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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...

Santa Claus will be riding in this year’s Jingle Bell Parade during the Wonders of Christmas celebration Dec. 6. After the parade, Santa will visit with children at the gazebo on the west side of the square. This photo was taken during the 2017 parade.
Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is coming right up. Area organizations and businesses are planning a variety of Christmas-themed events throughout the month, and two Christmas light displays are up and ready for visitors.  To have your Christmas event added to the list, call the Ozark County...

Santa Claus will be riding in this year’s Jingle Bell Parade during the Wonders of Christmas celebration Dec. 6. After the parade, Santa will visit with children at the gazebo on the west side of the square. This photo was taken during the 2017 parade.
  Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is coming right up. Area organizations and businesses are planning a variety of Christmas-themed events throughout the month, and two Christmas light displays are up and ready for visitors.  To have your Christmas event added to the list, call the Ozark County...

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Area residents are invited to share Thanksgiving at any of three community Thanksgiving dinners to be served on Thanksgiving Day in Isabella and Theodosia.  V​FW VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the AmVets chapter, will serve its annual free community dinner to be served at noon at...
Area residents are invited to share Thanksgiving at any of three community Thanksgiving dinners to be served on Thanksgiving Day in Isabella and Theodosia.  V​FW VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the AmVets chapter, will serve its annual free community dinner to be served at noon at the...
VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the local AmVets chapter, is asking for donations and help in preparing its annual free community dinner, to be served at noon on Thanks-giving Day at the VFW hall on HH Highway in Isabella. Another community meal will be served on Christmas Day. Facility...

Halbert Smith
Halbert Smith, pastor of Gainesville Church of Christ and president of the Ozark County Ministerial Alliance, will deliver the message at the Ozark County Community Thanksgiving Service to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church off Highway 160 east of...

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