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Rockaway Beach Residents Consider Other Options

By AP/KWMU

Rockaway Beach, Mo. – Creating a children's fishing lake and producing freshwater pearl are among the ideas suggested to help troubled Rockaway Beach after the defeat of a casino proposal earlier this month.

The ideas came during a meeting Thursday, in which Taney County commissioners extended an offer of help to residents.

Missouri voters rejected a constitutional amendment in the August third election that was required to get the casino project started.

Besides fishing and pearls, commissioners suggested starting a shuttle service to drive visitors between Branson and Rockaway Beach.

Residents say the ideas are nice, but they won't bring in the high-paying jobs that a casino offers.

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