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This file photo of Taylor Brooks, a Dora High School graduate and now a third-year West Point cadet, was taken during one of his appearances at the Gainesville Lions Club.
Every year, I am honored to have the privilege of nominating outstanding young men and women from southern Missouri for appointment to our nation’s finest service academies. In the spring, I am overcome with emotion when calling many of the same students to tell them they have been admitted to one...
To read more of retired Gainesville educator Jane Elder’s blog, Ozark Road, visit gainesvillemo.blogspot.com. I went down the road today to check on the dogwoods. All the recent freezing weather has me in a tizzy. I’m in a hurry to see all the spring flowers and lovely trees in bloom. I have no...
Greetings from your state Capitol. I had a short visit with Steve Wilkerson from Douglas County. Steve was here with the Missouri Farm Bureau visiting representatives and senators. It’s always good to see people from the 155th here at the Capitol!Last week the House passed to the Senate the...
Farming has always been one of the most hazardous occupations that exists. Machinery accidents and animal mishaps make the news but, over time, everyday wear and tear also take an unbelievable toll on the body of the average farmer.Two weeks ago, I had a cow that needed assistance in delivering her...
Greetings from your state Capitol. Gainesville eighth graders, along with their teachers Sherry Patterson and Trevor Hicks, visited with me and toured the Capitol on March 26. I had a great visit with them and answered their very thought-provoking questions.Last week the House passed to the Senate...
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...
We’ve all witnessed it at one time or another—probably way too often. You’re at a meeting, conference or other type of gathering where the person in charge asks if anyone has any comments or questions. Then one person (usually the same one every time) gets up and begins to drone on for several...

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