Jim McCarty

Giving back

Giving back

Jared’s Jams shows off its namesakes’s abilities, one jar at a time He’s met the U.S. president and vice president, addressed the United Nations twice, hung out with Missouri’s governor and lieutenant governor and has crusaded to end hurtful words at Kirksville High...

Spanish Street Farmacy

Spanish Street Farmacy

Green family offers healthy, locally grown food in Cape These days restaurants are justifiably proud to offer menu items that are made from scratch. At Spanish Street Farmacy in Cape Girardeau, the owners take the concept a big step further. Not only is everything on...

Field of flowers

Field of flowers

Business is blooming at Turtle Hills Flower Farm Marleen and Dave Prater never pictured themselves running a flower farm. In fact, they never expected to return to the area around Sullivan where they grew up. But today they find themselves surrounded by budding plants...

Wildwood Springs Lodge

Wildwood Springs Lodge

1920s lodge brings legends to the living room Just off a twisty two-lane highway sits a relic of the Roaring ’20s, a reminder of a time when city dwellers fled to the country for respite where the air was clear and worries far away. At one time 13 of these resorts...

Handmade in Tipton, USA

Handmade in Tipton, USA

Gokey proves Missouri-made footwear can compete President Theodore Roosevelt wore them. So did Ernest Hemingway. Grandpa Jones liked to show them off on “Hee Haw.” For more than 170 years, Gokey has been the choice for those who demand quality footwear. Yet most...

A leatherworking legacy

A leatherworking legacy

Eric Van Alstine puts old tools to work making historical leatherwork Looking back on the craft he practices, historical leatherworker Eric Van Alstine realizes he’s come a long way. “I knew nothing about leatherwork,” he says of his entry into the craft. “All I knew...

Calling on the Capitol

Calling on the Capitol

Legislators welcome visits from Missouri's electric co-ops When a grassroots army of electric cooperative leaders called on legislators during the annual State Legislative Conference they found a warm welcome from the state’s elected officials. State Sen. Caleb Rowden...

They can handle it

They can handle it

When he was 20 years old, William House bought his first truckload of handles and started peddling them much like a farmer would sell fruits and vegetables. That was in 1929, and today the business he launched is one of Barry County’s oldest industries. If it came...

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...

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