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 Last week we celebrated National FFA week. Since its founding in 1928, the National FFA Organization has brought together students, educators and private sector agriculture professionals to support agriculture education in schools across our country. More specifically, FFA teaches young adults...
Some activities around the Capitol were canceled last week due to winter weather around the state. We hope that will be the last of the problems this winter will cause.Our Appropriations Committee on Education has met to finalize our budget requests to the entire budget.  This meeting went well...
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...
Greetings from your state Capitol. Last week was extremely busy here in the Capitol. The budget committee is finishing up with hearing all of the state departments’ budgets. Late nights every day! This week will give us a little relief as the Education Appropriations Committee, which I chair, will...
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...
Editor’s note: To read more of retired Gainesville educator Jane Elder’s blog, Ozark Road, visit gainesvillemo.blogspot.com. This post is written in honor of Jane’s former teaching colleagues Patsy Hambelton, who taught business classes at Gainesville High School for many years, and Donna Hayes,...
The historical significance of Tecumseh Park to area residents should be considered as plans are being discussed for its reconstruction. While the argument can be made that the past has no impact on present plans, a brief reminder of what the park has meant to the community should never be...
For as long as I’ve been raising cattle, I have always turned the bulls in with the cows so that my spring calving season will begin around Feb. 1. There has only been one year where that turned out to be a mistake, thanks to an early February blizzard that stayed on for weeks. Now, I can make that...
When I became employed by the Little Rock District of the Corps of Engineers in 1968, one of my duties was studying the amount of sedimentation that occurred at the point where rivers end and lakes begin. I recall that sedimentation typically peaks at about 50 years. I believe some of the flood...

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