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C of O Holds Virtual Commencement for May Graduates

From: Ozarks First College of the Ozarks honored their 2020 May graduates with a virtual commencement Sunday. The pre-recorded commencement ceremony allowed alumni, graduates and families to participate in the graduation activities without having to travel. The focus of the commencement was on students and their successful completion of their degrees. The graduates’ names, majors……

City of Harrison Takes Part in Community Catalyst Survey

by: Scott McCaulley The City of Harrison is joining with the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce to take part in the Community Catalyst Program. According to a release on the City of Harrison's Facebook Page, the program is done in partnership with the University of Central Arkansas and Mississippi State University as well as with……

CBCO Blood Drive in Branson Today

by: Scott McCaulley Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has a blood drive scheduled in the Lakes Region this afternoon. In a Press Release, the CBCO says the drive will be hosted by the American Legion Post 220 and Faith Lutheran Church Life Center at 221 Malone Street in Branson from 12-6 pm. Donors……

Carroll County Homicide Investigation

From Harrison Daily Times Arkansas State Police Special Agents are investigating a Carroll County homicide, a press release said. Anthony DeAlmedia, 42, was shot Friday, Nov. 6, outside a residence located at 840 County Road 533 south of Berryville. He was pronounced dead at the scene, state police say. Authorities of the Carroll County Sheriff’s……

Hollister Site of Revised Santa Train Event

by: A.J. Davidson, Ozarks First The annual Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce “Santa Train” event is on track to commence as a drive-thru event this holiday season. Entertainment will be provided by the Premiere Dance Academy elves and the Hollister High School band. Popcorn, drinks, cookies, and gift bags will be handed out as cars……

C of O Hosts Virtual Graduation

Press Release In order to ensure the safety of its campus community during the pandemic, College of the Ozarks will host its Baccalaureate/Commencement activities virtually this year. A link to the pre-recorded commencement ceremonies will be accessible this Sunday through a digital banner at the top of the cofo.edu website. After Sunday, the link will……

Branson Police Officer Wins Statewide Award

by: Chris Six, Ozarks First Branson Police Officer Darold Donothan receives a statewide award for his work in the department. Officer Donathan accepted the LAGERS’ 2020 Local Government Hero Award at the Missouri LAGERS Annual meeting last month. Donathan was chosen out of 23 nominees from across the state of Missouri. These nominees were selected……