INSIDE...page 10 Find out who’s open: WORDS TO LIVE BY... Check our list of area shows, attractions, and more. “There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” John Holmes, cartoonist Highs: Near 80. Lows: 60s WEATHER...page 12 Your source for local news and entertainment May 22-23, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 88 BRANSON IS OPEN! ‘Welcome back! We missed you!’ Staff Reports That’s the message springing up all over Branson on billboards and signs greeting Memorial Day Weekend tourists. Families are starting to flock to Branson. Most are weary with cabin fever and said they’re eager to get out of the house for a holiday, albeit one with Social Distancing and a new reality of safety precautions from the Covid-19 pandemic situation. “We needed a break, the kids needed a break,” said Quannah Roush, who together with SEE WELCOME BACK, PAGE 2

2 • May 22-23, 2020 LOCAL • WELCOME BACK Continued from page 1 his wife Melissa and three children Raegan, McKenzie and Neeson appeared relaxed and happy visiting the Toy Museum. The Roushes left Tulsa earlier this week and said they were glad Branson was open for business. Grateful to meet them, Wendy Beck, who co-owns the Toy Museum with husband Tom, expressed hope and a tentative smile that some degree of normalcy was starting to return. “We’re prayerful,” Beck said. “We think the holiday will make a difference in bringing people out.” Shows, shops, restaurants, resorts and amusements have begun opening their doors to a new season of tourists. They’re posting new public safety and health protocols, adjusting their business to accommodate folks driving to Branson for entertainment, recreation, and much needed relaxation. Tourists have been coming in from as far away as Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and all points in between. Matt Earle, a pastor and former free-weight power lifter, drove 18 hours from Surprise, Ariz., to “catch a break, ” he told the Branson Globe while having lunch at the Branson Diner. “I’ve got family in the area,” he said. “ I drove in as soon as I learned Branson was open for business.” Branson Diner owner Susie Roten said she was glad to see Earle and other customers. “I’m glad we’re starting to get back to normal,” Roten said. “I’d rather people not wear their masks, since they tend to leave them on the table and that requires extra cleanup to be safe bransonglobe.com afterwards. But that’s okay.” Steve Hartley, owner of Dick’s Five and Dime, adjusted his business by expanding store aisles to accommodate six-feet apart social distancing. He and his staff offer free masks and disinfectant and underwent rigorous public health safety training. “This is new territory for all Branson business owners,” Hartley said. “We’re encouraged to see people coming in and they’re buying. Our number one priority, however, is the health and safety of all our employees and customers.” Mother Melissa Roush father Quannah Roush with daughter Raegan, 10, son Neeson, 6, and daughter McKenzie, 9, who traveled from the Tulsa area to visit the Toy Museum for the first time during a weeklong stay at the Stillwater resort. (Branson Globe photo) Steve Hartley, owner of Dick’s Five and Dime, which opened May 8, showcases expanded aisles for social distancing and free masks available to customers. (Branson Globe photo)

bransonglobe.com LOCAL Opportunity to make memories at World’s Largest Toy Museum Staff Reports On a cool, overcast Wednesday in May, Quannah and Melissa Roush stood tall in an embrace in front of the Cannonball Express outside the Memory Barn at the World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex. Their children Raegan, 10, nineyear-old McKenzie and Neeson, 6, draped themselves around their parents. Everyone smiled. They were glad to be out of Tulsa. They were glad to be in Branson. “We needed break. The kids needed a break,” Quannah said smiling, looking at his wife and children. They were tired, he said, of being isolated for months of sheltering against the Covid-19 pandemic. So they came to Branson. The Roush family, here for a week, spent most of the morning browsing the Memory Barn of the Toy Museum. Dad Quannah, who works in the insurance industry, said he liked the National BB Gun Museum collection, remembering days learning to shoot with his father. The toy museum showcases more than 500 BB guns. Mom Melissa, a kindergarten SEE MEMORIES, PAGE 5 ALIDA: “Hi! I’m a 2-year-old Doberman mix, and this girl just wants to have fun! Maybe that’s why I was found running in traffic. Now that’s out of my system, I’m ready for my forever home. I love people, I’m energetic and observant. Maybe we can go hiking! Come meet me! May 22-23, 2020 • 3 Pets of the Week Tri-Lakes Humane Society, Reeds Spring Call (417) 272-8113 or visit www.tri-lakeshumanesoc.org Melissa, right, and daughter Raegan, left, enjoy an old-fashioned game of checkers at the World’s Toy Museum. (Branson Globe photo) MAMMIE: “I am a super-pretty 1-year-old little lady. My three kittens and I were found in a condemned house, so being in this shelter is much nicer. Now that the kittens are weaned, I’m ready to make a new home with you at your place. Make me your forever girl!

4 • May 22-23, 2020 OPINION By Gary Groman, a.k.a. The Ole Seagull The purpose of the original Memorial Day was to honor those who died in the Civil War. Today it’s remembering and honoring all who have been killed in the service of our country. Is there a better way to do that than to honor and remember their living “comrades,” those men and women who have and are currently honorably serving in America’s Armed Forces? 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. Someone a lot wiser than an Ole Seagull said, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” Since our country’s earliest days, America’s Armed Forces, and their families, have paid the price for the privileges and freedoms we all enjoy and sometimes take for granted. Memorial Day offers a unique opportunity to reflect upon that price and honor those who have paid it. The very act of going into the Armed Forces puts one’s life at risk. Immediately upon being “sworn in,” members of the Armed Forces have given control of their lives to their military and governmental leaders. It is a control that is absolute and, from an honor point of view, irrevocable. That control could be exercised in various ways. In combat, it could be through an order “to take that hill,” in the face of withering machine gun or mortar fire, to patrol a neighborhood in Baghdad, or to assault a terrorist stronghold in Afghanistan. In a non-combat support position, it could be an order to serve in a supply depot, training facility, or hospital thousands Gary Groman. (FILE) of miles away from the battle. Regardless of where or how one serves, the risk to their life is an inherent part of the oath they swore. Special to Branson Globe As businesses in Taney County begin to reopen, the Taney County Health Department (TCHD) reminds residents and visitors to continue to help fight COVID-19 by exercising social responsibility. Wearing face coverings while in public, maintaining physical distancing, and staying home when sick are all ways to protect yourself and those around you. Every resident and visitor has a responsibility to protect the health of Taney County. “Our community has taken precautionary measures during this time,” States Lisa Marshall, Director of TCHD. “This is largely why History records it’s the politicians, and those in power, who start wars and that it is the men and women of their Armed Forces and their families who pay the price of those wars. It is a price paid in separation, stress, blood, suffering, anguish, physical and mental injury, and sometimes death. Theirs is not to judge whether the politicians and powerful are risking their lives in a noble or just cause. Theirs is to do their sworn duty. Some have served in conflicts that were “popular” such as World Wars I and II and Desert Storm. Others in conflicts that were not as “popular,” such as Korea and Vietnam. Through it all, however, the men and women of America’s Armed Forces and their families have done their duty, sacrificed, and given unstintingly of themselves. COVID-19 cases in Taney County continue to hold steady. The community has jumped on board and is doing the right things to stop the spread, we need their help to keep our community healthy.” To continue to keep these numbers low, the health department is reminding community members that it isour social responsibility to take care of each other and continue to wear masks, wash our hands and keep six feet away from those who don’t reside in our households. “Social responsibility means taking care of each other through our own actions.” Marshall continues, “We are in a holding patBransonGlobe Your source for local news and entertainment info@BransonGlobe.com • Phone: (417) 334-9100 • Fax: (417) 334-3767 • 1447 US Hwy. 248, Suite EE, Branson, MO 65616 BransonGlobe.com bransonglobe.com The Ole Seagull: The true purpose of Memorial Day The eloquent words of William James remind us that “No matter what a man’s frailties otherwise may be, if he be willing to risk death, in the service he has chosen, that fact consecrates him forever.” From our country’s beginning, the members of its Armed Forces and their families have assumed that risk and done their duty. It is they who have ensured that a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” For that, we owe those who have served and are currently serving, in the Armed Forces, our undying gratitude, honor, respect, and support. Not only on Memorial Day but, every day that we, as a nation, enjoy the fruits of their efforts, sacrifices, and service. Keeping Taney County Open is a Social Responsibility tern right now as far as new cases are concerned. The best way to reduce the risk of a spike in positive cases is to take precautionary measures now.” TCHD encourages residents and visitors to call businesses, theaters or restaurants they plan to visit to determine if they are open and instructions on their opening procedures. Toolkits are available at www.taneycohealth.org. For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417334-4544, visit our website at www.taneycohealth.org, or like our FaceBook, Instagram and Pinterest pages. @BransonGlobe BransonGlobe @BransonGlobe #Branson Globe

bransonglobe.com LOCAL • MEMORIES Continued from page 3 teacher, said what she liked seeing most was “Skipper.” Skipper is Barbie’s little sister. Barbie, of course, is the famous doll of flowing blonde locks and never-ending smile. The Toy Museum has more than 900 Barbies in its collection. “I like the Star Wars things I saw,” oldest sister Raegan said. “Me, too,” Neeson chimed in. For McKenzie the doll house collection grabbed her attention, especially the teensy real-life champagne glasses and Coca Cola bottles. “Are those chopsticks?” McKenzie asked her dad as she bent down to look further. “Are those shrimp on that plate?” Quannah wondered aloud as he bent down alongside her. For families like the Roushes, the Toy Museum is a chance to make a new memory, that will be especially remarkable because of the strange pandemic situation, according to Wendy Beck, who along wither husband Tom own and operate the Toy Museum. “We’re prayerful to see more folks this year, ,” said Beck, a former high school English teacher and also a writer. “Now that things are open again, we think the Memorial Day holiday will make a difference in getting people to come to Branson.” Those who come to the Toy Museum will have their eyes, ears and arms full of plenty of things from memory lane. The museum houses classic military toys, television and movie toys, and toys from the 1880s to the present. Toys range from antique model planes and trains, Hot Wheels cars, tractors, cap guns, die cast cars, board games, G.I. Joe action figures, lunchboxes. Fullsize toys include an antique powered shovel, 1959 Rolls Royce, 1950s bus, a Bugatti car, 1927 Cadillac, 1880s General store, 1948 Simplex motorcycle, Cushman motor scooter, vintage steam locomotive, and more. The World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex is located at 3609 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 417-332-1499 for more information or visit worldslargesttoymuseum.com. May 22-23, 2020 • 5 The tiny furnishings in the doll house collection at the World’s Largest Toy Museum captured the interest of, from left, Quannah, Neeson and McKenzie Roush of Tulsa. (Branson Globe photo)

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL GB Tours & Travel prepares to reopen By David Stoltz, News Correspondent As the country cautiously prepares to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, local businesses are starting to carefully unlock their doors.With an uncertain future ahead, it’s one step at a time. For GB Tours and Travel of Branson, that first step will be a June 16 trip to River Bend Casino in Wyandotte, OK. The tour business’ distinctive red motor coaches normally seen along Hwy. 248 will be fired up as it joins the Branson community in gearing up for an unprecedented summer season. But it will be “safety first.” “Like always, our customers are our main concern, and their safety,” said Steve Monroe, GB Tours owner. “We’re very, very strict. We’re going to take temperatures before they get on the bus. We’re going to offer masks if they don’t have one. And we have always sanitized our buses twice a day, and of course that will continue.” Monroe said that currently GB Tours is the only bus that will be allowed at River Bend Casino. The June 16 trip was announced only two days ago and was already 30 percent full. Soon after, GB Tours will resume casino trips three times weekly. The Covid-19 pandemic hit GB Tours hard, as it did most other local businesses. Passenger count dropped by a third, and then March 17 the business closed its doors. In addition to its casino and occasional sight-seeing tours, GB Tours also leases its buses to SEE GB TOURS, PAGE 8 May 22-23, 2020 • 7 Julie Griot checks Steve Monroe’s temperature, as he prepares to put on his face mask at GB Tours & Travel. (Special to Branson Globe)

8 • May 22-23, 2020 LOCAL • GB TOURS Continued from page 7 groups for trips or special occasions, such as weddings. “That’s been all cancelled,” Monroe said. Lost revenue ran into the tens of thousands. The group at GB Tours & Travel are ready to hit the road, using safety precautions such as providing face masks for passengers, and taking temperatures. (Special to Branson Globe) And the travel industry was one of the hardest hit. “We happen to be in the ‘group’ business, and so for us, for example, to do some other things like go south down into Arkansas to some of the sight-seeing places, they’re groups and they’re not open,” said Monroe. “So we are trying to hang on,” said Julie Griot, GB Tours vice president of marketing. “We have very loyal customers and we’re trying to introduce some different avenues, different venues for our customers.” They’re cautiously optimistic and an October tour to Savannah, GA is still being planned. “We’re not cancelling that yet,” Griot said. bransonglobe.com “And it’s like so many other small businesses,” she said. “What do you do? There’s people everywhere trying to hang on.” The motor coaches are equipped with television monitors and restrooms. “We have a lot of fun on our buses,” Monroe said. While bingo was offered in the past, that may end up being a coronavirus casualty. Griot is the tour host, and “(the guests) just love her,” Monroe said. “And they have fun. A lot of time I hear them say, ‘We enjoy the casino but the trip over and back is the fun part.’ So that makes you feel good.” Monroe said he doesn’t try to think too far ahead. “I try to think positively. I think that’s why I’m so frustrated right now. I want to go (on tours). People are wanting to go and I can’t do it.” GB Tours and Travel info can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/GBToursAndTravel/ and at gasbustertours.com. Branson AquaPlex will reopen June 2 BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the opening of the Branson AquaPlex on June 2, 2020. The AquaPlex is a 12,250 sq. ft. aquatic park featuring water slides, play structures, a climbing wall, lap lanes and a diving well. The AquaPlex also features a zero depth entry area, allowing easy in-and-out access. The AquaPlex will be open Tuesday through Sunday each week and will offer two daily sessions. Session #1: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Session #2: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Each session will have a maximum occupancy of 150 guests to ensure adequate room for social distancing. A discounted fee will be charged for each session. At the conclusion of each session, all guests will be asked to leave so all pool equipment, chairs and locker rooms can be sanitized between sessions. To ensure entry to the AquaPlex, guests are encouraged to utilize one of the two contactless options for payment. Season passes can be purchased at the Branson RecPlex and will include unlimited access to all sessions. In addition, pre-purchased daily passes will be available online at https://secure.rec1. com/MO/branson-mo/catalog. For more information on the Branson AquaPlex, please visit our website at http://www.bransonparksandrecreation.com/651/ Branson-AquaPlex.

bransonglobe.com STATE May 22-23, 2020 • 9 St. Joe State Park off-road vehicle riding area now open Courtesy of Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, announced the reopening of the off-road vehicle riding area at St. Joe State Park in Park Hills, off Highway 32 on Monday, May 18. This is part of the agency’s continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan. To ensure proper social distancing, park visitors will need to purchase same-day ORV permits online before arriving at the park. Beginning Monday, May 18, daily ORV permits must be purchased online at mostateparks. com. Permits can be purchased for same-day use only. The capacity of ORV permits sold will be limited to allow space for proper social distancing in the riding area and the staging area parking lot. For the riders’ convenience, the required 6-foot staffed orange flags will be available for purchase by credit or debit card only at the park office. All visitors must remain diligent and come prepared to enjoy the outdoors responsibly by following the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: • Keep a minimum distance of 6 feet between you and others. • Avoid crowded areas and groups of people. • Stay close-to-home and travel with only those from your household. • Wash your hands often. • Come prepared and carry hand sanitizers, soaps, wipes and water. • Avoid handshakes, hugs and touching your face. • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when you cough or sneeze. • Be kind and considerate of others. • Stay home if you are sick. Visitors are encouraged to visit mostateparks.com to find a park close to home and check for individual park advisories before heading to the park. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. If you have questions regarding Missouri State Parks, please contact us at moparks@dnr.mo.gov. The off-road vehicle riding area at St. Joe State Park in Park Hills, off Highway 32 on Monday, May 18. (Photo by Missouri State Parks)

10 • May 22-23, 2020 BRANSON IS OPEN! Welcome back to Branson! • #1 Hits of the 60’s – Open • 417 Escape Artist – Open • 417 Vintage Supply – Open • A Tribute to George Strait Dinner Show – Open • A Tribute to Marty Robbins with Leroy New – Opens May 26 • Absolutely Country, Definitely Gospel – Opens June 1 • Alex & Alaina’s Treasure Chest – Open • All Crazy ‘bout Patsy – Opens June 1 • Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai – June 1 • Amazing Pets – May 29 • American Heroes – May 29 • Americana Theatre Shows (except Johnson Strings) – Open • Andy B’s Bowl Social – Open • Andy’s Frozen Custard Delivery/Carryout/Curbside/ Drive Thru – Open • Applebee’s Grill & Bar – Dine -In – Open bransonglobe.com • Arby’s Delivery/Carryout/ Curbside/Drive Thru – Open • Arcade City – Open • As Seen on TV – Open • Auntie Ann’s + Cinnabon Delivery/Carryout/Curbside/Drive Thru – Open • Bass Pro Shops – Open • Belk – Open • Beyond The Lens -TBA • Big D‘s BBQ Delivery/Carryout/Curbside/Drive Thru – Open • Billy Yates at Shepherd of the Hills – September TBA • Black Oak Grill – Open • Bluegrass & Gospel with the Petersens – July 1 • Bob Evans Delivery/Carryout/Curbside/Drive Thru – Open • Botanas Premier Mexican – Open • Branson Accountants, Insurance and Lawyers – Open • Branson Café – Open • Branson Country USA – June 12 • Branson Elvis Festival – July 11 The Hughes Music Show announced its opening date as Thursday May 21. (Branson Globe photo) Ryan (left) and Jordan Elmgren drove three-and-a-half hours from Searcy, Ark. to make Dick’s Five and Dime on Main Street their first stop of a week-long stay to the area. “We love Branson!” (Branson Globe photo) • Branson Famous Baldnobbers Theatre – Opens June 5 • Branson Meadows Cinema – Open • Branson Quilts – Open • Branson Scenic Railroad – TBD • Branson Star Theater – Opens June 1 • Branson Tours – Big Foot Tours – Open • Cakes & Creams – Open • Cantina Laredo Dine In – Open • Casa Fuentes – Open • Center Stage Grille – Open • Charlie’s Steak Ribs & Ale – Open • Chick-Fil-A – Open • Chili’s Branson – Open • Clay Cooper’s Country Express – Opens June 5 • Gold Stone Creamery – Open • Comedy Jamboree – Opens June 17 • Country Legends Lunch Show – Open The sun rises over Branson and The Grand Village Shops letting tourists know they were open for business. (Branson Globe photo) The Uptown Cafe welcomes hungry patrons on Saturday May 16. (Branson Globe photo) • Cracker Barrel – Open • Crazy Craig’s Cheeky Monkey Bar Dine-In – Open

bransonglobe.com BRANSON IS OPEN! • Culver’s – Open • Dairy Queen – Open • Danna’s BBQ & Burger Shop – Open • Dimitri’s Greek Gyro’s and Deli – Open • Dick’s 5 & 10 – Open • Dolly Parton’s Stampede – Opens June 5 • Domino’s Pizza – Open • Doo Wop & More – Open Doug Gabriel – Opens June 5 • Down Home Country – Opens Sept. 9 • Dreamsicles Shopping Fashion House Downtown Casual Wear – Open • Dudes’s Daiquiris – Open • Dunkin’ Donuts – Open • Expresso Branson – Open • Fajitas Loco – Open • Farmhouse – Dine In Open • Fat Donny’s Barber Shop – Open • Five & Dime General Store – Open • Francesca’s – Open • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – Open • Fritz’s Adventure – Open May 22 • Garfield’s Restaurant & Pub – Dine-In – Open • Garfield’s – Open • Getting’ Basted – Open • God and Country Theatre – Open June 6 • Godfather’s Pizza – Open • Golden Sounds of the Platters – Open • Grand Country Buffet - Open • Grand Country Complex – Open • Grand Jubilee – Open June 10 • Hamner’s Variety Theatre – TBD • Historic Owen Theatre – TBD • Hollywood Wax Museum – Open • Hong Kong Buffet - Open • Hot Hits Theatre – Open • Hungry Hunter Café – Open • Hurts Donuts - Open • IHOP – Dine-In – Open • Imax Entertainment Complex – Open • Indian Clay Oven – Open • Ink Ink – Open • iPhone Express - Open • It’s Magic Jokes – Open • Jim Stafford – Opens June 9 • Joe’s Crab Shack – Open • Kirkland’s – Open • Kitchens – Open • Krispy Kreme Donuts – Open • Lake Life Outfitters – Open • Lake Life Resort Wear – Open • LandShark Bar & Grill – Open • Lightning Pawn & Music • Little Hacienda – Dine-In Open • Lock Smith Salon – Open • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open • Main Street Cruises – Open • Marble Gypsy – Open • Marble Slab/Great American Cookies – Open • Mark Ashton – Open • Marvin Gaye & Friends – Open • McDonalds – Open • Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers – Open • Missouri Ridge Distillery – Open • Mitsu Neko Sushi – Open • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Open • MoMo’s Sushi – Open • Midtown Silversmith – Open • Motown Downtown – Open May 20 • Mr. G’s Chicago Pizza & Pub – Open • Never A Dull Moment – Open • New Balance – Open • New South Gospel – Open June 11 • Nika’s Olive – Open • Noodle 21 – Open • Northwoods Candy Emporium – Open • NV Nails – Open • Oak Ridge Boys – TBA • Olive Garden – Open • On The Ball Sports – Open • Oscar’s BBQ – Open • Outback Pub – Dine-In Open • Ozarks Countey – Open June 29 • Ozarks Gospel – Open June 21 The Duttons sold out on opening night May 16 as music lovers crammed the parking lot and join the toe-tapping family fun inside. (Branson Globe photo) • Paddlewheel Pub – Open • Panda Express Chinese – Open • Panera Bread – Open • Papa John’s Pizza – Open May 22-23, 2020 • 11 • Parakeet Pete’s Attractions – Open May 15 • Parrotville – Open June 3 SEE OPEN, PAGE 13 Axes flew past the bar and games at Branson Pitch Axe on Saturday night, May 16. (Branson Globe photo) Matt Earle, pastor and former power lifter, drove 18 hours straight from Surprise, Ariz., to take a break and hang out with family in the Branson area when he learned it had reopened. Here he stops at the Branson Cafe for one of his favorites, Country Fried Steak and an omelet on the side.

12 • May 22-23, 2020 LOCAL Special to Branson Globe SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium today announced plans to reopen to in the coming days after being closed over two months. The world-class conservation attraction is implementing a number of new standard operating procedures based on best practices from aquarium industry leaders and public health officials in compliance with city guidelines. Limits on daily attendance and new timed-entry reservations for guests and members will allow for social distancing and enhanced surface cleaning efforts throughout the facility to ensure the health and safety of every guest, team member and animal in its care. “We’re excited to welcome visitors back to Wonders of Wildlife to share the wonder of the natural world and bring some much-needed happiness to our community and our nation,” Bryan Nadeau, Vice President of Conservation Attractions at the Johnny Morris Conservation Foundation. “We’re grateful to our passionate animal care team for continuing to provide excellent care for our 35,000 live animals throughout the closure. From our back-ofbransonglobe.com Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium plans reopening house facilities to our enclosures and habitats, Wonders of Wildlife already provides the highest standard of care to protect the health and well-being of our wildlife every day, and our entire team has been working tirelessly to ensure we are ready to apply that same standard of excellence to safely accommodate guests under new operating guidelines.” Specific new procedures at Wonders of Wildlife include: Social distancing: • Limiting guest attendance at any one time through timed-entry ticketing • Requiring six feet of distance between tables and limiting parties to 10 or fewer • Adding clear “sneeze guard” shields at all guest service locations Housekeeping and sanitization: • Installing additional sanitization stations throughout The stunning exhibits at Wonders of Wildlife will reopen to the public with safety precautions in place. (Special to Branson Globe) the attraction for guests and team members • Sanitizing all common areas and hard surfaces with deep-cleaning disinfectants nightly and throughout the day • Providing all team members with personal protective equipment, including voluntary face coverings, and responsibly practicing strong personal hygiene Additional Modifications: • Expanding operating hours to 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily to allow for social distancing • Modifying interactive experiences and exhibits such as theaters, the Stingray Touch Pool, Sketch Aquarium, and Penguin Encounter to allow for proper social distancing; Shark Dive will open June 1st with extra sanitation precautions including equipment sterilization • Temporarily closing confined spaces such as pop up bubbles and the swinging bridge A complete list of all health and safety measures can be found at www.wondersofwildlife.org. hand

bransonglobe.com LOCAL • OPEN Continued from page 11 • Patricia’s Victorian Village – Open • Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen – Open • Pepper Palace - Open • Peter Engler Designs – Open • Pierce Arrow – Open May 22 • Pizza Hut – Open • Pizza Ranch – Open • Pizza World – Open • Presley’s Country Jubilee – TBD • Puff Smart – Open • Pure Country Western Wear – Open • Qdoba Mexican Grill – Open • Quizno’s Subs – Open • Rack Room Shoes – Open • Wendy’s Restaurants – Open • Reza – Edge of Illusion – Open June 5 • Riley’s Treasures – Open • Rocco’s Pizza – Open • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – Open • Rustik Silk Boutique – Open • Saltgrass Steak House – Open • Schlotzky’s Austin Eatery – Open • Shepherd of the Hills Adventure Park – Open • Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower – Open • Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama – Open May 23 • Shepherd of the Hills Whodunnit Hoedown – Open May 22 • Shipwrecked Treasure Museum – Open • Showboat Branson Belle – TBA • Sight & Sound Theatre – Open June 16 • Silver Dollar City – TBD • Simply Red Salon – Open • SIX – TBD • Smith Creek Moonshine – Open • Social & Mane Salon – Open • Soma – Open • Sonic – Open • Sonya’s Leather – Open • Stafford’s Barber Shop – Open • Star Bar & Grill – Open • Steak-n-Shake – Drive thru – Open • Steamy Joes’s – Dine-In – Open • Subway – open • Sugar Leaf Bakery – Open • Taco Bell – Open • Tanger Outlets – Open • Target – Open • Tequila’s 2 Mexican – Open • Thai Kitchen – Open • Thai Thai Cuisine - Open • Thank You for the Music: A modern Tribute to ABBA and The Beach Boys’ California Dreamin’ – Open May 26 • The Amish Store – Open • The Blackwoods – Open June 4 • The Branson Boardgame Café’ - Open • The Branson Landing – Open • The Butterfly Palace – TBD • The Duttons – Open • The Escape Branson – Open • The Flagstore Plum Bazaar – Open • The Foot and Bucket Spa – Open • The Haygoods – Open June 6 • The Hughes Brothers Theatre – TBD • The Johnson Strings – Open • The King’s Castle Theatre – Open May 23 • The Magic and Comedy of Taylor Reed – Open June 15 • The Magnolia Grille – Open • The Paddlewheel – Open • The Petersons – TBA • The Shoppes at Branson Hills – Open • The Spice Agent – Open • The Track Family Fun Parks – Open • Titanic Museum Attraction – Open June 4 • Tradehome Shoes – Open • Tribute Theatre Open • Tropical Smoothie Café – Open • Versona – Open • Wakyoto Japanese Restaurant – Open • Walmart (both locations0 – Open May 22-23, 2020 • 13 • Wolfe Mountain Ziplines & Snowflex - Open • World’s Largest Toy Museum – Open Yakov “Make America Laugh Again!” – Open May 22

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bransonglobe.com HISTORY May 22-23, 2020 • 15 Today in History: Sports, movies and more 334 BC The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus 1570 1st atlas ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps 1799 Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews 1803 1st US public library opens in Connecticut 1807 Former US Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia (acquitted) 1843 1st wagon train with 700 - 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon 1849 Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US President to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions 1863 General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg 1902 US President Theodore Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague 1906 Wright Brothers are granted a patent for their “flying machine,” having applied for one 3 years earlier (patent no. 821,393) 1919 A. E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites 1931 Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida 1933 First modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Aldie and John Mackay saw “something resembling a whale” 1939 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign “Pact of Steel” in Berlin, Germany 1940 UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city 1942 The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed 1946 First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico 1953 US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill 1956 “Bob Hope Show” last airs on NBC-TV 1961 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle) opens 1964 LBJ presents “Great Society” 1973 President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up 1977 Final European scheduled run of the Orient Express (after 94 years) 1998 Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton 2011 An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950 2014 Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom’s constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country’s first coup in 1932 Movies & TV 1985 “A View to a Kill”, 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco 1992 Johnny Carson’s final appearance as host of “The Tonight Show” 1996 Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time 2001 Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married Sports 1930 Yankee “Bronx Bombers” hit 14 HRs in a game 1962 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game 1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium’s facade 1985 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader 1990 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game 1990 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders’ baseball career 2003 In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years. Music 1926 “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” by Gene Austin hits #1 EXP 5/31/20 1965 “Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious” hits #66 1965 Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride” single goes #1 2017 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

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