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OHP from rivers to reading


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Due to the Covid pandemic, the Ozark Heritage Project has suspended numerous planned river clean-ups along with historical presentations for this spring. Instead, OHP president and local author Rick Mansfield is working on several new books and concentrating on the needs of neighbors. To that end, OHP is donating books to local hospitals, nursing homes and individual families. This offer has been shared through several social media outlets, including Facebook.
“We have an inventory of a few hundred books,” stated OHP president Rick Mansfield. “Though we are accepting donations from people who wish to do so, these books are being mailed FREE so that families self-quarantined can have something to do.” As of press, OHP has donated a little more than one-hundred books. Families are asked to contact Rick through phone, (573) 663-2269, email, emansfield2004@yahoo.com, or at 701 CR 602, Ellington, MO 63638.
The various offerings may be seen on the Rick Mansfield Facebook page, and range from short-story collections of historical fiction and one murder mystery, to several children’s books, which include activities to do. All are family-friendly reading. Most of Rick’s books are also available on Kindle. OHP still has hopes of resuming river-cleanups, celebrations and historical presentations later this year. In the meanwhile, OHP encourages anyone knowing of some shut-in who might enjoy one of these FREE books to contact them.

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