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Second grade winners in the Ozark County Math Bee, held March 5 at Dora School, were, from left, first, D.J. Howard, Lutie; second, Lucretia Ames, Lutie; third, Avery Gaulding, Gainesville; fourth, Chelsea Richards, Dora; and fifth, Macy Hambelton, Gainesville.

Photo by Karla Smith Dora sophomore Auston Luna shoots over a St. Elizabeth defender during Friday’s semi-final overtime thriller at Hammons Student Center in Springfield. To see more of Karla Smith’s photos of the state tournament, visit the Ozark County Times Facebook page.
  The Dora Falcons brought home the Class 1 second-place trophy after Saturday’s battle with the Jefferson Eagles at JQH Arena in Springfield. Dora’s relentless defense kept the score close, and the Falcons came from behind and drew even at one point, tying it at 40-all.   “They came out in the...

Photo by Karla Smith Dora sophomore Auston Luna shoots over a St. Elizabeth defender during Friday’s semi-final overtime thriller at Hammons Student Center in Springfield. To see more of Karla Smith’s photos of the state tournament, visit the Ozark County Times Facebook page.
  The Dora Falcons brought home the Class 1 second-place trophy after Saturday’s battle with the Jefferson Eagles at JQH Arena in Springfield. Dora’s relentless defense kept the score close, and the Falcons came from behind and drew even at one point, tying it at 40-all.   “They came out in the...

Bryson and Auston Luna Photo by Karla Smith
The Dora Falcons defeated the Risco Tigers 74-37 in quarterfinals action at Van Buren Saturday, punching their ticket for the basketball program’s first-ever trip to the state final four. The long line of basketball fans waiting to watch the contest between the Falcons and the Tigers snaked past...

Photo by Karla Smith Bryson and Auston Luna
The Dora Falcons defeated the Risco Tigers 74-37 in quarterfinals action at Van Buren Saturday, punching their ticket for the basketball program’s first-ever trip to the state final four. The long line of basketball fans waiting to watch the contest between the Falcons and the Tigers snaked past...

Back-to-back district champs Members of the Class 1 District 3 champion Dora Falcons basketball team are, from left, (front row) manager Xavier Jewell, Dylan Martin, Mason Luna, Isaac Haney, Landon Luna, Evan Smith, Auston Luna, Robbie Luna, Trace Luna, manager Isaac Luna; (back row) assistant coach Joshua Strong, assistant coach Paxton Smith, Bo Collins, Cayden Peck, Colby Hoover, Waylon Masters, Korey Murphy, Bryson Luna, Jacob Freiman, Kyle Hambelton, head coach Rick Luna, manager Curtis Warren. Photo by Karla Smith
The Dora Falcons beat defending state champion Eminence Redwings 64-59 Friday, Feb. 23, to win the Class 1 District 3 championship. “I’m super proud of my team’s effort,” said Dora head coach Rick Luna. “Going up against the defending state champs was no easy task.” The win marks back-to-back...

Back-to-back district champs Members of the Class 1 District 3 champion Dora Falcons basketball team are, from left, (front row) manager Xavier Jewell, Dylan Martin, Mason Luna, Isaac Haney, Landon Luna, Evan Smith, Auston Luna, Robbie Luna, Trace Luna, manager Isaac Luna; (back row) assistant coach Joshua Strong, assistant coach Paxton Smith, Bo Collins, Cayden Peck, Colby Hoover, Waylon Masters, Korey Murphy, Bryson Luna, Jacob Freiman, Kyle Hambelton, head coach Rick Luna, manager Curtis Warren. Photo by Karla Smith
The Dora Falcons beat defending state champion Eminence Redwings 64-59 Friday, Feb. 23, to win the Class 1 District 3 championship. “I’m super proud of my team’s effort,” said Dora head coach Rick Luna. “Going up against the defending state champs was no easy task.” The win marks back-to-back...

During Friday’s homecoming festivities Dora head coach Rick Luna presented sophomore Isaac Haney with a plaque and a basketball commemorating the 1,000 points he’s accumulated so far in his high school career. Photo by Karla Smith
It’s always exciting when Hartville and Dora battle it out on the court. Last year, it took two overtime periods for the then all-freshmen Falcon basketball team to take down the Eagles. This year’s battle between the two state-ranked teams did not disappoint fans who packed the Dora gym at Friday...

Allen Woods
Allen Woods has been hired as the new superintendent of the Dora R-3 School District, beginning July 1. Woods, currently in his first year as superintendent of the Richards School District near West Plains,   replaces Steve Richards, who has accepted the superintendent’s job at Seymour beginning...

During Friday’s homecoming festivities Dora head coach Rick Luna presented sophomore Isaac Haney with a plaque and a basketball commemorating the 1,000 points he’s accumulated so far in his high school career. Photo by Karla Smith
It’s always exciting when Hartville and Dora battle it out on the court. Last year, it took two overtime periods for the then all-freshmen Falcon basketball team to take down the Eagles. This year’s battle between the two state-ranked teams did not disappoint fans who packed the Dora gym at Friday...

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