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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...
After two aircraft passing over Ozark County reported possible laser incidents to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Kansas City Air Traffic Control Center, area residents are cautioned to make sure Christmas lights that use laswers are not pointed skyward. This week’s Ozark County Sheriff’s...
A preliminary hearing for Kevin Robinson, 28, of Gainesville, was held Nov. 28 before Associate Judge Cynthia MacPherson in connection with an incident in which Robinson was alleged to have stabbed  24-year-old Robert Chambers in Gainesville’s Town & Country Supermarket parking lot Oct. 21. At...

While being filmed for an upcoming episode of “Homestead Rescue” on the Discovery Channel, Misty Raney, left, and Wren Russenholt, discuss a cedar “aqueduct” system designed to provide Wren and partner Ini with a more accessible way to bring water to their gardens. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman.
An episode of the Discovery Chanel’s hit TV show “Homestead Rescue” that was filmed in Ozark County earlier this year will air at 8 p.m. central time tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 13. The episode features a Luna-area couple named Wren and Ini, who have elected to use the last name Russenholt in the...
Gainesville’s official celebration of the Christmas season will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the west side of the square. Vendors and crafters are invited to set up booths at noon (contact Pearl Schneider at 679-0388 for more information about booths).  The Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas...

Area residents are invited to select an “ornament” from area Angel Trees, like this one shown by Deb Garcia at Deb & Lou’s Cafe in Gainesville. The ornament adopter is then asked to fulfill some or all of the requests listed on each ornament as the child’s needs and wishes. The gifts must to returned to the Angel Tree site by 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, to be collected by the project’s organizers and distributed to the specified families. Times photo/Norene Prososki.
Ozark County Family Services, partnering with retired social worker Karla Smith and the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department, are working to make sure Santa visits every child in the county this year. Family Services staff members organize the annual “Angel Trees” here to provide gifts for children...

Jordan C. Haden
Area law enforcement officers are investigating a case in which an unidentified Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was apparently injured Saturday night in Gainesville in an incident involving Jordan Christian Haden, 25, of Mountain Home, Arkansas. The Times has been told that the unidentified...

Photo courtesy Doug Hawkins.
Rob Collins of Chaney Monument and D&D Signs assisted Gainesville city employees Monday in hanging holiday decorations around the Gainesville square in celebration of the Christmas season and to prepare for Saturday’s “Wonders of Christmas” event to be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. See page 2...

Kathy Weinert works to chisel a stone to fit a spot within Rick and Jill Norton’s fireplace. Rick said the Weinerts were true craftsman, and “as many stones were chosen as were rejected.” Photo courtesy of Jill Norton.
Despite living away for several years, Ozark County native Rick Norton has always considered Ozark County his home. He and wife Jill looked forward to the day they could retire and move back to the area. After some unexpected health issues, that day came a little sooner than expected. But the early...

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