Saturday, March 31, 2012

God's gift to man...that we might soar!

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A hot air balloon launch from a nearby park prompted this bit of poor prose. Still, it's inspiring to watch us tiny creatures climb into the sky! I sure hope we are up to the task of caring and nurturing for all the life that depends on what we do. View the short video here!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Air Evac Lifeteam to the rescue!

Air Evac team lifting off
 Parks are useful in ways that I hadn't considered before. They can also be used as Landing Zones for the Air Evac Lifeteam of helicopters that can speed critically injured people quickly to distant Trauma Centers like Saint Johns in Springfield Missouri when time is of the essence! That was the case on an otherwise quiet evening at River Run. Apparently some unfortunate person wrecked their car out on O Highway and sustained life threatening injuries that required the services of Air Evac.  A fast response service of Men and women who can be dispatched on a moments notice.  These skilled pilots and Emt's are able to land their crafts in dark locations, thereby putting themselves at risk in doing so. My hat is off to these brave individuals who, along with the First Responders and emergency personnel, form the front line of help when tragedy strikes.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lita Bita This N That has relocated!

Ginger Davidson (owner/operator) greets customers

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Forsyth Mo. - Located just across the street from the popular Save A Lot grocery store, in the business district of Forsyth Missouri, you will find a really neat shop that is just brimming with all sorts of interesting collectibles. Having recently opened under the able management and ownership of Ginger Davidson, ‘Lita Bita This N That’ located at 113 Main in the Business District, hosted a Grand Opening on Saturday, April the 28th! I understand that it went very well and attracted many new customers.Regular store hours are from 9AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.

 If you have questions or inquiries, you can reach Ginger at 417-251-1931 during regular business hours.

Update: This flea market has relocated to what used to be the Bait shop across from the Prime Time service station. 

Pictures and more to come!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 2012 River Run Update

Forsyth, Mo. - God willing and the creek don’t rise, River Run looks to be in good shape for the spring and summer season of 2012. After heavy rains occurred over a four day period that dumped anywhere from four to five and more inches, the river system looks good to go. As you can see, there are quite a few fishermen out on the water when I took these pictures on Sunday, March 25, 2012. I haven’t heard how the fishing has been, but I am guessing it’s pretty decent since this part of the river was flooded out most of last year.

The Park Attendant station has been setup, but I haven’t seen anyone manning it yet. Likewise the electricity and water are still shut off until the season opens in April. However, as you can see the RV sites look to be in good shape and ready for some folks to come down and use them! I’ll try and do a post at this blog when I see that things are running.