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Ray Grisham, with Ray Grisham Construction Concrete, operates an excavator Monday as he and Greg Simpson, with Simpson Concrete, center, and employee Jared Haas, right, begin the work to remodel Gainesville’s Town & Country Supermarket. The men would later fill the excavated tracks with concrete as the first steps in creating the floor and walls of a big new freezer and cooler area that will become part of the completely remodeled building.
Work started Monday on the major remodeling project that will give Gainesville’s Town & Country Supermarket a new appearance inside and out, representing what Town & Country spokesman Matt Montgomery called “a significant investment in the store and thus the community in which we are...

Gabriela Velasquez
A new face can be seen at the Times office this week, thanks to the Potter Digital Ambassadors Program through the University of Missouri Journalism School, and with that new face comes an upgrade to the Times’ online presence. Gabriela Velasquez, a graduating senior at the Mizzou J-School in...

Jason Barnett
Jason Barnett graduated Nov. 23, 2018, from Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. Barnett, a 2018 Dora High School graduate and the son of Brad and Shanna Barnett of Dora, served as an element leader in his squadron. He is currently attending tech...
Chris and Missy Harlin of Gainesville, Missouri are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Christen, to Alexander Leigh Martin, son of Robert and Terri Martin of Plano, Texas. Abbi is a graduate of Gainesville High School and The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  She is...

Jackie Wyman, Ozark County Jail photo
An $8,000 cash-only bond has been issued for Jackie L. Wyman, 38, of Gainesville, in connection with an Aug. 24, 2018, high-speed chase. When the chase ended, a pipe with methamphetamine residue was reportedly found inside Wyman’s truck.  Online records indicate Wyman has not yet been arrested in...

Barbara McGee, Gainesville school yearbook 1970-71
Editor’s note: Barbara McGee was a teacher at Gainesville schools from 1967 to her retirement in 1990.   Retired Gainesville teacher Barbara McGee, a woman who impacted countless lives in her 23 years of teaching, died Christmas Day at the age of 81. News of her death spurred dozens of tributes,...

Sue Modlinski with her 2-year-old German shepherd, Zeke, who disappeared into the woods behind their Gainesville-area home on New Year’s Day.
Gainesville residents Len and Sue Modlinski lost their dog, Zeke, last week. But in the process of searching for him, they found a renewed appreciation for their fellow Ozark Countians.  Two-year-old Zeke, a skinny German shepherd, disappeared from the Modlinskis’ home on County Road 806, west of...

Despite the efforts of volunteer firefighters from Thornfield, Theodosia, Timber Knob, Wasola and Pontiac Price Place, the remote Longrun-area home of Linda Worner was a total loss Sunday afternoon. Worner lost almost all her possessions, including her motorized wheelchair, which is thought to have caused the fire when a short occurred in the charging cord. Firefighters pictured: Capt. Tracy Meal, TAVFD, front; from back, right: Roger Sanders, TAVFD; Lt. Craig Mierkowski, TAVFD; and Brett Meints, Thornfield VFD. Photo courtesy Lt. Craig Mierkowski, TAVFD.
Disabled Longrun resident Linda Worner lost her home to a Sunday afternoon fire that was apparently caused by her motorized wheelchair.  Worner’s neighbor, Boyd Garrison, a Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department board member, looks out for Worner, who has no vehicle that runs. “I just hate to see...

The Bakersfield Head Start class began Dec. 4 with 15 3-year-olds and a few 4-year-olds who are dually enrolled in Bakersfield’s afternoon preschool program. The class is Ozark County’s second Head Start program. The other one is in Gainesville.
Ozark County now has two Head Start programs, with the opening Dec. 4, 2018, of a new Head Start in Bakersfield. Ozark Action, Inc., which opened the Bakersfield program, has also operated a Head Start program in Gainesville for decades. The half-day Bakersfield program came about when a Head Start...
Several candidates have filed to run in the April 2 general municipal election for positions coming open on school, municipal and county boards in Ozark County. The filing deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 15. If the number of candidates equals the number of open positions on these boards, Missouri law...

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