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In its weekly radio interview with KTLO Sept. 9, staff members with Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, shared information concerning covid-related updates.    BRMC stats BRMC director of marketing Tobias Pugsley said  the hospital had performed 4,974 covid tests within the...
Ozark County residents who wish to be tested for covid-19 have options in the area.  Testing is currently being offered at the Gainesville Medical Clinic (417-679-4613), Missouri Ozarks Community Health in Gainesville (417-679-2775) and the Theodosia Family Medical Clinic (417-273-2300).  All three...
Missouri has had 1,332 new cases of covid statewide in the last week, indicating a 12 percent increase. The state now has had 104,079 residents who have tested positive for covid this year.  Nine additional deaths recently occurred in Missouri residents who tested positive for active covid virus,...
As the number of positive and active covid numbers continues to rise in Ozark County, some area businesses have chosen to close their lobbies or offices to the public.  Century Bank of the Ozarks announced last week that it is limiting access to its lobbies at all locations, including the Ozark...
Absentee voting for the Nov. 3 presidential election opens Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Missouri, and Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise encourages registered voters to act early if they plan on voting absentee rather than voting in person on election day. In response to questions from the Times last week,...
Two new members were recently appointed to fill vacancies on the Gainesville Board of Aldermen. Jeff Lamar was appointed to the represent the West Ward, replacing longtime council member Rocky Sullivan, who resigned earlier this year. Renee Schmucker was appointed to represent the Center Ward,...

The 2020 edition of the Hootin an Hollarin Magazine is inserted into this week’s edition of the Times. Beginning Sept. 23, the commemorative scrapbook will also be available online at ozarkcountytimes.com or for free pickup anywhere the Times is sold. Up to three scrapbooks can be mailed to the same address anywhere in the country for $5. Call the Times at 417-679-4146 to order.
The Gainesville square should be bustling with festival preparations today as this edition of the Times is being distributed. Lions Club members and Gainesville city maintenance men should be hauling bleachers down Main Street from their storage area. The stage where dozens of musical acts and...

Geemaw’s garden Gainesville resident Jenny Billings has a unique garden featuring lots of rustic, repurposed and interesting decor spread throughout. Here she’s pictured a trough full of seashells and a painted sphere that says “Geemaw’s garden.”
Gardeners:  Danny and Jenny Billings (Q and A filled out by Jenny.) We live 11 miles north of Gainesville.   Describe your garden:  Our garden is 30 feet wide and 90 feet long. We started out growing vegetables in  tires. It took so much watering to keep up with them! I then planted flowers (...

MDC photo The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a framework proposed by MDC for a future black-bear-hunting season for Missouri residents, and it’s asking for public feedback on the proposed framework Oct. 16-Nov. 14.
The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a hunting framework proposed by the Missouri Department of Conservation for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public...

A Little Rock, Arkansas, woman died, and four other out-of-state residents, including a woman from China, were injured as the result of a two-vehicle head-on crash that occurred Monday afternoon on Highway 5 south near County Road 514. All five victims were transported by air and ground ambulances to hospitals in Springfield and Mountain Home, Arkansas. This photo was edited to conceal one of the victims.
By Sue Ann Jones, sueann@ozarkcountytimes   Six vehicle and ATV crashes occurred in Ozark County between Thursday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 7, causing multiple injuries and one death.    Fatal accident Monday on Highway 5 south Five people were transported by air and ground ambulances to...

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