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CBCO Continues to Urge Blood Donations, Three Drives Coming Up in Lakes Region

by: Scott McCaulley The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has three Blood Drives in the Lakes Region over the next two days as the CBCO continues to ask donors to give blood as the number of donations have decreased during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chris Pilgrim, Communications Director for the CBCO on Monday’s “Ozarks Now” …

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City Takes Over Old Harrison Junior High Building

by: Scott McCaulley The City of Harrison officially closed on the purchase of the Old Harrison Junior High Building late last week. Harrison Parks Director Chuck Eddington, on Monday’s “Around the Table” Program on KHOZ says there is some work that needs to be done before the city can begin moving in including some general …

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State Guidelines Guides City of Hollister Policies During COVID-19 Pandemic

by: Scott McCaulley During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Hollister has followed the lead of the state of Missouri in dealing with the crisis according to the Hollister’s City Administrator. Rick Ziegenfuss was a guest on Monday’s “Ozarks Now” Program on KRZK and said they used that approach after careful consideration and input from …

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Missouri Officials Dispute CDC Low Ranking for State on COVID-19 Vaccinations

by: Francis Lin, Ozarks First New data from the CDC shows Missouri is last in the country to vaccinate residents. Governor Mike Parson and local health leaders are disputing that rating. Less than 4% of Missouri residents have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine with the national average of 5.6%. Steve Edwards, president and CEO of CoxHealth, …

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Mercy Begins Regional Vaccination Program

by: Scott McCaulley (Information provided by Ozarks First) An area Healthcare Organization begins weekend coordinated clinics to administer the COVID-19 Vaccine. Mercy in Branson was one of the locations that began those shots on Saturday and plans on continuing those shots in subsequent weekends with the hopes of adding locations in Aurora and Cassville next …

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Bob Evans Farms Recalls Italian Sausage Due to Possible Contamination

by: JonChristopher Collins About 4,200 pounds of pork sausage has been recalled by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. due to possible rubber contamination. According to OzarksFirst, the following products are subject to recall: 1-lb. chubs containing “Bob Evans Italian Sausage” with lot code 0352 and a “USE/FRZ BY” date of “JAN 31 21” represented on the …

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