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Samuel Turnbull of Dora won the Missouri FFA Forest Management Proficiency award at the 90th Missouri FFA Convention.Turnball, a junior at Dora High School, is the son of Melvin (Toby) and Sheri Turnbull. He is a member of the Dora FFA chapter. His FFA adviser is Paula Bodenhamer.Turnbull’s...
Dora senior Jason Barnett was one of 756 FFA members recently awarded the Missouri State FFA Degree.  He was also runner up in Area Star in Agriculture placement. His SAE program consists of beef entrepreneurship and placement. His adviser is Paula Bodenhamer. Jason plans to join the Air  Force...
Dora FFA members who attended the 90th Missouri State FFA Convention April 19-20 at the Hearnes Center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia included, from left (front), Kyle Lee, Whitney Evans, Abby Kelley, Kylie Smith; (back) Keeli Land, Dylan Martin, Jon Pettit, Jason Barnett and...

The Dora Falcons took first place in last week’s Southern Missouri Invitational baseball tournament held at Dora. Members of the team are, from left, front row: Hunter Ryan, J.J. Ryan, Kaleb Harris, Colby Collins, Evan Smith and Dylan Martin; (back row) coach Rick Luna, Austin White, Robert Vigdal, Mason Luna, Korey Murphy, Bryson Luna, Tyler Luna, Auston Luna and coach Josh Strong.
The Dora Falcons took first place in the Southern Missouri Invitational baseball tournament held last week at Dora.“I’m very proud of the boys for winning the tournament,” said coach Rick Luna. “They played well in all three of our tournament games. The first round game we played Van Buren and...

Masons Bobby Grisham, left, and Robbie Acklin, center, present checks to Dora faculty members Crystal Leroy, left, and Ginny Robinson, who oversee the snack pack program, and school counselor Amelia Menz, right.
Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Gainesville has awarded another round of gifts to Dora and Gainesville schools through its Needy Child partnership with the Missouri Masonic Home. Gifts given to the Lodge for the program and funds raised through its sales of popcorn at school events are matched by the...

Ozark County Explorers, a six-week after-school program focused on law enforcement training, began this year at Dora School. Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins says he hopes to expand the program in the future to include other Ozark County schools. Pictured, from left, back row: Ozark County Deputy Vesa Phelan, Brent McKemie, Gavin Martin, McKenna Miller, Ryan Causey, Anna Deatherage and Chief Deputy Collins. Front row: Makayla Lucas, Lakin Church, Kylie Jones, LeeAnna Collins and Deputy Curtis Dobbs. Not available for the photo: Korey Murphy.
A group of 10 Dora students are well on their way to graduating from the first ever Ozark County Explorer program, a six-week course for 14- through 18-year-olds interested in pursuing a law-enforcement career after high school.Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins told the Times that the after...
Wednesday, April 18 Bakersfield - State FFA Convention in Columbia. Middle school track meet, Strafford, time TBA.Gainesville - State FFA Convention in Columbia. Junior high and high school softball vs. Fordland, home, 4:30 p.m. High school golf at Ava, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 7th grade MAP math test....

Photo submitted Dora FFA members who qualified to go the state contest at the University of Missouri Hearnes Center in Columbia April 19-20 are, from left, (front row) Keeli Land, farm management; Abby Kelley, agronomy; Whitney Evans, farm management; (second row) Kyle Lee, agronomy; Kylie Smith, agronomy; Dylan Martin, division 1 public speaking; (third row) Heather Carroll, advanced division public dpeaking; Jon Pettit, agronomy and extemporaneous public speaking; and Jason Barnett, farm management.
Wednesday, April 11 Gainesville - ASCD (Automotive) certification exam, 8 a.m. Trig Star testing, 8 a.m. Thursday, April 12 Bakersfield - Regular board meeting and reorganization, 6 p.m. Track and field at West Plains. Varsity/ middle school softball vs. Alton, away, 4:30 p.m. 8th grade trip to the...

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...

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