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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...

As part of the interactive program, Lutie fourth grader Woody Hill, left, participated in a tongue-brushing exercise as the wizard commented on his technique.
Students in preschool through fourth grades at Lutie Elementary were recently visited by the “Tooth Wizard” and “Plaque Man” as part of the Land of Smiles program, a live performance-style presentation that teaches students about good oral healthcare. The 15-year-old Land of Smiles is a free...
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...

Members of the trap-shooting team at Lutie School are (from left): Alexander Lubbers, Trevor Mansker, Zacharia Collins, Garrett Souder, Madison Kennedy, Hunter McCullough, William Cole. Lutie ag teacher Katha-lee Cole is the team sponsor.

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. “...

Bakersfield’s Shelby Summers releases a pitch against a Dora Falcon batter during the Bakersfield Softball Tournament held Saturday at Pride Park. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Bakersfield Lady Lions hosted a softball tournament Saturday at Pride Park, and got their first home win when they defeated Mansfield 7-3. The young team held their own against a good Dora team, but lost 6-3, before battling an undefeated at the time Doniphan team. “We were playing them a 6-4...
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,...
New staff members at Lutie School this year are Yaffah Lewis, Title 1 instruction, left, and Dan Krigbaum, K-12 art teacher.

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