FFA officers surprise Halbert Smith with honorary American FFA Degree

Gainesville FFA officers and their adviser, Jon Wilson, attending Sunday service at Gainesville Church of Christ so they could surprise preacher Halbert Smith with the honorary American FFA Degree, the highest degree awarded by the national FFA. From left: Madison Trivitt, Blakely Morrison, Peyton Donley, Natlie Kiger, Halbert, Wyatt Wilson, Jaima DeVries, Will Uchtman and Hunter Webb.

Gainesville Church of Christ preacher Halbert Smith wasn’t surprised to see eight students wearing FFA jackets in his congregation Sunday.

Lions’ annual auction is Friday

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.

Masons’ gifts to schools

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.


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