May
30

Whether it’s cigarettes or chewing tobacco, tobacco usage is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including an estimated 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure.

World No Tobacco Day is May 31 this year and Cox Medical Center Branson is observing the day by doing what they do every day of the year, encouraging people to kick the habit and by offering services and support to make that happen.

“Any time is a great time to quit! Branson’s smoke-free ordinance goes into effect July 1. World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31, is a great day to begin your journey of breathing easier and enjoying a healthier life,” said Mayo Clinic Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Jim Brawner.

Branson’s smoke-free ordinance for public and workplaces was passed by aldermen in October 2014. The new requirements are intended to protect the health of residents, visitors, patrons and workers against the dangers of tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke.

CoxHealth has been a leader in the smoke-free movement and has been taking steps for years to protect the health and wellness of our patients, employees and community. In September 2006, Cox Branson became a smoke-free campus. In November 2013, CoxHealth became the first health system in the Ozarks to no longer hire tobacco users.

Tobacco users who are ready to take the next step to becoming tobacco-free themselves do not have to quit alone. Brawner teaches a highly successful Freedom from Smoking class that consists of eight one-hour sessions.

“I think the reason it is so successful is the fact that this program merges the best of the American Lung Association, which is the gold standard in Freedom from Smoking, with the incredible council you get from the Mayo Clinic and their certification program,” said Brawner. “At CoxHealth, our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve and by offering this class, we’ve been able to dramatically improve the health of more than 100 of our friends and neighbors here in Branson area.”

The Freedom from Smoking class is $80 per person and the fee includes a workbook as well as up to $50 in nicotine replacement therapy. Scholarships are available through the Skaggs Foundation. To register for an upcoming Freedom from Smoking class in Taney or Stone counties, call Brawner at 417-348-8498. For information about tobacco cessation support in Springfield, call 417-269-4847 or in Monett, call 417-354-1100.

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May
22
Cindy Shorey
cindy@thecaringpeople.org
The Caring People
4173340131
thecaringpeople.org
164 Corporate Place
Branson, MO   65616

Branson, MO, May 22, 2015 – Patient PAL will present the 7th annual Dash to the Splash 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Dewey Short Visitor’s Center at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. in support of the Caring People.

Exciting changes for the Dash to the Splash in 2015 include a new course, great food provided by the CRAVE food truck and a stellar runner’s goodie bag. Steel drum player Bryan Alford returns with his fun and festive summer tunes selection. The first 300 runners receive an event t-shirt, runner’s goodie bag, and could win from a collection of over 100 prizes in drawings held throughout the morning. A 2 day Branson vacation getaway is just one of the main prizes.

Register online at www.dashtothesplash.com. Fees are $30 for adults, $25 per person for team participants (team of 4 minimum) and $15 for children under 12. On-site packet pick-up starts at 6:15 am and race time is 7:30 am. Awards will be presented to the top three places in eight different age categories and an overall male and female winner. Expect a great race, on a well maintained scenic course along Table Rock Lake.

The Caring People, founded by JoDee Herschend in 1996 exists to “walk the love of Jesus into the hearts of Single Moms and their children” by partnering them with strong, caring, Christian women in weekly “Care Groups” and special events.

To schedule an interview with JoDee Herschend, Founder, or Cindy Shorey, CEO, contact sundijo@thecaringpeople.org. For more information, visit www.thecaringpeople.org.

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May
22

Saturday May 23, 2015 from 7 am to 3 pm.

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Branson Chapter 913 will host a Bass Tournament at Table Rock Lake at the Mill Creek ramp off Highway 13 to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund.

Registration required.

Table Rock Lake Mill Creek Ramp off of Hwy 13, Lampe, MO 65681

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May
20

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May
14

NEED YOUNG ENTERTAINERS

Posted In: Branson Area, Education by Pamela Nelson


Pamela Nelson
mystery4012002@yahoo.com
American Kids
(870) 308-5431
www.americankids.com
American Kids, Inc. Pointe Royale 150 The Bluffs # 11
Branson, MO   65616

American Kids

American Kids inc., a 33 year old entertainment organization is launching a search for kids who have an interest in entertainment. “We are establishing a show troupe in the Branson area”, said Dr. Dale Smith, the founder of the organization. “Dr. Dale”, as he is addressed by those who know him, is a retired music educator. He started this “little league” of entertainers in 1982 in Oklahoma. ” I have seen thousands from many states over the years, most of whom do not become entertainers any more than “little league” baseball players become pro ball players.They just become more confident citizens”, he continued. Dr. Dale reported that more than 40 kids and adults have become show cast members in Branson stage shows since he arrived in Branson in 1996. “While our purpose is more to help kids get past their fears than it is to develop entertainers, many have gone into show business because the individual worked hard to get there, including Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Brian White, Jandi Swanson, Kristin Chenowith, and Tina Cooper(Mrs. Clay Cooper)”, said the enthusiastic singer, songwriter.

The show troupe to be developed will present a positive message to include country, patriotic, gospel and 50’s classic music. The show(s) will be themed for any occasion much like the shows that American Kids produced for 10 years for Silver Dollar City. The shows will be costumed and choreographed and will include some dialogue designed to project a strong positive message to the viewers. Dr. Dale indicated that the troupe will perform for hospitals, nursing homes, fairs. festivals, military reunions and local city functions.

Open auditions for children 5 through 18 will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 3 o’clock at the Victorian Village, on Shepherd Of the Hills Expressway. Pre-registration can be affected by contacting americankids@gmail.com. You may call the American Kids office at 417-294-4881.

Please call with any questions. American Kids is a 501c3 organization.

Thank you very much!!

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May
11

Thursday, May 21, 4 to 6:30 pm.
Support the environment and the Ozark Mountain Girl Scouts!
Click below for more information.
2015 Phone Book Recycling

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May
10

AP

Branson is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archaeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout SW Missouri. Filming will begin next month.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle America, restore forgotten relics to their former glory, and learn a thing or two about American history along the way.

Filming is scheduled to start next month. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50’s western gear.

AMERICAN PICKERSis produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Wednesdays at 9pm ET on History.

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com , or call 1-855-OLD RUST.
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May
8

City Road Work Next Week

Posted In: City News by BroadcastBranson.com


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City of Branson
110 West Maddux
Branson, MO 65616
417-337-8548
ganderson@bransonmo.gov

NEWS RELEASE

Date: May 8th, 2015
Contact: Keith Francis, Branson’s assistant public works director, 417-243-2725

Branson Public Works officials have been informed that Vance Brothers Construction will be starting the asphalt micro surfacing of numerous City of Branson streets beginning Monday, May 11th, weather permitting.

The streets that will be paved are as follows:
Day Time Work; 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday: North Wildwood Lane and Roark Valley Rd.
Tuesday: Finish Roark Valley Rd.
Night Time Work; 10:00 pm – 8:00 am
Wednesday: Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Roark Rd to Little Pete’s Rd)
Thursday: Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Gretna Rd. (Roark Rd to Hwy 76)
Friday: Finish Gretna Rd.
Residents and visitors should expect delays on these roads, and may want to consider using alternate routes.
For any questions or additional information, contact Keith Francis, assistant public works director, at 243-2725.

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May
7

Make your reservations now for best seating.
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May
6
Cindy Shorey
cindy@thecaringpeople.org
The Caring People
4173340131
164 Corporate Place
Branson, MO   65616

ANN COMPTON SHINES AT HONORING OUR MOTHERS
Fundraiser Honors Mothers Through the Caring People

Branson, MO. May 7, 2015 – Ann Compton shined brightly on the platform Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the annual Honoring Our Mothers…Applauding Remarkable Women dinner at Chateau on the Lake, speaking on behalf of the Caring People. The event raised $120,000 towards the mission of impacting the lives of Single Moms and their children. Mercy, Sight and Sound Theaters, and Silver Dollar City led the way as sponsors of the celebratory dinner.

Over 300 were in attendance to hear one of our nation’s top broadcast journalists as she shared stories from a remarkable career covering 7 presidencies. Ms.Compton did indeed pull back the curtain as she reminisced about walking up the path each day to work as a correspondent for ABC News.

Ann’s presentation, Up Close and Very Personal, had humor, insight and heartbreak as she shared her experiences during her 41 year career covering world changing events. Compton shared, “you might ask, what day changed world history? Certainly, June 12, 1987 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed… “Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

The dinner also celebrated four remarkable volunteers for the Caring People. Champion of Compassion service awards were presented to Dianne Ely, Laura Kinne, Kathy Meyer and Donna Yoh. Founder, JoDee Herschend, and CEO Cindy Shorey of the Caring People were on hand to present the awards.

Next year’s dinner is set for April 28, 2016 and plans are underway to host another world class speaker. To schedule an interview with JoDee Herschend, Founder of the Caring People, contact Cindy Shorey, CEO at cindy@thecaringpeople.org. For more information visit thecaringpeople.org.

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