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During their Monday meeting, the Ozark County Commissioners reviewed and passed an ordinance giving county officials the power to issue a burn ban if conditions are dangerous.  Presiding Commissioner John Turner told the Timesthis is the first time Ozark County has had a burn ban ordinance....
The Ozark County Courthouse and most other government offices, including post offices, will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas, and Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. The Ozark County Commission will postpone its usual Monday meetings until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, and...

Doris and Wayne Sayles discuss an exhibit in the 416th Bomb Group Archive, which they began in Gainesville in the WPA building that once served as the town’s city hall.
Reprinted with permission. To read more of Kaitlyn McConnell’s blog, Ozarks Alive!, featuring colorful stories about the people and places of the Ozarks, visit ozarksalive.com   Glittering rings often signify memories and monumental life events — just like one, set with a sparkling stone, that...

Missouri Department of Conservation
The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for these 2018-2019 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates: 2018 spring and fall turkey seasons Spring youth portion: April 7-8 Regular spring turkey season: April 16-May 6...

First place: Caleb Kline, left, and Pete Pearson won first place in Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s December tournament with a total of 24.82 pounds. Pearson also won the big bass prize with 4.56 pounds.
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its monthly tournament Dec. 16 out of Pontiac Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake. For the  2018 year, the format has gone back to team competition where partners are drawn for each event. Winners of the December tournament were Caleb Kline and Pete Pearson, first...
Editor’s note: Following longstanding tradition, we’re pleased to publish a Christmas story by Gainesville resident Dorothy Strickland.   by D. Strickland   The old, white-haired doctor had tears in his eyes as he talked to the Jones family. “I don’t understand it. I’ve been a doctor more years...

OMC expansion
Ozarks Medical Center is finalizing plans for a hospital expansion totaling 100,000 square feet and also a new 15,000 square-foot women’s center. This expansion brings almost all of OMC’s specialty clinics and ancillary services to one location, allowing patients to register and schedule at one...

Bob Stickles
Crappie fishing on both lakes continues to be very good. Brush piles on Norfork and timbered bluffs on Bull Shoals are both producing well. Chrome-head jigs in 1/16 or 1/8 have been hard to beat. Live minnows soaked about 15 feet deep are also producing well. On Bull Shoals, crappie appear to be in...

Masa Kinoshita, M.D.
Masa Kinoshita, M.D., has joined the staff at Theodosia Family Medical Clinic in Theodosia. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, “Dr. Masa,” has his patients call him, earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California - Irvine and his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine...

Stan Pellham. Courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
During the Dec. 6 session of Ozark County Law Day, Stan Pellham, of Wasola, pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement with the state to possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest by fleeing, causing a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person and unlawful use of a...

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