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This photo of Gainesville School District’s new ball fields, which opened this week, was taken by GHS senior Kannon Morrison with a drone. The fields are located directly across the street from the high school, which is pictured in the background of the photo. The elementary school is also shown in the far distance.
The grand opening ceremony of Gainesville School’s new sports complex was held Monday afternoon, and the community turned out in a big way. Hundreds of people attended the event, and proud smiles beamed from the youngest to oldest fans as they watched the first-ever baseball and softball games...
During the April 9 Gainesville City Council meeting, Mayor Gail Reich read the following list of current businesses operating inside the city limits. The list included 53 businesses, compared with 54 businesses last year.    New businesses New businesses added to the list, meaning they’ve opened...

photo courtesy of Bakersfield VFD
Caulfield, Bakersfield and Tecumseh VFDs responded to a camper fire on County Road 351 in Caulfield Sunday, April 14. The camper was a complete loss, but there were no injuries. Caulfield Fire Department Chief Shannon Sisney, far right, and Caulfield VFD Lt. Robert Malone work here during the...

Gainesville resident Amy Barber, far left, stands with her husband JC and daughter Ella in front of U.S. Representative Jason Smith’s office during a visit last month.
Amy Parmenter Barber, of Gainesville, along with her husband JC and daughter Ella, spoke to representatives of the Missouri Congressional delegation on March 19 about priority issues affecting 40 million Americans who experience headache disorders and migraine disease. Amy traveled to the nation’s...

The Center’s parking lot is located just off County Road 800, but it is also visible from Highway 5 North, a mile or two past Antler Pizza and Package Store.
In the eight years that The Center has been in its current building, it has grown to truly serve as a community hub for residents and visitors of all ages in the Gainesville area and beyond, offering up homemade, from-scratch lunches Monday through Friday at very affordable prices, hosting bingo...
The city of Gainesville and the Village of Theodosia both put measures on the April 2 General Municipal Election ballot asking voters if, in the future, the municipalities could forgo an election when the number of candidates was the same as the number of open positions on the board. Both measures...
Justin Turner and Chris Bales won the two open seats in the Bakersfield School Board race during the April 2 General Municipal Election.  Bales is an incumbent on the board, and Turner was a new candidate, who will fill the position of currently serving board member Jonathan Lashley, who chose not...
Incumbents Mason Eslinger and Jabet Wade won the two open seats in the Gainesville School Board race during the April 2 General Municipal Election. The win brings both candidates into their third term on the school board.  The unofficial results received from the Ozark County Clerk's office showed...
The third time was the charm for the Ozark County "use tax" measure. The question passed during the April 2 General Municipal Election with a vote of 643 yes (56.80%) and 489 no (43.20%) after being voted down during two prior elections.  The passage means that Ozark County residents will pay 2%...

This Gainesville city water meter has been outfitted with an end point, allowing automatic calculation of water usage a few times a day, which allows leaks to be detected much earlier than before.
The city of Gainesville is well on its way to make reading water meters a whole lot easier, thanks to the installation of “end points” to the city’s existing water system meters.  The end points work to automatically calculate water usage. They will fully replace the city’s former way of recording...

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