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Ninth grader India Butler, left, Dora Elementary School principal Brett Mitchell and sixth grader Carson Howard won Red Ribbon Week prizes for their Halloween costumes.
Dora School celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in collaboration with Wood & Huston Bank of West Plains. The activity focused on alcohol and drug prevention education. Counselor Amelia Menz awarded daily prizes, sponsored by the bank, to the students and faculty members who embodied each...

Pictured, from left: adviser Chelsey Gilmore, Ruthanne Doebler, Ben Pointer, Katelyn Burke, Malakye Ray, Shelby Kinsey, Eli Amyx and Town & Country Supermarket manager Roger Frost.
The Gainesville FBLA chapter recently participated in a fundraiser in partnership with Town & Country Supermarket.  The members handed out flyers, and for each customer who presented a flyer upon checkout, Town & Country donated 10 percent of their order to the organization. “The fundraiser...

GHS sophomore Dalton Barnett is circulating a petition asking that football be restored at Gainesville High School.
Gainesville High School sophomore Dalton Barnett is circulating a petition asking Gainesville High School to reintroduce the football program it discontinued abpit 30 years ago.  Dalton said he got the idea while talking to the school’s IT instructor Butch Hoornstra, a 1989 GHS graduate, who told...
These Ozark County schools are planning programs this week to honor area veterans in observance of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday, which falls on a Sunday this year and will be observed as a state and federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12.   Bakersfield School will host a Veterans Day program at 1 p...

Election precinct judges bring ballots into the Ozark County Clerk's Office Tuesday night.
The majority of voters in the Gainesville R-V School District on Tuesday continued their 20-plus years of turning down levy-increase proposals, defeating the district's latest proposal on the Nov. 6 general election ballot by 150 votes: 930 yes, 1,080 no. After an earlier proposal asking voters to...
Gainesville Elementary School recently announced its first-quarter honor roll and attendance awards.   Honor roll These GES students were named to the first-quarter honor roll: Second grade: Emma Amyx, Myles Armstrong, Regan Blackburn, Jenna Burnett, Dustin Byerley, Bella Carson, Bradyn Cleveland,...

Pippin CPA Bulldogs: Members of the fifth- and sixth-grade Pippin CPA Bulldogs are, from left, (front row) Ryder Murphy, Tyler Conkey, Lyle Pippin, Jacob Laub, Thomas Latham, Garrett Ham, Peyton Hathcock, Macray Hambelton, Dominic Buswell; (second row) Alex Van Meter, Walker House, Tate Uchtman, Jackson Uchtman, Logan Hillhouse, Grant Leeker, Dakota Prine, Austin Pecina, Albert Latham, Isaac Pippin; (back) coaches David Murphy and Tom Leeker. Players not pictured: Colton Scheets, Evan Jenkins and Gaige Samuels. Photo by Karla Smith.
Back in 2013 a representative from the Ozark Football Association came to Gainesville and pitched the idea of forming two Bulldogs youth tackle football teams. A small group of parents attended the meeting, and it was decided that we would try to find enough third- through sixth-grade age kids to...

The Dora Lady Falcons took second in the Class 1 District 1 fall softball tournament. Pictured, from left, coach Paxton Smith, Cassidy Hambelton, Sarah Fehr, Riley Collins, Briley McKemie, Mary Fehr, Keeli Land, Taylor Trail, Hailey Jones, Makinna Loftis, Haley Thompson, Vanessa Woolbright, McKenna Miller, Dora Watkins, coach Dylan Fox. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Dora Lady Falcons made it to the championship game of the Class 1 District 1 tournament held at Norwood last week. The Lady Falcons took on Naylor in the first round, and  Keeli Land started the game off right with a lead-off homerun in the first inning. The score stayed 1-0 until Naylor scored...

Members of the Gainesville Lady Bulldogs fall softball team are, from left, (front row, kneeling) Peyton Donley, Madison Trivitt, Natalie Kiger and Cassie Carlo; (back row) head coach Cody Swearengin, Debra Winrod, Brittney Nielsen, Hallee Donley, Morgan Yeary, Teagan Broderick, Erin McKinzie, Kady Lovan, Lori Ellison, Audrey Lovan, Blakely Morrison, Kylee Hayes, Patience Naegele, Star Janes, Shayla Wages, Gwendolyn Broderick, Yasmine Moray, Brianna Hoffman and coach Johnica Hanke. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs’ final conference game  of the fall softball season was at Morrisville Friday, Oct. 5. This night was also Morrisville’s senior night, and they came ready to play with a record of 13 and 1, said coach Cody Swearengin. “We knew we would have to play well to compete, and...

Families crowded into the Gainesville Elementary School’s cafeteria during this year’s open house before school started in August. Passing the proposed levy increase would allow the school district to enlarge and “harden” the cafeteria for use as a storm shelter.
Editor’s note: The Gainesville R-V Board of Education has put its proposed operating levy increase back on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election. Here are some frequently asked questions about the proposition, with answers provided by the board. More information will be available at the...

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