INSIDE...page 8 WORDS TO LIVE BY... Anyone for bear hunting? Dept. of Conservation requests public comment. You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it. Isaiah 45:8 Will it ever stop raining? WEATHER...page 12 Your source for local news and entertainment May 24-26, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 89 It’s Farmer’s Market time! More than one hundred people poured into the Branson Farmer’s Market that officially opened Tuesday May 19. The market runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m every Tuesday through October. This was a “surprise opening” for the ongoing event that featured eight vendors selling fresh produce, fried pies, candy, Peruvian food, farm fresh eggs and all natural meat, and more. Food stamp EBT cards are accepted. MORE ON PAGE 2. (Branson Globe photo)

2 • May 24-26, 2020 LOCAL Hangin’ out at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks in Branson What’s not to love about a farmer’s market? Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be at the south end of Branson Landing each Tuesday, from 3 to 7 p.m., now through October. The market features not only fresh food, but also entertainment and other fun activities. Left to right, the Fansler family trio, Ruben, 17, Brielle, 14, and Ariel, 15 entertain the crowd on opening day of the Branson Farmer’s Market with medley of original Ozark Mountain music. (Branson Globe photo) It is important to remember social distancing rules while at the market, and wearing a face mask is recommended. Carry hand sanitizer with you, and be sure to wash your purchases and your hands when you get home. bransonglobe.com (Branson Globe photo) Pre-Memorial Day picnic held at Elevate Branson Lt. Jacob Thompson (above) greets visitors who came to Elevate Branson for a pre-Memorial Day cookout. Elevate Branson volunteers handed out more than 400 hamburger meals, information packets Right to left, Ron Baxter, and chef Nelly Baxter showcase their Peruvian cuisine to eager buyers Elexis and younger sister Arianna. (Branson Globe photo) about local service agencies, fresh made cotton candy and more. Several hundred attendees either came to the event in their cars for drive-by pick ups or walked in for a picnic lunch and music. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day!

bransonglobe.com LOCAL May 24-26, 2020 • 3 Street Talk: A weekly question answered by the public Besides the obvious loss of income, what what have you missed most about not starting your show when it was scheduled? JAK KNUDSEN, SIX “What I’ve missed most about not doing the SIX show is seeing our audience and our fans.” JECOBIE ROBERTS, COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW “Watching my entertainers perform. Hearing my audience laugh. Watching my audience actors get into their parts, everybody shooting their toy guns, ringing their having a good time.” JODY MADERAS, ALL HANDS ON DECK bells and “What I miss most of all is hearing the audience singalong with us as we perform our show. Their smiles, their voices and their participation fuel my spirit.” GORDY WENZEL, GORDY AND DEBBIE “We have always taken time to visit with our audience before our show. That will be a bit more challenging this years ‘social distancing.’ Making people feel happiness has always been our ultimate goal.” RICH WATSON, SONS OF THE SILVER DOLLAR “I miss the people so very much, but it is in a entertainers blood to be onstage. I miss the blend of friendship and creativity that the Sons share when singing together.” Branson Parks to Offer ‘One Day Fun Days’ This Summer Special to Branson Globe BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for a variety of themed “One Day Fun Days” camps that will be offered each Wednesday in June and July. “One Day Fun Days” are designed to provide youth opportunities to enjoy a day filled with some of their favorite activities. These themed day camps will provide games, crafts, experiments and hands-on opportunities all built around a unique theme to provide a fun and exciting day for all participants. Themes include: • Sports Camp: June 3rd • Cooking Camp: June 10 and July 22 • Science Lab Camp: June 17 and July 29 • Nature Camp: June 24 • Arts and Crafts Camp: July 1 • Fun in the Sun Camp: July 8 • Christmas in July Camp: July 15 All camps have been designed to assist with social distancing through a focus on individual and small group activities. Times, costs and locations may vary based on each camp. For more information, visit our website at http://www. bransonparksandrecreat ion. com/815/One-Day-Fun-DayCamps or call the Branson RecPlex at 417-335-2368. To register online, go to https:// secure.rec1.com/MO/branson-mo/catalog.

4 • May 24-26, 2020 OPINION bransonglobe.com Memorial Day gives us a chance to reflect By Staff Writers 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. There are no historical documents, unless we refer to ads on TV, in newspapers and on social media plugs that explain when and why Memorial Day became a holiday to celebrate shopping, but it seems businesses are happy to have had it declared as such. Memorial Day has also morphed into a holiday for planning to take a three day holiday to get on the water or out of town, but not this year. How many people could actually give an account about what Memorial Day represents and when it started? There are many reasons for the customs and ceremonies that America observance on Memorial Day, such as laying flowers on burial sites to mark the grave of remembrance to honor those who gave their lives in military service. Originally, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day and observed in Charleston, SC on the last Monday in May to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. On this date in 1865, former Black slaves started Memorial Day in America. Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp,” states an historic document in the African America Museum and Library, Minneapolis MN. “They dug up the bodies and worked for two weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom.” Teachers, missionaries, Black residents of Charleston orBransonGlobe 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 ganized a May Day ceremony that year. Newspapers from many areas covered the story and told of how the freedmen cleaned up and landscaped the burial ground. They built an enclosure with an arch labeled, “Martyrs of the Race Course.” There were almost 10,000 people, mostly freedmen, about 3,000 Black school children newly enrolled in Freedmen’s schools, mutual aid societies, Union troops, Black ministers and White northern missionaries that brought flowers to be placed on the burial field. Years later, the celebration was called the “First Decoration Day” in the North. The Monument Terrace Troop Rally on April 18, 2014 collected memorabilia decorations on a wreath which was to be placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on May 11, 2014. Then the tradition of the President of the United States or another high-ranking government official in his behalf, placing the symbolic wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. After World War I, as the day came to be observed in honor of those who had died in all U.S. wars, its name changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day. Since 1971 Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday in May. There is nothing wrong with participating in a traditional shopping weekend or weekend on the lake during Memorial Day Weekend, but why not create a patriotic event each year to study together or learn about the holiday? Or have a little ceremony by a tree with your camping friends. This year, 2020, has become a uniquely difficult one in many ways. Of course I am referring to the far reaching changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a perfect chance to add another element to reflect on Memorial Day, and there are many heroes we can honor in appreciation this year. @BransonGlobe BransonGlobe @BransonGlobe #Branson Globe

bransonglobe.com May 24-26, 2020 • 5 News briefs and announcements from around the area City taking applications for board and committee vacancies Special to Branson Globe BRANSON, Mo – The City of Branson would like to encourage anyone interested in getting involved with local government or anyone who would like to have influence in government issues and processes, to apply to the open Board and Committee vacancies. Applications open May 22, 2020, for the following vacancies: ADVISORY PARK BOARD - Four positions open. (to fill terms until June 2023) BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - One alternate position open. (to fill term until April 2025) BOARD OF APPEALS - Three positions open. (to fill terms until April 2025) BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE - Two positions open. (to fill terms until April 2021) CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE - Two positions open. (to fill terms until April 2021) HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE - Two positions open. (to fill terms until April 2021) PLANNING COMMISSION - Two positions open. (to fill terms until April 2024) The deadline for applications is June 19, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. Applications and additional Board of Aldermen to meet Special to Branson Globe Branson Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. The agenda includes recognition of Employee of the Month, along with final reading on several bills. In accordance with current Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services guidelines information on each board and its role within the City are available at http://www.bransonmo. gov/125/Boards-Committees, or at the City Clerk’s Office located at 110 W. Maddux, Street, Branson, 417-337-8522. regarding public gatherings and social distancing, physical attendance will be limited inside the Council Chambers to 37 people. The public may view and listen to the meeting through the City of Branson’s website, www.bransonmo.gov; view & listen to meeting link: http://bransonmo.gov/livestream. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the @BransonCity “City of Branson Government” Facebook page. Financial oversight meeting changed Special to Branson Globe The Branson/Lakes Area Tourism Community Enhancement District Financial Oversite Committee meeting has been resheduled to Tuesday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Myer Hospitality Conference Room at the old Chamber building at 269 State Hwy. 248 in Branson. This change was made in order to better accommodate social distancing. For more information, contact the Tourism Community Enhancement District office at 417-239-0032. Have a news tip? Send it to us at info@ bransonglobe.com

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL Investment Banking: Mezzanine financing Part 2 of 2 By Bob Hodgson, Investment Banker Last week’s article described mezzanine financing. This is being continued this week with an example of how mezzanine financing is used. Mezzanine debt often has unique features that make servicing the debt more manageable. Mezzanine lenders will occasionally include features like PIK (Payable In Kind) toggles, which allow the borrower to pay its interest by rolling it into the loan balance. Thus, if the company cannot make an interest payment as normally scheduled, it can defer some or all of the interest for a period of time. You will not find this feature with senior debt. Here is an examples of mezzanine financing: Let’s say Mr. Smith has a Branson business and he wants to expand his business. The lender will need warrants or options for the mezzanine loans because the loan is unsecured. So Mr. Smith obtains a $5 million loan by showing he has an annual cash flow of $3 million. Mr. Smith unfortunately defaults because his business had a down turn in business. takes a portion of his business and sells it to get back his money. An investment banker establishes the financial parameters, prepare business and financing plans, and negotiate the terms and the structure. Advantages of mezzanine financing: A. Easy to obtain and does not require any asset as a mortgage B. The structure is quite flexible. The borrower is able to obtain loans from multiple sources which results from each lender being smaller. May 24-26, 2020 • 7 Bob Hodgson. (FILE) Disadvantages of mezzanine financing: A. The loans are unsecured so the lenders incorporate restrictive conditions on the borrowers like warrants and options of partial ownership. B. The interest rates are high because it is an unsecured loan. Fast-growing companies often The lender find that they do not need to pay the high interest rates for very long. If the company grows then its value should grow. Thus, it’s likely the company will be able to refinance the entirety of its senior and mezzanine debt into a single senior loan. The senior loan would be a lower interest rate. You are unlikely to see this kind of debt in the public debt markets. Mezzanine debt can be found in a wide range of transactions including real estate developments. Mezzanine loans are not to be used for start-ups or early stage companies. The minimum size for a mezzanine loan is $5 million and the average is around $10 million. Amvest Financial Group is a leading international investment banking firm based in Kansas City representing clients with sales from $10 million to over $6 billion.

8 • May 24-26, 2020 STATE bransonglobe.com MDC wants public comments on proposed bear-hunting season By Joe Jerek May Courtesy of MDC JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking initial public input on a proposed limited and highly regulated hunting season for black bears through June 5, open only to Missouri residents. If approved by the Missouri Conservation Commission, a season could be activated as soon as the fall of 2021. MDC is asking for initial public comments. According to MDC, over the last 50 years bear numbers in the Missouri Ozarks have increased significantly and today Missouri is home to between 540 – 840 black bears. Bear numbers are increasing each year and bear range in the state is expanding. “With Missouri’s growing black bear population, MDC is proposing the development of a limited and highly regulated bear hunting season,” said MDC Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee. “The hunting season would provide Missouri residents with the opportunity to participate in the sustainable harvest of a valuable natural resource. The timing and length of the season, restrictive methods and permit allocation coupled with a harvest quota will initially be limited to ensure a sustainable harvest of our growing black bear population.” Conlee said limited black bear hunting will be an essential part of population management in the future as Missouri’s bear numbers continue to grow. Learn more about Missouri’s black-bear population, MDC bear research, how to “Be Bear Aware” and the potential black bear hunting season through the MDC Wild Webcast on Missouri Black Bears with Conlee on May 27, at 10 a.m. Register in advance at short.mdc. mo.gov/Zh8 then join the webcast live on May 27 at 10 a.m. Learn more about a potential black bear hunting season in Missouri through this brief video at youtube.com/watch?v=LWy76Dt0cDs&feature=youtu.be. Most of Missouri’s estimated 540-840 black bears are found south of the Missouri River and primarily south of Interstate 44. MDC proposes to establish three Bear Management Zones (BMZ) in southern Missouri. MDC is proposing a limited hunting season for black bears in Missouri that would begin annually on the third Monday in October and run for 10 days or until BMZ-specific quotas are reached, whichever comes first. Hunting hours would be a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour hour after sunset. The proposal would limit black bear hunting to Missouri residents. Harvest quotas for each of the three BMZs would be determined annually each spring by the Conservation Commission based on recommendations by MDC. Quotas have not yet been established for the future season. Once the specific harvest quotas are filled for each BMZ, the season for that BMZ would be closed. Hunters would need to call in each morning they intend to hunt to determine if the BMZ-specific quota has been reached. If harvest quotas are not SEE BEAR SEASON, PAGE 11 The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking initial public input through June 5 on a proposed limited and highly regulated hunting season for black bears, only to Missouri residents. (Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation)

bransonglobe.com STATE Special to Branson Globe O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Large events are slowly starting up again in Missouri — a state more willing than most to permit sports, concerts and shows following the economic shutdown aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus — even as some experts wonder if it’s too soon. A youth baseball tournament near St. Louis Mother’s Day weekend generated national attention. Musical shows that help draw tourists to Branson are resuming. Concerts are allowed, though they remain on hold. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” plan allowed nonessential businesses to reopen May 4. The plan does require people to keep their distance from each other, but it includes no prohibition on largescale sports and entertainment. Epidemiologists are concerned because studies suggest people can be infected with the virus — and spread it to others — without feeling sick. May 16, about 50 teams with an estimated 550 players participated in a youth baseball tournament in St. Charles County, a St. Louis suburb that has seen 679 confirmed cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. While organizers offered a long list of rules that included limits on kids in the dugout and no high-fives, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported instances where groups of boys congregated together or coaches and players leaned together to talk. The tournament was allowed under both Parson’s plan and St. Charles County’s guidelines, county spokeswoman Mary Enger said. It would not be allowed in neighboring St. Louis County or the city of St. Louis. Both have stricter guidelines because more than half of Missouri’s 10,317 confirmed cases, and about two-thirds of the state’s 562 deaths, have occurred there. Alexis Duncan, an epidemiologist at Washington University in St. Louis, said the return to some form of normalcy should start with low-risk activities involving small gatherings. She believes it’s too early for larger events. “Especially sporting events where people are doing a lot of yelling, where they’re exhaling more,” Duncan said. “The more talking and yelling that people do, the more potential there is that they’re expelling the virus particles.” In Branson, dozens of shows and attractions are scheduled to reopen this weekend and next. The Duttons, featuring a famiSEE SPORTS & SHOWS, PAGE 11 May 24-26, 2020 • 9 Sports and shows are slowly reopening in Missouri The Duttons, on Branson’s Hwy. 76 Strip, reopened their show on May 16. (Special to Branson Globe)

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bransonglobe.com STATE • BEAR SEASON Continued from page 8 reached, the season would close at the end of the 10 designated hunting days. Hunters would be allowed to use archery and firearms equipment with allowable methods being the same as those for deer and elk, except the use of an atlatl. Baiting and the use of dogs would not be allowed at this time, but may be considered in the future. MDC proposes to offer an annual online permit-application period each spring with a fee of $10 per applicant. Individuals must be Missouri residents and would only be allowed to apply once per year to hunt in one of the three designated BMZs. Permit selection would be determined each summer through a random drawing of all eligible applicants. There would be no “sit-out” period for those selected to receive permits. There would be no preference points given, such as with managed deer hunts. To ensure resident landowners within a BMZ have an opportunity to participate in the hunt, MDC would propose that a minimum of 10 percent of BMZ-specific black bear hunting permits are awarded to qualifying landowners. To be eligible, landowners would have to have submitted their Landowner Permit Application, would need to meet the same eligibility requirements for deer and turkey landowner permits, and would need have at least 20 contiguous acres within the BMZ for which they are applying. MDC would issue a limited number of hunting permits for each of the three BMZs. Each permit would be for a specific BMZ and could be used on public or private property within the BMZ. Those selected would be eligible to buy a permit at a cost of $25. and must be 11 or older and have completed hunter education (or be exempt) by the time of the hunt to purchase a permit. The harvest limit would be one bear per permit. Bears eligible for harvest would be limited to single bears only. Hunters would not be allowed to disturb, pursue or harvest any bear that has taken refuge in a den. All harvested bears would need to be telechecked by 10 p.m. on the day of harvest. Harvested bears would need to remain intact as a field-dressed carcass or quartered until the bear has been telechecked. MDC would also require the submission of a tooth from each harvested bear within 10 days of harvest. This would help MDC staff with black-bear research and management. MDC will collect initial public comments through June 5. Online comments can be submitted at mdc.mo.gov/bears. Written comments can be mailed to: Missouri Department of Conservation, Attention Michele Baumer, PO Box 180, Jefferson City MO 65102. MDC will review all public input and finalize recommendations for the proposed bear-hunting season for submission to MDC’s Regulations Committee in July then move them forward to the Conservation Commission for consideration in early September. The approved proposed rule-makings will be published in the Oct. 15 edition of the Missouri Register and open for public comments through Nov. 15. Comments received will be summarized and presented for final consideration at the Commission’s December meeting. Approved new rules would become effective March 1, 2021, for the fall hunting season. Learn more about bears at mdc. mo.gov/bears. May 24-26, 2020 • 11 Members of the Roxanna Shells youth baseball team taking fielding practice before their first game of the Mother’s Day Classic baseball tournament organized by GameTime Tournaments in Cottleville, Mo. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) • SHOWS & SPORTS Continued from page 9 ly with three generations of musicians, restarted their show May 16. The 811-seat theater will be kept at 25 percent capacity. Sheila Dutton said her family is eager to perform again. “If we get any feeling that it’s dangerous or that it’s not time, we’ll close it again, but right now it just feels right,” Dutton said. Many large venues aren’t ready to reopen, and many major concerts have been canceled through much of the remainder of the year. Steve Schankman of Contemporary Productions, a St. Louis-based live event marketing and entertainment company, said some smaller venues will probably resume concerts later this year, but the bigger shows are probably gone until 2021 at the earliest. The money simply isn’t there, venues are concerned about lawsuits if patrons get sick, and musicians are hesitant to risk their own health. “Until there’s a vaccine there’s a lot of artists that aren’t going out on the road,” Schankman said. He offered advice for patrons once concerts do resume: Expect to wait in line for a temperature check before entering, and expect to be required to wear face coverings. The season is also in doubt for the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater. The Muny in St. Louis has never missed a season in its 102 years of existence “through war and recession,” managing director Kwofe Coleman said. Two of the seven summer shows have been canceled, and a final decision on the rest will be made June 8. “We hope for a significant improvement between now and when we have to make that final choice, because significant improvement would be necessary,” Coleman said. If conditions and guidance remain unchanged, “there’s no conversation to be had,” he said. Patrons can be spaced for seating, but Coleman wonders about the practicality of keeping people separated in the parking lot or as they stand in line for snacks. Then there’s the safety of the cast. “If you have a scene where two people kiss or hug or share a moment, how does that happen? How do you rehearse singing with a mask on?” he asked. Casinos also are reopening soon. All 13 casinos in the state, closed since March 17, can reopen June 1, the Missouri Gaming Commission said. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams said the state is providing hospitals with a drug that shows promise in helping some COVID-19 patients recover. Williams said that once additional shipments are sent Friday or Saturday, remdesivir will be available for all 129 Missouri patients currently on ventilators. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up after 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.

12 • May 24-26, 2020 NATIONAL By Francis Skalicky MO Department of Conservation SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – June 6 is National Trails Day, an event that annually sends people searching for new trails to discover. Often, they want a trail that’s smack-dab in the middle of the outdoors, but close enough to be easily reached from urban areas. It has to be a place that’s remote enough that hikers will be completely isolated from city bustle and highway noise, but close enough that you can visit and return home in a day. Also, because of the health concerns currently underway, it’d be nice if it were a trail that wasn’t over-crowded with visitors. If this describes your hiking quest, keep in mind that many Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) public use areas that are known for their hunting opportunities have some sort of trail system too. MDC’s 772-acre Little Sac Woods Conservation Area in northern Greene County is known for deer and turkey hunting, but the area also has a system of clearly marked trails. The same can be said for the 2,502-acre Busiek State Forest and Conservation Area in Christian Little Sac Woods Conservation Area in Greene County is an example of a Missouri Department of Conservation Area that’s known for its hunting, but also has a clearly marked network of trails. (Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation) County, the 3,172-acre Bois D’Arc Conservation Area in Greene County, the 4,360-acre Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area in Lawrence County and the 840-acre Compton Hollow Conservation Area in Webster County. The American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the first Saturday in June, is an opportunity to begin a summer adventure of exploring trails at nearby MDC areas. You may think, with summer heat coming on, that autumn would be a better time to hike at MDC areas. Fall hiking is fun, but an advantage Branson News & Weather 5-Day Outlook SUN MON 83 Mostly Cloudy Possible Scattered Thunderstorms 65 63 63 TUE WED THU bransonglobe.com National Trails Day, June 6 at an MDC Trail near you to hiking MDC areas now is that the human traffic at many of these locations is lighter. It’s the interim period between hunting seasons. Spring turkey season is over and fall hunting seasons haven’t begun. (Squirrel season opens May 23, but many squirrel hunters don’t hit the woods until leaves start to drop and nuts ripen in the fall.) Things to keep in mind when hiking MDC Areas: The trails are not paved at many MDC areas. Some trails follow old service roads while others are foot paths that wind through forested locations or on the edges of open areas. Some trails are easy to walk while others may be a bit more overgrown than what is found on heavily used areas. High socks will provide leg protection on most trails. Bring insect repellant to keep ticks away and know what poison ivy looks like because you may find some near trails. Don’t let these details scare you 79 MEMORIAL DAY Showers & Thunderstorms 76 Scattered Showers & Thunderstorms & Thunderstorms Possible 81 80 64 Scattered Showers Scattered Showers & Thunderstorms Possible away, though. On trails at MDC areas that receive less human visitation, you have better chances of seeing various types of plant, insect and wildlife species. Imagine seeing butterflies on wildflowers of a variety of sizes and vibrant colors. Envision lizards sunning themselves on rocks, turtles basking on logs, does keeping a close watch on their spotted fawns, male songbirds in vibrant courtship colors perched alongside ankle-deep and shin-deep creeks that are perfect for wading into to see numerous crayfish and small fish scooting amongst the rocks. All these wildlife sightings have one thing in common – they can only be seen in summer. While enjoying your time at an MDC area, remember to follow all current health recommendations. These include: Avoid crowded places. Stay at least six feet apart from others. Stay at home if you’re sick. Bring water, soap and hand sanitizer. Find more information at mdc. mo.gov or through MDC’s mobile app MO Outdoors.

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL Courtesy of US Dept of Justice The Department of Justice announced on May 20, awards to nine courageous individuals, which include law enforcement officers from Wisconsin, Louisiana and Florida, as well as a school bus driver from Florida, for their efforts in finding missing children and bringing child sexual predators and child pornographers to justice. “The Department of Justice is proud to honor the law enforcement officers and private citizens who showed courage, presence of mind, and an unwavering commitment to protecting children from dangerous predators,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “We thank these heroes, whose actions made it possible to bring to justice those who attempted to exploit our most innocent and vulnerable citizens.” “The safety, indeed the very lives, of our nation’s children depend on constant vigilance by skilled professionals and citizens willing to keep a watchful eye on the young people in their charge,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “The honors we confer on these exceptional individuals come with our highest respect and our deepest gratitude.” President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983, the first National Missing Children’s Day in memory of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who disappeared while walking to his bus stop in lower Manhattan on May 25, 1979. National Missing Children’s Day honors his memory as well as those children still missing. Etan’s killer was convicted in February 2017 for the 1979 murder, but the case remains active with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children because his body was never found. The May 20 announcement is part of the 37th annual commemoration of National Missing Children’s Day. Due to restrictions resulting from COVID-19, the in-person ceremony to honor the recipients was canceled. Instead, a website features information about the awardees. “The vigilance of these law enforcement officers demonstrates the crucial need for dedicated and timely investigative work in stopping those who would hurt children,” said OJJDP Administrator May 24-26, 2020 • 13 Justice Department observes National Missing Children’s Day Caren Harp. “We applaud them for returning the missing children, holding sex offenders accountable and stopping further child victimization.” This poster by Elliana Conrad, a fifth-grader at the Antonia Crater Elementary School, Newberg, Oregon, is winner of this year’s National Missing Children’s Day poster contest. (Special to Branson Globe)

14 • May 24-26, 2020 SPORTS bransonglobe.com Martin Truex, Jr.’s Toyota to honor Chapman for weekend race Special to Branson Globe CONCORD, N.C. – Martin Truex, Jr.’s No. 19 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats and ATVs Toyota Camry will pay tribute to Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman of the United States Air Force with a patriotic paint scheme featuring stars, stripes and an eagle—the enduring symbol of freedom for the United States of America. Truex will pilot this special tribute car during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). The tribute to Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chapman, whose name will be displayed on the windshield of Truex’s Joe Gibbs Racing’s (JGR) No. 19 Bass Pro Shops/ TRACKER Boats and ATVs Toyota, is part of NASCAR’s 600 Miles of Remembrance. This event, held during the Memorial Day weekend classic, honors military service members who paid the ultimate price to defend freedom. Sergeant Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, 2018 for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in March 2002. “We can never say ‘thank Martin Truex, Jr.’s No. 19 car, pictured here winning the Coca-Cola 600 in 2019, will carry the name of Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman at this year’s Memorial Day event. (Special to Branson Globe) you’ enough to our brave men and women in the military— veterans and those in active service today—but we proudly honor and celebrate them and their families every day,” said noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris whose father was a decorated WWII veteran. “All of us at Bass Pro Shops will be cheering on our buddy Martin, who’s a true champion in racing as well as in life.” In addition to NASCAR support, Bass Pro Shops honors military veterans and families through the following key initiatives: • Establishing a series of memorials honoring heroes at the College of the Ozarks campus in nearby Hollister, Missouri, including a Vietnam War Memorial, a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, the Korean War Memorial and a monument dedicated to the Global War on Terrorism. • Recruiting veterans to join our team, with nearly 10 percent of our workforce comprised of veterans from the armed services. • Donating millions to AmVets and USO through our oldest and most popular customer round-up programs during the busy holiday shopping season. • Hosting events that help recovering veterans connect with nature including like Fishing Dreams, a series of special fishing tournaments for disabled veterans. •Offering monthly military discount days resulting in nearly a million discounted transactions per year alone. KEEP CALM AND WASH YOUR HANDS The annual Monster Energy NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Memorial Day Race, NASCAR’s longest race of the year, is scheduled for Sunday, May 24 at Charlotte Motor Speedway beginning at 5 p.m. CDT on FOX. Other races scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, including the ARCA General Tire 150, and the United Rentals Patriot Nationals have been postponed to a yet to be determined date. The Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race will take place May 25 without spectators. The race will be broadcast on FS1 at 7:30 p.m.

bransonglobe.com HISTORY May 24-26, 2020 • 15 Today in History: Sports, movies and more • 1738 John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day • • • 1775 John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress 1818 General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola, Florida 1830 “Mary Had A Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published by Boston firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon • • 1830 1st passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland) 1844 Samuel Morse taps out “What hath God wrought” in the world’s first telegraph message • 1856 Pottawatomie Massacre: John Brown and abolitionist settlers kill five pro-slavery settlers in Franklin County, Kansas • • • 1883 Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur and NY Governor Cleveland 1884 Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People’s Party in US 1894 Lowell Observatory, Arizona, first begins observations of Mars with an eighteen-inch telescope, leads its builder Percival Lowell to conclude there are canals on Mars • • • • 1899 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) 1915 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations 1930 Amy Johnson becomes the 1st woman to fly solo from England to Australia 1941 German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive • 1954 IBM announces vacuum tube “electronic” brain could perform 10 million operthat • • • • • ations an hour • • 1959 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania) 1976 In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world’s best wines 1986 Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British Prime Minister to visit Israel 1988 John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute 1988 Section 28 passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality. Repealed 2001/2004 • 2001 The Democrats gain control of the US Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an independent 2018 Record US fentanyl seizure of 120lbs (54kg) confirmed by police in Nebraska in April, enough to kill 26 million people, one of largest drug busts in US history • 2018 US President Donald Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson for racially orientated criminal conviction - transporting a white woman across state lines Sports • • • 1930 Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week 1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich 1981 Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indy 500 1987 LPGA Championship • • • Women’s Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Jane Geddes wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Betsy King 1987 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500 1989 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season • 2001 Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest. Music • 1941 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin’ in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin’) and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota • 1944 Patti LaBelle, American singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • • • • 1969 Beatles’ “Get Back” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks 1969 “Sugar, Sugar” single released by The Archies (Billboard Song of the Year 1969) 1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult 1989 Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack Movies & TV • • 1974 Dean Martin Show last airs on NBC-TV 1979 32nd Cannes Film Festival: “Apocalypse Now” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and “Die Biechtrommel” directed by Volker Schlondorff jointly awarded the Palme d’Or 1989 “Indiana Jones & Last Crusade”, directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by EXP 5/31/20 George Lucas premieres • 1993 Star Trek episode “Second Chances” airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

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