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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...
The Gainesville Bulldogs baseball team added a loss and two wins to their record last week, bringing it to 3-5 for the season so far. Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Bulldogs hosted a tough Seymour team. After the game, despite a 5-1 loss to the Tigers, coach Nathan Jones said it was the best the team had...

Gainesville’s Shayla Wages hits a grand slam home run in the third inning of the 17-2 victory over the Seymour Lady Tigers Tuesday, Sept. 11. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Lady Bulldogs got some revenge against Alton’s Lady Comets, who had shut out the Gainesville girls 17-0 in the opening game of the season on Aug. 27. Gainesville traveled to Alton on Sept. 4 and beat the Lady Comets 15-4 on their home field. “What a turnaround!” said coach Cody Swearengin. “...
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...
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded awarded $2,500 to the Gainesville R-5 School libraries, part of the more than $71,000 in youth literacy grants given to Missouri schools and nonprofit organizations.  The youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to teachers,...
Gainesville High School freshman Olivia Milligan and Gainesville Youth Empowerment Program adviser Michelle Pointer recently delivered 14 CarePacks to Division of Family Services to be given to children who are taken into custody. “They are meant to give comfort to children during a time of...

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New members of the Gainesville R-V School faculty and staff are, from left (front row), PAT/dyslexia instructor Candice Collins, junior high/high school band and choir instructor Sherri Caraway, high school business teacher Stephanie Oswald, elementary art teacher Jessica Neubauer, and Chelsea...
The Gainesville R-V School Board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Monday in the high school library that will serve as an informal discussion session on Proposition Gainesville Schools. The meeting is open to the public, and coffee and donuts will be served.  Everyone is welcome to attend,...

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Gainesville’s Will Uchtman pitched four innings against the Mansfield Lions Friday, Aug. 31, at Mansfield and gave up no earned runs while on the mound. The Bulldogs lost, 10-2. Bryce Hambelton was 1-3 at the plate with an RBI. “We competed much better in this game and would’ve given ourselves a...

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