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Monday, October 13, 2014

Contest Photos

For those wishing to see the winners of the 3rd Annual RRPA Photo Contest, they are on display at the Cape Public Library in the Geraldine Hirsch Room until Halloween.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Rural Missouri State Parks Photo Contest due by Halloween

Enter the Rural Missouri Photography Contest with your photos of Missouri State Parks and Historical Places. You could win up to $500. More info at the link below. Hurry, you only have until Halloween to enter!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blood Moon

For what it is worth, there is supposed to be a full, blood moon on Wednesday, October 8th. Moonrise is at 6:48pm, full moon at 5:52am moonset at 7am

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

RRPA Sept Meeting this Thursday

Here's a quick reminder that the RRPA Sept Meeting is this Thursday at the Cape Library at 6:30pm. Photos are due for the 3rd Annual RRPA Member Photo Contest. Lots of prize money is on the line, so be sure to enter up to 2 photos per category. The categories are: 1. People 2. Animals 3. Landscapes/Cityscapes 4. Plants 5. Black and White 6. Open, meaning artistic impressions, HDR or anything that you don't feel fits into the previous categories. All photos must be 8"x0" or 8"x12". Photos printed on 8 1/2"x11" will have to have the main subject fit into an 8"x10" mat if chosen as a winner.
 The full rules are in a previous post on down the page on this site in the "Lot's of News About the RRPA" post.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Balloon Races

We have had several people asking about the Forest Park Balloon Race and Balloon Glow. From what I have heard, most want to go to the Balloon Glow on Friday. I cannot find the emails that I got from folks, so here is the best info that I can give you to help you coordinate the trip. It is important to get up there fairly early, so you should leave from the Cape Nature Center parking lot by 1:00pm for the Friday Balloon Glow. I (Dan) will not be able to make it AGAIN this year, but if you want to contact me with questions you can at 573 225-6593. Here is the link to the Forest Park website:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

RRPA Picnic Reminder and Balloon Races

Just a quick reminder that the RRPA picnic is this coming Saturday, September 13th at 2pm in the first pavilion on your left after you have made the turns into South County Park in Cape. It is across the parking lot from the brightly colored playground. Members should bring a side dish or dessert. Contact Dan at or at 573 225-6593 with any questions or to RSVP.

Also, there has been some interest expressed on caravaning up to St Louis for the Forest Park Balloon Race, or the Balloon Glow. The Glow is on Friday evening, Sept 19th and the Race is on  Saturday the 20th. Again, contact Dan if you are interested in going.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Balloon Glow and Race

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race will be held this year on Sept 19-20 at Forest Park in St Louis. We have been discussing a caravan of members heading up there to arrive around 3pm on Friday afternoon to shoot the balloon glow. There may also be interest in heading up there early on Saturday for the races. If you are interested, please contact Dan at 225-6593 so we can organize this.