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A benefit fish fry and auction will be held Friday, March 23, at The Center to help Richard and Cindi recover from the March 11 fire that destroyed their home off AA Highway north of Gainesville. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but investigators said it apparently started in the kitchen area at the rear of the house, shown here.
Cheney Auction Company will host a benefit auction and fish fry dinner to help Richard and Cindi Miller at The Center in Gainesville from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. The Millers’ home was destroyed by fire on March 11 – at the same time Cindi Miller was being admitted to Ozarks Medical...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more.Wednesday, March 21: meatballs and ravioli, Tuscan-blend vegetables, garlic...

Easter egg hunts are scheduled around the area, and soon children will be scurrying over the springtime greenery in search of the colorful holiday treasures – as they did in 2012 when this photo was taken at the First Christian Church’s annual egg hunt.
Easter is Sunday, April 1, and several area churches and organizations are hosting Easter egg hunts in and near Ozark County. We’ve compiled some of the activities into this list. To have your  Easter event added to next week’s list, email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at 417-...

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Ozark Learning Place will host a planter-pot-making workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Gainesville Growers Market on the southeast corner of the Gainesville square. The workshop is free and open to the public.An ongoing planter-pot-making contest, sponsored by Freedom Farms...
Save the date for the 31st annual Lions Club auction and sportsman’s raffle set for Friday, April 20 at Gainesville High School.  Dinner in the cafeteria starts at 6 p.m. The silent auction is at 6:15 p.m., followed by the auction at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to help fund the youth summer...
The 12th annual Verne D. Cubbage Memorial Bass Tournament out of Pontiac Cove Marina is set for Saturday, March 31, on Bull Shoals Lake. The tournament honors Verne Cubbage who, after moving to the Ozarks and operating a fishing resort on Bull Shoals, had two favorite pastimes, fishing and driving...
Missouri State University-West Plains will offer a machining technology program beginning April 2 at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT). The 16-week course is non-credit and will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at GOCAT, 125 N. Howell Ave. in West Plains,...
Registration is underway for a 5K or 1-mile Fun Run/Walk scheduled for 9 a.m.  Saturday, April 28, on the Gainesville square.Pre-registration fee is $25 for adults, $20 for children under 18. Competitors receive a T-shirt. Pre-registration closes on April 21. After that, the entry fee is $30, and...
Lutie R-VI School District will hold preschool and kindergarten screenings Friday, March 23, at Theododia United Methodist Church, across Highway 160 from the school.Screenings will begin at 8 a.m. and will close at 1:30 p.m. Each screening will take approximately one hour to complete. Parents are...
Gainesville Elementary School offers a preschool program to help children prepare socially and academically for their kindergarten year. Preschool teachers work with kindergarten teachers to ensure srtudents are adequately prepared for the best educational experience possible.The school is offering...

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