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Time on Their Hands

Time on Their Hands

S&N Clocks puts the tick-tocks back into clocks They hang on walls, perch on mantels and form the focal point for a room. For centuries clocks in all their forms have been marking the passage of time with a solid tick-tock. But with each beat of the mechanism, the...

Walking in a Late Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Late Winter Wonderland

Ring in spring with a hike in Paddy Creek Wilderness Budding trees are beautiful, falling leaves are better and lazy summer float trips can’t be beat, but winter truly opens up the wonders of nature in Missouri. Animal tracks and birds are easier to spot, and if you...

A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Bobby Walker builds blades to last a lifetime Personal challenges rarely manifest as a literal trial by fire, but that was the case for Bobby Walker. Just as a blacksmith brings metal to life in flames, the hobbyist knifemaker found himself forging a new path when the...

On the Sidelines for the Chiefs

On the Sidelines for the Chiefs

Dream job lets Andrew Mather focus on KC’s gridiron greats You never know where the road of life will take you. Kearney’s Andrew Mather can attest to that. He says it all started when he was given a Pentax K1000 film camera for Christmas in his junior year of high...

Cheers to Paddy Malone’s

Cheers to Paddy Malone’s

Jefferson City’s Irish pub celebrates 21st birthday It’s no coincidence that the Irish word for pub, “tig,” also means house or home. Entering a local pub, you’re wrapped in a subtle but singular sense of place. There’s no fuss or formality here; take a seat and make...

Turn of the Lathe

Turn of the Lathe

Joplin couple creates beauty from fallen trees   The air hangs heavy with the pungent scent of freshly worked wood as you walk into Steve and Valerie Doerr’s basement workshop. The floor shows evidence that the chips have been flying. “This is camphor,” Steve...

Mudcat Coffee House

Mudcat Coffee House

You can order off the extensive menu at The Mudcat Coffee House. But then you would miss out on all the fun of having owner Rebecca Moore surprise you with one of her off-the-cuff creations. This culinary leap of faith has a name: The Matt. “It’s named after a good...

Melodies of Prayer

Melodies of Prayer

Solitude and peace found at abbey in Gower It’s 10:40 a.m. and the Sisters quietly enter the chapel wing a few at a time, kneeling briefly before taking their seats in the choir stalls. Some whisper prayers, rosary beads in hand, while others silently read passages in...

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...

Bridging the Digital Divide

Bridging the Digital Divide

Andrew Kaiser connects rural residents to the world Like a lot of rural people, Andrew Kaiser found himself in need of high-speed internet service but living in an area without it. His computer repair business required constant downloads to upgrade software. Slow...

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