The search is underway for a new member of the Morgan County R-2 Board of Education. The seat became vacant following the resignation of Melissa Owsley who was arrested earlier this month on charges of identity theft and stealing from the Morgan County Health Center where she worked as a clerk. Investigators estimate that the thefts had been taking place since 2013 with an estimated loss of over $140,000. The deadline to submit a letter of interest to fill the Board position is August 12th. The open seat will be temporarily filled until the April 2016 election.