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Gainesville’s Shayla Wages hits a grand slam home run in the third inning of the 17-2 victory over the Seymour Lady Tigers Tuesday, Sept. 11. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Lady Bulldogs got some revenge against Alton’s Lady Comets, who had shut out the Gainesville girls 17-0 in the opening game of the season on Aug. 27. Gainesville traveled to Alton on Sept. 4 and beat the Lady Comets 15-4 on their home field. “What a turnaround!” said coach Cody Swearengin. “...
It’s believed that several Ozark County students will be participating in the national “Bring Your Bible to School” day, set for Thursday, Oct. 4. The annual event, sponsored by Focus on the Family, is voluntary and student-directed, according to the bringyourbible.org website. Students, Christian...
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded awarded $2,500 to the Gainesville R-5 School libraries, part of the more than $71,000 in youth literacy grants given to Missouri schools and nonprofit organizations.  The youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to teachers,...
Gainesville High School freshman Olivia Milligan and Gainesville Youth Empowerment Program adviser Michelle Pointer recently delivered 14 CarePacks to Division of Family Services to be given to children who are taken into custody. “They are meant to give comfort to children during a time of...

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New members of the Gainesville R-V School faculty and staff are, from left (front row), PAT/dyslexia instructor Candice Collins, junior high/high school band and choir instructor Sherri Caraway, high school business teacher Stephanie Oswald, elementary art teacher Jessica Neubauer, and Chelsea...
The Gainesville R-V School Board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Monday in the high school library that will serve as an informal discussion session on Proposition Gainesville Schools. The meeting is open to the public, and coffee and donuts will be served.  Everyone is welcome to attend,...

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Gainesville’s Will Uchtman pitched four innings against the Mansfield Lions Friday, Aug. 31, at Mansfield and gave up no earned runs while on the mound. The Bulldogs lost, 10-2. Bryce Hambelton was 1-3 at the plate with an RBI. “We competed much better in this game and would’ve given ourselves a...
As Ozark County schools started last week, these two photos, taken 50 years apart, drew dozens of encouraging comments when Gainesville resident Jennifer Douglas Dabney posted them on Facebook. At left, Dabney’s mother, Glenda Evans (Douglas), walks her little brother Layne Evans into school in...
The Gainesville school district got a double dose of disappointment last week when, on Aug. 7, its proposal asking voters to increase its operating levy was defeated by 14 votes, out of 1,394 votes cast, and then, a couple of days later, it was notified that its application for a FEMA grant to...
Four-year-old Damon Anderson seemed thrilled to be in his new preschool classroom Monday evening as his parents, Holly and Bobby Anderson, chatted with Damon’s preschool teacher, Brandi Miller, left, during Gainesville Schools’ back-to-school open house. The gathering included a hamburger and hot...

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