News to Know (10/15/21)

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News To Know (10 15 2021)

Oklahoma State Leaders Vow To Prevent Vaccine Mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma’s Governor and Attorney General are voicing their opposition against President Biden’s pending vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees. In a video statement, Governor Kevin Stitt said the mandate is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, Republican Attorney General John O’Connor has urged businesses to disregard the push for a vaccine mandate. He said he and Attorneys General in other states would sue to stop any mandate that’s implemented. Biden’s mandate is to be implemented in the coming weeks. GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement

Carthage Schools Warn Parents of Online Threats

CARTHAGE, Mo. – The Carthage School District is seeing multiple online threats. Carthage Schools Superintendent Mark Baker says last week the school district was made aware of a message being passed around by students on social media, detailing violence at one of the schools. Baker says that case ended up coming from Mount Vernon, but another threat emerged this week. Now, the superintendent warns parents to check up on their kids online activity. Carthage Police Department responds to recent online threats against school district

Missouri Governor Joins the Unveiling of New Carthage Schools Tech Addition

CARTHAGE, Mo. – The Carthage School District is showing off its newest addition and it involved a special guest. Missouri Governor Mike Parson was on hand yesterday as the district unveiled the new Tech Center South Campus.

17 Companies Participate in Manufacturing Day

NEOSHO, Mo. – MOKAN Partnership and General Mills team up to raise awareness about career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. The companies hosted manufacturing day in Neosho, Missouri. Hundreds of area high school students got to see live demonstrations, virtual reality experiences, and educational opportunities from 17 companies related to manufacturing.

The Best Mullet in the Nation

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Hair Cuts! Arkansas middle school student, Alan Baltz, just won the title of best mullet in the nation! The USA Mullet Champion doesn’t just have luck “growing” hair… His growing heart decided to give back his $2500 cash prize to two Arkansas foster care organizations, Project Zero and Together we Foster.

Allan Baltz Mullet Champ Usa Winner 2021

Allan says his mullet isn’t going anywhere. Have you ever sported a mullet? Our question this morning asks how often do you cut your hair? Weigh in on our KOAM Facebook discussion (and feel free to post your best mullet pics!) and cast your vote @