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Out of no where comes the news that the St. Louis County Board has plans to take over ownership of several of Clayton's major downtown streets, including South Central, Bonhomme, Meramec, Forsyth, Carondelet and Bemiston avenues. Legislation to hand oversight... Continue reading
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What had been a rather chilly/partlysunny day with a stiff wind turned into a beautiful evening and a large number of graduates and their families celebrated under the tent in our yard. Today is a full day of graduation events... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at respublica
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Chairs being put up in the quad for tomorrow night's graduation And put up. Continue reading
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Mary his glasses are on the bottom of the pond and we cannot see down to the bottom.
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Last night while attempting to hook up spotlights around our waterfall/pond, Dale slipped and fell head first into the bottom pond submerging himself totally, losing his glasses and coming up irritated that his mother and I (who were in the... Continue reading
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For some reason mattress sales are always big on Memorial Day weekend. One of life's oddities. Also this year the best sales will be on appliances, grills and Nike running shoes. Continue reading
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This is another of those busy, getting ready for graduation weeks which is on Friday with events on Thursday as well. The tent is up for the reception we hold in our yard for graduates and their parents and/or spouses.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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I follow several weather people on Twitter, just to get second opinions. Heh. One is Adrian Linares who is based in Miami and does worldwide weather and severe weather events. He put this tweet up last night and to be... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
We're probably all aware of the many car break ins in the St. Louis area the past few years. It's been happening all over the place and no area is totally free of this crime. But KSDK did some research... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Last December I wrote about an experience one of our seminary students had while doing ministry work in north St. Louis. You can read it here, but in essence it was the story of him and young girl from the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
We hate to be rude and no matter how "please walk your bike through here", it kind of comes off bossy.
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We've tried every arrangement there is, but nothing works. even put wide length wooden benches out and they go on the grass.
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We've had many close calls on campus from people riding bikes down the chapel plaza in order to get through the campus on their way somewhere else. We tried setting out big pots and benches at each end of the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Before the Missouri legislature adjourned for the year, they passed a bill which would ban local cities from banning stores' plastic bags. Some cities wanted to forbid local groceries and other businesses from using these bags and passed a ban.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
One of KSDK's meteorologists, Chester Lampkin, is leaving St. Louis to work for MetService of New Zealand, that country's version of our National Weather Service. MetService bills themselves as "New Zealand's Coolest Little Weather Company". I will miss Chester, no... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
I want the raccoons to go to another side of town, Ann!
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We know we have a groundhog issue because of the deep holes in the backyard. We called Critter Control who did tell us groundhogs are the hardest animal to trap, but we asked them to try anyway. But, now we... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Was rather surprised to read yesterday that the Missouri legislators adjourned at 3:30 and are done for the year. They have a five month working year. Missouri House members make a salary of 35,915 dollars a year plus a 104.20... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Weird food news. "Soft drinks are still on the kids’ menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s in eliminating soda." The only drinks offered will be water or milk. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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It surprised me how quickly Memorial Day was upon us. I'm still of the old school which thinks of Memorial Day as May 30th, but in reality it has been, since 1968 when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act,... Continue reading
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We normally harvest in mid to late June when the stalks have mostly turned brown. It's one of those gardening thrills to have our own garlic.
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Tonight at 9 CST Truly a first. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at respublica
We learned you get what you pay for...But this company is competitive. And no, no undocumented immigrants.
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Yesterday a mountain lion was euthanized after being hit by a car on I-44 in Missouri. Mountain lions in Missouri?! Who knew? Turns out people who track such things have learned there are 51 confirmed sightings of these animals in... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at respublica
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We have planted garlic on campus the past couple of years, but last fall we planted in a different place and boy, is this garlic looking good. Strong and healthy. We moved it to a bigger place to get more... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at respublica