Letters to the Editor

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...
I received the copy of the Times Past magazine that y’all recently mailed to me. I read it from cover to cover and really enjoyed it. It was very well done and very historically informative.  Many of the folks mentioned in the articles I personally knew, and many more I knew of from past...
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...

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