Taney County Commission Unanimously Votes to display "In God We Trust" Motto

The three member Taney County Commission voted unanimously Monday, March 28 to prominently display the motto, "In God we trust" at the Taney County Courthouse and judicial center.

Springfield Attorney and author Dee Wampler has sent letters to 76 municipalities promoting the action. The City of Branson passed a similar measure last month.

Taney County officials have yet to state where they intend to place the motto and the cost of initiating the measure.

Branson More Than Just Music by Len Ziehm For Chicago Sun Times

BRANSON, Mo. — In its early years, the little southwest Missouri town of Branson mainly served as a gathering place for fishermen.

Then Marvel Cave — and its tours 500 feet below ground — emerged as a tourist attraction.

That spawned the creation of Silver Dollar City, one of the largest theme parks in the country.

Silver Dollar City, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, in turn stimulated more tourist activity — initially country music venues. The Baldknobbers started entertaining the fishermen on the lakefront in 1959, and now second and third generations of that Mabe family are doing the same thing.

Branson Sting Operation Yields 12 Alcohol to Minor Violations - Initiative



On Friday evening,
the Branson Police Department conducted random compliance checks of
restaurants and bars serving alcohol, to determine if bartenders and
wait staff are verifying that the purchaser is of legal age to buy alcohol.
Officers worked with the assistance of three minors to conduct spot
checks of thirty four businesses, finding that clerks in twenty four
of the businesses checked identification or accurately enforced the
Missouri age restriction of being at least 21 years old to purchase
alcohol. The minors working with officers were able to purchase
alcohol in ten of the thirty four locations. (Attached is a log
sheet showing those establishments checked and the results from each.)

Citations for
the sale of intoxicants to a minor were issued to those clerks violating
the liquor code.

Compliance checks
will continue as we work toward obtaining total compliance with liquor
laws. While not every establishment selling alcohol will be checked
each time the program is conducted, all may expect to be checked at
any given time as we continue to work toward this goal.

Caroll W. McCullough

Chief of Police


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Branson Police Department

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110 W. Maddux
St. Suite 100

Mo. 65616

of Compliance Checks: 34
DATE: 02-25-2011
of Retailers in Compliance: 24
of Retailers NOT in Compliance:

Retail Location
Address Compliance Yes/No
Grand Bar & Grill
245 N. Wildwood No
2900 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Lodge of
the Ozarks
3431 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Olive Garden 3790 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Outback Pub 1922 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
120 S. Wildwood Dr. Yes
Rowdy Beaver
Rest. & Tavern
1810 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
239 Shepherd of the Hills
Bleu Olive 204 N. Commercial St. No
Branson Ridge
307 Branson Landing Yes
Cantina Laredo 1001 Branson Landing Yes
Casa Fuentes 1107 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
El Charro
Mexican Restaurant
1305 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Ernie Biggs
Dueling Piano Bar
505 Branson Landing Yes
Fuddrucker’s 1615 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Inn Lounge
1166 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Mr. G’s 202 N. Commercial St. Yes
Old Chicago 801 Branson Landing
1050 Branson Hills Parkway No
Rib Crib 1855 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Italian Restaurant
120 S. Sycamore St. Yes
2001 Hwy. MO248 No
Time Out
Sports Bar & Grill
1335 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Rest. & Oasis
2820 W. Hwy. MO76 No
Burger Shop 963 S. Hwy. MO165 Yes
Steak Ribs & Ale
3009 W. Hwy. MO76 No
Chateau on
the Lake
415 Hwy. MO265 Yes
Dawg House 1117 S. Hwy. MO165 Yes
Italian Restaurant
2690 Green Mountain Dr. Yes
La Veracruz
Mexican Rest.
158 Pointe Royale Dr. Yes
9 Treasure Lake No
Hill Winery
601 S. Hwy. MO248 No
Ruby Tuesday 3316 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes
Applebee’s 1836 W. Hwy. MO76 Yes