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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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

Times photo / Amelia LaMair Rising water in Norfork Lake due to recent rains has brought the lake level closer than usual to the deck of the Highway 160 bridge at Tecumseh. The lake has backed up into one of its main tributaries, the North Fork of the White River, enough to cover the County Road 318 bridge at Dawt Mill.
High water continues to be a problem in some areas of Ozark County due to recent rains and rising lake levels. At the weekly meeting of the Ozark County Commissioners on Monday, Eastern District Commis-sioner Gary Collins said the North Fork of the White River, as it flows into Norfork Lake, has...

The day-use area of the North Fork Recreation Area near Dora, known locally as Hammond Access, reopened Friday after being closed so that repairs and improvements could be made. This photo, taken from the Cudworth Memorial Bridge on CC Highway, shows the “water-play” access, which will also be used for launching boats into the river until a new, separate launch ramp can be completed a short distance away.
After repeated weather delays and recent vandalism, most of the North Fork Recreation Area located on the North Fork of the White River near Dora, known locally as Hammond Access, reopened Friday, June 7. An announcement from the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs ranger district of the Mark Twain...

Times photo / Amelia LaMair Rising water in Norfork Lake due to recent rains has brought the lake level closer than usual to the deck of the Highway 160 bridge at Tecumseh. The lake has backed up into one of its main tributaries, the North Fork of the White River, enough to cover the County Road 318 bridge at Dawt Mill.
High water continues to be a problem in some areas of Ozark County due to recent rains and rising lake levels. At the weekly meeting of the Ozark County Commissioners on Monday, Eastern District Commis-sioner Gary Collins said the North Fork of the White River, as it flows into Norfork Lake, has...

The day-use area of the North Fork Recreation Area near Dora, known locally as Hammond Access, reopened Friday after being closed so that repairs and improvements could be made. This photo, taken from the Cudworth Memorial Bridge on CC Highway, shows the “water-play” access, which will also be used for launching boats into the river until a new, separate launch ramp can be completed a short distance away.
After repeated weather delays and recent vandalism, most of the North Fork Recreation Area located on the North Fork of the White River near Dora, known locally as Hammond Access, reopened Friday, June 7. An announcement from the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs ranger district of the Mark Twain...
An informational meeting about Bryant Creek State Park, a few miles north of Rockbridge in Douglas County, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Ava Senior Center, 281-283 NE Second St. in Ava.  A news release from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said, “The public is...

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