Salvation Army Ready to Open Cooling Centers

by: Scott McCaulley The Salvation Army Midland Division announces that their units in Missouri and Illinois are standing by to open Cooling Centers during times of excessive heat under guidelines to reduce the potential for COVID-19 Spreads in their facilities. In a press release issued last week by the Midland Division and confirmed to Hometown …

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Parson Signs 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

by: Scott McCaulley Governor Mike Parson signs the Second Amendment Preservation Act into Law over the weekend. The Governor States in a Facebook Post that the law prohibits state and local cooperation with federal officials that attempt to enforce any laws, rules, orders, or actions that violate the Second Amendment Constitutional Rights of Missourians and …

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AGFC Officials Concerned over Turkey Hunting Violations

Press Release from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission With just over 7,000 wild turkeys checked in Arkansas this spring, it’s no secret that hunting was a challenge for many in The Natural State. Some couldn’t play by the rules, resulting in an alarming trend noticed by wildlife officers whose business is catching those who cut …

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Branson Hosts Hurling Tournament Over the Weekend

by: Bryce Derrickson and Shelby Styron, Ozarks First Five teams from four different states came together in Branson Saturday for a hurling tournament. Hurling is an ancient Gaelic sport, now played in many cities across the United States. Teams in Saturday’s tournament traveled from Kansas City, St. Louis, Tulsa, Memphis and Little Rock. Stewart Dunn …

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WRVEC Close to Restoring Power From Friday Storms

by: Scott McCaulley The storms that blew through the Ozarks Friday night caused major problems for an area power provider. White River Valley Electric Cooperative reported on their Facebook Page that over 8,000 Customers in their five county region had their power knocked out with many lines and poles down due to the 60 MPH …

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Ozarks First Highlights Local Quilt Club’s Donation to Taneyville School

by: Scott McCaulley (Recap of Ozarks First Feature by Natalie Nunn and Chris Six) Ozarks First’s regular feature “Tell Me Something Good” highlights a local Quilt Guild’s Donation to a Taney County School District. The story highlights the “Calico Club Quilt Guild” of Forsyth who when faced with a number of quilts they wanted to …

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Swim Beach at Campbell Point Closed Due to E. Coli

by: Scott McCaulley A Swim Beach along Table Rock Lake is closed until further notice after high levels of E. coli were detected after testing. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Table Rock Project Office makes the announcement after routine testing conducted by the Stone County Health Department indicated higher than acceptable E. coli levels …

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McCormick Wraps-Up Stint Leading Branson’s Salvation Army

by: Scott McCaulley Like the military procedures it is modeled after, the Salvation Army assigns leaders to their units for tours of duty then moves them to other units. That process is underway in the Branson Unit. Captain Linda McCormick was notified in May that she has been tabbed to take over the Salvation Army …

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