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As part of the interactive program, Lutie fourth grader Woody Hill, left, participated in a tongue-brushing exercise as the wizard commented on his technique.
Students in preschool through fourth grades at Lutie Elementary were recently visited by the “Tooth Wizard” and “Plaque Man” as part of the Land of Smiles program, a live performance-style presentation that teaches students about good oral healthcare. The 15-year-old Land of Smiles is a free...
The Gainesville Bulldogs baseball team added a loss and two wins to their record last week, bringing it to 3-5 for the season so far. Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Bulldogs hosted a tough Seymour team. After the game, despite a 5-1 loss to the Tigers, coach Nathan Jones said it was the best the team had...

Members of the trap-shooting team at Lutie School are (from left): Alexander Lubbers, Trevor Mansker, Zacharia Collins, Garrett Souder, Madison Kennedy, Hunter McCullough, William Cole. Lutie ag teacher Katha-lee Cole is the team sponsor.

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. “...

Bakersfield’s Shelby Summers releases a pitch against a Dora Falcon batter during the Bakersfield Softball Tournament held Saturday at Pride Park. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Bakersfield Lady Lions hosted a softball tournament Saturday at Pride Park, and got their first home win when they defeated Mansfield 7-3. The young team held their own against a good Dora team, but lost 6-3, before battling an undefeated at the time Doniphan team. “We were playing them a 6-4...
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,...
New staff members at Lutie School this year are Yaffah Lewis, Title 1 instruction, left, and Dan Krigbaum, K-12 art teacher.
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...

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