“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment INSIDE... Aug 2 - 4 , 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 117 Elevate Branson displays the first tiny home of new 5-acre community By K.D. Michaels Staff Writer 75 Years in Branson: Central Bank, local chambers celebrate. Page 3 Vote August 4: See county ballots in our special insert. Silver Dollar City is best of the best Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City ranked in the Top 10 of USA Today’s Best Roller Coaster poll. (Courtesty Herschend Family Entertainment) Special to Branson Globe BRANSON, MISSOURI – A 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee comes with a great big bow as Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri takes the crown for #1 Amusement Park in all the land by 10 Best/USAToday Readers’ Choice Awards. Bird-friendly yard: MDC shows you how in online class. Page 12 WEATHER...page 13 Highs in the 80s, with some periodic clouds and shower.s In total, Silver Dollar City is awarded three amusement-related awards in this nationwide poll of USA TODAY readers. The two additional awards go to the 2015 Guinness World Record-holding wooden roller coaster, Outlaw Run, ranks in the Top 10 Best Roller Coaster poll (#10) and Buckshot Annie’s, home of the City’s favorite skillet meals, ranks as the #5 Best Restaurant. This news is during a season when the 1880s-themed park opens a historic ride and an allnew area. Mystic River Falls, considered an engineering marvel in the global attractions industry, includes a rotating 4-platform, 8-story lift and massive waterfall drop – creating an only-of-its-kind water ride, rightfully claiming “The Tallest Drop on a Water Raft Ride in the Western Hemisphere.” “The roaring river experience, the adventure of the lift, the moments spent in the elevated channel and then the climax of the final drop combine to make this a unique experience only found at Silver Dollar City,” according to Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “Mystic River Falls is a family thrill ride, and joins our strong roster of award-winning family fun rides – from our famed coasters Outlaw Run and Time Traveler to a “City” filled with legendary adventures for the entire family,” Thomas said. As for Buckshot Annie’s, many loyal Silver Dollar City guests will tell you the massive skilSEE SDC, PAGE 2 Elevate Branson is one step closer to developing a tiny house community after a 400 square foot tiny home was delivered to their Gretna Road campus on Wednesday. The prefabricated house, complete with living room, kitchen, one bedroom, bathroom and a front porch, is on loan from Eden Village of Springfield for the next 60 days, so that members of our community can get a first hand view of how the planned affordable housing community will look. “We wanted our friends and neighbors to see exactly what we are planning for this tiny house development,” explained Bryan Stallings, who along with wife, Amy, founded Elevate Branson. “The homes are small, but they are well made, and stylish. These are places folks can be proud to call home.” A total of 48 tiny homes will be placed on individual lots on a 5 acre plot of land near Elevate Branson, to be known as Elevate Community. The land was donated by an anonymous benefactor. In addition to affordable housing, Elevate ComSEE TINY HOME, PAGE 2

2 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 LOCAL • TINY HOME Continued from page 1 munity will also offer work, apprenticeships, and a variety of support services. To reside in Elevate Community, an applicant must meet financial guidelines for low income housing. Occupants will be responsible for monthly rent, and proper care and upkeep of their home, as well as following a set of rules for personal conduct. Another stipulation of becoming a part of this new development is residency. Each applicant must prove that he or she has been a resident of Taney County for at least 12 months prior to occupying a home in Elevate Community. Elevate Branson founders Bryan and Amy Stallings pose on the front porch of the first of 48 tiny homes to be built in Elevate Community. (Special to Branson Globe) Stallings explained that the tiny house will be on display at Elevate Branson for the next 60 days, and interested persons can tour the home on an appointment basis. Businesses, organizations and individuals can sponsor one or more of the tiny homes. Depending on their level of sponsorship, they could CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES TANEY COUNTY 329 STONE COUNTY 84 RECOVERED CASES TANEY COUNTY 103 STONE COUNTY 49 bransonglobe.com name their home, choose paint colors for inside and outside, and can provide care and support for the future occupant of the home they sponsor. “We aren’t just building houses. We’re building community,” Stalling emphasized. “Our mission is to empower our neighbors to reach their full potential.” While Elevate Branson works diligently to provide basic needs for many in our community, Stallings noted that those needs go beyond the basics of food and affordable housing , adding “It must include meaningful work, positive relationships, hope, dignity, and purpose to create real and lasting change.” To set up an appointment to tour the tiny home, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, call Elevate Branson at 417-294-1300. Support Our Local Veterans! COVID-19 in Stone and Taney counties, by the numbers: (As of 7/31/2020. Data provided by TCHD and SCHD websites) DEATHS TANEY COUNTY 4 STONE COUNTY 1

bransonglobe.com LOCAL Chambers of commerce celebrate 70th anniversary of Central Bank in Branson Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • 3 Buckshot Annie’s succotash recipe is awarding-winning. (Photo courtesty of Herschend Family Entertainment.) • SDC Continued from page 1 let-created meals are a “must-do” during a visit to the park. The Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce joined forces with the Branson Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Central Bank of Branson. Although, the festivities were dampened not only by the weather, but also limitations due to Covid-19, spirits were high as those in attendance shared in this major milestone of our long time member and community supporter, Central Bank of Branson. Holding the scissors are Case Whitaker, left, and Mike Booth, both of Central Bank. (Photo courtesy of the Hollister Chamber of Commerce) Resolution to close Branson Recycle Center fails A resolution to permanently close the Branson Recycle Center was voted down by aldermen at their board meeting Tuesday night. Information had been presented to aldermen several weeks ago on the costs of the center to the city. According to the report, it would cost the City around $265,000 annually to reopen the center and operate it as before. Many individuals spoke out in opposition to the closing and therresolution was eventually voted down by all five aldermen. It was also announced that Taney County officials are looking into the possibility of taking over the program and are expected to discuss it at next week’s County Commission meeting. The original succotash recipe is one of a long-time employee whose grandmother taught how to throw together most vegetables in the garden (and then some), all presented today at the park on a grill in a 6-foot skillet. “These awards highlight the world-class offerings at Silver Dollar City,” said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “Our guests come from all over America’s heartland. The Silver Dollar City team strives hard every day to ensure these families can escape the concerns and worries of today to enjoy our crafts, our rides, our food, our shows and festivals. We appreciate these guests for believing in us and supporting us for over 60 years, and certainly for voting for us in this poll.” The internationally acclaimed 1880s-style Silver Dollar City was chosen as a nominee by a panel of amusement and theme park experts consisting of USA TODAY editors, 10Best.com editors and additional influencers from around the country. Silver Dollar City is currently presenting Moonlight Madness, presented by Humana®, through August 9 with park hours extended until 10 p.m. and fireworks nightly. For more information, call 800-831-4FUN(386) or visit www.silverdollarcity.com

SPECIAL INSERT • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 COUNTY BALLOTS TANEY COUNTY REPUBLICAN BALLOT bransonglobe.com TANEY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC BALLOT Where to vote in Taney County United Methodist Church, 1208 Bradleyville School, 16474 N State Hwy 125, Bradleyville Branson 1 Branson Community Building, 201 Compton, Branson Branson 2 First Presbyterian Church of Branson, 420 W Main St, Branson Branson 3 W Hwy 76 Branson Cedar Creek Cedar Creek Fire Department, 6981 Hwy M, Cedar Creek Forsyth 1 Forsyth Municipal Building, 15405 Hwy 160, Forsyth Forsyth 2 Forsyth First Baptist Church, 10000 Hwy 76, Forsyth Forsyth-Taneyville New Vision Baptist Church, 179 Boston Center Boston Center Community Building, 7829 Hwy 248, Branson Bradleyville Church Camp Rd, Taneyville Hollister 1 Hollister City Hall, 312 Esplanade St., Hollister Hollister 2 Hollister Middle School, 1798 St Hwy BB, Hollister Hollister 3 Oakmont Community Building, 2308 Hwy 86, Ridgedale Kirbyville Kirbyville Middle School, 6225 Hwy 76E, Kirbyville Merriam Woods Merriam Woods Del Showers Community Building, 4385 Hwy 176, Merriam Woods Mark Twain Mark Twain School, 37707 US Hwy 160, Rueter Mt. Branson Tantone Industies, 1629 State Hwy 76, Branson North Branson Branson High School, 935 Buchanan Rd, Branson Rockaway Beach Bridge of Faith Church, 296 Lake St., Rockaway Beach Skyline Skyline Baptist Church, 949 State Hwy 165, Branson Walnut Shade Brookeside Church, 10123 US Hwy 160, Merriam Woods

bransonglobe.com COUNTY BALLOTS STONE COUNTY COMBINED BALLOT REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR GOVERNOR Vote For One RALEIGH RITTER MIKE PARSON JAMES W. (JIM) NEELY SAUNDRA McDOWELL FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Vote For One ARNIE C. AC DIENOFF MIKE KEHOE AARON T WISDOM MIKE CARTER FOR SECRETARY OF STATE Vote For One JOHN R. (JAY) ASHCROFT FOR STATE TREASURER Vote For One SCOTT FITZPATRICK FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL Vote For One ERIC SCHMITT FOR UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 7 Vote For One ERIC HARLEMAN KEVIN VanSTORY STEVE CHENTNIK BILLY LONG CAMILLE LOMBARDI-OLIVE FOR STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 29 Vote For One MIKE MOON DAVID COLE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 138 Vote For One BRAD HUDSON FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 158 Vote For One SCOTT CUPPS FOR NORTHERN ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER Vote For One WAYNE BLADES FOR SOUTHERN ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER Vote For One HANK SMYTHE MIKE COOPER FOR SHERIFF Vote For One JOHN P. ELMORE DOUG RADER FOR ASSESSOR Vote For One MATT DAUGHERTY FOR CORONER Vote For One JOHN CUNNYNGHAM FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR Vote For One GLENDA "WENDY" METCALF DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR GOVERNOR Vote For One NICOLE GALLOWAY JIMMIE MATTHEWS ANTOIN JOHNSON ERIC MORRISON ROBIN JOHN DANIEL VAN QUAETHEM FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Vote For One GREGORY A UPCHURCH ALISSIA CANADY FOR SECRETARY OF STATE Vote For One YINKA FALETI FOR STATE TREASURER Vote For One VICKI LORENZ ENGLUND FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL Vote For One RICH FINNERAN ELAD GROSS FOR UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 7 Vote For One TERESA MONTSENY FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 158 Vote For One BRENDA McKINNEY LIBERTARIAN PARTY FOR GOVERNOR Vote For One RIK COMBS FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Vote For One BILL SLANTZ FOR SECRETARY OF STATE Vote For One CARL HERMAN FREESE FOR STATE TREASURER Vote For One NICHOLAS (NICK) KASOFF FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL Vote For One KEVIN C BABCOCK FOR UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 7 Vote For One KEVIN CRAIG Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • SPECIAL INSERT Where to vote in Stone County Union Union City Community Church 3886 State Hwy K. Billings Williams Shell Knob Shrine Club. 28149 Big Rock Rd, Shell Knob Washington Stone County Library/Galena, 322 State Hwy 248, Galena Ruth C Rural/Sunset Cove Indian Point Municipal Center, 957 Indian Point Rd, Branson Ruth C Lakewood Church, 119585 State Hwy 413, Branson West Ruth B Rural St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 30 James River Road, Kimberling City Ruth B Kimberling Area Library, 45 Kimberling Blvd, Kimberling City Ruth A Reeds Spring High School Band Rm, 20277 A State Hwy 413, Reeds Spring Pine B South Road & Bridge Shop, 203 County Shop Road, Lampe ‘Why should I vote?’ Five great reasons from iVoterGuide.com WHY you should vote? Who says so? Does it make a difference? What if you don’t like the choice of candidates, should you still vote? Here are five great reasons you should go to the polls on Tuesday from iVoterGuide. com. We’re listing the reasons here, but you’ll want to go to their site to read more about each one. Reason #1: The Bible is clear that we should care about who governs, obey legitimate authority, and be salt and light in a world of darkness. Reason #2: We are to be good stewards of all that God has given us – including our citizenship. Reason #3: Elected officials determine laws that affect us – whether we vote or not, and those laws affect our ability to live out our beliefs. Reason #4: Every vote matters. Reason #5: We impact future generations. VOTE ON AUGUST 4! Pine A Blue Eye Lions Community Bldg, 138 State Hwy EE, Blue Eye Pierce/Grant Christian Church Comm. Center, 104 E. Edgewood, Crane McKinley/Ponce De Leon Abesville Elementary, 54 Medical Springs Rd, Galena Lincoln Elsey First Baptist Church, 36534 State Hwy 413, Crane Hurley Hurley City Hall, 202 S Walnut, Hurley Flat Creek A/Flat Creek B Cape Fair Community Building, 8627 W State Hwy 76, Suite B, Cape Fair Cass Jamesville Southern Missionary Baptist Church, 213 Riverview Rd. Clever Alpine VFW Post #2203, 24204 State Hwy 39, Shell Knob

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL SMAC Youth Exhibit to begin in August Submitted to Branson Globe Hollister, MO—The Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) will host Creative Expressions Youth Exhibit, August 7-31 at its Branson Underground Gallery, 7 Downing Street in historic downtown Hollister. A Gallery Night reception will be held August 7, 6-9 p.m., during the First Friday Art Walk. Admission is free and open to the public. Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Many artists have long tried to recapture the wonder and freedom of expression of their childhood only to find it a never-ending battle to discard the rules of nature and art. Youth are not bound by those rules yet learned, and let their imaginations sore. Through the Creative Expressions Youth Exhibit, SMAC examines the uninhibited artistry of youth and celebrates childhood play and creativity. Come view the world through the art of area youth—a world filled with wonder and infinite possibilities. Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC), a 501C3 non-profit local center of creativity, art education, innovation, and community partnership, strives to improve the quality of life in southern Missouri by connecting individuals with the arts, for the benefit of all. Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • 5 SMAC Creative Expressions Youth Exhibit will be August 7 - 31 at the Branson Underground Gallery. (Submitted to Branson Globe)

6 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 OPINION Dear Branson Community, Thank You all for your input and for caring about our community. The Branson Board of Aldermen and I have received hundreds upon hundreds of e-mails, texts, social media comments and messages, and telephone calls regarding COVID-19 and face coverings. I have responded to as many as I could. The majority of the feedback I have received has been from those who recognize that face coverings are the best option. I am proud of our Board of Aldermen who took action to slow the spread of 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 ltcdls@gmail.com Gary Groman, a.k.a. The Ole Seagull Columnist Emeritus KD Michaels Staff Writer (417) 251-2776 kdmichaelsbranson1@gmail.com Rob Doherty Account Representative & Distribution Manager (504) 583-8907 robd@bransonglobe.com Karen Halfpop Digital/Production Director production@ BransonGlobe.com 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. LETTERS Who represents the people? Does the current Board of Aldermen represent people & businesses in Branson or their own personal interest? Prior to our last Aldermen election in Branson, we had a divided board. There seemed to be three conservatives and three liberals. They couldn’t agree and it seemed like every vote was a 3-3 tie; and the Mayor would side with the liberals. With changes in Board of Alderman chairs, the board seems overwhelmingly in the control of the Mayor now. Larry Milton appears to be the only Alderman who has steadfastly held and debated conservative Sadly, Branson has been singled out in headlines recently as a “hot spot” for COVID-19. While the numbers of COVID-19 cases in Taney County are rising, I do not agree with this assessment. Media outlets use percentages based on the population of our area and fail to add in the thousands of visitors that are continuing to come to our City to the total baseline. If you’ve been around town Edd Akers. (FILE) COVID-19 rather than do nothing. Our mandate runs to September 8th, 2020, and will be continually reviewed. principles! His campaign was to “bring reason, logic and common sense to the table” and he has done it with great character, against great frustration. In regard to Mandatory Masks, Milton was the only Alderman to vote against it. In regard to the Abstention Ordinance, again Milton stood firm. How about the ordinance to prevent City Staff from talking to Board Members about grievances? Yes, Mr. Milton was the only Alderman to vote “no” and protect the rights of Staff to have protection against City Administrators that offend them. So again: Does the current lately, you know, our visitor traffic is steady and getting better. This, combined with the passage of the face covering ordinance and the swift action our City Hall Board of Aldermen represent the people of Branson? Are they prepared to listen to the businesses who are working hard to create a sustainable economy? Their campaign slogans boasted “the city needs someone who can communicate and bring people together for the citizens of Branson”, “we need to draw people here with new attractions”, “get the city back to work.” Rubbish. Empty promises. Mayor Akers probably put it best when he promised, “I think we’ll see a different City of Branson over the next 2 years.” Boy, is it different. bransonglobe.com Mayor’s Moment: A message to the community from Mayor Edd Akers Administration took in March to revise the budget accordingly, is a positive sign for our community. I am encouraged by where we are currently and will continue to keep the health and safety of our community a priority while keeping our economy strong. For those who pray, I solicit your prayers for discernment and the wisdom of all city employees and elected officials so that we may keep the people we serve in the center of our focus. Thank you for letting me serve you, Mayor Edd Akers You have not listened to the people who are on the front lines of the economy. You have listened to people who work in medicine and make money through illness. You have listened to departments and interest groups that have enormous job security. You have cowered to social media lizards who prey on hard-working people from the comfort of their screens. You have become emotionally engaged with very fearful people. We are on the ground: we talk to our customers every day and ask their opinions. We might SEE LETTERS, PAGE 7 (The comments on these pages are the opinions of the writer, and not necessarily those of Branson Globe, or its staff. Want to weigh-in? Have something to say? Share it with us in your own Letter to the Editor. See submission guidelines in lower left corner of page 6.) 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bransonglobe.com OPINION • LETTERS Continued from page 6 not be the best source of scientific surveys but over 80% of our guests want the freedom to choose masks and other PPE. They want the government to stand down. They didn’t come here to bring us disease but to be refreshed and recharged from their own seasons of despair. Over 85% of our customers are guests. Mayor Best knew that 70% of the people who come to Branson come for the shows. We’re all about shows, rollercoasters and entertainment. What an honor! That’s what drives our economy! We make a sandwich and remind people to head out to Silver Dollar City or catch a show at the Clay Cooper Theater. The money we make lets up shop for groceries at Natures Wonders, have our oil changed at Pennzoil and get our hair cut at Fat Donny’s. Can you imagine the ripple-effect when theaters are empty and 100’s of employees are without work? We love our local patrons but we require our out-oftown guests to remain afloat. We’re a hospitality community. We’ve talked to the Aldermen and Mayor over and over how the majority of our guests have no desire to be mandated where to sit, what to wear and how to think about their health. We have such amazing veterans who know what freedom costs. The majority of the Aldermen and the Mayor have been deaf to our cries. They mock our misery with sarcasm like “Encourage you to work on a plan B”. I have no Plan B. My plan is to keep my employees paid so they can care for themselves and their families. My plan is to greet every guest that comes through our door with the energy and enthusiasm of a town that wants them here. My plan is to honor all the entertainers and hospitality businesses that are standing strong. My plan is to keep my doors open as long as I can endure so my employees are provided for. The Aldermen acted like this Mask Mandate had a 50:50 community survey result. They felt, again, the need to break the tie in their liberal fashion. Thank your Mr. Milton for your outstanding character and your understanding of the Branson travel industry and the plight of small businesses in Branson. It’s been said, “The coronavirus will come and go but the government will never forget how easy it was to take control of your life; to control every sporting event, classroom, restaurant table and church pew.” Darin S. Frantz Owner, Schlotzsky’s - Branson, MO and Owasso, OK Goggles anyone? Dear Editor, Now Dr. Fauci thinks it would be good for people to wear goggles to battle to prevent the spread of the Chinese Virus. So I’m sure the Taney County Health Department and the Branson City Council will most likely want to adopt an ordinance for mandatory goggles in the city. Probably William Mahoney has already contacted the Mayor to discuss this important matter. James Plummer Branson Help Support Branson local businesses @bransonlocalbusinesses.com Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • 7

8 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 STATE bransonglobe.com Missouri voters to decide on Medicaid expansion Tuesday By Nadia Ramlagan Public NewsService JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters will have a chance to decide whether the state should expand Medicaid in Tuesday, August 4 primary election. Amendment 2 would modify the Missouri Constitution to extend Medicaid coverage to adults ages 19 to 64, with incomes at or below 133% of the federal poverty level. Emily Kalmer, Missouri government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, said the amendment would benefit cancer patients and people with chronic health conditions who may have lost jobs in the COVID-19 crisis. She pointed out lower-income Missourians would also be able to access early detection and diagnostic tests through Medicaid. “So, one good example of that is colorectal cancer,” Kalmer said. “We know Medicaid expansion increases colorectal cancer screening. Here in Missouri, the screening rate for the uninsured is about 35%, compared to 69% overall.” She added the earlier a cancer is detected, the more opportunities there are for treatment. Missouri’s Medicaid program doesn’t cover most adults without children, and the eligible income threshold is among the lowest in the nation. Opponents of expansion include the Missouri Farm Bureau, which has said it will “cripple” the state budget. Kalmer said Medicaid expansion also would allow cancer patients to take part in the monitoring and follow-up care they need to remain cancer free. “We know it’ll help reduce the number of uninsured Missourians across the state,” she said. “And when more Missourians have access to health insurance, they have more access to things like doctors’ visits and cancer treatment; all the things we know help cancer patients have a better chance in their fight.” Groups like Families USA estimate expanding Medicaid would give more than 350,000 uninsured Missourians access to health coverage. The fate of the expansion of Amendment 2, that would modify the Missouri Constitution to extend Medicaid coverage to adults ages 19 to 64, will be decided on Tuesday’s August 4 primary election. (Special to Branson Globe)

bransonglobe.com STATE Missouri’s Hawley says U.S. Senate has not acted on duck boat legislation Missouri’s junior senator is calling on his U.S. Senate colleagues on Capitol Hill to approve his legislation aimed at preventing a repeat of the deadly 2018 duck boat tragedy on southwest Missouri’s Table Rock Lake. Missouri State Highway Patrol crews assist the U.S. Coast Guard during the duck boat recovery efforts on July 23, 2018. Seventeen people were killed in the incident, including nine from one family. The victims drowned when the vessel sank quickly, during a storm. The second anniversary of the tragedy was last week. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R) says the Senate has not acted on his bill. “It is more vital today than ever. It would help prevent exactly the kind of tragedy that we saw on Table Rock Lake,” Hawley says. Hawley’s legislation would require amphibious passenger vessels to be equipped to stay afloat, in the event of flooding. The legislation would also require duck boats to remove canopies, and would require additional life preservers. Hawley describes the legislation as tough and important. “It would impose new security requirements on every single duck boat in our state and nationally. It would require new inspections, it would require new reporting efforts and standards, and put those in place,” says Hawley. He says the tragedy never should have happened, because the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made several recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard after a similar 1999 tragedy in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Aug 2 - 4 2020 • 9 Thank you for reading the Branson Globe!

10 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 STATE bransonglobe.com Arrow Rock, Boone’s Lick and Sappington Cemetery state historic sites to host information meeting Aug. 13 Courtesy of Missouri Department of Natural Resources JEFFERSON CITY, – Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to attend a combined informational meeting for Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Boone’s Lick State Historic Site and Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center, 39521 Visitor Center Drive, Arrow Rock, Missouri. The public is invited to share comments about the state historic sites and their operations. Representatives from the state historic sites will be present to provide information and to answer questions. Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings, which 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 status and future plans for the park or historic site, 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 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 when social-distancing measures are difficult to maintain and may be required by local orders. Arrow Rock State Historic Site, 39521 Visitor Center Drive, Arrow Rock, west of Columbia. For more information, contact Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 660-837-3330. If you have questions regarding Missouri State Parks, contact us at moparks@dnr.mo.gov. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A combined informational meeting for Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Boone’s Lick State Historic Site and Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center, 39521 Visitor Center Drive, Arrow Rock, Missouri.

bransonglobe.com STATE Submitted by University Communications Office Missouri State University’s College of Education (COE) teacher candidates will soon connect with peers as far as North Africa through a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Virtual Exchange for Teacher Candidates program is made possible by a grant from the Stevens Initiative. “The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to build global competence and career readiness skills for young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa by growing and enhancing the field of virtual exchange,” a press release states. Missouri State is one of only 17 grantees to receive funding for a virtual exchange program. The Virtual Exchange for Teacher Candidates, in cooperation with Moroccan Regional Centers of Education and Formation, will build inclusive teacher education curricula that supports future teachers from Morocco and the United States as they learn with and from each other. The program will launch during the fall 2020 semester. The project’s coordinator is Dr. Jennice McCafferty-Wright, an assistant professor in the childhood education and family studies department. “The largest component of the project, an eight-week series of student dialogues, will be ready for students in our elementary social studies methods courses in September,” McCafferty-Wright said. “Other components of the exchange, such as an international colloquium series, will be open for the entire COE community. We’ll add more exchange features as the project grows.” While traditional, in-person exchange programs have been canceled, programs such as MSU’s will be a sustainable and accessible global learning tool. McCafferty-Wright said participating teacher candidates will build critical cultural understanding and literacies, as well as a commitment to global education. The program will help students enter careers with international, professional relationships to create their own virtual exchanges. “Teaching requires an understanding of the world. Connecting with teacher candidates in other parts of the world helps us better understand ourselves and our place in the world as educators,” McCafferty-Wright said. “Additionally, students with educators who teach for global understanding are better prepared for critical civic engageAug 2 - 4, 2020 • 11 MSU receives funding for virtual cultural exchange program ment in a diverse democracy.” Created in 2015, the Stevens Initiative is committed to expanding the virtual exchange field through three pillars of work: investing in promising programs, sharing knowledge and resources, and advocating for virtual exchange adoption. The Virtual Exchange for Teacher Candidates is supported by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. The Stevens Initiative is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.

12 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 STATE By Francis Skalicky, Mo. Dept of Conservation JOPLIN, Mo. – Providing good habitat for birds involves more than putting water in a birdbath and hanging a feeder in the backyard. Having the proper combination of shrubs, wildflowers and small trees can attract a variety of birds around your home for your viewing pleasure. People can learn more about how to establish habitat that will attract a variety of birds at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free virtual program “Creating a Bird Sanctuary.” This online program will be from 10-11 a.m. on Aug. 12 and is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin. This program is open to all ages. People can register for this program at: https://mdc-event-web. s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/173879 SIZZLING SUMMER SPECIAL! 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 thru AUG 31 Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 8/31/20 During this program, MDC Conservation Educator Jeff Cantrell will cover a variety of species of woody plants that provide food and cover for backyard birds. Cantrell will also discuss what type of native flowers are best for attracting hummingbirds. Those wanting to use native plants to create habitats around their homes are also reminded that there will be a native plant pick-up event Sept. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the Shoal Creek Conservation Center. Plants bransonglobe.com Learn how to create a bird-friendly yard at Aug. 12 MDC online program have to be pre-ordered and they will be able to be picked up from vendors and paid for at this time. People can get more details about this plant pick-up event by contacting Jeff.Cantrell@mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail) or Kevin.Badgley@ mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail). Though this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters. Using the appropriate plants can turn your yard into bird-friendly habitat. (MDC Photo) Showtimes: 3pm or 8pm 1600 West 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO Call for Tickets: 877-SIX-SHOW theSIXshow.com

bransonglobe.com STATE by Jim Salter, Associated Press O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The popular Missouri tourist town of Branson will require face coverings in most public places in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, despite the objections of many, including comedian Yakov Smirnoff. Meanwhile, Missouri set another one-day record Wednesday for new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the 10th time this month that a new daily record has been reached. Smirnoff, who operates a successful theater in Branson, told the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night that the mask ordinance would make his adopted home more like his native land, Russia, the Springfield News-Leader reported. “I’m hoping that you can make this an island of freedom and choice in the sea of hatred and fear,” Smirnoff said, drawing applause from many in the crowd. Nevertheless, the board voted 4-1 to approve the ordinance, which requires face coverings for people ages 13 and older, with some exceptions. Missouri reopened its economy in mid-June and has seen a big surge in confirmed coronavirus cases this month — so much so that a new federal report lists Missouri as among 21 states in the “red zone” for the outbreak. Those states are reporting more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people. Republican Gov. Mike Parson has refused to issue a statewide mask mandate, but several jurisdictions across the state have enacted their own. Some places are going even further. Starting Friday, St. Louis County is limiting crowd sizes, ordering bars to close early and getting tough on businesses that ignore the guidelines. Kansas City is considering similar measures. The state health department reported 1,927 new confirmed cases of the virus on Wednesday, topping the daily record of 1,773 set a day earlier. The state also announced seven more deaths. Your Branson Area Weather Source Loving The Ozarks KEEP CALM AND WASH YOUR HANDS SUN 82 Afternoon Showers & T-Storms Possible 63 MON Branson Area 5 Day Outlook TUE All told, 46,750 Missourians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 1,220 have died. The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • 13 Regional media reports about Branson mask mandate cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. WED THU 82 83 82 85 Partly To Mostly Cloudy Slight Chance For A Shower 61 Partly Cloudy Chance for Showers & T-Storms 61 Partly Cloudy Chance For An Isolated Shower or T-Storms Partly Cloudy Chance For An Isolated Showers 60

14 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 NATIONAL ‘Rebuilding Paradise’ looks at emotional toll of deadly fire SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and virtually wiped it out, Steve “Woody” Culleton got to put the final touches on his new home. Two redwood trees were planted in the ground, a new lawn and stone patio transformed the once barren yard into a green refuge. “We’re happy,” he said. “We’re totally home.” The landscaping marked the final chapter of a long ordeal that was captured in “Rebuilding Paradise,” a new documentary directed by Ron Howard about the aftermath of the most destructive wildfire in California’s history. Filmed over the course of a Steve “Woody” Culleton rebuilding his home in Paradise, Calif., in a scene from “Rebuilding Paradise.” (National Geographic via AP) year, the documentary focuses on the colossal cleanup and rebuilding efforts after the Nov. 8, 2018, inferno that killed 85 people and destroyed some 19,000 buildings. It follows several wildfire survivors as they piece their lives back together and offers signs of the town’s resilience despite many uncertainties about its future. Howard said he had his doubts when he went to Paradise to witness the devastation. He knew the town, having visited a couple of times when his mother-in-law lived bransonglobe.com Astronauts face final leg of SpaceX test flight: back down to earth CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) there, and he was overwhelmed by what he saw. “I just thought, ‘Well, how are they going to come back on this?’ I mean, here’s a region that is just getting thrown so many body blows, death blows,” he said. “How do you respond and recover? And the idea of rebuilding Paradise became the question. Can it even rebuild?” While it touches upon the failSEE PARADISE, PAGE 19 — A pair of NASA astronauts face the final and most important part of their SpaceX test flight: returning to Earth with a rare splashdown. Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken took part in a farewell ceremony Saturday at the International Space Station, several hours ahead of their planned departure on a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Despite approaching Hurricane Isaias, NASA said the weather looks favorable for a Sunday afternoon splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida. It will be the first splashdown for astronauts in 45 years. The astronauts’ homecoming will cap a two-month mission that ended a prolonged launch drought in the U.S., which has relied on Russian rockets to ferry astronauts to the space station since the end of the shuttle era. In launching Hurley and Behnken from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 30, SpaceX became the first private company to send people into orbit. Now SpaceX is on the verge of becoming the first company to bring people back from orbit. “The hardest part was getting us launched, but the most important is bringing us home,” Behnken said. A successful splashdown, Behnken said, will bring U.S.-crew launching capability “full circle.” Space station commander Chris Cassidy, who will remain on board with two Russians until October, presented Hurley with the small U.S. flag left behind by the previous astronauts to launch to the space station from U.S. soil, in July 2011. Hurley was the pilot of that final shuttle mission. The flag — which also flew on the first shuttle flight in 1981 — beSEE ASTRONAUTS, PAGE 16

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 days. Chicago and Washington, D.C., have each singled out travelers from about two dozen states. Other states have their own lists. Some have an option for visitors to get tested instead. “Complicated doesn’t begin to describe it. I feel sorry for people. They just want to go to Cape Cod. They want to go to Vermont. I don’t know what to tell them. People are pretty much left on their own to figure out,” said Kathy Kutrubes, owner of a travel agency in Boston. The restrictions — and maybe the confusion, too — are contributing to a sharp drop in travel, dealing a blow to a key industry. Before the outbreak, Americans were expected to take 2.3 billion domestic trips this year, according to the U.S. Travel Association. But that’s expected expected to drop about 30% to 1.6 billion, the lowest level since 1991. Normally nearly a third of domestic travel happens in the summer. Abroad, a drop-off in tourism from U.S. visitors and restrictions on crossing borders have also led many travel-related businesses to wonder if they will survive. The coronavirus is blamed for more than 150,000 deaths in the U.S. and more than a half-million elsewhere around the world. When it comes to travel restrictions in the U.S., the situation varies widely. Many states have no restrictions whatsoever for domestic travel. But the Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • 15 Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans’ travel plans number of states with quarantines is growing as governors move to protect residents amid flareups in places such as Florida, Texas and Arizona. For example, Maine requires SEE QUARANTINES, PAGE 21 Iowa state fairgrounds visitors pass a corn dog stand set up for the Taste of the Fair to be held this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

16 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 NATIONAL Comments? Questions? Call the Branson Globe at 417-334-9100 • ASTRONAUTS Continued from page 14 came a prize for the company that launched astronauts first. Elon Musk’s SpaceX easily beat Boeing, which isn’t expected to launch its first crew until next year and will land in the U.S. Southwest. The flag has one more flight after this one: to the moon on NASA’s Artemis program in the next few years. bransonglobe.com “We’re a little sad to see them go,” Cassidy said, “but very excited for what it means to our international space program to add this capability” of commercial crew capsules. The next SpaceX crew flight is targeted for the end of September. Hurley and Behnken also are bringing back a sparkly blue and purple dinosaur named Tremor. Their young sons chose the toy to accompany their fathers on the historic mission. From left, front, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley during an interview on the International Space Station. (NASA via AP)

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18 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 NATIONAL NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway seamstress Amy Micallef hasn’t put her talent on hold while theaters are shut. She’s been making plush toys — unusual plush toys. Micallef, who has worked in the wardrobe departments of “Hamilton,” “Waitress” and “Frozen,” makes gleeful representations of COVID-19, complete with a pair of eyes and faux fur. Each one goes for $23 on Etsy and she encourages buyers to unleash their anger on her creations — be merciless against a virus that has caused so much loss and disruption. “Sometimes you need to throw something against the wall, you need to step on something. Do you want to run that thing over with your car? Honey, be my guest,” she said. “Here is here is your chance for sweet, sweet vengeance.” While stages remain dark, Broadway workers like Micallef are finding ways to keep the lights on at home with side hustles. Some teach dance. Some offer music lessons or acting tips via Zoom. Some make jewelry or bransonglobe.com Plush toys, jewelry, dance lessons — Broadway’s side hustles prints of their art. Some sell skincare products or handmade journals. “Actors’ normal side gigs are catering and even those jobs don’t exist. No one’s hosting parties,” said Jeanna de Waal, who is to play the title role in the musical “Diana.” “A lot of people are having to learn new side hustles and utilize any skill that they’ve got to pay the bills.” The survival picture is certain to get darker when the government’s SEE BROADWAY, PAGE 20 Amy Micallef posing with her craft creations at her home. (Amy Micallef via AP) NOW OFFERING LEASE TO OWN OPTIONS 55+ Gated Master-Planned Community Located on Branson Hills Parkway in Branson, MO • Maintenance Free Living • Clubhouse • Discounted Membership at Branson Hills Golf Club • Amazing Location • Beautiful Valley Views CALL NOW 417.239.0951 SummitRidgeBRANSON.COm

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL • PARADISE Continued from page 14 ings of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., the utility whose equipment sparked the wildfire, and changing climate conditions that caused the flames to spread at extreme rates, the documentary mainly focuses on the emotional toll of rebuilding. Howard’s team became close to displaced families going through the trauma of losing their homes, a police officer whose marriage fell apart under the strain of the crisis and school workers who fought to keep classrooms together. Put through what he called a cruel test, Howard said their struggles became a case study for “what survival looks like, and the possibilities for real healing and also the inevitability of deep wounds and real pain that can’t be avoided in every circumstance.” Michelle John, the schools superintendent in Paradise, was under immediate pressure to shut the school district and enroll students elsewhere in the area after the fire. She worked with other school districts to find space for Paradise students to stick together, and by the end of the school year she pulled off a high school graduation ceremony many thought was impossible six months before. “The kids lost everything: their homes, their sports teams, their stuffed animals,” she recalled. “Why would we take away their teachers and their friends?” A few days after the graduation, John’s husband died of a heart attack. She attributed his death to the trauma of the fire. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the stress of the fire and his overall sadness about what happened contributed,” she said. “His heart was just broken.” Now retired and living in Reno, Nevada, she said she still talks frequently with her former colleagues to guide them through the new hurdle: how to help students amid the coronavirus pandemic. She bought a new property in Paradise and plans to live there at least part time. “It’s difficult being away because I want to be there to support people,” she said. “We have a shared bond because we went through this tragedy; the ties cannot be broken.” Culleton, the town’s former mayor and councilman, was one of the first people in town to rebuild and moved into his new home last December. He said he decided to rebuild several days after his house burned down and threw himself into the work to make it happen. There was little time to reflect on the things he lost in the fire. “Why sit down and think about it?” he said. “To me, it’s painful and triggers all kinds of stuff. I want to move forward.” More than 260 homes have been rebuilt and the town has received some 1,200 building permit applications. Paradise is slowly repopulating, a few grocery stores and hardware stores have reopened and Culleton believes the community’s heart and soul “is still alive and well.” People came back for Paradise High School’s football games, he said, and traditions such as Johnny Appleseed Days and Gold Nuggets Day have been kept alive. Still, his neighbors are gone and Culleton acknowledges he may not live to see the town make a full comeback. He said he hopes people who watch the documentary come away with a better appreciation of how precious and fragile life is. “What happened to us on November 8th is that we all thought Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • 19 we were going to die,” he said. “You can lose everything with a blink of an eye. So I’m trying to live to the fullest.” National Geographic is releasing “Rebuilding Paradise” in select theaters and on-demand through Laemmle’s and ShowcaseNOW’s streaming services.

20 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 NATIONAL • BROADWAY Continued from page 18 $600-a-week pandemic unemployment compensation program expires this month. Unemployment checks in New York top out at $504 a week but most people get a fraction of that, not enough to get by in an expensive city. The relief group The Actors Fund has distributed more than $14 million in assistance to some 12,000 people, but more is needed. “I can’t say this any clearer: The arts and the entertainment sector as a whole is on the verge of the biggest existential crisis we’ve ever had,” said Adam Krauthamer, the president of Local 802, which represents musicians. “We’re on the edge of the cliff.” He said many of his 7,000 members are taking a hard look at their careers and may not return to Broadway orchestra pits or symphony spaces. Krauthamer warns the sound of New York may soon be very different without help. “If the right politicians and philanthropists and people who help the arts are not engaged to put together a program that will save culture and the arts in New York City, it’s going to change as we know it forever.” Ali Solomon’s career was finally soaring when the pandemic hit in mid-March. Like many Broadway artists, she had a patchwork of jobs: She was an associate choreographer for the off-Broadway show “Trevor: The Musical,” the tour choreographer for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and was helping a show in development. All were stopped — but rent wasn’t. “You’re at the top of your game after working for so many years and now to go find a job in another industry, where do you start? You’re at the bottom of the totem pole. You’re lucky if you’ll make minimum wage,” she said. To make ends meet, she is a skincare consultant for Rodan and Fields and teaches — both in-person at a studio on Long Island and virtually bransonglobe.com for PassDoor, an online dance studio created by Broadway veterans. “I’m starting to add little bits of income. None of it will compare to what I was making before. But it’s something and luckily I’ve been able to save. But the fear, though, is that nest egg that you’ve been saving is quickly going to diminish because the cost of living is so high.” Living with easy access to the theater district has always been key to Broadway’s talent pool. But those apartments often command the highest rent. So some workers are letting their leases lapse, moving out and biding their time to when the shows restart, raising fears of a talent drain. “I already know tons of people who’ve left the city,” said Solomon. “It doesn’t mean that they’re never coming back, but they’ve given up their homes. And they’re like, ‘Until we have a reason to come back, there’s no need to be here.’” Still, Micallef has faith. “I have the benefit of knowing two very important things that I think most people may not believe or may not truly understand — No. 1: This will end. It will. I promise it will,” she said. “And second, there is good on the other side.”

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL • QUARATINES Continued from page 15 Massachusetts visitors to either quarantine or take a test, but Mainers may travel freely in Massachusetts. Chicago’s quarantine order includes neighboring Wisconsin. But people who cross the state line for work are exempted. In Connecticut, Paula Simchock and her husband are planning to hit the beaches in Delaware with their daughter en route to dropping her off at college in South Carolina. But because both of those states are on Connecticut’s quarantine list, they expect to have to isolate upon returning home. “We’re definitely stir crazy. So we’re really looking forward to getting down to Delaware and enjoying our favorite restaurants and surf shop. We’re really excited about it,” Simchock said. “To see that it’s on the Connecticut hot spot list is disappointing.” The U.S. Travel Association believes that with proper precautions — masks, hand-washing, and proper sanitation — people can travel safely. More than a third of jobs lost during the pandemic are in the travel and tourism industry, said Tori Emerson Barnes, spokeswoman for the association. “Really and truly, the only way that we can have a sustained economic rebound is to have people moving again,” she said. Mike Stumpf and his wife, who live outside Philadelphia, were supposed to take a cruise in Alaska in June. Then a trip to Colorado was canceled this week. A fall cruise to Europe was delayed this fall, and they bagged their annual trip to Florida. Between different state regulations and health concerns, there’s just too much uncertainty, he said. “We won’t because it’s not the worth the risk and every state has different regulations,” he said. In New York, Lyndie Callan had to cancel her 60th birthday celebration in Spain this summer because of the country’s restrictions on U.S. visitors. But even without the restriction, she wouldn’t have felt comfortable traveling. “There’s only one way to get this virus under control and that’s to behave responsibly. It starts with me,” Callan said. “I don’t see that my vacation plans are all that important. I’ll go on vacation next year.” Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • 21

22 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 HISTORY bransonglobe.com Today in History: Movies, sports and more • • • 1838 Apprenticeship system abolished in most of the British Empire. Former slaves no longer indentured to former owners. Labourer 1840 slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated 1842 Rotherhithe Tunnel under the Thames opens • 1842 Lombard Street Riot erupts • 1855 Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants • 1861 Brazil recognizes Confederacy • 1863 Battle of Little Rock, Arkansas; start of Chattanooga campaign • 1863 Cavalry action near Brandy Station-End of Gettysburg Campaign • 1867 Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tennessee) • 1869 1st voyage down Colorado River • 1870 Irish Land Act gives rights to tenants of landlords in Ireland • 1876 Colorado becomes • • • 38th state of the Union 1881 US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island, San Francisco Bay • 1883 Amsterdam’s Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky gets electric lights • • 1883 Inland postal service begins in Great Britain 1886 Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand 1888 The roof of Seville’s cathedral collapses after an earthquake 1926 Failed assassination on • General Primo de Rivera in Barcelona 1932 George Washington quarter goes into circulation • 1943 Race riot in Harlem, NYC Movies & TV • 1927 Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards • 1934 2nd Venice Film Festival opens • 1953 KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, Oregon (NBC) begins broadcasting • 1954 WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting • 1955 WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (PBS) begins broadcasting • 1956 KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, California (ABC) begins broadcasting • 1959 WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/ NBC) begins broadcasting • 1963 WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, Illinois (ABC) begins broadcasting • • • • 1967 WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 1968 WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting 1970 KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting 1970 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel • 1971 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre’s 6 Wives of Henry VIII • 1979 12th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel • 1981 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM • 1985 18th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego EXP. 8/30/20

bransonglobe.com HISTORY Music • • record and the last ever by a Brooklyn Dodgers player 1960 Aretha Franklins 1st recording session Soul Singer Aretha Franklin • 1963 Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale • 1964 Beatles’ single “A Hard Day’s Night” goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks • 1969 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival • 1971 George Harrison’s concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC Sports • 1906 Brooklyn Superbas MLB pitcher Harry McIntire no-hits Pittsburgh for 10 2/3 innings but loses in 13th, 1-0 on an unearned run • 1918 Pittsburgh and Boston Braves play a MLB record 20 scoreless innings before Pirates win, 2-0 in 21 • 1928 Babe Ruth hits home run #42 in the Yankees 12-1 win v St. Louis Browns, takes him 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace • 1933 NY’s future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves • 1934 US Amateur Golf Championship format is changed to a 6-day event with no 36-hole stroke-play qualifying, and 36hole matches for semi-finals and final • ts outfielder Mel Ott hits historic 500th MLB home run off Braves Johnny Hutchings, joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx as only players to reach milestone • 1953 Boston Red Sox pitcher Ben Flowers sets then MLB record of 8 consecutive games in relief • 1954 Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins by 15’ 49” from Ferdinand Kübler, for the second of his 3 consecutive wins • 1957 Gil Hodges hits his 13th MLB career grand slam, a NL • • 1957 Ex MLB outfielder Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136m (445’ 10”) in a game promotion 1961 Australian cricket captain Richie Benaud takes 6 for 70 in England’s 2nd innings for a 54 run 4th Test win at Old Trafford • 1963 Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American tennis player to be named in the US Davis Cup team • 1973 MLB All Star catchers Thurman Munson of the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox’ Carlton Fisk brawl at home plate Fenway Park; Red Sox win, 3-2 • 1976 Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time in pre-season game v SF 49ers at the newly constructed Kingdome in Seattle • 1976 Reigning world F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria suffers a near fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim • 1977 San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th MLB career grand slam • 1978 Atlanta Braves trounce Cincinnati Reds, 16-4 and halt Pete Rose’s NL record hitting streak at 44 games • 1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany becomes the first male to set a high jump world record at the Olympics (2.36m [7’ 9”] Moscow) • 1982 American Greg Louganis becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives in winning 3m springboard gold, World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador • 1982 East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador • 1982 After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver the win the Talladega 500 twice Birthdays • 1770 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, born in Ladysmith, Virginia (d. 1838) • 1779 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to “Star-Spangled Banner”, born in Carroll County, MaryAug 2 - 4, 2020 • 23 land (d. 1843) • 1819 Herman Melville, American author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), born in NYC, • 1965 J. K. Rowling, English writer (Harry Potter novels), born in Yate, Gloucestershire

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bransonglobe.com WORSHIP Aug 2 - 4, 2020 • 27 Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.… (Matthew 11:28-29)


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