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The Gainesville Junior High softball team ended its season with a 3-12 record. “With tough competition and pitchers throwing 50-plus miles per hour, our girls competed and hit fairly well, although our record doesn’t show it,” said coach Sherry Patterson. “On a positive note, we have seven new...
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs are hosting the second annual Slow-pitch Softball Tournament starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Gainesville ball park.Softball teams can participate by paying a $100 per team entry fee ($10 per player, 10 people on a team). Those interested can contact...

Photo submitted Best of show winners at the Dora School art show, held this spring, were, from left, Briar Pruiett, Cally DePriest and Olivia Martin.
Dora School held its annual school art show this spring, and three students won best of show – the highest honor awarded. Freshman Briar Pruiett earned the best of show award in the high school division; seventh grader Cally DePriest won the fifth- through eighth-grade division award, and fourth...
These scholarships and awards valued at more than $153,000 were recently presented to Lutie High School’s 2018 graduating seniors:Alexis Amos (six hours of dual credit completed): Southern Baptist University Board of Trustees scholarship, SBU grant, SBU workstudy, Access Missouri, White River...

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...

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