Gainesville Schools’ bus mechanic Jerry Beasley was pleased that the district’s 16 buses passed the recent annual inspection by the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 100 percent – for the sixth year in a row. Beasley, a 1983 GHS graduate, has been the district’s mechanic for 27 years. He says he’s seen a lot of changes in the vehicles since he hired on with the district in 1996. For one thing, all the buses are diesel now and may have computerized components. The price has gone up too. A new bus these days can cost $85,000, he said.
The annual inspection of Ozark County schools’  buses was completed recently by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Here are the unofficial results, as reported by the schools:Bakersfield superintendent Amy Britt said “two minor issues” were found during the recent inspection there. One issue was a...
Two three-year positions were up for election Tuesday on all five Ozark County School districts, but school board elections were held only in Bakersfield and Gainesville, where the number of candidates exceeded the number of terms expiring. Missouri law allows government entities to skip elections...

Second-grade winners in the recent Ozark County Math Bee held at Dora School were, from right, Howard Wade, Gainesville, first; Baylor Hewett, Dora, second; Hank Deatherage, Dora, third, Alli Garrison, Gainesville, fourth; and Montgomery Mitchell, Dora, fifth.
2nd Grade:1st place - Howard Wade - Gainesville2nd place - Baylor Hewett - Dora3rd place - Hank Deatherage - Dora4th place - Alli Garrison - Gainesville5th place - Montgomery Mitchell - Dora 3rd Grade:1st place - Isaac Luna - Dora2nd place - Bryar Swartz - Gainesville3rd place - Jarrett Uchtman -...

First grade winners at the Ozark County Spelling Bee held at Gainesville Elementary Tuesday, Nov. 28, were, from left, first place, Carter Wallace, Lutie; second place, Taylor Frazier, Gainesville; third place Lola Wade, Gainesville; and fourth place, Allison Lubonne, Dora.

This segment of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s recently released audit of the 2015-2016 financial data that schools reported to the state shows salary information for administrators and teachers at Ozark County Schools. Galloway’s report accompanying the stateway listings noted that, over a two-year period, Missouri school superintendent salaries have increased by 31 percent while teacher salaries increased by only 22 percent.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Monday released an audit of the 2015-2016 financial data reported by K-12 schools to the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The audit specifically reviewed administration costs, which include the expenses of the principals’...

Masons present gift to Thornfield School
Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia on Oct. 23 presented a $400 Masonic Home of Missouri check to Thornfield School superintendent Mike Wallace to help fund the school’s backpack program, which provides food for students who qualify for the supplementary support. The Masonic Home of...

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The Thornfield Tigers earned second place in the Thornfield Tournament  Thursday, Oct. 5. Members of the team are, from left, (front) Mason Husser and Isiah Stern;(back Coby Dooley, Zach Collins, Lance Day, Westyn Merriett, Garrett Cunningham, Jake Donley and coach Terry Ewing. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
South Central Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold their annual fundraiser banquet April 20 at Chateau on the Lake near Branson. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the banquet starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s guest speaker will be college basketball sportscaster Dick Vitale. The Outstanding...


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