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Christian County Time Capsule to be Opened Soon

by: Beth Finello and Sarah Scarlett, Ozarks First A century-old time capsule at the Christian County Courthouse will be removed and replaced with a new one. The 101-year-old time capsule filled with memorabilia is in a metal box on the northeast corner of the Christian County Courthouse. Historians believe the capsule will give a glimpse …

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Missouri Job Center Drive-Thru Job Fair Next Week in Branson

Press Release from the Missouri Job Center The Missouri Job Center is hosting a second Drive Thru Job Fair in Branson on Wednesday, April 14, from 11 am—1 pm in the parking lot of the Branson Missouri Job Center, 2720 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Twenty area employers will be present to talk to job …

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Groundbreaking for New Senior Living Facility in Kimberling City

by: Scott McCaulley (Written from Press Release by Streamline General Contractors) A Groundbreaking takes place earlier this week on a new senior living facility in Kimberling City. Stone Ridge Villas is a Missouri Housing Development Project that is designed to provide affordable housing to seniors 55 years of age and older. According to a release …

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AYS Podcast: Stone County Health Department

by: Scott McCaulley The current edition of the “At Your Service” Podcast features an interview with Monica Mueller of the Stone County Health Department updating information on the COVID-19 Vaccine. Mueller talks about the Health Department receiving their first shipment of the Johnson & Johnson One-Shot COVID Vaccines that will be distributed beginning next week. …

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Missouri Prescription Drug Program Moves Forward in the Senate

by: Emily Manley, Ozarks First Missouri is the only state in the country without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program, but that could soon change. The Senate approved legislation Tuesday evening allowing physicians and pharmacists to track prescriptions. The prescription drug monitoring program, known as PDMP, legislation is sponsored by Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) who …

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Branson Alderman Meetings Return to City Hall Next Week

by: Scott McCaulley The final meeting of the current Branson Board of Aldermen and the first meeting of the new Board will both take place at City Hall as the meetings return onsite to the Council Chambers the City announces Wednesday. For the last several months, the meetings have been Virtual due to COVID-19 Protocols. …

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Both Arkansas and Missouri Say No to Vaccine Passports

by: Scott McCaulley While some industries are looking at instituting “Vaccine Passports” to verify people have either been vaccinated for or have recently tested negative for the COVID-19 Virus, the Governors of Arkansas and Missouri both have said they do not support such regulations in their states. Earlier this week, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said …

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Jackson Discusses Recent Proclamations

by: JonChristopher Collins Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson discusses recent proclamations he has made during a visit Wednesday to KHOZ’s “Around the Table” program. Jackson said all proclamations are special in some way in talking about the recent ones highlighting Camp Jack for its work on behalf of veterans, the Harrison Lady Goblin State Basketball Championship …

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Forsyth Mayor Edges Out Write-In Challenger

by: Scott McCaulley While only one name appeared on the ballot, there was a contested race for the Mayor’s Position in Forsyth as incumbent Kelly Dougherty edged out write-in candidate Robert Quillin to retain her position. According to the results from the Taney County Clerk’s office. Dougherty garnered 110 votes while the write-in position on …

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