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Tracy “Todd” Presson, a Gainesville man who reportedly produced child pornography images and videos at his Gainesville home, was recently sentenced to 840 months, or 70 years, in federal prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine during a March 26 hearing before Judge Stephen R. Bough in federal...
Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise's office in the courthouse will be open extended hours from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 3, and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, to accommodate Gainesville residents and voters in the Dora and Thornfield school districts who want to vote absentee in the...

Photos courtesy Pontiac Cove Marina First place winners.........Michael Welch, left, and Albert Scott, both of Theodosia, won the $1,500 first place cash prize for their 26-pound catch in Saturday’s Verne Cubbage Memorial fishing tournament out of Pontiac Cove Marina. The team also won the $460 Big Bass price for their 6-pound catch.
The 14th Annual Verne D. Cubbage Memorial Fishing Tournament was held March 27 at Pontiac Cove Marina. A record 46 boats entered the tournament, which took off at 7 a.m. and began weighing in at 3:30 p.m. The top five places received cash prizes. First place went to Michael Welch and Albert Scott,...
The Missouri Department of Conservation has announced that it will hold the state’s first black-bear hunting season Oct. 18 to 27. The Missouri Conservation Commission gave final approval of MDC’s season framework, permit and harvest quotas at its March 26 open meeting. The hunt will be limited to...

Times photo/Jenny Yarger
The Ozark County Times recently won three awards in the Missouri Press Association’s statewide Best Ad contest. Ad designer Regina Mozingo, right, took home second place in the best ad smaller than a quarter-page with her design for an ad for the Ozark County Treasure Festival. Mozingo also won...

Esme Landry is pictured here collecting eggs during the 2019 First Christian Church Easter egg hunt. The 2020 egg hunt was cancelled due to the covid pandemic. This year’s event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at the church.
Easter is Sunday, and the weather is forecast to be sunny and clear this weekend. That means Ozark Countians should have good conditions for hunting colorful eggs, visiting the Easter bunny, attending church services and sharing family dinners.  The following list of area events provides area...

Times photo / Jessi Dreckman Western District Commissioner Layne Nance confirmed Monday that the bright orange signage at Haskins Ford has been “flipped down” to warn residents that the crossing is under water, and the roadway is closed. When the area is passable, the bottom sections of the signs are flipped upward, hiding the message. This photo was taken Monday afternoon. Nance said the water in Bull Shoals lake is still rising, and County Road 863 continues to be closed at the ford.
At their Monday morning meeting, the Ozark County Commissioners discussed upcoming bills and payroll, the upcoming General Municipal Election and the need for area drivers to be more aware.    Haskins Ford crossing One hot topic centered on the Haskins Ford crossing, an area where County Road 863...
Jordan Haden, who was found guilty by a Wright County jury of second-degree assault and resisting arrest, had his sentencing hearing continued. This will be the second time the hearing has been rescheduled.   Haden was originally set to be sentenced on Feb. 18, but the courthouse was closed due to...

This still image was taken from a video posted on Facebook in August 2020 that shows a man hitting a horse with a shovel, eventually breaking the shovel. The post, which had been shared more than 5,000 times before it was removed, prompted messages of concern and outrage to the Ozark County Times and the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office.
Gainesville resident Darrell Logan Sr. submitted an Alford guilty plea March 25 to the class A misdemeanor of animal abuse before Associate Judge Raymond Gross in open court. The case stems from an August 2020 incident in which Logan is alleged to have hit a horse in the head with a shovel. An...
Gainesville School has announced that its 2021-22 school schedule will operate Monday through Thursday. Students will not be in school most Fridays, school officials say. The board announced after its Feb. 22 meeting that the district would transition into a four-day school week but wanted more...

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