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The Gainesville City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. May 14 at City Hall.  Council members Dana Crisp, Teri Edades, Lana Bushong, Treva Warrick and Renee Schmucker were in attendance, along with Mayor Gail Reich, City Clerk Lisa Goodnight, Water Specialist Jessi Price...
The Bakersfield Lions baseball team took the class 2 district 10 championship title May 15 after beating Mansfield 8-5 in the final district game of the night. The Lions also beat out the Gainesville Bulldogs 5-3 in the district semi-final game. Pictured, from left, back row, are: Coach Brandon...

Class of 2024
Gainesville High School held its 2024 high school graduation ceremony last Friday, May 17, in the high school gym. The event opened with a performance from the school band, followed by an opening prayer by senior Jarett Hogan. Brady Myers and Elijah Burrow performed a song, and 2024 GHS senior...

John L. Freeman, 1919-1944
A Dora farmboy, the late John L. Freeman, will be honored next month in a small French village 4,000 miles away from Ozark County. On June 22 and 23, St. Pierre Eglise in Normandy, France, will commemorate the day 80 years ago when Freeman and his 131 fellow soldiers in Troop A of the 24th Cavalry...

The Ozark County Courthouse is currently being repainted, and the color is being changed from beige and tan to a light and dark gray. This photo, taken Monday, shows the west side of the building in transition between the two colors. The concrete work of the new sidewalks, stairs and faux stone entryway was recently completed as well. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
The Ozark County Commissioners  gave an update on the courthouse’s new paint job during their meeting Monday.  Randy Conrad is completing the project, and had gotten about a third of the paint job completed in the two days that were dry enough to paint last week. The concrete sidewalk and faux...
A building on County Road 527 in Mammoth that formerly housed the Mammoth post office and Mammoth schoolhouse burned to the ground during the overnight hours of May 8-9. According to the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department dispatch report, the call was made reporting the fire at 11:26 p.m. May 8. The...

As a rainbow spans the sky above, Benjamin Miller and other workers with Ozark Farmstead work to build this traditional timber-framed home near Brixey.
In today’s world, modern tools and techniques have propelled the construction industry into the future, but one Ozark County man says he finds his inspiration in older, more traditional ways.  Benjamin Miller, a Brixey resident and owner of the building company Ozark Farmstead, has become an...

Bakersfield graduates, pictured from left, are: front row: Bo Bean, Scarlet Bouchard, Joseene Hensley, Laci May, Levi Hodgson.Second row: Yaniel Martes, Dominick Robinson, Deanna Nickason, Marayia Deatherage, Paisley Rader, Brooklynn Kaiser, Alexis McGhee, Jessie Keith, Johney Everett, Amani Kowiti. Third row: Braden Ettner, Carlos Ramirez, Mason Bean, Holly Montague, Rienna Velasquez, Hayden Pearson, Jesse Tackitt, Eddie Deluna, Ethan Cotter, Gavin Pearson. Back row: Wesley Durham, Cash Brackney, Jacob Watlington, A.J. Hensley, Dylan Bonham, John Cotter, Waylon McCollum, Asa Divelbiss, Jacob Wolters.
Bakersfield High School held its 2024 high school graduation May 10 in the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium at the school.  The commencement speaker was Kyle Dillinger. Valedictorian Scarlet Bouchard and Salutatorian Alexis McGhee also took the microphone to deliver speeches to their classmates and loved...
The Village of Theodosia is hosting its community clean-up from Wednesday, May 15, through Friday, May 17. On those days, dumpsters will be set up at Village Hall for residents to use for discarding of items.  Those who live in the Theodosia city limits are eligible to participate and must bring a...

Monica Shockey’s shop, which she calls “Chainsaw Expressions” is pictured above with several of her carved pieces on display.
Isabella resident Monica Shockey said it was about 15 years ago when her daughter-in-law gave her a birthday gift that led her to a hobby that’s she’s continued ever since.  “My daughter-in-law gave me this cute little carved bear for my birthday, and I just loved it. I kept looking at it, and I...

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