Thanks to YOU we exceeded our winter blood drive goal with the American Red Cross! If you missed your chance to give blood at our drive, you can still make an appointment with the American Red Cross to give blood, platelets and plasma.
Don’t forget they do COVID-19 Antibody Testing too! Find out all you need to know to donate today at redcrossblood.org.
Rockin’ On The Rocks Videos!
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #13!
This week I went to the Cape LaCroix Bluffs Conservation Area in northern Scott which is located off of Nash Road & supports one of the rarest fishes in Missouri, the spring cavefish. Spring cavefish spend the majority of their lives underground in springs and aquatic caves. Cape LaCroix Bluffs supports natural wetlands, limestone bluffs, and beech mesophytic forests unique to eastern Missouri. Enjoy nature & positive energy! 11/17/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #12!
This week I took a drive to show you a creek that was suggested by my friend Kevin Steger that I don’t know the name of just off of Cape Rock Drive in Cape County by turning onto County Road 635, then County Road 646. UPDATE: Andrew Lynn says its called Scism creek. You get to see some colorful leaves & some rocks! Be one with nature & find joy & peace! 11/11/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #11!
Recently I went to Cape Rock Park on the Mississippi River on the riverbank below the scenic overlook! Lots of rocks & the reason our town is one of the few inland capes on Earth! Cape Girardeau, Missouri, got it’s name when French explorers and mapmakers used the word “cape” quite frequently to describe bluffs and promontories along the Mississippi River. A “cape” could sit next to any body of water, not just the ocean. Find joy in nature! Explore & be happy! 11/05/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #10!
Recently I went to a section on Juden Creek where fossils have been found & some artifacts. The leaves are changing & we get a look at some of that & a special surprise at the end of the video! Be creative, enjoy nature & have a good time in your life! 10/27/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #9!
Kirby Ray & “Iceburg” Darren Burgfeld hangin’ out at the Missouri Dept. of ConservationCape Girardeau Nature Center with MDC Media Specialist Joshua Hartwig & MDC Naturalist Alex Holmes! These guys rock nature & this place is rockin’! Have fun! 10/20/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #8!
Tower Rock on the Mississippi River in Perry County near Altenburg! It’s a huge rock in the river! Be like a stone & ROCK! 10/15/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #7!
I recently went to the Old Burnt Mill at Little Saline Creek! The road it’s on is the oldest road in Missouri, called Three Notch Road in Perry County on Road 840! It’s made of stone! Get inspired by nature & have fun! 10/07/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #6!
I recently went to a creek bed with a dry waterfall & cave entrance in Perry County formed by glaciers! It rocks big time! Get inspired by the beauty of nature’s art! Find merriment! 09/29/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #5!
I recently went to Juden Creek Conservation Area in Cape County to visit a cottage foundation from late the 1800’s or early 1900’s! It’s made of rocks! Get back to nature! Have a creative & fun day! 09/23/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray & Alyssa! Episode #4!
I recently went to Inspiration Point at Shawnee National Forest in Southern IL! Here we have BIG rocks! Enjoy the outdoors & nature! Be creative & have fun! 09/14/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #3!
I recently went to a Mississippi River inlet near Olive Branch IL that has tons of rocks, fossils, & artifacts since the river is low right now! So much is being revealed in the sand! Enjoy wildlife & nature! Have some creative fun! 09/09/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #2!
Today I went to Apple Creek Conservation Area at the Boat Dock Entrance in northeast Cape Girardeau County to look at a few stones and possible primitive artifacts! Enjoy nature & life! Have fun today! 09/02/20
Rockin’ On The Rocks with Kirby Ray! Episode #1!
Today I went to Rock Springs near Thebes IL to pick up a few stones that were polished in the creek to give to friends! Enjoy nature & life! Good wishes to you! 08/19/20
Thank you to everyone who made it out to the 6th Annual St. Jude Disc Golf Klassic! It was our most successful tournament yet and with your help we raised $3,116 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!
A special thanks to our hole sponsors:
SEMO Disc Golf
Chris Snider – Do It For Dom
Excitement Disc Golf
Gorrilas In The Mist
Dusty and Dakota
Dusty Conrad and Family
Brian and Kelly Unterreiner
Josh Welsh & Family
The Imagine That Boutique Heartland Idol has come to an end. Thank you to ALL of our finalists and thank YOU for voting for your Fan Favorite!
The Fan Favorite voted by you is Chandler Roberts!
The 2020 Imagine That Boutique Heartland Idol and winner of $1000 voted by the judges is…Jamie Higgins! Congratulations to Jamie and Chandler.
Several local 3D printing enthusiasts have joined forces to create reusable masks for area health care providers. These are provided at no cost to the providers, and offer a safe and effective way to combat infection in the workplace.
“It started from a healthcare provider in town that knew I had a printer and reached out to me. He said he’d started printing some mask files, ‘but if you print a few for me, I’ll send you the files. It’d be really great if you’d help me out, because I’m going to start supplying some of my coworkers.’
“Immediately, I reached out to two people that I knew that had printers and relayed the same message. Without hesitation, everybody hopped on board and started printing. Now, once a week I drive to specific locations in town to pick them up and bundle the masks. Then, my wife and I disinfect them and put them into Ziploc bags and deliver them to the healthcare providers.
“We’ve made around 200, so far. It takes about six hours to print two masks, and so we are hunting for other makers in the area who can and will help.”
A.J. Biri, one of the makers, has made the design files available for download HERE. He asks that if you live in the area and can help, please reach out via email to email@example.com to coordinate for pick up and etc.
“This is really the first time that we get an opportunity to print and do something that’s helpful for the entire community. I can tell you that they’ve all been thrilled and super excited for what they’re doing, and I know there’s a huge level of fulfillment that they feel, knowing what they’re doing for their community.”
More information can be heard on Iceburg’s Community Corner podcast interview with Biri HERE.