Zach Smith

Cafe B-29

Cafe B-29

Ozark diner pays tribute to American heroes You can tell there’s something different about Cafe B-29 before you walk in the door. It’s not every restaurant where ammo boxes double as flower planters, helmets are refashioned as booth lights and one of two 6-foot-tall...

The Outdoor Inheritance

The Outdoor Inheritance

Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation trains the next generation Even if you’re not a hunter, you see them throughout the fall: The camouflaged bowhunter glassing a ridge, or the orange shapes emerging from the fields and woods, headlamps bobbing as full dark reclaims...

Cole’s Hearth Room

Cole’s Hearth Room

Fine dining and fun cocktails in Palmyra   A chef, mixologist and former professional fighter, Coltin Cole may not have known his road would lead to Palmyra but he was always destined for the kitchen. Starting with summer cooking classes as an 8-year-old and...

In It For The Long Crawl

In It For The Long Crawl

An underground adventure with Roubidoux Grotto It didn’t take Kelsie Johnson long to figure out she had no fear of the dark. Spending her middle school years caving Camden County with her mother and her best friend’s family sent her on a lifelong adventure...

Tombstone Tales

Tombstone Tales

Laura Abernathy Huffman resurrects days of Waynesville past at Mitchell Cemetery Drive through downtown Waynesville, cross Roubidoux Creek and fronting the neighborhood of Bell’s Addition you’ll find yourself at Mitchell Cemetery. On Saturday mornings, this also is...

A Place of Peace

A Place of Peace

185 years of caretaking a community in Sugar Creek Cemetery Visiting a final resting place in rural Missouri conjures images of the countryside: small churches set back from the road, shady trees casting shadows on a low hill and well-manicured grass surrounding...

Committed to Caring

Committed to Caring

Farmers’ Electric helps sick kids through Area Youth Benefit Fund As the well-known African proverb says: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Ask the members, directors and employees of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, and they’ll tell you it also takes a village to...

1932 Reserve

1932 Reserve

Upscale dining at a new lake classic When B. Ray Franklin’s hotel was built in 1932, probably few people would have guessed that almost a century later it would be one of the last remnants of the Lake of the Ozarks’ early years. As time and development have changed...

Tick Away Summer

Tick Away Summer

Missourians tasked to assist with statewide study No matter how you enjoy summer in Missouri, you’re sure to encounter ticks on your outdoor adventures. At least five species of human-biting ticks are here, and Missourians likely are familiar with some of the...

Flite Test

Flite Test

High-flying fun in Fayette In between the laser cutters and dozens of models lining John Overstreet’s shop in Fayette, you’ll find his first jet fighter. It’s detailed in pen and paint, fits in your palm and will fly about as far as the other side of the room. It’s...

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