Times Past: Nov. 8, 2017

These men may have been members of the Gainesville Band who, according to an item in the Nov. 14, 1895, Ozark County News, reprinted below, “ascended the big hill opposite town and rendered several pieces of good music.” Front row, from left: John C. Harlin, Roy Tate, Guy Wood, Harry Walker. Middle: Everett Luna, Harry Force. Back: George Boone, Charley Burk, Averill Harrison, Frank Walker, Will Burk, Unknown. The photo is from John Harlin’s collection; the names were written on the photo by the late Madge Harlin Brown.

Ozark County News

Nov. 14, 1895

Last Sunday morning the Gainesville Band ascended the big hill opposite town and rendered several pieces of good music. A better time could not have been selected. The morning was cool, the atmosphere light and clear, and the sun was shining brightly. The band could be heard for several miles.  


Nov. 18, 1897

Almartha – Robt. Haskins’s cotton gin and grist mill burned last Friday evening, the fire consuming several hundred dollars’ worth of cotton that was stored in the gin. It is thought that there was a match in the cotton and that in passing through the gin saws, the match was ignited for the cotton came out in a flame and went direct to the press and other parts of the gin immediately. A small amount of the cotton was saved.  


Ozark County Times

Nov. 20, 1908

Gaither Whisnant sold 37 turkeys to a Gainesville firm Monday. 

Lilly – the proceeds of the box supper at the Lilly school house last Saturday night amounted to $19.80 and will be used to erect a belfry. There was a large attendance and all report a good time.  


Nov. 17, 1917

Marion Loftis was down from Willhoit Monday and turned in to the Y.M.C.A. War Work fund $9 for his district No. 35. He said he didn’t wait for somebody to start the movement but appointed himself a committee of one and went to work. The amount was easily raised. J. H. Naugle of Brixey Dist. No. 19 was here on Monday and turned in about $11.  


Nov. 19, 1942

Pontiac – Last week we saw our first plane with glider trailing here in the Ozarks. 

It is reported that J. C. Ford has sold his store and property to W. L. Martin. Mr. Ford may return to his farm. 

Nottinghill – Have you heard about our new little neighbor, Miss Barbara Evangeline Gaulding, at the Hervil Gaulding home?  


Nov. 15, 1951

There will be a program by the school children and a pie supper at the Nottinghill school house Saturday night, Nov. 17 for the purpose of raising money to wire the house for electricity. We will appreciate your help.  


Nov. 18, 1965

PFC Gail L. Davis, 23, who was killed in action in Viet Nam, was the first casualty among Ozark County soldiers fighting in the war there. Davis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Davis of Nottinghill.... 

He was a graduate of the Gainesville High School class of 1960, entered the army in April 1964 and had been in Viet Nam only since Sept. 18.  


Nov. 16, 1967

Four men from Ozark County, Fallis Frazier, Darrell Evans, Delano Stewart and Jack Blackburn, reported for induction into the armed services Nov. 15.  

SP/5 Edward D. Gault, who returned from Viet Nam Sunday night was met at the Kansas City airport by his wife Jeanie, his mother, Mrs. Sue Nelle Gault, his brother, Joe, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Mark Gault. 

SP/5 Gault has completed his Army service and has been discharged.  


Nov. 18, 1992

An improperly vented propane gas heater in a camper was blamed for the Saturday night death of a Marshfield man who was camped in Ozark County on a hunting trip. 

Carl Frazier died in his sleep of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to Ozark County Coroner Charles Fish. The man was camped with two others ... on the Corbin Potter farm southwest of Thornfield. ... 

The other two men had left the campsite Saturday night to pick up a third man who was arriving from Florida to hunt with them. 

Ozark County Times

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