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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Bob Mitchell: Don't miss opening day (02/25/15)
Whether you are a native, longtime resident or newcomer, make it a point to get up early next Sunday and be one of those stream-side in Roaring River Hollow for the 2015 opening of Rainbow Trout Season. There will be plenty of time after the opening excitement of the event for you to go back home and change out of the layers of clothing required by the normally cold conditions to your church attire...
Who is going to feed us? (02/18/15)
What started as a jaunt to find warm weather the first week in January, ended up as a question of: "Who is going to feed us in the future?" Bringing this subject to the forefront were conversations with the folks further south who were responsible in years past for providing the produce that many folks in these parts had grown accustomed to enjoying...
Politicians and the press (02/11/15)
In these days of politicians and their cronies grabbing a large share of news coverage in this country, I will never forget there were two politicians who I have always admired. One was the late Missouri Secretary of State Jim Kirkpatrick, the other was the late President Harry S. Truman...
Bob Mitchell: Sports shows (02/04/15)
It's that time of year when Sports, Boat and Travel Show arrangements are being completed by those resorts and related businesses around the country. The goal is to whet the appetites of people who participate in leisure activities a little earlier and perhaps sign them up for early reservations and purchases...
Bob Mitchell: More winter? (01/28/15)
Along with the arrival of February, next week will be a weather indicator for the region when Groundhog Day rolls around. The rodent that is sometimes the ruination of crop fields will tell us whether there will be six more weeks of winter after Feb. 1. If the Barry County species sees its shadow, that will find us headed for six more weeks of winter before we can expect spring-like temperatures...
Bob Mitchell: Remembering Sport, the bird dog (01/14/15)
About 75 years ago, there was a brown and white Pointer bird dog named Sport, who was both a pet and an adequate hunting dog. More important, he was a constant companion of a boy that lived on the edge of town and spent most of his time in the outdoors. The two had a life that was not to be equaled in either of their minds...
Bob Mitchell: Cassville could use a good shot of innovation (01/07/15)
This being a brand new year for Cassville, it has so far been a complete success by getting this column named in the correct year, on the first try. The year 2015 will bring new projects for most of us. In the past, there were projects for various individuals, clubs and organizations, which very few paid any attention to. Consequently, a lot of good things went undone, were never attempted, or just flat out flunked...
Bob Mitchell: Time to wake up, Cassville (12/31/14)
What could be the most important project for Cassville in the New Year is possibly the revitalization of the Industrial Development Corp. (IDC). For the last decade or so, there has been no progress toward industrial economic development. The fact exists that manufacturing payroll numbers have declined...
Kyle Troutman: Hanging our stockings in hopes of economic prosperity (12/24/14)
As our stockings are hung by the chimney with care, it is our hope that an even stronger economy may soon be there. Steadily improving over the last few years, economic recovery seems just within sight. The first place to find a positive economic sign is in the Barry County unemployment rate, which peaked at 9.4 percent in January 2010. That number has dipped to 4.1 percent in October, the lowest since December 2006, according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Bob Mitchell: Yep, Suzie, there sure is a Santa Claus (12/24/14)
Christmas is a lot of things to a lot of people. The true meaning of the holiday is often lost in merchandising and profits. But, the true meaning of the season was put to a full meaning years ago in a New York newspaper which told a response to a letter from a little girl named Virginia...
Jo Nell Corn: Speak your mind on Mark Twain National Forest (12/17/14)
Dear editor I have heard the phrase, "Speak now or forever hold your peace," at weddings, but I am realizing now this also applies to the Butler Hollow Project, involving 18,000-plus acres of the Mark Twain National Forest. The notification letter states only those who submit timely, specific written comments during this 30-day period, which ends Dec. 22, will be eligible to file an objection in the future...
Bob Mitchell: 'Deck the halls' history in Cassville (12/17/14)
Like the songs advocate, now is the time for decorating whatever amount you intend to do for the Christmas holiday. If you want to make any observance on the season for your home or business, remember it is almost time to acknowledge the birth of Jesus Christ...
Ozarks Viewpoints (12/10/14)
During a four-year hitch in Uncle Sam's Navy, it was my luck to be one of those sailors who was home for two of those holidays. First, there was the 1949 holiday when the trip from Key West, Fla., provided some interesting events on the return to the duty station...