Letters to the Editor

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...
I have been reading about the destruction of the river and lake accesses in Ozark County due to last year’s flooding, particularly at Tecumseh. Obviously, some trees need to be planted at Tecumseh Park to control erosion and eventually provide shade.A tree that I do not remember seeing there is the...
Thank you for the Times Past picture in the March 21 issue of the Times that included my grandmother, Mary Mahan. Grandma Mahan was born in 1870 and died in 1959. She had seven girls, one boy and 39 grandchildren, and she was a widow for 40 years. Her farm was on Pond Fork above Theodosia.Emma...
After reading the opinion article in the Feb. 21 edition of the Times titled “County-Wide Bad (W)rap” (and subsequent replies in later editions) my 12-yearold daughter and I decided to count the hay wrap lying on the sides of the road. Our trip began on D Highway and ended on JJ at the Douglas...
On March 6 we had high winds, and the power went out. I looked out my window and saw a big tree had taken out the power line.I called White River Valley Electric Co-op, and in no time, two men – LeRay Potter and Dan Schmucker – came out, cut the tree up and removed it from my driveway.Thanks to...
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)....
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...
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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