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Letti Dawn Potter
Drake and Kara Potter of Gainesville are the parents of a baby girl, Letti Dawn Potter, born Dec. 20, 2017, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She weigh 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kevin and Phyllis Lemons of Wasola; paternal...

We don’t know what occasion brought about this luncheon shared on the north-side lawn of the courthouse, but it may have been part of the open-house celebration marking the opening of the new Ozark County Times office after the original building burned on Feb. 14, 1963. We know the identity of only one person in the photo: Ruby Robins, who owned and operated the Ozark County Times with her husband, Fred Robins, is seated third from right. We speculate that the luncheon may have honored the Times’ correspondents and their families. The undated photo is part of the Ruby Robins collection of photos and memorabilia at the Ozark County Historium.
Ozark County Times Jan. 11, 1907 The County Court at its last session appointed Geo. W. Boone, W. T. Harlin and Marion Haskins as a committee to select a site and erect thereon a good substantial stone jail for Ozark county. The committee is authorized to sell the old jail and lot and with the...

Phoenix Reign Ledbetter
Casey Ledbetter and Keirsten Paige Little of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Phoenix Reign Ledbetter, born Dec. 25, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 1/2 ounce, and was 20 3/4 inches long.  Her sibling is Mason, 2. Grandparents are Jeremy and Tara...

Maynard Brown, 72
Maynard Brown, 72, of Isabella, died Dec. 30, 2017, at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville. Private services will be held at a later date. He was born Aug. 19, 1945, in Sarasota, Florida, the son of “Doc” and Irene Malloy Brown. He married Faye Shirling, the love of his life, when they...

Doris Flo Tackett, 82
Funeral services for Doris Flo Tackett, 82, of West Plains will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Tackett died Dec. 31, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.  She...

Noma Nadine Wyatt Brown Traub
Noma Nadine Wyatt Brown Traub, of Ava died December 26, 2017 at Heart Of The Ozarks Nursing Home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.      Nadine was born July 8, 1937 in Kissee Mills, MO., the daughter of Truman and Ada (Roberts) Wyatt.  She was a lifelong resident of Taney County with the...

Donald E. Jenkins, 82
Funeral services for Donald E. Jenkins, 85, of Heavener, Oklahoma, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Heavener Baptist Church in Heavener. Mr. Jenkins died Dec. 29 at his home in Heavener. He was born March 2, 1935, in Oakland, Arkansas, the son of Tonie and Canzada Taylor Jenkins. He...

Donald Wayne Cagle, 63
Funeral services for Donald Wayne Cagle, 63, of Peel, Arkansas, were held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Jeff Dotson officiating. Mr. Cagle died Dec. 26, 2017, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. He was born May 8, 1954, in Harrison, Arkansas, the...

This photo of the dam and powerhouse at Althea Spring is reprinted from “A History of Ozark County, 1841-1991,” which is available on DVD from the Ozark County Historium. A story by the late Dale Morrison accompanies the photo in the book, explaining that the area around the spring, now a Missouri Department of Conservation access point on the North Fork of the White River, was purchased by Karl W. Schmidt, owner of Builders Steel Co. of Kansas City, on May 9, 1958. Schmidt built a home, office, machine shop and caretaker’s home as well as the dam across the spring branch and a generator and powerhouse, which provided power for the Schmidt home. On Aug. 24, 1977, David Wagner drove Karl and his wife, Willa, to Springfield for doctors’ appointments. As they were returning home, all three were killed in a single-vehicle crash near Seymour. In 1980, MDC purchased the spring and surrounding property for $200,000.
Ozark County Times Jan. 7, 1916 Hammond – H. T. Owens and Bob Jones drove into Pond Fork which had a four-foot rise. The swift water carried the team and buggy some 50 yards below the ford before they could land. The buggy was completely submerged but remained upright, and the boys refused to leave...

Perry Ray Looney
A service celebrating the life of Perry Ray Looney, 80, of Dixon, California, will be held Jan. 6, 2017, following a noon luncheon at Trinity Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vacaville, California. Mr. Looney died Dec. 15 at his home.  He was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Gainesville, the son of Harley...

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