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A memorial service for Johnny Lynn Robinson, 34, of West Plains, was held Aug. 20, 2018, at First Missionary Baptist Church in Pottersville. Mr. Robinson died Aug. 16 at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1984, in West Plains, the son of Robert Robinson and Paula Scrivner Tupper. He graduated from...
A memorial service for Jeffrey Paul Jenkins, 47, of Rockford, Illinois, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mr. Jenkins died Aug. 18 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford. He was born June 19, 1971, in Sycamore, Illinois, the son of...
Funeral services for David Elliott Chunn, 75, of Ava, formerly of Gainesville, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with the Rev. Don Yarger officiating. Mr. Chunn died Aug. 19 at his home. He was born Aug. 4, 1943, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Lannis...
Funeral services for Fray Willis Hillhouse, 97, of Springfield, were held Aug. 21, 2018, at Greenlawn East Funeral Home in Springfield. Mr. Hillhouse died peacefully Aug. 17 at his home, with his family by his side. He was born March 1, 1921, in the Ozark County community of Locust. He and his twin...
Edward Jason Burt Jr., 87, of Theodosia, died Aug. 8, 2018, in Cox South Hospital in Springfield, surrounded by friends and family. Private family memorial services are being planned. He was born May 1, 1931, in Queensbury, New York, the son of Edward Jason and Cora Mary Hermance Burt. He proudly...
Mikey Neal and Rebecca Long of Branson are the parents of a baby girl, Lillyan Mae Neal, born Aug. 5, 2018, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She weighed 5 pounds 1 ounce and was 17.5 inches long.  She has two siblings, Esme, 4, and Emmett, 5.  Her grandparents are Carole Long of Gainesville...
Brent Hopper and Shaneesa Scott of Gainesville are the parents of a baby boy, Briton Wayne Hopper, born July 18, 2018, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 22 1/4 inches long.  He has one sibling, J.P., 3. His grandparents are Sherri and...
Donnie and Jasmine Herd of Pontiac are the parents of a baby boy, Fredrick Raymond Herd, born Aug. 6, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.  He has one sibling, Harper, 1.  His grandparents are Keith and Shawna Herd of Pontiac. 
Robert L. and Connie Jo Bushner celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3. The couple was married at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Sacramento, California, on Aug. 3, 1963; they honeymooned in Reno, Nevada, for two days and then drove to Iowa to celebrate with Connie’s famiiy, including a...

These postcard photos, probably from 1949 or 1950, show the restaurant (left) and “tourist cabins” that operated on what is now County Road 806 west of the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office and directly across from the Ozark County Ambulance base. The business is described in the July 22, 1948, item in this week’s Times Past, below. According to “A History of Ozark County, 1841-1991,” J. B. “Jenks” and Lavelle Taylor sold the business in the early 1960s to Harry Davis, who changed the name to Squirrel’s Nest. The cabins have been demolished, but the former restaurant is now a private home.
Ozark County Times July 30, 1909 Dora – Miss Alice Harrison has begun her school at the Dobbs.  Pine Valley, Dist. No. 3, is yet without a teacher. Some good teacher can secure a good school for possibly eight months.   Aug. 4, 1916 The house and barn on the James Mishler farm on Sand Ridge, now...

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