Racing 08: Little Hope in a Little Town

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WEST PLAINS, Mo. — The billboard towers on private land above Route 63, but it essentially acts as the public welcome sign for this city of about 10,000 nestled in the Ozarks. Raised on a hill that guards the town's main entrance, it depicts a cartoonlike drawing of Barack Obama wearing a turban above a message that has shaped many visitors' impressions of West Plains.

 

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