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Mike Hatcher
Treasure Gallery, at 5566 Highway 160 in Theodosia, will host a book-signing event and music jam at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25. Local authors Michael Hatcher and Betsy Ritchie will be on hand to sell and sign copies of their books.  Hatcher, founder of Briar Creek, a retreat for pastors and their...

Gainesville preschool students were treated to a fun fire safety lesson from Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters last week. Students pictured with Gainesville fire chief Ed Doiron are, from left: Makenzie Lane, Greyson Dabney, Brayden Wilson, Tanner Jones, Oliver Paul, Elizabeth Havens, (back) Noland Barger, Ellie May Fullilove and Aspen Walrath-Papke. Front: Dakota Bishop, Fox Paul and Amy Smart.
Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department personnel visited the two Gainesville preschool classes last week, introducing the students to fire safety skills, giving them a tour of the fire engine and showing students what a firefighter might look like dressed in fire gear in case of a house fire....

With its short, stubby tail and wispy tufts of new feathers topping its head and sticking out from the back of its neck, the first wren fledgling looked a little bit like an alien.
Note: To read more of Theodosia resident Connie Smiley’s blog, visit ozarkgrace.blogspot.com. It’s quiet on the front porch this afternoon, and a little bit lonely, after the clamor of the morning. A pair of Carolina Wrens have been nesting in a creel that hangs from one of the porch pillars, and...

Photo courtesy Jennifer Korman Photography Gainesville High School graduate Quentin Ortega, center, is shown working with representatives of some of the companies in the Square One Boot Camp Technology Track that he leads in St. Louis. He says he’s been a business entrepreneur at heart since childhood, when he asked for a briefcase for his fifth birthday.
Gainesville High School graduate Quentin Ortega was recently featured on a popular podcast, “Entrepreneurially thinking,” hosted by St. Louis executives and experienced entrepreneurs Christy Maxfield and Cheryl Watkins-Moore. In the 40-minute, laughter-filled interview (listen to it at...

The Ozark County Jail’s new video visitation system was installed this week. The system uses four 50-inch screens, including the one pictured above in the sheriff’s department lobby and three others in each of the jail’s three pods, along with phone/texting units, shown in the two photos below.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department rolled out a new video visitation and chat program this week, allowing inmates in custody to connect with loved ones through video conferencing.  Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed told the Times Monday that the system will also allow judges to process video...
Construction of Gainesville School’s new preschool building has been put on hold pending the filing of paperwork required by the Federal Aviation Administration because of the school’s proximity to the Gainesville Memorial Airport on the other side of Bulldog Drive. Also, after a spokesman for the...
Gainesville graduation Gainesville High School held its 2019 graduation exercises at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Jaima DeVries is the class valedictorian, and Madison Trivitt is salutatorian (corrected from print version). At the end of the night, caps were tossed. Gainesville photos by Gary Armstrong...

With its short, stubby tail and wispy tufts of new feathers topping its head and sticking out from the back of its neck, the first wren fledgling looked a little bit like an alien.
Note: To read more of Theodosia resident Connie Smiley’s blog, visit ozarkgrace.blogspot.com. It’s quiet on the front porch this afternoon, and a little bit lonely, after the clamor of the morning. A pair of Carolina Wrens have been nesting in a creel that hangs from one of the porch pillars, and...

Gainesville preschool students were treated to a fun fire safety lesson from Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters last week. Students pictured with Gainesville fire chief Ed Doiron are, from left: Makenzie Lane, Greyson Dabney, Brayden Wilson, Tanner Jones, Oliver Paul, Elizabeth Havens, (back) Noland Barger, Ellie May Fullilove and Aspen Walrath-Papke. Front: Dakota Bishop, Fox Paul and Amy Smart.
Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department personnel visited the two Gainesville preschool classes last week, introducing the students to fire safety skills, giving them a tour of the fire engine and showing students what a firefighter might look like dressed in fire gear in case of a house fire....

The Ozark County Jail’s new video visitation system was installed this week. The system uses four 50-inch screens, including the one pictured above in the sheriff’s department lobby and three others in each of the jail’s three pods, along with phone/texting units, shown in the two photos below.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department rolled out a new video visitation and chat program this week, allowing inmates in custody to connect with loved ones through video conferencing.  Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed told the Times Monday that the system will also allow judges to process video...

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