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The Dora Falcons, now ranked fourth in the state by Maxpreps.com in Class 1 boys basketball, improved their record to 18-5 with a nail-biting double-overtime victory against the Hartville Eagles Friday, Feb. 2.  The team – with its four freshmen, including Isaac Haney and Dora head coach Rick Luna’...

The Dora Falcons varsity boys basketball team, which includes four freshman starters, won third place in the recent Mountain Grove tournament, which included a Dora loss to Hartville. But the Falcons avenged the loss Feb. 2 in a nail-biter, double-overtime victory against the Hartville Eagles in Hartville. Front row from left: freshmen Bryson Luna, Isaac Haney, Auston Luna and Mason Luna. Back: seniors Robert Vigdal, Brent McKemie, Austin White and Kaleb Harris. Photo by Karla Gillespie Smith.
Reprinted with permission.   At first glance, the Dora boys are a “pretty good” 16-5 on the season. But at closer look, the Falcons’ losses are all to ranked teams, four of which are ranked in the latest coaches poll’s top 5.   Leading the way? A quartet of freshmen. No other team (at least no...
Members of Lutie High School FBLA brought home 15 medals from the District 14 Conference in West Plains Friday, Feb. 2. Pictured, from left, Jimmi Donley, third place introduction to business communications; Chey Clinton, first place introduction to business presentation; Rose Scheider, fifth place...
Times reporter Jessi Dreckman, left, hands out reporter’s notebooks to Gainesville Head Start students and teaching assistant Nancy Simpson, back, during their recent visit to the Times office. The students visited businesses in the area to learn about different occupations. 
Several Ozark Countians were included when Missouri State University-West Plains recently announced its chancellor’s list and dean’s list honorees for the fall 2017 semester. To qualify for the MSU-WP chancellor’s list, students must have earned a 4.0 grade point average for 12 or more credit hours...
Lutie student Tyler Conkey’s poster was chosen recently as one of the top 12 in the state in the annual Missouri Arbor Day poster contest. This year’s theme was “Trees Work for Your Health.” The contest, sponsored each year in partnership with the Missouri Community Forestry Council, Missouri...

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The Gainesville archery team, shown practicing recently in the Gainesville Elementary School gym, will host its first-ever archery tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the elementary school. The public is invited to attend. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students....

Gainesville senior Brodie Chapman drives around a Norwood defender at Friday night’s Homecoming game.
The Gainesville Bulldogs hosted Sparta and Norwood last week and added two wins to their record in front of packed crowds of spirited fans. “We had a great week,” said GHS head coach Matt Powell. “We played very well and found a way to win against Seymour at the end.  Norwood was a fun game and an...
Members of Gainesville's 2018 Homecoming court are pictured following the coronation ceremony Friday, Feb. 9: Front, from left: crown bearer Jaxon Headrick and flower girl Jayda Powell. Seated: freshmen attendant Katelyn Burke, sophomore attendant Lori Ellison, junior attendant Audrey Lovan, 2018...
Area residents who are looking for a teaching position for fall 2018 are invited to attend the annual Teacher Placement Day to be held Friday, Feb. 9, in Gohn Hall, 603 W. Main St., on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus. The interviewing and application session is scheduled for 9 to...

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