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Santa Claus will be riding in this year’s Jingle Bell Parade during the Wonders of Christmas celebration Dec. 6. After the parade, Santa will visit with children at the gazebo on the west side of the square. This photo was taken during the 2017 parade.
  Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is coming right up. Area organizations and businesses are planning a variety of Christmas-themed events throughout the month, and two Christmas light displays are up and ready for visitors.  To have your Christmas event added to the list, call the Ozark County...

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Area residents are invited to share Thanksgiving at any of three community Thanksgiving dinners to be served on Thanksgiving Day in Isabella and Theodosia.  V​FW VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the AmVets chapter, will serve its annual free community dinner to be served at noon at...
Area residents are invited to share Thanksgiving at any of three community Thanksgiving dinners to be served on Thanksgiving Day in Isabella and Theodosia.  V​FW VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the AmVets chapter, will serve its annual free community dinner to be served at noon at the...
VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the local AmVets chapter, is asking for donations and help in preparing its annual free community dinner, to be served at noon on Thanks-giving Day at the VFW hall on HH Highway in Isabella. Another community meal will be served on Christmas Day. Facility...

Halbert Smith
Halbert Smith, pastor of Gainesville Church of Christ and president of the Ozark County Ministerial Alliance, will deliver the message at the Ozark County Community Thanksgiving Service to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church off Highway 160 east of...

With money from the Ozark County Sheriff’s Community Fund, sheriff’s department volunteers Rachel Phelan, Gavin Phelan and Sheila Dilts shopped for gifts on 2018 Angel Tree ornaments that weren’t claimed, so that all children who shared wish lists got presents. When this photo was taken last year, sheriff’s office personnel were preparing to load the gifts into vehicles for delivery to the distribution office. From left: administrative assistant Curtis Ledbetter, Chief Deputy Winston Collins, Sheriff Darrin Reed and Jailer (now Deputy) Jeff Lane. Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones
Each year, generous Ozark Countians help make Christmas bright for children in foster care or in families whose budgets have little or no room for Christmas gifts and surprises. Here are ways you can help:   Ozark County Angel Tree   Each year the Ozark County Angel Tree project works to bring...
VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the local AmVets chapter, is asking for donations and help in preparing its annual free community dinner, to be served at noon on Thanks-giving Day at the VFW hall on HH Highway in Isabella. Another community meal will be served on Christmas Day. Facility...

Halbert Smith
Halbert Smith, pastor of Gainesville Church of Christ and president of the Ozark County Ministerial Alliance, will deliver the message at the Ozark County Community Thanksgiving Service to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church off Highway 160 east of...

Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones With money from the Ozark County Sheriff’s Community Fund, sheriff’s department volunteers Rachel Phelan, Gavin Phelan and Sheila Dilts shopped for gifts on 2018 Angel Tree ornaments that weren’t claimed, so that all children who shared wish lists got presents. When this photo was taken last year, sheriff’s office personnel were preparing to load the gifts into vehicles for delivery to the distribution office. From left: administrative assistant Curtis Ledbetter, Chief Deputy Winston Collins, Sheriff Darrin Reed and Jailer (now Deputy) Jeff Lane.
Each year, generous Ozark Countians help make Christmas bright for children in foster care or in families whose budgets have little or no room for Christmas gifts and surprises. Here are ways you can help:   Ozark County Angel Tree   Each year the Ozark County Angel Tree project works to bring...

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Organizers of the Wonders of Christmas event on the Gainesville square say this year’s celebration will be held on Friday night instead of Saturday afternoon.The festival and parade are set to kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with the opening of vendor booths and the Mr. and Miss Merry...

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