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Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones Jerry Beasley, shown in this 2018 file photo, retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year after working 28 years as the district’s mechanic, a job in which he was responsible for maintaining the district’s school-bus fleet. All of Gainesville’s buses – 18 this year – passed the annual Missouri State Highway Patrol inspection this year for the seventh year in a row.
Two of Ozark County’s five school districts again had their school bus fleets pass the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual inspection with 100 percent of the buses approved. For the seventh year in a row, all of Gainesville School District’s buses – 18 of them this year – were approved. It’s a...

Second grade winners in the Ozark County Math Bee, held March 5 at Dora School, were, from left, first, D.J. Howard, Lutie; second, Lucretia Ames, Lutie; third, Avery Gaulding, Gainesville; fourth, Chelsea Richards, Dora; and fifth, Macy Hambelton, Gainesville.

Second grade winners in the Ozark County Math Bee, held March 5 at Dora School, were, from left, first, D.J. Howard, Lutie; second, Lucretia Ames, Lutie; third, Avery Gaulding, Gainesville; fourth, Chelsea Richards, Dora; and fifth, Macy Hambelton, Gainesville.
It’s believed that several Ozark County students will be participating in the national “Bring Your Bible to School” day, set for Thursday, Oct. 4. The annual event, sponsored by Focus on the Family, is voluntary and student-directed, according to the bringyourbible.org website. Students, Christian...
Four-year-old Damon Anderson seemed thrilled to be in his new preschool classroom Monday evening as his parents, Holly and Bobby Anderson, chatted with Damon’s preschool teacher, Brandi Miller, left, during Gainesville Schools’ back-to-school open house. The gathering included a hamburger and hot...

Lauren Suter gets vaccinations at the Ozark County Health Department to meet Missouri requirements for school attendance. Ozark County schools begin their 2018-19 academic year in less than a month. For a complete list of required immunizations, contact the health department, or visit their Facebook page. The health department is offering a vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Call 679-3334 for an appointment or for more information.
County schools are gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year. Important dates and guidelines are listed below. Bakersfield R-IV SchoolBakersfield school officials remind all students and parents that state law and health regulations require students to be properly immunized and provide...

Lauren Suter gets vaccinations at the Ozark County Health Department to meet Missouri requirements for school attendance. Ozark County schools begin their 2018-19 academic year in less than a month. For a complete list of required immunizations, contact the health department, or visit their Facebook page. The health department is offering a vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Call 679-3334 for an appointment or for more information.
County schools are gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year. Important dates and guidelines are listed below. Bakersfield R-IV SchoolBakersfield school officials remind all students and parents that state law and health regulations require students to be properly immunized and provide verification...

Mike Wallace, standing back, right, has resigned after 22 years with Thornfield School as a teacher and, since 2004, administrator. He’s pictured with his parents, Thornfield residents Maynard and Linda Wallace, left, and sons (back, from left) Cale, 18, Casey, 19, and (front, left) Riley, almost 10, as well as girlfriend Lexie Scott and her son Hoyt, right. Maynard, Cale and Casey all attended school at Thornfield, as did Maynard’s parents, the late Archie and Ruby Mahan Wallace. Mike Wallace has accepted a job as superintendent of schools in Everton, northwest of Springfield.
After 22 years at Thornfield School as a teacher and administrator, Mike Wallace has resigned, effective June 30. Wallace said Monday in an email to the Times that when he told the Thornfield students last month on the last day of school that he was leaving to accept a job in another district, “...

Mike Wallace, standing back, right, has resigned after 22 years with Thornfield School as a teacher and, since 2004, administrator. He’s pictured with his parents, Thornfield residents Maynard and Linda Wallace, left, and sons (back, from left) Cale, 18, Casey, 19, and (front, left) Riley, almost 10, as well as girlfriend Lexie Scott and her son Hoyt, right. Maynard, Cale and Casey all attended school at Thornfield, as did Maynard’s parents, the late Archie and Ruby Mahan Wallace. Mike Wallace has accepted a job as superintendent of schools in Everton, northwest of Springfield.
After 22 years at Thornfield School as a teacher and administrator, Mike Wallace has resigned, effective June 30. Wallace said Monday in an email to the Times that when he told the Thornfield students last month on the last day of school that he was leaving to accept a job in another district, “I’m...
Bakersfield will hold its eighth grade promotion ceremony in the Taylor gymnasium at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10.  The senior awards and scholarship program will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 11.Bakersfield’s senior graduation  ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Jerry Taylor gymnasium. A...

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