Heather Berry

Blasts from the Past

Blasts from the Past

Favorite Rural Missouri recipes from the past 25 yearsPork Chili Verde 1 pound pork tenderloin, cubed 1 large onion, chopped 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped 1 1/2...

Camp of Curiosity

Camp of Curiosity

A fun camp for all things science by Heather Berry The past 31 years have been quite an adventure for Lori and Scott Martin. When they step out the front door each day, they’ve arrived at their workplace where more than 300 critters — including mammals, amphibians,...

A Little Taste of Christmas

A Little Taste of Christmas

by Heather Berry Holiday sweets perfect for sharing The holidays are here and the air is crisp as lacy snowflakes contemplate where to land. Festooned boughs on Christmas trees, favorite holiday carols, glowing hearths and warm hearts fill homes as the holiday nears,...

Threads in the Tapestry

Threads in the Tapestry

Heather Berry wraps up more than three decades with Rural Missouri by Heather Berry I will never forget my first day on the job with the magazine. It was the spring of 1989 and the then three-person staff of Rural Missouri was nowhere to be found. Editor Jim McCarty...

The Goat of Many Colors

The Goat of Many Colors

Gerti the goat brings joy to people of all ages by Heather Berry Like most every 4-year-old kid, Gertrude, or Gerti, is a bundle of energy. She hops up on everything. She likes playing dress up and meeting people. She loves snacking on chips, cereal and, well, even...

Going nuts!

Going nuts!

If you love peanut butter, this month is for you November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month,  so why not celebrate the creamy — and sometimes crunchy — delicacy for an entire month? The creation of peanut butter is often attributed to inventor George Washington...

Twist of fate

Twist of fate

ThinkFirst program aims to prevent traffic injuries through education program The mercury was hitting the mid-90s that hot July day. It was the summer of 2015 and Milan native Skyler Gray, along with two friends, decided to cool off by taking a dip in a nearby lake....

You’ve Got Some Chops!

You’ve Got Some Chops!

by Heather Berry | hberry@ruralmissouri.org Pork makes mealtime options delicious October is National Pork Month and we’re happy to share these delicious recipes from our friends at the Missouri Pork Association. Whether your plans are to grill, bake or fry, pork...

Woven With Love

Woven With Love

Fourth-generation loom weaver shares tradition There’s something satisfying about hearing the steady thump-thump as you walk into Ava Craft Center in Burfordville. It’s that unique rhythm of the antique floor looms being worked by Lorrie Yount and her mother, Sherri...

Mission Possible

Mission Possible

Joplin ministry offers a hand up to those in need Marsha Whitford remembers what it was like to be a single mom in the ’90s, living paycheck to paycheck while attending college. “I was living life and trying to get by. I guess it seemed like I had it all together...

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