Times Past: Sept. 5, 2018

Ozark County Times

Sept. 9, 1904

The Bakersfield and Noble Ball Teams were to have met here last Saturday for a match game of ball, but for some reason the Bakersfield boys failed to make their appearance. 

Several of the Pine Creek club came to witness the contest and rather than disappoint the crowd, mustered up a team and gave the Noble boys battle which resulted in a score of 9 to 11 in favor of Noble. 


Sept. 6, 1918

Every man between 18 and 45 who has not already registered must come forward and show his willingness to help overthrow the common enemy.  

Upper Brixey – Noah Reynolds lost a good mare on the night of Aug. 26th. He has decided she was killed by lightning.  

Frank Morris brought a bunch of horses to Rockbridge the first of the week. He gave little Ruskin Mahan a fine pony, and it jumped a gate and stabbed itself to death. 

Dora – A dinner was given Sunday in honor of Jack Shaw, who is to go to the training camp soon. 

Lawndale – F. H. Martin has been spinning around in his car he bought from Lee Hamilton. 

Hosie Freeman and Miss Hall were married Wednesday.  

Oak Grove – The Oak Grove school began Monday with Miss Blanche Turnbo as teacher. 

Several from here attended the spelling match at Almartha Thursday night.  


Sept. 2, 1943

George Bowers Jr. 16, was wading in the North Fork River a mile below Norfork and was swept into the swift water. He was unable to swim and drowned. He was the son of George Bowers, foreman on the Norfork dam. The body was taken to the family’s old home at Austin, Texas, for burial. 

Christian Church notes: Frank Grisham was baptized at Theodosia Sunday afternoon. A goodly crowd attended. May many more take this all important step. 

Next Sunday we go to Wasola to worship with our neighboring church. A singing convention will also be held.  

There will be no preaching from Oct. 7 to 16. We are dismissing for Bro. McDouglas’ revival at the Church of Christ.  


Sept. 7, 1950

The Annual Ozark County Fair was held at the Fair Ground Aug. 31–Sept. 1-2. On account of the showers, the attendance was light the first two days but on Saturday and Saturday night, the attendance was about normal.  


Sept. 5, 1968

Gainesville High School has eight new teachers this year. They are Darrell Strain, vo-ag; Howard Haskins, social studies; Mrs. Carol Tregle, science; Miss Teri Ann Leppie, home economics; Miss Velta Osborne, English; Miss Linda Creamer, librarian and basic business; Mrs. Barbara McGee, English 1 and business; Richard Anderson, Spanish, speech, dramatics, civics and English.  

Sheriff Herman Pierce is investigating the theft of watermelons from the Dalton Morrison farm and also the shooting of a 700-pound steer belonging to the Morrisons. The dead steer and the theft were discovered Sunday. 

Danny Torrell, son of Mrs. Lea Kirk of Gaines-ville, won the guitar and amplifier at Johnson’s back-to-school sale. Danny is 15 years old and is in the 10th grade at GHS.  


Sept. 4, 1975

Lilly Ridge – Friends of Cecil Gibson will be sorry to hear he is seriously ill in a Springfield hospital suffering from a stroke. 

Our hearts are saddened at the passing of Sylvia Amyx. To know her was to love her.  


Sept. 1, 1993

Friday is the annual downtown flea market in Bakersfield. Everyone is invited to come set up a booth or just come and browse around or shop for that one-of-a-kind item. 

This annual event is a favorite of many and has grown over the past couple of year. 

On Saturday, there will be a co-ed slow-pitch softball tournament, a pony pull and a horseshoe pitching contest. ... 

All of the Saturday activities will be held at the Oddfellows’ Ballpark south of town. 

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