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The Ozark County Courthouse is currently being repainted, and the color is being changed from beige and tan to a light and dark gray. This photo, taken Monday, shows the west side of the building in transition between the two colors. The concrete work of the new sidewalks, stairs and faux stone entryway was recently completed as well. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
The Ozark County Commissioners  gave an update on the courthouse’s new paint job during their meeting Monday.  Randy Conrad is completing the project, and had gotten about a third of the paint job completed in the two days that were dry enough to paint last week. The concrete sidewalk and faux...
A building on County Road 527 in Mammoth that formerly housed the Mammoth post office and Mammoth schoolhouse burned to the ground during the overnight hours of May 8-9. According to the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department dispatch report, the call was made reporting the fire at 11:26 p.m. May 8. The...

As a rainbow spans the sky above, Benjamin Miller and other workers with Ozark Farmstead work to build this traditional timber-framed home near Brixey.
In today’s world, modern tools and techniques have propelled the construction industry into the future, but one Ozark County man says he finds his inspiration in older, more traditional ways.  Benjamin Miller, a Brixey resident and owner of the building company Ozark Farmstead, has become an...

Bakersfield graduates, pictured from left, are: front row: Bo Bean, Scarlet Bouchard, Joseene Hensley, Laci May, Levi Hodgson.Second row: Yaniel Martes, Dominick Robinson, Deanna Nickason, Marayia Deatherage, Paisley Rader, Brooklynn Kaiser, Alexis McGhee, Jessie Keith, Johney Everett, Amani Kowiti. Third row: Braden Ettner, Carlos Ramirez, Mason Bean, Holly Montague, Rienna Velasquez, Hayden Pearson, Jesse Tackitt, Eddie Deluna, Ethan Cotter, Gavin Pearson. Back row: Wesley Durham, Cash Brackney, Jacob Watlington, A.J. Hensley, Dylan Bonham, John Cotter, Waylon McCollum, Asa Divelbiss, Jacob Wolters.
Bakersfield High School held its 2024 high school graduation May 10 in the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium at the school.  The commencement speaker was Kyle Dillinger. Valedictorian Scarlet Bouchard and Salutatorian Alexis McGhee also took the microphone to deliver speeches to their classmates and loved...
The Village of Theodosia is hosting its community clean-up from Wednesday, May 15, through Friday, May 17. On those days, dumpsters will be set up at Village Hall for residents to use for discarding of items.  Those who live in the Theodosia city limits are eligible to participate and must bring a...

Monica Shockey’s shop, which she calls “Chainsaw Expressions” is pictured above with several of her carved pieces on display.
Isabella resident Monica Shockey said it was about 15 years ago when her daughter-in-law gave her a birthday gift that led her to a hobby that’s she’s continued ever since.  “My daughter-in-law gave me this cute little carved bear for my birthday, and I just loved it. I kept looking at it, and I...

photo submitted Ozark County and statewide emergency responders spent five days searching the flooded waters of Bryant Creek at Warren Bridge last week looking for Pottersville resident Brian Richardson, who had driven off the bridge during flooded conditions sometime around midnight April 29. The responders recovered his truck and pulled it from the water the Tuesday around noon, as shown in this photo. Richardson’s body was found in Bryant Creek Saturday.
The body of Brian Richardson, 50, of Pottersville, was recovered from Bryant Creek Saturday, May 4, after a five-day intensive search by responders.   Richardson reportedly drove into the flooded waters of Bryant Creek at Warren Bridge close to midnight last Monday, according to the Missouri State...

Lutie graduates are, from left: back row: Shaylee Orf, Shelby Scott, Aidan Chilson, Logan Anderson, Austin Wensel and Sabrina Engelhardt. Front row: Bayleigh Guidry, Alyssa Wensel, Tember Brockett, Haley Dant.
Bayleigh Guidry is valedictorian, and Aidan Chilson is salutatorian   Lutie High School held its high school graduation May 4 with a ceremony in the high school gym.  Lutie High School history teacher and coach Heath Treat was this year’s commencement speaker, and gave a speech to the graduates. ...
Every year in April, all water and sewer systems in the state of Missouri are required to collect a fee for the Department of Natural Resources. This fee, called a primacy fee, is for water customers, and a DNR fee is also charged for sewer customers. The fees are used to support DNR's efforts to...

Brixey resident Benjamin Miller took this photo of the high water of Bryant Creek covering the bridge on Highway 181 at Hodgson Mill. Rain that fell from last Thursday through Sunday left several areas flooded, and the Ozark County Commissioners said there was some damage reported by residents in the northwestern section of Ozark County.
Commissioners discussed storm damage and set dates to accept bids during their regular meeting Monday morning. According to Presiding Commissioner Terry Newton and Ozark County Emergency Management Director Curtis Ledbetter, the northwest part of Ozark County suffered damage from Sunday night’s...

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