September 3, 1989
An appeals court upheld a ban on dances in the high school in the small Ozarks mountain town of Purdy in southwestern Missouri. U.S. District Judge Russell Clark had ruled that the nearly century-old ban on dancing unconstitutionally promoted the values of residents who opposed dancing for religious reasons. Most people in the area are religious conservatives.
April 23, 1985 |
The leader of a white supremacist commune and four neo-Nazis he was harboring walked out of a heavily wooded Ozark mountain compound Monday and gave themselves up, ending a tense, three-day siege by more than 70 state and federal law enforcement officials.
March 10, 1997 |
The FBI is looking for a man believed to have sought a remote hide-out in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri with Oklahoma City bombing suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, CNN and Time magazine reported. The FBI wants to question Robert Jacques to help reconstruct McVeigh's and Nichols' activities leading up to the April 1995 bombing. The network released a sketch of a man believed to be Jacques.
November 9, 1996 |
A Missouri wildlife official has made the state's first documented sighting of a wild mountain lion since 1927, officials said Friday. Despite several reported sightings in recent years, biologists had never been able to prove that mountain lions were living in the wild in Missouri. But Jerry Elliott, an agent with the Missouri Department of Conservation, filmed a large cougar in the Ozark mountains of southeast Missouri this week.
December 18, 1991 |
Who Said What?: Waylon Jennings says he's had a lot of explaining to do since he was quoted on "60 Minutes" as saying, "Will the last one to leave Nashville for Branson (Mo.) please turn out the lights?" Jennings claims the remarks were aired out of context and misrepresent his feelings toward Nashville. He says he was repeating a "quote by my buddy Mel Tillis" in response to a question from a "60 Minutes" interviewer.
September 14, 1985 |
A Bible institute bus carrying about 38 worshipers went off an embankment and overturned in the Ozark Mountains on Friday night, killing five persons and seriously injuring at least seven others, authorities said. The crash, which involved only the bus, occurred about four miles north of Eureka Springs in northern Arkansas near the Missouri border, said Carroll County Deputy Rand Langhover. The bus was carrying worshipers from the Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho, Mo.