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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...

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...
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...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. May 21(Continued from last week)8:03 a.m. – Medical: elderly woman is breathing but unresponsive. Thornfield VFD and Ozark County Ambulance responded. Mercy...
Friend Cemetery events this weekend The Friend Cemetery will hold a meeting at 11 a.m.  Sunday, June 3, at the cemetery. A potluck lunch at the VFW hall on HH Highway in Isabella will follow. Donations to the cemetery may be made at any Century Bank of the Ozarks branch. For more information,...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County court between Tuesday, May 22 and Monday, May 28. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Julius Anthony Caldwell, Bell Buckle, Texas, exceeded posted speed limit by 11 to...
The Reading and Prayer Room on Highway 160 across from Dollar General in Theodosia will present Gary Herd in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2.Everyone is invited. For more information, call 417-989-1516.
The Brixey-Rockbridge Volunteer Fire Department will host a fund-raiser garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at the firehouse on Highway 95 east of N Highway.Items to be donated for the sale will be accepted at the firehouse from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.For more information, call 261-2393. 

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