Opinions

Last week started out a little stressful with the governor’s indictment being announced. I am in full support of our House leadership team’s decision to form a committee to investigate the incident. We hope to find  the true facts of the incident and be able to make our decisions based on those...

Times staffer Amelia LaMair weaves colorful coiled baskets out of baling twine she collects from the hay bales she feeds her goats – and from discarded strands she finds along area roadways.
I know we’re supposed to be grateful for the seemingly endless abundance our great nation enjoys, but I must have been indoctrinated by public television or conscientious parents, because I think about waste and trash a lot. And that line of thinking leads me to ponder situations  – past, present...
Re: “Tecumseh Park restoration to include roadway, parking lot and boat ramp but no campground,” Times Feb. 21). The record-breaking flood of 2017 wiped out Tecumseh Park and did incredible damage to the area’s waterways and to people’s homes and property; it even destroyed a couple of important...
The “County-Wide Bad (W)rap” story about the plastic-netting hay wrap litter in the Feb. 27 edition of the Times caught my attention. I had some research to do at the Stone County Public Library in Galena and so watched the roadside especially for examples of plastic hay wrap – and saw them.I do...
Proposals for ‘Step 3’ in fighting hay-wrap litter scourge on area roadways Re: Janet Taber’s letter to the editor that suggested a “Step 2” in battling the scourge of plastic-netting hay wrap littering the roadsides (“Step 2 for net-wrap scourge: Pick up what’s already there,” Times, Feb. 28)....
 Last week we celebrated National FFA week. Since its founding in 1928, the National FFA Organization has brought together students, educators and private sector agriculture professionals to support agriculture education in schools across our country. More specifically, FFA teaches young adults...
Some activities around the Capitol were canceled last week due to winter weather around the state. We hope that will be the last of the problems this winter will cause.Our Appropriations Committee on Education has met to finalize our budget requests to the entire budget.  This meeting went well...
Ozark County Times, I salute you for publishing the opinion piece on the scourge of net wrap along our county roads (“County-wide bad [w)rap: Are you the livestock feeder who’s littering our county with plastic-netting hay wrap?” Times, Feb. 21]! Thank you for addressing this issue in such a public...
Greetings from your state Capitol. Last week was extremely busy here in the Capitol. The budget committee is finishing up with hearing all of the state departments’ budgets. Late nights every day! This week will give us a little relief as the Education Appropriations Committee, which I chair, will...
With all the bad press the U.S. Postal Service gets, we would like to give a special thank you to Deborah Delp, manager at the Wasola post office, for her continued extra effort. She has always been very helpful and great with customer service, but she recently went beyond the call of duty, and we...

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