Branson High School FFA Float wins Adoration Parade Spirit Award

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181207 BHS Float Kids 1 600x338 - Branson High School FFA Float wins Adoration Parade Spirit AwardThe Branson High School FFA float received the Spirit of Christmas Award by the committee for the 70th Annual Adoration Parade. The float “exemplified the true spirit of the parade” as stated by the committee. The entire float was designed and constructed by the FFA students who are under the direction of Nicole Crocker, and Aaron Magnuson.

Branson High School FFA students pictured with the float include: Tristyn Custer, Connor Candler, Ivan Fulton, Alex Brenner, Tehani Agawa, Delanie Taylor, Severo Vargas, Rebecca Gaut, Damien Corum, Molly Hagston, Cameron Hunt, Jasmine Richards, Emmalea King, Nicole Brown, Jack Burnell, Bailey Shay, Madyson Renkie, Kayla Brenner, Hanna Marstall, Gabbryelle Graen, Shelly Wilder, Paydon Henderson, Isiah Fulton, Dylan Chaney, Noah Anderson, Kiara Quail, and Quinton Hinds. [The staff of the Branson Register would add, “Great job guys; congratulations!

Branson High School FFA Float wins Adoration Parade Spirit Award

Excerpted from 1812065 edition of BHS Chalk Talk. Please forward comments or inquiries regarding this excerpt to chalktalk@branson.k12.mo.us

SIX Christmas Show – Local Area Appreciation Special

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SIX announced their Local Area Appreciation Special for their Christmas Show, December 1-21, saying, “We love our city! Branson residents and those who live in the nearby area, for all the love you’ve shown us by coming to the show and for the kind words on Facebook, we’ve put together a locals-only area appreciation special as our gift to you!”

Tickets are only $6.00, plus applicable taxes and fees, with a DONATION of 2 non-perishable food items which will benefit CAM and Christian Associates. Purchasers may bring one guest at the same ticket price. They must present a valid picture ID and drop off the food donation when they pick up the tickets. The offer only applies to residents of the below listed counties in Missouri and Arkansas and is not valid with any other offer:

MISSOURI: Barry, Christian, Dallas, Douglas, Greene,Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster,Wright

ARKANSAS: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Stone, Washington.

For more information or tickets please call 877-SIX-SHOW at the Hughes Brother’s Theater in Branson, Missouri.

80-Foot  Branson Christmas Tree reduced to a pile of sparkling rubble

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80 Foot-tall Branson Christmas tree reduced to a pile of sparkling rubble.

During an early morning storm occurring on Saturday, December 1, the 80-Foot tall Christmas tree and its supporting pole at the roundabout, near downtown Branson was reduced to a pile of sparkling rubble as it was damaged beyond repair. According t0 news reports, the city purchased the tree for $51,000 in 2016 and has paid $12.000 per year for re-installation, tear-down, and storage.

Located near the Cox Medical Center Branson campus, the Christmas tree was formed from 84 strands of LED lights attached to a flagpole.What is left of the tree will be cleaned up as soon as possible.

City officials are working to get a formal damage assessment and cost estimate for repairs.

College of the Ozarks “Just Does it”- chooses Country, drops Nike

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College of the Ozarks plans to remove all athletic uniforms purchased from Nike or that contain the Nike emblem. Student athletes will no longer wear the brand in response to the company’s new ad campaign.

College of the Ozarks “Just Does it!”

Nike released their ad campaign this week on the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” slogan. College of the Ozarks has stated its views regarding patriotism, the American flag, and the national anthem. In October 2017, the College revised its contracts for competition in all sports, adding a stipulation that all participating players and coaches show respect for the American flag and national anthem. The College also requested that the NAIA move the 2018 Men’s Division II Basketball Tournament to another venue, which they did. The tournament is no longer played at College of the Ozarks.

“In their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America,” said College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis. “If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them. We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.”

College is honor-bound to respect our country

Dr. Marci Linson, vice president for patriotic activities and dean of admissions, oversees patriotic activities at the College and safeguards the College’s patriotic goal: to encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and willingness to defend it. “Nike is free to campaign as it sees fit, as the College is free, and honor-bound by its mission and goals, to ensure that it respects our country and those who truly served and sacrificed,” Linson said.

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About the College 
College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.