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In 2020, Rob Collins cleaned the face of this historic building on the west side of the Gainesville square that once housed Century Bank of the Ozarks. Now, on behalf of the Gainesville Lions Club, member Linda Harlin is drafting a grant proposal that will be submitted to the White River Valley Electric Cooperative's Plugged In Grant Program aimed at having more buildings on and near the Gainesville square cleaned. If you are a building owner in that area and would like to be included in the project (and haven't spoke with Harlin already), please contact the Ozark County Times at 417-679-4641 to leave a business name and phone number. Leave a message if there is no answer. If the project is chosen to be funded by the grant program, the cleaning would be paid for by the grant and not the building owners.
On behalf of the Gainesville Lions Club, member Linda Harlin is currently preparing a grant proposal that will be submitted to the White River Valley Electric Cooperative’s Plugged In Grant Program aimed at sprucing up the building exteriors for businesses on (or near) the Gainesville square. The...

Anastasia Goodson
Gainesville student Anastasia Goodson was awarded a Hagan Scholarship to attend School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students graduate college debt-free. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each...

Dora High School math teacher Sheree Nold and her husband Shelby moved to Dora in the summer of 2015.
Dora School • high school math, FCA, track/cross country     Dora high school math teacher Mrs. Sheree Nold began her career at Dora in fall of 2020, and her positive attitude and outlook have been a cheerful addition to the staff at the small school in northeast Ozark County.  “You can tell by the...
In an odd turn of events, a Bakersfield School Board candidate who won a seat on the board was forced to resign on Election Day because an updated plat map and aerial photos showed his house was just a few feet outside of the district lines.  Brad Maynard was the number two vote-getter in a three-...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Connor Strack of Mountain Home, Arkansas, installed this life jacket loaner station at the Tecumseh boat ramp as part of this Eagle Scout project. He also installed stations at Gamaliel, Cranfield and Panther Bay.
There’s a new life jacket loaner station installed at the Tecumseh access and three other boat ramps and swim beaches on Norfork Lake thanks to the hard work of Mountain Home, Arkansas, resident Connor Strack.  The life jacket loan stations were completed as an Eagle Scout Project by Strack with...

Times photo/Bruce Roberts The Bakersfield School greenhouse is chock full of plants and veggies that will be available during a one-day sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this coming Saturday, April 16, at the school. Shown are students, from left, Waylon McCollum, Trace Luna, FFA advisor Jordan Grigg and Alexis McGhee, as they prune coleus plants.
The Bakersfield FFA and horticulture class has been working hard this past winter making major upgrades to their greenhouse and now has it stuffed wall-to-wall with vegetables and flowers they hope to sell at a one-day plant sale this Saturday. “We’ve been busy,” said Bakersfield FFA advisor Jordan...

Renee Schmucker
Renee Schmucker was re-elected over new candidate J.C. Barber to fill the center ward position on the Gainesville City Council in the April 5 General Municipal Election. The unofficial results released Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise indicated that 46 total votes were case in the...

Suzanne Meeks and Jennifer Garrison
Incumbents Jennifer Garrison and Suzanne Meeks edged out competitor John Lubbers and were elected to fill the two open seats the Lutie School Board in the April 5 General Municipal Election.  The unofficial election results released Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise indicated that 274...

Dylan Leroy and Shelby Nold
Dylan Leroy and Shelby Nold edged out candidates Tim Masters and Jessica Green and were elected to fill the two open seats on the Dora School Board in the April 5 General Municipal Election.The unofficial election results released Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise indicated that 341...

Darren Johnston and Brad Maynard
Darren Johnston and Brad Maynard edged out competitor Kyle Clayton and were elected to fill the two open seats on the Bakersfield School Board in the April 5 General Municipal Election. The unofficial election results released Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise indicated that 160 total...

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