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Making dreams reality

Making dreams reality

Linemen from electric cooperatives in Missouri gave the ultimate gift to residents of a remote Guatemalan village in December. They left behind family and friends for two weeks in order to build power lines that will bring electricity to the village of Trapichitos for...

Sisters forever

Sisters forever

Living organ donors bonded for life by Heather Berry hberry@ruralmissouri.coop Doncella Liggins won’t forget the day three years ago when she left a follow-up appointment after a weeklong stay in a Kansas City hospital. Her parents, who had come along, waited in the...

Walks in the woods

Walks in the woods

Celebrating Missouri’s longest trail by Zach Smith  |  zsmith@ruralmissouri.coop The trek started 30 years ago with boots on the ground and a camera in his backpack. Somewhere along the way, the Ozark Trail got into Don Massey’s blood. A retired landscape designer by...

Resolved to communicate

Resolved to communicate

by Caleb Jones cjones@amec.coop If you are like me, you’ll most likely start the new year with resolutions. I feel like my perpetual resolutions are to eat better, work out more, spend more time with my wife and kids and maybe cut back just a little bit on the diet...

Magic Meal

Magic Meal

Let your Instant Pot do the hard work by Heather Berry  |  hberry@ruralmissouri.coop Barbecue Ribs 1 rack baby back ribs Kosher salt Ground black pepper A few drops of liquid smoke 1/3 cup (or more) of your favorite BBQ sauce     (we used Sweet Baby Ray’s) 1/4 cup...

The Front Page of the Frontline

The Front Page of the Frontline

Bloomfield: The birthplace of America’s military newspaper by Zach Smith  |  zsmith@ruralmissouri.coop Military heritage is fundamental part of the story of Bloomfield, and it’s honored around every corner. From 23 historic markers to the Missouri State Veterans...

Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest

For years, Rural Missouri readers have shown and told us how much they love Missouri State Parks by entering the Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest. And what’s not to love? You can take your bike out on the Katy Trail for either a leisurely afternoon ride to the next...

Power4Progress

Power4Progress

Associated helps rural communities find new opportunities by Jim McCarty jmccarty@ruralmissouri.coop   Mark Woodson compares the economic development efforts he’s been involved with for 31 years to farming. “You want to plant seeds and you hope they yield...

Answering the call

Answering the call

Atchison-Holt Electric provides more than power by Paul Newton  |  pnewton@ruralmissouri.coop When a call comes in, Scott Jones needs all the help he can get. Whether it’s a small grass fire or an incident on nearby Interstate 29, Scott — the fire chief for both the...

Pizza By The Chef

Pizza By The Chef

The little pizza shop was a Morris family tradition. Gary Morris’ job as a car dealership business manager brought him to the Branson area where he would eat lunch at the Pizza Chef location just down the road from Silver Dollar City. Pizza was popular with his family...

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