About 50 people attended a June 11 meeting in Ava to hear an update on the status of Bryant Creek State Park, which is on land north of Rockbridge that was acquired by the state in late 2016 but has been closed to the public since then. Times photos / Amelia LaMair
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Approximately 50 people attended an informational meeting about Bryant Creek State Park June 11 at the Senior Center in Ava. The crowd included several Ozark Countians who came to learn about the recently acquired but still-closed park’s status and to give feedback on how they hope it will be...
Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Curtis Dobbs made a grisly discovery earlier this month when he found an 80-year-old Gainesville woman’s long-dead...
June 22, 2019, 2:00 AM
In response to the pleas of local fisherman who’ve had no easy Norfork Lake access in Missouri during the recent high water, the US Army Corps of...
June 21, 2019, 2:00 AM

Gainesville High School 2019 graduate Ashley Walrath, pictured third from left, recently completed a 178-mile portion of the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage through France and Spain. This photo was snapped on the group’s first day in France shortly after Walrath, along with seven other Southwest Baptist University students and a professor, began their walk on the Camino. Photos courtesy Kevin Bailey
Within 10 days’ time this spring, 18-year-old Ashley Walrath took two walks that forever changed her life.  The first, a thirty-yard stride across...
June 20, 2019, 12:15 PM

About 50 people attended a June 11 meeting in Ava to hear an update on the status of Bryant Creek State Park, which is on land north of Rockbridge that was acquired by the state in late 2016 but has been closed to the public since then. Times photos / Amelia LaMair
Approximately 50 people attended an informational meeting about Bryant Creek State Park June 11 at the Senior Center in Ava. The crowd included several Ozark Countians who came to learn about the recently acquired but still-closed park’s status and to give feedback on how they hope it will be...
June 23, 2019

News


  • About 50 people attended a June 11 meeting in Ava to hear an update on the status of Bryant Creek State Park, which is on land north of Rockbridge that was acquired by the state in late 2016 but has been closed to the public since then. Times photos / Amelia LaMair
    June 23, 2019
    Approximately 50 people attended an informational meeting about Bryant Creek State Park June 11 at the Senior Center in Ava. The crowd included several Ozark Countians who came to learn about the...
  • June 22, 2019
    Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Curtis Dobbs made a grisly discovery earlier this month when he found an 80-year-old Gainesville woman’s long-dead body during a well-being check.Ozark...
  • June 21, 2019
    In response to the pleas of local fisherman who’ve had no easy Norfork Lake access in Missouri during the recent high water, the US Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates at Tecumseh Park...

Obits

  • June 20, 2019
    Funeral services for Ronald Lee Nale, 81, of Pomona, were held June 15, 2019, at New Hope Baptist Church. Mr. Nale died June 12 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.He was born Dec. 10, 1937, in...
  • June 20, 2019
    Rex Mullins, 77, of Chandler, Arizona, and Branson, died May 15, 2019, at his home in Chandler. No local services are planned.He was born April 24, 1942, in Bakersfield, the son of John and Madge...
  • June 20, 2019
    Funeral services for Lavonna Anne Twitty, 78, of Wasola, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, June 19, 2019, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with Pastors Stan Collins and Maxine Lund officiating....

Education


  • Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones Jerry Beasley, shown in this 2018 file photo, retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year after working 28 years as the district’s mechanic, a job in which he was responsible for maintaining the district’s school-bus fleet. All of Gainesville’s buses – 18 this year – passed the annual Missouri State Highway Patrol inspection this year for the seventh year in a row.
    June 18, 2019
    Two of Ozark County’s five school districts again had their school bus fleets pass the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual inspection with 100 percent of the buses approved. For the...

  • Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones Jerry Beasley, shown in this 2018 file photo, retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year after working 28 years as the district’s mechanic, a job in which he was responsible for maintaining the district’s school-bus fleet. All of Gainesville’s buses – 18 this year – passed the annual Missouri State Highway Patrol inspection this year for the seventh year in a row.
    June 13, 2019
    Two of Ozark County’s five school districts again had their school bus fleets pass the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual inspection with 100 percent of the buses approved. For the...
  • May 31, 2019
    The Gainesville R-V School District can proceed with its plans to build a new, modular preschool on land it owns just east of its main high school/junior high building, according to a letter the...

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