Importance of Seal Coating Asphalt Parking Lots
Parking lot pavements are amongst the most abused pathways in a property given its use. Weather conditions make it worse for it to sustain its durability. Asphalt parking lots however are considered the best for paving purposes. Why so? Because it needs minimum maintenance and a seal coat layer on the pavement can increase its life by manifold...
Evans testifies on his own behalf
When jurors begin deliberations today in a murder case out of Stoddard County, Mo., they will have to decide whether to believe Glen Scott Evans' words to them or his words to police. Evans, 46, took the stand on his own behalf Thursday, offering a different timeline of events than the one he gave police in a videotaped interview four nights after the Feb. 19, 2013, shooting death of 34-year-old Sean Crow of Bernie, Mo...
Sister, friend keep shooting victim close to their hearts
Sean Crow's sister made sure he was in court Thursday for the trial of the man accused of assisting in his murder. Dangling from a slender chain around Shannon Smith's neck was a small silver vial containing some of her late brother's ashes. "I just bring him to court with me every time so he's here," she said...
Trial begins in Advance murder case
Arguments began Tuesday in the case against a Dexter, Mo., man accused of facilitating a murder last year outside a restaurant in Advance, Mo. Glen Scott Evans faces two counts of armed criminal action and one count each of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in connection with the shooting death of Sean Crow, 34, whose body was found Feb. 20, 2013, in a truck outside a McDonald's in Advance...
Ex-lawmaker defends nomination to parole panel
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A former Southeast Missouri lawmaker said Tuesday that he will defend his appointment to the state parole board in the face of opposition from some senators who remain upset that he voted against an income tax cut sought by Republican leaders...
Fowler named Chief Operating Officer of Cameron Insurance Companies
CAMERON, Mo.- (January 9, 2014)- On behalf of the Board of Directors for Cameron Mutual Insurance Company, Gayle Cobb as Chairman of the Board is pleased to make the following announcements regarding executive leadership of the company: The Board of Directors has selected Brad Fowler to serve as Chief Operating Officer. ...
Missouri Senate to block former Rep. Fowler from parole board
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican senators plan to block the gubernatorial appointment of a former GOP lawmaker from Southeast Missouri to the state parole board because he voted against an income-tax cut that had been a Republican priority. As Missouri's Legislature opened its session Wednesday, several Republican senators said they won't allow the chamber to confirm the appointment of former Rep. Dennis Fowler of Advance, Mo., to the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole...
Case against murder suspect set for March
The first-degree murder case against a Dexter, Mo., man is set to go to trial in March. Glen Scott Evans faces two counts of armed criminal action and one count each of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in connection with the shooting death of Sean Crow, 34, a heavy equipment operator whose body was found Feb. 20 in a red pickup truck outside a fast-food restaurant in Advance, Mo...
McKenna appointed as Mo. labor director; Fowler appointed to parole board
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed a Democratic state senator to take over a labor department roiled by a discrimination allegation and tapped a Republican state House member for a position on the state parole board. The appointments, which require the lawmakers to resign, come just weeks before the start of the 2014 session and mean there now will be three vacant House seats and one in the Senate...
A moment in time...where night meets morning. Notice the Christmas lights, still on, as the blazing glory of morning dawns on the horizon.
Fun at the fair
Our grand daughter Nevaeh and a Bengal tiger.
Just a beautiful sunset.
The Beautiful Wisteria
Blue bird box and Wisteria make a good combination
The sun peeking out again.
The sun shining through after the rain near Delta, January 30th
Taken over toward Chaffee. Just one of the many beautiful sunrises I get to see on my drive to work.
It's a secret
Telling Santa what she wants for Christmas.
Wanna Play Tic Tac Toe?
Two vapor streams crossing our telephone lines this morning.
A beautiful ride in the country
Get out and about to see such fall beauty.
Sunrse drive to work
Beautiful sunset drive to work near Chaffee.
A Hearty Fall Garden Recipe
Here's a wonderful, easy to do main dish, that everyone will rave about. It's surprisingly good. And you may have the ingredients in your kitchen or garden. It makes a meal, with only a salad to go with it. (You don't miss the meat, if you choose to do it alone.)...
High In The Clouds Rainbow
I had to look up in order to see this rainbow after the Thursday evening storm--the highest one I've ever seen.
I hope others saw it!
Storm clouds over Charleston Saturday
Storm clouds over Charleston MO Saturday Sept. 2nd 2012
Storm clouds over Charleston Saturday
Storm clouds over Charleston, MO on Satuday Sept. 2nd 2012
Sweet Potato Blooms
Sweet potato plants do not usually bloom. Once in a lifetime we've seen blooms--a couple years ago. Now this year they are blooming, and the bees are humming!How unusual is this?
Hugs from your best friend
Eli and his buddy Remington..we adopted Remington from the humane society three years ago. He brings so much joy to our family.
With the recent sultry weather one evening we had a beautiful calming sunset to enjoy.
When you get cold, just grab a blanket
Our Boxer pup Rosalee taking it easy and comfortably with her blanket!!
Nesting Birds and Blooming Flowers=Spring
Blooming Wisterias with their fragrance is one of spring's delights. We enjoy ours, a reminder of childhood, when we had a very large vine on our porch.
Motorcycle crashes lead to fatality, injuries
Two area men were badly hurt in motorcycle crashes on Thursday, with one crash causing a Zalma, Mo., man's death. Steve A. Walker, 55, of Zalma, was killed when an SUV driven by 31-year-old Violet L. Little, also of Zalma, drove into the path of his motorcycle while making a left turn, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's online crash reports. The crash happened on Highway 51 at Zalma at about 6:15 p.m...
Sunrise Over Advance
"Red in the morning, sailors warning..."
Old saying that's true today. A beautiful sunrise before the dreary day of rain began.
Friday Morning Before the Rain
Sunrise with reflection in our windows, a double blessing.
Morning Glory Over Advance
Just the right moment to get this December sunrise.
The Object of Controversy
Made a trip to the newly renovated Bald Knob Cross yesterday. Beautiful day, beautiful drive, inspirational!
Wish everyone could make a trip there.
Celebrating the Birthday of a Centenarian, plus 5!
She enjoyed the party to the last piece of cake with family and friends.
A Walk Through the Woods
What might look spooky to some, with the grown-up yard and the old chimney still standing, are pleasant memories of the warmth of the fireplace and my childhood there.
One Sweet Potato Plant
Large sweet potatoes from our garden.
Sunrise over Advance
From our deck we enjoy the early mornings, as today, when the sun came up.
Something i built so i could feed more birds in one spot. sometimes there are thirty or more birds trying to feed at one time. As of now i have went through 40 pounds of sugar. a wonderfull way to spent my summer evenings.
Our new Maine Coon kitten Max taking a "rare" break from playing.
Heartland Nationals Midwest Regionals 2nd Place
Heartland Nationals 14 and Under All Star Softball Team take 2nd in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament held in Sikeston, Mo. Members of the team are from the communities of Delta, Advance, Kelso and Chaffee.
World's Best Fisherman
As spring approached Southeast Missouri, this 3 year old has nothing but fishing on the mind. He and PawPaw had a good day and a good catch! I just love the excitement in his smile!
Hail at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
This photo was taken nearly 30 minutes after hail storm swept through the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Several vehicles and aircraft were damaged.
Sunrise in Advance
Jordans 4H Best of Show Bird Bath
Jordan's 4H Best of Show Bird Bath @ the Stoddard County Fair 2010
My daughter Abi waiting in line for the big swinging ship ride!
The Last Baby Bluebird
The first baby flew as I approached the box. This is the last baby of the season. So enjoyable to watch. (The parents "bombed" me as I got the picture).
Local team take 1st in Cooperstown, NY
SEMO NORTH 10 and under travel team just came back from Cooperstown, New York where they played in the Beaver Valley Wood Bat Classic Invitational. The tournament ran from June 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2010, playing a total of six games. The team was undefeated the entire tournament. ...
Squirrel eating my apples
Red squirrel eating apple that he carried up the tree.
Squirrel stealing my apples
squirrel stealing my apples