From the Party Cove Turkey
Horrors! Condominiums on the west side of the bridge,
and now condominiums are proposed on the east side of
the bridge! Watch for announcements of future meetings
if you'd like to get your two cents worth in.
Who Blowed Up the Church House?
Pissing in the Snow & Ozark Folk Tales:
by Vance Randolph
The Cat Who Talked Turkey
Lillian Jackson Braun
Lawyers can't go to the beach anymore. Cats
keep trying to bury them in sand.
From the book:
Lawyers and Other Reptiles
by Jess M. Brallier
Two of our astute readers asked if John Grisham's book,
The King of Tortes, as erroneously written in
last month's Reading List, was a cookbook.
Of course it isn't - our proof reader laid down on the
job and missed the flub. It should have been Torts,
as in law, not Tortes, as in cakes.
Bud, the proofreader
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Glady or Karen:
Roach Civil War History
Missouri ranks third among the states with the most
battles and engagements during the Civil War. Camden
County played an interesting role in the survival of
the Union, but in this issue we will focus on the Roach
area. We have a partial list of residents that were
hauled off to a POW camp in Rolla, Camp Womack, or the
wounded to Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis.
Were any of these folks a member of your family?
|William R. Thompson
Roach Reader Comment:
The following is a suggestion from one of our readers
Why couldn't the land on AA, where the community building
was to be built ages ago, be used for some kind of playground
or park area with picnic tables and covered pavilion
for the local residents?
Dear Miss Maddie:
I heard that Lee Nelson self-proclaimed himself the
Mayor of Roach. He appointed Susan Campbell as Vice-Mayor
while he is frolicking down south. Does this mean she's
in charge of Vice? And
just when did Roach hold
this election? Miss Muffet
Dear Miss Muffet: I smell
a coup d'etat! I do not remember an election. This may
call for a recall! I have hired two 'undercover' agents
(pictured below) to investigate.
We have another sports
hero in our town - Freddie Sparks, who plays left field
for the Camdenton Lakers girls softball team.
Tom Green has done it again - ran faster than anyone
The picture last month was correctly identified as
an old building in the New Tribes complex.
Get Well Soon, Pat Lamport. Every cat, dog and critter
in Roach misses you and wishes you a speedy recovery
your people friends do too.
you didn't know you needed to know:
Did you know that the Camdenton Library hosts a Genealogy
meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1 to
3 p.m. in the Meeting Room. (The November date is the
19th due to Thanksgiving). On the 2nd Thursday they
meet from 2 to 4 p.m. in the computer lab to do online
Question of the
No answers to last month's question - Who was Lorenzo
Jones and His Wife Belle?
The answer: This was the name of a radio soap opera,
before TV, in the same genre as Young Doctor Malone,
Stella Dallas and Just Plain Bill.
Thanksgiving from the Roach Rattler staff.