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I’m proud to present here my new summer issue, 2017. Actually this is issue number twenty-one. Publishing this paper on a quarterly basis means we are entering our fifth year of publication.
Will there be a twenty-second issue? Only God knows that for sure. I work on each issue like it will be my last. From the beginning my goal has been to make each new issue better than the last. If I meet that goal, then theoretically, the current issue is the best in relation to content and design. Advertising revenue has never impacted content or design (budget has reduced my pages from twelve to eight on occasion).
Famous From Missouri
Ralph Foster built a grand radio station back in the 1930s that is still listened to today. Foster believed an ideal station would reach every “deer lick, rabbit warren, and hawg waller” in the Ozarks. I believe he succeeded. In addition to the radio station, there is an awesome museum located on the campus of the College of the Ozarks that displays much of Foster’s collections. It has been described as “the Smithsonian of the Ozarks.”
The Boeing B-52 is an American long-range jet-powered strategic bomber. It was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support. The B-52 has been in continual service since 1955. Because of its command of the skies and its ability to completely overwhelm the enemy, some have appropriately labeled the B-52 Chief Executive Officer.
Lawrence Welk was not only a musical and financial success, he was a man of profound faith who never missed a chance to go to daily Mass. Long after his death, Welk’s business and faith legacy continue through the many enterprises he founded. Dr. Lance Richey, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN, has supplied a splendid article on the popular music maker.
Wes Johnson, columnist for the Springfield News-Leader, granted us permission to use his interesting article on hiking the trail at Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area.
You’ll remember Henning was the creator of television hits like “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Petticoat Junction,” and “Green Acres.” The Hennings owned 1,334 acres near Branson before selling part and donating part to the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Finding Inspiration in Art
Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovated use of colors. Perhaps his most famous work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, occupies an entire wall in the Art Institute of Chicago.
Senior Moments Book Review
When Bob Greene went home to central Ohio to be with his dying father, it set off a chain of events that led him to knowing his dad in a way he never had before—thanks to a quiet man who lived just a few miles away, a man who had changed the history of the world. You might enjoy reading DUTY—A father, his son, and the man who won the war.
Honoring All Who Served
Again we draw attention to the incarcerated Veterans who have served this country and then fell afoul with the justice system. Veterans for Common Sense estimates about 140,000 Veterans are held in federal and state prisons nationwide.
Resolve to be Ready!
So how would you communicate with your family or get help when the grid goes down? During the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, cell towers fell, broadcast stations were off the air, and the voices of a great city fell silent.
Ham radio (amateur radio) is the go-to communication system for pretty much everything emergency. Because ham radios can reach the national weather system, you can find out what’s going on in your area.
There are many fine Ham clubs here in the Ozarks and it takes only a quick Internet search to find one close to you.
I hope you enjoy this summer issue of Senior Moments Newspaper. Enjoy the summer and if the Lord permits, we’ll return in this fall.