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This design rendering shows what the front of Gainesville High School will look like in a couple years after undergoing a $3 million renovation and major construction project. The plan features a new nearly 8,000-square-foot addition to the front of the existing building that will serve as a FEMA tornado shelter and will include a commons area, bathrooms, locker rooms, administrative offices and storage space. The project will be funded with more than $2 million in grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and somewhere between $800,000 to $1.1 million in Gainesville district funds. Design plans courtesy of Sapp Design Architects.
Click here to see detailed design plans for the project. *** During the next few years, Gainesville High School will undergo a major renovation that will add 7,792-square feet to the existing structure, creating a totally new facade, new locker rooms, offices, storage room and a multi-use common...
Wasola resident Newt Souder, 19, was arrested Friday in Ozark County in connection with two warrants in Douglas County cases, including a case in which Souder is alleged to have stolen a pickup truck in Gainesville. The warrants were issued in April and May 2020, respectively, in connection with...
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Philpott’s Nov. 9, 2020, traffic stop of a Yamaha motorcycle on Highway 5 near County Road 118 in the Noble area has led to two warrants being issued and charges filed for two out-of-area drivers.    Charges A $1,500 cash-only bond has been issued for...
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Jan. 14 that, as of Monday, Jan. 18, Missouri is in Phase 1B of its covid-19 vaccination distribution plan. The announcement is good news for Missouri residents in high-risk categories for contracting the covid-19 virus. However, it’s had little effect so far in...
  During last year’s election season, Ozark County Sheriff candidate Cass Martin promised that if he was elected, his leadership would focus on a more active presence in general, including “working the county’s roads throughout all of Ozark County.” This week’s sheriff’s report, which includes 28...

Dustin and Amanda Warren are shown with their two older daughters, Kadynce, left, and Isabella. Amanda, 31, died Jan. 12 due to complications related to the birth of the Warrens' third child, Emersyn, who was born healthy.
Thayer resident Capri Turner was eagerly awaiting the phone call Tuesday night, Jan. 12, that would let her know her best friend, Amanda Warren, had given birth to her third child. But when Amanda’s husband, Dustin Warren, called late that night, it was not the joyous announcement Capri had been...
Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputies sworn in Friday were, from left: Jeff Lane, Kyle Hannaford, Justin Brown, Seth Miller, Steve Ator and Cecilia Schofield. Deputy Terin Cantrell was also sworn in. Schofield and Cantrel, who have both worked for OCSD in the past, are rejoining the department as full-...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed five civil cases and 17 criminal cases during the Jan. 6 session of Ozark County Law Day. Updates on the criminal cases are listed below.    Guilty plea, sentenced to prison Christopher S. Davis pleaded guilty to aiding the escape of a prisoner confined for a...
Ozark County has been awarded $4,244 in federal funds through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Now local agencies are invited to apply for the money, which is intended “to help expand...

Gainesville High School student Liz Kinworthy fills a water bottle at one of the new “touchless” water fountains the school purchased with money from the county’s allotment of federal CARES money. As a precaution to help prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus, students are encouraged to have their own water bottles, which can be filled by simply holding it in the designated spot on the new devices.
Ozark County Commissioners on Monday shared a list of the reimbursements that were made from Ozark County’s approximately $1.1 million portion of the more than $2 trillion in federal funds appropriated the by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act when it was passed by Congress...

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