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The Gainesville Junior and Senior High School Chess Team won third place in a Jan. 20 tournament at Willow Springs High School. Aiyden Argent won sixth place in the junior high division, Elijah Howard won seventh place and Dakota Rizza won 10th place in the high school division. Those attending...

An anonymous donor has provided funds for new Chromebook computers for Lutie School students in grades 6 through 8, including (clockwise from bottom left): Anastacia Ham, Kaitlynn Ford (partially hidden), Sierra Sutton, John David Ortiz, Alissa Davis (face hidden), Zabrina Engelhardt (partially hidden), Alyssa Wenzel, Haley Dant (partially hidden), Terry Goss, Austin Wenzel, Aiden Chilson, Mateo Robles, Karson Jones, Seth Warnol, Bailee Amos (partially hidden), Morgan Smith, sixth grade teacher Rebecca Scott, middle school language arts teacher Sandy Woody, middle school and freshman math tacher Sarah Cable, (next two students are hidden from camera), Kenzee Jones (partially hidden), Gage Christine, Damian Christine, Madie Reardon, Hugh Waters (partially hidden), Angel Hill, Elena Robles, (student hidden), Haley Kruszewski, Austin Coons, Cameron Ames.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, every student at Lutie School in Theodosia now has a computer device to use. “We have had a 1:1 (one-to-one) computer initiative for a couple of years in grades 3 through 12 through a donation,” said Lutie superintendent Scot Young. “During Christmas break, the same...
Four Ozark Countians have been named to the Southwest Baptist University winter 2017 honor rolls. To be listed on the semester’s honor rolls, students must carry at least 12 hours of college work at SBU and earn at least a B (3.0 GPA), with no grade below a C. Joshua Yount of Bakersfield earned a...

Gainesville senior guard Shelby Smith goes up for two points at Saturday’s win over Lockwood. Smith led the scoring with 13. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs fell to Hartville and Thayer and then came back to defeat Lockwood last week.  When the Lady Bulldogs hosted the Hartville Lady Eagles on Jan. 22, the varsity girls lost 48-44, and the junior varsity team came up just short with 15 points to Hartville’s 16. “The girls...

Garrett Morgan named to all-tournament team
The Gainesville Bulldogs defeated the Sparta Trojans 48-40 to bring home the third-place trophy at the Sparta Tournament Saturday, Jan. 27. The Bulldogs took on Lighthouse Christian in the first round on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and won 58-40. Players scoring for the Bulldogs were Brandon Poe 17, Garrett...

Photos by Misty Souder.
Ryan Garrison and Alexis Amos were crowned king and queen at Lutie School’s Homecoming Friday, Jan. 26. Members of the homecoming court were, from left, freshmen Degan Chambers, Abby Jaeger  and Timmy Henderson, sophomore Jimmi Donley, 2017 queen Angel Reynolds, 2018 king and queen Ryan Garrison...
The Bakersfield school board is surveying its parents this week to ask their feelings about the possibility of shifting the school district to a four-day school week sometime in the future. Bakersfield superintendent Amy Britt told the Times Monday that the district is simply exploring its options...

Girls and boys age 8-9 Hoop Shoot winners: Eight- and 9-year-old winners in the area finals of the 46th annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest Jan. 20 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, were, from left: second place girls, Jozy Rehrig, Flippin, Arkansas (9 baskets out of 25 attempts); first place boys, Jace Headrick, Gainesville (19 out of 25); second place boys, Aden Gaulding, Gainesville (16 out of 25); and first place girls, Addie Alms, Gainesville (12 out of 25).
Ozark Countians were among the winners in the area finals of the 46th annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Mountain Home, Arkansas, Junior High School gym. The local winners will compete against other contestants in the state event in February in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Elks...
Two Ozark Countians recently earned recognition on academic honor lists at Truman State University in Kirksville.  Hardenville resident Sydnie Russian was named to the fall 2017 president’s honor list. To qualify for the list, undergraduates must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average while...
Bakersfield School officials recently released the names of students listed on the second quarter principal’s honor roll and the A & B honor roll. Students listed on the principal’s honor roll earned all A’s.   Principal’s honor roll   First grade: Kelsey Cotter, Aaron Giger, Traityn Lovins...

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