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Dora School has placed a tax-levy question on the April 3 ballot. Photo courtesy Steve Richards.
Voters in the Dora R-III School District will decide in the April 3 election whether to renew the current tax levy with a .10 increase.Dora superintendent Steve Richards says approving the levy increase carries extra importance because it brings the district’s levy back to the 3.43 level where it...

Gainesville's Brodie Chapman was named to the Class 2 District 4 all-district team.
The Gainesville Bulldogs defeated the Sparta Trojans 51-46 on Monday, Feb. 19, in the first round of the Class 2 District 4 tournament held at Norwood High School. Brandon Poe led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 18 points, followed by Jaxon Britt with 14 and Brodie Chapman with 10. Wyatt Wilson...
Tali Rose of Gainesville is one of the candidates in Southwest Baptist University’s “Mr. and Miss Southwest” pageant, an annual tradition that honors one male and one female student who represent the SBU Bearcat family for the coming year. This year’s pageant is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2,...

The Dora Falcons are Class 1 District 4 champions after beating Bradleville Friday, Feb. 23. Members of the team are, from left, (front row) JJ Ryan, Kaleb Harris, Colby Collins, Isaac Haney, Mason Luna, Bryson Luna; (back row) coach Rick Luna, Robert Vigdal, Brent McKemie, Austin White, Waylon Masters, Auston Luna, coach Joshua Strong, coach Paxton Smith. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Dora Falcons defeated the Bradleyville Eagles 77-51 to win the Class 1 District 4 championship Friday, Feb. 23. With the win, the Falcons, whose starting line-up includes four freshmen, set a new school record for number of wins in a season with its overall record of 24-5.  The Falcons jumped...
A pie auction to benefit four Bakersfield-area families will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Jerry Taylor Gym at Bakersfield High School. The event is being organized by the Bakersfield High School chapters of the National Honor Society, FBLA and FCCLA as a community service project to...
The Gainesville archery team’s first-ever archery tournament, originally set for Feb. 10 but postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the elementary school.  The public is invited to attend. Admission prices are $2 for adults and $1 for...
Representing the state officers of Future Business Leaders of America, Faith Harlin of Gainesville and Cameron Yeager of Bakersfield visited Rep. Lyle Rowland Feb. 14 at the Missouri Capitol. They were accompanied by Stephanie Guffey, FBLA adviser at Bakersfield High School, and Chelsey Gilmore,...

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Lutie FBLA and FFA members attended Missouri ACTE Legislative Day at the Missouri Capitol on Feb. 14 and met with 155th District Rep. Lyle Rowland. Students networked with legislative members and discussed vocational education in Missouri. Pictured, front row, from left: Brianna Wayman, Madison...

Dora’s Kryslynn Colvin drives down the court during a recent home game. The Lady Falcons will take on Bradleyville for the Class 1 District 4 championship at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Photo by Karla Smith.
Dora High School is hosting the Class 1 District 4 tournament this week. The school kicked off the tournament with a fish fry and tour of its new FEMA building Saturday, Feb. 17.   Girls   In first-round action, Bakersfield’s Lady Lions opened the tournament, taking on Koshkonong at 10 a.m....

Gainesville freshman Erin McKinzie stands at the free throw line in the final seconds of Saturday’s game against Norwood. She sank two to seal a 52-50 win over the Lady Pirates on their home court in the first round of the Class 1 District 4 tournament. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs pulled off a series of important wins during the past week, including Saturday’s first-round victory over Norwood in the Class 2 District 4 playoffs. The winning streak started on Feb. 12, when Gainesville head coach Morris Jenkins declared the Lady Bulldogs’ final...

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