Letters to the Editor

I just learned that Florida has an amendment on its November state ballot which, if passed, will end betting on dog racing in the state. Currently, of the 17 greyhound racing tracks in the United States, Florida has 11. By 2019 there may be thousands of greyhounds needing a new home somewhere in...
I received the Ozark County Times on Aug. 4 and read that thing almost verbatim. I noted the obituary of Versia Clayton Robbins, which made no reference to any brothers or sisters Versia may have had, and I would appreciate your clarifying the matter. In the 1933-34 school year, Versia and her...
The Gainesville school board expresses its thanks to each and every person who supported and fought for Proposition: Gainesville Bulldogs. We are disappointed in the outcome, but we are proud of the campaign that was put forth under the leadership of Dr. Jeff Hyatt, superintendent of schools. We...
Editor’s note: this letter by Gainesville High School senior Jacob Overturf, edited by the Times, was written in response to Gainesville resident Bob Warrick’s letter “Vote no on the school levy increase” published in the Aug. 1 edition of the Times. Although the election is over and the levy...
Thank you so much to Town & Country Supermarket for being so honest. After a recent shopping trip, I realized I was missing $80. I thought I might have dropped it in the parking lot, so I called the store to ask if anyone had found it. They called me back that night and let me know they had...
In every school-improvement discussion I notice two things: First, we need a new gym. And second, why does Gainesville need an airport – so let’s put a new school there.  Whether the airport is needed is irrelevant. It is there. The school has enough property to build a new school (including a new...
My family moved to Pontiac in 1953, and we have been in the resort and tourism business here ever since. My wife, Johnna Luna Morgan, and I are both Gainesville graduates, and both of my children attended and graduated from Gainesville. I served on the Gainesville school board off and on for 14...
Concerning another tax increase in Ozark County: at some point we have to say Enough!  Every single time we have an election, we’re being asked by this group or that to increase our taxes.  The school district is now asking to increase our property taxes a whopping 27 percent so they can raise...
I am writing in support of the proposed tax levy increase for the Gainesville schools and to encourage others to support it with a YES vote. For most of my 66 years, I have been proud to call Ozark County my home. Even in the 16 years we lived away from here, I never truly thought of any other...
Our county assessor has reappraised some property values this year, as required by the state. If you have small acreage located around Norfork and Bull Shoals Lakes, you probably got the notice of the increases. However, if you own large-acreage land (about 10 or more acres) around the lakes, you...

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