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In observance of Brain Awareness Month in June, Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains is offering free health educational events about stroke and headache disorders, including a stroke education presentation set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at The Center in Gainesville.Quintin...
The West Plains-based Missouri Job Center will host outreach sessions in Gainesville from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Ozark Action office at 728 Harlin Drive, across from The Antler.The center offers help to job-seekers by assisting with job searches, resume...

Times photo / Norene Prososki A driver’s education class is being offered in Gainesville’s summer school program for the first time in several years. Participating students include, from right, Holley Stevens, Zach Botts, Andrew Botts and Wesley Stevens. District superintendent Jeff Hyatt, left, teaches the course. Hyatt told the Times he has been a driver’s ed driving instructor for 28 years. When the Times asked if he’d had any scary experiences in his nearly three decades of riding with student drivers, he quipped, “Nerves of steel!”
Summer school classes have begun around the county, and the Gainesville R-V District is especially proud of its increased attendance figures this year. In 2017, Gainesville High School’s summer school had an enrollment of 25 students. This summer, 72 students are enrolled in the high school program...

Ozark County Emergency Management Director Brett Meints said that this wall cloud, photographed Friday evening by Chris Mattson at Theodosia Marina, was accompanied by wind gusts as high as 40 to 60 miles per hour as it moved into Ozark County from the west.
Holiday weekend began with heavy rain, high water The Memorial Day holiday weekend got off to a rough start late Friday afternoon in Ozark County as thunderstorms dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain in about 90 minutes in some areas, sending creeks over low-water crossings and washing ruts in county roads...

Governor Greitens
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ once-meteoric political rise crashed Tuesday at the state Capitol as he announced his resignation. “This ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family,” said the 44-year-old Rhodes Scholar with a degree in ethics....
Ozark County Ambulance District accepted delivery of a new 2018 ambulance last week purchased from Osage Ambulance of Linn, Missouri. The 2018 Ford E450 unit replaces the district’s 2010 unit. Ambulance administrator Eddie Delp said the patient compartment from the 2010 unit was remounted onto the...

Ruud
Husband and wife Robert Peat Jr. and Rebecca Ruud, who are each charged with murdering Ruud's 16-year-old biological daughter Savannah Leckie in 2017 and disposing of her corpse, appeared in Greene County court May 17 for a pre-trial conference. The state was represented by Ozark County Prosecuting...
  Memorial Day is May 28, and as the solemn holiday nears, we remember the Ozark County heroes whose names are engraved on the war memorial on the courthouse lawn. In service to our country, all gave some. These men gave all. World War IWilliam H. AndersonLawrence CatesJames A. DuckworthCharley...

The James Bridge on PP Highway near Dawt was completely washed away by the North Fork River’s floodwaters on the night of April 29-30, 2017.
Almost every bridge and low-water creek-crossing slab in Ozark County was badly damaged or destroyed by the historic flood of April 29-30, 2017, but the most dramatic public impact may have been the collapse of two of the highest bridges over the North Fork of the White River. Long-time Ozark...

Lick Creek rose out of its banks in Gainesville during the flood of April 29-30, 2017, to completely inundate the Gainesville Saddle Club Grounds.
Friday, April 20, one year after the roaring floodwaters of Lick Creek swept away virtually everything at the Gainesville Saddle Club arena, cowboys and cowgirls pulled their trailers into town for a rodeo. “The very hard work from so many people paid off,” said Shawna Herd, former president of the...

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