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The Ozark County Courthouse and Gainesville City Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Banks, post offices, most government offices and many businesses will also be closed, along with The Center, the Gainesville License Office and the Ozark County Volunteer...

Times photo / Bruce Roberts Students pass through the hallway Monday at Bakersfield High School during class changes. The school district gained a record 42 new students as the 2019-20 school year started earlier this month, bringing the district’s total enrollment to 391, including 21 preschoolers. Superintendent Dr. Amy Britt says the district’s four-day school week is one of the factors that led to the enrollment spike.
As the new school year gets off the ground, at least one Ozark County school is seeing record enrollment increases and is having to adjust to handle the influx of new students. Bakersfield superintendent Dr. Amy Britt said the R-4 district has a record 41-student gain in enrollment over last year’s...

Sam Kirkland, 23, died in a vehicle accident Aug. 15 while hauling goats to the Salem (Arkansas) Livestock Auction. The other driver, and the goats Sam was hauling, were uninjured.
Last week as the line of mourners at Sam Kirkland’s visitation stretched out the door of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains and down the block, his mother, Cindy Kirkland, heard time and again of her youngest son’s random acts of kindness. An Amish couple, Lavern and Josephine Yoder, who...

Nashville artist Luke Nassar is one of several entertainers scheduled to perform at the Sept. 14 “Party on the Hill” near Theodosia. The auction and entertainment event raises money for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial support to wounded veterans and their families.
“Party on the Hill,” a benefit event for the Semper Fi Fund, a national charity that assists wounded post-9/11 veterans from all branches of the military, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, near Theodosia.  Organizer Debbie Daniel, who is hosting the event on her land on Ashlynn Acre Lane, off P...

Theodosia resident Vicky York, who has taught china-painting classes all over the U.S. and in Europe, will teach the art on three Wednesday mornings, Sept. 4, 11 and 18, at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville. The $100 fee includes instruction, materials and a visit to Vicky’s home to view her firing room.
In September, lovers of fine painted china will have a unique opportunity at the Ozark County Historium. From 10 a.m. until noon on three Wednesday mornings – Sept. 4, 11 and 18 – Vicky York of Theodosia will teach a china-painting class where participants will learn the details of this fine...
As the new school year begins, Ozark County schools say their policies regarding unpaid student lunch fees bear no resemblance to other schools’ “lunch shaming” practices that have made national news lately. Still, school administrators say, unpaid student fees are a problem sometimes. A...

Century Bank of the Ozarks recently presented $20,000 to Ozark County high schools for student tuition to South Central Career Center in West Plains. Lutie, Bakersfield, Dora and Gainesville high schools each received $5,000. Pictured, from left: South Central Career Center director Jim Laughary, Bakersfield superintendent Amy Britt, Lutie principal Sherry Anstine, Century Bank of the Ozarks chief executive officer Chris Harlin, Dora superintendent Allen Woods and Gainesville High School principal Justin Gilmore.
Century Bank of the Ozarks recently donated $20,000 in tuition to South Central Career Center (SCCC) for Ozark County high school students who are interested in attending the career and technical school in West Plains. The county’s four high schools – Lutie, Gainesville, Dora and Bakersfield –...
A possible Ozark County health ordinance related to concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, was the main topic of discussion at the Ozark County Commission’s regular weekly meeting on Monday. The ordinance is expected to be discussed again at next week’s meeting, to be held at 9 a.m....

Gainesville resident Jack Stone shows the Apollo 11 Flight Plan he used 50 years ago as a NASA employee whose job was to analyze all activities during the eight-day project minute by minute to predict the amount of fuel (hydrogen and oxygen) that would be consumed to power the spacecraft’s systems. Stone also worked on Apollo 8, 9 and 10. The flight plans are on temporary display at the Ozark County Historium.
With a population of fewer than 10,000 people in a remote and rural section of southern Missouri, it seems unlikely that two Ozark Countians would have been directly involved in the 1969 Apollo 11 project that first landed a man on the moon, but that’s the case.  After seeing the story in the July...

Theodosia resident Vicky York, who has taught china-painting classes all over the U.S. and in Europe, will teach the art on three Wednesday mornings, Sept. 4, 11 and 18, at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville. The $100 fee includes instruction, materials and a visit to Vicky’s home to view her firing room.  
In September, lovers of fine painted china will have a unique opportunity at the Ozark County Historium. From 10 a.m. until noon on three Wednesday mornings – Sept. 4, 11 and 18 – Vicky York of Theodosia will teach a china-painting class where participants will learn the details of this fine art....

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