Monday, January 28, 2013
Chicken fried chicken breasts distributed to Walmart stores may contain foreign materials, including metal.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Advance Pierre Foods in Oklahoma is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken fried chicken breasts. The USDA reports the food may contain small pieces of metal after a metal tool fell into a meat grinder. Walmart has also posted the recall information on its corporate website. According to the USDA, the meat was distributed to a number of states, including Missouri. The following products are included in the recall: More details and the "best by" date can be found here. Consumers are advised to call AdvancePierre Consumer Affairs at (855) 328-8888 with questions about the recall.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Homecoming at Ladue High School is much different than those at schools in small town Oklahoma.
Saturday, I went to the Ladue High School homecoming game. I was working and gathering information for a story on both the football game and the homecoming court when I noticed some unusual happenings. Coming from the south, I had very different ideas about what I would see at the Ladue homecoming game. I expected a lot of pomp and circumstance. As Caleb Ellis put it in his bio, I thought it would be an event “likely be bigger than Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.” To high school students in small towns in the South, homecoming is arguably one of the biggest events of the school year. When I arrived at the field, I searched for the homecoming queen contestants. From my experience, they were identifiable by the fancy dresses …
Monday, September 19, 2011
I longed to sing well, but gave up trying when I realized I would never have a career in music.
I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, where there was little to do for entertainment. There were no shopping malls down the street, Starbucks on the corner or a City Museum. Kids had to be creative to find ways to occupy their time. One of my favorite pastimes required a few guitars, a piano, a mandolin, a banjo, a set of drums and singing voices. My family was full of musicians who played every instrument known to man. Well, almost. Among those instruments, my dad played the guitar; my oldest brother played every stringed instrument you can think of, but was most talented on the guitar; my next oldest brother played the piano and mandolin; and my youngest brother was a talented drummer. They each had voices so beautiful they could put a …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I found my place in the world of boys through sports.
Rhonda Weiche relocated to St. Louis a couple of years ago. She brings to our city true Southern values and a spirit of can do. Her articles will compare and contrast her life back in Oklahoma and Arkansas with her new home today. I grew up in a household where testosterone ruled and the only other female influence was my mother. Back then, I longed for someone to see things from my perspective, someone besides my mother, someone closer to my own age—someone female. Living in the Oklahoma countryside, there was nobody around except for my three brothers and their friends – all boys. My brothers played sports and my dad coached summer league baseball. And when they weren’t playing or coaching we were watching every sport on TV known to man…