Thursday, August 30, 2018

Kar Lot Oil & Lube!

Forsyth MO. - Oil changes are fact of life, and after I discovered that the Mobile One facility had closed yet again, I went on search of a new facility. I quickly discovered the Kar Lot Oil & Lube located close to the Long Horn Family Dining restaurant at 16099 US-160. The garage is run by a gentleman named David who told me has had decades of experience and who I personally found to be very professional....

When and if you need service that includes oil changes, but which also which encompasses just about everything other than transmissions and exhaust work, a quick call to 417-546-8484 will allow you to set up an appointment. When I arrived at mine, I my auto was serviced in a fast and friendly fashion. David not only changed the oil, but also check my fluid levels, adjusted my tire air pressures and did a good overall inspection. The whole process took only about twenty minutes and while I was waiting, I was impressed with David's attention to detail and the manner in which he kept his garage in almost immaculate condition. A good place to try for your next service needs!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

INFO 2 KNOW : In-Home Safe Wi-Fi and DATA workshop!

Taneyhills Community Library announces another great INFO 2 KNOW workshop free to the public. Tuesday, September 11th at 5:30 pm, K. Michael Prince, Director of, will present “In-Home Safe Wi-fi and Data.”

Michael says, “Don’t let your home be smarter than you. I strive in teaching people to be in the loop of their tech capabilities when dealing with modems and smart home products.”

Prince’s workshop will highlight securing your home modems and learning the vulnerabilities of smart tech products such as smart thermostats and Amazon Alexa.

Be sure to reserve your seat as space will be limited to 32 participants. Sign up at Taneyhills Library Front Desk or call 417-334-1418. KNFO 2 KNOW is an example of the services and community outreach the Library provides. Taneyhills Community Library is funded solely through donative and volunteer efforts.  The Library receives no local, State or Federal tax monies. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Empire Electric to build a billion dollar wind farm!

Empire Electric. now Algonquin Liberty out of Toronto Canada, is building a new Wind Farm in Missouri at a cost of one billion dollars. Until 2020, there will be huge credits given out by the Federal government. That money will greatly enhance the profit picture for the company's investors, many of who are Canadians. Prior to its sale in 2016, empire levied one of the biggest increases of any other electric service in Missouri, over 63%. That made us one of the highest payers for electricity anywhere around. Then in May, Empire levied another 'fuel cost' tax to offset increased fuel costs. This idea of paying on costs has been a tried and true tactic. One of my favorites was the manner in which they offered cash for anyone who installed certain efficient air conditioners and suck. Sadly, the customer that didn't upgrade, ended up paying for those who got checks! Now, they are cashing in on tax credits that will bolster the coffers of the company in Canada and which will like result in higher not lower rates over time.

In my view this will turn out to be yet another ripoff as we move through time. Orchestrated by a socialist democracy off to our north! You can contact the Missouri Office of public Consul and complain at:

Governor Office Building, Suite 650
200 Madison Street
PO Box 2230
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2230
Voice: 573-751-4857
Toll-Free: 866-922-2959
Fax: 573-751-5562

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

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.