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Cheers to Paddy Malone’s

Cheers to Paddy Malone’s

Jefferson City’s Irish pub celebrates 21st birthday It’s no coincidence that the Irish word for pub, “tig,” also means house or home. Entering a local pub, you’re wrapped in a subtle but singular sense of place. There’s no fuss or formality here; take a seat and make...

The Happy Bookers

The Happy Bookers

by Jack Wax Fun and friendships keep this book club going If anyone thinks book clubs are quiet, somber groups, they haven’t met the Happy Bookers of Linn. Although the eight current members of the club are more reliable than GPS devices for finding the nearest...

Please Move Over for Roadside Crews

Please Move Over for Roadside Crews

If you see police, firefighters, utility crews or other emergency personnel on the side of the road, please slow down and move over when possible. It’s hard work repairing and maintaining the lines that bring you power. It can also be dangerous, especially when...

Shop Local

Shop Local

Support your neighbors this Christmas season Unless you are one of those frequent shoppers who buys Christmas gifts year-round, you are probably fast approaching panic time for holiday gift giving. If that’s the case, consider shopping local to support those small...

Sweet Designs

Sweet Designs

Family business creates thousands of unique cookie cutters The beep of the oven is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The house smells of sugar cookies, vanilla and Christmas. Iconic holiday shapes — stars, wreaths, presents and trucks carrying trees — will be ready...

Raising a Bit of America

Raising a Bit of America

A symbol of the American frontier, a bull bison grazes a hilltop at Fort Bison Ranch near Ponce de Leon. The American bison is a rare symbol of the United States that harkens back to a time when the animal was a main staple for Missouri’s pioneers and American...

The War to End All Wars

The War to End All Wars

At home and abroad, Missourians were front and center for World War I On April 6, 1917, Missourians and their fellow Americans found themselves at war. For the previous three years no one in Missouri, or anywhere else in the nation, wanted anything to do with the...

The Current River Challenge

The Current River Challenge

If you’re looking for an autumn outdoor adventure in the Ozarks, there are lots of possibilities. At the top of the list are two old favorites: a relaxing float with a fishing pole and a walk in the woods amid the changing leaves. And if you just can’t decide between...

The Mural of Missouri

The Mural of Missouri

No trip to the Missouri State Capitol is complete without a visit to the Thomas Hart Benton mural located in the House Lounge on the third floor. The painted walls executed by Benton 82 years ago are still surprisingly bright and vivid. Benton’s artistic wizardry pops...

The people behind your power

The people behind your power

Powering homes, farms and businesses in rural Missouri is a point of pride for Associated Electric Cooperative, the generation and transmission cooperative located in Springfield, Missouri. If you are a member of a co-op in Missouri, southeast Iowa or northeast...

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