Page 1


TABLE OF

C NTENTS 2 4 5 6 7 11 12 16 18 19 20 22 25 27 27 28 29

The Ozark Official Welcome Guide Community Welcome History Transportation & Location Tourism & Attractions Parks & Recreation Shopping & Dining Homes Arts & Entertainment Business & Industry Newcomer Information Education Healthcare Government Military Worship Index of Advertisers

www.ozarkalchamber.com

This is a Village Profile® Publication created and produced for the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce 294 Painter Avenue • Ozark, AL 36360 Phone: 334-774-9321 • Fax: 334-774-8736 Website: www.ozarkalchamber.com Email: info@ozarkalchamber.com Copyright© 2012 VillageProfile.com, inc.® 33 N. Geneva St., Elgin, IL 60120 • 800-600-0134 www.villageprofile.com® Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and VillageProfile.com® assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and VillageProfile.com® is prohibited.

CEO/President Daniel M. Nugara Executive Vice President Joseph C. Nugara, Sr. Director of Business Operations Michael D. Nugara Vice President Gordy Swinehart Acquisition Manager Sandy Semerad Project Coordinator Jodie Stackowiak Director of Production Joseph C. Nugara, Jr. Production Manager Nick Olah Graphic Designer Michelle Schaffer Graphic Production Stacey R. Cordero Directories Coordinator Michael Sumrak Ad Coordinator Director Stefanie Mikutis Ad Design Manager Kerri Reaves

Follow us on

This publication is printed with eco-friendly criteria including use of 30% post consumer recycled content paper and soy based inks.

1


THE

ZARK OFFICIAL WELCOME GUIDE

T

he Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Ozark and Dale County. Ozark and Dale County is a place with exciting things to do and see. We honor our past, but we are a forwardthinking community of citizens who encourage visitors to come see what we have to offer. The Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce serves as a resource and advocate for business. Our organization strives to shape the future for its members and the area’s residents by building a community that will meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We invite you to join us either as a resident or by locating your business here. The Chamber organization, along with government entities, community organizations, business leaders and local citizens, is positioned to meet any community or economic development opportunity. Tanya T. Roberts Executive Director Rosmarie Williamson Administrative Assistant

When your Doctor says you need Therapy

“Come Back Home” to

Ozark Health and Rehabilitation, LLC Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy For information, please call 334.774.2561

2

www.ozarkalchamber.com


The Utilities Board of The City of Ozark Donald K. Hallford - General Manager P.O. Box 1125 • Ozark, AL 36361 (334) 774-5708 • (334) 774-2336 Fax: (334) 774-4226 Email: dkhallford@ozarkalabama.us

www.ozarkalchamber.com

3


COMMUNITY

WELC ME T

he Ozark Area of Dale County, located in the corner of southeast Alabama, enjoys the best of both a small-town atmosphere and a close proximity to larger cities and other attractions. More people are discovering Ozark. It is a great place to raise a family and a perfect place to retire. Ozark is a community that comes together for the common good with a solid foundation of conservative values and a strong work ethic. We have a vision of positive economic growth that blends with the already exciting industrial growth we’re experiencing, and the residential growth that complements both areas. We pride ourselves on “community unity.” As you experience our fair city, one thing you will notice is the friendly, caring people who will welcome you. They are hardworking people who will go the extra mile to get the job done right. They are people who treasure history, but also welcome the challenges that the coming years will bring. Ozark is a community that realizes that its future lies in the hands of today’s youth. Our focus on education is across the board, from kindergarten through college. Excellence in education is a priority in our community. We invite you, residents and visitors alike, to experience our community firsthand. Shop in our stores and see the variety and quality our merchants offer. Participate in the many enjoyable

events the community provides to attract visitors to our town and instill pride in our residents. See the many sights in town and in the surrounding area. Take advantage of the many recreational facilities and enjoy our own 92-acre Ed Lisenby Lake, right in the city limits of Ozark. Explore the Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center in downtown Ozark. Many treasures await you in our corner of the world. For more information on adventures, contact the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce, 294 Painter Avenue, (334) 774-9321.

Ozark Veterinary Clinic Full Service Veterinary Hospital

The Southern Star

New Location

Serving Ozark and Dale County From the County Seat Since 1867

1808 S Union Ave • Ozark

334-774-2715 • Fax: 334-774-9619

(Alabama 123 N/US 231 Business)

373 Ed Lisenby Dr. • Ozark, AL 36360

Surgery and Medicine

Serving the Area Since 1950 OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 8-noon, 1:00-5:30pm • Sat. 8-noon

Bob Snell, D.V.M. • Tim Tucker, D.V.M. Jelena Leger, D.V.M. • Charles Price, D.V.M. Bill Rippey, D.V.M. • Debbie Walker, D.V.M.

774-5940 4

THRIFT STORE • RECYCLE CENTER • ANTIQUES We accept your donations of clothes, accessories, cardboard, plastics & other recyclables. Call for large appliance or furniture pick-ups. Email: theclosetbeyond@centurylink.net

178 West Roy Parker Road • Ozark, AL 36360

www.ozarkalchamber.com


HIST RY O

zark is considered part of the “Wiregrass Region”—along with southeast Alabama, western Florida and southwest Georgia—which is so named for the wiry-stem grass found there.

It is fabled that Ozark received its name from a traveler who saw a resemblance to the hilly area of the Foothill Mountains of Arkansas. In 1820, Allen Cooley and his son William came to settle in Ozark from South Carolina. The community’s first courthouse was built in Daleville in 1830 and, as the area grew, a road was built linking Daleville and Louisville via the Cooley trail. In 1822, John Merrick Sr., a Revolutionary War veteran for whom the town of Merrick is named, built a cabin where the present First United Methodist Church is located. In 1826, Rev. Dempsey Dowling came to the area south of Ozark and began the construction of the first Claybank Church. The name of the town changed over the years, originally from Merricks to Woodshop. The Woodshop post office opened in 1843. The community slowly grew, adding a municipal water plant in 1840 and a school in 1841. After a petition for change, the name was officially changed to Ozark in 1855. After the county courthouse in Newton burned in 1869, Ozark was voted the new seat and the town was incorporated in 1870.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Ozark was mainly an agricultural trading center. However, in 1941, with the building of Camp Rucker, an influx of industry and workers arrived. Today, Ozark’s boundaries and economy have expanded, increasing the population and encouraging new technology and agricultural businesses, as well as small businesses and industries that promote the growth of the Ozark area.

HISTORIC CONFEDERATE MONUMENT Many southern towns have a Confederate monument honoring the soldiers of that town and county who served in the Confederate army. A monument dedicated “In memory of the Dale County soldiers who fought in the War Between the States of 1861-1865” stands on the southeast corner of the Dale County courthouse in Ozark. Dedicated in memory of the Confederate dead, it was erected by the Stonewall Jackson chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy No. 667 A.D. 1910. On one side of the shaft supporting the column with the statue of a Confederate soldier on top, gazing north, the following inscription reads: “These were men who by their Single manhood in their lives, By their strict adherence To the principles of right, By their sublime courage And unspeakable sacrifices, Even to the heroism of death; Have preserved for us Through the gloom of defeat, A priceless heritage of honor.”

THE SOUTHERN STAR The Southern Star, now in its 145th 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 55th year as editor, is Alabama’s longest-serving editor with the same newspaper. The Southern Star is an award-winning newspaper that goes to subscribers in Ozark and Dale County in addition to surrounding counties, over 90 cities and towns in Alabama and subscribers in over 35 different states.

www.ozarkalchamber.com

5


TRANSPORTATION &

L CATION

O

zark is nestled in the southeast corner of the state and is convenient to major metropolitan areas. Ozark and Dale County are accessible by highway, air and rail. U.S. Highway 231 runs through and joins other major interstate systems, including Alabama Highways 249, 123, 105 and 84.

Blackwell Airport has undergone major improvements, with the extension of the runway to 5,000 feet, a new fire suppression system and beacon light. A regional airport is located 15 minutes south in Dale County. Of the U.S. population, 50 percent is within a 24hour shipping distance. With infinite opportunity, imports and exports continue to rise to record numbers as international companies take advantage of the global market. An hour-and-a-half drive south takes you to the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Seventy-five miles due north takes you to Montgomery, Alabama’s capitol city.

OZARK TRANSIT Miles to Atlanta, Georgia ........................................................215 Miles to Birmingham ..............................................................170 Miles to Mobile.......................................................................186 Miles to Montgomery ...............................................................81 Miles to Huntsville..................................................................263 Miles to Interstate 10 ....................................................50 (south) Miles to Interstates 65 & 85 .........................................75 (north) 4-lane highways ...........................................U.S. 84 & U.S. 2312 Partial 4-lane highways.............................AL 123, AL 249, AL 27 Rail systems ...............................................................................2 Motor freight lines ....................................................................30 Inland waterway system................................Chattahoochee River Municipal Airport..................................................Blackwell Field Regional Airport .............................................Dothan, full service Air Carriers.......................................Delta Connection to Atlanta 6

www.ozarkalchamber.com


TOURISM &

ATTRACTI NS

A

s a thriving county, the Ozark area meets the needs of both its residents and visitors. A plenitude of dining options is available, ranging from fast-food restaurants, diners and elegant dining to ethnic cuisine. While many residents profit from a successful restaurant business, their patrons share in the sweet taste of success. Accommodations are available for short- or long-term stays. Many attractions could keep one busy for days. Historical homes and churches are abundant. Guided walking tours are offered in the spring with other events and festivals throughout the year. Both Ozark and Dale County enjoy a pleasant climate year-round that lends itself to numerous outdoor activities. The outdoorsman will love fishing in Ozark throughout the entire year at Ed Lisenby Lake, among many others. There is also an abundance of wildlife for hunting. Christmas is a wonderful season in Ozark. The annual “Holiday Open House” ushers in the season the second Thursday in November. The town is traditionally decorated with businesses offering “Open House” promotions. Participating area businesses offer discounts, refreshments, caroling by local choirs, carriage rides and pictures with Santa Claus. The annual Christmas Parade ushers in the season on the first Saturday morning in December.

Claybank Church, which is the oldest original log church in Ozark-Dale County, transports visitors to the past and illustrates Dale County’s rich heritage. The Claybank Jamboree Arts and Crafts festival gives shoppers a chance to browse for bargains.

ATTRACTIONS AND POINTS OF INTEREST Army Aviation Museum—The U.S. Army Aviation Museum, located on Fort Rucker in southeast Alabama, maintains one of the largest collections of Army helicopters, airplanes and unmanned aircraft in the country. Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free admission. (334) 598-2508. Guided tours are available with advance coordination. (www.armyavnmuseum.org) Carillon and Bell Tower—The Carillon and Bell Tower is located on Painter Avenue near the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce. The 37 Bell Carillon and 50-foot tower was built in 1975 to honor all military and civilian personnel who served at Fort Rucker since 1942. Memorial plaques pay tribute to the late Henry B. Steagall and the late George W. Andrews, both U.S. Congressmen from the Third Congressional District of Alabama. Steagal served from 1915-1942 and Andrews served from 1944-1971. Choctawhatchee River—The west fork of this river begins in Barbour County and runs the length of Dale County from the

www.ozarkalchamber.com

7


Ed Lisenby Lake—The site covers 365 total acres with 92 surface acres of water. A 3.1-mile walking trail encircles the lake, providing a beautiful natural setting for walkers and joggers. The lake is open from sunrise to sunset for fishing and is filled with bass, bluegill, shell cracker, catfish and crappie. Boats and equipment are available for rent. The rental office offers concessions, restrooms and a deck. Pavilion areas may be reserved for events. (334) 774-0588.

north. This scenic river attracts many canoe enthusiasts. Free admission. Claybank Church and Cemetery—The Claybank Church is a famous landmark in Ozark-Dale County. It was built in 1852. It is made of logs with fat lightwood stumps serving as a foundation. A crude pulpit stands in one end and benches made in 1852 remain in place today. It is one of the few remaining log churches in Alabama. The earliest gravestone found in the cemetery is dated August 1839. The church is on the National Register of Historic Places. Free admission. (334) 774-9321. Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival—Held in downtown Ozark the first Saturday in October, activities include arts and crafts, food vendors, children’s activities, musical entertainment, a quilt show and a fine arts show and sales. A historical program with a circuit rider preacher offering a sermonette and local choirs singing hymns from the past is held on the following Sunday afternoon at Claybank Church and Cemetery. (334) 774-9321. Confederate Monument—The soldier atop the monument, with his gaze turned north, is a tribute to soldiers of Dale County who served in the Confederate army. It is located on the southeast corner of the Dale County Courthouse in downtown Ozark. It was erected in 1903 by the Stonewall Jackson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in memory of confederate soldiers who fought in the War Between the States, 1861-1865.

Pea River—Originates in Barbour County and runs through the north quadrant of Dale County near Ariton and Rocky Head. Many residents enjoy fishing and canoeing on its winding path through the county. You can see traces of covered bridges and old mill sites as you travel this river. Free admission. Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church aka Carroll Church— First called Zion Hill, Carroll Church was organized on August 28, 1841, on land given by the Carroll family two miles east of its current location. It currently resides on land given by James and Nancy Bottoms in 1878. Special events are still held there today. The most popular event is the Sacred Harp Singing events. Providence Baptist Church—Founded in 1849, this was one of several churches in the area where both black and white members worshipped. After the Civil War, the black members withdrew to form their own churches. It is located on Highway 84 in Clayhatchee. Salem Baptist Church—Established on August 3, 1868, Salem Baptist Church was the first church built of logs. This church was first known as Antioch and later changed to Salem. It is located off County Road 23 near Skipperville.

Crawdad Festival—Held the second Saturday in April in downtown Ozark, the Crawdad Festival features Cajun food and a taste of the Caribbean, as well as arts and crafts, music and children’s activities. Admission is free. (334) 774-2618.

Sam Dale Park and Monument—Located atop a hill overlooking Ed Lisenby Lake, the Sam Dale Park and Monument is dedicated to the county’s namesake, General Sam Dale (1772-1841). The monument depicts the famous “canoe fight” and scenes from the early frontier. Included in the park is a picnic and pavilion area. Open to the public.

Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center—Located on East Court Square in downtown Ozark, the center is housed in the historic Dowling building built in the 1870s. The museum contains a rotating display of art exhibits and a permanent exhibit of vintage clothing that was left from the days when the museum was a department store. Art lessons are available. The facility may be rented for events. (334) 445-6526.

The Block House—A historic marker is located on U.S. Highway 231 south of Ozark. The first public structure in what later became Dale County was erected one mile east of this marker at the confluence of the east and west Choctawhatchee Rivers. Called the Block House, it was built of logs by a contingent of Jackson’s army in 1814.

Eagle Stadium—Built in 1946, the stadium was home to the Ozark Eagles, a class D minor league team in the Alabama-Florida League. This baseball stadium is the only one in the region still in use that was built during that grand era. The stadium is now home to the Carroll High School Eagles. It is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. (334) 774-2618. 8

Foxridge Golf Course—Family owned and operated, the Foxridge Golf Course is located on Country Club Drive in Ozark. The 18hole Ron Garl-designed championship golf course sports four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. There is also a fully stocked pro shop, swimming pool, café, lounge, stateroom, dining room and ballroom. Facilities are available to rent and can accommodate all types of social events. Open to the public. (334) 774-2615.

The Dale Veterans Memorial—Located on the lawn of the Dale County Courthouse, the Dale Veterans Memorial was erected on November 11, 1990 in dedication to the memory of those Dale County veterans who died in the defense of our country in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

www.ozarkalchamber.com


Quality Inn & Suites - Ozark Free HBO • Pet Friendly Executive King Suites Free High-Speed Internet Fitness Center on Property 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

(334) 774-7300

858 S. US HWY. 231 • OZARK, AL 36360 www.choicehotels.com


Union Presbyterian Church—Founded in 1843 by immigrants from North Carolina with Scottish ancestry, the church is located in the Arguta Community on Dale County Road 13. Veterans Memorial Bridge—This reinforced concrete river bridge, thought to be the first in Alabama, was erected over the Pea River in 1920-21. It was dedicated on August 3, 1921, as a memorial to the 57 men from Dale County who lost their lives in World War I. The bridge is located nine miles north of Ozark on U.S. Highway 231 in Dale County over the Pea River. Today, the bridge is not accessible to motor vehicles, but still stands to remind Alabama citizens of the cost of war.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Armed Forces Day—This military-wide celebration is held in May each year at Fort Rucker. Open to the general public, attendees are able to view static displays of aircraft and military equipment. Admission is free. Bi-Plane Fly-In—The Pitts aircraft show is held in October at Blackwell Airfield in Ozark. Admission is charged. (334) 774-1187. Business Expo—Held at the Ozark Civic Center, the event features a large display of area businesses’ products and services. This is not an annual event. (334) 774-9321. Civil War Reenactment—Held the third weekend in October in Newton, the battle is staged at John Hutto Park. (334) 299-3672. Chamber Golf Tournament—Held at the Foxridge Golf Course, this is a three-person scramble with lots of prizes. This is not an annual event. (334) 774-9321. Christmas Parade—Held in December in downtown Ozark, the parade features floats, marching bands, Santa Claus and more. (334) 774-2523. Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival—The Jamboree is held in downtown Ozark the first Saturday in October. Admission is free. (334) 774-9321. Crawdad Festival—The festival is held the second Saturday in April in downtown Ozark Admission is free. (334) 774-2618.

10

Dewey P. Williams Sacred Harp Sing—The event is held the first Sunday in March at the Church of God by Faith in Ozark. The church is located at 112 King Avenue. (334) 774-9493. Farm/City Week—Held in November, the event honors outstanding Dale County farmers. Farm/City Week features farm/city tours, a student poster contest and an annual banquet. (334) 774-9321. Fourth of July Celebration—Held each year at Fort Rucker, the celebration features a patriotic band concert by the 98th Army Silver Wings Band prior to a brilliant display of fireworks. Admission is free. Holiday Open House—Held annually the second Thursday in November, participating local merchants offer holiday discounts, refreshments and door prizes at the Holiday Open House. Lighted luminaries, carriage rides and Christmas carolers create a festive atmosphere while holiday shoppers take advantage of the many holiday discounts. Children also have the opportunity to visit and have pictures taken with Santa Claus. 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. Contact Tommie Spurlock at (334) 774-5092. South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic—Held in Ozark in August, the South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic is composed of seven events sanctioned by APRA. Good family entertainment. Admission is charged. (334) 774-9190.

www.ozarkalchamber.com


PARKS &

RECREATI N

T

he Ozark Leisure Services Department is the base for a year-round recreation and leisure program for the city of Ozark and the surrounding community. The department offers youth sports programming in baseball, softball, basketball and soccer. Ozark has over 70 youth teams in an average year. The department also offers youth camps for baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, baton and team dance, as well as adult softball and flag football leagues. The city has 12 baseball/softball fields, two soccer fields, one youth football field, four outdoor basketball courts, 10 tennis courts and a gymnasium.

OZARK PARKS Fuqua Park—Located on Faust, the park features lighted football, soccer and baseball fields. Mamie Thompkins Field—This facility is used as a daylight practice field. North Park—Offers a Dixie Youth baseball field for 9- and 10year-olds. Oben J.F. Everett Park—Located on the corner of Andrews and College, the park features two outdoor basketball courts, a picnic pavilion and a playground. Police Memorial Park—Located behind East Gate School, the park features a soccer complex, a four-field softball complex and a gym. Steagall Park—Located at the corner of Faust and Peacock, the park features four lighted athletic fields.

The department also operates many facilities throughout the city. The Ozark Civic Center, a more than 4,000-seat arena, and the Flowers Center for the Performing Arts, a 500-seat auditorium, are popular venues for concerts, circuses, conventions and more. Two community centers, Autrey and Perry, are available for rental for parties and gatherings. The department also maintains the Ozark/Dale County Senior Center and Ed Lisenby Lake.

www.ozarkalchamber.com

11


SH PPING & DINING

T

he Ozark Area is a great place for retail businesses and likewise a desirable destination for shoppers. Stores range widely in size, price range and selection. Offering a blend of old and new, visitors to Ozark can find a wonderful variety of shops and retail stores to cater to almost any need. Shoppers can spend the day exploring the historic downtown district and find an assortment of eclectic shops that carry everything from gifts and collectables to locally crafted unique items. There are also shopping opportunities from the Ozark/Fort Rucker gate and Highway 231.

A variety of foods and restaurants can be found in the area. Also, the Farmers Market is open in the spring and fall, providing fresh fruits and vegetables. The restaurants in our area serve homestyle food; ethnic cuisine; steak and 12

www.ozarkalchamber.com

seafood; fast food; and a favorite, good old “southern barbeque.� Ozark offers everything from a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner to a quick bite on the run.


Barefield’s Downtown Ozark 1537 S. Hwy. 231 • Ozark, AL 36360 (334) 774-0272 • Fax: (334) 774-2815

www.walmart.com

Men’s • Women’s • Clothes and Accessories

Personal Service

Phone 334-774-0422

Come Try Our Famous Steak Fingers and The Best Hot Salsa In The Wiregrass

www.ozarkalchamber.com

13


H MES R

elocating to Ozark is a chance to enjoy a quality lifestyle. You will find schools, healthcare, shopping and worship centers in close proximity to almost every housing option available. A wide spectrum of housing is available in Ozark, including apartments, senior communities, suburban developments and beautiful turn-of-the-century homes that have been restored to their original conditions, speckled along streets lined with majestic oaks draped with Spanish moss. Housing prices vary according to location, size and features. The 2010 average median sales price for a home in the Ozark area was

$137,323, well below the U.S. median price of $171,617. Ozark also offers an impressive rental market with single-family homes and apartment complexes in a variety of sizes, prices and floor plans. Once you find the perfect home, take advantage of utility costs far below the national average and very low property taxes. The charm and vitality of Ozark, combined with the availability and affordability of new and existing homes, make it a great place to call home.

Don’t forget...



Your annual insurance check up. Family changes, finished basements, new cars... call us to make sure you have the right coverage for your family.

Circle Insurance Agency 863 Andrews Avenue Ozark, Alabama 36360 Sammy Judah & Donna Shuman circleins@troycable.net P (334) 774-7177 • F (334) 774-0907

16

www.ozarkalchamber.com


www.ozarkalchamber.com

17


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

D

ale County is known for its generous support of the arts, and burgeoning artists and enthusiasts’ alike benefit from the rich artistic culture. The Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Center, through the efforts of the Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities, offers an opportunity for local and regional artists to showcase their works to a receptive audience.

The Ozark Civic Center, with a seating capacity of over 4,000, provides the largest center of this size from Mobile to Tallahassee. It hosts a wide range of entertainment from concerts, trade shows and sporting events to the circus. The Flowers Center for the Performing Arts is located next door to the Civic Center on College Street in Ozark. An elementary school for many years, the center was named in honor of Emma P. Flowers, principal. The auditorium seats 500 and is the scene of local high school plays, concerts, pageants and meetings.

Poets in thePark

The Ozark Area, despite its growth and success, still maintains a small-town atmosphere, which is evident in its many festivals and events that bring the community together. The Claybank Jamboree Arts and Crafts Festival, which starts the first Saturday in October, has something the whole family can enjoy. Other popular events include a Civil War Reenactment, the Crawdad Festival, the Fourth of July Celebration, the South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic and much more.

18

www.ozarkalchamber.com


BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

O

zark is a diverse business community and many restaurants, clothing and gift shops and public services are concentrated in the downtown area, with other retail centers located at Martindale Plaza and Mid-Town.

Ozark’s economy is comprised of a variety of industries, many of which are associated with military maintenance and manufacturing, as well as a large agricultural base. These industries enjoy the many advantages afforded by the Ozark Area, including a location favorable to transportation and shipping, as well as many tax and trade incentives and benefits. Fort Rucker makes up a significant portion of employment opportunities and retirement income. Fort Rucker provides more than 12,000 military and civilian jobs, and the military post made a substantial impact of over $136 million in the Ozark area through retiree income in 2002. A wide range of development opportunities exists for new and expanding business. Sites are available for retail, commercial, industrial and business park uses. Ozark and Dale County are a perfect setting for business success stories. With excellent location advantage, superior sites and infrastructure improvements in place, Ozark has all the essentials for growth and success.

Dale County’s Largest Employers Army Fleet Support .....................................Aviation Maintenance Brauer Aerospace .............................................Aerospace Products Brown Manufacturing Co. ..................................Farm Equipment Custom Crafters............................................Door Manufacturing Dale County Commission .........................................Government Dale County School System ..........................................Education Dale Medical Center ........................................................Hospital Daleville School System .................................................Education E & H Steel............................................................................Steel Frit Industries...................................................Chemical Fertilizer Gilland Car Dealership.........................................Auto Dealership Ozark City School System .............................................Education Michelin Worldwide ............................Tires and Related Products Pea River Electric Cooperative ...........................................Services Trailer World...............................................Trailer Manufacturing Wallace Community College .........................................Education Wal-Mart..............................................................................Retail Wiregrass Construction ................................................Contractor U.S. Helicopter........................................Helicopter Maintenance

Towns in Dale County (With Population as of 2010 U.S. Census Bureau) Ariton .....................................................................................764 Clayhatchee ............................................................................589 Daleville .............................................................................5,295 Grimes ..................................................................................558 Level Plains ........................................................................2,085 Midland City ......................................................................2,344 Napier Field ..........................................................................354 Newton .............................................................................1,511 Ozark .................................................................................14,907 Pinckard ...............................................................................647

www.ozarkalchamber.com

19


NEWCOMER

INFORMATI N Driver’s License

W

hen relocating to Alabama from another state, please obtain an Alabama Driver’s License within 30 days of establishing residence. Renewals may be obtained at the Probate Judge’s Offices on the first floor of the courthouse. For further information, call (334) 774-2754. The Driver’s License Examiner’s Office is located in the Dale County Administration Annex Building, adjacent to the Dale County Jail, South Union Avenue. Driver’s licenses are renewable every four years upon expiration date. Examinations are given Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed Thursday-Sunday). Applicants must be 16 years of age. For further information, call (334) 774-6229.

Motor Vehicle Registration The Dale County Revenue Commissioner’s Office, located in the Dale County Courthouse, is responsible for assessments and collection of ad valorem taxes. Relocators have 30 days to register in Alabama. Bring proper proof of ownership — Certificate of Title in name showing registration, a notarized bill of sale including the purchase price and complete description of vehicle and documentation that Alabama Sales Tax has been paid. The telephone number for tag registration is (334) 774-6229 or 7748427. Boat registration must be completed by November 15 of each year.

Personal Taxes State, county and municipal ad valorem taxes are due October 1 and delinquent after December 31 each year. Refer questions to the Probate Judge’s Office, (334) 774-2754; the Tax Assessor’s Office; or the following state offices: Alabama State Department of Revenue (334) 677-4714 492 N. Oates Street, P.O. Drawer 6406 Dothan, AL 36302 Alabama State Department of Revenue (334) 242-1000 Income Tax Division, P.O. Box 2401 Montgomery, AL 36140

Property Taxes Sales Tax - Total 9% City 4%, County 1%, State 4% For information about city, county and state property taxes, contact the Tax Assessor, Dale County Courthouse, Ozark. For more information, call (334) 774-8100.

Renewal of Vehicle Tag Purchase Once registration has been made in your name, each year please 20

www.ozarkalchamber.com


follow the renewal schedule. For further information, call (334) 774-8427.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Contact the Superintendent’s Office at one of the following school systems: Dale County Schools, (334) 774-2355, or Ozark City Schools, (334) 774-5197.

Emergencies .............................................................................911 Dale Medical Center.......................................................774-2601 Fire Department .............................................................774-5111 Police Department ..........................................................774-5111 Sheriff ’s Department ......................................................774-2335 Social Security .......................................................(800) 772-1213

Voter’s Registration

NEWSPAPER/RADIO/TV

Residents of Dale County may register to vote at the Probate Judge’s Office in the Dale County Courthouse, Monday-Friday. The Registrar’s Office is in the basement of the courthouse. For further information, call (334) 774-9038.

The Southern Star (weekly).............................................774-2715 Dothan Eagle .......................................................................(daily) 347-9533 WOAB & WOZK..........................................................774-5600 Wiregrass Radio..............................................................792-0047 WTVY-TV Dothan ........................................................712-7430 WDHN-TV Dothan ......................................................793-1818 WDFX Fox Dothan........................................................794-3434

School Registration

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce................................774-9321

EDUCATION Alabama Aviation Campus in Ozark ...............................774-5113 Dale County School .......................................................774-2355 Ozark City Schools .........................................................774-5197 Enterprise-Ozark Community College............................347-2623 Wallace Community College ..........................................983-3521

TAXES Collection/Assessment ....................................................774-2226 Mapping & Appraisal .....................................................774-7208

TELEPHONE/CABLE

ELECTRICITY

CenturyLink...................................................................774-2336 Troy Cable ......................................................................443-3310

Alabama Power Company .......................................(800) 245-224 Pea River Electric Cooperative ........................................774-2545

WATER/SEWER Utilities Board of the City of Ozark ................................774-2336

GAS Southeast Alabama Gas District ......................................774-5855

Area Code 334 unless otherwise noted.

www.ozarkalchamber.com

21


EDUCATI N

OZARK CITY SCHOOLS

A

re you looking for a great city with a great school system to educate your children? Then you need to explore the possibilities in Ozark, Alabama. Most school systems will tell you about their state-of-the-art technology, awardwinning programs, high student achievements, great teaching staff and a myriad of other things that separate them from the rest. Almost all school systems make this claim and Ozark City Schools can compete with the best on this level. However, ask yourself this question: What skills do my children need to learn to be successful in the 21st century? Next, ask the same question of the teachers at the schools you may want your children to attend. Most will quote the state-mandated standards and follow with how well their students do regarding those standards. This is very relevant information and it should be one of the first things you check. But that information is insufficient because state standards represent minimum standards—not 21st century learning goals.

Elevations School of Dance, LLC Classes offered in: Creative Movement • Tap Ballet • Jazz • Clogging Holle Hartzog Smith, Director Modern Dance 164 Yancey St. Cheernastics Ozark, AL 36360 334-445-4414 elevations@centurytel.net www.elevationsschoolofdance.com 22

Students age 2 1/2 and up accepted

Ozark City Schools competes favorably with all local districts regarding state tests and we continue to improve. However, we recently embraced a new vision that adds rigor and relevance to the state standards and it also embraces the concept of building strong relations among students, staff and the community. By increasing rigor and relevance and by improving relationships in our schools and in the community, we can provide a learning environment that not only meets the state minimum standards but also prepares students to enter the 21st century world equipped with skills that ensure success. Twenty-first century learners not only need to use technology; they need to command it. The 21st century adult will need to work in collaborative, multicultural, multilingual, multinational problemsolving groups to resolve some of the Earth’s most significant issues. The 21st century adult will need to have strong negotiating skills and know how to access multiple sources of complex information and use it productively in a world where information will be the key to unlocking personal, organizational and national power sources. If you want your child to receive an education that will truly empower him or her to compete and succeed in a world that’s becoming more and more attached through business and technology, then you want to move to Ozark. Our vision for what our students can and must become truly separates us from other districts. Come visit our schools, talk to our teachers and administrators and you’ll discover a school system that truly has more to offer than the others. You’ll also discover one of the South’s best-kept secrets—Ozark, Alabama. Michael Lenhart Superintendent, Ozark City Schools

www.ozarkalchamber.com


Carroll High School Carroll High School in Ozark is getting a major makeover. It is estimated to be finished around March 2013. The 5-A school consists of approximately 750 students in grades 9-12. The school’s curriculum is being revamped so that it will be like a magnet school, but open to all students. Carroll High School will be one of the first schools in Alabama to do that. The new school will be organized into Academies, which will be housed in five separate wings. One wing will be home to the Freshmen Academy. All freshmen will spend their first year of high school together and, in addition to their core classes, will take classes focusing on their college/career interest. At the end of the year, this experience, combined with a test and teacher assessment, will be used to help determine which Academy to place them the following year. There will be four Academies they can be funneled into: the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Academy; the Human Services Academy; the Business Academy; and the Health Sciences Academy. For example, in the Human Service Academy there will be opportunities for those interested in Criminal Justice, Education, Hospitality, Hotel Management, Culinary Arts, Entrepreneurship and more. Each student will receive his or her required core curriculum but can also graduate with college/career experience. If they complete the necessary requirements, this will give the student an endorsement that will put them farther ahead on their chosen path.

program (A-BEKA) that meets the academic needs of children while giving them an understanding of the world in which they live and the ability to appreciate and adjust to their environment. The school’s goal is for all students to achieve mastery in the tools of learning and communication and to develop a sense of responsibility toward citizenship as a Christian. Students must develop a moral, ethical and spiritual sense that will aid them in appreciation of their own personal worth and that of others. To sum up the school’s objectives in one statement: “We are working to teach our students how to live life.”

HIGHER EDUCATION Enterprise-Ozark Community College Enterprise-Ozark Community College (EOCC) is a two-year community college with seven locations offering day and evening classes in Ozark, Enterprise, Fort Rucker, Mobile, Andalusia, Headland and Albertville. We also offer a wide variety of our courses over the World Wide Web. The college’s aviation program, taught at the Ozark Aviation Campus and other sites, is essential to Fort Rucker and the many companies that perform contracted services related to rotary wing aircraft maintenance. EOCC provides other state-of-the-art occupational programs and transfer programs with a tradition of excellence and guaranteed transferability in compliance with the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARTS) Program.

Vivian B. Adams School Vivian B. Adams School, a public nonprofit organization, offers services and opportunities to approximately 200 people with developmental disabilities/intellectual disabilites. The mission of Vivian B. Adams School is to support people with mental retardation to develop self-determination skills sufficient to reach their personal goals. It is also to heighten community awareness of the support networks necessary to allow citizens with mental retardation to select a personally successful and independent life. Visit www.vivianbadams.org for more information.

Dale County Christian School Dale County Christian School endeavors to prepare children spiritually by instilling in them a love for the Lord Jesus Christ and a personal sense of responsibility to be all God wants them to be. The school exists to train children to live successfully and to think clearly, logically and independently. It offers an instructional

Relevance, quality and low cost are the reasons EOCC is an excellent choice for your post-secondary educational training. Additional information may be found at www.eocc.edu or by calling the Ozark Aviation Campus at (334) 774-5113.

The Ozark Aviation Campus The Ozark Aviation Campus offers many aviation programs, including general aviation technology, aviation maintenance technology and avionics technology. The college works with community industries to offer associate degrees in simulator systems technology, preparing students for entry into the skilled work force. The college also offers transferable academic courses, adult education programs and accelerated courses for qualified high school students.

Wallace Community College Wallace Community College (WCC) offers instruction in Dothan (Wallace Campus), Eufaula (Sparks Campus) and Fort Rucker,

Dale County Christian School Est. 1972

K3 thru 12 grades David V. Lewis, Pastor

40 years of Quality Christian Education

334-774-4127 Highway 27 North • Ozark, Alabama 36360 dccs.ewellbaptist.org www.ozarkalchamber.com

23


maintaining an average enrollment of nearly 4,000 students in credit courses and 2,000 students in non-credit programs and services. Wallace is best-known for its excellent allied health and nursing programs, which include associate degrees and practical nursing, emergency medical services, medical assisting, physical therapy assistant, radiologic technology and respiratory therapy. The college also provides career and technical education in 14 fields: air conditioning and refrigeration, auto body repair, automotive technology, business and office information processing, cabinet making, carpentry, child development, computer information science, cosmetology, criminal justice, drafting and design technology, industrial automation technology, masonry and welding. WCC also affords the opportunity for students to complete the first two years of a four-year degree without having to leave home. Attending Wallace not only saves money but it also offers a smoother transition from high school into college. Smaller classes allow for individual instruction and the opportunity for students to ask questions and hold meaningful discussions with their instructors and classmates. Students also enjoy the college’s distance learning program, which allows students to study at their convenience and in the comfort of their own homes.

Wallace also offers a variety of short-term training opportunities at its Center for Economic and Workforce Development. These programs include adult education, WorkKeys testing services, continuing education and workforce development programs. For more information, call (334) 983-3521 or toll free at (800) 543-2426. Please visit the college website at www.wallace.edu.

LIBRARY Located at 416 James Street, the Ozark-Dale County Library provides free access to quality materials and information to all residents of the area. The library features 62,000 items, including multimedia, periodicals and reference materials. The facility is equipped with high-speed Internet 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 Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The WCC Fort Rucker Center is conveniently located on base in Building 4502 on Kingsman Street. Instruction at this site includes practical nursing, cosmetology and nail technology. These are short-term training programs (2-3 semesters) leading to certification, licensure and employment in the chosen career field. All programs are open to soldiers, family members and civilians.

OZARK-DALE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Sandra J. Holmes Director library@odcpl.com www.odcpl.com

24

www.ozarkalchamber.com

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


HEALTHCARE

R

esidents of the Ozark area can rest assured that the finest medical care is available nearby. The Dale Medical Center is an 89-bed acute care facility that offers a number of specialties, including cardiology, family practice, hospice, neurology, physical therapy, surgery and more. The emergency room provides 13 treatment rooms.

needs of the community and to offer the most comprehensive and affordable treatments possible. Ozark Health & Rehab is a skilled-nursing facility specializing in long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. The center provides physical therapy for orthopedic, muscoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, as well as occupational therapy for patients who need to regain daily living skills. The professionally trained and licensed

www.dalemedical.org Community People, Quality Healthcare, Right where you Need Us Welcome to Dale Medical Center! The center offers many innovative services, including an open MRI, the Statmed Family Medical Clinic, the Ambulatory Surgery Center and an outpatient rehab clinic, all designed to identify the

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.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE:

Creating More Than Just Smiles CHARLES N. CROWDER DMD, MPH, MS Braces for children and adults 244A S. Merrick St. Ozark, Alabama

-

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

334.774.2228 206 Executive Park Dr. • Dothan, Alabama

126 HOSPITAL AVE. OZARK, AL 36360

334.792.5124• toll free 800.327.0564 www.crowderortho.com

334.774.2601

www.ozarkalchamber.com

25


staff utilizes the most advanced treatments and technology in an effort to rehabilitate patients to the greatest extent possible, offering quality care close to home.

SENIOR SERVICES Providence Home Assisted Living Residences is designed for seniors who are in need of assistance with daily living tasks. Located at 171 Grimes Road, Providence offers private rooms and suites and flexible service plans that allow residents to customize care to their needs. Providence Home maintains a beautiful atmosphere and a balance of support and caring encouragement. Oakview Manor Health Care Center is a 138-bed, skilled-nursing facility located on Mixon School Road in Ozark. Oakview Manor offers long-term care provided by licensed personnel in a caring and respectful environment. Oakview also provides short-term care, utilizing aggressive rehabilitation programs. All residents have access to a variety of activities, meeting all spiritual, recreational, social and emotional needs.

334-774-2631 Fax 334-774-4252

Short-Term Rehabilitation • Alzheimers Unit Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy Oakview Manor Health Care Center is a 138 bed skilled nursing facility located in Ozark, Alabama. The facility is licensed by the Alabama State Board of Health, and all beds are certified for Medicare, Medicaid & Private Pay. 929 Mixon School Road • Ozark, Alabama 36360 www.oakviewmanor.com 26

www.ozarkalchamber.com


G VERNMENT O

zark’s government consists of a mayor and five council members who work together to represent the will of its residents. Dale County is governed by a commission chairman and four commission members.

The Ozark Police Department is made up of 45 sworn law enforcement officers, which is inclusive of patrol officers, investigators, narcotics officers, clerical and administrative staff, correction officers, school crossing guards and animal control. With an emphasis on community education and participation, the Ozark area maintains a safe environment. Dale County currently encompasses 561 miles, which fall under the jurisdiction of the Dale County Sheriff ’s Department. The department consists of deputies, auxiliary deputies, jail and office personnel and an aviation unit. The aviation unit assists in search and rescue operations and antidrug operations and is available to neighboring law enforcement

agencies. The unit is capable of locating missing people and aiding in emergency situations. The aircraft is also equipped to locate Alzheimer’s patients or “wanderers” as part of Project Lifesaver. The city of Ozark currently staffs 49 professional firefighters and paramedics. These personnel staff four companies and three stations located throughout the city 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 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. This placement of resources provides constant service for the residents, businesses and visitors at all times. There are 13 volunteer fire departments in Dale County. A station made up of volunteers is located in each of the communities. These organizations come together to assist one another when needed. They are funded through local efforts of the communities.

MILITARY O

zark’s history has been largely influenced by Fort Rucker, which traces its origins to the early stages of World War II. Following the massive mobilization of troops in 1942, Camp Rucker was established for training of soldiers. After several periods of inactivity, it became even more central when the Army Aviation School relocated there.

The U.S. Army Aviation Museum contains many one-of-a-kind aircrafts and has one of the largest helicopter collections in the world, tracing history and significant developments. Admission is free.

Today, Fort Rucker covers an area of 63,100 acres and employs over 7,500 civilians. The total population of the fort is 16,000. A large amount of military families resides in the area and about 54,000 retired army and family members live within 40 miles of the fort. Fort Rucker, with a payroll of $1.2 billion, is vital to the economy and way of life of the wiregrass area. Lake Tholocco, located on Fort Rucker, is 650 acres and provides fishing piers, swimming, boating, water-skiing, windsurfing, piers, picnic areas, a playground and bathrooms. The West Beach (Engineer Beach) has camping areas and campsites with water, showers, electricity, pavilions and grills.

Dale County Commission Serving Dale County’s Citizens 202 S. Hwy. 123, Suite C Ozark, AL 36360 334/774-6025 • fax 334/774-1841 dccom@graceba.net

www.ozarkalchamber.com

27


W RSHIP

T

here are over 100 churches in Ozark and Dale County representing many denominations. Over the years, the strength of our churches has contributed to an abundance of civic and social organizations that shape our future and form strong community outreach. Religion has played a large part in the area’s development, and the community still values the services that each church provides and contributes to the community. Many churches that date back to the 1800s are still active, including Claybank Church, built in 1852—making it the oldest original church building standing today in the southern region. Churches and families are the heart of any community. Ozark and Dale County are no different. Ozark’s worship centers are respected and appreciated as an invaluable part of the community.

28

www.ozarkalchamber.com


INDEX OF

ADVERTISERS Alabama Power ............................................................................... 3

Ewell Bible Baptist Church / Dale County Christian School............... 23

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union ................................... 16

Microtel Inns & Suites - Ozark ............................. Inside Front Cover

Barefield's Downtown Ozark ......................................................... 13

Oakview Manor Health Care Center ............................................... 26

Buchanan's Grill & Grog ............................................................... 13

Ozark City Schools .......................................................................... 1

Buy-Rite Drugs.............................................................................. 13

Ozark Health and Rehabilitation, LLC .............................................. 2

CenturyLink..................................................................................... 1

Ozark Housing Community ........................................................... 17

Circle Insurance Agency................................................................ 16

Ozark Veterinary Clinic .................................................................... 4

The City Of Ozark ..................................................................... 14-15

Ozark-Dale County Public Library ................................................. 24

The Closet and Beyond ................................................................... 4

Providence Assisted Living Community ........................................ 26

The Commercial Bank of Ozark ....................................................... 2

Quality Inn & Suites - Ozark ............................................................ 9

Crowder Orthodontics................................................................... 25

Sandy Hills Subdivision................................................................. 17

Dale County Commission.............................................................. 27

Southern Reflections Hair Salon / Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios ................................................ 13

Dale Medical Center................................................... 25, Back Cover Edward Jones - Derek J Dickens................................................... 24 El Palacio ...................................................................................... 13 Elevations School of Dance, LLC................................................... 22 Enterprise State Community College Alabama Aviation Center ............................................................. 24

The Southern Star ........................................................................... 4 Townsend Building Supply............................................................ 17 The Utilities Board of The City of Ozark........................................... 3 VillageProfile.com, inc. .................................................................29 Walmart ........................................................................................ 13

Village Profile’s Exclusive New Online Member-to-Member Email Marketing System

Introducing

The ConvergenceBusinessNetwork.com provides all participating advertisers an exclusive (member-only) email marketing system to drive new online revenue to your business. Our member-only, email marketing system is a dynamic business-to-business, member-to-member online marketing service that allows you to promote your products to other businesses individually, by business category or to the entire chamber membership in text, audio, video and coupon formats.

w Exclusively available to Chamber members w Multi-media dynamic messaging includes Text, Audio, Video and COUPON for only 5¢ per email w Our Pay-Per-Email System places no demands on monthly minimum use plans

w An R.F.P. response is programmed into the system for more immediate Return On Investment between Chamber members

w Upon converting your chamber’s online publications, all advertisers will be emailed a login and password to use the email marketing system ®

A Village Profile company

PRINT

ONLINE

MOBILE

IPHONE

ANDROID

www.villageprofile.com

DIGITAL

®

For more information about our Convergence Publishing Programs® call 800-600-0134 x220 or e-mail jcn@villageprofilemail.com

www.ozarkalchamber.com

29


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 Healthy Neighbors

-

Inpatient Services Outpatient Services Lithotripsy Walk-In Clinic

COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF THE WIREGRASS Community Hospice of the Wiregrass 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 the Wiregrass believes that compassionate end-of-life care, appropriate education and practical support will enable the patient and family to better prepare for death, respond to bereavement and welcome restoration.

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. OZARK, AL 36360 334.774.2601 www.dalemedical.org

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

Ozark AL Community Profile  

Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement: To enhance economic, civic, community, educational, and cultural activities of Ozark and D...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you