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Heather Bushner and Robby Walrath
Incumbents Heather Bushner and Robby Walrath, edged out competitor Laramie Johnson, and were re-elected to fill the two open seats on the Gainesville School Board in the April 5 General Municipal Election. The unofficial election results released Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise...
For the second time, in a similar defeat margin as the first attempt, Ozark County voters have turned down a proposal by Ozark County to pass a “use tax,” a 2.5 percent sales tax on purchases made through the internet and catalog sales.  The use tax would have created additional revenue for the...
Noel Cole, 46, of Theodosia is now facing several felony charges in connection with a March 21 incident that led to Cole’s second reported high-speed chase from Ozark County Deputy Miller, which left the officer with a dislocated finger.  Cole is charged with assault - causing serious physical...

Beth and Andy Schultz’s home on County Road 142 in the Wasola area was extensively damaged after a fire broke out in the home’s attic March 24.
Wasola residents Beth and Andy Schultz and their 13-year-old daughter Ella have had a heartbreaking week after a fire broke out in the attic of their 90-year-old home on County Road 142 in Wasola last week, causing extensive damage to the structure.  “After living in Oregon for 27 years, [the...
The Ozark County Times is offering this question and answer format style about the 2.5 percent “use tax” that is on the April 5 ballot so voters can fully understand the proposal before going to the polls. The Times solicited questions from citizens about the issue and will address those questions...

Times photo/Bruce Roberts Wes Uchtman, an Ozark County stonemason who owns and operates Uchtman Hand-Crafted Stone in Mountain Home, Arkansas, is shown next to the limestone fireplace inside the historic 1832 John Wolf cabin that sits in the shadows of the 1829 Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas.
Arkansas’ newest historic site is getting a facelift, and an Ozark County master stonemason is rocking his part of it. Gainesville’s Wes Uchtman, who owns Uchtman Hand-Crafted Stone in Mountain Home, Arkansas, was chosen to build a period-correct limestone fireplace for the 1832 John Wolf cabin....

The Tecumseh access boat ramp was closed during the search so that boats could be launched by emergency responders.
It was around 8 a.m. last Friday, March 25, when the Ozark County dispatch office received a call from a couple fishermen who had put their boat in the Norfork Lake access at Tecumseh and, after motoring north a few hundred yards, found a man stranded on a gravel island. The island was surrounded...
The following two candidates are running for one open seat on the Gainesville City Council in the center ward during the April 5 Ozark County General Municipal Election. The Times reached out to each candidate and asked for a photo and a 150-word profile to run in the newspaper prior to the...
The following four candidates are running for two open seats on the Dora School Board during the April 5 Ozark County General Municipal Election. The Times reached out to each candidate and asked for a photo and a 150-word profile to run in the newspaper prior to the election. For more information...
The following three candidates are running for two open seats on the Lutie School Board during the April 5 Ozark County General Municipal Election. The Times reached out to each candidate and asked for a photo and a 150-word profile to run in the newspaper prior to the election. For more...

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