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My wife and I spent a little time in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time either of us had ever visited the “Crescent City,” and that’s odd, because I obtained a good part of my higher education in Mississippi and had visited the Gulf Coast many times but never had the desire to...
Lick Creek Volunteer Fire Department recently sent out second notices for the 2018 membership dues, and several members tell us they have paid already but their checks have not cleared the bank. We did not receive those payments.All payments we receive are deposited within a week or two, at the...
Editor’s note: This column is an edited combination of two of State Sen. Mike Cunningham’s legislative report. The list of bills reported here has been shortened for space considerations. It’s an exciting time to be a Missourian, and I am proud to say Missouri’s future is bright with Gov. Mike...
Editor’s note: Father’s Day is Sunday, and baseball season is in full swing. Ozark County ball parks are filled with fathers teaching their kids about sportsmanship and how to hold a bat, catch a ball and run the bases. We salute those fathers who know how important it is to spend time with their...
Thanks to everyone who participated in Theodosia’s Sizzling Summer Kick-Off on May 26. Despite an encouraging turnout, we still need donations so that we have enough to pay the deposit for next year’s (2019) Theodosia July 4th fireworks display.Several places around Theodosia have donation jars. Or...
County Road 605, Center Point Road, has been in bad shape for a long time, and last week’s big rain washed out the last of the gravel. We saw our commissioner, Greg Donley, drive down the road after the rain, and we hoped he would send a grader to fix it, but it’s been over a week, and nothing has...
The recent stories in the Times about last year’s Great Flood and the recovery efforts are still timely as floods and droughts are seen as part of the climate changes currently underway. But what is also underway is that the county commissioners still want that tainted terrible federal money from...
To read more of retired Gainesville educator Jane Elder’s blog, Ozark Road, visit gainesvillemo.bogspot.com. I looked up the word extravagant in my dictionary just now: It’s defined as going beyond reasonable limits: too ornate or showy: wasteful.Truly, I have to argue with those definitions. ...
It was right before sundown on a cool, late spring afternoon. The skies were still overcast from an earlier shower, and Kornelijus and I were driving the pastures on the UTV searching for the last few cows that were due to calve. Taking in a deep breath, the exchange student who has been our son...

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