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  • West Plains Senior Center announces Grand Re-Opening for July 2nd June 16, 2021
    West Plains, MO – The COVID-19 pandemic hit our nations’ senior population hard. From being the group most vulnerable to the virus to distancing themselves from family to keep exposure down and the depression that can follow, our elder community in the Ozarks has experienced a difficult year. Now, with people getting vaccinated and warmer weather, […]
    Nate Hudson
  • Local Counties awarded community development funds from DED June 16, 2021
    Jefferson City — The Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today it will award more than $15.8 million to 38 recipients through its Community Development Block Grant Program to help communities with infrastructure improvement and other projects across Missouri. “Strengthening infrastructure and improving our workforce remain my administration’s top priorities,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Whether […]
    Nate Hudson
  • Douglas Co. Sheriff promotes officers June 16, 2021
    Ava, Mo. – On June 15, 2021, Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase promoted officers and others in the Douglas County Sheriff Department. Corporal Taylor Wallace was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant thus making him second in command at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Lieutenant Wallace is one of two K-9 handlers within the department and […]
    Nate Hudson
  • City of West Plains reminds citizens of firework laws June 16, 2021
    West Plains, MO – With Independence Day quickly approaching, the West Plains Police Department is reminding residents that discharging fireworks in the City limits is a violation of City Ordinance and will be enforced. Sec. 20-44, Discharge of fireworks states, “No individual or organization may discharge fireworks as herein defined, without a permit. Discharging of […]
    Nate Hudson
  • Arvest Bank announces the 1.6 million meals donated through annual Million Meals campaign June 16, 2021
    WEST PLAINS, MO – (June 15, 2021) Arvest Bank launched its annual Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves two months ago. Today, the bank announced that with the help of customers and community members, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising 1.68 million meals.                                                                                                Launched in 2011, […]
    Nate Hudson
  • Riverways hosts fly fishing clinics June 16, 2021
    EMINENCE, Mo. –  Ozark National Scenic Riverways will host a series of one-day workshops about the basics of fly fishing on June 24, July 22, and August 19 at the Akers Visitor Center.  These free workshops are limited to 10 participants for each date and reservations are required. Park ranger Mark Van Patten will demonstrate […]
    Nate Hudson
  • Governor Parson Signs HB 271 Regarding Local Public Health Orders and Vaccine Passports June 15, 2021
    (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 271 into law, which establishes greater accountability for local leaders when imposing public health orders and prohibits local COVID-19 vaccine passports.  “This legislation I am signing today requires local leaders to be more transparent in their reasoning and accountable for their decisions when it comes to […]
    Nate Hudson
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Puts Spotlight on Scams Targeting Senior Citizens June 15, 2021
    St. Louis, Mo., June 14, 2021 – In its nearly two decades of existence, the St. Louis Consumer Fraud Task Force (CFTF) has issued warnings about a number of frauds, many of them targeting senior citizens. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Established by the International Network for the Prevention of […]
    Nate Hudson
  • Severe blood shortage: Donors needed now to address delays in patient care June 15, 2021
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 15, 2021) — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment […]
    Nate Hudson
  • MDC reminds people to celebrate safely this summer June 15, 2021
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As people celebrate this summer, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds everyone to be careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire. FIREWORKS: Don’t light fireworks in any areas where the sparks could ignite dry grass, leaves, or other potential fire fuel. Always have an […]
    Nate Hudson