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Star of the holidays

Star of the holidays

Missourians’ trees are the highlight of Christmas at The Missouri Governor’s Mansion It’s nearly impossible to see every decoration spread throughout the four rooms of the 150-year-old house. There are trees decorated by children from across Missouri and docents on...

Not your average hut

Not your average hut

La Monte family turns Quonset hut into home The combine got replaced by the living room couch. The tractor was sent on its way to make room for the master bathroom. What once provided protection from the weather for farm equipment and hay now is the dream home for a...

Rich’s Famous Burgers

Rich’s Famous Burgers

Over-the-top burgers in the Ozarks The sizzle and smell of fresh, hand-pattied ground beef cooking takes Jason Cusick back to flipping burgers on a 24-inch grill at The White Barn in St. Louis. “That was my first job,” Jason says. “I just fell in love with cooking...

Threads in the Tapestry

Threads in the Tapestry

Heather Berry wraps up more than three decades with Rural Missouri by Heather Berry I will never forget my first day on the job with the magazine. It was the spring of 1989 and the then three-person staff of Rural Missouri was nowhere to be found. Editor Jim McCarty...

The Goat of Many Colors

The Goat of Many Colors

Gerti the goat brings joy to people of all ages by Heather Berry Like most every 4-year-old kid, Gertrude, or Gerti, is a bundle of energy. She hops up on everything. She likes playing dress up and meeting people. She loves snacking on chips, cereal and, well, even...

The Trout of Taneycomo

The Trout of Taneycomo

Running Ozark lunkers with guide and artist Duane Doty by Kenneth L. Kieser Few challenges match guiding on Lake Taneycomo. The problem is, a fishing guide is constantly at the mercy of rising or falling water levels caused by water released from Table Rock Dam that...

Right Down Snowman Lane

Right Down Snowman Lane

See the sights of the season at Farmington scene park There’s something of a weather anomaly located at Debbie and Jerry Lee’s hay meadow. Every fall, whether it’s cold enough or not, the farm owned by the Lees, members of Citizens Electric Corp. and known as Dry...

A Time To Dance

A Time To Dance

Children's Ballet of the Ozarks carries on founder's legacy By Savanna Kaiser A melody lilts in gentle rhythm through the halls. Familiar music beckons children to prepare their pointe shoes. Another class is about to begin in the studio with bright windows and large...

Who needs a bucket?

Who needs a bucket?

Recently I pulled up at a four-way stop and spotted a 5-gallon bucket in the middle of the road. I couldn’t help it. I stopped the truck and picked it up. I know every farmer reading this can relate. You just don’t pass up a good bucket. I wish I could count the...

The family that hunts together

The family that hunts together

Deer season is family time for many Missourians To say Dave Deihl is a busy man would be an understatement. As CEO of Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, he balances his time keeping the power reliable and the rates affordable at the Kearney-based co-op with the busy...

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