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During Friday’s homecoming festivities Dora head coach Rick Luna presented sophomore Isaac Haney with a plaque and a basketball commemorating the 1,000 points he’s accumulated so far in his high school career. Photo by Karla Smith
It’s always exciting when Hartville and Dora battle it out on the court. Last year, it took two overtime periods for the then all-freshmen Falcon basketball team to take down the Eagles. This year’s battle between the two state-ranked teams did not disappoint fans who packed the Dora gym at Friday...

Allen Woods
Allen Woods has been hired as the new superintendent of the Dora R-3 School District, beginning July 1. Woods, currently in his first year as superintendent of the Richards School District near West Plains,   replaces Steve Richards, who has accepted the superintendent’s job at Seymour beginning...

Dr. Amy Britt, Bakersfield superintendent
With all of the discussion about the four-day week, I thought I would provide some experiences from  Bakersfield’s first year on this schedule.   First, teacher morale was not our reason for the four-day week. It was a nice by-product, but not the reason. Our teachers work hard and support each...

Wallace
The Gainesville school board is actively considering switching the district to a four-day school week. Lutie is also considering the switch. Bakersfield is already in its first year as a four-day-week school (see superintendent Amy Britt’s update, page 4), and Dora superintendent Steve Richards...
The Gainesville R-5 School District will try again in April to get voter support for a funding request. After more than 20 years of turning down Gainesville school-funding proposals, voters in the April 2 election will be presented with two separate Gainesville school funding issues to consider....

Maynard Wallace
The Gainesville school board is actively considering switching the district to a four-day school week. Lutie is also considering the switch. Bakersfield is already in its first year as a four-day-week school (see superintendent Amy Britt’s update, page 4), and Dora superintendent Steve Richards...
The Gainesville R-5 School District will try again in April to get voter support for a funding request. After more than 20 years of turning down Gainesville school-funding proposals, voters in the April 2 election will be presented with two separate Gainesville school funding issues to consider....
The boards of 11 Ozark County entities – schools, municipalities and public agencies – have positions coming open this spring, but only one, the Dora R-III School District, will hold an election on April 2, the state’s general municipal election day.  Missouri law specifies that an election doesn’t...

Barbara McGee, Gainesville school yearbook 1970-71
Editor’s note: Barbara McGee was a teacher at Gainesville schools from 1967 to her retirement in 1990.   Retired Gainesville teacher Barbara McGee, a woman who impacted countless lives in her 23 years of teaching, died Christmas Day at the age of 81. News of her death spurred dozens of tributes,...

The Bakersfield Head Start class began Dec. 4 with 15 3-year-olds and a few 4-year-olds who are dually enrolled in Bakersfield’s afternoon preschool program. The class is Ozark County’s second Head Start program. The other one is in Gainesville.
Ozark County now has two Head Start programs, with the opening Dec. 4, 2018, of a new Head Start in Bakersfield. Ozark Action, Inc., which opened the Bakersfield program, has also operated a Head Start program in Gainesville for decades. The half-day Bakersfield program came about when a Head Start...

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