James (Jay) L. Rankin

March 31, 2017 | Latest News
James (Jay) L. Rankin, 86, of Springfield, Missouri, peacefully passed away at home on March 30th, 2017 with family by his side. He was born February 3, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Joseph and Loretta Rankin. Jay attended Nativity Grade School and Deandreis High School. He was the devoted husband of Marlene for 64 years. Left to honor his love are his five children: Susan Crawford (Bruce), Judy Pitts (Terry), Janice Goodall (Kurt), Jeanni
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Betty Jean Fitzner

March 31, 2017 | Latest News
Betty Jean Fitzner was born December 5, 1924 to George & Lucy Richardson in a farmhouse near Guide Rock, Nebraska. She spent her early life in southwest Nebraska, and moved with her family to Boulder, Colo. where she graduated High School, met and married her husband, and their two sons were born there. They bought a ranch in northwest Montana when the boys were teenagers, and lived there for the next 30 years. They moved to Florida in 198
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Dennis J. Mulherin

March 31, 2017 | Latest News
Funeral Services for Dennis J. Mulherin, age 81 of Ridgedale, Missouri will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Greenlawn Funeral Home Branson. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home Branson. He died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. He was born on July 6, 1935 in Cedar Rapids,
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Paul Willard “Bill” Brown

March 31, 2017 | Latest News
Paul Willard “Bill” Brown, age 83, of Rocky Comfort, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Cox Hospital in Monett, Missouri. He was born July 10, 1933 in Rocky Comfort, Missouri the son of Paul Dabbs and Ruby Opal (Decker) Brown. Preceding him in death were his parents. Surviving are one son, Jason Brown; one daughter, Rana Woolaway and her husband Donnie of Rocky Comfort, Missouri; one sister, Nadine Carden of Anderson, Missouri
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C of O Honors Vietnam Veterans with Memorial Service

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
Dr. Donn Russell by Tim Church POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – College of the Ozarks hosts a special service Thursday morning, honoring Vietnam Veterans and Vietnam Veterans Day in the state of Missouri. Gathered in the halls of the Alumni Center attendees welcomed C of O Professor of Agriculture Dr. Donn Russell to speak during the service. Russell, whose brother Jerry was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970, reflected on his 2014 journey, with
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ES Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Murder

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
Christopher Kevin Butler by Shannon Cay EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. – A Eureka Springs man accused of murder takes a plea deal and is given his sentence, according to recently released court documents. Forty-three-year-old Christopher Butler pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder and committing a terroristic act in the shooting death of 31-year-old John Keck, also from Eureka Springs. Originally, he was charged with 1st-degree murder and tampering wi
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Branson Ward 2 Candidates Appear on AYS

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – There are three candidates running for Branson Ward 2 Alderman, but one thing is certain: Whoever voters choose for the position will be someone who loves the city and cares about its citizens. This became abundantly clear during this week's broadcast of At Your Service with Scott McCaulley, when the KRZK show host welcomed Kirsten Hart, Cris Bohinc and Andrew Brashers into the studio. Hart, the current office
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Utilities Dept. Equipment Purchases Exceed $280K

March 30, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – The Branson Board of Aldermen approves first reading of three purchase agreements for the utilities department totaling more than 280-thousand dollars. The city is buying a new compact excavator from Bobcat of Springfield at a cost of 96-thousand 224 dollars. Utilities Director Mike Ray says this unit will replace an existing Case backhoe, which will be turned over to the public works department… http://de
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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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