Local Events

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...

Bakersfield’s sixth grade float, the Polar Express, won both the first place prize and the school-affiliated prize in last year’s Christmas parade in Bakersfield, where this year’s Christmas celebration will be held Dec. 2 with the theme “Home Town Christmas”  
Organizers are finalizing details for upcoming Ozark County Christmas events.  Bakersfield’s “Home Town Christmas” will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning with  Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The menu includes pancakes and sausage, milk and coffee for $2 per person...
The Peitz Cancer Support House in Mountain Home, Arkansas, offers QuitSmart Tobacco Cessation classes free of charge to area residents.  Each participant will receive two weeks of nicotine patches, an artificial cigarette and a relaxation CD. The program is facilitated by a certified registered...
Thanksgiving events are being planned around the county, including a free community  dinner to be served at noon on Thanksgiving Day at VFW Post #5366 on HH Highway in Isabella. Another community meal will be served on Christmas Day. Facility manager Ruby Winslow said everyone is invited to the...
The November meeting of the Douglas/Ozark County unit of Missouri Retired Teachers and School Personnel will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov, 14, at Autumn’s Cafe in Ava.  All retired teachers and school personnel are invited to attend. For more information, call 417-679-3712.
The South Central Cattlemen will meet Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Missouri University Extension Office in West Plains. A meal sponsored by Farm Credit Services will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.  Randy Pace with Farm Credit Services will express congratulations for 35 years...

Sarah Kenyon
Sarah Kenyon, a regional extension agronomist, will host a poisonous plants seminar at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Missouri University Extension Center on Third Street just east of the Gainesville square. Registration for the seminar, which focuses on how poisonous plants can affect livestock...
Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual hunters breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the firehouse on Highway 160 east of Lake Norfork.  All proceeds will go toward new equipment for the TVFD. The price is $7 for adults and children over 11, $3 for children age 7-11. 
Bakersfield’s Bayou Masonic Lodge #365 will host a fish fry for the first day of firearms deer season. Serving will start at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Masonic lodge in Bakersfield. The cost is by donation.

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