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Flood resources/Here comes summer

Several resource centers are opening/have opened this week to provide assistance for those affected by the recent flooding.      A center will open today in House Springs, MO  at Northwest Valley Middle School from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is hard to believe (like I say every year) that Memorial Weekend is fast approaching.   It seems like once that weekend ... Read More »

Celebrate Mom!

My mom’s birthday falls on Saturday this year….and many times it even fell Mother’s Day. I used to tell her she got slighted on that one, so I always tried to make sure that she got both the birthday gifts and the Mom’s day flowers she deserved. And deserve them she did. My mom spoke both English and Spanish fluently, ... Read More »

Flood 2017: Cleanup and how to help!

I think I speak for everyone here when I say “Welcome back sunshine!” In some places the waters are fast receding.    Other areas are awaiting crest, mostly this weekend: Latest River Forecast Volunteers will be needed for cleanup in several areas.   Portions of Eureka are removing sandbags today. You can help out in Valley Park tomorrow!   Volunteers are asked ... Read More »

STL Flooding: Tuesday Morning Update

12:30 PM update! From Humane Society of MO: Evacuating families with PETS: Humane Society Mo has two climate-controlled trailers. Please do NOT leave your pets behind! Their rescue team is on standby should the need arise. Report animals in distress 24/7 at 314-647-4400. If you need to board your pets, come to 129 Woods Mill in Manchester. MODOT Expects to ... Read More »

Monday Morning Flood Info

Lot of information to keep an eye on over the next few days.     I will try to update as much as possible. MoDOT will be closing I-44 between Route 109 and I-270 near St. Louis overnight tonight (Mon/Tue). Expect major traffic delays. Latest River Info Missouri Road Closures Illinois Road Closures Volunteers Needed in Eureka for Sandbagging Valley Park Evacuation ... Read More »

Heavy rain……AND Voice Auditions coming to STL

Rainy weekend ahead!   Very rainy.   Check ahead on ANY outdoor plans you may have this weekend.    Flash Flooding is also possible so please check travel routes especially during heavy rain and NEVER drive through where water covers the road.    Here are the latest outlooks from the St. Louis NWS. Caught this cool pic of a rainbow trying to make an ... Read More »

All Good Things and LGB!!

I am on a positive kick right now.   It absolutely helps that the Blues and Predators game one is tonight, and the Cards and Blue Jays are a Busch.  But besides that, I am trying to feed my mind with positive news and stories.   So much negative out there.   The positive is there if you look, and I love ... Read More »

Half Price Cards Tickets!

I love saving money, half price anything is awesome to me! But when it is cardinals tickets….even better. In honor of Earth Day over the weekend, I cleaned out MORE of my closet, the garage, etc etc and dropped off another carload at Goodwill. It always feels so good to clean out the clutter, but no matter how many trips ... Read More »

Silly ways to throw out your back

I have thrown out my back in some pretty silly ways in the past, more than once sneezing.    Once moving a bag of soda syrup.    A couple times coughing.   I am pretty sure this one tops the list.   Last night I threw out my back jiggling the handle on the toilet to get it to stop running. True story.   I ... Read More »

Easter and Eagle sightings

I hope you and yours had a WONDERFUL Easter/Resurrection Day yesterday!    Mine was filled with family visits and last minute egg coloring with finger nail polish.  Don’t ask.  Had a GREAT time watching the blues game yesterday with family and I also stopped in to my Aunt’s house for the BEST spaghetti and meatballs you will every have. One thing ... Read More »