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Richard Sigler is donating this custom-made guitar to raffled this week to benefit Bakersfest and its car show.
The streets of Bakersfield will be humming like an old Buck Owens song, come Saturday. The 21st annual Bakersfest will be held at Bakersfield Pride Park in downtown Bakersfield, complete with a car show, craft booths, games, music, food and a city-wide yard sale. Organizers are hoping for good...

Look inside today’s edition of the Times for a special 68-page Hootin an Hollarin guide, featuring the 2018 Lil Cedar Pete and Lil Miss Addie Lee winners Trail Acklin, son of Rockie and Patricia Acklin, and Adaleah Moore, daughter of Sarah and David Moore.
Hootin an Hollarin starts next week, transforming the Gainesville square from its usual quiet, small-town demeanor into a bustling old-time village full of handicraft vendors, homecoming visitors and a wide variety of crowd-pleasing, rib-ticklin’ activities and heartwarming country music. Details...

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.
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 room plus restrooms, a mechanical room and a FEMA supply room.” But Britt added that the building, which...

Veterinarian Donna Cook with her rescue dog, Priscilla
Veterinarian Donna Cook is joining Dr. Robin Deck and Dr. Robert Main at the Gainesville Animal Clinic beginning this month, working part-time, usually on Mondays, and specializing in the care of small animals.  Cook, no stranger to small towns, grew up in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, and for a while...

Members of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force meet regularly to develop ways to help Ozark Countians combat substance abuse and addiction here and also to help those who are battling addiction. Those attending a recent task force meeting were (front row, from left): Century Bank of the Ozarks assistant vice president Rhonda Hardcastle, community resident Kalen Hoffman, Ozark County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy Dan Israel, Fellowship of Christian Athletes member Gracyn Blackburn, community resident Mary Ketchum, Ozark County Health Department administrator Rhonda Suter, Missouri Rep. Karla Eslinger. Back row: Dr. Masa Kinoshita, pastor Jeff Dotson, Treatment Court coordinator Jennifer Horn, Missouri Ozarks Community Health Network director Becky Gann, pastor David Evans, health professional Susan Taylor and Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant.
The Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force urges residents here to participate in the 2019 Region G Community Health Assessment, a public survey about available healthcare services and facilities here that is being conducted by Impact Advantage, a service that assists health agencies in...

Taylor Young is the new agent at the University of Missouri Extension office in Gainesville.
The University of Missouri Extension office in Ozark County has a new agent, Taylor Young, who joined the office in early August.  Young, 24, grew up in Russellville and attended Missouri State University in Springfield, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in plant science.  Based...
Ozark County is one of 13 Missouri counties identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control for being at risk of outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) because of the opioid crisis, according to a recent study.  Other Missouri counties that made the list include Bates, Cedar, Hickory, Iron,...

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.
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 Cardinals take on the Midland (Texas) Rockhounds. “What a wonderful turnout,” said Gainesville R-V...

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.
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 room plus restrooms, a mechanical room and a FEMA supply room.” But Britt added that the building, which...

Veterinarian Donna Cook with her rescue dog, Priscilla
Veterinarian Donna Cook is joining Dr. Robin Deck and Dr. Robert Main at the Gainesville Animal Clinic beginning this month, working part-time, usually on Mondays, and specializing in the care of small animals.  Cook, no stranger to small towns, grew up in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, and for a while had...

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