Branson Christmas

Branson Christmas Coalition publishes list of largest Christmas tree displays

The Branson Christmas Coalition, now in its fourth season of growing and enhancing the Ozark Mountain Christmas season, has published its listing of this year’s biggest Christmas tree displays. Dubbed “Landmark” Christmas trees, to qualify for the list a tree must be over 20’ tall, within a collection of 10 or more trees, or completely […]

NCMC ADN Cross Scholarship 2019

Dr. Albert and Carol Cross award NCMC Foundation Allied Health Scholarships

Prior to the Dr. Albert & Vera Cross Hall 10th anniversary open house, $45,000 in Allied Health scholarships were announced by the North Central Missouri College Foundation.  Mr. Mitch Holder, NCMC Dean of Instruction, made the announcements with scholarship donors, student recipients, and guests in attendance.  Forty-four scholarships were announced with award amounts ranging from […]

Missouri Day Festival

Little Mister and Miss Missouri Day announced at Baby Show

Little Mister and Miss Missouri Day were announced at the Missouri Day Baby Show on Friday evening. Little Mister Missouri Day Remington Matthews and Little Miss Missouri Day Beckett Vandel were featured in Saturday morning’s parade. Other winners for the baby show included two to three year olds Emma Lowe and Skylar Frasier, 13 to […]

Blue Ribbon School

Eight Missouri schools earn recognition as Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized eight Missouri schools as 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools. The national award recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels (top 15 percent in the state based on assessment scores and graduation rates) or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students (top 15 […]

Safe Room for Tornado Safety

Missouri schools build “Safe Rooms” for shelter from tornadoes

The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes. The safe rooms, constructed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency specifications, provide near-absolute protection against injury or death in extreme weather events. Made of reinforced concrete and […]

Skydiving

Audio: One man injured in skydiving accident near Lake of the Ozarks

The Camden County Sheriff’s department says federal aviation officials will investigate a skydiving accident that injured one person on Saturday.     The central Missouri accident occurred around 7:00 p.m. Saturday. The sheriff’s department near the Lake of the Ozarks says four divers made the jump from a plane. A 30-year-old Canadian sky-diver landed on […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 20-Years for coercion and enticement of 14-year old minor

 A Republic, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for the coercion and enticement of a minor. Clifford Benjamin Kinkade, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Kinkade to 15 years of supervised release following incarceration and ordered him […]