Day: June 22, 2021

Missouri Governor Calls Special Legislative Session for Medicaid Funding

by: Bryce Derrickson, Ozarks First Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced a special session starting Wednesday to focus on extending the Federal Reimbursement Allowances (FRA), according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. The special session will also focus on related allowances, taxes and assessments needed to fund Medicaid before July 1. Parson says more …

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Taney County Health Department Releases Updated COVID Numbers

by: Scott McCaulley The Taney County Health Department has released updated numbers on COVID-19 Cases in the county. A release from the department issued Tuesday lists the updated numbers as reported by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at 5,111 confirmed cases which include 87 confirmed cases for the week of June 13. …

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Identity and Condition of Roller Coaster Accident Victim Released

by: Christina Randall and Francis Lin, Ozarks First The 11-year-old boy who was severely injured on a Branson rollercoaster Sunday night has been identified, and his grandmother is sharing the latest on his condition. Aalondo Ford is currently at Mercy Hospital in Springfield and has already gone through two surgeries for his injuries. The nightmare …

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Arkansas Governor Creates Outdoor Recreation Office

by: Bill Smith, KARK/Ozarks First Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces a new state office Monday designed to support outdoor recreation efforts in Arkansas. The new Office of Outdoor Recreation will exist under Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT) and will be focused on developing new opportunities to showcase the state’s wide variety of outdoor …

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AYS Podcast: Stone County Health Department Talks Parkinson’s

by: Scott McCaulley The latest edition of the “At Your Service” Podcast features a discussion with the Stone County Health Department about Parkinson’s Disease. Pam Burnett and Monica Mueller review some of the warning signs for Parkinson’s, which is a brain disorder that leads to coordination issues with the body. There is also discussion on …

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