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Kudos to commission for rejecting road gate

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took action in the best interest of the county, despite an emotional appeal to the contrary. The commission should be commended.
The governing body opted not to act on a request from some residents in extreme southeastern Barton County to install gates on a stretch of a sand road in the area. Within shouting distance of the Arkansas River and the Rice County Line, the folks were concerned about drug activity, poaching and littering that takes place in the region.
It takes a half an hour for law enforcement to arrive, they said. By ...

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