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Ozark County officials are now urging all Ozark County residents to stay home and “self-shelter” in an attempt to help curb the spread of COVID-19, a potentially deadly virus now categorized as a pandemic that continues to spread vigorously throughout the world. More than 1 million people have been...

The driver of this Dodge pickup truck was arrested Friday morning, March 27, after fleeing the scene before authorities arrived. He was arrested a short time later, uninjured, after officers were made aware that he had active warrants from both Taney County and Kansas City. He was booked and released at the Ozark County Jail after officials in both areas declined to receive him amid COVID-19 concerns. Photo submitted.
First responders and other emergency personnel were busy Friday, March 27, responding to two vehicle crashes that occurred within an hour and a half...
April 1, 2020, 8:00 AM

Joe Strong was 10 months old in 1950 when he was admitted to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for treatment of polio. He was there two months and wore leg braces for several years afterward. This photo was taken when he was 5. When he started school, his mother said, he tried to play ball with the other kids. When he fell down, “kids would want to help him up, but he would say no. He wanted to get himself up,“ she said.
The young mother was a little concerned that night when her 10-month-old son ran a fever and vomited. She couldn’t help but worry that somehow he had...
April 1, 2020, 8:00 AM
Doug Hawkins hands Kate Knight a $5 gift certificate provided by Century Bank of the Ozarks while picking up his lunch Friday at the Fried &...
April 1, 2020, 8:00 AM
Ozark County officials are now urging all Ozark County residents to stay home and “self-shelter” in an attempt to help curb the spread of COVID-19, a potentially deadly virus now categorized as a pandemic that continues to spread vigorously throughout the world. More than 1 million people have been...
April 1, 2020

News

  • April 1, 2020
    Ozark County officials are now urging all Ozark County residents to stay home and “self-shelter” in an attempt to help curb the spread of COVID-19, a potentially deadly virus now...

  • The driver of this Dodge pickup truck was arrested Friday morning, March 27, after fleeing the scene before authorities arrived. He was arrested a short time later, uninjured, after officers were made aware that he had active warrants from both Taney County and Kansas City. He was booked and released at the Ozark County Jail after officials in both areas declined to receive him amid COVID-19 concerns. Photo submitted.
    April 1, 2020
    First responders and other emergency personnel were busy Friday, March 27, responding to two vehicle crashes that occurred within an hour and a half. First responders from Gainesville Volunteer...

  • Joe Strong was 10 months old in 1950 when he was admitted to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for treatment of polio. He was there two months and wore leg braces for several years afterward. This photo was taken when he was 5. When he started school, his mother said, he tried to play ball with the other kids. When he fell down, “kids would want to help him up, but he would say no. He wanted to get himself up,“ she said.
    April 1, 2020
    The young mother was a little concerned that night when her 10-month-old son ran a fever and vomited. She couldn’t help but worry that somehow he had caught that terrible virus that had been...

Obits

  • March 26, 2020
     A graveside service for Rebecca Sue Friend Boyd, 71, of Gainesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, in Friend Cemetery. A come-and-go visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....
  • March 26, 2020
     A private burial for M. “Karen” Gilliam Jones, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Gainesville, will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery in Pomona. Due to the current health risks...
  • March 26, 2020
     A come-and-go visitation for Lewis Dean Balentine, 83, of Oakland, Arkansas, will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today, March 25, 2020, at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Arkansas. In...

Education

  • March 31, 2020
    Bakersfield School art teacher Lauren Sanders recently designed a new playground swing especially for kindergartner Avey Fyffe, who is confined to a wheelchair. The swing was built by Bakersfield...

  • Bakersfield School Bakersfield School principal Doyne Byrd, right, and secretary Jennifer Bridges prepare instructional review packets for student pick-up Tuesday morning. Bakers-field is providing the work packets and meals that can picked up or delivered via bus routes. Super-intendent Amy Britt said meals will be provided to students until school is back in session.
    March 28, 2020
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozark County schools extended last week’s spring break or adjusted their schedules just in time for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s statewide social...

  • Bakersfield School Bakersfield School principal Doyne Byrd, right, and secretary Jennifer Bridges prepare instructional review packets for student pick-up Tuesday morning. Bakers-field is providing the work packets and meals that can picked up or delivered via bus routes. Super-intendent Amy Britt said meals will be provided to students until school is back in session.
    March 26, 2020
     In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozark County schools extended last week’s spring break or adjusted their schedules just in time for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s statewide...

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