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Several dozen law enforcement officers and school personnel attended a training program Friday at Bakersfield School presented by Phil Chalmers, whose 30 years of research and experience as a true-crime writer and interviewer of serial killers led him to develop informative sessions that address...
School started Tuesday in Bakersfield, and these new warning signs welcome those entering through any gates to the school’s campus, which includes preschool through 12th-grade students. The signs say, “Attention: Please be aware that certain staff members at Bakersfield R-IV School District are...
The Gainesville school district got a double dose of disappointment last week when, on Aug. 7, its proposal asking voters to increase its operating levy was defeated by 14 votes, out of 1,394 votes cast, and then, a couple of days later, it was notified that its application for a FEMA grant to...
Four-year-old Damon Anderson seemed thrilled to be in his new preschool classroom Monday evening as his parents, Holly and Bobby Anderson, chatted with Damon’s preschool teacher, Brandi Miller, left, during Gainesville Schools’ back-to-school open house. The gathering included a hamburger and hot...
Students returning – or arriving for the first time – at Gainesville Elementary School this month will be welcomed by this bit of wall wisdom recently completed by the Gainesville PTO. The words remind youngsters, “Some kids are smarter than you. Some kids have cooler clothes than you. Some kids...
Children in kindergarten through third grade at Gainesville Elementary School will find brand-new desks and colorful, ergonomic chairs in their classrooms when they start school Wednesday, Aug. 15. Above, superintendent Jeff Hyatt checks out teacher Kris Ledbetter’s kindergarten classroom after...
Gainesville Xtreme won the championship in the 12 and under division at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia held Friday through Sunday, July 27-29. Team members are, from left, (front row) Alex Van Meter, Walker House, Brady Myers, Camden Evans, Sean Wallace, Wyatt Walker, Lathe Parks, Andrew...

Phil Chalmers
Bakersfield School, in conjunction with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department, is holding an all-day conference Friday, Aug. 10, featuring author and TV personality Phil Chalmers. The conference, to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will cover school safety and proactive measures, homicide and mass...

Gainesville school superintendent Mearle Luna, who held the post for 26 years, presenting the senior class of 1962, the last class to graduate in the “old” building before high school classes moved to the current high school building in 1963.
Editor’s note: The Ozark County Times is a nonpartisan newspaper that does not endorse candidates or take sides on issues. However, Times staffers sometimes express their own personal opinions in clearly identified writings. This is Times editor Sue Ann Jones’ opinion about the upcoming Gainesville...
Century Bank of the Ozarks recently donated $40,000 in tuition to South Central Career Center (SCCC) for Ozark County high school students who are interested in attending the career and technical school in West Plains. The county’s four high schools – Lutie, Gainesville, Dora and Bakersfield – will...

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