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Incident Scenes Cleared in Forsyth, Stone County

Update 6 p.m. Malfunctioning equipment is the cause of a fire alarm Monday evening at the Forsyth Nursing Home on Coy Boulevard. Billy Rader is public information officer for the Forsyth Fire Department… Crews responded at approximately 4 p.m. Monday. Firefighters from Central Taney County and Western Taney County assisted in the response. — Southern …

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Artistic Trash Barrel Contest to Beautify Memorial Park

The Friends of the Garden and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board invite area artists to take part in the Artistic Trash Barrel park beautification contest at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. Nominations are accepted now through Jan. 15 for proposals and sketches designed to wrap around a 55-gallon plastic drum, sized 70″ circumference x 35″ tall. …

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Arkansas Delegation Expresses Concern About Volcker Rule

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) on Friday sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg expressing concern about the unintended consequences of recently finalized rules implementing Section 619 …

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Pilot and Passenger from Texas; Plane Removal Tuesday or Later

FORSYTH, Mo. – Remarkably, only minor injuries are reported in a plane crash in Bull Shoals Lake near Shadow Rock Park in Forsyth. The pilot and passenger were able to escape from the plane and swim to safety after the aircraft emergency landed at approximately 7:45 p.m. Friday. Billy Rader is the public information officer for …

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Medical Director Named at Cox Branson Senior Transitions Unit

Cox Medical Center Branson welcomes Mark Stewart, DO as the Senior Transitions Unit Medical Director. Stewart most recently served five years as the medical director of a geriatric psychiatry unit in Joplin, Missouri. Born and raised in Kansas City, he attended Kansas University (KU) for his undergraduate degree then Kansas City University of Medicine, where …

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MoDOT/Southwest: Winter Travel Advisory

Weather Forecast: Single digit temperatures are expected Sunday night and through the day on Monday. Gusty winds also are causing snow to blow across roads and create limited visibility. Road Clearing: MoDOT crews will continue to do what they can to clear the most heavily-traveled roads. However, snow removal chemicals will have limited effect with the extremely …

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