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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...

Lyle Rowland
Greetings from your state Capitol. We had cold beginnings to start the week but hopes of a warmup by weekend sounded great. We got hit with news about Governor Greitens, and rumors are of course running bank high. The news media is in frenzy over the issue. Most of the other representatives, as...
I’m writing on behalf of my brother, Bobby Head, to express his sincere appreciation to everyone who was there for him when he was injured in a tractor accident in December.  We extend thanks  to the first responders and paramedics, the helicopter crew and thedoctors and nurses at the Cox South...

Letters to the editor
VFW Post 5366 expresses thanks to everyone who helped make our Christmas dinner a success. A special thanks to AMVETS Post 154 for donating their time to help us clean up and prepare. There were 125 people fed, with plenty of food for all. Thanks again to everyone for all the donations and the time...
In my high school days, on the rare occasion of getting a date with a girl, the options for what we could do were pretty limited. We could drive 28 miles south, across the state line, to go to a movie in the closest town with a theater—or we could drive 25 miles north to go to the other town that...

Lyle Rowland
Greetings from your state Capitol. The new year seemed to arrive quicker than those of past years. Maybe that’s due to the fact that this is my final session – or it may be due to my being another year older (as of Jan. 2). The second session of the 99th General Assembly started on Jan. 3 with...
After I read the article about building a new Zanoni post office as an investment in the community (“Zanoni post office to reopen in pricey new ‘alternate quarters,’ Times, Jan. 10), I thought April Fool’s Day had come early this year. I live within walking distance of the old Zanoni post office...

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