Zach Smith

Momma Mary’s Navajo Tacos

Momma Mary’s Navajo Tacos

Fry bread, flavor and family tradition are on the menu in Willard The shutdown surrounding COVID-19 posed a significant challenge to small businesses, especially for a restaurant that just reopened its doors six months prior. For Linda Moody-Ivey, the owner of Momma...

Driftwood Outdoors

Driftwood Outdoors

Podcasting duo voices passion for the outdoors If you know Brandon Butler and Nathan “Shags” McLeod, you know their love for the outdoors. Chances are if you’ve only ever heard their award-winning, weekly podcast, “Driftwood Outdoors,” then you know all about the...

Makin’ Moo Juice

Makin’ Moo Juice

Operating a Century Farm and an 80-year-old family dairy in 2020 doesn’t happen without weathering a few storms and rolling with the punches. Few surprises over the years have hit small businesses harder or more immediately than did safety concerns surrounding...

Wires Over Wildlife

Wires Over Wildlife

Linda Overton stands in a 30-acre pollinator plot of partridge peas and goldenrod she and her husband, Bob, established on their Grundy County farm. Trees can do a lot to enhance property for landowners in the right conditions. For people, they provide shade and...

The Fine Art of Flintlocks

The Fine Art of Flintlocks

The arc of Chuck Edwards’ life has always followed twin themes: history and art. A keen eye for detail led him to pursue western art as a portraitist. After firing a friend’s flintlock rifle for the first time, his artistic inspiration changed with a flash and a bang....

Spare Change That Makes a Change

Spare Change That Makes a Change

Se-Ma-No Electric Cooperative members know their co-op. In the wake of severe thunderstorms, high winds and heavy blizzards, they can’t help but notice bucket trucks and linemen working diligently to restore downed lines and power. But the co-op also is busy behind...

The Chef’s Table

The Chef’s Table

Ryan VanWinkle may hold the title “executive chef,” but don’t be fooled: He’s actually in the business of time travel. Every dish he’s created for the past seven years has been an attempt at taking diners back to his late grandmother’s house. “We’d walk in the door...

Progress by the Numbers

Progress by the Numbers

Howell-Oregon Electric partners with community to boost local economy Neighbors banding together to help one another is the way of life in rural Missouri. At the community level that means joining forces to help drive economic development, increase average income and...

Signs at a Stroke

Signs at a Stroke

Rolla man carries on hand-painted tradition If you’ve traveled the main streets and back roads of central Missouri, chances are good you’ve seen David Davis’ artwork and not even known it. The mural welcoming you to downtown Rolla, a car dealership’s window pane or...

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors

Family vacations can be big adventures: Big trips, big sights and big costs. It’s not often a fourth grader can foot the bill for part of a group excursion — especially in one of our national parks — but that’s exactly what the Every Kid Outdoors program is designed...

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