Day: April 20, 2020

Elevate Branson Reports Number of First Time Requests for Assistance

by: Scott McCaulley A number of people are dealing with the current situation with the COVID-19 in areas they have never dealt with before. Bryan Stallings of Elevate Branson in an interview on Monday’s “Janet and Friends” program on KRZK says his organization has seen a number of first-time requests for assistance. Stallings said Elevate …

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Bass Pro Shops Founder Donates 1 Million Masks to Healthcare Workers

by: Bryce Derrickson, Ozarks First Johnny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, is donating 1 million face masks throughout the United States to COVID-19 healthcare workers with 40,000 of those masks being distributed here in the Ozarks, according to a press release from Convoy of Hope. He will be donating FDA-approved ASTM Level 1 …

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Green Forest Resident Dies in Late Sunday Afternoon Traffic Accident

by: Scott McCaulley A two-vehicle crash in Madison County has claimed the life of a woman from Carroll County. The Arkansas State Police Report indicates the accident occurred around 5:15 Sunday afternoon on Highway 412 west of Marble when vehicles driven by 69-year-old Elizabeth Woodward of Green Forest and 29-year-old Shawna Lamb collided when one …

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Internet Service Provider Working to Bring Broadband to Rural Missouri

by: Francis Lin, Ozarks First Using the internet is no longer an option for most Americans now, it is a necessity. Service can be slow or nonexistent, especially in rural areas of the country. Missouri is not only one of the worst states in the U.S. for internet service in rural areas, 27% of all …

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Food Bank of NCA to Receive $60,000 From Farm Bureau’s $500,000 Gift Across State

From: KTLO The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas is among six covering the state set to share a $500,000 gift from the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, according to an announcement Thursday. The $500,000 gift will be distributed among the six food banks in Arkansas, based on the number of counties each serve. The Food …

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Officials: Emerald Ash Borer Spreads to 78 Missouri Counties

From: KTLO/Associated Press An invasive beetle that’s deadly to ash trees has now spread to 78 counties in Missouri, state conservation officials say, including Ozark, Howell and Douglas counties. Image: Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation The Missouri Department of Conservation has reported the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB), which is up from the …

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Branson Police Begins New Crime Prevention Program

Press Release Branson Police Department has launched a new Crime Prevention Program for our citizens, called Operation Identification (or Operation ID). Operation ID is a citizens’ crime prevention program to help safeguard your property. The program involves marking property with an identifying number as a way to discourage burglary and theft, and help identify your …

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