The Concrete Works expands its operations


The Concrete Works president Cleta Sweeney and husband Sean, who serves as the company’s chief operating officer, work together in the office of their Souder-area farm, which serves as a showcase for the company’s precast concrete products that are sold throughout the country as well as Canad

The Concrete Works LLC of Wasola, precast manufacturer of concrete feed bunks and water tanks, is expanding for the fourth time in its history to accommodat

Officials seek partners for possible opening of Bryant Creek State Park


About 50 people attended a June 11 meeting in Ava to hear an update on the status of Bryant Creek State Park, which is on land north of Rockbridge that was acquired by the state in late 2016 but has been closed to the public since then. Times photos / Amelia LaMair

Approximately 50 people attended an informational meeting about Bryant Creek State Park June 11 at the

GHS grad experiences life-changing pilgrimage


Gainesville High School 2019 graduate Ashley Walrath, pictured third from left, recently completed a 178-mile portion of the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage through France and Spain. This photo was snapped on the group’s first day in France shortly after Walrath, along with seven other Southwest Baptist University students and a professor, began their walk on the Camino. Photos courtesy Kevin Bailey

Within 10 days’ time this spring, 18-year-old Ashley Walrath took two walks that forever changed her life. 

County districts’ school bus inspections range from 41.7 to 100 percent approval


Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones Jerry Beasley, shown in this 2018 file photo, retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year after working 28 years as the district’s mechanic, a job in which he was responsible for maintaining the district’s school-bus fleet. All of Gainesville’s buses – 18 this year – passed the annual Missouri State Highway Patrol inspection this year for the seventh year in a row.

Two of Ozark County’s five school districts again had their school bus fleets pass the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual inspection with 100 percent of

Servant’s Heart Award goes to Gainesville LPN Sarah Hogan


Sarah Hogan, center, was presented with the Servant’s Heart Award, the highest honor presented each year during Nurses’ Week at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. BRMC Urology Clinic office manager Brandee Litty, left, and urologist Daniel Decker, M.D., were among those who nominated her for the honor.

Gainesville resident Sarah Hogan, LPN, was recognized by Baxter Regional Medical Center staff recently

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