This photo shows the rather tight left turn motorists headed to Gainesville may have to make if they’re coming from Highway 160 east of the square onto Hillside Drive and then onto Main Street. This route, which might pose problems for those driving RVs or pulling long trailers, will likely be a popular way into town during Hootin an Hollarin because of the ongoing construction on the Barney Douglas Bridge on Highway 160 over Lick Creek just east of the square. An alternative would be to take Hillside Drive from Highway 181, about a quarter mile north of Highway 160, and travel to the Main Street intersection from the other direction.
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Construction crews will likely still be working on the Barney Douglas Memorial Bridge, just east of the Gainesville square on Highway 160, on Thursday and Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. And while the work will stop for the weekend, the one-lane traffic over the bridge and the closure of the...

A slide show presented during Glois Loftis Appleton’s recent retirement party commemorating her 55 years at the BKD Accountants and Advisers headquarters in Springfield included these photographs of her now – and when she joined the company at age 18 in 1966.
When Ozark County native Glois Loftis Appleton started her first job out of high school in 1966 – after a year at what is now Missouri State...
September 15, 2021, 1:32 PM

photo courtesy of Tecumseh VFD The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department posted this photo, along with several others, that were taken by crews working to clean up a semi-truck and trailer crash on Highway 160 at the Tecumseh curves during the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 13.
A tractor-trailer hauling 73 tons of cotton seed hulls turned over on Highway 160 at the Tecumseh curves around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Tecumseh Volunteer...
September 15, 2021, 1:30 PM

Royalty in the making Hootin an Hollarin begins at 5:45 p.m. Thursday as Gainesville Mayor Gail Reich extends her welcome to the 60th celebration of the beloved festival. Then, after a performance by the Rio band, the annual Hootin an Hollarin queen pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. These 10 contestants will smile their brightest smiles and charm the crowd with their country-style wit and wisdom as they vie for the crown. Front row, from left: Brandi Johnson, Emory Warden, Savannah Bushner, Jillian Morse. Back: Jasmine Hall, Jessie Latham, Victoria Smith, Haddie Parker and Emily Green.
Welcome to the 60th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin, one of the longest-running festivals in Missouri. For the next three days, the Gainesville...
September 15, 2021, 1:25 PM

This photo shows the rather tight left turn motorists headed to Gainesville may have to make if they’re coming from Highway 160 east of the square onto Hillside Drive and then onto Main Street. This route, which might pose problems for those driving RVs or pulling long trailers, will likely be a popular way into town during Hootin an Hollarin because of the ongoing construction on the Barney Douglas Bridge on Highway 160 over Lick Creek just east of the square. An alternative would be to take Hillside Drive from Highway 181, about a quarter mile north of Highway 160, and travel to the Main Street intersection from the other direction.
Construction crews will likely still be working on the Barney Douglas Memorial Bridge, just east of the Gainesville square on Highway 160, on Thursday and Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. And while the work will stop for the weekend, the one-lane traffic over the bridge and the closure of the...
September 15, 2021

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  • This photo shows the rather tight left turn motorists headed to Gainesville may have to make if they’re coming from Highway 160 east of the square onto Hillside Drive and then onto Main Street. This route, which might pose problems for those driving RVs or pulling long trailers, will likely be a popular way into town during Hootin an Hollarin because of the ongoing construction on the Barney Douglas Bridge on Highway 160 over Lick Creek just east of the square. An alternative would be to take Hillside Drive from Highway 181, about a quarter mile north of Highway 160, and travel to the Main Street intersection from the other direction.
    September 15, 2021
    Construction crews will likely still be working on the Barney Douglas Memorial Bridge, just east of the Gainesville square on Highway 160, on Thursday and Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. And while...

  • A slide show presented during Glois Loftis Appleton’s recent retirement party commemorating her 55 years at the BKD Accountants and Advisers headquarters in Springfield included these photographs of her now – and when she joined the company at age 18 in 1966.
    September 15, 2021
    When Ozark County native Glois Loftis Appleton started her first job out of high school in 1966 – after a year at what is now Missouri State University and a couple of months in a business...

  • photo courtesy of Tecumseh VFD The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department posted this photo, along with several others, that were taken by crews working to clean up a semi-truck and trailer crash on Highway 160 at the Tecumseh curves during the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 13.
    September 15, 2021
    A tractor-trailer hauling 73 tons of cotton seed hulls turned over on Highway 160 at the Tecumseh curves around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department assistant fire chief J.B. Duke...

Obits

  • September 15, 2021
     Funeral services for Frank Earl Jenkins, 72, of Theodosia, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at the Gainesville Livestock Auction on Highway 160 west of Gainesville with Jeramie...
  • September 15, 2021
     Barbara J. Cowart, 86, of Gainesville, died Sept. 5, 2021, at the Gainesville Health Care Center. A private family service will be held at a later date.She was born April 10, 1935, in Squires,...
  • September 15, 2021
     Funeral services for Mary Ellen Price, 74, of Mansfield, were held Sept. 11, 2021, in Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with minister Greg Mosely officiating. Mrs. Price died Sept. 8 at her...

Education


  • Valedictorian Hailee Collins. Photos by Amy Ingalsbe.
    May 26, 2021
    Bakersfield’s 2021 commencement exercises were held Friday, May 21, at the school.  Commencement address by Heather SmithBakersfield first grade teacher Heather Smith gave this year...

  • Trevor Mansker was named 2021 Lutie salutatorian. Mansker finished his education in March and left soon after for recruit training in the United States Navy. His foster mother and Lutie teacher Kathalee Cole, pictured below, gave his speech to the graduation audience.
    May 26, 2021
    Seven Lutie High School seniors graduated during the 2021 commencement exercises held May 22 in the Lutie School gym.   Commencement address by Gary ArthaudRetired Lutie High School...

  • The Gainesville High School Bulldogs beat the Seymour Tigers on Friday, May 21, to bring home the school’s first district championship in 30 years. The Bulldogs went on to play Richland for the sectional title on Monday, May 24, and rolled over the Bears 11-1. Gainesville is hosting the regional game at 5:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 26, and will take on the Marionville Comets. Members of the Bulldogs team are, from left, (front row) Wyatt Alms, Danny Sherry, Camden Evans, Jarett Hogan, Jake Leeker, Wyatt Walker, Dymon Van Eperen, Brady Myers; (back row) Nathan Kiger, coach Blake Hobbs, Briar Walrath, Andrew Hambelton, Landry Jenkins, Bryce Hambelton, Aden Yarger, Daden House, Kannon Morrison, Cooper Friend, Bryant Neel, assistant coach Austin Thompson and Bryson Martin. Photo courtesy of Karla Smith.
    May 26, 2021
    The Gainesville Bulldogs are among the top eight teams in Missouri Class 2 baseball and now hold a 20-8 record after beating Seymour in districts and Richland in sectionals. It’s a historic...

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