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Following a 10-day closure, the Gainesville School District returned to in-person classes Monday with some additional covid-19 measures, including new guidelines regulating extracurricular activities.  “We greatly appreciate your support during this transition,” the school’s Facebook page said. “We...
As the number of covid-19 cases increases in the county – and after two cases were confirmed in its district Friday, bringing its total to three for the school year – Dora School is finding that, so far at least, flexibility is the key to continued in-place learning.  “We’re always adjusting to...
The Bakersfield School District transitioned to virtual learning this week due to a “rapidly increasing number of students required to quarantine, large number of students exhibiting illness and positive cases of COVID-19,” according to a Sept. 13 post by superintendent Dr. Amy Britt on the...

Jackie Wyman
On Sept. 9, Gainesville resident Jackie L. Wyman pleaded guilty before Circuit Judge Craig Carter to resisting arrest by fleeing, causing a substantial risk of injury or death. The plea was in connection with an Aug. 24, 2018, high-speed chase that reportedly ended with the discovery of a pipe with...

Matthew Barnett
Gainesville resident Matthew Barnett pleaded guilty to third-degree assault (special victim) Sept. 9 before Circuit Judge Craig Carter and was given a suspended imposition of sentence. He was placed on supervised probation for a term of five years.  The case stems from a Sept. 14, 2019, incident in...

Johnathan Latham
Gainesville resident Johnathan Latham, currently in prison on an unrelated matter, may see his newest filed case transferred outside Ozark County.  Latham filed change of judge and change of venue motions in July, and Associate Circuit Judge Elizabeth Bock, who was assigned to the case, sustained...
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...

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