Times photo/Sue Ann Jones Musicians and listeners gather each Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Center for an informal music jam session. Pat Whisnant organizes the weekly gatherings with help from Mary Pitcock. A light supper is served halfway through the session. Everyone is invited to the music session, which is free of charge (donations are collected in a can to help pay for use of the building). Last week’s circle of musicians included, from left, Lawrence Strickland and his wife Dot (back to camera), Opal Beasley and her husband Jim Beasley, Ray McDaniel, Jeffery Goss, Bob Obert and Tom Pitcock.

Congratulations to the winners of our recent election. The elected board members are Buddy Festervand, Sue Herning and Carol Cooper.


This postcard photo of Gainesville, from the collection of Mary Ann Boone Heard, was taken sometime after 1912. The Ozark County Courthouse is the white, two-story building on the lower left edge. (It burned in November 1934.) The Harlin House is visible in the middle of the right edge. Several other homes in the photo still stand as well, including the two on top of the hill and the two-story peaked-roof home just west of the square.

Ozark County News
June 26, 1890
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My first turkey hunt has lasted a lifetime

Tommie Taylor shows one of the turkeys he killed during a recent hunting season. This one had four beards. His wife Donnis told the Times, “I can’t even imagine all the men he’s taken turkey hunting” in the 52 years since this story started.

Editor’s note: Ozark County native Tommie Taylor retired in 2016 after working for the county in different jobs for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Donnis, live in Gainesville.


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