National River Staff Takes Caution for High Waters

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay PONCA, Ark. – Due to the current high water levels, the staff at the Buffalo National River are taking precautions this week. Power has temporarily been shut down at the Tyler Bend Campground in the restroom facilities at the boat launch and the pavilion/picnic area. Park officials say the pavilion and picnic area will remain open, but the restrooms will be closed until river levels recede. According to the United States Geo
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Benefit The Badge Kicks Off This Weekend In Branson

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
3/30/2017 - BRANSON, Mo. – Branson will host a brand new event this weekend dedicated to the men and women who protect us. Plans for “Benefit ... ...read more Source:: <a href=https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/benefit-the-badge-kicks-off-this-weekend-in-branson/683328562&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjdiZjkwOTg4ODJlYTI1YTE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEtBw1Ae_2fNCFYtD2GOPj0iQvGkw target="_blank&
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Pamela Jane Smith

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
Pamela Jane Smith, age 60, of Holiday Island, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. She was born August 16, 1956, in Verdun, France, the daughter of Herbert Smith and Myla McKnight. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. With a positive attitude, Pamela helped others and was uplifting to those around her. Her interests included music, games, cards, motorcycles, Volkswagen bugs and her dogs, Swazy
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Springfield Woman Crashes Vehicle in Taney County

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BLUE EYE, Mo. – A woman from Springfield is injured in a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, 10 miles from Blue Eye in Taney County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 68-year-old Patricia Mithelavage was traveling westbound on Highway 86 at 1:50 p.m., when her vehicle travelled off of the right side of the roadway, struck a sign and then a tree. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield to
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Clever Teen Injured in Stone County Vehicle Crash

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church NIXA, Mo. – A teenager from Clever is injured in a single vehicle crash Wednesday night, four miles south of Nixa in Stone County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 16-year-old Laney Holt was traveling southbound on Route M at 7:33 p.m., when she ran her vehicle off of the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Holt was transported by a private vehicle to be treated for her minor injuries. ...read more Source::
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Thursday Schedule

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
Baseball Hollister at Blue Eye Reeds Spring at Mount Vernon Morrisville at Crane Hurley at Galena Central at Aurora Alma at Harrison Berryville at Gentry Alpena vs. Deer (Harrison) Green Forest at Marshall Flippin at Lead Hill Valley Springs at Yellville-Summit Jasper at Decatur Soccer Eureka Springs at Decatur Softball Berryville at Blue Eye Hurley at Crane Spokane at Exeter Alma at Harrison Flippin at Lead Hill Green Forest at Marshall Valley S
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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Branson Marketing

March 29, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – How to market Branson is an issue the two candidates running for mayor have a difference of opinion about. Business owner and sports show host Marshall Howden is challenging incumbent Karen Best, a local real estate agent, in next Tuesday's election. During a visit with Scott McCaulley on KRZK's At Your Service program, Howden went on the record stating live entertainment and Branson's show business should be
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Bond Hearing Set for Murder Suspect

March 29, 2017 | Latest News
Eldon E. Ault, Jr. (TCSO booking photo) by Sam Clanton FORSYTH, Mo. – A bond reduction hearing is scheduled for the man charged in the shooting death of 70-year-old Dianna Merritt at a home near Forsyth last Friday. Seventy-three-year-old Eldon Ault, Jr. appeared in court twice this week before Taney County Associate Circuit Judge Tiffany Yarnell. He was formally arraigned and pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and armed criminal act
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MH Man Sentenced to 20 Years in State Prison 

March 29, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay MOUTAIN HOME, Ark. – A man from Mountain Home is sentenced to 20 years behind bars. Recently released court records show 19-year-old Edward Vanscoy III negotiated a guilty plea to five counts of 3rd-degree sexual assault, four counts of sexual indecency with a child, and one count of 1st-degree sexual assault. Baxter County authorities had two separate cases of sexual assault against Vanscoy. The first incident occurred in J
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Education Foundation Awards $12,705 in Classroom Grants

March 29, 2017 | Latest News
BHS Technology Practicum led by Jeffrey Howard by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – The Branson Education Foundation Awards $12,705 in grant funds to six classrooms and teachers across the Branson School District. Once a year, Branson School District teachers are invited to submit grant applications to the foundation. Those applications are then reviewed by a committee of board members and a school representative, scored based on student impact
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