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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...

Flower Power

Flower Power

Fresh bouquets keep business blooming in Clarence Inherited objects are wonderful keepsakes. Pam Stenger inherited a shared appreciation of something from her grandmother decades ago. Today she shares that passion with others in a beautiful way. “As a child, I used to...

No 9-to-5 Job

No 9-to-5 Job

I’m not going to lie to you, a few Fridays back, I snuck out of the office early to spend time with the kids. Our member-owners probably didn’t get a full day’s worth of work out of me — but for some things you just have to make time. I’d like to think I was following...

Consider a Co-op Career

Consider a Co-op Career

Electric co-ops are great places to work Electric cooperative employees tend to be a happy group of people. There’s a good reason why. It’s their job to provide affordable, reliable electric service. But in doing that they also make a difference in the lives of their...

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...

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...

Here to Help

Here to Help

Barry Electric employees help ensure better quality of life in southwest Missouri It’s no secret where the staff of Barry Electric Cooperative will be on the final Saturday of October. About 20 employees congregate around an open fire cooking a massive 5-gallon pot of...

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...

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...

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...

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