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Photo by Karla Smith Bryson and Auston Luna
The Dora Falcons defeated the Risco Tigers 74-37 in quarterfinals action at Van Buren Saturday, punching their ticket for the basketball program’s first-ever trip to the state final four. The long line of basketball fans waiting to watch the contest between the Falcons and the Tigers snaked past...

Back-to-back district champs Members of the Class 1 District 3 champion Dora Falcons basketball team are, from left, (front row) manager Xavier Jewell, Dylan Martin, Mason Luna, Isaac Haney, Landon Luna, Evan Smith, Auston Luna, Robbie Luna, Trace Luna, manager Isaac Luna; (back row) assistant coach Joshua Strong, assistant coach Paxton Smith, Bo Collins, Cayden Peck, Colby Hoover, Waylon Masters, Korey Murphy, Bryson Luna, Jacob Freiman, Kyle Hambelton, head coach Rick Luna, manager Curtis Warren. Photo by Karla Smith
The Dora Falcons beat defending state champion Eminence Redwings 64-59 Friday, Feb. 23, to win the Class 1 District 3 championship. “I’m super proud of my team’s effort,” said Dora head coach Rick Luna. “Going up against the defending state champs was no easy task.” The win marks back-to-back...

Back-to-back district champs Members of the Class 1 District 3 champion Dora Falcons basketball team are, from left, (front row) manager Xavier Jewell, Dylan Martin, Mason Luna, Isaac Haney, Landon Luna, Evan Smith, Auston Luna, Robbie Luna, Trace Luna, manager Isaac Luna; (back row) assistant coach Joshua Strong, assistant coach Paxton Smith, Bo Collins, Cayden Peck, Colby Hoover, Waylon Masters, Korey Murphy, Bryson Luna, Jacob Freiman, Kyle Hambelton, head coach Rick Luna, manager Curtis Warren. Photo by Karla Smith
The Dora Falcons beat defending state champion Eminence Redwings 64-59 Friday, Feb. 23, to win the Class 1 District 3 championship. “I’m super proud of my team’s effort,” said Dora head coach Rick Luna. “Going up against the defending state champs was no easy task.” The win marks back-to-back...

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...

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