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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...

Ozark County Courthouse
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...

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