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A celebration of the life of Dale F. Starkey, 69, of Theodosia, formally of St. Anne Illinois, will be scheduled at a later date. Mr. Starkey died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield after a four-month battle with lymphoma and other complications.He was born March 7, 1949, in...

Marv Looney, left, told the Times this photo was taken in 1957 or ’58 when he and his fellow fisherman friends, the late Jollie Pace and Don Rackley, caught three limits of bass one night on Bull Shoals Lake while fishing out of what was then Pontiac Boat Dock. He believes they were fishing from a boat owned by Pace and another friend, John R. Sims, and it “probably had a 10 hp motor on it.” At the time, Looney and his wife, the late Delores Robbins Looney, owned the Rod and Gun Motel on W Highway near Pontiac, and Marv also taught school in Gainesville. He went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas and serve as president or chancellor of colleges around the country, retiring back to Pontiac after ending his career as chancellor of what is now Missouri State University-West Plains.
Ozark County NewsMay 30, 1889 Boone & Mishler’s marble shop at this place has just finished a very fine monument for F. E. Norton, deceased, to be put up at his grave near St. Ledger [now Udall]. It is said to be the finest monument in the county. The inscriptions were cut by J. A. Miller. May...
A private service for Barbara Ann Johnson, 64, of Bakersfield, will be held at a later date. Mrs. Johnson died May 12, 2018, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas.She was born June 19, 1953, in Sycamore, Illinois, the daughter of James and Norma Jean Littlejohn McLarning. On March 9, 1974,...
Funeral services for Brenda Lee Hambelton Amyx, 59, of Gainesville, were held May17, 2018, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Mrs. Hambelton died May 12 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.She was born June 5, 1958, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Loyd and Velma Forrest Hambelton...

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...

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