Ozark Newsletter

November 2022 | Issue 70

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October 2022 Meeting Calendar

November 7

Board of Alderman Meeting 

Location: City Hall | 205 N. 1st Street

Time: 7 - 9 pm

November 11, 2022 -

City Hall will be CLOSED in observance of

Veterans Day.

November 21

Board of Alderman Meeting 

Location: City Hall | 205 N. 1st Street

Time: 7 - 9 pm

November 24 - 25, 2022 -

City Hall will be CLOSED in observance of


November 28

Planning & Zoning Meeting

Location: City Hall | 205 N. 1st Street

Time: 7 - 9 pm

For information about past meetings visit our website 

Board of Alderman Agendas

The Ozark Police Department

Get a tour of the Ozark Police Station here

Congratulations to the 2022 Citizens Academy Class 

During the 10 weeks, the class will meet our Command Staff, receive a facility tour, hear from patrol officers, meet our detectives, and engage with other emergency responders who serve in Ozark. The class will shoot at our firearms range and learn about some of the crimes our community faces and what your police department is doing to address them.

Sign up for 2023 class

The Ozark Police Department is Hiring!

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Ozark Fire Protection District

      Recently, the Ozark Fire District promoted Derek Compton to the rank of captain. Captain. Compton has served the district since 2017 and excelled through the ranks of firefighter and engineer. We are excited about the bright future of Captain. Compton as he leads his crew to excellence. 

           October is a busy time for fire departments. The Ozark Fire District is no different; we love seeing all those smiling faces throughout the area. The month of October every year is when we focus solely on fire prevention measures within the community. We have had the pleasure of visiting children at all Ozark Elementary Schools. This is an exciting time as we ask all our citizens to talk about fire safety with their families. 

           This year's message is simple. “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”. This is an opportunity for families to discuss fire prevention and safety. For children, we concentrate on knowing the sound of the alarm, having an escape plan, get low and go (having 2 ways out of your home), get out and STAY OUT, and having a common meeting location. These skills are imperative to having a successful outcome should one have a fire emergency in their home. The elderly or persons with mobility issues are a concern and need to be discussed as we get older. Visual alarm systems, escape routes with mobility issues, common meeting places, and neighborly assistance are topics of conversation as we meet with the adult crowd. 

           As always, the Ozark Fire District works diligently to improve the quality of life within the Ozark and the surrounding community. Every year, through donations made by the Home Builders Association of SW Missouri Charitable Foundation and Lowes home improvement, the district provides battery-powered smoke alarms and batteries at no charge to citizens. The intent is that every home is equipped with working smoke alarms, and batteries are changed twice annually. Thanks to donations of batteries and alarms, we were able to conduct smoke alarm canvases in multiple neighborhoods. Through this initiative, we visited 355 homes, installed 62 detectors, and provided 50 batteries. This service is offered year-round with only a phone call. If you need a smoke alarm or your batteries need to be changed, please reach out to the district headquarters today to schedule an appointment.  

Wintertime and colder weather are upon us. Furnaces and fireplaces will ignite to provide heat from the cold. It is imperative that once annually, you have your furnace serviced and chimney swept. Please contact a reputable service provider to have your furnace inspected, and chimneys swept and inspected before lighting for the winter. It is not uncommon for your detectors to alarm after the initial lighting of your furnace as it will burn off some dust and cobwebs.

Aaron S. Heaton

Assistant Chief

[email protected]

Ozark Fire Protection District

Station: (417) 581-4436

Fax: (417) 581-4496

Parks & Recreation

Mayor's Tree Lighting

NOVEMBER 10, 2022 AT 5 PM – 7 PM

Come join us, for a free night of fun, and watch as we watch the Christmas Lights of Ozark light up for the first time of the season!

The night starts at The OC. Take part in activities including Cookie Decorating, Caroling, Crafts, and Photos with Santa!

Tree lighting & drive-through of the lights will begin at 7:15

Visit the facebook event

Kids Night In


Friday, November 4


The OC | 1530 W Jackson St,


5:30 - 9:30 pm


Annual Members:

$15/ 1st Child, 

$10/additional child


$20/ 1st Child, 

$15/additional child

Register Here

Ozark Holiday Market


Dec. 10


The OC | 1530 W Jackson St,


3 - 8 pm

The Ozark Chamber of Commerce and The OC are excited to announce the Ozark Holiday Market! This free event will take place from 3PM- 8PM at The OC, with photo opportunities with Santa Clause and the Grinch taking place from 5PM-8PM.

Register Here

Home School Art Class 


First Wednesday of the month


The OC | 1530 W Jackson St,


2 - 3 pm


$15 / class

Register Here

Holiday Camp


Dec. 22 - Jan.4


The OC | 1530 W Jackson St,


7  am - 6 pm


Annual Members:


$190/ 10-Days



$220/ 10-Days

Register Here

Community Events

57th Annual Ozark Christmas Parade 

presented by Ozark Chevrolet

November 19

This year's parade theme is Ozark's Idol! Pick a Favorite Billboard Top 100 song and prepare to perform!

Don't be left out in the cold - we have Sponsorship Opportunities available.

To register for entry/float for the Parade, click register here on this page or call the Ozark Chamber at 417-581-6139 , or email [email protected]. You may also register in person at the Chamber office at 1471 W. South St. in Ozark, MO.

Mark your calendars to celebrate "Friday Night Lights" on the Friday evenings in December leading up to Christmas! Christian County, Ozark’s Historic River District, the City of Ozark and the Ozark Chamber of Commerce are all working together to bring this event to the community!

Santa’s mailbox will be available at the gazebo starting Nov. 19 - Dec. 16 for visitors to submit letters to Santa Claus. Santa will visit briefly at 6:00 pm each Friday night to pick up the letters and wave hello!

Find more information here

Beauty and the Beast Youth Workshop

Vocal & Choreography Clinic for aspiring actors/actresses with group performance opportunity directly before the final performance of OHS Beauty & the Beast on Saturday, 11/19 at 2:00 pm 

Location: Ozark High School Auditorium

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022

Time: 8:30am-11:30am (Check-in begins at 8:00 am)]

Registration Fee: $25.00 (Registration fee due at morning check-in via cash or check payable to Ozark High School Theater Dept)

Register Here

Rain Barrel Rebates

Rain barrels are a great way to make your yard more environmentally friendly! Learn more about rainwater harvesting systems and our rebates for Greene and Christian County residents:

Visit our Website

‘Ozark Trash Bashers’ rebrands to ‘Clean Green Ozark’

Ozark Trash Bashers, an organized group of volunteers working together to help clean up Ozark streets, has been rebranded to Clean Green Ozark. This group began in March of 2021 and has since picked up over 500 bags of litter. Clean Green Ozark is part of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement organization, educating and activating millions of individuals across the country to end littering, improve recycling and beautify communities.

Clean Green Ozark is looking for individuals, groups, or businesses to help pick up litter in Ozark. Trash bags and vests will be provided. Interested individuals should email [email protected]. Stay up to date on keeping the Ozarks beautiful by joining the Clean Green Ozark group on Facebook.

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