What Police can and Can’t do About Homelessness and Panhandling

Friday, June 24th, 2022 11:20am By JonChristopher Collins Branson Police Chief Jeff Matthews spoke Thursday about what can and can’t be done about homelessness and panhandling. He said over the years the courts have looked at solicitation from the viewpoint of Freedom of Speech. “You got to remember that the Constitution was not written forContinue reading “What Police can and Can’t do About Homelessness and Panhandling”

Two Branson Employees Received Employee of the Month Award

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 10:31am By JonChristopher Collins Two Branson Utilities Department employees received the Employee of the Month award on Tuesday. Branson Alderman Ruth Denham presented the award to Utilities Wastewater Treatment Equipment/Plant Operators Kent Edwards and Greg Robertson during the Branson Board of Aldermen meeting. “Kent and Greg are receiving this award dueContinue reading “Two Branson Employees Received Employee of the Month Award”

American Cancer Society Grant is Granting Access to Vital Care for Cancer Patients

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 6:00am By JonChristopher Collins Director of Community Relations for the Skaggs Foundation Mindy Honey told Ozarks DynaCom’s News Department on Wednesday that a grant from the American Cancer Society is helping them lift burdens off patients. “We’re able to help patients who otherwise would not be able to get to vitalContinue reading “American Cancer Society Grant is Granting Access to Vital Care for Cancer Patients”

Skaggs Foundation Grant Helping Simmering Center Assist Clients

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 3:09pm By JonChristopher Collins A Simmering Center client was in a car accident resulting in long-term effects, according to a press release; a grant from the Skaggs Foundation is helping Simmering Center clients like this. Garrett Rose lives with the effects of the car accident. He was recently released from prison.Continue reading “Skaggs Foundation Grant Helping Simmering Center Assist Clients”

Parson Approved Missouri’s Congressional District Boundaries, Said loss of Time and Productivity is “Unfortunate”

Thursday, May 19th, 2022 3:18pm By JonChristopher Collins Missouri Gov. Mike Parson approved the proposed boundaries for Missouri’s eight congressional districts on Wednesday by signing HB 2909, according to a press release. According to the press release, HB 2909 “maintains the current partisan split in Missouri’s congressional districts, six Republican leaning districts and two DemocraticContinue reading “Parson Approved Missouri’s Congressional District Boundaries, Said loss of Time and Productivity is “Unfortunate””

Branson Government Obtained $8,895 Grant and Bought Website Portal

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 11:06am By JonChristopher Collins Branson Communications Manager Melody Pettit provided information to Ozarks DynaCom’s News Department Wednesday about a grant Branson obtained from Missouri’s Local Records Grant Program allowing for the purchase a web portal. Pettit’s response to Ozarks DynaCom’s request for information said that the grant amount was $8,895. TheContinue reading “Branson Government Obtained $8,895 Grant and Bought Website Portal”

Branson Fire Chief Said the Origin of Local House Fire Traced to Kitchen and Above Ceiling

Friday, April 29th, 2022 11:36am By JonChristopher Collins Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin told Ozarks DynaCom’s news department Friday that the origin of a local house fire has been traced to the kitchen area and above the ceiling. Martin also said he thinks that the family should be able to salvage a lot of whatContinue reading “Branson Fire Chief Said the Origin of Local House Fire Traced to Kitchen and Above Ceiling”

The Biggest Story I’ve Written So Far

If you haven’t heard about it or read the article yet, I did a story for the Huffington Post (HuffPost) that was published in March. As a journalist/reporter and as a writer in general, telling this story is one of the highlights of my career so far. Everything from the interviewing process to the writingContinue reading “The Biggest Story I’ve Written So Far”

Investigation of Incident Involving Missouri News Organization’s Journalist Finished

JonChristopher Collins The investigation of a Missouri News organization is done; the investigation, conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol started following revelations of a journalist revealing a flaw in a state database. According to an OzarksFirst report, on Monday Patrol Capt. John Hotz informed the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “that results of the investigation wereContinue reading “Investigation of Incident Involving Missouri News Organization’s Journalist Finished”

LESSONS FROM FICTION: WONDER WOMAN 1984

Sacrifice, dreams, wishes and why I am glad this wish is not granted. JonChristopher Collins – JANUARY 25, 2021 Wonder Woman 1984 entered theaters as 2020 exited. This sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman is more than a glitzy superhero flick; the Amazonian princess, armed with the Lasso of Truth, speaks to hearts. As mentioned inContinue reading “LESSONS FROM FICTION: WONDER WOMAN 1984”