Ozark Superstitions

We've all heard them. If you step on a crack, you'll break your mother's back. Break a mirror and bring seven years of bad luck. Never open an umbrella in the house. Those are a few of the most popular, but did you know the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas are filled with families […]

Government Jobs In St Louis MO

In the far eastern border of the State of Missouri lays the independent city of St.. Louis. Sports fans know it as the home of the Cardinals, one of the most award winning baseball clubs in the Major Leagues. Those who equate places with specific structures will instantly determine the city with the Gateway Arch. […]

Thong, Trail or Treasure Trees in the Ozarks

So you are asking yourself just what is a thong tree? There are a number of theories but the anticipating one seems to be that the Native Americans (mostly the Osage) "shaped" these trees to point to important locations. They would bend a sapling (usually an oak) over and tie it down with a piece […]

The Conundrum that is Brad Smith

As we hit the midpoint of the Big 12 season, the title game picture is crystal clear in the South, yet still murky in the North. Up until Saturday most people agreed that Colorado and Nebraska were by far the class of the Big 12 North. Sure Missouri was 2-1, but their wins came against […]

Are Any Infrared Heaters Still Made in America?

The indoor infrared heater was invented about 35 years ago by an engineer from Missouri named John Jones. Up until Mr. Jones’ death in 1999, virtually all indoor infrared heaters were made in America. With the inventor gone and his patents expired, many manufacturers began to make their own infrared heaters offshore. Today, it’s hard […]

In Broad Daylight – Who Killed Ken McElroy?

The killing of Ken Rex McElroy could well be the hottest cold case on record. On the morning of July 10, 1981, he was shot to death as he sat in his pickup on the main street of Skidmore, Missouri. Forty-five townspeople witnessed the killing. All denied seeing the shooters. After three grand investigations and […]

What to do When Pulled Over for DWI

If you're stopped by a police officer for driving while intoxicated (DWI), be polite to the officer. Cooperate with what he or she asks you to do, because it will be against your own interests to be uncooperative or rude. Anybody can find himself or herself in this situation, and your background (apart from any […]

Bicycling – Public Biking and Hiking Trails in the Greater Kansas City Region, No Excuses

In the KC-Metro region, bike trails have been developed along the tributary valleys joining the two large rivers here, the Kansas and the Missouri. Additionally, for the benefit of cross-country and local bicyclists, two new bike lanes have been installed over two busy Missouri-River road bridges: the Mid-America, which connects North Kansas City directly to […]