INSIDE...page 4 WORDS TO LIVE BY... OPINION: Maybe it’s time to get uncomfortable Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Proverbs 15:2 Highs near 90. Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment June 14 - 16, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 98 Happy Flag Day WEATHER...page 14 Display the Stars and Stripes this weekend in honor of Flag Day. Want to know more about this holiday? SEE THE STORY ON PAGE TWO. (Branson Globe photo)

2 • June 14-16, 2020 LOCAL bransonglobe.com Happy Flag Day! Now, what is Flag Day? By Karen Halfpop, Digital/ Production Director As a child, I was fascinated that every year, on my grandparents’ wedding anniversary, everyone on the block flew the American Flag. Of course I thought Grandma and Grandpa were pretty special; obviously the whole neighborhood did, too. It finally made sense when I learned that their anniversary - June 14 - actually landed on Flag Day, which seemed a more appropriate reason to fly Old Glory. June 14 marks the adoption of the flag we know as the flag of our country. Here’s how it all came about. As the colonists went to fight the war for independence against the British, they were not united under a single flag. Most of the regiments had their own flags. In June of 1775, the Second Continuental Congress created the Continental Army, bringing the various groups together to form a more organized show of force. From this, the Continental Colors were created: 13 red and white alternating stripes, and a Union Jack in the corner. Many thought the flag looked too much like the British flag. How would you feel if you finally got to play for the Kansas City Chiefs but had to wear a San Fransisco 49-ers uniform? Close, but definitely not your team. George Washington realized this, and a new look was created. On June 14, 1777, the continental congress passed a resolution stating: “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” In 1885, a Wisconsin school teacher named Bernard Cigrand lead his school in the first formal observance of Flag Day. In Staff Reports CoxHealth has adjusted visitor restrictions in a few key areas across the health sytem. Inpatient: Most non-COVID patients in the hospital are allowed one visitor for two consecutive hours per day. Visitors may choose between one of two open visiting opportunities: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., or 4 – 6 p.m. These hours are consistent across all campuses. Emergency departments and UrCox Medical Center Branson has eased some restrictions. (FILE) gent Cares: Patients are allowed one visitor for the first and last 30 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14 as Flag Day. But what about Betsy Ross, you may ask? According to www.history.com, Ross’ role in the design of the first flag is unsubstantiated. “It was not until her grandson William Canby held an 1870 press conference to recount the story that the American public learned of her possible role,” according to the site. Perhaps my favorite flag story centers around the conundrum faced by flag designers in the 1950s when first, Alaska, and then Hawaii were to be admitted to the union. Bob Heft, a 17-year-old student from Ohio, borrowed his mother’s sewing machine, and set about taking apart the family’s 48-star flag. He stitched 50 stars in a proportional pattern, and handed in his creation to his history teacher for a class project, then sent the flag to his congressman Walter Moeller. Moeller then presented it to President Eisenhower after both states had joined the Union. President Eisenhower selected Heft’s design, and on July 4, 1960 the two stood together as the new 50-star flag was raised for the first time. Heft’s teacher changed his grade from a B- to an A. CoxHealth revises some restrictions minutes of treatment to assist with admission details and discharge planning. End-of-life care: Patients who are at end-of-life, or on comfort care, may have two visitors at a time. According to CoxHealth Communications Manager, Brandei Clifton, inpatient rehab units remain closed to visitors. Visitors to CoxHealth are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth; will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 upon entry; and must wash their hands when entering and exiting the patient’s room. They are also encouraged to stay six feet away from the patient. Clifton reports that there are no COVID patients being treated at Cox Branson at this time. CoxHealth’s previous visitor restrictions at all facilities will stay in place except for the new guidelines outlined above. To read the complete list, go to https://www.coxhealth.com/ coronavirus/#visitor-restrictions

bransonglobe.com LOCAL June 14-16, 2020 • 3 Get ready: White Water Branson opens June 15 Special to Branson Globe Summer’s about to kick off on a fun and a refreshingly cool note. Even though Missouri’s summer attractions have delayed opening due to the pandemic, opening day has been set for the epic White Water. Before you know it, you’ll be slipping down its epic slides, riding the waves of the wave pool, and soaking up the sun’s rays from your beach chair. White Water opens its doors to season pass holders on June 15, and just two days later for everyone else. Things will be a bit different this year to ensure a safe and a fun experience for everyone. • Bring a mask along, as you’ll need to wear it when you’re not on the water attractions or eating and drinking. • All guests will have their temperature taken before being admitted to the water park, and everyone will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines. • Unlike summers past, you’ll have to reserve a ticket for your day at the water park, as the number of guests will be limited each day. See https:// www.silverdollarcity.com/ Tickets to purchase tickets. Even with the restrictions due to the pandemic, you’re in for a full day of fun when you slip on your swimsuit and splash the day away at White Water. White Water boasts numerous water slides, some a bit more daring than others. If you like thrills that take your breath away, slip down the Kalani Towers Drop Slides. You’re in for huge thrills when you soar down the 300-foot long water slide that reaches speeds of up to 40 miles an hour. Check out the other slides, too, including the Kalani Towers Mat Racer, KaPau Plummet, Pipeline Bay, and Waikiki Wave. When you need a breather, head to the wave pool or grab a bite to eat. White Water features such eateries at Hula Hula Taco and Surf’s Up Snacks. See more online at www. silverdollarcity.com/white-water Kalani Towers at White Water will welcome visitors again June 15. (Photo courtesy sdcmedia.com) Parson: Missouri to be ‘fully open for business’ on June 16 Submitted to Branson Globe JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The state will be “fully open for business” on June 16, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday. There will be no statewide health order and statewide restrictions will be lifted. However, local officials will still have the authority to put further rules, regulations, or ordinances in place, the governor said. “The virus is still out there,” Parson said. “It is still extremely important for everyone to continue social distancing. Be proactive. Avoid large, congested crowds, and if you can’t social distance, take extra precautions to protect yourself and those around you.” Parson also announced the Missouri State Fair will take place, though there may be changes. More details will be announced at a later date. Parson also signed an executive order, which will extend the state of emergency in Missouri through December 30 in order to utilize federal CARES Act funding. “We are prepared to handle any potential outbreaks,” Parson said. Parson said he made the decision to lift the restrictions because the state met the four pillars of his administration’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan: • Expand testing capacity and volume in the state • Expand reserves of PPE by opening public and private supply chains • Continue to monitor and, if necessary, expand hospital and health care system capacity • Improve ability to predict potential outbreaks using Missouri’s public health data There have been 15,390 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state and 860 deaths, as of June 11, according to the state’s website. “We want to get Missourians back to work,” Missouri Economic Department Director Rob Dixon said at the briefing.

4 • June 14-16, 2020 OPINION My name is Pryce Maxim Rohde. I’m 25 years old, and grew up in southwest Missouri. I graduated from Ozark High School, and graduated Cum Laude from Missouri State University, with bachelor of science degrees in finance and economics. I now work in the field of finance. I am an avid fan of classic rock and metal music, and I play the guitar. I have a question for you: What race do you think I am? Do you assume I’m white because of surface level details? Spoiler alert: I’m a Black American. Does that change your opinion of me? I truly believe for actual change, one has to be uncomfortable. You become comfortable because of things that have been said and done countless times. Kim Rohde Publisher (417) 872-2951 lkimrohde@yahoo.com Brenda Meadows Editor & Staff Writer (417) 231-7601 info@BransonGlobe.com David Stoltz News Correspondent (228) 355-2900 itcdls@gmail.com Gary Groman, a.k.a. The Ole Seagull Opinion Writer Rob Doherty Account Representative & Distribution Manager (504) 583-8907 robd@bransonglobe.com Karen Halfpop Digital/Production Director production@ BransonGlobe.com Submit a letter to the editor: Letters to the editor that are sent via e-mail and are fewer than 400 words are given preference. Published or unpublished letters become the property of the newspaper and will not be returned. All letters must include name, address, and verifiable phone number. BransonGlobe Your source for local news and entertainment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. info@BransonGlobe.com • Phone: (417) 334-9100 • Fax: (417) 334-3767 • 1447 US Hwy. 248, Suite EE, Branson, MO 65616 BransonGlobe.com bransonglobe.com OPINION: Maybe it’s time to become ‘uncomfortable’ Maybe it’s time to for everyone to become uncomfortable. I’m not a proponent of victim mentality, but I do believe it’s time to recognize the injustices and crimes committed against full-blooded Americans. Americans who work their hands to the bone, provide for a family, and work just as hard as anyone else. To grant freedom and liberty to one group doesn’t mean taking it away from another. It’s giving every American the opportunity for success and to have control of their own lives. So I just ask you to really think about this. How angry would you be if, no matter what, you weren’t given a chance? That the only opportunities were imprisonment or death? Is that fair when you’re just living your best life and minding your own business? Imagine how unfair it’d be to lose your spouse, children, or sibling, or to leave your family behind because of prejudice. All I ask you is to have empathy and have an open mind; put yourself in another person shoes, and come to a realization of what really matters. (The comments on this page are the opinions of the writer, and not necessarily those of Branson Globe, or its staff. Want to weigh-in? Have something to say? Share it with us in your own Letter to the Editor. See submission guidelines in lower left corner of this page.) @BransonGlobe BransonGlobe @BransonGlobe #Branson Globe

bransonglobe.com LOCAL By Bob Hodgson Last week’s article described M&A roll-ups. This is where a platform company acquires smaller companies in a fragmented industry. The companies are then integrated into one company. This is the easiest and quickest strategy to grow a business. This topic is being continued this week. Investment bankers are heavily involved in M&A roll-ups. This allows the business owner to proceed with running the company while the investment banker becomes an extension of your company. The investment banker will be responsible for your merger and acquisition matters including but not limited to: • Fielding inquiries from would-be acquirers or representatives seekvice and quality goals. • Develop a target company profile for acquisitions. • Develop an offering memorandum that describes your company goals and objectives. • • Define reasons for acquisitions with compelling benefits for prospective seller. Define criteria to qualify and screen prospective companies. • Summarize appropriate acquisition company for client’s review. Bob Hodgson (FILE) ing to sell you a business. • • Conducting searches for strategic acquisitions. Define screening criteria such as synergies, company culture, ser• • • Analyzing acquisition proposals. Negotiation of acquisitions and coordinating legal, accounting, due diligence and other services. Coordinate publicity and news releases to trade journals and the press. • Advise on all types of merger and acquisition matters Roll-up integration is a complex undertaking. There are many personalities, company cultures and skill sets that need to be considered. This cannot be done instantly. The best integration approach is to break it down into these three phases over a two year period: The first phase should focus on the financials and integrating the financials into one entity. The businesses need to keep running the same as they were prior to the consolidation. Phase two is integrating all of the back-office. These are the functions that are not seen by the customer such as accounting, planning, inventory management, supply-chain June 14-16, 2020 • 5 Investment banking: Merger and aquisition roll-ups, part 2 management, human resources and logistics. These functions could be located somewhere other than the company headquarters. Phase three is integrating the front-office. This is an area where visitors arrive and first encounter staff personnel which is normally in the marketing and sales area. Trying to consolidate all at once will only result in mayhem which will result in things not working out as planned. This could also create poor company moral with disgruntled employees resulting in resignations and falling revenues Amvest Financial Group is a leading international investment banking firm based in Kansas City representing clients with sales from $10 million to over $6 billion. www.amvest.com

6 • June 14-16, 2020 BRANSON IS OPEN! Updated 6/5/2020 • #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 • Absolutely Country, Definitely Gospel – Open • Alex & Alaina’s Treasure Chest – Open • All Crazy ‘bout Patsy – Open • Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai – Open • Amazing Pets – Open • American Heroes – Open • Americana Theatre Shows – Open • Andy B’s Bowl Social – Open • Andy’s Frozen Custard Delivery/Carryout/Curbside/ Drive Thru – Open • Applebee’s Grill & Bar – Dine -In – Open • 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 - Open • Big D‘s BBQ Delivery/Carryout/ Curbside/Drive Thru – Open • Big Foot Excursion - 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 – Open • Branson Dinosaur Museum - Open • Branson Elvis Festival – July 11 • Branson Famous Baldnobbers Theatre – Open • Branson Meadows Cinema – Open • Branson Quilts – Open • Branson Scenic Railroad – TBD • Branson Star Theater – Open • 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 – Open • Cold Stone Creamery - Open • Comedy Jamboree – Opens June 17 • Country Legends Lunch Show – Open • Cracker Barrel – Open • Crazy Craig’s Cheeky Monkey Bar Dine-In – 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 –Open • Domino’s Pizza – Open • Doo Wop & More – Open • Doug Gabriel – Open • Down Home Country – Opens Sept. 9 • Dreamsicles Shopping Fashion House Downtown Casual Wear – Open • Dude’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 • Garfield’s Restaurant & Pub – Dine-In – Open • Garfield’s – Open • Getting’ Basted – Open • God and Country Theatre – Open • Godfather’s Pizza – Open • Golden Sounds of the Platters – Open • Grand Country Buffet - Open • Grand Country Complex – Open • Grand Jubilee – Open • Hamner’s Variety Theatre – TBD • Historic Owen Theatre – TBD • Hollywood Wax Museum – Open • Hong Kong Buffet - Open • Hot Hits Theatre – Open • Hughes Brothers 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 – Open • Joe’s Crab Shack – Open • Kirkland’s – Open bransonglobe.com What’s open? Branson shows, attractions, shopping, dining and more

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL Petition wants Thomas Jefferson statue removed at University of Missouri COLUMBIA, MO. (AP) — Organizers of an online petition drive to have a statue of Thomas Jefferson removed from the University of Missouri’s campus in Columbia had a “very constructive” meeting with the university system’s president on Thursday, a school spokesman said. UM System President and interim University of Missouri Chancellor Mun Choi met in private with the petition organizers. University spokesman Christian Basi said he would release details from the meeting at a later time. The petition had garnered more than 3,250 signatures by Thursday afternoon. One of the organizers of the petition campaign, Roman Leaphart, a sophomore from Kansas City, said previously he objected to the statue because Jefferson owned slaves and fathered children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemmings. Leaphart, who is black, said he was also motivated by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported. Students also petitioned to have the statue removed in 2015, when the campus was roiled by protests by people upset with the university’s treatment of minorities but that petition did not gain traction. MDC announces addition to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie By Bill Graham El Dorado Springs, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has added a 320-acre grassland tract to the Wah’KonTah Prairie Conservation Area in St. Clair County. This filled a gap between existing area tracts and provides the opportunity to manage contiguous native grassland on the northern boundary. MDC manages Wah’Kon-Tah for native prairie plant and wildlife species in partnership with area cattle ranchers who graze livestock on selected acres. “A concern we have is there is so much fragmentation in surviving native grasslands,” said Stasia Whitaker, MDC wildlife management biologist. “That’s contributed to grassland birds being among the fastest declining species in North America. Grassland birds are in dire need of our help and now. All prairie species on the area will benefit from this expansion.” A large portion of the 3,350acre Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie Conservation Area is owned by The Nature Conservancy of Missouri. Other portions are owned by MDC, which manages the entire area in partnership with the Conservancy. The area is north and east of El Dorado Springs. Visitors can hike, hunt, watch birds, study plants, and enjoy prairie vistas. Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie is a cornerstone of MDC’s Upper Osage Grasslands Priority Geography, a partnership that includes private partners and landowners. For more information on the Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie Conservation Area, visit https://short. mdc.mo.gov/Zwd. Private landowners can get help from MDC with grassland management practices that benefit prairie species and conservation ranching, visit https://mdc.mo.gov/property. June 14-16, 2020 • 9

10 • June 14-16, 2020 NATIONAL CHICAGO (AP) — Young adults have filled streets across the country on a scale not seen since the 1960s to protest for racial justice after the death of George Floyd. But whether that energy translates to increased turnout in November is another question. They could make a difference in the presidential race — polls show President Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with young voters — with control of the Senate and hundreds of local races also at stake. But some activists are concerned their focus will be on specific causes instead of voting. “In a normal election year, turning out the youth vote is challenging,” said Carolyn DeWitt, executive director of Rock the Vote, which works to build political power among young people. “That’s even more true now. People’s minds are not on it.” Voters under 30 have historically turned out to vote at much lower rates than older voters, though the 2018 midterm elections saw the highest turnout in a quarter-century among voters ages 18-29 — a spike attributed in part to youthled movements like March for Our Lives against gun violence. There are signs young people are getting more politically engaged. DeWitt said more people registered to vote through Rock the Vote’s online platforms last week — some 50,000 — than in any other week this year. The organization’s social media accounts had as many impressions between Monday and Friday of last week as it typically has in a month, with more than 1 million. “It will just be incredibly important to us to make sure we’re protesting now and voting later,” DeWitt said. That’s not assured. The coronavirus pandemic has halted traditional campaigning as well as big concerts and festivals, the kinds of places where campaigns and groups like Rock the Vote and HeadCount typibransonglobe.com Young people turned out to protest. Now, will they vote? cally recruit young voters. On top of that, lawmakers’ efforts to change voting laws in some states could restrict younger voters like college students. Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign is banking on these voters supporting him when the choice is a binary one between Biden and Trump. But that’s not guaranteed. “Our bar can’t be: Are you better than Trump?” said Cliff Albright, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter, which works to register voters and organize black communities. “For folks who are angry, who are in the streets, or who are at home and not engaged, you just telling me you’re better than this nut — that’s not enough.” Many young people are still unfamiliar with Biden, “and they certainly don’t know where he stands on issues,” said Heather Greven, spokesperson for NextGen America. The group plans to spend at least $45 million to target young voters in battleground states. Biden said during a recent virtual fundraiser he thought the protests will energize young people to turn out for him. “Now they are engaged,” Biden said. “They feel it. They taste it. And they’re angry and they’re determined.” His campaign hasn’t made major changes to its youth outreach. Instead, Biden has stuck largely with an initiative known as “League 46” that combines groups such as Students for Biden and Young Professionals for Biden. In an effort to appeal to younger, liberal voters, Biden has put progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on a climate change task force. But he doesn’t support some of the proposals that energized supporters of his primary rival Bernie Sanders such as “Medicare for All”. Ja’Mal Green, 24, an activist in Chicago, said he and other young people were disappointed by Biden’s rejection of a call to “deSEE VOTE?, PAGE 11

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL June 14-16, 2020 • 11 Protesters march through the streets of Manhattan, New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) • VOTE? Continued from page 10 fund the police,” which has become a rallying cry for protesters. The former vice president said Monday an overhaul of policing is needed but can be done by putting conditions on federal funds. That position may reassure older and moderate voters who helped Biden win the nomination, Green said, but young people want to see more change. “If not, they’ll just say ‘to hell with the election,’” he said. Many of the young people taking to the streets are focused on public officials with a more direct impact on their lives such as mayors, police chiefs and district attorneys because “they see that’s where the change is,” said Green, a Black Lives Matter leader who joined protesters in Minneapolis. There were also protests in Louisville, Kentucky, over the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. Tom Bergan, 22, attended a protest last week in Louisville, where he’s a HeadCount field organizer. In pre-pandemic days, HeadCount focused on registering young people at concerts and festivals, but that’s shifted to more online organizing since COVID-19. For Friday’s protests, Bergan printed off large QR codes that he hoisted on a poster board. Anyone who scanned the code on their phone was connected to an online voter registration page. Bergan said the crowd was enthusiastic, with many already registered to vote, and much of the conversations were around Taylor’s death and local changes such as the decision to limit no-knock warrants. He said the moment reminds him of 2018, when he volunteered with HeadCount during a March for Our Lives in St. Louis, as thousands of young people turned out in cold, rainy weather. That fall, turnout among voters ages 18-29 was nearly double what it was in 2014, with 28% of eligible young voters casting ballots, according to CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University. They were much more likely to support Democratic than Republican congressional candidates, 64% to 34%, according to an AP VoteCast survey of more than 115,000 midterm voters nationwide. That turnout is still less than in 2016 or 2012, presidential election years when about 45% of young voters turned out, according to CIRCLE, a drop from 2008, when Barack Obama was on the ballot and turnout soared to a level not seen since 1992. Will 2020 bring another peak? “That’s the big ‘if,’ and we don’t really know until Bergan said. November,”

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bransonglobe.com NATIONAL By Jill Bleed, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After 60-plus days, I threw in the towel. Mr. Rich had to go. Mr. Rich is a hamster who most recently served as the classroom pet in my 9-year-old’s science class. In normal times, kids clamor over who gets to be its caretaker over holiday and school breaks. My daughter Claire, shut out over the winter holidays, volunteered in January to take Mr. Rich home over spring break. Then, my biggest worry was how to keep our two pet cats from eating him for a week. Flash forward to March 12, where the news kept tumbling all afternoon long. Arkansas was shutting down schools in a handful of counties, essentially adding an extra week to spring break. My 5-year-old’s preschool was following suit. As I got ready to pick up my kids, my head swimming with how we would manage childcare while also working, my phone rang. The caller ID showed it was my older daughter’s school. As all parents know, that’s never good. “Mom? I’m not in trouble,” Claire began, “but is it OK if we bring home Mr. Rich today?” That’s right. The hamster. We loaded up Claire’s backpack with Mr. Rich’s food and bedding. Claire marched outside carrying his cage, the envy of all the third-graders. We were lacking a key fact at that moment: We didn’t know that we were leaving for the rest of the school year. At home, the cats never noticed Mr. Rich and he provided a pleasant diversion, something for me to document on social media while I tried not to spin into a pit of anxiety over the impossibility of working from home (and doing it well) and caring for my children (and doing it well.) At least a dozen friends sent me this meme: “Somewhere out there there’s a kid that brought home the class hamster for the weekend. Their parents are not happy!!” We were happy. For a while. This all felt doable when we naively believed an end was in sight. But the uncertainty dragged on. K-12 schools in Arkansas shut down for the remainder of the academic year. Our summer plans went poof. My 5-year-old will never return to her preschool. And the novelty of Mr. Rich faded, much like the chalk rainbows that once brightened our neighborhood back in March. Now Claire has to be repeatedly reminded to clean Mr. Rich’s cage. The fragrance of hamster lingers. The 5-year-old loves on him a little too aggressively. We are tired. “How long can we keep doing this?” I ask myself. Sometimes I mean socially distanced parenting and homeschooling. Sometimes I mean working from home. Sometimes I mean keeping the kids away from their friends. And yes, sometimes I mean hamster ownership. I gave up. I emailed Claire’s teacher to coordinate a hamster handoff as the school year wrapped up. We bid Mr. Rich a fond farewell, putting at least one tiny bookend on a time that June 14-16, 2020 • 13 VIRUS DIARY: When the class hamster came home - and stayed seems unknowable and endless. We can only hope that this fall, there’s a classroom - with schoolchildren in it - to welcome him home. 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 Mr. Rich, a classroom pet, spent several months in the home of Associated Press writer Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Jill Bleed) HUGHES BROTHERS THEATRE 3425 WEST 76 COUNTRY BLVD, BRANSON HughesMusicShow.com 800-422-0076

14 • June 14-16, 2020 SPORTS (AP) NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did four years ago. Still, it might not be widespread for a few reasons. If organizations insist on unity, as some coaches and front-office executives have mentioned, that could be a hurdle. Another potential drawback is the growing belief among some players that kneeling is no longer necessary to raise awareness because George Floyd’s death has ignited nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality. Lastly, some owners might still have an issue with it despite the league’s support of the players. “Whatever our team ends up doing, we’re gonna support. But we’re gonna do it together as a team,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said. Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur and several other coaches also expressed their support of the players, but mentioned they want it to be a team decision. “That’s something that I promise you we will spend as much time as necessary as an organization listening to each other, understanding each other, and then we’ll make a decision together,” Stefanski said. Said LaFleur: “We’re gonna support them and what they wanna do, provided that it’s peaceful.” Redskins running back Adrian Peterson and Bears safety Jordan Lucas have already said they plan to take a knee for “The Star-Spangled Banner” this season. Other players, Your Branson Area Weather Source Loving The Ozarks SUN 87 Partly Cloudy 65 MON Branson Area 5 Day Outlook TUE bransonglobe.com NFL: Despite far more support, kneeling might not be widespread white and black, are waiting to discuss it with their teammates. Getting an entire roster to agree collectively is a tough task regardless of the topic. Starting quarterbacks Jared Goff of the Rams and Matt Ryan of the Falcons, both white, recognize the importance of standing together. “I stand fully behind whatever it is that’s decided, and I do want to push for change, so I’m fully behind whatever the leaders on the team decide to do, and I’ll be part of that discussion as well,” Rams quarterback Jared Goff said. “We’ll come to a decision collaboratively.” Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is eager to have those conversations. “It’s about unity within our team and having that discussion and creating an open forum for teammates to talk about what that means to them and how they’re going to act appropriately,” Ryan said. Many players have said they’re willing to do whatever their team decides. But not everyone agrees it has to be a team decision. “It should definitely be left up to the individual,” Lucas said. Richard Sherman understands all of his 49ers teammates aren’t going to handle it the same. “To each their own,” the threeWED THU 89 91 94 94 Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Sunny Sunny 66 69 71 time All-Pro cornerback said. “People will empathize with one another and have that brotherhood even if they don’t protest the same way.” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks at the bigger picture. “It’s not about who kneels and who doesn’t, it’s about having the right to peacefully protest, and knowing that racial inequality happens every day, and I just want the community to be where everybody, including the black community, can be safe,” he said. “Whatever that takes.” When Kaepernick began his peaceful demonstration in 2016, he wanted to highlight the problems of police brutality and racial injustice. He faced immense pushback SEE KNEELING, PAGE 15

bransonglobe.com SPORTS • KNEELING Continued from page 14 and was ostracized from the league. President Donald Trump criticized Kaepernick and other players who took a knee and still insists they’re disrespecting the flag, the country and the military. While many others, including Drew Brees, who initially shared similar thoughts have come to understand and support Kaepernick’s intentions, there’s still going to be opposition. “I don’t know if (kneeling) will have the most net positive outcome because of the way it gets so hyper-partisan, really because they don’t want to talk about the real issue,” Chargers running back Justin Jackson said. “Nevertheless, I think if we just use our platforms like we are now to continue to expose and advocate for the change we want to see in society, that might be the best method going forward.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week in a video condemned racism, apologized to players for not listening to them earlier, and encouraged them to protest peacefully. But Goodell only consulted with “a select few” owners and it’s not known how many share his views. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones strongly opposed kneeling when Kaepernick began the movement and he hasn’t spoken on the issue. “We’ll have to see,” Dallas cornerback Jourdan Lewis said about Jones backing off his stance. “We always come together as a team and we talk about these issues. Protesting is always the best bet to raise awareness. But we definitely have things to strive past this protest. And we have to go into these communities and help these people.” “Almost every black guy that I’ve played with ... they’ve all June 14-16, 2020 • 15 dealt with something at some point, whether it’s with the police or another interaction of just blatant racism,” said Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill. “I want it to change. I want everyone to get the justice and equality that they deserve.” Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) stands for the national anthem before an NFL game. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File) NOW OFFERING LEASE TO OWN OPTIONS 55+ Gated Master-Planned Community Located on Branson Hills Parkway in Branson, MO • Maintenance Free Living • Clubhouse • Discounted Membership at Branson Hills Golf Club • Amazing Location • Beautiful Valley Views CALL NOW 417.239.0951 SummitRidgeBRANSON.COm

16 • June 14-16, 2020 CURIOUSITIES Treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt. Forrest Fenn, 89, told the Santa Fe New Mexican on Sunday that a man who did not want his name released — but was from “back East” — located the chest a few days ago and the discovery was confirmed by a photograph the man sent him. “It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago,” Fenn said in a statement on his website Sunday that still did not reveal the exact location. “I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot.” Fenn posted clues to the treasure’s whereabouts online and in a 24-line poem that was published in his 2010 autobiography “The Thrill of the Chase.” Hundreds of thousands have hunted in vain across remote corners of the U.S. West for the bronze chest believed to be filled with gold coins, jewelry and other valuable items. Many quit their jobs to dedicate themselves to the search and others depleted their life savings. At least four people died searching for it. Fenn, who lives in Santa Fe, said he packed and repacked his treasure chest for more than a decade, sprinkling in gold dust and adding hundreds of rare gold coins and gold nuggets. Pre-Columbian animal figures went in, along with prehistoric “mirrors” of hammered gold, ancient Chinese faces carved from jade and antique jewelry with rubies and emeralds. He said he hid the treasure as a way to tempt people to get into the wilderness and give them a chance to launch an old-fashioned adventure and expedition for riches. Fenn told The New Mexican in 2017 that the chest weighs 20 pounds (9 kilograms) and its contents weigh another 22 pounds (10 kilograms). He said he delivered the bransonglobe.com chest to its hiding place by himself over two separate trips. Asked how he felt now that the treasure has been found, Fenn said: “I don’t know, I feel halfway kind of glad, halfway kind of sad because the chase is over.” “I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries,” he said on his website. Florida city known for mermaids now sleeps with the fishes WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city known for its mermaid shows now sleeps with the fishes. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Tuesday dissolving the city of Weeki Wachee. The city located about 50 miles north of Tampa was founded in 1966 to help put the Weeki Wachee mermaid attraction at a state park onto maps and road signs, according to the Tampa Bay Times. But with only 13 residents, the city was insolvent and offered no visible services to a small business community paying its taxes. The city’s demise will have no real effect on the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, officials said. The mermaids at Weeki Wachee State Park have been a staple of Florida tourism since 1947. Women dressed in fishtails perform underwater shows in the springs while viewed by an audience sitting in a theater on the other side of a glass partition. The park is currently closed because of coronavirus concerns. Weeki Wachee mermaid attraction. (George Skene/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

bransonglobe.com HISTORY June 14-16, 2020 • 17 Today in History: Movies, TV and more • 1775 US Army first forms as the Continental Army to fight American Revolutionary War • 1777 US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson, replacing the Grand Union flag • 1847 Robert Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner • 1916 Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Woodrow Wilson campaigns on the slogan “he kept out of the war” • 1922 US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US President to use radio, dedicates the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore • 1928 Republican National Convention, meeting in Kansas City, nominates Herbert Hoover for President • 1940 Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs (approx. 3 million would die within its walls) • 1951 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau • 1953 Eisenhower condemns McCarthy’s book burning proposal • 1953 Elvis Presley graduates from L. C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee • 1954 President Eisenhower signs order adding words “under God” to the Pledge • 1967 California Governor Ronald Reagan signs the Therapeutic Abortion Act, legalizing abortions in the state under certain circumstances, the second state after Colorado to do so • 1973 US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies • 1982 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74day Falklands Islands conflict • 1984 Southern Baptist convention decide on no women Movies & TV • 1967 “Steve Allen Show” premieres on CBS-TV • 1976 “Gong Show” premieres on TV (syndication) • 1991 “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” opens directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman • 1996 “Cable Guy” starring Jim Carrey is released • 2002 “The Bourne Identity” directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon is reclergy members • 1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slapping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman • 1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton • 2013 The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property • leased in the US 2015 “Jurassic World”, 1st film to make $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend EXP 6/30/20

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