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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.

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...

Masons Robby Acklin, right, and Bobby Grisham, represent a check to officers of the Youth Empowerment Program at Gainesville School: from left, Wesley Zacher, Abby Milligan, Ashley Poe, Brexton Miller and YEP co-sponsor Laurie Poe (not shown YEP officer Acacia Hutchings and co-sponsor Michelle Pointer). With this gift, the Masons have given a total of $806 this year to Gainesville’s YEP backpack program, which provides supplemental weekend food for students in need.
Representatives of Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #496 in Gainesville visited the Dora and Gainesville schools Monday to present checks for the schools’ benevolence programs. The funds came from the Masonic Home of Missouri’s Creating-a-Partnership program, which matches funds from local Masonic lodges...

Dora School has placed a tax-levy question on the April 3 ballot. Photo courtesy Steve Richards.
Voters in the Dora R-III School District will decide in the April 3 election whether to renew the current tax levy with a .10 increase.Dora superintendent Steve Richards says approving the levy increase carries extra importance because it brings the district’s levy back to the 3.43 level where it...

Gainesville's Brodie Chapman was named to the Class 2 District 4 all-district team.
The Gainesville Bulldogs defeated the Sparta Trojans 51-46 on Monday, Feb. 19, in the first round of the Class 2 District 4 tournament held at Norwood High School. Brandon Poe led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 18 points, followed by Jaxon Britt with 14 and Brodie Chapman with 10. Wyatt Wilson...
Tali Rose of Gainesville is one of the candidates in 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. This year’s pageant is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2,...

The Dora Falcons are Class 1 District 4 champions after beating Bradleville Friday, Feb. 23. Members of the team are, from left, (front row) JJ Ryan, Kaleb Harris, Colby Collins, Isaac Haney, Mason Luna, Bryson Luna; (back row) coach Rick Luna, Robert Vigdal, Brent McKemie, Austin White, Waylon Masters, Auston Luna, coach Joshua Strong, coach Paxton Smith. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Dora Falcons defeated the Bradleyville Eagles 77-51 to win the Class 1 District 4 championship Friday, Feb. 23. With the win, the Falcons, whose starting line-up includes four freshmen, set a new school record for number of wins in a season with its overall record of 24-5.  The Falcons jumped...
A pie auction to benefit four Bakersfield-area families will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Jerry Taylor Gym at Bakersfield High School. The event is being organized by the Bakersfield High School chapters of the National Honor Society, FBLA and FCCLA as a community service project to...
The Gainesville archery team’s first-ever archery tournament, originally set for Feb. 10 but postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the elementary school.  The public is invited to attend. Admission prices are $2 for adults and $1 for...

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