Local Events

The next monthly meeting of the Ozark County Chamber of Commerce will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Century Bank training room on the northeast corner of the square in Gainesville. All Chamber members or those interesting in becoming members are invited. For more...
The next Gainesville-area community blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 119 Second Street in Gainesville.  Donors can just show up on the day of the drive or make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting...
The Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, will host a Christmas carol sing-along from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the Baxter Regional Medical Center Lagerborg Dining Room.  The event is being promoted as “a free, fun time of refreshments, fellowship and traditional...
A craft boutique will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the community center in Oakland, Arkansas. Several former Sister Creek Crafters are participating, and coffee, hot cider and cookies will be served.
The Ozark County Long-Term Recovery Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Lions Club building on Third Street in Gainesville. Committee members are hoping representatives from area churches will join the committee as well as any other residents who are interested in working together...
Theodosia United Methodist Church in Theodosia will share “A Service of Hope and Healing at Christmas” at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. Everyone is invited. Organizers say the service recognizes that Christmas is a time of celebration and family but also acknowledges that in the midst of the season many...
Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will serve their regular first Saturday of the month community breakfast from  7 to 10 a.m.  Dec. 2 at the lodge on Highway 160 next to Lutie School in Theodosia. The menu will include scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles...

Nancy Walker says she’s grateful to Jimmy Fortner, owner of the old Senior Citizen Center on Third Street, for giving her and the other Ozark County Toy Drive volunteers access to the building well ahead of the Dec. 16 event so they have plenty of time for setup. If this year’s event follows past years’ experiences, more than 400 area children will find gifts under their Christmas tree that came through the efforts and donations of area residents who support the annual toy drive – an Ozark County tradition for decades. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman.
Volunteers throughout the county are working hard to get things ready for area residents who look forward to celebrating Christmas, Ozark County style.  Bakersfield: ‘Home Town Christmas’ The county’s first Christmas season event happens Saturday in Bakersfield, where Santa will be chatting up the...
First Christian Church in Gainesville invites area women to its annual ladies Christmas brunch (formerly the Christmas tea) to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the church on Highway 160 east, across from Hoerman Memorial Park.  All women are invited, and no tickets are needed, but those...
The first Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser at The Center will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The meal includes a beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age.  Organizers say participants enjoy a delicious dinner while supporting...

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