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Seven additional people have been charged with theft in connection with allegations that they stole merchandise from Theodosia’s Dollar General store with the aid of former Dollar General employee Kenneth Smith. In addition to the defendants identified here, other suspects are expected to be...
Willis G. Hawkins, 57, of Caraway, Arkansas, was taken by a private vehicle to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, after sustaining moderate injuries when the tractor trailer he was driving overturned on J Highway around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, May 24. According to the Missouri...

Spellman Robertson
Ozark County residents soon may be seeing a new face behind the defense table in the courtroom. Spellman Robertson is now the assistant public defender assigned to Ozark County. Robertson, who lives in Ava and works out of the Ava branch of the Missouri Public Defenders office, officially began his...
Bakersfield C of C offers VBS June 4-8 The Bakersfield Church of Christ will host a “Noah’s Ark Adventure” Vacation Bible School with services from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 4-8. Refreshments will be served each night. Classes will be offered for all ages, and everyone is welcome.Adult...

Photo courtesy Kris Luebbert
Wyatt Csiszer, left, son of Rosey Montague, and Alexus Owens, granddaughter of Kris Luebbert, all of Gainesville, enjoy a cool dip into start-of-summer fun at the home of Montague neighbor Judy Robins in Gainesville. The two schoolmates just finished fourth grade at Gainesville Elementary School.
Winners of the Pontiac 5K run held Saturday morning at Pontiac Cove Marina were, from left (front), Chaney Werner, Jarett Hogan, Brent Clauser (first place overall male, from Charleston, South Carolina), Kelley Nicholas; (back) Melissa Hayes (first place overall female, from Gainesville), Dalton...
In observance of Brain Awareness Month in June, Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains is offering free health educational events about stroke and headache disorders, including a stroke education presentation set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at The Center in Gainesville.Quintin...
The West Plains-based Missouri Job Center will host outreach sessions in Gainesville from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Ozark Action office at 728 Harlin Drive, across from The Antler.The center offers help to job-seekers by assisting with job searches, resume...

Times photo / Norene Prososki A driver’s education class is being offered in Gainesville’s summer school program for the first time in several years. Participating students include, from right, Holley Stevens, Zach Botts, Andrew Botts and Wesley Stevens. District superintendent Jeff Hyatt, left, teaches the course. Hyatt told the Times he has been a driver’s ed driving instructor for 28 years. When the Times asked if he’d had any scary experiences in his nearly three decades of riding with student drivers, he quipped, “Nerves of steel!”
Summer school classes have begun around the county, and the Gainesville R-V District is especially proud of its increased attendance figures this year. In 2017, Gainesville High School’s summer school had an enrollment of 25 students. This summer, 72 students are enrolled in the high school program...

Ozark County Emergency Management Director Brett Meints said that this wall cloud, photographed Friday evening by Chris Mattson at Theodosia Marina, was accompanied by wind gusts as high as 40 to 60 miles per hour as it moved into Ozark County from the west.
Holiday weekend began with heavy rain, high water The Memorial Day holiday weekend got off to a rough start late Friday afternoon in Ozark County as thunderstorms dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain in about 90 minutes in some areas, sending creeks over low-water crossings and washing ruts in county roads...

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