Day: September 16, 2020

Branson Man Faces Federal Charges for Cutting Down Trees

by: Harrison Keegan, Ozarks FIrst/Springfield News-Leader A Taney County man has admitted to illegally cutting down trees on federal land and then selling wooden posts to a sawmill. Christian Gilbert, 24, pleaded guilty in August to theft of government property, a federal misdemeanor crime. This past fall and winter, Gilbert cut down numerous eastern red …

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COVID-19 Football Shuffle Continues, First Impact on COC

by: Scott McCaulley The Central Ozark Conference Schedule is impacted for the first time by COVID-19 as schools are continuing to shuffle Football Schedules. A release Wednesday from the Carthage School District indicates that one of their athletes tested positive and due to that and quarantines, their game Friday at Webb City has been cancelled. …

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Song of Hope Concert Features Branson Entertainers and Message of Importance

by: Scott McCaulley Many Branson Entertainers were on the Stage Tuesday at Choices Concert Hall for the Song of Hope Concert. Marshall Howden is the President of the Song of Hope organization, and on an interview prior to the concert on Tuesday’s “The Upside with Josh and Russ” program on KRZK, talked about the background …

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Motorcycle vs. Truck Accident Claims Life of Reeds Spring Man

by: Scott McCaulley A Reeds Spring man has died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck on Keystone Road in Stone County Tuesday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred around 1:40 pm when the motorcycle driven by 35-year-old Joshua Beasley was traveling southbound in the northbound lane and …

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Lead Hill Schools Overcome Early COVID-19 Issues to Progress Through School Year

by: Scott McCaulley The Lead Hill School District overcame an early issue with COVID-19 that affected many staff members to continue operating so far in the school year. Superintendent Tami Richey joined “The Community Partyline” program Tuesday morning on BOOTZ Country and said they were able to start the school year on time despite having …

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Koda, Longtime Bear Rresident at Turpentine Creek, Dies After Snake Bite

by: Heather Higgs, KNWA/Ozarks First Turpentine Creek Wildlife Rescue announced the death of one of its bear residents on Wednesday. Koda, a 16-year-old male black bear, died from complications due to a rattlesnake bite,¬†the Eureka Springs wildlife refuge¬†announced on Facebook. Turpentine Creek says Koda was rescued from private ownership in 2004, at the age of …

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