TIMES PAST


This photo of the 1958-59 Gainesville Elementary School Bullpups basketball team was taken from that year’s Bulldogger yearbook published by the high school publications class. From left: coach Benton Breeding, Gary Frazier, Ron Luna Bobby Robbins, Randy Rose, Stacy Landers and Don Luna.

Ozark County Times
June 21, 1918
Ad – You can buy a good Buggy or Hack at Wood & Reed Merc. Co. We have just had an old contract filled and at a much lower price than present market.
P. H. Martin and wife, of a few miles south, were in town Saturday. They returned home in the evening in a fine new buggy. 
Bakersfield – Uncle John Wiles has returned from Camp Funston where he had been visiting his son Virgil, who has departed for France. 
Liner – Henry Culpepper, who was seriously hurt in battle with a “sub” several weeks ago, came home last week. It is interesting to hear him tell of his experience. He is improving nicely. He is going back to the Navy if his hearing is restored. 
D. T. Webb, North Fork’s noted fisherman, caught over 100 fine fish last week. 
 
June 18, 1936
About 20 soldier bonus bonds were received here on Tuesday, and the boys will get their checks for the cash in a few days. 
 
June 20, 1940
The annual county singing convention was held here June 16. The crowd in attendance was estimated at more than 2,000 people. There were singers from all part of the county and from adjoining counties. Loud speakers were installed so that the crowd, which overflowed the high school gymnasium, might be able to enjoy the great song fest. 
 
June 24, 1943
Frank Grisham, proprietor of the Central Hotel of this city, was operated on Friday morning at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield for a cataract on his eye. He is getting along as well as could be expected. His daughter, Miss Fern, went to Springfield Sunday morning to spend Sunday and Monday with him.
 Raymond Luna, who is in a U.S. training camp in Mississippi, was here visiting home folks on a 10-day furlough but after four days here, he received notice to return to camp at once. 
 Noble – The wedding bells ran here Friday when Gladys Deathrage became the bride of Teddy Bowdin. Mr. Bowdin is serving in the Navy, stationed at Puerto Rica.
Miss Freeda Brooks and Pvt. Lowell Frazier were united in marriage recently. A party was given in their honor one night last week at the home of the groom. 
 
June 19, 1958
Dairy Day here Saturday was a big success.. Linda Mackey was crowned queen with Peggy Addis and Sonja Anderson as attendants. 
 
June 20, 1968
Pvt. Larry Warrick is stationed just out of Hue in Vietnam with an Army corps engaged in guarding supplies, bridges and policing villages. 
Dawt – You should see Elmer Hamilton go up and down the rows of his garden with his “iron mule” (a roto-tiller). Best of all, he doesn’t have to feed this mule during the winter. 
Lilly Ridge – Mr. and Mrs. Odea Beasley visited Mr. and Mrs. James Beasley and sons one night. While the ladies milked the cows, Odea and James planted corn till 11 o’clock that night. 
Charity – Jess Shaw was mowing hay for D. P. Herd, and a copperhead snake hit his pants leg but was cut later with a mower. ...
A large copperhead was crawling under Mike Poe’s feet, and he jumped away. Vanita Davenport almost stepped on a rattler at their pasture.
There seems to be a lot of snakes, especially in hay fields and around ponds. 
 
June 23, 1993
 William “Bill” D. Merideth of Isabella was elected State Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Missouri, at the 73rd VFW State Con-vention in St. Louis June 13.
The Senior Center will have an old-fashioned in-door picnic June 25. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. 
The center still has fans and air conditioners to loan out. If you need one, please stop by the center to ask for more information.

Ozark County Times

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