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Gainesville Schools’ bus mechanic Jerry Beasley was pleased that the district’s 16 buses passed the recent annual inspection by the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 100 percent – for the sixth year in a row. Beasley, a 1983 GHS graduate, has been the district’s mechanic for 27 years. He says he’s seen a lot of changes in the vehicles since he hired on with the district in 1996. For one thing, all the buses are diesel now and may have computerized components. The price has gone up too. A new bus these days can cost $85,000, he said.
The annual inspection of Ozark County schools’  buses was completed recently by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Here are the unofficial results, as reported by the schools:Bakersfield superintendent Amy Britt said “two minor issues” were found during the recent inspection there. One issue was a...
Two three-year positions were up for election Tuesday on all five Ozark County School districts, but school board elections were held only in Bakersfield and Gainesville, where the number of candidates exceeded the number of terms expiring. Missouri law allows government entities to skip elections...

Gainesville School Board Members Jabet Wade and Mason Eslinger
Jabet Wade and Mason Eslinger were elected to the Gainesville school board Tuesday to fill the two expiring terms held by Billy Pippin and Wes Uchtman. Pippin had filed for re-election; Uchtman did not. David Pointer and Derek Alms also filed.  These votes were cast: David Pointer, 195, Jabet Wade...

Bakersfield School Board candidates Christopher Bales, Michael Scott and Mike Zimmer
Two three-year positions were up for election Tuesday on all five Ozark County School districts, but school board elections were held only in Bakersfield and Gainesville, where the number of candidates exceeded the number of terms expiring. Missouri law allows government entities to skip elections...
Dora residents voted Tuesday to approve a request to renew the Dora School District's current tax levy with a .10 increase,  approving the measure 93 to 43 (68.4 percent for the measure, 31.6 percent against). Superintendent Steve Richards said Tuesday night, "We're very excited that we can...
Bakersfield R-IV School District will conduct preschool and kindergarten screenings Thursday and Friday, April 19-20. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2018. Children who will be 4 years old on or before July 31, 2018, are eligible for...
The Lutie Project Graduation committee will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7.The tournament will include two age brackets, organizers said: girls 13-18, boys 13-18, girls 19 and up, and boys 19 and up.The entry fee is $30 per team. Winning teams will be...
Bakersfield pitcher Brady Jones held Koshkonong scoreless in the Lions’ 10-0 home-field season opener victory Friday, March 23. Bakersfield traveled to Bradleyville Tuesday, March 27. Results of that game were unavailable at press time.

Photo by Teresa Evans
Gainesville’s Noah Britt waits on a pitch from Dora during Tuesday’s game in Gainesville. The Falcons won, 10-5. Gainesville hosted Mountain Grove Tuesday, March 27. Results of the game were unavailable at press time. The Bulldogs travel to Fordland Thursday.

Second-grade winners in the recent Ozark County Math Bee held at Dora School were, from right, Howard Wade, Gainesville, first; Baylor Hewett, Dora, second; Hank Deatherage, Dora, third, Alli Garrison, Gainesville, fourth; and Montgomery Mitchell, Dora, fifth.
2nd Grade:1st place - Howard Wade - Gainesville2nd place - Baylor Hewett - Dora3rd place - Hank Deatherage - Dora4th place - Alli Garrison - Gainesville5th place - Montgomery Mitchell - Dora 3rd Grade:1st place - Isaac Luna - Dora2nd place - Bryar Swartz - Gainesville3rd place - Jarrett Uchtman -...

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