248 Thrift Shop Working to Distribute Donations to Flood Victims

May 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – Anyone in need of clean clothes, hygiene products, cleaning supplies or bottled water is invited to the 248 Thrift Shop and U-Haul in Branson to come and take whatever they need. Since the moment flood waters began rising around Branson and the surrounding communities, donations upon donations started coming into the 248 Thrift Shop. Now over a week later, the shop is packed from top to bottom and anyone ar
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Public Hearing on Boxley Valley Plan Today

May 9, 2017 | Latest News
(NPS photo) by Shannon Cay PONCA, Ark. – The Buffalo National River is encouraging the public to come to a hearing about the Boxley Valley Comprehensive Plan today. The national river's Superintendent Kevin Cheri says this is an open house style meeting where staff would like to collect information from the public regarding what they want to see happen to the area. He says the meeting will begin with a question and answer session and afterw
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Madison Co. Escapee Faces Additional Charges

May 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay HUNTSVILLE, Ark. – A man wanted for a parole violation is now facing additional charges after escaping from the Madison County Sheriff's Office on Monday. Authorities say 60-year-old Samuel Hicks from Mountain Home escaped from the jail in Huntsville on Monday at 2:22 p.m. According to the report, locals were advised that even though he was not known to be armed, escapees should be considered armed and dangerous. He was miss
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‘Mama’ hits Branson for Mother’s Day (Vicki Lawrence is coming along, too)

May 9, 2017 | Enteratainment
Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater and Up Close Concerts are featuring a special show for Sunday night, which happens to be Mother's Day, as Vicki Lawrence and her alter ego, “Mama Harper,” will ...read more Source:: Branson Tri-Lakes – Entertainment
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Nilges benefit set for Gilley’s; Andy honored

May 9, 2017 | Enteratainment
Greetings loyal reader(s) and welcome to the latest edition of the Branson Beat, your home for all the news on the Branson entertainment scene. As always, feel free to drop me a line at jclark@branson ...read more Source:: Branson Tri-Lakes – Entertainment
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Lynn recovering from stroke

May 9, 2017 | Enteratainment
Last week reports began surfacing the “Coal Miner's Daughter” Loretta Lynn, who is slated to perform Oct. 14 and 15 at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre, was hospitalized following ...read more Source:: Branson Tri-Lakes – Entertainment
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College of the Ozarks student talks internship

May 9, 2017 | Opinion
I'm Ann Marie, and I'm a student at College of the Ozarks. I am pursing a degree in journalism and English, and I have started my internship here at Branson Tri-Lakes News for the summer. ...read more Source:: Branson Tri-Lakes – Editorial
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Arrest Made in Burglary of Crane Business

May 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton CRANE, Mo. – One person is in custody following an overnight burglary at Five Star Manufacturing on Industrial Drive in Crane. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says deputies arrived on scene today to find the business in disarray, with items thrown throughout the building and spray paint on the door. Rader says officers conducted a thorough investigation and found evidence leading them to question a man from Crane. After depu
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Craig “Neon Woody” Franklin Wood, Sr.

May 9, 2017 | Latest News
Craig “Neon Woody” Franklin Wood, Sr., age 68, of Branson, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was born August 17, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of George and Bonnie Wood. Woody was joined in marriage June 2, 1991, to his loving wife Lillian. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. Woody proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. As the owner of Neon Sign, his
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City Closing Blue Meadows Road for Repairs

May 9, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – The City of Branson Public Works Department is closing a portion of Blue Meadows Road to repair damages caused by flood waters. The affected portion is between Western Avenue and Fall Creek Road. This section closes Wednesday and is scheduled to reopen next Friday, May 19th, weather permitting. Motorists are encouraged to access Fall Creek Road on Falls Parkway or Bramble Lane during the closure. According to
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