And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13 Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment INSIDE... June 28-30, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 104 Grand Opening: Dave Roever to speak at King’s Chapel. Pg. 5 Alarming: Traffic deaths in the state are up. Pg. 9 ‘Piano Man Xperience’ opens July 1 Pianist David Brooks and his “Piano Man Xperience” band will take to the stage at 2 p.m. on July 1 in the Branson Star Theatre, 3750 W 76 Country Blvd. (Photo by Marshall Meadows) Boone Homestead: Site hosts public information meeting. Pg. 10 WEATHER...page 12 Highs around 90. Chance of showers and storms through Thursday. By Branson Globe Staff David Brooks, a name familiar to area theater goers, has responded with a “yes” to requests by friends and fans wanting him to bring his “Piano Man Xperience” to Branson. Brooks and his ‘crew’ will take to the stage at 2 p.m. on July 1 in the Branson Star Theatre, 3750 W 76 Country Blvd. “We will be doing three matinee performances a week,” Brooks said. “The show features music from many piano entertainers along with a few surprises. I talk about some of my influences as well. Everything from Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Elton John and so many more. We will also have a LIVE band. And, I’m sure Jerry Lee will be making an appearance.” Brooks moved from Arkansas to Branson in 2003 to join ’50’s At the Hop’ and has been cast in numerous other Branson shows since then. A friend from a music website told Brooks that ‘the Hop’ was looking for a pianist so he came to Branson, auditioned and got the job. “I have been fortunate enough to work in just about every show I had the possibility of in the past 16 years,” He said. “From the Haygoods to the Hughes Brothers, Legends in Concert to #1 Hits of the 60’s, you could have spotted me anywhere.” Entertainer Jeanna Kilbane was in the cast of #1 Hits of the 60’s with Brooks. She and he have maintained a close friendship throughout the years. Similarly, she has also been cast in many of Branson’s shows and worked on cruise ships. “I’m really excited that David is getting his own show here in Branson,” Kilbane said. “David has a big personality with big talent to go with it. He promises a high energy show that will please audiences of all age groups.” Music, as a vocalist and musician, came natural to him even while he was very young. “I suppose I’ve showed an interest SEE PIANO MAN, PAGE 2

2 • June 28 - 30, 2020 LOCAL • PIANO MAN Continued from page 1 in music right out of the womb,” Brooks said. “I remember as a little tyke rocking and bouncing to the music from the car radio. I guess I come by it sort of naturally. Both of my parents play instruments and sing. I had known about Branson since I was a kid and my family made trips up here periodically. I guess I was around 6 years old when I was put into lessons, after years of watching my mom play (piano) and I was banging around on it.” Brooks was about 12 when his mom took him to hear Gospel legends The Kingsmen. It was a focal point in his life. ”I watched the Kingsmen with Anthony Burger playing (piano), and I was dumbfounded,” he said. “I knew I wanted to be able to play like THAT. It was a show in itself. Brooks said he was “honored” to portray Jerry Lee Lewis for two years in the Branson production of the musical “Million Dollar Quartet.” ”You know, I still have people coming up to me and saying aren’t you the guy,” he said. “I take pride in that.” Brooks has garnered awards during his time in Branson. Brooks has also been awarded Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year more than once. In 2017 Brooks began performing “Piano Man Xperience” around the world. It was a show he created. “I got to see some amazing places and met some incredible people as well over these last few years. But there’s no place like home,” he said. “Piano Man Xperience” features music many piano entertainers have made famous, along with a few surprises. “I talk about some of my influences as well,” Brooks said. “Everything bransonglobe.com from Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Elton John, to so many more. We will also have a LIVE band. And, I’m sure Jerry Lee will be making an appearance.” Brooks describes his “Piano Man Xperience” as “exciting, entertaining and fun for everyone.” As I say in the show “we’ll treat you so many different ways you’re bound to like...something. I can promise you, if you know anything about me, you know this will NOT be boring. I can’t wait to see all my friends again and share my show with them.” Call the Branson Star Box Office at 417-320-3418 for tickets and more information. The “Piano Man Experience,” with David Brooks, will feature songs from Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Elton John and some Jerry Lee Lewis moves. (Photo by Marshall Meadows) Entertainer David Brooks says his show “Piano Man Experience,” that opens opens at 2 p.m. on July 1 in the Branson Star Theatre, 3750 W 76 Country Blvd, “will be anything but boring.” (Photo by Marshall Meadows)

bransonglobe.com LOCAL Taylor, Hometown Daily News Comments made at Branson’s Board of Alderman meeting earlier this week came to the attention of the Harrison city officials who asked for an apology for the comments. At the end of Tuesday’s Branson Board of Alderman meeting, City Administrator Stan Dobbins made comments regarding reaction to a video made during the “Black Lives Matter” rally in which a woman displays the Confederate flag and makes inflammatory comments. Dobbins, in addressing the backlash that has been directed at the City of Branson, mentioned that his African American son-in-law has never had any issues in Branson which led Dobbins to say, “...so it makes me wonder where all the mouths and voices come from that say ‘oh my God, the City of Branson has a problem’ when you can drive 30 miles down the road and be in Harrison, Arkansas. If you want to find the Ku Klux Klan, you go to Harrison, Arkansas.” Dobbins went on to say he is proud to live and be a part of Branson. Several Harrison city officials including Mayor Jerry Jackson were made aware of those reports, with Mayor Jackson calling Branson Mayor Edd Akers to discuss it. Mayor Akers relayed to Dobbins Mayor Jackson’s request for an apology for the comments. Initially, Dobbins declined to apologize, however on Friday he changed his mind. Hometown Daily News obtained a copy of the email Dobbins sent to Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson. In it, Dobbins says he does not apologize for his feelings towards racism and the KKK, but does apologize for “doing the same thing that is being June 28 - 30, 2020 • 3 City of Harrison requests apology from Branson city administration By Scott McCauley and Coleman done to us. That is using a broad brush when addressing a specific problem.” Dobbins acknowledges how Harrison has fought very hard to overcome that reputation and said his statement was not meant to show the city in a bad light. You see Dobbins’ email in its entirety and the response from Harrison Mayor Jackson with this story on our news site. C of O appoints Bryan Cizek dean of Work Education Program Submitted to Branson Globe POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks recently appointed alumnus Bryan Cizek as dean of the Work Education Program, effective during the 2020 spring semester. He will continue to serve as director of patriotic activities, a role he took on in 2016. Cizek is a graduate of College of the Ozarks and earned a master’s degree from Missouri State University. Cizek joined the faculty in 2012 and soon thereafter took on a new role for the College as director of patriotic activities. In this role, he has played a crucial part in the development of Patriots Park on campus, which consists of The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Missouri Gold Star Families Memorial, The Korean War Memorial, and The Global War on Terrorism Memorial. He also led numerous Patriotic Education Travel Program trips, including two to Vietnam, the Heilman Patriots Tour for a journey of historical sites in Washington D.C. and the American Northeast. He also took 20 students for the 75th anniversary of D-Day to Europe in June 2019 and accompanied 150 students to Washington, D.C., for the inaugural CitizenTrip™ in September 2019. Cizek comes uniquely prepared for his roles at C of O, having served in the United States Army for nearly five years. He honorably served in the elite Special Operations Community with the 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment as an Airborne Ranger Team Leader. Cizek conducted numerous Special Operation missions in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2009, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. As dean of the work education program, Cizek will oversee placement of more than 1,450 students as they serve in more than 100 workstations on campus. Each student works to offset the cost of their education, which allows them to graduate debt free. This fulfills an integral part of the mission of College of the Ozarks, to provide an opportunity for those found worthy but without adequate means to obtain a Christian education. Cizek also will train workstation supervisors and ensure the Work Education Program enriches the lives of all involved. Students at C of O work in all aspects of campus, from farming to landscaping and The Keeter Center to admissions. The College teaches that all work is of value and builds character. Students receive work grades for their efforts, and these grades become a part of their permanent transcript. “The work program provided me an opportunity to learn skills and work alongside supervisors who genuinely cared and who had a vested interest in my success,” Cizek said. “It is a blessing to serve now as dean of the Work Education Program, where hard work, determination, and grit are the keys to success.” During his time as a student, Cizek worked in new construction and on the beef farm. Bryan Cizek. Branson Globe) (Submitted to “I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve here,” Cizek said. “I am thankful for my amazingly supportive family – wife Liz, twin daughters Paisley and Railey, and son Henry.” Ruger is a 12 week old mini Meet RUGER, Our June Pet of the Month www.turtlecreekbranson.com Australian Shepherd. He has two modes play, play, play, or sleep. Ruger is very smart, sometimes too smart for his own good. 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4 • June 28 - 30, 2020 OPINION Brett M. Decker, Opinion columnist, USA Today A statue of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States and victorious commanding general of the Civil War, was torn down by vandals in San Francisco on Friday. In attacking Grant, those desecrating our cities in the supposed name of racial justice besmirched the memory of one of the figures who was most important for pushing the nation forward on civil rights. There was no mystery for Grant why it was vital to defeat the Confederacy. “[I]t bec[a]me patent to my mind early in the rebellion that the North and South could never Kim Rohde Publisher (417) 872-2951 lkimrohde@yahoo.com Brenda Meadows Editor & Staff Writer (417) 231-7601 info@BransonGlobe.com David Stoltz News Correspondent (228) 355-2900 itcdls@gmail.com Gary Groman, a.k.a. The Ole Seagull Opinion Writer Rob Doherty Account Representative & Distribution Manager (504) 583-8907 robd@bransonglobe.com Karen Halfpop Digital/Production Director production@ BransonGlobe.com Submit a letter to the editor: Letters to the editor that are sent via e-mail and are fewer than 400 words are given preference. Published or unpublished letters become the property of the newspaper and will not be returned. All letters must include name, address, and verifiable phone number. BransonGlobe Your source for local news and entertainment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. info@BransonGlobe.com • Phone: (417) 334-9100 • Fax: (417) 334-3767 • 1447 US Hwy. 248, Suite EE, Branson, MO 65616 BransonGlobe.com live at peace with each other except as one nation, and that without Slavery,” he wrote amid the fighting in 1863, making clear that any earlier ambivalence about the institution was gone. “I would not therefore be willing to see any settlement until the question is forever settled.” Anyone trying to characterize the entirety of U.S. history as one uninterrupted narrative of systemic racism gives intolerably short shrift to the colossal epic to end slavery that was the Civil War, in which as many as 850,000 soldiers were killed in a country whose population was only 31.4 million when the conflict began in 1861. We surely do not need Old Testament levels of bloodshed today to earn national atonement. We have been there and done that. Gen. Grant’s efforts to help deliver a better life for African Americans continued in his presidency, during which the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified to extend voting rights to them. Facing opposition in the southern states, Grant deployed the U.S. military to dismantle the Ku Klux Klan and enforce new civil rights laws instituted under his leadership. Josiah Bunting III, former superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute and Grant biographer, bransonglobe.com Grant fought for racial justice: Vandals attacking monument need fuller view of history called him, “the central force in the achievement of civil rights for blacks, the most stalwart and reliable among all American presidents for the next 80 years.” Of this claim, The Washington Post’s Jonathan Yardley wrote, “The evidence leaves little doubt that Bunting is right.” One of the fundamental flaws of contemporary virtue signaling is it doesn’t recognize that the actual attainment of virtue is part of a process of intentionally trying to become better. America, in both its history and the ideals upon which it was founded, has consistently engaged in that process of conscious self-improvement. Does the United States still have room for improvement? Of course. Could Grant have acknowledged the immorality of human bondage earlier? Yes. However, both the nation and the individual worked to make serious amends for their mistakes, including for the existence of slavery and Grant’s brief ownership of a slave he freed before the war. The chaos of recent weeks has made it often hard to distinguish between those who are marching to bring about a better society and those who are exploiting a tragedy as an excuse to commit random violence and destruction. One lesson learned from the sins of America’s past is that justice for some is compromised if there isn’t justice for all. Believing in such a view of right and wrong includes defending the reputations of national heroes such as Grant. @BransonGlobe BransonGlobe @BransonGlobe #Branson Globe

bransonglobe.com LOCAL Grand opening slated for King’s Chapel in Branson Submitted to Branson Globe King’s Chapel will observe their grand opening on Sunday, July 5 at 10 a.m. with special guest speaker Dave Roever. royo’s family that they did not have a medical explanation for how he survived through his injuries; it was simply a miracle. Arroyo wasted no time sharing his gift and miraculous story of second chances. Using his life as an example, he speaks to issues and presents tangible solutions to real life struggles. King’s Chapel, which began in Branson in 2014 as a home Bible study, purchased and began remodeling Music City Centre. Pastored by Chris and Melissa Davis, the Branson congregation is one of more than 300 campuses of King’s Cathedral and Chapels based in Maui, Hawaii June 28 - 30, 2020 • 5 Speaker Dave Roever. (Submitted to Branson Globe) Roever, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, served as a river boat gunner in the elite Brown Water Black Beret. Roever now travels the globe, sharing his story of survival with engaging humor and hope in the face of insurmountable obstacles. He tells his story in churches, public schools, business conventions and with U.S. military forces stationed around the world. Joining Roever for a Freedom Rally at 5 p.m., is John Arroyo. Arroyo spit the majority of his enlisted service as a Green Beret, and is a survivor of the April 2, 2014 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. Doctors told ArSpeaker John Arroyo. (Submitted to Branson Globe) Programming for children through junior high is available during the 10 am service. A nursing mother’s room is available during the 5 p.m. event. For more information, see www.kcbranson.com. Help Support Branson local businesses @bransonlocalbusinesses.com

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL Investment banking: The C level executive By Bob Hodgson Maybe you are a “C” level executive and know of a Branson business owner wanting to exit his business. If this is you then you may have an opportunity of a life time to acquire that business. Leading investment firms seek “C” level executives who have the vision, passion and determination to grow a company through acquisitions, integration and internal growth. The letter “C” stands for chief. They are the most powerful and influential members of an organization. These executives set the company’s long-term strategy and vision. This includes CEO (chief executive officer), COO (chief operating officer or 2nd in command), CFO (chief financial officer) and other “C” level executives. Some people become confused between a CEO and a president. The president is below a CEO and is oriented towards company employees and micro decisions. The president implements policy and strategies to make the CEO’s vision reality. As a “C” level executive, you have an opportunity to own a company and aggressively build your true wealth. An investment firm will provide the required capital for you to acquire a company in your industry of expertise. You must be able to make an introduction of a company for an investment firm to acquire. Providing you qualify, you will be a “C” level executive or the CEO of the newly acquired company. If the acquisition progresses to completion and you do not qualify for a “C” level position then you will receive a generous fee for your efforts. A qualified “C” level executive of the acquired company will have an opportunity to build your June 28 - 30, 2020 • 7 Bob Hodgson (FILE) company in partnership with a leading investment firm. This is a great opportunity to build considerable personal wealth. If you choose to be the “C” level executive, you will need these qualifications: • 10 years of experience as “C” level executive in a profitable company with sales greater than $50M. • 20 years of industry experience. • • • Significant achievements during up & down cycles. Established network of industry contacts. Experience in defining and executing a strategic vision. There are approximately 3,000 investment firms available for this type of transaction. The role of an intermediary is to connect two parties who have not figured out that they need each other. An intermediary with first-hand knowledge of the investment firms would be able to facilitate this type of transaction according to the industry and company size. Amvest Financial Group is a leading international investment banking firm based in Kansas City representing clients with sales from $10 million to over $6 billion. www.amvest.com

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bransonglobe.com STATE JEFFERSON CITY—Despite traffic volumes dropping dramatically in 2020 because of the impacts of COVID-19, Missouri has actually experienced a 12 percent rise in roadway fatalities over last year. “We are alarmed by the increase in Missouri traffic fatalities, particularly since they occurred with reduced traffic due to the statewide stay at home order,” said Gov. Mike Parson. “Despite traffic volumes in the state dropping by nearly 50 percent for much of the year, traffic fatalities in Missouri are up 12 percent compared to 2019.” Already, 2020 has seen 402 traffic fatalities, an increase of 43 more lives lost compared to the same time last year. And the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” are just beginning. This is the period covering the summer travel season between Memorial Day and Labor Day, one of the deadliest time periods on our nation’s roadways. MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna said there are actions drivers and passengers should take to reverse this disturbing trend. “We’re dealing with a different kind of public health crisis,” McKenna said. “During the pandemic, we see people wearing masks and social distancing, not only for their own protection, but for the health of others. We need a similar commitment from drivers to buckle their seatbelts, put their phones down and slow down.” Of the vehicle occupants killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020, 70 percent were unbuckled. “Based on average survival rates, if everyone involved in these crashes had been buckled, more than 100 people who were killed would with rampant disregard for speed reductions and lane restrictions. It is imperative that motorists slow down and focus on the road while driving through work zones. It is for everyone’s safety. June 28 - 30, 2020 • 9 Governor Parson and state leaders alarmed at rising traffic deaths Information on all MoDOT work zone activities is available on the department’s Traveler Information Map at www. modot.org. The map is available as a free app for iPhone and Android phones. Motorists can also call MoDOT’s 24/7 customer service toll free at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (2756636). Missouri Governor Mike Parson. (FILE) still be alive today,” McKenna said. “It’s the easiest, cheapest and quickest way to save lives on Missouri roadways.” “One of the toughest jobs for a Highway Patrol trooper is contacting a victim’s next of kin to tell them their son, daughter or parent has been killed in a vehicle crash,” Missouri State Highway Patrol Colonel Eric Olson said. “For three straight years, troopers made fewer of those painful visits with loved ones. Drivers must observe the speed limit, move over when they see emergency responders or work crews on the shoulder and make safe decisions at all times.” Every driver in the state can help by committing to four simple actions: • Buckle up. • Put the phone down. • Slow down. • Never drive while impaired. Summer is also peak season for highway work zones. We are already seeing disturbing trends in our work zones this summer

10 • June 28 - 30, 2020 STATE JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 26, 2020 – Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site invites the public to an informational meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 11, in the parlor of the Boone home. The public is invited to share comments about the historic site and its operations. Staff will be on site to provide information and answer questions, and provide a tour of the Boone homestead after the meeting. Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the parks and historic sites, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. For a list of scheduled informational meetings, visit mostateparks.com/page/66611/informational-meetings. The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in bransonglobe.com Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site hosts public information meeting July 11 These protecting themselves and others amid ongoing public health concerns. Come prepared with hand sanitizer and bottled water, avoid large and congested crowds, and please stay home if sick. Face coverings are encouraged where social-distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located at 7850 N. State Highway V, Ash Grove, northwest of Springfield. For more information, please contact Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site at 417-751-3266. The Boone Homesite is located near Ash Grove, 65 miles northwest of Branson. (Photo courtesy Missouri DNR)

bransonglobe.com STATE LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — As coronavirus cases increase across Missouri, city officials are wrestling with how to slow that rise when many residents are resistant to more government restrictions. In southwest Missouri, where some counties have become hot spots for the virus since Gov. Mike Parson allowed the state to reopen for business on June 16, the discussion has focused on whether to require citizens to wear face masks. The state health department reported 19,421 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Thursday, an increase of 553 cases from Wednesday, and a 9.5% increase in the last seven days. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams said 13,000 test results were reported to the state in one batch for June 21 through June 24, so reported test results don’t represent a daily increase. The Joplin City Council Wednesday voted 5-4 to reject an ordinance that would have required residents to wear masks if they were within 6 feet of someone else in public. The Springfield City Council this week discussed requiring masks, but no official action was taken. Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley voted against the proposal but said he had mixed feelings and that he believed people should wear masks. The deciding factor for him was the difficulty of enforcing the ordinance, which placed the onus on people, not businesses, to report violators. “I envisioned a Saturday where police were getting 200 calls from people all around town reporting someone not wearing a mask,” he said. “How do you divide that work and decide what a true emergency is?” The ordinance was first proposed last week and drew intense interest, with hundreds of emails and phone calls to city officials and a four-hour meeting before the vote. June 28 - 30, 2020 • 11 Cities consider requiring face masks as virus cases surge Joplin, a city of about 50,000 people, straddles the Newton/ Jasper county line. Stanley said the two counties had confirmed 60 cases on June 3, but that total increased to 814 by Wednesday. “This is definitely a community in crisis,” Stanley said. “It’s very, very concerning where we are. We do not like being a hot spot.” Williams said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff will be in Joplin Thursday and Friday to help track and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Mike Parson said it is up to local officials to decide whether to require face masks, and if citizens didn’t like the SEE FACE MASKS, PAGE 13

12 • June 28 - 30, 2020 NATIONAL Courtesy of US Dept. of Justice A Houston funeral director has been taken into custody on allegations he fraudulently sought over $13 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Jase DePaul Gautreaux, aka Jase Dixon, 38, is charged in a criminal complaint, unsealed today upon his arrest, with making false statements to a financial institution, wire fraud, bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions. He is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Frances H. Stacy in Houston at 2 p.m. CDT today. Gautreaux allegedly perpetrated a scheme to file fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $13 million in forgivable loans. The Small Business Administration (SBA) guarantees the loans for COVID-19 relief through the PPP under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The complaint alleges Gautreaux allegedly submitted several fraudulent PPP loan applications to federally insured banks, including applications on behalf of a business that did not exist and other applications on behalf of a business with which he had no affiliation. In these applications, Gautreaux allegedly falsified his identity, misrepresented the number of employees and payroll expenses of the putative companies and made numerous other inaccurate statements. According to the complaint, Gautreaux also submitted falsified tax documents and bank account information in support of these applications. He Your Branson Area Weather Source Loving The Ozarks SUN 92 Partly Cloudy 74 MON Branson Area 5 Day Outlook TUE bransonglobe.com Texas man in custody, charged with COVID relief fraud submitted fraudulent applications for over $13 million in PPP funds and ultimately received over $1.6 million in PPP funds, according to the charges. The CARES Act is a federal law enacted March 29. It is designed to provide emergency financial assistance to millions of Americans who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief provided by the CARES Act is the authorization of up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses for job retention and certain other expenses through the PPP. In April 2020, Congress authorized over $300 billion in additional PPP funding. The PPP allows qualifying small businesses and other organizations to receive loans with a maturity of two years and an interest rate of one percent. Businesses must use PPP loan proceeds for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent and utilities. The PPP allows the interest and principal to be forgiven if businesses spend the proceeds on these expenses within a set time period and use at least a certain percentage of the loan towards payroll expenses. A federal criminal complaint is WED THU 90 90 90 90 Mostly Cloudy Chance For Showers Or Storms 70 Mostly Cloudy Chance For Morning Thunderstorms 70 Partly To Mostly Cloudy Chance For Showers & Storms 70 Mostly Cloudy Chance For Showers Or Thunderstorm merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) - Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – OIG, SBA – OIG and U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Houston Division conducted the investigation. Anyone with information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via the NCDF Web Complaint Form at: https://www.justice.gov/ disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form.

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL • FACE MASKS Continued from page 11 decision, they could respond during elections. Council member Anthony Monteleone, who introduced the ordinance and voted for it, said he was concerned because so many Joplin residents are older or have conditions making them susceptible to the virus. He acknowledged that masks are hot, uncomfortable and embarrassing to wear, but doesn’t see that as a good reason to refuse to use them. The government has mandated such things as seat belts, vaccinations and requiring shirts and shoes in restaurants because those actions are good for the community, he said. “Convincing people to change their attitude is difficult to do,” he said. “Right now we need to work on behavior and if the attitude changes follow, that’s fine. Let’s just get through this next month and then deal with the deeper issues.” The council authorized the city to buy masks to hand out free to residents who want them. And it planned to devise an “education and encouragement” campaign with business leaders to encourage their use. On Tuesday, the Springfield City Council heard from health officials during a discussion about how to react to increasing coronavirus cases in the city, which is about 70 miles east of Joplin. Springfield officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday, but council member Craig Hosmer said during the meeting that the council should look at some requirement for masks, KSPR reported. “If we don’t do something and there is a resurgence it’s going to be tough and pull back and close what we’ve already opened,” he said. Springfield-Greene County reported 257 confirmed cases Thursday, up from 198 on June 1. Dr. Robert Trotman, of Cox Health, said he had seen more patients in the last two weeks than any other time of the year, leading him to believe masks are an important tool for the public. Even if they stop only 95% of the cases, he said, “Right now that would probably save lives.” Support Our Local Veterans! June 28 - 30, 2020 • 13

14 • June 28 - 30, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride over its ties to “Song of the South,” the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney officials said Thursday it was recasting the ride based on “The Princess and the Frog,” a The character Brer Rabbit, from the movie, “Song of the South,” is depicted near the entrance to the Splash Mountain ride in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. (AP FILE) 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead. Disney said the changes had been in the works since last year, but the announcement comes as companies across the U.S. are renaming racially charged, decades-old brands amid worldwide protests for racial justice after the police custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota last month. “The new concept is inclusive – one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired by, and it speaks to the diversity of the millions of people who visit our parks each year,” the Disney post said. The revamped ride will follow the contours of the animated movie, “The Princess and the Frog,” in which actress Anika Noni Rose voices the role of a 1920s aspiring chef in New Orleans who kisses a prince that has been turned into a frog and becomes one herself. With racist bransonglobe.com Disney changing Splash Mountain, ride tied to Jim Crow film stereotypes and Old South tropes, “Song of the South” is a mix of live action, cartoons and music featuring an old black plantation laborer named Uncle Remus who enchants a white city boy with fables of talking animals. Groups including the NAACP protested the film’s initial release. The film isn’t available to the millions of subscribers of the company’s new Disney Plus streaming service, and it hasn’t been released in theaters in decades. “Disney parks should be a home for all to enjoy regardless of race, age, whatever your background may be,” said an online petition asking for the ride to be changed. “While the ride is considered a beloved classic, it’s history and storyline are steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes from the 1946 film Song of the South.” But Splash Mountain had its supporters. Another online petition asked that the ride remain in its current incarnation. “Many adults and children ride this attraction because it brings back childhood memories,” the “Keep Splash Mountain” petition said. “Disney already took out the racist songs which was a good move on their part.”

bransonglobe.com ENTERTAINMENT Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song like Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman,” a song that would introduce her and tell her story to fans. On her 2007 debut single, “Country Girl,” she celebrated her country roots while explaining that she didn’t have to look or talk a certain way to call herself a country girl. “I said that I am not white in the first verse, and the label was like, ‘No, no, no,’” said Palmer, who then rewrote the lyrics to make it feel more universal. “It was very intentional when I wrote that song to talk about all the women, or all the people, that might not necessarily fit in the box, but are still of the same mindset.” The country music industry has long been hesitant to address its long and complicated history with race, but the death of George Floyd in police custody and the protests it sparked in the U.S. and around the world became a sound too loud for the genre to ignore. Over the past weeks, country artists, labels and country music organizations posted about Black Lives Matter on social media, participated in the industry wide Blackout Tuesday or denounced racism outright. On Thursday, Grammy-winning country group, The Dixie Chicks announced it would drop “dixie’ from its name. The group said in a statement that it wanted to meet “this moment.” But Black artists say the industry still needs to address the systematic racial barriers that have been entrenched in country music for decades. Stereotypes that country music is just for white audiences, written by white songwriters, and sung by mostly white males are reinforced daily on country radio, playlists, label rosters and tour lineups. In recent years, however, the conversations about country music have shifted to a broader acknowledgement that non-white artists have always been in the genre, even if they aren’t always recognized. Artist/scholar Rhiannon Giddens received a MacArthur Foundation grant for her work to reclaim Black contributions to country and folk music. And artists like Darius Rucker, Kane Brown and Jimmie Allen have all had No. 1 country hits in recent years, while Mickey Guyton just released an unflinching song called “Black Like Me.” But that ingrained culture of exclusivity remains a struggle to change. “You can look at the reviews of my first album. I was called colored, like, ‘I didn’t know colored people like country music,’” said Palmer, who had three singles reach the Hot Country Songs Chart. “I used to get messages all the time on MySpace, saying, ‘I am so sick of you. Why are you trying to be white?’ or ‘Why are you trying to take over country music?’” Change hasn’t been easy. After Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum announced they were changing their name to Lady A, they later had to apologize to a Black singer who had been using that stage name for years. Atlanta-based country rapper Breland also wanted to address, with a wink and a smile, country music’s racial blinders with his TikTok-fueled song “My Truck.” The music video starts with a white guy in a black cowboy hat singing as smoke billows across a dusty landscape, then Breland abruptly shoves him out of the frame to announce, “Don’t touch my truck.” “I just felt like it was time for people to change their perspective on what country music is and what country music can be, because there is an audience of country music listeners under 30 who believe Black Lives Matter,” said Breland, whose song reached No. 26 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and has been remixed with Sam Hunt. Like Lil Nas X’s genre bending “Old Town Road,” Breland playfully fuses trap rhythms with country tropes about horses, do-si-dos and beer on his self-titled EP and sings with country artists Chase Rice and Lauren Alaina. Breland said country music labels can’t just continue to focus on one type of audience. “There’s a group of country listeners who love country music because of the way it sounds, but don’t love some of the politics that they know are going on behind the scenes,” he said. Both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association started diversity task forces more than a year ago when country music was being criticized for a lack of female voices and women were being left out of major categories like entertainer of the year. June 28 - 30, 2020 • 15

16 • June 28 - 30, 2020 SPORTS The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working through the coronavirus pandemic. Most notably, according to NFL general counsel Jeff Pash, the owners were told about plans to fully reopen team facilities for training camp next month. “The clubs have been advised that training camps are expected to open on the normal schedule,” Pash said. “The dates set forth in the collective bargaining agreement, for most clubs that would be July 28. Obviously they can bring in rookies and certain other players before that. “The preseason number games, we’re in active discussions with the players association on those issues, and will continue at that and expect to have some resolution relatively soon and will advise the clubs at that time.” Earlier Thursday, the league and the Pro Football Hall of Fame canceled the opening preseason game between Dallas and Pittsburgh set for Aug. 6. The hall’s induction ceremonies set for Aug. 8, and for mid-September for a special centennial class, have been moved to August 2021, when the Cowboys and Steelers will play in the game. Team facilities were closed in late March due to the pandemic and have been reopened to limited personnel. No players other than those rehabilitating injuries are allowed at those facilities. Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, stressed that what bransonglobe.com NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July of the general public should be doing during the pandemic is exactly what the league and its players should be doing. “We remain in very active discussion with the players association on the protocols dealing with testing and screening and treatment, response and travel,” Sills said. “And so we updated the ownership about where we stand with those issues and our approach to that. “We certainly emphasized through that that testing alone is not going to be sufficient to keep everyone healthy. It’s still vitally important that everyone respect physical distancing, the use of masks when possible and overall good health habits of reporting symptoms and limiting contact with individuals that may be sick not only at the team facility, but away from the team facility.” Sills also noted that the league and union are looking into the use of personal protective equipment by players. That includes modifications to the helmet that may provide additional risk reduction. “Obviously we have to think about any potential unintended consequences of that modification. So a lot of work is still being done on that,” he said. The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

bransonglobe.com SPORTS Submitted to Branson Globe The Missouri Golf Association is conducting its 113th Missouri Amateur Championship at Ozarks National Golf Course in Hollister through today. This year’s field is made up of 172 players from across the state, all hoping to see their name engraved on the Amateur trophy among Missouri’s best players including Payne Stewart and Tom Watson. This years Missouri Amateur will be conducted for the first time ever at the Coore & Crenshaw designed course, Ozarks National Golf Course in Hollister, Missouri. The Missouri Golf Association is excited to partner with Ozarks National Golf Course to crown a new Missouri Amateur Champion. The Missouri Amateur Championship will have six past winners in the 2020 field. Brad Nurski, (St. Joseph) who is the most recent 3-time champion (2010, 2017, 2018) along with Skip Berkmeyer (St Louis 1999, 2009, 2011). Also returning to the field are, Wayne Fredrick (Springfield 1996), Matt Murray (Overland Park 1997), Sam Midgal (St. Louis 2016), and 2019 champion, Walker Kesterson (Ashland). Walker Kesterson was asked about his experience at the Missouri Amateur, he said, “It’s a fun week every time I go, they choose the best golf courses throughout the state, and it’s the first big tournament that I get to defend.” Kesterson also talked a little bit about the grind of the Missouri Amateur Championship, he said, ”It’s a 7 day golf tournament, the better you play, the longer you stay and get to play a cool golf course. It takes a lot of stamina and concentration, learning how to handle nerves was one of my biggest takeaways from last year.” The youngest player that will be attending the 2020 Missouri Amateur is Max Bowman (Springfield) at age 15. Bowman AREA ENTERTAINERS • SILENT AUCTION Let Us Entertain You! See the World’s Most Entertaining... Live Music Show performed by the World’s Largest Performing Family! BORN to... ENTERTAIN! Voted “Live MUSIC SHOW of the YEAR!”- Brammy Awards HUGHES BROTHERS THEATRE 3425 WEST 76 COUNTRY BLVD, BRANSON HughesMusicShow.com 800-422-0076 qualified for the Missouri Amateur at Millwood Golf and RC, where he shot a 74. The oldest and long-time competitor at the Missouri Amateur is Ron Eilers of Columbia at age 69. Eilers qualified for the Missouri Amateur at Jefferson City Country Club where he shot a 73. Championship Sunday will consist of the final two players fighting for the title of MissouJune 28 - 30, 2020 • 17 Missouri Amateur Golf Championships finish today at Ozarks National ri Amateur Champion through 36-hole match play round. Live scoring will be available during the entire championship online and on Twitter to keep followers up-to-date. Dinner & Show for “TWO!” Get your tickets early as we are responsibly following the social distancing guidelines; as such seating is limited. *Plus tax & service fee. Exp. 6/30/20 *

18 • June 28 - 30, 2020 HISTORY bransonglobe.com Today in History: Movies, music and more • 1389 Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe • 1519 King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V • 1762 Russian Tsarina Catherine II seizes power, declaring herself sovereign ruler of Russia • 1770 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia • 1776 Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress • 1778 Mary Ludwig Hayes “Molly Pitcher” aids American patriots • 1820 Tomato is proven to be non-poisonous by Colonel Robert Gibbon eating a tomato on steps of courthouse in Birthday Wish List Answer Key E V O L G L L A B E S A B A I L I O N T P E N N Y R A C E R B E E T E S M U R D L L C B Y A D N A W C I G A M C B L Y E D R E Y A L P D R O C E R A A I H O R S E S H O E S Y N E S R O H G N I K C O R S E T N S E L L L L B P P U R L I L N B C A E C S C O L O R I N G B O O K S C U G G Y R D A R C E E S R S A L P H A B E T B L O C K S EXP 6/30/20

bransonglobe.com Salem, New Jersey HISTORY • 1838 Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London • 1894 Labor Day established as a holiday for US federal employees • 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI • 1919 Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France • 1935 FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky • 1950 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War • 1964 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X • 1965 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson • 1969 Police carry out an early morning raid on gay bar Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, NY; about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days. Beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement • 1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado • 1982 Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, name their baby “William” Movies & TV • 1951 “Amos ‘n’ Andy” premieres on CBS TV • 1996 “Nutty Professor” starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA • 2003 “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland • 2017 “Spider-man: Homecoming” directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles Music • 1846 Saxophone is patented by Antoine-Joseph “Adolfe” Sax • 1928 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of “West End blues” • 1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill Sports • 1939 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title • 1957 Reds’ fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters. Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team • 1971 US Supreme Court (80) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali • 1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected • 1975 Reigning PGA Championship winner Lee Trevino and playing partners Jerry Heard, Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin are struck by lightning at Western Open; suffer minor burns Birthdays • 1491 Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47) who separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, born in London (d. 1547) • 1703 John Wesley, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement, born in Epworth, England (d. 1791) • 1926 Mel Brooks, American actor, comedian and director (Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in NYC, New York • • June 28 - 30, 2020 • 19 • 1946 Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989) • 1948 Kathy Bates, American academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee 1960 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington 1971 Elon Musk, American entrepreneur and • inventor (SpaceX, Tesla, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa 1986 Kellie Pickler, American country music singer (Best Days of Your Life), born in Albemarle, North Carolina

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