Month: November 2020

“Camp Jack” To Help Harrison Area Veterans

by: Scott McCaulley An organization has been formed to help bring aid and comfort to area Veterans. The Jack Williams Veterans Resource Center, also known as “Camp Jack” is described by Callie Mondy of the Boone County Veterans Association as a one stop place to help Veterans. Mondy talked about the recently formed organization earlier……

AYS Podcast: Holiday Food Harvest Events Adjusts to COVID-19

by: Scott McCaulley The latest edition of the “At Your Service” Podcast features a preview of this year's Holiday Food Harvest with Janet Bezzerides of the Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors Community Outreach Committee. For nearly three decades, KOMC/KRZK Radio has held a Food Drive the day before Thanksgiving collecting food for organizations in the Lakes……

Woman Dies in Pedestrian Accident in Oak Grove

by: Scott McCaulley A woman from Carroll County has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Arkansas Highway 103 south of the intersection with Arkansas Highway 21 in Oak Grove late Wednesday afternoon. The online report from the Arkansas State Police says the accident occurred around 5:25 when 74-year-old Linda Bloomquist of Green……

COVID-19 Update

by: Scott McCaulley Information from the region on the COVID-19 Pandemic, including another Free Testing Opportunity in Taney County: Barry County announces a fifth death this week due to COVID-19. A release from the Barry County Health Department on Wednesday indicates the individual was an 82-year-old female who had underlying health conditions and lived in……

Ozark Mountain State Park Conceptual Meeting Postponed

by: Scott McCaulley A second in a series of meetings concerning the future Ozark Mountain State Park scheduled for today has been postponed. The meeting was scheduled for 5:30 today at the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce building on Gretna Road. According to information released on the Missouri State Parks Web Site, the meeting was……

Minor Earthquake Shakes Eastern Boone County

by: Scott McCaulley The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a minor earthquake occurred early Thursday Morning in eastern Boone County. The quake measured 2.3 on the Richter scale and was centered 2.7 miles southwest of Lead Hill or around,14.5 miles northeast of Harrison. Four reports from residents in the area submitted online indicate minor……

Western Taney Improves ISO Rating

Western Taney County Fire Protection District has achieved a new Insurance Service Office (or IS0) rating of 4.  That’s an improvement from the previous rating of 5 on the ISO scale of  1 to 10. According to the department, the new rating applies to all buildings in the fire district within five road miles of……