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Funeral services for Janice A. Corp, 77, of Grain Valley, were held April 26, 2018, at the Blue Springs Church of Christ in Blue Springs. Mrs. Corp died April 22 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.She was born May 31, 1940, in Montrose, Missouri, the daughter of Herman and Catherine...
Graveside services for Albert Ralph Gargione Jr., 65, of Bakersfield, were held April 28, 2018, at Udall Cemetery.  Mr. Gargione died April 24 at Brooke Haven Health Care in West Plains.He was born May 15, 1952, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Albert R. Gargione Sr. and Donna Mae Edwards...
Nick Pruitt and Kimberly James Scott of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Josie Pearl Pruitt, born April 4, 2018, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.Her brother is Everett Hand, 6.Maternal grandparents are Donny and Jessica James...
An item in last week’s Times Past column repeated an error that originally appeared in 1967, when the Times incorrectly announced the April 15, 1967, marriage of Dian Terry and Sp/4 Donald Luna at the First Christian Church here. Gainesville resident Barbara Rackley Luna has let us know that she...
Barbara and Jerry Holt of Gainesville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 24 at the home of their daughter and son-in-law in Utah, where they will be joined by 25 other relatives and friends from throughout the country. Barbara Jeanne Thompson was born in Maine, and Jerry Lee Holt was...

This May Day photo was taken on Gainesville’s square, probably in 1931. The late Alma McDonald (Luna), then probably a senior in high school, was the queen leading the children wrapping one of the May poles, according to the late Mary Ruth McDonald (Landers), Alma’s sister, who’s second from left in the photo and was a first-grader at the time. Others in the photo are, from left, Nadine Morrison (Ebrite), Mary Ruth, Maxine Shaw (Shanerman), Marguerite Sanders (Cobb) and Juanita McClendon. Several years ago, Mary Ruth told the Times the girls wore skirts made of crepe paper. The two children ahead of Alma are unknown. Behind the group is the east side of the square, including the Christian Church, which served as the county’s courthouse after the earlier courthouse burned. The church later burned as well. To the right of the church is the small stone building that still stands on the square, now without its front-porch awning. The source of the photo is unknown.
Ozark County TimesMay 1, 1908Dora – Our section was visited Thursday night by the worst windstorm in the history of this part of the county. Houses were wrenched from their foundations, barns unroofed, orchards destroyed and a great portion of the timber uprooted. May 3, 1918Rosco Beard, son of...
Funeral services for Ed V. Bridges, 86, of Bakersfield, will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 25, 2018, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains.Mr. Bridges died April 22 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Elijah, the son of William Edgar and Jennie Mullins Bridges...
Funeral services for Hazel “Lindie” Harden, 77, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2018 , at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Dale Roberts officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Harden died April 21 at the...
A simple graveside service for Esther Alline McMahan, 92, of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Romance, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Gainesville Cemetery. Ms. McMahan died March 19, 2018, in Wichita.She was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Lafferty, Arkansas, the daughter of Ed and Hester McMahan....
Funeral services for Erby Leo Bales, 86, of West Plains, were held April 20, 2018, at Assembly of God Church in Bakersfield. Mr. Bales died April 16 at Brooke Haven Health Care in West Plains.He was born Nov, 8, 1931, at Viola, Arkansas, the son of Hamey Otis and Ora Ellen Johnson Bales. In the...

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