Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Feature hunting today, I ran into Charlie, the beloved, fish-guzzling blue heron of the McDaniel Lake bridge. Jamie has told me about fishermen tossing their small catches his way. "Fishermen giving up fish? It's so unique!" he said. Nice to meet you, Charlie!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
In early October the landlord summoned Ashley to court for failure to pay rent. There was no lease and little record of amounts paid. At the same time, a social worker said they couldn't stay in the house because it has no heat. Cheryln and the boys moved to a shelter in Neosho and Richard, Ashley and Cheyenne secured a spot in a local shelter. I heard that when they went to court on October 10th, they showed the judge copies of the News-Leader and based on the photos of the house, the judge ruled that they didn't owe any money. The landlord had taken several of his tenants to court that day and none were made to pay.
I loved spending time with Lorie, her kids and her friends at the Missouri Hotel for the Children in Poverty series. Here's my edit of their story. See the photo gallery here.