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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...

Hunters who harvest deer in any of the 25 gray-shaded counties of MDC’s CWD Management Zone, including Ozark County, during opening weekend of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 11-12 must present their harvested deer at a MDC CWD sampling station so staff can collect tissue samples to test the animals for CWD. Sampling stations here will operate at Dora School and Gainesville School. Find other counties’ sampling stations at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.
MDC will conduct mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer Nov. 11-12 in Ozark County and 24 other counties; voluntary CWD sampling will be offered throughout the entire deer season.   The Missouri Department of Conservation needs the help of deer hunters this year to keep the deadly deer disease...

Photo by Andrew Jansen/News-Leader From left, Donetta Clouse, Skeeter Decker and Harry Clouse watch the fish swim by at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium on Sept. 22. Donetta, an Ozark County native, and her husband Harry celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary by going to the museum on opening day.
Springfield residents Donetta and Harry Clouse gave themselves a 61st wedding anniversary gift Sept. 22, buying tickets to the new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield. [Donetta Newton Clouse is an Ozark County native, a former student at the Caney School and daughter of...
Government offices, including those at the Ozark County Courthouse and Gainesville City Hall, will be closed Monday, Oct. 9, in observance of Columbus Day. Banks, post offices and the Gainesville License Office will also be closed. Many local businesses and offices, including the Ozark County Times...

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