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Gainesville Schools’ bus mechanic Jerry Beasley was pleased that the district’s 16 buses passed the recent annual inspection by the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 100 percent – for the sixth year in a row. Beasley, a 1983 GHS graduate, has been the district’s mechanic for 27 years. He says he’s seen a lot of changes in the vehicles since he hired on with the district in 1996. For one thing, all the buses are diesel now and may have computerized components. The price has gone up too. A new bus these days can cost $85,000, he said.
The annual inspection of Ozark County schools’  buses was completed recently by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Here are the unofficial results, as reported by the schools:Bakersfield superintendent Amy Britt said “two minor issues” were found during the recent inspection there. One issue...
The Bakersfield school board election has been certified by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise, and the vote totals now stand at 104 for Christopher Bales, 101 for Mike Zimmer and 100 for Michael Scott. The certified totals eliminate the 100-vote tie that existed between Zimmer and Scott on election...

Tyler Ellison of Gainesville, who was 11 at the time, killed this turkey last year while hunting with his dad, Mike Ellison. The turkey had an 11-inch beard.
Missouri’s young turkey hunters will be taking to the woods this weekend for the annual Missouri youth weekend spring turkey hunt. The youth-only weekend runs from a half-hour before sunrise Saturday, April 7, through sunset Sunday, April 8. Hunters ages 6 to 15 are eligible to purchase a hunting...
  The modular building that had served for several years as Missouri Community Health system’s Gainesville clinic was dismantled and hauled away Tuesday as workers finished up the new 6,000-square-foot building on the same lot on Elm Street next to the Gainesville post office. The new MOCH...
The Douglas/Ozark County unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers and School Personnel will meet Tuesday, April 10, at The Center in Gainesville. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting and a program given by Kerrie Zubrod of Century Bank of the Ozarks to follow.All retired teachers and...

Blackened grass around the Protem electrical substation shows the result of a small fire that started when power lines came down Friday evening, reportedly due to a boom truck with boom extended running into overhead wires and pulling them down, along with two utility poles. No injuries were reported.
Eighty-eight Protem-area residents were without power for several hours Friday night after electric lines and two utility poles were taken out by an unidentified truck driver.White River Valley Electric Co-op spokesperson Cassie Cunningham said the co-op was told the damage was caused by a boom...
Thank God March is finally over! I have never seen a March like this one in terms of weather and fishing. A normal March brings warm days with south winds and some rain. This March was nothing like that. When we did get a warm day with south winds it was followed by cold north winds, rain and...

U.S. Air Force Airman Rylen E. Wynn
U.S. Air Force Airman Rylen E. Wynn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic...

Dr. John “Chip” Rowe
Dr. John “Chip” Rowe will speak on ways to preserve joint function, mobility and quality of life at a free community arthritis-education dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Ozarks Medical Center Parkway Center in West Plains.The dinner is free, but reservations are required and can be...
Dr. Dave Patterson will talk about the Show-Me Select Heifer Program at the next meeting of the South Central Cattlemen to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Howell-Oregon Electric Coop meeting room, 6327 U.S. 63 north of West Plains. The dinner will be sponsored by New Day Genetics. For...

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