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Photo, far right: Dora runners, from left, Bryson Luna, Austin White, Mason Luna and Auston Luna qualified for state when they finished in third place in the 4x200 relay during the Class 1 Section 2 track meet Saturday, May 12, at Carl Junction High School. The  relay team will compete in the Class...
Bailey Jo Frazier, a graduating senior at Dora High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation Scholarship, to be awarded May 13 during the school’s graduation ceremony. Bailey, the daughter of Melinda Andrews, plans to attend Missouri State University-West Plains to study psychology. Her goal is to...
Bakersfield will hold its eighth grade promotion ceremony in the Taylor gymnasium at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10.  The senior awards and scholarship program will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 11.Bakersfield’s senior graduation  ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Jerry Taylor gymnasium. A...
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....

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