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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%...

Justin Turner
Justin Turner and Chris Bales won the two open seats in the Bakersfield School Board race during the April 2 General Municpial Election. The unofficial results recieved from the Ozark County Clerk's office showed the following votes cast: Chris Bales, 100 votes (36.76%) Justin Turner, 103 votes (37...

Jabet Wade
Mason Eslinger and Jabet Wade won the two open seats in the Gainesville School Board race during the April 2 General Municpial Election. The unofficial results recieved from the Ozark County Clerk's office showed the following votes cast: Mason Eslinger, 439 votes (31.29%) Jabet Wade, 442 votes (31...
The Ozark County Commissioners will hold a final community information meeting to discuss the proposed internet “use tax” this Thursday, March 28. The meeting will be held in the conference room on the second floor of the Ozark County Courthouse in Gainesville. Presiding Commissioner Terry Newton...
White River Connect, a subsidiary of White River Valley Electric Cooperative, has announced that work is now under construction in the Theodosia service area for its high-speed fiber internet service.  According to a White River Connect graphic posted to social media explaining the steps to...

photo by Amanda Mendez, Howell County News A long line of visitors waited patiently during a March 19 open house to enter the new St. Joseph's Monastery that's nearing completion in Douglas County a short distance north of Rockbridge.
On March 19, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, welcomed a large crowd of curious visitors to an open house at their impressive new St. Joseph's Monastery that's nearing completion off N Highway in Douglas County just a few miles north of the Ozark County line. When finished, the $18...
Voters in Ozark County will take to the polls next Tuesday, April 2, for the General Municipal Election, where ballots will offer contested races for Bakersfield and Gainesville School Boards, a county “use tax” measure and other items. A sample ballot is available on page B6 in this week’s edition...
The Gainesville City council reviewed two bids for “codification,” a process to clean up, analyze and develop city ordinances so that they are easy to understand, enact and enforce. The process would also involve putting the ordinances on a website that would be available to the general public to...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Quite a few drivers have been driving on the shoulders of High School Drive, which runs in front of Gainesville High School, to avoid going over the installed speed bumps with all four tires. It has resulted in damaged road shoulders, city officials say. The school and city are currently discussing what can be done in that area. The street is a city street; however, the school has taken over maintenance of the stretch of road where the speed bumps were installed. There are five speed bumps currently installed, two at each of the far entrances of the high school parking lot and one in the center area, pictured above, where a city fire hydrant is located. The city council members were in favor of allowing the school to outfit the street as it needs to as long as the fire hydrant is accessible from the roadway for the fire department’s needs. Superintendent Justin Gilmore said the school would seek advice of an engineer or other professional for recommendations and options.
At the March 12 Gainesville City Council meeting, Maintenance Supervisor Mike Davis said that an employee from the Gainesville School approached him to ask what the city would allow the school to do alongside High School Drive, where the school installed speed bumps last year in an effort to slow...

The 11th annual Glade Top Trail Run will be held Saturday, April 6, at Glade Top, a designated scenic byway within the Mark Twain National Forest in northern Ozark County and southern Douglas County. The race offers participants three designated distances, a 1-miler, a 4-miler and a 10-miler. All proceeds benefit the Pat Souder Henry Scholarship Fund.
Organizers with the April 6 Glade Top Trail Run say they’re expecting a big crowd at this year’s event. Now in its eleventh year, the run/walk event offers great camaraderie, a challenging route and a whole lot of fun, all set amongst the remote and rugged hills of the Mark Twain National Forest in...

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