Times Past: Sept. 12, 2018

In this undated photo from a Hootin an Hollarin in the past, Amyx Auto salesman Larry Amyx, left, and Moses House, long-time driver’s license examiner in Gainesville, stand by an early-model Ford displayed in front of the Amyx agency, the site of the current Gainesville City Hall. The man on the far left is unknown. The dealership sign advertising the Falcon indicates the photo was taken during the 1960s, when that model was made.

Ozark County Times

Sept. 16, 1910

 Howards Ridge – Everett Pleasant, a member of the Lick Creek ball team, was hurt several days ago in a game between the Lick Creek and Theodosia teams. He was hit on the jaw with the ball and is suffering much with the injury.  

 Lilly – A number of our prosperous farmers sold some nice cattle this week to Newt Bartlett. Among those who sold cattle from this ridge were J. W. Terry and Geo. Crawford. 

W. P. and Geo. White purchased a molasses mill from R. C. Crawford and are making preparations to begin making molasses at an early date. 


Sept. 13. 1918

D. C. Upton sold his telephone business at this place to E. L. Luna of Luna, who will take charge of the business in a few days. 

J. U. Ford was over from Pontiac Tuesday to see his grandchildren, Mamie, Leslie and Owen, children of J. N. Ford, who are seriously ill with typhoid fever.  

Isabella – Mrs. Etsel Haskins went to Hammond Thursday and purchased a fine new cook stove.

Herman Baker sold Grisham  Luna 50 bu. Of wheat last week.  


Sept. 14, 1923

New Harmony - The New Harmony boys met the Gainesville baseball team Sunday at Center Point. The score was 8 to 9 in favor of New Harmony.  

Lutie – Eddie Jones’ little children have the whooping cough. 

C. R. and Jim Ledbetter and family went to the show at Protem Saturday night.  


Sept. 2, 1943

Pvt. Aaron Reynolds arrived here from a camp in Maine on Tuesday evening for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Reynolds and other relatives. 

Cpl. Everett Chisam, Pvts. Lavern Miller and Coy Mahan of Lutie, now stationed at Camp McKain, Miss., arrived here Wednesday morning on a 15-day furlough.  

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Robbins of Mammoth are the happy parents of a 7 1/2 lb. girl born Saturday morning. She has been named Linda Louise.  

Pontiac – Four big truckloads of people drove down over Skyline Drive Sunday to spend the day on North Fork swimming, playing and hunting pawpaws.  


Sept. 13, 1945

 Boys going to camp during August:  Everett Owen Fry, Wasola; Frank Crawford Anderson, Mammoth; Jason Hicks, Gainesville; Donald Lee Rackley, Hardenville; Levi Burnett, Lutie.  


Sept. 12, 1968

Bakersfield high and junior high school have four new teachers this year, and there is a new school superintendent for the system. They are: David Mont-gomery, music; Ronald Estes, social studies and coach; Tommy Burher, science; David M. Norton, superintendent; and Mrs. Edith Border vocational home economics. 

New teachers at Bakers-field elementary are Mrs. Linda Montgomery, fourth grade and music; Mrs. Dorcas Barber, district substitute teacher; Mrs. Melba Bush, first grade; Mrs. Frances Swain, third grade and Mrs. Eugenia Davis, second grade and art.  

Romance – There were 54 present at church and Sunday School last Sunday. This was Rev. Lawrence Applegate’s last appointment. He has been the pastor here for seven years. During that time he has never been absent except when attending the association. 

He and Mrs. Applegate were presented with two nice rugs, and a farewell dinner was given them. 

Rev. Tom Johnson will be our new pastor.  


Sept. 15, 1993

 Approximately 150 subscribers to the Pontiac area were without telephone service from about 2:30 p.m. Sunday until 9 a.m. Monday. 

Dan Smith, facilities supervisor for GTE in West Plains, said that overhead telephone lines between Gainesville and a “Slick 96” central office located at the Oaks Apartment had been shot with a .22 rifle in six different places.

“It looks like someone just drove down the road and deliberately shot the lines,” Smith said.  

 The Hootin an Hollarin pageant is Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The queen contestants are Marika McGinnis, Tanza Harms, Kristina Elliott, Debbie Schooling, Pam Scholling, Angela Smith, Marla Morrison, Beth Morgan, Melissa Hale, Carrie Jaskiewicz and Trish Hambelton. 

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