Day: February 25, 2020

Branson Police Officer Honored at Board of Alderman Meeting

by: JonChristopher Collins, HTDN Intern The City of Branson honors Police Officer Rick Bright as Branson’s Employee of the Month. The “Special Commendation” is for those who have encountered dangerous situations and exceeded expectations. Over the summer Bright responded to an emergency where he found someone not breathing. However, he performed CPR and saved the …

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Arkansas Cemetery Allows Confederate Flags Despite Protests

From: KTLO/Associated Press An Arkansas cemetery will continue allowing individuals or groups to place Confederate flags on grave markers unless a family member of the deceased objects, despite complaints that the flag is a racist symbol. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission approved an amendment earlier this month also requiring anyone …

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Dogpatch auction canceled; abandoned theme park to be sold to unnamed buyer

From arkansasonline.com Dogpatch won’t be sold on the Newton County Courthouse steps on March 3, as previously advertised. The abandoned theme park is under contract to be sold to a “solid buyer,” said Stewart Nance of Eureka Springs, one of the mortgage holders. Nance said he couldn’t reveal the buyer’s name on Tuesday. He said …

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H.S. Basketball Districts: Forsyth Pulls Away, Hollister Rallies For Wins

by: Scott McCaulley For Forsyth and Hollister, both favored in the seeds at the Class 3 District Basketball Tournament at Starfford, took different paths to opening round wins on Monday. The Lady Panthers overcame their own nerves and a barrage of 3 points goals by Conway to earn a 75-45 win. The back forth game …

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Continuing Conversation about Branson Convention Center Budget Among Items on Alderman Agenda

by; Scott McCaulley A follow-up to a discussion on the Branson Convention Center Projected Budget is one of the items scheduled for discussion at Tuesday night’s Branson Board of Alderman Meeting. At the earlier meeting in February, a report was presented that projected the Convention Center could lose over $500,000 this year due to some …

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Skaggs Foundation Grant Aids College of the Ozarks Nursing Student

by: Jon Christopher Collins, HTDN Intern The Skaggs Foundation’s Legacy Endowment is giving College of the Ozarks students opportunities in the medical field. Since 2015, the grant has aided 36 students. This year, Rebekah Cowan is one of those students. Cowan is in her final year of her nursing program. Because of her experience interning …

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Airports in Arkansas, Missouri Benefit from Grant Funds

From: KTLO & HTDN The Marion County Airport in Flippin is among 13 across Arkansas sharing in $10.7 million in safety and infrastructure grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao says the airport in Flippin will receive $171,500 to acquire land for aircraft approaches and for development. Secretary …

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