Christmas, New Year’s holiday closures set
While most banks, businesses and government offices will be closed on Tuesday, Christmas Day, as well as Tuesday, New Year’s Day, several will also be closed or have special hours on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.
Post offices will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day but will operate regular hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
State offices, including those in the Ozark County Courthouse, will be closed Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-25. The courthouse will be open regular hours on Monday, Dec. 31, and the Ozark County Commissioners will hold their regular weekly meeting at 9 a.m. Newly elected or reelected officials will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. in the courtroom. (Incoming Associate Circuit Judge Ray Gross will be sworn in on Dec. 28.)
Gainesville City Hall will be closed Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-25. It will be open Dec. 31 but closed Jan. 1.
Century Bank of the Ozarks and First Home Bank will be closed Christmas Day. Century Bank will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and First Home Bank will close at noon that day. Century Bank will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve; First Home will be open regular hours.
The Ozark County Volunteer Library will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. But the library will be open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. “We figure people will be home, and they’ll need something to read,” a library spokesperson said.
The Center will be closed Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 24-26, reopening Thursday, Dec. 27. It will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
The Gainesville License Office will be closed Dec. 24-25, reopening Wednesday, Dec. 26. It will also be closed New Year’s Day.
The Ozark County Times will be closed Dec. 24-25, open Dec. 31 and closed Jan. 1; however, the Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 editions of the Times will be distributed to news racks on Monday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 31, and will also be mailed to subscribers.
The news and advertising deadline for the Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 edition is 4 p.m. the preceding Thursday (Dec. 20 and Dec. 27).