Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Hollow Men

Challenging the power structures in this community is a dangerous thing to do. To challenge the major churches...well that's suicide! Email and calls of what a horrible man I am continue to flood in.

The truth is the truth and other than the Amish rebuilding someone's house what have you heard from the churches after the Tornados and devastation. OK a total of 4-churches set up as aid stations, maybe 5. Look in the yellow pages and count the number of churches listed and reflect on this again, four maybe five churches in a three county area, {Webster, Christian, Greene} step up sort of. All they did is say ok you can use our gym as a shelter. Yoo-hoo!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Listen for the Bell

Someone emailed this to me and I wanted to share it with ya'all.

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.

From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing..Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind.

His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally and looks back, making sure her friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.

Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see.

Good friends are like this. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.

Tornado Relief

  1. These items can be dropped off at the Automagic and Jiffy Lube location at Campbell and James River Expressway from 6 am to 6 pm.

    Kortni and I will be there from noon till 1pm.

    Disaster supplies requested:

    Case of bottled water or Gatorade
    Cleaning supplies and paper products
    Personal hygiene items
    Hand sanitizer and band-aids
    Chainsaws and generators, and the oil for them
    Work gloves
    Heavy duty trash bags
    Rakes and flat shovels
    Brooms, mops and buckets
  2. Also you can make a tax deductible cash donations. earmarked for local tornado relief.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Night of the Twisters

If you neeed EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE call 911.

Damage assessment teams have been sent to the hardest hit areas in Christian County.
A COMMUNITY SHELTER (not a Red Cross facility) has been opened at Calvary Baptist Church in Nixa, 103 S Nicholas.

Volunteers are being sent to Lawrence County to perform Damage Assessment.
One volunteer turned in an early estimate of 100 homes that sustained damage in the Billings area.

We are working with other community agencies/partners to determine what supplies/talents they may need so people wanting to help in clean up can do so by using the most valuable channels.

Right now, we are using previously trained Red Cross volunteers. However, we are training those folks who may be interested in working with us. Volunteer orientation and further training is required for those wishing to help the American Red Cross in this way.

The American Red Cross is committed to helping provide for immediate emergency needs including food, shelter, clothing, medical concerns and mental health counseling. Please note – we are not authorized to provide search and rescue or clean up.

Red Cross shelters remain open in Marshfield at the Activity Center (110 Commercial) and Clever at First Baptist Church (105 Kennedy Dr.).

If victims are not near one of these shelters, they should call the American Red Cross at 1-866-206-0256 or 417-832-9500.

While we are unsure of the extent of damage at this time, and cannot estimate the potential cost of recovery, financial donations will be needed. Checks can be sent to 1835 E Chestnut Expy, Springfield MO 65802. Credit card donations will be accepted by phone at 417-832-9500 or on line at

Item donations should go to one of our local partner agencies (i.e. Salvation Army, Crosslines, Ozarks Food Harvest) as we will work hand in hand to meet the needs of our community.

If you can spare the time the National Weather Service would like to hear from you. If you or your neighborhood sustained storm/tornado damage The NWS wants to log it so as to develop a complete Storm Profile. Call 1-800-762-4363.

Lastly please pray for all those affected and consider how you might help.

Tomorrow, you've probably had enough of BOB, his BIG "smile" and his enzite. Natural Male Enhancement tomorrow. Oh boy!!

See ya on the radio!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Jericho does Manilow

Vinnie "thump thump" made his debut on the show this morning regaling us with his rendition of Copacabana. It was great! I will be aiming my speakers towards my noisy neighbor this weekend and playing non-stop Manilow break up songs. If this works, we need to psy-ops Manilow in Iran and Baghdad.

Lot of folks wanted our Darwin Awards.

Here they are:

The Darwin Awards

1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.

2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine and, after a little hopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.

3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his Vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.

4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.

5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer...$15. (If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?

7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he>> replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m., flashed gun, demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.

When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.

Coming next week. Fun things you can do with your newspaper.

Monday we've got the parents of that poor little girl whose teacher made her crawl up the stairs.

See ya on the radio!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Forrests and Patriotic Quotes

I don't get it. I would have though more people and more passion re: sale of Mark Twain Forests.

Sample emails:
I'll try to make this quick as possible..... People aren't "getting it", the whole Forest thing, the school thing, the tax thing, the war thing..... they don't get it, they don't care! They want to sit on their couch and watch their sports and as long as they have that and something to eat, they just don't care about anything else! They only people that care about anything anymore are the people that the issue is affecting at that moment, not tomorrow, not yesterday....if it's bothering them right now. I'm literally sick by the responses you got this morning, I was really expecting better calls, but then again, I expect alot from people in general and they seem to keep letting me down. I guess life will go on and our Forests can just be sold, doesn't seem to be a big deal to the majority, so be it. Thanks for all you're doing!

Over the years that I have frequented our National Forests, I have met people from many different parts of the country. I have met hunters from ‘many’ other states, as well as backpackers, birders, canoers, kayakers, bikers, and just families enjoying our wonderful country. For those who don’t frequent our forest, how would they know how much it’s used? By the way, I would say that these ‘out of staters’ are bringing in a certain amount of revenue.

The jerk that wants to know about the benefits of the forest to everyone, even those that do not go to the forest...... he should look into how much money the government makes from permits to hunt, to ride your atv,dirtbikes! And there's not that much upkeep going on compared to how much money they are making on the permit fees! Plus the money that private business owners make from the people traveling to and from these sites.... he is a big lib that needs an education! Thanks so much, God bless you for putting this to the public!

The Patriot PostFounders' Quote Daily

March 9/06
"It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homageand such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This dutyis precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation,to the claims of Civil Society. "-- James Madison (Memorial and Remonstrance Against ReligiousAssessments, Circa 20 June 1785)

March 8/06
"In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at makingproselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely becured by persecution."-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 1, 27 October 1787)

March 7/06
"For I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracyamong men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents."-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Adams, 28 October 1813)

March 6/06
"We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country'sHonor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if wenow shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and theaid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animateand encourage us to great and noble Actions. "-- George Washington (General Orders, 2 July 1776)

See ya on the radio!