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MUSIC FROM THE MAIN STREET Osage Beach’s Musical Gem

by Lee McCain "Keep Music Live" is the battle cry of musicians across the globe as live music gets replaced by DJ's and Karaoke nights. But in Osage Beach they apparently didn't get the memo because music is alive and well — and live — thanks to the Main Street Music Hall. For going on two decades the folks at the Main Street Music Hall have been offering up wonderfully produced shows that have been eagerly received by audiences from every corner of the world. The shows on the playbill of the Main Street Music Hall range from country-pop, oldies revues, and the famed Christmas on Main Street show that starts in November and runs through the holiday season.

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If laughter is good medicine, you'll be the picture of good health after a night of family fun with the cast of this very popular show. Variety, impersonations, comedy, and top-notch costuming and production all come together for an evening that has proven to satisfy just about any age and musical taste.

Thom “Gabby” Gumm and the cast of top-notch performers who have made the Main Street Opry show a favorite destination for 18 years.

REELIN' IN THE YEARS

The "Reelin' in the Years" show has proven to be a big hit for the past two years. If you are a Baby Boomer or just a fan of Oldies Radio, you will enjoy this "groovy" and fast paced, high energy show.

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An annual holiday treat! Join the Main Street Opry gang for this wonderful show. Starting November 9, and running through December 22, Christmas on Main Street has evening shows as well as Sunday matinee performances. Patrons of the Main Street Music Hall can call (573) 348-9500 or (800) 348 9501 for show information and the schedule. They can also be visited online at www. lakemusichall.com.

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High School Football Defines Middle America by Lee McCain

The chill hangs in the air, steam rises from the coffee mugs and thermoses held by the excited crowd anticipating the start of the game. The big bass drum of the home team's marching band sounds a little muffled because of the cold, and the brass section feels the icy sting of their mouthpieces, but the mood is warm. The whole town has come out for the homecoming game, and the visitors' side of the field also reflects the long drive its supporters took so they could support their boys. This is another Friday night in small town America. One could easily think that tonight's football game is just an excuse for a gathering that means so much more than mere sports spectatorship. For generations, as the players take the stage that is the gridiron, the fervor that rises from the stands is a collective statement that all is well and that everything will be okay in the land of the free. After all, the kids running up and down the field, only discernible by the ungainly numbers sewn onto their battle gear, represent the best in us. They are us as we see ourselves from back in the day. They don't know it yet but for these boys they are living what, for them, will become the good old days. These are the good old days. Half-time hot cider flows freely, and the forty-something dad hunter/gathers a box of hot dogs for his family. Smiles and handshakes and many pats-on-the-backs are exchanged between the owner of the diner; Hank, the hardware guy; number seventeen's wood shop teacher; it's just another Friday night. It's like church. A couple of hours later the cheerleaders jump, the marching band strikes up the Tiger Rag, and the warriors trot proudly from the field. The home team won. The defeated team offers congratulations, but truly there is no defeat. Everyone will meet later at the Round Table Pizza Parlor to revel and replay these precious moments. Perhaps this is what is meant by Homecoming. As the frigid night brings a light snowfall that gently blankets the cars in the parking lot, inside the pizza place the warmth of the hearts of the people who make up this town

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by Eric Maher Music has been a universal language since the dawn of time because it speaks—often without words—to the heart and spirit. In the 17th century, musical groups started to become organized by composers who had a specific sound and message they wanted to present. This was the beginning of the modern symphony orchestra. However, the accessibility of high quality music and art was once very limited. Only those fortunate enough to live close to cultural epicenters would ever be exposed to the kind of art and music that we so easily take for granted. Modern communication capabilities have changed the landscape dramatically and exposed the world to closet virtuosos, amazing groups, and streaming performances via the internet. I’m all for it, but nothing can replace a live experience that pounds your chest and shakes the ground. The acoustics of the venue, the chemistry of the performers, and the energy of the crowd that happens at live performances cannot be replicated any other way. On Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 PM you will have the opportunity for such an experience. The Symphony of The Lake is hosting an exciting symphony concert at School of the Osage Cummings Auditorium. It will include music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera’s Music of the Night, and a collection of Disney favorites. There

will also be a presentation from Steps Dance Studio. The concert will be led by conductor Alexander Blanton. The difference between listening to a recording of symphonic music and actually being there is like the difference between watching a NASCAR race on television and being in the stadium. There is no comparison. This is the fourth concert the Symphony of The Lake has hosted. The goal of this organization is bring a greater diversity of the arts to the area. In addition to putting on concerts they are committed to launching a string academy this fall that will educate young players and provide an avenue for local schools to incorporate stringed instruments into their concert bands. Come support this organization on Sunday, October 21 at School of the Osage Cummings Auditorium. The event starts at 3:00 p.m. There is also a chance to win some great raffle prizes at this entertaining and worthwhile event.

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America’s longest “rails-to-trail” project, the Katy Trail, is flat and scenic and rambles through some of Missouri’s most scenic areas. It’s ideal for hiking, running, or cycling on just about any kind of bike. In particular, much of the trail follows the mighty Missouri River, which features amazing bluffs. In fact, the segment that passes between St. Charles and Boonville is an official portion of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The trail includes other landscapes as well, such as forests, wetlands, valleys, remnant prairies and rolling farm fields. And despite the changes in landscape, the Katy Trail is relatively flat. The trail occupies a segment of rail corridor that once carried trains of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, commonly known to locals as The Katy. In 1986 the railroad ceased operations along this route, literally paving the way to creating the extraordinary recreational opportunity it is today. The Katy Trail State Park is the nation’s longest rail-trail project—nearly 238 miles of scenic trail built especially for walkers and cyclists and stretching from Clinton east to Machens, in St. Charles County, is part of the American Discovery Trail, and is designated a Millennium Legacy Trail. Many of the towns along the way offer services to trail users, and you’ll find many access points. COMBINE YOUR RIDE WITH A TRAIN TRIP One popular method of getting from point to point along the Katy Trail is to ride Amtrak. “Roll on” bikes are allowed on the Missouri route, making it easy for you (and your bike) to ride Amtrak to some point on the trail, and then pedal back from there. For example, St. Louis-based riders and their bikes could board Amtrak in Kirkwood, ride the train to Sedalia, and then pedal the Katy Trail back to St Charles. It’s not the M-K-T, but Amtrak stops at several towns near the Katy Trail. Many cyclists and hikers travel one direction on the trail and then use the train to get back where

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by Lee McCain In this age of social media, show business wealth is no longer confined to the big entertainment centers like Los Angeles and New York. With investments in independent arts projects, these business ventures are beating those that were always assumed to be safe. Presales into foreign markets and to instant video streamers like Netflix have all but removed the risk, and those charged with producing the many hours of needed programming have discovered that it is a seller's market and is likely to be for a long time to come. How did it get this way? How did formerly sure bets like real estate, blue chip stock market investing, and mortgage banking become the pariahs while show business emerged as the pot of gold at the end of a never-ending rainbow? The answer is a simple economic one: Supply and Demand. The number four export in the USA is entertainment, and the number six domestic consumption in gross national output is all entertainment related. Movies, television, video games, music, graphic novels, and a slew

of other consumer aimed products generate billions and billions of dollars annually, and it shows no sign of stopping. But how does this high-flying exchange of capital trickle down to Mr. and Mrs. Main Street? It is the best kept open secret in the financial world today, and this is how it works. The Douglas family in Florissant, Missouri provides an excellent example of changing investment strategies that have proven lucrative. Owners of a number of commercial properties, as well as a family farm northwest of St. Louis, the Douglas's were hit hard by the recession five years ago. "We were hurt early on because all of a sudden our storefront rentals and some of our other properties stopped flowing cash," Gina Douglas recalls. "Many of our longtime tenants went belly up, and the first thing they stop paying is the rent when they enter a rough patch." That, and Gina's husband, Frank, a Mississippi River tugboat captain was laid off three times in two years. "When the guaranteed income gets spotty, that's when the trouble really begins." Neither Douglas would have ever imagined that their financial hiccups would be cured by, of all places, an independent filmmaker fifteen

hundred miles away. The Douglas's son, Micah, was attending Oregon State University in 2010 and went to a lecture about investment strategies for the 21st century. The guest speaker was independent motion picture and television producer, Davey Porter and the younger Douglas was intrigued to say the least. "I learned that most large budget movies and video games are financed through hundreds and even thousands of small investments by regular people all across the country, and by diversified funds that are invested through places my mom and dad would know, like Vanguard and Edward Jones," Micah said. "Then, when I researched it and saw what the numbers were, I thought at first that it couldn't be right. But it was." MAKING MONEY WITH MOVIES With part of a small inheritance from his grandmother, Micah—a self described movie nut—decided he would give entertainment investment a try, and not only did it pay off for him, "it paid off big. I invested $10,000 and so far I've just about quadrupled my money." So what did he invest in? Avatar? Harry Pot-

ter? Hunger Games? "Nope. I put my money into a collective fund that financed five small movies; the straight-to-DVD kind. And one of them not only made it to the theaters, it was actually nominated for Best Picture." That film was 'Winter's Bone' which coincidentally was shot in Missouri's Ozarks. "The funniest part was when I told my parents. I'm sure they must have thought I was doing something criminal at first, but I introduced them to the producer who did the lecture and they ended up putting a few thousand into a movie project," Micah said. The interesting result the elder Douglas's learned is that their investment was already in the black before the film was even completed. The way that low budget film sales works is that the producer pre-sells the movie before it is even completed. The investors, for lack of a better description, provide interim financing to make the picture and then when the finished film is delivered, the prenegotiated amount is collected and the profits are distributed among the backers. This is all possible because the distributors, TV networks, cable networks, and overseas theaters cannot get enough programming to fill their potential slots. "And if you figure in how many DVD's and Blu-rays come out each week, it's endless," Micah said. Reached by phone in Oregon, Producer Porter reckons things are poised to stay this way for a long time to come. "It's a great time to be in this business from whichever end you are in," Porter said. "For investors, a minimal investment of $3,500 will generate years of profit because there are always new markets to sell a film or TV show into." Porter also said that different types of releasing also generate steady cash flow for investors in motion pictures. "The illustration that I like to use is back when they filmed 'Gone with the Wind' they had no idea that someday there would be something called television, and then VCR's, and then DVD's, and then Netflix and Redbox, and now Blu-rays," Porter said. He said that each time one of these new kinds of revenue is invented, that the owners and investors in these films make a whole new stream of cash that they could have never anticipated because the particular technology hadn't yet been invented. "What will be invented in the next five to ten years that we don't yet know about, but that will give us whole new ways to generate income from existing titles?" Porter questions. It seems that Hollywood is everywhere, even in Missouri—America's heartland. To inquire further about film and entertainment investing, contact Davey Porter at davey@daveyporterpictures.com.


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The Prairie Home General Store’s motto is “Where the future looks a lot like the past.” And for the most part that is true. A year ago, Tom and Jenna Moran purchased a 100-year-old building in Prairie Home that once housed Bill’s Plumbing & Electric and have turned it into a General Store with a local and organic twist. In keeping with their organic philosophies they have installed a full array of solar panels on the roof of their building. The Morans are no strangers to solar power. They live in a straw bale house out in the country in Prairie Home powered entirely off the grid by solar power. They have no television at home and live a real simple farm life. They have two sons, ages 3 and 18 months. Their children never see television commercials, but they can identify weeds and tell you all about Japanese beetles. The Morans stock their store with as much local and organic produce as they can get their hands on. “We want to support the local community as much as possible. These people are our neighbors. Everything we can do to support people in the area helps our family as well,” Jenna said. “Our success is dependent on those around us, and their success also depends on us -- it’s building community. It’s our Declaration of Interdependence. We feel that communities need community stores more than big box places, much like the stores folks in the pre-1940’s used for supplies.” The General Store goes a step further in that mission with the addition of the solar panels. Not only do they power the store, but

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by Lee McCain The founder of the Fletcher Motors auto dealerships, Frank Fletcher, lives by a motto he applies to the many businesses he owns and operates in Missouri and Arkansas: “The Real Boss is the Customer.” With a Better Business Bureau rating of ‘A’, and with one of the most loyal customer bases spread across his company’s auto, restaurant, and hotel businesses, it is apparent that Frank and his team are doing something right. Fletcher says that he is pretty hands on with the day to day operation of all of his compa-

“His philosophy is to treat everyone like they are your friend. Everything we do is an extension of Frank Fletcher. He’s a man of his word. We don’t cheat anyone. That honest approach is one of the reasons we’re so successful.” nies. He draws no salary from any of them, he says, but is paid solely on how much his percentage of each company makes in net income. “I am still a salesman,” Fletcher remarks. “I still know that sales are the key to success. I still enjoy working twelve to fourteen hours a day and doing a lot of what I did when I first started.” It is this dedication to delivering what the customer expects that results in the aforementioned loyal customer base. But what makes a typical auto dealer unique? After all, anybody can obtain a patch of parking lot, toss in a few cars with open hoods and a couple of smarmy guys in Sears

suits to intercept the wary car buyer, and call it a dealership, right? If only. The fact is, a successful dealership like Jefferson City’s Fletcher KIA happens because of its people. Folks like General Manager Bill Dimitras who have a vested interest in the community, and who knows that he will meet his customers in town; maybe at the grocery store, or at a ball game. It means he has to provide good service and honest dealings with all of his customers because without them, there is no business. Frank Fletcher gives his managers carte blanche on making most decisions. “His philosophy is to treat everyone like they are your friend. Everything we do is an extension of Frank Fletcher. He’s a man of his word. We don’t cheat anyone. That honest approach is one of the reasons we’re so successful.” Fletcher’s hiring practices are unusual. Everyone who is a manager for him has most of their income tied to a percentage of the bottom line with the base salary being the smallest part of their total package. Fletcher says, “I believe that you have to be lucky and work harder Fletcher KIA of Jefferson City General Manager Bill Dimitras holds the newest member of his family. Baby Stella arrived in August weighing in at 7 lbs, 10 ounces.

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5.4L V8 179K Miles

2005 Ford Super Duty F250

2001 Sterling A9500

$15,900

1998 Ford Ranger XL

$14,900

$4,950 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500

$7,950

$9,900

2006 Ford F150XL

1999 Ford Super Duty F250

$10,900

Automatic 6.0L V8 204K Miles

4x2 v-6 5speed a/c 185K miles

$6,950

$12,900

2006 Ford Super Duty F350

6.0L V8 Diesel Engine 149K Miles

$7,950

5.4L V8 Automatic 61K Miles

1999 Ford F150 XL

2004 Ford Super Duty F350

$10,900

$18,900

2008 Econoline Wagon XLT

$15,900

BENNY HAINEN FORD

4.2L V6 Manual • 121K Miles

5.7L V8 Automatic 115K Miles

800 Highway 5 South | Tipton, MO | 660.433.5545 800.222.7383 | WWW.HAINENFORD.COM


Amerishop October 2012