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Mike Wallace, standing back, right, has resigned after 22 years with Thornfield School as a teacher and, since 2004, administrator. He’s pictured with his parents, Thornfield residents Maynard and Linda Wallace, left, and sons (back, from left) Cale, 18, Casey, 19, and (front, left) Riley, almost 10, as well as girlfriend Lexie Scott and her son Hoyt, right. Maynard, Cale and Casey all attended school at Thornfield, as did Maynard’s parents, the late Archie and Ruby Mahan Wallace. Mike Wallace has accepted a job as superintendent of schools in Everton, northwest of Springfield.
After 22 years at Thornfield School as a teacher and administrator, Mike Wallace has resigned, effective June 30. Wallace said Monday in an email to the Times that when he told the Thornfield students last month on the last day of school that he was leaving to accept a job in another district, “I’m...

Bakersfield School officials, board members, and representatives of DeWitt Construction in Springfield (the project’s general contractor) and Paragon Architecture in Springfield broke ground Thursday for the new FEMA storm shelter to be built on the Bakersfield campus. Pictured, from left: Dee (Barron) Smith, DeWitt safety officer; Kathy Jackson, DeWitt project manager staff member; Mark Hampton, DeWitt site superintendent; Bakersfield school board member Chris Bales; board vice president Charles Moss; board president Bruce Bales; superintendent Dr. Amy Britt; maintenance director Jason Marsh; board members Mike Zimmer, Matthew Evans and Tim Watlington; and Paragon Architecture representatives Jessica Struckhoff and Conner Stokes.
Bakersfield school officials and board members, with representatives from Springfield-based construction and architectural companies, staged a groundbreaking event Thursday for the school’s new storm shelter. The structure, funded primarily through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management...

Times photo / Norene Prososki A driver’s education class is being offered in Gainesville’s summer school program for the first time in several years. Participating students include, from right, Holley Stevens, Zach Botts, Andrew Botts and Wesley Stevens. District superintendent Jeff Hyatt, left, teaches the course. Hyatt told the Times he has been a driver’s ed driving instructor for 28 years. When the Times asked if he’d had any scary experiences in his nearly three decades of riding with student drivers, he quipped, “Nerves of steel!”
Summer school classes have begun around the county, and the Gainesville R-V District is especially proud of its increased attendance figures this year. In 2017, Gainesville High School’s summer school had an enrollment of 25 students. This summer, 72 students are enrolled in the high school program...
Ozark Countians named to honor lists at ASU-MH Ozark Countians earned chancellor’s list and vice chancellor’s list standing at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home for the spring 2018 semester.Chris Bogowith and Joseph Bogowith of Gainesville were named to the chancellor’s list, which means they...
Bakersfield High School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll for junior high and high school students. Principal’s honor roll (all A’s)Seventh grade: Morgan (Cooper) Bridges, Savannah Johnston, Dally WiesnerEighth grade: Gracie Bean. Caroline Bentley, Grady Brackney, CLoey Collins,...
During the upcoming 2018-19 school year, Gainesville High School will offer the option for juniors to attend classes at the South Central Career Center in West Plains, district superintendent Jeff Hyatt told the Times last week. Bus transportation will be provided, and students may only enroll in...

Times photo / Norene Prososki A driver’s education class is being offered in Gainesville’s summer school program for the first time in several years. Participating students include, from right, Holley Stevens, Zach Botts, Andrew Botts and Wesley Stevens. District superintendent Jeff Hyatt, left, teaches the course. Hyatt told the Times he has been a driver’s ed driving instructor for 28 years. When the Times asked if he’d had any scary experiences in his nearly three decades of riding with student drivers, he quipped, “Nerves of steel!”
Summer school classes have begun around the county, and the Gainesville R-V District is especially proud of its increased attendance figures this year. In 2017, Gainesville High School’s summer school had an enrollment of 25 students. This summer, 72 students are enrolled in the high school program...

Lutie Valedictorian Lakelynn Vaught
 Photos courtesy of Misty Souder.

Martha J. Wood
Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department has awarded its first Savannah Leckie Memorial Scholarship to Martha J. Wood, a senior graduating this year from Gainesville High School. TAVFD expressed thanks to all who donated to the fund, which was established last year in memory of the 16-year-old...
The Gainesville High School class of 2018 received scholarship offers totaling more than $662,000, according to high school counselor Melanie DeWeese, who added that the graduates plan to utilize more than $635,000 of those offers.These students were scholarship recipients:Wyatt Wilson:  MFA...

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