Times Past: Nov. 29, 2017


This photo shows the Ozark County Courthouse that burned in 1934, as reported in the Times Past item below. The building, completed in 1874, was said to have been “built of wood from the county’s pineries.” After the courthouse was destroyed by fire on Nov. 28, 1934, the county court purchased the Christian Church building – a small portion of which can be seen on the left edge of the photo. The congregation was moving out of the building, which was located on the east side of the square near the present site of Park Place Realty. After that former church building also burned in 1947, county offices operated out of several rental quarters on the square until the current building was completed in 1939, costing $43,000 – paid for by a county bond issue and a 55 percent matching grant from the Federal Works Project Administration.

Ozark County Times

Dec. 2, 1910

Jeremy Haskins’ invention earns Best New Product award at national expo


Jeremy Haskins, right, received the Best New Product award from American Public Works Association president Bo Mills during the association’s PWX conference in late August in Orlando, Florida. Jeremy, son of the late Jerry Haskins and grandson of the late Charles and Juanita Haskins, formerly of Brixey, is the founder of HoleHat, a manhole safety cover that is now being used by municipal utilities in metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles, California.

Jeremy Haskins, P.E., of Scottsdale, Arizona,  invented HoleHat, a portable manhole safety cover now being used by municipal util

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