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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...
The Ozark County Courthouse will soon be upgrading its current Centurylink DSL internet service to fiber service provided through Marshfield-area business Show Me Technologies.  Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise said the choice to stay with Centurylink or switch to Show Me Missouri for the fiber...

Photo courtesy J.B. Duke A Missouri Department of Transportation truck from the Dora shed slid off the slick road and rolled over while plowing snow late Monday night near Highways H and PP. Driver Jeff Strong, 44, of Dora was taken by ambulance to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, where he was treated and released. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Strong was northbound on PP Highway about 7 miles south of Dora at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, when he “traveled off the righthand side of the roadway and overturned.” He was wearing a seatbelt, the report says. The truck, which sustained extensive damage, was towed from the scene, according to the report by MSHP Trooper D. L. Nash. Dora MoDOT shed supervisor Shawn Shipley said, “The drifts were so wide you couldn’t tell where the road was, especially at night.”
Missouri Department of Transportation crews worked around the clock during the winter storms last week in Ozark County, trying hard to keep state highways clear – but losing the battle when the snow was falling fastest. “Whatever route we were working – like [Highway] 160 – by the time we got to...

Howards Ridge resident David Bushner was surprised to find this Dodge Ram pickup in Lick Creek below his home Tuesday, Feb. 16. The pickup and a trailer attached to it are believed to be among several vehicles allegedly stolen by Jeremiah Partee, 42, of Mountain Home, Arkansas. A news release from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Department in Mountain Home, where Partee was arrested Feb. 17, said Partee, who was on parole, “has been incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center a total of 44 times since 1997.” He has also been in the Arkansas Department of Corrections or a Community Corrections Center “at least three 3 times” and in the Missouri Department of Corrections “at least twice,” the news release said.
It was 10 below zero Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, at David and Heather Bushner’s Howards Ridge home when David, up before dawn to try to thaw the frozen water in their well house, heard a loud screeching noise off in the distance.  He wondered about the sound but continued working on his frozen well....

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