Branson Globe, September 22, 2023

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We’ll usher the first day of Fall in with a weekend of stormy weather. Look for highs around 80 each day, and overnight lows in the low to mid-60s.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. – 3 John 1:4

Area support for Veterans of the Ozarks

Saturday, September 15, was a busy day around the Ozarks and the Branson area, but for many members and friends of Veterans of the Ozarks, the highlight of the beautiful late-summer day was the group’s annual golf tournament.

Held at Holiday Hills Golf Club, the tournament featured a 4-person scramble with teams competing in two flights. The team of Jeff Daniels, Matt Gerhart, Ryan Gerhart and Ron Gerhart, took first place in flight 1 with a score of 49. Second place went to Jim Kinect, Jim Nichols, Tory Volman (50) and Josh Hart; and third place to Charles Ladd, Shane Strahl, Chuck Medley and Andy Ebbrecht (50).

In the second flight, top honors went to Brian and Levy Bessler and Scott and Logan Fraker, scoring 58. Second place team was Grant Jones, Quaid Hasler, Bill Hassler and Jacob Lee (59); third place was the team of Nigel Dixon, Brice Rogue, and Owen and Derek Allphin (60).

Participants also enjoyed

Staff Reports

The following information has been released for the Patriot Reunion hosted by the Convoy of Honor.

Setup and greet at Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater, 1728 State Hwy. H, Lampe

Parking information: The daily fee is $20, a 3-day pass is $40, and a full week pass is $50.

VENDORS ARE NEEDED! The charge is $150 for 9 days, 8 nights. Prepay through cash app $bugtussling for tickets and/or spaces needed. Each space is 10x20 ft. Included in vendor price are breakfasts/ brunches and show tickets to the Freedom Encounter Show, Hootenanny and Battle of the Bands. Three bands will play on Nov. 5: Highway 13 Band from 1- 3 p.m.; Naughty Nurse Band from 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Black Note from 7:30-10 p.m. Battle of the Bands is hosted by the Black Note Band.

Veterans and first responders get in free to all three shows for the Battle of the Bands, Nov. 5, and both shows at the Freedom Encounter Theater

on November 9.

FOOD TRUCKS ARE NEEDED! There will be food trucks, Millie’s Pizza will offer discount pizza, flee market, and vendors every day.

All activities are held at Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater except those indicated below.

Daily games are held from 12-2 p.m. at base camp. Bring the kids and the kids at heart.


Nov. 5: 9-11 a.m. brunch.

Free to campers and staff. Discount dinner at snack bar. Gates open at 10 a.m. for Battle of the Bands which will be held from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. Noon: Beer garden opens Nov. 6: 9 to 11 a.m. brunch; 5 p.m. dinner starts; 6 p.m. Special guest performances by Daniel Keaton from the Baldknobbers Show and Steve Spurgeon

Nov. 7: 9 to 11 a.m. brunch; 1 p.m. Talent show sign-up and rehearsal; 6 p.m. Show starts

Nov. 8: 9 to 11 a.m. brunch; 5 p.m. dinner; 6 p.m. Lip

Monarch Butterflies released in

The Taneyhills Library enjoyed a rare experience on Friday, when Monarch Butterflies were released in their flower garden.

The garden has been built and cared for this year by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks. Stacey Fracol, a member of the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks and a volunteer gardener at the Taneyhills Library raised the butterflies.

“I started growing milkweed about eight years ago

library flower garden

when I moved back to Missouri,” said Fracol. “Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed. About three years ago, the Tussock Moth caterpillars ate all of my milkweed. All of a sudden I had caterpillars and no milkweed.

I found someone on the Missouri Monarch Lovers Facebook page who gave me some milkweed. I ended up raising my caterpillars inside for the first time, and you kind of get addicted after that.”

Fracol explained that the

beautiful flower garden at the Taneyhills Library is a wonderful place to release her Monarch Butterflies.

“Once they’re butterflies, they no longer need milkweed to eat,” Fracol noted.

“They want plants they can get pollen off of, and the Master Gardeners have helped rebuild this garden this year, so I thought it would be a nice place to release them. They definitely have plants they can eat off of.”

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INSIDE: • Around Town 12A • Churches ......... 10C • Classifieds 11C • Entertainment ... 2B • Opinion 4A • Fun & Games 12C • Weather 11A PLUS: Vintage motorcycles visit Branson. SEE PAGE 2A. Texas Tenors are going strong after 15 years. SEE PAGE 1B.
industry legends! SEE PAGE 1C
A golf tournament helped raise needed funds for Veterans of the Ozarks and the services they provide. (Photo
SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 8 and 9 C. Patriot Reunion hosted by the Convoy of Honor
by Luke Thomas)
Some of the butterflies are marked with a unique code so their migration progress can be tracked. (Photo by K.D. Michaels)

Unique Hollister Band fundraiser is this weekend

BY K.D. MICHAELS, Staff Writer

A unique fundraiser for the Hollister Band is set for this weekend.

Saturday is the day for the Third Annual Car and Truck Show Fundraiser, held at the

VROOM: Vintage Motorcycle Cannonball visits Branson


On Wednesday, Septem-

ber 13, the roar of engines filled the air as vintage motorcycles ascended the driveway to the Chateau on the Lake. Starting around 3 p.m., bikes 90-plus years old began arriving at their destination for the day, following a 280-mile leg of the 2023 Motorcycle Cannonball.

The 2023 Cannonball is an epic coast-to-coast antique motorcycle endurance

race from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Oceanside, California. Participants from across the U.S. and from several other countries, including Great Britain, Australia and Poland, started on Sept. 7 and are scheduled for arrival in Oceanside on Sept. 24.

Branson has been a stop on some past runs, and several participants were looking forward to the beautiful, if challenging, trip through SEE CANNONBALL, PAGE 11A

Hollister High School Parking Lot, located on Hollister’s State Highway BB.

Sponsored by the TriLakes Rat Rods and Customs and the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce, this

weekend’s event offers fun for the entire family, including cars and trucks on display, food, music and more.

There are several entry categories for vehicles, including Classic, 2000 and

Newer, Custom, Trucks, UTVs and Motorcycles. The fundraising event is set for Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Hollister Band.

Don’t miss the Harvest Moon Festival in Forsyth October 7


On Saturday, October 7, plan to enjoy a fun day of activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harvest Moon Festival.

The festival will be held at Shoals Bend Park, 11020 E. St. Hwy. 76 at Cornerstone Lane.

Following the 10 a.m. opening ceremony, the day’s fun will include a dog show, bucket brigade competition, Little Miss Ozarks pageant, pie-eating contest, and a beard and mullet competition. New events have also been added to the Highland

Games, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other competitive fun will include the car show, which starts at 10 a.m. with awards at 3 p.m.; casting and archery competitions beginning at 10:30 a.m.; and a cornhole tournament starting at 11 a.m.

Get in on your share of the competitive fun, or maybe a prize, by visiting the Forsyth Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, where you’ll find the schedule as well as links to entry forms for Little Miss Ozarks and the other competitions.

The Brook Wellness Center hosts Heart for Recovery Gala


Friends and community partners gathered with staff and volunteers of The Brook Wellness Center on September 9 for the Heart for Recovery gala. The annual event raises funds for the valuable programs provided at The Brook to help individuals and families overcome life-controlling issues.

Attendees enjoyed delicious Mediterranean cuisine, wonderful gospel music, and an entertaining live auction. Several families and individuals who now live successfully in recovery were in attendance, and many guests were moved to tears as three clients shared their testimonies.

In introducing the client testimonials, Rosie Robin-


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son, president of The Brook, shared about the accomplishments that have happened over the last five years, saying, “It wasn’t just us; it was God! He has always provided and made a way.”

Clinical director Stan Robinson shared his personal testimony, emphasizing the importance of the faith-based component for ongoing success in recovery. Clients of any faith tradition, or none, are welcome at The Brook, but the staff and counselors make it clear the approach is faithbased, reminding clients that “From the Lord comes deliverance” (Psalm 3:8a, NIV), and encouraging them to find their strengths and see themselves as precious to God.

The Brook Wellness Center offers evidence-based

“There’s four to five generations of Monarch Butterflies each year. The last

treatment programs and is certified by the state of Missouri as an outpatient center, working with state and local authorities to help clients achieve recovery and often, reunification with their families. Services include assessment and diagnosis, individual and group counseling, spiritual counseling, peer support and mentoring/ coaching, and a variety of therapies including EMDR and trauma therapies. Support is ongoing even after clients complete their program, providing referral services, spiritual encouragement, a sense of family, and assistance gaining employment or education.

Working partnerships with government agencies and several insurance programs

generation each season will make the trip to Mexico. Depending on where they are coming from, it can take them up to two months to get there. They average 50 to 100 miles a day that they travel. They will overwinter in Mexico and then this will be the group that will come back in the spring and lay the first eggs.”

Some of the butterflies released on Friday were marked with a sticker so that their progress can be tracked.

provide payment for many clients in treatment, but the annual Heart for Recovery fundraiser and supportive community partners help cover costs for people who fall through the cracks of other programs. This ensures that no client is ever turned away because of the cost.

Rosie Robinson also shared the future vision for The Brook, including the goal of a women’s residential center, as it is tragic whenever someone has difficulty staying committed to the program due to lack of appropriate, supportive housing. Visit and check out the “Vision Board” for updates on this vision and other needs and goals, and to learn how you can get involved.

“There’s a Monarch watch. You can get stickers from them. They each have a unique three-digit letter and three-digit number code,” said Fracol. “Anybody that sees that sticker or tag on Monarchs can go back and report it. That way, the people who raised them can find out how far they made it, and if they made it all the way to Mexico or not. It helps us—the Monarch Watch—to understand the Monarch and their migration better.”

CORRECTION: The Branson Landing 9/11 photos in last week’s Branson Globe were incorrectly credited to K.D. Michaels. Photo credit goes to Beth Schulz for taking those beautiful and touching photos. Thank you, Beth!

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Robin Andreason with her Harley (Photo by Cynthia J. Thomas)

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Blessing of the Animals church service to be held October 4

Submitted to Branson Globe

On October 4, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Kimberling City will join churches around the world in celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. St. Mark’s views their Blessing of the Animals Service as a celebration of God’s great

and diverse world filled with so many beautiful creatures. This is an opportunity to thank God for the blessing of your special pet. To give your pet a blessing and let them know what a special member of your family they are, bring them to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church located at 3 Northwoods Dr. (at

James River Rd.) in Kimberling City at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4. Pets of all faiths are welcome.

The service will be held in the parking lot of the church and we ask that pets be in a carrier or have their humans on a leash. The Reverend Anne Cheffey will deliver a special service and then each

pet and their human will receive a very special blessing just for them. Even though this is a serious service with a long tradition, it is a fun event with lots of tail wagging and socializing. For more information call, 417-338-5488.

Reverend Cheffey blesses a pet (Special to Branson Globe)

Municipal Court Judge appointed to state committee

Submitted to Branson Globe Taney County 46 Judicial Circuit Court Municipal Judge, Thomas Motley, has been appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to the Missouri Court Automation (MCA) Committee, a committee that oversees the state’s court technology systems.

Judge Motley has been the Branson Municipal Judge since 2001 and is the owner of The Motley Law Firm in Branson.

“I am humbled the Missouri Supreme Court chose me as the Municipal Judge

representative for this position. An appointment on this committee is an honor and a great chance to contribute and give back,” said Judge Motley. “I’m hoping to be able to provide insight into certain aspects of Municipal Court operations that might not otherwise be known. I hope to assist in ensuring the existing technology and user system is friendly and useful to all.”

MCA’s mission is to coordinate development and organize strategies to undertake planning and acquisition of necessary computer systems

and network facilities to modernize information processing activities in all circuit courts and municipal divisions.

“We are excited for this opportunity for Judge Motley. The Missouri Supreme Court sees what we see, someone who works hard and can be trusted. There is no doubt he will represent Branson well,” said Branson City Clerk, Hillary Briand.

Judge Motley is a member of the American, Missouri and Taney County Bar Associations as well as a member and board member

Pets of the


Tri-Lakes Humane Society, Reeds Spring Call (417) 272-8113 or visit

Judge Motley (Special to Branson Globe)

of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association. He is a graduate of College of the Ozarks and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

Branson United Methodist Church to host Family Fall Fling

There’s fun for everyone at the Family Fall Fling!

Held at the Branson United Methodist Church, the event is set for September 27. The evening activities will include food, fun and family.

Enjoy hot dogs, chips and beverages, and later a marshmallow roast and s’mores.

The young and the young at heart will love pickleball, cornhole, a bounce house and

more. There will be special games and a daycare set up for preschoolers ages 0 through 4, and games designed for children, ages 5-12.

Parents are encouraged to attend a Stress Buster Workshop. Presented by Jim Meyer, the workshop, “Keys to Managing Life Stress,” will feature a lively discussion on how to manage stress when life throws too many curve balls.

Meet Chanel Our September Pet of the Month

To RSVP for the event, call 417-334-3423 or email churchoffice@bransonumc. org.

MAJESTIC. Female, DOB 3-29-2020. This shy girl is finally coming around. She came with two kittens, Lucky & Charm. This little family was found living outside. If you are the one who can give some extra love and attention, we’re sure you will have a strong bond with Majestic. As a long-term resident, her adoption fee is discounted to $42.50!

CHARLENE. Female Terrier, DOB 3-25-2018. This lady was owner relinquished and is house trained. She is calm and very strong. She loves to have her picture taken and will make a great addition to those Instagram photos. As a long-term resident, her adoption fee is discounted to $50!

My name is Chanel Beltran! I like to play a lot and get belly rubs. I’m very friendly, and like to say hi to other dogs. I enjoy going out for ice cream and going on walks around Turtle Creek. I am a very special member of my family!

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Looking for Dave Ramsey’s “Dave Says...” and Stock Market Insights? You’ll find them in our new business section, page 2C. Branson wins 87 to 13 over the Village of Indian Point, or does it?

of Branson Tourism Tax annually, over $46,856,743.00 has been spent on marketing by over the last four (4) years. Of that total, 87 % comes from Branson and 13% from Indian Point.

The Ole Seagull believes that the 2022 sales tax receipts from the Tourism Community Enhancement District (TCED) total $11,484,814. Of that, $9,463,136 comes from Branson/Taney County (Branson) and $2,021,678 from the Village of Indian Point/Stone County (Indian Point.)

Including the 2022 tax receipts and about $2.2 million additional from the City

Yet the TCED Board membership, by state law, only gives Branson four (4) members, or 57%, compared to Indian Point’s three (3) members, or 43%. “But Seagull, that seems disproportionate compared to where the total funding for the marketing is coming from. Shouldn’t the City of Branson have more representation?” “Absolutely. That’s what fairness, logic, and practicality would show. Based on the percentages of the total amount of marketing funds contributed, the City of Branson

should have six (6) members and Indian Point one (1). For that to happen, the law authorizing the TCED would have to be changed to more fairly, logically and practically represent the reality of things.”

To do this, the city of Branson could work through our elected representatives, primarily Representative Seitz, and its lobbyists to get the current enabling statute “67.1956. Board of directors, members, terms, duties,” changed to provide representation that is proportionate to the marketing contributions within the TCED.

In an Ole Seagull’s opinion, one of the simplest ways to accomplish this could be to:

1. Renumber the current

paragraph from 5 to 6.

2. Add something like the following as a new paragraph 5: “If a tourism community enhancement district has been in existence for more than five years as of January 1, 2023, one additional board member shall be appointed by the governing body of the city, town, or village located within the district that collected the largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district providing it has collected 65% or more of districts retail sales tax proceeds during either the three years proceeding January 1, 2023 or any subsequent three years period after January 1, 2023. Such appointment

will become effective upon the earliest expiration of the term of the one of the two members of the governing body of the city, town, or village located within the district that collected the second largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district leaving that government body with one board member and the governing body of the city, town, or village located within the district that collected 65% or more of districts retail sales tax proceeds during the preceding three years with four board members.”

“Seagull, do you think that the Branson Board of Aldermen would be inclined to take such action?” “Well, ‘Hope springs eternal.’”

Reflections: This day, our daily bread

On and around September 11, social media feeds were filled with commemorative posts, as Americans recalled where they were when they heard the news of the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. As people shared memories and honored the fallen, many included photos of Todd Beamer.

Todd Beamer was on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania after a group of passengers, including Beamer, rushed the cockpit and tackled the hijackers to prevent that part of the evil plot from being completed. The transcript of Beamer’s phone call to a dispatcher named Lisa moves readers to tears as they read his request that Lisa call his wife, also named Lisa, and tell her and his young children he loved them. He then asked the dispatcher to pray with him. The Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 23 were followed by Beamer’s famous words, “Let’s roll!”

Most Christians can recite the Lord’s Prayer, given by Jesus in Matthew chapter 6 as a model for his follow-

ers. It includes v. 11, “Give us this day our daily bread” (KJV). My parents and Sunday school teachers used that verse to teach that we should depend on God for provision and not worry about the future, as well as thank God for the cycle of planting and harvest and my dad’s good job that ensured we could grow or buy food.

Those 9/11 memories, though, made me think about “daily bread” on a different level. It seemed almost ironic to picture Todd Beamer reciting that prayer, knowing he and everyone else on UA 93 would probably die within minutes, but I see in Beamer’s words a determined selflessness, as modeled by Jesus.

In Chapter 4 of John’s

gospel, the disciples were concerned about Jesus’ physical strength and urged Him to eat some food. He says He has food they don’t know about, so they wonder who brought it to Him. His response: “My food is to do the work of Him who sent me, and to finish His work” (v.34, BSB). Using the metaphor of harvest, Jesus then describes the many people who still need to hear about Him. While in a human body, Jesus did need nourishment; but that day, He was focused on the task at hand.

On September 11, 2001, Todd Beamer and the others who collaborated to foil the hijackers’ plan had work to do. They had jobs, families, and dreams, but all that changed

in those terrifying moments when something needed to be done, and they did it. It is tragic that Beamer could not return home to his family; but those kids, now young adults, can take pride in the knowledge that their dad took leadership and did what he could on that awful day.

For Todd Beamer and others, including the first responders who entered the World Trade Center, that day’s bread was to do what they could in the midst of atrocities. Worldwide, other brave Christians still stand strong despite terrible persecution. May God use their example to inspire the rest of us to do our part, and our best, in whatever challenge each day brings.

Been Thinkin’ About... Taking the road not traveled

Life for creatives can be difficult. I should know. Growing up in the 1980s with an aeronautical engineer for a father, I wasn’t so much discouraged from an artistic life but instead inured within the larger, box-like reality of cubical expectation. The discussion was never, “That’s not a realistic plan.” Instead, there simply was no conceptual structure for anything outside of a series of pre-approved plans called “careers” with uniquely disassociated titles such as “engineer,” or “veterinarian,” or “architect,” or “teacher.”

It was, perhaps, my mother’s fault I grew so differently. The world that inhabited her personal orbit was a homespun fantasia. She had a knack for seeing things and conjuring those things into existence against the odds, making a warm and welcoming nest for small birds, baby rabbits, and the occasional misfit. It was more than just her having a soft spot in her heart. Instead, there was a deep and profound knowing of those resonant golden threads that change a life from “just taking up space” to one of “profound and luminous meaning.” The things my mom touched were full of light, as opposed to the real world that was far too often too close for comfort.

It took a hopefulness bordering on foolishness that led me to launch StateoftheOzarks back in 2007. The things we are often told are requisite for a new business

— boring things like business projections or investors or three-year plans — were incomprehensible to me.

I knew I loved the Ozarks for the inexpressible culture here. I knew I was a decent photographer and a good writer. That was enough.

It took nine years to get my first paycheck with StateoftheOzarks, all while many around me referred to StateoftheOzarks as a “hobby” and at times wondered what I was doing with my life. A number of times I had my own crises for not knowing what my plan was. But I never questioned the larger mission. StateoftheOzarks is important because our culture is important.

But more than a singular region, the authenticity of creation is what drives me, as it calls to many others. So often I am asked my thoughts on a creative career, a creative life really (I hate the word “career”). I must admit it’s so much

hard work, so much light and life. I have my mom to thank for that as well, and perhaps that’s the reason my mind has turned regularly this past week to hanging up clothes on the line in the backyard. She and I would have a friendly winter competition with each other to see how cold it would have to be to skip the clothes line and use the dryer.

Truth is, we never found the limit. And my recurring memory is this: standing in ice and snow, a million crystal stars scarcely twinkling above me as I hung up cold and yet-steaming baskets of clothes on the backyard line on a 10°F. winter night. Socks freeze within moments. The bed clothes dry over a day or two as the ice crystals shake out. My fingers nearly froze. If I told an experience like that, y’all would think I was crazy. But I wasn’t crazy. I found a secret in that icy backyard:

We can always flutter around and chirp about “creativity” and always remain inconsequential. Or we find the brilliant luminance of life within the hardship, the intensity of passion, of doing the impossible, and discarding the safety of being a “non-player character” and standing tall despite the risks.

Thus — as I laced up my Civil War boots and pulled on my kilt to walk through a vastly crowded Downing Street of a festival of my own making, straightening my Cernunnos antlers one last time, embracing the vibrant strangeness of my professional life — I smiled briefly. Perhaps somewhere in another dimension, there is another Josh who took the safe path and he is an overweight and tepid man living in a big city cubical. But I’m not that man and for that I am grateful. For having taken the road not traveled.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Praise perpetuates a positive perspective

and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians 5:19-20

As a caregiver for elderly people with dementia, each day comes with its unique set of unpredictable challenges. One minute, they are laughing with you and

showing appreciation for all the ways you help them. The next minute, they are spewing expletives at you for having the audacity to give them their meds or for trying to get them to change their clothes. Most of the time I don’t take it personally. I understand the ins and outs, ups and downs of how such a horrible disease affects the brain. The de-

mentia-riddled mind could be likened to Swiss cheese, with “holes” that cause significant disconnections in one’s memory, thinking ability, and emotions.

Sometimes, though–whether because of stress or lack of sleep on my part–it’s hard to distinguish the disease from a person who seems downright mean and ungrateful. It can cause sudden

feelings of hurt, frustration and anger. Those are the moments when you walk away for a few minutes, take a deep breath, maybe shed a tear or two, and pray that God gives you the grace and strength to cheerfully continue serving this person who so desperately needs you.

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Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns

The memory of our oldest son getting his first driver’s license is still vivid in my mind. He came out of the license bureau waving his license with a big smile on his face. “Scoot over, Mom!” he said. I reluctantly moved over from the driver’s spot. He had aged one

Train Up a Child: That first driver’s license!

year. I felt as though I had aged ten years! I tensely sat and watched as he started the car and backed up. We finally got on the main street and headed home. I am probably the only mother in the world who yelled “hurry up” to a son who was just learning to drive, but when he came to intersections with cars whizzing both ways, I had visions of being broadsided on both sides if he didn’t hurry and meld with the flow of the traffic. I suppose that his inching along was to impress me with his cautiousness, but it wasn’t working.

Many parents have experienced similar situations. When a teen gets that first

driver’s license, the world changes! Household rules need to be adjusted. Teens need to thoroughly understand the responsibility they have upon receipt of the license and parents may need to learn to get by with less sleep!

A “sit-down” session with a teen needs to occur before going for the license. It would be good if there were a place to take a teen prior to receipt of the license to see a film such as is shown to folks who are required to go to classes after traffic violations. They need to know about the teenage driving statistics that are available on the internet. They need to be reminded that the brain development

of teenagers is such that they tend to take more risks and be less cautious. A teen needs to understand that the car keys will immediately be confiscated when certain things happen such as the abuse of the privilege, not adhering to curfew, etc. Most of all, the teen needs to understand that driving is not a right, but it is a privilege for those who are responsible enough to handle such an expensive vehicle. Each family needs to set rules before the license is obtained.

I seriously question the wisdom of a 16 year old having a driver’s license. I believe the law should be changed and licenses be given to 16 year olds in hard-

ship cases only. In addition, I believe that teens under 18 should have to maintain good grades in school.

Teens (or anyone else) who has attention deficit disorder should not be given a license to operate a vehicle. Driving a car requires constant attention. Why should a person who can’t pay attention be given a license to drive?

There is no real need for most 16 year olds to drive.

Let’s be honest. Many parents want their children to have a license so the parents won’t be bothered with driving the children where they need to go.

Many times a student will drop out of school upon receipt of a driver’s license. By

raising the age to qualify for a license and requiring acceptable grades in school, we undoubtedly would have less dropouts, students studying harder to learn, and best of all, less deaths of 16 year olds.

Since the law currently allows a driver’s license with few qualifications, parents must be even more vigilant to see that their children drive responsibly. This involves making sure that the teens completely understand the responsibilities involved and that the privilege of driving can be revoked at any time. Further, they need to understand the seriousness of making a mistake that could haunt them for life.

Love and marriage: Marriage is a lifelong conversation

to authentically know you.

Well sure he can talk, but is he saying anything? -Cat in the Hat

Too many of us are talking around each other instead of to each other. I have known so many married people who have never mastered communication and therefore do not have the confidence or courage to be open enough to be understood. I think this is one of the loneliest places to be in the entire world. However, unless you are showing up in conversation authentically you shouldn’t expect anyone


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of one of my elderly patients. I walked away to regroup, but instead of praying, I started to complain under my breath and feel sorry for myself. My pity party was then interrupted by a knock on the door.

Why is verbal communication so challenging? Often it is simply because we haven’t been taught. Other times it might be because we are afraid of rejection, do not like conflict or simply don’t know who we are. It is nearly impossible to show up authentically if you don’t know yourself.

There are so many wonderful things about marriage, but proper communication is an amazing tool for building trust and respect. Healthy communication is a way to let your spouse know that you trust them enough to tell them the truth and in doing so you will receive respect from your spouse for your vulnerability. This is one area that the law of reciprocity works beautifully in marriage. Trust begets trust and respect begets respect. (I feel obliged to say that this will not work in

The music therapist was there for a visit. The young woman sat down and gently strummed her guitar. Then, in her sweet, calming voice she began to sing a familiar melody…. “I am weak, but Thou art strong. Jesus, keep me from all wrong. I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk, close to Thee.” Tears

an abusive or mentally disordered relationship.)

All of this sounds lovely, right? Raise your hand if you are always a wonderful communicator? *CRICKETS* …. not this lady. I am a practicing communicator. I must meter my temper, practice patience, and monitor my tone of voice. I practice and have been practicing for a very long time.

Here are six things I have learned about communication and have continually put into practice in my conversations with my husband…. over and over again.

1. Do not start any type of weighty conversation when you are tired, emotional, or hungry. (This is a hard one, because these are often the times you really have a lot to get off your chest and exactly why you should keep your mouth shut). I will often need to

welled up in my eyes. I asked God to forgive me for my bad attitude and thanked Him for crashing my pity party.

I’m sure that if the music therapist had sung any old upbeat tune it would have broken some of the tension in the room. But along with her music she brought Jesus, and

say, “I’m too tired and not in a good headspace.” I love my husband and hurting him also hurts me.

2. Practice being a good listener. This is so important. I cannot tell you how many times I have wasted time going around in circles because I wasn’t patient enough to listen to what was being said to me. One of the secrets to avoid misunderstandings is to ask questions before you assume you know what your spouse is talking about. “You said……Does that mean that you feel…...?” Questions are a great way to avoid a misunderstanding and let your partner know that you care about what they have to say.

3. Tell the truth. As I already mentioned, this is a wonderful way to let your partner know that you trust and respect them. Make

that created a calm that only the Prince of Peace can give. For about an hour, my patient’s brain made a connection to “the little brown church in the vale” where she once sang those old hymns, and she harmonized joyfully to almost every word to every song. And for the record,

a commitment to tell the truth when you are embarrassed, impatient, irritated, or whatever else. Truth is so important to the health of both you as an individual and your marriage.

4. Keep love at the forefront of your conversation. There is an old saying that goes, “You can either win or you can be in love.” The goal of a misunderstanding is to gain understanding so that we can get back to loving. I have no intention of making myself miserable for the next 60 years because I am trying to dominate my husband.

5. Know when to apologize and then APOLOGIZE. This is your spouse, your lover, your lifelong BFF, and most often your child’s parent. APOLOGIZE! Sometimes I apologize when I don’t feel wrong. Am I grovel-

she also happily took her pills immediately afterward.

It’s no wonder that Paul urged the Ephesians to sing and make melody in their hearts to the Lord. Praise perpetuates a positive perspective. And much like the songs we sang with the music therapist that day, singing to God helps

ing? No! If I recognize that my husband is hurt or angry and that something I did offended him, I will apologize. “Baby, I’m sorry what I said offended you. That was not my intention.”

6. Let your words be edifying. What is the goal here? Are you trying to tear your spouse down or build a life together? If I hurt my man, I hurt me. I want to end my day with my head on his chest, so I don’t want to do anything that prohibits my favorite way to end the day. Listen, none of us are perfect. We all drop the ball. But, if you are struggling to communicate with your life partner, it is time to learn something new. If I cannot speak openly and honestly; am I in a relationship at all? I don’t think so. I’m playing house and I don’t want to play house. I want the real deal.

you “count your blessings.” It helps us remember our God in “awesome wonder” and proclaim “How Great Thou Art!” It reminds us that “He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own.” And that day, I was reminded that even when I am weak, He is strong. OPINION SEPT. 22, 2023 • 5A

Pastors and nonprofit organizations come together to better meet community needs

Branson/Hollister Lions held a first-ever Area Agency Fair luncheon. (Special to Branson Globe)

The Branson/Hollister Lions Club hosted the first annual Area Agency Fair Luncheon for area pastors last week.

Pastors were invited to the Lions Club to visit booths set up by area nonprofit help agencies, to learn more about the services each agency provides.

“David Wright started our Local Charity Agency Leaders Group about four

years ago, with the Catholic Church. Father J. at the Catholic Church leads the group now,” explained Ron Leggins, of the Branson Hollister Lions Club. Leggins serves as District IT, Club Trustee, Past President and Membership Chairman for the organization.

“The plan was to meet with all the charity agency leaders in the area to collectively tip the scale of poverty and meet

the needs of the community. We meet every other month for lunch at the Lions Club to discuss issues in the community, learn more about each agency, and what their needs are,” Leggins continued. “The Area Agency Fair Luncheon was for the area pastors to meet agencies and learn what they are doing in the community. Most pastors do not know what resources are available to them. The churches and the agencies are able to learn about each other for funding help and getting volunteers. Some agencies get government grants, but some don’t.

The Branson/Hollister Lions Club provides the agencies a meeting place, lunch and, most of the agencies, some funding each year.”

Leggins noted that when the group first formed, there were several area churches and food pantries providing a Thanksgiving dinner for those in need in the community.

“Now we work together in one location, at the Catholic Church, to prepare the food,” noted Leggins. “Elevate Branson uses their vans to transport people and for delivery to some. All the agencies provide volunteers to help serve. This also provides other agencies to screen them for other services or give the information to provide hope.”

Nonprofit agencies are grouped into nine different categories, based on the services they provide: Affordable Health Care (11 agencies), Family Support (20 agencies), Food (seven agencies), Clothing (19 agencies), Crisis (seven agencies), Mental Health Resources (32 agencies), Personal Development (three agencies), Religious Organizations (60 churches), and Shelter (nine agencies). A list of area help agencies can be found at or by dialing 211

for area information if you are experiencing a crisis.

“We had about 35 agencies in attendance and 19 pastors,” said Leggins, of last week’s event. “We hope to have a better turnout of pastors next year when the word gets out. This was our first time inviting pastors. The pastors that attended spoke highly of the group and our accomplishments.”

The Lions Club is hosting

a “We Serve” luncheon on Friday, November 12, at 10 a.m. This community event, with a similar setup as last week’s pastors’ luncheon, will bring together nonprofits with area and community leaders, including both Branson and Hollister Mayors, State Representative Brian Seitz, senators and other leaders, to keep them informed of all that is going on in the community.

Branson/Hollister Lions held a first-ever Area Agency Fair luncheon. (Special to Branson Globe)

BGSSA Praise Gathering and Annual Awards Banquet this weekend

BY K.D. MICHAELS, Staff Writer

It’s a big weekend for the Branson Gospel Sing-

er Songwriter Association. The organization is holding their monthly Gospel

Praise Gathering on Friday, followed by the BGSSA annual banquet and awards ceremony on Saturday.

Friday’s event, hosted by Branson Gospel Singer Songwriter Association co-founder Sherrie Brewster, features top gospel talent Kevin Cobb, the Garrett Sisters, Jaimee Brew-

ster, Donna Kilmurray, Dale Brown, Jerry Weatherly, Larry Hutchens, the Hills and the Hill Boys and more. The event is co-hosted by Brian LeeMasters.

The BGSSA Gospel Praise Gathering is set for Friday, September 22, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

On Saturday, the 21st an-

nual awards banquet honors those who use their talents to honor God, in a variety of areas.

Awards will be presented for Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Vocal Group, the Golden Pen Songwriter Award, Young Artist, Instrumentalist, New Horizon Male Vocalist, New Horizon Female Vocalist, New Horizon Songwriter, Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Artist of the Year, Lifetime Achieve-

ment Award, Helping Hands Awards in Audio/Video/Radio Production and Special Talents, the DK Brewster Spirit Award, and the James Marvell Open Heart Award.

Friday’s BGSSA Gospel Praise Gathering gets underway at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the banquet is set for 5:30, pre-awards at 6:10 and the awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m., all at the Best Western Conference Room, 403 West Main Street, in Branson.


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Branson Homecoming 2023 events and festivities

Homecoming Week 2023 is September 25-29. The Homecoming Rally is scheduled for September 27, at the Branson Landing. Branson High School’s sports teams, cheerleaders, coaches, marching band and queen candidates will leave the north parking lot, near Belk Department Store, and parade to the Landing fountains. The event begins at 8 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

Prior to the football game on September 29, the Branson Education Foundation will serve a delicious BBQ dinner. Reserve your tickets now for the Homecoming Tailgate Dinner hosted by the Foundation through this link: https:// The tailgate dinner will be held in the high school freshmen commons from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids, and 100% of the proceeds support your Branson Schools’ teachers and students through the Branson Education Foundation. The Branson Homecoming Queen will be crowned at approximately 6:30 p.m. on September 29 at Pirate Stadium. Plan to stay and root for the home team at the Homecoming Football Game vs. Neosho at 7 p.m. College of the Ozarks ranked among The Best 2024 Colleges by The Wall Street Journal College of the Ozarks was named among The Best 2024 Colleges, by The Wall Street Journal. The College was measured by the value provided to students in the areas of tuition, learning environment, graduation rate and whether or not they have a higher salary when they graduate.

Over 1,700 U.S. colleges meeting the following criteria were eligible to be considered for the ranking: Title IV eligible, awards four-year bachelor’s degrees, located in the 50 states or Washington, D.C., has more than 900 undergraduate students, is financially solvent, not-for-profit, and has public data availability. Colleges not meeting these criteria were excluded from the analysis. Moreover, colleges had to receive at least 50 valid responses in the survey to be considered for further analysis.

Following this analysis, the 400 Best Colleges in the U.S. were awarded. College of the Ozarks ranked as follows:

• No. 124 – Social Mobility: Best U.S. Colleges for Social Mobility -

• No. 178 – Student Experience: Best U.S. Colleges for Student Experiences -

No. 333 – Overall Ranking: Best U.S. Colleges 2024WSJ / College Pulse Rankings -

No. 372 – Salary Impact: Best U.S. Colleges for High Salaries -

Hollister celebrates Homecoming Week Hollister observed Homecoming this week by celebrating

Pictured are Homecoming court candidates: seniors Noah Richardson, Isaac Bebee, Jonah Charlton, Tyler Williams, Isabella Blackwood, Chaylen Russell, Olivia Williams and Journey Beckman. (Special to Branson Globe)

with the theme, “Hollister Tigers are out of this world.” Hollister businesses and community were invited to participate in Homecoming Week by decorating their business, storefront, etc. through September 22 with judging taking place approximately 4 p.m. on September 22.

The downtown Homecoming parade took place on September 20 at 7 p.m. with a bonfire that followed. Coronation will take place at 6:30 p.m. on September 22 and game kick-off is at 7 p.m. Hollister students selected for District Honor Choir

Two Hollister High School were selected to participate in the South Central All-District Honor Choir after an audition at Kickapoo High School recently.

Julia Gardner-Pickens and Tabitha Steinagel will perform with the honor choir at Evangel University in November Reeds Spring Homecoming king and queen crowned Reeds Spring High School crowned its king and queen

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during Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 15. Students selected Devyn Hartsfield as king and Gracie Palumbo as queen.

Reeds Spring Sports Roundup: Wolves pitcher tosses no-hitter

Reeds Spring senior Wynston Crain threw a no-hitter in the Wolves’ 18-0 softball victory over Parkview. In other games last week, RSHS lost to Marshfield 10-0 and lost to Monett 16-0.

Football: Reeds Spring won its Homecoming football game over Hollister, 42-12. Blandy Burall threw two touchdown passes, one to

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Area school news briefs: Our schools are awesome!
BRANSON PIRATES (game time is 7 p.m.) 9/1 at Carthage: W 9/8 at Willard: L 9/15 Nixa: L 9/22 at Carl Junction 9/29 Neosho 10/6 Republic 10/13 at Ozark 10/20 Webb City FORSYTH PANTHERS (game time is 7 p.m.) 9/1 Buffalo: W 9/8 Clever: W 9/15 at Fair Grove: L 9/22 at Skyline 9/29 at Diamond 10/6 at Strafford 10/13 Butler 10/20 at Springfield Central HOLLISTER TIGERS (game time is 7 p.m.) 9/1 East Newton: L 9/8 Marshfield: L 9/15 at Reeds Spring: L 9/22 Aurora 9/29 at Logan-Rogersville 10/6 Mt. Vernon 10/13 at Springfield Catholic 10/20 at Lamar REEDS SPRING WOLVES (game time is 7 p.m.) 9/1 Nevada: L 9/8 at Springfield Catholic: W 9/15 Hollister: W 9/22 at Marshfield 9/29 at Seneca 10/6 Aurora 10/13 at Logan-Rogersville 10/20 Mt. Vernon SEE SCHOOL BRIEFS, PAGE 10A Fact: Cows who attend college produce better ice cream. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TWO MILES SOUTH OF BRANSON OFF HWY 65. KEETERCENTER.EDU / 417-239-1900 ELE VATE YOUR ICE CREAM EXPERIE NCE WITH PREMIUM G RADE ICE CREAM, HAND-CRAFTED DAI LY FROM OUR OWN DAIR Y
Reeds Spring Homecoming Royalty: At center, Queen Gracie Palumbo and King Devyn Hartsfield. Front row, left to right, Olivia Brock, Neeley Hime, Reese Hejlek, Faith McMurdo, Camirin Lee and Alexis Campos. Back row, left to right, Daniel Fliflet, James Dowdy, Chris Daniels, Nathan Mitchell, Brody Bekebrede and Nathan Coyle. (Special to Branson Globe) Julia Gardner-Pickens and Tabitha Steinagel (Special to Branson Globe) SEPT. 22, 2023 • 9A


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Marlyn Eldon Pitcock was born Aug 21, 1942, in Tecumseh, MO. He was the son of Eldon Pitcock and Linnie (Crawford) Pitcock Ingram. He attended and graduated from Gainesville High school. Marlyn married Charlene Braden on Oct 18, 1975 in Salina, KS. Together they had a daugh-

ter Kindra Vega. He had two children from a former marriage - a daughter and a son. Marlyn worked as a police officer, as well as a sheriff department deputy in KS. Once he left those positions,

he was a carpenter who had his own business, at one point. He also worked for Phillips Lighting in Salina. When he moved to Missouri in Dec. 1993, he began his own carpenter business and built a number of houses around this area, including his home in Forsyth.

He is preceded in death by his parents Eldon and Linnie Pitcock (Ingram) and sibling Karen Davis. He joined them and the Lord on Sept 18, 2023, at his home where he was surrounded by his loving family. He loved the Lord and attended Church 3:16 faith-


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Zach Preston and another to James Dowdy. Dowdy

fully until he was unable to.

Marlyn was always a great family man who loved them dearly. He knew no strangers, always friendly, and full of energy with a great sense of humor. He was known for his hard work and cheerful attitude. He was always a lot of fun to be around and just enjoyed life to its fullest. He was laid back and not much bothered him. He always gave of himself to anyone in need. He was a foster dad to 118 foster children over the years. He loved garage sales, auctions, flea mar-

also had a rushing touchdown and a touchdown pass to Nathan Mitchell. The Wolves are now 3-1.

kets, building things, joking around with everyone, boating, and especially fishing, that he was good at. He usually kept the family in fish for the whole winter season.

Marlyn is survived by wife Charlene of the home, his daughters Kathy Hedges (Jerry) Salina, KS; Rashell Braden, Taneyville; Kindra Vega of Forsyth; son Marty Pitcock and his wife Janelle of Salina, KS; his sister Kris Luebbert of Gainesville, MO; and brother Lyndon Pitcock and his wife Linaia of Fair Grove, MO;

11 grandchildren: Michelle Whitmer, Keena and Cody

Volleyball: The Lady Wolves defeated Monett 3-0 and lost to Branson and Logan-Rogersville.

Williams, and Emmalee Pitcock; McKayla (Braden) Carender (Jesse), Sarina Braden, Kirstin Phillips, Sierra Mikelonis, Michael, Alex and Olivia Vega; 12 great grandchildren Nathan, Harlie, JaShayla, JaKai, Tayton, Trey, Adrial, Paige, Natalie, Emmory, Canelo, Harmony; many nieces & nephews; and so many friends and other family members who will miss him. Celebration of Life service 11 a.m., Sept. 29, 2023 at Church 3:16 Forsyth, MO. Officiating pastor is Jeramie Henson.

Love (fifth), Lukas Hutson (seventh), Reed Thierbach (ninth), Dane Thierbach (12th), Brody McIntosh (14th), and Thomas Holland (15th). For the girls, Kaylee Geniuk was third, followed by Aubree Davis (sixth), Dahlia Brand (12th), and Brenley Johnson (16th).



Cross country: At the Willard Highline Invitational, the Wolves had several medalists. Max Hirschi placed third overall, followed by Connor 10A • SEPT. 22, 2023
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a cookout lunch. Veterans of the Ozarks officers and tournament organizers are grateful to title sponsor Modern Woodmen and the many additional sponsors who provided fun hole incentives, including a poker run on par 3s, longest putt and closest-to-pin contests, and an orange ball drawing. Such support helps make it possible for VOTO to assist veterans in need and provide honor guards for memorial ser-


the curves and hills. The day’s route left Cape Girardeau and crossed southern Missouri, arriving in Branson via St. Hwy. 76 and then taking St. Hwy. 165 and 265 across the Table Rock Dam to the Chateau. For some, it was their first time to experience the beauty of the Ozarks, and they hope to return to take in more of it.

vices around the Ozarks. If you didn’t get to golf on Saturday, you can still show your support at the season’s final Music on the Lake concert on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Kimberling City Shopping Center, 11863 Rt. 13 in Kimberling City. The concert starts at 7 p.m. featuring Dale Johnston Country Review. Come on out and enjoy great company and music, and maybe even check out the sponsor list on Facebook for dinner options before the show. You can

also purchase tickets for the mini Jeep drawing as well as the drawing for the beautiful patriotic-theme quilt by Table Rock Quilts of Honor.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, Sept. 23, don’t forget the PACT Act Workshop at the Elks Lodge, 37 Beach Blvd. in Kimberling City. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Veterans Administration officials and medical personnel, along with Veterans Service Officers, will be on hand to conduct Toxic

Exposure Screenings on a first-come-first-served basis and help veterans enroll in the VA healthcare system and submit claims.

The PACT Act is a much-needed expansion of the VA healthcare available to veterans with suspected toxic exposure. Don’t miss out on this important information about getting the benefits you deserve! Questions or concerns can be addressed to VOTO President Dave “Mac” McAllister, LT USN (Ret) at 417-230-1283.

The Motorcycle Cannonball was started in 2009 by Lonnie Isam Jr., who just wanted to see the country from the saddle of his historic machine rather than relegating it to a museum or the back of a garage. After some months of planning, the first run was held in 2010 and then every other year thereafter, except for a forced break due to COVID-19 in 2020 and resuming in 2021. It is widely considered the most difficult antique endurance run in the world. As David Reide from Australia

put it when he pulled in on his 1929 Harley Davidson, “There are lots of people who enjoy classic motorcycles as a hobby, but getting it to run nearly 4,000 miles is a whole different story.”

That story plays out with the help of considerable support accompanying each motorcycle—trailers and teams of family and friends who set right to work readying the machine for the next leg, or possibly repairing issues that occurred during the day’s run. “You might see them out at 10 p.m. getting something fixed to get on the road the next day,” said Andrew Babister, who hails from Great Britain with his 1926 Rudge Special. “It’s a big family,” said Robin Andreason, whose 1914 Harley Davidson, sadly, had to make part of Wednesday’s trip by trailer. “Even though it’s technically a competition, people are always ready to help each other out.” Official media and scoring personnel

and a wellness support RN also travel by van as part of the entourage, and if a rider experiences difficulty, someone stays with them until they are back on the road or make the decision to trailer the bike on in.

It turns out you can’t just use any old tools for the job either; depending on the motorcycle’s age and make, some require vintage English or metric tools, or the Whitworth tools needed for the 1929 Scott Flying Squirrel driven by T.J. Jackson from Arizona. “It was ahead of its time,” said Jackson of the 2-stroke water-cooled engine.

There are scoring classes

by the age of the motorcycle, engine size, and other factors, and points are gained or lost for efficiency, miles covered between timed departures and checkpoints, and breakdowns. The final tie-breaker is the rider’s age, with this year’s youngest being age 23 and the oldest age 81. Visit for more event history, a photo gallery of each year’s race, and rider profiles. Daily updates are posted on the event Facebook page, so check it out on Sept. 24 and see which awesome vintage machine ends up winning!

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Nov. 9: 7:30 a.m. Escort to the former Welk Theater parking lot where we will line up for the big Branson Patriot Stroll ending at the Freedom Encounter Theater.

Noon, speakers begin; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Freedom Encounter Show. Campers get VIP tickets included in the $150 camp fee. 6 p.m. Patriot Hootenanny.Tickets included for campers. Patriot Hootenanny is open to the public. We will vote for the three entries for the Veterans

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Day Parade to be held on Nov. 11, and an announcement of the three entrants for the parade will be made at the Hootenanny show.

Nov. 10: Open mic night. Anyone who wants to participate in open mic will have five minutes to sing, dance, or speak your mind.

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Parade in Branson. Entrants must line up starting at 9 a.m. at the Convention Center near the Branson Landing. Reminder that veterans will eat free in Branson at many places on November 11. 8 p.m. Campfire with Indian blessing for safe travels home. SEPT. 22, 2023 • 11A Fully Licensed & Insured Chimney Sweeps • Gas Fireplace Services • Pellet Stove Services • Inspections & Repairs • Installs & Conversions 417-699-2424
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Around Town: Here’s what’s going on in the Tri-Lakes


• 22 Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Taneycomo Elks Lodge, 12951 U.S. Hwy 160, Forsyth. Contact 800-733-2767 or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Please consider donating as there is a shortage of blood.

• 22 Blood drive at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, at the Parish Center, 202 Vaughn Drive, Branson. 11 a.m.

22 Central Bank’s 28th Customer Appreciation Cookout. Come out and celebrate our 28th FREE Annual Cookout Friday, September 22, 11 a.m. at the main bank downtown Branson, 400 US65 Bus. Cheeseburgers, 1/4 lb. hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks.

• 23 Veterans of the Ozarks free PACT Act workshop, Kimberling

City Elks Lodge, 37 Beach Blvd., Kimberling City, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free screening and help with VA benefits. www. votovmco-pact-actworkshop

• 23 Kimberling Area Senior Center Sock Hop. Win prizes, enjoy food and beverages, meet new neighbors. 2-6 p.m. $5 at the door, $5 for burger and root beer float. 63 Kimberling Blvd. 417739-5242.

• 23 Craft fair fundraiser for the Relay for Life of Branson. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors needed. Inside at the Lake Taneycomo Elks Lodge, 12951 U.S. Hwy 160, Forsyth. Vendor tables $10 each. Contact Terri Williams, 417-230-6200; for more information; deadline for vendor space is September 15.

• 23-24 You’re a Good

Man, Charlie Brown at Music City Centre, Sat. at 3 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. www.mucitycentre. com/charlie-brown

• 24 Branson Terry Music Awards, Branson Famous Theatre, 645 State Highway 165. Festivities start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and provide help for our entertainment community in times of need. For tickets, call All Access Branson at 417-332-2121.

24 Live music with Jukebox Winos at Malt & Barrel Brewing Co., 225 Cross Creek Blvd., Suite G, Branson. 5:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m. https://www.

• 26 Bringing Your Houseplants in for Fall. This is a free class at 10:30 a.m. sponsored by the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks and will be held at the Taneyhills Library, 200 South 4th St., Branson.

27 Jukebox Winos, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Roadhouse 165, 892 Hwy 165, Branson. No cover.

• 28 Learn Hands-Only CPR for FREE! Class registration now open by going to this link: https:// events and scrolling down to Hands-Only CPR Class. One-hour class held at Taney Co. Ambulance District, 106 Industrial Park Drive, Hollister, beginning at 9 a.m. Park at rear of building.

• 28 Yarn Tanglers Guild presents “Crochet Basics for Beginners” 6-hour

course is three 2-hour sessions on Thursdays: Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct 12 from 6-8 p.m. Cost: Yarn Tangler Members, $60; non-members, $75 with all necessary supplies provided. Register at https://yarntanglersguild.wixsite. com/branson/event-details-registration/ ytg-presents-crochet-basics-for-beginners. Contact Shannon Blessing via email (shannon. or text, 870-688-9308. Deadline for registration is September 21. Payment is due at time of registration.

• 29 & 30 Stone County Fair On The Square in Galena, MO. September 29: 5 to 9 p.m. and September 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• 29 & 30 Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church at 13904 Hwy 160 in Forsyth is having a rummage and bake sale, Fri. & Sat., Sept. 29 & 30: Fri. 7 to 4 pm.; Sat. 7 to 12 p.m. in the back of the church inside.

• 29 Sip and savor at Arnie’s Barn. Sample the best of refined, authentic tequilas while enjoying a mouthwatering 4-course tasting menu, 6 p.m. A night of tequila perfection to savor with family and friends! https:// patron-dinner/. 30 Taking Aim at Cancer: Clay shooting event, fundraiser for Relay for Life of Branson. Ozarks Shooter Sports Complex, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information and registration, con-

tact Ozark Shooters at shoot4me@centurytel. net or call 417-443-3093.

Mail registrations and fees to Ozark Shooters, 759 U.S. Hwy. 65, Walnut Shade, MO 65771.


• 1 Free gospel concert, Jammin’ for Jesus, 2 p.m., Famous Baldknobbers Theater, 645 State Hwy. 165, Branson. Collecting full-size personal care items and postage stamps for Missouri Veterans Home of Mt. Vernon.

3 Understanding Artificial Intelligence: One-hour program at the Taneyhills Library, 200 S. 4th Street, Branson, starting at 11 a.m.

• 4 Blessing of the Animals Service, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3 Northwoods Dr., James River Rd., Kimberling City, 5:30 p.m. A personal blessing will be given to each pet and their human after the service. Pets of all faiths welcome!

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• 4 Jukebox Winos, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Roadhouse 165, 892 Hwy 165, Branson. No cover.

6 - 8 The Stemmery Sip and Shop, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Open house, workshops, plant giveaway. 2045 W. Bus. Hwy. 65, Hollister, Unit B.

7 - 8 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Music City Centre, Sat. at 3 p.m., Sunday at 7

p.m. www.mucitycentre. com/charlie-brown

9 Branson PD fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Hwy. 248 in Branson, 4 - 8 p.m. Donationa and proceeds to Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

11 Harmony Trio, Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon, Pointe Royale Clubhouse, 142 Clubhouse Dr., Branson, at 11:30 a.m. Program on the foundation helping adoptive and foster families. Phyllis Vos from Iowa will address the many hats women wear. Call 417-2941287 to reserve by October 9, $17. Affiliated with Stonecroft.

• 11 Jukebox Winos, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Roadhouse 165, 892 Hwy 165, Branson. No cover.

• 14 - 15 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Music City Centre, Sat. at 3 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. www.mucitycentre. com/charlie-brown

• 18 Jukebox Winos, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Roadhouse 165, 892 Hwy 165, Branson. No cover.

• 19 Learn Hands-Only CPR for FREE! Class registration now open by going to this link: https://hollisterchamber. net/events and scrolling down to Hands-Only CPR Class. One-hour class held at Taney Co. Ambulance District, 106 Industrial Park Drive, Hollister, beginning at 9 a.m. Park at rear of building.

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Area Entertainment: The Texas Tenors - 15 years and going strong

them the highest ranking vocal group in that show’s history.

If you were not at the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre last Saturday afternoon you missed an awesome performance by The Texas Tenors. It was their last show of this month, but not to worry, they will be back. Their next shows are on October 3-4 and 10-13 and in November starting on the 2nd for their Deep in the Heart of Christmas shows. You can call 417334-3210 or go to their website thetexastenors. com for more information and tickets. The theatre is located at 3455 W. 76 Country Boulevard. Marcus Collins, J.C. Fisher and John Hagen make up this trio and each one has a terrific solo voice, but when you put the three voices together the harmony and sound are amazing. J.C. is a little more country, Marcus is more pop and John brings the opera. The three guys got together in 2009 and were a top four finalist in the fourth season of America’s Got Talent, making

In 2013 the trio starred in their first PBS special with the Phoenix Symphony performing songs from their second album titled “You Should Dream.” In 2014 they were honored with five Emmy Award nominations and three wins for the self-produced special. Their second PBS special aired on September 8, 2017, called “Rise” based on their album of the same name.

The group has performed more than 2,000 concerts in over 20 countries, including Great Britain and China. In 2019 they competed on America’s Got Talent The Champions with acclaimed reviews from the judges and audience. This is just a sample of the many accomplishments and awards since their debut in 2009.

The Tenors just finished up with Fan Week here in Branson and next they are beginning their 15th Anniversary Tour. Check their schedule to see if they will be in an area close to you and make plans to see them. They have amassed a huge fan base worldwide and on social media, possessing that sought-after mass appeal.

They opened their show last Saturday with a medley of “Mountain Music,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and “Country Roads.” Just a few of

their other selections were “East Bound and Down,” “On The Road Again,” “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” “I Found a Girl” by Ed Sheeran, “Dream On” by Aerosmith,” “Bootdaddy” and John’s beautifulversion of “Some Enchanted Evening.”

John does all the arranging for the group and he had fourteen of his college buddies in the audience to show off his singing and arranging skills. J.C. also had some special guests. His mother and 92-yearold father were there. A delightful moment happened when the elder Mr. Fisher stood, took the microphone from Marcus and sang a cappella four verses of a gospel song without missing a beat and got a standing ovation.

The guys surprised Cindy Thomas, General Manager of the theatre, by bringing her on stage where each one of the guys serenaded her. Cindy got them back later, coming on stage with theatre owner Mr. Tan to present a plaque to the Tenors and congratulating them on their 15th year anniversary. Their 3 Bottle Band is Seth Darby, bass guitarist; Ryan Hearn, drummer; Josh Fourhand, piano; and Larry Hansen on lead guitar.

For the close of the show the guys sang a beautiful arrangement of “My Way.”

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The Texas Tenors and owner, Mr. Tan, receive a plaque recognizing their 15th anniversary. (Photo by Linda Page) From left, J.C., John and Marcus serenade Cindy Thomas, general manager of the theatre. (Photo by Linda Page)

SOTO Fest celebrates unique Ozarks history

One of the area’s most unique celebrations is the State of the Ozarks Fest.

Held in Hollister last weekend, this year’s State of the Ozarks Fest, also known as SOTO Fest, was a day filled with food, fun and a festive atmosphere.

SOTO Fest is a Hollister tradition, but it is a cele-

bration of Missouri history and the uniqueness of the Ozarks. SOTO Fest celebrates the many diverse cultures of the region.

The one-day event, held on Hollister’s Historic Downing Street, included a variety of booths featuring fine arts and crafts, locally made items, not-forprofit organizations and

more. Vendors offered a variety of delicious foods and beverages, and fun activities for the young and the young at heart.

Area entertainers shared a variety of music throughout the day, and spectators enjoyed medieval sword fighting, a beard contest, and even a dunk tank—

and, of course, costumes galore!

This year’s Seventh Annual SOTO Fest was bigger than ever, as the exciting street fair continues to grow and expand, as more and more people celebrate the rich history of the Ozarks.

See more pictures from SOTO Fest on page 8C.

SEM Program is an absolute game changer for Branson shows

Independent Journalist

In 2022, the Branson/ Lakes Area CVB teamed up with Madden Media to create an innovative marketing program to help Branson’s live shows market themselves online. The program is called the Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Cooperative Program. It’s the first of its kind for Branson’s live shows. Through the program,

Branson/Lakes Area CVB matches the money that Branson shows invest in SEM marketing. The program also includes workshops to teach Branson’s partners about the value of Search Engine Marketing (SEM.)

How effective has the program been so far? Tim Haygood of The Haygoods, one of Branson’s most popular shows, describes it as a game changer. “The

SEM program has been an absolute game changer for many of the shows in Branson. The Haygoods show is extremely grateful to Rachel Wood and the Team for making this program happen! By investing in the marketing of shows directly, the Chamber of Commerce is ensuring the health of the number one driver of tourism to Branson! SHOWS AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!”


september 8 – october 8

We opened our doors on October 8, 1993 as The Ozarks Discovery IMAX Theater. To celebrate 30 YEARS , we’re hosting an IMAX Film Fest taking you from our very first Giant Screen IMAX Adventure to today and beyond Featuring SIX INCREDIBLE FILMS – SHOWING DAILY

To get specific information on the “nuts and bolts” of the Search Engine Marketing Program, we interviewed Rachel Wood, Chief Marketing Officer of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB. That interview, in Question and Answer format, is as follows:

Question: What is the specific name of the program that matches digital marketing money that shows put in?

Answer: Explore Branson Google SEM Co-Op.

Question: What marketing services or advan-

tages did the participants in the 2022 program get?

Answer: A Search Engine Marketing Co-op is one of the most effective ways for tourism entities to maximize value for partners’ marketing efforts. The program ensures partners receive a greater share of relevant and interested consumers going to their site rather than a competitor’s. This co-op eliminates competition between participants, which drives up keyword prices. One centralized account for all search efforts ensures your partners receive high traffic

at a low cost. With Explore Branson providing a 100% match funding model, the partners and the CVB will benefit from a non-competitive keyword environment.

Question: What was the basis for requiring that minimum amount?

Answer: A minimum amount had to be established in order to make it worthwhile for Madden to build out all the assets and do the reporting.

Question: How much funding from the CVB TCED did the program have in 2022?

Answer: $300,000 for shows only

Question: What was each show’s minimum amount to participate in the 2022 program?

Answer: A partner [show] can participate at the minimum buy-in for only $6,000 but receive $12,000! This example is as follows: Partner: $2,000 per month for three months = $6,000. Explore Branson: Sponsors a 100% match of $2,000 per month = ANOTHER $6,000

Question: Was any SEE SEM, PAGE 11B













COON RIDGE AUCTION – 417-229-2819


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our 30th Anniversary!
An artist at work at SOTO Fest (Photo by K.D. Michaels) SEPT. 22, 2023 • 3B
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Today I’d like to tell you about one of the co-founders of the Sons of the Pioneers, their original tenor vocalist Tim Spencer. His roots go back to Webb City. It was there at a young age that he discovered the enjoyment of entertaining.

Tim was born in Webb City on July 13, 1908 to Edgar and Laura Spencer. Their family was large, twelve children total, eight of them preceding Tim, with three more that would follow him. Tim’s father Edgar was a mining engineer in Webb City, and all of his sons would work in that field at some point in their lives. Edgar was a fiddler, and even performed with the Webb City Symphony. The Spencers were members of the Webb City United Methodist Church, where Tim made his singing debut at age three.

Webb City was founded by John C. Webb, a Tennessee native, who acquired 320 acres of land in 1856 and went into corn and wheat farming. It was in 1873 when Webb discovered lead in his cornfield and with assistance from a business partner started a mining operation. By 1875 the town of Webb City had been platted, but was originally known as Webbville. A year later things were booming, the mining business thrived, and in 1879

Memories from the Homestead: Remembering Tim Spencer and Webb City

the Frisco Railroad came to the community, followed two years later by the Missouri Pacific. By the time the Spencers had arrived there, Webb City’s population was a little over 9,000.

The Spencer family would later homestead in Colfax County, New Mexico, but would return to Webb City where Edgar worked for the Eagle-Pitcher Mining Co. Tim had very fond memories of their New Mexico property, located not far from Springer. Many of his future song compositions for the Sons of the Pioneers had to do with that particular area, songs such as “Blue Prairie” and “The New Frontier,” and “Moonlight On the Trail.”

While working for a mining company near Pitcher, Oklahoma, some thirty miles southwest of Webb City, Tim at age thirteen purchased a banjo ukulele on credit without approval from his father. A short time later, an accident occurred that was honestly a blessing in disguise. An ore car overturned and Tim’s injuries landed him in the hospital with a cracked vertebra. Unable to work, he grabbed his banjo and got a job per-

forming at the local night spot, the Bucket of Blood. He made nine dollars in tips his very first night. Tim would never return to work in the mines; the air quality had a negative impact on his lungs, which caused his voice to wear out quickly, a situation he had to deal with all during his professional career.

In 1931 Tim relocated to Los Angeles, California.

His older brother Glenn had moved there and eventually, the entire family would be in southern California. Tim went to work for the Safeway stores, working in the shipping department at their huge warehouse. At night and on weekends, Tim spent long hours making the rounds to all “country” radio broadcasts and dances getting acquainted with all singers and musicians. By August of 1932 Tim was performing in a vocal trio that included Roy Rogers (back when Roy was still Len Slye) and in the fall of 1933 Roy, Tim and baritone vocalist Bob Nolan would organize the vocal trio that would become the Sons of the Pioneers.

Tim would write several hundred songs, many

of which were included in motion pictures, and by the late 1940s had his own music publishing firm. He gave up the field of Western music and pop to go fulltime into the Gospel music field and was the first publisher for “How Great Thou Art” in the mid-1950s.

He retired from performing with the Sons of the Pioneers in the spring of 1949 but handled their business affairs and RCA recording contracts into the early 1960s. Tim passed away April 26, 1974, in Apple Valley, California where he had worked alongside his long-time friends Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and the Hollywood Christian Group for decades.

Today Webb City, Missouri, is still remembered for it lead and zinc ore. It covers an area of eighteen square miles and has a population of just over 13,000. SEPT. 22, 2023 • 5B
JOHN FULLERTON, a native of Taney County, and a member of the Sons of the Pioneers. Webb City, Missouri, native Tim Spencer. He worked with Roy Rogers in the early 1930s as a co-founder of the Sons of the Pioneers. (Photo courtesy of the Sons of the Pioneers Museum)

This “Priss” has always been partial to the gemstones that “sparkle” (kind of akin to the Gabore sisters) and preferring the “color” that goes with anything I wear in any given day. But, in so doing, I have missed out on a lot. It wasn’t until I spent time around the massive and eloquent collection of the Bratton House Antiques (both stores) that it truly started to capture my heart and psyche.

Turquoise can be found with a more blue, green (even pea green) and yellowish hue. This gemstone

Turquoise: History and healing

is anything BUT boring as we learn more about it. This stone has been used in religion, art, peace-keeping endeavors and, of course, jewelry. It has been around for thousands of years and utilized fully by the Egyptians, Chinese Dynasties, Aztec and their mythologies as well as most Native American tribes. It is considered a collectible for purposes of good fortune, beauty and is considered a “life” stone to celebrate all stepping stones of life’s accomplishments.

Turquoise is also known to “spur on” artistic ability and ideas as well as promoting “enthusiasm.” This gem is known for promoting and augmenting “understanding/comprehension” as well as enabling the wearer to be more cognizant of detail and, simultaneously, attracting “prosperity and success.”

The physical healing properties are said to arise from the copper vein wry

or matrix—supposedly a huge healing benefit to the wearer by equalizing the head chakras—i.e., aiding in good communication and increasing resistance to viruses that cause sore throats and allergy stuff.

Some of the geological information about turquoise is most interesting as it is mined through the globe. This would be the reason for the differentiating colors of the stones. We have a gorgeous men’s ring at the downtown Bratton’s store that is a “pea-green” turquoise and our operations manager, Nick Batey, explained to me that when turquoise “grows” next door to iron ore, the color then changes to this muted peagreen that is so beautiful and unique!

The bright sky blue matrix (Sleeping Beauty, it is called) turquoise comes from Arizona (where the majority of those mines have been closed). The

rougher, more organic “yellowish” stones come from the African mines. Chalk Turquoise (which I had never learned about) possesses a white, chalk-like consistency. The craftsmen will dye it to make the needed and “pleasing to the eye” colors and stabilize it to create the jewelry-making nuggets.

• Mineral information: Copper containing basic aluminum

• Chemical composition: CuA16(I(OH)2/PO4)4.


Color: Sky Blue, BluGreen (olive and pea)

• Hardness: 5 to 6 (Mohs)

Specific Gravity: 2.602.80

Refractive index: (Nope, it doesn’t sparkle) - 1.61 to 1.65

The proper caring for Turquoise is the MOST interesting to me. Being a combination of copper and aluminum, the propensity to lose its color can occur if

and when it becomes “dehydrated.” Who knew this? So, like houseplants, turquoise must be watered! Use pure saline water, monthly, to revive and keep its vibrant hue. Also, don’t keep your gemstones that are “harder” (like diamonds) as if they accidentally rubbed against or get knocked, the turquoise could possibly become scratched or even chipped. Clean your tur-

quoise often as it is porous and keep chemicals away from it (no jewelry cleaner). Only use a soft cloth for wiping it clean. This can be done the same time you “water” it.

To learn more fascinating facts about turquoise and other gemstones, you can order the book, “Gemstones of the World” or look up our local expert, Earnest Pino here in Branson!

Day of inclusion at Rock the Spectrum

sources for Shaylee, and the two discovered Generation Rescue, based in California. They soon realized Generation Rescue offered the resources needed to help Shaylee and felt that something similar was needed in Branson.

It was a day of inclusion last Saturday at the Branson Landing.

Rock the Spectrum, a popular fundraising event to promote autism awareness and raise money for fami-

lies with children on the autism spectrum, was held last weekend. What began as a small event in 2009 has become one of the area’s largest and most talked about annual fundraisers.

Rock the Spectrum—a

benefit for inclusion got its start in 2008 when Shaylee, the goddaughter of Cristal and Brent Hedrick, was diagnosed with autism. Cristal, along with Shaylee’s mother, Michelle, searched for the best possible re-

Soon after, Cristal and Brent founded the Shay and Pals Foundation, in honor of Shaylee, to bring about awareness of autism and help make those with sensory issues feel welcome and safe wherever they go. The first Day for Shay event was held at Area 57 to raise money for Generation Rescue. The event grew each year and evolved into Rock the Spectrum. The fundraiser

continued to provide grants through Generation Rescue for families of children on the autism spectrum.

In 2015, Rock the Spectrum moved to the Branson Landing. The powerful event continues to grow and evolve and bring about awareness of autism.

This year’s Rock the Spectrum was bigger and better than ever. Rock the Spectrum—a benefit of inclusion, featured activities for the entire family. Children enjoyed games and activities, a bounce house, face painting and more. A beer garden was enjoyed by the adults. A unique handson sensory vehicle was also onsite. A spectacular con-

cert capped off the evening, featuring performances by Damsel, The Dirty Saints and Purple Experience.

To learn more about the Shay and Pals Foundation, and their continued endeavor to make all areas in and around Branson sensory-friendly, visit www.

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The evening’s highlight was a fabulous concert. (Photo by K.D. Michaels) Activities for kids throughout the day (Photo by K.D. Michaels) Kiddos loved the bounce houses. (Photo by K.D. Michaels)

Almond Biscotti

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings


8 Eggs

• 18 oz Sugar

½ oz Salt

• 2 tsp Vanilla

• 2 tsp Orange Zest

2 lb AP Flour

• 1 oz Baking Powder 10 oz Almonds


1. Heat eggs, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl to 100º, using a double boiler.

2. Whip mixture until it is a thick ribbon (approximately 8 mins).

3. Fold in flour, baking powder, vanilla, and orange zest.

4. Form into a loaf shape on a baking sheet.

5. Bake at 350º for 30 mins.

6. Let cool slightly, then cut into ½ inch slices and bake at 225º for 20 mins.

7. Cool and store in an airtight container. GO ROGUE by dipping ½ the finished Biscotti in melted milk chocolate.

If you’d like Chef Jeff to make this delicious recipe or any other meal for you, contact him at www.

Brazilian Lemonade

Made with limes - I don’t know why, but I could drink this all day!



4 limes, cut into quarters

• 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk

• 4 cups ice cubes

1. Blend limes in your blender for 20 seconds.

2. Strain mixture through a sieve to remove pulp,

then return liquid to the mixer adding the other two ingredients.

3. Blend for 10 seconds and enjoy.

Traveling artisans to lantern-filled sky: Silver Dollar City unites art and illumination this fall

Submitted to Branson Globe

With thousands of lit pumpkins by night, dozens of visiting acclaimed craftsmen, makers and artisans by day and an all-new twinkling lantern canopy sky, Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival kicks off fall in the Ozark Mountains, September 15, glowing through October 28.

New for 2023, two stories above the 1880s theme park’s Valley Road, hanging lanterns from a Canopy Sky cast a soft, warm glow of orange shades, coloring the winding pathway from the park’s highest point on Town Square to the Time Traveler roller coaster. Paired with the park’s thou-

sands of radiating pumpkins and all-age dance parties in the Pumpkin Plaza with character meet-and-greets, the theme park shines brighter than ever.

By day, visiting artisans from across the country demonstrate their own unique crafts, from gourd-making and jewelry, to sorghum harvesting and artistic pumpkin carving.

And, cowboys return to the park’s Cowboy Emporium, featuring Western-inspired craft disciplines and “Yellowstone” and “Gunsmoke” star Buck Taylor, showcasing his acclaimed artwork. Cowboy chefs Justin Jackson and Mark Day demonstrate their own cowboy rec-

ipes each day of the festival, with a chuckwagon cookoff every afternoon!

Guests are entertained throughout the day, with

folk, country and bluegrass performances by Dawson Hollow, Lindley Creek, Eastern Heights, Arbour Season and many other

acts throughout the festival’s run. And, no one goes hungry, with pumpkin and fall-inspired flavors and aromas drifting down the streets of The City, from pumpkin corndogs to cold ciders and lattes. A Tasting Passport offers five samples

of those special autumnal flavors for the foodies-atheart.

The pumpkin-packed, family-fun Harvest Festival, featuring Crafts and Pumpkins In The City, shines from Sept. 15 – Oct. 28 at Silver Dollar City. SEPT. 22, 2023 • 7B
A pumpkin carver at work (Special to Branson Globe)

Crowds enjoy fun at Autumn Daze

BY K.D. MICHAELS, Staff Writer People flocked to downtown Branson last weekend for the town’s 50th Autumn Daze celebration.

The annual arts, crafts and music festival was presented by the Downtown Branson Betterment Association.

This year’s event was bigger and better than ever with more than 120 vendors with offerings of all types—décor, crafts, jewelry, soaps, knives, clothing, pet items, quilts and more.

Finals for HOOKED! Songwriting Contest to be held this Saturday


MICHAELS, Staff Writer America’s next hit song might be discovered this weekend during a fun Branson event.

Musical group Prince Ivan and The Nest present the finals of the HOOKED!

Songwriting Contest this Saturday.

Songwriters had the opportunity to submit their songs to the Hooked!

Songwriting Contest between May and August. Songs from every possible genre were submitted, and reviewed by a panel of submission judges. From the songs received, ten finalists were selected to perform

their song on a Branson stage in a fun and interactive American Idol-style showcase.

The Top 10 finalists are Riley Braker with “In the Dark,” Jaleesa Smith with her song “You Need Me,” Caleb Williams performing “The Waiting,” Stephen McKay with “Happy Ever After,” Tucker Tillis performing “Goldilocks,” Erich Eastman with “It’ll Be Alright,” Luke Swofford bringing his song “Oh No!”, Travis Howard with “Anybody,” Adam Carpenter (and Doug Jackson) with “Pardon the Mess” and Annie Williams pre-

senting “May,”

The Top 10 finalists will perform in front of a live audience, including three celebrity judges—Billy Yates, Mina Thomas Brett and David Orlando Cassivitis.

The HOOKED! Songwriting Contest Finals are set for Saturday, September 23, at 3 p.m. at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. Tickets are $15 per adult, with profits benefiting Elevate Branson.

For more information on Saturday’s event, visit, or call 417-3393003 to reserve tickets.

The entertainment tent featured top Branson talent including Randy Plummer, Adrianna Fine, David Brooks, Tom Lovato, the Harmony Trio, the stars of the Hot Hits Theater and others. Each day ended with music from a different band—the One More Dol-

lar Band, Paul Winchester and the Dave Barton Band, and the Harvey Stone Band.

Members of the Sonshine Dance Company and Premiere Dance Company performed, and Emcee Angela Sherrill-Walker offered bingo and other fun and games throughout the days.

Friday morning featured a touching POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, with special music and a Color Guard.

Activities for the children, including bounce houses, were a staple of each day, and many downtown businesses offered sidewalk sales throughout the three-day event.

Food and beverages are an important part of any festival, and this year’s event offered Polish sausages, hot dogs, walking tacos, cheesesteaks, shaved ice, pork

rinds and specialties from Cedar Creek Coffee.

The perfect festival weather brought out many people, making this one of the best Autumn Daze events in recent years.

The Downtown Branson Betterment Association thanks the Autumn Daze sponsors—Missouri Arts Council, Lightning Pawn and Music, Renewal by Anderson, Branson Regional Arts Council, Joe’s Crab Shack, Leaf Filter, The Light House Gallery, Branson Chamber of Commerce, Cakes and Creams 50’s Diner, Superior Sleep and Busy Bees Landscaping.

The 51st Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival is set for September 19-21, 2024, in downtown Branson.

Terry Awards slated for Sunday

One of Branson’s biggest celebrations is set for this weekend.

The Annual Terry Awards will be held Sunday afternoon. The Terry Awards honors some of Branson’s top vocalists, musicians and shows in a special way.

Founded by Terry Beene, the Terry Awards was a Texas tradition for 35 years before Beene moved the spectacular event to Branson.

In 2014, Beene partnered with the late Chisai Childs and produced the first ever Branson Terry Awards, and it quickly became a favorite Branson tradition.

This year’s Terry Awards will be hosted by vocalist Chuck Hancock and musical legend Barbara Fairchild. Branson headliner Clay Cooper will open the show, and entertainer Jana King Evans will present a Salute to the Veterans.

Funds will be collected to benefit the Veterans Memorial Garden, for which Evans serves as administrator. Sunday’s extravaganza is set for 2 p.m., with a red carpet welcome beginning at 1 p.m. The 2023 Terry Awards will be held at the Branson Famous Theater, 645 Historic Highway 165 in Branson.

For tickets to this year’s show, contact All Access Branson at 417-332-2121.

Barbara Fairchild, Tony Booth, Mary Lou Turner to appear in Branson on Monday, October 2

Submitted to Branson Globe

Tony Booth, Mary Lou Turner, Barbara Fairchild and Allison Crowson will be featured in the Heart of Texas Roadshow at the Mickey Gilley Theater in Branson, Missouri, on Monday, October 2. The show will begin at 2 p.m. and admission is $20 per person. Advance tickets are available by calling 417336-0888 or at

Tony Booth gained fame by working for Buck Owens as a front man and bass player. He branched out on his own with major hits in-

cluding “Cinderella,” “Keys In The Mailbox,” “Close Up The Honkytonks,” and “Lonesome 7-7203.” After a twenty-year absence, he signed with Heart of Texas Records and released “Is This All There Is To A Honky Tonk,” “Old School,” “The Other Side of Love,” and his first gospel album “I Love To Tell The Story.” He was awarded the Male Vocalist of the Year award by the Academy of Western Artists in 2011. He tours throughout the Southwest and has recently performed in Scotland, England and Japan.

Born in Hazard, Kentucky, Mary Lou Turner began her successful career as a country music artist in 1974, with her first popular song, “All That Keeps Me Going.” She followed that success with several other songs that reached the top 50 on the U.S. Country Charts, including “It’s Different with You,” “Love It Away,” and “Cheatin’ Overtime.” Turner may be best known for the duets she sang with Bill Anderson that reached the top 25 on the U.S. Country Charts, including “Sometimes,” “I’m Way Ahead of You,” and “That’s What Made Me Love You.” She has two albums on Heart of Texas Records including “Friends And Memories” and “A

Sentimental Music Journey. Barbara Fairchild began singing country music at a young age and by 1965 was a singing star, at least locally, in St. Louis Missouri. After her high school graduation in 1968, she decided it was time to move to Nashville. Her big break was being signed by producer Billy Sherill, the same guy who was working with the legendary Tammy Wynette. Barbara had a few minor hits, but it was 1973 that turned her career around and made her a bona fide country star—1973 was the year of million selling “The Teddy Bear Song.” She followed that with more hits including “Cheatin Is” and ‘Kid Stuff.” She most recently has been working in Branson, Missouri. Roy Morris

will join Barbara on stage for some duets and special moments.

Allison Crowson is a Texas-based singer who has enjoyed success with both her classic country and polka influenced music. She formed the Bluebonnet Opry in 1998 and hosted many legendary acts during the monthly show including Kitty Wells, Billy Walker, Bill Anderson and Johnny Bush. Crowson currently owns the White Horse in Burton, Texas, and performs throughout the state of Texas.

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Texas Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Famer Tracy Pitcox will MC the show. Tony Booth (Special to Branson Globe) Mary Lou Turner (Special to Branson Globe) Barbara Fairchild (Special to Branson Globe) Fall decor is a highlight of the Autumn Daze celebration in Downtown Branson. (Photo by K.D. Michaels) SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 9C) SEPT. 22, 2023 • 9B

TRACTOR - Very rare John Deere mdl L 2 cyl tractor, totally restored and runs great, new tires, rarest of all John Deere Tractors, MFG 1934

ANTIQUES - Oak side by side double secretary (original finish), drop front desk, several fancy walnut & oak parlor tables, 6 of the finest early bronze lamps with leaded glass shades, nice collection antique Persian carpets, beautiful and painted bowls and pitchers from Russia, Germany, Bavaria some with red mark R.S. Russia. Set of 5 queen Anne chairs, step front kitchen safe, oak hall tree with mirror and coat hooks, oak corner cup board, spinning wheel, oak rocking chairs.

PRIMITIVES - 4 ft. log carved mixing bowl, old duck and goose decoys, cast iron toy collection, organ stool, big collection early stoneware crocks, jugs, jars (some dating prior to civil war), pr cast iron eagle gate post tops, glass churns marked daisy, collection metal signs covered with porcelain advertising gas, oil cars etc (some old and some more modern), up to 3 ft in diameter, several old clocks including water Berry pinwheel jewelry regulator, over 6 ft tall in oak cabinet, hand woven Persian carpets, leaded glass windows and fireplace cover, copper rooster and eagle weather vanes, early oil on canvas paintings, Seth Thomas bank clock, oak hall mirror with cat hooks and lift seat, walnut commode, punched tin pie safe, kitchen pie safe with pattern front, oak highboy dresser,marble top walnut commode, oak whiskey barrel, farriers wooden tray, wooden carpenters box, chuck wagon box, set of oak pattern back chairs, oak drop leaf tables, curved glass China with leaded glass door, large red metal horse with wings (Depicting mobile Pegasus horse), plus much more.

COWBOY, INDIAN, WESTERN COLLECTABLES - Chuck wagon with covered top - weathered, Navajo rugs, Buffalo head mount, African animal head mounts, buffalo skull, long horn horns, 8 ft. tall wooden cigar store Indian chief, Indian baskets, China dolls, Native rugs, collection of Navajo Indian silver and turquoise jewelry, nice collection of arrow & spear points, bird points in displays, stone axes and celts, 34” stone monolithic ax, monolithic stone idols, dolls and pipes, nice collection of western art by artists Bev Doolittle, Judy Larson, Terry Redlin and other popular artists. Oil on canvas pictures, bead pipe tomahawk, beaded pipe bag, beaded Sioux cuffs. large tanned steer hides, Civil war saddle bags, flint spear and arrow points up to 18” long, plus much more.

ANTIQUE GUNS - Western Bronze - Winchester 73 22 short - rare, Colt lightning 38 revolver 7 1/2” bll. old engraved, Colt frontier 6 shooter 44 engraved, Colt SA Army 45 with star, crips and factory letter, Colt mdl open top 22 revolver, L.C. Smith 12 ga. Coach gun marked Wells Fargo & Co., Winchester mdl 1866 44 brass frame carbine engraved, Winchester mdl 12 marked WS-1, 1873 filbert 22 stamped May Lillie with photo, US Springfield trap door 45-70 with bull buffalo barrel, Colt SA army 45 en-

graved with 7 1/2” bll., Brass frame Henry 44 Ring Fire Civil War, plus other old guns.

TAXIDERMY - Royal elk head mount, Noah’s ark depicting animals in boat, Silver fox lying on a log, Gemsbok head on pedestal, 2 large white tail deer head on pedestal, Nice buffalo head, buffalo skull, Long horn steer horns, tall sheep head, otter on log, large raccoon, Plus much more. KNIVES - Nice collection hunting and folding pocket knives.

RARE COIN COLLECTION - Very nice collection early date Morgan dollars including many UNC and key date issues, several Carson city dates including 1889 cc, monster box of 500 American silver eagles, over 300 1 oz. Buffalo rounds, over 100 UNC peace dollars, run of 31 years of proof sets, complete set buffalo nickels, over 50 commemorative UNC and proof silver dollars, nice variety early type coins, over 200 Indian head cents, mercury dimes walking Liberty half dollars, 200 grade Morgan and peace dollars SILVER BULLION – 4 100 oz. engraved bars, 10 oz. silver bars, 5 oz. bars, Wells Fargo antique silver bar, over 100 1 & 2 oz. Donald Trump silver rounds GOLD – $1 Liberty gold, 2 1/2 Indian & Liberty, $5 Indian & Liberty, $10 Indian & Liberty’s, US $20 St. Gaudens, US $20 Liberty gold, US $50 102 gold buffalo in both proof and UNC, 1 oz. gold eagle, US 2009 ultra high relief 1 oz. St. Gaudens, great coin and bullion collection all coins, gold and silver bullion guaranteed authentic.

NAVAJO JEWELRY - Approx. 50 lots of artist signed sterling silver Navajo jewelry from Santa Fe and Gallup, New Mexico area. Squash blossom necklaces with turquoise, bracelets, earrings pendants, buckles and more. PRECIOUS JEWELRY - 14K band with 2 ct. round diamond solitaire, 14K ring with 1.76 ct. princess cut diamond solitaire on diamond band, 14K ear studs with 4.05 ct. diamond 2 ct. solitaire each side, 14K chain & pendant with US $20 St. Gaudens, 14K gents ring with 2.49 ct round diamond solitaire and 2 1/2 ct. rubies, 14 K chain & bezel with $10 Indian gold coin and 2 ct. diamonds, 14K gents ring with 2 1/2 ct. diamonds on heavy gold band., 14K ring with 7.46 ct. ruby & 1.60 ct. diamond, 14K bracelet with 10 ct. high quality diamonds, 14K ring with 4.38 ct. tanzanite & approx. 1 ct. diamond, several rings with 1/2 to 1 ct. diamond solitaires, 14K ear studs with 2.50 ct. diamonds, 14K horse shoe ring with 1 ct. diamond & 5 ct. garnet, 14K earrings with 6.85 ct. aquamarine & 1.75 ct diamonds, strand of genuine pearls, 14K chain & pendant with $5 Indian gold & 1 ct. diamond, 14K ring with 1 ct. princess cut diamond solitaire on diamond band, 14K bracelet with 12.50 ct. lion fancy canary diamonds, 14K white gold ring with 3.12 ct. round diamond solitaire SI-2 J color (very nice), 14K earring studs with 2.13 ct. diamond (1 ct. each side). WOW!

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Reader’s Corner: ‘Free of Malice’


The Armed Women of America conference and expo, held in Branson in August, might seem an unlikely place to get a book recommendation, but that’s exactly what happened. Making my way through the vendor hall, I stopped to chat with a friendly woman at a table of educational materials including a book titled “Free of Malice.”

Upon learning I was talking with the book’s author, I asked some questions and found myself with a review copy of the book, which I can now highly recommend!

This suspense-filled novel is loosely based on author Liz Lazarus’s personal experience of being attacked by an intruder during her college years. Set in Atlanta, the book’s main character, writer Laura Holland, is attacked by an intruder during the night while her husband

is out of town on business. Although she fights off the would-be rapist, his parting words are a threat to return.

Laura experiences serious PTSD and anxiety, and at her husband’s urging, she begins therapy. However, just as the reader is thinking the story is about a healing journey, including the technique of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, the plot takes on a new dimension.

In Lazarus’s personal experience, she told her brother-in-law, a volunteer deputy, that she wished she had shot the guy as he was leaving; and was shocked when he replied that shooting a fleeing criminal does not constitute self-defense. She began searching for answers, talking to several criminal defense attorneys.

In the book, Laura did not own a gun but wishes she could have shot her attacker as he fled. After learning

such actions might not be deemed self-defense, based on many factors including what she may have said or done during an intensely terrifying event that went so quickly, Laura’s journalistic instincts are kindled and she decides to write the story of a hypothetical legal case playing out how events might have transpired. She enlists the help of criminal attorney Thomas Bennett—who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to how Laura remembers the attacker.

Reality and fiction soon merge, as Laura’s therapy and her memories of the real-life drama begin to mirror the scenario she’s trying to create. Readers will gain valuable knowledge about gun ownership as they follow the legal questions and Laura’s fight for acknowledgement of the right to self-defense, as well as her therapy progress. They will

Christmas in September next week

BY K.D. MICHAELS, Staff Writer Christmas is nearly here— Christmas in September, that is. It begins on Monday at the Taneyhills Library.

The Library’s Thrift Store is holding a Christmas in September celebration on Monday, September 25, at the Taneyhills Library. Visit the Thrift Store to enjoy Christmas music, Christmas cookies, and Christmas fun, as well as tremendous sales on Christmas decor and ad-

balance left in the 2022 amount after the 2022 program?

Answer: NO

Question: Was the program expanded beyond

ditional merchandise.

There will be a drawing at the end of the day, and there is a possibility that Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance. This one-day event begins at 10 a.m. on Monday in the lower level of the Taneyhills Library, 200 South 4th Street, in downtown Branson.

The festivities only last one day, but the sales will continue all week, with 50% off of Christmas decor and

the shows for 2023?

Answer: Yes, in 2023

the total is $600,000 for shows ($300,000 TCED/$300,000 City) and $300,000 for attractions (City only)

Question: What mar-

merchandise, 50 50% off items in our display cases (excluding jewelry) and 50% off our vintage items. In our Used Book Store, all Christmas books are 2 for $1.00 (unless marked).

The Taneyhills Library Retail Shops are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Taneyhills Library.

keting services or advantages did the participants in the 2023 program get?

Answer: Same as the 2022 program (answer above)

Question: Except that

also find themselves trying to figure out, with Laura, exactly what DID happen— and may be surprised by the answer!

Liz Lazarus grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, and was editor of her high school newspaper before attending Georgia Tech. After earning her MBA and entering a successful career, she initially resisted the calling to become a novelist, focusing on other interests, but said the book idea “kept nudging me to the point I could no longer ignore it.” Writing the novel proved beneficial, as her own attack happened before many conversations were being had about PTSD. “Writing about what happened helped me to heal,” she says. She decided to incorporate the relatively new EMDR therapy, after learning about its unique methodology and effectiveness.

Response to “Free of Malice,” released in 2016,

was so encouraging that Lazarus released a second novel, “Plea for Justice,” in 2018, the journey of a paralegal investigating an estranged friend’s incarceration. “Shades of Silence,” showcasing the resilience of

a woman faced with devastating loss, was released in 2021. Liz’s books are available on Amazon; follow Author Liz Lazarus on social media or visit www.lizlazarus. com.

Ozarks Writers League sponsors Youth Writing Contest; deadline Nov. 15

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The Ozarks Writers League, a 40-year-old writing organization, is sponsoring its Youth Writing Contest for youth across the Ozarks in grades 7-12. Winners will receive a certificate honoring their achievement plus a gift card that can be used at any retailer.

The categories are:

the funding for attractions comes strictly from the City of Branson, is the rest of the SEM program the same for attractions?

Answer: All criteria are

1. Fictional short story: Any genre. Any topic. Limit 2,000 words.

Sponsor: Larry Wood

2. Nonfiction short story: Example, a holiday memory. Limit 2,000 words. Sponsor: Russell Gayer

3. Poetry: Any form. 26line limit. Sponsor: Veda Boyd Jones

The winners in each cat-

the same for attractions as for shows.

Wood encourages shows or attractions with questions about the Search

egory receive gift cards in the following amounts: First - $50, second - $30, third - $20.

Contest deadline is November 15. Entrants must be in grades 7-12 at the time of entry. For full details, go to and click on the 2023 Youth Writing Contest link.

Engine Marketing (SEM) program for the rest of 2023 or 2024 to contact her via email at rwood@ SEPT. 22, 2023 • 11B
Liz Lazarus and her book, “Free of Malice,” at the AWA conference (Photo by Cynthia J. Thomas)
from page 2B

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Tall Tales (Special to Branson Globe)

game, every touchdown, and every thrilling moment right here in your local community. Tall Tales Bar & Grill is just footsteps away from the entrance of the Bass Pro Shops Angler’s Lodge in Hollister, MO. This full-service restaurant offers an over-the-top sports bar theme while serving up a taste of the Ozarks with plenty of fun to be had. Open to the public, in between exciting games guests

can enjoy delicious cuisine, arcade games, billiards, a golf simulator, and multiple large-screen TVs. Tall Tales Bar & Grill is your one-stop destination for all things football. With access to every game on all platforms, including Sunday Games, Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, and NFL Red Zone, you won’t miss a single moment of action. Our state-of-the-art setup lets

Legends in Concert announces their fall lineup

Submitted to Branson Globe Legends in Concert is ready to jump into fall at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, featuring tributes to Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Elton John, The Blues Brothers™, and Elvis Presley!

After more than twenty years, we’re extremely happy to have Corrie Sachs back

performing on our stage as Reba McEntire. Not only will Corrie be performing some of the No. 1 hit songs made famous by “the Queen of Country,” but she will also emcee the show. Stephen Sorrentino will be bringing the showmanship and music of Sir Elton John. Todd Bradshaw continues as country music singer, songwriter and

guitarist Kenny Chesney. Throw in the crazy antics and never-ending energy of Clint Nievar and Justin Sassanella as The Blues Brothers™, along the charm and charisma of Ryan Pelton as Elvis Presley and we’ve got something everyone will enjoy!

Make plans to join us for our BEHIND THE SCENES BACKSTAGE INTERMIS-

SION TOUR during the intermission of every show! Each tour is guided by one of our entertainers and includes a souvenir lanyard and a “Legendary Tour” T-shirt.

you watch up to 10 games simultaneously on our sixteen 75 in. TVs, with the grand 155 in. main screen for an immersive experience that’s second to none. When the Kansas City Chiefs and Arkansas Razorbacks hit the field, Tall Tales has you covered with an exclusive Gameday Menu. Indulge in delicious eats and refreshing drinks as you cheer on your favorite teams in the heart of the action!

Tall Tales Bar & Grill is proud to be the only sports bar on Big Cedar Property that offers this unique access to NFL events and games. Whether you’re seeking the ultimate game-day destination or a place to share your passion for football with fellow enthusiasts, Tall Tales is the answer. Don’t miss out on the chance to make this football season truly memorable.

Come join us for a fabulous afternoon of celebrating Jesus with our free gospel concert Sunday, October 1, at the Branson Famous

8 p.m. and Legends of Country® Sundays at 3 p.m. at Dick Clark’s

Theater, located

3 or Blvd. Beer and wine service is available. Call 417-3393003 for tickets and information or visit

October Branson Jammin’ for Jesus to benefit Missouri Veterans Home

Baldknobbers Theater, 645 State Hwy 165. The music will begin at 2 p.m. with theater hosts Brandon and Megan Mabe; concert hosts Brian Pendergrass and

Sheila Meeker; and special guest Doug Gabriel, of the Doug Gabriel Ultimate Variety Show, Branson’s most awarded entertainer.

Also featured are saxophonist, Gary Dooms; and, the trio, 8th Street; music minister Bruno Samuels; and the music of Wendell Johnson. These guests have a burning desire to share God’s love and amazing salvation through song with you, your family and your friends.

Free admission to Branson Jammin’ for Jesus with a suggested donation of full size personal care items such as deodorant, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. or postage stamps to benefit Missouri Veterans Home of Mt. Vernon. We are so honored to be able to help support our veterans through your generous donations. Jammin’ for Jesus concerts are always free, and no one is turned away. Make plans now to attend this amazing Gospel concert. You will be blessed by God’s Word delivered through music. There will be a donation table set up for Missouri Veterans Home just before you enter the theater auditorium.

A love offering will be taken.

For more information email: bransonj4j@gmail. com or visit

American Bandstand
Join us for Legends of Country®, presented by Legends in Concert, every Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. now through October 29, featuring tributes to a rotating cast of country stars such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire and more! See Legends in Concert at at 1600 West 76 Country
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Silver Dollar City’s Jack and Peter Herschend named ‘Industry Legends’

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Jack and Peter Herschend and business partner Dolly Parton were bestowed the Industry Legends Award by Amusement Today, a leading amusement industry trade magazine on September 9.

The Industry Legends honor is given annually during the Golden Ticket Awards, known as “… the Oscars of the amusement industry.” The award recognizes individuals, facilities and attractions that have set the standard

for excellence worldwide within the amusement industry. This year’s award ceremony was hosted at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

“Jack and Peter have been trailblazers in this industry on a national and global scale,” said Brad Thomas, president of the Silver Dollar City Company. “Their innovative leadership, love for their employees and care for the Ozark Mountains have endured for generations and expanded beyond the tours

of Marvel Cave in 1950.”

From that original cave tour operation, Jack and Peter – along with their parents, children and employees – grew a family business known today as Herschend Enterprises.

The company is widely recognized as the world’s largest family-owned themed attractions organization, which includes Dollywood, Silver Dollar City and many other beloved attractions around North America.

“Peter and Jack Her-

schend set such high standards for themselves, the staff and their parks,” said Tim Baldwin, Golden Ticket Awards communications coordinator with Amusement Today. “Their core values and dedication to building family memories is inspiring.”

During this year’s annual award ceremony, Silver Dollar City was named a finalist in six categories: Best Guest Experience, Best Wooden Coaster (the record-breaking, upside-down Outlaw Run),

Best Christmas Event, Best Food, Best New Show, and Leadership.

The family re-branded Marvel Cave Park and officially opened Silver Dollar City in May 1960 to better serve the growing crowds “above the ground.” Today, Silver Dollar City welcomes more than two million guests each year. The 1880s theme park features 40 rides and attractions, including record-breaking roller coasters, a demonstrating crafts colony 100 artisans strong, and nine

world-class festivals and events with a variety of entertainment and live concerts. This year, Silver Dollar City was named the No. 1 Theme Park in the Country by TripAdvisor and USA Today’s 10 Best.

Silver Dollar City is open through Dec. 30, featuring Harvest Festival and Pumpkins In The City, presented by Humana, beginning Sept. 16, and Golden Ticket Award Finalist An Old Time Christmas, presented by Humana, starting Nov. 4.

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Peter (left) and Jack Herschend are pictured with Dolly Parton after the three were awarded the Industry Legends Award by Amusement Today. (Photo courtesy Silver Dollar City)

Dave Says: It’s not a good long-term plan

Dear Dave, My girlfriend’s parents are divorced, and they’re both in their early seventies. We talked the other night, and she’s thinking about buying them each life insurance policies. The only coverage her dad has is through his employer. Her mom has remarried, and she doesn’t have any life insurance at all. On top of this, her dad is worried he might have to pay her mom’s fu-

neral expenses if she died, and he’s not in good enough shape financially to do that. Do you have any advice?

Joshua Dear Joshua, If the only life insurance her dad has is furnished through his employer, then he probably won’t have it anymore once he stops working. I suppose it’s fine if she wants to buy them each a small policy, but it’s liable to be pretty expensive

at their age. Now, she can do this, but I don’t think it would be a good long-term plan. I’d tell your girlfriend she needs to start saving money and building up her own wealth. If she had just $20,000 in savings, that’d be more than enough to bury two people. Please understand, I don’t mean to sound insensitive. We’re talking solely about the economics involved in this kind of situation.

The other thing your girlfriend should do is have a discussion with her mom to find out if the stepfather has the money to handle that kind of thing. When it comes right down to it, any final expenses for her mom would be his responsibility now—not her dad’s. She should have a discussion with her dad about preparing for things, too. But if her dad’s got insurance through work, and the stepdad is

ready to pay for her mom’s burial, then they’re covered for the immediate future.

In short, I wouldn’t do it unless they absolutely don’t have this sort of thing covered. Even then, I’d prefer she just covered it with cash, because all we’re talking about is enough to cover burial costs. No matter what anyone else says, Joshua, a nice funeral doesn’t have to be crazy expensive.

Stock Market Insights: Gas prices squeeze consumers

they need them to live.

What’s up with gas prices?” My 16-yearold son, who pays for his own gas, ran up the stairs very frustrated. He’d just spent $85 to fill his truck when he used to pay $65. Most Americans are feeling the same way as my son,

that gas prices are too high.

Almost every talking head, whether on T.V., radio, or in articles, is telling me that inflation is getting a lot better, and I want to believe them, but then I buy fuel. Americans are beginning to struggle with gas prices.

Last Wednesday, the Labor Department released a report that showed inflation (Consumer Price Index (CPI) went up in August compared to last year. The many talking heads tried to explain it away by pointing out that if you take out food, energy and fuel, inflation is actually going down. But the problem is Americans can’t take food, energy and fuel out of their budgets because

It’s true that higher gas prices accounted for more than half of the increase in August’s inflation report.

The gasoline part of the CPI report went up over 10% from July to August alone, making it the third-largest monthly rise in gasoline inflation since the Global Financial Crisis. This is because crude oil has gone up over 28% in the last three months and might go higher.

Oil prices continue to climb because of low oil inventories and because OPEC (a cartel of oil-producing nations where Saudi Arabia is the largest producer) continues to cut production. OPEC is trying to squeeze

the American consumer, and it’s beginning to work. Here is what many politicians and talking heads don’t like to talk about. Even if inflation went to 0%, Americans would still be paying a lot more for things than they did three years ago. The pandemic created a financial crisis, and the world’s central banks tried to fix it by printing too much money, which caused inflation. Now, they are trying to fix the high inflation by raising interest rates, which makes loans more expensive for consumers. So basically, regular people are having to pay more on both ends.

The financial crisis problem hurt the middle class, and now the solution to the problem is hurting the middle class.

So, let me get off my soapbox and tell you how it will affect your investments.

The stock market reacted calmly to the latest inflation report because they think the Fed will probably pause existing interest rates in this month’s meeting.

Though most of the stock market might not be affected by rising oil and fuel costs, individual companies and consumers are. It affects many companies because oil is a major expense for several businesses. When oil prices increase, overall production costs increase, lowering profits, which could lower the company’s stock price. Airlines, refineries, trucking, paints and other companies are generally most affected by rising oil prices.

My biggest concern is how the higher fuel prices will affect the American consumer because the reality is that they have less

extra cash, which will affect other companies’ sales. For example, the retail sales report that was just released showed that the amount of money spent in restaurants decreased for the third consecutive month. I believe this is because inflation, whether fuel or otherwise, affects consumer spending. For the next few weeks, I plan to keep an eye on stocks most affected by rising oil prices and companies that consumers give up on first when they are tight on cash.

My son is a server at a local Mexican restaurant. That extra $20 may not seem like a lot, but to him and many others with lower incomes, the higher gas prices are putting a squeeze on lifestyles. Have a blessed week!

Snag your booth for the Branson Tri-Lakes Building & Home Show before they’re gone

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If your business is all about home – construction, real estate, home maintenance or home improvement – then you need to be at the 28th Annual Branson Tri-Lakes Building & Home Show, February 9 - 11, 2024 at Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center.

What’s so special about the Home Show?

“The Home Show is the best way to meet face-toface with not just one or two prospective customers, but hundreds, all in one weekend,” said Branson Tri-Lakes Building & Home Show co-owner, Scott Earls.

Earls says that, while booth spaces are going

fast, there are still prime locations available. A single booth starts at $850 for the three-day show, and includes a 8-foot x 10-foot booth, pipe and drape, and a table and chairs. Electricity, and extra tables and chairs are available. Exhibitors can expand their presence by purchasing multiple adjacent booths.

Booth sponsorship packages are available on a firstcome, first-served basis, and include multiple booth spaces, prime locations and an advertising package.

“Home Show exhibitors have included siding, window, floor covering and HVAC professionals, as well as lawn and garden, remodeling, cleaning and roofing experts,” Earls explained. “In addition, you’ll meet Realtors, insurance providers, and safety and security professionals. Absolutely anything having to do with your home.”

For more information about the Branson Tri-Lakes Building & Home Show, visit, or call Earls at 417-335-1094.

“2024 might seem like a long ways away, but it’s really just around the corner!’ Earls said. “Get your booth reserved now while prime space is still available.”

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Some homeowners have been waiting for months to put their house on the

market because they don’t think people are buying homes right now. If that’s you, know that even though the housing market has slowed compared to the frenzy of a couple of years ago, it isn’t at a standstill. Contrary to what you may believe, buyers are still active and plenty of homes are selling right now.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), based on the pace of sales right now, just over 4 million homes will sell

How it started

Here’s the backstory: I always say you should let your kids earn a commission by doing chores (instead of just handing them an allowance like an ATM). That way they can really start to understand that money comes from work and learn firsthand how to give, save and spend money wisely when they get it.

this year. With some simple math, let’s break down what that really means for you:

• 4.16 million homes divided by 365 days in a year =

11,397 houses sell each day

11,397 divided by 24 hours in a day = 475 houses sell per hour 475 divided by 60 minutes in an hour = about 8 houses sell each minute

So, on average, about 11,000 homes sell each day in this country.

A real estate expert can give you more information

about how many houses are being sold in your neighborhood, the amazing advantages that sellers are experiencing right now, and the most important things buyers are searching for in your area. Together you’ll use this knowledge to shape how you market your house based on local trends.

Bottom Line: If you’ve been waiting to sell because you don’t think there are buyers out there, know today’s market is active. Every day you wait, around

11,000 other homeowners are selling. In the time it took you to read this, eight homes sold. When you’re ready to sell

too, let’s connect. Heather Tankersley REALTOR® Keller Williams Tri-Lakes D: 417.332.5130 O:417.336.4999

If you have kids (or hope to have them at some point), I’m willing to bet you want them to build good money habits early on in life so they’ll grow up to be successful, debtfree adults. But let’s be real: It can be intimidating to know how to teach big financial concepts to little ones in a way that will stick with them.

I recently had a funny experience where some of the things I teach about money actually came back to haunt me, but it led to trying a nospend summer as a way to show my kids the power of saving. And before you say, “No-spend summer? No thanks!” and run for the hills, let me share what that looked like for our family.

So, my kids—mostly my two oldest, Amelia and Caroline—started doing chores and earning cash. But then, every single time they got money, they wanted to spend it immediately.

I was getting hit with a million questions a day: “Can we go to the store? Can we look on Amazon? Can we buy this?” I mean, it was constant, you guys. I could see my sweet kids turning

into materialistic impulse buyers before my eyes, and it was driving me and my husband, Winston, absolutely crazy. We just wanted our kids to earn some money so they could understand that spending isn’t a bad thing and it’s okay to enjoy what you earn, but we realized we had to set some limits. That’s when Winston and I declared a no-spend summer.

Now, when we said “nospend summer,” we meant that our kids wouldn’t be spending their money. Winston and I would still be spending our own money because we’re adults (and we’ve got a pretty good handle on this give, save, spend thing by now). The official rule was that our kids couldn’t ask us if they could buy anything

new for the entire summer break. That’s a long time for a kid, but to keep them motivated, we promised to match whatever amount of money they each saved over the course of the challenge. They’d be rewarded for their patience by getting

double the amount of money they saved on their own, and Winston and I wouldn’t have to live through a whole season of constant pestering. What we learned

Here are some of the biggest lessons and money

principles my kids were able to latch on to through this experience.

The power of saving

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HEATHER TANKERSLEY, REALTOR®, provides services for residential, commercial, land and lake properties in the Branson Tri-Lakes area.
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will sell today BY
RACHEL CRUZE, Ramsey Solutions, is a national best-selling author, financial expert and host of The Rachel Cruze Show

Fun new shop, Bahama Buck’s is now open

Staff Writer

A fun new dessert shop is now open in Branson. Bahama Buck’s Original Shaved Ice Company opened for business last week, much to the delight of area residents and visitors.

Branson PD: Please yield for volunteer fire fighter vehicles via

Branson PD has recently received reports of personal vehicles using flashing blue lights and sirens. These are not people impersonating police officers but are actually volunteer fire department personnel responding to emergencies.

Both Taney and Stone counties have large contingents of volunteer first responders who utilize these

emergency lights. Missouri law does authorize this and motorists should yield by pulling to the right and stopping, just as you would for marked police cars, fire trucks or ambulances.

Remember, when you see these, someone is in need of emergency assistance so please yield and allow these dedicated men and women to arrive safely on scene.

The long-awaited business, located next to Gettin’ Basted on Branson’s 76 Country Boulevard, offers shaved ice, snow cones, frozen coffee and more— all served up in a flavorful, friendly and fun atmosphere.

Bahama Buck’s features shaved ice (SNO), island smoothies, Red Bull infusions, frozen cafe favorites, Bahama sodas and acai

bowls. With over 100 gourmet flavors and toppings to choose from, Bahama Buck’s truly offers something for every taste. For a limited time, they are offering a special Cap’N Crunch SNO or smoothie, guaranteed to bring back fond memories, “We believe life should be flavorful, and at Bahama Buck’s our purpose is to flavor your life. We want you to recharge, refresh and create remarkable memories with us. Our vision is to bless our guests, and along the way you might just experience the greatest SNO on Earth,” said Bahama Buck’s founder Blake Buchanan, on the

shop’s website.

In addition to offering “shaved ice so light and airy it rivals Mother Nature,” Bahama Buck’s offers catering for special events throughout the area.

Bahama Buck’s Origi-

nal Shaved Ice Company is located at 2843 West 76 Country Boulevard. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Branson Classix offers fun new way to get around town


MICHAELS, Staff Writer Branson is home to a fun, new business. Classix Vintage Auto Rentals recently opened in Branson. Classix celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting event, hosted by the Branson Chamber of Commerce.

Owned by Ed and Dawn Smith, Classix Vintage Auto Rental offers everyone the opportunity to ride in style in a true American classic car. Ed and Dawn believe, according to their website, that everyone should be able to experience the thrill of cruising down the road in a

“head-turning, memory-making blast from the past.”

Classix Vintage Auto Rentals currently rent out five cars for special events and casual drives around town. Their fleet includes Blair (a 1957 Chevy Bel Air), Sally (a 1965 Ford Mustang), the Rodfather (a ‘28 Ford Model A), Pearlie Girl (a 1956 Ford Thunderbird) and Biscuit (a 1958 Chevy Biscayne).

“It’s simple to stake your claim to any of our cars for a two-, four- or eight-hour rental,” explained Ed. “Just go to our website,”

Another feature of Classix Vintage Auto Rental is their retail shop, complete with clothing, purses and other

The Rodfather and Sally, part of the Classix fleet, made an appearance at SOTO Fest. (Photo by K.D. Michaels)

fun items.

“The guys can come out and look at the cars, and the girls can come in and shop,” said Dawn.

To rent a car from Classix Vintage Auto Rentals, a customer must be at least 25 years of age with proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license.

Classic Vintage Auto Rentals is located at 673 State Highway 165 in Branson, just a half-mile south of the Titanic Museum Attraction, in the Coffelt Country Craft Village.

For more information, or to reserve a car, visit their website,


Branson again welcomes motor coach groups to the music mecca for the fall season. Motor coaches line up to enjoy Branson’s popular shows, attractions, restaurants and shopping venues. These coach groups were enjoying the Doug Gabriel Show at the Branson Famous Theater. (Photo by K.D. Michaels)

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Kimberling City Elks Lodge 2505 donates funds to two Stone County organizations

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The Kimberling City Elks Lodge 2505 held their annual summer Boat Poker Run. Recently, the proceeds from this event were distributed to OACAC &

Stone County Emergency Services. Sixty percent went to OACAC, and they were incredibly grateful for the donation as their funds were getting very low. Forty percent went to

Stone County Emergency Services. They are placing these funds in the Ambulance District Committee Fund and will be used in their efforts to create a new ambulance district.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Poker Run and made it possible to present these much needed funds to organizations in our immediate community.

The two-man shuffle

Installation jobs often require two men for safety, efficiency, or simply to avoid breaking the item they are installing. This often comes as a surprise because it can add to the cost of a job (as obviously both installers need to be paid).

When an item is too large to carry, there is a strong possibility that it can become damaged when installed by one person. For example, flat screen TVs are difficult for one person to maneuver. If the screen is bumped, flexed or even a thumb puts pressure on the screen during the handling/ mounting procedure, it can ruin the entire TV. Poor handling can cause lines or spiderwebs across the entire display screen.

The size and weight of an item can also be a lifting hazard if left to one installer. Big items like standby generators weigh

in at over 500 pounds and are not easy for one person to unload from a truck and move across uneven terrain without risking personal injury as well as damage to equipment. Sometimes, it is simply more cost efficient to have two persons on an electrical job that requires tracing out or locating a circuit. With someone testing on both ends, it is much quicker to isolate multiple circuits or connections in junction boxes. Saving time on a troubleshooting job greatly cuts down on the cost.

If you need electrical service, your friends at Lightspeed Electrical are here to make sure that it gets done safely, efficiently, and correctly. Call us at 417-2395050.

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On August 10, members of the Kimberling City Elks Lodge 2505 held “Shop with a Hero for Back-toSchool Clothes.” Together with members of local law enforcement and emergency agencies, shopping was done for 31 local children. This event was funded by the Elks Gratitude Grant which totaled $3,000.

The Kimberling City Elks Lodge would like to thank

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Pictured for the OACAC presentation are Brandi Andrews, Mandy Hoffman, Deb Heckler and Debbie Uhrig. (Special to Branson Globe) Pictured for the Stone County EMS presentation are Mandy Hoffman, Keith Kinnard, Executive Director and Deb Heckler. (Special to Branson Globe)
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Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance encourages emergency preparedness during September, National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness

Month raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies each September. This year, the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) continue to focus on consumer awareness and education by partnering with the Missou-


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ri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to encourage emergency preparedness.

“The life you have built is worth protecting,” said Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance and 2023 President of the National Association of Insurance

Commissioners (NAIC). “While it can feel uncomfortable to discuss what the impacts of an emergency or disaster could look like for you or your family, preparation can significantly reduce some of the hardships faced in recovery. Insurance coverage should be a significant aspect of that conversation.”

“Late this summer, Missouri was repeatedly struck by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, reminding us of the tremendous importance of being prepared before disaster strikes,” State Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Remillard said. “This includes having a plan, building a kit, and knowing how to protect yourself and your family in the event of any emergency.”

A planned discussion during dinner or over the weekend is a great way to review your family emergency plan. has

But because of our nospend summer, my kids were able to see in a very real way that patience pays off and leads to better results—and bigger bank accounts—later on. (This concept will also translate to the idea of compound

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an emergency guide template and other resources available to help initiate the conversation. Part of this plan should include:

• Determining where you and your family will shelter based on the threat you are experiencing. During a tornado, this may be your basement or a community storm shelter. Still it may be underneath your kitchen table during an earthquake. Make sure everyone in your family knows where to go by practicing for each scenario. Information can be found on Missouri’s Stormaware. website, which includes detailed videos about taking shelter in specific locations, such as in a mobile home, school, or place of worship.

• Identifying an out-of-state relative or point of contact who can help your household reconnect in case

interest when they start learning about investing.)

Plus, when my kids’ minds weren’t constantly occupied by spending, they had more room to think about giving too—

you are separated during an emergency or disaster.

Share that phone number with all members of your family and memorize it.

• Creating an inventory of your belongings to account for all of your possessions properly and storing this document in a safe place such as a safe deposit box. Review this list annually to ensure all items are up-to-date. Use DCI’s checklist to get started. Insurance is a vital part of disaster preparedness.

Knowing you have the right policy to protect your investment in your home or personal property helps minimize losses in the aftermath of a disaster. Also, it is important to note a standard homeowner or renters’ policy typically does not cover flooding or earthquake damage. DCI has severe weather resources available at https://

another super important money habit to start practicing from a young age.

How to avoid impulse buying Americans impulsively spend about $276 every single month, you guys. That’s about $3,312 in just one year!1 It can be so addicting to keep getting what you want right when you want it, and that’s why it’s great for kids to learn how to pause and take some time to really think about a purchase before spending. They’ll have way more self-control (which will help them out in all areas of life), and they’ll save way more money.


When you set strong boundaries around buying things, your kids have to

ers/weather/ to help review your current policy, add coverage, or make a claim.

Anytime severe weather is forecasted, you should plan to stay informed and have multiple ways to receive weather alerts. Another way to stay prepared is by building emergency kits for your home and vehicle, stocking up on supplies annually, and replenishing as needed. Include a flashlight, batteries, first-aid kit, necessary medications, radio, manual can opener, cash, pet supplies and enough drinking water and food for at least three days. DCI is charged with protecting Missouri consumers through oversight of the insurance industry, banks, credit unions, utilities and various professional licensees operating in the state. For more information about the department, please visit our website at

learn how to live with the things they already own. And as a result, they start to be more thankful for those things, allowing them to practice both gratitude and contentment.

This exercise forced my kids to get creative and figure out other things to do besides just going to the store and spending money on the next new toy—and you know what? They still had so much fun. And even though Winston and I weren’t participating in the no-spend part ourselves, it was still such a good reminder for us that stuff isn’t what’s important. Summer was even sweeter when we chose to focus on the joy of being together as a family, making awesome memories, and appreciating everything we already have.

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Celebrate the beauty of fall with open house at The Stemmery


Say hello to fall at the Fall Open House at The Stemmery, 2045 S. Business Hwy. 65, Unit B in Hollister. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, October 6-8, you can enjoy sipping cider while you browse the beautiful selection of flowers, antiquities, and handcrafted décor and home accessories. There will also be some amazing plant giveaways.

If you haven’t seen the beautiful floral arrangements and the unique selection of vintage items at The Stemmery yet, the open house is the perfect time to get acquainted! Own-

er Laney Vivo opened the shop at the end of November 2022, after relocating to the area from Hawaii due to her husband’s job designing golf courses. She has quickly learned to love the friendliness of people around the Ozarks, and especially appreciates the warm, helpful welcome she has received as a new business owner in Hollister.

During the open house, artist Mary Evelyn Tucker will present a Floral Pumpkin Workshop, where participants can learn to create a beautiful floral design on their fall pumpkins and gourds. Registration and a materials fee are required for the pumpkin workshop.

There are several days and times to choose from, but space is limited; visit Flowers by the Stemmery on Facebook or call 417-3327840 to sign up.

Vivo also loves partnering with other local businesses and artists. In addition to Mary Evelyn’s art, Kameran Thull, owner of What the Find Vintage Goods, has helped with sourcing vintage items in the shop; and Julie Zetina’s pottery is also featured.

Joining in the October open house will be Freebird & Co. Boutique, which is opening a Hollister location next door to The Stemmery in addition to their current Branson location, so guests

will be able to browse both shops. Stop by, get acquainted, and enjoy the beauty of fall!

At right, enjoy a Floral Pumpkin Workshop with artist Mary Evelyn Tucker; Below, flowers by The Stemmery say hello to fall. (Photos courtesy

OTC Table Rock celebrates 10th birthday

Writer The Table Rock Campus of Ozarks Technical Community College held a birthday party on Tuesday, September 19, celebrating 10 years of serving area students.

Hollister Chamber of Commerce and city leaders joined OTC leaders for a proclamation honoring OTC Table Rock, located on Historic Hwy. 165 in Hollister, which opened in the fall of 2013. Dr. Rob Griffith currently serves as President of the Table Rock Campus. As the embodiment of the OTC commitment to affordable, community-based education across the Ozarks, the campus serves students throughout Taney and Stone counties as well as border counties in Arkansas. Guests at the celebration

included several visiting high school students from around the area as well as some current students, OTC faculty and staff, and friends from the community. In addition to a cookout lunch and yummy shaved ice treats, guests enjoyed games and browsed vendor tables with information about the programs offered by OTC and partnerships for a seamless transition into continuing higher education if desired.

Many OTC programs have experienced continued growth, with nursing and EMT training being quite popular. Helping facilitate this growth is the commitment to student care, with staff members available to help each student navigate the questions and details of the transition from high school, to college life, academic expec-

tations, and finances. This is particularly important for many students from rural communities who are often the first in their family to attend college, as well as for people contemplating a return to school or a new career path.

In terms of finances, resources such as the Missouri A+ program, workforce fast track grants, and VA benefits can make it quite possible for students to be prepared for a career with little or no debt. A U.S. Army recruiting officer was available to answer questions about GI benefits and share his personal experience of combining study with military service to earn degrees without debt.

Faith Community Health of Branson was also on hand with information about a special stu-

dent membership, which helps solve the problem of students who fall through the cracks of other types of health insurance while juggling part-time work and school schedules.

Learn more about OTC by visiting www.tablerock. and arranging a campus visit to start your path to a rewarding career. SEPT. 22, 2023 • 7C
Hal Higdon, Rick Ziegenfuss, Dr. Rob Griffith and Lamar Patton (Photo by George Kurland)

Veterans of the Ozarks Golf Tournament at Holiday Hills

Golfers enjoyed a day on the links on September 15, all to benefit Veterans of the Ozarks and the services they provide to area vets. At left, Luke Thomas from Bonner Springs, KS, lines up his putt at the VOTO tournament (Photo by Philip Thomas) Below, golfers size up their shots, hoping to claim one of the many prizes available at the VOTO tournament. (Photo by Cynthia J. Thomas)

Fun at SOTO Fest

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Left to right: A medieval sword fight; you never know what you’ll see at SOTO Fest; a look at the Ozarks’ past; a dunk tank raises money for a local nonprofit (Photos by K.D. Michaels)

Cannonball Motorcycle Rally at Chateau on the Lake

Clockwise from top left: Joe Ferri invited a Globe writer with limited motorcycle driving experience to sit on his bike while it was firmly tied down; T.J. Jackson, from Arizona, enjoyed the lake view from the Chateau after riding his Scott Flying Squirrel through the Ozarks; Part of the support team traveling with the Cannonball; Made it! A rider rounds the curve into the set-up area after checking in at the Chateau entrance; A work of art on two wheels (Photo by George Kurland); Another one makes it spectators await. (Photos, except where noted, by Cynthia J. Thomas)

50th Autumn Daze celebration in Downtown

Clockwise from top left: Baker enjoys the day; Showing off his pumpkin; Many yummy specialties available from food trucks; A unique Autumn Daze booth demonstrates the making of socks and gloves; A perfect day for an outing with friends; Fall decor (Photos by K.D. Michaels) SEPT. 22, 2023 • 9C

Worship Directory

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You are encouraged to worship with us! HOLLISTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. 155 Second Street Hollister, MO Located just up the hill from Downing Street Everyone Welcome!

Don’t miss the 2023 edition of The Best Bets of Branson Live Talk Show, featuring Carrie Anne Mitchell and Shelley Carroll-Drew, every Thursday at 11:15 a.m., inside the lobby of The Nashville Roadhouse Theater. We’re also streaming live on Facebook, Tik Tok, Instagram, and soon, on YouTube.

Our 2023 live talk show season is all about marketing, promoting and advertising everything about Branson & the surrounding Ozarks area, done from a unique 2-person, local perspective, with a fun, positive spin. As well as watching us online, we invite everyone who can to come in person, and watch us do our show live, for free! No tickets required.

Brought to you by our sponsors: Affordable Insulation Service, Bliss Gas Services, The Branson Show Awards, The Consignment Clothing Exchange, El Lago On 248, Flaming Margaritas, Gaga

For Glitter, The Great Passion Play, Isom Hunt, The Krafty Kitty Farm, LKS Lawncare, MarieZ, METAGOLF, Michele’s Floral & Gifts, Mintex Appliance Service, The Nashville Roadhouse Theater, SignsNow, Sweet Shack and Tequila’s. Contact Carrie @ 573-795-1921, or Shelley @ 417-593-9815 to find out how to become a sponsor of our live talk show.


is a place to heal from your hurts, habits, and hangups. We meet every Monday night at 6:30 PM at Music City Centre, 1839 West 76 Country Blvd., Branson. For more information call 417–320-2055 See you there!

IF YOU ARE A MILITARY VETERAN in need of a place to live, please call us and we’ll try to meet your needs. GUMI CAMP USA



PORT GROUP: IN AUGUST, 2023 a new class of Grief Share will begin at the Branson United Methodist Church Aug. 22. This is a 13 week class of support for those who have lost loved ones. We welcome all ages from the community as well as our church family. For questions call Peggy at 641-919-1533. The class will meet every Tuesday at 1 the church library.


GION POST #220 invites all former and current US Military friends to join us Monday mornings at 9 a.m. for coffee and pastries!! Come join us at Faith Lutheran Church, 221 Malone Dr., Branson, MO. We look forward to meeting you!! HOOAH!!

ABSENTEE VOTING for the November 7, 2023 SPECIAL ELECTION will begin on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Registered voters who will be absent on election day may vote by absentee ballot at the Taney County Clerk’s Office, Taney County Courthouse, 132 David Street, Forsyth, Missouri, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For your convenience, we will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The last day to register to vote for the November 7, 2023 Special Election is October 11, 2023. You can register to vote at the following locations: Taney County Courthouse, Branson City Hall, Branson License Bureau, Forsyth License Bureau, Hollister City Hall, Taney County Family Services, and Taney County Health Department. If you would like to request an application for an absentee ballot or have questions about voting absentee, please call the County Clerk’s office at 417-546-7249. The last day to accept ballot application by mail is October 25, 2023. My staff and I, Stephanie Spencer, County Clerk, are always here and willing to help. Please take advantage of your freedom to vote on issues that impact you.

Eliminate high heating bills with Central Boiler’s NEW, certified Classic Edge Titanium HDX OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Call Ozark Stove and Chimney today. 417-201-6585

RAZORBACK PROFESSIONAL WINDOW WASHING AND CLEANING. Businesses, hotels, some residential. Free estimates. Branson. Phone 870-421-9651.

ACE HOME IMPROVEMENT: Heating and air, HVAC service and repair, doors, windows, decks, fences, pressure washing, interior and exterior painting, siding, roofing, flooring, tile and drywall. Handyman work! Call Ryan: 417-335-1347.

ESTATE SALE at 153 Hensley Road, Forsyth. Everything must go! Monday through Thursday, September 18-21, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash only!

COUNTRY FARM ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE. 65 S. to Highway 86, left at stoplight, left on Thunderbird, right on Fruit Farm, 1 mile on left. September 29, 7 a.m. - 3 pm.; September 30, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.


FOR SALE: 42” CUB CADET LAWNMOWER with matching dump trailer, 36” lawn Roller, 46” lawn thatcher and a pull-Behind fertilizer spreader. 18-speed Bicycle and 10” table saw. Call 815275-8688.

VETERANS & MILITARY COALITION OF THE OZARKS is an all-volunteer organization of veterans serving veterans. Contact us if you feel that you, as a veteran or veteran family, may not be receiving the benefits you deserve. Go to and click on CONTACT at the top of the home page. VMCO meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month (no meeting in July or November) at the Golden Corral in Branson with 11:15 a.m. (optional) lunch buffet and 12-1 p.m. meeting.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUPS meet at location #1: Branson United Methodist Church, 1208 West 76 Country Blvd. Branson, the first Thursday of every month at 1:30 PM; and at location #2: Branson Hollister Senior Center, 201 Compton Dr., Branson, the third Friday of every month at 1:00 PM For more information about either support group, you may call 417-598-3122.


MASTER ELECTRICIAN. No job too big or small. FREE ESTIMATES. Ph. 417-337-1747.

FREE ESTIMATES AND TIMELY RESPONSE. Full remodels, decks, pole barns, garages, fencing and small projects. Call 417-699-1635.

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FOR SALE: SCATTER GUN Tech/Wilson Combat Remington 11/87, 18” and 26” barrels, $1,100. Must see, 708-609-0447.

FOR SALE: 8 x 12 DOG RUN / CHICKEN PEN $100. Call 417-230-3457.

OFFICE HOURS: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

FIFTH WHEEL FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2021 Wildwood, Forest River, Heritage Glen Elite 36FL, luxury fifth wheel. Sleeps 6. 1.5 baths, 4 slides, full gourmet kitchen plus elite outdoor kichen w/TV, Warranty until 4/26. $65k. Branson. Call Ben, 417-699-1133.

RENT TO OWN AUTOS: Low down payment. NO initial taxes & license fees. NO credit check. Free 1 year warranty on motor & transmission. Rent to own your auto today! 1119 E. Hwy. 76, Branson. 417-3355400.


GREEN MOUNTAIN INN OFF MAIN STREET. Great location, close to everything. ZERO DEPOSIT with proof of job and good rental history. Under new management. $690 per month, prorated from move in date. Includes utilities and internet. Great deal! Will fill up fast!! Leave a message at 417-336-6700.

WEEKLY MOTEL ROOM RENTAL. Family friendly. Deposit and rule agreement required. Cable/WiFi, fridge and micro included. Branson West 417-272-8414.

FOR LEASE: OFFICE, STORAGE AND COMMERCIAL SPACE ON BUS. HWY. 13 in Branson West. Over 1,000 sq. ft. available. Various sizes and reasonable rates available. Call 417-248-0062.


FOR RENT: 2B/2B WALKIN CONDO in Fall Creek. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Updated clean end unit that’s private and quiet. Smoke/vape free, no drug use, no pets and no drinking. Must be able to pass a background and credit check. $1,050/mo. Text or call 307630-7833.

STYLISH 1,000 SQ UPDATED LAKE CONDO on Taneycomo with 1 bedroom/2 bath, living/dining, new kitchen, paint, wood-like floors, window treatments, walk-ins, low fees, pics/info & MLS #60245910, $138,000. Call 239-851-3700.

FOR RENT: LARGE BRANSON APARTMENT with all appliances. $900/month. No pets. 417339-7777,






Furnished Units, Carports & Lakeviews Available CALL 417-546-3334

Shepherd of the Hills Estates


• Seeking FT Custodian. Duties require facilities and grounds upkeep. Mechanically inclined with attention to detail. Pre-employment drug screening. Are you ready to ride the rails? Full-Time Train Attendants needed to graciously assist our passengers. It is time for HOT, HOT CHOC-O-LATE: Now hiring for The Polar Express. Wanted: SINGERS, HOT CHOCOLATE AND COOKIE SERVERS and happy people who want to have a good time working on The Polar Express. Departures Nov. 3rd through Dec. 23rd. For any of these positions, apply in person: Branson Scenic Railway, 206 East Main Street. 9:30 AM – 4 PM, Mon. - Sat.


NURSING & REHAB is excited to announce that we are currently hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs, NAs, CMTs, housekeeping, and dietary staff. We are currently offering a great benefit plan. We acknowledge Covid-19 vaccination exemptions. For more information, call 417-334-4105 or apply in person at 11103 Historic Hwy. 165, Hollister, MO. EOE

HELP WANTED: Looking for a senior service coordinator at a Branson upscale private day facility. Duties are: Social agenda

• Concierge support

• Snack prep & serve

• Wellness checks 40/hrs. and may work some weekends. $16/$20 per hour If interested please call 417230-9190 or email

FOR SALE: 43” SAMSUNG TV, asking $115 OBO. Dresser $40. Call 417791-3082 or 417-320-1055. SEPT. 22, 2023 • 11C DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY’S PAPER: Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. GET YOUR ALWAYS-FREE BRANSON GLOBE DELIVERED TO YOUR EMAIL INBOX! Go to and subscribe to our site today...then watch for your paper on Thursday. NOTICES NOTICES SERVICES OFFERED FOR SALE OFFICE SPACE HELP WANTED ESTATE SALE TO ENSURE THE BEST RESPONSE TO YOUR AD... Please make sure your ad is correct in the first issue in which it appears. The Branson Globe is responsible for one day’s charge of the space occupied by the error. If your ad is not correct, call us immediately to have it corrected.

On this date in history...

1862 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issues preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, threatening to free all enslaved people in the rebel southern states if those states fail to rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863

• 1950 Omar Bradley promoted to rank of 5-Star General in the U.S. Army

• 1966 Surveyor 2 crashes on the Moon, and all contact with it is lost

1971 OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the U.S. dollar

• 1973 Henry Kissinger

sworn in as America’s first Jewish Secretary of State

1976 TV drama, “Charlie’s Angels” starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and John Forsythe debuts

1981 Sandra Day O’Connor appointed to Supreme Court

1982 TV sitcom “Family Ties” starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

1983 The Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years apart in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London

1985 First Farm Aid benefit concert in Champaign, Illinois, organized by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp

987 U.S. TV series “Full House” starring Bob Saget and John Stamos debuts

• 1997 Elton John releases “Candle in the Wind 1997,” a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, in the U.S.

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