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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...

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...

Pontiac resident Bill Adams, recovering from knee replacement, works out on one of the machines in the physical therapy department at Ozark Healthcare's Gainesville Clinic. With him are physical therapist Michael Tobler, right, and PT assistants James Glover, left, and Jonathan Dillinger.
The physical therapy professionals at Ozarks Healthcare's Gainesville Clinic are offering a new exercise and fitness-coaching program that allows clients to develop an individualized exercise program that they can practice at the clinic's PT department anytime the clinic is open (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...

The Ozark County Times office was closed for a few hours Monday afternoon so staff could sit behind the office and enjoy the total solar eclipse. Pictured, from left, are: Times Publisher and Ad Manager Jenny Yarger, her daughter Ezra and husband Zack, Graphic Artist and Office Manager Regina Mozingo, Owner Norene Prososki and Editor Jessi Dreckman. Times photo/Jenny Yarger
Many Ozark Countians and thousands of others from across the globe traveled into the path of totality for Monday’s total solar eclipse, one of the most highly anticipated events of 2024.  Gainesville was one of the lucky communities in the path of totality, and if the lines of traffic on the main...

This year's Bakersfield School PTO officers offer up a table full of sweet treats for sale at the 2023 Halloween fun fundraiser event at the school. From left: Current president Andrea Turner, former PTO president Ashley Harper, secretary-treasurer Zaylor Watts and vice-president Christina Green.
Bakersfield School's Parent Teacher Organization has set a couple of pretty big goals for what it wants to do for the little school in this tiny town. Anywhere else, those big, expensive goals might seem like impossible pipe dreams – especially considering that the Bakersfield PTO isn't really an "...

Bill Hossman is the friendly face behind the wheel of the Ozark County OATS bus, a riding-sharing public transportation company that picks up Ozark County residents from their homes and takes them to various towns for shopping, doctor’s appointments, visits with family and friends and more. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
Ozark County OATS bus driver Bill Hossman says he loves his job, and the riders he interacts with on the bus are “just  so, so happy that we’re here to help them.”  Bill mans the wheel of the local OATS bus, happily picking up residents at their homes across Ozark County and driving them to various...
The filing period for the Aug. 6 Primary Election, which features several local Ozark County office races, closed last week. These candidates have filed to run in the following elections:   Western district commissioner  Layne Nance    Eastern district commissioner Jim Britt Michael Warren   Ozark...

Vincent Anderson, shown here with a table crypt grave marker, will talk about distinctively shaped headstones in the Ozarks at his talk at the Ozark Historium at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18.
Ozark County native Vincent Anderson will speak at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, to share his latest source of fascination in colorful Ozarks History – old, necked discoid gravestones (plus stories about the people buried under them). The program is free...
We're less than a week away from the April 8 total solar eclipse that's scheduled to follow a diagonal path across North America, sweeping over Ozark County around midday. For those in the path of Monday's big event, the sky will gradually grow darker as the shadow of the moon slides across the...

Ozark County Volunteer Library Board president Joanne Krupp prepares to sort books that were recently donated to the library. The library's big sale that starts Friday will offer more than 2,000 volumes at super-low prices; almost all of the sale books were donated by library supporters.
The Ozark County Volunteer Library's devoted volunteers are gearing up for one of biggest book sales in the library's history. Touring the library's brightly lit basement last week, library board president Joanne Krupp waves her arm to indicate all the books in sight – which are all available for...

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