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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...
Braden Voss, son of Robert and Cheri Voss of Pontiac, and Sara Young, daughter of Roger and Michelle Young of Lee’s Summit were married Saturday, June 2, 2018, in a ceremony at Stockton Lake. The groom is a 2016 graduate of Gainesville High School, and the bride is a 2016 graduate of Summit...
A celebration of the life of Versia Clayton Robbins, 90, of Wichita, was held July 28, 2018, at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. Robbins died July 22, 2018, in Wichita. She was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Brixey, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clayton.  She was raised near Gainesville,...
The family of Tracy A. Metz, 54, of Isabella, will gather Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, for a private celebration of her life. Ms. Metz died July 23 at her home. She was born May 24, 1964, in Lemoore, California, the daughter of Victor and Barbara Laird Metz.  She enjoyed the outdoors and liked watching...
A memorial graveside service for Georgia Bishop, 73, of Neosho will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at Pine Ridge Cemetery near Souder. Mrs. Bishop died July 27 at her home.  She was born Nov. 18, 1944, in Theodosia, the daughter of George Edward and Carrie Anna Mae Shockey Friend. On...
Eric and Alicia Vandiver of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Kandon James, born July 10, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds 1 1/2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.His sibling is Kaylie, 10.His grandparents are Ronald and Connie Bales of Bakersfield and...

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