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Gainesville Elementary School offers a preschool program to help children prepare socially and academically for their kindergarten year. Preschool teachers work with kindergarten teachers to ensure srtudents are adequately prepared for the best educational experience possible.The school is...
Dora R-III School District will conduct kindergarten screenings Friday, March 23. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2018. Beginning March 1, parents of eligible children may pick up a packet that includes all forms needed for kindergarten enrollment....
Tali Rose of Gainesville was named “Miss Southwest” Friday night during  Southwest Baptist University’s Mr. and Miss Southwest pageant, an annual tradition that honors one male and one female student who represent the SBU Bearcat family for the coming year. Eight candidates,  nominated from the...

Members of the team are, from left (front row), Hunter Webb, Abby Milligan, Ben Pointer, Jaima DeVries; (back row) Hannah Carter, Daniel Miller, Justin Goins, Eli Amyx, Madison Trivitt, Aubrey Turingan.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Gainesville High School academic team brought home the first-place trophy from the Summit Conference tournament.
Everett G. Neumann, 76, of Tecumseh was flown by air ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield on Feb. 26 with serious injuries he sustained as the result of a crash with a parked vehicle in Tecumseh. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Neumann was traveling eastbound on...

Cody Thomas, 26, shown here with his wife, Maggie, and their two young children, Amelia and Judah, died Feb. 27 as the result of a head-on collision on Highway 65 south of Harrison, Arkansas.
Ozark Countians were saddened last week to learn of the death of former Ozark County resident Cody Thomas, 26, as the result of a Feb. 27 car crash on Highway 65 near Bellefonte, Arkansas.Thomas, a 2010 graduate of Gainesville High School, was the son of Wasola-area residents Steve and Sheila...

If the Gainesville School’s application for a FEMA grant is accepted, the district’s tentative plans are for a new 7,800-square-foot storm-shelter structure that would be added to the front of the current high school building. The addition would create a new entrance to the school and provide space for offices, classrooms and a spacious center hallway.
At a special open school board meeting Thursday night, the Gainesville R-V School District discussed its tentative plans for a 7,800-square-foot FEMA shelter to be built on the high school campus if its grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepted.Superintendent Jeffrey...
During the first week of candidate filing for the Aug. 7 primary election, these candidates had filed with the Ozark County Clerk’s Office as of noon Monday: John Turner, presiding commissioner (incumbent); Brian Wise, county clerk (incumbent); Phyllis Gaulding Turner, county treasurer (incumbent...
Airman Dominique J. Tackitt graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Tackitt completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare...

Haskins Ford
Several recent acts of vandalism were discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Ozark County Commission. Western District Commissioner Greg Donley reported the Friday night theft of fence posts he had pushed into a large hole on the submerged slab at Haskins Ford to provide a warning for those trying to...

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