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Passengers chat as they cross the North Fork of the White River at Tecumseh on the Hodo Ferry in this 1930s photo from the Ozark County Historium’s collection. The late Dorothy Gardner had written on the back of the photo that the passengers included the Gradie Sanders family. The “neighborhood of Hodo Ferry” is mentioned in a Jan. 7, 1913, item in this week’s Times Past as having been hit by smallpox.
Ozark County Times Jan. 7, 1913 County court was in session here Monday and Tuesday making settlement with the Collector and, with the county physician, acted as a County Board of Health. They formulated quarantine regulations against smallpox, and the sheriff is instructed to rigidly enforce these...
Graydon Larry Carpenter, 79, of Rockbridge, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 20, 2018, after a long battle against cancer. A service celebrating his life with family and friends will be scheduled later.  Mr. Carpenter was born July 30, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa. He lived most of his life in that...
A celebration of the life of Donnell “Don” August Seilnacht, 66, of Theodosia, will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, followed by a 2 p.m. chapel service at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois Ave. in St. Louis. Mr. Seilnacht died Jan. 26, 2018, at Cox Hospital in Branson. He was born Nov. 29,...
A memorial service for Bruno Ochner, 87, of Frisco, Texas, formerly of Isabella, was held Jan. 27, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas. Mr. Ochner died Jan. 20 at his home in Frisco. He was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Burgstall, Italy, a small town nestled in the Italian Alps. His ...

Barbara Jean Watkins, 76
Funeral services for Barbara Jean Watkins, 76, of Forsyth, is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2018, at Family Life Church in Dora. Mrs. Watkins died Jan. 28 at her home. She was born March 27, 1941, in Ozark County, the daughter of Farrell and Veta Berry. She graduated in 1959 from Dora High...

Lorene Workman, 96
A celebration of the life of Lorene Workman, 96, of Ozark, is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2018, at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Mrs. Workman died Jan. 28 at her home. She was born June 14, 1921, in Chadwick, the daughter of Henry and Ethel Andrews Hughes. She lived in a log cabin as a...

When Micheal Mahan shared this 1960s photo of the Bakersfield Cafe on the Bakersfield Missouri Historical Society’s Facebook page, many viewers shared their memories of the landmark gathering place. Judy Eastman Ball identified the people in the photo from the names written on the back of the original photo owned by her cousin, Bonnie Carlile. From left:. Margie Williamson, Floyd Hathcock and Freda Sexton. Behind the counter: Ozella Vaughan, Maxine Vaughan, Violet Young, Flora Simpson Shrable and Patsy Williams.. Thanks to Mahan and Ball for permission to reprint the photo and names here.
Ozark County Times Feb. 1, 1918 Another big offensive move was started Sunday night against the Germans when John. C. Harlin, Chairman of Ozark County W. S. S. Committee fired the first gun by making a speech ... appealing to the citizens to put their money in the fight for liberty. ...  Before the...

Molly Vincent, 80
Funeral services for Molly Vincent,  80, of Gainesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Highway 160 west of Gainesville. The family will greet friends and relatives at The Center in Gainesville following the service. Mrs. Vincent died...

Joseph Lee ‘Joe’ Gott, 62
Funeral services for Joseph Lee “Joe” Gott, 62, of Salem, Missouri, were held Jan. 22, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Gale Wooten officiating. Mr. Gott died Jan. 17 at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1955, in Gainesville, the son of Charles Lee and Helen June Blisard Gott....

John ‘Speedy’ Steele, 87
Graveside services for John F. “Speedy” Steele, 87 of Mountain Home, Arkansas, were held Jan. 18, 2018, at Baxter Memorial Gardens in Mountain Home with Brother Lowell Tregle officiating. Mr. Steele died Jan. 14. He was born Aug. 14, 1930, the son of Lester and Lena Ann Collins Steele. Although he...

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