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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.

A year and a half of after debilitating surgery to remove tumors from her brain and sacrum, Katelyn Brantingham, right, finished the Go Girl half marathon in Springfield on April 14. Her friend and training partner, Cheyanne Broyles, ran the race with her; they finished ahead of time they’d set as their goal.
This time last year, Katelyn Brantingham was working hard to recover from surgeries she had in December 2017 to remove tumors from her brain and sacrum. The surgeries initally left her with double vision and problems with balance, but Katelyn kept a positive attitude, relied on her faith in God and...

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...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 22, of Carrolton, Mississippi, was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of five years before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the April 3 session of Ozark County Law Day.  The sentence came after Metz pleaded guilty to two counts of...

Missouri House 155th District Rep. Karla Eslinger, left, on Friday delivered a House of Representatives resolution recognizing Thom Embach, right, owner of Harlin Heights Apartments in Gainesville, for his efforts to improve the apartment complex in his 20-plus years of ownership. Harlin Heights manager Donnis Taylor, center, organized a lunch and reception for the event.
Missouri House 155th District Rep, Karla Eslinger of Wasola on Friday presented Thomas “Thom” E. Embach, owner of Gainesville’s Harlin Heights Apartments, with a Missouri State House of Representative resolution. The resolution recognizes Embach, a Mountain Home, Arkansas, resident, for his efforts...

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...

Jodi Burns
Bakersfield Middle School science teacher Jodi Burns has been offered a summer fellowship at Penn State University’s Center for Nanoscale Science and the Department of Physics. The 2019 Interdisciplinary Materials Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is a six-week, full-time residential...

Photo courtesy Ed Doiron A new Dollar General opened last week at 4163 Highway 101 in Bakersfield. A grand opening event is set for Saturday, May 4.
The new Dollar General store in Bakersfield has opened and will celebrate with a grand opening event to be held Saturday, May 4, when free gift cards will be given to the first 50 adult customers. Tote bags will be handed out to the first 200 adult customers that day.  The store is open from 8 a.m...

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