November
30

1945 W. 76 Country Blvd.
Branson, MO 65616
417-335-2484 – Reservations
417-336-5829 – Fax

Recorded LIVE on Friday night at 10:30 PM
This show is broadcast on radio stations around the country.
Airing Saturday nights at 7:00 PM on KRZK – 106.3 in Branson, Mo.
And — Sunday nights at 9:00 PM. on KHOZ – 102.9 in Harrison, Ar.,

You can also listen via the internet.
Show airs at 7:00pm (CST) every Saturday night.
www.BransonCountryUSA.net

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November
30

Jazz Christmas Concert at the Keeter Center
By: Matt Farmer

College of the Ozarks Music Department will present a Christmas jazz concert on Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m., in the Royal Oak Forum of The Keeter Center. This free concert is open to the public and will feature the C of O Jazz Band and Ensemble.

The event will feature arrangements of popular favorites like Vince Guaraldi’s “Charlie Brown Christmas” and traditional Christmas songs, including “Jingle Bells.”

“The Jazz Band really enjoys the Christmas season,” says C of O junior music major Andy Petry. “The students have passion for Christmas music and will put on a great concert for the community.”

No tickets required. For more information, call the Music department at 417-690-2244.

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November
29

College of the Ozarks Theatre Department Presents “Everybody’s Girl”
By: Chelsea Kliethermes

The College of the Ozarks Theatre Department will present its winter production of the comedy “Everybody’s Girl” on December 2, 3 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and December 4 at 2:30 p.m. in Jones auditorium.

This witty comedy, by John Patrick, is the story of an eccentric widow living in a town called Harmony, whose activities range from being mayor to running the local home for wayward girls. Due to the unlikely incident of a Japanese duck landing in her back yard, she comes into small recognition—however, enough recognition for a newspaper man to come out and do a story.

When he finds out she has five sons in a prison camp in North Vietnam, he decides this is his chance for fame and a fast buck, and he launches a campaign to have her named “Mother of the Year.” But this fine distinction is hilariously corrupted when it is revealed she was never married.

Tickets are required to attend this production. Adult tickets are $10, senior citizens and non-C of O students are $8 and children are $6.

To make reservations, please call the Jones Theatre Department at (417) 690-2626.

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November
29
Julie Breckenkamp
jmbmarketing@charter.net
Dolly Parton\'s Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show
www.dixiestampede.com
1525 West Highway 76
Branson, MO   65616

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction has transformed into a beautiful Christmas spectacular. Folks who visit Dixie Stampede will be amazed at the unbelievable makeover including the full-scale live nativity scene, holiday music, Santa, and a four-course yuletide feast.

Families will be mesmerized as “Magic Of Toys”, an amazing musical fantasy. One Christmas night, the Sugar Plum Fairy appears in a sleepy toyshop and magically brings all the toys to life in a musical celebration. Highlighted by a stunning aerial display and set to the unforgettable music of the Nutcracker, that will delight the kid in you and every member of your family!

“Christmas is my favorite time of year, full of fond family memories,” says owner, Dolly Parton. “I hope you’ll join us and make our Christmas celebration a tradition for your family – it’s truly magical.”

Christmas at Dixie features a seasonal twist with a friendly rivalry between the North and South Poles, full of equestrian feats, music, comedy, and audience participation. Celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus is brought to life with Mary, Joseph, the wise men, and a living Nativity of camels, donkeys, and sheep.

No Christmas would be complete without an appearance by Santa himself in his sleigh, as Dixie’s 1100-seat arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of fresh fallen snow.

The Christmas celebration is complemented by a four-course holiday feast of a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, herb-basted potato, buttery corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, homemade biscuit, and special holiday dessert.

About Christmas At Dixie Stampede
Christmas At Dixie Stampede runs October 26th through December 31st 2011. One ticket price includes the holiday Carriage Room pre-show, featuring international performers Dick Franco and Ty Tojo. This father and son act brings to the stage two of the most successful comedic jugglers in the world an hour before the main arena spectacular and dinner.

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attractions operate in two popular vacation destinations: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri. They also operate Pirates Voyage; Fun, Feast & Adventure in Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information regarding show times and ticket prices, call 1-800-520-5544 or visit online at www.dixiestampede.com or www.piratesvoyage.com.
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November
29
logo Dawn Black
dawn@myerhotels.com
Myer Hotels
417.336.4345
www.myerhotels.com
3601A Shepherd of the Hills
Branson, MO   65616

Branson, MO – Brenda Burkhart, Guest Service Agent of the Best Western Music Capital Inn of Branson, was recently honored with the Heroic Hospitality Stars Award as Front Desk Associate of the Year. Burkhart was presented with the award at Best Western International’s annual North American Convention held recently in Orlando, FL in front of more than 2,000 industry peers.

The selection recognizes and celebrates individuals who have demonstrated superior customer care and professionalism by consistently delivering a high level of service to guests. Winners must also be associated with a hotel that meets design and customer care standards.

Mrs. Burkhart was the only one to receive this award in the Front Desk Category and one of seven recognized, out of all staff at the brand’s more than 2,400 properties in the U.S. and Canada.

“The Heroic Hospitality Stars Award recognizes and celebrates Best Westerners who go above and beyond for our guests and treat them like family” said P.G. West, board chair of Best Western International’s Board of Directors. “We are very pleased with Brenda Burkhart’s commitment to her hotel, and to the larger Best Western family.”
Sue Gordy, General Manager of the Best Western Music Capital Inn noted “Brenda is very deserving of this award. She has been a member of our Best Western team for over 10 years. Brenda is the epitome of our mission “Friendly Fantastic Service Always!” and we are all very proud of her.” This is the second time an associate from the Best Western Music Capital Inn has won a Heroic Hospitality Star Award. Joyce Dickens of the Housekeeping Department won in 2008.
Located at 3257 Shepherd of the Hill’s Expressway in Branson, the Best Western Music Capital Inn is consistently recognized by Best Western International for high standards of excellence.

About Myer Hotels

In the lodging business for 44 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 visit www.myerhotels.com.
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November
29
logo Tiffany Powers
tpowers@legendsinconcert.com
Tiffany Powers
417-339-3003
www.legendsinconcert.com
1600 W. Hwy 76
Branson, MO   65616

Don’t miss Legends in Concert’s spectacular New Year’s Eve Show, sure to bring in the New Year with a BANG! Make your reservations now to celebrate the count-down to 2012 at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. Legends in Concert’s New Year’s Eve show features crowd favorites Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Blues Brothers and Elvis. New Year’s Eve 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. Dinner packages and host hotel are available.

For more information, call 417-339-3003 or visit www.legendsinconcert.com.

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November
16

Route 248 Bridge over Route 65 CLOSED Weekend of Nov. 18-20

* Bridge in Branson to Close Friday Morning, Nov. 18, and Reopen Monday, Nov. 21, in Diverging Diamond Configuration *

Web site with DDI animation — http://www.modot.org/southwest/major_projects/Greene/I-44andRoute13.html

Branson, Taney County — The Route 248 bridge over Route 65 in Branson will be CLOSED at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and may remain closed into early Monday, Nov. 21, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

When the bridge is reopened late Sunday or by 6 a.m. Monday at the latest, the bridge will be in the new Diverging Diamond Interchange traffic pattern. That means cars will criss-cross at traffic signals at the end of the bridge and drive across the bridge on the left-hand side, allowing for smoother and safer left turns onto Route 65.

Traffic Impacts During the Bridge Closing

The ramps at the Route 248/65 interchange will remain open over the weekend. However, drivers can make only right turns from the Route 65 ramps onto Route 248 or from Route 248 onto Route 65.

Drivers will NOT be able to turn left onto or off of Route 248. No traffic will be allowed to cross the Route 248 bridge.

Drivers are urged to use the Route 65/Branson Hills Parkway interchange north of Route 248 or the Route 65/Route 76 interchange south of Route 248 to reach their destinations.

Accommodations have been made to allow emergency vehicles to travel across the bridge when responding to emergencies.

Work During the Closing

While the bridge is closed, contractor crews will install:

* Pavement markings to direct drivers through the interchange once it reopens.

* Traffic signals and lighting.

* Concrete islands that will help shift traffic into the correct lanes to drive across the bridge in the new configuration.

New Traffic Pattern When Route 248 Bridge Reopens

Under the Diverging Diamond Interchange design, the opposing lanes of Route 248 will criss-cross at traffic signals at the ends of the bridge over Route 65. Crossing the bridge, oncoming traffic will be on the right. Opposing lanes will be divided by a concrete barrier, with a pedestrian walkway in between the walls.

This configuration will provide left-turning vehicles on Route 248 a “free left” onto Route 65. At the same time, traffic continuing east or west on Route 248 will be able to travel through the interchange without being stopped due to a back up of left-turning traffic.

Signs, pavement markings and concrete islands will clearly guide drivers and help prevent making a wrong turn into the opposing lanes.

Right-angle crashes involving left-turning vehicles from Route 248 to Route 65 should be eliminated and rear-end crashes should be reduced.

Three other Diverging Diamond Interchanges are in use in Missouri: Two in Springfield at Kansas Expressway/I-44 (opened in 2008) and at National Avenue/Route 60 (opened in 2009) and one in St. Louis at Dorsett Road and I-270 (opened in 2009). Two other diverging diamond interchanges are under construction in the Kansas City area.

Project Background

* Widen the Route 248 bridge by 10-feet to allow for three lanes across the bridge when the project is complete; two lanes eastbound and one lane westbound

* Repair the existing Route 248 bridge and resurface the bridge deck

* Widen the southbound ramp at the interchange to include dual right- and dual left-turn lanes from Route 65 onto Route 248

* Install new traffic signals and street lighting at the interchange

The $5 million dollar project, a partnership with the city of Branson, will convert the interchange into a diverging diamond, widen the Route 248 bridge and repair the existing bridge deck and widen the ramps leading off of and onto Route 65.

The prime contractor on the project is APAC-Missouri of Columbia, doing the work for a low bid amount of $5 million. The project is scheduled for completion by December 19, 2011.

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(For more information, call MoDOT toll-free at 888.275.6636 or 417.895.7600. Or visit www.modot.org/southwest

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November
9
logo Tiffany Powers
tpowers@legendsinconcert.com
Tiffany Powers
417-339-3003
www.legendsinconcert.com
1600 W. Hwy. 76
Branson, MO   65616

Legends in Concert, The World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, announces area appreciation to our friends and families who live or work in Stone or Taney County. Tickets will be $5.00 plus tax on November 11, 12 & 13 for both the 3 & 8 p.m. shows. Come see Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Ray Charles, The Blues Brothers and Elvis in one incredible theatrical production including the Legends in Concert band and fabulous singers and dancers.
The charisma of two locally known talents, Bucky Heard and Justin Clark, combine for a high-energy, highly entertaining Blues Brothers performance. They are mainstays at the Legends in Concert show along with Elvis Presley. Portrayed by Dean Z, this act is sure to bring you a rock-a-billy good time! Experience the energy of “The Queen of Country Music”, Dolly Parton; enjoy the award-winning music of Ray Charles; and have a “Good Time” listening to the country classics of Alan Jackson.
Don’t miss this wonderful winter line-up during our area appreciation on November 11, 12 &13! Proof of residency or employment required at time of purchase. Tickets available day of show only and can be purchased at the Legends Box Office.

Show times are 3 & 8 p.m. For more information, call 417-335-STAR or visit www.legendsinconcert.com.

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November
9
logo Dayle Goldsworthy
dtgoldsworthy@cebridge.net
Branson Veterans Task Force
417-337-8387
www.bransonwomenveterans.com
P.O. Box 128
Branson, MO   65616

Rose Petal Memorial Service & Women Veterans Appreciation Lunch

On November 9, 2011, from 11am – 1pm, the Rose Petal Memorial Service and Women Veterans Appreciation Lunch will honor women who have served their country. Held at the Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center, Draw Bridge Room, 3050 Green Mountain Drive, Branson, the event is open to women and men who wish to honor women veterans.
Amy Bennett, Missouri Women Veterans Coordinator, will speak at the Rose Petal Service. Bennett has been with the Missouri Veterans Commission since 2010, first as a Veterans Service Officer and as of April, 2011, Women Veterans Coordinator. In her current position she conducts outreaches for women veterans in Missouri, prepares reports to include statistical data reflecting the number of women veterans and is senior editor for the quarterly Missouri Women Veterans Newsletter.
Major (Retired) Vicki Lynn Jones, a decorated US Army vetran, will speak at the Women Veterans Appreciation Lunch. She has the distinction of being the first female helicopter pilot in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, and the first Native American female helicopter pilot in both the Oklahoma Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army.
The world-renowned talent and Showboat Branson Belle entertainer Janice Martin will perform during our Appreciation Lunch. Janice is a U.S. Army Veteran.
For the seventh year, the service will pay tribute to women by dropping rose petals into water in remembrance of those who gave their lives.
For registration information, contact Barb Riggle at babsriggle@suddenlink.net or bvtf1@suddenlinkmail.com, 417-339-6823 or 417-337-8387. The cost of the lunch is $20.00. www.bransonveterans.com website.

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November
9
Kaye Mascher
chrastilprod@aol.com
Chrastil Productions
402.660.6020
www.billchrastil.com
Box 1866
Branson , MO   65615

The Bill Chrastil Show
Bill Chrastil Receives 2011 Horizon Award
from Branson Show Critic

Branson Entertainer Bill Chrastil has been awarded the 2011 Best Branson Horizon Show Award from Branson Show Critic Gary Wackerly, Branson Show Awards.

During the 2010 season Bill also received awards for:

Best 2010 Gospel CD
Best 2010 Impressionist

First Number 1 Top 20 on Radio Station KBRS for his original song “Lady Turn The Light Out.”

Bill was also the third most requested artist on BransonRadio.com.

In September 2011 Bill was inducted into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.

Bill’s energetic tributes to various styles and musicians include Neal McCoy, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Alabama, Country, Gospel, Classic Rock, 50/60’s and a Tribute to Elvis. Bill also incorporates some of his own original music into his performance.

As a career musician, Chrastil is an accomplished instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano and the harmonica.

Bill performs Tuesdays thru Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Hall of Fame Theatre inside the Branson Mall.

www.billchrastil.com

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