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“Every election is determined by the people who show up.” –  Larry J. Sabato For the past several weeks I have measured time based on “how many more weeks until the election.” On Monday, when I woke up, I thought to myself, “Oh boy, we’re in the home stretch.” Some folks might think that sounds...

Jane Elder
I read with interest the two letters in last week’s Times written by persons who urged us not to vote yes on the proposed school levy for the Gainesville R-V School District on Nov. 6. I would like to add my thoughts to theirs. I will be voting yes on the levy. Why? Here are the reasons. 1. Our...

A leaking roof causes the floor of a science classroom at Gainesville High School to be covered with water each time it rains, teachers say. A wall in the science room had to be removed due to moisture-caused mold.
Every day I pull into the Gainesville High School / Junior High parking lot, and before I even enter the building I’m thinking a thousand different thoughts. Will the student who cried in my office yesterday be having a better day today? Will a project I know is going on in a particular class be...
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...

Eric Bohl
After three years of court battles, a federal judge in South Carolina recently breathed new life into one of the worst ideas of the Obama administration. The 2015 Waters of the United States Rule, commonly known as WOTUS, was an effort by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to...
For too many years under President Obama’s tenure, the federal government grew while Americans’ paychecks shrank. Millions watched with disgust as their tax dollars flowed to Washington for wasteful programs and pet projects. Last year, President Trump and I reversed course and overhauled the...
Charlie’s wife needed to go into the city to have some routine lab work done at a hospital clinic. Needing to get some machinery parts, the old man asked his wife if he could ride to town with her, then he could drive her car to the nearby parts store while she was in the clinic. She agreed, and...

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As political battles continue to rage around the country, a major ballot issue has been quietly gaining momentum here in Missouri. In November, voters here will not only be deciding whether to give Sen. Claire McCaskill a third six-year term; they also will have an opportunity to increase road and...

Six of the shoot-out cast members.
Here’s a story that’s hard to believe in these days of tragic school shootings and mass murders that break our hearts and defy our understanding:  Fifty-some years ago, Gainesville High School students carried shotguns to school and staged wild shoot-outs on the town square. Photos in the 1965 GHS...

Jerry Crownover
Having been involved in the livestock industry my entire life, I know the vast majority of producers go above and beyond what’s expected to provide their animals with absolutely the best care possible. For a cattleman to purposefully mistreat or abuse the source of his or her livelihood makes about...

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