Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2017-November - Page 4

Thunder Roads Magazine of Missouri / So. Illinois 1324 Clarkson Clayton Ct. #226 Ellisville, Mo. 63011 (636) 236-3579 Owners / Editors Dennis Martin Stacey Martin New Advertising Sales Personnel LaDonna Baber, Cam Blevins, Randy Steeves, Wanda Ringot, Carrie Benson, Lelia Watermon, Jessi Hurley, Vito, John Skala, Sue Sweet, Toni Sandlin, Carrie Gray, Dixie Johns, Jim Acker Send Event Info Reader’s Photos and Messages Contributing Writers Cam Blevins, Doug Rothberg, Sammy Baker, John Thomas, Carrie Benson, Wanda Ringot, Lelia Watermon, Tim Friedman, Vito, Jessi Hurley, John Skala, Randy Steeves, Toni Sandlin, Dixie Johns, Pigtail Tammy, Sue Sweet, Jim Acker Contributing Photographers Cam Blevins, Dean Bowlin, Wanda Ringot, Lelia Watermon, Toni Sandlin, Carrie Benson, Jim Harvey, John Skala, Pigtail Tammy, Sue Sweet, Jessi Hurley, Dixie Johns, Jim Acker On The Cover: Congrats to Megan Hamby, Miss September for becoming Miss Big St. Charles Motorsports 2018 Layout and Design Warren Ells, Art Director Thunder Publishing Where did the year go? As I am sitting here writing this I realized that there are only 2 more months of 2017. So I made myself a promise, I will get all that holiday shopping done before Dec 24th. Chances are slim that will happen, but it is a good intention… We’ll see how that works out. With the weather turning cold on us here in the Midwest, I’m sure there are a few riders that will winterize the motorcycle. If you do, make sure to do some research. Even better, call the dealership or shop you typically go to and find out what is best for your engine. When that early warm day pops up in February, you don’t want any surprises. With Christmas about 7 weeks away, we here at Thunder Roads Magazine wanted to help Toys for Tots. There is a page in this issue that has a list of biker friendly businesses that shared our mission. That mission is to help our Marines meet their toy needs. From November 1st thru December 17th, these businesses will be accepting toy donations. Keep in mind that these toys should be new and unwrapped. I want to thank you in advance for your support. As you probably already noticed, Megan Hamby, Miss September is on our cover this month. She was later crowned Miss Big St. Charles Motorsports 2018. To the right of Megan on the cover, is a photo of Miss January, Kaylee Priscu. Kaylee was involved in a multi vehicle accident and passed away earlier this year. Her Mom commented on a different photo from that night by saying, “I love this [picture] ! Thank you so much!!” Those two sentences convinced me to use an image with Kaylee’s photo on the cover. I didn’t know her, but after reading a few Facebook posts, I can tell she was a great person. November 11th is Veteran’s Day. To all our Vets, I say, “Thank You for everything you have done for our Country.” Whatever happens, remember, It’s all part of the experience… NATIONAL FOUNDERS Toni McCoy Shearon & Brian Shearon 1528 Matlock Drive Chapmansboro, TN 37035 Office: 615-792-0040 Fax: 615-792-7580 e-mail: Later, Dennis © THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO PART OF ITS CONTENT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. PUBLISHER ASSUMES NO RESPON- SIBILITY AND IS NOT TO BE HELD LIABLE FOR ERRORS BEYOND THE COST OF THE SPACE OCCUPIED BY THE ERROR, SLANDER OF ANY GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL, FAILURE TO PRO- DUCE ANY ISSUE AS SCHEDULED DUE TO REASONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL, ANY AND ALL SUITS FOR LIABLE, PLAGIARISM, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A PERSON’S NAME OR PHOTOGRAPH. OPINIONS AND CLAIMS MADE BY ADVER- TISERS AND AUTHORS ARE THEIR OWN, AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE POLICY OF THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE OR THUNDER PUBLISHING. PUBLISHER DOES NOT PROMOTE THE ABUSE OF ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS. Thunder Roads Magazine 2