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Branson, Missouri Alderman Kevin McConnell Resigns
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Branson, Missouri Alderman Kevin McConnell Resigns

Branson, MO (STL.News) Branson Alderman Kevin McConnell is resigning from the Board of Aldermen, effective August 7, 2020. Alderman McConnell has served on the board, representing Ward III for three years and was currently serving a term to April 2021.  In a resignation letter to the City, McConnell states he is moving out of Ward III and will no longer be able to serve on the Board of Aldermen for Ward III per city code. In his resignation letter, McConnell said, “It was a pleasure serving the City of Branson.” The City would like to thank McConnell for his time and dedication to the community.  He will be officially honored for his service at the regular Board of Aldermen meeting on July 28, 2020. Applications for this Alderman position will be made available for any qualifying full-...
Branson Man Philip Uildriks Wins $55,558 Top Prize in MO Lottery
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Branson Man Philip Uildriks Wins $55,558 Top Prize in MO Lottery

MO (STL.News)  Philip Uildriks of Branson uncovered a top prize of $55,558 on a Missouri Lottery “5X Bingo” Scratchers ticket.  Uildriks purchased the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 615 W. Main St., in Branson. “5X Bingo” is a $3 ticket with more than $8.9 million in unclaimed prizes remaining in the game, including five more top prizes of $55,558. In the most recent fiscal year, players in Taney County won more than $11.5 million in Missouri Lottery prizes.  Retailers received more than $1 million in commissions and bonuses, and an additional $1.5 million went to education programs in the county. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Branson Missouri Parks to Close Until Further Notice
Missouri

Branson Missouri Parks to Close Until Further Notice

Branson, MO (STL.News) Effective immediately, all Branson Parks and Recreation parks and trails will be closed until further notice to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  This difficult decision was made as the City of Branson continues to try to do their part to assist public health care officials in preventing potential exposure to this dangerous virus.
Branson Missouri Mayor Issues Emergency Proclamation to Minimize Damage Caused by COVID-19
Missouri

Branson Missouri Mayor Issues Emergency Proclamation to Minimize Damage Caused by COVID-19

Branson, MO (STL.News) After Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared a State of Emergency for the State of Missouri and under the request of the City’s Emergency Management Director, Branson Mayor Edd Akers has issued an Emergency Proclamation for the City of Branson, MO. The purpose of issuing this Emergency Proclamation is to minimize suffering and promote the general life, health, and safety of residents whose lives will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Issuing an Emergency Proclamation means, under the authority granted by Section 34-24 of the Branson Municipal Code the City Administrator and Emergency Management Director may initiate specific actions as they relate to this emergency event including the potential for the recoupment of expenses and a more rapid response during thi...
City of Branson Missouri Taking Action in Response to COVID-19
Missouri

City of Branson Missouri Taking Action in Response to COVID-19

? Branson, MO (STL.News) The health and safety of our residents, community members, and visitors is our number one priority.  The City of Branson is taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community and minimize its impact. The following are changes to our daily operations or steps that the City of Branson is making at City Hall that the Branson community should be aware of: The City of Branson supports Missouri Governor’s State of Emergency restricting groups of over fifty people.  The declaration does not apply to businesses, daycares, or learning institutions. Branson Mayor, Edd Akers and the Board of Aldermen are meeting tonight at 4 p.m. for a closed executive session to discuss the next steps to keep our community safe and healthy.  We will releas...
Branson, MO to Host FREE Responsible Alcohol Selling Class
Missouri

Branson, MO to Host FREE Responsible Alcohol Selling Class

Branson, MO (STL.News) The City of Branson Finance Department will host a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers which is now offered at no cost. Training for responsible alcohol selling is required of all businesses selling liquor in the city of Branson and those that are in the process of obtaining a liquor license.  Under City code, liquor license holders are required to provide alcohol education programs for all managers, servers, bartenders, and cashiers that sell alcoholic beverages within 60 days of their hire date and every two years thereafter.  The managing officer at each business is also required to maintain, at the liquor-licensed location, a list of servers, cashiers and bartenders, their...
Missouri News: Branson Police Respond to Shooting Incident
Missouri

Missouri News: Branson Police Respond to Shooting Incident

BRANSON, MO (STL.News) At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Branson Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the 100 block of Champagne Drive.  Arriving officers identified a 25-year old male with a gunshot wound to his arm and administered immediate first aid. The male was treated and transported to a Springfield hospital by the Taney County Ambulance District with non-life threatening injuries. The preliminary investigation leads investigators to believe a weapon was left unsecured and accessible to a young child who accidentally fired the weapon.  This is an active investigation and Branson detectives are in contact with the Taney County Prosecuting Attorney regarding the child’s access to the unsecured weapon. Branson Police Chief, Jeff Matthews...
Branson Homebuyers Now Have the Advantage
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Branson Homebuyers Now Have the Advantage

BRANSON, Mo. (STL.News) - Branson Edge Realtors announce that they are now open for business in the Branson MO area. Pam Rumley is a veteran Realtor with over 35 years of experience. After working for many years for both buyers and sellers, she decided that home buyers needed a break. Pam is dedicated to educating home buyers on the many facets of agency law and how important it is to hire your own Exclusive Buyer's Agent. For instance, if you were involved in a law suit – would you hire your opponent's attorney to represent you? Of course not! It just can't be done. But, sadly, it's done in real estate transactions every day! Why? Because people don't understand the huge conflict of interest that exists when they call the listing agent for help. The listing agent is most likely a very c...
Branson Missouri Community Unites to Deliver Christmas to area Seniors
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Branson Missouri Community Unites to Deliver Christmas to area Seniors

BRANSON, MO (STL.News) The Branson Parks & Recreation Department, in coordination with SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging, brightened the day of 250 local seniors during the fourth annual Adopt-A-Senior program, a program designed to remember local seniors who are on fixed incomes or don’t have any family in the area. From local businesses to city staff -- this year saw a tremendous response from people in the Branson community wanting to help spread Christmas cheer.  White River Electric delivered nearly 200 presents in just a couple of hours, while Branson City Administrator, Stan Dobbins, along with other Administration staff, knocked on several doors to hand deliver baskets of goodies. “We are so blessed to have a community so willing to participate in adopting and taking care of our...
Branson Missouri Police to Participate in DWI Enforcement Campaign Starting This Weekend
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Branson Missouri Police to Participate in DWI Enforcement Campaign Starting This Weekend

BRANSON, MO (STL.News) The Branson Police Department will participate in the nationwide DWI campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” starting December 20, 2019, to crack down on substance-impaired driving.  This crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement throughout the City of Branson and will run until January 1, 2020. During this campaign, Branson Police officers will be aggressively looking for substance-impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. “Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces substance-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Branson’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the Holidays,” said Branson Chief of ...
Branson Missouri to Roll Out New Permitting Software in January
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Branson Missouri to Roll Out New Permitting Software in January

Branson, MO (STL.News) The City of Branson’s Planning & Development Department will launch “Citizenserve,” a new digital land management software system that will make the development and building permit process in Branson more efficient and transparent for customers and staff, beginning January 6, 2020. This new system will dramatically cut down on paper and printing costs, allow applicants to file permits and upload documents electronically and will allow applicants digital access to the review process so they can better track the progress of their application. “This new system will provide a much more efficient and user-friendly experience.  Today, applicants are required to physically come to City Hall anytime they wish to submit an application.  They also are required to submit ...
Branson MO Parks to Host Annual Breakfast with Santa
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Branson MO Parks to Host Annual Breakfast with Santa

Branson, MO (STL.News) Bring the kids to see Santa as he makes a special visit to the Branson RecPlex for the Branson Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Three sessions are available at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  The cost is $5.00 per person, and pre-registration is required. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee followed by a special visit with Santa himself.  All children ages 12 and under will also receive a gift from Santa. To register online for this event, please visit our online catalog at https://secure.rec1.com/MO/branson-mo/catalog. For more information or questions, please contact the Branson RecPlex at 417-335-2368 or visit our website at https://www.bransonparksandrecreation.com...
Branson, MO Fire Department Urges Winter Weather Preparedness
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Branson, MO Fire Department Urges Winter Weather Preparedness

Branson, MO (STL.News) The Branson Missouri Fire Department released the following advisory, Thursday, November 21, 2019: As winter weather season approaches, the Branson Fire Department wants to remind residents and community members to prepare for snow, ice, freezing temperatures, freezing rain, and even blizzard conditions. “As we’ve seen in the region, the aftermath of any of these, especially ice storms, may impact our community for days or even weeks after it happens,” said Branson Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director, Ted Martin.  “Now is the time to make sure you are prepared.” This means you should have basic resources in your home, such as a weather radio with fresh batteries, a supply of non-perishable food, bottled water, rock salt, and an alternate fuel source.  If ...
Pizza World is Literally…Taking the Pizza World by Storm
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Pizza World is Literally…Taking the Pizza World by Storm

The Fine Dining Experience Delivered to Your Doorstep (STL.News) Let’s face it…we are a country of pizza lovers!  A study by National Today determines that Pizza ranks as the second most popular fast food in America.  The National Today data science team surveyed 1000 people about their pizza-eating habits.  A total 98 percent said they like pizza, with only 2 percent saying they didn’t. There couldn’t be any better news for the expanding family owned and operated company, Pizza World.  Pizza World restaurants are currently located in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Virginia, a newly opened location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and they’ll soon be making their way into North Carolina. To say they’re changing the way the world thinks about pizza is putting it mildly.  They are turning the pizza wo...
Branson MO Fire Department Urges Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
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Branson MO Fire Department Urges Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

(STL.News) As the Holidays approach, the Branson Fire Department would like to remind everyone of some Thanksgiving safety tips to keep in mind as you think about cooking a big meal or preparing a turkey. House fires are a lot more common in the month of November because there is increased use in ovens and fryers.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are about 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires every year that result in injuries and death and approximately $21 million in property loss.  To prevent these kinds of fires, you should always stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently, have working fire extinguishers and smoke detectors nearby and keep children and pets away from the stove. While deep frying a turkey can be a delicious way to celebrate a holida...
City of Branson Monitoring Table Rock Corps Spillway Release
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City of Branson Monitoring Table Rock Corps Spillway Release

Branson, MO (STL.News) The City of Branson expects minor flooding along the banks of Lake Taneycomo from the Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District’s announced increase spillway release from Table Rock Dam.  The Corps started the spillway Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 10 a.m. to manage lake levels from recent rains.  They announced they will increase that planned spillway on Friday, November 8, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m.  This release is expected to last throughout the weekend According to the Corps, the maximum peak flow experienced downstream of the dam may be up to 21,500 CFS during the spill.  This is enough to cause minor flooding at the banks of Lake Taneycomo. The City is not expecting a significant impact. As with any spillway release, the City of Branson has a team on standby ...
City of Branson Police Department to give Biannual Report
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City of Branson Police Department to give Biannual Report

Branson, MO (STL.News) The Branson Police Department will give its biannual report to the Branson Board of Aldermen at the regularly scheduled study session on October 17, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Branson City Hall located at 110 W. Maddux St. This report includes department activities throughout the year and will release updated numbers from the most recent Uniform Crime Report.  In the report, Police Chief Jeff Matthews will highlight a few significant investigations, preview a Department re-organization and the Department’s ability to overcome staffing challenges to initiate investigations and make contact with persons in suspicious circumstances. "Although we are experiencing slight increases in some areas of our Uniform Crime Report, I remain encouraged.  Our o...
City of Branson, Missouri Receives Clean Audit for 2018
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City of Branson, Missouri Receives Clean Audit for 2018

Branson, MO (STL.News) - The City of Branson has achieved a clean financial audit rating for the 7th consecutive year for Fiscal Year 2018.  The independent auditing firm of Allen, Gibbs, & Houlik, L.C. was engaged to audit the City’s financial statements and presented findings at the June 25, 2019 Board of Aldermen meeting. A clean financial audit indicates the auditor’s belief that the city’s financial statements are free of misrepresentations and material misstatements. The city is required to obtain an annual audit by an independent agency annually.  The audit fulfills the City’s responsibility to report complete and accurate financial data.  For Fiscal Year 2018, The City has an internal control framework designed to protect the City’s assets from loss, theft or misuse and provi...