TIMES PAST


This photo of the view coming into Bakersfield in the 1960s was shared by Micheal Mahan on the Bakersfield Missouri Historical Society page on Facebook.

 Ozark County News
March 8, 1900
Ella, the 7-year old daughter of Amanda Patrick, living 6 miles east of town, met with a serious accident last Sunday. While swinging by a rope under a patent wagon bed lifter, she pulled the loop out of the rope and the wagon bed fell, striking her on the head, knocking her insensible. She was carried to the house supposed to be dead. A physician was called and restoratives applied which revived her, but her condition is serious and may result fatally.
 
Ozark County Times
March 6, 1908
 Noble - Mart Magill was working on a phone line Monday and fell from a tree, hurting himself seriously, perhaps fatally. Dr. Davis is in attendance.
Ozark County will soon be well connected by telephone. One new line was put up Monday, passing through Noble and connecting at the Davis switch. We are waiting for the phones to arrive so we can begin active operations.
 
March 8, 1918
On Monday morning the balance of Ozark County’s quota of 88 men, nine in number this time, left here in three automobiles for West Plains where they entrained for Camp Funston. They were in the charge of C. F. Grisham, member of the Local Board, and Hugh Layton, clerk. The soldier boys who went were Samuel J. Reed Thornfield, Alf Climer Bakersfield, Ira Smith Souder, Marvin L. Welch Almartha, Nunie T. Provow Bakersfield, David B. Deupree Dora, Elijah Strong Howard Ridge, George W. Rearry Notting-hill, Charles E. Halford Udall.
 
March 11, 1943
Sly Old Cupid still makes his darts. This time he touched the hearts of Rex D. Ebrite and Miss Nadine Morrison. They were united in marriage Wednesday morning March 10. 
The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ebrite, now of Springfield. ... For the past year he has been employed as a welder in Detroit, Mich. 
The juniors presented their play, “Depend on Me,” to a large, enthusiastic audience at the high school auditorium Tuesday evening. ... Those having parts were: Amos Ledbetter, Fern Grisham, Pauline Runion, Ralph Parker, Barbara Prock, Joan Sanders, Levi Burnett, Norma Melton, M. D. Ledbetter, Amon Herd and Eldon Mahan. 
 
March 13, 1958
 Big Russ Robinson, on whose wide shoulders fell quite a load when his rebounding teammate, Charles Taylor, was found not eligible for NCAA basketball tournament play, came through in the biggest way.
Robinson was named the outstanding player in the two-night tourney at Springfield by a vote of reporters and newsmen. The 6-6 SMS center from Gainesville was the only unanimous choice for the all-tourney team.
The SMS Bears overpowered Regis College 73-85 Saturday night to earn the NCAA Southwest regional championship and a shot at the college division crown to be battled for this week at Evansville, Indiana. 
 
March 7, 1968
 Paul Herd was named to the position of high school principal by the Gainesville Board of Education at a special meeting Friday. His duties as principal are to begin on July 1.
Mr. Herd is a 1947 GHS graduate, a 1957 graduate of SMS and received his Master’s Degree from Drury College in 1967. He has been teaching here for the past 10 years. ...
His wife is the former Jean Silvey. They have one daughter, Paula, who is a first grade student at Gainesville elementary ,where Mrs. Herd teaches fourth grade.
Mr. Herd is also a Marine Corps veteran and lives in the Willhoit-Romance area, where he has carried on a livestock farming enterprise for the past few years. 
 
March 10, 1993
Lutie/Theodosia – After all our 20 inches of snow (altogether) has almost melted, we have mud. Several people reported falling on the ice that also accumulated in the last storm on Feb. 23.
Ocie – Beulah Mashburn had two cows to have twin calves. . .. It is so hard to take care of them in bad weather. 
Dene and Imogene Hughes, Dale and Joy  Cutbirth are getting their greenhouse ready for spring.
 

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