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photo courtesy of West Marine A new law requires most boaters to use their emergency cut-off switches through a link lanyard like the one pictured above.
As of April 1, those driving boats that are less than 26 feet in length and powered by motors of at least 3 horsepower are required to use their engine cut-off switches (ECOS) while operating the boat. The new law, instated by the US Coast Guard, will likely affect many Ozark Countians, who will...

Dana Crisp
Incumbent Dana Crisp was re-elected to the Gainesville Board of Aldermen East Ward seat in Tuesday’s General Municipal Election. Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise reported that Crisp received 12 votes, and challenger Deb Miller received 6. In the West Ward, where no candidate filed after former...
Incumbents Robert Lee and Terry Martin were re-elected to the Dora School Board in Tuesday's General Municipal Election.  Incumbents Martin and Lee, as well as challenger Gwen Chambers were running for two three-year terms on the board.   These votes were cast:  Lee, 113; Martin, 85; Chambers 45.
Incumbents Darrin Clayton and Joshua Mayberry were re-elected to the Thornfield School Board during Tuesday’s General Municipal Election. The two incumbents were running against challenger Travis Tucker for two three-year terms on the board. These votes were cast: Clayton, 54; Mayberry, 53; and...
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...

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