Letters to the Editor

Our county assessor has reappraised some property values this year, as required by the state. If you have small acreage located around Norfork and Bull Shoals Lakes, you probably got the notice of the increases. However, if you own large-acreage land (about 10 or more acres) around the lakes, you...
I have worked at Dora, Hurley and Springfield Public Schools, so I have a wide variety of experiences in culture, tax dollars and size of schools.The truth of the matter is, Gainesville is operating at a huge disadvantage. I know there are wonderful teachers/staff there because some of them I call...
Lick Creek Volunteer Fire Department recently sent out second notices for the 2018 membership dues, and several members tell us they have paid already but their checks have not cleared the bank. We did not receive those payments.All payments we receive are deposited within a week or two, at the...
Thanks to everyone who participated in Theodosia’s Sizzling Summer Kick-Off on May 26. Despite an encouraging turnout, we still need donations so that we have enough to pay the deposit for next year’s (2019) Theodosia July 4th fireworks display.Several places around Theodosia have donation jars. Or...
County Road 605, Center Point Road, has been in bad shape for a long time, and last week’s big rain washed out the last of the gravel. We saw our commissioner, Greg Donley, drive down the road after the rain, and we hoped he would send a grader to fix it, but it’s been over a week, and nothing has...
The recent stories in the Times about last year’s Great Flood and the recovery efforts are still timely as floods and droughts are seen as part of the climate changes currently underway. But what is also underway is that the county commissioners still want that tainted terrible federal money from...

I am writing concerning the bridge and low-water crossing on County Road 840 1 mile west of Noble. It is almost impassable by car. The ends of the bridge and low-water crossing are washed out, and you can’t go east or west. Each is in the same condition. They put a little dirt at the end, and when...
I applaud our citizens, Ozark County, Missouri Department of Transportation and WCA (for donating the dumpster) for their county-wide clean-up efforts during the month of April (“Devoted Ozark Countians step up during ‘Clean Up Trash’ month,” Ozark County Times, April 11). My only suggestion is...
I have been reading about the destruction of the river and lake accesses in Ozark County due to last year’s flooding, particularly at Tecumseh. Obviously, some trees need to be planted at Tecumseh Park to control erosion and eventually provide shade.A tree that I do not remember seeing there is the...
Thank you for the Times Past picture in the March 21 issue of the Times that included my grandmother, Mary Mahan. Grandma Mahan was born in 1870 and died in 1959. She had seven girls, one boy and 39 grandchildren, and she was a widow for 40 years. Her farm was on Pond Fork above Theodosia.Emma...

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