“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment INSIDE... Farmer’s market: Voucher program for seniors...page 3 Staff Reports On Monday, June 15, the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB announced the resignation of President/CEO Jeff Seifried effective in mid-July. Seifried will remain in the community and join Connell Insurance as their new President/CEO. Per the Branson Chamber/CVB board policy, Jonas Arjes, Exec. Vice President, will assume the role as President during the interim and the board will conduct a national search for Seifried’s replacement. “I want to share with the Branson community that I Train up a child: Dad’s Dilemma...page 4 June 17-18, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 99 Seifried leaves Chamber for Connell Insurance years in the non-profit sector, I feel it is time for a change,” said Seifried. “My thanks goes to the Branson business community for their support over the last 5 years, and now I’ll be on the volunteer side of community development.” “Jeff has been an incredible leader and President during his tenure at the Branson Chamber/ CVB,” stated Tim Scott, Chairman of the Board, Jeff Seifried. Branson Globe) (Submitted to have enjoyed my time with the Chamber/CVB. And, after 13 Only you can prevent spread of COVID-19 in Branson! Gary J. Groman, a.k.a. The Ole Seagull On June 11, 2020, Missouri’s Governor Michael L. Parson issued Executive Order 20-12 initiating Phase 2 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan. No bear hunting: Many oppose MDC plans for hunts...page 11 WEATHER...page 12 Highs around 90. Chance of showers and storms on Sunday. Among other things, the order says, “Beginning Tuesday, June 16, we will move into Phase 2 of our recovery plan. In Phase 2, there will be NO statewide public health order – Missouri will be fully open for business.” During a special meeting on May 4, 2020, the Branson Board made an election to use the statewide order of Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services, dated April 27, implementing Phase 1 of Missouri’s “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan,” instead of adopting specific COVID-19 ordinances for the city. On June 15, the city of Branson was asked if it had any plans to initiate any COVID-19 ordinances to fill the void left by the fact that there is no statewide public health order as of tomorrow? Melody Pettit, Communications Manager for the City of Branson, said, “Right now there are no plans in place to do this.” She went on to say that the health and safety of Branson residents, businesses, and visitors SEE COVID-19, PAGE 2 Branson/ Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB. “The board has a huge amount of respect and admiration for the job he has done and all that has been accomplished under his leadership.” In his role at Connell Insurance, Seifried will focus on growth strategy, allowing primary shareholders Tim Connell and Randall Gammill to concentrate on board oversite. Connell Insurance has offices in Branson, Springfield and Joplin. Before joining the Branson Chamber/CVB, Seifried worked for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce as manager of regional development and served as a member of Springfield City Council. Seifried joined the Branson Chamber/CVB in 2015. Branson Lif Off!ts Tourists are back in town on a warm and sunny blue sky Tuesday. Chopper Charter takes off from its launchpad on the Hwy 76 strip with a Nebraska couple on board. (Branson Globe photo)

2 • June 17-18, 2020 LOCAL • COVID-19 Continued from page 1 remains a top priority; that the city is continuing to work in coordination with partner agencies to monitor this evolving situation to ensure our response actions are based on the latest facts; and to urge residents, businesses, shows, restaurants, and attractions to continue to follow all federal, (CDC) state (DHSS), and local (TCHD) COVID-19 health guidelines that remain in effect. During the May 4 meeting, Jeff Seifried, President/Chief Executive Officer, Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB said, “Our businesses provided for the safety of their guests and employees as we were lead into this situation. They will do the same as they lead us out of it.” On June 15, he said that as of the 16th, “the economy of Branson is free of any government COVID-19 regulations about the pandemic.” He was quick to point out; however, that doesn’t mean that the safety in Branson’s theatres, attractions, businesses, and restaurants will be compromised. He said, “Branson businesses, using the peer to peer recommendations of the Chamber’s Task Force and information from the Taney County Health Department have plans and procedures in place to continue providing for the safety of their employees and Branson visitors. The actions taken by The Duttons, at the Dutton Family Theatre, during Phase 1 of the Recovery Plan are an example of the efforts Branson’s entertainment community and businesses are taking to provide for the safety of their employees and guests. Judith Dutton said, “We do not plan to change a thing as Phase 2 comes online. Among other things, we will continue to sanitize all surfaces on an hourly basis, greet our guests, and escort them to their seats while maintaining proper social distancing. We have reduced the capacity of our theatre to provide for adequate social distancing while seated, eliminated the intermission, and will escort parties out of the theatre after the show to ensure proper social distancing. We’re taking care of all of the safety aspects; all our guests have to do is come, enjoy the show and have fun.” Lisa Marshall, Director of the bransonglobe.com Taney County Health Department, said, “Even though the state order expires, we need to remember that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. That’s why we are asking our communities businesses to continue to move forward cautiously.” She said that the Department is encouraging businesses to continue doing what they are currently doing to keep their employees and guests safe. Marshall also points out that there is a wealth of COVID-19 information and guidance on the Taney County Health Department’s website at https:// www.taneycohealth.org/covid19/ The Dutton Family Theatre opened on May 16 with limited capacity, no intermission, and ramped up sanitation practices. They plan to continue these practices into Phase 2 of reopening. (Branson Globe photo)

bransonglobe.com LOCAL June 17-18, 2020 • 3 Area seniors to get free farmer’s market vouchers Staff Reports Senior citizens with fixed or low income can stretch their food budgets with $50 vouchers for fresh produce at local farmer’s markets. Representatives from the Senior Age Area Agency on Aging will be distributing vouchers from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday June 17 at the Branson Senior Center, 201 Compton Drive, Branson, Mo. The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides benefit vouchers for fruits and vegetables to low-income senior households. “It’s very important that older folks get access to fresh fruits and vegetables that are such an important part of a good diet,” Lisa Arnold said, who starting next week will be the regional lead senior center administrator for Branson and Forsyth. Seniors can take the vouchers to vendors at the Branson Farmer’s Market that runs from 3 to 7 p.m. in Branson every Tuesday, or to the Forsyth Farmer’s Market open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. Arnold said the agency plans on distributing similar vouchers at least several more times through the summer months. The vouchers are good from today through Oct. 31 when the local farmer’s markets will end for the year. To qualify for the vouchers, residents 60 years or older are asked to come to the Branson Senior Center and bring proof of identification (drivers license), proof of residency (such as a utility bill), and proof of gross income (SNAP letter, pay stubw-2, tax return, bank statement). The Senior Center is now open, Arnold said. However, she added that no hot meals are currently being served because of health and safety precautions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which puts the elderly at the highest risk of infection compared to other age groups within the area’s population. Before the pandemic, about 85 people a day came to the center to enjoy a hot meal and fellowship with friends and family. Frozen prepared meals can be picked up curbside at the center so long as residents call ahead. The Senior Age Area Agency on Aging continues to deliver prepared frozen meals to homes where the elderly reside as part of the Meals on Wheels programs. Last month, more than 5,500 such meals were delivered to local Branson residents. For more information, please contact Lisa Arnold, at 417-335-4801. Left to right, Elizabeth, Aylssa and Jason Salas along with Mary and Sam Rodriguez sailed all the way up the interstate from Dallas, TX to visit Branson and take in the sights and get on the water Tuesday June 16. Here they line up to get inside the Titanic Museum. (Branson Globe photo) Branson Farmer’s Market. (File) Ruger is a 12 week old mini Meet RUGER, Our June Pet of the Month www.turtlecreekbranson.com Australian Shepherd. He has two modes play, play, play, or sleep. Ruger is very smart, sometimes too smart for his own good. He loves most people and kids but doesn’t quite know what to think of other dogs yet. info@turtlecreekbranson.com

4 • June 17-18, 2020 OPINION bransonglobe.com Train Up a Child: Dad’s dilemma By Pat Lamb Dad has a dilemma as he attempts to be head of his home. That dilemma is how to please mom and, at the same time, “bring home the bacon” and train the kids properly. 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 Columnist Emeritus 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 I’m afraid that too many of us as mothers may be too critical of dad and his attempts to discipline and teach the children. Often, we expect dad to see things just exactly as we see them and do just exactly as we would when they make an effort to direct the children. If God had intended us both to think the same, he would have made us both the same. Often dad wields a firmer hand than a mother would. I believe that is the way it should be. It seems to be the nature of mom to nurture and cuddle. Too many times we want to jump in and rescue a child when dad knows that firmness is needed. Dad doesn’t want to disappoint mom. This puts him in a tough spot. One comedian in Branson joked that a woman’s brain has a four lane highway going from the left brain to the right brain and men have a narrow cow path going from one side of the brain to the other. This makes women more able to multi-task where men are more apt to think of one thing at a time. Generally, this is true. Of course, there are exceptions to all of the research findings. Some men can multi-task. For those men who find multi-tasking Pat Lamb. (FILE) difficult, it is really hard to come home from work and immediately switch to the role of being a dad. I remember reading in the 50’s that the wife should wait until the husband has been home from work 20 minutes before she starts telling him about the day with the kids! Times have certainly changed as now many women are also working outside the home. However, a man may still find it more difficult to adjust quickly to a different set of tasks from what he faced at work. Also, many jobs now require the person to be on call for 24 hours. In this case, it is especially difficult to switch the mind back and forth to concentrate on what the children need. Many dads hesitate to discipline the children for fear they are not doing it properly. They want the children to like them, and may fear that they only see him when he is scolding them for something, and will hold it against him. The truth is that even though children may resent discipline for a time, in the long run there will be more respect for parents when they show that they care enough to risk not being liked for the sake of a child. As for not being sure of how to discipline and teach properly, dads need to avail themselves of books and other information available to help them learn. Dr. James Dobson has written many wonderful books that give insight into how children think and react. Dads need to visit the school and meet the teachers and get involved with their children’s activities. Also, dad needs to make sure there is a time each week for the family to have devotions and an opportunity for each family member to express any concerns or ask questions. We can all learn and do better when it comes to bringing up the children. Mom needs to be more patient with dad and dad needs to make more effort to learn about children and communicate with the family. (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 MSU offers scholarship to help former students Special to Branson Globe Missouri State University is offering a new scholarship to help former students complete their degrees. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Return to Finish scholarship is now available to help eligible students with at least 90 credit hours. The scholarship offers up to $500 per year for students enrolling in six or more credit hours or $200 for those enrolling in three to five credit hours. “Life circumstances often creep up on students and interfere with the completion of a degree program,” said Provost Frank Einhellig, in a release. “But the goal to finish lives on and is attainable. Finishing one’s degree program is a foundation to opening new doors of opportunity, so we want to give students a boost toward their goals.” To be eligible, students must have completed at least 90 undergraduate credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, been out of school for more than one year, and owe less than $1,000 to Missouri State. The university also offers a parallel Return to Finish scholarship for graduate students who stopped short of graduation. For more information about eligibility, or to apply, go to https:// adultstudents.missouristate.edu/ return-to-finish.htm June 17-18, 2020 • 5

6 • June 17-18, 2020 bransonglobe.com

bransonglobe.com LOCAL Area students named to MSU dean’s list Blue Eye: Wyatt George, Sharlee Gunther Branson West: Taylor Falcon, Keri Flynn, Lauren Hustead, Regina Sporleder, Timothy Wolfe Cape Fair: Jamie Booth, Tabetha Drebes Crane: Madison Moreland Galena: Phoenix Becker, Nicole Longstreet, Brenna Lumley, Cole Roman , Amanda Russell Kimberling City: Katie Allison, Madelaine Bell, Kathryn Murray, Nicholas O’Donnell, Jessica Ogo, Ayoub Senhadji, Cole Smith, Connor Wiest Lampe: Kaylee Jackson, Katherine Woldridge Reeds Spring: Bailey Barber, Lauren Brown, Craig Foster, Katherine Lichtas, Gatlin Myer, Carter Sadler, Jenna Wanko Branson: Chloe Barnes, Kyle Bowden, Brady Brashers, Colten Calvert, Jack Cathcart, Stephanie De La Cruz, Megan Donnelly, Kahlela Frey, Brendan Beckley, Danielle Fisher, Lacy Griesemer, Connor Koch, Connor McLellan, Margaret Gaut, Joel Gertson, Alan Good, Karis Goodwin, Chloe Hartman, Trey Hoenie, Melanie Hyde, Logan Lamb, Sarah Lowe, Audrie Mabe, Reagan Magdaz, Chas Mayes, Moira McCarville, Cathy McConnell, Edward McKenna, Madeline McKenna, Tinsley Merriman, Skye Nimmo, Irina Palenko, Sarah Phipps, Courtney Rasco, Jailene Rodriguez, Jenna Salemie, Nicole Sparks, Benton Strong, Ellie Van Sickle, Amanda Vineyard, Elizabeth Wertz, Sadie West, Claudia Wilkinson Forsyth: Morgan Burkitt, Megan Clark, Brianna Goebel, Christina Heisler Hollister: Kelli Anderson, Kayla Cisneros, Braden Harris, Jasmine Hutton, Tyler Kenyon, Renee Morfin, Danielle Muttillo, Matthew Pate, Evgeniya Price, Blake Smith. Renee Spittler, Brittany Stickman, Audrey Wilson Kirbyville: Courtney Chambers, Adrian Pare Kissee Mills: Mariah Moore, Rebecca Murphy Merriam Woods: Kathleen Coello, Javin Terrell Walnut Shade: Emily Decker Ashton Hodge Andrew Roberts 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 June 17-18, 2020 • 7 CALL NOW 417.239.0951 SummitRidgeBRANSON.COm

8 • June 17-18, 2020 STATE AUXVASSE, Mo. (AP) — A rural Missouri police chief who was placed on administrative leave for inflammatory Facebook posts was reinstated within 24 hours. Keven Suedmeyer, the police chief in Auxvasse, about 35 miles northeast of Jefferson City, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, Mayor Tom Henage said Friday. “Racism is not condoned or tolerated by the City of Auxvasse,” Henage said in a news release. When asked afterward by the Jefferson City News-Tribune if that meant he considered the posts, which were on Suedmeyer’s personal Facebook page, to be racist, Henage said he didn’t. Alderman in Auxvasse voted Thursday to place Chief Kevin Suedmeyer on leave pending an investigation into the posts. Aldermen met on Friday and voted to reinstate Suedmeyer after he received a verbal warning. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported details of the investigation, including who conducted it, were not released as of Monday. The alderman voted to close executive records about Friday’s meeting. One of Suedmeyer’s posts read “Corona virus coming to rioters everywhere Darwin — work your magic Time to ramp up the funeral industry.” Another post said he would run over anyone who stood in the street to stop traffic to “cleanup the gene pool.” Aleigha Turner, an Auxvasse resident who helped organize a bransonglobe.com Missouri police chief placed on leave for Facebook posts, then reinstated recent Black Lives Matter protest in nearby Fulton, expressed surprise and disappointment. “It’s not something I expect out of a police chief, someone we’re supposed to look toward for safety and protection, especially in these times,” she said. “I was very shocked, but also I understand that there’s definitely a bigger racist population than we like to think.” Sara Baker, ACLU of Missouri’s policy director, said a police chief sets the tone for the entire department and must protect all citizens’ right to assemble. “The posts of the Auxvasse police chief are a fitting example of why so many Americans have taken to the streets in support of demanding law enforcement confront its history of discriminatory practices against the black and brown citizens they are sworn to protect,” Baker said. Suedmeyer’s Facebook page had disappeared by Thursday afternoon.

bransonglobe.com STATE Missouri Supreme Court considers voting during pandemic COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights groups on Monday asked the Missouri Supreme Court to allow all Missourians to vote absentee without a notary because of the coronavirus. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, the Missouri NAACP and other advocacy groups made their case about the safety of in-person voting before the Supreme Court, which held arguments remotely over concerns about spreading COVID-19. A circuit court judge dismissed the groups’ lawsuit last month. Lawyer Sophia Lin Lakin told Supreme Court judges that people who vote in person now must choose between voting and going against public health guidance to social distance. She said that’s a severe burden on the right to vote. There are some exceptions in place this year to make it easier to vote absentee. Republican Gov. Mike Parson earlier this month signed a bill to allow people who are the most at risk from the coronavirus — those age 65 and older, living in a longterm care facility or with certain existing health problems — to vote absentee without needing to have their ballot notarized. Anyone else could cast a mail-in ballot but would need to get it notarized. But the mail-in ballot option still puts people at risk, Lakin said. “Requiring a person to appear before a notary during this public health crisis jeopardizes their health and the health of their families and fellow citizens, including the notaries,” Lakin said. Parson also this month extended an executive order through Aug. 28 that waived a requirement that people show up in person to get documents notarized. That would apply through the August primary but not November’s general election. Lakin said that doesn’t go far enough. She said it’s unclear how virtual notarization would work and instead asked judges to allow Missourians worried about catching or spreading COVID-19 to vote by mail using the state’s illness excuse to get an absentee ballot. “The issue here is, how does an individual actually obtain a notarized signature on an absentee ballot?” she told judges. “As a practical matter, I’m not entirely sure how that would occur.” Some local election authorities interpret current law as allowing absentee voting without notarization for anyone worried about the spread of coronavirus, but state law is not clear on whether the state’s illness excuse to get an absentee ballot covers otherwise healthy people who are worried about the pandemic. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has not issued guidance to local clerks on how to interpret the law, according to court documents. Missouri Solicitor General John Sauer is defending the current voting rules. He told judges that it’s up to the Legislature, not the court, to clarify or change current voting rules. “Under Missouri law and the Missouri Constitution, discretion to adopt a reasonable and robust accommodation for voters who have these very reasonable fears lies with the Legislature,” he said. Judges did not indicate when they might rule. June 17-18, 2020 • 9 Allowing everyone to vote absentee, without a notary, is needed during this health emergency says one group. (Shutterstock)

10 • June 17-18, 2020 bransonglobe.com

bransonglobe.com STATE Critics slam plans for first black bear hunt in Missouri next year JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal to allow the first black bear hunt in modern Missouri history is drawing strong interest, particularly from opponents. The Missouri Department of Conservation asked for public response to a plan for a limited black bear hunt next year as a way to manage a bear population that is growing and expanding its range. The comment period, which ended June 5, drew more than 3,300 responses. As of June 2, more than 67% of the respondents opposed the idea, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Some opponents object to hunting generally, while others didn’t like some details of the plan, such as imposing a quota or holding the bear hunt during deer hunting season. More than 1,000 survey respondents supported plans for the bear hunt. And the Conservation Federation of Missouri, a nonprofit organization that represents 100 groups with more than 80,000 affiliated members, favors the hunt. “We agree that it’s crucial to use science-based methods to manage a self-sustaining population of black bears, focusing on research and monitoring, population management, and habitat management,” said Tyler Schwartze, the group’s executive director. Only Missouri residents would be allowed to hunt the bears, and hunters would be limited to one bear. Because most bears live south of the Missouri River, conservation officials would create three “Bear Management Zones.” The hunt would start the third Monday of October 2021, last no longer than 10 days and end if hunters reached their quota before then. June 17-18, 2020 • 11 Have a news tip? Send it to us at info@bransonglobe.com Dinner & Show for “TWO!” Black bears are common in southwest Missouri. courtesy of MDC) Quotas would be established for each zone in the spring before the hunt. Baiting and use of dogs wouldn’t be allowed, and at least 10% of permits designated for each zone would go to qualified landowners. An application for a permit would cost $10, with those who won licenses from a random drawing paying $25 for the permit. Laura Conlee, chief furbearer biologist for the Department of Conservation, said hunters would be allowed to kill any bear that is by itself, but not bears in groups — such as a sow with cubs nearby. Comments opposing the bear hunt came from across Missouri but also from other states and even Germany. “My heart breaks for these wonderful highly intelligent animals! I kindly ask you to NOT allow such a massacre!” wrote Vera Kebsch-Müller of Germany. “Hunting is barbaric, extremely brutal and perverse and those who are able to do it are no humans in my eyes.” Help Support Branson local businesses @bransonlocalbusinesses.com 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 *Plus tax & service fee. Exp. 6/30/20 Get your tickets early as we are responsibly following the social distancing guidelines; as such seating is limited. (Photo *

12 • June 17-18, 2020 SPORTS COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Ryan Walters had just arrived at the University of Missouri to coach safeties for the football program when a series of protests related to racial injustice led to the resignations of the system president and the chancellor of its flagship campus. The student-led movement five years ago, which included hunger strikes and a threat by football players to boycott the season, captured the public’s attention. Now, members of the football team are again leading an effort to address issues of race and discrimination. But that is where the comparisons to 2015 end, insisted Walters, who is now the defensive coordinator for new coach Eli Drinkwitz. “It’s a different issue. Different people, circumstances, everything,” Walters said. “I don’t know if this is necessarily an athletes-student-empowerment deal so much as everybody has a voice across the country. When there are things that are wrong, people are seeing they have the freedom to voice their opinion. That’s what you’re seeing.” It was easily visible when members of the football program decided last week to march from The Columns on campus to downtown Columbia. The idea came from sophomore safety Martez Manuel. It quickly gained the support of Drinkwitz and Walters, and eventually just about every member of the football team — back on campus after the coronavirus pandemic shut things down months ago — joined in a march that culminated at the courthouse. Once at the courthouse, the group locked arms and knelt for 8 minutes, 46 seconds to recognize the amount of time that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on Your Branson Area Weather Source Loving The Ozarks WED 89 Mostly Sunny 66 Branson Area 5 Day Outlook THU FRI bransonglobe.com Missouri football program pushes again for racial justice SAT SUN 92 93 92 88 Mostly Sunny Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Slight Chance For An Isolated Storm 69 70 68 Mostly Cloudy Showers And Storms Likely the neck of George Floyd, the black man who died after pleading that he could not breathe. Then about 60 members of the group headed inside and registered to vote. “It’s not us versus them. It’s all of us versus racism,” said Drinkwitz, who was hired from Appalachian State last fall to replace Barry Odom and has championed a “NewZou” branding. “This is not a situation where it’s a ‘them’ thing, it’s an ‘us’ thing. By us participating in the walk, we’re all behind the fact that we’re committed to equality.” Despite appearing in only a handful of games as a freshman, Manuel felt a certain obligation to lead the effort. Manuel grew up in Columbia, graduated from Rock Bridge High School and chose to attend his hometown school. He was in the eighth grade when the 2015 protests occurred and doesn’t remember much about them, but Manuel has always been a believer in helping out. “I feel like it’s really important for youth to get involved. We’re warriors and tweet about stuff but if we’re not doing the biggest thing we can to make a change, what are we doing?” Manuel said. “Especially in a city like Columbia, I’m pretty known here — I have connections in the police department, in the newspaper. I can help in my community and play a bigger role. People can come to me and I can say something.” Walters doesn’t know whether other marches or demonstrations will happen, though he expects the football program to make sure players have time to cast ballots in November. “Obviously diversity is huge,” he said, “but what’s been particularly important about this point in time is you’re not just hearing from the black community. You see these protests, it’s not just filled with black people. There’s a lot of white people out there. That’s what has been different this time. Everybody is seeing this as a human rights issue. The attention and unity within races is what is being pushed forward and that’s how change happens.”

bransonglobe.com SPORTS NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league games this year after a breakdown in talks between teams and the players’ union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The league also revealed several players on big league rosters have tested positive for COVID-19. Two days after union head Tony Clark declared additional negotiations futile, Manfred reversed his position of last week when he said he was “100%” certain the 2020 season would start. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem sent a seven-page letter to players’ association chief negotiator Bruce Meyer asking the union whether it will waive the threat of legal action and tell MLB to announce a spring training report date and a regular-season schedule. These were just the latest escalating volleys in a sport viewing disagreements over starting the season as a preliminary battle ahead of bargaining to replace the labor contract that expires on Dec. 1, 2021. “It’s just a disaster for our game, absolutely no question about it,” Manfred said during an appearance on ESPN. “It shouldn’t be happening, and it’s important that we find a way to get past it and get the game back on the field for the benefit of our fans.” Spring training was stopped because of the pandemic on March 12, two weeks before opening day, and the sides reached an agreement March 26 on how to revise their labor deal to account for the virus. Since then, the hostility has escalated to 1990s levels as the sides exchanged offers. MLB claims teams can’t afford to play without fans and pay the prorated salaries called for in the March deal, which included a provision for “good-faith” negotiations over the possibility of games in empty ballparks or neutral sites. “The proliferation of COVID-19 Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) outbreaks around the country over the last week, and the fact that we already know of several 40-man roster players and staff who have tested positive, has increased the risks associated with commencing spring training in the next few weeks,” Halem wrote in his letter to Meyer, which was obtained by the AP. Halem sent Meyer a letter with a sarcastic tone Friday accompanying MLB’s latest offer, and Meyer responded with a hostile timbre Saturday as the sides memorialized positions ahead of a possible grievance before the panel chaired by independent arbitrator Mark Irvings. Halem’s letter Monday asked the union for many clarifications of its positions. “I note that both the NBA and NHL, two leagues which you repeatedly reference in your letter, do not intend to resume play until about Aug. 1, and both intend to resume play at a limited number of sites with a quarantine approach,” Halem wrote. “Please let us know the association’s views on quarantining players in league-approved hotels (like the NBA’s Disney World model) when they are not at the ballpark if conditions worsen over the next few weeks.” “Players are disgusted that after Rob Manfred unequivocally told players and fans that there would ‘100%’ be a 2020 season, he has decided to go back on his word and is now threatening to cancel the entire season,” Clark said in a statement. “This latest threat is just one more indication that Major League Baseball has been negotiating in bad faith since the beginning,” June 17-18, 2020 • 13 Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball season in jeopardy Clark added. “This has always been about extracting additional pay cuts from players and this is just another day and another bad faith tactic in their ongoing campaign.”

14 • June 17-18, 2020 CURIOUSITIES Officials seek to nab alligator spotted in Kansas creek MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Kansas have closed a trail around a creek as they try to catch an alligator spotted there. The 5-foot alligator is believed to be one of two stolen from a pet store in the northeastern Kansas city of Manhattan last weekend, the Mercury reported. A man called 911 to report seeing an alligator while he was walking along Linear Park Trail on Wednesday. Animal control officers who responded saw the animal lounging on a log in Wildcat Creek.The trail was closed, and officials set traps overnight in hopes of catching the reptile. Authorities said they don’t know how the alligator made it into the creek or whether the other alligator stolen on June 5 from Manhattan Reptile World is also on the loose. Officials have asked anyone who spots either alligator to call police. Oh snap! Police capture 65-pound turtle from Virginia suburb ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A 65-pound alligator snapping turtle with a face only its mother could love has found a new home at a Virginia zoo after freaking out residents in a northern Virginia suburb. The turtle, dubbed Lord Fairfax, was repeatedly crossing a residential road in the Alexandria area, acbransonglobe.com cording to Fairfax County Police. Not native to the area, the alligator snapping turtle is generally found in the wild farther south. Animal control officers initially took Lord Fairfax to the county animal shelter, and then to the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The fisheries folks say the turtle is just a juvenile and could eventually grow as big as 200 pounds. They say the northern Virginia climate would have been too cold for him to live in the wild. He will live instead at The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. ‘Lord Fairfax’ will relocate to The Virginia Zoo at Norfolk. (AP photo) EXP 6/30/20

bransonglobe.com HISTORY June 17-18, 2020 • 15 Today in History: Sports, movies and more • 1579 English navigator Francis Drake lands on the coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it “New Albion” • 1631 Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal • • 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed’s Hill) 1789 French Revolution: During the meeting of the Estates-General, the Third Estate proclaims itself the ‘National Assembly’ • 1837 Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent • 1839 King of Hawaii Kamehameha III issues Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established • 1856 Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia • • • • • • 1863 Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered (1st accident insurer) 1882 Tornado kills 130 in Iowa 1885 Statue of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship `Isere’ 1894 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out in Rutland, Vermont 1901 The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT 1915 The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations • 1928 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz) • 1947 Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline • 1950 1st kidney transplant (Chicago) • 1963 Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools • 1970 Edwin Land patents the Polaroid camera • 1972 Five men arrested after trying to bug Democratic National Committee office in Watergate Complex, Washington • 1988 Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0 • 1994 O.J. Simpson doesn’t turn himself in on murder charges, LA police chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours before he eventually gives up (seen live on national TV) • 2003 Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane’s sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published • 2008 First day of legal samesex marriage in California • 2017 Bill Cosby trial for aggravated indecent assault declared a mistrial after jurors couldn’t reach a verdict Movies & TV • 2018 “The Incredibles 2” sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend Music • 1967 “Somebody To Love” by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5 • 1971 Carole King’s album “Tapestry” goes to No. 1 on US album charts and stays there for 15 weeks • 1973 Dolly Parton records her song “I Will Always Love You” (later huge hit for Whitney Houston) for RCA in Nashville • 1978 “Cheeseburger In Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32 Sports • 1953 Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox) • 1954 Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles by unanimous points decision in his 3rd world heavyweight boxing title defence at Yankee Stadium, NYC • 1962 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his first major title by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff with Arnold Palmer Birthdays • 1910 Red Foley, American country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d. 1968) • 1943 Newt Gingrich, American politician (Rep-R-GA, 1979-99) and Speaker of the House (1995-97), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania • 1943 Barry Manilow [Barry Alan Pincus], American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs), born in New York City • 1980 Venus Williams, American tennis star considered one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis, born in Lynwood, California

16 • June 17-18, 2020 CLASSIFIEDS bransonglobe.com DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIEDS Wednesday’s paper: Tuesday 9 am Friday’s paper: Thursday 9 am Sunday’s paper: Friday 11 am Email: info@bransonglobe.com Call: (417) 334-9100 NOTICES & MEETINGS TO ENSURE THE BEST RESPONSE TO YOUR AD... Please make sure your ad is correct in the first issue in which it appears. The Branson Globe is responsible for one day’s charge of the space occupied by the error. If your ad is not correct, call us immediately to have it corrected. SERVICES OFFERED FREE ESTIMATES FROM ground up remodels roofs, deck, additions, pole-barns, flooring and complete build 5yr labor warranty 417-699-1635 06/30 FREE FOOD FOR THOUGHT about Jesus Food Bank Program. $10 gas free first visit only. Watch a 40-minute DVD about Jesus, I will answer any questions you might have with the Bible truth. Please call 417337-3772 for an appointment. 2-3 people at a time. 06/30 ACE HOME IMPROVEMENT Heating & Air HVAC Service & Repair, Doors, Windows, Decks, Fences, Pressure Washing, Int & Ext. Painting, Siding, Roofing, Flooring, Tile & Drywall. Handyman Work! Call Ryan 417-335-1347 06/30 DON’T PANIC ... SELL YOUR STUFF! LEASE TO OWN 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 SERVICES OFFERED RESIDENTIAL SERVICES OFFERED AND COMMERCIAL service and installation 0% interest financing 100% satisfaction guarantee. GOFF HVAC and Solar Energy 417-334-3681 goff-hvac.com 06/30 VENDORS WANTED VENDORS WANTED! Creekside Antiques & Flea Market, 111 Saint James St.,Hollister, MO 65672. Call Gary or Rea at 417-527-2956 HELP WANTED Branson Scenic Railway Hiring? Our classified ads will reach your next star employee! Accepting applications for full-time on-board train attendant. Will train. This is a smokefree non-tobacco use business. Pre-employment drug screening. Apply in person. No phone calls. 206 E. Main Street, Branson CALL NOW 417.239.0951 SummitRidgeBRANSON.COm

bransonglobe.com CLASSIFIEDS OFFICE HOURS 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Hiring Overnight Oversite Staff For more information, call Kim Phillips at 417-320-6380 June 17-18, 2020 • 17 HELP WANTED MOBILE HOMES ATTENTION ELECTRICIANS! Lightspeed Electric is hiring electricians for service work in the Branson area. Great troubleshooting/people a minimum 4 years experience required. Benefits. Bonuses. Company truck. 417-239-5050 Sales Position With Honey lease shop at Silver Dollar City. Sunday - Wednesday on days when SDC is open. Call 417-869-0233 or text 417-294-0805 skills and 2BED/2 BATH, CENTRALheat and air. Quiet area with W/D hookups. Walk to Branson/Hollister. $525 a month + deposit. Includes water, sewer, and yardwork. Call 417-213-1783. 06/17 RVs HOLLISTER-BRANSON full time or vacation home, 43-ft. RV, 5 slides, large deck, gazebo, patio, washer/dryer, quiet area. $39,500. 417-213-1783. 06/17 APARTMENTS 2 BED/2 BATH FURNISHED condo (available Aug 1st) Fall Creek Area with golf course view. Remodeled/updated. Smoke free unit/no drinking/parties or pot usage. $750 per month call or text 307-630-7833. 1&2 BR APARTMENTS 1-1/2 BATHS, POOLS, REC. ROOM $525 MONTH & UP Furnished Units Available, Lakeviews Available CALL 417-546-3334 Shepherd of the Hills Estates www.soheapts.com APARTMENTS Support Our Local Veterans! HOME FOR SALE NEWLY REMODELED HOME on 2 Level Lake View Lots Table Rock Lake 3 BR, 2 BA. One story home, 413 Tina St. SEE on craigslist 9749 Spfg. 417-33906/30 COMMERCIAL OFFICE-RETAIL-FLEA MARTcar lot Branson/Forsyth. Cabin w/bathroom, large parking area, Highway 160 frontage and signage. Great location & traffic. $450/mo. 417-213-1783. 06/17 VEHICLES FOR SALE RENT TO OWN AUTOS LOW Down Payment! NO Initial Taxes & License Fees NO Credit Check! FREE One Year Warranty on motor & Transmission! Nice Clean Automobiles RENT TO OWN YOUR AUTO TODAY 1119 E. ST. HWY 76, BRANSON 417-335-5400 renttoownautosbranson.com

18 • June 17-18, 2020 WORSHIP Worship Directory You are encouraged to worship with us! To advertise your church on our worship pages, please give us a call at the Branson Globe: 417-334-9100, or email info@bransonglobe.com. To advertise your church on our worship pages, please give us a call at the Branson Globe: 417-334-9100, or email info@ bransonglobe. com “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) bransonglobe.com

bransonglobe.com WORSHIP June 17-18, 2020 • 19 Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.… (Matthew 11:28-29)

20 • June 17-18, 2020 bransonglobe.com

1 Publizr


  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20

You need flash player to view this online publication