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Jena Moyer, right, gets ready to serve up the 90th-birthday cake after Theta Porter blows out the candles.
SQUIRES – Customers, friends and family poured into Porter’s Cafe on Monday for a sweet reason — but, for once, it wasn’t proprietor Theta Porter’s homemade pies.Instead, it was simply to celebrate the beloved cafe owner, who turned 90 last week.“Not many people her age are still running a...
Justin and Katy Howard of Dora were among the more than 520 young farmers and ranchers who attended the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference Feb. 9-11 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks. This year’s event, organized for farmers age 18-35 by the 30 young...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department  or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. Feb. 19 (continued from last week’s Times)9:42 a.m. – White cows out on Highway 95 across from Thornfield School. OCSD rendered assistance. Contacted possible...
Join us for the popular first-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 4 at The Center. The meal includes a beverage and dessert, and the cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children under age 10. The Bakersfield High School junior class will be serving the meal and using...
Hello from our home to yours. It was a fun and busy week here at the Gainesville Health Care Center. On Monday we took an exciting trip to Mountain Home, Arkansas, and enjoyed bowling at Driftwood Lanes. We took six residents and three staff members and had a blast. As we watched the ball roll down...
We did get some rain during the week, and then on Saturday it came down in hard showers. It ran down through the field across the road, and we hadn’t seen that in a long time. We got a little over 6 inches. Water gates will be out, but they can always be fixed.The fields are beginning to green up....
It’s Feb. 26 as I write these items. My daddy was born on this day in 1874, a few years after his family moved to Missouri from Tennessee. They homesteaded near Marshfield and later lived at Mammoth. My son Lyndon now lives in Webster County near the old home place.Remembering days gone by, in my...
A meeting to discuss and vote on a proposal to combine the Tecumseh Neighborhood Watch program with the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Tecumseh VFD firehouse on Highway 160 east of Lake Norfork.All are residents and interested persons are invited to...

Photo: University of Missouri Extension
A Private Pesticide Applicator training course led by Sarah Kenyon will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Ozark County Extension office, just east of the Gainesville square at 526 Third St. The cost is $25 .The training provides certification to obtain a Missouri Private Pesticide...
A weekly Grief Share seminar and support group will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 6 through May 29, at the Sweden Church east of Ava. The seminars are designed to help and encourage people after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.The Grief Share program is a...

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