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To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. April 239:02 a.m. – Reporting party said his blue 1977 Lincoln broke down on the Spring Creek Bridge, and he has left it there and will get it removed. Wanted OCSD to know so it isn’t towed.10:01 a.m. –...
The Lions Club presented a check to the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department at their meeting Thursday, April 26, in Gainesville. The gift is a result of Dan Shea’s donation of $500 in memory of his brother, long-time Lions Club member Denny Shea. “We chose to take part of those funds, purchase a gun...
Warmer days and, more importantly, warmer nights will have both bass and crappie spawning this week and the next few weeks. Time to put the Carolina-rigged lizard to use as well as the shakey-head worm. Several bass were caught last week on top-water, and that form of fishing is as much fun as any....
It’s starting to get warm, and Norfork Lake fishing is picking up. The only problem we had was the full moon. On every full moon the stripers feed at night, like deer, and the bite is over very early after the sun comes up. That’s a good thing for those anglers who like to fish the “night shift.”...

Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner, left, and Western District Commissioner Greg Donley, right, met with Rep. Lyle Rowland when they were in Jefferson City recently to attend the Missouri Association of Counties Legislative Conference. Eastern District Commissioner Gary Collins was unable to attend.
Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner and Western District Commissioner Greg Donley recently attended the Missouri Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Jefferson City, where an estimated 150-200 county commissioners, sheriffs, county clerks, county treasurers and others...
One Ozark Countian died and several area residents were injured in these recent crashes on roadways in or near Ozark County. Mountain Home teen hospitalized  Autumn McFarland, 16, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center after sustaining moderate injuries in a...

When the floodwaters of the North Fork of the White River receded enough Sunday morning, April 30, MSHP 2017, trooper John Roberts and other rescuers got Peggy Donahue and her daughter and son-in-law, Autumn and Joshua Shirley, from the roof of their two-story home on James Lane near Dawt. The three family members spent nine hours on the peak of the roof as the raging river uprooted trees and destroyed homes and other structures and sent the debris hurtling toward them. Pictured above: Peggy Donahue, seated in the boat wearing the orange life jacket, and, from left, Missouri Department of Conservation agents Mark Henry and Gerald Smith and MSHP troopers Jason Philpott, Cole Chatman and Roberts. This photo was taken as they reached the shallower edge of the floodwater where they would deposit Peggy before returning to the flooded house to rescue Autumn and Joshua. File photo courtesy Shawn Taylor
On that rainy Saturday, April 29, 2017, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers John Roberts and Jason Philpott began their shift at 6 a.m. by preparing for swift-water rescues in a flood they didn’t really expect to come.“Most of the time when a possible flood is predicted, we prepare and get the...

ALTHEA SPRING - THEN AND NOW Ozark County commissioners and Missouri Department of Conservation biologist A. J. Pratt say one of the most noticeable results of the devastating 2017 flood along the North Fork of the White River is the loss of shade along the stream. These photos show an example of that change at Althea Spring, part of MDC’s public access point at Patrick Bridge on H Highway. Above: Before the 2017 flood, visiting the icy-cold water spilling over the small dam below Althea Spring meant a walk through the woods from the highway or splashing up the tree-shaded spring branch from the river. Below: Last year’s flood destroyed thousands of trees along the North Fork, including those that shaded Althea Spring. MDC has cleared away the towering pile of knocked-over trees and other debris along the spring pond, leaving a wide-open area where shade is difficult to find. Photo courtesy Jerry Luna
The flood that ravaged Ozark County a year ago over the April 28-30 weekend “was terrible, terrible, awful,” Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner said last week at the commissioners’ regular Monday morning meeting. “Hopefully, we won’t see anything like it in our lifetimes.”But even if...

Murder victim Lawrence Brostedt
Murder victim Lawrence Brostedt was a “very private person who didn’t talk publicly about his family,” one of his friends, Juanita Heriford, recalled Monday.Heriford, who owns and operates the Heriford Store at Thornfield, not far from the house Brostedt had built on Up Hill Lane Drive, met him...

Mae Johnson peruses local gardner Miriam Schrippe’s selection of plant starts and baked goods at the 2017 Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival. This year’s festival, to be held Saturday on the Gainesville square, will feature vendor booths by local farmers, gardeners, artisans and others.
The fourth annual Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival will fill the west side of the square with creative vendors and a variety of appealing activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.Local farmers, artisans and other “merchants” will be peddling their wares, which must be made or grown...

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