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With money from the Ozark County Sheriff’s Community Fund, sheriff’s department volunteers Rachel Phelan, Gavin Phelan and Sheila Dilts shopped for gifts on 2018 Angel Tree ornaments that weren’t claimed, so that all children who shared wish lists got presents. When this photo was taken last year, sheriff’s office personnel were preparing to load the gifts into vehicles for delivery to the distribution office. From left: administrative assistant Curtis Ledbetter, Chief Deputy Winston Collins, Sheriff Darrin Reed and Jailer (now Deputy) Jeff Lane. Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones
Each year, generous Ozark Countians help make Christmas bright for children in foster care or in families whose budgets have little or no room for Christmas gifts and surprises. Here are ways you can help:   Ozark County Angel Tree   Each year the Ozark County Angel Tree project works to bring...
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...

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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...

Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones With money from the Ozark County Sheriff’s Community Fund, sheriff’s department volunteers Rachel Phelan, Gavin Phelan and Sheila Dilts shopped for gifts on 2018 Angel Tree ornaments that weren’t claimed, so that all children who shared wish lists got presents. When this photo was taken last year, sheriff’s office personnel were preparing to load the gifts into vehicles for delivery to the distribution office. From left: administrative assistant Curtis Ledbetter, Chief Deputy Winston Collins, Sheriff Darrin Reed and Jailer (now Deputy) Jeff Lane.
Each year, generous Ozark Countians help make Christmas bright for children in foster care or in families whose budgets have little or no room for Christmas gifts and surprises. Here are ways you can help:   Ozark County Angel Tree   Each year the Ozark County Angel Tree project works to bring...

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Organizers of the Wonders of Christmas event on the Gainesville square say this year’s celebration will be held on Friday night instead of Saturday afternoon.The festival and parade are set to kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with the opening of vendor booths and the Mr. and Miss Merry...

Ozark County native Donna Walker, a 90-something “fabric hound,” pieced her first hand-sewn quilt when she was 10 years old in 1937. Here, she holds a hand-pieced and hand-sewn Dresden plate quilt, one of many handmade quilts in her collection. This one, a family heirloom, is not included in the Historium display.
Donna Walker is a self-proclaimed “fabric hound.” When the Ava resident gathered a sampling of her personal collection of quilts to share with the Ozark County Historium for display, it became apparent that her love of the handmade textile creations has been a part of her life for a very long time....

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Organizers of the Wonders of Christmas event on the Gainesville square say this year’s celebration will be held on Friday night instead of Saturday afternoon.The festival and parade are set to kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with the opening of vendor booths and the Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas...

Ozark County Chamber president Doug Hawkins, right, and Amy Green were rocking the disco look at last year’s trunk-or-treat event in Gainesville.
A forecast of frigid, rainy weather on Halloween has led some activity planners to move their outdoor events inside. Date or place changes for outdoor events that had been announced by press time Tuesday are listed below. For each event’s details, as well as for information about planned indoor...

Ozark County Chamber president Doug Hawkins, right, and Amy Green were rocking the disco look at last year’s trunk-or-treat event in Gainesville.
A forecast of frigid, rainy weather on Halloween has led some activity planners to move their outdoor events inside. Date or place changes for outdoor events that had been announced by press time Tuesday are listed below. For each event’s details, as well as for information about planned indoor...

Ozark County’s William Mahan was 17 when this tintype of him wearing his Civil War Home Guard uniform was created. Area residents interested in joining a new interest group that will meet for informal discussions about the Civil War in the Ozarks and beyond are invited to an initial gathering at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Historium on the west side of the Gainesville square.
There is news for anyone interested in learning more about the Civil War in the Ozarks and beyond: A new interest group with this focus is now being organized at the Ozark County Historium. The first gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and all are invited and encouraged to attend....

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