Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bull Shoals bridge blown!

Live video here!

Forsyth Mo. - At around 10:12 AM on a chilly Oct the 16th, the 65 year old Bull Shoals bridge superstructure was dynamited free of its supporting pillars. And it was a breathtaking event for hundreds of area residents, who gathered just to the west of the location, for a couple of reasons. For one thing, the blast was enormous as the entire structure came down in less that a second. For another, most of us were not prepared for it as the was not 'just before blast' warning given. So, everyone was shouting, 'did you get that'? Still, all in all, I was blessed to have witnessed something you just don't see every day!

In the field where I was located, I was surprised to see so many cars, this for an event that was word of mouth only. Yet, for all of that, emergency services were everywhere, both on land and water to make sure everyone was safe.

In this close up you can see how the blasts sheared the supports at the pillar hinge areas. The superstructure beams had been cut by acetylene torch beforehand. I understand that the remaining pillars will be removed once the steel superstructure and road bed is removed.
So it was, we locals bid a fond farewell to what had been a fixture in the Forsyth Missouri area for as long as many had been alive!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Demolition of Bull Shoals bridge getting near!

Forsyth MO. - Construction works and demolition experts were busy on Monday, October 15, 2018 getting the old bridge that spans Bull Shoals near Forsyth MO ready to be brought down. And while I'm not at liberty to disclose that actual date or time, I can state that it will be soon.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sonic mini review! The All American Dog!

Forsyth MO. - Once in a while I develop a taste for a good old fashioned hot dog and when that happens I always think of the Sonic fast food venue located on the main Hwy 160 drag in Forsyth Missouri!

My only hesitation centered around the 'order box' where you can place an order in the drive thru lane. At times I've found it difficult to understand what was being said. On a few occasions, I just went ahead and repeated my order then drove forward, hoping for the best. Yes, it was that difficult to understand the little squeaky little voice coming out of that box! And yet, it was well worth the effort, as I could score an all American Hot dog and medium fries for only $4.31 including tax!

On this occasion, however, I breezed through the line, could clearly hear (see the short video) and was on my way in just a few short minutes!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Mintex Appliance Services!

Forsyth MO. - As my garbage disposal was making all sorts of noises, I looked around and heard about a company named Mintex that a few people had said performed excellent service. I gave them a call and was handled in a very professional manner. They also issued me a very complete quote. Technician/owner Chris Didlot arrived ahead of schedule and who was extremely courteous before getting right to work. Everything went smoothly and I was a very happy customer. Please, next time you need help with an appliance, give Mintex a call at 417-335-8308!

Forsyth Car and Craft Show - Oct 6,2018!

Forsyth Mo - The annual Forsyth Car and Craft show will be held at the town square near the court house on Saturday, October 6 from 9AM until about 2PM. There will be loads of beautiful cars to look at along with many vendors who will be displaying all sorts of crafts. Along with all that glam and glitter will be food vendors and live entertainment! The day is forecast as having a few scattered thunderstorms with a high near 85F. Winds will be SSW at 5 to 10 mph. So, there is no reason not to pack up the family and come on down to see the sights!

Update: I attended the event and while there were lots of cars and vendors, the place was a bit short of attendees as I found out that no one had apparently thought to really advertise the event ahead of time. That said, the one that did show up had a great time with lots of vendors present to browse through. I bought myself a bag of assort hot peppers from the vendor shown at right!

Oh, and before you go there, Peggy's Park Place Market, near the new Bull Shoals bridge, will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day! They'll be handing out free hot dogs, chips and a beverage along with having a raffle for all sorts of great prizes! Folks, both these venues offer fun, excitement and good food so be sure to take some time out to have a last minute summer fling! Call the Chamber at 417-546-2741 for additional information.

Alzheimer Detection Workshop at the Taneyhills Library!

Taneyhills Community Library is hosting a special INFO 2 KNOW workshop on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:00 pm about Alzheimer detection.

This special workshop is free to the public and led by Melissa Ford, Community Educator for the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Alzheimer's: Know the 10 Signs Early Detection Matters” will separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll find out how to recognize the signs, learn the benefits of early detection, and discover resources to help.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter strives to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The offer care and support at no charge to families and individuals living with Alzheimer's and other dementia related illnesses.

Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited to 34 people. Sign-up at the Library front desk to reserve your seat.(417-334-1418).

Monday, October 1, 2018

Frosted Mug gains a great new bartender!

Forsyth MO. - As an old and aging man, who like Judge Kavanaugh, enjoys a good beer now and then, the Frosted Mug has been a good an venerable watering hole for many decades. And while I love all the bartenders who have worked there, I also understand the need to bring the young and energetic up from the ranks. Ms. Jesse fills that bill. At this juncture in time, she was working on Sunday and Monday nights after 5PM. And, I was very impressed. Sure, she is pleasing to the eye, but even more importantly, this woman is AWARE. A very good and well liked trait for any patron whose drink is found wanting!