December
20

Yeller Dog Productions is proud to announce that Ozarks Public Television will be broadcasting their “Christmas On The Trail” program this coming Thursday night, December 23rd, at 8:00 PM.  The cowboy-themed Christmas special will air on both OPT affiliates, KOZK, based in Springfield, Missouri, and KOZJ, based in Joplin, Missouri.

Christmas on the Trail was initially written and produced as a stage performance, at The Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead’s Pavilion Theatre, as part of Branson’s premier Christmas attraction, The Trail of Lights.  The production celebrates the true meaning of Christmas, and all of the traditions generations have held dear, from the vantage point of the American Cowboy, and is currently in its seventh year of performances at The Shepherd of the Hills.  After six years of performances, delighting tens of thousands of fans, the show’s creator and producer, Jim Grady, decided that it was time to stop just singing about cowboys, trails, horses, campfires, and Christmas out on the range, and actually head out to a ranch, with cowboys, trails, horses, campfires, Longhorn cattle, and an authentic 1876 chuckwagon, and a document a true cowboy Christmas celebration out on the range!  At that point, Grady’s Yeller Dog Productions began planning with Frank Gamble, founder and owner of One Stone Media, to undertake the incredibly ambitious mission of producing a DVD of this beloved, unique Christmas experience.

Shot in high-definition, the project was not just intended to video a re-creation of what has become a beloved Christmas show to countless families, featuring rock-solid performances from some of the finest musicians and cowboy poets anywhere, but to also capture additional footage, shot over a period of four months, which would take the viewer to a different place in time, and actually tell the story conveyed in the lyrics and poems, visually – much like a music video would.  The other challenge was to find the right balance of traditional Christmas classics, both popular and sacred, and the unique lyrics and harmonies, as well as poems, which capture the romance and iconic imagery of the American Cowboy.  The ultimate goal was simply to allow families across the country to come together each Christmas, and for a couple of hours be transported to sit around this Yuletide campfire, and join the cast, as they look at this most treasured of all American holidays, through the eyes of one of her most revered and honored American heroes – The Cowboy!

OPT’s Programming and Production Manager, Tom Carter, stated, “We are looking forward to the opportunity to air this program.  It’s really beautiful and put together well.”  Grady said, “We are both excited and grateful for the opportunity Ozarks Public Television has afforded us to share this unique, heartwarming Christmas celebration with the people of Southwest Missouri.  OPT has always provided excellent programming to the people of this region, and we feel that our product is an exceptionally good fit for their stations.  Also, the fact that it will be broadcast in high-definition allows the beautiful scenery and quality of the production to be seen to its fullest effect.”

Thursday’s broadcast, scheduled to last one hour, will actually be a condensed sample of the overall production, which is available on a 3-DVD set, containing over three hours of content, along with a double-CD companion soundtrack.  Copies of the “Christmas On The Trail” set may be obtained at www.cowboychristmasdvd.com or www.yellerdogproductions.com.  The current season of the Christmas On The Trail stage production will continue through the remainder of the Christmas holidays, Mondays through Saturdays, through Saturday, January 1st, at The Shepherd of the Hills Pavilion Theatre, with the exception of Christmas Day.  For further information, including ticket reservations, call 1 – 800 – OLD MATT, or visit www.oldmatt.com.

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December
17
logo Tiffany Powers
tpowers@legendsinconcert.com
Legends In Concert
417-335-STAR
www.legendsinconcert.com
1600 W. Hwy. 76
Branson, MO   65616

Legends In Concert’s New Year’s Eve show features crowd favorites George Strait, The Temptations, Patsy Cline, Michael Jackson, The Blues Brothers and Elvis. New Year’s packages include party favors, hors d’oeuvres, seasonal beverages and a midnight celebration with the stars of Legends In Concert at the iconic Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. Hotel packages are available.
Legends In Concert is the world’s greatest live tribute show and brings entertainment’s biggest names to life with uncanny realism using their own natural voices. Legends In Concert is consistently recognized for presenting spectacular superstar lineups during different seasons to accomodate every age.
These incredible look and sound alike artists capture the mannerisms of the stars they portray with amazing accuracy, emotion and attention to detail – you simply won’t believe your eyes or ears!
For reservations, call 417-335-STAR or visit www.legendsinconcert.com.

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December
17
logo Halley Fleming
hfleming@bransonbank.com
Branson Bank
(417) 334-9696
www.bransonbank.com
3285 Falls Parkway
Branson, MO   65616

(Branson, MO) – After several months of collecting recipes for their 10 Year Commemorative Cookbook, Branson Bank is proud to announce that one diligent, hard-working Non-Profit Organization will benefit from the cookbook sales.

A contest was formed that gave the community an opportunity to vote for a Non-Profit to receive the proceeds. For every recipe submitted up to five (5) per person, a vote was tallied. Throughout the months of July and August, recipes seemed to trickle in to each of the Branson Bank locations but as the deadline of August 16, 2010 neared, the trickle soon became a downpour. Plastic sacks full of recipes were being dropped off at locations on behalf of local Non-Profits.

“To commemorate our ‘Ten Years of Community Banking,’ we wanted to build a memorable cookbook while helping one of our local Non-Profit Organizations,” said Halley Fleming, Director of Marketing. “We had two goals in mind, (1) produce a local, memorable cookbook that many will want to purchase and enjoy, and (2) donate the proceeds from the sales of the book to a local Non-Profit Organization.”

Due to the enormous reception and hard work of the area’s Non-Profit Organizations, the first Branson Bank cookbook will hold over 950 recipes. Receiving the most votes and submitting over half of the recipes collected was The Junior Auxiliary of Taney County (JA).

“When I heard that JA would benefit from the sales of Branson Bank’s first cookbook, I was thrilled,” said Mary Jo Green, Membership Coordinator of Junior Auxiliary of Taney County. “When motivated people put their minds together, rest assured, good things can and will happen!”

Branson Bank’s 10 Year Commemorative Cookbook will go on sale mid-November, at their three convenient locations: Hwy 248, Falls Parkway, and in Forsyth, just in time for the holidays. With nearly 950 recipes from people in our community, the cookbook will cost only $15.00 and all profits from the cookbook will be donated to the Junior Auxiliary of Taney County.

“We really appreciate the support that the community has shown with our cookbook project,” said Bill Jones, President. “Serving both Taney and Stone Counties over the past 10 years has been an honor and be sure to look for more ‘Sweet Traditions’ from your local bank, Branson Bank!”

Stop in to one of our three convenient locations for a warm, chocolate chip cookie and discover why more and more people are choosing Branson Bank for all of their financial needs.

Branson Bank is one of the fastest growing community banks in the region, with $160 million dollars total assets and an innovative customer focused approach to service. Courier Banking, our SaveFirst program, Facebook, and free online banking are just some of the ways Branson Bank continues to keep customers on the cutting edge of financial services.

Branson Bank is a locally owned, state chartered financial institution with two locations in Branson and one in Forsyth.

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December
13
logo Lisa Wagoner
lisasalesbvt@aol.com
Branson Variety Theater
417-334-2500
www.bransonvarietytheater.com
2701 W Hwy 76
Branson , MO   65616

There is a whole lot of shakin’ going on at the
Branson Variety Theater!

Shake, Rattle & Roll – has been awarded Branson’s Best New Show for 2010 by Branson Show Awards!

It’s time to Shake, Rattle & Roll all the way back to the fantastic 50’s!

Travel back to the time of poodle skirts and blue suede shoes and enjoy the biggest and best Rock n Roll show ever.

Featuring a phenomenal cast of singers and dancers, Shake, Rattle & Roll is a non stop hit parade of Rock & Roll classics that is guaranteed to leave you dancing in the aisles.

From our multi award winning producer David King, who also brought Broadway! The Star-Spangled Celebration, The Twelve Irish Tenors and Spirit of the Dance to Branson, Missouri- Shake, Rattle & Roll is now a substantial world wide hit. Originally produced for his Monte Carlo venue, Shake, Rattle & Roll is an American Jukebox sensation that has wowed audiences everywhere. This show will take you on a trip down memory lane with your favorite classic songs such as; “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “Da Do Ron Ron”, “Rock Around the Clock”, “Only You”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and many, many more. Within the era of 1950’s and 60’s, this show will be a doo-wop complete with poodle skirts and bobby socks.
Branson Variety Theater is thrilled to announce the North American Debut of this amazing hit show. Christmas is also a definite hit with Shake, Rattle & Roll Christmas Show!
Enjoy your favorite classic Christmas songs, along with the best of the 50’s & 60’s.

Branson Variety Theater is also home to all the glitz and glamour of Branson’s Newest Show for 2011-
Hooray for Hollywood!, the amazing harmonies of The Twelve Irish Tenors and also New for 2011- the festive Holiday celebration of Hollywood’s Christmas Spectacular!

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December
13
logo Danell Tennison
danellten@aol.com
Branson Variety Theater
417-334-2500
www.bransonvarietytheater.com
2701 W Hwy 76
Branson , MO   65616

Hooray for Hollywood!

This is Branson’s most exciting new show for 2011!

It’s the all singing, all dancing Movie Musical Hooray for Hollywood!

Featuring the most famous song and dance moments of the last 50 years of movie history- recreated live on stage at the Branson Variety Theater.

Join us as we take you on a nostalgic journey through the most popular movie musicals of the last 50 years. You will see film clips of your favorite movies, and then watch the action unfold, live on stage, as our wonderful cast of singers and dancers perform the greatest song and dance from the greatest movies- live in concert.

With the magic of todays’ technology, Branson Variety Theater will make you feel as if you are a part of that magical movie scene.

Produced by the award winning production team that brought
Spirit of the Dance and Broadway! The Star-Spangled Celebration to Branson-
Hooray for Hollywood! is the number one must see new show for the 2011 season.

Featuring highlights from famous movies, from Singin’ in the Rain, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to Disney’s “The Lion King”, this all new, all singing and dancing production will thrill and excite you as your favorite movie moments actually come to life before your eyes!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Now That’s Entertainment!

Branson Variety Theater is also home of the amazing harmonies of The Twelve Irish Tenors, 2010 award winning- hand jivin’, good timin’ Rock n Roll dance party of Shake, Rattle & Roll and also New for 2011 the most festive musical holiday production of
Hollywood’s Christmas Spectacular!

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December
7
logo Dawn Black
dawn@myerhotels.com
Myer Hotels
417.336.4345
www.myerhotels.com
3601A Shepherd of the Hills
Branson, MO   65616

Branson, MO – Team members from all six Myer Hotels, Branson’s award-winning hotel company, recently participated in a food drive in support of Christian Action Ministries (CAM). Christian Action Ministries has served over 4,900 families already this year, more than 12,000 individuals. CAM Executive Director Pat Davis accepted the donation and expressed appreciation for the continued support of Myer Hotels and all of the employees. “Heather Albaugh, Executive Housekeeper at Best Western Center Pointe Inn challenged the other 5 housekeeping teams within Myer Hotels—all teams responded with a tremendous effort.” stated Brian King, Assistant General Manager of the Best Western Center Pointe Inn.

A total of 520 food items were collected through the month of November. The Myer Hotels team achieved an increase of 15% over last year.

“We had fun contending to see which property could donate the most canned foods, and enjoyed helping CAM provide groceries to thousands of our neighbors here in the Branson area. We were blessed to be a part of this good effort and thank everyone who joined in the food drive,” expressed Chris Myer, Vice President of Marketing for Myer Hotels. In addition, Myer Hotels has challenged all other hotels in greater Branson to match or exceed their total.

About Myer Hotels

In the lodging business for over 40 years, the Myer family has actively contributed to Branson’s hospitality market for over 28 years and received numerous national awards. Myer Hotels includes the Best Western Center Pointe Inn, Best Western Music Capital Inn, Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills, Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows, Comfort Inn West, and Holiday Inn Express Green Mountain Drive. The properties emphasize excellent locations, countless amenities and exceptional customer service while focusing on great value in the upper mid-scale area. For more information about these hotels please visit www.myerhotels.com.

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December
6
logo Dawn Black
dawn@myerhotels.com
Myer Hotels
417.336.4345
www.myerhotels.com
3601A Shepherd of the Hills
Branson, MO   65616

Branson, MO – Myer Hotels of Branson is pleased to announce the Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows, Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills and Comfort Inn West were recognized by the Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives for commitment to environmental initiatives.

In addition, the Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association honored these three properties with a 2010 Certified Green hotel award. This award is given only if the hotel is able to exceed the previous year’s performance.

“At Myer Hotels, God’s environment has always been important to us. The use of green products within our landscaping and housekeeping departments, along with recycling programs at each of our six properties is essential. We were the first Certified Green hotels in Branson, an honor that we take seriously.” stated Gail Myer, Vice President of Operations.

About Myer Hotels
In the lodging business for over 40 years, the Myer family has actively contributed to Branson’s hospitality market for 28 years and received numerous national awards. Myer Hotels includes the Best Western Center Pointe Inn, Best Western Music Capital Inn, Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills, Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows, Comfort Inn West, and Holiday Inn Express Green Mountain Drive. The properties emphasize excellent locations, countless amenities and exceptional customer service while focusing on great value in the upper mid-scale area. For more information about these hotels please visit www.myerhotels.com.

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December
6

Ozark Generosity

Posted In: City News by BroadcastBranson.com


Press Release

Christian Action Ministries

Contact: Jack Burke, jack@soundmarketing.com

Ozark Generosity

December 2, 2010…The generous spirit of charity in the Ozarks was again evident as Taney County residents participated in the Holiday Food Harvest sponsored by the Board of Realtors and Hometown Radio.  According to Pat Davis, director of the Christian Action Ministries’ Food Pantries in Branson and Forsyth, “The donations were fantastic this year.  CAM Branson received over 5,600 pounds of food, 73 “turkey bucks” towards the purchase of turkeys, and $1,524.08 in cash for food purchases.  Our Forsyth pantry received nearly 3,000 pounds of food and $1,018.16 in cash.  This outpouring from the community will definitely help fill the growing need this winter.  We feel very blessed to be a part of such a giving population here in Taney County.”

CAM Board Chairman Jack Burke went on to add, “We particularly want to thank all the participating grocery stores and the many volunteers that manned the donation stations.   Along with their support throughout the year, this special effort will make a major difference in fighting hunger in our county.”

In order to continue meeting the escalating demand for services, Christian Action Ministries recently moved into a new Branson facility at 610 South Sixth Street, Suite 102.  The food pantry and offices are now located in the lower level of the Faith Community Health Clinic building, with access from Fifth St.  The Forsyth pantry, formerly known as My Neighbor’s Pantry, continues operations on the 76 East in Forsyth on the National Enzyme property.

CAM is hosting an official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Sixth Street Pantry at 9 AM on Tuesday, December 7th.  The public is invited to join in the festivities and tour the new location, which was made possible through a major donation by Sight & Sound Theatres.

CAM is entirely supported by financial and food donations from the community.  Through November of this year, CAM has assisted an average of more than 700 families seeking food assistance each month.  Approximately one in five are families seeking help for the first time.  CAM provides each family with enough food to prepare nine nutritional meals per person in the family.  On that basis CAM has provided food for over 155,000 meals through the end of November.

Anyone wishing to donate cash, food, or time, can call Pat Davis at 334-1157 or visit the CAM website at www.christianactionministries.org.

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December
6
logo Kaye Mascher
chrastilprod@aol.com
Chrastil Productions
402.660.6020
www.billchrastil.com
Box 1866
Branson, MO   65616

April 13, 2011, Entertainer Bill Chrastil will move his show “The Bill Chrastil Show” featuring the Many Performances of Bill Chrastil to Taylor Reeds, The Tower Theatre.

Bill will perform at 10 a.m. Wednesday thru Saturday.

The Tower Theatre is located at the Shoppes in Branson Meadows, 4600 N Gretna Rd, Branson MO 65616.

During 2010 his first season in Branson, Bill received awards for the Best 2010 Gospel CD, Best 2010 Impressionist and the first Number 1 Top 20 on Radio Station KBRS for the song he wrote “Lady Turn The Light Out.”

Bill includes vocal impressions of Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and Elvis in addition to Country, Gospel, Classic Rock, 50/60’s and guitar instrumentals during his high-energy show.

www.billchrastil.com

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December
6

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Posted In: Branson by Barbara Riggle


Barbara Riggle
bvtf1@suddenlinkmail.com
Branson Veterans Task Force
417-337-8387
www.bransonveterans.com
P.O. Box 128
Branson, MO   65615

December 7th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
A special ceremony will commemorate “The day that will live in infamy”. Beginning at 12:00 PM. Front of the water and fire show area at Branson Landing. The ceremony is to honor those who were lost at Pearl Harbor and will end with a wreath laying in Lake Taneycomo. This is a FREE event and the public is welcome. Dan Dandurand is the chairperson for this event. For more information contact 417-337-8387.

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