Dora School invites local community to Saturday fish fry in new FEMA building


The Dora community is invited to a free fish fry from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in Dora School’s new FEMA building, which is nearing completion on the school’s campus. The fish fry coincides with the school’s hosting of district basketball competitions Saturday. Times photo / Sue Ann Jones.

Dora School will host a free community fish fry from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb.

Times Past: Feb. 14, 2018


We’ve learned some new information about this previously published photo of the Gainesville High School Glee Club, which is mentioned in a 1928 item shared in this week’s Times Past. We now know that the photo was taken to advertise the club’s upcoming performance of “Love Pirates of Hawaii.” The group posed beside Gainesville’s fourth school building, which was built in 1917 on the site near today’s Gainesville post office and was later demolish after being declared unsafe. Only three glee club members’ identities are known: Hattie Clark (Sandford) is on the far right, and her brother, Wolf Clark, is standing near the center of the group in the dark sweater. The student labeled “Virgil” is Virgil Robinson, father of Carla Robinson Lane and her brother, the late Russ Robinson. The photo was recently shared with us by Matt Lyons of Springfield, grandson of Hattie Clark Sandford.

Ozark County Times

Feb. 20, 1914

Longtime valentines: 60-plus years of ‘I’ve got you, baby’


Lawrence Strickland says it was love at first sight when he saw his soon-to-be wife Dot and her sisters singing in a little log church back in the mountains in West Virginia. They were married June 22, 1950.

After almost 68 year of marriage for Lawrence and Dot Strickland, Lawrence says, “I don’t think I ever proposed to her.

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