Day: June 25, 2021

Branson Woman One of Three People Dead In Traffic Crash in Lincoln County

by: Scott McCaulley A Branson Woman is among three people who died in a two-vehicle crash in Lincoln County northwest of St. Louis Thursday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 41-year-old Denise Presley was a passenger in a pick-up truck that skidded out of control and hit another vehicle head on. The driver of the …

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NARMC’s Josh Bright on Vaccines and COVID Variant

by: JonChristopher Collins Josh Bright from North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) spoke with “Around The Table” on KHOZ on Thursday about vaccines and the COVID-19 Delta variant. “To date we have completed 116 vaccine clinics, administering 14,600 doses in our community and the community surrounding us,” Bright said. In addition to that, 7,400 doses …

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Commerce Department Grant Aids Branson Wastewater Treatment Plant

by: JonChristopher Collins Branson is being impacted by the Commerce Department’s $3 million infrastructure grant; the project was “made possible by the regional planning efforts led by Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG) which EDA funds.” According to a press release, “U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration …

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Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Ending in Arkansas

by: Francis Lin and Ivie Macy, Ozarks First All COVID-19 related unemployment benefits in Missouri ended on June 12, but Arkansas’ benefits don’t end until Saturday, June 26. After the governor’s announcement in Arkansas, Goodwill Industries is seeing a 62% increase in job applicants in just the past month. “I’ve been unemployed for 2 months …

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Skaggs Foundation Donates Vision Screeners to School Districts Throughout Stone and Taney Counties

Skaggs Foundation Press Release School districts throughout Stone and Taney counties are now equipped with some of the latest technology to quickly and confidently identify student vision issues. During a special event today, Skaggs Foundation distributed 14 Plusoptix Vision Screeners to local school districts. “We are so grateful to the Skaggs Foundation for the donation …

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