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What a long and dreary winter we had here in the Tri-Lakes Area! Thankfully, the days are getting longer and warmer, the birds are chirping and things are finally starting to bloom; Spring, or “selling season,” as I like to call it, is once again upon us!

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    Now we are in that time between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day. A few days ago, we spent time offering thanks to those who served, or are serving, our country, and we here at the Branson Tri-Lakes News were honored to cover those events and stories. Now we turn to a more introspective…

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    I often hear “because of the non-profits giving away free stuff, homeless people are flocking to Branson.” You don't know how ridiculous of a statement this is. We actually have very little in the way of sustainable resources in Branson for someone to come here based on the services of n…

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    “She hated that feedsack dress with a purple hatred,” said my grandmother explaining my mom’s embarrassment as a young girl for having to wear such a garment to school.

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    The term “redneck” is a very divisive one. While some wear it like a badge of honor, others get cold chills mixed with disgust whenever someone assumes we’re rednecks just because we speak with a southern accent. Last week my Managing Editor Cliff Sain sent me a humorous story from the w…

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In my opinion, having the new Table Rock Campus of Ozarks Technical Community College available for everyone in the Tri-Lakes Area is one the best things to ever happen in our community.

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The winter weather this week sparked my interest in travel safety during the colder months and it dawned on me I should probably share my favorite winter travel safety tool with readers who don’t know about the MoDOT Traveler Information Map.

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It’s not fun to get caught in the middle of a dispute. It gets even worse when one party decides to run to the media with exaggerated claims of discrimination.

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There are always going to be thankless jobs. The areas of work that go unnoticed, under-appreciated and even misrepresented are often invisible to most in communities.