Dianna K. Merritt

March 28, 2017 | Latest News
Dianna K. Merritt, 70, of Forsyth, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at her residence. Services will be private. Dianna Kay Merritt was born Thursday, April 18, 1946 in Aurora, Nebraska to Leroy Cecil and Daisy Mae (West) Jemison. She attended school in Aurora, NE. She worked in customer service, clerical, home health and as a dispatcher. She spent most of her life in Nebraska, Arkansas and Missouri. Dianna was a very loving, independent and strong
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Janice Florence Settles

March 28, 2017 | Latest News
Janice Florence Settles, Blue Eye, MO daughter of Ernest and Ethel (Gant) Gray, was born November 7, 1939 in Clarinda, IA and departed this life on March 25, 2017 at the age of 77. Janice had been a resident of the area for forty years, moving here from Toledo, IA. She was the office manager of a medical clinic in Branson West, MO for 15 years. In 1979, she was a founding member of the Open Doors United Methodist Church of Blue Eye, MO. She was t
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William “Billy” Raney

March 28, 2017 | Latest News
William “Billy” Raney, 69, of Ridgedale, MO, passed away on March 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born on February 29, 1948, in Fresno, CA. Billy moved to Ridgedale in 2007. He enjoyed outdoor activities, with a great fondness for camping. Spending time with his grandchildren was a great delight for him. Survivors include his children, Heather Seiler and husband Paul of Ridgedale, MO., Shon Raney and wife Aubrey of Kissee Mills, MO., Juli
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Jeremiah “Jeremy” Aaron Epps,

March 28, 2017 | Latest News
Jeremiah “Jeremy” Aaron Epps, 38 of Kirbyville, MO passed away very peacefully at his home early morning of the spring equinox, Monday March 20, 2017 surrounded by his family. Jeremy is a 1996 graduate of Branson High School, completed his freshman year at SMS – Springfield, MO, he was a Blue Belt in Kempo Karate, CAD Technician, 3D CAD rendering consultant and a super IT person. Jeremy loved running his radio controlled trucks, computer ga
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Kitchen Confidence 101

March 28, 2017 | Latest News
By Sandra Reames Carefree Catering Branson, MO 417-230-5775 phone or textcarefreecatering@suddenlink.net Call in phone for show: 417-330-1063 Text: 417-699-8446 Today you meet my little sister from New Mexico. She lives at 6000 feet altitude in the Jemez (Hamous). Mountains. This is her recipe and by the way she also grows the cherries for this delicious pie. You can tell that we are sisters, we both walk on the other side of center, but as a
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Monday Scores, Tuesday Schedule

March 28, 2017 | Latest News
NOTE: Area High School Baseball Coverage begins today with Parkview at Branson at 4:30 on Hometown Daily News.com and 98.1 FM/AM 1220 KCAX. Monday Scores Baseball Clever 6 Hollister 4 Soccer Branson 6 Greenwood 0 Softball Forsyth 15 Spokane 0 Today's Schedule Baseball Parkview at Branson Hollister at Springfield Catholic Forsyth at Spokane Galena at Blue Eye Bradleyville at Bakersfield Hurley at Southwest Harrison at Clarksville Alpena at Jasper
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Branson Woman Receives 7 Years for Child Endangerment

March 27, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton FORSYTH, Mo. – A woman from Branson is sentenced to seven years in prison for felony endangering the welfare of a child, which is the maximum sentence under Missouri law. Judge Laura Johnson sentenced 31-year-old Tiffany Nelson on Monday following her guilty plea without an agreement with prosecutors in January. The charge stemmed from a medical call for a 16-month-old child at an apartment on Cannonball Loop in Branson on J
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Overlay Projects, Pavement Improvements Begin Next Month

March 27, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton FORSYTH, Mo. – MoDOT Southwest District Area Engineer Beth Schaller provides an update on upcoming road work to Taney County Commissioners during their regular meeting this week. Schaller says a number of overlay projects get underway this spring and summer… http://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/142/2017/03/27155847/Beth-Schaller-N116.mp3 Pavement improvements are planned for Highway 76 from Bran
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Harrison City Council Again Talks Trash

March 27, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay HARRISON, Ark. – The Harrison City Council again talks trash at its latest meeting. Inland Trash Services is again a hot-button topic with citizens, Inland Officials, and City Officials all giving their two cents on the situation. Harrison Mayor Dan Sherrell says during the month of March, his office has received 61 complaints calls over Inland's service and had another 46 calls in February. He plans to turn the issue over t
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Arrest Made in Kidnapping near Ponca

March 27, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay PONCA, Ark. – A man from Johnson County, Arkansas is arrested near Ponca on Thursday, March 23. Authorities say 51-year-old Larry Childress from Clarksville is accused of abducting his three grandchildren children ages one, two, and seven. According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, he picked up his grandkids to go camping on Tuesday and failed to return them the next day, as he allegedly promised the children's mother
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