Month: April 2018

Here’s the Latest from the Campaign

17 hours ago

Dottie for Missouri

District #110, man I love you all!!!!🇺🇸 #VeteransDayA few years back, this image was captured during the Eureka Days Parade. An elderly man, a veteran, rose from his wheelchair to salute the American flag. It’s such a powerful image that we share it every year for Veterans Day. It’s a day where we collectively honor all those that served our country. We should honor them 365 days a year. #EurekaStrong

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19 hours ago

Julia Jones

I absolutely love seeing you around town. I hope that you are truly enjoying the ride because your efforts are VERY much appreciated. Thank you for representing us. You are jewel!! 😍 ...

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20 hours ago

Dottie for Missouri

On this Veteran's Day, my mind wanders all over the globe thinking about present and past battles, wars and conflicts that our men and women step bravely into so I can sleep soundly with my family under a big beautiful blanket of Freedom. My words don't do it justice, nor will I try. This past Memorial Day I wrote a speech for the Laying of the Wreath at the local VFW in remembrance of those that have died fighting for our country. Moments before I left the house I checked my email. A response to an email I had sent a few days earlier arrived. It was from a friend who fought many years in the war on terror. I asked him in my email what Memorial Day meant to him and other questions. I read his response and quickly tore my speech up and threw it in the trash. I told the gatherers that day about his email and that I wanted to read it to them, rather than my speech. (I think they were relieved). So today, I do the same. I won't share the whole email, but a piece of it that I think every veteran living and deceased would agree with the sentiment. HAPPY VETERANS DAY, WE LOVE AND HONOR YOU.

(The first half of the email was his response to how many injuries, bullets, etc he had taken and friends lost. Below is the second half.)
"Thanks to the loving attention of my teammates, the amazing capacity of modern physicians, the very focused grace of God, and a stubbornness infused by loving parents I have cheated Memorial Day of another honoree more than once.

On one occasion, crumpled up in the rubble of a collapsed building shot in the left side of my abdomen and face and realizing my socks were squishy with the blood that had flowed down a broken body now not complying with my instructions to move, I had what seemed like an eternity to contemplate my own impending death. With all assurances, I did not think of wanting quiet reverence. I thought of my teammates and sent a silent prayer that they were ok. I thought of all the wonderful times, skydiving next to the blue ocean, bonfires on the beach, waterskiing behind Carlos’ boat and dodging the water filled beer cans thrown back at me by my teammates in a strange game for friends to play. I thought of the long philosophical talks over the grill in Jack’s backyard, climbing in the mountains skiing in California with Barry and Reed. I thought of hunting with my brother and cousins on my parents’ farm and the 4th of July and Christmas gatherings there with my family. I thought about the smell of fall and the sound of small-town football games. I believed that I would soon see my dad and grandfather again and ached knowing that my mother would grieve.
So, from the perspective of someone who was almost on the other side of this day, I would tell you don’t waste a moment of it in sadness. There are men who so valued what you now have that they were willing to give their very lives to preserve it. They knew and know the worst thing is not to die but to die in vain. So go to the backyard barbeque. Eat too much and let the sauce run down your chin. Swill some beers, take out your boat, watch your kids play in the sprinkler. Shoot guns and fireworks, make noise, turn on your pickups radio roll the windows down listen to anything but the Dixie Chicks while you toss a ball in the yard. Go buy that discounted King Sized mattress and snuggle your babies on it or break it in with your new girl. Get that new riding lawn mower for 25% off and cut your neighbor’s grass too. Help out someone who needs it. Welcome someone who isn’t. Wave the flag and give that old wrinkled veteran a big hug. Whatever you do today, absolutely swim in it! Dive deep into your freedom and this wonderful American life. And as you do just think of them. Let them live what they loved a little through you. Tell stories about them and their place in Valhalla is increased. Give some of your bounty if you can to support their families. You do not honor those men we lost with despondency, you honor them with memory and life. Love your Country. Love your family. Embrace the living. Celebrate the dead."
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4 days ago

Dottie for Missouri

Congratulations Rockwood School District!All four of Rockwood's high schools – Marquette, Lafayette, Eureka and Rockwood Summit – have ranked in Newsweek's Top 5,000 STEM High Schools for 2020.

Respectively, Rockwood schools ranked 897, 1069, 1494 and 2656.

"I am very proud of our teachers and students and the work they do every day," said Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles. "Being recognized as having some of the best STEM high schools in America serves both as an honor and an incentive. Rockwood is a community with parent support, dedicated teachers and students that strive for excellence."

Newsweek editors say the top 5,000 schools were curated from STEM.org Educational Research™ (SER) using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)—as defined by the Congressional Research Service—while preparing them for post‐secondary outcomes.

"Children don't realize it, but they're natural STEM students," said Nancy Cooper, Newsweek Global Editor in Chief. "We need to make sure that innate drive, curiosity, and creativity aren't lost along the way. These high schools are helping to ensure America's future in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is in good hands."

View the Newsweek STEM ranking results:

www.newsweek.com/americas-best-stem-high-schools-2020
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4 days ago

Dottie for Missouri

Check it out. Thank you Eureka Fire Protection District. “The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.”The Eureka Fire Protection District is proud to announce the addition of the Project Lifesaver program to the resources it provides.

More information can be found at: projectlifesaver.org.
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My side kick, de facto campaign manager and humorous advisor that all political events are boring turns 10 today! Happy Birthday to my girl! ...

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3 weeks ago

Dottie for Missouri

Because this makes me smile immensely and it’s not political, I thought I’d share. Maybe we all just need to dance more, be joyful and not talk. Love the guys in the back dancing along with their tools! ❤️ ...

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