Issue 80| October 2023

City News

"A privilege to serve Ozark"

"I have learned that our city is so blessed with such wonderful employees in all the various city departments. They're people who love this city and want what is best for its citizens."

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Meeting with the Mayor

Saturday, Oct. 14 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.

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McCracken Road Project completed, ribbon cutting scheduled for Historic Bridge

Join us as we unveil this beautifully revitalized landmark, the historic Mill Pond Bridge. We have been working hard to bring this beloved bridge back to life, and are excited about connecting generations and preserving our heritage.

More about this project...

Mill Pond Bridge

Ribbon Cutting

October 4 | 11 am

City Administrator visits 3rd grade classroom

City administrator Steve Childers had the pleasure of speaking to third graders at South Elementary School about municipal government, and how the Board of Aldermen and city departments work. The students were very engaged and curious and had very intelligent questions about their community and government.


Pardon Our Progress

Public Works Department

Curb, gutter, and driveway construction underway within Oak St. & West Downtown

The intersection of Oak and 9th Streets have reopened and crews now move along with resurfacing the streets. Crews also began curb, gutter, and driveway construction within the project area as they head toward completion of this project.

More Project Updates 

What's on the Calendar this month?

October 2023







































Oct.. 2 | 7 - 9 pm

Board of Aldermen

Oct. 14 | 9 -11 am

Meeting with the Mayor

Oct. 16 | 7 - 9 pm

Board of Aldermen

Oct. 23 | 7 - 9 pm

Planning & Zoning

Calendar & Agendas


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Ozark Police Department

2023 Citizens Academy

The Ozark Police Department's 8th annual Citizens Academy is in full swing, with 12 community members attending weekly classes that cover a range of topics, from drone usage to crime scene processing, traffic accident investigations, and citizens' rights. There are only a few weeks left to go. The 2023 Citizens Academy Class Graduation is on October 24. We appreciate this group's interest and commitment to becoming more informed and engaged members of our community.

Ozark Police Department

Ozark Fire Protection District

Promotions announced

Engineer Jake Stokes was moved to C-Shift where he will be assigned to Station #1 in his new engineer capacity. Captain Justin Cagney reported to B-Shift Station #2 where he will command and train his crew.  

Water rescue team receives training

Members of Oklahoma State University – Fire Service Training (OSU-FST) traveled to Ozark to conduct boat operations training.  The district purchased and received an INMAR water rescue boat earlier this year to expand special operations division and to better serve our community.

District holds annual BBQ event at Finley River Park

In the summer, the district has the opportunity to bring their families together to show its members just how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication to the organization’s mission statement!

 Cooking safety starts with you! Pay attention to fire prevention.

Each year, homes are destroyed due to cooking fires. In fact, more than 50% of all fires are cooking or cooking appliance-related. Always check, and double-check that your cooking appliance is turned off when not in use, teach younger children the dangers of cooking, and tend to a cooking appliance when in use.

Parks & Recreation

Extended Summer hours are here to stay!

We've been busy and our members have taken advantage of the longer hours, so we're making it permanent.

See you at The OC!

Monday - Friday: 5 am - 10 pm

Saturday: 7 am - 10 pm

Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm 

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Indoor Aquatic Facility closing for maintenance

Oct. 16 - 27

The Indoor Aquatic Facility at The OC is closing from Oct. 16 - 27 for maintenance. No swim lessons will be offered in October. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your support as we continue to make improvements to our facility.

New Class!

Beginning Oct. 5, The OC will offer a Pilates class on Thursdays at 10 am.

Give out candy at The OC's biggest event of the year!

Festival of Frights at The OC presented by Knight Heating & Air will be on Oct. 28. Promote your business by handing out candy and business swag to the trick-or-treaters. Email us to be a candy vendor.

Event information...

Pumpkin Plunge

Join us for a very gourd time at The OC's first-ever Pumpkin Plunge on Oct. 28 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Swim around in a pool full of pumpkins and search for the perfect one to take home!

Register here...

On The Road Again

A 55+ club that is on the go! Every month the group engages in trips around the Ozarks. These can include local shows and musicals, tourist destinations, museums, fine dining, and more!

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The OC's second Indoor Garage Sale was a huge success!

Thanks to the 50 vendors and the hundreds of shoppers who stopped by. Vendors donated unsold items, which were picked up by First Baptist Church Ozark to go back to local families and Garde'n Gate Provisions Thrift Store. Stay tuned for the next one!


Now registering!

Check out the programs registering now, and choose the one your kids will love the most and secure their spot today!

Boys Winter Basketball

Swim Team -Tiger Sharks

Kids Day Off

Circus Class

Balloon Figure Class


Connect with The OC

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Historic River District

HRD offering Haunted Walking Tours!

Hear the ghost stories at six (6) historic sites in Downtown Ozark. Oct. 26 for ages 8 and up.

Oct. 27 for ages 15 and up.

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oktober fest ozark mo historic river district

Volunteers wanted for Oktoberfest

Do you have a few hours to help at this Fun Fall event?

On the website, you can sign up to volunteer, participate in the 5k, do the beer run and cornhole tournament sponsored by Dustin Kirkman State Farm Ozark, and get more information about this exciting event.

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Community Information

Give Something that means something

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

Call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit and enter: OZARKCC to schedule an appointment.

Sign up to give...


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

Now that the weather is cooling down, 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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