Letters to the Editor

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...

I am writing concerning the bridge and low-water crossing on County Road 840 1 mile west of Noble. It is almost impassable by car. The ends of the bridge and low-water crossing are washed out, and you can’t go east or west. Each is in the same condition. They put a little dirt at the end, and when...
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...

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