Opinions

The selling point to convince the voters of the Gainesville school district to approve the increase in the school tax levy is how “little” it will cost a person whose house is valued at $50,000.  It is not only the person who owns a $50,000 house who will be paying the tax. Anyone who owns property...
We have quality children. Let’s assist them in becoming productive.  There’s a big connection between quality and production. David Kearns, chairman and CEO of Xerox, believes that one-fourth of all work in American industry is done to correct errors. That’s expensive!  If you don’t have time to...
Everyone needs to decide what they feel is right for them. I don’t know what is right for you. I only know what is right for me.  When the Gainesville School levy-increase proposal was on the ballot last time, I really struggled with what was the right thing for me. I vote my ballot; you vote yours...
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.” –  Larry J. Sabato For the past several weeks I have measured time based on “how many more weeks until the election.” On Monday, when I woke up, I thought to myself, “Oh boy, we’re in the home stretch.” Some folks might think that sounds...

Jane Elder
I read with interest the two letters in last week’s Times written by persons who urged us not to vote yes on the proposed school levy for the Gainesville R-V School District on Nov. 6. I would like to add my thoughts to theirs. I will be voting yes on the levy. Why? Here are the reasons. 1. Our...

A leaking roof causes the floor of a science classroom at Gainesville High School to be covered with water each time it rains, teachers say. A wall in the science room had to be removed due to moisture-caused mold.
Every day I pull into the Gainesville High School / Junior High parking lot, and before I even enter the building I’m thinking a thousand different thoughts. Will the student who cried in my office yesterday be having a better day today? Will a project I know is going on in a particular class be...
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Ozark County Times.  I noticed how hard these ladies worked at Hootin an Hollarin, taking pictures and documenting all the happenings during those three crazy, fun-filled days. My daughter was in the pet contest in the rain on Saturday. Sue Ann...

Eric Bohl
After three years of court battles, a federal judge in South Carolina recently breathed new life into one of the worst ideas of the Obama administration. The 2015 Waters of the United States Rule, commonly known as WOTUS, was an effort by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to...
For too many years under President Obama’s tenure, the federal government grew while Americans’ paychecks shrank. Millions watched with disgust as their tax dollars flowed to Washington for wasteful programs and pet projects. Last year, President Trump and I reversed course and overhauled the...
Charlie’s wife needed to go into the city to have some routine lab work done at a hospital clinic. Needing to get some machinery parts, the old man asked his wife if he could ride to town with her, then he could drive her car to the nearby parts store while she was in the clinic. She agreed, and...

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