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The Bakersfield school board voted last week to shift the school to a four-day week beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, which starts Aug. 14. Superintendent Amy Britt said the district estimates that the change may save as much as $70,000 in operating costs.
The Bakersfield school board voted Thursday, March 15, to shift the school district to a four-day week beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The school week will be Tuesday-Friday beginning with the new school year, which is set to start Aug. 14. Superintendent Amy Britt said Monday the...

Easter egg hunts are scheduled around the area, and soon children will be scurrying over the springtime greenery in search of the colorful holiday treasures – as they did in 2012 when this photo was taken at the First Christian Church’s annual egg hunt.
Easter is Sunday, April 1, and several area churches and organizations are hosting Easter egg hunts in and near Ozark County. We’ve compiled some of the activities into this list. To have your  Easter event added to next week’s list, email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at...

Morgan Spoor, pictured above with her late husband, Greg Spoor, gave birth to the couple’s twins on March 16. The babies, named after their father, who died in a Nov. 29, 2017 car crash, are currently in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
Morgan Amyx Spoor gave birth by caesarean section March 16 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, growing her family by four little feet –- those of her twin babies, Gregory Beckett and Amelia Lee. The babies, born at 30 weeks gestation, are named for their father, the late Gregory Lee Spoor, who...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County court between Tuesday, March 13, and Monday, March 19. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Colt R. York, Ava, resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop. OCSD...
The Baxter Regional Adult Behavioral Health Center, a 16-bed, secure unit located on the third floor of Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, invites the public to an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, ahead of its scheduled April 2 opening. At the open house,...
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, March 27, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Ave. in West Plains. The program will focus on the Court Appointed Special Advocate program presented by CASA volunteer coordinator...
Bakersfield High School 1988 graduate Dee Smith, daughter of Jerry and Peggy Plachy of West Plains, was recognized recently by Springfield-based general contractor DeWitt & Associates during Women in Construction Week. Smith, who grew up on her family’s Ozark County farm, which she now owns,...

Gainesville senior pitcher Brandon Poe had six strikeouts in 4.2 innings in the season opener comeback victory over Cabool Friday, March 16.
The Gainesville Bulldogs, down 7-0 in a cold, rainy seventh inning, rallied to beat Cabool 9-7 in their season opener Friday, March 16.‘It was a great comeback win,” said GHS coach Jordan Savage. “Our guys showed a lot of heart and determination to pull that off. We had a lot of players step up at...
Dora R-III School District will conduct kindergarten screenings Friday, March 23. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2018. Beginning March 1, parents of eligible children may pick up a packet that includes all forms needed for kindergarten enrollment....
Lutie R-VI School District will hold preschool and kindergarten screenings Friday, March 23, at Theododia United Methodist Church, across Highway 160 from the school.Screenings will begin at 8 a.m. and will close at 1:30 p.m. Each screening will take approximately one hour to complete. Parents are...

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