May
19

The Missouri Trucking Association is proud to present 170 plus Professional Truck drivers from around the State of Missouri, in a competition that will crown nine class champions, a vehicle inspection champion, a knowledge written exam winner, as well as a rookie of the year, and an overall Grand Champion driver.

The event will take place June 2nd and 3rd, at the Branson Convention Center. The contestants will compete in competition that will test their skills on an obstacle driving course; test their knowledge in trucking industry, safety, first aid and hazardous materials; and a hands-on test of their ability in the vehicle inspection aspect where the contestant must locate a multitude of hazards that have been planted on a vehicle.

The Championship program is one of the most visible and successful safety initiatives of the trucking industry.

Established by the (ATA) American Trucking Association in 1937 as the National Truck Roadeo; today’s Championship program provides professional truck drivers the opportunity to demonstrate their exceptional driving skill, knowledge and professionalism at the company, state, regional, and national level – all qualities that make them leaders in their profession. This year the Missouri Trucking Association is celebrating the 50th anniversary of this event with the first-ever indoor skills course.

The overriding object of the Championship program is two-fold:

  • (1) to provide an incentive for professional truck and step van drivers to perfect their craft, and drive accident free
  • (2) to improve the media’s and general public’s image of truck drivers and the motor carrier industry.

Both days are open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Missouri Trucking Association office at (573) 634-3388.

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November
18

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks Concert Band, directed by Dr. Kevin Powers, will perform a concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at 3 p.m. in the Royal Oak Forum at The Keeter Center.

The concert is FREE and open to the public.

“Come and spend a fun afternoon with the College of the Ozarks Concert Band,” Powers said. “We will be playing a wide variety of festive music that will put you in the Christmas spirit.”

PROGRAM:

  • “A Rhapsody of Carols,” by Paul Jennings

The concert band will present a medley of some of the best loved Christmas carols, including “Joy to the World,” “It Came upon a Midnight Clear,” “Christmas is Coming,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

 

  • “Carol of the Bells,” by Mykola Leontovich and Peter Wilhousky/O’Loughlin, arr.

This arrangement for concert band represents a classic Christmas piece.

 

  • “Symphonic Highlights from the “King and I,” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein/Bulla, arr.

First appearing in theaters in 1956, audiences now celebrate the 60th anniversary of this timeless classic. The concert band will perform a collection of favorite tunes from this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, including “Something Wonderful,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “I Have Dreamed,” “The March of the Siamese Children,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance?”

 

  • “Toboggan Ride,” by Stan Applebaum

This fun, musical composition represents a race downhill on an out of control toboggan.

  • “Star of Wonder,” by James Swearingen

This is a beautiful and lush rendition of “Greensleeves” and “We Three Kings.”

 

  • “A Show Stoppin’ Christmas,” by Chris Sharp

Several different styles of music are incorporated into this Christmas work, including swing and funk.

 

For more information, contact the music department at (417) 690-2244.

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October
17

Are you a good enough pool player to win this?

Posted In: Events by BroadcastBranson.com


How good a pool player are you? Here’s a chance to find out!

 

161016 Paddlewheel Pool Tournament

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August
26

911atCollegeoftheOzarks
College of the Ozarks will honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack with a special ceremony on Monday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m., at the “Lest We Forget” 9/11 Memorial, located next to the C of O Fire Department on the College of the Ozarks campus on James Forsythe Drive.

The official commemoration will be held on Monday to allow C of O and S of O students to attend and give honor and respect to those who have died in defense of this country and for the safety of its citizens. Their attendance serves as part of their educational experience.

The College invites all area emergency personnel, first responders, and the general public to participate in the brief ceremony on Monday.

“This year, we are honoring those who fought in the War on Terror after 9/11,” said Bryan Cizek, director of patriotic activities.

The College will honor Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief (SEAL) Thomas Arthur Ratzlaff, who was killed when a coalition CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011. Ratzlaff was assigned to an East Coast based Special Warfare Unit. He was on his 12th deployment in support of the War on Terror with nine previous deployments to Afghanistan and one to Iraq.

Ratzlaff is from Green Forest, Arkansas. Family members of Ratzlaff, including his mother and sister, Nancy Ann (Anderson) Ratzlaff and Julie Adams, will raise the 9/11 flag as part of the solemn ceremony.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, approximately 3,000 American flags will be displayed on the Alumni Lawn at the front entrance of the campus.

More about the Memorial

The memorial contains one of the remaining remnants of the World Trade Center structure, and the steel column is a permanent part of the memorial.

Retired police officer Tommy McHale donated the mangled piece of steel column from the World Trade Center. McHale wanted to honor the 37 fallen men and women officers from the Port Authority for New York and New Jersey who perished on 9/11.

The structure is referred to as “St. Michael’s 37.” St. Michael is considered the patron saint of police officers and represents strength to face the threat of evil and imminent danger.

For additional information, contact Bryan Cizek, director of patriotic activities, at (417) 690-2232.

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July
12

160712 Paddlewheel Grand Opening

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May
19
M Schantag
info@pownetwork.org
P.O.W. NETWORK
417-336-4232
pownetwork.org
102 Vixen Circle
Branson, MO   65616

Branson’s lavish resort, Chateau on the Lake, will be the venue once again for the 20th Anniversary Military Gala & Banquet, November 9, 2016 hosted by the POW Network.

Over its long running history, the military salute has honored veterans from all eras and highlighted unique military occupations, such as the Army Nurse Corps, Military Chaplains, Special Ops and Vietnam helicopter pilots. The theme this year is “those that have gone before us.”

The evening, patterned after a dining out, is open to the public. It starts at 5:00 pm with a cash bar cocktail hour and dancing by “Party to Go” owned by a United States Air Force Master Sergeant retired and his wife. Portraits are available through SwiftShots.

The main hall salute opens with traditional Posting of the Colors, a candlelight POW/MIA service, military toasts with wine on the tables, followed by dinner. Outdoor fireworks are scheduled for intermission. The 2nd half opens with a recognition of sponsors and then the presentation of annual awards. The evening salute ends with a unique tribute to the fallen. Dancing will close the evening out.

During the evening, birthdays for the Armed Forces will be recognized, and United States Marines will participate in the annual Marine Corps birthday celebration as the Corps turns 241 years old. Last year’s Commandants message reminded Marines that the “watch of the each Marine in not confined to the time he spends on active duty. It lasts as long as he is “proud to bear the title of United States Marine.” Attendees truly bear witness to that statement.

Members of the 4th Infantry (IVY) Division, several former Prisoner of War, and a group of veterans from North Dakota as well as a number of former special ops (Special Forces, Army Rangers, and Navy SEALs) will be attending.

Chateau on the Lake is located at 415 N State Hwy 265, Branson, MO. There are special room rates for Gala attendees available by calling the Chateau directly (417) 334-1161.

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May
16

GUMI (Glad You Made It) Camp USA, a healing retreat for veterans, is proud to host special guest, Jessica Lynch, America’s fist female Army POW, to speak at the opening ceremonies of the 2nd Annual GUMI Fest 2016, on Saturday, May 28th at 10 am. Forsyth’s Junior Marine ROTC will be presenting and participating in the opening ceremonies and closing on Monday, May 30th at 3 pm.

Other events over the course of the Memorial 3-day Weekend include:

  • Dedication of Chapel Woods III in honor of Brigadier General Philip J Conion, USAF/ANG Chaplain on Sunday 29th.
  • Hourly Hayride Tours of the camp
  • Kids’ Korner GAmes
  • Animal Petting Zoo
  • Food
  • auction throughout the weekend
  • Live Music Daily
  • Special memorial to the fallen including a 21-gun salute and Taps on Monday, May 30th.

Address: 267 MoArk Rd Cedarcreek, Missouri 65627

Directions: Head to Forysth, Turn onto Hwy M, and FOLLOW THE GUMI Camp USA signs.

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December
7

BRANSON, Mo. –Branson’s 67th Annual Adoration Celebration and Parade took place on Sunday, December 6, 2015 in Downtown Branson. Thirty-One community organizations/businesses along with seventeen high school marching bands made their way down South Sycamore Street in Downtown Branson and proceeded on Main Street to the Branson Landing Boulevard past the Adoration Parade Grandstands to the Belk parking lot and across the Branson Landing boardwalk to perform in front of the crowd at the Branson Landing fountains.

We would like to thank our band judges John Casebourn, Bob Smither and Jim Lanning for judging our seventeen bands and our float judges Bruce Gerlock, Rex Wood and Robert Sindorf for judging our thirty one floats.

The winners of Branson’s 67th Annual Adoration Celebration and Parade’s band competition are:

Class 2A: First Place – Riverton High School, Riverton, KS

Second Place – Ash Grove High School, Ash Grove, MO

Third Place – Billings RIV Schools, Billings, MO

Class 3A: First Place – Hollister High School, Hollister, MO

Second Place – Columbus Unified High School, Columbus, KS

Third Place – Forsyth High School, Forsyth, MO

Class 4A: First Place – Reeds Spring High School, Reeds Spring, MO

Class 5A: First Place – Joplin High School, Joplin, MO

Exhibition: Branson High School, Branson, MO

Branson Junior High School, Branson, MO

Central High School – Kiltie Drum & Bugle Corps, Springfield, MO

Parkview High School – Parkview Lassies Drum & Bugle Corps, Springfield, MO

The winners of Branson’s 67th Annual Adoration Celebration and Parade’s float competition are:

Non-Profit Organization: First Place – Faith Lutheran Church

Second Place – First Baptist Church Branson

Third Place – Faith Full Gospel Church

For Profit Business or Organization: First Place – Sight & Sound Theatres

Second Place – White River Valley Electric Cooperative

Third Place – Arvest Bank

The Spirit of Christmas Adoration Award is awarded by the Adoration Parade committee to the organization that exemplifies the true spirit of the Adoration Celebration. This year’s winner of the Spirit of Christmas Adoration Award is Myer Hotels.

The Adoration Parade Committee would like to thank the community for their support in continuing the tradition of celebrating the true meaning of Christmas and Keeping Christ in Christmas for over 67 years. We look forward to seeing you next year on Sunday, December 4, 2016 for Branson’s 68th Annual Adoration Celebration and Parade.

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November
10

Santa’s Gift House

Posted In: Branson, Events by ronni haston


ronni haston
jatcmo@gmail.com
junior auxiliary of taney county
jatcmo.org
po box 862
hollister , MO   65721

Santa

For the sixth straight year, Junior Auxiliary of Taney County (JATC) is inviting children to visit with Santa, make a craft ornament, and shop for holiday gifts in Santa’s Gift House. This free event is designed for children in grades K-4. Stop by between 9am and noon on Saturday, December 12 at the Branson United Methodist Church Family Life Center at 1208 West 76 Country Blvd in Branson. For more information please contact Paula 417-294-2745

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October
8
Jim Cox
thebransonauction@gmail.com
Branson Collector Car Auction
(931) 510-7703
bransonauction.com
Industrial Park Dr
Hollister, MO   65672

Branson, MO — On October 16 and 17, 2015, approximately 6,500 car collectors and enthusiasts will be gathering again for the Fall series of the 37th Annual Branson Auction at the Branson Convention Center. More than 250 cars of all vintages, makes and models are already drawing the attention of collectors and spectators in six surrounding states via Branson Auction’s social networks, many of whom publicly attribute the event’s quality and continuous success to its founders Jim and Kathy Cox.

The 2014 recipient of the prestigious Lee Iacocca Award for his “dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition” at Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, Jim Cox is world-renowned for his acute knowledge and expertise in the manufacturing, mechanics, performance, restoration, and valuation of autos dating back to their origin, including everything from American- and European-made to elite imports and celebrity rides. In fact, owners have proclaimed Cox’s ability to circle the wagons, so to speak, to get a car in shape for prime time at showcases when there was no other hope.

A well-respected spokesperson and authority on the most complex engine mechanics, Cox sponsors the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a frequent presenter at various collector showcases, races and media productions on topics like “Inside the Engine of a Rolls Royce” and “Interview with a Hudson”. Cox sponsors and presents the annual Gatsby Award for his Alma Mater Kansas City Art Institute’s “Art of the Car” scholarship, for which he was also a previous recipient of the Alumni Award.

“I love doing this because I love the memories these cars hold and their history — not just the history of the cars but of the people that come with them,” says Jim Cox. “This auction is particularly special in terms of history because some of them come with unique documented memories. One is a 1959 Buick Electra 225 convertible that was featured in the movie These Old Broads where it was driven by Peter Graves, and carried Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine and Joan Collins, and that autographed movie memorabilia comes with the car.”

With annual sales of $6.5 million to $7.5 million, The Branson Auction historically attracts 6,500-7,000 collectors, consignors, bidders and car enthusiasts to Southwest Missouri twice a year for auto auctions that are praised in many collector car circles coast-to-coast. More than 250 must-have sports, muscle, vintage, classic, custom and antique automobiles make their appearance and are bid on by enthusiasts, collectors, and gearheads from around the world.

The 37th Bi-Annual Branson Auction will be held at the Branson Convention Center in downtown Branson, MO, and consignments are now being accepted. Beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday October 16th and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th, the event is open to the public at a price of $10 or $15 for a 2-day pass. Tickets are on sale at the venue at 10:00 am on Friday and 8:00 am on Saturday. The consignment list is available for preview at www.BransonAuction.com and is updated regularly between now and the October event along with historical auction results.

Car owners can consign up to the day of the sale or in advance by calling 800-335-3063, or by visiting www.BransonAuction.com and clicking the “Consign” tab. Friday consignors pay a $500 entry fee and zero commission with high bids paying 100% to the seller. Saturday consignors pay a $300-$500 entry fee and 8% commission with reserve or 6% with no reserve. All bidders pay a registration fee of $100 which is refunded with the purchase of a vehicle.

This event is sponsored by Summer Winds Resort, Passport Transport, JJ Best Banc, Branson Airport, and the Hilton Downtown Branson, and hosted by Jim and Kathy Cox of Branson Collector Car Auction in Branson, MO.

For registration, consignments, accommodations, and more information, visit www.bransonauction.com or call 800-335-3063. Follow Branson Auction on Twitter at @BransonAuction, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/thebransonauction, and LinkedIN PULSE https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-branson-auction

About the Branson Collector Car Auction

Jim and Kathy Cox own and operate one of the most long-standing and well-respected collector car auction houses in the country. For thirty-seven years they have been supplying collectors with some of the best collector cars in the world. This tradition continues twice a year, every April and October. In addition to the collector car auction they also offer their clients the opportunity to consign or purchase before and after the auctions. If you are looking to buy or sell any car, they will be happy to assist in any way possible. The vast amount of experience and knowledge is unprecedented. Jim is not just the owner of an auction house, he is also a top car enthusiast, vintage racer, and collector car dealer.

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