Keep Branson, Missouri in your prayers!

My mom and I drove up to Branson this afternoon and I had a chance to see a lot more than I saw the last couple of times I went up.

All of 76 is finally open again but a part of the road there you have to drive in the turning lane – it’s all a mess. The shopping center where mazzio’s pizza is is gone but it left mazzio’s. Guess it wasn’t too hungry for pizza, lol. And it looked like the worse damage was done in that little area, so no wander it was blocked off for a few days, lol. – it’s a major mess.

Also went by the store I work at to pay my respects but a construction guy wouldn’t let me near the building said the city said it’s unsafe and could fall at anytime. When it’s done I think it’ll be the best looking store in the region!

We also drove down by the landing. Hilton is now boarded up where the windows were blown out and drove to the neighborhood my ex-wife and I lived. Some trailers were destroyed while some (including the one her and I lived in) just looked like it got shook up really bad. But the neighborhood itself is a mess of damage and debris. And the Branson landing didn’t look too bad. We walked a ways of it, not much damage at all. Looked like most of the damage there was done to the condos.

I Think if nothing is going on the weekend of march 23-25, I will try to see if I can help somewhere in the cleanup.  Maybe some other weekends also,  I’m not sure how much yet, but also plan to donate some amount of money. Even if it’s just $10 or $20.

Some people will not be working anytime soon in Branson because of this tornado, including myself and all my co-workers.

The health store by mazios (one of mom’s favorite places to shop while in Branson) is completely gone, 2 gift shops near Walgreens there have sides and a wall gone etc. Right before the beginning of the tourist season to start kicking into high gear. Be sure to keep us all in prayer.

This will also be a definite year to see Branson shows. I’m sure they will put on special shows to say hey, we survived and will stand strong!

The haygoods and grand country jubilee did shows the day after the tornado to say Hey, Branson still going strong – we’re not closed we are open. Just remodeling! I even heard the haygoods recorded a song as a reminder of this and proceeds of it will go to benefit the relief efforts. Guess you can get it at the theater they play at.

And I’m sure when our store re-opens we’ll have a grand opening blowout special!

Merchandise For Sale

I have several things for sale if anyone is interested.  CDs, 2 TVs, a printer, and a couple of cassettes.  If anyone is interested in any of these items you can contact me.  I accept pay-pal or check or money order.  You can also order them by going to my store on amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/shops/mikeirvan. These items are what I have available:

LIST OF CDs I HAVE FOR SALE

ARTIST

TITLE

MY PRICE

Unknown

IN LOVE IN PARIS

$5.00

Unknown

Stir It Up: Smooth Island Reggae

$10.00

Unknown

This Is Techno Vol. 4

$5.00

unknown

SWING JUMP & JIVE SWING PARADE

$3.00

50 CENT

21 QUESTIONS (SINGLE)

$2.00

ALANAH MYLES

ROCKING HORSE

$5.00

ALICE COOPER

LIVE

$5.00

All Saints

All Saints

$10.00

America

Human Nature

$5.00

AMG

Ballin’ Outta Control

$10.00

ANDREW OH

ANDREW OH

$5.00

BBMAK

OUT OF MY HEART (SINGLE)

$2.00

Belladonna

Belladonna

$10.00

BLUE OCTOBER

FOILED

$5.00

Chic

CHIC-ism

$5.00

CHINGY

RIGHT THURR (SINGLE)

$2.00

Color Me Badd

Time And Chance

$5.00

COREY HART

BANG!

$5.00

DANNY D

BACK 2 BOOM

$5.00

DARYL HALL

THREE HEARTS IN THE HAPPY ENDING MACHINE

$5.00

DAVID LEE ROTH

YOUR FILTHY LITTLE MOUTH

$5.00

Deborah Harry

Debravation

$5.00

DEEE-LITE

INFINITY WITHIN

$5.00

Destiny’s Child feat. TI & Lil Wayne

Soldier (single)

$2.00

Dirty South

Dirty South

$10.00

DISCO AND THE CITY BOYZ

COMIN’ STRAIGHT AT CHA

$5.00

DJ Lynwood

Keep It Movin’

$10.00

Dramarama

Hi-Fi Sci-Fi

$2.00

ELTON JOHN

CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997 (SINGLE)

$2.00

ENUFF ZNUFF

ANIMALS WITH HUMAN INTELLIGENCE

$5.00

FREDDY FENDER

GREATEST HITS

$5.00

Glasstiger

Diamond Sun

$5.00

GLORIA ESTEFAN

HEAVEN’S WHAT I FEEL (SINGLE)

$2.00

GOBBLEHOOF

FREEZER BURN

$2.00

GODSMACK

IV

$5.00

GRATEFUL DEAD

STILL TRUCKIN’ (INTERVIEW)

$2.00

Howard Hewett

Allegience

$5.00

HOWARD JONES

IN THE RUNNING

$2.00

Indecent Obsession

Indecent Obsession

$2.00

Inxs

Full Moon, Dirty Hearts

$5.00

Ivan Neville

Thanks

$10.00

James Hardway

Grow The Remixes

$5.00

James Ingram

Always You

$5.00

Jan Leder

Passage To Freedom

$10.00

Jane Child

Here Not There

$5.00

Jimmy D. Buchanan

Open Road

$10.00

JOE PUBLIC

EASY COME, EASY GO

$5.00

JO-EL SONNIER

HAVE A LITTLE FAITH

$5.00

JOHNNY PAYCHECK

GREATEST HITS

$5.00

Kate Wallace

Kate Wallace

$10.00

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD

BORN FOR YOU

$5.00

Keith Martin

It’s Long Overdue

$10.00

KEN MELLONS

WHERE FOREVER BEGINS

$5.00

KEN MELLONS

KEN MELLONS

$5.00

Kenny G

Auld Lang Syne Freedom Mix

$2.00

Kevin O’Donnell

It’s A Process

$10.00

Larry Stewart

Down The Road

$5.00

Legion 7

And On The 7th Day

$10.00

LIAR’S ACADEMY

TRADING MY LIFE (SINGLE)

$2.00

LIL KIM

LIGHTERS UP REMIX (SINGLE)

$2.00

LITTLE BIG MAN

WELCOME TO WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR…

$5.00

MARK CHESTNUT

THANK GOD FOR BELIEVERS (SINGLE)

$2.00

MAROON 5

SUNDAY MORNING (SINGLE)

$2.00

MARTY BALIN

BETTER GENERATION

$2.00

Mary Me Jane

Tick

$10.00

McBride & The Ride

Amarillo Sky

$5.00

McBRIDE & THE RIDE

HURRY SUNDOWN

$5.00

METALLICA

UNTIL IT SLEEPS (SINGLE)

$2.00

MISSY ELLIOT

GOSSIP FOLKS (SINGLE)

$2.00

MONIE LOVE

IN A WORD OR 2

$5.00

Motherland

Peace 4 Me

$2.00

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

THREE CHEERS FOR SWEET REVENGE

$5.00

Nate Fitzgerald

Champagne Sketches

$5.00

NINE INCH NAILS

DISTURBED (INTERVIEW DISC)

$2.00

NORMAN HEDMAN

FLIGHT OF THE SPIRIT

$5.00

Norman Hedman & Tropique ’96

Healing Hands

$10.00

Oaktown’s 3.5.7

Fully Loaded

$2.00

PETE TOWNSHEND

PSCHODERELICT

$5.00

PETE TOWNSHEND

LIVE

$5.00

Peter Blakeley

The Pale Horse

$5.00

RIC OCASEK

FIREBALL ZONE

$5.00

RONNIE JAMES

& THE JEZ HOT SWING CLUB

$5.00

SEAN PAUL

GET BUSY (SINGLE)

$2.00

Shanda Brash

Good To Go

$10.00

Shawnn Monteiro

Visit Me

$5.00

Sisters Wade

Sisters Wade

$5.00

SOUL II SOUL

VOLUME 2: A NEW DECADE

$2.00

Stacy Dean Campbell

Hurt City

$10.00

Sugar

File Under Easy Listening

$10.00

SUGAR

A GOOD IDEA

$2.00

SUGAR RAY

SOMEDAY (SINGLE)

$1.00

SUZY K

AS I AM

$5.00

Tareva Henderson

Looks Like A Job For A Woman

$10.00

Tattoo Rodeo

Skin

$10.00

The Cure

High

$2.00

The Doors

The Best of The Doors

$2.00

THE EAGLES

GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2

$2.00

The Marshall Tucker Band

Tucker 4

$2.00

THE MILLIONS

RAQUEL

$5.00

THE MOONLIGHT ORCHESTRA

ROMANTIC MOMENTS

$2.50

THE PALM COURT DUO

MARTINIS FOR TWO

$5.00

THE REMINGTONS

AIM FOR THE HEART

$5.00

TOM JONES

GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2

$5.00

TOMMY JAMES

HI-FI

$2.00

V.A

Fresh Cuts Vol. 1

$5.00

V.A.

Pulse

$10.00

V.A.

JUST SAY ROE (Vol. VII OF JUST SAY YES

$5.00

V.A.

Listen Picks: Beats

$5.00

V.A.

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE

$5.00

V.A.

TRESPASS

$4.00

V.A.

Pat Boone’s Gold Label

$2.00

V.A.

Liv For Music

$10.00

V.A.

ARE YOU NEW SCHOOL?

$2.00

V.A.

CLASSIC CUTS VOLUME 1

$5.00

V.A.

BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ

$5.00

V.A.

HIP HOP ‘N JAZZ

$5.00

V.A.

GRIND 2 ALL NIGHT HOUSE MUSIC PARTY

$5.00

V.A.

Hey Mr. DJ: The 4th Compilation

$10.00

V.A.

Glengarry Glenn Ross

$10.00

V.A.

Lost Mixes: Extended Ecstacy

$5.00

V.A.

Jammin: Straight Outa Jamaica

$5.00

V.A.

JAZZIN’

$2.00

V.A.

FOUR X HARDER VOLUME 2

$5.00

V.A.

Livin’ Lounge: The Fabulous Sounds of Now

$5.00

V.A.

Loud ’95 Nudder Budders EP

$5.00

V.A.

MODERN ROCK

$5.00

V.A.

Crucial Rap

$10.00

V.A.

Ladies of Gangster Rap

$5.00

V.A.

PEPSI WORLD THE ALBUM

$2.00

V.A.

UC MUSIC CLUB PACKAGE VOLUME ONE

$5.00

V.A.

LISTEN PICKS: HIP HOP

$5.00

V.A.

PINOCCHIO ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

$5.00

V.A.

Whole Lotta Lava

$5.00

V.A.

GENERATION X

$5.00

V.A.

WE WILL FALL: THE IGGY POP TRIBUTE

$5.00

Vince Neil

Exposed

$5.00

Warpipes

Holes In The Heavens

$10.00

WAYLON JENNINGS

WAYLON JENNINGS

$5.00

WHITNEY HOUSTON

STEP BY STEP (SINGLE)

$1.00

Young MC

Return of the 1 Hit Wonder

$10.00

I also have other items for sale:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Soundtrack on casette

Used – 20 years old

$0.25

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II Soundtrack on cassette

Used – 20 years old

$0.25

Apollo 13 (with Tom Hanks) on DVD

Used – about 7 years old

$5.00

27” Flat Screen box TV (not-LCD)

Used – about 7 years old still works

$20.00

25” Box TV

Used – 10 years old still works

$20.00

HP Printer/Scanner combo

Used – about 7 years old – to the best of my knowledge still works

$20.00

Tornado Hits Branson, Missouri

If you don’t know already, there was a tornado that hit Branson, MO last night at about 2 in the morning.  Most of the damage done was on highway 76 (the strip there).  I work at Jubilee Foods there on the strip and luckily I was off today so haven’t had a chance to see what it looks like at this point but as soon as I’m able to I will be driving up there to see what it looks like.  A recent picture I saw on facebook showed the shape of the roof which looked severely damaged.  could be another couple of weeks or months before I go back to work.

If you’re interested in volunteer clean-up efforts go to http://www.volunteer.branson.org.  There are also 2 facebook pages “Branson recovery” and “Branson tornado info” which have posted current information about the clean-up efforts.  I’ll keep you posted when I know anything also.