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Before the flood of 2017, this large log cabin on the North Fork of the White River near Dawt had been owned – and loved – since 2005 by West Plains residents Kris and Greg Hubbard, who often hosted and friends there.
West Plains residents Kris and Greg Hubbard were in Nashville, Tennessee, attending a business meeting in April 2017 when they first got word of the flood back in West Plains – as well as on the North Fork of the White River near Dawt, where they owned a large vacation home. Then they got a cryptic...

After consulting historic flood maps and doing their “homework,” Tim and Sandy Johnson built their “forever home” on the North Fork of the White River near Blair Bridge. They spent their first night in the cabin on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Editor’s note: This story, part of our continuing coverage of the survivors of the historic 2017 flood, includes edited excerpts from an email written to us last month by Sandy Johnson, recalling the year since the disaster.   One of the riverside homes destroyed by the April 2017 flood on the...
Elijah Church of Christ’s Vacation Bible School will be held May 20-23, and the theme is “Noah’s Ark Adventure.” Speakers and times for the adult class will be Ashley Pendergrass at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, speaking on “Noah Obeys God”; Avery Hackney at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, speaking on “God Sends a...
Dr. Stephen Lattanzi, hematologist/oncologist, will be featured in a presentation regarding the latest treatments for breast cancer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at a Living Beyond Breast Cancer meeting at the Peitz Cancer Support House at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas...
Lyndell Strong brought this huge peony blossom to the Times office to be photographed and shared with our readers. She said she planted it about three years ago, and this is the first year it has bloomed. She first thought it was a poppy coming up in her flower bed, but then it bushed out and...

Motorists attending the Midwest Gathering of the Se7ens, an annual event that attracts Locost car owners from five states, chose Ozark County as their gathering point this year, touring the county and its sights, including Hodgson Mill, on May 11 and 12. Photo courtesy of Midwest Gathering of the Se7ens.
The owners of 18 Locost cars, homebuilt sports cars built loosely after the Lotus/Caterham 7 cars built in the 1950s and 1960s, spun their way through Ozark County Friday and Saturday, taking in the scenery of the Ozarks and stopping at Hodgson Mill, among other locations.  The Midwest Gathering of...
The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that 33 new cases of chronic wasting disease  were found following the testing of 24,486 free-ranging Missouri deer through its 2017-2018 sampling and testing efforts.  The new cases were from the following counties: Adair (3), Cedar (1), Franklin (4...

Missouri turtles are often seen crossing Missouri roadways this time of year as they emerge from their burrows and venture out to search for food, mates or nesting sites. Missouri’s box turtles can live as long as 50 to 80 years and occasionally more than 100 years. Photo courtesy MDC.
This is the time of year when the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds motorists to give turtles crossing roads a brake. Turtles are struck by cars throughout all the warmer months but are at special risk this time of year because they are on the move, emerging from their burrows to search...
The Norfork Lake weather is starting to feel like summer, and the striper fishing is really turning on. The shad have not spawned yet, but they are very close. It may still be a few days. The top-water bite is very sporadic right now. As the shad move to the shore the top-water bite will turn on....
Bass fishing is hit-and-miss on both lakes due to all the brush in the water. Top water has been working well in the mornings and evenings. Zara spooks and the jumping minnow by Rebel are both doing well. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps worked well during the White River Valley Electric Co-op...

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