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Volunteers helped organize gift stations, categorized by gender and age, at the 2019 Ozark County Toy Drive on Dec. 14. This photo, taken before the annual event began, shows some of the gift items parents could choose. Photo courtesy of Crystal Walker House.
Before the sun peeked above the Ozark County hills Saturday, an army of Santa’s helpers were awake and scurrying about, doing their part for the annual Ozark County Toy Drive.  In all, more than 80 volunteers, including 40 students, rustled together the makings of the magical event, held...

Brayden Roberts, seated on Santa’s knee, and sister Finley, had a jolly good time eating breakfast and chatting with Santa at Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch Saturday, Dec. 14, during the resort’s Breakfast with Santa event. Brayden and Finley are the children of Gainesville residents John and Ralena Roberts.
To have your Christmas or holiday-themed event added to next week’s listing, call the Ozark County Times at 417-679-4641 or email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com by 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.    Saturday, Dec. 21 Santa visits Gainesville Subway Santa Claus will visit with children in the Gainesville...

Volunteers helped organize gift stations, categorized by gender and age, at the 2019 Ozark County Toy Drive on Dec. 14. This photo, taken before the annual event began, shows some of the gift items parents could choose. Photo courtesy of Crystal Walker House.
Before the sun peeked above the Ozark County hills Saturday, an army of Santa’s helpers were awake and scurrying about, doing their part for the annual Ozark County Toy Drive.  In all, more than 80 volunteers, including 40 students, rustled together the makings of the magical event, held annually...

Brayden Roberts, seated on Santa’s knee, and sister Finley, had a jolly good time eating breakfast and chatting with Santa at Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch Saturday, Dec. 14, during the resort’s Breakfast with Santa event. Brayden and Finley are the children of Gainesville residents John and Ralena Roberts.
To have your Christmas or holiday-themed event added to next week’s listing, call the Ozark County Times at 417-679-4641 or email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com by 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.    Saturday, Dec. 21 Santa visits Gainesville Subway Santa Claus will visit with children in the Gainesville...

“The worst of times: The Civil War in Ozark County, Mo.,” originally published in 2012 has recently been reprinted by the Ozark County Historium and the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society. Renewed interest in the book, which has been out of print for some time, was sparked by the new Civil War discussion group that meets at the Historium at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
The new Civil War discussion group that meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville has sparked interest in the Civil War booklet of stories published in 2012 by the Historium and the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society. As a result...
Seasonal activities abound this time of year. To have your Christmas or holiday-themed event added to the list, call the Ozark County Times at 417-679-4641 or email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com. Friday, Dec. 13GHCC Silver TeaThe Gainesville Health Care Center will host its annual Ladies Silver Tea...

The Gainesville Bulldogs Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Sherri Caraway, was a crowd favorite in the Jingle Bell Parade Friday night during Wonders of Christmas on the Gainesville square. Several of the band members, including trombonist Nathan Sanchez, pictured left, decked out their musical instruments with Christmas lights.
Small-town America was at its best Friday night on the Gainesville square as the Wonders of Christmas celebration got underway.Twinkling lights. Sweet boys and girls all dressed up on a beautifully decorated stage for the Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas pageant. Good things to eat and hot things to...

“The worst of times: The Civil War in Ozark County, Mo.,” originally published in 2012 has recently been reprinted by the Ozark County Historium and the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society. Renewed interest in the book, which has been out of print for some time, was sparked by the new Civil War discussion group that meets at the Historium at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
The new Civil War discussion group that meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville has sparked interest in the Civil War booklet of stories published in 2012 by the Historium and the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society. As a result...
Seasonal activities abound this time of year. To have your Christmas or holiday-themed event added to the list, call the Ozark County Times at 417-679-4641 or email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com. Friday, Dec. 13GHCC Silver TeaThe Gainesville Health Care Center will host its annual Ladies Silver Tea at...

The Gainesville Bulldogs Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Sherri Caraway, was a crowd favorite in the Jingle Bell Parade Friday night during Wonders of Christmas on the Gainesville square. Several of the band members, including trombonist Nathan Sanchez, pictured left, decked out their musical instruments with Christmas lights.
Small-town America was at its best Friday night on the Gainesville square as the Wonders of Christmas celebration got underway.Twinkling lights. Sweet boys and girls all dressed up on a beautifully decorated stage for the Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas pageant. Good things to eat and hot things to...

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