Hurley Woman Overturns Motorcycle in Stone County Crash

March 20, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church HURLEY, Mo. – A woman from Hurley is injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday night, seven miles east of Hurley in Stone County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 53-year-old Yvette Mitchell was traveling westbound on Richwood School House Drive at 6:25 p.m., when she struck a dog in the roadway and overturned the motorcycle she was operating. Mitchell was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield to be treated for her m
Read More »

Baldknobber’s Announce New Theatre and Selling Price for 76 Theatre

March 20, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – Branson's Famous Baldknobber's announce its new Branson theatre venue and listing price for its Historic Branson theatre on Highway 76. On Friday, Theatre General Manager Brandon Mabe announced the Baldknobber's would be moving into the New Shanghai Theater off of State Highway 165. Mabe adds they are also listing the Baldknobber's Theatre on Highway 76 for around three-point-five-million-dollars. Mabe expl
Read More »

Weekend Recap

March 20, 2017 | Latest News
by: Scott McCaulley Many Lakes Area Missouri High Schools get their Spring Sports Seasons underway this weekend. Among the highlights: -The Branson Lady Pirates Soccer Team get three wins over two days to claim the Fair Grove Soccer Tournament Title. The Lady Pirates knock off Stover on Friday 4-0 then defeat Marshfield on Saturday 2-0 before knocking off Monett in the Title Game 2-0. -In Baseball, Forsyth wins their opener Friday at home over Re
Read More »

Hollister Woman Sways Gov. to Proclaim CRC Awareness Month

March 19, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay HOLLISTER, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens proclaims March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month due to the perseverance of a Hollister woman and the not-for-profit group she is now the face of. Kristina Smith from Hollister took to Washington D.C. earlier this month to represent the group Fight CRC. She spoke with politicians about the importance of earlier screening for the kind of cancer that claimed the life of her
Read More »

Historic Branson Theatre Hopes to Sell For $3.5 Million

March 19, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – Historic Branson theatre hopes to sell for $3.5 Million. Last week it was announced that the Baldknobber's Theatre, located in the heart of Branson's 76 Entertainment District would be put up for sale and the Mabe family would be moving into a new venue. Theatre General Manager Brandon Mabe shares the reason for the sale was decided by his Grandmother, who has been part of and then solely running the theatr
Read More »

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
Read More »

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
Read More »

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
Read More »

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
Read More »

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
Read More »