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Gainesville Lions Club members, from left, Chris Harlin, John Harlin and Bill Trivitt show some of the items to be included in Friday night’s annual Lions Club auction at Gainesville High School. The auction, now in its 31st year, supports Lions Club projects as well as the Gainesville summer ball program operated by Gainesville Schools. Among the items to be sold this year is a distinctive table lamp, displayed in the center front of the photo, made from steam ship parts and illuminated with “Edison-style” light bulbs. The lamp was one of the items donated by White River Valley Electric Cooperative. The event also includes a “sportsman’s raffle” featuring 14 guns, a gun safe, a utility trailer and other items.
Plans are underway for the Gainesville Lions Club’s 31st annual auction and sportsman raffle, to be held Friday, April 20, at Gainesville High School. This year’s “sportsman’s raffle,” held in conjunction with the auction,  includes 14 firearms, a gun safe, a kayak, a utility trailer, game feeder...

Charles Fienhold
A Bakersfield man died early Sunday morning in a fire that swept through his motorhome parked on Zastrow Lane off Highway 142.The body of Charles Fienhold, 61, was found in the burned-out motorhome that served as Fienhold’s permanent residence, said Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department chief Greg...

Masons Bobby Grisham, left, and Robbie Acklin, center, present checks to Dora faculty members Crystal Leroy, left, and Ginny Robinson, who oversee the snack pack program, and school counselor Amelia Menz, right.
Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Gainesville has awarded another round of gifts to Dora and Gainesville schools through its Needy Child partnership with the Missouri Masonic Home. Gifts given to the Lodge for the program and funds raised through its sales of popcorn at school events are matched by the...
David Burks was the winner of the recent Care to Learn fundraiser raffle in which Nash & Sons donated the prize of winner’s choice of $500 cash or a LR Henry Golden Boy .22 rifle for the raffle. Burks chose the rifle. The raffle raised $1,276 for the Gainesville Care to Learn Chapter, which...
Thornfield students recently visited the Missouri Capitol and took this photo with 155th District Rep. Lyle Rowland. Front row, from left: Daniel Collins, Lance Day, Zach Collins, Westyn Merriett, Jaden Thompson, Abby Scally. Middle row: Rowland, Tina Caudill, Dustin Merriett, Garrett Cunningham,...
Bakersfield’s academic team took first place at the district Scholar Bowl held Saturday, April 14, at Koshkonong.The team will compete at sectionals in Joplin on April 24. Members of the team are, from left, Makenzie Lester, Hunter Bentley, Nathan Talley, Brevin Bales, Nathan Scott, Doug Tefft,...
Gainesville Schools superintendent Jeffrey Hyatt, left, and Century Bank of the Ozarks president and CEO Chris Harlin show an enlarged replica of the $1,500 check the bank presented recently to the school as part of its school rewards debit card program. CBO customers may opt to have a debit card...
The Thornfield R-I School will hold kindergarten screenings Wednesday, April 25 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.Parents or guardians should bring shot record, birth certificate, Social Security card and proof of residency.  Students should be 5 by July 31, 2018.  Call the school, 265-3212, to make an...
A one-day softball camp for students in grades 3-6 will be held Saturday, April 28 in Gainesville. The camp is hosted by Gainesville High School assistant softball coach Johnica Hanke and the GHS  softball team.Two sessions will be held during the day. Session 1, from 9 a.m. to noon,  is for third...
The Gainesville Lady Bulldog’s spring season record stands at 1-10.“We use the spring season to prepare for next year’s fall season since we do not have districts in the spring,” said Lady Bulldog coach Cody Swearengin.“With that being said, I do not see the spring season as a time to not take...

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