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In response to the letter regarding Ozark County Ambulance (“Clarifying questions about ambulance coverage,” Times, Feb. 7), Medicare participants, be aware you will be taken advantage of. I was not told I needed to go to the nearest hospital, even though my husband told the ambulance personnel...

Lonnie High
Ozark County native Lonnie High, now living in Camdenton, is one of the eight children raised by the late Elmer and Thelma High in the Grabeel community.   I saw a skunk walk across my yard last evening here in Camdenton, and it reminded me of a time long ago when I was a young man in Ozark County...
Greetings from your state Capitol.Last week the House passed to the Senate the following bills: HB 1484 allows persons who have been, for at least six months, a bona fide member of an organization licensed to conduct bingo to participate in the operation of a bingo game. The Constitution currently...
We weren’t the last family in our small farming community to get a television, but we sure weren’t the first, either. It was the early 1960s when, upon selling the spring calf crop, Dad reluctantly brought home a used General Electric, 21-inch, black-and-white cabinet-model TV. It was a hundred-...
This letter is in response to the story, “Public comments on Bryant Creek State Park and other parks now available for online review” (Times, Jan. 23). The Sierra Club is a national environmental organization that is 3 million strong. In 2017 an Ozark Chapter was formed in Howell County. Recently...
Recently, some comments and questions were posted on the Ozark County Times’ Facebook page regarding the operation of the Ozark County Ambulance District. I will try to clear up any misconceptions. Regarding the decision about the patient’s transport destination, the patient’s preference will be...

At a recent Winter Farm Summit in her home in rural Ozark County, Amelia LaMair, left, and Wendy Lombardi of Laclede County discuss the joys of raising goats while Andrea Gaughan of the Eastwind Community, Jay Jacobs of Dora and Jan Windrider of Isabella peruse listings of locally available agricultural goods. Photo courtesy Sumner Nichols.
Twenty-four people, a handful of children and one dog trudged through the mud to attend a “Winter Farm Summit” at my house on Jan. 21. Thank goodness for the unseasonable warm spell that allowed us to spread out onto the screened porch; otherwise, it would have been a very intimate gathering packed...
Greetings from your state Capitol. The governor’s budget was released Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, via the governor’s website. The number of people visiting the website was apparently huge, and the website became unresponsive to requests. The problem was solved, and most everyone has now had their...

As grandson Zeke Yarger made his shot in Friday night’s basketball game at Mark Twain School, his family and friends on the bleachers, including Times publisher and grandma Norene Prososki, holding granddaughter Bonnie Mae Workman, erupted into wild, joyful cheering. Photos/Karla Smith.
I wasn’t an athlete as a child. I never played on a team or had a coach. When I was growing up, we moved every time my dad got promoted in sales at the bread company where he worked, so there wasn’t much opportunity to earn a spot on a sports team. While moving to a new town with all its unknown...

The Zanoni post office operated out of this building from 1970 until the U.S. Postal Service closed it under “emergency suspension” in February 2016. Times photo/Sue Ann Jones.
Editor’s note: This ‘Pokin Around’ column by Steve Pokin is reprinted with permission from the Springfield News-Leader. The U.S. Postal Service continues to seek an 8,500-square-foot parcel of land where the proposed new Zanoni post office can be located. For more information or to suggest land for...

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