After being out on the road for the last 3 weeks and the data card getting broke, It took me longer then planned to add the new links. They are KISSEL ENTERTAINMENT ,IMPERIAL SHOWS GOLD MEDAL SHOWS and C & N AMUSEMENTS .

Also on a side note, if submitting a site submit the url. If they don’t have a url, please don’t submit them.

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By TRAVINA COLEMAN – Tahlequah Daily Press

Many in the area took advantage from a break in the rain to enjoy the event.

The aroma of fried everything wafted through the crowds, of carnival goers Friday night: Popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, corn dogs, and funnel cakes, with powdered sugar generously sprinkled on them.

But that’s all a part of being at a spring carnival.

There is nothing like eating too much and getting sick on the Tilt-a-Whirl. Or rolling back and forth clutching your stomach in pain in the middle of the night.

Sam’s Amusements, a company that brings a carnival out of Okemah, has set up on the west side of Fourth Street, in the grass lot on the south side of Domino’s.

Short-tugging, excited children were hassling grandparents and older siblings as they made their way down the fairway at an early in the evening.

George Sheldon said most of the carnival goers come out around 6:30 to 7 p.m.

“The heat keeps them away” he said. “Then the sun goes down and you can’t turn around.”

New arrivals to Tahlequah, Roger Acoya and his 7-year-old son, Kunu just moved to the area after living in Los Angeles.

“Just wanted to get out and about,” he said.

Sallie Lepfer was bringing her grandchildren out to play.

Fiona, Rya, and Summer were cluthing their grandma’s hand, pulling her to another game.

“It’s been raining so much, I can’t keep them in anymore,” she said. “I thought why not.”

It’s true, the rains may have subsided momentarily, but carnival-goers with a wealth of humidity with which to deal.

Lepfer said she remembered going to carnivals when she was a child.

“They still have the Tilt-a-Whirl,” she said. “I guess some things don’t change. Even the corn dogs still taste the same.”

Roger Hingen, a carnival worker, said that even adults act like children at carnivals.

“It brings out the fun,” he said. “It’s nice to be a part of that.”

Stacy Halpern said she likes to go to the carnival every time she sees it.

“I just ask my mom to take me,” she said. “And she does.”

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Wilmington WECT-6/Reported by Gavin Johnson/Posted by Laura Sinacori

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – After months of speculation the town of Carolina Beach is finally getting amusement rides.

Workers with the company Hildebrand Rides began setting up rides Friday. Many rides are already set up, but a ferris wheel and other attractions will be set up this week next to the boardwalk. Many say adults say it’ll give kids something to do.

“I think it’s good for the area,” said Charles Prescott a Carolina Beach resident. “I’m from Atlantic Beach and growing up as a kid we had a lot of golf courses and amusement rides. But then all of a sudden they tore them down and put a bunch of condos up and now there’s nothing for kids to do.”

Some business owners are hoping the rides will bring in more revenue.
“I think it’s going to bring a lot of business to the area,” said Amy Nealey who owns Sandbarz Surf and Skate shop. “A lot of locals that don’t visit Carolina Beach will bring them down as well as tourists.”

The amusement rides will be open 7 days a week, 3 months a year. The rides will officially open next weekend.

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By Mike Taylor – Calaveras Enterprise

Almost a year after an incident sent riders crashing to the ground when the Yo-Yo ride collapsed at the Calaveras County Fair, the carnival operator is suing the state of California over its response to the incident.

The Enterprise learned of the lawsuit in a phone conversation with representatives of the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health Amusement Ride Unit about specifics in the unit’s report on the ride collapse issued March 13 of this year.

Questions concerning conclusions made in the report were asked because some of them did not appear to match the body of the report, which laid blame for the May 16, 2008, Yo-Yo collapse on the failure of a locking mechanism for the ride’s lift arms. Other conclusions suggest the carnival operator, Harry Mason, owner of Mid-way of Fun, doing business as Brass Ring Amusements, kept poor records on employee training and the ride’s operation and maintenance.

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Source – Detroit Free Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — This summer, the guy running the Tilt-A-Whirl at the carny might be a laid-off, middle-aged accountant instead of the usual bored college student. And the towel attendant at the pool might be from East Providence instead of eastern Europe.

As unemployment rises, U.S. workers are lowering their work expectations. Above, Ramon Villanueva, 22, waits for customers at the Frog Bog arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J., on Thursday. Villanueva lost his job as a corporate audio-video tech in October

As unemployment rises, U.S. workers are lowering their work expectations. Above, Ramon Villanueva, 22, waits for customers at the Frog Bog arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J., on Thursday. Villanueva lost his job as a corporate audio-video tech in October

All over the country, resorts and other summer businesses are getting swamped with applications from out-of-work Americans, many of them professionals. They are competing for jobs usually filled by young people and foreigners — making beds, serving brunch, mowing lawns, running concession stands and operating carnival games and rides.

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