Archives for May 2019

Farm to grocery store project teaches Hollister High students the business side of agriculture

Hollister High School students are learning the business of agriculture. A program offered at the school gives students a hands on farm to grocery store experience as they learn to tend to a quarter-acre garden, raise pigs and chickens, and then learn how to sell what they produce, according to online news reports. The program revolves around livestock, with students raising and selling swine and chicken.
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Annual Relay For Life marks 22 years

The annual Relay For Life marks 22 years next month. On Jun. 7 the 22nd annual event hosted by Relay For Life of Taney and Stone Counties, will kick off at the Branson RecPlex with this year’s theme “If I Ran The Relay Zoo” celebrating the families of children who have cancer. There will be several activities and relays going on throughout the evening. The event begins at 4 p.m. and is expected to last until around midnight.
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Forsyth has a new Ward I Alderman

The city of Forsyth has a new Ward I Alderman. Board of Aldermen have appointed Forsyth businessman Larry Moehl to the Ward I Alderman seat left vacant when Brian Anton recently resigned (May 20). Anton taught at the Forsyth School District as a high school social studies teacher for 12 years. He will also serve as athletic director at Purdy High School.
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city of Forsyth has a new Ward I Alderman

The city of Forsyth has a new Ward I Alderman. Board of Aldermen have appointed Forsyth businessman Larry Moehl to the Ward I Alderman seat left vacant when Brian Anton recently resigned (May 20). Anton taught at the Forsyth School District as a high school social studies teacher for 12 years. He will also serve as athletic director at Purdy High School.
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Northwest Arkansas residents still fighting floods are getting some unexpected help

Ozarks First – Northwest Arkansas residents still fighting floods are getting some unexpected help. OzarksFirst reports multiple state agencies and beyond are providing aid to the area and are helping evacuate people as needed. Other state agencies, including the Arkansas State Police, are on standby status in case the area needs help directing traffic or setting up detours because of flooded roadways. State Police troops all across the state are at the ready to lend a helping hand, the Arkansas Department of Emergency management said in a news release.
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With summer fast approaching local authorities push for laws to prevent hot car deaths

With summer fast approaching local authorities are pushing for laws to prevent hot car deaths. Missouri lawmakers want legislation passed that would require all new cars to be equipped with an alert system that would remind parents there’s a child in the back when they get out of the car. Last year a record 52 children died after being left behind in hot cars. Safety experts recommend putting something like your cell phone or one of your shoes in the backseat so that parents are forced to look before they lock.
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Dozens turn out for annual Peace Officers Memorial Service in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Dozens of people turned out Thursday for the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service in Springfield. During the event attendees paid tribute to the local, state and federal peace officers who have died in the line of the duty, with a ‘roll call’ reading of the names of the more than 160 officers who lost their lives in 2018. The Greene County Sheriff was the keynote speaker and talked about the difficulty of losing one of his officers, whose squad car was swept away in high waters while he was responding to a 911 hang-up call last year.
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If you’re hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend you’ll have lots of company

If you’re hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend you’ll have lots of company. Thursday kicked off the long weekend holiday day travel period, with what AAA reports will be the most since 2005. Thursday and Friday are the busiest days of the weekend since there is a combination of the normal commuters mixed with holiday travelers, and motorists are being warned to expect big delays, as traffic is projected to be two to three times busier than normal.
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Donations help two Branson Schools

Two Branson Schools recently recieved donations to support student programs. The district was awarded a $250 donation from the Missouri Bankers Association, which was matched by Central Bank of Branson in recognition of the districts Teaching Children to Save program, according to a news release. Central Bank employees visit elementary classrooms annually to provide information and tips about saving money. And, Branson High School received a $250 grant from the Missouri Safe and Sober organization for its participation in an after-prom program, in which students pledge to abstain from alcohol and drugs on prom night.
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One car crash in Ozark County sent 9-year-old Gainesville boy to hospital

A one car crash in Ozark County near County Road 814 Wednesday sent a 9-year-old Gainesville boy to the hospital. According to online media reports, Ethan Miller suffered minor injuries when the car in which he was a passenger ran off the road on Highway 160 and hit a rock bluff. The driver, identified as, 30-year-old Misty Miller, was not injured in the accident, which remains under investigation, police reports indicate.
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