News

The Dora High School class of 2021 has officially graduated following Sunday night’s ceremony. Dora, the first of Ozark County’s four high schools to hold its graduation, originally planned to hold the graduation ceremony outside on the school’s baseball field; however, it was announced last Friday...
Following a three-day civil trial, a unanimous jury on Wednesday, April 21, awarded a $22 million judgment against Tracy Todd Presson, a former Gainesville resident who is currently serving a 70-year sentence for coercion and enticement of a minor, and sexual exploitation of a minor.  Attorney...

The Ozark County Commissioners signed a proclamation Monday designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the county. The proclamation was prompted by advocates from Christos House, a non-profit agency aimed at helping domestic and sexual assault victims in Ozark County and several other nearby counties. Pictured, from left: Christos House advocate Ginger Chalmers, Eastern District Commissioner Gary Collins, Presiding Commissioner John Turner, Western District Commissioner Layne Nance and Christos House advocate Kenya Cook.
The Ozark County Commissioners’ weekly meeting Monday morning lasted just under 30 minutes but covered a wide variety of topics. The public meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend.   Rock spread at conservation areas Presiding Commissioner John Turner said the eastern and western...

For retired Gainesville teacher Robin Mustion and her husband, Rich, their cabin on Bryant Creek, upstream from Warren Bridge, was a sanctuary, a place to grieve and heal after the death of their 15-year-old son, Ted, in November 1997. 
Editor’s note: This week marks the four-year anniversary of an historic flood that devastated parts of Ozark County on the weekend of April 29-30, 2017. In this two-part story, retired Gainesville teacher Robin Mustion and her husband, Rich, share the story of how the flood changed their lives.  ...
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part story detailing the April 14 preliminary hearing of Timothy Kyle Sprague, charged in connection with the July 15, 2020, shooting death of Kameron Stillwell. See last week’s Times for the first part of the story, which outlined Kimberly Morris’...
Editor’s note: This is one of the stories to be included in the personal memoir now being assembled by Ozark County native Sid Pierce, a Navy veteran, retired teacher and Branson sound technician who for many years traveled the world with country music recording artist Roy Clark. His dad, the late...
A virtual meeting was held April 16 between Circuit Judge Calvin Holden, public defenders Kate Welborn and Cheryl Duvall, and the prosecution duo of Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant and Tony Brown from the Missouri Attorney General’s office in reference to the Savannah Leckie...

Ozark County Western District Commissioner Layne Nance took this photo over the weekend, showing where a local resident left about 20 large contractor bags filled with trash at the recycling center gates. Generally, residents must pay $2 per bag to dispose of non-recyclable household trash at the recycling center.
At their weekly meeting Monday, the Ozark County Commissioners discussed the recycling center and some past and ongoing road-and-bridge projects.    An extra set of hands Western District Commissioner Layne Nance said the commissioners are participating in a program through Ozark Action that will...

Almartha native Betty Lou Rennaker Montgomery’s story about father, Homer Rennaker, shown here with his wife, Geraldine, is included in the current edition of the Old Mill Run. With this edition, the Old Mill Run celebrates 35 years as the quarterly publication of the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society.
The May 2021 issue of the Old Mill Run, the quarterly publication of the Ozark County Genealogical and Histori-cal Society, marks the newsletter’s 35th year of publication.  As always, the May issue has several stories of interest to those who enjoy Ozark County history. Almartha native Betty...

Franklin David Clark
The Howell County Sheriff’s Department has identified human remains found in a wooded area off Highway 17, south of West Plains, as those of 36-year-old Franklin David Clark. Clark’s mother, Pauline King, lives north of Gainesville.  “At this point, we’re still waiting for the finalized report from...

Pages

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423