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Kevin Mayhew and Terry Hensley in 2002 Kevin Mayhew and Terry Hensley circa 2002

Nowata Publishing Company was established in 1977, specializing in newspapers, shoppers and insert work. In 1987, the company name was changed to Nowata Printing Company to reflect the growing number of services offered.

Missouri Color Web was established in Bolivar, Missouri, in 1983 as a joint venture between the Bolivar Herald-Free Press and Sterling Media. In February 1999, Missouri Color Web was purchased by Community Publishers, Inc. To serve the needs of its growing number of newspapers, a new Goss Magnum coldset press was installed in 2001.

The Nowata Printing site in Harrison, Arkansas, began as a printing facility for the Harrison Daily Times. In 1972, 5 units of Goss Community press were installed. Over the years, the press has been rebuilt and expanded to 14 units to offer increased color capacity for its customers. Community Publishers Inc. purchased the Harrison Daily Times and the printing plant in 2000, and created Ozarks Printing, LLC as a managed subsidiary to offer printing for local newspapers it owned and those owned by other publishers.

In January 2007, Community Publishers Inc. purchased Nowata Printing Company, merging that company with their Missouri Color Web operation at Springfield and the publishing facility in Harrison, Arkansas. Community Publishers consolidated all their existing commercial printing operations under the name of Nowata Printing Company to emphasize their commitment to commercial printing - one company with three locations to handle all of your printing needs.

In early 2015, Community Publishers, Inc. sold all of the Nowata Printing assets and interests in Ozarks Printing, LLC to Phillips Capital Partners, a Florida Corporation, which rolled the printing operations into part of its Phillips Media Group.


  • "The staff at Nowata Printing provided outstanding and first rate customer service in helping us put together the KNID Agrifest program for the largest farm show in Northern Oklahoma. We will definitely be using Nowata for future projects!"

    Patrick Dinnin with
    Chisholm Trail Broadcasting

  • "Wow, what a shock! We arrived at FedEx and the papers were there! Nice print quality. Thanks for everything."

    ~ Alicia

  • "Awesome!! Our last flyer looks fantastic!! I loved the colors. I just wanted to tell you thanks for always putting us first when it comes to press time, we really appreciate it. I also am very thankful for all the extra hours all of you have put in to make our flyers happen when we needed them - our business would not have grown without all of your help."

    ~ Barb Wilson,
    American Rod & Gun

  • "THANK YOU for a super issue! It looks great!! The doubletruck and the cover look particular awesome! Thanks so much!"

    ~ Bella Vista
    Property Owners Association

  • "Thank you all for your part in another successful Voice! Robert, thank you for being our anchor, as always, and making us look even better. We appreciate all your work on the cover and the Wall of Honor feature, which looked fabulous!

    Thank you to everyone for a smooth process. It's wonderful to be a part of such a successful team!"

    ~ Sally Carroll

  • "Just wanted to let you know I spoke to Jessica at Home Hardware this morning. She said that they loved the circulars. They commented that the colors look so much more vibrant and the paper is awesome. The owner is very happy."

    ~ Colleen Murray,
    Circulars Unlimited

  • "Everyone at my office was very pleased with the quality of the printing your guys provided. I am also very appreciative of the efforts Russ and Dusty made to help complete the project as quickly as possible. It’s a pleasure to work with people like your staff, who obviously take pride in the quality of the job they produce."

    ~ John Settle

  • "Nowata Printing is terrific! From beginning to end the service is great. Their focus is always on the success of you and your business. They have a personal touch that is unmatched. The impact they have had on our business is enormous. We have tried all avenues of advertising and this has been the best by far. Nowata hit it out of the park!"

    ~ Matt Cowan,
    Cowan's Hardware

  • "We received our samples yesterday and they look terrific, please let everyone there know we were very pleased with them and think the dealer will be to."

    ~ Shari Pierson,
    Circulars Unlimited

  • "From a printing perspective, this was one of the best issues yet--very impressive! Thanks once more to you and the Nowata team for such attention to detail."

    ~ Michael Mason

  • "The paper looks amazing. The pages are set nicely and consistent all throughout."

    ~ Missy Kemp

  • "Fantastic job!!!!!! Our weekly publications look great each and every week. The color is picture perfect. We thank you for being a member of our team. Your professionalism, promptness and quality echo the vision of The Horse Trader where results for customers speak louder than words. Thank you for your 'World Class' service."

    ~ Sunie Pace,
    Ozark Horse Trader

  • "The printing on Home Hardware looked great. And boy did I have enough samples to look through! They sent me like 75 copies. I went through the job and saw nothing that was off..I think it looked amazing."

    ~ Colleen Murray,
    Circulars Unlimited

  • "The 32 Page Tab looked "Perfect" and we could not have been happier with the printed piece. Thanks to all who helped with this job. Keep up the good work!!!"

    Patrick Dinnin with
    Chisholm Trail Broadcasting


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