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Haden Evans, 9, happily shows his collection of eggs gathered at First Christian Church’s 2018 community Easter egg hunt in Gainesville. This year’s FCC egg hunt is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20.
Easter is Sunday, April 21, and several area churches and organizations are hosting Easter egg hunts in and near Ozark County. To have your Easter event added to next week’s Easter activities list, email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at 417-679-4641.   Saturday, April 13 The...

Haden Evans, 9, happily shows his collection of eggs gathered at First Christian Church’s 2018 community Easter egg hunt in Gainesville. This year’s FCC egg hunt is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20.
Easter is Sunday, April 21, and several area churches and organizations are hosting Easter egg hunts in and near Ozark County. To have your Easter event added to next week’s Easter activities list, email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at 417-679-4641.   Saturday, April 13 The...

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The Center will host a Friday night fundraiser dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 22. The menu will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, roll, dessert and beverage.  The price will be $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12.   For more information, call The Center, 417-679-4746, during...

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The American Red Cross is hosting two upcoming blood drives in Gainesville: on Monday, March 25, at Gainesville High School and on Wednesday, April 3, at the First Baptist Church.  The GHS blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, and the blood drive in the basement of the First...
Plans are underway for the Gainesville Lions Club’s 32nd annual auction and sportsman raffle, to be held Friday, April 12, at Gainesville High School. This year’s raffle, held in conjunction with the auction,  includes 14 firearms, a gun safe, a kayak, a utility trailer, flying drone and other...
Plans are underway for the Gainesville Lions Club’s 32nd annual auction and sportsman raffle, to be held Friday, April 12, at Gainesville High School. This year’s raffle, held in conjunction with the auction,  includes 14 firearms, a gun safe, a kayak, a utility trailer, flying drone and other...

Mark Twin presenter Don Nicholson
The Ozark County Historium will welcome a very special guest at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, when none other than the venerable Mark Twain visits for a morning of stories and conversation. Missouri’s famous native son will talk about his views on life, characterized by his well-known wit and wisdom....
The Krewe of Ozarkians (also known as the Ozark County Chamber of Commerce) will host a Mardi Gras Social from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Meeting Place, 434 Third St. in Gainesville. Everyone is invited to the free party, which organizers say will offer “a taste of New Orleans – Ozark...

Mark Twin presenter Don Nicholson
The Ozark County Historium will welcome a very special guest at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, when none other than the venerable Mark Twain visits for a morning of stories and conversation. Missouri’s famous native son will talk about his views on life, characterized by his well-known wit and wisdom....

Retiring Ozark County Collector Bill Hambelton (above) works in the basement of the courthouse – below the office where his dad (below), the late Bill Hambelton, worked for 38 years as Ozark County Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds.
Ozark County Collector Bill Hambelton is having a retirement party Thursday – whether or not he wants one.  Deputy Collector Darla Sullivan – who has worked with Hambelton for years and who steps into the job Friday, March 1, having been elected in November – said Bill warned her he didn’t want...

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