Get ready for Girl Scout Cookie season

It's almost time to start testing our willpower with our New Year's Resolution to eat healthier. Are you strong enough to resist the Thin Mint? I'm a Caramel Delight kind of person, so the temptation is strong, however there is a new cookie that's coming out this year. It's the Raspberry Rally. It's basically a Thin Mint, but Raspberry. I'm doomed.

Well, diet, it was good while it lasted.

Girl Scout Cookies will start tempting Springfieldians around February 11th.

Check out the cookie finder. Click the link, enter your zip code and it will tell you where you can find cookies near you.

 


Winter weather is no match for these Black Sabbath snow goggles

With the nasty winter weather headed our way, you might want to pick up a pair of these rad Black Sabbath snow goggles. This company also has a bunch of other Black Sabbath items  for the Sabbath fan in your life.

 


Warming Shelters Are Now Open On Cold Nights

Cold weather is coming to the Ozarks.  Warming centers and shelters will be open for the homeless and less fortunate.  The warming shelters are open between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. from now thru March 1, if temps overnight are expected colder than 32 degrees.

Here is a list of those shelters for both men and women and families if you are in need.

East Sunshine Church of Christ 3721 E Sunshine 417-408-8076 Men’s Shelter open when the temperature is 32 degrees F or below. Call ahead to ensure there is space.
Grace United Methodist Church 600 S Jefferson 417-869-0765 Women’s Shelter open when the temperature is 32 degrees F or below. Call ahead to ensure there is space.
Asbury United Methodist Church 1500 S Campbell Ave 417-865-1335 Adult Shelter open when the temperature is 32 degrees F or below. Pets welcome. Call ahead to ensure there is space.
Unity Church of Springfield 2214 E Seminole St 417-887-2214 Adult Shelter open when the temperature is 32 degrees F or below. Call ahead to ensure there is space.
The Connecting Grounds 4341 W Chestnut Expy 417-986-2552 Family Shelter. Pets welcome. Call ahead to ensure there is space. Shelter open November 1-March 31.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church 1609 N. Summit Ave. 417-869-3646 Men’s Shelter open the two coldest nights of the week when the temperature is 32 degrees F or below. Call ahead to ensure there is space.
Revive 66 3839 W Chestnut Expy 417-894-1167 Adult Shelter. Pets Welcome. These are normally $10 to rent but are free on nights when the crisis cold weather shelters open.

The 35th Anniversary of The Max Headroom Signal Hijacking

It's been 35 years since the broadcast of two Chicago TV stations WGN-TV and PBS member station, WTTW, were interrupted with a bizarre fake Max Headroom. I remember Max Headroom when I was a kid, but I have only heard about this broadcast hijacking this year.

The first hijacking was on WGN-TV, it lasted only 30 seconds before the station was able to regain control. The second hijacking happened on WTTW during an episode of Dr. Who. What came next was 90 seconds of weirdness. Click the link below to watch the video.

A criminal investigation conducted by the FCC in the immediate aftermath of the intrusion could not find the persons responsible, and despite many unofficial inquiries and much speculation over the ensuing decades, the culprits have yet to be positively identified

Both Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion incidents took place on local Chicago television stations on the night of Sunday, November 22, 1987.


Abbey Road Documentary Trailer

Oooooh!! This is a must-see! If These Walls Could Sing will stream on Disney Plus on December 16th!

 


DON'T WANT TO COOK THANKSGIVING DINNER? GO OUT TO EAT INSTEAD!

If you don’t want to mess with the stress of making Thanksgiving dinner this year, you can always go out! Here’s a list of local restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving:

  • Alli’s Family, 4525 W Chestnut Expy, Springfield, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Applebee’s Locations, Springfield 4 p.m-10 p.m.
  • City Cafe, 2129 West Republic Road, Springfield, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Cracker Barrel, 2858 North Glenstone, Springfield, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Denny’s Locations, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Domino’s Pizza Locations 4 p.m.- Midnight
  • Golden Corral Locations
    – 2020 East Primrose, Springfield, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    – 2734 North Kansas Expressway, Springfield, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Golden Korean, 1406 West Sunshine Street, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Hurts Donut Shops, Springfield, 24 hours
  • Hooters, 2010 East Independence, Springfield4 p.m.- Midnight
  • IHOP Locations
    – 3804 South Glenstone, Springfield, 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.
    – 2647 North Kansas Expressway, Springfield, 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.|
  • Norma’s Carriage House, 1537 North Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Nawab’s Indian Cuisine, Springfield, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m./ 3:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Papa John’s, 10 a.m. – Midnight
  • Sakura Japanese restaurant, 3230 S National Avenue, Springfield, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Springfield Family Restaurant, 2222 South Campbell Avenue, 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Thai Express, 2113 West Republic Road, Springfield, 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Village Inn Locations, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Waffle House Locations Springfield, 24/7
  • W.F. Cody’s, 3138 East Sunshine Street, Springfield, 4 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
  • Ziggie’s Cafe
    – at the Lamplighter Inn, 1772 South Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    – at the Best Western Coach, 2515 North Glenstone, Springfield, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Get paid to drink beer & watch soccer

If you're a fan of beer, here is your opportunity to sip your way through 32 beers from around the world and rank your favorites in a BonusFinder blog, oh and you'll get $500 and a brand new TV so you can watch one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

 


Salvation Army's "Gifts of the Season Program" Is Underway!

The Salvation Army's "Gifts of the Season Program" begins today, November 8.  For those in need, its  FREE toys and food in Greene and Christian Counties.

Those who can participate must live in either Greene or Christian Counties with children 16 and younger, seniors 60 and older, or disabled people.

To participate this is what you'll need when you arrive at the Salvation Army in Springfield. (1707 W. Chestnut Expressway)

A photo ID.
Proof of address via a monthly bill from September, October, or November, a current lease, or Section 8 paperwork.
For the disabled, an award letter.

Documents will be accepted 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Nov 8-11 and Nov. 14-18.

If you are granted assistance,  the distribution dates will be Dec. 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for families and Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-noon for seniors and disabled people. You’ll get your appointment time when you sign up for the program.


Cold Weather Shelters Open This Month When Temps Are Below Freezing!

November first begins the opening of  "Crisis cold weather shelters," in Springfield!

If temps fall to 32 degrees or below for at least four consecutive hours between 7 pm and 7 am, the shelters will be open.

If you do not have shelter, or knows of someone needing shelter for the overnight, use one of the shelters listed below.

The  nine shelters are located at :

  • Asbury United Methodist Church, adult, pet-friendly shelter located at 1500 S. Campbell Ave.
  • East Sunshine Church of Christ, men's shelter located at 3721 E. Sunshine St.
  • Eden Village, located at 2801 E. Division St.
  • Grace United Methodist Church, women's shelter located at 600 S. Jefferson Ave.
  • Harbor House, men's shelter located at 636 Boonville Ave.
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1609 N. Summit Ave.
  • Revive 66 Campground, located at 3839 W. Chestnut Expressway
  • The Connecting Grounds/Venues 425, located at 4341 W. Chestnut Expressway
  • Unity of Springfield, adult shelter located at 2214 E. Seminole St.

70's Rush vs. 80's Rush - which was better?

If you're a hardcore fan of Rush, you love Rush no matter which decade, right? But surely you have an opinion on which version of Rush was better. The 70's Rush or the 80's Rush.

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