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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...
I have total sympathy for the poor, fumble-fingered guy who wreaked chaos on Hawaii Saturday when he accidentally pushed the button that sent out a text message to every resident’s cell phone saying a ballistic missile attack was underway. On a much smaller but equally klutzy scale, I know the...
Thanks to the owners of Rocky Top Campground at the top of the Tecumseh curves on Highway 160 for having the big, beautiful light display at Christmastime. I couldn’t believe something like that was in Tecumseh! I’m so glad I read about it in the Ozark County Times so that I knew it was up there...

Missouri Press Association
This report is written by Missouri School of Journalism students and staff for publication by MPA member newspapers in print and online.   Greitens delivers State of the State address Gov. Eric Greitens took a reflective tone Wednesday night during his State of the State address, lauding his first-...
Rural Missourians need action from the Missouri legislature on a number of issues this session, but two issues stand out as being critical to our long-term success.Road and bridge funding is rural Missouri’s top priority. Missouri Farm Bureau members have long supported increasing funding for...
Happy New Year! With God allowing us to live among some very kindhearted folks, we feel our Ozark County Toy Drive of 2017 was a success. I’m always amazed how many people are willing to give money and time, work and effort to make our toy give-away a joy-filled time of year. This is all made...

This Honeywell brand electric radiant heater, model HZ-709-WMT, caught fire in Times’ reporter Jessi Dreckman’s living room recently.
Space heaters can be a lifesaver during extreme weather conditions, but it’s important to ensure that any heater you might have is safe to use. My husband Drew and I recently had a scary experience with an electric radiator space heater that caused this warning to become a reality for us.  We...

Jerry Crownover
An old friend recently sent me a picture of the present his wife gave him for Christmas last year. It was a sweatshirt with a picture of a couple of calves on the front, accompanied by the words, “Sorry for what I said when we were working cattle.” Bud said it worked great because he just had to...

Remembering the big snow of ‘77
To read more of retired Gainesville educator Jane Elder’s blog, Ozark Road, visit gainesvillemo.blogspot.com. To her most recent post, she added this disclaimer: I know there are some people out there that might add to ... or correct ... some of what I remember. I can plead old age ... or some such...

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