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The Gainesville Lady Bulldog’s spring season record stands at 1-10.“We use the spring season to prepare for next year’s fall season since we do not have districts in the spring,” said Lady Bulldog coach Cody Swearengin.“With that being said, I do not see the spring season as a time to not take...
The Gainesville Junior High School Bulldogs baseball team opened their season with two wins over Liberty. The Bulldogs won the first game, 12-3 and the second 10-4.Players pitching were Jake Leeker, Bryce Hambelton, Landry Jenkins, Dymon Van Eperen, Aden Yarger and Briar Walrath. Catchers were...
Bakersfield sixth-grader Isabella Marin won a Nextbook Ares 8 tablet after accumulating more than 500 Accelerated Reading points. In the program, students accumulate points by reading a book then take a computerized test on the book. The higher the grade level on the book, the more points it’s...

Ozark County Explorers, a six-week after-school program focused on law enforcement training, began this year at Dora School. Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins says he hopes to expand the program in the future to include other Ozark County schools. Pictured, from left, back row: Ozark County Deputy Vesa Phelan, Brent McKemie, Gavin Martin, McKenna Miller, Ryan Causey, Anna Deatherage and Chief Deputy Collins. Front row: Makayla Lucas, Lakin Church, Kylie Jones, LeeAnna Collins and Deputy Curtis Dobbs. Not available for the photo: Korey Murphy.
A group of 10 Dora students are well on their way to graduating from the first ever Ozark County Explorer program, a six-week course for 14- through 18-year-olds interested in pursuing a law-enforcement career after high school.Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins told the Times that the after...
Eleven Lutie FBLA members attended the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America –  Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference recently in Springfield. The five-day conference began Sunday, April 8, and featured workshops, keynote speakers and professional networking opportunities. Alexis Amos...
Wednesday, April 18 Bakersfield - State FFA Convention in Columbia. Middle school track meet, Strafford, time TBA.Gainesville - State FFA Convention in Columbia. Junior high and high school softball vs. Fordland, home, 4:30 p.m. High school golf at Ava, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 7th grade MAP math test....

Gainesville FFA officers and their adviser, Jon Wilson, attending Sunday service at Gainesville Church of Christ so they could surprise preacher Halbert Smith with the honorary American FFA Degree, the highest degree awarded by the national FFA. From left: Madison Trivitt, Blakely Morrison, Peyton Donley, Natlie Kiger, Halbert, Wyatt Wilson, Jaima DeVries, Will Uchtman and Hunter Webb.
Gainesville Church of Christ preacher Halbert Smith wasn’t surprised to see eight students wearing FFA jackets in his congregation Sunday. His wife, Vicki, has been helping train the Gainesville High School FFA parliamentary procedure team that will soon be participating in the upcoming state...
When the votes were totaled on election night, Christopher Bales had been elected to the Bakersfield school board with 104 votes, but the other two candidates, Michael Scott and Mike Zimmer, were tied for the second seat with 100 votes each. After the election was certified Friday by Ozark County...

Plans are underway to add a FEMA building to the front of Gainesville High School, built in 1962. Top, Gainesville R-V School District superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt made a presentation to the Lions Club Thursday, April 5, about planned school improvements that will be made if a proposed 75 cent operating levy increase is passed in the upcoming August election.
Gainesville R-V School superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt told Gainesville Lions Club members last week that the school board had voted March 26 to ask voters to approve a 75-cent operating levy increase in the August election.The last time a Gainesville School tax issue was passed was 25 years ago – in...

Photo submitted Dora FFA members who qualified to go the state contest at the University of Missouri Hearnes Center in Columbia April 19-20 are, from left, (front row) Keeli Land, farm management; Abby Kelley, agronomy; Whitney Evans, farm management; (second row) Kyle Lee, agronomy; Kylie Smith, agronomy; Dylan Martin, division 1 public speaking; (third row) Heather Carroll, advanced division public dpeaking; Jon Pettit, agronomy and extemporaneous public speaking; and Jason Barnett, farm management.

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