Fishing’s next wave: the white bass run


Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll posted his first stringer full of white bass and walleye for the season on his Facebook page. Driscoll, an avid angler and outdoorsman, included the caption J.L.O.T.L., his personal catchphrase, “Just living off the land.”

Turkey season is just around the corner, Ozark Countians have found a few morel mushrooms sprouting up from forest floors, and waves of warm days and nights

Self-taught quilter’s colorful creations now exhibited at Ozark County Historium


Despite serious vision problems, Lena Blair finds way to keep sewing. In the above photo, she uses two very bright Ott lights to help.

Quilts are once again covering the walls at the Historium in Gainesville as the colorful creations of Ozark County native Leda Howard Blair are now on displ

GHS students watch solemnly as emergency personnel enact grim response to fatal crash


Gainesville High School students stood in the parking lot Friday to watch a mock vehicle crash that was staged to show them how area emergency personnel – and parents – respond to the victims involved in a tragic fatality caused, in this enactment, by a drunk teenage driver.

Gainesville High School students watched solemnly Friday, the day before prom, as area law enforcement and emergency personnel performed their jobs in a moc

Grant helps GHS build high-tech greenhouse


Jon Wilson’s Gainesville High School agriculture class met outside to check the progress on the new greenhouse being constructed at the school. When complete, the 30’ x 60’ structure will be fully automated with the latest technology. The greenhouse will feature an interior shade cloth and automatic irrigation and fertilization, all of which can be programmed remotely with a smart phone. Members of the class are, from left, (front) Teagan Broderick, Katelin Morse, Abby Donley, Kendra Sisney, Gracyn Blackburn, Cheyanne Clinton. Back row: Wesley Stevens, Gracie Strain, Cody Donley, Kerith Yarger, GHS ag teacher and FFA adviser Jon Wilson, Weston Walker, Westin Wilson, Gus Goodman and Gainesville R-V superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt.

Gainesville High School agriculture students were excited as they gathered recently for a tour of the

Legislators visit Lick Creek bridge set to be rebuilt in 2020


Times photo/Norene Prososki Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer Elquin Auala, left, 155th District Rep. Karla Eslinger, Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner, 154th District Rep. David Evans and MoDOT district bridge engineer Ed Hess met Thursday, March 21, to inspect the areas of damage and wear on the J Highway bridge over Lick Creek near Howards Ridge southeast of Gainesville. The group discussed MoDOT’s plans to replace the bridge in 2020 as part of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program.

The bridge over Lick Creek on J Highway southeast of Gainesville is showing some wear and tear, and the Missouri Department of Transp

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