Guest Blogs

My wife and I spent a little time in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time either of us had ever visited the “Crescent City,” and that’s odd, because I obtained a good part of my higher education in Mississippi and had visited the Gulf Coast many times but never had the desire to...
The striper fishing on Norfork Lake continues to be very good for the first two hours each morning. Now that we are entering the dark moon phase, you can expect to find feeding stripers later in the morning on the flats in water depths of 40 to 60 feet. We are still catching some stripers on long...
Even in the heat, bass fishing this past week was very good. The Special Olympics tournament out of Theodosia was won with 18.43 pounds. Numerous boats came in with a five-fish limit. Top-water early in the day works well; then it’s time for jigs and plastic worms. Both the creeks and main lake...
Editor’s note: Father’s Day is Sunday, and baseball season is in full swing. Ozark County ball parks are filled with fathers teaching their kids about sportsmanship and how to hold a bat, catch a ball and run the bases. We salute those fathers who know how important it is to spend time with their...
To read more of retired Gainesville educator Jane Elder’s blog, Ozark Road, visit gainesvillemo.bogspot.com. I looked up the word extravagant in my dictionary just now: It’s defined as going beyond reasonable limits: too ornate or showy: wasteful.Truly, I have to argue with those definitions. ...
It was right before sundown on a cool, late spring afternoon. The skies were still overcast from an earlier shower, and Kornelijus and I were driving the pastures on the UTV searching for the last few cows that were due to calve. Taking in a deep breath, the exchange student who has been our son...
Because I’m a member of the so-called “farm media,” I receive several e-mail press releases each week. Most are from companies or universities touting some new innovation or product, and I try to scan the crux of each one before hitting the delete button. But occasionally, one garners enough of my...
 Since the dawning of mankind, humans have always been concerned with the measurement of time. Ancient civilizations first started equating the movement and position of the moon, sun and stars as a way of calculating time. The smartest members of their groups spent vast amounts of time and effort...
To read more of Theodosia resident Connie Smiley’s blog, Ozark Grace, and see her extraordinary photos, visit ozarkgrace.blogspot.com. The lead gobbler in our part of the woods has been putting on a grand show in the mornings, displaying for the hens. With his tail feathers fanned out, he opens and...
In the average month, I’ll receive close to two-dozen farm-related magazines, newspapers or other publications. I subscribe to a few of them, some are sent from the companies with which I do business and many are complimentary because they print my column.I read all of them.Over the past couple of...

Pages

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423

Comment Here