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Garrett Morgan named to all-tournament team
The Gainesville Bulldogs defeated the Sparta Trojans 48-40 to bring home the third-place trophy at the Sparta Tournament Saturday, Jan. 27. The Bulldogs took on Lighthouse Christian in the first round on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and won 58-40. Players scoring for the Bulldogs were Brandon Poe 17, Garrett...

Photos by Misty Souder.
Ryan Garrison and Alexis Amos were crowned king and queen at Lutie School’s Homecoming Friday, Jan. 26. Members of the homecoming court were, from left, freshmen Degan Chambers, Abby Jaeger  and Timmy Henderson, sophomore Jimmi Donley, 2017 queen Angel Reynolds, 2018 king and queen Ryan Garrison...
The Bakersfield school board is surveying its parents this week to ask their feelings about the possibility of shifting the school district to a four-day school week sometime in the future. Bakersfield superintendent Amy Britt told the Times Monday that the district is simply exploring its options...

Girls and boys age 8-9 Hoop Shoot winners: Eight- and 9-year-old winners in the area finals of the 46th annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest Jan. 20 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, were, from left: second place girls, Jozy Rehrig, Flippin, Arkansas (9 baskets out of 25 attempts); first place boys, Jace Headrick, Gainesville (19 out of 25); second place boys, Aden Gaulding, Gainesville (16 out of 25); and first place girls, Addie Alms, Gainesville (12 out of 25).
Ozark Countians were among the winners in the area finals of the 46th annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Mountain Home, Arkansas, Junior High School gym. The local winners will compete against other contestants in the state event in February in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Elks...
Two Ozark Countians recently earned recognition on academic honor lists at Truman State University in Kirksville.  Hardenville resident Sydnie Russian was named to the fall 2017 president’s honor list. To qualify for the list, undergraduates must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average while...
Bakersfield School officials recently released the names of students listed on the second quarter principal’s honor roll and the A & B honor roll. Students listed on the principal’s honor roll earned all A’s.   Principal’s honor roll   First grade: Kelsey Cotter, Aaron Giger, Traityn Lovins...

Gainesville High School freshman Liz Kinworthy goes up for 2 points against Mansfield Thursday, Jan. 18. Kinworthy scored 6 points in the game and led in rebounds with 10. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs defeated Mansfield and Morrisville last week. The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Mansfield Thursday, Jan. 18, where the varsity pulled out a 38-32 win over the Lions. “The game was a lot like we expected, with both teams playing position defense and working the ball for...

Lutie junior Garrett Souder looks to pass at the Friday night game against Gainesville. Souder didn’t get to finish the game, however. After a hard fall, he was air-lifted to Cox South, where he was diagnosed with a concussion. He’s back to school now and will return to the court as soon as he is released by his doctor, he said. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Bulldogs hold a 10-7 record after last week’s wins over Lutie and Marion C. Early High School. Friday night, the Bulldogs traveled to Theodosia to take on Lutie and brought home a 72-48 win. Garrett Morgan led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 21 points, followed by Brandon Poe with...

Dora freshman Auston Luna brings the ball down the court during a recent game. Luna led the team in rebounds when the Falcons defeated Class 4 Aurora 72-64 at the Scoreboard Guy Shootout Saturday at Ozark High School in Ozark. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Dora Falcons traveled to Ozark Saturday to take on Class 4 Aurora in the Scoreboard Guy Shootout and brought home a 72-64 win. “Defensively, we didn’t play as well as I thought we could have,” said Dora coach Rick Luna.  “However, overall we stepped up and  made enough plays when it counted...

Word spread quickly through the Dora community as the 60-year-old school building burst into flames on Jan. 21, 1998. The state fire marshal and ATF agents said the fire started in a 10-burner gas stove in the kitchen. Former superintendent Ken Cook said the fire “was a tragedy when it happened, but a blessing when it was over.”
Editor’s note: Recalling the fire that destroyed Dora School 20 years ago this week, we share this story reprinted from the Feb. 27, 2008, edition of the Times. Sally Gunter still doesn’t remember exactly what made her turn her head and look toward the Dora School that night just over 10 years ago...

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