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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com / Follow on Twitter @iamchrisbrewer | February 1, 2013
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. - You have a chance to lace up your running shoes and help a local woman battling cancer. Robyn Ayers was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer last year at age 31. She's since had chemotherapy, and doctors say she can't be around people or enjoy her favorite hobby: running. Since she can't be around people she's put her job as a teacher at Blue Eye on hold as well as her job at Southwest Fitness. In the meantime, her friends are holding a 5K fundraiser to help Robyn with medical expenses.
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by Paul Adler, KY3 News / Follow Paul on Facebook, Twitter @KY3Pad and Email padler@ky3.com | January 2, 2013
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. -- Friends and the family of Robyn Ayres plan to hold a 5k fun run on Feb. 2 for the woman battling breast cancer. In a news release, organizers say, "Robyn has been diagnosed with breast cancer at the too young age of 32.  She is a devoted wife, an awesome mom to 7 year old, Gage, and a dedicated teacher.  Please help us raise $5000 to pay her medical bills for her surgery, and pray for her and the strength to beat this! ...
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Brian Vandenberg, Edited News Release From The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District | August 2, 2012
Kimberling City, MO - August 2, 2012 - 6:01 PM  - Crews from Stations 2 & 14 in Kimberling City responded to a reported drowning. A 53 year old male victim was swimming with friends and reportedly went under water approximately 20 feet from the shoreline. Southern Stone County crews sent in one of their firefighters with a tag line and the search results were negative. SSCFPD requested mutual aid from Western Taney County Fire for their dive team. Western Taney County arrived and located the victim.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | December 27, 2010
STONE COUNTY -- Stone County Emergency Services will continue to activate its storm siren system-- at least for the next six months. By a 3-to-2 vote, the board tabled the issue and will revisit it in six months. The agency wants to relinquish its role and let cities within the county handle their own warning system. "It's an outdated system. The National Weather Service says outdoor warnings is a secondary system," said Bob Andrews, Ex. Dir., Stone County 911. The executive director said not only is it an archaic method, but he added that most of the municipalities have their own system and trying to coordinate all of them under the single 911 center isn't efficient.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | February 8, 2013
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. -- Nearly a year after the Leap Day tornado that hit Stone and Taney counties, the landscape of Kimberling City is changing again.  The motel buildings at Kimberling Inn Resort and Conference Center are being demolished. They've stood at the north end of the Kimberling City bridge, welcoming folks to town for nearly 25 years.  Now heavy equipment is finishing what the tornado started.  "It's too bad.  Changes things," said Kimberling City resident Ralph Swanson.
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Edited news release from the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District | January 16, 2012
Lampe, MO - Dispatched to a residential structure fire. Smoke was visible from Kimberling City at the time of dispatch. First engine on scene found a single wide mobile home fully involved with fire extending into the woods. The structure was located down a long narrow driveway. High winds fueled the fire and the home was a total loss. The home was occupied by a mother and her son, They were not home at the time.  American Red Cross was called to assist them. The cause was determined to be a warming light in the dog house.
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edited news release | September 27, 2011
REEDS SPRING, Mo. -- On Tuesday, Stone County sheriff's deputies, Southern Stone County firefighters, and St. John's Ambulance personnel were dispatched to 97 Terrace Crest Lane south of Reeds Spring for a report of two men who had possibly overdosed.  They performed CPR and other lifesaving measures but both men died at the scene. Deputies and detectives interviewed several people and determined Robert Murray, 45, of Kimberling City and Mark Marshal, 46, of Sparta, injected a mixture of Fentanyl that led to their deaths.  Deputies executed search warrants throughout the day and arrested a person of interest who possibly supplied the narcotics to the victims.  Autopsies were scheduled for Wednesday.
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by Curtis Hancock KY3 News | December 2, 2011
NOTCH, Mo. --  A woman from Branson was hit as she was trying to cross Missouri 76 on Thursday night.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Maizy Hicks , 19, was in an unlit pedestrian crossing when she was hit around 9:30 p.m.  A helicopter ambulance took Hicks to a hospital in Springfield.  Her condition was not being released on Friday morning but the Highway Patrol report said she was seriously injured.  The driver of the westbound...
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | September 5, 2012
LAMPE, Mo. -- The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District says a man who crashed his motorcycle on Tuesday died from his injuries.  James Christensen, 64, of Lampe died after being airlifted to a hospital in Springfield. A post of the fire district's Facebook page says three firefighters were related to Christensen and the district is pulling together during this time. Rescue crews responded to the crash at the intersection of Missouri 13 at Pinetree Lane at roughly 11 a.m. Tuesday.  That's about six miles south of Kimberling City.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com / Follow Chris on Facebook | February 28, 2013
One year has passed since the Leap Day tornado outbreak of 2012 that spawned eight tornadoes across the Ozarks, killing two people and injuring 53 others.  The outbreak consisted of five EF-1 tornadoes and three EF-2 tornadoes that hit throughout the early morning of February 29. An EF-2 tornado touched down three miles west-northwest of Cassville and ended 1.7 miles later, killing one person and injuring four.  A tornado of similar size struck in...
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | December 12, 2010
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. -- There's more than a million dollars in damage and inventory loss after a business fire in Stone County.  The Southern Stone County Fire District says the fire broke out early Sunday at Bolivar Insulation Company on Highway OO north of Kimberling City. More than 20 firefighters and four tankers fought the flames.  The strong winds posed serious problems to crews attacking the fire.  They had to block the highway during the fight.  It took them nearly seven hours to put it out. The business is a total loss.
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