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Daybreak on the Road: History of Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. – In 1833, a portion of Crawford County, Missouri helped create Pulaski County. The name honors Casimir Pulaski. For a county named after a Revolutionary War hero, OzarksFirst learned how important the military has been to the region since the very beginning. In 1843, Waynesville became the county seat. What happened years […]
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Plato child, 2, hurt in wreck Tuesday

A 2-year-old Plato child was hurt Tuesday afternoon in a wreck just south of Waynesville on Highway 17, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The patrol said a westbound 2001 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Jason L. Beauchamp, unknown age, failed to yield, traveling into the intersection, causing a 2013 Toyota Sienna operated by Carin N. Jones, 33, of Plato, to strike it.

Daybreak on the Road: Trail of Tears in Waynesville, Missouri

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — The land that Pulaski County and Waynesville inhabits has a history that goes back long before the city and county were established. Leaders are making efforts to recognize and honor those who traveled along the Trail of Tears. OzarksFirst spoke with former Waynesville Mayor, teacher, and author Luge Hardman about this aspect […]

All in with Longhorns

RICHLAND, MO. – After retiring, Rusty Clark was looking for something to do. He had spent a career in the marine industry, but it was time to try something new, something different. “I have always been intrigued by Longhorns,” Rusty said. “One day, I was visiting a friend who...
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Legendary rock’n’roll bands take Ozarks Amp stage

With the weather warming up and summer sneaking behind shortly, one of the perfect pastimes for entertainment is live music. Less than half an hour down Missouri 5 to Camdenton, the Ozarks Amphitheater offers a spacious venue with over two dozen shows slotted for the 2022 season. “We kicked things...

Daybreak on the Road: Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, Missouri

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Pulaski County, Missouri brings visitors from all over the world to explore the area’s history. The Old Stagecoach Stop House Museum in Waynesville is one of the attractions that bring curious people to the county. The museum has been home to numerous people and businesses over the years, and now its displays […]

Daybreak on the Road: Frisco Depot Museum in Crocker, Missouri

CROCKER, Mo. — Crocker, Missouri in Pulaski County was established as a railroad town in the mid-1800s. Much of Crocker’s history can now be found in the Frisco Depot Museum. “It’s basically the connection of people of Crocker to the railroad and the personal memorabilia that ties the two together as the expansion of the […]

Farmers Market In Camdenton Honored At Chamber Ribbon Cutting

CAMDENTON, Mo. — The Camdenton Area Chamber celebrated the Farmers Market in Camdenton with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 11. There ceremony celebrated the market’s new location on Rodeo Road (behind the Camdenton Library) and new schedule (Wednesdays 3-7pm). Staff, Board, and Members of the Camdenton...

Performance Powerboats: Dropping 'Wright', Performance Boat Center Rebrands Hot-Selling Cats

For the better part of six years, Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., has been selling outboard engine-powered catamarans under the Wright Performance banner. The name combined two entities, Doug Wright Designs/High-Tech Composites, and Performance Boat Center, and the cats have been hot-sellers for the multi-brand dealership, which also carries the MTI and Sunsation Boats lines.

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Girlfriend’s Murder

(KTTS News) — A man charged with shooting his girlfriend to death in Lebanon has pleaded not guilty. The Laclede County Sheriff says Dillion Bacon, 22, was living with his girlfriend, 21-year-old Megan Glasser. He’s charged with first-degree murder for shooting her in the head on April 16.

MPs induct 13 into Regimental Hall of Fame

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 18, 2022) The U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment inducted 13 members into the MP Corps Regimental Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 13 at Lincoln Hall Auditorium and the John. B. Mahaffey Museum Complex. The inductees included retired Lt. Gen. David Quantock; retired...

Cyrina couldn't roll over or lift her head as a toddler. A CPO program helped change that.

Raising a child is costly — in 2015, it was about $233,610 to raise a child born that year to age 17, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.  And when a child has a developmental or physical disability, that can increase the financial cost, as well as the emotional cost, for parents. Community Partnership of the Ozarks' Capable Kids and Family Program looks to provide support to families on all fronts. ...

Megan Cook awarded MVP for Kaskaskia College Blue Angels cross country team

Megan Cook, a 2020 graduate of Okawville Jr./Sr. High School was named Most Valuable Player for the Kaskaskia College Blue Angels cross country team. “I am very honored to have received the MVP award for cross country,” said Megan Cook. “It made me realize that my hard work has paid off, and I was able to help out our team to the best of my ability like I wanted to.”