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With its short, stubby tail and wispy tufts of new feathers topping its head and sticking out from the back of its neck, the first wren fledgling looked a little bit like an alien.
Note: To read more of Theodosia resident Connie Smiley’s blog, visit ozarkgrace.blogspot.com. It’s quiet on the front porch this afternoon, and a little bit lonely, after the clamor of the morning. A pair of Carolina Wrens have been nesting in a creel that hangs from one of the porch pillars, and...

Black Bear sow, Forsyth, MO Noppadol Paothong
An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missourians to be proactive and “be bear aware.” MDC resource scientist and...

Fishergirls Nora Welch, 9, right, and cousin Laney Suter, 13, caught 14 crappie in under an hour while fishing out of Theodosia Marina Resort on Bull Shoals Lake.
Fishermen (and fishergirls!) are enjoying some excellent fishing on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes this spring. Young turkey hunters have had some success as well.

When Mike Breton bought this 1946 Angelus trailer, it had been last licensed in 1947 – and that license plate was still attached. He has since sold it to a collector in Little Rock, replacing it with a “vintage-inspired” trailer with a few modern conveniences that make it more appealing to his wife, Karen.
Theodosia resident Mike Breton is helping organize a “vintage trailer rally” this weekend at Bull Shoals Dam Site Park in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. The event is the third annual gathering of the vintage trailer collectors, most of them members of the Tin Can Tourists group, to be held in Bull Shoals....

The soaring new Irwin Cudworth Bridge over the North Fork of the White River reopened less than six months after (below) an historic April 29, 2017, flood destroyed the previous bridge at the site adjoining the North Fork Recreation Area of Mark Twain National Forest (known locally as Hammond Campground). Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner said Monday it was “unheard-of” for such big bridges (the Cudworth Bridge on CC Highway as well as James Bridge, farther downstream on PP Highway near Dawt) to be built in such a short length of time. MoDOT’s quick work is counted by many as one of the unexpected “blessings” that occurred after the devastating flood.
Ozark County Commissioners at their meeting Monday acknowledged that they were meeting exactly two years after an historic flood wreaked havoc on the county, washing away homes and bridges and devastating many of the 750-plus miles of county-owned roads. Work to repair the damage began immediately...

Black Bear sow, Forsyth, MO Noppadol Paothong
An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missourians to be proactive and “be bear aware.” MDC resource scientist and...

When Mike Breton bought this 1946 Angelus trailer, it had been last licensed in 1947 – and that license plate was still attached. He has since sold it to a collector in Little Rock, replacing it with a “vintage-inspired” trailer with a few modern conveniences that make it more appealing to his wife, Karen.
Theodosia resident Mike Breton is helping organize a “vintage trailer rally” this weekend at Bull Shoals Dam Site Park in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. The event is the third annual gathering of the vintage trailer collectors, most of them members of the Tin Can Tourists group, to be held in Bull Shoals....

Fishergirls Nora Welch, 9, right, and cousin Laney Suter, 13, caught 14 crappie in under an hour while fishing out of Theodosia Marina Resort on Bull Shoals Lake.
Fishermen (and fishergirls!) are enjoying some excellent fishing on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes this spring. Young turkey hunters have had some success as well.

The soaring new Irwin Cudworth Bridge over the North Fork of the White River reopened less than six months after (below) an historic April 29, 2017, flood destroyed the previous bridge at the site adjoining the North Fork Recreation Area of Mark Twain National Forest (known locally as Hammond Campground). Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner said Monday it was “unheard-of” for such big bridges (the Cudworth Bridge on CC Highway as well as James Bridge, farther downstream on PP Highway near Dawt) to be built in such a short length of time. MoDOT’s quick work is counted by many as one of the unexpected “blessings” that occurred after the devastating flood.
Ozark County Commissioners at their meeting Monday acknowledged that they were meeting exactly two years after an historic flood wreaked havoc on the county, washing away homes and bridges and devastating many of the 750-plus miles of county-owned roads. Work to repair the damage began immediately...

Times photo/Norene Prososki April Wilson and her husband Jon, right, and their sons Wyatt, left, and Westin, have developed a successful “managed grazing system” on their farm near the Ozark-Douglas county line.
One of the practices the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service strongly recommends for livestock producers is a managed grazing system, a practice that is managed for both the benefit of the livestock and the forage. Livestock graze in each pasture long enough to harvest the forage but are...

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