Day: June 19, 2020

Ozark County Has First Confirmed Case of COVID-19

From: KTLO The first confirmed case of the COVID-19 Virus in Ozark County has been reported. The Ozark County Health Department in a Facebook post late Friday morning reported the individual testing positive has been notified. Health officials advise they are working with the Howell County Health Department and following Missouri Department of Health and …

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State of Arkansas Issues New Guidelines for Wearing Face Masks

From: Ozarks First Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith and the Arkansas Department of Health will issue new guidance for face coverings. According to the new guidance, face coverings should be worn in all indoor settings where you are exposed to non-household members and physical distancing of six feet or …

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Civil War Artifact to be Added to Collection at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

by: Ivie Macy, Ozarks First An important civil war artifact will soon be on display at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. The .44 caliber model 1860 Henry rifle was purchased by the Battlefield’s foundation with plans to add it to the permanent collection. The rifle’s original owner is Major George W. Fulton, who was from Edina, …

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Lead Hill Man Avoids Injury in Thursday Traffic Crash in Missouri

by: Scott McCaulley The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports an accident on Highway 13 north of Bolivar in Polk County involves an area man from Arkansas. The report indicates the crash occurred around Noon Thursday when a pick-up truck driven by 26-year-old James Jenkins of Lead Hill tried to cross the highway and pulled into …

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Taneycomo Festival Orchestra Virtual Season Winds Down

by: Jacob Blount, Ozarks First Since 2012, the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra has provided free classical music concerts and educational programs that serve the Lakes Region. This year, they are continuing this tradition in a different way. The festival usually brings in classical musicians from across the United States to play live shows in Branson during …

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