March
6
logo Bonnie Herrmann
bransonartscouncil@yahoo.com
Branson Arts Council
(417) 336-4255
http://bransonartscouncil.com
201 Compton Drive
Branson, MO   65616

Date: March 6, 2014

Contact: Bonnie Herrmann, (417) 336-4255

Turn Family Trees into Family Treasures

The Branson Arts Council is pleased to present a morning workshop, “Growing Your Family Tree: Using Genealogy to Inspire Memoirs”. Attendees will learn how to uncover the secrets of their past by using online and local resources. They will then craft ideas for short stories, articles, and specialty memoirs that can be shared with friends and family. These concepts could inspire attendees to later write a book.

The class will be taught by Karen Nelson, nonfiction author and president of the Ozarks Writers League. Ms. Nelson has been a columnist for The Ozarks Mountaineer and published numerous articles featuring memories and traditions of the Ozarks region. She loves to dig into the past and make it a present for the future.

This workshop is Saturday, March 22, from 10am to noon in the Branson Community Center at 201 Compton Drive in Branson and is open to anyone age 18 or over. The fee is $17 for members of the Branson Arts Council and $20 for non-members. Contact the Branson Arts Council at (417) 336-4255 or bransonartscouncil@yahoo.com to register.

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August
16
logo Chris Burgess
burgess@cofo.edu
The Keeter Center
417-690-2122
www.keetercenter.edu
One Opportunity Ave.
Point Lookout, MO   65726

Please join us at The Keeter Center for “Afternoon Tea” on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 1:00pm. Please RSVP to burgess@cofo.edu or call 417-690-2122

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December
26

 

Mount Pleasant Winery – HUGE BLOW-OUT Sale this week only (December 26 – December 31st).  Tons of merchandise items at 50% off!  We are open the rest of December, Monday thru Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm.  Monday, New Year’s Eve, Dec 31st, we will be open from 9am – 4 pm.  Don’t forget to come by and enjoy a glass of wine on Saturday the 29th and enjoy the music of Mary Ann and Jay Daversa playing live for you from 3 – 5pm!  We wish for all of you a very Happy and Safe New Year!!!

 

3125 Green Mtn. Drive

417-336-9463.

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January
11

College of the Ozarks Hosts Associates Luncheon
By: Sarah Unruh

College of the Ozarks invites current Associates and those interested in becoming a member to attend the next Associates Luncheon on Monday, January 23, at 11:30 a.m., in the Silver Dollar City Parlor of The Keeter Center.

The Luncheon will include a buffet beginning at 11:30 a.m., followed by a program at noon. Dr. Janice Williams, Director of the Nursing Program, along with several nursing students, will share about the Nursing Program.

The College of the Ozarks Associates is an organization comprised of over 350 individuals and businesses committed to the furtherance of the College’s interests and its efforts to provide higher education for deserving young men and women.

Associates seek to advance the objectives of the College through friends and corporate relationships. The Associates not only recognize the College’s unique contribution to higher education in the United States, but also the tremendous impact it has had economically and culturally in the Ozarks area of Southwest Missouri.

The cost of the luncheon is $15 per person. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 18, to the Development Office at 417-690-2209 or e-mail associates@cofo.edu.

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December
2

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

1. Always be aware of your surroundings.
2. Minimize shopping at night or alone; you are more susceptible to being victimized.
3. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
4. Minimize the items you carry in your purse or wallet; only carry what is absolutely needed.
5. Be sure to put valuables out of sight (ie. packages, purses, mobile phones, etc.) Place them in the trunk or carry them with you.
6. When walking in any parking lot, shopping center, etc., walk confidently with your head up, make eye contact, and have your keys ready.
7. Drive defensively and courteously.
8. Report all suspicious activity.
9. Trust you instincts.
10. Practice patience and have a safe shopping experience.

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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
2

Bee Creek Apartment Homes offers “FREE RENT FOR A YEAR GIVEAWAY!”

Branson, Missouri – October 25, 2011
Owning a home has long been considered a part of the ultimate American Dream, but a record number of foreclosures and the resultant devastation to the economy have caused many Americans to rethink this concept. According to a recent Rent.com survey, a whopping 87 percent of U.S. adults don’t consider owning a home to be the most essential aspect of their American Dream anymore. In light of this, Bee Creek Apartment Homes, http://www.mybeecreek.com, today announced its “FREE RENT FOR A YEAR GIVEAWAY”, which provides prospective residents an opportunity to win one (1) year of free rent. “This is HUGE and we are so excited to be the first in Branson to giveaway a luxury apartment free for one year!” says, Jim Walker (Owner). Located in the heart of the Branson near Branson Landing, Super Wal‐Mart, Target, Home Depot, and easy access to Highway 65. Bee Creek Apartment Homes is a luxury apartment rental community that offers many resort style amenities, including a Community Clubhouse, 24‐Hour Fitness Center, Resort‐Style Salt Water Pool, Playground, State‐of‐the Art Movie Theatre and 24‐hour emergency maintenance.

Bee Creek Apartment Homes offer spacious two (2) and three (3) bedroom homes to accommodate singles, couples and families. These luxury homes include designer coordinated interiors, granite countertops, upscale cabinetry, ceramic tiled floors, Berber carpet, full‐size washer and dryer in every apartment and private balcony or patio. Bee Creek is also a pet friendly community!

ENTER TO WIN A LUXURY APARTMENT “RENT FREE” FOR ONE (1) YEAR! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER, SOME CONDITIONS DO APPLY.

HOW TO ENTER:
Submit official “ENTRY FORM” in person at Bee Creek Apartment Homes between October 24‐December 15, 2011 and pick up the official rules of the
giveaway. Deadline to enter is December 15, 2011.
“LIKE US” on Facebook
Preview Branson’s Newest Luxury Apartment Community.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
1 (one) year Free Rent in a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment at BEE CREEK
APARTMENT HOMES IN BRANSON, MO (Value: $10,740)
Free High Speed Internet for one year (Value: $480)
Free Cable with HBO for one year (Value: $936)
Free Water Service for one year (Value: $240)
Free Sewer Service for one year (Value: $120)
Free Trash Service for one year (Value: $120)
TOTAL VALUE: $12,636.00
Winner will be announced January 05, 2012 5:00PM to 5:30PM
**Must be present to win**

Contact:
Krystal Howell
Bee Creek Apartment Homes
417-243-0233
krystal@mybeecreek.com

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November
1

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September
20

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September
15

The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our Inaugural Chamber Eggs & Issues Breakfast!

Please RSVP to the Chamber no later than Thursday, September 29th to 739-2564 or trlchamber@visittablerocklake.com.

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