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Second grade winners in the Ozark County Math Bee, held March 5 at Dora School, were, from left, first, D.J. Howard, Lutie; second, Lucretia Ames, Lutie; third, Avery Gaulding, Gainesville; fourth, Chelsea Richards, Dora; and fifth, Macy Hambelton, Gainesville.
The Gainesville R-5 School Board will host an informational open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the high school. Parents and community residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Board members and administrators will be available to give tours of the existing facility and answer...

Photo by Karla Smith Dora sophomore Auston Luna shoots over a St. Elizabeth defender during Friday’s semi-final overtime thriller at Hammons Student Center in Springfield. To see more of Karla Smith’s photos of the state tournament, visit the Ozark County Times Facebook page.
  The Dora Falcons brought home the Class 1 second-place trophy after Saturday’s battle with the Jefferson Eagles at JQH Arena in Springfield. Dora’s relentless defense kept the score close, and the Falcons came from behind and drew even at one point, tying it at 40-all.   “They came out in the...

Photo by Karla Smith Dora sophomore Auston Luna shoots over a St. Elizabeth defender during Friday’s semi-final overtime thriller at Hammons Student Center in Springfield. To see more of Karla Smith’s photos of the state tournament, visit the Ozark County Times Facebook page.
  The Dora Falcons brought home the Class 1 second-place trophy after Saturday’s battle with the Jefferson Eagles at JQH Arena in Springfield. Dora’s relentless defense kept the score close, and the Falcons came from behind and drew even at one point, tying it at 40-all.   “They came out in the...

Members of the Gainesville High School academic team Summit Conference champions for the sixth consecutive year, are, from left, (front) coach Michelle Pointer, Jaima DeVries, Aubrey Turingan, Abigail Milligan, Madison Trivitt; (back) Anastasia Goodson, Hunter Webb, Daniel Miller, Ben Pointer, assistant coach Sherry Uchtman. Not pictured: Hannah Carter.
The Gainesville High School Academic team won its sixth consecutive Summit Conference championship title Saturday, March. 2.   The team’s last two tournaments were canceled due to weather, so without those practice rounds, team adviser Michelle Pointer said she was “not exactly comfortable” going...

Bryson and Auston Luna Photo by Karla Smith
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...

Members of the Gainesville High School academic team Summit Conference champions for the sixth consecutive year, are, from left, (front) coach Michelle Pointer, Jaima DeVries, Aubrey Turingan, Abigail Milligan, Madison Trivitt; (back) Anastasia Goodson, Hunter Webb, Daniel Miller, Ben Pointer, assistant coach Sherry Uchtman. Not pictured: Hannah Carter.
The Gainesville High School Academic team won its sixth consecutive Summit Conference championship title Saturday, March. 2.   The team’s last two tournaments were canceled due to weather, so without those practice rounds, team adviser Michelle Pointer said she was “not exactly comfortable” going...

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...

Using a $10,000 donation from the Leroy and Ovia Marie McGinnis Fund in the Ozark Community Foundation with other grant funding that’s been applied for, Gainesville High School is “reutilizing” its current library into a learning lab / media center. This architectural rendering by Sapp Design shows how the traditional library space will be remodeled.
Gainesville R-V School District is not getting rid of its library, says superintendent Jeff Hyatt, responding to recent social media posts that made claims to the contrary. “We’re relocating and remodeling the current junior high / high school library to become a combination computer learning lab...

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...

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