Gainesville


Gainesville school superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt
Gainesville school superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt will recommend to the Gainesville R-V School Board next week that the district continue on a five-day-a-week schedule in the 2019-2020 school year.  In December, Hyatt asked the board to consider a four-day school week, starting in fall 2019. A five-...
The Gainesville R-5 School District will try again in April to get voter support for a funding request. After more than 20 years of turning down Gainesville school-funding proposals, voters in the April 2 election will be presented with two separate Gainesville school funding issues to consider....
The Gainesville R-5 School District will try again in April to get voter support for a funding request. After more than 20 years of turning down Gainesville school-funding proposals, voters in the April 2 election will be presented with two separate Gainesville school funding issues to consider....

Barbara McGee, Gainesville school yearbook 1970-71
Editor’s note: Barbara McGee was a teacher at Gainesville schools from 1967 to her retirement in 1990.   Retired Gainesville teacher Barbara McGee, a woman who impacted countless lives in her 23 years of teaching, died Christmas Day at the age of 81. News of her death spurred dozens of tributes,...

Barney and Doris Douglas - The family of the late Barney and Doris Douglas donated 69 books to Gainesville third grade and preschool students last week. Each book included the stamp, pictured below, on the inside cover. Both Doris and Barney Douglas spent their lives giving back to Ozark County. Doris, who died June 6, 2014, dedicated many years as a volunteer at the Ozark County Volunteer Library. Barney, who died Dec. 22, 2012, was active with the Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #496, volunteered with the American Red Cross bloodmobile, Lions Club, Hootin an Hollarin, and the ball game concession stand. He also served on the Ozark County Health Department board and Gainesville school board.
Nearly 70 Gainesville Elementary students received a little extra Christmas cheer Dec. 19 when they were given a new book to take home with them in memory of the late Barney and Doris Douglas. The gifts, provided by the Douglases’ children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were distributed to...
Gainesville schools superintendent Jeffrey Hyatt said Monday the Gainesville school board is “actively considering” the possibility of moving to a four-day school week for the upcoming year. The board is  also considering options for ballot language that might be put before voters in the April 2,...

Ron Evans
Ron Evans, a 1962 Gainesville High School graduate now living in Lexington, North Carolina, has established a new $1,000 scholarship for a GHS graduating senior who is planning to enroll in the University of Missouri in the fall following the student’s high school graduation.  In his letter to the...

Pictured, from left: adviser Chelsey Gilmore, Ruthanne Doebler, Ben Pointer, Katelyn Burke, Malakye Ray, Shelby Kinsey, Eli Amyx and Town & Country Supermarket manager Roger Frost.
The Gainesville FBLA chapter recently participated in a fundraiser in partnership with Town & Country Supermarket.  The members handed out flyers, and for each customer who presented a flyer upon checkout, Town & Country donated 10 percent of their order to the organization. “The fundraiser...

GHS sophomore Dalton Barnett is circulating a petition asking that football be restored at Gainesville High School.
Gainesville High School sophomore Dalton Barnett is circulating a petition asking Gainesville High School to reintroduce the football program it discontinued abpit 30 years ago.  Dalton said he got the idea while talking to the school’s IT instructor Butch Hoornstra, a 1989 GHS graduate, who told...
These Ozark County schools are planning programs this week to honor area veterans in observance of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday, which falls on a Sunday this year and will be observed as a state and federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12.   Bakersfield School will host a Veterans Day program at 1 p...

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