Ozark Newsletter - November 2019 News and Updates

Volume XXVI | November 2019
November 2019 News and Updates
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November edition includes....
  • Mayor's Corner with Ozark Mayor Rick Gardner
  • City News: Ozark chosen for Missouri Sky Quality Meter Program
  • Ozark PD News and Updates
  • Ozark Parks & Recreation Programs and Events
  • Photos from the Ozark Arts & Craft Fair!
  • Upcoming Programs & Events

You can always find more information on our website at ozarkmissouri.com and connect with us on our social media pages, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor
Hello friends and neighbors. I hope you all heard the good news published in the Springfield News-Leader on Tuesday, October 29th. It detailed the math and reading test scores of all the southwest Missouri school districts and Ozark was #1 by 4.1 points over the next closest district. What an incredible accomplishment! Congratulations to all our school administrators, staff and teachers. You are truly doing your part to Make Ozark Better Every Day. 

The next piece of good news is that The Workshop at Finley Farms is now open. We got a glimpse of what it was going to look like during Farmer's Market days, but now you can go in and get coffee and a fantastic breakfast. Go give it a try and look into their list of workshops coming up.

And finally, the new Riverside Bridge is on its way. All right of way issues have been solved and the construction bids are in and below budget. The last step is final approval from MoDOT and then construction will begin. Be looking for more details.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rick Gardner
City News
Press Release
October 28, 2019

The City of Ozark is honored to announce it was selected by the Missouri Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association to be a part of its Missouri Sky Quality Meter Program. The City received a meter that measures night sky brightness, a result of light pollution, which can affect our ability to see the stars at night. By placing the meter toward a fixed point in the sky, data will then be collected and sent to be scientifically analyzed by IDA Missouri’s project team.

The meter was installed on Friday, Oct. 25th, and was stationed on the roof of City Hall in Downtown Ozark. The City hopes to have the device for several months and in the meantime, move it around to multiple locations across Ozark to compare readings. The meter is currently running on a battery pack, and the data will be manually downloaded once a week.

The City of Ozark is hopeful the data brings an opportunity to learn something new. Director of Planning and Development Cameron Smith and Board of Alderman Nathan Posten, Ward I, were in attendance for the installation process on Oct. 25th.

“The City is excited to participate in this study and we are anxious to see the results. Dark Skies have been a topic of discussions for many years and this is another step in the right direction for putting things in place to reduce light pollution,” Smith said. “I am sure we all can agree, being able to see the stars at night is one of the greatest sceneries.”

You can learn more about IDA Missouri, here: https://darkskymissouri.org/
Christian County Library Update
For more information on these programs, click HERE
Ozark Public Works Department
Waste Water Education: Episode 3
Water Waste Department Episode 3:
Cleaning Mixers

Click on the video to find out how you can help the WasteWater Department reduce the weight on their mixers!

Help us keep Ozark clean.
Ozark Police Department
4th Annual Ozark Police Department Citizen's Academy Graduation

Congratulations to the graduates of the 4th annual Ozark Police Department Citizen’s Academy! We had a great 10 weeks. Ozark has some amazing citizens, thank you for investing in your Police Department and community.
Ozark PD Officers wore pink undershirts for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
OPD officers were out directing traffic during the Ozark Arts & Craft Fair on Oct. 4. You can view more photos from the event by scrolling down below!
Park and Recreation Department
Click HERE to register.
For more information on The OC's Youth Programs, click here.
For more information on swim lessons, click here.
Upcoming Programs & Events
First Friday Coffee
Ozark Chamber Monthly Event
When: Friday, Nov. 1st
7am - 8am
Where: Central Bank Southern Location
1910 W Marler Ln., Ozark, MO
For more information, click here.

Mayor's Tree Lighting
/ First Christmas Lights Lighting
When: Thursday, Nov. 14th
6pm - 8pm
Where: The Ozark Community Center
1530 W Jackson St.
For more information, click here.

Chadwick Flyer Model Train and Presentation
When: Sunday, Nov. 3rd
3pm - 4pm
Where: Christian County Historical Society
100 E. Elm PO Box 442
For more information, click here.

12th Annual Cosmopolitan Club Craft Fair
When: November 15, 16
Friday: 11:00 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm
Where: Ozark Community Center
1530 W Jackson St.
For more information, click here.
55th Annual Ozark Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, November 23rd
3:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Historic Square of Ozark, Missouri
Spectating is FREE!
For more information, click here.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
City Hall will be CLOSED on
Nov. 28 - Nov. 29th. ALL DAY.
Normal Hours will resume Monday, Dec. 2nd, 2019.
The Ozark Community Center will be CLOSED
Nov 28th ALL DAY
It will be open Nov. 29th with no fitness/water aerobics classes, and no Kids Zone.
Check out these photos from the Ozark Arts and Craft Show:
Ozark Arts and Craft Show is hosted by The GFWC Utopia Club, Inc., at Finley River Park. We hope those who attended enjoyed the show!
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Well I went and done it now. I told all these people about The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Ozark city and Christian County, Missouri.
The mayor of Ozark was there and he told "to knock it off". So I told the crowd that the reason he wanted me to go away was because I was right about (CAFR).
Check on these links.
My Blog, with a video tell all about the (CAFR).

Where The City CITY OF OZARK Hides Your Money


Here are the links that shows CAFR Scam = Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Start with this link.
Statement of Net Assets
December 31, 2011
See Page 24

Ozark Budget Status Goal 
Updated 12-31-11 
This report is updated through 12-31-11. All of the revenues are posted, however there may be some further expenses posted. 

So how much money does Ozark, MO have?


The CAFR Swindle - The Biggest Game In Town / Texas

CAFR- The Only Game In Government Town

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)