Paul Newton

Here to Help

Here to Help

Barry Electric employees help ensure better quality of life in southwest Missouri It’s no secret where the staff of Barry Electric Cooperative will be on the final Saturday of October. About 20 employees congregate around an open fire cooking a massive 5-gallon pot of...

Powering Their Community

Powering Their Community

White River Valley works to lift up the members they serve Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives are about much more than keeping the electricity flowing to their member-owners. While doing so safely and in an affordable manner is one of the primary tasks, their...

Candy Shop Saves Valentine’s Day for Decades

Candy Shop Saves Valentine’s Day for Decades

The inside of the quaint downtown candy shop catches your nose as soon as you step through the doors. The distinct aromas of caramel, chocolate and other sweet treats might guide you to the chocolate case featuring a variety of homemade hand-dipped chocolate items and...

Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

Missouri’s shutterbugs show off the Show-Me State’s parks in our annual contest Missouri’s state park and historic site system has long been one of the most desirable in the nation. And Show-Me Staters sure don’t shy away from taking advantage of the dozens of parks...

Jamaican Jerk Hut

Jamaican Jerk Hut

Island flavors in mid-Missouri You can’t drive by without getting a whiff. The distinctive Caribbean smell of pimento berries, Scotch bonnet peppers and other island spices on tender meat billows out of the grill that is manned by Rex Scott next to a Jamaican flag....

Delivering Holiday Cheer

Delivering Holiday Cheer

Electric cooperatives ensure foster children have memorable holiday season The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy for children everywhere. But not every child is on equal footing. Thanks to electric cooperative employees and board members in northeast...

Christmas Creations

Christmas Creations

Perryville artist transforms antiques into works of art There could be a piece of art out there you didn’t know you needed to have. And if that’s the case, Cheryl Cooper might have had her hands involved in it. The Perryville artist has dabbled in many different art...

Duke’s BBQ Shack

Duke’s BBQ Shack

Smokehouse Classics with an Elevated Twist Your nostrils will tell you as soon as you walk through the door. This is undoubtedly a smokehouse. The pecan- and cherry-wood-filled smokers might be outside, but their aroma fills this St. Charles County restaurant. That’s...

I Scream, You Scream

I Scream, You Scream

The sweet smell hits immediately. It’s from the 30 tubs of ice cream or maybe the fresh-baked, hand-made waffle cone just waiting for the perfect scoop. Or two or three scoops, if you’re going to be honest with yourself. “You can’t leave here in a bad mood or...

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