Friday, August 10, 2018

A day in August!


Forsyth MO. - It was a nice Friday. A hazy sort of day that promised gentle winds and warm temps somewhere in the low nineties. In other words, a pretty typical, late summer sort of deal. My agenda was also straightforward and rather simple; get some breakfast and then go grocery shopping.

People on diets tend to eat quickly!
My choice of eatery was the Long Horn Family Dining establishment that was located along the main highway that snaked through my very nondescript town. The restaurant was being managed by a very nice lady by the name of Lyn. She followed me to my seat, took my order and got me a hot cup of coffee all within just a few minutes. And five minutes after that, my food arrived! Wow! Great service and I enjoyed my selection called the Works - a great dish at under $9.


Next, I was off to the Country Mart, one of two grocery stores inside the city limits. At the 8AM hour, it was slow which was just the way I liked it. After grabbing a cart, I almost immediately ran into one of the stores star employees - A gal by the name of Sheila. (If your a bit down, spending just a few minutes talking to her will definitely brighten your day).

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Peggy's Park Place features new Nacho Machine!

Forsyth MO. - I recently discovered that Peggy's Park Place located at 17463 US-160 in Forsyth MO had just installed a new hot 'Nachos' cheese machine! For about $4 bucks you can take your chose of any of the 3 1/2 ounce bags of Tostitos, Fritos or Cheetos and cover them in specially made bags. Just zip one open, hold it under the spout and hit the button. Wow!

 Peggy's Park Place is located near the intersections of 160-76. questions can be answered bu calling 417-546-6845 during normal business hours!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

M.A.B. Computer & Electronic Repair!

Walnut Shade Mo - It was on a beautiful Tuesday in August, 2018 that I happened to run into a young man at the Long Horn Family Dining cafe where I had gone to enjoy an early breakfast before heading out to vote. His name was Brandon Baldwin and I mentioned to him that I'd noticed a truck out in front that bore the MAB logo. Since he was the only young person in the place (the rest being old farts like myself), I made the logical connection.

Brandon told me that he can perform all type of computer repair at very reasonable prices and had no problems with visiting customers on site. Since there was really only one other computer place in town, I thought to give this young entrepreneur a plug. His web page is located at www.mabtech386.com.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

What is this place?

Kissee Mills, MO - While driving down Hwy 76 in Kissee Mills, I had just reach Highway O when I noticed an establishment on the left. Large lettering announced that it was 'The Outpost', but that was all. A small sign indicated they were open, but with nothing else to go by, I decided not to stop.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

It's election time - August 7, 2018!

Taney County, MO.  - It's time to elect or even to re-elect some very good people to demanding jobs in both the State and in Taney County. Here's a complete voting sheet as provided by KSGF radio at 104.1 on the FM dial






Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bull Shoals Roundabout drive bys!




Aug 13, 2018 8:55 AM

Since the video cam which was recording traffic conditions at the Bull Shoals Bridge Project was yanked by MODOT recently, I thought I'd start doing a series of simulated commute runs to let others see what was going on... I planned to add one of these whenever conditions change significantly. At the time of this post, the crews were still working on asphalting the approaches to the new bridge. Traffic was flowing normally also.

August 14, 2018

MODOT Press release:

One-Lane Traffic ?Round the Clock
At Route 76/Bull Shoals Bridge Further Delayed until Aug. 20
 
Forsyth Area, Taney County – Drivers can expect one-lane traffic with temporary traffic signals regulating traffic on Route 76 at the Bull Shoals Lake bridge project east of Forsyth starting Monday, August 20, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

The move to the temporary traffic pattern during this phase of the bridge project has been further delayed due to weather.

Originally, the plan called for Route 76 to be closed for up to two weeks to connect the new bridge into the existing highway. However, after hearing strong concerns from the community about the closing of the Route 76, MoDOT committed to work with its project contractor to minimize the impacts to the traveling public. MoDOT and the contractor developed an approach to keep traffic flowing during this part of the project.

It’s expected the one-lane traffic and temporary traffic signals will remain in place for up to two weeks.

Mid-way through the process of building the new pavement connection, Route 76 traffic will move to the new bridge. However, one-lane traffic and the temporary traffic signals will remain in place until all the connecting pavement is complete.

Drivers can expect delays on Route 76 during this phase of the project. They are urged to allow plenty of extra travel time and expect backups on Route 76 approaching the bridge.
During the work, law enforcement officers will assist with traffic control during busy traffic times. Contractor crews along with law enforcement will assist first responders through the work zone during emergencies.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Construction is scheduled to begin the week of August 13 on the new roundabout at the intersection of Route 160 and Route 76 at the north end of the new bridge. Drivers can expect lane closings at times with crews and equipment close to traffic. 





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Monday, July 23, 2018

Photo of sky taken at the time of the Duck boat accident.

The photo was taken at my residence balcony located at Lat 36.69045541922207, Long -93.12413837409667. Elevation 241 meters. Time of photo ~7:05 PM, July 19, 2018. Below is the direction line of the location of the Ride the Ducks accident some 12 miles straight line distance.


Google map showing this line.

It's my thought that what the photo maybe showed indications of what  was a micro-burst in progress which struck the boat that saw 17 individuals lose their lives.