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This recent drone photo shows the heavy damage that has existed at the access since an historic April 30, 2017, flood.
Yellville, Arkansas-based Marion County Paving crews, subcontrated with the Olgoonik Co. of Anchorage, Alaska, began work Wednesday, Jan. 22, to rebuild the roadway, parking lot and boat ramp at the Tecumseh access off Highway 160 at Norfork Lake. Officials said that, due to the potential hazards...

Dora junior Isaac Haney drives around a defender during Saturday’s 86-58 victory over Lakeland (14-1) at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Haney, who topped a career 2,000 points on Jan. 7 when the Falcons defeated Alton, led the scoring with 42 points. Photo by Karla Smith
This story is reprinted with permission from the Springfield News-Leader.   Isaac Haney describes himself as a present person.  He doesn’t look much past his nose or his next workout. When people asked him over the summer if he had a dream school, he told them it didn’t matter. All he wanted to do...
Ozark County residents will be asked to vote on an internet use tax issue (which functions the same as a sales tax) when they go to the polls for the April 7 general municipal election. Voters will also choose which candidates will fill openings on the Dora, Gainesville and Thornfield school boards...

Markovich
Ryan Markovich, 36, was arrested on an open warrant Saturday evening after Ozark County Sheriff’s Department officers reportedly found him hiding under a piece of insulation in an attic of a home on County Road 103 in Gaines-ville. Two other individuals, present at the home, were also arrested....

Ozark County Health Department director Rhonda Suter, left, pharmacist Sandra Wade and physician Masa Kinoshita, members of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force, wrote and submitted proposals to two separate grant programs in December 2019 that were recently accepted for funding. The task force was notified that it will receive a $340,000 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health and $2,500 grant from Christian Research Hospital.
During their Jan. 14 meeting, members of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force learned that the organization has received two separate grants totaling $342,500 that will be used to help advance the task force’s mission of combating substance abuse locally.  A total of 19 members were present...

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No one in Ozark County applied to grow, dispense, manufacture, transport or test medical marijuana after Missouri voters approved the measure last year, but four medical marijuana businesses were issued licenses recently in nearby counties, including three dispensaries and one marijuana-infused-...

Jason Laird
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed says his department is currently searching for Jason Laird, a 42-year-old Gainesville man who is believed to be armed and dangerous.  In addition to several pending warrants, Laird currently has the following six warrants listed in open condition in various Ozark...

This recent drone photo shows the heavy damage that has existed at the access since an historic April 30, 2017, flood.
Yellville, Arkansas-based Marion County Paving crews, subcontrated with the Olgoonik Co. of Anchorage, Alaska, began work Wednesday, Jan. 22, to rebuild the roadway, parking lot and boat ramp at the Tecumseh access off Highway 160 at Norfork Lake. Officials said that, due to the potential hazards...

William Randolph Hearst, who inherited his father’s newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner in 1887, was nicknamed “Billy Buster” by his parents George and Phoebe Hearst. The name inspired Hearst’s co-worker Richard Outcaul to create a comic strip featuring Billy Buster, a boy with similar traits to Hearst. After Outcault sold an advertising license for the character to George Warren Brown of Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis, Brown’s portrayal of the Buster Brown character took hold, and Buster Brown became a household name in the early 1900s. The success of Buster Brown in the shoe industry and other marketing avenues was long lived, and families coast to coast recognized the name for nearly a century. It’s thought that the term’s widespread popularity may be linked to the name given to a site near Howards Ridge where today’s J Highway crosses Lick Creek.
The spot on J Highway where the bridge now crosses Lick Creek is indicated on older topographical maps of Ozark County as an historical spot. On some maps it is referred to as “Billy Buster Ford” and on others as “Billy Buster Crossing.”  Unfortunately, the background for designating this crossing...

Davidson
Human remains found by an Ava-area farmer Jan. 13 could be those of Rex Davidson, an Ozark County resident who disappeared Oct. 31, 2018. At this point, officers say foul play has not been ruled out. Identification of the remains, which are said to have been badly deteriorated when they were found...

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