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OCSD Deputy Cecilia Boatner
Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Cecilia Boatner was dispatched to an Isabella residence on Highway 160 at 6:18 p.m. July 15 when someone called 911 to report that a 28-year-old man had overdosed on opioids.  When she arrived on scene, the individual was unresponsive, blue in color and had a weak...
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department is currently working toward repairing and reusing a large, 500-gallon gasoline tank on the jail property to dispense fuel to officers’ patrol vehicles.  The tank was last used in 2012 when officers transitioned from using the OCSD tank to instead filling their...
Ozark County Sheriff Cass Martin and OCSD administrative assistant Curtis Ledbetter attended this week’s commissioners’ meeting to discuss bids on a patrol vehicle the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department hopes to purchase in the near future.  “This is to replace the vehicle that was in a traffic...

Clarkridge, Arkansas, resident Kathy Farris, recently named the 2020 Earnest Perry Retired Staff Honoree by the Baxter County Education Foundation, is shown here with her family. Seated, from left: Owen Kraft, Anna Kraft, Kathy Farris, Gerald Farris. First row, standing: Karley Farris, Addison Farris, Macy Farris, Graham Cullipher, Jeb Cullipher, Landon Perry, Misty Perry, Miles Foster, Amy Britt, Larissa Dihel, Lyndee Combs, Lacie Foster, Farris Foster, Moriah Combs and Kennedy Combs. Back: Nathan Farris, Hunter Perry, Granville Perry, Alexus Perry, Dylan Cullipher, Jake Britt.
Clarkridge, Arkansas, resident Kathy Farris was recently named the 2020 Earnest Perry Retired Staff Honoree by the Baxter County (Arkansas) Education Foundation for her dedicated service to Mountain Home schools. The Hall of Honor induction ceremony, scheduled for last fall, wasn’t held due to the...
Participants in the Ozark County Volunteer Library’s summer reading program for kids show their “make art out of words” craft projects inspired by the children’s books Fear the Bunny by Richard T. Morris and The Fox and The Box by Yvonne Ivinson. From left: Simcha, Avi, Tseidle, Eli, Gabe and Ethan...

The east-side entry to Third Street and the Gainesville square from Highway 160 has been closed for about a month as contractor crews complete work on the Barney Douglas Bridge over Lick Creek.
The Barney Douglas Bridge over Lick Creek on Highway 160 just east of the Gainesville square has been under construction for just over a month now, and work will likely continue until late August, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.  “I discussed this with our contractor…, and...
  Ray Coahran, left, and Bobby Grisham, members of Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Gainesville, had good news for residents who purchased $10 boxes of microwave popcorn at the Gainesville ball fields last week, part of the lodge’s efforts to support area children in need. Five dollars of each popcorn...
Four Drury residents were arrested in eastern Douglas County during the early morning hours of Friday, July 2, when members of the Ozark/Douglas Counties Multi-jurisdictional Task Force executed three separate search warrants, uncovering 300 grams of marijuana that had been prepared for...
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department says it does not yet have an official suspect in the theft of a  John Deere tractor that was reported stolen on June 23, but it does have some persons of interests and is continuing  its investigation. The tractor, a John Deere 7410 cab tractor with a front-end...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman The commissioners meet at 9 a.m. every Monday in the commission office on the second floor of the Ozark County Courthouse in Gainesville. The meetings are open to the public.
Representatives from John Deere and Fabick-Cat attended this week’s meeting to learn the commissioners’ choice in their purchase of a new grader for the county’s Road and Bridge Department.  The commissioners ran a legal notice in the Times for two weeks soliciting bids on the cost of either a...

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