- Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16)22
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16)9
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)6
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.