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One of Ashley Pendergrass’s black cows with an orange ear tag. On Nov. 29, 2017, Pendergrass reported that 23 head of cattle were missing from his farm near County Road 544 and V Highway in the Caulfield area.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigative Unit continue to investigate the suspected theft of 23 head of cattle from the Ashley Pendergrass farm between Caulfield and Bakersfield. Pendergrass last saw his missing cattle on Oct. 18 of last...

Quilts made by Dora sisters Martha Martin and Donna Lemon are on display through March 15 at the Ozark County Historium. Left: Two traditional quilts made by Martha, and a third quilt (right) made by Donna from T-shirts for Carson Lowe, one of the late Clifton Luna’s great-grandsons who now lives in Willow Springs.
Sisters Martha Martin and Donna Lemons of Dora are like many siblings; they share common interests as well as the family genes. In the case of these two talented women, it’s also a deep love of quilts and quilting that unites them. But that is where the likeness ends. As these two pursue their...

Photo by L Schmidt
The Real Ozarks magazine will be published March 21, and the Times staff is looking for photos of people enjoying all that Ozark County and nearby areas have to offer. We’re especially interested in photos of residents and visitors enjoying fun activities on the North Fork of the White River and...

Working to continue what Greg started: Morgan Spoor, now six months pregnant with twins, uses a nail gun to secure boards to a wooden flag for a custom order she was working on last week. Morgan decided recently to reopen the business her husband, Greg, had started before his tragic and unexpected death in a car crash Nov. 29.
Editor’s note: Search for “His Dream Creations” on Facebook and Instagram to view the wooden flags and other items made by Morgan Spoor that are available for order. In the future, orders can be placed through the Etsy shop atwww.etsy.com/shop/HisDreamCreations; however, the shop is currently in “...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
Repair plans for Tecumseh Park on Lake Norfork will be the focus of a public workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at The Center in Gainesville hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home (Arkansas) project office. The Center is off Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city limits...
Times reporter Jessi Dreckman, left, hands out reporter’s notebooks to Gainesville Head Start students and teaching assistant Nancy Simpson, back, during their recent visit to the Times office. The students visited businesses in the area to learn about different occupations. 
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Jan. 29 3:44 a.m. – Medical: 84-year-old female fell. Ozark County Ambulance responded. Patient transported to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. 9:33 a.m...

Sheri, Daniel, center, and Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm are scheduled to speak during the "Bringing Back the Small Farm 2018" conference.
A “Bringing Back the American Small Farm 2018” conference will be held March 8-9 in the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. in West Plains. The Small Business and Technology Development Center hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, the Ozark Farmers Agriculture Cooperative, the...
Right now the Norfork Lake water temperature is in the low 40s and will stay that way for the next several weeks. Once we start getting some consistent south winds we should see a quick warm-up.  We are experiencing the normal winter shad kill and seeing thousands of small 1-inch threadfin shad...

MDC’s feral hog strike team removed a total of 6,567 feral hogs in 2017. This photo was taken in Iron County in southeast Missouri. MDC photo.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s feral hog strike team eliminated a total of 6,567 feral hogs from the state in 2017; the hogs were removed by MDC, in cooperation with its partner agencies and private landowners. In 2016, 5,358 feral hogs were removed. Crews removed 2,858 feral hogs in...

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