As we said in our last issue, we are very lucky to have
Quietside Quick Shop, but we made a slight erratum.
The Horny Goat Weed they sell is actually called The
Horniest Goat Weed. This is a pretty important distinction,
don't you think?
And now would be a good time to introduce the new owners
of Quietside Quick Shop, J. T. and Karla White, Trevor
Viertel, and Jake, the boss. They hale from Boonville,
Missouri. Stop by and meet the new owners.
The Forbidden Face by Latifa
Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles
From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz
The King of Tortes by John Grisham
Lost and Found
Spirit, the lost cat that Doreen Breakfield was cat
sitting, has been found. Thanks to Quietside for helping
in the search and return.
People in Roach get more than their share of abused
and abandoned animals, especially if they live on the
old highway. Beer cans and trash are bad enough!
"We were dumped," said Butch and Sunny,
but were rescued by a nice lady named Shirley. Now
we are lucky enough to live in Roach, and we say throwing
away animals is down right dirty and mean. Have your
pets fixed too!"
Lucille Carroll had four of her cats to the Dogwood
Spay & Neuter Clinic last week located on Hwy 5S,
next to the Dogwood Thrift Shop. Good for you, Lucille!
They have low prices and are open Mon, Tues, Wed. Phone
Keep 'em coming!
Thanks to everyone who sent emails and letters. We love
to hear from you all! If you would like to be on our
email list, send us a note.
If you cannot answer a man's argument, do not panic.
You can always call him names.
Copyright © 2003
New people moving to the lake often make the mistake
of thinking that the little town of Roach is named after
the American Cockroach. Let's make one thing perfectly
clear; Roach was named after the Honorable Sid Roach.
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
We should rename this newsletter the Roach Retraction.
We have new reliable information that Roach was not
named after the Honorable Sid Roach, but to honor Littleberry
(Jack) Roach, a prominent man of the Linn Creek and
Gunter (Ha Ha Tonka) areas. The Roach post office was
officially established in 1886, the year Littleberry
The community and post office was originally known as
Meads, but this was unacceptable to the U. S. Post Office
Department because there was already a Mead, Missouri.
When the name Meads was not allowed, the name Roach
was suggested and accepted.
In the next issue
the rest of the story.
100th Anniversary of the Roach Post
Golda Osborn, Stanley (Cotton) Haines,
Chloe Green (Postmistress), Raymond North, Rosie Haines
North, Edna Haines Hall, and
Dorthy Haines North
Bring back the Loafers Bench!!
John and Jane Webb, owners of Total Fitness in Camdenton
have closed their doors to move on to other endeavors.
Finny (right) was very upset at first, but decided to
do his own thing at home.
Alysia Goudy, daughter of Larry and Carol Goudy of G
& G Marina, and Shawn Maschino, were married this
past June. We wish the young couple happy sailing!
Waste Watchers collections: A truck is located on the
Wal-Mart Super Center parking lot (below Pasta House)
on Saturdays from 10 until 2, April thru Nov. They take
glass and plastics that can be bagged together. And
all paper and light cardboard can be bagged or boxed
Our foreign correspondent, Jeanette Williams, formerly
of Roach, had a most interesting adventure off the coast
of Mexico. Young men were diving off cliffs into rough
water filled with huge rocks to retrieve plastic spoons,
cups, condoms, and other trash thrown there by tourists
and passing cruise ships. Tourists would gather around
the cliffs to watch the divers. Quite an exciting cleanup
crew, we'd say.
The rest of her cruise was spent traveling around Cape
Horn in the company of many very elderly folks who spend
their golden years cruising the world. Sure beats a
Dear Miss Maddie: We
whippoorwills anymore. Do you know what happened to
Miss Maddie says, I don't know anything about whippoorwills,
but it's ten o'clock, do you know where your dog is?
Question of the Month:
Can you calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon
tree that will support a 10 lb. Possum? (Sent in by
need news! If you don't have news, we'll settle for
gossip, i.e. Has your wife run off with the corset salesman?
Suggestions - we want those too. And if you have vintage
pictures of Roach scenes or people you would like to
see in the newsletter, please let us know. Thanks to
all who have allowed us to use their pictures.