Jim McCarty

En plein air

En plein air

Nature is the muse for the art of Julie Wiegand Inspiration is everything for artists, and that’s especially true for Julie Wiegand, who expresses herself through her paintings of the Missouri countryside. For her it only takes a step outside the door of her unique...

The Eli era

The Eli era

Mizzou's Eli Drinkwitz is hungry for more wins in 2021 At the time the Mizzou football team notched its first win of the 2020 season, head coach Eli Drinkwitz probably thought he had seen it all. On March 16 he had to cut his team loose due to COVID-19 fears, without...

Growing connections

Growing connections

AgWiki hopes to feed the world, socially  A scientist from Brazil, a milk tester from Pennsylvania, a real estate agent from St. Louis and a college dean in Texas meet in a coffee shop. What do they discuss? If that coffee shop is the online community called AgWiki,...

New life for old things

New life for old things

Noel and Chris Clayton share their secondhand lifestyle at Recycled Homestead When Noel and Chris Clayton first drove past the building that once was home to Triangle Lumber in Adrian the wheels started turning in their minds. “My husband said, ‘you can really do...

‘If we don’t do it, who will?’

‘If we don’t do it, who will?’

Pemiscot-Dunklin members enjoy life in the fast lane thanks to fiber-fast internet service The employees and directors of Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative have a saying they like to use when it comes to discussion about how best to help the communities they...

The Mill Trail

The Mill Trail

Kick off summer with an Ozarks mill tour In the days before Amazon and Walmart, mills played an important role for rural communities. They were a place to get your corn ground into meal, but more importantly were the centers for commerce and social gatherings. A trip...

Sharing the land

Sharing the land

Guests escape to the past at Von Holten Ranch He wanted to get back to the family farm established by his great-grandfather, Heinrich Von Holten, in 1906. She wanted to return to her country roots. That’s what led David and Brandy Von Holten to leave their jobs, sell...

From Miners to Mountain Bikers

From Miners to Mountain Bikers

Ironton turns Shepherd Mountain into a gravity-fueled mountain bike park Driving through the Arcadia Valley on Highway 21, it’s hard to miss the looming presence of Shepherd Mountain. It dominates the skyline 600 feet above Ironton and is a link to the days when the...

The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Co-op power kept flowing, thanks to hard work and help from our friends   The week of Feb. 15, 2021, is a time no one at Missouri’s electric cooperatives will soon forget. In the days leading up to that fateful time, temperatures plummeted across the country — and...

Time on Their Hands

Time on Their Hands

S&N Clocks puts the tick-tocks back into clocks They hang on walls, perch on mantels and form the focal point for a room. For centuries clocks in all their forms have been marking the passage of time with a solid tick-tock. But with each beat of the mechanism, the...

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