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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...
The Ozark County Chamber of Commerce has confirmed that the Ozark County Trunk-or-Treat held around the Gainesville square will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31.  Children and adolescents in costume can visit vehicles parked on the square to receive candy or other treats....

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Local politicians, a large group of Missouri State Park employees and area residents gathered for a ribbon cutting at Bryant Creek State Park Sept. 23. Pictured from left: Rep. Don Mayhew, Douglas County Commissioner Brad Loveless, Sen. Karla Eslinger, Mo. State Park Natural Resource Steward Chris Crabtree (partially hidden), Rep. Travis Smith and the new Bryant Creek State Park Superintendent Nick Kromrie holding daughter Lucy. Nick and his family will live in a home within the state park boundaries.
During a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 23 at the newly opened Bryant Creek State Park on N Highway, a couple miles north of Rockbridge, Missouri State Parks Natural Resource Program Director Ken McCarty said the 2,900 acres are some of the most spectacular and diverse in the whole state park system...

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