Issue 83 | Janurary 2024

Happy New Year! May 2024 brings new opportunities and adventures to your and your family. We have a lot of exciting projects for the City of Ozark.

City News

Message from the Mayor


As we come to a close of the year 2023, the last nine months have been a busy but rewarding time for me as your mayor. I have been able to meet a lot of my fellow citizens at many events in the city of Ozark.


Onward Ozark Virtual Open House

The first virtual public open house is now open! You can see scans of initial ideas for corridor improvements. You can comment on all posters and answer specific questions.

More details about this project ...

Public Works crews prepare for winter events, remind citizens of policies

Our city's crews are committed to providing efficient snow removal services while being mindful of expenses. To achieve this, we have established clear policies that prioritize safety and accessibility for residents. 

Snow removal policy...

Planning & Development

Friday Night Lights

We extend our gratitude to the community partners—The Historic River District, Christian County, and the Ozark Fire Protection District—for their valuable collaboration in making this event a resounding success.

Meeting with the Mayor

Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 - 11 am

at the OC (1530 W. Jackson St.)

Meet Mayor Don Currence and discuss what means the most to you as an Ozark Citizen.

Event details ...

City Calendar - January 2024











































Jan. 1|New Year's

City Offices CLOSED

Jan. 2|7-9 pm

Board of Aldermen

Jan. 13|9-11 am

Meeting with the Mayor

Jan. 15|Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City Offices CLOSED

Jan.16|7-9 pm

Board of Aldermen

Jan. 29|7-9 pm

Planning & Zoning

City Calendar


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Pardon Our Progress

Public Works

We would like to thank the public for another productive year. This year we had a major initiative to rehabilitate infrastructure in the historic west downtown, as well as multiple street rehabilitation projects around Ozark. In total, the Public Works Department oversaw the construction of nearly 12,000 feet of roadway, 5,337 feet of water main, and 2,710 feet of sewer main. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a great 2024.

Public Works

Ozark Police Department

Christmas Meals at the Ozark Senior Center

The Ozark Police Department participated in our annual tradition of serving meals to seniors at the Ozark Senior Center on Friday, Dec. 22.

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Operation Hope: OPD delivers Meals on Wheels

Ozark Police officers, joined by alumni from the OPD Citizens Academy Alumni Association and Christian County Sheriff's deputies, delivered Thanksgiving meals to 40 senior citizens in Ozark and Eastern Christian County.

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Cops for kids

About 20 officers from Ozark Police Department & Christian County Sheriff's Department took 113 amazing kids for a festive shopping spree. The joy and smiles shared during this experience were truly heartwarming.

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No Shave November Campaign

Every year, we gather funds from our staff through our No Shave November Campaign to help local families with financial challenges who are dealing with cancer or other illnesses.

This year, The Ozark Police Officer Association raised $3,000, and with those funds, we were able to donate $1,500 to two(2) local families.

Ozark Police Department

Ozark Fire Protection District

The month of December is an amazing time of year as we spread Christmas cheer and fire prevention messaging throughout the community. The crews enjoy spending time with Santa and his elves as we deliver him to different venues around Ozark. Each year, we have the honor of transporting Santa during the Annual Christmas Parade. We also have the pleasure of delivering Santa to Ozark Square to collect Christmas letters to Santa during “Friday Night Lights”.

During this time of year, crews take advantage of warmer days to get some outside training in. Crews practice hose line advancement so they can manage tricky corners inside a home. Honing these skills ensures that when the call comes, members will be prepared for any challenges they might face. During the colder months, crews will venture inside and work on maintaining certification requirements, studying calls from the past, and reviewing procedures.

The Ozark Fire Protection District would like to extend our warmest wishes for a safe and eventful holiday season. Thank you to our amazing citizens for a fantastic 2023. We can only dream about the exciting things that will happen in 2024. Over the past 12 months, the Ozark Fire Protection District has set into motion or completed the following items.

Station #3 continues to progress with an expected occupancy in late December. Pay close attention to the district website and social media as we prepare to unveil this project. Many months of hard work and oversight have brought this station full circle with a new gym facility, new gear storage and decontamination area, new driveway, and new living quarters. We are excited to get this station back up and functional

Parks & Recreation

Holiday Hours: The OC will be CLOSED on Dec. 31 and New Year's Day, Jan. 1

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Pickleball here at The OC

Open Play to Members and Day Pass users from 9 am to 12 pm on Tuesdays.

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Zumba Class at The OC

Join Wendy for an energetic Zumba class every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:15 pm at the Ozark Community Center. For members or day pass uders.

See all fitness classes at The OC.....

On The Road Again

A 55+ club enjoying monthly trips around the Ozarks, including local shows, tourist destinations, museums, fine dining, and more!

More information...


Dance of the Era

Ozark's Father Daughter Dance

Join us for the Dance of the Era Ozark’s Annual Father-Daughter Dance. This night will be sparkling; don't you let it go

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Kids Night In

January 12

5:30 - 9:30 pm

For K-6 grade.

When parents need a night out, the kids have a Night in at The OC.

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NEW Swim lesson


Our goal is for everyone to be safe and have fun in the water!

Register here..

Holiday Camps

January 2-3

from 7 am - 6 pm

Fun activities at The OC and several field trips around the area.

More information......

Afternoon Kids Club

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Transportation is provided to The OC Monday - Friday when Ozark schools are in session. The program includes swimming, gym games, crafts, snacks, and more!

More information ...

Connect with The OC

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Community Information

Give Blood. Save Lives.

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at The Ozark Community Center on Jan. 9 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

In November, a total of 16 people donated; one of them was a first-time donor, and 18 units were collected. Thank you for helping save lives!

Call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit and enter OZARKCC to schedule an appointment. Sign up to give...

Christian County Health Department

Our responsibility is to listen to people who live in our community and look at data to diagnose health and identify issues and challenges that affect health for our whole community. We bring together everyone who has a role in community well-being to develop strategies, policies and programs that will create an environment where all of us can live our healthiest lives.

Visit our Website

Show Me Christian County works every day to advance economic health through an intentional and balanced approach to growth.

To learn more about us and our mission, visit today!

Help Keep Ozark Beautiful

Get your church group, school club, or community organization together and pick up litter. Trash bags and Volunteer Guides are available for pick-up at The OC front desk.

Clean Green Ozark on Facebook | Email [email protected]

To be alerted of emergency information in Christian County, download the Smart911 app or visit safety agencies in Christian County will keep you informed. It could save your life.

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