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Gainesville FCCLA officers and their adviser are pictured in front of the White House during a recent trip to Washington, D.C., for the FCCLA National Cluster Meeting. From left: chapter reporter Branetta McNece, president Liz Morse, adviser Betsy Ritchie and historian Makayla Mansker.
Three officers in the Gainesville High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter attended the FCCLA National Cluster Meeting Nov. 8-12 in Washington, D.C.  Through club fundraising efforts and with money contributed on their own, Branetta McNeve, Liz Morse and Makayla Mansker...
A silent auction benefiting the Gainesville Care to Learn program will be held Dec. 7 during the Gainesville Elementary School’s Christmas program. Bidding on the items will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue until 6:45 p.m., when the second half of the Christmas program begins. Winners will be...

Photo by Amy Ingalsbe.
The Bakersfield Scholar Bowl varsity team recently won the Team Academic Relay during a competition at Koshkonong. Bakerfield students winning individual medals were, from left, Hailee Collins, third place, JV language arts; Nathan Talley, first place varsity science; Andrea Yount, third place JV...
The ninth-ranked Dora Falcons traveled to Van Buren Saturday, Nov. 25, to play seventh-ranked Risco in the Current River Shootout.  “Risco was coming off a 25-2 season last year and brought back their top four players,” said Dora coach Rick Luna. “We knew it would be a good test for us starting the...

Gainesville senior Brandon Poe, left, and Bakersfield’s Nathan Scott tip off the Bulldogs’ first game of the season at Bakersfield on Tuesday, Nov. 21. See Karla Smith’s complete album of photos from the game on the Ozark County Times Facebook page. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Bulldogs opened their season with a 65-44 road win over the Bakersfield Lions. “I thought we played pretty well. We just struggled to put the ball in the basket,” said coach Matt Powell. The team was 35 percent from the field for the game, but made it up by hitting the offensive...
Tina Poe’s kindergarten students at Gainesville Elementary were all dressed up last week for an early celebration of Thanksgiving. Front row, from left: Hunter Barnett, Akaysha McFall, Lillian Beasley, Levi Simmons. Middle: Corbin Collins, Jake Hogan, Grace Welch, Ella Morris, Ainsley Luna. Back:...
Gainesville School’s archery team has some brand-new equipment, thanks to generous donations and money raised by parents selling T-shirts. “What an incredible experience to be part of a community that supports its local school,” said  Greg Lowder, who coaches the archery team along with Melinda...
Members of the Gainesville chapter of the Youth Empowerment Project recently attended the annual YEP conference in Springfield. Pictured are, front row, from left: Ryan Poe, John Meals, Camden Evans, Gwendolyn Broderick, Yasmine Moray, Olivia Milligan. Back: Daniel Winrod, Wesley Zacher, Andrew...
The Gainesville High School Science Club on Saturday, Nov. 4, took its annual caving trip to Brown’s Cave in Douglas County. Club adviser Melinda Peirce said everyone got very dirty but had a fun time. Bottom row, from left: Kassandra Barnett, Dalton Barnett, Payton Lynne and adviser Melinda Peirce...
Bakersfield Elementary School recently announced the names of students who were named to  its principal’s and A/B honor rolls for the first quarter. Those named to the principal’s honor roll made all A’s; those named to the A/B honor roll made all A’s and B’s.   Principal’s honor roll   First grade...

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