At the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, Branson Bank distributed the “Crazy About Cookies’ Calendar Contest entry forms to Kindergarten through 4th grade students at Branson, Forsyth, Hollister, Kirbyville, Taneyville, Blue Eye, and Bradleyville Elementary Schools. The contest consisted of 2 parts: (1) a favorite cookie recipe and (2) a photo of the child baking the cookies in the kitchen.
A drought affects everyone, some more than others. It affects the livelihood of our local farmers, the amount of food distributed locally and nationally, as well as, the amount of food available for our livestock. On Tuesday, September 18th, Branson Bank and the University of Missouri Extension Office hosted the “Drought Survival Program and Dinner,” offering important information on how to plan for food shortages after a drought.