by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Mary Engler-Guccione, Joplin area
White River Valley Electric Cooperative Inc., of Branson, has announced new consumer and commercial electric rates for the first time in 12 years.
The increased rates, approved by the cooperative's nine-member board last November, will go into effect March 1, 1998.
The average residential user will pay about $6 more per month for electrical service.
Adrianna Norris became a first-time business owner with the opening of Finley River Chiropractic; PaPPo’s Pizzeria & Pub launched its newest location; and Huey Magoo’s opened its second store in the Ozarks.