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Dylan and Jessica Leroy of Dora are the parents of a baby girl, Lauren Raine, born Oct. 27, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.  Her sibling is Adylan, 3.  Grandparents are Bradley and Mary Collins, and Ronald and Kari Leroy,...
Ozark County native John R. Sims, seated, center, now living in Mountain Home, Arkansas, was honored recently with a surprise 90th birthday hosted by his family including wife Guavana, pictured behind him with their four children, from left, Jeania Hood, Rick Sims, Terry Sims and Katherine Coffman...

As Ozark County native John R. Sims celebrates his 90th birthday (see page 7), we thought it was a good time to share again this photo of the Sims Locker Plant in Gainesville, from the collection of the late Phyllis Herndon and shared by her niece, Rhonda Herndon. Shown in the 1949 photo are, from left, Odean Goodway, P.O. Sims, John R. Sims, Alton Kyle with son Jimmy, Neil Lawrence, Howard Wade, Jack Barger and Bob Kyle. John R. Sims, now living in Mountain Home, Arkansas, operated the business with his father, P.O. Sims. He told the Times in 2016 he does not recall the occasion for the photo but did remember that Egbert Robbins and Aus Shanks built the locker plant and cheese plant in Gainesville at about the same time, around 1945-46. John R. and Eddie Shanks “mixed mud all summer” for the blocks used in constructing the locker plant; they then joined Hayden Carter in mixing mud for the cheese plant blocks. That summer the Rural Electric Authority ran the first three-phase electrical lines to Gainesville to provide power for the two facilities. The locker plant provided freezer space for rent to residents at a time when most homes only had small refrigerators with tiny freezer compartments.
Ozark County Times Nov. 8, 1901 Thornfield – Elders G. R. Curry and P. A. Byrd baptized 38 converts Sunday. Mrs. Abija Frost and five of her children were baptized. Mrs. Pease died last Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carry Love. The remains were buried in the cemetery south of town.  Our...
Funeral services for Paul Thornton, 99 of Theodosia, were held Oct. 30, 2017, at Salem General Baptist Church in Ocie. Mr. Thornton died Oc. 24 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon. He was born July 14, 1918, in Fair Play, the son of Harve and Jennie Braly Thornton. He graduated from...
Harvey Huelsenbeck and Dawn Flanagan of Gainesville are the parents of a baby girl, Akeelah Jade Huelsenbeck, born Oct. 16, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Jasmine, 19; Jessica, 14; and Cheryl, 7.  Her...
Visitation services for Dennis Dean Renken, 78, of Tecumseh, were held Oct. 30, 2017, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Clear Springs Cemetery near Dawt. Mr. Renken died Oct. 28 at his home. Memorial contributions may be made to...

Sean Cody Rothenberger, 32
Funeral services for Sean Cody Rothenberger, 32, of Bakersfield, were held Oct. 27, 2017, at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Arkansas, with Mike Dillinger officiating. Mr. Rothenberger died Oct. 22 in Baxter County, Arkansas. He was born June 20, 1985, in Blytheville, Arkansas, the son of...

Pat Rader, 84
Pat Rader, 84, of Gainesville, died Oct. 22, 2017, at her residence. Her life was recognized at the memorial service celebrating the life of her sister, June Baker, on Oct. 30 at the Clarkridge Baptist Church in Clarkridge, Arkansas. The sisters died two days apart. She was born March 29, 1933, in...
A celebration of the life of Beverly Forrest, 78, of Gainesville will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city limits. Mrs. Forrest died Oct. 11 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.  She was born Dec. 17, 1938, in West Frankfort,...
Funeral services for June Louise Baker, 76, of Howards Ridge, were held Oct. 30, 2017, at Clarkridge Baptist Church in Clarkridge, Arkansas, with Tim Moore officiating. Mrs. Baker died Oct. 24 at NHC Healthcare in West Plains. She was born Feb. 11, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of...

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