Jim McCarty

Accidental aviator

Accidental aviator

West Plains native made history in World War 1 When an Associated Press dispatch from France during World War l hit the wires, it failed to mention the name of the aviator being featured in the story. It did tell his hometown, and everyone in West Plains knew the...

Discoveries abound

Discoveries abound

Ste. Genevieve museum designed to inspire future scientists Once there was a boy named Guy Darrough who traveled everywhere with his parents. Wherever he went, the boy explored his surroundings. He collected rocks, minerals, fossils, historical artifacts and anything...

Stormy weather

Stormy weather

Co-ops rebuild after damage from tornadoes, high winds On a night that saw multiple tornadoes roar across Missouri, more than 15,000 electric co-op members were left in the dark as the twisters broke poles, tangled lines and wrecked towers supporting a transmission...

The enduring appeal of the Appeal

The enduring appeal of the Appeal

Merger keeps alive newspaper Norman Rockwell once immortalized Tasked with painting the quintessential country newspaper for the Saturday Evening Post, artist Norman Rockwell had the entire country to search for his subject. He discovered exactly what he was looking...

Making a difference

Making a difference

Howard Electric proves size doesn't make you small When Richard Fowler accepted the job as manager of Howard Electric Cooperative in 1990, his oldest son wanted to know if they played soccer in Fayette. “I said, ‘If they don’t, we will start a soccer league,’ ”...

New Team to lead AMEC

New Team to lead AMEC

Ponder joins Atchison, Haines as association officers A new team will lead Missouri’s electric cooperatives into the future following the election of officers at the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Annual Meeting held in October 2021. Darrell Atchison, a...

Shop local

Shop local

Buy Missouri helps you support your neighbors with Missouri-made gifts Last year local businesses were struggling to recover from the pandemic. We put together a “Shop Local” page to showcase some of the made-in-Missouri items available for holiday gifts. The page...

The co-op cavalry

The co-op cavalry

Friends help Black River Electric recover from tornado  It’s hard enough recovering from a tornado. It’s even more difficult when your office was in the bull’s-eye and most of the equipment used for repairs is damaged. That was the situation Black River Electric...

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Gascosage Electric clears hurdles for high-speed internet to members Recently a well-known member of Gascosage Electric Cooperative paid a visit to his co-op’s office in Dixon. He wanted to learn more about the cooperative’s effort to bring high-speed internet service...

Pastvina pork

Pastvina pork

David Borrowman returns to the farm From his kitchen just outside Smithville, David Borrowman can see the long rows of corn he planted stretching to the horizon. The corn he can see out the window is the hybrid variety typical of most Midwest farms. When it’s...

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