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Local Attractions Downtown Ozark Ozark Country Club Ft. Rucker Military Base Army Aviation Museum Highland Oaks Golf Course Westgate sports Complex Water World Adventureland Dothan Botanical Gardens Landmark Wireglass Museum of Art Silver Wings Golf Course

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COMMUNITY WELCOME Ozark – noted as the “Heart of Dale County” and proud to be the “Home of Fort Rucker” is a truly unique city that offers its residents and visitors the charm and grace of the Old South while allowing access to all of the modern technology you need in a fastpaced world. As the county seat of Dale County, this southeast Alabama city of approximately 14,900 residents is a great place for people of all ages and in all stages of life. Ozark is located in Southeast Alabama; our appealing year-round climate provides exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. Access to the Pea River, Choctawhatchee River, lakes, parks, tennis courts, walking and birding trails, familyfriendly festivals, golf course and an active parks and recreation department provide endless opportunities to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. Ozark/Dale County residents have access to first-class education through Ozark City and Dale County Schools, Alabama Aviation College, Wallace Community College and Troy University. Excellence in education is a priority for our city. Ozark also features an award-winning hospital, an active civic and spiritual community, modern business sites and our rich heritage, which can be seen in many historic sites and homes. Ozark is proud to be known as the “Home of Fort Rucker,” home to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and the primary flight training post for Army Aviation. Everything from flight simulator cockpit design and training to MRO is happening in Dale County. Local colleges provide employers with a continual stream of aerospace ready employees to select from when hiring. Commercial, general and military aviation pilots are also in abundance in Dale County with the presence of Ozark Airport Blackwell Field and multiple U.S. Military air fields. In this high-tech age when you can do business from anywhere in the world, consider Ozark! The cost of doing business is reasonable, real estate is still a good value and the quality of life is superb. Ozark is the principal city of the Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as part of the Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark Combined Statistical Area. Ozark Airport Blackwell Field is a tremendous asset, with a 5,000-foot runway that can accommodate just about any size corporate jet. Ozark also boasts a diverse range of industrial properties ready for occupancy. If you are building or expanding your business, Ozark is the place for you. INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OZARK The first known European settler in Ozark was John Merrick, Sr., a veteran of the Revolutionary War, in 1822. In honor of him, the town was

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named Merricks. It was later changed to Woodshop, which was its name when the town received its post office. The first appearance of the name Ozark was in 1855, when the citizens requested a name change. The county seat was moved from Newton to Ozark in 1870. Ozark is home of The Southern Star, Alabama’s oldest family-owned newspaper Ozark is home to three sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Claybank Log Church, circa 1852; Samuel Lawson Dowling House; and J.D. Holman House. NOTABLE NATIVES Meg McGuffin, Miss Alabama 2015 Jack Deloney, painter, illustrator Wilbur Jackson, National Football League Judge Val McGee, judge, author, historian Steve McLendon, Pittsburgh Steelers Byron Mitchell, former super middleweight boxing champion Marc Ronan, Major League Baseball catcher Larry Donnell, New York Giants Naseeb Sailba, co-founder of Tutor-Saliba Corporation Sam Judah, III, professional baseball player

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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3 Community Welcome

CITY SCHOOLS

5 Mayor’s Welcome

EAGLE POWER3 - RIGOR - RELEVANCE - RELATIONSHIPS

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6 Chamber Letter 8 History 9 Newcomer Information 10 Location & Transportation 11 Business & Industry 12 Tourism 15 Parks & Recreation

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18 Arts & Entertainment 19 Shopping & Dining 20 Residential Living 20 Library 22 Education 24 Health Care 26 Senior Living

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26 Worship 27 Government 30 Military 30 Advertiser Index

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MAYOR’S WELCOME It is indeed a pleasure for me to be the Mayor of this great city and to welcome those of you who are enjoying this “Ozark, Heart of Dale County and Home of Fort Rucker” new publication. My wish is that those of you who are reading this for the first time, natives as well as newcomers, will learn more about our great city. In fact, I invite you to visit me at city hall. Together we will learn more about Ozark and you will soon discover why Ozark is the place to live while at Fort Rucker. After a tour, you will see all that this beautiful city has to offer. You will then be ready to choose Ozark as your new home. As a military retiree, I can vouch that you will love Ozark. Linda and I had the opportunity to live all over the country and could have selected many places to settle, but we found no other as great as our small city. Our award-winning schools offer most everything a parent would want for their child. We are a small 5A system offering many programs available at 6A and 7A schools. We have plenty of available and reasonably priced homes priced 20 percent less than any of the surrounding cities in the

Wiregrass. The weather is phenomenal – a long spring, summer and fall, and a short winter. When you pack up and move here, leave your snow shovel with your neighbor. If you are military, you will soon find that we are a community that welcomes our military men and women with open arms. As a civilian looking for work, Fort Rucker serves as an economic engine offering well-paying government and contract

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CHAMBER WELCOME On behalf of the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce members, board of directors and Chamber staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Ozark, the Heart of Dale County and the Home of Fort Rucker. I believe you will find our community to be a unique and special place with an exceptional quality of life, a moderate climate, a “can do” spirit and plenty of Southern hospitality. Ozark and Dale County residents work together to make our community a better place to live, work, play, and retire. With such community spirit and cooperation, it is not surprising to find that many young adults who grew up in Ozark & Dale County return to raise their families here. They are choosing to return to a community they know will provide their children the same excellent quality of life they enjoyed while growing up. As a vibrant, growing community, Ozark has an impressive quality of life … perfect for families, young professionals, students and retirees. We encourage you to enjoy the many attractions that the Ozark – Dale County area has to offer residents and visitors. These include restaurants, shopping, museums, dance studio, walking and birding trails, seasonal farmers markets, festivals, a pool, golf courses, parks, splash pad, hospital, surgery center, excellent schools, Alabama Aviation Center and Wallace Community College. Are you interested in starting, expanding or relocating your business to the Ozark area? The Chamber of Commerce is your go-to resource for assisting your business in the Ozark – Dale County area. We are ready to

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help you connect to the resources you need in order to be successful. The Ozark Micropolitan area, which includes Dale County, is ranked No. 1 in Alabama, according to Policom Corporation’s 2016 Economic Strength Rankings. Dale County cities and towns that comprise the Ozark micropolitan include Ariton, Clayhatchee, Daleville, Grimes, Level Plains, Midland City, Napier Field, Newton, Ozark and Pinckard. Through the partnership of the Chamber, City of Ozark, Dale County Commission and local businesses, the Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation provides a unified voice for the area as a way to propel our region forward. The Chamber is your first stop on the transition to living in Ozark. We hope you find our website and social media page valuable resources as you explore Ozark & Dale County. Come enjoy our city!

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HISTORY Before Indian removal, the area that now includes Ozark was part of the Creek Nation. The first documented white settler was John Merrick Sr., a Revolutionary War veteran, who built a cabin in 1822 on land that is now downtown Ozark. The settlement thus came to be known initially as Merricks. In 1826, Rev. Dempsey Dowling moved to the area, and his family established the Claybank Church in 1829-30. The current structure, the second on the site, was built in 1856 and is among the oldest log structures in the region. The first municipal water plant opened in 1840 and the first school was established in 1841. Two years later, the town’s name was changed to Woodshop in honor of an important local woodworking business. The town’s name was changed to Ozark in 1855. Stories indicate that Ozark received its final name from a traveler who saw a resemblance to the hilly area of the Foothill Mountains of Arkansas. When Dale County was established in 1824, the town of Daleville was named as county seat. The county seat was moved to Newton in 1843, but when the courthouse burned down in 1869, county officials held an election to choose a new site for the county seat. Ozark won and was incorporated as a town on Oct. 27, 1870. That same year, Ozark’s weekly newspaper, The Southern Star, began publication and continues to the present. In 1888 the Central of Georgia Railroad completed a line connecting Eufaula, a

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center of shipping, to Ozark, and the Alabama Midland Railroad completed a connector line to Troy the following year. In 1914, the Mutual Cotton Oil Company, originally called the Ozark Oil Mill, began processing cotton-seed oil for commercial use. By this time, however, the boll weevil had begun to devastate cotton crops in the area, and Ozark’s agricultural output began to diversify to include livestock, peanuts and other commodities. Agriculture remained the most important segment of Ozark’s economy until the outbreak of World War I and the establishment of Camp Rucker. Now called Fort Rucker, the installation is the home of Army Aviation and the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career Center. The fort remains a primary driver of Ozark’s economy. During the 1990s, Ozark opened the Dale County Agricultural Complex and the Ozark Technology Center to broaden its economy. Today, Ozark has diversified its economy with a wide range to agricultural commodities, industries, retail, services and the military. Ozark is part of the “Wiregrass Region” so named for a grass “Aristda Stricta,” which is

known for its wire-like stem and texture. The Wiregrass Region consists of southeast Alabama, western Florida and southwest Georgia. Ozark and Dale County’s cherished heritage is kept alive through historical sites located in Ozark and throughout the county. A few of the historic sites not to miss include Claybank Church and Cemetery; Holman House; Eagle Stadium; and Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center. For more information on local historical sites, visit www.ozarkalchamber.com. THE SOUTHERN STAR The Southern Star, now in its 150th year of publication, is the oldest family-owned newspaper in Alabama, the oldest business in Dale County and one of the oldest in southeast Alabama. Joe H. Adams, now in his 60th year as editor, is Alabama’s longest-serving editor with the same newspaper. The Southern Star is an award-winning newspaper with subscribers in Ozark, Dale County, many of the surrounding counties, over 90 cities and towns in Alabama and subscribers in 35 different states.

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NEWCOMER INFORMATION COMMUNITY INFORMATION Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-9321 IMPORTANT NUMBERS For all emergencies, dial 911 Dale Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-2601 Police or Fire Department (non-emergency). . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-5111 Sheriff’s Department (non-emergency). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-2335 SCHOOL INFORMATION Registration in city or county schools requires you to present your child’s birth certificate and immunization records for polio, rubella and DPT. For more information about the school your child will attend, call the superintendent’s office. Ozark City Schools Superintendent’s Office 1044 Andrews Ave.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-5197 Dale County Schools Superintendent’s Office 202 Hwy. 123, Ste. E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-2355 CITY SCHOOLS Carroll High School 141 Eagle Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-4915 D.A. Smith Middle School 994 Andrews Ave.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-4913 Harry N. Mixon Elementary 349 Sherril Ln. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-4912 Joseph W. Lisenby Elementary School 860 Faust Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-4919 DALE COUNTY SCHOOLS Ariton School 264 Creel Richardson Dr., Ariton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 445-5560 Dale County High School 11740 S. County Rd. 59, Midland City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 445-5562 George W. Long Elementary 2567 County Rd. 60, Skipperville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-0021 George W. Long High School 2565 County Rd. 60, Skipperville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-2380 Midland City Elementary School 48 Second St., Midland City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 983-1252 Newton Elementary 523 S. College St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 299-3581 South Dale Middle School 309 Randolph St., Pinckard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 983-3077 FORT RUCKER SCHOOLS Superintendent, Bldg. 21037. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 598-6396 Elementary School, Bldg. 21038. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 598-4408 Primary School, Bldg. 22210. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 598-4473 PRIVATE SCHOOLS Harvest Christian School 1694 Deese Rd., Ozark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-3706 SCHOOL FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES Vivian B. Adams School 2047 Stuart Tarter Rd., Ozark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-5132 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Alabama Aviation College 3405 Hwy. 231, South, Ozark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-5113 Enterprise State Community College 600 Plaza Dr., Enterprise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 347-2623 Troy University 500 University Dr., Dothan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 983-6556 Wallace Community College 1141 Wallace Dr., Dothan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 983-3521

HUMAN RESOURCES Dale County Department of Human Resources 513 Carroll Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 445-4900 Dale County Health Department 532 W. Roy Parker Rd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-5146 Mary Hill Family Service Center 204 Katherine Ave.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 350-3668 TAXES New Ozark residents should go to the Dale County Courthouse to file for homestead exemption on property. Both city and county property taxes are based on property owned Oct. 1 of each year. Bills are mailed to citizens on Oct. 1 and are delinquent if not paid by Dec. 31 on the same year. Collection /assessment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-2226 LICENSES AND RECORDS Hunting and fishing licenses, boat registration, property records and Dale County business licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-2754 City business licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-7032 PETS Pet registration/leash requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-7032 Ozark Animal Control Shelter 1315 Parker Dr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-4633 Ozark-Dale County Humane Society 579 Bivins Dr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-7387 VEHICLE REGISTRATION / DRIVER’S LICENSE License renewals are processed at the Dale County Courthouse. Call for fees and required documentation. 100 E. Court Sq.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-2226 Driver’s License Department 202 Hwy. 123. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-6229 VOTER’S REGISTRATION Residents of Dale County may register to vote at the Board of Registrar’s office, located on the first floor of the Dale County Courthouse. For more information, call (334) 774-9038 NEWSPAPERS The Southern Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 774-2715 Army Flier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (334) 255-1239 UTILITIES Alabama Power 461 Andrews Ave.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pea River Electric Cooperative 1311 W. Roy Parker Rd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southeast Gas 402 N. Union Ave.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utilities Board of Ozark (water/garbage) 275 N. Union Ave.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale County Water Authority 283 Campus Dr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale County Garbage 202 Hwy. 231. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Cablevision 1298 Andrews Ave.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CenturyLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

AIRPORTS Dale County has a municipal airport within the county and is located within a short drive from several regional and municipal airports. Nearby airports include: Airport Location Distance from Ozark 431 231 412 Ozark Airport Blackwell Field Ozark, AL Within city limits 65 127 41 Airport 43 Montgomery Regional Montgomery, AL 85 miles 41 31 31 411 27 11 Dothan Regional Airport Dothan, AL 25 miles Northwest Florida Regional Airport 115 miles NC Eglin AFB (Fort Walton/Destin Area) 64 24 75 TENNESSEE 74 64 231 Metropolitan Columbus Airport Columbus, GA 100 miles 31 19 43 11 431 Florida Beaches International Northwest Airport Panama City, FL 105 miles Athens 411 y Florence 72 76 Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Birmingham, AL 175 miles 27 72 Huntsville 72 Madison Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atlanta, GA 205 miles 72 40

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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY At the center of business and the community are the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation. A strong partnership between the city, the county, the Chamber and ODEC provides a positive environment for current and potential businesses. In recent years, Policom Corporation ranked the Ozark micropolitan area, which includes Dale County, first in the state, in its Economic Strength Rankings. “Our ‘economic engine’ Fort Rucker continues to drive our local economy, helping us to remain the top micropolitan area in Alabama, said Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting. “To remain the top player means one thing: we must work harder to stay in first place. It’s a mammoth task to compete for every business and job. The OzarkDale County Economic Development Corporation leadership is out front doing just that. I am proud of them.” The Enterprise micropolitan area ranked second in the state, followed by the Troy area coming in third. “The study demonstrates the stability of the Ozark micropolitan. Since 2008, we’ve consistently maintained a top spot in the micropolitan ranking,” said Veronica Crock, ODEC president. “Our task is to continue working with our communities and existing businesses in expansion and retention efforts while working to bring new opportunities.” “This is just another example of why it is so important for all of the towns and cities that make up Dale County to continue to work together,” said Dale County Commission Chairperson Mark Blankenship. MAJOR EMPLOYERS IN DALE COUNTY Name Product # of employees M1 Support Services Aviation maintenance 3,500 Michelin North America, Inc. Automobile tires 550 Dale Medical Center Health care 400 Commercial Jet An MRO facility 350 Covan International, Inc Headquarters & distribution 300 Ozark City Schools Education 284 Bell Helicopter Helicopter maintenance/refurbishing 170 JELD-WEN Door manufacturing 130 Computer Sciences Corp. Aviation simulation 130 E&H Steel Corporation Structural steel fabricating 125 MAHA, Inc. Automotive lifts 80 Blue Springs Water Water bottling & distribution 65 Brown Manufacturing Farm equipment 40 Brauer Aerospace Aerospace industry parts 35 Quality Fab Metal fabrication 30 Arichem Chemicals 25 Brown Products Outdoor power equipment 25 MAJOR MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS IN DALE COUNTY Name Product # of Employees M1 Support Services Aviation maintenance 3,500 Michelin North America, Inc. Automobile tires 550 Bell Helicopter Helicopter maintenance/refurbishing 170 JELD-WEN Door manufacturing 130 E&H Steel Corporation Structural steel fabricating 125 MAHA, Inc. Automotive lifts 80 Blue Springs Water Water bottling & distribution 65 Brown Manufacturing Farm equipment 40 Brauer Aerospace Aerospace industry parts 35 Quality Fab Metal fabrication 30 Arichem Chemicals 25

The Policom Corporation created the economic strength rankings to study the characteristics of both strong and weak economies. The highest ranked areas have rapid, consistent growth in both size and quality for an extended period of time. The Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in many aspects of the business community, as well as retiree recruitment, tourism, military affairs, agriculture, education, technology and downtown revitalization. The Chamber continues to work on defining and meeting the needs of the businesses and community. Ozark-Dale County Economic Development is a private nonprofit partnership that represents the local government and a diverse section of the Ozark business and industry community. The Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation leads the county-wide initiative to stimulate job creation and capital investment in Dale County. ODEC is located in the Ozark Technology Center, 3269 South U.S. Highway 231. For information, call (334) 443-2000 or visit www.odedc.com.

OZARK TECHNOLOGY CENTER Ozark Technology Center provides the following services to new and expanding businesses: • Flexible and affordable space for lease • High speed internet access • Copier and fax machine • 24 hour building access and security • Loading and receiving dock • Assistance with business planning and financing • Small business resource library • Use of conference room • Lighted, ample parking • Professional support staff www.ozarkalchamber.com

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TOURISM

APRIL Crawdad Festival The festival is held on the second Saturday in April in downtown Ozark. Food, music, and children’s activities. Admission is free. Call (334) 774-2618.

FEBRUARY City and County Schools’ Theater Production This highly anticipated event is a hit with attendees of all ages. The production is performed by talented students from Ozark City and Dale County schools as well as talented adults from throughout the community. Tickets are sold in advance. Held at the Flowers Center for the Performing Arts, 312 East College St. Call (334) 774-4377 Evening at the Mansion Vegas-styled event hosted by the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce. The venue is the historic Holman House. Games, music, food and beverages. Tickets are sold in advance. Open to the public. Call (334) 774-9321

Dale County Groundwater Festival This annual event draws hundreds of elementary school students to Wallace Community College where they learn about water filtration, the water cycle and edible aquifer through fun and exciting hands-on activities. Sponsored by the Dale County Soil and Water Conservation. Thunder on Tholocco Thunder is a multi-class outboard drag boat racing at its best. These high-performance machines reach speeds in excess of 100 mph. Also includes kayak or canoe races, paddle boats, an inflatable “slip and slide” and food vendors. Call Family & MWR at (334) 255-9810.

Mary Hill Family Service Center Annual Event This Mardi Gras-styled event raises funds for a great cause. Food and music. Open to the public. Call (334) 350-3668 MARCH Dewey P. Williams Sacred Harp Sing This event is held the first Sunday in March at the Church of God by Faith, 112 King Ave., Ozark. Call (334) 774-9493.

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MAY Armed Forces Day This military-wide celebration is held in May each year at Fort Rucker. Attendees have the opportunity to view static displays of aircraft and military equipment. Open to the general public.

Sacred Harp Sing The event is held the first weekend in May at Mabson Church on Highway 27 north of Ozark. Sacred Harp music plays an important role in the social and spiritual lives of the people of Ozark and Dale County. Farmers market Buy fresh, buy local and enjoy a season of fresh produce. Plants are also available at the farmers market from Vivian B. Adams School. The farmers market runs May through mid-August, Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Located on North Union Avenue across from city hall. (334) 774-2329 JUNE Wish Upon a Star Performing Arts Company Annual Production Talented children and adults participate in a local theater group. Call Jenny Lambert at (334) 379-6987 for information on the next production. JULY Freedom Fest July 4 celebration at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields featuring one of the largest fireworks displays in the area. Also includes a kid’s zone with inflatables, rides, games and a variety of local and regional vendors, along with static aircraft displays. Admission is free; gate access pass required. Call (334) 255-1749

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Executive Inn & Suites Free HBO • Pet Friendly Executive King Suites Free High-Speed Internet Large Seasonal Outdoor Pool Meeting Room and Banquet Facility Refrig & Microwave in Every Room Government Travelers FEMA Approved Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast Guest Laundry on Property & Valet Dry Cleaning A Restaurant with a Full Bar on Premises

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Chamber Golf Tournament and Ball Drop Three-person golf scramble that doubles as a fun networking event for business professionals and individuals. Bring a team or join a team. Held at Silver Wings Golf Course on Fort Rucker. Call (334) 774-9321 AUGUST South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic The South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic is composed of seven events sanctioned by APRA. Good family entertainment. Admission is charged. Held at the Ag-Plex Arena. Call (334) 774-9190. SEPTEMBER Fort Rucker Oktoberfest and Volksmarch This annual event features live German music, traditional German food including bratwurst and schnitzel, German beer and a keg toss competition.

OCTOBER Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival A well-known and greatly anticipated event held the first Saturday in October. Crafts, art, a wide variety of food, children’s activities and entertainment fill the historic downtown area. Free admission. Call (334) 774-9321.

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Civil War Reenactment Held the third weekend in October in Newton, the battle is staged at John Hutto Park. Exciting reenactment of the March 1865 skirmish. Other activities include soldier camps, military field hospital, period games, music, ladies tea and Sunday church service. Food, drink and merchandise for sale on site. Free admission. www.battleofnewton.org NOVEMBER Holiday Open House Held annually the second Thursday in November. Participating local merchants offer holiday discounts, refreshments, and door prizes. Lighted luminaries and Christmas carolers create a festive atmosphere. Children also have the opportunity to visit and have picture taken with Santa Claus. Farm-City Week The main goal of Farm-City is to deepen understanding of the relationship between rural farmers and urban workers. Since 1955, Farm-City committees have hosted educational events and invited city folk to visit local farms for a first-hand look at how their food is raised. Traditionally, Thanksgiving week has been recognized as Farm-City week. Elementary, middle and high school students are encouraged to enter poster, essay and multimedia contests with entries based on the theme. (334) 774-9321 DECEMBER Christmas Parade This annual tradition is a crowd-pleaser and features floats, marching bands, area business, local civic organizations, Santa Claus, and much more. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ozark this event is held in December in Downtown Ozark. Call (334) 774-2523.

those good boys and girls. Free and open to the public. Call Special Events at (334) 255-1749. REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS Following is a list of organizations that meet regularly, such as city council, county commission, community service groups and boards: Ozark City Council Ozark Board of Zoning Adjustments Planning Commission Housing Authority Hospital Authority City School Board Utilities Board Industrial Development Board Medical Clinic Board Public Building Authority Department of Leisure Services Ozark Dale County Public Library Board Board of Adjustments & Appeals Ozark Dale County Technology Center for Development Industry Advisory Board Ozark Dale County Economic Development Tree Board Downtown Redevelopment Authority Airport Advisory Board Chamber Board of Directors Military Affairs Committee Beautification Committee Claybank Jamboree Committee Dale County Commission Dale County Farmers Federation Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 94 Ozark Rotary Club Kiwanis of Ozark Friends of the Library Concerned Citizens of Ozark WoodmenLife, Ozark Chapter 1498

Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Features music, hot chocolate, tree lighting and a very special visitor from the North Pole. After the tree lighting, enjoy complimentary photos with Santa at The Landing and treats for

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PARKS & RECREATION

Recreational enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy outdoor activities in and around Ozark. With a wide range of parks, freshwater streams, rivers and lakes, Ozark is the place for sportsmen, nature explorers and athletes. Tennis, golf, baseball, softball, soccer, archery, playgrounds, pavilions, walking trails, hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and much more are available to residents and visitors. With access to deep woods, open fields, streams, rivers and lakes, Ozark is a fantastic place for hunters, fishing enthusiasts and outdoorsmen. Deer, turkey, duck, dove and wild hog are found in abundance throughout the woods and fields. For the avid fisherman bass, bream, crappie and catfish can be found in the lakes, rivers, streams and ponds. If you prefer your activities a little slower paced, try a walk in the woods or a stroll in our historic downtown area. Ozark has an abundance to natural beauty just waiting to be explored. Fox Ridge Golf Course | 815 Country Club Dr. This 18-hole championship golf course is open to members and non-members. The club’s spacious facilities and sparkling pool also offer a great location for your next corporate, family or special event. The golf course was designed by Ron Garl and built in 1972. It features 6,756 yards of golf for a par 72. The Course Rating is 71.7 with a Slope Rating of 13.2. Reserve your tee time today by calling (334) 774-3333. Kidzone Pavilion and Splash Pad at Steagall Park Located on the north side of Peacock Parkway, Steagall Park has picnic pavilions; a playground and Splash Pad, four lighted athletic fields used

for baseball, softball and special events; eight lighted tennis courts and one lighted basketball court. Kidzone, a lighted state-of-the-art community built playground is located on the Faust Avenue side of Steagall Park. The large wooden pavilion is available for birthday parties, family reunions or special events. The pavilion is rented in three hour blocks, and all reservations must be made at Perry Recreation Center. Eagle Stadium and Buddy Williams Field Built in 1946, this regulation-sized baseball stadium with covered grandstand has been home to professional, recreation and high school baseball. It is located on the corner of Martin Street and Carroll Avenue. Oben Everett Park The park features two lighted basketball courts, a playground and a covered pavilion with picnic area. Everett Park is located on the corner of Andrews Avenue and College Street. The park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Fuqua Park Located on Faust Avenue., Fuqua Park is home to the city’s football field and Lisenby Field, a lighted Dixie Youth baseball field.

Police Memorial Park The park features four baseball/softball fields, a lighted basketball court, two lighted tennis courts, an athletic field, picnic areas, playgrounds and a covered pavilion. It is located behind East Gate School, off Andrews Avenue, and is the home of the Soccer Complex. The park is open to the public until 10 p.m. Ed Lisenby Lake Ed Lisenby Lake is a 92-acre, award-winning state fishing lake located in a beautiful 390-acre park. The lake also has a fully stocked bait shop offering boat rentals, fishing permits, fishing and hunting licenses, snacks, drinks, a large assortment of lures and other fishing supplies and live bait. Pedestrian and birding trail There is a 3.1-mile walking trail at Ed Lisenby Lake. One mile of the trail is primitive, while the remaining 2.1 miles are paved. Approximate walking time is one hour. The trail is available year-round for walking and jogging. Pets are welcome to walk the trail with you, but they must be on a leash. Sam Dale Park Sam Dale Park, part of the lake complex, has a pavilion, picnic areas and a memorial to pioneer Sam Dale. Ozark Community Archery Range The range is now open to the public six days a week from sunrise to sunset; the park is closed on Wednesdays. For complete details on using the archery range, visit www.ozarkalabama.us.

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OZARK-DALE COUNTY Economic Development Corporation

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Top Ten Reason To Do Business In Dale County 1.

Excellent Business Climate. The state of Alabama, including Dale County, has an array of available resources to customize and meet the needs of new and expanding industrial development, including upgraded incentive laws. The U.S. Small Business Administration designated part of Dale County HUBZone qualified, encouraging economic development through the establishment of preferences.

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Skilled and Available Workforce. Our well-educated and highly-skilled workforce is prepared to support Dale County businesses ranging from industrial to service occupations. Dale County is home to one of approximately 160 FAA Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools in the nation ensuring a ready and skilled workforce.

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Strong Infrastructure. Businesses in Dale County are able to take advantage of the region’s logistical assets including five four-lane highways, a direct Class I rail connection to facilities at the Port of Panama City, three regional airports, and one international airport within an hour and half drive. Dale County is also part of General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone Number 233.

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Exceptional Schools. Students are prepared for success due to state-of-the-art facilities and quality academic programs. Ozark’s Carroll High School was recently named the State Model for Simulated Workplace Environments.

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Recognized Medical Facilities. Dale Medical Center is the recipient of the 2016 Women's Choice Award for having one of America's best hospital emergency rooms.

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Available Real Estate. Premium sites are available for retail, commercial, and industrial development. A multi-use business incubator also serves Dale and surrounding counties by providing flexible and affordable office and manufacturing space.

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Stable Economy. The Ozark Micropolitan was named the #1 micropolitan in Alabama. From aviation to agriculture, Dale County’s economy is comprised of a variety of industries.

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Low Cost of Living. Dale County boasts a cost of living up to 15% lower than United States averages.

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Fantastic Outdoor Recreational Opportunities. With a mild and pleasant year-round climate, residents are able to take advantage of many recreational opportunities at the many parks, lakes, and golf courses available. A short hour and a half drive south lands you at the beautiful white beaches of the Gulf Coast.

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Plentiful Natural Resources. The county boasts the deepest water well in Alabama providing access to an abundant supply of fresh groundwater. The region was also identified as Among the Top 10 Cleanest Cities for Ozone Air Pollution by Luxury Magazine

To discover why the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and companies such as Bell Helicopter, Michelin North America and CSRA call Dale County Home please visit:

www.odedc.com Veronica Crock, Executive Director • Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation 3269 South U.S. Highway 231 • Ozark, Alabama 36360 • 334-443-2000 office

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Ozark is a quaint southern town in Southeast Alabama and home of Ft. Rucker: the world’s largest helicopter training facility and the home of the Army Aviation Museum.

Bob Bunting, Mayor www.ozarkalabama.us Phone: 334-774-3300 Fax: 334-774-2202 Email: mayor@ozarkalabama.us 275 N. Union Avenue P.O. Box 1987 Ozark, AL 36361 Council Members Frank Garrett Les Perault Winston Jackson Brenda Simechak Stanley Enfinger Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram at: EVERYTHING OZARK ALOZACW17 design.indd 17

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Ozark, Dale County and the surrounding areas provide a rich selection of concerts, plays, art shows, lectures and other cultural events. Our art scene is as wonderful and diverse as our natural environment. Ozark, Dale County and the surrounding areas are home to nationally recognized artists, musicians, painters, writers and much more. Enjoy movie theaters, museums, art galleries, dinner theater and more. Celebrate life year-round while attending a long list of area events and festivals. Take in Ozark’s art scene at the Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center. Through the efforts of the Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities, the Ann Rudd Art Center offers numerous art shows supporting local and regional artists. Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of our many restaurants before enjoying the current art show. Don’t forget to take a stroll through the downtown area and view our historic buildings. April brings springtime and the Ozark Crawdad and Music Festival. Grab a chair and listen to the sounds of wonderful music while enjoying crawdads, shrimp and funnel cakes. This annual festival also includes craft and food vendors and children’s activities. For more information, call (334) 774‑2618.

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The Ozark Civic Center has a seating capacity of over 4,000 and hosts a wide range of events throughout the year. The circus, trade shows, “geek” and game events, concerts and roller derby are just a few of events you and your family can enjoy at this venue. Flowers Center for the Performing Arts is a unique facility and the perfect setting for smaller events. Offering 501 seats with great views of the stage for events such as concerts, pageants, plays and seminars, this historic venue is home to many community theater and musical events. Ozark-Dale County Public Library offers a variety of programs and events for all age groups. Throughout the year they offer “mommy and me” activities, technology classes, movie events, lectures, historic displays and more. Dale County AgPlex Arena provides a covered arena with abundant bleacher seating for events such as horse shows, 4H events and is the home of the South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic. This annual event provides bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, calf roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and breakaway roping, entertainment, vendors and more. Mark your calendar and join us on the third Friday and Saturday of August. For tickets or to participate

in the South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic, call (334) 774‑9448. Fall brings the Claybank Jamboree Arts and Crafts Festival. This poplar event will soon be celebrating 50 years. Our historic downtown area is the backdrop for artists, craft vendors, food vendors, car show, and children’s activities, offering something for everyone. Live music performances by local and up-and-coming artists is the highlight of the event. Bring your lawn chair and spend the day with us. If you are interested in being a vendor for this event, please call the Chamber at (334) 774‑9321 or email us at info@ozarkalchamber.com. The holiday season ushers in our annual Christmas Parade as well as many holiday musical events. With our mild climate, you can enjoy outdoor activities and events year round. Fort Rucker, the home of Army Aviation is also home to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Featuring one-of-a-kind aircraft and unique rotary wing and fixed wing experimental aircraft, the museum is also home to one of the largest collections of helicopters in the world. Ozark is proud to be the home of Fort Rucker. For a full calendar of events, visit our website at www.ozarkalchamber.com.

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SHOPPING & DINING Whatever your shopping need, you will find it through the wonderful variety of shops, retail stores, markets and restaurants located in Ozark. Shoppers can spend the day on our historic downtown square and explore our history while shopping unique retail stores and the vendor markets that display the craftsmanship of talented local residents. Among the items you will find downtown are men’s clothing and accessories, ladies’ clothing and accessories, unique floral and gift items, locally crafted items, salons and spas. Services include banking, pharmacy, printing and office supplies. Hungry? Stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants or just take a short break and try some homemade ice cream or candies. Next, venture to one of the many shopping centers located on Andrews Avenue or Highway 231 Shoppers will discover familiar retail and restaurant names and unique stores that provide a wide selection of goods and services, from antiques to wedding dresses. Is DIY your hobby? Ozark offers several stores that can assist you with all of your projects, whether inside or outside of the home. These stores will offer the tools you need and everything from carpeting to windows to complete the project. Eating establishments offer everything from a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner to a quick bite on the run. Some of the cuisine you will find in Ozark includes home-style cooking, ethnic cuisine, steak, seafood, Italian and good old “southern barbecue.” If you prefer your own cooking, one of our grocery stores will have everything you need to whip up your favorite meal. Don’t forget to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables from our farmers market, which runs May through August. Interested in finding a specific item, store or restaurant? Contact the Chamber of Commerce for a recommendation!

Southern Reflections Hair Salon

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Ozark’s Oldest Restaurant Proudly Serving Ozark and the Wiregrass Since 1968

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RESIDENTIAL LIVING Living in Ozark offers an opportunity to enjoy a positive community spirit and an excellent location to raise a family or spend one’s retirement years. You will find schools, health care, shopping and worship centers in close proximity to almost all available housing options. In 2017, Ozark was rated in the top 200 American cities for first-time home buyers in a study conducted by LendEDU. Using data collected on 300,000 U.S. cities, Ozark was highly rated in measures, such as median household value, mortgage success rate, low property tax rate, and cost-of-living index. Housing prices in Ozark, as in any other city, vary according to location, size, features and age. The 2016 median price for a home in the Ozark and Dale County area was $85,600, well below the U.S. median price of $185,800. Furthermore, the 2016 home appreciation rates in Ozark have increased by 7.3 percent. Home ownership in Ozark offers the advantage of building financial equity with a valuable asset. Local real estate companies conducting business in Ozark are staffed with licensed professionals well familiar with housing options in the area. Agents are knowledgeable regarding a wide range of financing choices to fulfill your home purchase. They can assist first-time home buyers, as well as new construction, investment property or land upon which buyers can build their dream home. The charm of Ozark, combined with the availability and affordability of new and existing homes, make it a great place to live.

LIBRARY

OZARK-DALE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Sandra J. Holmes Director olibrary@troycable.net www.odcpl.com

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Located at 416 James Street, the Ozark-Dale County Public Library provides free access to quality materials and information to all residents of Dale County. The Library features over 68,000 items, including multimedia, periodicals, books for all ages and reference materials. The facility offers free high speed Internet service, genealogy assistance, a young adult section, Interlibrary Loan, books for all ages, large print, audio cassette, video, CD, DVD, paperbacks, newspapers, magazines, etc. Services offered include Genealogy and Reference services, Interlibrary Loan, children’s weekly story hour, Alabama Virtual Library, Learning Express Library, Community rooms, Ancestry.com, and much, much more. Call 774-5480 for more information.

Tuesday-Thursday 10:00-7:00 Friday and Saturday 10:00-5:00

The library provides free access to quality materials and information to all residents of Ozark-Dale the area. It features 62,000 items, including County Library multimedia, periodicals and reference materials. 416 James St. (334) 774-5480 The facility is equipped with high-speed internet www.odcpl.com service, genealogy assistance, a young adult section and a virtual library complete with various databases. The library also organizes a number of programs for its patrons, including children’s reading workshops, education classes and a range of educational entertainment. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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EDUCATION

OZARK CITY SCHOOLS Led by an administrative cadre including the superintendent and building principals with oversight from a five-member locally appointed board, the Ozark City School system is a great place in which to educate your children. Rigorous academics, relevant instructions and meaningful relationships are the hallmarks of this school system, which provides a learning environment that not only meets but exceeds the state standards. Students learn and grow in ways that help prepare them to enter the 21st century world equipped with powerful skills that ensure success. The 21st-century adult will need to work in an environment that promotes collaboration and problem solving in multicultural, multilingual and multinational groups. The 21st-century adult will need strong negotiating skills and will need to be able to access multiple types of information from multiple sources and use this information productively in a world where information will be the key to unlocking personal, organizational and national success. Ozark City Schools have received multiple recognitions and honors, including STEM accreditation and a CLAS Banner School designation.

Elevations School of Dance, LLC Classes offered in:

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Creative Movement • Tap Ballet • Jazz • Clogging Modern Dance • Cheernastics • Move with Mom

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LISENBY PRIMARY SCHOOL 860 Faust Ave. (334) 774‑4919 www.les.ozarkcityschools.net Lisenby Primary school, a preK-2 site, boasts a 53 years of quality instruction and exceptional program. The school is one of the few primary schools in the state of Alabama. It focuses on the needs of the whole child and it takes pride in offering student leadership roles in organizations such as The Lisenby Leaders and The Lisenby Singers. Its weekly W ellness Wednesday lessons, prepared and delivered by the school’s PE program each Wednesday, teaches students about the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. Highly qualified staff use research-based strategies to develop and enhance student learning, while focusing on developing character and life skills. MIXON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 349 Sherrill Ln. (334) 774‑4912 www.mes.ozarkcityschools.net Serving grades 3-5, Mixon Intermediate School offers a relevant, challenging and integrative curriculum with multiple strategies to ensure the needs specific to the pre-adolescent child are addressed through curriculum content and delivery, activities, and opportunities to interact with peers and adults. Mixon is a place where each child’s individuality is celebrated and each child is equipped with the skills to meet the growing demands of our ever-changing society. D.A. SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL 994 Andrews Ave. (334) 774‑4913 www.das.ozarkcityschools.net Smith Middle School is committed to helping students navigate the complex middle-school years. The middle school philosophy focuses on the specific characteristics of the adolescent learner. As students learn about themselves, they begin to develop interests and become aware of their talents. D.A. Smith teachers and staff who work with students in this age

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group are keenly aware of the needs of their students and offer learning opportunities that encourage them to participate in classroom activities, athletics, clubs and other organizations. DALE COUNTY SCHOOLS (334) 774‑2355 www.dalecountyboe.org The Dale County School system currently has seven schools located across rural Dale County. Dale County Schools have a rich tradition of academic and athletic excellence. The schools have a tremendous community support and pride themselves in providing a quality education to the young people of the communities. The faculty and staff of each school is very dedicated to providing a safe, disciplined, learning environment that focuses on academic and athletic excellence. Students grow and learn because of the support of parents, businesses, partnerships and community leaders that help mold them into productive members of society. Dale County Schools continue to meet established state and national standards. Dale County School system stakeholders raise the bar each year to push our students and teachers to increase their level of achievement. Teachers are dedicated in making sure every class meets its proficiency rate in math and reading as required by state and federal legislation. VIVIAN B. ADAMS SCHOOL 2047 Stuart Tarter Rd. (334) 774‑5132 www.vivianbadams.net Vivian B. Adams School has a premier reputation for serving the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities since 1971. The school’s namesake, Vivian B. Adams, was visionary in the school’s creation because of her desire to see services offered locally for her great-grandson. The city of Ozark and several residents made significant efforts in opening the doors for programs. The school continues to enjoy remarkable support as second and third generations of families serve on its board. The school currently serves 125 individuals from Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Houston, Henry and Pike Counties in Southeast Alabama. Its mission is to provide support and assist individuals with developmental disabilities to develop and to select and or maintain natural supports and to assist these persons in becoming as successful and independent as possible. Adams School offers early intervention and case management services for children birth to age 3 diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Individuals ages 3 to 21 are provided educational services contracted by local school systems. These programs are provided year-round. Four abilitybased programs are available to adults over age 21 with developmental disabilities. The adult programs comprise 75 percent of the Adams School population and focus on personal care, independent living skills and work preparation training. Individuals also receive speech, occupational, and physical therapies. Vivian B. Adams School employs a full-time staff of 48. HIGHER EDUCATION ALABAMA AVIATION CENTER 3405 US Highway 231 (334) 774‑5113 www.escc.edu/alabama-aviation-center The Alabama Aviation College, Unit of Enterprise State Community College, is Ozark’s premier college. Since the 1960s, AAC has been located on Highway 231 and has given students the knowledge, skills and ability it takes to work in the aviation industry. As the only aviation maintenance program in the state of Alabama, AAC also offers avionics technology classes and an Associate of Applied Science degree.

In 2018, AAC received a $2.5 million grant that will help to improve the campus by adding new buildings and giving future students what they need to be successful after graduating. The Alabama Aviation College is a gem in the Wiregrass community and is the place to learn the skills needed to land a good, well paying job in just two years. For more information about the college, financial aid or campus tours, contact recruiter Jenna Judah at (334) 347-2623, ext. 3630 or via email at jjudah@escc.edu. WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1141 Wallace Dr., Dothan (334) 983‑3521 www.wallace.edu George C. Wallace Community College is a leading community college, nationally recognized for excellence and innovation in education and student success. The college is the primary choice of residents preparing for the job market, seeking an associate or advanced degree, and/or pursuing career advancement or personal development. College partnerships with area schools, business and industry, and governmental agencies contribute to an educational system that enhances economic development and quality of life in the region. The college fulfills its mission through a clearly defined set of programs and services that include college-level credit programs, continuing education programs, economic development programs, student development programs and services and support programs and services. TROY UNIVERSITY 500 University Dr., Dothan (334) 983‑6556 www.troy.edu/dothan Troy University is a public institution composed of a network of campuses throughout Alabama and worldwide. International in scope, Troy University provides a variety of educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional, nontraditional and emerging electronic formats. Academic programs are supported by a variety of student services which promote the welfare of the individual student. Troy University’s dedicated faculty and staff promote discovery and exploration of knowledge and its application to life-long success through effective teaching, service, creative partnerships, scholarship and research. Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, Troy offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.

Knowing our clients personally is what we do. Derek J Dickens, AAMS® Financial Advisor .

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HEALTH CARE DALE MEDICAL CENTER, OZARK Dale Medical Center is an 89-bed acute care community hospital providing 24-hour emergency room service. Since its inception in 1952, DMC has grown to include an ambulatory surgery center, STATMED urgent care clinic, Therapy Plus-outpatient rehab, Community Hospice, Home Health Agency, New Vision medical stabilization unit, 10 rehabilitation beds, a 25-bed geriatric and adult behavioral health unit and multiple physician practices. Dale Medical Center has been awarded several quality-related national designations. Dale Medical Center is recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a Tier I hospital for delivering high-quality, cost effective health care. The Studer Group recognized DMC as hospital of the month in March of 2014 for outstanding results in clinical, operational and service excellence and the 2017 Excellence in Patient Care Award. And for the past two years, the emergency department has earned the Women’s Choice Award for Best Emergency Room Care placing Dale Medical Center in the top 10 percent of emergency rooms nationally for their quality outcomes and service. For the past 65 years, Dale Medical Center

has served the citizens of Dale County and the surrounding area. Each day the staff strives to provide the very best care for their patients. “Being awarded the various quality designations is a reflection of the commitment and efforts of our physicians and staff to move our hospital to a higher level of service and care,” said Vernon Johnson, CEO.

www.dalemedical.org Community People, Quality Healthcare, Right where you Need Us Welcome to Dale Medical Center! Our Mission is to identify and meet the health care needs of the community through commitment to quality, compassionate, cost efficient health care. Our mission includes health education, wellness programs, prevention and treatment.

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Ancillary Services Diagnostic Imaging Emergency Care Mental Health Hospice Inpatient Services Respiratory Specialty Clinic Surgery Center Wellness/Therapy Home Health ECT Therapy

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334-699-6396 Accepting New Patients

Office Locations: Dothan........1118 Ross Clark Circle Ste 704 Enterprise....806 Glover Ave Ozark..........320 White Ave Andalusia....508 E. Three Notch St. Opp.............2nd floor Inside Mizell Memorial Hospital Geneva........1200 W. Maple Ave (Inside Wiregrass Hospital)

The Leaders In Cardiovascular Care

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At Ozark Pediatric Clinic you’re part of our family. We offer a variety of services from newborn and infant care to sports physicals for your teen. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Alabama Medicaid and most Commercial Insurance. We are also TRICARE Providers and TRICARE Primary Care Managers. Call us today and let us take care of your child’s healthcare needs.

2126 West Roy Parker Road, Suite 204 Ozark, AL 36360 334.445.PEDS (7337) www.ozarkpediatricclinic.com

Better Living… Better Life Short-Term Rehabilitation Long-Term Care Alzheimer’s Unit Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy 138 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility

Licensed by the Alabama State Board of Health. Certified for Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Pay

Office: 334.774.2631 | Fax: 334.774.4252

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SENIOR LIVING Oakview Manor Health Care and Rehab Center 929 Mixon School Rd. Ozark, AL 36360 (334) 774‑2631 www.oakviewmanor.com Ozark Health and Rehabilitation 312 Bryan Dr. Ozark, AL 36360 (334) 774‑2561 http://ozarkhealthandrehab.com

Providence Assisted Living Community 171 Grimes Rd. Ozark, AL 36360 (334) 774‑0364 www.extendicarehealth.com/ facilities/providence/

WORSHIP Religious worship is an integral part of the lives of the residents of Ozark and Dale County since the early 1800s. Many historic churches are still active today, including Claybank Church, built in 1852 – making it the oldest original church building standing today in the southern region. With approximately 100 churches in Dale County, most of the leading denominations are represented here. Our churches, their ministries, programs and congregations play a vital role in the health and vibrancy of our city. They are more than religious

centers – they are places for social, recreational, educational and community help programs. Some of these same churches provide excellent daycare and preschool services. Many community activities are organized by local churches, bringing together residents from all walks of life. These churches also have multiple youth and children’s programs, which offer another form of recreation for young people. The following churches support the Chamber of Commerce and our programs through their membership:

Bridlewood Chapel 3871 N. US Hwy. 231 (334) 774‑4021

Ozark Presbyterian Church 187 S. East Ave. (334) 774‑5494

First United Methodist Church 167 E. Broad St. (334) 774‑2569

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 2454 Andrews Ave. (334) 774‑6758

Glory To Him Church 6193 Andrews Ave. (334) 774‑7677

Ridgecrest Baptist Church 1971 Deese Rd. (334) 774‑5610

Harvest Freewill Baptist Church 1694 Deese Rd. (334) 774‑3706

St. John Catholic Church 475 Camilla Ave. (334) 774‑6826

Lively Stones Ministries Worship Center 187 Parker Hills Dr. (334) 774‑1039

St Michael’s Episcopal Church 427 Camilla Ave. (334) 774‑2617

Ozark Baptist Church 282 S. Union Ave. (334) 774‑9381

Westview Heights United Methodist Church 512 Camilla Ave. (334) 774‑8547

Ozark First Assembly of God 170 Country Club Dr. (334) 774‑4941 Please remember there are over 100 churches in Dale County, and each church will welcome you into their congregation.

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GOVERNMENT The City of Ozark is governed by a mayor and five city council members. Dale County is governed by a Commission Chairman and four commission members. Ozark is the county seat with the courthouse located in our historic downtown area. City and county leaders and our citizens share a great sense of community spirit and civic responsibility that make the area a great place to live a safe, enjoyable and comfortable life. OZARK POLICE DEPARTMENT The Ozark Police Department is staffed with a total of 60 men and women who dedicate themselves to the citizens of Ozark. The staff includes 36 sworn law enforcement officers, 12 reserve officers and 11 civilians. The Ozark Police Department recently purchased a new records management system that assists law enforcement in such areas as crime reporting, case management, criminal and civil papers, sex offender registration, arrest reports, incident/offense reports, evidence tracking and data sharing. The City of Ozark and the Ozark Police Department recently purchased more than 14 new police vehicles to replace a high mileage fleet of police vehicles. They have also enhanced the Community Police Program by including the following initiatives: women’s safety tips, positive ticket initiative, home safety for seniors and Ozark Youth Academy. The Ozark Police Department is led by Chief Marlos Walker. Since becoming police chief, he has seen a reduction in violent crimes throughout the city. Chief Walker believes citizens and law enforcement must work together in order to have a safer community. OZARK FIRE DEPARTMENT The Ozark Fire Department responds to an average of 1,800 calls per year, ranging from the smell of smoke to fully involved structure fires, medical and motor vehicle collisions. The department delivers fire prevention, life safety, fire suppression and rescue services to residents and the community with an emphasis on response, training and education. Fire department services also include vehicle extrication, hazardous materials mitigation, confined space rescue,

advanced life support emergency medical services, disaster response and fire life safety code enforcement. Ozark currently staffs 49 professional firefighters and paramedics at four companies and three stations located throughout the city 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide constant services to residents, businesses and visitors. Three of these four companies are paramedic engine companies and provide a rapid response for both fire and medical calls throughout the city. The fourth company is a ladder company strategically located to provide rapid response to fire calls and motor vehicle collisions. ISO is the criteria for evaluating the fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities for the individual communities. The City of Ozark is currently a rating of 3, allowing a lower insurance rating for our citizens. The fire department is an extension of the Alabama Fire College and trains many outside departments, including DOD and technical rescue for all state fire departments. The fire department also offers education for residents such as CPR classes, fire prevention tips, station tours and safety inspections. In addition, the fire department is active in the community by providing medical support for special events and sporting events, and by participating in Relay for Life and Operation Santa Claus. The department also supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Salvation Army and the United Way.

Serving Strong Communities Commission Chairman Mark Blankenship 334-774-6025

District 1 Chris Carroll

District 3 Charles W. Gary

District 2 Steve McKinnon

District 4 Frankie Wilson www.ozarkalchamber.com

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CITY OF DALEVILLE ALABAMA

Gateway to Fort Rucker The quality of everyday life in Daleville is exceptional thanks to our excellent school system, year-round recreational activities, quality healthcare providers, and an abundant variety of nearby dining, shopping, and cultural opportunities. Plus, the sunny beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are always just a short drive away.

MAYOR Jayme Stayton

COUNCIL MEMBERS Bobby Hardrick Katheryne Horace Scott Moore Alan Souders Marvin Wise

Daleville, the “City of Possibilities” and Southeast Alabama’s gateway to Fort Rucker, the home of U.S. Army Aviation. Daleville offers a charming blend of Southern hospitality, modern convenience, and international culture to everyone.

Attractions • ChoctawPoochie Dog Park • Culpepper Park Sports Complex • Daleville Convention and Cultural Center • 30+ restaurants with foods from around the world

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Offers a wise variety of sports garden plots, playgrounds, skate park just to name a few. (334) 598-3111

Daleville Public Library

Not just books anymore! They have computers, Alabama Virtual Library and programs for ALL ages. (334) 503-9119

Daleville Senior Center

Serving those young at heart 60+. Activities include outings, games, parties, meals and all at no cost! (334) 598-9197

Discover your possibilities!

740 S. Daleville Ave. P.O. Box 188 Daleville, AL 36322 Phone: 334.598.2345 Fax: 334.598.5746

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DALEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Daleville Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Daleville Area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests in the area.

Annual Events • Daleville Christian Fellowship Annual Peace March • Vegas Night

750 S. Daleville Ave. PO Box 688 Daleville, AL 36322 Phone: 334-598-6331 334-300-0208 chamber@dalevilleal.com dalevillechamber.com

• Miss Daleville Pageant • Veteran’s Day Commemoration • Farmer’s Market • City Wide Homecoming Celebration • Spartan Fest • Christmas Parade For any information on these events and much, much more call (334) 598-6331 or email chamber@dalevilleal.com. ALOZACW17 design.indd 29

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MILITARY Ozark is proud to be known as the “Home of Fort Rucker” and is proud to be community partners with the 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment. Residents of Ozark see each incoming military family as an exciting opportunity to meet new people, show off the area’s famous southern hospitality, learn about new friends and hear stories about their families and travels. Many times we are blessed with the return of these families to our community when they are ready to put down roots, allowing us to reconnect with old friends. Fort Rucker is the primary flight training base for U.S. Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Officially opened on May 1, 1942, as Camp Rucker, it served as a training base for thousands of officers and enlisted personnel during World War II. Shortly after opening, the base was expanded to include an airfield that was designated Ozark Army Airfield. Troops trained at Camp Rucker fought in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II. Camp Rucker was inactive from March 1946 until August 1950, but was reopened during the Korean War. After another short deactivation, it was again reopened and expanded as a helicopter training base. The name was officially changed to Fort Rucker in October 1955. Four years later, Ozark Army Airfield was renamed Cairns Army Airfield. Today, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the predominant military facility at Fort Rucker, training and educating over 23,000 Army Aviation soldiers and leaders annually. Fort Rucker’s infrastructure includes four air bases, 14 staging fields and 72 remote training sites covering over 29,000 square miles in southern Alabama and northern Florida. Fort Rucker covers about 64,500 acres of countryside in an area known as the “Wiregrass.” Fort Rucker MRW provides many recreational activities and services that are available to surrounding communities. Participating in and enjoying these amenities are a great way to meet and get to know our military neighbors.

ADVERTISER INDEX Antiques Treasures and More Antique Mall . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Baymont Inn & Suites Ozark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 City of Daleville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The City of Ozark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Commercial Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Dale County Board of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Dale County Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dale Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 32 Daleville Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Edward Jones — Derek J. Dickens, AAMS® . . . . . . . . . 23 El Palacio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Elevations School of Dance, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Executive Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 First United Methodist Church Ozark . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Lively Stones Ministries Worship Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Microtel Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Oakview Manor Health Care & Rehab Center . . . . . . . . 25

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As the Baymont Inn & Suites Ozark (formerly Jameson Inn) we are now able to offer you our same great service and value along with our new Wyndham Reward loyalty program where you can earn points for every stay!

Complimentary Features • • • • • •

Fitness Center Sparkling Swimming Pool Pet Friendly Rooms Available Computer Workstation in Lobby In-Room Iron and Ironing Board Free In-Room Gourmet Coffee Service

• 37” Flat Panel TV’s • In-Room Microwave • In-Room Refrigerator • Breakfast Featuring Belgian Waffles • Wireless High Speed Internet Access • Pillow-Top Mattresses with Extra Pillows

Call us today at (334) 774-0233 1360 SUS Hwy 231, Ozark, AL 36360 Easy Access off Highway 231, Across from El Palacio Plaza

Earn Wyndham Rewards® Points for Your Stay A qualified stay is defined as a stay at a qualifying rate at one of the participating Wyndham Hotel Group Properties. ©2013 Baymont Franchise Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. AII Baymont hotels are independently owned and operated. ©2003-2013 Wyndham Rewards, Inc.

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Community People, Quality Healthcare Right Where You Need Us Welcome to Dale Medical Center!

Our Mission is to identify and meet the health care needs of the community through commitment to quality, compassionate, safe, cost efficient health care. Our mission includes health education wellness programs, prevention and treatment. SERVICES WE PROVIDE: • Bone Density Scan • Cat Scan • Mammography • Nuclear Medicine • Ultrasound • MRI

• Home Health • Mental Health • Hospice • Wellness/Therapy • Emergency Care • Medical Stabilization

• Inpatient Services • Outpatient Services • Walk-In Clinic • ECT Therapy

COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF DALE MEDICAL CENTER Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the most compassionate, comprehensive hospice care possible to our patients. A wealth of assistance is available to families as they comfort and care for their loved ones on this sacred journey. Community Hospice of dale Medical Center believes that compassionate end-of-life care, appropriate education and practical support will enable the patient and family to better prepare for death.

HOME HEALTH We offer programs specifically designed to address the many and diverse needs of patients in the home setting. Home Healthcare is: • An extension of the doctor’s care and hospital services • Provided to the patient in the home • An array of therapeutic and support services • Care that gives a recovering patient Independence in the home

126 Hospital Ave.

Home Health Services Include: • Development of an individualized, physician-directed healthcare plan administered by a Registered Nurse • RN on-call services 24 hours a day, seven days a week • Care and hygiene services provided by Home Health Aides • Rehabilitative services as prescribed by your physician

Ozark, AL 36360 334.774.2601 www.dalemedical.org

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