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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.

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...
A Gainesville area community blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m.  Wednesday, June 6, at First Baptist Church on Second Street in Gainesville.Donors may call 1-800-RED CROSS, or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will serve their regular first Saturday community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on June 2 at the lodge on Highway 160 next to Lutie School in Theodosia. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles,  cinnamon rolls...

The late Gene Rogers
A special music jam session will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Theodosia Village Hall as a tribute to long-time music session participant Gene Rogers, who died recently. Organizer Mary White said several people in the area had suggested the tribute to Rogers, so she has agreed to reconvene...
Thornfield House of Prayer will hold a family fun day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, offering games, food and music. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP. Contact Brenda Miller at 417-989-1644 or Patricia Wille  at 417-543-0410.
Ozark County resident Sean Sweeney, pictured at left in his DR-107 airplane, hosted a practice-and-critiquing event for 20 International Aerobatic Club members May 12 at West Plains Regional Airport in Pomona in preparation for the 2018 competition circuit. Six pilots flew in from around Missouri...
Ozark Countians named to honor lists at ASU-MH Ozark Countians earned chancellor’s list and vice chancellor’s list standing at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home for the spring 2018 semester.Chris Bogowith and Joseph Bogowith of Gainesville were named to the chancellor’s list, which means they...
During the upcoming 2018-19 school year, Gainesville High School will offer the option for juniors to attend classes at the South Central Career Center in West Plains, district superintendent Jeff Hyatt told the Times last week. Bus transportation will be provided, and students may only enroll in...

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