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Regina Friend Kirk, 48
Funeral services for Regina Ethyl Friend Kirk, 48, of Rogersville, were held Oct. 20, 2017, at Clinking-beard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Brother Dale Roberts officiating. Mrs. Kirk died Oct. 16 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.  She was born Nov. 21, 1968, in Loogootee, Indiana, the daughter...

Rodney Earl Winchester, 69
Funeral services for Rodney Earl Winchester, 69, of Caulfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Winchester died Oct. 22 near Caulfield. He was born Nov. 15, 1947, in...

Virginia Walker
Graveside services for Virginia Lois Walker, 84, of West Plains, were held Oct. 24, 2017, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains. Mrs. Walker died Oct. 18 at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1932, in West Plains, the daughter of Alvin C. and Thana M. Breeding Mahan. She began her education in West...

Karen Jo Hardin, 51
A memorial service for Karen Jo Hardin, 51, of Jackson, Tennessee, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Elijah Church of Christ. Ms. Hardin died Sunday, Oct. 22, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  She was born Oct. 13, 1966, in West Plains, the daughter of Joe and...

The date and source of this photo of the Elijah store and post office are unknown, but it is known that George Hardin opened the first post office there in 1905 and named it after his son. It’s thought that the photo shows the “mail hack” stopped in front (left) of the store building. Handwriting beneath the original photo said “K. Parker,” thought to be a reference to Avery Elcaney (“K”) Parker (1867-1957), who was postmaster in 1911-1912. The Elijah post office closed in 1973. This photo is reprinted from A History of Ozark County: 1841-1991, now out of print but available on searchable CD at the Ozark County Historium or through its website, ozarkcountyhistory.org.
Ozark County News Oct. 24, 1901 Our County Clerk, John C. Harlin, has purchased the newspaper outfit formerly owned by W. W. Harris at Cabool and has moved it into the old bank building and will establish a new paper here which will bear the name of the “Ozark County Times.”  Mr. Harlin has secured...

Jones-Berry nuptials
Ray Jones of Thornfield and Jackie Jones of Gainesville announce the recent marriage of their daughter, Laken Jones, to Drew Berry, son of Lem and Debra Berry of Mansfield. The wedding was held Sept. 30, 2017, at Free Bird Lake in Mountain Grove. The bride is operations manager of First Home Bank...
Cody and Jessica McKee of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Millie Kay, born Sept. 16, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.  Her grandparents are Mike and Linda Johnson of West Plains, and Craig and Charlene McKee of...
Cody and Jessica McKee of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Millie Kay, born Sept. 16, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.  Her grandparents are Mike and Linda Johnson of West Plains, and Craig and Charlene McKee of...

MaKanna Johnson
Hunter Johnson and Margaret Rosson of Southfork are the parents of a baby girl, MaKanna Yvonne Junne Johnson, born Sept. 7, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds and was 21 inches long.  Her grandparents are Millie and Edward Beaver of Southfork, and Robert and Leatha...

Emmett Blake Guffey
Lindsay and Blake Guffey of Overland Park, Kansas, are the parents of a baby boy, Emmett Blake Guffey, born Sept. 18, 2017, at St. Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park. He weighed 7 pounds 5.9 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.  Grandparents are Bob and Debra Guffey of Gaines-ville and Mike and Vi...

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