People who live in Gideon

Jazz and Blues Notes

“Home Is Where the Heart Is”

Since: Jan 10

Born on a Bootheel Farm

#21 Jul 29, 2010
Or, maybe some others want to share what is happening in Gideon, or what they would like to see happen in Gideon, or what business they would to see come to Gideon?

;)

Jazz and Blues Notes

“Home Is Where the Heart Is”

Since: Jan 10

Born on a Bootheel Farm

#22 Jul 29, 2010
*or what business they would like to see...
:)

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#23 Jul 29, 2010
Jazz and Blues Notes wrote:
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Restaurants?
Movies, even if it is only a Saturday matinee?
When one of our children graduated GHS, there was a humongous turnout. There was such a feeling of community.
And school events were a big deal.
To parents and students, they still are. Maybe some of those would like to chime in and say what they do on weekends.
Charlene Campbell had a great cafe then.
Maybe someone would like to bounce in here and tell about where he/she likes to eat.
And there was a thread on here about a garage business opening up in Gideon. Maybe that person would like to join in and give us all an update?
Wow, I like this thread! What a great idea! A thread about what is in Gideon from Gideon people posting (plus one who used to live there and loved Gideon - loves Gideon and some great folks there, still.)
;)
There are movies in Gideon? When has there ever been a theater there? I don't think a graduation is the kind of entertainment I'm looking for and that's only like once a year.

Charlenes? I remember that place. Hasn't that been closed for at least 10 years now?

Your messages are confusing. There aren't that many restaurants and I don't know of a movie theater anywhere in the area other than Malden and Kennet.
guest

United States

#24 Jul 29, 2010
Jazz and Blues Notes wrote:
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I don't dislike them. Let us make that abundantly clear. I'm with you on having threads where that does not even enter.
They hate me and want to run ME off, as they have anyone else who will not hate with them. I say let the hate stop. From now on, let's just tune the hate and nonsense out, and just keep not only this thread, but many, many others positive and headed toward Gideon and folks who have lived in Gideon.
You are welcome for the links. These hometown folks are so deserving of their topics being discussed, as they present them.
Perhaps the forum will come back around to that.
Now that I have responded to your concern, I will ignore over the latest negative post on here, and get right back to topic.
Thank you for the new direction.
Much needed on here, and long overdue!
;)
You don't dislike them? Now that is funny. You brought the trouble to Gideon. Only you. You have done your best to run posters off this site including people who live in Gideon. Everytime someone starts a new thread you get on line and spam it right down the page with your fake bible stuff. You have also run posters off other towns that you also had no rights on. Do you really need over 30 spam sites on this town?

These people have never gone after anyone but you. But then again it is you under more than 200 unregistered names that you have put on here.

Yes, these bootheel towns deserve to have their topix back. That also means that you need to get off these towns. After all, several Gideon posters have told you they do not want you on this town.
Amy

Kennett, MO

#25 Jul 29, 2010
Homer Bad Man wrote:
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There are movies in Gideon? When has there ever been a theater there? I don't think a graduation is the kind of entertainment I'm looking for and that's only like once a year.
Charlenes? I remember that place. Hasn't that been closed for at least 10 years now?
Your messages are confusing. There aren't that many restaurants and I don't know of a movie theater anywhere in the area other than Malden and Kennet.
I don't remember a theater or drive in there, either, but that does not mean there wasn't one before my time. I remember Ilene's Cafe. I used to eat there whenever I could. My mom even worked there for a little while. I do remember shopping at those stores, I can't remember the name of them, but one was where the police station/city hall is now and the other one was where Bonnie's is. I shopped there with my mother as a child. I remember getting a pretty pair of black, patent leather slippers there when I was about 6. I remember well the night the whole block burned down. There were shops and a restaurant there. I was in maybe the second grade when that happened. I was up all night since my dad was a volunteer fireman and my mom was providing some first aid for minor burns and stuff. That was a big tragedy for the town and there were lots of people there that night. I also remember going to the doctor's office that was right beside the post office. A kid never forgets those shots once they get about 5 years old.

The sitting park is quite beautiful but I am there a lot visiting relatives and friends never see anyone sitting there. To be fair, though, a relative of mine was married in the courtyard under the gazebo not long after they built it.
My Hometown

Fredericktown, MO

#26 Jul 29, 2010
Amy wrote:
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I don't remember a theater or drive in there, either, but that does not mean there wasn't one before my time. I remember Ilene's Cafe. I used to eat there whenever I could. My mom even worked there for a little while. I do remember shopping at those stores, I can't remember the name of them, but one was where the police station/city hall is now and the other one was where Bonnie's is. I shopped there with my mother as a child. I remember getting a pretty pair of black, patent leather slippers there when I was about 6. I remember well the night the whole block burned down. There were shops and a restaurant there. I was in maybe the second grade when that happened. I was up all night since my dad was a volunteer fireman and my mom was providing some first aid for minor burns and stuff. That was a big tragedy for the town and there were lots of people there that night. I also remember going to the doctor's office that was right beside the post office. A kid never forgets those shots once they get about 5 years old.
The sitting park is quite beautiful but I am there a lot visiting relatives and friends never see anyone sitting there. To be fair, though, a relative of mine was married in the courtyard under the gazebo not long after they built it.
THINGS TO DO:
New asphalt paved walking track that encircles the entire high school campus...kids and adults walk, run, ride bikes and scooters.

City Park: playground equipment, ball fields roads to ride bikes, scooters and have birthday parties. Summer ball programs for all ages

New City Park: Beautiful scenery and a gazebo for birthday parties, etc. Large metal (lighted at night) pictures of early Gideon History

Gideon Public School: Sports events all year round for 4th - 12th graders, plus the school hosts a variety of events and contests throughout the year. Monthly Family Fun Nights for srudents and families

5 churches - ministerial alliance hosts community/family events with food and entertainment

Berry's Barn - food
Danny Armstrong's Resturant (the old Bonnie's Place)
Casey's - local convenience store
Smith's Auto
Campbell's Furniture
Gideon Museum
Gideon Library has a kids corner and summer reading actrivities
Michelle's Beauty Shop
Nicoles Beauty Shop
Melissa's "Sharp Nails"
Korner Designs - clothes/shoes/purses/jewelry
J&J
Car Detailing (and small repairs)
Hatleys Station - complete car care
Rodney Adams Construction
Winchester's Construction
Dale Heck's Heating and Cooling Business
Gideon Care Center
Gideon Medical Clinic
County Wide Home Health - medical/housekeeping
Gideon Fire Dept
Gideon Ambulance Service - certified EMT's - First Responders
Gideon Flower Shop - Leslie McCain
Kids-R-Us Daucare
Smith's Daycare
Tena's Daycare
Gideon Compress
Fletcher's Gin and Grain Elevator
McCord's Gin
Bunge Grain Elevator
County Water Office for New Madrid County
Crop Dusting Airplane Service - Airport

Now don't tell me that Gideon is "drying up."
True, one must drive for 15 minutes to Malden for other needs and entertainment or 20 minutes to Kennett, but geeze...in the cities, people drive farther than that within their own city to get to those places.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#27 Jul 29, 2010
Is Cambell's furniture still open? It didn't look like it. I think it is trying up. Maybe my idea of drying up is a little different from yours. A gin and grain elevators and daycare and cropduster service really doesn't mean a thriving community to me. I'm not trying to knock the town, but I don't think it's really all that because of a few businesses.
My Hometown

Fredericktown, MO

#28 Jul 29, 2010
Homer Bad Man wrote:
Is Cambell's furniture still open? It didn't look like it. I think it is trying up. Maybe my idea of drying up is a little different from yours. A gin and grain elevators and daycare and cropduster service really doesn't mean a thriving community to me. I'm not trying to knock the town, but I don't think it's really all that because of a few businesses.
Campbell's Furniture is open Wed-Sat.
All the businesses and services listed make available jobs for families in the community. The people who choose to live here, do so for varied reasons. Relationships and closeness of community friends mean a lot, especially in times of tragedy and loss. I know 95% of the people in this town, on a first name basis, and could call most anyone for assistance, if needed.

Jazz and Blues Notes

“Home Is Where the Heart Is”

Since: Jan 10

Born on a Bootheel Farm

#29 Jul 30, 2010
That's what I remember best about Gideon - the community feel.

Suggestions in my prior posts were meant for what one would like to see, as well as for what anyone sees now, or would have seen in the past - in Gideon.

Maybe some of the youth would like to chime in and tell what they would like to have in Gideon, to do?

How many residents now, around 1000? That would make for a nice group of young people.

Also, a great school and five churches - per that population - that makes for a great setting for youth.

Love Gideon!

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#30 Jul 30, 2010
Jazz and Blues Notes wrote:
That's what I remember best about Gideon - the community feel.
Suggestions in my prior posts were meant for what one would like to see, as well as for what anyone sees now, or would have seen in the past - in Gideon.
Maybe some of the youth would like to chime in and tell what they would like to have in Gideon, to do?
How many residents now, around 1000? That would make for a nice group of young people.
Also, a great school and five churches - per that population - that makes for a great setting for youth.
Love Gideon!
I think you know less about the town than I do but you were telling me what its like there now. Why would you do that? Somebody said you haven't been there in a long time. Maybe that explains why you think theres a theater there?
resident of gideon

Saint Louis, MO

#31 Jul 30, 2010
gideon isn't a bad place to live. ya it does need some work on the clean up and such. however, if we had more people in town willing to devote their time and energy to cleaning up and maintaining the town it might look better. i've seen picture and heard stories about gideon being "the place to be" back in the day, what happened to the compassion about our town?! maybe we should put these kids to work on cleaning up gideon instead of them walking around at all hours and vandalizing things. the kids these days have no appreciation for a small town, they are all stuck in their cell phones and the computers. its really sad to think that gideon will more than likely die away with all of the elders of the town and end up like tally. i just wish that there were more people to care about what out town looked like.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#32 Jul 30, 2010
I know what you mean. I went through Tally around this time last year and it was worse than Gideon.
Amy

Kennett, MO

#33 Jul 30, 2010
Tally is bad. I don't remember it being good when I was growing up back in the 70's and 80's.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#34 Jul 30, 2010
I don't remember it ever being good. Maybe it was better than it is now but not good.
Shawna Heck - Wingo

Kennett, MO

#35 Jul 30, 2010
I grew up in Gideon, went to school here and graduated from here, I did move away for about 10yrs (to poplar bluff) but when I got married we moved back here mainly for the school system for our 3 boys...When I was in school Gideon was the best school around and I still believe it is very good. When I lived here as a kid there was nothing to do then and there is still nothing to do now, so other than for the school there is not alot of great things around here for kids to do. But as an adult I think it is a great town to live in, quiet (for the most part), and mostly honest hard working people, friendly folks. This is a place where you can depend on your neighbors and they can depend on you...I LOVE THIS SMALL LITTLE UNEVENTFUL TOWN!!
Shawna Heck - Wingo

Kennett, MO

#36 Jul 30, 2010
My Hometown wrote:
<quoted text>
THINGS TO DO:
New asphalt paved walking track that encircles the entire high school campus...kids and adults walk, run, ride bikes and scooters.
City Park: playground equipment, ball fields roads to ride bikes, scooters and have birthday parties. Summer ball programs for all ages
New City Park: Beautiful scenery and a gazebo for birthday parties, etc. Large metal (lighted at night) pictures of early Gideon History
Gideon Public School: Sports events all year round for 4th - 12th graders, plus the school hosts a variety of events and contests throughout the year. Monthly Family Fun Nights for srudents and families
5 churches - ministerial alliance hosts community/family events with food and entertainment
Berry's Barn - food
Danny Armstrong's Resturant (the old Bonnie's Place)
Casey's - local convenience store
Smith's Auto
Campbell's Furniture
Gideon Museum
Gideon Library has a kids corner and summer reading actrivities
Michelle's Beauty Shop
Nicoles Beauty Shop
Melissa's "Sharp Nails"
Korner Designs - clothes/shoes/purses/jewelry
J&J
Car Detailing (and small repairs)
Hatleys Station - complete car care
Rodney Adams Construction
Winchester's Construction
Dale Heck's Heating and Cooling Business
Gideon Care Center
Gideon Medical Clinic
County Wide Home Health - medical/housekeeping
Gideon Fire Dept
Gideon Ambulance Service - certified EMT's - First Responders
Gideon Flower Shop - Leslie McCain
Kids-R-Us Daucare
Smith's Daycare
Tena's Daycare
Gideon Compress
Fletcher's Gin and Grain Elevator
McCord's Gin
Bunge Grain Elevator
County Water Office for New Madrid County
Crop Dusting Airplane Service - Airport
Now don't tell me that Gideon is "drying up."
True, one must drive for 15 minutes to Malden for other needs and entertainment or 20 minutes to Kennett, but geeze...in the cities, people drive farther than that within their own city to get to those places.
Wow that is an eye opening list...IT IS GREAT!! And thanks for including us!!

Jazz and Blues Notes

“Home Is Where the Heart Is”

Since: Jan 10

Born on a Bootheel Farm

#37 Jul 31, 2010
We still hold great memories of the Gideon people and of the great Gideon teachers.

There was so much peace and tranquility, waking up in the quiet mornings there.

The people were the nicest we have ever met.

And we are glad to still be in contact with them.

If you are an artist or a writer, or love to watch farming in operation as the seasons change so beautifully and the bountiful landscape of crop plants, gardens or yard plants, then Gideon is the perfect place to be.

Awesome sunrises and sunsets, and lots of outdoor space all around the town to walk and enjoy fresh air, in a quiet, serene setting.

Besides that chance to meet the most wonderful people in the world!

Hello, Gideon!

Jazz and Blues Notes

“Home Is Where the Heart Is”

Since: Jan 10

Born on a Bootheel Farm

#38 Jul 31, 2010
Jazz and Blues Notes wrote:
Thank You, Lord, for the good folks and the positive influence on lives. Amen

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#39 Jul 31, 2010
Jazz and Blues Notes wrote:
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Thank You, Lord, for the good folks and the positive influence on lives. Amen
Do you have to do this on every post on here? Now nobodys going to say anything because they know your here.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#40 Jul 31, 2010
It don't matter waht the subject is you have to keep putting things on there that don't even have anything to do with what's being talked about.

I know you have people who tell you to put things here but they are more important than the people who want to talk about things and not just see a dis organized list of bible verses? I belief you that they ask you to put things here but what can someone get out of you posting those things and don't mean anything?

I see you post on here for a long time and I think you where trying to do a good thing but I don't think so anymore. I ask people who live here about the town and you tell me bad advise about a theater and you talk about people you hate. Thats not a Christian!

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