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After a construction delay tied to questions about the modular building’s proximity to the Gainesville Memorial Airport across Bull Dog Drive, the Gainesville School District’s new Preschool Center now is ready for the opening of the school year on Aug. 13. Site preparation began in May, but work stopped after questions were raised about the safety of the building’s location a short distance east of the junior high wing of the high school building near the end of the airport runway. But by the end of the month, the Federal Aviation Administration had ruled that “the structure does not exceed obstruction standards and would not be a hazard to air navigation.” The new sign proclaims, “Home of the Little Bulldogs.”
County schools are gearing up for the 2019-2020 school year. Important dates and guidelines are listed below. Bakersfield R-IV School Registration for all new students will be held Thursday, Aug. 1; Friday, Aug. 2; and Tuesday, Aug. 6. Teachers report for in-service Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 7-9, and...

After a construction delay tied to questions about the modular building’s proximity to the Gainesville Memorial Airport across Bull Dog Drive, the Gainesville School District’s new Preschool Center now is ready for the opening of the school year on Aug. 13. Site preparation began in May, but work stopped after questions were raised about the safety of the building’s location a short distance east of the junior high wing of the high school building near the end of the airport runway. But by the end of the month, the Federal Aviation Administration had ruled that “the structure does not exceed obstruction standards and would not be a hazard to air navigation.” The new sign proclaims, “Home of the Little Bulldogs.”
County schools are gearing up for the 2019-2020 school year. Important dates and guidelines are listed below. Bakersfield R-IV School Registration for all new students will be held Thursday, Aug. 1; Friday, Aug. 2; and Tuesday, Aug. 6. Teachers report for in-service Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 7-9, and...

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...

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...

Photo courtesy Shana Hambelton
Dora High School held its 2019 graduation exercises at 2 p.m. Sunday. Taylor Trail, right, was recognized as the class valedictorian, and Taylor Brege was recognized as salutatorian. 

Photo by Karla Smith Dora High School sophomore Bryson Luna has been named to the “high honorable mention” list in the 2019 Rawlings/ Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American teams.
Dora High School sophomore Bryson Luna has been recognized as a Perfect Game / Rawlings Preseason All American team member.  Bryson was selected as a “high honorable mention” in the 2019 Rawlings / Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American team program that recognizes the top freshman,...

Photo by Karla Smith Dora High School sophomore Bryson Luna has been named to the “high honorable mention” list in the 2019 Rawlings/ Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American teams.
Dora High School sophomore Bryson Luna has been recognized as a Perfect Game / Rawlings Preseason All American team member.  Bryson was selected as a “high honorable mention” in the 2019 Rawlings / Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American team program that recognizes the top freshman,...

Dustin Howard
Voters in the Gainesville and Dora school districts will go to the polls Tuesday to elect school board members in Dora and decide two funding proposals in Gainesville. A sample ballot appears on page 15 of this week’s Times. Poling places, listed on the sample ballot, will be open from 6 a.m. to 7...

Photo by Karla Smith Dora sophomore basketball player Isaac Haney has been named Missouri’s Class 1 Player of the Year by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. He has scored more than 1,500 points in his high school career so far and helped lead the Falcons to the state championship playoffs in Springfield earlier this month.
Dora High School sophomore Isaac Haney is Missouri’s 2019 Class 1 Boys Basketball Player of the Year, selected last week by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.  Isaac is a member of the Dora Falcons team that recently made Ozark County history when it advanced to the Class 1 championship...

Dustin Howard
Voters in the Gainesville and Dora school districts will go to the polls Tuesday to elect school board members in Dora and decide two funding proposals in Gainesville. A sample ballot appears on page 15 of this week’s Times. Poling places, listed on the sample ballot, will be open from 6 a.m. to 7...

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