October
31

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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“The day that will live in infamy”. Commemorated by a laying of the wreath into Lake Taneycomo, Branson Veterans Task Force will be remembering Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 2007 at 11 a.m. Taps will be played during the ceremony. Location on the lake is to be announced.

For more information please contact the Branson Veterans Task Force at (417) 337-8387

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October
31

Branson Landing’s Holiday Promenade of Stars

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Featuring Grand Marshall Andy Williams along with many Branson celebrities, the Promenade of Stars will begin on the north side of The Landing by Belk Department Store. Come enjoy fun and watch as the entertainers, including Santa, make their way down to the Christmas Tree House in the Town Square. The parade will begin November 3rd, 2007 at 10 a.m.

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October
31

Christmas at the White House

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Step into the Oval Office, have fun with holiday trivia, and enjoy the dozens of decorated trees. Christmas at the White House is a museum wide exhibit portraying Christmas past to present in America’s most famous house. Located at the American Presidential Museum. Christmas at the White House begins November 1st, 2007 and ends December 31st, 2007.

For more information please call (417) 334-8683

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October
31

White Flight

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Only during the holidays, The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure will be featuring thousands of white butterflies. These butterflies will be joined with twinkling lights, holiday music, and beautiful poinsettias. White Flight begins November 1st, 2007 and ends January 15th, 2008.

For more information please call (417) 332-2231 or go to www.thebutterflypalace.com

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October
22

The Duttons Family Theatre proudly presents “America’s Got Talent” Champion, Terry Fator! Sold out in Las Vegas, now playing in Branson for 3 days only, October 23rd -25th, 2007!

For reservations please call (417) 332-2772

All shows begin at 5:30 p.m.

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October
22

Ride the Ducks Holiday Land and Light Tours

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See the lights and tour the sights on this 60 minute adventure! Fully enclosed Festive Ducks with Holiday Music and a Santa Hat for you to keep!

2 Locations to choose from……Classic Hwy 76 & The Branson Landing departing at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. November 4th – December 16th, 2007.

Call today to book your tour, space is limited! For individuals call 1-877-8225. For groups call 1-800-335-2279. Special Rates Apply: No discounts or coupons applicable to these rates.

“Oh what fun it is to Ride the Ducks and see the Lights, Hey!”

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October
21
Linda Ward
prpro@suddenlink.net
PR Pro
417-332-0167
genewilliamscountry.com
117 Black Oak Dr.
Branson, MO   65616

What's happening in Vegas"¦Myrtle Beach, San Francisco, Raleigh, Savannah, Albany, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Colorado Springs and Salt Lake City"¦is a weekly television show featuring Branson, Mo., courtesy of Gene Williams and his Lucas Oil sponsored "Gene Williams Country Television Show."

A winner of three 2007 National Telly Awards, the Gene Williams Show features celebrity guest stars such as Mickey Gilley, Ed McMahon, the Oak Ridge Boys and Roy Clark. Celebrities perform with Williams' band, the Country Junction Band, and are interviewed up-close-and-personal by the legendary Williams and his co-host Katie Lynn.

"We were all waiting to see what Gene would do with his show after last year when he took his show to Puerto Rico. Top that he did, by adding more than a dozen prime markets to make his show broadcast to more than 36 million households weekly," said Denny Yeary, Branson celebrity who serves as Williams' live theater announcer and soloist. "This opens a new market for Branson, the live entertainment capital of the world, where the show has been taped live with a studio audience for the past six years."

The new stations that carry the show are:

  • Raleigh, N.C., WRAZ/FOX Channel 50 Sundays at 9:30 p.m.
  • Savannah, Ga., WSAV/NBC Channel 3 Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Albany, N.Y. WTEN/ABC Channel 10 Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Green Bay, Wisc., WBAY/ABC Channel 2 Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Myrtle Beach, S.C. WBTW/CBS on Channel 13 Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Pueblo/Colorado Springs, Colo., KXRM/FOX Channel 21 9:30 a.m. Sundays
  • Cadillac/Flynt, Mich., WPBN/NBC Channel 7 Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Toldeo, Ohio, WNWO/NBC Channel 24 Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Las Vegas Channel 6 on RTN's KEGS at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.
  • Salt Lake City Channel 3 on RTN's KDBU at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.
  • San Francisco Channel 4 MY's KRON 10:30 p.m. Sundays.
  • Pittsburgh Channel 59 WBGN/IND Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.
  • Provo, Utah, KCBU/RTN Channel 3 Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

"It's exciting to think we have added new viewers who will become Branson fans in these new markets. They will enjoy our country music, our comedy and our band. In the Country Junction Band we have some of the best pickers in Branson and in country music. We also have some of the best guest stars," said Williams whose celebrity line-up is impressive.

In addition to Gilley, McMahon, the Oak Ridge Boys and Clark, Williams has welcomed Johnny Cash's band The Tennessee Three, Doug Kershaw, Barbara Fairchild, Sons of the Pioneers, Jimmy Osmond, the Osmonds, Helen Cornelius, Leona Williams and Bob Anderson. Charlie Louvin, Narvel Felts, Margo Smith, Jim Owen, Cal Smith, Stonewall Jackson, Norma Jean, Mary Lou Turner, Ava Barber, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jean Shepard, Bill Anderson, Porter Wagoner, Buck Trent, Wanda Jackson, Johnny Lee, Fred Travalena and Razzy Bailey have also guest starred on his stage.

The Gene Williams Show is taped live at the Branson Hall of Fame Theatre at the Branson Mall on the world famous Hwy. 76. Admissions for the studio audience is free and the doors open at 1 p.m. for the first taping at 2 p.m. Three shows are taped approximately every third Sunday. Tapings scheduled to date are set for Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 2 and 16, and in 2008, Jan. 20, Feb. 10 and March 2.

Williams is credited with having the largest syndicated country music television show not affiliated with Nashville (where his show is telecast) and with breaking ground for country television. The Gene Williams Show began in 1963 in Arkansas and is now the longest running television show taped in Branson. In 2006 Williams' television show was listed as the most popular TV show in national ratings on WNGS Buffalo/Rochester, N.Y. It was also listed as a favorite TV show in the March, 2006, issue of the national magazine, "Maxim."

Williams began his career in the country music field as a DJ in Memphis on KWAM in 1957 and was named 1961 Grand Ole Opry DJ of the Year. Two movies he made about country music featured more than 39 Grand Ole Opry stars including Ray Price, Carl Smith, Jordanaires, Kitty Wells, Little Jimmy Dickens, Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers and the late Marty Robbins, Webb Pierce, Ernest Tubb, June Carter, Bill Monroe, Duke of Paducah and Faron Young.

Williams is an inductee to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and has been honored by the Missouri Senate and the State of Arkansas for his contributions to the tourism industry. He holds a record in Arkansas of having nine days proclaimed Gene Williams Day by six governors including three times by former President Bill Clinton.

In July, he was presented the key to his hometown, Dyess, Ark., in appreciation for his support to help preserve the town's history. He is helping save a historical building that will be used for a museum recognizing the town's historical significance and its former residents, Johnny Cash, Tommy Cash and Williams. Recently he was nominated for induction into the inaugural group for the Hall of Fame Museum as an individual who has had a significant impact on Branson's entertainment history. Last year he was honored with a historical marker in his hometown and presented an honorary doctorate degree from St. Martins College and Seminary, Milwaukee, Wis., in television and broadcast communications in recognition of his community commitment to the industry.
Williams' co-host Katie Lynn has received the Branson Entertainment Awards Best Support Vocalist twice for her work in the “Mickey Gilley Show.” She has worked with Gilley for more than seven years and also worked with Jim Owen for seven years. In addition to her singing career, she is a real estate agent. She and the guest star perform each week with Williams' band, the Country Junction Band.

The show can also be seen in Aberdeen, Miss., Ada, Okla., Albany, N.Y., Alexandria, La., Amory, Miss., Baldwin, Miss., Booneville, Miss., Branson, Mo., Bruce, Miss., Buffalo, N.Y., Burlington, Vt., Calhoun City, Miss., Casper, Wyo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Cheyenne, Wyo., Coffeyville, Miss., Columbia, S.C., Cornith, Miss., Denison, Texas, Denver, Colo., Ecru, Miss., Eldorado, Ark., Eugene, Ore., Eupora, Miss., Eureka Springs, Ark., Fayetteville, Ark., Fort Smith, Ark., Green Bay, Wis., Guntown, Miss., Harrison, Ark., Holly Springs, Miss., Houlka, Miss., Houston, Miss., Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jonesboro, Ark., Lexington, Ky., Little Rock, Ark., Marianna, Fla., Marquette, Mich., Memphis, Tenn., Montgomery, Ala., Mt. Vernon, Ill., Myrtle, Miss., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nashville, Tenn., Nettleton, Miss., New Albany, Miss., Niagara Falls, N.Y., Okolona, Miss., Oxford, Miss., Panama City, Fla, Pittsburgh, Plattsburg, Vt., Pontotoc, Miss., Pullman, Wa.., Raleigh, N.C., Ripley, Miss., Roanoke, Va., Rochester, N.Y., Roseberg, Ore., Satillo, Miss., San Francisco, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Savannah, Ga., Shannon, Miss., Sherman, Miss., Sherman, Texas, Smithville, Miss., Spokane, Wash., Springfield, Mo., St. Louis, Syracuse, N.Y., Tupelo, Miss, Vardaman, Miss., Verona, Miss., Water Valley, Miss., and Waterloo, Iowa.

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October
20
logo Linda Ward
prpro@suddenlink.net
American Kids Inc.
417-337-8964
americankids.com
158 Pointe Royale Dr. Ste. O
Branson, MO   65616

BRANSON, MO. — The Branson-based, non-profit children's talent organization, American Kids Inc. is seeking young performers for area shows to be performed in 2008.

"Before American Idol"¦before Star Search, there was American Kids Inc., America’s only "˜little league' of entertainers. In its 25-year history it has become the connection to the world of entertainment for children," said the group's founder, Dr. Dale Smith, or Dr. Dale as he is fondly called by the thousands of children with whom he has worked. Dr. Dale is a retired high school principal and music educator who holds a doctorate in administration-education and masters in music education. Dr. Dale has dedicated his life to character development in children through the American Kids program.

"We are preparing to cast our 2008 Branson area shows and auditions will be held Nov. 3 on stage at Playtime Pizza in Branson. I am looking for kids who like to perform and are looking for an outlet," said Dr. Dale. "There are talented kids everywhere who have no opportunity to express themselves and desire a safe environment in which to perform."

American Kids Inc. has produced shows for a decade at Silver Dollar City and at the Starlite, Majestic and Wild West theaters. Currently American Kids Inc., has children or alumni cast in Branson shows such as "Red, Hot and Blue," "Clay Cooper's Country Music Express," "The Promise," "Celebrate America," "The Hamner Barber Variety Show," "The Presleys Country Jubilee" and "Pierce Arrow." Celebrity performers who started with American Kids, to name a few, are Kristin Chenowith, Bryan White and Blake Shelton.

The American Kids, a 501c3 non-profit child development program, has child members in over 20 states. As a whole the organization produces nearly 400 shows annually at fairs, festivals, reunions, nursing homes, schools, hospitals, bank Christmas parties and various other venues. Its purpose is to assist parents in developing character in their children, provide a positive peer experience and to help young people get past there fears of expressing oneself in the presence of an audience.

"We promote drug-free lifestyles, patriotism and community service using entertainment as the means. We promise exposure, growth, character development and opportunity. Because of the experience gained from being on stage, our members are better prepared for whatever they choose to do in life. Fame and fortune are not promised, but personal development is," Dr Dale said.

"The Christian-based organization works through its trained volunteers. For this reason we seek families willing to help us in these efforts. The program utilizes parents as directors as they are willing to serve. Our Missouri Kids state directors are Darla and Jeff Hicks of Springfield and Deanna and Carter Blackerby of Forsyth. Debbie Wentler of Springfield serves as a regional director. Our affiliations with these parents and others such as Ed McMahon, Barbara Fairchild, Randy Earhart and the Taco Mayo Corporation and Steve Weyher and Golden Corral, to just name a few, are a blessing."

Auditions are open to ages 3 to high school seniors and will be held at Playtime Pizza, 3101 N. Gretna Road, in Branson on Nov. 3. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Auditions are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. The registration fee of $20 is a tax-deductible donation and should be made payable to American Kids Inc.

For more information call the national office manager Brenda Hoffstatter at 1-800-377-8117 OR 417-337-8964 or go to the website at www.americankids.com.

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October
16
Cindy Merry
tomerrys@interlinc.net
Yakov
417-739-4925
www.yakov.com
67 Melody Manor Lane
Reeds Spring, MO   65737

Teleconferences with Int'l Space Station at NASA's Request

International Space Station and Branson, Missouri — (Monday, October 15, 2007) — Yakov Smirnoff took his comedy where no comedian has gone before"¦or at least where very few earthbound stars ever get to go. On Monday, October 15 at 2:30 PM Yakov teleconferenced with Astronaut Clayton Anderson, a flight engineer on the International Space Station. "It was really interesting. I had a very pleasant conversation for 45 minutes with the man from outer space. Sometimes people go too far when they talk to me, but I was flattered anyway," said Yakov.

Anderson, who is part of Expedition 15, used his video camera to show Yakov around the International Space Station. "I learned how they use their space — no pun intended — efficiently by mounting their stationary bike on the ceiling. I mentioned to Clay that I might want to try that at home tonight, he suggested that I check with my insurance agent first," said Yakov. "Along with learning about the astronauts' space adventures, we also discussed how the world has changed so dramatically that now Clay is on a space station with two Russian cosmonauts. They like to eat American freeze-dried barbecue ribs and he likes to eat Russian hydrated Borscht."

"I also found out that to us on earth the Space Station looks like a shooting star," said Yakov. "I asked Clay to give me a call the next time it was going over Branson so I could make a wish. He was concerned that it was a long distance call and didn't want to spend the taxpayers' money. He told me just log on to NASA's website; that way I can plan my wish in advance. What A Country!" The website is www.spaceflight.nasa.gov; the next possible sighting from Yakov's home in Branson, Missouri is on Thursday, Oct 18 at 7:37 PM.

This is not the first time that NASA has requested Yakov's support in honoring our astronauts. In 1999 Yakov was the featured speaker in Washington D.C. at the 42nd Annual Goddard Memorial Banquet honoring Senator John Glenn. Yakov said, "I'm honored to create laughter for these real-life heroes!" Astronaut Anderson is a member of Expedition 15 which is doing maintenance on the international space station. Expedition 15 launched on April 7, 2007; Anderson arrived in early June and will be heading home within 2 to 3 weeks on the Discovery shuttle.

The teleconference was facilitated in Reeds Spring, Missouri by the Reeds Spring TCRC which is an extension of the University of Missouri. Yakov says, "When I walked in to that room and on the monitor I saw the space station and realized that I was in a small town in the Ozarks and about to teleconference in real-time with outer space, the first thought from my mind was "˜beam me up Scottie! This whole experience was out of this world."

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October
15
Barbara Riggle
babsriggle@suddenlink.net
Women Veterans Committee/Branson Veterans Task Force
P.O. Box 128
Branson, MO   65615

November 6, 2007
10:30 am
Rose Petal Ceremony
To honor women veterans who have died for their country

Women Veteran’s
Candle Service, Two Bell Ceremony and Lunch
Following the Rose Petal Ceremony

Special Guest Speaker
Lt. Col. Vicki Merryman, US Army Retired

$20.00 per person for lunch

College of the Ozarks
Keeter Center

For information on this event and otherVeteran events in Branson contact The Branson Veterans Task Force at:
bvtf@suddenlinkmail.com *Bransonveterans.com*
bransonwomenveterans.com

Everyone Welcome

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