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Elizabeth Breitweiser
A $1,000 cash-only bond has been issued for 29-year-old West Plains resident Elizabeth Breitweiser in connection with a case filed last week in which she is charged  with eight class D felony counts of forgery. According to the probable cause statement in the case, Breitweiser is alleged to have...
The Ozark County Commissioners held their weekly meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, March 1, in their office in the upper level of the Ozark County Courthouse.    Paychecks, grader blades and telephones Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner told his fellow commissioners that the next county...

Calvin Grisham
A gunfire exchange in Dora last week ended with Calvin L. Grisham in handcuffs and a bullet wound to the hand.  Grisham’s age is not listed in court documents, but online records say that he was born in 1965, making him either 55 or 56 years old.   Charges and potential punishment The Dora man is...

Morey Sullivan has been named to the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.
Morey Sullivan, longtime master of ceremonies and music performer at Gainesville’s Hootin an Hollarin festival, has been chosen for the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made recently by the Kansas Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors. The induction ceremony will be July 24.   ...

Brittany Davis
A warrant with a $2,500 cash-only bond has been issued for 37-year-old Pomona resident Brittany Nicole Davis in connection with a case filed recently in which she is charged with the class D felony of possession of methamphetamine.    License plate issues lead to traffic stop According to the...

Peyton Fowler. Photo courtesy of Kirby Funeral Home.
A 19-year-old Mountain Home, Arkansas, woman, Peyton Fowler, died early Saturday morning as the result of an ATV accident at Cloud 9 Ranch near Caulfield. A passenger in the side-by-side vehicle, Jacob Waugh, 21, sustained severe injuries and was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center in...
Ozark County Sheriff Cass Martin and Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase recently conducted an investigation into the death of Wright County Jail inmate Daniel Moore, who was found dead inside his jail cell earlier this month.  According to a press release from Degase, Moore was found dead with a...
Three sentencing hearings in Ozark County Court criminal cases scheduled for last week have been rescheduled due to the winter weather last week.    Jordan Haden, who was found guilty by a Wright County jury of second-degree assault and resisting arrest, had his Feb. 17 sentencing hearing continued...
A pool of Ozark County residents were summoned to the Gainesville First Christian Church Monday to report for jury duty but were told soon after they arrived that the trial had been canceled and their jury service was no longer needed that day. The trial that would have been presented to the court...

Western District Commissioner Layne Nance stands next to one of Ozark County’s nine road graders used to help clear the more than 700 miles of county roadway in the county during last week’s winter weather.
Ozark County’s Road and Bridge crew got a winter weather workout last week, using graders and other machinery to clear the more than 700 miles of county roads through multiple snowfalls and brutal subzero temperatures.  Snow began falling Saturday, and by Thursday, most Ozark County areas had seen...

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