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Justin Gilmore
The Gainesville R-V Board of Education at its meeting Monday night named current Gainesville High School principal Justin Gilmore as the district’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2020.Gilmore, who is in his third year as high school principal here, will succeed Dr. Jeff Hyatt, who is in his...

Justin Gilmore
The Gainesville R-V Board of Education at its meeting Monday night named current Gainesville High School principal Justin Gilmore as the district’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2020.Gilmore, who is in his third year as high school principal here, will succeed Dr. Jeff Hyatt, who is in his...

Rikki Barton with Community Partnership, standing at left, led a three-hour training session Oct. 15 for representatives of three Ozark County high schools, two Ozark County medical clinics and various other community groups. Pictured, clockwise from left on the far side of the table, are Shana Hambelton, Dora School nurse; Dan Israel with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department; Suzanne Lundry with Theodosia Family Medical Clinic; Dawn Norton with The Fountain Church and Ozark County Ministerial Alliance; Jeff Dotson with Mission Square Church and the Ozark County addiction-recovery meeting; Gainesville High School principal Justin Gilmore; Gainesville School nurse Cheyenne Nash; Bakersfield School nurse Erin Bonham; Bakersfield Superintendent Amy Britt; and Dara Collins with Missouri Ozarks Community Health. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
Thanks to a grant through the MO-HOPE (Missouri Opioid-Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) Project and the persistence of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force, three Ozark County high schools now have doses of the opioid-overdose-reversing drug Narcan on-hand at their school nurse’s...

Hicks family The family of the late June Hicks, a long-time Ozark County teacher, encourages school supporters to donate gifts to the PTO playset fundraiser in honor of current or retired teachers in Gainesville Schools, or in memory of teachers who have died. From left: Steve and June Hicks, their son, Trevor Hicks, a Gainesville High School history teacher and assistant coach, and Jordan Hicks, their daughter.
On a golden October afternoon, the sounds of children at play – laughter, shouts of glee, young friends sharing a few minutes of sunshine and fresh air – fill the air as the new school year is once again in full swing. But a quick walk around the playground at the Gainesville Elementary School...

Rikki Barton with Community Partnership, standing at left, led a three-hour training session Oct. 15 for representatives of three Ozark County high schools, two Ozark County medical clinics and various other community groups. Pictured, clockwise from left on the far side of the table, are Shana Hambelton, Dora School nurse; Dan Israel with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department; Suzanne Lundry with Theodosia Family Medical Clinic; Dawn Norton with The Fountain Church and Ozark County Ministerial Alliance; Jeff Dotson with Mission Square Church and the Ozark County addiction-recovery meeting; Gainesville High School principal Justin Gilmore; Gainesville School nurse Cheyenne Nash; Bakersfield School nurse Erin Bonham; Bakersfield Superintendent Amy Britt; and Dara Collins with Missouri Ozarks Community Health. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
Thanks to a grant through the MO-HOPE (Missouri Opioid-Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) Project and the persistence of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force, three Ozark County high schools now have doses of the opioid-overdose-reversing drug Narcan on-hand at their school nurse’s...

Hicks family The family of the late June Hicks, a long-time Ozark County teacher, encourages school supporters to donate gifts to the PTO playset fundraiser in honor of current or retired teachers in Gainesville Schools, or in memory of teachers who have died. From left: Steve and June Hicks, their son, Trevor Hicks, a Gainesville High School history teacher and assistant coach, and Jordan Hicks, their daughter.
On a golden October afternoon, the sounds of children at play – laughter, shouts of glee, young friends sharing a few minutes of sunshine and fresh air – fill the air as the new school year is once again in full swing. But a quick walk around the playground at the Gainesville Elementary School...

Lutie High School student council members conducted several anti-bullying initiatives during the Start with Hello week program Sept. 24-27. Pictured from left: back row, Hailey Taylor, Coby Dooley, Jonathon Pettit, Mirah Scott, Madison Reardon, Morgan Smith, Angel Hill, Anastasia Ham. Front row: Eli Morpeth, Haley Kruszewki, Timmy Henderson and Zack Luna. Not pictured: Bailee Amos.
Lutie superintendent Scot Young says it was the suicide of a former student’s teenage son that prompted him to initiate a partnership with the Sandy Hook Promise group and bring the “Start with Hello week” to Lutie School.“I saw the news on social media, and it was heartbreaking. As a father, I can...

This photo, from the 1969 GHS Bull-dogger, shows vo-ag teacher Darrell Strain directing student Lee Wayne Wallace in operating a power metal-cutting bandsaw. The photo caption says building stepladders was one of the required projects in Vo. Ag. II.
I think it was in May 1965 that a few members of the Gainesville R-5 School District board, along with the superintendent Mearle Luna, came to the University of Missouri at Columbia to interview prospective vocational agriculture teachers. I was told by my university adviser that these people...

Lutie High School student council members conducted several anti-bullying initiatives during the Start with Hello week program Sept. 24-27. Pictured from left: back row, Hailey Taylor, Coby Dooley, Jonathon Pettit, Mirah Scott, Madison Reardon, Morgan Smith, Angel Hill, Anastasia Ham. Front row: Eli Morpeth, Haley Kruszewki, Timmy Henderson and Zack Luna. Not pictured: Bailee Amos. 
Lutie superintendent Scot Young says it was the suicide of a former student’s teenage son that prompted him to initiate a partnership with the Sandy Hook Promise group and bring the “Start with Hello week” to Lutie School.“I saw the news on social media, and it was heartbreaking. As a father, I can...

This photo, from the 1969 GHS Bull-dogger, shows vo-ag teacher Darrell Strain directing student Lee Wayne Wallace in operating a power metal-cutting bandsaw. The photo caption says building stepladders was one of the required projects in Vo. Ag. II.
I think it was in May 1965 that a few members of the Gainesville R-5 School District board, along with the superintendent Mearle Luna, came to the University of Missouri at Columbia to interview prospective vocational agriculture teachers. I was told by my university adviser that these people...

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