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Guy Howard, who became known as the Walkin’ Preacher of the Ozarks, is shown in this photo reprinted from the Dec. 25, 1944, edition of Life magazine. Howard is pictured with Lena Clayton (Mrs. Roy) Brown, 17, as she does laundry outside her Turkey Creek cabin in Ozark County. Howard told a reporter for the Springfield News-Leader that he walked about 3,300 miles in a year to preach in churches and schools around the Ozarks. An Oct. 15, 1942, item in this week’s Times Past reports that he had begun a two-week revival in Gainesville.
Ozark County News Oct. 10, 1895  A subscription is now in circulation for the purpose of raising money to purchase the 40-acre tract of land that the Gainesville Cemetery is located on. This is government land. Every-body in and around Gaines-ville is either directly or indirectly interested in...
Funeral services for Rosa Lee Ryan, 81, of West Plains, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Mrs. Ryan died Oct. 5 at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. She was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Howell County, the daughter of Clyde and Elsie Gunner...
A memorial service for Clyde Douglas “Doug” Shrewsbury, 62, of Theodosia will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Thornfield House of Prayer. A potluck lunch will be shared afterward. Mr. Shrewsbury died Oct. 3 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.  He was born Oct. 13, 1954, in...
A memorial service for Lemuel Allen, 67, of Gainesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac. Mr. Allen died Oct. 2 at his residence. He was born Sept. 17, 1950,  in Gainesville, the son of Alford and Laverne Allen. He was a carpenter and all-around...
A memorial visitation for Eldon Hugh Mackey, 78, of Mountain Grove, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in Mountain Grove. Mr. Mackey died Oct. 5 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.  He was born Nov. 14, 1938, at Rockbridge, the son of Ralph and...
Funeral services for Roberta Mae Clayton, 82, of Isabella, were held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Mrs. Clayton died Sept. 22, 2017, in Shattuck, Oklahoma. She was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Dillard, Missouri, the daughter of Treffie...
Larry Wayne Burchell, 69, of Kirbyville, formerly of Theodosia, died Sept. 29, 2017, in Kirbyville. No services are planned.  He was born Jan. 23, 1948, in Ava, the son of Etcyl “Cokie” and Amy LaMere Burchell. On Aug. 29, 1983, he married Carolyn Sue Barnard; they recently celebrated 34 years...
Funeral services for Karen Lynn Slavings, 60, of Caulfield, were held Sept. 30, 2017, at the Bakersfield Pavilion in Bakersfield. Mrs. Slavings died Sept. 25 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. She was born Sept. 4, 1957, in Lockwood, the daughter of Bailey Leon and Rosemary James Hill. On...

The late David Ford assists an unknown customer at Ford’s Market in this photo that appeared with the grocery store’s ad in the 1968 Gainesville High School yearbook, the Bulldogger. The market opened in 1906; its closing was announced in a 1980 news item shared in this week’s Times Past (below).
Ozark County Times Oct. 4, 1912 Joe Champieux, the new blacksmith, has installed a telephone in his place of business for the benefit of his patrons.   Rockbridge – The new schoolhouse at Souder will soon be completed. Several from here attended the ball game Saturday. Pine Creek beat Almartha. Don...

Amanda Fay Thomas
Ashley and Markus Thomas of Noble are the parents of a baby girl, Amanda Fay Thomas, born April 5, 2017, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  Grandparents are Ann and Kelly Thomas of Noble and Jennifer...

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