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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...

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...
The boards of 11 Ozark County entities – schools, municipalities and public agencies – have positions coming open this spring, but only one, the Dora R-III School District, will hold an election on April 2, the state’s general municipal election day.  Missouri law specifies that an election doesn’t...

Dora K-12 school counselor Amelia Menz became interested in acquiring a Certified Assistance Dog while attending the Missouri School Counselor Association’s annual conference in 2014. She set about applying for a program operated by CARES, Inc., in which inmates in correctional facilities help with basic training. Twenty-seven months after she applied for a dog, Menz was paired with Holly and spent a week training with her in Kansas. Now, she says, Holly has a had “tremendous” success working with students at Dora.
When Dora K-12 school counselor Amelia Menz was working in another district back in 2014, she attended the Missouri School Counselor Association’s annual conference, where break-out sessions offered information about animal-assisted therapy. Those sessions “got the wheels turning,” she said...

Steve Richards
After leading the Dora R-III School District for five years, Steve Richards will be moving to the Seymour School District after the end of this school year. His last day at Dora will be June 30, Richards told the Times Monday. “It was kind of tough,” he said, describing the decision to leave. “This...

Ninth grader India Butler, left, Dora Elementary School principal Brett Mitchell and sixth grader Carson Howard won Red Ribbon Week prizes for their Halloween costumes.
Dora School celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in collaboration with Wood & Huston Bank of West Plains. The activity focused on alcohol and drug prevention education. Counselor Amelia Menz awarded daily prizes, sponsored by the bank, to the students and faculty members who embodied each...
These Ozark County schools are planning programs this week to honor area veterans in observance of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday, which falls on a Sunday this year and will be observed as a state and federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12.   Bakersfield School will host a Veterans Day program at 1 p...

The Dora Lady Falcons took second in the Class 1 District 1 fall softball tournament. Pictured, from left, coach Paxton Smith, Cassidy Hambelton, Sarah Fehr, Riley Collins, Briley McKemie, Mary Fehr, Keeli Land, Taylor Trail, Hailey Jones, Makinna Loftis, Haley Thompson, Vanessa Woolbright, McKenna Miller, Dora Watkins, coach Dylan Fox. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Dora Lady Falcons made it to the championship game of the Class 1 District 1 tournament held at Norwood last week. The Lady Falcons took on Naylor in the first round, and  Keeli Land started the game off right with a lead-off homerun in the first inning. The score stayed 1-0 until Naylor scored...

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