Open House to Focus on Branson Flood Response

May 16, 2017 | Latest News
Branson officials work at city hall during the recent flooding. (submitted photos) by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – The City of Branson's response to the recent flooding is the focus of an upcoming open house at city hall. The event next Tuesday evening, May 23rd, is replacing a Local Government Week open house that had to be postponed due to flooding. The rescheduled event will focus on emergency management strategies implemented to ensure ci
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Community Invited to Civil Air Patrol Cardboard Boat Race

May 16, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol invites the community to join them on Saturday, May 20th, for its 5th Annual Civil Air Patrol Cardboard Boat and Kayak Race at Table Rock Lake State Park in Branson. This event is open to everyone. There is no minimum age for the cardboard boat race, but participants must be 12-year-old or older to race in a kayak. The cost to race is 15-dollars per vessel. Only one person
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Additional Gates Opened at Bull Shoals Dam

May 16, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay BULL SHOALS, Ark. – Army Corps of Engineers opens additional gates at Bull Shoals Dam today (Tuesday). Officials say five more spillway gates are open one foot each. With ten gates currently open, the dam is releasing about 10-thousand 8-hundred cubic feet per second. According to a release from the Corps of Engineers, five hydropower turbines remain at full capacity and three units are offline for maintenance. The total rel
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Traffic Stop Results in Vehicle Pursuit into Branson, Hollister and C of O

May 16, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – An everyday traffic stop in Branson turns into a vehicle pursuit Sunday morning. Branson Police Chief Stan Dobbins shares at around 11:30 a.m. officers pulled over a scooter with two individuals for not wearing helmets. An individual in a truck then pulled up alongside the traffic stop, grabbed and threw the scooter into the bed of their pickup and drove away. The vehicle pursuit began with the Taney County
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Academy to Expand Playground with Kiwanis Donation

May 15, 2017 | Latest News
The Branson Tri-Lakes Kiwanis Club presents a $2,500 check to Appleseed Christian Academy. Kiwanis members pictured from left to right: Mindy Honey, Melissa Ford, James Little, Pam Druffel, Tammy Panter, Steve Smith, Julie Lindstrom, Danny Fullington, Robin McGinnis (Appleseed Director), Adrianne Smith, Shane Walton and Lynne Campbell. by Sam Clanton HOLLISTER, Mo. – The Branson Tri-Lakes Kiwanis Club presents Appleseed Christian Academy wi
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$55M Feed Mill may be Coming to Yellville

May 15, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay YELLVILLE, Ark. – One of the biggest turkey production plants in the U.S. officially announces it is opening up a 55-million dollar facility in Marion County. Officials with Butterball, LLC, say they will be purchasing land located at 37-26 Highway 62, just outside of Yellville this week. This particular location will be used as a feed mill plant and would employ between 15 to 17 people, according to a release from the compa
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Mental Evaluation Ordered for Berryville Man

May 15, 2017 | Latest News
The Carroll County Courthouse, Eastern District, located on the west side of the public square in Berryville, Arkansas. by Shannon Cay BERRYVILLE, Ark. – A mental evaluation is ordered for a man from Berryville accused of trying to kill his mom with an axe. Carroll County Judge Charles Jackson signed off on the motion stating the court finds reasonable suspicion that the defendant, 42-year-old James Asbury, may not be fit to proceed. He is
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Libby Spears to Speak at Annual Branson Business Breakfast

May 15, 2017 | Latest News
Libby Spears by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – The Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB is hosting national keynote speaker Libby Spears for its annual Branson Business Breakfast on Tuesday, May 23rd, at the Chateau on the Lake Resort in Branson. Spears, owner of Bravo Communications and Consulting, will be speaking on the generational workforce and the four generations in the workplace today: http://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/w
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Emergency Officials Assessing County Flood Damage

May 15, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton FORSYTH, Mo. – FEMA and SEMA are assessing flood damage in Taney County in support of a possible disaster declaration, triggering federal and state assistance programs. Melissa Duckworth of the Taney County Emergency Management Office informed commissioners this (Monday) morning that representatives from FEMA and SEMA and the Small Business Administration conducted preliminary damage assessments on Saturday, covering all are
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Authorities Search for Arson Suspect from Lakeview

May 15, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – Authorities are searching for a man from Lakeview, Arkansas who they believe burned down two properties this (Monday) morning. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says multiple agencies were first called to a residential structure fire on Hickory Flats Lane in Lakeview at 3:19 a.m. He says the second fire was reported at Buffalo Rapids Lane in Buffalo City at 5:19 a.m. Both homes are a complete loss.
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