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More than 100 people attended the informational meeting Dec. 5 in Ava about the future of the new Bryant Creek State Park in Douglas County a few miles north of Rockbridge. The meeting included three exhibits where Missouri State Park employees answered visitors’ questions and shared information about the park. Written comments were accepted at the meeting, and online comments are currently being accepted through Jan. 5, 2018, on the Missouri State Parks website. Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Herald.
This article is reprinted with permission from KSMU.org. Additional information has been added by the Timesstaff.    Three public meetings on the future of Missouri’s newest state parks are finished, including the Bryant Creek State Park meeting, which was held Dec. 5 at the Ava Community Building...
Jennifer Garrison and Misty Twyman, certified child passenger safety technicians from the Ozark and Douglas County Health Departments, will hold a car seat safety check from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the former car-lot pavilion next to the Ozark County Health Department at 370 Third Street...
Rylen Wynn, son of Jimmy and Liz Wynn of Gainesville, graduated Nov. 17 from Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. A 2017 graduate of Gainesville High School, Wynn now heads to his technical training assignment.
An endowment established by Yvonne Murray Clark to honor her husband, the late Larry D. Clark, will provide sustained support to the Summer Repertory Theatre at the University of Missouri in Columbia, which opened its first season in 1969 under Larry’s Clark’s direction and was named in his honor...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 32 criminal cases and 14 civil cases during the Dec. 6 session of Ozark County Law Day. The criminal cases are listed below.  Cases that reached disposition Misty L. Gant, who on Oct. 4 pleaded guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer and...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Monday at 4 p.m.  in  Isabella. Call the TOPS chapter leader Donna Anderson at 273-0027 for more information about attending the next meeting.  Well! The holidays have arrived, and our members did very well with their losses. We started something new this...
Crappie are still doing well on chrome head jigs, minnows and a variety of small plastic baits. Look for crappie around brush piles or standing timber. When you find one continue to fish as they are schooled up right now. Crappie fishing remains steady even after a cold week.  If you find a log...
The Ozark County Food Pantry is working to raise $5,000 so it can receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri.  The funds are being provided through a grant the regional food bank received recently from the Wal-Mart Foundation...
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club recently held its 2017 end-of-year banquet and awards ceremony at Cookie’s Restaurant in Theodosia. The top 10 Angler of the Year winners received plaques and will also be receiving jackets courtesy of Wing n Fin Resort and United Country-Willow Springs Realty. The club...

Joshua Long. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Joshua Long, 37, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond on charges of burglary and possession of methamphetamine in connection with a Nov. 26 break-in at a Mammoth-area apartment where he allegedly attempted to leave the scene dressed as a...

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