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  Editor’s note: 1998 Gainesville High School graduate Jabet Morgan Wade, local business owner and mother of fourth-grader Lola and second-grader Finn, serves as vice president of the Gainesville R-V Board of Education. When the U.S. Department of Education announced last fall that it was accepting...
This week the Times publishes profiles of five of the eight Ozark County candidates running for positions in the April 6 General Municipal Election.  Two candidates, incumbent Dana Crisp and challenger Debbie Miller, are running for the East Ward seat on the Gainesville City Council, a two-year...
The Gainesville High School Lady Bulldogs softball team began their season with a 6-5 conference tournament win over Conway on Friday, March 19. The win meant the team continued on to Hartville, where they faced the Mansfield Lions on Saturday.   “We found ourselves down 0-5 against the Conway...
Bakersfield resident Elizabeth Meskimen, 36, has been charged with driving while intoxicated (prior offender), three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and operating a vehicle in a careless manner involving an accident in connection with a Valentine’s Day crash. She is scheduled to make...
Bakersfield resident Elizabeth Meskimen, 36, has been charged with driving while intoxicated (prior offender), three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and operating a vehicle in a careless manner involving an accident in connection with a Valentine’s Day crash. She is scheduled to make...
The Ozark County Health Department is taking appointments for a first-dose Moderna vaccination clinic to be held Tuesday, April 6, at the OCHD office on Third Street in Gainesville. To make an appointment, call OCHD at 417-679-3334. Because this is a locally managed vaccination event, appointments...

GHCC resident Dorcas Rackley was delighted to have a recent in-person visit with her daughter, Barbara Luna.
Gainesville Health Care Center announced last week that indoor visitation for all residents (regardless of vaccination status) has resumed, with a few exceptions. GHCC administrator Sherri Beasley said that visitation would still be limited in a few circumstances when there is a high risk of covid-...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Brown demonstrates the department’s new software, which officers can access from portable laptop/tablet computers from anywhere.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department has begun implementing a new software program, Omnigo, which will totally change the playing field, officers say. “It’s going to, first off, let me know where everyone’s at. So, I can look at the map and say, well, I’ve got one [deputy] down here working in...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Ozarks Wifi co-owner Mike Gardner attended Monday’s commissioners meeting to ask the county to consider using expected covid relief money to help expand rural internet in Ozark County. The business is based out of its building on the southwest corner of the Gainesville square, but is mostly working remotely now.
Ozark Wifi co-owner Mike Gardner attended this week’s Ozark County Commissioners meeting to ask the county to consider using money the county expects to receive from the newest round of coronavirus relief, the American Rescue Plan, to help fund the construction of air-internet “towers” that would...
By Sue Ann Jones sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com   Two of Ozark County’s five school districts, Dora and Thornfield, and one of its three incorporated villages, Gainesville, will hold elections in the April 6 general municipal election. This week, the Times is publishing brief profiles of the three...

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