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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April
20


Decorated Vietnam War Veteran Oliver North to speak at dedication of The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1,410 servicemen and women from the state of Missouri gave their lives during the Vietnam War. The fallen will be honored through an official Missouri memorial on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri.

The dedication of the memorial will take place at the College on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The purpose of the memorial is to honor the fallen and properly thank Vietnam War Veterans for their sacrifice and bravery. The memorial is being constructed by staff and students and will stand near the College’s entrance.

“We are honored to build this memorial on our campus,” said College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis. “The fallen and their families, along with the Vietnam Veterans, deserve a proper thank you. We hope family members and those in communities across the state will join us for this sacred occasion.”

Dedication ceremony

The speaker for the ceremony is former U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North. A decorated Vietnam War Veteran, North serves as host of the FOX News Channel documentary series “War Stories with Oliver North.” He is not only a combat-decorated Marine, but he is a #1 best-selling author, inventor, business owner and syndicated columnist. North has previously served as a convocation speaker at the College of the Ozarks.

The ceremony will begin with The Call of Remembrance, the music of a single bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace.” Walls containing the names of the fallen will be unveiled and wreaths placed on them by dignitaries. A 21-gun salute will further honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Alumnus and Vietnam Veteran General Terrence R. Dake will address those gathered.

“Kindergartners from the S. Truett Cathy Lower School will place roses in front of the statue of Vietnam Veterans to commemorate the living,” said Dean of Character Education Sue Head. “We want our younger students to understand the service and sacrifice of those who went to Vietnam.”

Additional special observances, musical numbers from the College’s choir, and opportunities for prayer and reflection are planned as part of the service.

At the end of the ceremony, family members of the fallen, and others wishing to show their respect, will place single roses at the base of the walls. The roses will be provided for those in attendance.

A reception for all those in attendance will be held immediately upon completion of the dedication ceremony at The Keeter Center on the College of the Ozarks campus.

Honoring the fallen

Names of the fallen Missouri servicemen and women are provided via the following link to the U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War, available through the National Archives and prepared by the Secretary of Defense: http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/mo-alpha.pdf
Families of the fallen are urged to call the College at (417) 690-2212 to share their information. They will be recognized with special observances during the ceremony.

These names will be carved into slabs of granite, immortalized on a divided wall which is the focal point of the memorial. The division of the wall represents the divide that separated the country during this conflict.

In between the two walls will stand a statue of Vietnam Veterans, representing those who served in Vietnam and returned home to live the rest of their lives with memories of war. A flower bed in the shape of the letter “V” for valor will display red flowers, representing the blood shed by servicemen and women.

The memorial was designed by Austin Meyer, a 2014 College of the Ozarks graduate.

More about Oliver North

Former U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served 22 years as a Marine officer. During the Vietnam War, he led a counter-insurgency Marines platoon. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in combat.

Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan Administration, North was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. After helping plan the U.S. raid on Muammar Qaddafi’s terror bases in Libya, North was targeted for
assassination by Abu Nidal, the infamous terrorist killed in Baghdad in August, 2002.

President Ronald Reagan described North as “an American hero.”

Since 2001, he has been the host of “War Stories” — the award-winning military documentary series on Fox News Channel — and has been embedded with more than 55 U.S. and allied combat units. North has authored thirteen books, all of them New York Times best sellers. His latest, Heroes Proved, is a gripping tale of intrigue and duplicity at the highest levels of the U.S. Government.

In addition to his work on FOX News Channel, North also serves as the honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, the conservative public policy organization he founded in 1990. Freedom Alliance provides tuition assistance to dependents of troops killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Freedom Alliance also provides support to members of the armed forces who have been wounded in the line of duty, those currently serving on the front lines, and their families.

For more information, call the public relations department at (417) 690-2212 or visit www.cofo.edu

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April
7

Posted In: Branson, Branson Area, Community Caring, Events by BroadcastBranson.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Sundi Jo Graham
Communications Coordinator
164 Corporate Place
Branson, Mo. 65616
Tel. 417.334.0131
Email: [email protected]
Date: 3/18/15

FAMED BROADCAST JOURNALIST ANN COMPTON TO SPEAK IN BRANSON, MO.
A special dinner honoring remarkable mothers will be held in May

Branson, MO. March 18, 2015 – A special dinner will be held, Honoring our Mothers…Applauding Remarkable Women, Saturday, May 2, 2015, 6:00 pm at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo. The annual dinner benefits the Caring People, a non-profit organization that seeks to positively impact the lives of single mothers and their children. Former ABC News’ White House Correspondent, Ann Compton, will be the keynote speaker for Honoring Our Mothers.

Ann Compton


Ann Compton has a storied career spanning seven presidents over her 41 years in broadcast journalism. She was the first woman to serve as a White House correspondent for any television network (ABC News), and one of the youngest hired at the age of 27. On September 11, 2001 Ann was the only broadcast reporter allowed to stay aboard Air Force One during the dramatic hours when President Bush was unable to return to Washington. Ann says her most valued award is a golden statuette received from the National Mothers’ Day committee naming her a Mother of the Year in 1988.

Tickets for the dinner, Honoring Our Mothers, can be reserved by visiting thecaringpeople.org/honoringmoms. Early bird pricing, only available until April 1, 2015, is $65 for a single ticket price and $110 for a couple. A meet and greet will be held at 4:45 pm for dinner sponsors. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and the program starts at 7:00 pm. Chateau on the Lake’s Executive Chef Doug Knopp will present a succulent dinner followed by a grandiose “apple” dessert experience.

The Caring People is a 501C(3) organization made up of over 150 volunteers, caring women, who mentor Single Moms in weekly “Care Groups” held throughout Missouri, Kansas, Ohio and internationally in El Salvador.

To schedule an interview with JoDee Herschend, founder or Cindy Shorey, CEO contact [email protected] For more information visit www.thecaringpeople.org.

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March
21

Join us April 4th for the 15th Annual Table Rock Lake Shoreline Cleanup. The cleanup takes place anywhere along the more than 700 miles of shoreline. Trash bags, gloves, water, granola bars and tarps (if needed) are provided. Form a team with family members, home owners associations, work groups, church groups, student groups or scouts. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a coupon for a free night of camping at any Table Rock Lake Corps of Engineers Campground. For sign-up, tracking sheets and dumpster maps, or for more information, go to trlwq.org.

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October
8

City provides annual Fall Cleanup week of November 3rd

NEWS RELEASE

Date: October 8th, 2014
Contact: Pam Hitchcock, Engineering/Public Works Department, 243-2725

The Branson Public Works Department will be conducting its annual fall cleanup beginning Monday, November 3rd through Thursday, November 6th, to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost. This is a semi-annual event which is part of an ongoing effort to keep Branson beautiful. This year’s cleanup is scheduled two weeks earlier due to Veteran’s Week activities.
The cleanup service is available for individual residents of Branson, but not for businesses or commercial entities. This provides residents within the City Limits the opportunity to get rid of large unwanted and difficult to manage items like old appliances, furniture and mattresses which are not typically picked up by residential trash haulers.
The pick-up date for Ward 1 is on Monday, November3rd; Ward II is on Tuesday, November 4th; and Ward III is on Wednesday, November 5th. Brush and limbs will be picked up in all three wards on Thursday, November 6th .
If a resident is unsure of their ward residence, they should refer to where they voted in the most recent election. If persons voted at the Community Center on Compton Drive, they are in Ward I. If they voted at the Presbyterian Church in Downtown, they are in Ward II; and if they voted at the Methodist Church on Highway 76, they are in Ward III.
Also, a map of the city’s three wards is available online at www.bransonmo.gov. Locate the “GIS & Maps” link on the lower left portion of the page, then open the “Ward Map” on the that page.
All items, including brush must be at the curb by 8 a.m. on the day of pick-up. Crews will not backtrack. Items not placed out for pickup by the deadline will NOT be picked up and will not be eligible for participation in this city service. Property owners who miss the deadline must make separate arrangements on their own to have the materials picked up.
City crews will not pick up any garbage normally collected by private refuse haulers.
Limbs and brush do not need to be bundled, but must be cut and stacked at the curb in manageable 4-6’ piles. No more than one dump truck load of limbs and brush will be hauled from any one residence.
City crews WILL NOT collect tires, batteries, televisions, computer monitors, bagged leaves or household hazardous waste products. Here is where those items can be disposed:
TIRES: Taney County Transfer Station Call 336-6589
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS: Accepted year round at Branson Recycle Center, located at 601 Compton Drive, in Branson. The center is open Monday thru Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
ELECTRONICS: The Best Buy store in Branson Hills recycles household electronics. See “recycling” at www.bestbuy.com for details. The Staples store on Highway 248 in Branson will also accept household electronics of all kinds. Also, Computer Recycling of Springfield accepts TVs and computers for a small fee. Call 417-866-2588. Call or check web sites for hours and what items they will accept.
BAGGED LEAVES: The nearest options to dispose of green waste are the Hansen’s Tree Service facilities in Reeds Spring and Ozark. Call Hansen’s at 272-8733 for information. Sunny Hills Garden Center in Kirbyville also accepts bagged leaves and other yard waste, year round. Call 417-339-4437 for information.
For the pick-up of exceptionally heavy items such as sofas or large appliances, residents are asked to call 243-2725 at least 24 hours before their scheduled pick-up day. A separate truck will haul away these items.

www.bransonmo.gov

City of Branson
110 West Maddux
Branson, MO 65616
417-337-8548
[email protected]

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July
29

Contact: Michael McCarry, Executive Director, Alliance for International Educational &
Cultural Exchange, [email protected]
Local Contact: Leslie Corn, Director of Communications, Cultural Exchange Network,
[email protected] 573.579.5078

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eat. Play. Give: J-1 Visa Sponsors Team Up to Celebrate First Annual J Day on August 4
BRANSON, MO. – Three J-1 Work and Travel Program sponsors have joined forces to launch the first annual J Day in Missouri, Texas and Virginia on Monday, August 4. J Day is a celebration of international exchange participants coming together in their communities to share cultural diversity and American customs.

CCI Greenheart, CENET: Cultural Exchange Network and Spirit Cultural Exchange will host J

Day events for J-1 participants in Fairfax, Virginia; Branson, Missouri; and Galveston, Texas, respectively. J Day events will offer participants unique activities to enjoy, such as an American
BBQ picnic, Olympic style games, and a scavenger hunt. In addition, participants attending each
J Day celebration are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to non-profit
organizations in each community.

Residents of the local communities are invited to attend; all ages are welcome!
Join us as we Eat. Play. Give. during J Day on August 4!

J Day Celebration in Branson, Missouri

Hosted by CENET
Moonshine Beach
4 pm – 8 pm

Donations collected for Ozark’s Food Harvest
The J-1 Work and Travel Program offers international university students the opportunity to experience the benefits of cultural exchange while working in seasonal positions in the United States. Each J-1 Work and Travel Program sponsor is designated by the United States Department of State (DOS). All three sponsors are also members of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange.

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July
14
logo Cyrene Jagger
cjagger@discoveryarts.org
Discovery Arts
(714) 637-1774
1938 N. Batavia Street, Suite B
Orange, CA   92865

Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation awards Discovery Arts a 2014 Grant in honor of Cherese Mari Laulhere and her vision to “Make a difference in the world.”

July 8, 2014 – Orange, CA — Discovery Arts is pleased and honored to announce that they have received a generous gift from the Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation. This gift will help the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization continue to bring the healing power of the arts to children with cancer, serious blood disorders and life threatening illnesses while they are hospitalized for treatment at 6 southern California hospitals. The Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation’s 2014 grant will help Discovery Arts continue its mission and assist in the development and growth of Discovery Arts’ hospital programs. It is their goal to reach even more critically ill children this year, who are undergoing treatment for life threatening illnesses.

“Cherese was a beautiful girl with a very giving heart… we are so grateful to her for helping us grow and care for so many children who are suffering with cancer and life threatening illness….we will always be indebted to her and to her loving parents, Chris and Larry Laulhere.”, said Discovery Arts Executive Director Marilyn Clements.

The Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation was established in 1996, in honor of 21 year old Cherese Mari Laulhere whose first name means “Beloved”, after her tragic death during an accident in Agra, India while on a Semester at Sea trip.
The mission of the foundation is to provide funding and support to charitable organizations whose goals and activities are in concert with those founded and supported by Cherese Mari Laulhere. Her family started her foundation in her name so that they may help bring alive Cherese’s dreams.

From Long Beach, CA Cherese attended Cypress College for 2 years then studied as a geography major at UCLA. She was very interested in social and political issues and often expressed a deep concern for those who were less fortunate. She focused her studies and efforts on how she could help, especially children. Her foundation furthers her dedication of making a difference, “I have a dream, that people do not fight over things that are not necessary, my dream is that there is peace.”, taken from a statement written by Cherese when she was in elementary school.

Discovery Arts brings the healing power of the arts to more than 3,500 critically ill children each year with programs at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Millers Children’s Hospital Long Beach, Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Millers, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CHOC at Mission, in Southern California, as well as, Mercy Children’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. The generous gift from the Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation will be an intricate part of helping Discovery Arts reach even more children with new “Arts Adventures” this year.

“Cherese gave all her heart and soul with compassion, sincerity and love. The beauty upon her smiling face was a reflection of all things beautiful within her. We all miss her so much.”, states her family on the foundations website at http://cherese.org/

Discovery Arts was created in 1993 by a dedicated group of entertainment industry professionals who began volunteering their time and talents to bring music, dance, art and drama to children with cancer, serious blood disorders and life threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment.

In recognition of the powerful impact of the arts on these children, Discovery Arts was formally incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency in 1998 with a mission to expand the delivery of “Arts Adventures” to many more children in many more hospitals. “Our dream is to provide Arts Adventures to every child who is battling a life threatening illness while they are in the hospital. All of Discovery Arts’ programs and services are free of charge to the hospitals, patients and their families. We rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations like the Cherese Mari Laulhere Foundation to sustain and grow.” states Marilyn Clements, Executive Director of Discovery Arts.

Contact Discovery Arts: www.discoveryarts.org / (714) 637-1774 / [email protected]
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NOTES:
BROADCAST QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT: http://www.discoveryarts.org/psas.html

For Interviews with Discovery Arts Spokesperson: Cathy Rigby or Executive Director: Marilyn Clements, contact Publicist: Cyrene Jagger at [email protected]

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July
9


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May
20

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March
11
logo Parker Stone
parkerstone2294@gmail.com
Keller Williams Realty
(417) 336-4999
114 N Commercial St
Branson, MO   65616

Saturday, April 19th
Race Time 8:00 am
Branson Landing

Registration form attached or you can register online

https://www.ozarkraces.com/Register/?event=26102

This event is to benefit the needs of our local community through our KW CARES Campaigns.

Please join us for some a wonderful time, raising money for great cause and enjoying the scenery of the Branson Landing & Lake Taneycomo!

Register by April 11 to guarantee a t-shirt & goodie bag!
Medals to be awarded by age division.

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