Lakeview Arson Suspect Formally Charged

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay LAKEVIEW, Ark. – A man from Lakeview accused of burning down two of his homes is formally charged this week. Court records show 42-year-old Mark Mucha has officially been charged with two counts of arson from the incidents in the early morning hours of May 15th. According to the online arrest report, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office received a call just after three a.m. from a man who identified himself as Mucha. The calle
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County Helps Taneyville with Sewer Repairs

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton TANEYVILLE, Mo. – Taney County Commissioners approve an emergency funding agreement with the Village of Taneyville to reimburse the cost of repairing damaged clarifier units at the municipal sewer plant. The county's Environmental Services Project Coordinator John Soutee says the village has experienced a string of bad luck lately and these funds – totaling nearly 7-thousand 500 dollars – will help offset the cost of rep
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3rd Annual GUMI FEST to Feature Veteran Lt. Lee Alley

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church CEDARCREEK, Mo. – GUMI Camp USA is hosting its 3rd Annual GUMI FEST this weekend at its camp in Cedarcreek. GUMI Camp, which stands for “Glad You Made It” Camp, hosts this annual three day event for Veterans, and their families and friends. This festival features workshops with Psychologist and Author Georgia Shaffer and addresses from Keynote Speaker Lt. Lee Alley, according to Executive Director Angela Hadler: http:
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Swimmers, Boaters Urged to Use Cation this Holiday Weekend

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – As swimmers and boaters take to the water this Memorial Day Weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging visitors to Table Rock Lake to use cation. High lake levels and large amounts of floating and submerged debris have made water activities more hazardous following the recent flooding. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District Spokesperson Laurie Driver says there are several tips swimmers need
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Deadline Approaches for Burlsworth Camp

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay HARRISON, Ark. – The registration deadline for the Brandon Burlsworth Football Camp is this Friday. Kids entering the 3rd grade through the 9th grade are invited to participate in a football camp inspired by the late Burlsworth from Harrison, who many say has one of the greatest walk-on stories in college football's history. Recently, the movie “Greater” featured his life and accomplishments, according to Brandon's broth
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Charges Filed in Branson Homicide Investigation

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – Charges are filed in a Branson homicide investigation dating back to last August. Court records show 37-year-old Jeremiah Fanning of Springfield and 43-year-old Melissa Claus of St. Louis are each facing charges of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse. Both are jailed in Forsyth on 500-thousand dollars bond apiece. Fanning and Claus are implicated in the
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Thomas Eugene Colvert

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
Funeral services for Thomas Eugene Colvert, 73, of Branson will be Thursday May 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Forsyth with Pastor Jeramie Henson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery in Branson, Missouri. Services are under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon till service time. Mr. Colvert passed away Tuesday May 24, 2017. T
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Mayor Best Issues Statement on City Admin Termination

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
Branson Mayor Karen Best (file photo) by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – The City of Branson announces the employment termination of City Administrator Bill Malinen is in effect as of today (Wednesday, May 24th). On May 16th, the Board of Aldermen voted to authorize the city attorney to pursue termination of Malinen's employment agreement. The vote came to a tie, with council members Betsey Seay, Rick Castillon and Kevin McConnell voting to termi
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Christopher Ronald Farkas

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
Christopher Ronald Farkas, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Ronald Farkas and Karen (LeRoque) Farkas Seeland, was born November 12, 1958 in Montebello, CA and departed this life May 4, 2017 at the age of 58. Chris had been a resident of the area nine years, moving here from San Clemente, CA. He was an electrician and worked for Lumix Electrical, Inc. in Rogersville, MO. Chris took great pride in the electrical work he did on Chicago's Navy Pier Ferris
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Kenneth Russell McAtee

May 24, 2017 | Latest News
Kenneth Russell McAtee, Lampe, MO son of William Jennings Bryant McAtee and Mildred Irene Russell, was born on November 15, 1924 in Stuart, IA and departed this life on May 21, 2017 at the age of 92. Kenneth was a former pastor/farmer/feed salesman/realtor/log home salesman who lived in the Lampe-Kimberling City area since 1980, coming from Watertown, SD. He was a World War II and Korea War Veteran. He was a member of General Dwight D. Eisenhow
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