Gainesville resident Trish Navarro raised Bird the blue jay after her little great-granddaughter called it down out of a tree, saying, “Come on, bird, come on. I’ll catch you.”
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Gainesville has its own mascot. Meet Bird, the friendly little blue jay flying around town, landing on people and begging for food. Bird was raised by Gainesville resident Trish Navarro after her great-granddaughter called the baby blue jay out of its nest near her family’s home in Wasola. “...

Crystal Fenske, Hailey Kruzewski, Elana Robles and Bailee Amos were part of the group of Lutie High School students who volunteered at Saturday’s Party on the Hill fundraiser event for the Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit organization that provides immediate assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured service members of all branches of the United States military.
A maxed-out crowd of 410 people attended Saturday night’s Party on the Hill west of Theodosia that raised money for the Semper Fi Fund, which...
September 20, 2019, 2:00 AM

15 girls vying for queen title The 2019 Hootin and Hollarin queen candidates include, from left (front), Kaitlyn Morse, Lily Parker, Olivia Milligan, Libby Pansano, Brandi Johnson; (middle row) Morgan Smith, Jasmine Hall, Hailey Taylor (withdrew after photo was taken), Jessee Latham, Cheyenne Clinton, Emily Green; (back) Star Janes, A’aisha Sykes, Hunter McCullough, Brandy Belt and Hannah See. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the east side of the Gainesville square.
The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin kicks off Thursday as volunteers, demonstrators, musicians, vendors, contest competitors and committee...
September 19, 2019, 11:21 AM

Ozark County residents Ian Giesbrecht and Wren Haffner will teach a modern approach to ancient building practices that are in line with nature Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Ozark Area Community Congress. The couple will share what has worked for them in the practice of natural building on their 18-acre off-grid homestead. The session with start with a slide show of natural building techniques and shift to a “do it yourself” session about slip straw and clay plastering. This photo shows the couple in front of one of the natural buildings they’ve created on their property near Gainesville.
A temporary “green village” will form at Hammond Group Camp on CC Highway south of Dora Sept. 27-29 during the 40th annual Ozark Area Community...
September 19, 2019, 10:56 AM

Gainesville resident Trish Navarro raised Bird the blue jay after her little great-granddaughter called it down out of a tree, saying, “Come on, bird, come on. I’ll catch you.”
Gainesville has its own mascot. Meet Bird, the friendly little blue jay flying around town, landing on people and begging for food. Bird was raised by Gainesville resident Trish Navarro after her great-granddaughter called the baby blue jay out of its nest near her family’s home in Wasola. “...
September 21, 2019

News


  • Gainesville resident Trish Navarro raised Bird the blue jay after her little great-granddaughter called it down out of a tree, saying, “Come on, bird, come on. I’ll catch you.”
    September 21, 2019
    Gainesville has its own mascot.Meet Bird, the friendly little blue jay flying around town, landing on people and begging for food.Bird was raised by Gainesville resident Trish Navarro after her great...

  • Crystal Fenske, Hailey Kruzewski, Elana Robles and Bailee Amos were part of the group of Lutie High School students who volunteered at Saturday’s Party on the Hill fundraiser event for the Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit organization that provides immediate assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured service members of all branches of the United States military.
    September 20, 2019
    A maxed-out crowd of 410 people attended Saturday night’s Party on the Hill west of Theodosia that raised money for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides assistance and support to post-9/11 combat...

  • 15 girls vying for queen title The 2019 Hootin and Hollarin queen candidates include, from left (front), Kaitlyn Morse, Lily Parker, Olivia Milligan, Libby Pansano, Brandi Johnson; (middle row) Morgan Smith, Jasmine Hall, Hailey Taylor (withdrew after photo was taken), Jessee Latham, Cheyenne Clinton, Emily Green; (back) Star Janes, A’aisha Sykes, Hunter McCullough, Brandy Belt and Hannah See. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the east side of the Gainesville square.
    September 19, 2019
    The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin kicks off Thursday as volunteers, demonstrators, musicians, vendors, contest competitors and committee members make last-minute preparations for Ozark...

Obits

  • September 19, 2019
    William ‘Sonny’ David Cherry Jr., age 73, passed away at his home in Isabella, MO September 5, 2019. He was born October 3, 1945 in Syracuse, Kansas, the son of William David Cherry and...
  • September 19, 2019
    Funeral services for Charles K. Reynolds, 84, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until...
  • September 19, 2019
    A graveside funeral service for Lonnie E. Crisp, 75, of Caulfield, was held Sept. 16, 2019, in the Sanders Cemetery south of Gainesville with Rodger Hickerson officiating. Mr. Crisp died Sept. 9 at...

Education


  • Bakersfield superintendent Dr. Amy Britt works in her new office in the school’s FEMA storm shelter building. The superintendent’s offices were moved into the FEMA building recently after several school officials and staff members chipped in to help with the cost.. Britt said the staff kept the costs way down and did a “marvelous job … I just love it.” The decor includes an American flag made from recycled wood by Bakersfield FFA student Ashton Yeager, who torched the wood to create the flag’s stripes and then “branded” in the stars.
    September 11, 2019
    When the Bakersfield School District broke ground for its new FEMA storm shelter building on May 31, 2018, superintendent Dr. Amy Britt told the Times the new building would be “one big open...

  • Gainesville School choir member Sophia Weber shows Louie, the Springfield Cardinals mascot, some dance moves as choir members gathered to perform “America the Beautiful” before Friday night’s game at Hammons Field in Springfield.
    September 5, 2019
    Gainesville R-V School hosted the first annual Gainesville Community Night Thursday at Hammons Field in Springfield. More than 250 Gainesville School patrons bought tickets to watch the Springfield...

  • Bakersfield superintendent Dr. Amy Britt works in her new office in the school’s FEMA storm shelter building. The superintendent’s offices were moved into the FEMA building recently after several school officials and staff members chipped in to help with the cost.. Britt said the staff kept the costs way down and did a “marvelous job … I just love it.” The decor includes an American flag made from recycled wood by Bakersfield FFA student Ashton Yeager, who torched the wood to create the flag’s stripes and then “branded” in the stars.
    September 5, 2019
    When the Bakersfield School District broke ground for its new FEMA storm shelter building on May 31, 2018, superintendent Dr. Amy Britt told the Times the new building would be “one big open...

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