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High-moisture grass baled above 24 percent moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Over-heated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year have helped grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team...

The Concrete Works president Cleta Sweeney and husband Sean, who serves as the company’s chief operating officer, work together in the office of their Souder-area farm, which serves as a showcase for the company’s precast concrete products that are sold throughout the country as well as Canad
The Concrete Works LLC of Wasola, precast manufacturer of concrete feed bunks and water tanks, is expanding for the fourth time in its history to accommodate growing national and international sales. Company chief operating officer Sean Sweeney said the company has “outgrown the current facility”...

About 50 people attended a June 11 meeting in Ava to hear an update on the status of Bryant Creek State Park, which is on land north of Rockbridge that was acquired by the state in late 2016 but has been closed to the public since then. Times photos / Amelia LaMair
Approximately 50 people attended an informational meeting about Bryant Creek State Park June 11 at the Senior Center in Ava. The crowd included several Ozark Countians who came to learn about the recently acquired but still-closed park’s status and to give feedback on how they hope it will be...
Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Curtis Dobbs made a grisly discovery earlier this month when he found an 80-year-old Gainesville woman’s long-dead body during a well-being check. Ozark County Coroner Shane Ledbetter confirmed to the Times Sunday that the body of Jan Holbert was found on June 1...
In response to the pleas of local fisherman who’ve had no easy Norfork Lake access in Missouri during the recent high water, the US Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates at Tecumseh Park Friday for the first time since the historic 2017 flood caused massive damage there, destroying the...

Gainesville High School 2019 graduate Ashley Walrath, pictured third from left, recently completed a 178-mile portion of the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage through France and Spain. This photo was snapped on the group’s first day in France shortly after Walrath, along with seven other Southwest Baptist University students and a professor, began their walk on the Camino. Photos courtesy Kevin Bailey
Within 10 days’ time this spring, 18-year-old Ashley Walrath took two walks that forever changed her life.  The first, a thirty-yard stride across the Gainesville High School graduation stage, was made May 10 to receive her high school diploma. The other began May 20 when her boots hit the ground...

This photo of Decoration Day at Souder Cemetery, from Donna Walker’s collection, was taken around 1912.
Editor’s note: This week we publish the conclusion of Kaitlyn McConnell’s story about Decoration Day traditions that first appeared in her Ozarks Alive! blog. To read more of her stories about Ozarks people, places and history, visit ozarksalive.com   Ozark County native Donna Walker, now living in...

During the 2018 flag retirement ceremony hosted by Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia, Girl Scouts and co-leader Virginia Campbell, right, arranged the faded and torn American flags before each was taken to the fire to be retired.
Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will conduct its fifth annual American flag retirement ceremony beginning at noon Saturday, June 29, at the lodge located on Highway #160 next to Lutie School.  Missouri 155th District Rep. Karla Eslinger will be the keynote speaker. Girl Scouts from Troop #...

The Concrete Works president Cleta Sweeney and husband Sean, who serves as the company’s chief operating officer, work together in the office of their Souder-area farm, which serves as a showcase for the company’s precast concrete products that are sold throughout the country as well as Canad
The Concrete Works LLC of Wasola, precast manufacturer of concrete feed bunks and water tanks, is expanding for the fourth time in its history to accommodate growing national and international sales. Company chief operating officer Sean Sweeney said the company has “outgrown the current facility”...
In response to the pleas of local fisherman who’ve had no easy Norfork Lake access in Missouri during the recent high water, the US Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates at Tecumseh Park Friday for the first time since the historic 2017 flood caused massive damage there, destroying the...

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