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I applaud our citizens, Ozark County, Missouri Department of Transportation and WCA (for donating the dumpster) for their county-wide clean-up efforts during the month of April (“Devoted Ozark Countians step up during ‘Clean Up Trash’ month,” Ozark County Times, April 11). My only suggestion is...
In the average month, I’ll receive close to two-dozen farm-related magazines, newspapers or other publications. I subscribe to a few of them, some are sent from the companies with which I do business and many are complimentary because they print my column.I read all of them.Over the past couple of...
Former State Representative Mary Lou Sallee passed away on April 6.  She served the Missouri House from 1993-2000 and represented the counties of Douglas, Wright and eastern Ozark. Mary Lou dedicated her life to helping young people and serving her community.Last week we had students and teachers...

This file photo of Taylor Brooks, a Dora High School graduate and now a third-year West Point cadet, was taken during one of his appearances at the Gainesville Lions Club.
Every year, I am honored to have the privilege of nominating outstanding young men and women from southern Missouri for appointment to our nation’s finest service academies. In the spring, I am overcome with emotion when calling many of the same students to tell them they have been admitted to one...
To read more of retired Gainesville educator Jane Elder’s blog, Ozark Road, visit gainesvillemo.blogspot.com. I went down the road today to check on the dogwoods. All the recent freezing weather has me in a tizzy. I’m in a hurry to see all the spring flowers and lovely trees in bloom. I have no...
Greetings from your state Capitol. I had a short visit with Steve Wilkerson from Douglas County. Steve was here with the Missouri Farm Bureau visiting representatives and senators. It’s always good to see people from the 155th here at the Capitol!Last week the House passed to the Senate the...
Farming has always been one of the most hazardous occupations that exists. Machinery accidents and animal mishaps make the news but, over time, everyday wear and tear also take an unbelievable toll on the body of the average farmer.Two weeks ago, I had a cow that needed assistance in delivering her...
Greetings from your state Capitol. Gainesville eighth graders, along with their teachers Sherry Patterson and Trevor Hicks, visited with me and toured the Capitol on March 26. I had a great visit with them and answered their very thought-provoking questions.Last week the House passed to the Senate...

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