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Funeral services for Mary Lou Sallee, 87, of Ava, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, April 11, 2018, in the Ava United Methodist Church in Ava with Pastor Oren Alcorn and Pastor Jessica Foster officiating. Visitation was Tuesday evening in the Ava High School gymnasium. Mrs. Sallee died April 6 at her...

This photo, reprinted from the World War I book Called to the Colors, published last year by the Historium, is believed to show the second contingent of 64 military draftees who gathered in Gainesville in February 1918 to be taken to the train station in West Plains in a caravan of 15 cars. The Times reported, “It took a half hour for all the cars to cross the North Fork on the Hodo ferry. Crowds thronged the ferry and the waysides to wave cheer and blessings.” The book lists the names of the men separately from the photo, so we don’t know who’s who in the picture. But one of them is believed to be Lawrence Cates, who shipped out with the second contingent, and whose death at Camp Funston was reported in the April 12, 1918, Times item shown below.
Ozark County TimesApril 12, 1918 Lawrence Cates, one of the 64 boys who left here on Feb. 25 for the training camp at Camp Funston, died of pneumonia on Wednesday of last week.The body arrived at the home of his parents near Noble on Saturday and was interred with impressive ceremonies in the...
Michael and Kathleen Koon of Caulfield are the parents of a baby boy, Hixson Marshall, born March 27, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Craig and Sherri Cromer, Larry and Liz Harris, and Merle Koon, all of...

Ethel Bohannon
Ethel Bohannon of Howards Ridge will celebrate her 90th birthday with a party hosted by her children from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Lick Creek VFD firehouse on J Highway. Everyone is invited; Ethel welcomes greeting cards but asks that no gifts be given.She was born April 12, 1928, in...

John Stephens
Ava resident John Stephens isn’t physically able to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday with a party, but he enjoys getting greeting cards. Friends and relatives who wish to send greetings may address them to him at Route 3, Box 34, Ava, MO 65608.He was born April 9, 1928, in Ozark County south of...

This photo of “Elbert Amyx and His Project” is taken from a 1930-31 booklet in the Historium’s collection that was published by Bakersfield School to promote its innovative programs. The text with the photo says, “Vocational Agriculture is the only course offered in high school in which the boy earns while learning. Each boy taking Vocational Agriculture is required to carry on a home project related to the school work and supervised by the instructor, carried to completion on the farm. ... [T]he boys are given practical training in farm shop in which they learn the fundamentals of woodwork, sheet metal, hot metal, concrete, leather and rope. Students are also given practical training in the field in almost every line of farm management such as soil improvement, erosion, pruning, and judging.” Interestingly, while the 1930s text refers only to boys, state numbers show that the number of vo ag students today is split about evenly between male and female students. And two of Ozark County’s four high school vo ag teachers are women.
Ozark County TimesApril 3, 1908 The news of the death of Edward Upton last Sunday came as a shock to his many friends of this vicinity. He was taken dangerously sick with pneumonia on Sunday, just a week before he died, and grew rapidly worse until his death.Mr. Upton was a member of the Masonic...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County court between Tuesday, March 20, and Monday, March 26. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Randy Delee Reynolds, Nixa, owner/operator motor vehicle without maintaining...
Funeral services for Helen Maxine Long, 87, of West Plains, were held March 23, 2018, at Gospel Hill Church of Christ in Pottersville. Mrs. Long died March 20 at her home.She was born Oct. 30, 1930, at Moody, the daughter of  James W. and Etta  Hardcastle Joice. On April 3, 1954, in Leota, Missouri...
A celebration of the life of Tom Grozis, 66, of Mammoth, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the family’s home in Mammoth. Mr. Grozi died March 18 at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas.He was born Nov. 28, 1951, in Aurora, Illinois, the son of Dorathy and...
Funeral services for Henry J. Smith, 86, of Raymore, were held March 27, 2018, at Ball Church of Christ south of Dora. Mr. Smith died March 23 at his home.He was born Aug. 13, 1931, in Dora, the son of Henry and Cora Owen Smith. On June 7, 1952, he married Betty J. Russell. He served in the Army...

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