Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am dedicating this blog post to the families, victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I hope and pray that in time that they can rediscover the Christmas spirit in their hearts and family. My thoughts and prayers go to them this holiday season.
Just another reason to love Carrie Underwood! She has recently been quite sick while on the concert tour. Since she didn't feel she was 100 percent vocally, she decided to give 100 percent of her concert proceeds back to the community of Des Moines, Iowa. NOW THAT is what being a COUNTRY STAR is all about! Listen to how horse she is.
I can't believe that KTTS is 40 years old! Though I wasn't around the Springfield Metro when KTTS first kicked off- I do remember where I was when I first heard it. It was in the 70's at Connie Hornbuckle's house. Connie's' Mom was singing along to some country song- it was probably Porter Wagner, The Statlers or even Dolly Parton. As a young kid, in all honesty, I wasn't that impressed, except that I noticed there wasn't a lot of static like AM stations. KTTS was an FM station- everything sounded clearer and sharp not muddy.
I remember at the age of 4 or 5 watching "I Dream of Jeanie" starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman. I LOVED, no change that, I was absolutely SMITTEN with U.S Air Force Captain Tony Nelson aka "Master". Tony was so LOVABLE, he would help Jeannie get out of all these problems while keeping her special identity safe. It was a great show and a great "FIRST" TV love.
Nope, its NOT a "Country" Thanksgiving Day song, but it is a T-giving song just the same. When I first listened to it, I thought- ho hum. But as I continued to watch and listen to the video, it started making me smile. It reminds me of "Call me Maybe" By Carly Rae Jepsen. Love those mashed potatoes! Take a listen- It's cute......
Another GREAT weekend for stuff for the family. Check it out.... Friday night begins the "Christmas in Lights at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds." The Fairgrounds will be sparkling with more than a million lights in a drive thru show. Admission is 12 dollars per carload with a portion going to the KTTS Christmas Crusades! Festival of Lights Kicks off at Jordan Valley park- a progressive lighting ceremony begins at 5:30 with the Lighting of the Christmas tree then fireworks at Hammons Field Free Ice Skating at the Ice Park- Skate rental fees apply. The Fifth annual Ozarks Craft Festival at the Ozark Junior High begins 9am Saturday until 4pm. Don't miss the Ozark Christmas Parade. The theme this year is the "12 Days of Christmas!" The Parade begins Saturday NIGHT at 6pm and runs to the square. Don't forget your lawn chair and a warm blanket to snuggle in as you watch the parade pass-by. It's Winter Tree ID at the Springfield Nature Center starts at 9am Saturday. It's FREE and its for kids ages 12 and up. Sunday enjoy the Missouri State Symphony and Choirs 5th annual Holiday Concert it starts at 4pm at Hammons Hall and its FREE