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Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 22, of Carrolton, Mississippi, was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of five years before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the April 3 session of Ozark County Law Day.  The sentence came after Metz pleaded guilty to two counts of...

Missouri House 155th District Rep. Karla Eslinger, left, on Friday delivered a House of Representatives resolution recognizing Thom Embach, right, owner of Harlin Heights Apartments in Gainesville, for his efforts to improve the apartment complex in his 20-plus years of ownership. Harlin Heights manager Donnis Taylor, center, organized a lunch and reception for the event.
Missouri House 155th District Rep, Karla Eslinger of Wasola on Friday presented Thomas “Thom” E. Embach, owner of Gainesville’s Harlin Heights Apartments, with a Missouri State House of Representative resolution. The resolution recognizes Embach, a Mountain Home, Arkansas, resident, for his efforts...

Photo courtesy Ed Doiron A new Dollar General opened last week at 4163 Highway 101 in Bakersfield. A grand opening event is set for Saturday, May 4.
The new Dollar General store in Bakersfield has opened and will celebrate with a grand opening event to be held Saturday, May 4, when free gift cards will be given to the first 50 adult customers. Tote bags will be handed out to the first 200 adult customers that day.  The store is open from 8 a.m...

Ozark County jailer Jeffrey Lane, shown here in jail pod A, is set to graduate from the sheriff’s academy in May. Currently Lane and one other full-time jailer staff the county’s 24-bed jail. With the additional funds expected to be generated from a new Ozark-Greene County prisoner housing contract, Ozark County officials hope the sheriff’s department can employ at least one more full-time jailer and one additional full-time deputy.
New agreement expected to bring in additional income for sheriff’s department and jail The ink is fresh on a prisoner housing contract between Ozark and Greene Counties that  could bring as much as $200,000 for the county in the coming year.  “It’s a no-lose situation for the sheriff’s department...
Bakersfield, Gainesville and Theodosia tornado sirens will be tested at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24.  Beginning May 2, the sirens will be tested at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. To avoid confusion, the test will be canceled in case of inclement weather. For information, call the...

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Sixteen participants attended the April 9 dinner meeting of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force. Licensed counselor and pastor David Evans served as moderator. As part of the Prevention Work Group, Pastor Jeff Dotson reported on the Facts and Fun night that was held from 6 p.m. until...

Willis Rex Davidson
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed is asking area residents for any information they may have related to the whereabouts and disappearance of 52-year-old Willis Rex Davidson. In an April 11 Facebook post, Reed said that Davidson, an Ozark County resident, was reported missing to Douglas County...
From March to November, Missouri roadsides are alive with a colorful array of wildflowers, their colors, shapes, sizes and arrangements as diverse as the people of this great state. Roadside wildflowers provide enjoyment for millions of people each year whether they are photographers, naturalists...

To view the mock car crash video, visit the Ozark County Times Facebook page and click “videos” in the menu on the left side of the page.
When Ozark County Emergency Medical Tech-nician Brian Morgan began organizing the March 29 mock car crash to be held at Gainesville High School, his goal was to make an impact on the students who would be watching it unfold. What he wasn’t expecting was that a video of the event would touch so many...

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