What a gem! Salem and Dent County are blessed to have a tremendous storehouse for area historical and natural resources in the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center (ONCRC). Packed full of information on everything from bugs to iron ore, the ONCRC, 202 S. Main, Salem, is a treasure trove for visitors and citizens alike. The ONCRC is operated in cooperation with several government agencies and private organizations dedicated to the preservation and responsible use of natural resources found in the Ozark region. Each has an informational display in the main lobby of the ONCRC. The Center offers several free exhibits during the year. I was lucky enough to be there during the Ron Lewis photography display. Lewis is a freelance photographer and native of Dent County. His photographic interests are primarily capturing the beauty of the Ozarks landscapes, rivers and state parks as well as Astrophotography and scenery on his travels. Check out upcoming exhibits on the website at http://www.oncrc.org.