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The Ozark County commissioners adopted a resolution concerning Senate Bill 190 during the regular Monday morning commissioners meeting. “Senate Bill 190 is a really popular thing around the state right now,” said Presiding Commissioner Terry Newton. “We have been going back and forth trying to...

Gainesville city council meetings are held at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public.
Editor’s note: Although specific dollar amounts were provided for the  budget and approved by the city council, the figures in this story are rounded to the nearest dollar for simplicity’s sake.     The Gainesville City Council discussed and set its 2023-24 proposed operating budget during its...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Polly Ousley, 85, of Gainesville, was attempting to cross Highway 160 from County Road 503 (Cheese Plant Road) onto Highway 5 North in Gainesville when she pulled into the path of a tanker truck. She died the night after the crash from injuries she suffered in the crash.
Polly Ousley, 85, of Gainesville, died of injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle crash Oct. 20, at the intersection of Highways 160 and 5 North in Gainesville.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s online crash report, Ousley was stopped at County Road 503, known locally as Cheese Plant...

These photos show the construction of the Theodosia Bridge on what is now Highway 160 as it was built over the Little North Fork of the White River in 1952-53. In the photo at left, the newly built piers tower over the old bridge that still spans the river valley. At right, the rising water of Bull Shoals Lake, after the completion of Bull Shoals Dam in Arkansas, has nearly covered the old bridge. The photos are from the collection of Theodosia resident Tinker Langston, who said she doesn't recall how she came to own them. The original source is unknown.
Seventy years ago this month, Ozark Countians joined local leaders, government big wigs and Army Corps of Engineers officers to dedicate a massive new highway structure over Bull Shoals Lake at Theodosia, an engineering marvel at the time known as "Southwest Missouri's million-dollar bridge." The...
After several months of negotiations between the City of Gainesville and the Gainesville R-5 School District, officials with both entities have come to an agreement on the process in which the school will get water to the irrigation system for the new baseball and softball complex, which is...
Commissioners set the date for opening bids for painting the inside and outside of the Ozark County Courthouse and financing road graders during and heard a report about the Gainesville Elementary School garden during meetings held Tuesdays, Oct. 10 and Monday, Oct. 16. The Ozark County Commission...
The Ozark County Volunteer Library has been selected as one of 240 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that provides community engagement and accessibility resources to small and...

When an Arkansas couple was looking for a good home for their dog, Molly, David Findley adopted her, not knowing ahead of time that she is trained to detect low blood sugar. Times photo/Regina Mozingo
When David Findley and a friend attended an auction not too long ago, David took along his dog, Molly, his constant companion. Molly is a friendly, black-and-white border collie with a big smile and happy personality. But that day, as David and his friend attended the auction, Molly was obviously...

Savannah Bushner and her horse Maya
When Gainesville High School senior Savannah Bushner woke up Oct. 8, she had no idea of the turn of events and emotional rollercoaster the next couple days would bring her and her family. The morning started as she’d planned, with Savannah and her mother Heather loading up their horses and heading...

Doris Baten accepts an award commemorating 50 years of service with the National Weather Service at a ceremony held in Springfield on Saturday, Sept. 16. As part of the ceremony, Doris had the honor of releasing the day’s weather balloon.
Doris Pinckney Baten of Girdner was recognized for 50 years of service as a Cooperative Weather Observer for the National Weather Service at a ceremony in Springfield on Saturday, Sept. 16. Doris’s husband Steve Baten, her son Tanner Pinckney and daughter Misty Souder and her husband Matt and many...

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