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Green Forest (Ark.) School District implements new door scan security

GREEN FOREST, Ark. (KY3) - All schools throughout the Ozarks prioritize security measures during the summer months, like in Green Forest, where the district has implemented new door security scanners. “The original thought behind that was securing the entries,” said Superintendent Dr. Matt Summers. “Most of our buildings are not...
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Bystanders save crash victim from burning vehicle in Everton, Ark.

EVERTON, Ark. (KY3) - Valley Springs Fire Department responded to a single car accident call along State Highway 206 in Everton on Sunday afternoon. Before first responders arrived, a group of bystanders rescued the victim from the burning vehicle. Details of what caused the crash, witnesses say the car came...
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9 Spectacular Branson Vacation Rentals For A Family Vacation

All products featured on TravelAwaits are independently selected by our writers and editors. We may earn commission when you click on or make a purchase via our links. A family-friendly vacation spot like no other, Branson, Missouri, is a great location for family members of all ages to enjoy each other’s company. The purported Live Music Capital of the Universe, Branson has an entertainment culture that rivals those of the country’s biggest cities. Spectacle awaits around every corner.

KC “movie cars” on display in Branson

Who ya gonna call, when you need to go back in time?. Joe Pace, that’s who. Pace, a long-time Northeast resident, once owned and operated Pace’s Body Shop on Independence Avenue and used his shop space to create memorable replicas of cars featured in popular movies, such as Back To The Future and Ghostbusters.
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2022 Fall Preview: Blue Eye Volleyball

Blue Eye volleyball will have a new look this year after graduating a seven-player senior class that won three district titles and 84 matches in their four years. “They were a talented group of girls that left their mark on our program. They were the firsts for a lot for our volleyball program. They will forever have Blue Eye’s first district win. They have multiple tournament wins from seasons gone by. They were also the first team for our school to make it to the quarterfinals,” Blue Eye head coach Taylor Wittl said. “Their record, stats, and accolades are up for everyone to see and remember them by, but what I hope most remember of this group is not just how talented they were, but their efforts they gave towards their talents. Their determination to be the best. Their work ethic to not settle for anything less than greatness. The will to win and compete with anyone and everything thrown their way. The driven mindset and mental toughness it took for them to achieve the things they did. As well as the unity and genuine encouragement of one another is what kept them going. It took everyone playing their role to the best of their ability and being an accountable teammate to achieve their goals. They set that tone. They showed what it takes to be great and they ensured that it would carry on for years to come.”
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2022 Fall Preview: Hollister Volleyball

Hollister volleyball has a new head coach in Molly Terry taking over this season. Terry was the eighth grade coach at Hollister the past two seasons and was an assistant at her alma mater Logan-Rogersville for eight seasons prior to that. She played collegiate volleyball at Drury. “I have coached...

City of Harrison, Ark. discovers obstacles to economic development grants

HARRISON, Ark. (KY3) - In July, Harrison City Council looked to approve its first economic development grant to a business in the city limits. Instead, the council came back to awarding their first grant after discovering additional state regulations involving city funds and private businesses. The most significant change with...

Arkansas woman killed in head-on crash near Branson

A woman from Arkansas was killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Friday, Aug. 5, seven miles north of Branson. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Carla McSpadden, 50, of Bradford, Arkansas was traveling south in the northbound lane of Highway 65 at 12:14 a.m., when her 2011 Chevrolet Equinox struck a northbound 2021 Dodge Durango head-on, being driven by Crystal Thompson, 42, of Clever.

Branson, Mo. neighborhoods cleaning up debris, damaged trees after Monday’s storms

BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) -Clean-up efforts are underway in Branson neighborhoods after Monday’s strong winds and heavy rain damaged trees and left debris scattered. When they woke up Tuesday morning, Branson residents said the storm scattered limbs across the subdivision, and trees were blocking the roadway in some areas. Lakewood estate maintenance crews say it will take a few days to clean up all of the debris. T.

Ozark Teen Challenge opens new academic building

A new academic building in Branson West is opening to help a local organization with their mission to provide a rehabilitation program for teen boys. The Ozarks Teen Challenge, a christian boarding school situated on 200 acres in Stone County, will celebrate the grand opening of its new academic building, located at 512 Purist Lane in Branson West, on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m., according to a press release from the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Local tattoo studio to host a family fun fair

Experience local art and family fun while helping out the Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society at the first ever Technicolor Tattoos Art and Family Fun Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. The event, which is the brainchild and passion project of Technicolor Tattoo Studio Owners Jason and Harlee Holloway of...

Branson gives update on White House Theater purchase

The city of Branson announced they are halfway through the due diligence phase for the proposed new police facility in the former White House Theater. The building, at 2255 Gretna Road, is proposed as the new Branson Police Headquarters and Public Safety Complex. The city previously had planned to build a police station on property located next to Tanger Outlet Mall.
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Dorathy “Dot” Hackathorn

Dorathy “Dot” Hackathorn, 85, of Cape Fair passed away Saturday July 30, 2022, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett where she had been a resident for a year. She was born Nov. 9, 1936, in Granton, Wis., the daughter of George and Mildred (Walters) Warnecke. She worked as...

Hollister receives yearly audit results

The city of Hollister’s yearly financial audit shows continued growth and good financial planning. Hollister received a clean Annual Audit for April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. At the Thursday, Aug. 4, city of Hollister Aldermen meeting, the Hollister Board of Aldermen were presented the city’s annual financial audit by Independent Auditor Marshall Decker of Decker and DeGood Accounting Firm out of Springfield, Missouri. During the presentation, Decker discussed all aspects of the city’s finances and bookkeeping.

Federal grant could expand Branson Airport offerings

Branson may soon have a straight shot to travel to the Twin Cities. The Branson Airport has been given a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The grant will be used toward a long-term strategic goal of expanding the airport’s non-stop service, specifically service to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.