Claypole Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

March 19, 2017 | Latest News
Dakota M. Claypole (TCSO booking photo) by Sam Clanton FORSYTH, Mo. – The man accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Daxton Drake of Hollister at a home near Branson January 16th waives formal arraignment in Taney County Circuit Court and pleads not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Twenty-one-year-old Dakota Claypole of Branson is scheduled to return to court April 20th. He remains in the Taney County
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Skaggs Foundation Accepting Non-Profit Grant Applications

March 19, 2017 | Latest News
Pam Burnett, left, and Leanne Newman, center, from Stone County Health Department, accept a certificate from Skaggs Legacy Endowment Grants Committee Chairman Nita Jane Ayres, right, and Skaggs Foundation Board Member Matt Trokey. Stone County Health Department was awarded more than $105,000 this year for its Healthy Bundles program. by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – The Skaggs Foundation is now accepting grant applications and concept paper
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Service Scholarship Drawing Part of Program Anniversary

March 19, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – White River Valley Electric Cooperative is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Operation Round Up program by awarding an additional 25-hundred dollar scholarship to one service-devoted student in the area. Program Coordinator Cindy Raines explains that Operation Round Up allows cooperative members to contribute to scholarships and charitable donations by rounding up their electric bills to the next dollar
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Purdy Man Injured in Rollover Crash

March 19, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton MONETT, Mo. – A Barry County man is hurt in a rollover crash on Lawrence County Farm Road 10-70 one mile north of Monett. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Omar Cortez of Purdy was northbound at 7:02 a.m. Sunday, when his car ran off the road, struck a fence and overturned. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Cortez was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment of s
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Teen Seriously Injured in Ozark Co. Crash

March 19, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton UDALL, Mo. – A teenager from Poplar Grove, Illinois suffers life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Ozark County Route O three miles east of Udall. State troopers say 19-year-old Brandon Hayes was westbound at 5 p.m. Saturday, when his car ran off the roadway and overturned. A passenger, 17-year-old Dustin Sell, was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment of serious injuries. He was not wearin
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Snapshot: Visiting beautiful Branson, Mo.

March 19, 2017 | Latest News
Dennis is a retired plumbing contractor and Joanne is a massage therapist who works at Perfect Balance Day Spa in Lodi. Was it a trip from heaven? ...read more Source:: <a href=https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.lodinews.com/lodi_living/article_1650cbca-09b6-11e7-95d5-37d33ffda674.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjdiZjkwOTg4ODJlYTI1YTE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFncqraI-daTo2QFmagjt9mubF1CQ target="_blank" titl
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Wallaces lead Panthers past Wolves

March 19, 2017 | Sports
FORSYTH – Casey Wallace and Cale Wallace starred in the Forsyth baseball team's season-opening 12-3 rout of Reeds Spring on Friday. ...read more Source:: Branson Tri-Lakes – Sports
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Taylor Appointed Deposit Services/Branch Manager for Cornerstone Bank Harrison Office

March 18, 2017 | Latest News
Press Release Charles T. Cross, President & CEO, Cornerstone Bank, has announced the hiring of Ms. Christie Taylor to the position of Branch Manager for the bank's entry into Harrison, Arkansas. She will oversee Cornerstone's deposit services staff for the entire market. Ms. Taylor joins the growing Northwest Arkansas based financial institution after serving the last 17 years at Anstaff Bank in Harrison. Cross stated, “It is alway
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Republic Hires New Finance Director

March 18, 2017 | Latest News
Press Release REPUBLIC, MO – City Administrator David Cameron has named Debbie Parks as the new Finance Director for the City of Republic. Ms. Parks comes to the City from the Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) where she has been employed since January 2009, and served since June 2013 as the Operations Manager. Ms. Parks has a bachelor's degree in Business from Drury University. City Administrator David Cameron said, “We are very
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Haralson, Smith Named to AR Tourism Hall of Fame

March 18, 2017 | Latest News
Press Release LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Chuck Haralson, former chief photographer for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, and author Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame today during a luncheon at the 43rd annual Governor's Conference on Tourism in Little Rock. The Hall of Fame honor is presented annually to an individual or individuals who have been actively involved in tourism for many years and who have mad
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