Branson High School Expands Master Classes

by: Jacob Blount, Ozarks First Branson High School has featured master classes every spring for their seniors as part of their English curriculum. In a typical year, students would take field trips to local businesses to learn practical skills from professionals and write a short composition for classwork. Well, the masterclasses this spring have been …

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Side Effects Reported More With Modurna Than Pfizer Vaccine

From: Ozarks First/Nexstar A recent study has found that more people report side effects after receiving a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine than the Pfizer vaccine. Published Monday in the journal JAMA Insights, the study shines light on the many mild side effects of both vaccines — including headache, fever, chills and pain or swelling at …

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Harrison Police Talk Drone Use, Other Programs

by: JonChristopher Collins Harrison Police Department Lieutenant Michael Toland said the usage of drones is increasing. They are used for search and rescue as well as surveillance. He also discussed upcoming events. “Our community donated money for us to get it [the new drone],” Toland said. On April 15 at 6 p.m. Toland said a …

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New Boating Law Implemented by Coast Guard Requires Engine Cut-Off Switch

by: JonChristopher Collins The U.S. Coast Guard is implementing a new law passed by Congress on April 1, 2021; the new law is a regulation pertaining to boating, and according to uscgboating.org it requires “operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length” to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and the associated ECOS …

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Severe Weather Chances Increase Today

by: Scott McCaulley Updated information from the National Weather Service indicates an increased chance of Severe Weather in the Lakes Region today. Forecasters expect the thunderstorms to move through the region in two waves, the first being mid-afternoon with the second round in the early evening.  Large hail, damaging winds, and a possible tornado could …

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HTDN Online Baseball Coverage Scheduled to Begin Today

UPDATE Saturday’s Forsyth vs. McDonald County Baseball game at 3:00 will air on the link below: https://mixlr.com/mcsports The scheduled Branson-Poplar Bluff Game is cancelled due to rain. Weather Permitting, Hometown Daily News coverage of High School Baseball online will begin with four games over the next two days. Below is the links for each of …

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