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photo submitted 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...

Photo courtesy Clarkson Construction An unidentified car crosses the Cudworth Bridge on CC Highway shortly after it reopened Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 4. The photo was shared with the Times by Clarkson Construction of Kansas City, which was contracted June 29 by the Missouri Department of Transportation to replace bridges on CC and PP highways in eastern Ozark County that were washed away by late-April floods. The Cudworth Bridge over the North Fork of the White River was completed about three months after work began the first week in July. The contract was for $2,797,915.
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...

Long-Term Recovery Committee
Officers of the Ozark County Long-Term Recovery Committee are, from left, Ozark County Emergency Manager Brett Meints, committee chair Shawn Taylor, secretary Jennifer Winrod, member Daniel Clubb and co-chair Sharon Davidson. The committee will have its next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at...

Bob Stickles
Lake levels are back to normal, and fishing has picked up. A major tournament on Bull Shoals was won a few weeks ago with 19-plus pounds. Buzz baits, spinnerbaits and crank baits have all been working. Look for bass on main lake bluffs starting at the bluff ends. Fish next to the bluffs with a...
The Sisney family reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac; a potluck lunch will be shared at noon. All family and friends are invited. For details, call Junior Sisney, 417-679-4833 or Ruth Cothren, 870-424-2787.
Jonathan M. O’Conner, 23, of Gassville, Arkansas, was flown by Air Evac to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Oct. 7 after wrecking his motorcycle in Bakersfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report filed by Trooper J. O. Prater, O’Conner was traveling southbound on...

Jeremy Stolbart
American Legion Raffle Jeremy Stolbart, a member of Cloud 9 Ranch, won the Henry 30-30 rifle offered in a Sept. 9 fundraiser raffle sponsored by Bakersfield American Legion Post 374. Some of the money raised was sent to help the flood victims in Texas.  Wasola Volunteer Fire Department Sherry Smith...
The 19th annual “Musical Salute to Veterans” program will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the West Plains Civic Center arena. The program, hosted by the Missouri State University-West Plains University/Community Programs Department program, will include a variety of patriotic music...

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