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How'd You Like Kids Like Osmond Brothers
The Best of Omaha
By Peter Citron
August 1968

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It’s a good thing I don’t have any kids, or I would have backed them all to the wall Monday night after I hung up the phone and paddled each one of them soundly.

If they asked why, and kids usually do, I would have given them an earful about the delightful five youngsters I had just finished talking to in

California – the Osmond Brothers, who will be in Omaha in August for Ak-Sar-Ben members.

If you haven’t shelled out your 10 bucks yet for Ak-Sar-Ben membership, you have until Wednesday to take advantage of the colossal entertainment package for 1968.

(Just send your check to the Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum, and you’ll get to see pianist Roger Williams and singer comedienne Kaye Stevens, July 9 through 12; Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Kids Next Door, August 5 through 8, and Phil Ford and Mimi Hines and the Osmonds, August 26 through August 29.)

(Your Ak-Sar-Ben membership also will entitle you to reduced rates for the Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies in April and the rodeo and livestock show in September.  Besides, you’ll get tickets to the race track, two family shows and the coronation and ball.  Try get all that anywhere for just $10.)

When I reached the Osmond family, brother Wayne was first on the line, ticking off the vital statistics for me. 

There are now eight Osmond Brothers and a sister, eight year old Marie, he explained, and Omaha as is expected got the five youngest brothers – Wayne 16, Merrill 14, Jay 12, Don, going on 10 and Jimmy, four.

The oldest boys Virl, 23 and Tom, 21 now are doing mission work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), and Alan 18, will leave the act in June to join them.

The evolution of the talented kids dates back more than 10 years, explained Wayne, when the family lived in Ogden, Utah.

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