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The former Hodgson Mill plant on County Road 806 in Gainesville is now home to a new company, Ozark Vinyl, a plastic-recycling business that moved into the facility in early December. The company, which has a contract with Baxter Healthcare Corporation to recycle scrap plastic, shares the space...

A New Year’s Day fire destroyed this older rock home on the Howards Ridge farm owned by Stan and Janet Taber of Almartha. Sam Overturf, who was renting the house, was not home when the fire started. Volunteers from six area fire departments responded to the blaze, working several hours in bone-chilling, sub-freezing temperatures to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to nearby hay barns and other structures. Times photo / Sue Ann Jones.
Fire destroyed a Howards Ridge home Monday evening, bringing firefighters from six area fire departments to battle the blaze in sub-freezing temperatures. Ozark County Ambulance also responded to the scene, where an unidentified firefighter slipped from a ladder but, after attention from the...

Amelia LaMair
Amelia LaMair of Sycamore will address the Ozarks Neighborly Exchange (ONE) about building the local food economy in Ozark County during a meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Theodosia United Metho-dist Church on Highway 160 across from Lutie School in Theodosia. LaMair has been working...

Bob Stickles
This cold spell will have an effect on both bass and crappie. Bass will be deeper than they have been, and jigs and the Bama rig should both work well. Look for bass on both the main lake and in the first third of major creeks, like Pine Branch. The Rock Crawler crank bait that has been working so...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Dec. 25 9:06 a.m. – Medical: 80-year-old female has abdominal cramps. Gainesville VFD first responders and Ozark County Ambulance responded. Patient was...
Tony Clayton with Clayton Agri-Marketing Inc. will speak on “Exporting livestock genetics to Asia” at the next meeting of the South Central Cattlemen, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains. Brill Title Company will sponsor the dinner provided by...
Two teenagers from Ava were injured in a Dec. 29 single-vehicle crash in Ozark County, according to an Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report. Denton S. Burnett and Riley J. Willis, both 18, were taken by ambulance to Cox South Medical Center in Springfield with what was described in the...

Michael McCullough
Michael W. McCullough, 57, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond, accused of child molestation involving a girl who was younger than 12 when the molestation began. McCullough is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, before Associate...
The Ozark County ladies prayer brunch schedule for 2018 has been released. These churches will host the brunch on these dates during the coming year. For more information, call organizer Polly Huddle at 417-255-5324. Jan. 20, Clear Springs; Feb. 17, Gainesville Church of Christ; March 17, Theodosia...
Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will serve their regular first Saturday of the month community breakfast from  7 to 10 a.m. Jan. 6 at the lodge on Highway 160 next to Lutie School in Theodosia. The menu will include scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles...

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