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Bonnie Coffey’s family managed to surprise her Saturday with a party to celebrate her 94th birthday at Frontier Baptist Church. “They must be having a work day or something,” she said from the backseat, when her daughter Louise Taylor and husband Mike pulled into the church parking lot filled with...
John and Amanda Myrick of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Shelby Lee, born Feb. 7, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.Her siblings are Nicholas, 21; Claudia, 18; and Leslie, 17.Her grandparents are Trey and Merle...
William and Cherish Barks of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Serenity Dawn, born March 10, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long.Her sibling is William, 4.Her grandparents are Richard and Loretta Sparks of Dora and...
Brian and Tara Land of Dora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsi Layne Land, to Gavin Ray Haney, son of Daryl and Michelle Haney of West Plains. The bride-elect, a 2015 graduate of Dora High School, is a junior at Missouri State University, pursuing a bachelor’s...
Visitation for Marcia Ruth Williamson Baxley, 91, of Belton, formerly of Gainesville, was held March 20, 2018, at Charter Funerals in Kansas City. Graveside service and burial are scheduled for 1 p.m. today, March 21, at the Thornfield Cemetery in Ozark County. Mrs. Baxley died March 17 at...
Funeral services for Gloria Jean Black, 71, of Ava, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, March 21, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with Victor Williams officiating. Mrs. Black died March 16 at her home.She was born Jan. 21, 1947, in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Leslie Paul and Willie...
Funeral services for Earlene Linnie Looney Crisp, 97, of Gainesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Crisp died March 19 at Gainesville...
Funeral services for George Alvie Twitty, 86, of Wasola, were held March 17, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with Pastor Maxine Lund officiating. Mr. Twitty died March 13 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.He was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Wasola, the son of Oliver...
Funeral services for Dale Walter Beardshear, 97, of Gainesville, were held March 15, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Brother Joby Steele officiating. Mr. Beardshear died March 12 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.He was born Nov. 26, 1920, in Homer, Nebraska, the son of Harvey...

This photo, showing an Ozark County dinner on the grounds enjoyed by the Mahan and Friend families at Theodosia, is from the collection of Linda Holmes Lamphear and her daughter, Kim Ledbetter. The date is unknown, but it’s thought to have been taken in the late 1940s at the home of Silas and Emma Mahan Weston. Silas built the house in the background, Linda said. Emma is the white-haired woman standing at left. Linda believes the occasion may have been the birthday of one of her great-grandmother Mary Friend Mahan’s brothers.
Ozark County NewsMarch 22, 1894Albert Thompson Post No. 275, G. A. R. [Grand Army of the Republic] met last Saturday and elected the following officers for the year: W. A. Love Com-mander; R. S. Small S. V.; B. F. Sweckard J. V.; Wm. Comer Quartermaster; J. A. Bingaman Adjutant; J. E. Wood Officer...

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