A group of life-long friends gathered recently at The Center in Gainesville to enjoy a fried-fish dinner and share photos taken during a recent 90th birthday celebrated by Ozark County native John R. Sims, who now lives in Mountain Home, Arkansas, with his wife, Guavana. Sharing laughs and memories were, from left, Loretta Walker, John R. Sims, Bonnie Ebrite, Barbara and Wilber Cowart, Guavana Sims, Frances and Rex Johnson. The Simses were accompanied by their two daughters, Kat Coffman of Midland, Texas, and Jeania Hood of Ozark; they also have two sons, Rick and Terry. The sisters shared lunch with local friends, including Kat’s classmates Pam McGinnis, Vicky Evans, Janet Taber, Diane White and Sue Ann Jones. Classmate Frances Loftis also stopped by.