August
1

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services have revised immunization requirements, effective for the 2016-2017 school year. The new requirements include the Meningococcal vaccine for all students entering eighth (8th) and twelfth (12th) grades. Students cannot attend school unless they are properly immunized and can provide satisfactory evidence of the immunization or unless they are exempted.

The Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) prevents meningitis which is an infection than affects the blood stream, brain, and spinal cord. Teens and young adults are at increased risk of getting this infection which is spread person-to-person. For more information about this disease contact your medical provider or visit the Taney County Health Department website at www.taneycohealth.org.

2016-17 School Immunization Requirements for 8th and 12th grade students:

Students entering eighth (8th) grade are required to have one (1) dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV);

Students entering twelfth (12th) grade are required to have two (2) doses of MCV upon enrollment. If your child received a dose of MCV at age 16 or older, only one (1) dose will be required for enrollment;

As previously required, a tetanus, dipteria,and pertussis (Tdap) booster is required for students entering the eighth (8th) grade.

The Taney County Health Department provides this vaccination at both Branson and Forsyth locations. The meningococcal vaccine is available to all ages and is recommended for all children of all ages. For those over the age of 16, the vaccine is one dose and provides lifelong protection.

Walk-in Clinics are available for your convenience at both locations:

  • Monday 8/1/16 9:30-5:30
  • Monday 8/8/16 9:30-5:30
  • Monday 8/15/16 9:30-5:30

Or call the Taney County Health Department to schedule an appointment, check eligibility, and inquire about pricing. Please note the following information regarding scheduling an appointment.

  • Bring a copy of your child’s up-to-date immunization record
  • A parent or guardian MUST be present for a child to receive a vaccination at the health department
  • Fees may apply, depending on insurance status

If you have questions, contact your medical provider, school nurse or the Taney County Health Department at Branson (417) 334-4544 or Forsyth (417) 546-4725 or visit our website at www.taneycohealth.org.

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March
14

Complete and consistent food handler training is key to keeping our citizens and visitors safe. To kick off the busy tourist season, the Taney County Health Department will host free food handler’s classes March 28, 29, and 30. The classes are held at:

  • Branson City Hall, 110 W Maddox Street,
    March 28 – 9 am to noon
  • Hollister City Hall, 312 Esplanade Drive,
    March 29 – 9 am to noon
  • Taney County Health Department, 15479 US 160 Forsyth Location
    March 30 – 9 am to noon

“This is a great opportunity to enroll in the food handler course offered at no cost,” said Craig Rhoads, TCHD environmental health division manager.

Anyone who works, or plans to work, in a restaurant or other type of food establishment in Taney County is required to successfully complete a food handler’s training course. The course covers safe food handling, cleaning and sanitation guidelines, and basic food safety procedures. This course is regularly offered on a monthly basis, for a nominal fee. It’s also available online in both English and Spanish versions.

Registration for classes is required. Please call the Taney County Health Department at (417) 334-4544 ext. 247 to register today. Seating is limited at all locations. Visit www.taneycohealth.org for more information.

320 Rinehart Road 15479 U.S. Hwy. 160
Branson, MO 65616 P.O. Box 369
Phone: (417)334-4544 Forsyth, MO 6565
Fax: 335-5727 Phone: (417)546-4725
Fax: 546-4727

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February
1

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Emergency Managers from Taney County including the Cities of Branson and Forsyth will be hosting a Severe Weather training seminar on Thursday, February 4 in the Performing Arts Center at the Forsyth Schools. The training will start at 6:30 pm and is provided at no cost and is open to the public. The devastating effects of severe weather are felt by citizens across the nation every year. “This includes thunderstorms producing damaging winds or flash flooding, to the extreme of a tornado as experienced over the past years by Taney County residents, visitors and businesses. “Locally trained citizens trained as volunteer weather spotters are great partners with Emergency Managers and National Weather Service Meteorologist to provide more timely and accurate warnings to the public,” stated Ted Martin, Branson’s Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director.
Storm spotters are local citizens and emergency responders who essentially provide the first line of information reporting weather development as systems approach or pass over local communities. “Sometimes seconds count — and that early spotting of severe weather could save lives,” stated Taney County Emergency Manager Chris Berndt. The three hour training program will be presented by a meteorologist from the Springfield National Weather Service. “This training will teach local citizens and emergency responders the basics of thunderstorm development, how to identify severe weather features including the development of storms that could produce tornadoes, how to report information, and basic weather safety,” added Berndt.
“This is a great training opportunity for local homeowners, business owners, resort managers, property maintenance personnel, students, and the list goes on,” added Martin. Those desiring to attend the training should park at the north side of the Forsyth Elementary building near the football field. For more information contact Branson Emergency Management at (417) 337-8584 or Taney County Emergency Management at (417) 546-7233.

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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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February
23

Etiquette Class at Keeter Center – August 8, 2015

Etiquette Class
August 8
10am-1:30pm
The Keeter Center
417-690-2120
www.keetercenter.edu

Children between the ages of 8-14 years old will learn basic etiquette such as: table manners, table setting, introduction and proper handshake, proper dress, proper posture, etc. This is a great learning experience for children to develop themselves into fine young men and women. The cost is $25 per student, which includes lunch and a completion certificate. Seating is limited, reservations are required and can be made online at www.keetercenter.edu/events.

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February
23

Etiquette Class at Keeter Center – July 25, 2015

Etiquette Class
July 25
10am-1:30pm
The Keeter Center
417-690-2120
www.keetercenter.edu

Children between the ages of 8-14 years old will learn basic etiquette such as: table manners, table setting, introduction and proper handshake, proper dress, proper posture, etc. This is a great learning experience for children to develop themselves into fine young men and women. The cost is $25 per student, which includes lunch and a completion certificate. Seating is limited, reservations are required and can be made online at www.keetercenter.edu/events.

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February
23

Etiquette Class at Keeter Center – June 20, 2015

Etiquette Class
June 20
10am-1:30pm
The Keeter Center
417-690-2120
www.keetercenter.edu

Children between the ages of 8-14 years old will learn basic etiquette such as: table manners, table setting, introduction and proper handshake, proper dress, proper posture, etc. This is a great learning experience for children to develop themselves into fine young men and women. The cost is $25 per student, which includes lunch and a completion certificate. Seating is limited, reservations are required and can be made online at www.keetercenter.edu/events.

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February
23

Etiquette Class
May 16
10:00am-1:30pm
The Keeter Center
417-690-2120
www.keetercenter.edu

Children between the ages of 8-14 years old will learn basic etiquette such as: table manners, table setting, introduction and proper handshake, proper dress, proper posture, etc. This is a great learning experience for children to develop themselves into fine young men and women. The cost is $25 per student, which includes lunch and a completion certificate. Seating is limited, reservations are required and can be made online at www.keetercenter.edu/events.

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February
23

Etiquette Class
March 14
10am-1:30pm
The Keeter Center
417-690-2120
www.keetercenter.edu

Children between the ages of 8-14 years old will learn basic etiquette such as: table manners, table setting, introduction and proper handshake, proper dress, proper posture, etc. This is a great learning experience for children to develop themselves into fine young men and women. The cost is $25 per student, which includes lunch and a completion certificate. Seating is limited, reservations are required and can be made online at www.keetercenter.edu/events.

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September
24

Photo Courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation


ASH GROVE, Mo. – On Sept. 27, area residents of all ages will be able to find out what’s great about the Ozarks outdoors.

People can get information on a variety of outdoor activities at the 20th annual Great Outdoors Day. This day-long event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area northwest of Springfield near Ash Grove. It is the local celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, a federally designated day which is the fourth Saturday of each September.

The event will include shooting (rifle, trap and skeet) and archery demonstrations at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoors Education Center, which is on the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area. Fishing programs, including two free public fishing sessions (8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.), will be at the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area’s urban fishing pond. Anglers who to take part in the free fishing sessions need to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. At the shooting range, all firearms will be provided by Dalton Range staff. No personal firearms will be allowed. There will also be chances to learn more about forestry programs, camping, fly-tying and hiking.

For more information about Great Outdoors Day, call MDC’s Southwest Regional Office in Springfield at 417-895-6880 or the Andy Dalton Range and Outdoors Education Center, 417-742-4361.

Information about this event and others at the Dalton Range can also be found at mdc.mo.gov/node/288.

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