Day: June 18, 2020

Remains of Missing Hiker Found in Buffalo National River Area

From: Ozarks First Remains of a missing hiker in the Buffalo National River area of Newton County have been found, according to investigators with the National Park Service. Searchers found the body of lost hiker Thomas Reid Wednesday morning in the Sneeds Creed drainage area within the Ponca Wilderness area of Buffalo National River, south …

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TCHD, SCHD Release Information on Recent Visitor Who Has COVID-19

Press Release The Stone and Taney County Health Departments (SCHD and TCHD) are notifying the community of an individual that has travelled to Stone and Taney Counties while symptomatic. The individual visited locations in both counties and later returned to their home county where they tested positive for COVID19. All identified locations have been notified. …

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COVID-19 Keeps County Offices Closed in Carroll County

by: Scott McCaulley The growing numbers of COVID-19 Cases in Carroll County forced Judge Sam Barr to once again order County Offices closed to the General Public. Barr, in an interview on KRZK’s “At Your Service Program” says County Office Holders and Staff are still conducting business, just remotely. Barr says that office visits can …

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SDC Opens New Restaurant Under Guidance of Longtime Employee

by: David Chasanov, Ozarks First Silver Dollar City’s 60th season is officially underway and guests are in for some new park features. Including a new restaurant called Rivertown Smokehouse. The director of food and beverage at SDC, Sam Hedrick, has been working at the park since he was 14 years old. “Started at the barbecue …

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Dr. Weston Wiebe Takes Over Day to Day Operations at College of the Ozarks

Press Release Dr. Weston Wiebe has been named chief operating officer at College of the Ozarks, as announced by President Jerry C. Davis today. Wiebe started as a professor and transitioned to vice president for vocational programs and business affairs in 2019. “Dr. Wiebe will assume the management of day-to-day operations of the College,” Davis …

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