KOLR – OzarksFirst.com
by: Jacob Blount
BRANSON, Mo. – On November 26-27, the Taneyhills Library will hold its first-ever Black Friday sale. The library’s director, Marsha Schemper-Carlock, said the idea came from her new store manager, Katie Michaels.
“We’ve never been opened the Friday after Thanksgiving so we thought, let’s give it a try,” said Schemper-Carlock. “She was one who came up with the clever idea of you know everything black is going to be on sale. Anything in the thrift store that has black on it will be 25% off and anything in the bookstore that has a black cover will get 25% off as well, and then if you spend $25 or more, then you get a free gift.”
Taney County is one of the few counties in the state of Missouri that doesn’t have a publicly funded library. So Taneyhills Library depends on donations as well as sales to keep the lights on.
“For the most part, we operate at about a third under what other publicly-funded libraries,” said Schemper-Carlock. “So as a result what we can offer is limited, but we’re doing the best we can and we’re hoping at some point to become tax-supported.”
Besides the big sale this weekend, the library is hoping to recruit more volunteers. The non-profit lost a significant amount throughout the pandemic and is hoping to add more members to the team soon.
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This storm system that brought rain overnight is continuing to work eastward early this AM along with the cold front. It’s bringing a pretty solid cooldown for our Thanksgiving with temps much cooler than yesterday. Temperatures will likely be in the lower 40s across the Ozarks for our Turkey Day, with wind chills in the 30s. Make sure you bring that heavier coat along. A shower or two is possible early in the day on Thanksgiving around sunrise for our eastern communities as this disturbance departs. High pressure then begins to build and as drier air takes over, clouds will start to diminish from NW to SE.
We’ll see a lot more sunshine for Thanksgiving afternoon with dry conditions on tap if you’re traveling later on this evening. If you’re heading out doing some shopping on Black Friday, temps will be seasonable with drier weather taking over. With the starry sky and light wind, temps will only start in the teens and 20s. Make sure you bundle up! This weather pattern holds as we progress through the weekend as a ridge of high pressure builds into the heart of the nation.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Over the last several decades, adoption has moved from the largely closed adoptions of the past to semi-open and open adoptions, according to Lutheran Family and Children Services (LFCS) of Missouri.
LFCS Director of Adoption Services Melani Engel explained the new paradigm in American adoption and the benefits of open information sharing during the adoption process.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Fans paid for a drummer born with cerebral palsy was given an opportunity to go to a prestigious international drumming convention in Indianapolis.
Darren Williams Jr. returned from PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) a few weeks ago on November 13th. Williams was asked to be a guest speaker on a panel about drummers with disabilities earlier this year. Although he wanted to attend the convention, he did not have the financial ability to do it at the time due to the pandemic. Williams hoped to raise $2000 to cover plane tickets, hotel expenses, Uber rides, and food.
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