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Just what the doctor ordered

Just what the doctor ordered

Missouri’s veterinary history is on display at Jefferson City museum by Barbara Baird | info@ruralmissouri.coop Photos by Jim McCarty A walk through this central Missouri museum’s displays is not for the squeamish. You can touch a hairball here, along with horse...

Making Mobility Fun

Making Mobility Fun

The Frog is making kids mobile by Heather Berry | hberry@ruralmissouri.coop The front door opens as a flash of green zips through the foyer and then spins around to see who’s arrived. A smile breaks across the face of 2-year-old Brody Moreland, then zip, he’s off...

All in a day’s catch

All in a day’s catch

Tandem Fly Outfitters takes fishing to the limit by Zach Smith | zsmith@ruralmissouri.coop Kris Nelson’s life has been an interesting journey. His fervor for fishing has charted a course from one side of the country to the other, but it’s always led home to southwest...

Straight from the source

Straight from the source

Learn about making maple syrup around Missouri by Paul Newton | pnewton@ruralmissouri.coop Missouri offers an abundance of outdoor activities all year long. When the temperatures dip in the winter, some may be inclined to stay inside. However, if you have a few tools,...

Serious Protection

Serious Protection

L.B. Manufacturing protects those who protect us by Jim McCarty | jmccarty@ruralmissouri.coop Picture this: An explosion rocks a major U.S. city. Lives are at stake, so law enforcement personnel swiftly prepare to respond. Unsure of the threat, they carefully don...

Making the grace

Making the grace

Co-ops, rural schools explore electric buses by Zach Smith | zsmith@ruralmissouri.coop Photos by Travis Mathes When it comes to enthusiasm for supporting the education and safety of rural youth, electric cooperatives are second to none. If Lewis County Rural Electric...

Mocha Fusion

Mocha Fusion

Coffee and chocolate make a delicious blend by Heather Berry | hberry@ruralmissouri.coop   Mocha Coffee Squares For cake: 1-1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 1 egg 1/2 cup chocolate milk 2...

Tower House Studio

Tower House Studio

by Heather Berry | hberry@ruralmissouri.coop Arobed form stands in one front window holding a large electronic star while an 8-foot-4-inch-tall red dragon blows fog upward. A kite-shaped window placed in a wall boasts 3D dogwood flowers in its pattern and a...

Dadeville Cafe

Dadeville Cafe

Alan and Valerie Porter bring fresh, unique flavors to southern Missouri When Alan and Valerie Porter returned to Alan’s stomping grounds in south-central Missouri, the plan was to build a log home with a wraparound porch and take it easy. The slower pace of life...

A century of sweet

A century of sweet

Bankhead’s Candies in Bowling Gree keeps customers coming back by Paul Newton | pnewton@ruralmissouri.coop Sometimes it seems the front door never shuts for more than a few seconds. Loyal customers file in one after another seeking the candy shop’s signature turtle as...

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