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Area residents were treated to a unique history lesson on Oct. 15, as the White River Valley Historical Society hosted Jae McFerron, director of the Toby Show, for its monthly Tuesday Talk event at the Branson Centennial Museum.  

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On Thursday, Oct. 10, College of the Ozarks welcomed Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the guest speaker for the Leonard B. and Edith Gittinger Fall Community Convocation. 

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The USS Point Cruz was in the war-struck Korean city of Inchon when they made history for something that, in reality, no one would have expected.

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UPDATE, 5 p.m. Oct. 12: The Missouri Department of transportation announced Saturday afternoon that East Missouri 76 has reopened to traffic. The road had been closed temporarily after heaving rain had caused a landslide next to the highway.

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Faith Community Health will be commemorating it’s 10th Anniversary come March 2020 and has announced its plans to celebrate by hosting several upcoming events, starting with its inaugural Neighbor2Neighbor Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20.

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to 18 first responders and six civilians  – including two individuals from the Tri-Lakes Area – for heroic and live-saving actions in 2018.

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Hundreds of people gathered at the Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson on Oct. 5 for a birthday celebration hosted in honor of Tiger Lily, a two-headed western rat snake.

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Benefit the Badge and the Fogle Family Foundation is hosting its 3rd Annual Hitting For Our Heroes Softball Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Branson RecPlex.

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Country music performer Buck Trent has been a staple in the world of music business for more than 70 years, and just a handful of months shy of his 82nd birthday, he’s starting to “get hot” again.

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Community members will have the opportunity to taste-test more than 30 different kinds of chilis at the 15th Annual Southern Stone County Fire Protection District Firefighters Chili Cook-Off. 

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On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Taney County Associate Circuit Court Judge Eric Eighmy sentenced Robert J. Hyslop, of Branson, to twenty years in prison for one count of sexual abuse in the first degree and two counts of kidnapping in the first degree.

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A group of proposals including underground utilities for the 76 Project from Presley’s Theater to the Branson Ferris Wheel property failed to pass on its final vote this week, even though a majority of the aldermen present voted in favor.

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Silver Dollar City recently unveiled its “New Harvest Festival” featuring “Craft Days and Pumpkin Nights,” which will feature more than 10,000 pumpkins lighting up the park well into the evening through Oct 26.

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Taneyhills Community Library in Branson is on a quest to name the bookworm that resides in the children’s library. The bookworm is featured in much of the library’s advertising, and now a new mural featuring the bookworm has been completed, thus a contest was born.

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Two more burglaries have taken place at Branson Landing. According to a press release from the city of Branson, on Sept. 24, Branson police officers responded to a report of two burglaries that occurred in the overnight hours at the Branson Landing.

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, presented Silver Dollar City Manager of the Merchandising Warehouse John Brown with the Patriot Award at a special ceremony Sept. 19.

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Preparations for the Long Creek Bridge Project remain underway, according Missouri Department of Transportation Southwest District Area Engineer Beth Schaller, who presented a project update at a Taney County Commission Meeting Sept. 23.