It’s election time again – and this time, it’s personal.
If you’re familiar with the phrase “for all of us here in the News Room, I’m Tim Church,” then you’re already acquainted to my name or hopefully a few of my stories.
A new year offers an opportunity for new beginnings. That’s true for almost all of us, but it is especially true for a number of newly elected officials in the Taney and Stone counties.
This is the last edition of the Branson Tri-Lakes News for 2018. It’s been a great year in a lot of ways, and – being that this is the news business – a tragic year, too.
It’s that time of year, folks. If you are reading this, and you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, maybe you should get up and go to the store – but only after thoroughly reading your newspaper, of course – and make sure you shop local as much as you can.
I am definitely not average.
It’s full-on Christmas season now.
The time has come for me to say goodbye to the Tri-Lakes Area, but I’m not going too far.
While covering an event Nov. 7, I witnessed something that I had never seen before: Two deer swimming across Table Rock Lake.
If you voted in Taney or Stone county on Nov. 6, pat yourself on the back. You took part in one of the greatest exercises of freedom in history.
On Wednesday I got to see one of the Tri-Lakes Area’s truly great annual events.
Winter is fast-approaching as we enjoy these few weeks of fall weather and the Taney County Road and Bridge department is already preparing for future snowy forecasts.
Halloween is here.
Whether they’re trying to sell us a new insurance plan or congratulating us on winning a free cruise, if you have a cell phone, you’re bound to have experienced some sort of spam call. Well, I got one such call, but it set itself apart from all the rest. You see, this caller stated I had a w…
Friday night might have been a revolutionary one for Branson. If so, it was a quiet coup.
Labor Day is over.
School is back in session, and that means teachers are back at their jobs. Everyone reading this should feel good about it.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Missourians went to the polls to decide primary candidates, as well as a few other issues.
On Tuesday, voters will make their decisions in the primary election. A few candidates will be victorious, but most will be disappointed.
The Central Ozark Conference, in which Branson has played for decades, and which Reeds Spring and Hollister joined in later years, is gone.
Heartache has swept across the Ozarks and emergency personnel and law enforcement agencies have been responding to each affiliated tragedy.
Time is running out, folks.
Opioid abuse-related talks appear to be everywhere. It pops up in advertisements before YouTube videos play, it is at the forefront of many political candidates’ platform and it seems to be an ever-growing issue, especially in the Tri-Lakes Area.
Summer is here.
I’m going to start by making one of the least controversial statements I can think of:
Unless you’ve been taking a break from the ol’ Branson Tri-Lakes News over the last few weeks, you already know “The Janet Ellis Benefit Spectacular: She Lost Her Hair, But Not Her Flair” show was held last week at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.
It is now less than two months until the primary election.
Hello! My name is Emily Cole. I’m a new face in the newsroom here at the Branson Tri-Lakes News. I’m going to be working here this summer as an intern, writing stories and exploring Branson. I’m a senior journalism and mass media student at Missouri State University in Springfield.
Few major events in the Tri-Lakes Area are done bigger or better than the Legends of Golf Tournament that took place two weeks ago at Top of the Rock.
This is a big, exciting time of year for Branson. Get out and enjoy it.
It’s election season folks, and it’s not just time to get out and vote – it’s time to get out and vote local.
I willingly held a snake this week. And it wasn’t just any snake. It was a two-headed western rat snake at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.
We learned this week that last year’s Super Summer Car Cruise was Branson’s last.
Frontier, a Denver-based airlines, is returning to Branson Airport in June.
Critics, both Democrats and Republicans, have been taking potshots at the 45th president since he won the election over Hilliary Rodham Clinton on Nov. 8, 2016. Donald J. Trump has been tweeting, pushing back and just simply doing the job he said he would for the American people (without pay).
Finally, something good is happening in Washington, D.C. No, not the senate passage of a tax bill. Certainly not the lighting of the Congressional Christmas tree. And, certainly not the resignations of Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken, although both needed to go.
Americans are feeling exuberant this Christmas. Consumer confidence (at a 17-year high) is driving the expected growth in retail sales. And that, forecasters suggest, means retailers should see a growth in seasonal sales of 4.5 percent. That compares to 3.6 percent growth in 2016. What does …
Anyone old enough to remember the scandal that invaded the White House when William Jefferson Clinton had sexual relations “with that woman, Ms. Lewinski” may think that’s where all of sexual perversions began. Not so fast.
Impressions. Many impressions were made as our area was honored to host American military veterans and their families. Most of those veterans served in Korea, Vietnam and the Afghan/Iraqi wars. There were a few from World War II, but the count is getting smaller.
“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power,” George Orwell penned in 1948 in his epic futuristic novel 1984. “We know that no one ever …
I’ve been thinking about how to write this column for the last few days, and after starting and stopping a handful of times, I finally decided to throw caution to the wind and simply speak from the heart. While some may consider what I’m about to say a bold statement, I assure you, it is som…
It happened again. It happened near the World Trade Center (WTC) in Manhattan. A driver of a vehicle drove onto a bike path near WTC killing at least eight individuals and injuring several others. It happened just last Tuesday.
Now the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls. Does it become the Boy/Girl Scouts of America? Or, will the organization become the Scouts of America? What happens to the Girls Scouts of America?
September is a great month. Not only does it usher in the (theoretically) cooler fall season, but it also brings us football and the pennant races of baseball, Labor Day weekend and, of course, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19 for those of you who have not been introduced).
Within hours of most Americans learning of the madman who gunned down country music concertgoers in Las Vegas late Sunday night, there was a clarion cry from the anti-gun crowd renewing their demand for gun control. Nothing is ever mentioned about dealing with the mental health issues these …
Change is difficult for me.
As hard as it is to believe, we have reached September. Honestly, I had just gotten used to the idea that we were in August. Before you know it, we’ll be shoveling snow and opening Christmas presents.
Cities and towns from Corpus Christi to Houston and into Louisiana are being deluged with feet of water spawned by Hurricane Harvey.
Flying Fortresses, P-51 fighters. B-25 bombers and a fleet of World War II aircaft are due to touch down at Branson Airport Sept. 13-17.
Rhetoric has become toxic among fringe groups that are speaking out against Donald J. Trump since he was elected president last November.