Jim McCarty

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...

Cabinets on wheels

Cabinets on wheels

HYK Outdoors campers reconnect you with nature There comes a time in every avid outdoorsman’s or outdoorswoman’s life when a tent just doesn’t cut it anymore. Jeff and Laura Baker reached that point a couple years ago. “My wife and I really love to camp,” Jeff says....

Scopus/Sedgefest

Scopus/Sedgefest

A good time for a good cause It all started over drinks at the former Bollinger County Country Club. Randy and Brenda “Shorty” Johnson were visiting with friends when the conversation turned to helping others who were less fortunate by raising money in some way. What...

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...

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