Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The End of Fall in Missouri

It could freeze tonight. The high temp today was in the 50’s. It is time to head SOUTH!.
I’ll be heading that way Tuesday, October 25th.

The Annual Missouri Community Betterment Conference is over for this year. I spent part of a week in September, on the road with a great gal, judging population category II. She and I have been judging partners for the past three years. This year we spent time in Lowry City, Grant City, Green City, Novinger and Paris, MO. Very long days but the people are so great! Here’s MCB’s website: http://www.mocommunitybetterment.com/. I think it is a great organization that helps communities in the state of Missouri to be some of the best places to live. (Except in the winter. They haven’t figured out how to keep the temps above freezing.)

I’ve taken a couple of road trips, one of those was through Roaring River State Park, just south of Cassville, Missouri. One of Missouri’s best trout fishing areas.
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It was a beautiful fall day......
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Then on to 4,300 acre Pea Ridge National Military Park near Garfield, Arkansas. The park is acknowledged as one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields.(Although for some reason, I favor the Lexington Missouri “Battle of Lexington State Historic Site”.)
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The Battle of Lexington is mention in this dateline, however the cannonball shot during the battle, that struck the Lafayette County Courthouse is not.
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