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Fundraising Underway for New Roof at The Neosho Carver Schoolhouse

14 Aug

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Carver Birthplace Association in co-operation with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks has started a fundraising effort to raise $8,000 to replace the roof on the Neosho Carver Schoolhouse. The Schoolhouse has been placed on the National Historic Preservation list.

Carver trivia: Mariah Watkins, who housed Carver while at the Neosho MO school, was later the nanny of Thomas Hart Benton, “America’s First Great Painter.”

The Twins

10 Aug

I believed then – in a deep, easy way that is impossible for me as an adult – that there was more to this world than meets the eye. Trees had spirits; the wind spoke. If you followed a toad or a raven deep into the heart of the forest, they were sure to lead you to something magical.

Jennifer McMahon

Remembering our amigo Bill Hollweg

7 Jul

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Lothar Tuppen and Jeff Billard joins Jack to look back at the first of this special season of the best of Bill Hollweg beginning with a double feature including “X-Minus One’s The 7th Victim” and the first episode of “Amity- Dark Waters” all with the thanks of Broken Sea Audio and Howl-O for the music!

Bumble Bee hits Rusty Patch

25 Jun

Historically, the rusty patched bumble bee was broadly distributed across the eastern United States, Upper Midwest, and southern Quebec and Ontario in Canada. Since 2000, this bumble bee has been reported from only 13 states and 1 Canadian province: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.

Rusty patched bumble bees live in colonies that include a single queen and female workers. The colony produces males and new queens in late summer. Queens are the largest bees in the colony, and workers are the smallest. All rusty patched bumble bees have entirely black heads, but only workers and males have a rusty reddish patch centrally located on the back.

See http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/rpbb for more.

Water

24 Jun


Women and girls spend an average of 6 hours a day collecting water

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Yellowstone Wolves

14 Mar

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An interesting look at the changes that have occurred since wolves were reintroduced into the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park in 1995. The trophic cascade that has occurred since then is truly fascinating and makes sense when you understand the role that the wolves play in Yellowstone.

Pedal Power! How To Build A Bike Generator

12 Feb

 

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http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/how-to/a10245/pedal-power-how-to-build-a-bike-generator-16627209/