Sharon Rushton

May 22, 2017 | Latest News
Sharon Rushton lost her battle with cancer on May 16, 2017. She was born on July 6, 1950 in Hutchinson, Kansas, the daughter of Velma and Dave Betz. Sharon is survived by her husband James Rushton; her step-son Chris Rushton and his wife Brandi from Fayetteville, AR, and grandson Taggart Rushton; mother Velma Betz of Denver, Colorado; sisters Janet Betz of Denver and Diane West of Windsor, Colorado; nieces Kaeli West and Marissa West-Banninga an
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Leah Ione Corbin

May 22, 2017 | Latest News
Leah Ione Corbin, 103, died April 3, 2017, at her home in Spokane, Missouri, surrounded by family. She was born June 23, 1913, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Alva J. and Leah Marguerite (Elliott) Kaser. She trained and worked as a nurse in her hometown before moving to Detroit, Michigan. She moved to Hollister in 1953 and remained in the Ozarks throughout her life. She worked as a registered nurse for Skaggs (now Cox) Hospital in Branson and wa
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Bobby Lee Kerr

May 22, 2017 | Latest News
Bobby Lee Kerr, age 65, a loving brother, son and uncle, left the good life on May 17, 2017, to be with his departed family and his Savior in Heaven. Bob was born on April 2, 1952 in Stella, Missouri to Oven and Grace (Pogue) Kerr. Bob graduated from Rocky Comfort High School in 1971. Later that year, following in his father's footsteps, he began working for the McDonald County School District as a custodian at Rocky Comfort School. In the ear
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Doris R. Brewer

May 22, 2017 | Latest News
Funeral services for Doris R. Brewer, 77, Branson will be held Tuesday, May 23 at the Branson United Methodist Church 2:00 PM. Pastor Eric Derks will officiate. Burial will follow at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Mrs. Brewer passed away Wed. May 17, 2017 Cox South, Springfield. Services are under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson. Visitation will be Monday evening May 22, 2017 from 6-7 PM Snapp-Bearde
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Spillway Water Release Increased at Table Rock Dam

May 22, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – The Little Rock District Army Corps of Engineers increase the spillway gates at Table Rock Dam for the second time in two days. As of 9 a.m. this (Monday) morning, five spillway gates will remain open one-half each and the five remaining gates will be open to one foot each for a total spillway release of nine-thousand-900 cubic feet of water per second. In addition about 9500 cubic feet per second is being
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C of O Expresses Interest in Acquiring Old Matt’s Cabin

May 21, 2017 | Latest News
Old Matt's Cabin by Tim Church POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – College of the Ozarks announces its interest in acquiring Old Matt's Cabin, the historic site in Taney County around which the live drama “The Shepherd of the Hills” was performed for 57 years. Earlier this month it was announced Shepherd of the Hills in Branson would not be opening for a 2017 season, as the bank would be foreclosing on the property. College of the Ozarks President
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Community Invited to Branson Memorial Day Ceremony

May 21, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – The community is invited to join the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 on Monday, May 29th, for its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Ozark Memorial Cemetery in Branson. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with a flag ceremony by the Marine Junior ROTC and the National Anthem sung by Branson entertainer CJ Newsom. Vice President and Public Relations Director Bob Sarver shares they have a fantastic line-u
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Woman Charged in Vehicle Thefts Fails to Appear

May 21, 2017 | Latest News
Chelcy McCollegan (TCSO booking photo) by Sam Clanton FORSYTH, Mo. – A woman from Springfield charged in connection with more than 50 vehicle break-ins and thefts fails to appear in Taney County Circuit Court and a warrant is issued for her arrest. Court records indicate 25-year-old Chelcy McCollegan didn't show up for her scheduled hearing on Thursday. The warrant for her arrest carries a cash-only bond of 5-thousand dollars. Branson Polic
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Storm Victims may be Eligible for Assistance

May 21, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay HARRISON, Ark. – Farmers in Boone and Newton Counties who incurred serious damage from recent storms may get some financial help soon. According to a news release from the local Farm Service Agencies, they have been accepted for the USDA's Emergency Conservation Program. Farming officials say producers who qualify could get up to 75 percent of eligible costs of the restoration. In order to qualify, you must prove that the co
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PSC Approves Sewer System Asset Transfer

May 21, 2017 | Latest News
Members of the Taney County Regional Sewer District Board of Trustees and the Taney County Commission break ground on the new sewer treatment plant at Lakeway Village. by Sam Clanton KISSEE MILLS, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission authorizes the transfer of sewer system assets from Taney County Utilities Corporation to the Taney County Regional Sewer District. These assets provide sewer service to approximately 53 customers at La
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