Paul Newton

A celebration of Missouri

A celebration of Missouri

Missouri’s agriculture showcase returns What a difference a year makes! One year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of most of the Missouri State Fair activities and left the event as a youth livestock show, Missouri’s annual agriculture showcase is...

1820 The Family Restaurant

1820 The Family Restaurant

Comfortable food in a homey location The inside of the restaurant is filled with one-of-a-kind items. Tobacco sticks from the owners’ father line the ceiling just next to the grain bin with a unique dining table inside. A 1940s wheat reel from a local farm spins...

Country store with a laid-back atmosphere

Country store with a laid-back atmosphere

From a loaf of bread to live music, Pierpont General Store is the place to be It’s an impossibly beautiful day at the intersection of Highways 163 and N in central Boone County. Scores of families and friends are relaxing the evening away as music from the bandstand...

Lighting up their community

Lighting up their community

Consolidated Electric delivers more than electricity Missouri’s electric cooperatives are intertwined with the communities they serve. From the early days of banding members together to form a co-op and turning the lights on for the first time to sending the best and...

Ohana Pizzeria

Ohana Pizzeria

Pizza, pasta and more in a family atmosphere Chris Johnston feels at home in the kitchen. Whether he’s tending to his homemade Alfredo sauce or mixing up another batch of dough for focaccia or slinging an 18-inch-round pizza crust in the air, he knows the food leaving...

Half century of history

Half century of history

Missouri’s cooperatives have a long history of sending students on the trip of a lifetime For some, it’s their first trip out of the Show-Me State. For more, it’s their first flight on an airplane. For most, it’s their first trip to their nation’s capital city....

Hercules Southern BBQ

Hercules Southern BBQ

Smoked favorites in southeast Missouri Smoke fills the air on the back patio as Alfea Crenshaw tends to the seemingly endless rows of chicken, ribs and pork steaks. He checks to make sure the smoked meats are about ready to be pulled off the heat in time for his...

Winery

Winery

1st: St. James Winery, St. James; 800-280-9463 St. James Winery has again claimed our readers’ top spot for Missouri winery. The winery has been around for more than 50 years and produces 500,000 gallons of wines annually. Head to the winery on a nice afternoon and...

Brewery or Distillery

Brewery or Distillery

1st: Sweetwater Distillery, Monroe City; 573-406-4051 Andy and Heather Utterback started with the intention of making wine, however they traded their fruit mashes in for grain mashes and now create spirits in their craft distillery on Highway 36. They use a 1950s...

Made-in-Missouri Product

Made-in-Missouri Product

1st: Burgers’ Smokehouse, California; 800-345-5185 Since the first Ham House was built on the Burger Family farm in 1952, locals have been turning to the family for deliciously cured meats. Today, Burgers’ Smokehouse ships more than just ham to customers across the...

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