Times Past: Feb. 14, 2018
Ozark County Times
Feb. 20, 1914
Mrs. Newt Martin of Locust, who we reported last week as improving, died Thursday night of last week. Interment was made in the Pontiac Cemetery Saturday.
Feb. 22, 1918
Dora – Austin Hightower is putting a roof on the skylight blacksmith shop this week.
E. C. Grisham completed the foundation for his house a few days ago. We understand that Dr. T. D. Gordon is going to put an addition on top of his house this spring.
Sharp – The volunteers who held meetings at the different schoolhouses in the neighborhood in the interest of the Red Cross met with success. As a result we have 38 members added to our number, making our membership about 120.
Feb. 22, 1924
Pontiac – You miss it if you fail to attend the movie show here every Sunday night. Good music also.
Willie Hillhouse is teaching a singing school at Charity.
Feb. 17, 1928
“Love Pirates of Hawaii” will be given by the High School Glee Club Saturday night, Feb. 25.
Feb. 12, 1931
The next highway project let in this county very likely will be the project surveyed on Nos. 80 and 5 running on the east and south sides around Gainesville, also a concrete bridge across Lick Creek on the east side of town. This road is uncalled for while we are in such dire need of a road from Gainesville to the Taney County line.
Feb. 19, 1942
Pond Fork – Mrs. Perl Marsh received a telegram from her son, Herbert Evans, saying he was slightly injured on Jan. 25 in the Philippines.
Girls, don’t forget to send the soldier boys a card once in a while to cheer them up while they are working for Uncle Sam.
Brush Creek – Ralph Smith closed a successful term of school here Friday.
Rob Hunt was over from Sycamore Tuesday. He told of killing a blue-wing chicken hawk in his chicken house after dark. It had killed a big hen, but the hawk could not see well enough in the dark, and Rob easily killed it.
Don’t fail to see Fibber McGee and Molly with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy at the Ozark Theatre Feb. 21.
Pvt. Tony Sullivan, after spending a 10-day visit with his parents and other relatives near Pleasant Grove, left Sunday on his return to his camp in Massachusetts.
John Kirkland was over from Howard Ridge on Wednesday. He has been on the sick list for some time and was able to get around slowly with the aid of a cane.
Foil – Some of the men have been working on the new General Baptist church house. They have the siding put on and the roofing almost completed.
Mrs. Addie Humbyrd has been helping Mrs. Leon Lewis quilt.
Pontiac – Mrs. Cecil Willbanks and children and Waco Jenkins and family are going to Detroit, Mich. About March 15 where Cecil has employment as a city bus driver, and Mr. Jenkins will find work.
Hoy Shaw and family are moving back to their house on the Jim Crabtree farm near Charity.
Feb. 15, 1968
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today for Ferrell Lansdown, 20, Gainesville, in the Clinking-beard Chapel with the Rev. Loyd Norton officiating. Burial will be in the Isabella Cemetery.
Mr. Lansdown died in the Burge-Protestant hospital in Springfield Wednesday morning after taking ill suddenly Tuesday while helping his father cut wood near their home.
He was born July 29, 1947, at Isabella, the son of Jess and Myrtle Stith Lansdown and had lived most of his life near Gainesville.
Feb. 10, 1993
Voters will have a chance to approve or turn down a half-cent county-wide sales tax designated for law enforcement when they go to the polls in April.
Ozark County commissioners approved placement of the question on the ballot at Monday’s regular meeting. If approved, the approximately $165,000 a year the tax would generate would be used first for the construction of a jail.