Letters to the Editor

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Ozark County Times.  I noticed how hard these ladies worked at Hootin an Hollarin, taking pictures and documenting all the happenings during those three crazy, fun-filled days. My daughter was in the pet contest in the rain on Saturday. Sue Ann...
I received the copy of the Times Past magazine that y’all recently mailed to me. I read it from cover to cover and really enjoyed it. It was very well done and very historically informative.  Many of the folks mentioned in the articles I personally knew, and many more I knew of from past...
I just learned that Florida has an amendment on its November state ballot which, if passed, will end betting on dog racing in the state. Currently, of the 17 greyhound racing tracks in the United States, Florida has 11. By 2019 there may be thousands of greyhounds needing a new home somewhere in...
I received the Ozark County Times on Aug. 4 and read that thing almost verbatim. I noted the obituary of Versia Clayton Robbins, which made no reference to any brothers or sisters Versia may have had, and I would appreciate your clarifying the matter. In the 1933-34 school year, Versia and her...
The Gainesville school board expresses its thanks to each and every person who supported and fought for Proposition: Gainesville Bulldogs. We are disappointed in the outcome, but we are proud of the campaign that was put forth under the leadership of Dr. Jeff Hyatt, superintendent of schools. We...
Editor’s note: this letter by Gainesville High School senior Jacob Overturf, edited by the Times, was written in response to Gainesville resident Bob Warrick’s letter “Vote no on the school levy increase” published in the Aug. 1 edition of the Times. Although the election is over and the levy...
Thank you so much to Town & Country Supermarket for being so honest. After a recent shopping trip, I realized I was missing $80. I thought I might have dropped it in the parking lot, so I called the store to ask if anyone had found it. They called me back that night and let me know they had...
In every school-improvement discussion I notice two things: First, we need a new gym. And second, why does Gainesville need an airport – so let’s put a new school there.  Whether the airport is needed is irrelevant. It is there. The school has enough property to build a new school (including a new...
My family moved to Pontiac in 1953, and we have been in the resort and tourism business here ever since. My wife, Johnna Luna Morgan, and I are both Gainesville graduates, and both of my children attended and graduated from Gainesville. I served on the Gainesville school board off and on for 14...
Concerning another tax increase in Ozark County: at some point we have to say Enough!  Every single time we have an election, we’re being asked by this group or that to increase our taxes.  The school district is now asking to increase our property taxes a whopping 27 percent so they can raise...

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