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Caulfield VFD currently consists of (front row, from left): firefighters Joey Hedrick, William Surritte, Lonza Keaton, Jeremy Fowler and David Kingsolver. Back CVFD chief Shannon Sisney and assistant chief Brandon (Busch) Watkins. Michael and Lisa Kirkland, not pictured, are also CVFD firefighters. The department has launched a fundraising campaign to provide needed equipment and help cover routine expenses.
For Ozark County residents facing the terrifying reality of a house fire, local volunteer fire departments are the one line of hope they have. However, as Caulfield VFD chief Shannon Sisney recently told the Times, although the completely volunteer-run departments are strong in dedication and heart...

Jena Moyer, right, gets ready to serve up the 90th-birthday cake after Theta Porter blows out the candles.
SQUIRES – Customers, friends and family poured into Porter’s Cafe on Monday for a sweet reason — but, for once, it wasn’t proprietor Theta Porter’s homemade pies.Instead, it was simply to celebrate the beloved cafe owner, who turned 90 last week.“Not many people her age are still running a...
Justin and Katy Howard of Dora were among the more than 520 young farmers and ranchers who attended the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference Feb. 9-11 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks. This year’s event, organized for farmers age 18-35 by the 30 young...
Richard Bradshaw of Winon became the most recent state-record breaker in Missouri when he gigged this northern hog sucker Jan. 27 on the Current River in Carter County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Bradshaw weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces with a length of 18.6 inches. His catch...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department  or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. Feb. 19 (continued from last week’s Times)9:42 a.m. – White cows out on Highway 95 across from Thornfield School. OCSD rendered assistance. Contacted possible...
We did get some rain during the week, and then on Saturday it came down in hard showers. It ran down through the field across the road, and we hadn’t seen that in a long time. We got a little over 6 inches. Water gates will be out, but they can always be fixed.The fields are beginning to green up....
It’s Feb. 26 as I write these items. My daddy was born on this day in 1874, a few years after his family moved to Missouri from Tennessee. They homesteaded near Marshfield and later lived at Mammoth. My son Lyndon now lives in Webster County near the old home place.Remembering days gone by, in my...
A meeting to discuss and vote on a proposal to combine the Tecumseh Neighborhood Watch program with the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Tecumseh VFD firehouse on Highway 160 east of Lake Norfork.All are residents and interested persons are invited to...

Photo: University of Missouri Extension
A Private Pesticide Applicator training course led by Sarah Kenyon will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Ozark County Extension office, just east of the Gainesville square at 526 Third St. The cost is $25 .The training provides certification to obtain a Missouri Private Pesticide...
A weekly Grief Share seminar and support group will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 6 through May 29, at the Sweden Church east of Ava. The seminars are designed to help and encourage people after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.The Grief Share program is a...

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