Heather Berry

Cheesy to please

Cheesy to please

Sliced, shredded, skewered or melted, cheese is bound to be a crowd favorite. It’s a rare occasion if you hear someone say: “There’s simply too much cheese on this!” Cheese offers a delicious form of calcium in an ooey-gooey-goodness sort of way. But let’s face it:...

Please be my neighbor

Please be my neighbor

Simple acts of kindness make great neighbors After the past couple of years, it would seem what the world needs now is one massive hug. People are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic and loss on many levels. What one person battles daily looks quite different for...

Good Golly, Miss Molly

Good Golly, Miss Molly

Nixa youth holds her own at food competitions Molly Leighninger breezes through the front door and jumps up on one of the counter-height chairs at her parent’s Nixa restaurant. The 13-year-old has just wrapped up a busy afternoon of bowling with friends and she’s...

Bowl Me Over

Bowl Me Over

  Soup, stew and chili to warm you from the inside out When winter’s chill has taken hold and the snow is flying, it’s the perfect time to cook up a pot of homemade soup, stew or chili to take off the chill. Soup dates back as far as 6,000 B.C., when hippopotamus...

Ivory Grille

Ivory Grille

Modern eats in a historical hotel setting Since the late 1800s, Sedalia has been known as the home to the state fair, railroads, cattle drives, the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival and the beautiful Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. But when it comes to dining worth the...

Oh Snap!

Christmas cookies, fresh from the oven this holiday season There’s nothing like the scent of cookies baking in the oven, especially during the holidays. Whether your recipes are family favorites for soft sugar cookies or a recipe for crispy-edged treats shared by a...

School Beans!

School Beans!

Knox County R-I turns old bus into coffee shop In March, the Knox County R-1 School District made history, welcoming Missouri’s first electric school bus to its fleet with help from Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative. Part of the grant funding agreement for the...

For He’s a Jolly Red Fellow

For He’s a Jolly Red Fellow

One man's journey to become Santa Claus Even an unseasonably warm day in the Ozarks doesn’t deter Greg Winters from donning his characteristic colors. The red overalls, green T-shirt and white beard let you know there’s more to this man than wearing Yule colors all...

Thanks Again

Thanks Again

Turn your turkey day feast into tasty second eats If your home is like most, the end of the Thanksgiving holiday begets yet another long holiday feast called the Eating of the Leftovers. So what can you do with the leftover carved turkey, bowls of stuffing, cranberry...

Bridging Time

Bridging Time

Community works to save Jenkins Bridge for posterity When Denise Prisk looks at Jenkins Bridge, she sees a wonderful opportunity to link the past to the present. Coming from a long line of Jenkins residents, Denise remembers when the bridge was an integral part of...

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