Quick Thought

QUICK THOUGHT: 12-12-12

By Kyle Quick
You wake up in the morning and bang the date is 12/12/12. December 12, 2012 has '12's in a row. Oh no, what do we do? Sounds like a good reason to call in sick for work.

There are plenty of people who have made their predictions based on this, that, and the other about what will happen or if will we all turn into some type of animal; maybe 12 different types. I took 12 minutes to search the web to find out why there is so much hype over today’s date.

Quick Thought: Greater St. Louis Honor Flight - True American Heroes

No words can be used to describe these photos.

By Kyle Quick:
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I hope all of our readers take the time to read this article, however unfortunately, because there is not anything burning and it is not some type of breaking news, most won't.

Sunday, December 7, 1941, “A date which will live in infamy--The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.", Franklin D. Roosevelt.

A guy's guide to brownie points at Elizabeth's Antiques, Crafts, & Home Décor

Friday night's grand opening of Elizabeth’s Antiques, Crafts, & Home Décor in Downtown New Haven, Mo. began with a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick-off the two-day celebration.

By: Kyle Quick

I feel it is important to note that I am a guy, and society says crafts and antiques are not our thing.  Would I have thought of stopping by Elizabeth’s before this past weekend?  You know the answer to that question.  However, anytime you find something special it is only right to tell your friends, so guys listen up.

QUICK THOUGHT: The man in the black helmet...The Fox Hunter

Why does a pilot wear a black helmet every year at the balloon race?

By Kyle Quick

If you think about any of the balloon festivals you have attended I am sure you have seen the same pilot every year wearing a black looking hardhat.

John Esserman or better known as the “Fox Hunter” began piloting hot air balloons in 1978.  Esserman has competed in nearly every Annual Hot Air Balloon Race held in New Haven, Mo.

QUICK THOUGHT: Two pieces of junk built into one powerful generator and the misperception of city employees

New Haven, Mo. – New Haven’s Public Work’s employees do much more than the overall perception most people have.  Recently a new generator was installed at Well #4 located on Douglas Street.  Aside from improving the city’s infrastructure in the event of a power outage it’s the amount of work and thousands of dollars that were saved.

QUICK THOUGHT: Standing at Ground Zero seven months later and video of what I saw


Photo taken at Ground Zero of two New York Firefighters with Kyle Quick in April of 2011.


Do you remember Tuesday, September 11, 2001?  Can you recall exactly where you were when two planes crashed into both towers of the World Trade Center?  Have you been to ground zero?


Say pigs can fly and Todd Akin will believe you

Pictured is Kyle Quick interviewing Todd Akin at the Scheer Dairy Farm during Misssouri Dairy Month.
By Kyle Quick

I am sure you are tired of hearing about the same story told over and over about Todd Akin's absurd comment made during an interview on KTVI.  Frankly I feel the same way.  I'm just going to say what everyone else probably wants to say, “Dude give it up”.

Dale and Rhonda Helling leave lasting mark at New Haven High School

New Haven, Mo.Dale and Rhonda Helling or more appropriately referred to by everyone, as Mr. and Mrs. Helling, have been two iconic figures at New Haven High School for nearly three decades, touching the lives of over 1500  students. Rarely, if at all will you find two people more dedicated to any high school or devoted to the education of students, than Mr. and Mrs. Helling.

Aubrey Nothum: The definition of treating others the way you want to be treated

By Kyle Quick:

I never had the pleasure of knowing the beautiful 17-year-old Aubrey Nothum but after reading the hundreds of comments from family and friends on her Facebook page I quickly discovered how many lives she had touched.

QUICK THOUGHT: Remembering my first day of Kindergarten - a handshake - lifelong friend

New Haven students and teachers begin a new school year.

New Haven, Mo. – The first day school!  I am sure many of you can remember going back to school and wondering "where did my summer go”, but do you remember your very first day of Kindergarten?

QUICK THOUGHT: I have the right to vote?

By Kyle Quick

Men and Women risk their lives everyday defending and protecting “the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government”.

Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

QUICK THOUGHT: The heart of a volunteer

By Kyle Quick

Everyone loves reading about house fires, car accidents, or other “breaking news” events.  These stories draw thousands of readers, all wanting to know what ‘s “going on”.

Will the egg cook?

QUICK THOUGHT: A "league of their own"

By: Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo – There are always different sports leagues for younger kids during the summertime.  Whether it is club volleyball, AAU basketball, or little league softball and baseball in New Haven.

I think it is great that we have a little league; it’s great for the kids and the community however, adults have not always had a “league of their own,” until this year.

QUICK THOUGHT: The Heart of a Champion

By Kyle Quick

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” (unknown)

QUICK THOUGHT: Congratulations and thank you

I would like to congratulate an amazing individual who recently graduated from East Central College with an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree and will begin working towards her Bachelor’s in Secondary English Education next fall at Missouri Baptist University.

QUICK THOUGHT: It won't happen to me...

Prom is one of the most exciting times for high school students.

Girls spend days looking for the perfect dress while guys walk in a tuxedo store and spend about 10 minutes before they are walking back out.

In fact, I can remember my senior prom as if it were yesterday and there is a great story that goes along with my memory.  I will share it with you at the end of this article.

QUICK THOUGHT: Five minute conversation I will always remember

Times have changed since Richard Pratt began working as a Pharmacist in 1964. There were no drive thru pharmacies or machines that filled scripts for you.  Simply put, you had to wait.

Not everyday you see a 180 foot crane

Photo by Kyle Quick

BOOK REVIEW: "Nothing Ever Happens In New Haven" by Dan Terry

By Kyle Quick

Known for his series of books, Beyond the Shadows, Missouri Shadows, River Shadows, and Hermann Shadows, Dan Terry chose to open the eyes for those who think “Nothing Ever Happens in New Haven”.

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