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Times Photo/Bruce Roberts Stanley Link shows off his automatic boat dock winch system that he built in his hangar-turned-machine shop at the Lost Mine Airport on Bull Shoals Lake in southwest Ozark County.
An Ozark County man has invented a device to solve a problem that has plagued boat dock owners for decades. He’s taking dock lowering and raising to another level, if you will. Stanley Link, a retired machinist, has invented a system that lowers and raises boat docks as the lake levels rise or fall...
The March 12, 1942, Zanoni items in the Ozark County Times reported “quite a gain in population.”  The correspondent continued, “Rayburn Loyd Morrison was born to Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Morrison. Two days later, little Aaron Dwain arrived to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Dawse Morrison. Later, Robert...

Ozark County Community Foundation Board Members Doug Hawkins and Kerrie Zubrod, left, present a $3,500 donation from the organization’s 2022 grant cycle to Ozark County Deputy Josh Sherman. The grant will fund the K9 certification and training of Sherman, allowing him to legally become the handler of K9 officer Rye.
The Ozark County Community Foundation (OCCF) awarded a $3,500 grant to the Ozark County Sheriff Department’s K9 program. The grant proposal, written and submitted by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Seth Miller, was made as part of the OCCF’s 2022 grant round.  The money will be used to train and...

One of the complaints by the grand jury was a single stair railing on the stairs of the courthouse.
By Bruce Roberts bruce@ozarkcountytimes.com   A grand jury convened several weeks ago in Ozark County, and in the days and weeks following, several indictments were handed down ranging from serious to not-so-serious crimes. At the conclusion of its term, the grand jury met in session and toured...

This photo of Maurice “Moe” Anna, who has been postmaster at Theodosia for the last 13 years, captures his funny, good-natured spirit. Moe retired from his position on Sept. 30 after working for the USPS for 19 years. The milestone was celebrated with a party thrown by his co-workers at the post office.
Theodosia residents may be missing a familiar face at the local post office, as Friday, Sept. 30 marked the last day of work for beloved postmaster Maurice “Moe” Anna, who retired after 19 years with the United States Postal Service. “It’s been great. I’ve met a lot of good people working here,”...
Country Apron Bakery has been more than just a place to buy pastries since its opening two years ago. It’s served as a hub of the Theodosia community in many ways. Most of that community spirit is thanks to the wonderfully warm and talented Gretchen Hatcher, whose bright, sunny personality matches...

Skyler Clark, left, is pictured here with John, whose last name was not given, the 5,500th veteran he’s met so far in 2022.
Just last week, Skyler Clark, a 10-year-old boy from Theodosia, reached his goal of meeting and recognizing more than 5,500 veterans this year.  Skyler’s mom, Ashlee Clark, says that he met many veterans at various places this year including the Baxter County Fair, a veteran bike rally held in...
The 2022 edition of Ozark County Cookin’ will feature not only the recipes but also the stories of Ozark County cooks, present and past, whose kitchen talents created warm, enduring memories for generations of area families. As we do each year, the Times is asking readers to share their memories...

Times photo/Norene Prososki The Ozark County Times was honored with 10 awards in the Missouri Press Better Newspaper Contest based on work written, designed, created and printed in 2021. Staffers pictured in the above photo from left are, Editor Jessi Dreckman, Office Manager and Graphic Designer Regina Mozingo and Publisher and Ad Manager Jenny Yarger. Former Editor Sue Ann Jones, no pictured, continues as a feature writer and gathers information for the Times Past column each week. Other staffers include Reporter Bruce Roberts, not pictured, who joined the staff in December 2021, and Times owner Norene Prososki, who is semi-retired and works part time.
Times named second-best designed newspaper in state, The Real Ozarks is #1 special section   The Ozark County Times was honored with 10 awards (three first place, three second place, three third place and an honorable mention) in the Missouri Press Association’s 2022 Better Newspaper Contest,...
Editor’s note: For more information on the Ozark Neighborly Exchange, call Jon Kruger at 417-679-0446 or search for “Ozarks Neighborly Exchange” on Facebook.    Tucked into a shady little grove of hardwoods and cedars northeast of Isabella is a home that looks as if it were plucked from the pages...

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