INSIDE...page 8 Stranded in Alaska with dogs: WORDS TO LIVE BY... The Earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 11:9 Iditarod winner from Norway stranded by COVID-19 Highs near 80. Lows in 50s-60s WEATHER...page 12 Your source for local news and entertainment May 27-28, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 90 Elevate Branson hosts emergency onsite blood drive sponsored by the Branson Globe Staff Reports Community leaders in Stone and Taney counties are making an urgent appeal to area citizens to donate blood Thursday at Elevate Branson headquarters. Water, water Photo by Craig Smith. By Daryl Weather, Branson News & Weather Bull Shoals Lake is once again holding a lot of water and for the residents of Forsyth, this is nothing out of the ordinary. Just below the city of Forsyth, along the banks of Bull Shoals Lake, sits Shadow Rock Park. The park is well known, by locals and visitors alike, for recreational opportunities and camping. In the past six years however, the park has been under water four times and for a lengthy amount of time on each of those occasions. With the park underwater, this means no campers and a loss of revenue for the city. Even more devastating is the cost of cleaning up the park once the water has receded. Recent rainfall in the region, along with additional rainfall forecasted by the National Weather Service, and the possibility of the gates opening at Table Rock SEE WATER, PAGE 3 The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Bloodmobile will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.310 Gretna Road. In the parking lot of Elevate Branson located at 310 Gretna Road to accept donors. Masks are required for all donors and staff. Free masks will be provided. Photo identification will be required. Donors are asked to eat well and drink plenty of fluids before coming to the bloodmobile. Donors will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. The CBCO strongly encourages donors to make appointments online at www.cbco.org/donate-blood, or call 417-227-5006. The CBCO, a not-for-profit organization, is the exclusive provider of blood to all area hospitals. SEE BLOOD DRIVE, PAGE 7

2 • May 27-28, 2020 LOCAL Ed Pinegar, founder of Pinegar Chevrolet Buick GMC, dies SPRINGFIELD — The Missouri State University community mourns the loss of long-time supporter and friend T. Edward Pinegar. He passed away May 23. Pinegar, founder of Pinegar Chevrolet Buick GMC of Branson, was a graduate of Missouri State, and gave of his time, expertise and resources to the university. He served on the MSU Board of Governors from 1985-1991. He has also been on the MSU Foundation Board of Directors since 1999. “I will miss Ed tremendously,” Missouri State President Clif Smart said. “He always supported the university in everything he did and was encouraging to me in challenging times.” Thanks to a major donation from Pinegar and his wife, Carol, in the mid-2000s, the university was able to begin phase II of renovating the main horse arena at its 100-acre William H. Darr Agricultural Center. The project added arena seating, office space, bovine and equine handling facilities, a research laboratory, a classroom, stalling for horses and a two-bedroom apartment for graduate student housing. In honor of the couple’s generous support, the arena was renamed Pinegar Arena after formal approval by the university’s Board of Governors. “Ed not only supported Missouri State financially, but he gave of his time,” said Brent Dunn, executive director of the Missouri State University Foundation. “He was very passionate about the educational mission and he encouraged others to be involved as well.” Pinegar opened the doors to the family’s flagship car dealership, Pinegar Chevrolet in Republic, in 1979. The family owned and operated business is still thriving today. Ed and Carol Pinegar. Ed Pinegar passed away May 23. (Special to Branson Globe) In 2004, Pinegar received Missouri State’s Outstanding Alumni Award for his personal and career success, and contributions to his alma mater. bransonglobe.com Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson. (Special to Branson Globe) Can’t wait? Take the Titanic tour from the comfort of home Special to Branson Globe Titanic Museum Attraction opens in Branson and in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on June 1. While that’s just a few days away, you can take a virtual visit right now. Originally produced as a field trip for students, the one-on-one guided tour, led by First Class Maid Jody and student Joseph, is in four parts. In total, the virtual tour is about an hour long. Not only is the virtual tour a great educational experience for students, it’s meant to be entertaining and informative for the rest of the family as well. If you plan a trip to either location of Titanic Museum Attraction this summer, the virtual tour provides an excellent preview of the attraction. Due to social distancing policies, a limited number of guests will be allowed in the attraction at one time, and all guests must wear face masks. Reservations are required. To view the virtual tours of Titanic Museum Attraction, go to titanicbranson.com/virtual-tour. Go to titanicbranson.com or call 800381-7670 to order tickets.

bransonglobe.com LOCAL May 27-28, 2020 • 3 ‘More lake to love’: extra water doesn’t dampen holiday plans Staff Reports Despite rain, flooding and pandemic precautions, business boomed around Branson for some folks over the Memorial Day weekend. Big Cedar Lodge apparently sold out. The Paddlewheel unofficially hit near record numbers despite social distancing restrictions on table seating. The Table Rock State Park Marina also achieved near record revenue over the holiday compared to previous tourist seasons. “Like everyone else, we had to adjust to changing conditions,” Patrick Cox, co-owner of the marina and The Harbor Marina on Indian Point. “We escorted folks around the flooded parking lot to get people to the marina and their boats. It was more of an inconvenience than anything else.” Cox said the staff also ensured access to the marina remained open and worked on Tuesday to place extra planking and rigging to keep lake enthusiasts coming and going safe at all times. “The good news is the marina floats, the boats float,” Cox said. We just don’t tell the boats the lake is flooded. We see it as more lake to love.” View of the Shadow Rock Park area at the roundabout near Forsyth. (Photo by Craig Smith) • WATER Continued from page 1 Dam, will add to the already flooded park and the flooded banks of Bull Shoals Lake. In other words, it could be some time before the park sees dry land again. So, what’s causing so much rain? In warm spring or summer weather, warm, moist air masses move north from the Gulf of Mexico. A front may develop, or – as we’ve seen this season – convection occurs. Convection is the process of heat and moisture rising into cooler areas and creating clouds. Because we’ve been receiving air masses from the Gulf, there’s been a lot of moisture and warmth to work with, causing instability. That instability creates lightning, thunder and those copious bursts of rain. There may be some relief in the extended weather outlook, although scattered showers are possible throughout the week. By the weekend, a drier pattern could be in place, bringing partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s through the weekend and into next week. Temperatures in the area should be a little warmer even at the beginning of the week, topping in the low to mid 80s. Patrick Cox, co-owner of the Table Rock State Park Marina, watches a light rain fall on the partially flooded parking lot leading to the marina and boat slips. Despite rain and pandemic precautions, the marina hit near-record revenue numbers for the Memorial Day weekend. (Branson Globe photo)

4 • May 27-28, 2020 OPINION By Pat Lamb, Author Everyone who believes in God has an image in mind of what He is like. The mental image we have of our Heavenly Father is greatly determined by the image we have of our earthly father. Children naturally associate the word “father”. They reason that what one father is like, the other father is probably also like. If children have a father who has left the family and is not meeting his responsibilities, they are likely to decide that God, the Heavenly Father, cannot be trusted. If they 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. have had trust placed in their dad betrayed, why should they believe that any other father can be trusted? Children may have an earthly father who has not left the family physically, but who does not meet his responsibilities in the home. This situation can have the same or similar effect of the father who has left the home. They again see an individual who cannot be relied upon. If dads have unreasonable expectations of children and are too strict Courtesy of Missouri Secretary of State’ Office Jefferson City, Mo. — On May 22, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft certified initiative petition 2020063 regarding Medicaid expansion to appear on the November ballot. Pursuant to Section 116.120, RSMo., the secretary of state performed the approval of petition signatures by congressional district. Per state law, “the secretary of state may not believe that God really loves them. If dad is always “goofing off” and everything is fun and games to him, children may not develop a sense of seriousness about what the Heavenly Father expects from them. children and not holding them accountable for those actions may result in children feeling that God will let them get by with anything If dad doesn’t think it is importPat Lamb (FILE) with them, children may develop an image of God as a stern taskmaster who will not love them if they make a mistake. If they never seem to please their earthly dad, they may reason that they will never measure up to God’s expectations and simply give up without trying. They may fear punishment from God to the extent that they want to avoid Him. When dad fails to express verbally his love for his children, they may verify the signatures on the petition by use of random sampling.” The law states that “the process for establishing the random sample and determining the statistically valid result shall be established by the secretary of state. Such a random sampling shall include an examination of five percent of the signatures.” After municipal elections were moved to June 2 and a petitioner submitted signatures on May 1, the ant to study the Bible and go to church, the children will probably think that God is not important enough to spend time on and give attention to in worship. If, however, dad is a godly man who truly loves his children in a scriptural way, children will probably grow up realizing the importance of God in their lives and want to serve and worship Him. What an awesome responsibility to be a dad! Truly, children not only walk in dad’s footsteps, but they form their lifelong beliefs by dad’s behavior. If we adults truly examine secretary of state determined to use random sampling to verify signatures. “We carefully considered whether to have local election officials conduct signature verifications at the same time as they are preparing for the June election,” Ashcroft said. “After visiting all 116 election officials in the state over the last two weeks, I know we made the right decision. It would have created a tremendous amount of work BransonGlobe 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 Train Up a Child: Dad reflects God to children Dismissing all actions of our image of God, we will probably find that at least part of it is similar to our earthly father. Fortunately, Bible study can correct much of the negative views of God as we read about God’s true characteristics. The sad truth is that when children have been raised with wrong attitudes, they may never seek the truth and may never learn the difference in order to form a correct image of God. There is no doubt that dad sets the tone of the home. He is designed to be the head of the home and whether or not he consciously accepts that designation, there are results of his behavior that cannot be avoided. It is not a matter of do as I say and not as I do in raising children. Good examples produce good outcomes. Bad examples produce unwanted outcomes. Our children are with us for such a short time in the whole scheme of our lives. While they are young, we need to be willing to give up personal pleasures and do all we can to obtain the tools we need to raise our children with a realistic image of God. Secretary of State certifies petition 2020-063 – Medicaid expansion – for ballot for them at the same time they prepare for, conduct and certify their local election.” To place a constitutional amendment on the ballot, the number of signatures verified must be at least 8% of the number of voters in 6 of 8 congressional districts who cast ballots for Governor in the last election by congressional district. In this instance, the petitioner submitted 341,440 signatures on May 1. @BransonGlobe BransonGlobe @BransonGlobe #Branson Globe

bransonglobe.com STATE By Summer Ballantine COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop people from packing the central Missouri vacation hot spot of the Lake of the Ozarks for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, despite state social distancing orders. Crowds flooded some bars and restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks, which attracts Missouri residents, as well as people in surrounding states, including Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas and Iowa. Camden County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Chris Twitchell on Sunday said the typically crowded resort region has been even busier than normal this year. He said people with second houses on the lake moved in a few months ago to quarantine there, plus Memorial Day vacationers too worried to travel by airplane flocked to the mid-Missouri region instead. “Our normal holiday weekend without all this COVID is ridiculously crazy,” Twitchell said. “So add COVID to it and all the people influxing down here to get away from everywhere else, (and) it just adds more to it. It’s a perfect storm.” Missouri’s statewide stay-atexpired home order earlier this month, but an order from the state health director requires 6-foot social distancing until at least the end of May. The order leaves it up to local and state health officials to enforce social distancing. It’s unclear what steps Lake of the Ozarks-area health officials are taking to enforce that order. Twitchell said the Camden County Sheriff’s Department is struggling to keep up with an increase of reported crime because of the surge of people. He said there’s no way the department has enough deputies to enforce social distancing on top of that. “We’ve had such an influx of people down here at the lake, we’re just overwhelmed,” he said. Since the pandemic first hit Missouri, the state health department has reported 38 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Camden County and four in Miller County, which cover some of the Lake of the Ozarks area. In total, the health department reported that the virus has sickened at least 11,988 people, up 236 cases compared to what was reported Saturday. The confirmed death toll is 681, up from 676 reported deaths Saturday. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For May 27-28, 2020 • 5 Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks packed amid COVID-19 pandemic some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. People celebrated Memorial Day weekend at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.Credit...Twitter/Lawler50, via Reuters

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bransonglobe.com STATE Second stylist at Great Clips in Missouri sick with COVID-19 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield hairstylist served 84 clients over eight days while experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, and now a coworker is sick, health officials said. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced in a Facebook post Saturday that 56 other Great Clips clients were potentially exposed by the second stylist. The announcement came one day after the health department’s director, Clay Goddard, said in a news briefing that the first stylist to get sick worked eight days from May 12 to May 20, with only the 18th off. The coworker then worked five shifts from May 16 to 20 while experiencing very mild symptoms. All of the two stylists’ clients wore masks and will be tested. The owner of the Great Clips said in a statement that the salon will be closed until it goes through sanitizing and deep cleaning. The two cases come just days after city officials announced plans to relax even more distancing requirements and about a week after the health department started seeing an influx of new travel-related infections. Goddard said health officials still had enough capacity to pinpoint the origin of infections and potential spread, although that could change, the Springfield News-Leader reported. “We can’t make this a regular habit or our capability as a com• BLOOD DRIVE Continued from page 1 For those unable to attend Thursday’s blood drive, the CBCO will next be in Branson from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 6 at the First Baptist Church, 400 S. Sunshine. If you are at least 18 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, are munity will be strained and we will have to re-evaluate what things look like going forward,” he said. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Saturday reported 194 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 11,752 since the pandemic began. Five new deaths brought that total to 671. The department also announced it had combined antibody and viral coronavirus testing data, creating an artificially lower percentage of positive tests in the state. The tests were separated in statewide data Saturday, The Kansas City Star reported. Antibody, or serology, tests show whether a person has ever had COVID-19. A viral, or PCR test, shows whether a person is actively infected with the virus. In statewide data Friday, Missouri reported about 6.5% of tests conducted in the state were positive. After separating the two types of test, however, the data showed that 8.3% of PCR tests were positive and 4% of antibody tests were positive. “As we continue to learn more about this virus and new tests emerge, we will continue providing better data with greater clarity and transparency to help Missourians make the best decisions for their health care possible,” said Randall Williams, director of the health department in a news release about the changes. feeling generally well and healthy, and have not donated in the last 56 days, you maybe eligible to donate. See cbco.org for more information about donating. Thursday’s event is being sponsored by the Branson Globe Newspaper. Support Our Local Veterans! May 27-28, 2020 • 7

8 • May 27-28, 2020 SPORTS Submitted to Branson Globe BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Tennis and Pickleball Clinics for the summer of 2020. Clinics are available for players of all skill levels and will be hosted at Stockstill Park Tennis Courts. Youth Tennis Progressive Clinics: Designed for children ages 10 and under. All equipment is provided. Pickleball is a great sport for all ages and skill levels. (Shutterstock) Clinics offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. June 9-18, July 7-16 and July 28-August 6. Youth Tennis Intermediate Clinics: Designed for players 10 years old and older with some tennis experience. All equipment provided. Clinics offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:008:00 p.m. June 9-18, July 7-16 and July 28-August 6. Youth Clinic: Pickleball Designed for players 10 years old and older, no experience required. All equipment provided. bransonglobe.com Improve your skills through tennis and Pickleball clinics Beginner Clinic offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:007:00 p.m. June 23-July 2 All clinics have been designed to focus on individual and small group activities to allow for social distancing, disinfecting and other COVID-19 precautions. For more information, please visit the Branson Parks and Recreation website at http:// www.bransonparksandrecreation.com/723/Tennis-Clinics or call the RecPlex at 417-3352368. To register online, please go to https://secure.rec1.com/ MO/branson-mo/catalog. Parks & Rec youth sports clinics to begin on June 15 Special to Branson Globe BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for a variety of Youth Sports Clinics offered throughout June and July. Youth Sports Clinics are designed to assist youth who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade in developing basic fundamentals and skills through sport specific drills and games. Camps will be offered in the following sports: • Baseball and Softball – Monday, May 15, 2020, at the Branson RecPlex Ball Fields • Fishing – Thursday, June 26, 2020, at the Branson Community Center and Eiserman Park • Archery – Friday, July 10, 2020, at the Branson RecPlex • Soccer – Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the Branson RecPlex Soccer Fields All clinics have been designed to focus on individual and small group activities to allow for social distancing, disinfecting and other COVID-19 precautions. Cost for each camp is $20 per participant and is offered from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For more information, visit our website at http:// www.bransonparksandrecreation.com/815/2020-One-DayCamps-and-Clinics or call the Branson RecPlex at 417-3352368. go to To pre-register online, https://secure.rec1.com/ MO/branson-mo/catalog. Have a news tip? Send it to us at info@bransonglobe.com

bransonglobe.com SPORTS May 27-28, 2020 • 9 SEC, Big 12 to allow football workouts on campus next month By Stephen Hawkins and Steve Megargee (AP) Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university, and the Big 12 plans to welcome football players back to campus a week later. The Friday announcements are the latest signs that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall. Other conferences are expected to follow, though decisions could be left to individual schools. The move comes two days after the NCAA Division I Council voted to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus by football and basketball players, effective June 1. The NCAA updated that ruling Friday by saying voluntary activities would be allowed in all sports starting June 1. “At this time, we are preparing to begin the fall sports season as currently scheduled, and this limited resumption of voluntary athletic activities on June 8 is an important initial step in that process,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. The SEC initially announced Friday that voluntary in-person activities could resume June 8 on SEC campuses only for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. But after the NCAA issued its updated ruling Friday afternoon, the SEC announced that June 8 date would apply to athletes in all sports. Big 12 presidents and chancellors met Friday and decided voluntary activities could begin June 15 for football, July 1 for other fall sports and July 15 for all other sports. SEC officials noted any workouts would take place “under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines developed by each institution.” They referred to June 8 as the start of “transition period that will allow student-athletes to gradually adapt to full training and sports activity after this recent period of inactivity.” Permitted actions are limited by the NCAA to voluntary activities supervised by strength and conditioning personnel. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said it was “only the first step with further details and plans coming over the next several days and weeks.” “This is an important first step toward having a season this fall, and we will continue to collectively work together as our top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. Defending national champion LSU said it will resume voluntary workouts for players on June 8 in accordance with the SEC decision. “Our administration has worked very hard to make sure SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 11 Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey poses in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

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bransonglobe.com SPORTS MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he’s confident the NFL will play in 2020, with or without spectators. “I think there definitely will be a football season this year,” Ross said Tuesday during an interview on CNBC. “The real question is will there be fans in the stadiums?” The NFL has said it expects to play a full schedule beginning Sept. 10, but is preparing contingency plans in case the coronavirus pan• FOOTBALL Continued from page 9 that all of the necessary safety procedures and protocols are in place to keep our team safe and healthy,” Tigers coach Ed Orgeron said. “This is a great first step to take in order for us to get back to playing the great game of college football in the fall.” The SEC decided to resume athletic activities with the guidance of a league task force that includes public health, infectious disease and sports medicine professionals from each of the league’s 14 member schools. The task force prepared a series of best practices for screening, testing, monitoring, tracing, social distancing and maintaining clean environments to serve as a guide for each school. Recommendations included testing of symptomatic team members (including athletes, coaches and staffers) as well as screening athletes before they arrive on campus within 72 hours of entering athletic facilities and on a daily basis once they resume athletic activities. Other recommendations include immediate isolation of team members who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are under investigation, followed by contact tracing under Centers for Disease Control and local public health guidelines. “Health and safety have been our top priority as we’ve gone about this planning process, and we’ll continue to follow guidance from demic makes venue changes or games without fans necessary. “Right now, today, we’re planning on having some fans in the stadiums,” Ross said. “But I think the NFL is very flexible so that we will be able to start on time and bring that entertainment that is really so needed to all of us in this country.” The league has kept to its offseason schedule of conducting free agency, the draft and the release of the schedule. Some teams medical experts and health officials as we navigate the coming weeks,” Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer said. “Our staff and student-athletes should be prepared for a ‘new normal,’ as we’ll be implementing changes to how everyone accesses and uses our facilities.” SEC officials said the task force’s recommendations could provide a guide to league members, Sankey noted that each school would get to make its own decisions regarding plans for how to make sure student-athletes return safely. For example, even though the task force’s recommendations only mentioned testing symptomatic team members, Georgia senior associate athletic director for sports medicine Ron Courson said in a statement that the Bulldogs “will conduct COVID testing and perform medical evaluations on all student-athletes.” Florida announced that it also would be testing all of its athletes. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he thinks college football will return on schedule with at least some spectators. Abbott has already issued new rules to allow youth sports leagues to resume in June and for some professional leagues to hold events without spectators. “Once we get to college football season, our goal right now is to have college football season start as planned, with fans in stands,” Abbott said in an interview with Austin television station KXAN. “What we don’t know is what the capacity level would be.” reopened training complexes on a limited basis last week. Earlier this month, the Dolphins said their stadium committed to becoming the first to receive accreditation from a cleaning industry association for infectious disease prevention efforts. CEO May 27-28, 2020 • 11 Dolphins owner: There definitely will be an NFL season Tom Garfinkel said the team is considering social distancing proposals for games, and perhaps limiting crowds to 15,000. Dinner & Show for “TWO!” Get your tickets early as we are responsibly following the social distancing guidelines; as such seating is limited. *Plus tax & service fee. Exp. 6/30/20 * Let Us Entertain You! See the World’s Most Entertaining... Live Music Show performed by the World’s Largest Performing Family! BORN to... ENTERTAIN! Voted “Live MUSIC SHOW of the YEAR!”- Brammy Awards HUGHES BROTHERS THEATRE 3425 WEST 76 COUNTRY BLVD, BRANSON HughesMusicShow.com 800-422-0076

12 • May 27-28, 2020 NATIONAL Courtesy of IRS Newsroom BOSTON – A California man has been charged and will plead guilty to using fraud and bribery to facilitate his child’s acceptance to Georgetown University. Peter Dameris of Pacific Palisades, Calif., will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. A plea hearing has not yet been scheduled by the Court. According to the terms of Dameris’ plea agreement, the government will recommend a sentence of time served, 21 months of home confinement, a fine of $95,000 and restitution. Dameris is the 25th parent to plead guilty in this case. As set forth in the charging documents, Dameris agreed with William “Rick” Singer to pay Peter Dameris is the 54th person to be charged in college admissions scandal. (sfvbj.com) an amount, ultimately totaling $300,000, to Singer’s purported charity, the Key Worldwide Foundation (“KWF”), knowing that the money would be used to facilitate Dameris’s son’s purported recruitment to Georgetown University as a tennis player, even though he did not play tennis competitively. Singer previously pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the government’s investigation. The charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. The details contained in the court documents are allegations and the remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Kristina O’Connell, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. The Department of Education, Office of Inspector General provided assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric S. Rosen, Justin D. O’Connell, Leslie A. Wright, Kristen A. Kearney, Stephen E. Frank and Karin M. Bell of Lelling’s Securities and Finanbransonglobe.com Defendant 54th person to be charged in nationwide college admissions prosecution cial Fraud Unit are prosecuting the cases. In June, 2019 ASGN Inc. terminated the employment of Dameris as CEO as the investigation came to light. “The company was not able to negotiate the terms of a transition agreement with Mr. Dameris and terminated him without cause pursuant to his employment agreement,” the filing said. Dameris had resigned in April from the Calabasas staffing company, stating that it was for family reasons related to the health of his son. Theodore Hanson, who had been president, took on the duties of chief executive. The following month, however, the firm said in a federal filing that the “resignation was the subject of negotiations between his counsel and the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts, which has been investigating Mr. Dameris as a target in connection with the college admissions investigation.” Loving The Ozarks WED 77 Scattered Showers & Thunderstorms Possible 63 Branson Area 5 Day Outlook THU FRI SAT SUN 78 76 78 81 Scattered Showers & Thunderstorms Possible 64 Morning Showers Likely 55 Partly To Mostly Sunny Skies 56 Mostly Sunny Skies KEEP CALM AND WASH YOUR HANDS

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL May 27-28, 2020 • 13 Virtual 7th-inning stretch brings ballpark feeling home BOSTON (AP) — It’s 3 o’clock, about the time they’d be getting ready for the seventh-inning stretch at an afternoon Red Sox game. Josh Kantor settles onto the bench of the Yamaha Electone organ in his living room and clicks on his wife’s iPhone to begin another show. Josh Kantor in his home studio. (AP) Each afternoon since what would have been opening day, the Fenway Park organist has been livestreaming concerts of ballpark music and other fan requests on Facebook in an attempt to recreate the community feeling baseball fans might be missing during the sport’s shutdown. “Part of the experience of going to a ballgame is chatting with your neighbors. And we’re in a time right now where there aren’t necessarily opportunities for people to have that,” Kantor said. “For half an hour a day, ideally people can just forget all their stresses and be a little bit refortified to then go face those stresses afterwards.” A 47-year-old part-time library assistant and gig musician, Kantor has been playing the organ at Red Sox games since 2003, filling the Fenway air with players’ walk-up music and keeping things light during replay reviews and rain delays. After this year’s baseball season was put on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak, a friend suggested that Kantor put on a livestream concert to mark what would have been the Red Sox opener on March 26. “I didn’t know how to do a livestream, but we watched a little video tutorial and made a very, kind of crude setup,” he said. “I figured it would be a one-time thing.” The first show began awkwardly, with Kantor taking 100 or so song requests and playing about 40 of them, including not just the seventh-inning stretch standard, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” which he features every episode, but also, fittingly, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”; the March 26 video has since drawn more than 5,300 views. At its peak, 19,000 have tuned in for the afternoon concerts. “As soon as we finished, we kind of knew that we had to do it because we enjoyed it so much,” Kantor said. “We figured as long as people need it — as long as we need it — we’ll do it.” Telltale signs of COVID-19 isolation are scattered throughout the room behind him, from the jigsaw puzzles on the coffee table to Kantor’s increasingly bushy beard. His wife, Mary Eaton, an ecumenical pastor who works with the homeless community, pops onto the screen from time to time; she monitors the Facebook chat for requests and passes them to him on sticky notes. And that’s where Kantor’s extraordinary musical ear comes in: He can perform any song he’s familiar with, even if he’s never played it before, humming a few bars to himself first to get the melody down. “It’s a great gift,” said Nancy Faust, the 41-year Chicago White Sox organist who has been a mentor to Kantor and whose bobblehead sits above his keyboard. “He struggles through them and he lets you see what the process is, which most musicians would do alone.” Kantor will sometimes stump for donations to food banks; a sign for FeedingAmerica.org, sits on the bookshelf behind him. He can’t estimate how much much he’s helped raise, though one viewer offered to donate $500 if Kantor would do a 10-minute Grateful Dead jam. “They’re very authentic people and they’re providing a lot of joy when it’s most needed,” Faust said. “The show just brings a lot of delight into a person’s day. For a half hour, there’s no negativity.”

14 • May 27-28, 2020 CURIOUSITIES Virus strands Norway racer in Alaska after Iditarod win ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thomas Waerner won this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March, but he is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. Waerner and his 16 dogs have been stranded in Alaska by travel restrictions and flight cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday. “I like Alaska a lot,” Waerner said. “It’s kind of my dream place. But I have a family.” Waerner has five children and 35 other sled dogs in Torpa, Norway. He missed the 10th birthday of one of his children and misses morning coffee with his wife, Guro, who left Alaska in March shortly before health restrictions stopped travel. The 47-year-old plans to fly home in early June on a DC-6 aircraft bound for the Air History Museum in Sola, Norway. Everts Air Cargo of Fairbanks is selling the historic plane, and Waerner said the museum is expected to finalize the deal this week. “We are hitchhiking,” Waerner said. “The plane is going to Norway, and we are going with them. We are so lucky.” Prior to the trip Waerner is expected to undergo a COVID-19 test and collect his dogs from a kennel in Salcha owned by fellow musher Arleigh Reynolds. Waerner said he has friends in the Alaska towns of Ester and Salcha and often spends a few days around Fairbanks after the Iditarod. This year, a few days turned into more than a few weeks and Waerner is ready to resume his normal life. “My wife has been taking care of 35 dogs, the kids, and working as a veterinarian,” he said. Once he returns home, “ ‘yes, dear,’ will be the answer for everything,” he said. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or Thomas Waerner, of Norway, celebrates in Nome, Alaska, his win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Waerner is still waiting to return to his home in Norway. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File) moderate symptoms, such as fever and 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. The vast majority of people recover. Car wash worker returns stimulus check discovered in trash GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A car wash worker in North Carolina found treasure amid the business’s trash when he discovered a $1,200 IRS stimulus check mixed in with the garbage. Antonio Hernandez was taking out the trash at the Greenville car wash when he spotted the payment in the can, WITN-TV quoted his daughter, Michelle Alvarado, as saying. Hernandez and Alvarado were able to track down recipient Charles Thompson, who said he was not even expecting to get a check after recently moving to a new address. “I was behind on rent, I work construction so I work by the day, and I just try to keep going and going as best I can,” Thompson told the news station. “That money helped put me ahead and put me on the right track a little bit, to get back on my feet.” Hernandez and Alvarado added that they were happy to help connect Thompson with the lost funds, even though they and Thompson had no idea how the check ended up at the car wash in the first place. “It was very important for him to receive that check, especially in these uncertain times,” Alvarado said. The IRS has been sending the economic impact payments to millions of Americans around the country as part of a rescue package aimed at combating the economic effects of shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mississippi gov is pranked in shout-out to high school grads JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — This one slipped through the cracks. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves asked people to submit names of high school seniors so he could read them aloud on a webcast — a recognition for teenagers who are missing traditional graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic. On a Facebook live session Satbransonglobe.com urday, Reeves started reading the names of graduates from Florence High School, his alma mater, when he came to one his staff now assumes someone submitted as a prank — “Harry Azcrac.” The 45-year-old Republican governor read it, paused briefly and kept going. A video clip became the butt of jokes on Twitter, and the governor handled it with good humor. “Harry’s submitter has a bright future as a Simpson’s writer!” Reeves tweeted, also noting that he would be back online reading more graduates’ names: “Maybe even Ben — the pride of the Dover family.” Reeves spokeswoman Renae Eze said Wednesday that the governor’s staff spent hours grouping almost 10,000 individually submitted names by school. As for Harry Azcrac, she said: “We can probably say it’s not a real person.” Moose family reunion: Trooper brings calves, mom together HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah state trooper has helped a pair of newborn moose calves reunite safely with their mother after spotting them on a mountain road. The trooper noticed the hoursold calves without their mother on the road as he drove home from work, about 45 miles east of Salt Lake City on Monday, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street. It’s not clear how they became separated. Worried they could be hit by a car, trooper Alexander Agin stopped and put up a traffic barrier. Once he was out of his car and walking, the baby moose began to follow him. So Agin decided to guide them away from the traffic danger. Just as he led them off the road, the calves’ mother arrived — and began to charge him. “He knew not to be getting between those calves and their mother,” Street said. Agin quickly retreated to his patrol car and recorded a quick video of the moose family reuniting and walking into the trees. See the video at https:// youtu.be/TJoYKWL9BkI

bransonglobe.com HISTORY May 27-28, 2020 • 15 Today in History: Sports, movies and more • 1679 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England • 1703 Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great • 1850 Mormon Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois, destroyed by tornado • 1873 Heinrich Schliemann discovers “Priam’s Treasure” a cache of gold and other objects in Hisarlik (Troy) in Anatolia • 1896 Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255, leaving thousands homeless • 1907 Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco • 1905 Japanese fleet destroys the Russian East Sea fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, the only decisive clash between modern steel battleships in history • 1916 President Woodrow Wilson addresses the League to Enforce Peace, founded in 1915, and gives public support to the idea of a league of nations • 1930 The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest manmade structure at the time, opens to the public • 1935 Supreme Court declares FDR’s National Recovery Act unconstitutional • 1940 British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII • 1958 Ernest Green becomes the 1st African-American to graduate from Little Rock’s Central High School • 1963 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya • 1969 Walt Disney World construction begins at Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida • 1995 Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia • 1997 1st all female (20 British women) team reach the North Pole • 1998 Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot. • 1999 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo • 2006 Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, killing over 6,600 people Music • 1975 Paul McCartney releases “Venus & Mars” • 1977 The Sex Pistols release “God Save the Queen”, sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC Movies & TV • 1933 Walt Disney’s short film “3 Little Pigs” released (Academy Award Best Animated film 1934) • 1987 Christian evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on “Nightline” after PTL scandal • 2005 DreamWorks computer-animated film “Madagascar” with voices by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith is released. Sports • 1904 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants) • 1968 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles Birthdays • 1818 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, American reformer who campaigned for temperance and women’s rights, born in Homer, New York (d. 1894) • 1819 Julia Ward Howe, American poet and author (Battle Hymn of the Republic), born in NYC, New York (d. 1910) • 1837 “Wild Bill” Hickok [James Butler], American cowboy and scout, born in Troy Grove, Illinois (d. 1876) • 1911 Hubert Humphrey, American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (1965-69), and 1968 Presidential candidate, born in Wallace, South Dakota (d. 1978) • 1912 Sam Snead, American golfer (7 PGA Tour major titles; US Masters 1949, 52, 54), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002) • 1923 Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (197377) and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany • 1936 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York • 1939 Donald “Don” Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), born in Floydada Texas (d. 2017) David • 1961 Peri Gilpin, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier), born in Waco, Texas • 1965 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff’rent Strokes, Fish), born in San Francisco, California 1970 Joseph Fiennes, English • EXP 5/31/20 actor (Enemy at the Gates, Shakespeare in Love), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire • 1973 Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian

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