Dora Falcons bring record to 14-3 after wins over Gainesville and Bakersfield


GHS senior Wyatt Wilson drives past Dora’s Mason Luna during Friday night’s game in the Gainesville High School gym. The bleachers were packed to watch the battle between the intra-county rivals. Photo by Karla Smith.

The Dora High School varsity team added two wins to their record last week after defeating county rivals Bakersfield and Gainesville.

Continuing recollections of Dora farm life in the 1950s: Basketball and learning how to gamble


This photo of the Dora High School A and B combined basketball team is from the 1959 Doramo yearbook, posted on the Dora School Library’s Facebook page. From left: John Hamby, Kelly Martin, Sonny DeBoard, Jerry Birdsong, Martin Capages (holding basketball), Larry Owen, Teddy Thornton, Don Nielson, Don Driskell, Jim Shipley and coach Paul Batesel.

Editor’s note: Sections of these 1950s Dora-area reminiscences by former Ozark County resident Martin Capages Jr.

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