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Author Steve Foster will present a free talk on native medicinal plants and herbs, “Herbal Reminisces Seeded in the Ozarks,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at One Garden Botanical Library in Brixey. The location is next to the old Brixey store at N Highway and County Road 167. Foster is the author or...
The Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks Club will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Theodosia Village Hall on Highway 160 in Theodosia. Radio operators, or those just interested in Ham radio, are welcome to attend the meeting. The club meets every second Saturday of each month.
This month’s meeting of Ozarks Medical Center’s Living and Hospice Support Group will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Willard Hunter Classroom in the OMC Parkway Center, 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains.  Each meeting focuses on a topic related to being a caregiver and...
This month’s men’s prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Theodosia United Methodist Church on Highway 160. Men of all denominations are invited. 

Firefighter and paramedic Randy Fowler was among the crew who responded to a camper fire Monday at Udall campground. By the time the firefighters arrived on scene, the camper was already engulfed in flames. Photo courtesy of Karen Davis.
Bakersfield, Tecumseh and Howell Rural volunteer fire departments responded to a camper fire Monday afternoon at Udall campground on Lake Norfork. The occupant of the camper, an unidentified West Plains man, reportedly saw smoke and fire coming from the roof of the camper around 1 p.m. and called...

Dora-area residents Jenny and Levi Schump were recently interviewed by Amelia LaMair about their plans for developing a self-sufficient homestead, market garden and organic orchard.
Amelia LaMair, who owns Flotsam Farm near Hodgson Mill with partner Eric Tumminia, has started conducting interviews with local farmers and producers as part of a project titled “Building the Local Food Economy in Ozark County.” LaMair submitted the project idea to the Sustainable Agriculture and...
This story is reprinted with the permission of Shaylee Wallace, author of the ramblinranchgirl blog. To read more, visit ramblinranchgirl.wordpress.com.    When I first decided I wanted to write about women in agriculture, I imagined cattle, advocacy programs and large tractors rolling through row-...

Gainesville resident Rhonda Hardcastle and granddaughter Jade visited the McKenna Family Pumpkin Farm in Forsyth over the weekend.
It’s the time of year when pumpkins, apple cider and crisp, fall air set a tone of festivity in the Ozarks. Listed here are Halloween and fall events that residents can visit or attend this week. Watch the Times each week for an updated list of fall-related events. Those organizing a local fall or...

CC Highway bridge
They had errands to run, so Marcie and Wes Roberts drove the long way to West Plains from their home near the Dora School last Wednesday, Oct. 4. They had to take a round-about route – north on Highway 181, east on Highway 14 and then south on Highway 63 – because the direct route, CC Highway, was...

This photo of the rebuilt James Bridge was taken by Aerial Ozarks Oct. 1. Search for "Aerial Ozarks" on Facebook to view more drone footage of the CC Highway and PP Highway bridges throughout the process of being rebuilt.
The newly rebuilt James Bridge over the North Fork of the White River on PP Highway near Dawt is expected to reopen today, Oct. 11, after being washed away in the historic, late-April floods that wreaked havoc throughout Ozark County.  A second destroyed-and-rebuilt bridge – on CC Highway over the...

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