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This undated postcard from Rainbo Ridge Resort in Isabella is thought to have been photographed in the 1950s. According to “The History of Ozark County: 1841-1991,” Rainbo Ridge was one of the 43 resorts established around or near Bull Shoals Lake at Ocie, Theodosia, Isabella and Pontiac between 1952 and 1973. Located on Highway 160 between the Theodosia Bridge and HH Highway in Isabella, the resort’s two simple and tidy cabins attracted early tourists, primarily fishermen, to Ozark County shortly after Bull Shoals Dam was completed in 1951, impounding the lake. According to the history book, Rainbo Ridge was built that same year by Dale and Edith Riddle of Kansas City, “with Edith Riddle doing the carpentry work and some of the wiring and plumbing.” After being bought and sold several times, the resort closed in the late 1970s, according to the book.
Ozark County TimesMay 22, 1914Liner – Poke salad has taken a back seat now, and strawberry shortcake is in order.Wm. Holstine lost a fine colt this week. Toledo – Walter Gilliland of this place died Tuesday after a few days illness.E. T. Brown attended the funeral of Mr. Gilliland at Thornfield...
Wasola residents Royce and Evelyn Eslinger recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.Royce was born in 1922 in a log cabin at Romance, the son of Fred and Drotha Gardner Eslinger. Evelyn was born in 1925 in Warner, North Dakota, the daughter of Scott and Gladys Hill Price. Her family moved...
A private service for Steven Grant Rich, 55, of Tecumseh, will be held June 2, 2018, at his home. Mr. Rich died May 1 at the home of his sister in Great Bend, Kansas.  He was born Oct. 30, 1962, in Altheimer, Arkansas, the son of W. R. and Jeannie Rich. He was a kindhearted spirit who loved the...
A memorial service for Roy Lee Brown, 76, of Isabella, was held May 7, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mrs. Brown died April 30 at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  She was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Stroud, Oklahoma, the daughter of Carles and Johnie...
Funeral services for Dakota Conrad Ellison, 25, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, were held May 12, 2018, in the Bakersfield High School gymnasium in Bakersfield. Mr. Ellison died May 7 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was born May 15, 1992, in West Plains, the son of Dennis S. and...
Funeral services for Lula Pauline Wallace, 83, of Raytown, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, May 16, 2018, at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Mrs. Wallace died May 11 at her daughter’s home in Pleasant Hill. She was born July 5, 1934, in Ozark County, the daughter of Doin Vernie and...
Funeral services for Brenda Lee Hambelton Amyx, 59, of Gainesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Visitation will be from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Amyx died May 12, 2018 at Ozarks Medical Center in...
Laurence Hamric of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Ann Hamric of Richmond, Virginia, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caroline Hamric, to Jonathan Breeding, son of Mike and Judy Breeding of Springfield and  grandson of the late Benton and Genelle Breeding of...
Bob and Cindy Kirkland of Caulfield announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Robert Joseph Kirkland, to Hannah Katherine Fielder, daughter of David and Julie Fielder of Springfield. The groom-elect is a 2011 graduate of Bakersfield High School and a 2016 graduate of Missouri...

This photo of the building of the Barren Fork Bridge in 1925-26 is from the collection of Rhonda Herndon, who received it from Marcella Naugle Bilyeau. It’s reprinted from the current issue of the Old Mill Run, which features Ozark Countians’ recollections of the building of Highway 5, described as the county’s first “modern road.” Copies of the Old Mill Run are available for purchase at the Ozark County Historium.
Ozark County Times May 18, 1917 A good crowd attended the White moving picture show at the Christian church here the first four nights of the week. Mr. White has a good show. He goes from here to Bakersfield.     May 17, 1918 Thirteen more Ozark County boys, in the charge of Clerk Hugh Layton, left...

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