Heno has now embarked on a new path which is Cubbyhole food delivery. The lunchtime food delivery service features a sack lunch, which contains a fresh sandwich, kettle chips and Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies. Deliveries can be made inside Monett, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a flat cost of $5.
"I seem to be living my life in reverse," said Heno. "I can't seem to sit still. I am more hyper now than when I was 15 years old."
Heno is well-known for his many science experiments and presentations. He was a teacher for 40 years with 30 of those years spent teaching in Monett. He has also written many children's books focusing on science. The last book, entitled "Super Fun Science," was published last summer and ----features 104 demonstrations and applications.
"I began teaching in Carthage, Miss., for three years and followed up for the next seven years in Cassville, Exeter and Neosho," said Heno. "Monett is my home, and I taught 15 years at junior high and 15 years at Monett High School. Teaching was not just a career, it was a life."
Heno retired from public education in 2008 and taught at Berean Christian Academy for two years.
"The Cubbyhole has been an ongoing process since 2010 getting to this point," said Heno. "I have always thought that a restaurant would be cool to try, but I really never did a lot of cooking."
Heno stated that at one time he had considered starting a breakfast business.
"I realized that this was going to take getting up at midnight," said Heno. "I decided that I didn't want to be confined that much, so I started thinking more about a mobile lunch delivery business. Kind of like the Brown Bag, but taking it on the road."
To meet Barry County health requirements, the sack lunches have to be made and based in a restaurant. Heno is operating his mobile lunch delivery out of Denali Dreams in downtown Monett. The sack lunches are for delivery only.
Cubbyhole began taking orders and delivery on Feb. 27. Two of Heno's former students, Heather Poage and Megan Gonzalez, are helping Heno with the delivery while they are pursuing their college educations.
"I am the sandwich constructor," said Heno. "I think the choices are good, and I like the sandwiches. I don't want the menu to be real complicated."
The business is named in honor of the Monett Cubs.
"I hope that this somehow can be a ministry," said Head. "I have been meeting with the ladies that are helping me on a weekly basis. At the last meeting, we just had a prayer and turned it over to see where it can go. I am excited and ready to get this new adventure on the roll."
To place an order at Cubbyhole Food Delivery call 417-489-1963 or Denali Dreams at 417-772-7092. Lunches are delivered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is preferred that orders be placed 24 hours in advance but they can be taken up to 10 a.m. on the day of delivery. Sandwich options include: chicken salad, plain; chicken salad loaded with pecans, grapes, cheese, eggs and French onions; ham and cheese with a pickle spear; and smoked turkey and cheese with a pickle spear.