TIMES PAST


During the winter of 1946-47, the late Orval Jernigan, an Ava-based sales representative for Milligan Grocery Co., Jernigan took pictures of stores, mills and some scenery throughout the Ozark, Douglas and Taney county area. Jernigan labeled this photo “Modern Hill Home, Skyline Drive in Forest.” An album of Jernigan’s photos, now owned by Christy Voliva of Ava, was digitized several years ago by Kenneth Brown, who shared the photos with the Ozark County Historium, with Voliva’s permission.

Ozark County Times
July 5, 1918

Large crowd turns out for Masons’ flag-retirement ceremony Saturday


Girl Scouts Alana Broncal and Amber Gibson, along with leader Virginia Campbell, arrange the faded and torn American flags before each was taken to the fire to be retired.

America flags, some folded neatly in the familiar triangle, some rumpled and faded, lay stacked on a long table in front of Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia Saturday.

Fourth of July events continue this week around the area


Diana Premer and her grandchildren, Colton, Maria and Melody, with their “Lake Hair, Don’t Care” themed golf cart, won the People’s Choice award at Saturday’s 18th annual Theodosia Marina Resort golf cart parade. Parade director Linda Moore, affectionately known as the mayor of TMR campground, said as many as 60 golf carts have appeared in the parade when the Fourth of July holiday falls on a three-day weekend. This year 23 decorated carts rolled through the campground. The parade, a well-loved tradition among TMR campers, is open to anyone with a golf cart or other small vehicle.

Many Fourth of July fireworks displays and other events occurred over the weekend in Ozark County and nearby areas, but the fun’s not over yet.

Bull Shoals water quality earns top marks in report


Jackie Klineline, owner of Just Jackie’s restaurant at Pontiac, took this photo Sunday of the sunset over Bull Shoals Lake, which earned tops marks in a recent Ozarks Water Watch report comparing water quality in Upper White River sub-basins.

Bull Shoals Lake earned top marks in Ozarks Water Watch’s recently released 10th annual “Status of the Watershed Report.”

Lightning strikes sheriff’s office, damaging communications systems


Lightning struck the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office Sunday morning, disabling some of the department’s communications systems.

A lightning strike during a passing thunderstorm Sunday morning knocked out radio communications at the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office, took out phone lines and zapped an office copier machine.

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