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  The Bakersfield High School golf team took home the first place plaque in the April 15 Clever Invitational Golf Tournament and another first place plaque in the April 12 Willow Springs Invitational tournament. The team, pictured from left, includes: Coach Micheal Mahan, Ethan Cotter, CJ Carey,...

At the 34th annual reunion of Jimmy Doolittle's Raiders in 1981 in Columbus, Ohio, reporter Sue Ann Jones was invited to climb aboard a B-25M bomber that had been flown in for the event. (She doesn't remember who handed her the cigar as she settled into the cockpit.)
This time of year, I'm remembering the late Jimmy Doolittle and his Raiders, a group of World War II superheroes I was privileged to meet 43 years ago this month in Columbus, Ohio, where I worked as a reporter for the morning daily newspaper.  All these years later, I'm still in awe of their...

Regina Mozingo, award-winning graphic designer at the Ozark County Times, recently won two statewide awards for ads placed in the Times in 2023. One of the awards was for the Lost Woods Hideaway ad on her computer screen here.
The Ozark County Times Graphic Artist and Ad Designer Regina Mozingo received two awards in the 2024 Missouri Press Advertising and Marketing Executives (MPAME) statewide Best Ad Contest in the medium-sized weekly newspaper class.  Mozingo took home second place in the category of best full page ad...

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photo submitted   Firefighters from Pontiac, Gainesville and Theodosia VFDs worked Sunday to extinguish a blaze at a woman’s garage off County Road 607 in Pontiac after the structure caught fire from burning leaves. A Pontiac woman died as a result of the fire. The identity of the woman has not yet...

photo by Baylor Hewett Farewell to the old field The Gainesville boys 2023-24 baseball team poses on the fence of the Lions Club-owned ballfield last week during the team’s last play at the field. On Monday, the Gainesville School District held its grand opening at the new sports complex, located across the street from the high school where the baseball and softball teams will now host their home games. The school will still lease the Lions Club fields for $1 per year to be used for summer league ball, practices and junior high baseball and softball games when the other fields are in use.
The grand opening ceremony of Gainesville School’s new sports complex was held Monday afternoon, and the community turned out in a big way. Hundreds of people attended the event, and proud smiles beamed from the youngest to oldest fans as they watched the first-ever baseball and softball games...

This photo of Gainesville School District’s new ball fields, which opened this week, was taken by GHS senior Kannon Morrison with a drone. The fields are located directly across the street from the high school, which is pictured in the background of the photo. The elementary school is also shown in the far distance.
The grand opening ceremony of Gainesville School’s new sports complex was held Monday afternoon, and the community turned out in a big way. Hundreds of people attended the event, and proud smiles beamed from the youngest to oldest fans as they watched the first-ever baseball and softball games...
During the April 9 Gainesville City Council meeting, Mayor Gail Reich read the following list of current businesses operating inside the city limits. The list included 53 businesses, compared with 54 businesses last year.    New businesses New businesses added to the list, meaning they’ve opened...

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Caulfield, Bakersfield and Tecumseh VFDs responded to a camper fire on County Road 351 in Caulfield Sunday, April 14. The camper was a complete loss, but there were no injuries. Caulfield Fire Department Chief Shannon Sisney, far right, and Caulfield VFD Lt. Robert Malone work here during the...

Gainesville resident Amy Barber, far left, stands with her husband JC and daughter Ella in front of U.S. Representative Jason Smith’s office during a visit last month.
Amy Parmenter Barber, of Gainesville, along with her husband JC and daughter Ella, spoke to representatives of the Missouri Congressional delegation on March 19 about priority issues affecting 40 million Americans who experience headache disorders and migraine disease. Amy traveled to the nation’s...

The Center’s parking lot is located just off County Road 800, but it is also visible from Highway 5 North, a mile or two past Antler Pizza and Package Store.
In the eight years that The Center has been in its current building, it has grown to truly serve as a community hub for residents and visitors of all ages in the Gainesville area and beyond, offering up homemade, from-scratch lunches Monday through Friday at very affordable prices, hosting bingo...

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