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Pictured from left is Congressman Smith and Bob Parker with OPRC. (ORN Photo)

Pictured from left is Congressman Smith and Bob Parker with OPRC. (ORN Photo)

(Mountain Grove) – The Ozarks Property Rights Coalition held their first meeting of the new year on Thursday night, and honored a number of politicians for their work in fighting the National Blueways designation of the White River Watershed in Missouri and Arkansas.

Missouri 8th District Congressman Jason Smith told those in attendance that the cancellation of the Blueways program was accomplished because of grassroots efforts like OPRC:

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Also honored was Missouri 7th District Congressman Billy Long, who said that constituents need to talk with their legislators if they have concerns and issues:

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Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder was also honored at the event. During his speech, he compared the Blueways fight with the Ozark National Scenic Riverways’ Draft General Management Plan:

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Kinder continued, saying that he believes the time is coming when Missouri will regain control of ONSR:

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The Ozarks Property Rights Coalition held the meeting at the ConnXtion Entertainment Center off of Business 60 in Mountain Grove.

Pictured from left is Bob Parker with OPRC and Lt. Governor Kinder. (ORN Photo)

 

Pictured from left is Bob Parker with OPRC and Rep. Billy Long. (ORN Photo)

Pictured from left is Bob Parker with OPRC and Rep. Billy Long. (ORN Photo)

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