Sunburst Ranch has new owners

Times photo / Jessi Dreckman. River outfitter Sunburst Ranch’s new owners are Bryan and Stephanie Bade, at right, who bought the business April 1 from Justin and Amy Spencer, left. The Spencers will continue working with the Bades this summer to insure a smooth transition.

North Fork River outfitter Sunburst Ranch has new owners.

Bryant Creek Access Answers: Not as easy as it used to be, but still worth the effort

Bell Bridge: Floaters seeking a more nature-focused experience often choose Bryant Creek, seen here at Bell Bridge on Highway 95 near the northern boundary of Ozark County.

Editor’s note: Floating Ozark County’s cold, clear streams is a favorite summertime activity for both local residents and tourists, but accessing Bryant

Gainesville VFD visits preschool students

Gainesville preschool students were treated to a fun fire safety lesson from Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters last week. Students pictured with Gainesville fire chief Ed Doiron are, from left: Makenzie Lane, Greyson Dabney, Brayden Wilson, Tanner Jones, Oliver Paul, Elizabeth Havens, (back) Noland Barger, Ellie May Fullilove and Aspen Walrath-Papke. Front: Dakota Bishop, Fox Paul and Amy Smart.

Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department personnel visited the two Gainesville preschool classes last week, introducing the students to fire safety skills, giv

Fledge Day

With its short, stubby tail and wispy tufts of new feathers topping its head and sticking out from the back of its neck, the first wren fledgling looked a little bit like an alien.

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2007 Gainesville grad and podcast guest is now a ‘serial entrepreneur’ in St. Louis

Photo courtesy Jennifer Korman Photography Gainesville High School graduate Quentin Ortega, center, is shown working with representatives of some of the companies in the Square One Boot Camp Technology Track that he leads in St. Louis. He says he’s been a business entrepreneur at heart since childhood, when he asked for a briefcase for his fifth birthday.

Gainesville High School graduate Quentin Ortega was recently featured on a popular podcast, “Entrepreneurially thinking,” hosted by St.

Video visitation now on line at Ozark County Jail

The Ozark County Jail’s new video visitation system was installed this week. The system uses four 50-inch screens, including the one pictured above in the sheriff’s department lobby and three others in each of the jail’s three pods, along with phone/texting units, shown in the two photos below.

The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department rolled out a new video visitation and chat program this week, allowing inmates in custody to connect with loved ones t


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