Neighbors

Pastvina pork

Pastvina pork

David Borrowman returns to the farm From his kitchen just outside Smithville, David Borrowman can see the long rows of corn he planted stretching to the horizon. The corn he can see out the window is the hybrid variety typical of most Midwest farms. When it’s...

Taking the time

Taking the time

A traffic stop that ended with more than a ticket It was after 10 p.m. one hot Sunday night in August 2020. Missouri Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeffrey W. Huff was westbound on Interstate 70 when the headlights of a speeding car quickly came up behind him. “I clocked the car...

The Eli era

The Eli era

Mizzou's Eli Drinkwitz is hungry for more wins in 2021 At the time the Mizzou football team notched its first win of the 2020 season, head coach Eli Drinkwitz probably thought he had seen it all. On March 16 he had to cut his team loose due to COVID-19 fears, without...

The little town that could

The little town that could

Neighbors come together to fight hunger Tonie Lott will tell you the idea of a mobile food pantry came from her daughter, Jaydin. The then-8-year-old came home from school one day, grabbed a bag and headed straight to the food-lined shelves in their kitchen.“I asked...

Woolen Wonders

Woolen Wonders

Missouri artist gives life to wool through needle felting Her slim fingers deftly work, punching the barbed needle quickly into the wool fibers. One hand feeds a cloud of the natural fiber in front of the darting tool. Magically, the gentle curve of a lady’s face...

A New Light

A New Light

Life is good at the end of the line John Murphy says his family has always been blessed with a good memory. He remembers as a 9-year-old boy, watching an electric cooperative truck laden with poles being winched out of a ditch. The “most brilliant” memory of the same...

Hats with Attitude

Hats with Attitude

Millinery isn’t old hat with Rose Monzyk   Dainty hands smooth the damp fabric over the domed wooden form. The seemingly unforgiving material finally begins to give after numerous tugs, relaxing around the shape. As it gives way to the designer, pins are strategically...

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...

A Steady Progression

A Steady Progression

Brent Foster honed his carving skills from an early age Looking for the right words to describe his lifetime of carving wood, Brent Foster calls it a “journey of self progress.” He recalls getting started at the tender age of 8, watching an experienced friend whittle...

You’re the Coach

You’re the Coach

Football fans call the play in new board game If you’re guilty of being a Monday morning quarterback after Sunday’s big game, you’re in good company — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Raymondville football fan Michael Wray Jr. has been considering statistics,...

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