UPDATE: Man Killed After Colliding With School Bus Near Green Forest

From: KTLO A Boone County man, 24-year-old Christopher Anderson of Harrison, died Wednesday morning when his vehicle struck the rear of a Green Forest School District bus and caught fire. The fire then spread to the school bus. According to a report from the Arkansas State Police, the bus was stopped picking up children on …

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Northern Arkansas Legislator Test Positive for COVID-19

From: KTLO/Associated Press An Arkansas lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus, a House spokeswoman said, the second to be infected since the Legislature began its session last week. Rep. Keith Slape told the House speaker Tuesday he had tested positive for the virus, House spokeswoman Cecillea Pond-Mayo said. She said Slape, a Republican from Compton …

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Mo Lt. Governor: Missouri Tourism Finishes 2020 Strong

by: Scott McCaulley Missouri’s Lt. Governor says that 2020 saw a surge in visitors to the state which could put the Show-Me-State in position for a strong 2021. Mike Kehoe, during an interview that airs on today’s “Ozarks Now” Program on KRZK, said reports from around the state indicated that visitors looking for a break …

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Arkansas Pharmacies Approved for COVID-19 Shots

by: Scott McCaulley As Arkansas enters Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccination Shot Schedule, the State Department of Health releases last week the list of pharmacies that have been approved to be a part of the distributing the shots. Some areas have multiple locations while others, including Marion, Newton, and Searcy Counties have just one …

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Branson, Reeds Spring, Among Districts With Contested Board Races UPDATE

by: Scott McCaulley and JonChristopher Collins UPDATE: In Blue Eye, incumbents Joe Feagans and Daphne Jones along with challenger John Clark will run for the District’s two open seats. Original Story: The April Municipal Elections are also the time where School Districts around Missouri have their Board Elections. A pair of Lakes Area School Districts …

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Mass Vaccination Site Plan in the Works for Missouri

From: KTLO/Associated Press Missouri plans mass vaccination sites by the end of the month in an effort to get more protection against COVID-19 to more people, Gov. Mike Parson said Wednesday. The Republican Governor said he will activate the National Guard to help with new vaccination sites in each of the nine Missouri State Highway …

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Green Forest School Bus Involved in Accident Wednesday Morning

by: Scott McCaulley A school bus from the Green Forest School District is involved in an accident Wednesday morning according to a post on the District’s Facebook Page. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matt Summers says in the post that the accident occurred on Highway 62 east of Green Forest. There was no official report of …

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2021 Historic Owen Theatre Season Kicks Off With “The Marvelous Wonderettes”

From: Branson Regional Arts Council The Branson Regional Arts Council has selected a marvelous production to kick off their 2021 Season of musicals and plays at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a jukebox musical comedy by Roger Bean. This exciting musical has played off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in New York, and is now playing at the Historic …

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Forsyth Rallies by Hollister, Other Tuesday Results

by: Scott McCaulley The Hollister Tigers season has been special with only three losses on the season, though two of those have been to teams they beat earlier this season. After the Reeds Spring Wolves avenged a loss in December to Hollister in the Forsyth Tournament last Friday, it was Forsyth themselves that avenged their …

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