This web blog is designed to give readers an exclusive sneak peek of the Ozarks Reader! The Ozarks Reader is a tri-yearly (three times a year) magazine that showcases the Ozarks region of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Feature articles include regional history, attractions, unique businesses, arts and crafts, and much more! To subscribe send $11.85 (or $3.95 each) check or money order to: The Ozarks Reader, 18800 Noland Lane, Neosho MO 64850. For more information call: (417) 451-2492 or email me.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Out of Print

The Ozarks Reader is now out of print. Future questions and comments should be directed to: Rex Jackson, 18800 Noland Lane, Neosho, Misouri 64850. Note: Back issues are being keep in area libraries. Thank you. Rex Jackson, Publisher/Editor.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What's New For 2012

We probably don't need to tell you about these hard times, which has affected many of us. As a result, we've decided to continue to publish The Ozarks Reader in 2012 but with a few temporary changes--the magazine will be printed twice a year (bi-yearly): Spring/Summer & Fall/Winter (somethning new).

We hated to stop printing The Ozarks Reader altogether and let down so many readers, writers and advertisers (and our goal of promoting the region), so we hope that this temporary inconvenience will be, not only tolerated, but celebrated by everyone who loves The Ozarks Reader and wants to continue enjoying it. The Fall 2011 issue will be out in September.

Thank you for your loyalty--give us a helping hand and introduce the magazine to someone.

Rex T. Jackson, Publisher/Editor

Monday, January 04, 2010

New Subscription Price for 2010

The Ozarks Reader subscription price for 2010 is $14.85, which now includes postage and handling. You can also email us at:

The Spring issue for 2010 will be packed with interesting articles about the Ozarks and beyond. Don't miss out on the magazine that is actually printed in the Ozarks. It is a gathering place for those who love the Ozarks and care about its past, present and future. Your support is appreciated. Let's keep gathering.

Rex T. Jackson

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Spring 2007 Issue is Now Available!

To name a few topics included in the issue:

Never before historical information about Route 66's Kel-Lake Motel.
The Battle of Oklahoma's Old Fort Wayne.
Barton County: Reminders of Wyatt Earp and the Old West.

Get yours today!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Exploring the Bounty of Old Dawt Village and Mill

"Anytime of year is a good time to explore the Ozarks and absorb the variety of natural flowers, plants and foliage that paints the region's mountainous landscape. Each season nature recreates its annual beauty to the delight of its fortunate audience; and this type of year round eye-candy is no stranger to Ozark County, Missouri, and Dawt Village and Mill which is located there.

"A few miles east of Gainesville on Highway 160 and north on PP a short distance, along the winding banks of the North Fork of the White River, such scenic wonders surround Dawt Mill - possibly the only operating water-powered grist mill remaining in Ozark County...." (Just a small sample of the many articles in Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, issue of The Ozarks Reader Tri-yearly magazine.)

Friday, November 25, 2005

Wild Bill Hickok's History Making Shoot-Out With Davis K. Tutt

"Before the legends of gunfighters and lawmen of the Old West were immortalized by word of mouth, novels, magazines, newspapers, historic records and movies, there was James Butler Hickok and Davis K. Tutt. Their deadly feud in the chief city of southwest Missouri, would be the beginning of all those colorful legendary tales ever spun about the shoot-outs in the streets of the American West.

Many who pass by the Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., each day, may not be aware of one of its interments resting there that unknowingly left such a significant mark on American history. His grave site and headstone located in the central-west side of the cemetery decorated on one side by an engraving of a revolver, a hand of poker-cards, and a pocket-watch, is all that remains, for the most part, as a memorial to Davis Tutt and the history making duel that he participated in - and lost...." (A sample sneak peek of Volume 2, Number 2, 2005, issue of The Ozarks Reader tri-yearly regional magazine.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


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