Birthdays

  The Bakersfield High School golf team took home the first place plaque in the April 15 Clever Invitational Golf Tournament and another first place plaque in the April 12 Willow Springs Invitational tournament. The team, pictured from left, includes: Coach Micheal Mahan, Ethan Cotter, CJ Carey,...

Mary Wanda Taylor
Ozark County resident Mary Wanda Taylor recently celebrated her 96th birthday.  She was born Jan. 18, 1928, to parents Thomas Henry and Mary Wanda Aker. She was married for 71 years to Marshall Taylor, their wedding being held in 1946.  She homesteaded in New Mexico before moving to Ozark County in...
Ozark County native Winsor “Verd” Morrison will mark his birthday Feb. 16, celebrating 99 years of lifetime adventures that began in the tiny community of Zanoni, where his parents, A. P. “Doc” and Alpha Bet Morrison operated the general store, post office and water-powered mill. Verd, next to...
A combination birthday and Thanksgiving celebration was held at the Bill Phelan home in Ozark County Nov. 19. At the event, Bill celebrated his 80th birthday with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who gathered from Jefferson City, West Plains, Forsyth and Carl Junction, as well...
H.K. Silvey celebrated his 90th birthday Saturday at The Center with “a party that you wouldn’t believe,” he said. An estimated 100 or so friends and relatives dropped by the event. “I saw people I hadn’t seen in 20 years and people I’ll never see again and some relatives I’d never seen,” he said...
  A big crowd gathered at the Ozark County Historium Monday afternoon to help Lyndell Strong celebrate her 95th birthday. It was supposed to be a surprise, said her daughter Jerri Sue Crawford, “but she said she knew something was up.” A lifelong resident of Ozark County and daughter of Earl and...
Howards Ridge resident James “Jimmy” Simpson celebrated his 91st birthday with a surprise birthday party thrown by his family July 2 at Gainesville Healthcare Center. Pictured is, from left, sister Lanell Long, Tyler, Amanda and Eli Carter and sister Marveloi Carter. Standing to the right of Jimmy...
  Bakersfield’s track relay team competed at sectionals last week, and while they didn’t advance to state, the team did achieve a personal record. Shown are Nathan Watlington, Gaige Samuels, Coach Tammy Lamb, Jacob Watlington, Brooks Amburgy, Amani Kowiti and assistant Kurt Watlington.

Ozark County native Raymond Howard, who turns 100 on Nov. 14, showed his grandmother Phoebe Luna’s clay pipe when he attended an Ozark County reunion of the descendants of Zanoni-area pioneers Elisha and Eliza Luna in 2016.
Ozark County native Raymond Howard will celebrate his 100th birthday at a party hosted by his family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Senior Center on Washington Avenue in Marshfield.  Raymond was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Dora, the son of Pete and Della Howard. He is a descendant of...
Jacob Pardo and Morgan Conger of West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Maklin Jett Pardo.  He was born at 7:22 a.m. July 18, 2022, at Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.  His siblings are Lawson, 7, Jynsyn, 7, Benton, 5, Graceyn, 4, and...

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