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years. Upon graduation, she steadfast encouragement and On June 30, 2007 the Presley Bessie Mae Presley is sur-
Bessie moved to Springfield, MO. to tireless dedication inspired the family celebrated their 40th vived by her husband Lloyd,
attend Drauhon Business family to persevere year after anniversary of live perform- their four children, Deanna
Mae College. It was at
Springfield’s Doling Park (at
year as they watched their
business grow. Although never
ances in Branson. Bessie Mae,
together with the other mem-
Drennon and her husband
David of Eureka Springs, AR,
Presley the bumper car rides) that she
met her husband-to-
appearing on stage, Bessie bers of her family, was hon-
ored by Missouri’s
Gary and his wife Pat, Janice
Sutherland, Steve and his wife
Called be, Lloyd Presley.
They were married
Blunt, the State
Raeanne all of Branson.
Grandchildren Mike and Gina
November 4, 1942 Legislature, City of Drennon, Mindee and James
Home and were nearly Branson, the Prosser, Scott and Malinda
inseparable for Branson/Lakes Area Presley, Greg Presley, Eric and
Branson, MO — Bessie Mae
almost 65 years. The Chamber of Kelli Presley, Tina and Matt
Presley, 84, of Branson,
couple, with their Commerce, and the Couch, Todd Sutherland, Nick
passed away peacefully at
four children, lived Taney County and Rhianna Presley, John
Skaggs Community Health
in Springfield for the Commissioners for Presley and Sarah Presley. She
Center on Sunday, August 12,
first 25 years of their their outstanding was blessed with eight great
2007. The matriarch of
marriage. contributions to the grandchildren and a ninth one
entertainment expected to be born this week.
renowned musical family and
In 1967, Lloyd and industry in Branson. She has two surviving broth-
owners of Presleys’ Country
Bessie Mae moved ers Virgil and his wife
Jubilee, Bessie Mae coura-
to Branson, and Bessie Mae was Katherine, Jesse and his wife
geously battled pulmonary
along with their chil- beloved by not only Geneva all of Texas. She was
fibrosis and diabetes for the
dren, Deanna, Gary, her loyal and tight- preceded in death by her par-
past several years. With a
Janice, Steve, knit family, but by ents, her in-laws, two brothers
laugh in her voice and a twin-
Deanna’s husband the Branson com- and three sisters.
kle in her eye until near the
David Drennon and munity and the
very end, she left this Earth in
Gary’s wife Pat , many friends she
the way she wished — sur- Bessie Mae Presley
they opened the had come to know In lieu of flowers, the family
rounded by members of her
Mountain Music Theater (now Mae’s work behind the scenes through her work at the theater has requested memorials be
large, loving family.
Presleys’ Country Jubilee) on was a major contributor to the over the years. Always ready made to:
Branson’s Highway 76. Theirs theater’s success. to help those who might
Born Bessie Mae Garrison
near Cleveland, OK. on July 4,
was the first music theater on Bookkeeping, sewing cos- require a hand, she consistent- Skaggs Community Health
what was then a lonesome tumes and selling concessions ly placed her needs behind Center Foundation
1923, she and her twin broth-
stretch of asphalt, a far cry were among her many jobs those of family and friends. It In Memory of Bessie Mae
er, Jesse, were two of eight
from the entertainment mecca through the years. In the last could easily be said that
children. The family moved PresleyP.O. Box 650
Branson is today. The entire few years, the job she loved Bessie Mae Presley never met
back to Alpena, AR. in the late Branson, MO. 65615
family continued to work the most was greeting the a stranger…..but if she did,
1930s, where Bessie Mae
numerous outside jobs in the many friends and fans that they did not remain a stranger
completed high school in three
early years. Bessie Mae’s attended the show. for long.
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Is Your Child Learn
By Stephanie Holloway
Values? Love, it’s what He does, it’s who He is
D o you want your son to grow
up to be self-reliant, depend-
able, and caring? Is it important to
Earning it isn’t required, He gives it freely,
it’s called Grace
you that he learns traditional val- Accept Him as your savior, acknowledge
ues such as honesty, trustworthi- your sins, appreciate and adore Him
ness, and respect for others and the
Respect His ways and let Him reign
If you answered “yes” to either supreme in your life
of these questions, then you should Never look back
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COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS
FEATURED IN THE 2008 EDI- These Graduates Don’t Owe A Penny College of the Ozarks COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS
TION OF THE PRINCETON Near Hollister, Missouri OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES BSN
REVIEW’S BEST 366 COL- 417-334-6411 PROGRAM
www.cofo.edu By: Sarah LeDoux
By: Kellen Hall * A Century -Old Tradition That Works
College of the Ozarks announces
College of the Ozarks offers students the availability of the new baccalau-
* Students Work - Rather than pay
an outstanding undergraduate educa- reate degree in nursing for the 2007
* Ranked a top Midwest college by fall semester. The first course in this
tion, according to The Princeton U.S. News & World Report
Review. The New York-based edu- major, The Character of
cation services company features the “Hard Work U... one of Professional Nursing, will focus on
College in the 2008 edition of its the most unusual little a biblical worldview of healing and
book, Best 366 Colleges. Schools liberal arts colleges in healthcare - an approach unique to
® the country.”
are chosen by a student-based survey,
ranking the institutions in more than They Went to HARD WORK U. The Wall Street Journal
the character emphasis at the
topics and report on their campus Plans for the nursing program dur-
“We chose schools for this book pri- experiences. FLAG DISPLAY AT COL- ing its first year also include a labo-
marily for their outstanding academ- LEGE OF THE OZARKS ratory class in the spring 2007
ics,” said Robert Franek, The College of the Ozarks is included in HONORS VICTIMS OF 9/11 semester called Holistic
Princeton Review’s vice-president of the following top 20 lists: Assessment & Sue Head
publishing. “We evaluated them #4 – Scotch and Soda, Hold the Communication. The new Nursing
By: Amanda Manuel
based on institutional data we collect Scotch Learning lab housed in the west
about the schools, feedback from stu- #4 – Stone-Cold Sober Schools wing of the McDonald Hospital is a
dents attending them, and our visits On September 11, 2007, College of
#4 – Got Milk? state-of-the-art facility dedicated to
to schools over the years. We also #6 – Future Rotarians and the Ozarks will have a memorial to
honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, teaching students hands-on patient
consider the opinions of independent Daughters of the American care. The lab is equipped with
college counselors, students and par- Revolution attacks.
manikins that simulate various
ents. Finally, we work to have a wide #7 – Students Most Nostalgic for medical situations.
representation of colleges in the book Ronald Reagan Two thousand nine hundred and
by region, size, selectivity and char- #10 – Students Pray on a Regular ninety six flags, one for each vic-
tim, will be part of the memorial. Twenty-one students are enrolled in
They are to be displayed to form the the program for this fall semester.
#10 – Town-Gown Relations are
numerals 9-11. Students must have taken one year
In the College of the Ozarks profile, Great
The Princeton Review describes the of prerequisite courses and national
#11 – Don’t Inhale
College as unique because of its no- The memorial will be located on the nursing entrance exams before
#12 – Best College Theater
tuition work-study program, and lawn in front of the Alumni Center. acceptance into the program. This
because it strives to educate the head, Ranking lists report the top 20 Although it will be visible to pass- rigorous program requires students
the heart and the hands. “It’s more schools in categories that range from ing motorists on BUS 65 from to take an average of 17 class cred-
important to be a good fit for the col- best professors, administration and Hollister, the public is encouraged its per semester to finish in the rec-
lege philosophically and financially campus food to lists based on student to visit the display during daytime ommended four years.
than it is to be an academic wizard,” body political leanings, race/class hours.
The Princeton Review profile states. relations, sports interests and other The College will offer several new
“If you’re a hard worker all around, aspects of campus life. The “Out of respect and remembrance courses to supplement the nursing
you’re just what they’re looking for.” Princeton Review does not rank the of those lost on September 11, we program. One new biochemistry
colleges in the book 1 to 366 in any wanted to establish this tribute,” and two new chemistry classes were
The ranking lists in the 2008 edition single category, nor do the rankings added last year to the catalog.
said C of O President Jerry C.
of “Best 366 Colleges” are based on reflect The Princeton Review’s opin- Another new course will be taught
Davis. “Celebrating the bravery and
The Princeton Review’s survey of ion of the schools. beginning in this fall semester
heroism of those who worked to
120,000 students (an average of called Informatics. There are plans
save lives is important for this
about 325 per campus). A college’s For more information, log on to to add a Therapeutic Nutrition class
appearance on these lists is attributa-
country and its citizens. It’s also
www.PrincetonReview.com or con- in the fall of 2008 semester.
ble to a high consensus among its important that we never forget what
tact Elizabeth Andrews, College of
surveyed students about the subject. happened on this day.”
the Ozarks director of public rela-
The 80-question survey asked stu- tions, at 417-334-6411 ext. 2212.
dents to rate their schools on several
September 2007 www.BranSonChristianNews.com Page 7
within range of their suicide point, pass it on to your
This woman bombs. friends. Sooner or later, it'll get
should run for to the people responsible for
I'll care when the American this ridiculous behavior!
president media stops pretending that
their First Amendment liberties If you don't agree, then by all
"Are we fighting a war on are somehow derived from means, cluck your tongue and
terror or aren't we? Was it or international law instead of turn the page. Should you
was it not started by Islamic ! the United States Constitution's choose the latter, then please
people w ho brought it to our Bill of Rights. don't complain when more
shores on September 11, atrocities committed by radical
2001? Muslims happen here in our
Were people from all over the
world, mostly Americans, not And may I add this quote:
brutally murdered that day, in "Some people spend an entire
downtown Manhattan , across lifetime wondering if they
the Potomac from our nation's made a difference in the world.
capitol and in a field in But, the Marines don't have
that problem." -- Ronald Louisiana with the ACLU, which has
Pennsylvania? filed five lawsuits in 13 years
Reagan said, "If we ever for-
Did nearly three thousand men, get that we're One Nation school district against the school district's
Under God, then we will be a board on matters relating to
women and children die a hor-
rible, burning or crushing death nation gone under." streamlines religion.
that day, or didn't they?
In the meantime, when I hear a One last thought for the day:
prayer policy "You know, this is the
story about a brave marine In case we find ourselves start- Ed Thomas ACLU's campaign of fear
And I'm supposed to care that a
roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to ing to believe all the Anti- OneNewsNow.com and intimidation and disin-
copy of the Koran was "dese-
crated" when an overworked obtain information, know this: I American sentiment and nega- formation. They try to, really,
don't care. tivity, we should remember A Louisiana parish school pick on certain city councils,
American soldier kicked it or
got it wet?... Well, I don't. I England 's Prime Minister Tony system has agreed to adopt a school boards, in an effort to
don't care at all. When I see a fuzzy photo of a Blair's words during an inter- Christian legal defense firm's intimidate other surrounding
pile of naked Iraqi prisoners view. When asked by one of model prayer policy for the boards," says Johnson.
I'll start caring when Osama who have been humiliated in his Parliament members why long-standing practice of
bin Laden turns himself in and what amounts to a college-haz- he believes so much in invocations at its school In another ACLU suit against
repents for incinerating all ing incident, rest assured: I America, he said: "A simple board meetings. the parish, a July 26 ruling of
those innocent people on 9/11. don't care. way to take measure of a coun- the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court
try is to look at how many Hear this Report of Appeals reversed a lower-
I'll care about the Koran when When I see a wounded terrorist want in... And how many want advertisement court decision that deter-
the fanatics in the Middle East get shot in the head when he is out."
mined the opening invoca-
start caring about the Holy told not to move because he Tangipahoa Parish School
might be booby-trapped, you
tion was unconstitutional
Bible, the mere possession of Board, which regularly finds because it offended someone
which is a crime in Saudi can take it to the bank: I Only two defining forces itself at odds with the present at a meeting.
Arabia don't care
have ever offered to die American Civil Liberties
for you: Union, will invite clergy to Johnson says Tangipahoa's
I'll care when these thugs tell When I hear that a prisoner,
who was issued a Koran and a 1. Jesus Christ lead in the invocation up to decision on the prayer policy,
the world they are sorry for three times in one calendar and persistence against the
hacking off Nick Berg's head prayer mat, and fed "special" 2. The American G. I.
food that is paid for by my tax year -- first come, first ACLU, reminds public offi-
while Berg screamed through served -- and the prayers will
dollars, is complaining that his One died for your soul, cials throughout the country
his gurgling slashed throat. not be endorsed, censored, or
holy book is being "mishan- that they can and should
the other for your free- reviewed beforehand. The resist the "increasingly radi-
I'll care when the cowardly so- dled," you can absolutely
believe in your heart of hearts: dom. clergy will be chosen from cal" demands of secularist
called "insurgents" in Iraq
I don't care. established congregations groups.
come out and fight like men YOU MIGHT WANT TO based on information provid-
instead of disrespecting their PASS THIS ON, AS MANY
And oh, by the way, I've ed by the Yellow Pages. All Original Content
own religion by hiding in SEEM TO FORGET BOTH
mosques. noticed that sometimes it's Copyright 2006-2007
spelled "Koran" and other OF THEM. Attorney Mike Johnson of American Family News
I'll care when the mindless times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Alliance Defense Fund, Network - All Rights
Crack Corn and-you guessed it- Written by a housewife from which provided the model
zealots who blow themselves Reserved
I don't care!! New Jersey policy for the district, says
up in search of nirvana care
about the innocent children this latest decision comes in
If you agree with this view- Tangipahoa's ongoing battle
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From the beginning of creation,
The next 40 years were filled with a routine God has used men and women
that rarely changed, and as the passing of time living in obscurity to accomplish
so often does, aspirations were mellowed with a the impossible. In an instant,
Moses the shepherd went from
complacency called the “comfort zone.” Now, reflection about his past to res-
as the canvas of his life rolled before him, he olute about his future. If you have
was flooded with emotions that had been buried retired from the battle and living
by Shane Grady in the past, let God’s fire ignite
deep in the recesses of his spirit. Another time, your spirit. One man can make a
As with countless times before, another place, another man... difference.
the man shivered as he slipped out
zone.” Now, as the canvas of his
into the chilly darkness of the pre- Hadn’t he buried himself for the
dawn morning. The sky was lit up life rolled before him, he was past 40 years, leading a quiet life
with a vast array of stars too flooded with emotions that had far away from the suffering of a Shane & Karen
been buried deep in the recesses people once close to his heart? Grady are
numerous to count. Marveling Owners/Brokers
over the splendor of such a daz- of his spirit. Another time, anoth- After all what could one man have
zling display, brought him to a er place, another man. A man done? Lakes
who had position and power. A
place of reflection about his life. Country Realty
man, whom in an emotional Moments later, a burning bush
At 40, he had been married and moment in time took another experience melted Moses’s life of
joined his father-in-law in the man’s life. obscurity into the sands of the The Grady’s are owners of Branson
wilderness. The fire of God Lakes Country Realty in Branson,
family business. The next 40
MO. They also are founders of
years were filled with a routine From the palace to the plains, anointed and energized this man
“Harvest House Ministries” on the
that rarely changed, and as the from a prince to a shepherd, this of 80, birthing a warrior’s spirit
Island of Mindanao, Philippines.
passing of time so often does, man named Moses buried himself that would soon have him stand-
aspirations were mellowed with a into the fleece wrap garment shel- ing before the most powerful man
complacency called the “comfort tering him from the morning cold. in the world without fear.
September 2007 www.BranSonChristianNews.com Page 9
As a public school teacher for ed gave me almost 40 hours meaningful pilgrimage that time in a few years my blood
over 13 years, I read with each week for me to wear two will never be forgotten! pressure is completely under
YAK BAK much interest the article in the hats. The one I wanted my par- control!
August edition regarding ents to see and the miscreant I Bill & Macy S.- Battlefield
Berean Liberty Christian really was at school and play. __________ Fred P.- Nixa
Academy. I am quite sure that Looking back, I wished I was-
Feed Back from Jay Scribner is (much to my n’t exposed to certain things Good job on your newspaper! Now that’s what I call a rea-
readers dismay) is accurate in his that I learned in a secular envi- Most Christian pubs I have sonable health care testimony -
assessment of Christian kids’s ronment. For my family, we seen in my travels rehash their ed
expectation to influence their have made a great financial holy trinity of bashing gays, __________
I take exception to Mr. fellow students as being folly. sacrifice to send our kids to democrats and abortion.
Scribner’s blanket statement It is my observation that there private Christian School. So Thanks for the well balanced I recently visited Branson and
that “It is absurd for us to think are few christian students with far, I believe I see the fruits of content. Keep it up! picked up your publication. I
that we can put our children the spiritual maturity to resist that sacrifice with our kids. never take the time to write to
into a secular system, and the attitudes and social mores Maybe, they would have fared Jack P.- Phoenix, AZ folks that have blessed me, but
expect them to change that sys- of the secular environment. okay in the government’s your paper only verified my
tem.” I have raised 3 kids and This is not to be seen as an school experiment but I am not By “Christian pubs” I assume impression of my family’s first
they have all since graduated indictment against Christian a gambling man. I know that you mean publications. visit there. A true Christian
from the public school system Students but rather throwing ten to 15 years from now I Otherwise it would be an oxy- Spirit was evident everywhere
with remarkable success. My lambs to the wolves. It is won’t be saying, “If I only moron, right? -ed we went. My wife asked me
son is a pastor and my other unlikely that a lamb can con- would have put them ina pub- what my most favorite attrac-
two are involved in para- vince a wolf to change his lic school!” __________ tion or show we attended was
church ministries. I don’t appetite to veal. but I think she was surprised
think Christian families that Kyle B.- Springfield I want to thank Lynn Morris by my answer. I told her even
insist on home schooling and Carol L. -Rockford, IL __________ for his honest review of gener- though I thought the shows
private schooling are being __________ ic medications. I recently visit- were very high quality and so
realistic. It is almost financially I loved your article on the ed Dr. Charles Scott (One of incredibly family friendly, my
impossible for most mothers to Regarding the ongoing debate Dead Sea! My wife and I were your advertisers) and for favorite thing was how every-
either stay at home to school of Christian Schools vs. public in Israel ten years ago and we $39.00 was able to get quality one let us merge into traffic!
their children or to enroll them schools; I will only speak for saw little if any activity in that medical advice for my balloon-
in private education. myself. I was raised in a region. Your stories make us ing blood pressure. His pre- Terrance C.- Dallas, TX
Christian home but my want to go back again. We scription that I had filled at a ________
Cindy C.- Springfield “friends” and school mates in think all Christians should visit local family Pharmacy was
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Dr. D. James Kennedy retires
Listen online anywhere in the world at: www.klfcradio.com
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Commenting on the retirement of
Dr. D. James Kennedy as senior pastor of Coral Ridge
Now more music... Presbyterian Church, Alliance Defense Fund President and
CEO Alan Sears called Kennedy “a man of great moral
Contemporary Christian courage and vision.”
New Releases and
more variety “Dr. Kennedy is one of my personal heroes,” said Sears. “He
is a man of unquestioned integrity, great moral courage, and vision. As a co-founder
Fewer song repeats of ADF, he has been a constant source of Godly wisdom and service to me. His life
Still offering Branson and testimony have had an incredible impact upon so many people for the Kingdom
of God, and he is an example to us all of a good and faithful servant.”
news and weather!
The Coral Ridge congregation (FL) where he has served since 1959 said “Our
Contemporary KLFC prayers and thoughts are with Dr. Kennedy, his wife, Anne, and daughter Jennifer, as
he enters retirement. He is much loved and we sorely miss him. We are grateful to
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God for his moral and spiritual leadership and his legacy of in-depth biblical teaching
Branson News and Weather Branson, MO 65616 on a wide range of matters. He has left us a rich storehouse of biblical truth that will
417-334-5532 serve as the foundation for this ministry’s growth in the years to
search out meaning in life, and that is where he team members
found the Lord. also represent the
ministry at fish-
Doug’s boat is equipped with special gear to secure ing tournaments
he and his wheelchair to the fishing deck. He likes and try to work
to joke that he, “Looks like a refrigerator” strapped the outing expe-
to the boat. People think he is a little crazy to be out riences around
Fishing with Friends…. there on the deck like that… but he said he feels those events
“I can do all things through Christ when the oppor-
who strengthens me.” tunity arises.
Down Syndrome man proudly holds up a Do you know
A bluegill, with a mile wide grin… you’d
think he had a 6-lb. bass on. A man with
palsy goes on his first fishing outing since he was a
might be able to
be blessed through this ministry? Would you like
to explore the possibility of joining the team, or
boy fishing with his dad, whom had just passed
away a few months before. He says it was a turning supporting the ministry in some way? Contact
point in healing after the loss. Doug Goddard today at 214-336-1188.
These are a couple examples of why Doug Goddard The next time you’re out on the water, and you see
and Fishing with Friends ministry do what they do; what appears to be a refrigerator strapped to the
offer those with physical and mental disabilities an front of a boat, take a closer look… it just may be
unforgettable experi- Doug Goddard and Fishing with Friends Ministry.
ence in God’s great
outdoors. Fishing with David Lingner is president of Christian
Friends is an outdoor Outdoorsman. You can reach David at dlingn-
outreach of Joni er@ChristianOutdoorsman.com
Eareckson Tada’s, Joni secure. Sometimes you just gotta have faith in
and Friends ministry. order to experience the best things in life.
Doug, who heads up
the ministry, himself is Fishing with Friends has a team of fishermen who
a quadriplegic, result- take individuals and small groups out on these once
ing from a diving acci- in a lifetime experiences. Currently, the ministry
dent similar to that, operates primarily in the south and southeast, but
which happened to desires to expand to all states as the Lord leads.
Joni. When asked what it takes to become a team mem-
ber, Doug plied, “The desire to share the love of
Doug is quick to tell you that he doesn’t know if he Christ with those who have mental and physical dis-
would have it any other way… as it drove him to abilities… oh… and a boat!” Fishing with Friends
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Haggard Seeks continue as full-time students, and then,
when I graduate, we won't need outside
Campaign to The Initiative does NOT:
Financial Help support any longer." Prohibit All Human 1. prohibit Stem Cell Research –
this is not a stem cell issue, it is a
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
Haggard left the 10,000-member New Cloning human cloning issue
Life Church late last year and resigned 2. stop the search for cures and
as head of the National Association of CWA of Missouri is excited to report treatments to alleviate suffering
Ted Haggard, who left the megachurch Evangelicals after a former male escort 3. repeal Amendment 2
he founded after admitting to "sexual that Cures without Cloning has filed
accused Haggard of paying him for sex. the paperwork with the Secretary of Since this is a citizens’ initiative, we
immorality," has asked supporters for will need every CWA member to par-
financial assistance while he and his State’s office regarding the citizens’
Mike Ware, an overseer for New Life initiative to ban all forms of human ticipate! Trainings are being set up in
wife pursue their studies. Church, told The Gazette of Colorado every county regarding circulating the
Springs on Friday that it was premature petitions for signatures. Signatures will
The former New Life Church pastor of Haggard to release the statement be gathered in a variety of places:
plans to seek a master's degree in coun- “The Missouri Constitution currently
without first consulting the overseers. allows for human cloning. It allows churches, neighborhoods, individuals
seling at the University of Phoenix contacting family and friends, etc.
while his wife studies psychology, he for the same cloning method that creat-
A New Life spokesman did not immedi- ed Dolly the Sheep,” said Dr. Buffa, Volunteers will be able to participate in
said in an e-mail ately return a phone message whatever venues they are most com-
sent this week to who serves as chair of CWC. “This
left late Friday by The initiative will ensure this dangerous, fortable. Gathering signatures must be
KRDO-TV in Associated Press. done according to the specifications of
Colorado Springs. unproven, unnecessary practice is pro-
hibited, and allow us to focus on safe the Secretary of State, and must be
Haggard received a salary of research that leads to lifesaving cures done only by those who are registered
The couple and $115,000 for the 10 months he to do so.
two of their sons and treatments.”
worked in 2006 and an $85,000
planned to move anniversary bonus before the scandal Please contact our office at 636-536-
Oct. 1 to the Phoenix Dream Center, a The initiative would amend the
broke, The Gazette reported. Haggard's Missouri Constitution to prohibit the 6506 or email us at cwaofmo@hot-
faith-based halfway house in Phoenix, severance package included a year's mail.com to get information on how to
where Haggard and his wife would pro- practice of human cloning, and would
salary of $138,000, and he collects roy- prohibit taxpayer funding of human get involved in your area.
vide counseling, the e-mail said. alties on his book titles, the newspaper cloning experiments.
reported. Be sure to check out website at
"It looks as though it will take two years http:\\missouri.cwfa.org for the latest
for us to have adequate earning power Concerned Women for America whole-
El Paso County records show Haggard's heartedly supports this short, straight- information on this and other issues in
again, so we are looking for people who home, which has been up for sale, has a Missouri, including our current
will help us monthly for two years," the forward, scientifically accurate amend-
market value of $715,051. ment for the following reasons: newsletter.
e-mail said. "During that time we will
1. The Cures Without Cloning
Initiative will close the cloning loop- Thank you for all that you do for
hole that currently exists in our Missouri!
2 The Cures Without Cloning Sent by
Initiative will ensure that none of our Concerned
tax dollars can be spent on human Women for
cloning experiments. America of
3. The Cures Without Cloning Missouri
Initiative will allow researchers in our PO Box 274
state to focus on the many avenues of Chesterfield,
ethical research that provide real cures MO 63006
and treatments and real hope for those (636)-536-6506
suffering from diseases.
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theatre lobby. If you’re planning a
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For more information and to pur-
Enjoy At Welk Resort Theatre chase tickets for the Tillis Family
Reunion and Welk Stars Reunion
2007, call the Welk Resort Theatre
by Kelly Lamborn And the Tillis “talent gene” doesn’t nine special performances. Original at 417-337-7469 or go online to sul-
Branson, MO stop there. Sonny has written hit guest stars from the Lawrence Welk livanshows.com.
songs for Pam Tillis, Reba television show scheduled to appear
he Tillis Family Reunion will
T bring together one of the
most talented, personable and
beloved families in country music
McEntire, Trace Adkins, Suzy
Bogguss and more. Sonny’s first #1
hit single, “When I Think About
Angels,” was recorded by Jaime
in Branson include Jo Ann Castle,
Anacani, Ava Barber, Dick Dale,
Jack Imel, Mary Lou Metzger and
Roger & David Otwell.
Want To Go?
Tillis Family Reunion
from September 12 through October O’Neal. Carrie April, a classically Sept. 12 – Oct. 20, 2007
20. Mel Tillis will be joined by his trained opera singer, sings just about The Welk Stars will be joined by the Tuesdays thru Saturdays at 8 p.m.
daughters, Pam and Carrie April, every genre of music. While most dance team of Pasha & Ailona and Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2 p.m.
and son, Mel Jr. (aka “Sonny”) for a folks might not associate Branson as the Champagne Music Makers in October
special 6-week reunion at the Welk a place to hear outstanding opera under the direction of Bobby
Resort Theatre in Branson. music, Carrie April mesmerizes Tillery. Produced by Mary Lou Welk Stars Reunion 2007
Proclaimed as “Country Music audiences with her opera singing Metzger, the show will include Big Sept. 5 – 9, 2007
Royalty” because of their many and always, always receives an Band favorites, the stars’ signature Wednesday thru Saturday at 2 & 8
accomplishments and accolades, p.m.
theirs is one family reunion you Sunday at 2 p.m.
won’t want to miss. 417-337-7469 or 800-734-5515
Singer, songwriter and country
music legend Mel Tillis is having Welk Resort Theatre Advance
quite a year in 2007: he released Planner:
his second gospel album, “The
Father’s Son,” became a member of FINAL SEASON
the Grand Ole Opry in June, cele- Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin
brated his 75th birthday on August 8 Brothers and The Lennon Sisters
and will be inducted into the Celebrating Christmas!
Country Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 29 – Dec. 7, 2007
Country music superstar Pam Tillis Mel Tillis & Connie Smith
is having quite the year herself with enthusiastic standing ovation. songs and a few surprises -- topped Nov. 1 – Dec. 8, 2007
the release of a new album, off by an emotion-filled patriotic
“Rhinestoned,” on her own inde- Welk Stars Reunion 2007 salute to veterans. ONE DAY ONLY
pendent music label, Stellar Cat Tony Orlando
Records. The critics are loving the Another Reunion at the Welk Resort The Welk Resort Theatre offers Monday, Nov. 12,
new album and the first single off Theatre takes place right after Labor combo discounts when you pur- 2007
the album, “Band In The Window,” Day Weekend. From September 5- chase tickets to multiple shows and
recently claimed the top spot on the 9, stars of America’s All-Time even show-meal discounts with the
European Country Music Charts. Favorite Variety Show reunite for Stage Door Restaurant, just off the
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because they feel more respected there
A Wife Can than in their homes."
• Great Rates Sometimes be Dr. Force, in addition to directing
Hitting Home, has also appeared on tel-
• Great Location Her Own Worst evision and radio programs, been a fam-
ily counselor, pastor and public speaker
• Great Hospitality Enemy for 15 years. Force's goal is not to
expose negative actions just for the sake
of being negative. He desires to help
OCALA, Florida people to see their self-defeating behav-
2821 W est Hwy 76 ior in a whole new light.
Next to the Baldknobber Theater Speaker and author, Dr. Raymond
Force, believes that wives are often An excerpt:
on the strip in Branson
"their own arch-enemies" when it
(417) 334-8598 • 800-338-8598 comes to getting what they want out of "Throughout time, women have been
www.melodylaneinnbranson.com their husbands. tempted to withhold their love and
affection toward their husbands because
In his new book, “Angry Without a they fail to measure up to their expecta-
Ole Anthony, president of the Dallas- Cause”, Dr. Raymond Force writes: tions. A woman that has given in to this
TV ministry based Trinity Foundation, believes temptation must realize that when she
watchdog calls the Whites' situation has "something "The woman that ridicules her husband holds back from loving her husband
to do with this 'prosperity gospel,'" by making sarcastic remarks and subtle because he doesn't meet her standards,
televangelists' which he says results in many tele- inferences to his lack of . . . abilities is she is simply holding her love as a ran-
vangelists being treated like super- not only hurting her husband, but also
divorce terrible stars and, as a herself. She is not only ensuring that he
som until he comes up with the appro-
priate payment. This is actually a form
testimony result, losing will have a tough time rising above her of manipulation."
their focus. low view of him, but she will also end
Allie Martin - OneNewsNow.com
up despising him for not being half the To purchase "Angry Without A Cause"
"They begin to
The president of an organization that man that she has discouraged him to visit: www.helpwithanger.com.
tracks televangelists says the be."
announcement by Randy and Paula CONTACT: Dr. Force is available for
White that they will get a divorce is a Dr. Force agrees that men are in need of
Paula White they're special interviews by calling 352-867-7843
terrible testimony to the world -- and reform when it comes to marital issues,
and ... can get or via e-mail at Contact@angrywith-
the latest chapter in a departure from but he also feels that the real issues that
away and do outacause.com.
biblical principles and practices for
anything," says Anthony. "And it's all are keeping women from having a posi-
high-profile television preachers.
about money and celebrity and tive affect on their husbands are often ABOUT DR. RAYMOND FORCE: TV
Pastors Randy and Paula White
power, instead of laying down your overlooked. Host, Public Speaker, Family
founded the Without Walls
life for the people [around you who Counselor, Radio Talk Show Guest,
International Church in Tampa in the
are] in need and picking up your cross "Most books that I have read on mar-
early 1990s. The storefront church Pastor, Author and Founder/Director
and following the real Jesus." riage and relationships portray men as
quickly grew into one of the largest of Hitting Home are a few of the roles
Anthony, who has tracked tele- relational clowns," says Force.
mega-churches in the nation. Last that Dr. Raymond Force has played in
vangelists for years, encourages "Whereas, women tend to get off 'scot
week, the couple announced from the his quest to help others in an out-of-
donors to support their local church
pulpit that they were getting a divorce free'. It is true that most husbands need control, undisciplined world. Having
first. "The hope and prayer always is
because their lives are heading in dif- to change their approach to marriage, underwent his own personal struggle
that you stop giving money to a tele-
ferent directions. but many wives are unaware that their with anger, he brings more than book
vision tube and start looking around
Paula White is well known as a frustrated phrases and condescending
in your own neighborhood where you knowledge to the table in “Angry
life coach and for leading conferences remarks are pushing their men into an
see where the money is going and Without a Cause”.
that have been endorsed by celebrities emotional pit."
what's being done with it," he urges.
such as Donald Trump. Earlier this
Randy White will continue in his
year, the Tampa Tribune ran a series
role as senior pastor of the church. When asked if men are emotional crea-
of articles detailing alleged financial
Paula White says she will return there tures, Force says, "Of course. They just
irregularities and questionable busi-
often to preach. She also leads confer- don't typically 'wear it on their sleeves'
ness practices within the church and
ences and monthly seminars in New as much. Men are very emotional crea-
its related ministries. According to
York City. tures that yearn for respect. When they
those reports, Without Walls
International Church -- with a don't feel that from the women in their
All Original Content Copyright lives, they tend to retract into their
claimed membership of 23,000 --
2006-2007 American Family News
took in $40 million in revenue last 'caves'. Sadly to say, many men hang
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Someone once defined the Back as the Dr. Ralph LeBlanc Hello. My name just immediate assistance for a
Part of the Anatomy that your Friends particular need.
Address their Remarks ! is Bob Burton.
There are always financial
Chiropractors are interested in the back
I am a Board member for Love, needs; and the needs now are
because it embraces the spine, which is the
life shaft of the body. But the spine is far INC (Love In the Name of great, in order for Love, INC to
more than that, for it is also the switch- Christ), a national organization be able to continue its amazing
board of the nervous system and this sys- with an affiliate in SW service to the people of the area.
tem controls the function and health of Missouri, serving Stone and
every tissue cell in the body. In October there will be a
walkathon to raise funds, with
The nervous system to the human econo- focus on toys for children at
my is what the electric system is to indus- Do you bow your head often? The very small staff of the local
Love, INC affiliate have huge Christmas. Folks can help in
try. Without the electric spark, all industry
would be paralyzed. Not one factory would process transform it into flesh, blood, and hearts and an absolutely amaz- several ways: Make a personal,
run, the nation would be in darkness except bone. People observe superficially the ing work ethic. School tax-deductible donation of $25;
for a few oil or gas lights. Communication mechanical structure of the body, its various Readiness Fairs, toys for chil- agree to head up a team and
would be non existent. Every telephone, joints, osseous leavers, and muscular pulleys, find ten other people to donate
dren at Christmas, working with
every radio, and every television would which give it action, strength, mobility, and $25; and/or as a business agree
they often remark, “What a wonderful
many, many individuals and
remain silent. Transportation would be at a to be a sponsor and donate
standstill. Automobile would not run, air- machine is man.” families and seeking resources
to help them through churches $250.
plane would leave the ground, and even giant
locomotives would be helpless; everything But man is more than a machine. Man is an and area agencies are some of
has become upon the electric spark. intelligent, electrical, biochemical, mechani- the services provided. Love, I can guarantee you that the
cal, and spiritual being! From the brain of INC is a Clearinghouse for serv- money will be well spent. If
People are inclined to think of the body as man emanates a dynamic force expressed ices, meaning that its strategy is you would like to help, please
being a biochemical mechanical machine. through the nervous system that whips the contact me in any one of the
to find help for folks primarily
They see it born and expand and grow cells of the body into an intelligent action following ways: Cell phone,
that dominates the living world. Without this through churches, but also
through the years to adulthood. They see it day and night, at (417) 331-
take common foods and by a chemical intelligent force being transmitted over the through businesses and through
nerves, not one cell would function. There working with social service 1028; e-mail at
would be no secretion or excretion from agencies. Love, INC does not email@example.com;
Dr. Ralph J. any gland. Digestion would be dormant, have a monetary fund available office phone at (417) 338-8036.
elimination stagnant, and all action para- I have additional information
LeBlanc to help people.
lyzed. available for you if you are
113 Branson interested in obtaining it. Thank
Love, INC is currently imple-
Landing Blvd. Health in the body simply implies that the you for supporting this worth-
normal quality of mental impulse is being menting a “relational ministry”
Branson, MO program, meaning that it coordi- while organization.
transmitted over the nervous system to
(417) 336-4848 every tissue cell so that there mat be nor- nates long term help through
mal, uninterrupted function. education and counseling, not
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Pressure mounts Son's release in letters to Ban
and to North Korean dictator
on North Korea to Kim Jong Il.
release Christian Todd Nettleton is with
Voice of the Martyrs (VOM),
prisoner which is publicizing the story.
Allie Martin He says as far as Christianity
OneNewsNow.com is concerned, North Korea is
the most closed country on
From the grassroots level to Earth. "Because of the nature
some of the highest levels of of their society, which deifies
the U.S. government, efforts Kim Jong Il and [his father
continue to secure the release and predecessor] Kim Il
of a North Korean Christian Sung, being a Christian is not
facing death for his faith. At just a religious act in North
least one congressional Korea, it's really considered a
leader, a presidential candi- treasonous act," Nettleton
date, and concerned explains.
Christians are put- But the VOM spokesman
ting pressure on the is hopeful the involvement
North Korean gov- of Brownback and Lantos
ernment to release has put the spotlight on
Son Jong Nam. the case. "It could totally
Son Jong Nam change the outcome for
awaits public exe- Son Jong Nam," he
cution in North Korea remarks. "You know, it's very
because of his faith in Christ. rare to have this kind of infor-
Authorities arrested Son in mation out of North Korea.
early 2006 after he visited It's very rare to have a name
China and returned to North and a face of someone who's
Korea. He was accused of been sentenced to be executed
meeting with what authorities while they're still alive."
described as "questionable VOM is calling on people
people." throughout the U.S. and the
The case has attracted the world to write letters to North
attention of GOP presidential Korean officials calling for
candidate and Senator Sam Son's release.
Brownback (R-Kansas), who All Original Content
has written U.S. Secretary of Copyright 2006-2007
State Condoleezza Rice and American Family News
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Ki-moon about the issue. U.S.
Congressman Tom Lentos (D-
California) has also called for
Why are young adults leaving church? church." "I think we have a very casual say 'I love Jesus, but I don't love his
Allie Martin OneNewsNow.com Other reasons cited for keeping them approach to that covenant community wife'" -- which Stetzer points out is the
A new study from LifeWay Research from attending church included: the tran- called church," he suggests. "Ephesians bride of Christ, the church.
shows that more than two-thirds of sition to college (25%), increased work 3:10 reminds us that God has chosen the "I think we need to begin to see that
young adults who attend a Protestant responsibilities (23%), "too busy, though church to make known His manifold this covenant community called church
church in high school will drop out of still wanted to attend" (22%), moved too wisdom in the world -- and I think we is not an option in the Christian life," he
church for at least a year before their far away from the church they had been have to help people connect better to the continues. "But to be fair, that's what
22nd birthday. attending (22%), and wanted to spend church." we've made it in North America today --
More than 1,000 adults (ages 18-30) more time with friends from outside the According to the Christian and perhaps these young adults are
were questioned for the survey. Each church (17%). researcher, many young people today are reflecting to some degree the church cul-
said they had attended a Protestant Ed Stetzer, director of LifeWay simply reflecting a "church culture" cre- ture in which they were grown and disci-
church for at least a year while in high Research, says the study shows that par- ated by modern-day believers -- a culture pled."
school. But 97 percent of those surveyed ents may not be passing on a vital he says is very consumer-oriented and The survey also found that 26 per-
listed one or more reasons for becoming Christian faith and commitment to that encourages an attitude that says "if cent of church dropouts felt church
what LifeWay refers to as a church church attendance to their children. The you don't meet my needs here, I'll go members were judgmental or hypocriti-
"dropout." For example, 27 percent of church, says Stetzer, must do a better job somewhere else." cal. About 30 percent of young adults
those individuals said they left church of stressing the importance of church "And when you do that," he adds, stayed in church after they left high
because they wanted "a break from attendance and involvement. "you create a culture where people can school.