The Ole Seagull


Relieving the immediate hunger of a neglected Branson area child is just part of the process

Posted in General by The Ole Seagull on the September 26th, 2010

Last week’s column entitled, “Kid’s hunger trumps behavior of Taney County Commissioners…” started with an Ole Seagull’s prayer that “if you remember nothing else from this column that you would ask yourself what you would do if you were the teacher in the following scenario. It’s Monday morning, you look up from your desk into the distressed eyes of one of your first grade students who says, ‘My mommy forgot to cook for us this weekend.'” That prayer remains the same except to say, if you want to contribute to the Gift of Hope’s “Back Pack Club,” or want additional information, please contact Meghan Connell, the director of the Gift of Hope at 417.546.8062 or through their website www.GiftofHopeInc.org/.
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Kid’s hunger trumps behavior of Taney County Commissioners as pathetic story of the week

Posted in Branson,Opinion,Taney County by The Ole Seagull on the September 19th, 2010

An Ole Seagull’s prayer would be that if you remember nothing else from this column that you would ask yourself what you would do if you were the teacher in the following scenario. It’s Monday morning, you look up from your desk into the distressed eyes of one of your first grade students who says, “My mommy forgot to cook for us this weekend.”
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Is there “any love in the room” for splitting Taney County into two different counties?

Posted in Branson,Government,Opinion,Taney County by The Ole Seagull on the September 12th, 2010

In a 2005 column entitled, “‘Free at last,’ a new Freeus County formed from the western portion of Taney County?” the Ole Seagull wrote, “Ok, let’s get to the nubbin of it, eastern and western Taney County live in two different worlds. An outsider watching what has been transpiring recently would sense the same thing that the Ole Seagull sensed when he moved to Taney County just about twenty years ago; that eastern Taney County and the Taney County Commissioners treat the economic generator of the vast majority of (more…)

It’s the expectation of morality not slime that makes Branson so special

Posted in Branson,Opinion by The Ole Seagull on the September 5th, 2010

It’s the expectation of morality not slime that makes Branson so special

A visitor to Branson wrote, ” I came to this small town in Southwestern Missouri to indulge myself in the way things used to be….This is the town that slime forgot. That’s why increasing numbers come here for … wholesome entertainment.”
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