‘Here’s to love’: An Ozark County ‘road dawg’ recalls 20+ years of adventures with Roy Clark


Ozark County native Sid Pierce, left, now living in Reeds Spring, was part of the crew that accompanied country music star Roy Clark for more than 20 years as he performed around the world. Clark, 85, died Thursday at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This photo was taken around 2005 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Editor’s note: Sid Pierce, a 1974 graduate of Gainesville High School, is the son of Lessie Pierce of Gainesville and the late Herman Pierce, former Ozark County Sheriff.

First place academic team


Pictured, from left, (front row) Abigail Milligan, fourth on varsity; Jaima DeVries, fifth on varsity; Madison Trivitt; Aubrey Turingan, second on junior varsity; (back row) Daniel Miller, fifth on junior varsity; Hunter Webb, second on varsity; Ben Pointer, third on varsity; Anastasia Goodson, first on junior varsity. The students are coached by Michelle Pointer.

Gainesville High School’s academic teams traveled across the county to Bakersfield High School to compete in their first

Town & Country helps FBLA


Pictured, from left: adviser Chelsey Gilmore, Ruthanne Doebler, Ben Pointer, Katelyn Burke, Malakye Ray, Shelby Kinsey, Eli Amyx and Town & Country Supermarket manager Roger Frost.

The Gainesville FBLA chapter recently participated in a fundraiser in partnership with Town & Country Supermarket. 

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