Day: April 9, 2020

Two Green Forest Residents Charged in Shooting Incident in Boone County

by: Karen Hopper, KTLO Two people are being held in the Boone County Detention Center, after a woman reported four shots being fired from a vehicle in her direction as she stood outside her residence. According to the probable cause affidavit filed this week, 20-year-old Louis Marcel Marcil and 24-year-old Sarah Ann Huffman, both of …

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Missouri K-12 Schools Will Stay Closed the Rest of the Academic Year

by: Scott McCaulley Missouri has now been added to the list of states that will not have any more classes on school campuses the rest of this Academic Year. At his daily COVID-19 Press Conference today, Governor Mike Parson orders all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the academic …

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Correction on Taney County Positive COVID-19 Number, One More Positive Confirmed in Stone County

by: Scott McCaulley The Taney County Health Department in a Press Release Thursday afternoon corrects the number of positive COVID-19 Cases for the County. One of the individuals included in the release of two additional positive cases on Monday lives at a Primary Residence in a different county and is included in that county’s total. …

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CoxHealth Branson Adds Tent Outside Hospital To Test For COVID-19

by: Jacob Blount, Ozarks First CoxHealth in Branson is opening emergency tents outside of their hospital that will test patients for COVID-19. They will also be dealing with other emergency patients, specifically with a reparatory illness. This way, these patients are separated from others who need to go to the ER but do not want …

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Boone County Gets Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case, One Person Has Recovered

by: Scott McCaulley The Arkansas Department of Health has reported to Boone County Emergency Management and the City of Harrison that a fourth person has tested positive for the COVID-19 Virus. The City of Harrison reports on their Facebook Page that one a person with one of the earlier cases of COVID-19 has been listed …

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Locals Spending Money Locally a Key for Area Business Recovery after COVID-19

by: Scott McCaulley A long time Branson Entertainer says a key to Economic Recovery for area businesses once the COVID-19 Virus Crisis has passed lies with Local Residents. Jim Barber, currently the Director of the Branson Regional Arts Council, said during an interview on KRZK’s “Breakfast Club” program Wednesday that some folks may not be …

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Organization Key as Businesses Apply for and Receive SBA Loans

by: Scott McCaulley Bankers across the Lakes Region are staying busy processing the various types of loans being offered by the Small Business Administration during the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak. One load of interest to many businesses is the Payroll Protection Loan. Nate Wilson, Harrison Market President of Cornerstone Bank, visited with Coleman Taylor and Jim …

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Missouri Job Center Gives Recommendations on Filing for Unemployment

by: Bailey Strohl, Ozarks First Missouri Job Center says they have a backlog of over 8,000 emails regarding unemployment benefits. At the virtual Q&A the job center hosted, a lot of the questions were centered around if individuals are eligible for unemployment and when they can expect to get benefits. For those needing help, the …

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Arkansas Releases Funds to Help Businesses While Waiting for SBA Funds

by: Scott McCaulley Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has released more money to help Small Businesses while waiting the money from Small Businesses Administration from their loan program. During the Wednesday Press Conference, Hutchinson announced that he is releasing another $1 Million from the Quick Action Closing Fund to help businesses stay open while the SBA …

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