Day: November 18, 2020

Legislation Aimed to Prevent Another Duck Boat Tragedy Passes Senate Committee

by: Chris Six, Ozarks First Missouri Senator Josh Hawley’s legislation to prevent another Duck Boat incident has unanimously passed the Senate Committee of Commerce, Science, and Transportation Wednesday morning. The bill will now head to the entire Senate for a vote. The legislation requires amphibious vehicles to be equipped to stay afloat in the event …

Legislation Aimed to Prevent Another Duck Boat Tragedy Passes Senate Committee Read More »

Hollister Family Thankful Everyone Escaped House Fire

by: Scott McCaulley (Written from Story by Jacob Blount and Chris Six, Ozarks First) A Hollister Family is thankful everyone escaped when their home caught fire early Tuesday morning. Michelle Fishman lived in the house with her boyfriend and his family and tells Ozarks First about discovering the fire. While everyone escaped the fire uninjured, …

Hollister Family Thankful Everyone Escaped House Fire Read More »

CBCO, Area Hospitals Issue Plea for Plasma from Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Press Release Leadership from area hospitals are strongly urging people that have recovered from COVID-19 to give convalescent plasma (CCP) with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood and plasma to all area hospitals, to help others currently in local hospitals suffering from the virus. Usage of CCP in area …

CBCO, Area Hospitals Issue Plea for Plasma from Recovered COVID-19 Patients Read More »

Record Numbers of People Visiting Buffalo National River

by: Scott McCaulley Despite being closed for a few weeks when the COVID-19 Pandemic first hit Arkansas, the Buffalo National River has seen a record number of people visit river and the surrounding areas in 2020. Cassie Branstetter, the branch chief of interpretation at the Buffalo National River, visited the “Around the Table” Program on …

Record Numbers of People Visiting Buffalo National River Read More »

Crane Junior High/High School Goes Virtual Until After Thanksgiving

by: Scott McCaulley Citing a number of teachers that are sick or being quarantined due to COVID-19, the Crane School District announces on their Facebook Page that Grades 7-12 will go Virtual beginning today and remain that way through the Thanksgiving Break. The post goes on to say that students with no internet access can …

Crane Junior High/High School Goes Virtual Until After Thanksgiving Read More »