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Lyle Rowland
Greetings from your state Capitol. We had cold beginnings to start the week but hopes of a warmup by weekend sounded great. We got hit with news about Governor Greitens, and rumors are of course running bank high. The news media is in frenzy over the issue. Most of the other representatives, as...
I’m writing on behalf of my brother, Bobby Head, to express his sincere appreciation to everyone who was there for him when he was injured in a tractor accident in December.  We extend thanks  to the first responders and paramedics, the helicopter crew and thedoctors and nurses at the Cox South...

Letters to the editor
VFW Post 5366 expresses thanks to everyone who helped make our Christmas dinner a success. A special thanks to AMVETS Post 154 for donating their time to help us clean up and prepare. There were 125 people fed, with plenty of food for all. Thanks again to everyone for all the donations and the time...
In my high school days, on the rare occasion of getting a date with a girl, the options for what we could do were pretty limited. We could drive 28 miles south, across the state line, to go to a movie in the closest town with a theater—or we could drive 25 miles north to go to the other town that...

Lyle Rowland
Greetings from your state Capitol. The new year seemed to arrive quicker than those of past years. Maybe that’s due to the fact that this is my final session – or it may be due to my being another year older (as of Jan. 2). The second session of the 99th General Assembly started on Jan. 3 with...
After I read the article about building a new Zanoni post office as an investment in the community (“Zanoni post office to reopen in pricey new ‘alternate quarters,’ Times, Jan. 10), I thought April Fool’s Day had come early this year. I live within walking distance of the old Zanoni post office...
I have total sympathy for the poor, fumble-fingered guy who wreaked chaos on Hawaii Saturday when he accidentally pushed the button that sent out a text message to every resident’s cell phone saying a ballistic missile attack was underway. On a much smaller but equally klutzy scale, I know the...
Thanks to the owners of Rocky Top Campground at the top of the Tecumseh curves on Highway 160 for having the big, beautiful light display at Christmastime. I couldn’t believe something like that was in Tecumseh! I’m so glad I read about it in the Ozark County Times so that I knew it was up there...

Missouri Press Association
This report is written by Missouri School of Journalism students and staff for publication by MPA member newspapers in print and online.   Greitens delivers State of the State address Gov. Eric Greitens took a reflective tone Wednesday night during his State of the State address, lauding his first-...
Rural Missourians need action from the Missouri legislature on a number of issues this session, but two issues stand out as being critical to our long-term success.Road and bridge funding is rural Missouri’s top priority. Missouri Farm Bureau members have long supported increasing funding for...

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