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Gainesville photographer Karla Smith, whose school sports photos published in the Times and on Facebook have thrilled area families for many years, is using her talents to create graduation portraits for Gainesville High School’s 50 seniors – her gift to these students whose activities she’s recorded for years. Above: Ashley Poe blows a cloud of confetti toward the camera.
Editor’s note: We hope to have updates about graduation events planned by Dora and Lutie high schools in next week’s Times.    The COVID-19 pandemic may have turned the world upside-down for the class of 2020, but despite the abrupt, unexpected and unplanned end of in-person classes through the...

Bakersfield School Bakersfield School principal Doyne Byrd, right, and secretary Jennifer Bridges prepare instructional review packets for student pick-up Tuesday morning. Bakers-field is providing the work packets and meals that can picked up or delivered via bus routes. Super-intendent Amy Britt said meals will be provided to students until school is back in session.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozark County schools extended last week’s spring break or adjusted their schedules just in time for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s statewide social distancing order, which closed Missouri schools until at least April 6. The order was issued Saturday during the...

Bakersfield School Bakersfield School principal Doyne Byrd, right, and secretary Jennifer Bridges prepare instructional review packets for student pick-up Tuesday morning. Bakers-field is providing the work packets and meals that can picked up or delivered via bus routes. Super-intendent Amy Britt said meals will be provided to students until school is back in session.
  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozark County schools extended last week’s spring break or adjusted their schedules just in time for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s statewide social distancing order, which closed Missouri schools until at least April 6. The order was issued Saturday during the...

At Dora School, the $500 check was presented by, from left, Masons Bobby Grisham and Max Moss. It was accepted by faculty member Ginny Robinson, who sponsors the schools’ backpack program with fellow teacher Crystal Leroy, and elementary principal Brett Mitchell.
Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Gainesville recently presented $500 checks to the Dora and Gainesville schools to support their backpack programs, which provides supplemental food to students. The funds come from microwave popcorn sold at the schools’ ballgames, primarily by Masonic Home...

At Dora School, the $500 check was presented by, from left, Masons Bobby Grisham and Max Moss. It was accepted by faculty member Ginny Robinson, who sponsors the schools’ backpack program with fellow teacher Crystal Leroy, and elementary principal Brett Mitchell.
Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Gainesville recently presented $500 checks to the Dora and Gainesville schools to support their backpack programs, which provides supplemental food to students. The funds come from microwave popcorn sold at the schools’ ballgames, primarily by Masonic Home...

Almartha resident Janet Taber, left, made a donation to the Gainesville PTO project to purchase new playground equipment at the elementary school in honor of longtime educator Paula Rose, right, and in memory of Rose’s mother, the late Jean Herd. “I decided to dedicate my donation in honor of these two generations of educators who each taught at Gainesville Elementary for 30 years,” Taber told the Times Monday. “Paula coached and taught both of my daughters and had a huge impact on them and many other children – an impact that no doubt continues today, even after her retirement. She taught her students the sense of fair play and commitment, and expected her teams to be the best they could. This was a lifestyle for both of these women, not just an 8-to-5 job.” Times photo / Jessi Dreckman
The Gainesville Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is nearing its goal to raise the $10,000 needed to purchase and install new playground equipment that will replace an old, wooden boat-shaped play piece located at the Gainesville Elementary School.  Organizers say they are working to complete...

Almartha resident Janet Taber, left, made a donation to the Gainesville PTO project to purchase new playground equipment at the elementary school in honor of longtime educator Paula Rose, right, and in memory of Rose’s mother, the late Jean Herd. “I decided to dedicate my donation in honor of these two generations of educators who each taught at Gainesville Elementary for 30 years,” Taber told the Times Monday. “Paula coached and taught both of my daughters and had a huge impact on them and many other children – an impact that no doubt continues today, even after her retirement. She taught her students the sense of fair play and commitment, and expected her teams to be the best they could. This was a lifestyle for both of these women, not just an 8-to-5 job.” Times photo / Jessi Dreckman
The Gainesville Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is nearing its goal to raise the $10,000 needed to purchase and install new playground equipment that will replace an old, wooden boat-shaped play piece located at the Gainesville Elementary School.  Organizers say they are working to complete the...

Douglas Hawkins
This week the Times is publishing “profiles” of the four candidates running in the April 7 general municipal election for the three seats coming open on the Gainesville R-V School District Board of Education. In upcoming editions, we will publish profiles of candidates running for open seats on...

Douglas Hawkins
This week the Times is publishing “profiles” of the four candidates running in the April 7 general municipal election for the three seats coming open on the Gainesville R-V School District Board of Education. In upcoming editions, we will publish profiles of candidates running for open seats on the...

Members of the varsity Gainesville Academic Team are, from left, Abby Milligan, Anastasia Goodson, Ben Pointer and Hunter Webb.
The Gainesville High School varsity academic team placed seventh overall and third among “small schools” in the 2019 Kickapoo Classic Tournament Saturday, Dec. 7, in Springfield. Thirty teams participated in the tournament.  The Gainesville team’s achievement qualifies it for the Small School...

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