Meeting Announced to Discuss Buffalo Watershed

March 10, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay JASPER, Ark. – A public meeting to discuss the voluntary watershed based management plan for the Buffalo River Watershed is set for the end of the month in Jasper. Tony Ramick with the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission says this is the second of four meetings held over the next several months as the commission and the Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee work together to develop a plan to uphold water quality for the
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Former Marshall Teacher No Longer Facing Charges

March 10, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay MARSHALL, Ark. – A lack of evidence clears a former Marshall, Arkansas school teacher accused of having sexual relations with three 17-year-olds. Court records show the case has been closed against 32-year-old Breonna Eddings. According to the state prosecutor's office, this is due to law enforcement not finding enough evidence to proceed with the case during a subsequent investigation. The affidavit in this case reads that
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Lawrence Co. to Participate in St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Crackdown

March 10, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office announces they will be out in full force during the St. Patrick's Day Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving crackdown. This crackdown will run from March 16th to 19th, and will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising. Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay shares in 201
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Local Exxon Gas Stations Close Due to Lawsuit 

March 10, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay HARRISON, Ark. – Several Exxon gas stations are shut down this month due to a legal battle. Equity Bank, formerly Community First Bank, filed a lawsuit alleging that the AIM Group LLC, with incorporators listed as Mohammad Serajuddowla and Riaz Ahmed, owe them 4.7 million dollars plus late fees. The lawsuit says the group took out a promissory note for five million dollars in 2013 from then Community First Bank. That loan
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NWS Investigating Reported Tornado in Barry Co.

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BUTTERFIELD, Mo. – The National Weather Service in Springfield is investigating several damage reports following tonight's storms, including at least one public report of a tornado touch down in Barry County. Meteorologists have not confirmed whether a tornado caused damage to a home three miles east of Butterfield at approximately 7 p.m. The report indicates no one was injured there. Reports of quarter-sized hail were wides
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Branson" rel="bookmark">"Raiding the Country Vault" Comes to Branson

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
BRANSON, Mo. – The producers of one of the most popular shows in Vegas have brought their skills to the Ozarks. “Raiding The Country Vault” held ... ...read more Source:: <a href=https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/raiding-the-country-vault-comes-to-branson/669568639&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjdiZjkwOTg4ODJlYTI1YTE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGg9yqz5Bd45IRHNRLI6nq_rVZ4Qw target="_blank"
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Tornado Warning in Effect

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – A tornado warning is in effect until 7:15 for central Christian County, northwestern Taney County, central Stone County and central Barry County. A tornado warning is in effect for all of Taney County until 7:45 p.m. Residents are advised to take cover now. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Reeds Spring, or 9 miles south of Highlandville, at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tune into
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Branson businesses fear a shortage of workers this tourist season

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
BRANSON, Mo. Changes to a federal program that provides seasonal workers in tourist areas like Branson are causing concern. Those in the ... ...read more Source:: <a href=https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Branson-businesses-fear-a-shortage-of-workers-this-tourist-season-415818383.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjdiZjkwOTg4ODJlYTI1YTE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH85oyOXh3AuOtVygJ0LIvzc498_g target=&qu
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Alvina Fay Judycki

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
Alvina Fay Judycki, age 87, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Kimberling City, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was born May 22, 1929, in Hixon, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Gertrude Cardinal. Arrangements and creation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. Alvina grew up on a farm in rural Wisconsin where she learned a strong work ethic. During her working years, she was a food service manager in the Florida Public Scho
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Nixa Woman Claims $1.3M Lottery Jackpot

March 9, 2017 | Latest News
Kathy Lamkemeyer (center) and her daughters. (submitted photo) by Sam Clanton NIXA, Mo. – A woman from Nixa claims a Missouri Lottery jackpot of 1-point-3 million dollars. Kathy Lamkemeyer purchased her winning ticket from Signal Food Store in Nixa, and used Quick Pick to have her numbers randomly selected. The store received a 5-thousand dollar bonus check for selling the ticket. Choosing the annuity payment option, Lamkemeyer will receive
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