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Photo by L Schmidt
The Real Ozarks magazine will be published March 21, and the Times staff is looking for photos of people enjoying all that Ozark County and nearby areas have to offer. We’re especially interested in photos of residents and visitors enjoying fun activities on the North Fork of the White River and...

Working to continue what Greg started: Morgan Spoor, now six months pregnant with twins, uses a nail gun to secure boards to a wooden flag for a custom order she was working on last week. Morgan decided recently to reopen the business her husband, Greg, had started before his tragic and unexpected death in a car crash Nov. 29.
Editor’s note: Search for “His Dream Creations” on Facebook and Instagram to view the wooden flags and other items made by Morgan Spoor that are available for order. In the future, orders can be placed through the Etsy shop atwww.etsy.com/shop/HisDreamCreations; however, the shop is currently in “...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
Repair plans for Tecumseh Park on Lake Norfork will be the focus of a public workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at The Center in Gainesville hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home (Arkansas) project office. The Center is off Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city limits...
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. 
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Jan. 29 3:44 a.m. – Medical: 84-year-old female fell. Ozark County Ambulance responded. Patient transported to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. 9:33 a.m...

Sheri, Daniel, center, and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm are scheduled to speak during the "Bringing Back the Small Farm 2018" conference.
A “Bringing Back the American Small Farm 2018” conference will be held March 8-9 in the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. in West Plains. The Small Business and Technology Development Center hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, the Ozark Farmers Agriculture Cooperative, the...
Right now the Norfork Lake water temperature is in the low 40s and will stay that way for the next several weeks. Once we start getting some consistent south winds we should see a quick warm-up.  We are experiencing the normal winter shad kill and seeing thousands of small 1-inch threadfin shad...

MDC’s feral hog strike team removed a total of 6,567 feral hogs in 2017. This photo was taken in Iron County in southeast Missouri. MDC photo.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s feral hog strike team eliminated a total of 6,567 feral hogs from the state in 2017; the hogs were removed by MDC, in cooperation with its partner agencies and private landowners. In 2016, 5,358 feral hogs were removed. Crews removed 2,858 feral hogs in...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more. Wednesday, Feb. 7: birthday lunch: shrimp, Tuscan blend veggies, fresh-...
The weather can’t seem to make up its mind – cool a day or two and then it gets warmer. It’s now Sunday evening, and the snow is coming down big time. One morning when Paul went out to do his feeding there was a big bunch of geese going north. We saw another bunch Saturday evening. We hope this is...

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