C of O to Host Dedication for Gold Star Family Memorial

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – College of the Ozarks invites the public to join them for the dedication of The Missouri Gold Star Families Memorial on Wednesday, April 19th, at 2:30 p.m. In a release from the college, they share the purpose of this memorial monument is to honor those who have lost immediate family members killed in their service to the country, to preserve the memory of the fallen, and to stand as a stark reminder
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Two Men Arrested for Soliciting Child for Sex

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton AVA, Mo. – The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of two men in an investigation surrounding the alleged solicitation of a minor female. Sheriff Chris Degase says 27-year-old Douglas Ray Allen of Isabella is facing two felony charges, including enticement or attempted enticement of a child and sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15. Douglas Ray Allen (DCSO booking photo) Allen posted 20-t
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Rotary Club of Table Rock Lake Offering Grants

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON WEST, Mo. – The Rotary Club of Table Rock Lake is accepting applications from community organizations interested in receiving grant funds this spring. Rotary Club President-Elect Ben Fisher says grants of up to 1-thousand dollars each will be awarded to five organizations. He says applications are not limited to non-profits… http://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/142/2017/03/07184355/Ben-Fis
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Hwy. Closure Announced Across Bull Shoals Dam

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. March 13th and 14th. Corps officials say, weather permitting, crews will install equipment needed to refurbish the tainter gates on Bull Shoals Dam. However, one lane will remain closed from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. each day. Additionally, beginning March 15, only one lane will remain closed while the
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Lady Pirates Roll to Quarters…

March 8, 2017 | Latest News
by Perry Phillips There is a saying in sports that its hard to beat good team twice in a season. Well, tonight, the Branson Lady Pirates did one better than that. Coach Kip Bough's basketball team defeated Republic for the THIRD time this season. This time a 60-42 decision in the State Sectional Game at Drury University in Springfield. Branson took a 9-8 lead midway through the first quarter and never looked back. They outscored Republic 1
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Branson Businesses Scrambling to Fill Jobs After Visa Change

March 8, 2017 | Latest News
BRANSON, Mo. – A change out of Washington D.C. has businesses in Branson scrambling before the season. An exemption in the H-2B Visa ... ...read more Source:: <a href=https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/branson-businesses-scrambling-to-fill-positions-after-visa-change/668894049&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjdiZjkwOTg4ODJlYTI1YTE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGERXzi5VFgJjJgdx5zpNOdKy68_w target="_bla
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Norman “Lyle” Hilburn

March 8, 2017 | Latest News
Norman “Lyle” Hilburn, age 53, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Missouri. He was born April 13, 1963 in Kowa, Kansas the son of Leroy and Annetta (Robbins) Hilburn. Lyle received his education in Aurora. He was a certified diesel mechanic technician, who worked and lived in this area his entire life. Surviving are two sons, Keith Ellery Hilburn of Aurora, Missouri and Craig Lyle Hilburn of
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Robert “Stan” Stanley Shan

March 8, 2017 | Latest News
Robert “Stan” Stanley Shan, age 69, of Hollister, Missouri, passed away at home Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was born October 26, 1947, in New Madrid, Missouri, the son of Robert and Mary Ellen Shan. Stan was joined in marriage June 23, 2016, to his loving wife Marie. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. Stan proudly served our country in the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. He was a truck driv
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March 8, 2017 | Latest News
Robert “Bob” James Hanzelon, age 74, of Branson, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. Bob was born June 30, 1942, in Berwyn, Illinois, the son of Robert M. and Mildred Hanzelon. He was joined in marriage to Lee on March 28, 1964. Services and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He earned his master's degree in Psychology and worked as an
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Gary Arnold Durham

March 8, 2017 | Latest News
Gary Arnold Durham, age 74, of Forsyth, Missouri, fell asleep in death on Friday, March 3, 2017. He was born February 7, 1943, in San Diego, California, the son of Arnold Delbert Durham and Coleen Eloise (Young) Durham. He was joined in marriage March 29, 1986 to his loving wife Anita. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. Gary was a faithful member of Forsyth Jehovah's Witnesses. He worked in constructio
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