- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)22
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Missouri fall is certain to beat all
Some swear by the sunny days of summer or the cheerful holidays of December. Others like the promise of spring.
But a Missouri autumn truly is a season to savor.
Consider an autumn day. Brilliantly brisk mornings lead to jacket-shedding afternoons. Temperatures top out in the 70s and then drop to the 40s, a sweet end to August's sweltering heat. Those temperatures are perfect for hay rides, marshmallow roasts, going to football games or just sitting in the yard watching youngsters leap into piles of leaves.
Air conditioners can be turned off and windows opened. Who sleeps better than when the windows are opened and the sounds of night allowed in for the first time?
No talk of fall would be complete without a comment or two about the leaves, which already are beginning to tumble slowly off of the trees. Even on a cloudy day, the colors of autumn's foliage burn with stunning brilliance.
These are the days to be outside. Southeast Missourians have been doing just that, walking the trails, riding their bicycles and going to carnivals, enjoying the creation and thanking the Creator for another beautiful season.