15 girls vying for queen title The 2019 Hootin and Hollarin queen candidates include, from left (front), Kaitlyn Morse, Lily Parker, Olivia Milligan, Libby Pansano, Brandi Johnson; (middle row) Morgan Smith, Jasmine Hall, Hailey Taylor (withdrew after photo was taken), Jessee Latham, Cheyenne Clinton, Emily Green; (back) Star Janes, A’aisha Sykes, Hunter McCullough, Brandy Belt and Hannah See. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the east side of the Gainesville square.
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The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin kicks off Thursday as volunteers, demonstrators, musicians, vendors, contest competitors and committee members make last-minute preparations for Ozark County’s traditional old-time fun-fest extravaganza.  A full schedule, map and stories about the...

Ozark County residents Ian Giesbrecht and Wren Haffner will teach a modern approach to ancient building practices that are in line with nature Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Ozark Area Community Congress. The couple will share what has worked for them in the practice of natural building on their 18-acre off-grid homestead. The session with start with a slide show of natural building techniques and shift to a “do it yourself” session about slip straw and clay plastering. This photo shows the couple in front of one of the natural buildings they’ve created on their property near Gainesville.
A temporary “green village” will form at Hammond Group Camp on CC Highway south of Dora Sept. 27-29 during the 40th annual Ozark Area Community...
September 19, 2019, 10:56 AM

Times photo / Bruce Roberts Ozark County Ambulance has recently expanded its service, and in addition to its single 24/7 vehicle and crew, it also has a second vehicle and crew available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday. Two of the ambulance crews are pictured here with ambulance district administrator Stacy Raney, right. Crew members are, from left, Tracy Meal, John Keller, Susan Howard, Dustin Warren and Aaron Bellcock. All those pictured are emergency medical technicians except paramedics Keller and Raney.
Ozark County Ambulance has expanded its service and now, in addition to its single vehicle and crew available 24/7, a second vehicle and crew will...
September 19, 2019, 10:46 AM

Times photos / Bruce Roberts. Great weather helped make Bakersfest a success Saturday as craft and food booth vendors were plentiful at Pride Park.
The 21st annual Bakersfest was a success, organizers say, with large crowds and a lot of events throughout the day Saturday. The festival, which has...
September 19, 2019, 10:43 AM

15 girls vying for queen title The 2019 Hootin and Hollarin queen candidates include, from left (front), Kaitlyn Morse, Lily Parker, Olivia Milligan, Libby Pansano, Brandi Johnson; (middle row) Morgan Smith, Jasmine Hall, Hailey Taylor (withdrew after photo was taken), Jessee Latham, Cheyenne Clinton, Emily Green; (back) Star Janes, A’aisha Sykes, Hunter McCullough, Brandy Belt and Hannah See. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the east side of the Gainesville square.
The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin kicks off Thursday as volunteers, demonstrators, musicians, vendors, contest competitors and committee members make last-minute preparations for Ozark County’s traditional old-time fun-fest extravaganza.  A full schedule, map and stories about the...
September 19, 2019

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  • 15 girls vying for queen title The 2019 Hootin and Hollarin queen candidates include, from left (front), Kaitlyn Morse, Lily Parker, Olivia Milligan, Libby Pansano, Brandi Johnson; (middle row) Morgan Smith, Jasmine Hall, Hailey Taylor (withdrew after photo was taken), Jessee Latham, Cheyenne Clinton, Emily Green; (back) Star Janes, A’aisha Sykes, Hunter McCullough, Brandy Belt and Hannah See. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the east side of the Gainesville square.
    September 19, 2019
    The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin kicks off Thursday as volunteers, demonstrators, musicians, vendors, contest competitors and committee members make last-minute preparations for Ozark...

  • Ozark County residents Ian Giesbrecht and Wren Haffner will teach a modern approach to ancient building practices that are in line with nature Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Ozark Area Community Congress. The couple will share what has worked for them in the practice of natural building on their 18-acre off-grid homestead. The session with start with a slide show of natural building techniques and shift to a “do it yourself” session about slip straw and clay plastering. This photo shows the couple in front of one of the natural buildings they’ve created on their property near Gainesville.
    September 19, 2019
    A temporary “green village” will form at Hammond Group Camp on CC Highway south of Dora Sept. 27-29 during the 40th annual Ozark Area Community Congress. Participants from all across the...

  • Times photo / Bruce Roberts Ozark County Ambulance has recently expanded its service, and in addition to its single 24/7 vehicle and crew, it also has a second vehicle and crew available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday. Two of the ambulance crews are pictured here with ambulance district administrator Stacy Raney, right. Crew members are, from left, Tracy Meal, John Keller, Susan Howard, Dustin Warren and Aaron Bellcock. All those pictured are emergency medical technicians except paramedics Keller and Raney.
    September 19, 2019
    Ozark County Ambulance has expanded its service and now, in addition to its single vehicle and crew available 24/7, a second vehicle and crew will also be available for six 13-hour shifts each week....

Obits

  • September 19, 2019
    William ‘Sonny’ David Cherry Jr., age 73, passed away at his home in Isabella, MO September 5, 2019. He was born October 3, 1945 in Syracuse, Kansas, the son of William David Cherry and...
  • September 19, 2019
    Funeral services for Charles K. Reynolds, 84, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until...
  • September 19, 2019
    A graveside funeral service for Lonnie E. Crisp, 75, of Caulfield, was held Sept. 16, 2019, in the Sanders Cemetery south of Gainesville with Rodger Hickerson officiating. Mr. Crisp died Sept. 9 at...

Education


  • Bakersfield superintendent Dr. Amy Britt works in her new office in the school’s FEMA storm shelter building. The superintendent’s offices were moved into the FEMA building recently after several school officials and staff members chipped in to help with the cost.. Britt said the staff kept the costs way down and did a “marvelous job … I just love it.” The decor includes an American flag made from recycled wood by Bakersfield FFA student Ashton Yeager, who torched the wood to create the flag’s stripes and then “branded” in the stars.
    September 11, 2019
    When the Bakersfield School District broke ground for its new FEMA storm shelter building on May 31, 2018, superintendent Dr. Amy Britt told the Times the new building would be “one big open...

  • Gainesville School choir member Sophia Weber shows Louie, the Springfield Cardinals mascot, some dance moves as choir members gathered to perform “America the Beautiful” before Friday night’s game at Hammons Field in Springfield.
    September 5, 2019
    Gainesville R-V School hosted the first annual Gainesville Community Night Thursday at Hammons Field in Springfield. More than 250 Gainesville School patrons bought tickets to watch the Springfield...

  • Bakersfield superintendent Dr. Amy Britt works in her new office in the school’s FEMA storm shelter building. The superintendent’s offices were moved into the FEMA building recently after several school officials and staff members chipped in to help with the cost.. Britt said the staff kept the costs way down and did a “marvelous job … I just love it.” The decor includes an American flag made from recycled wood by Bakersfield FFA student Ashton Yeager, who torched the wood to create the flag’s stripes and then “branded” in the stars.
    September 5, 2019
    When the Bakersfield School District broke ground for its new FEMA storm shelter building on May 31, 2018, superintendent Dr. Amy Britt told the Times the new building would be “one big open...

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