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Austin and Camilla Harris of Pottersville are the parents of a baby boy, Isaac Zane-Randals, born July 14, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.His grandparents are Scott and Rose Murphy of Caulfield and Cass and Robin Harris of...
Gene Mullins, 87, of West Plains, died July 6, 2018, at Brooke Haven HealthCare in West Plains. Burial will be at a later date.He was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Bakersfield, the son of  John and Madge Holland Mullins. After graduating from Bakersfield High School in 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force...
Billy Mullins, 79, of Grain Valley, died July 4, 2018, at his home. Burial was at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.He was born March 19, 1939, in Bakersfield, the son of John and Madge Holland Mullins. After graduating from Bakersfield High School, he was drafted into the Army. ...

This photo of the Thornfield store gathered several interesting comments when Ozark County Western Commissioner Greg Donley posted it recently on his Facebook page. The photo, taken in the late 1940s by grocery sales rep Orval Jernigan, shows the store that once stood on Thornfield’s “Main Street” when it was owned by the late Elmer Delp, grandfather of current Ozark County resident Eddie Delp. Elmer operated the store from the 1930s until his death in 1956, when his sons Sonny, Dorman and J.D. Delp took over the store’s operation. In 1960, they sold the Thornfield store and opened a grocery and feed store on North Main Street in Gainesville (in the building that currently houses Shenanigans arcade). The Thornfield store was purchased by Chet Watson, who moved the building to Highway 95, where it still stands today. It was later operated by Hervile Gaulding until he opened the business across the road that’s now the Heriford Store. The building also housed a restaurant and, more recently, a tire shop.
TIMES PAST MAGAZINE IS HERE! pick up your free copy. Times Past Magazine, filled with eye-catching historical photos of Ozark County along with intriguing and heartwarming tidbits of history gleaned from more than 130 years of Ozark County Times archives, is now available free wherever the...
Markus and Ashley Thomas of Noble are the parents of a baby girl, McKinley Ann, born Friday, July 6, 2018, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.Her sisters are Josie Faith Ann, 22 months, and Amanda “Deedle” Fay, 15...
A celebration of the life of Wanda “Bonnie” Sasseen, 88, of Gamaliel, Arkansas, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Gamaliel Fire Station in Gamaliel. Mrs. Sasseen died July 12, 2018, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.She was born Feb. 24, 1930,...

Sometime after “Fred Wright and family” moved to Hammond to become “one of the merchants there,” as reported in the July 15, 1943, item below, this photo was taken of the Wrights’ store, which had moved into the Hammond bank building. The photo was taken by Orval Jernigan, a Milligan Grocery Co. representative who traveled to rural stores in Douglas, Ozark and Taney counties. During the winter of 1946-47, Jernigan took pictures of the stores he called on, typed descriptions onto the bottom of each photo print and mounted them in a photo album that now belongs to Christy Voliva in Ava. She has shared the photos, which were scanned into digital form by Kenneth Brown, with the Ozark County Historium.
Ozark County NewsJuly 13, 1899A terrible tragedy took place near Bakersfield recently. Mr. Leech, who lives near Bakersfield, had two sons aged about 10 and 12. The oldest boy got the shotgun to kill a hawk nearby. In order to get near enough to shoot the hawk, he cocked the gun and turned the...

Margie Payton
Theodosia resident Margie Payton, who celebrates her 91st birthday on July 30, says she’s still overjoyed by the surprise birthday party her friends at Theodosia United Methodist Church threw for her last year, on her 90th. “It was so extraordinary and wonderful, this year I’m not doing anything. I...
Pontiac residents Al and Sharon Davidson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 6 and plan to mark the occasion by returning to Niagara Falls, where they honeymooned in 1968. Sharon grew up near Minot, North Dakota, the daughter of Audrey and John Opitz. Al was raised in New Hyde Park on...
A memorial service for Raelene Kay Smart, 51, of Gainesville, was held July 7, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mrs. Smart died June 28 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.She was born Oct. 7, 1966, in Joplin, the daughter of Ron and Charlotte (Kingsford...

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