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Music To The Ears — And Mouth

Music To The Ears — And Mouth

Singing Butcher Shoppe brings music, meat to downtown Steelville A tune on the air isn’t out of the ordinary for Steelville. If there’s no concert at the Meramec Music Theatre, you may find yourself pulled downtown by the ear. Somewhere beyond the giant papier-mâché...

Forging the Future

Forging the Future

From fiber to jobs, Osage Valley electric boosts rural life Throughout the year, Osage Valley Electric’s employees are a common sight in western Missouri. During Christmastime and the Olde Glory Days parade in July, linemen hoist lights in downtown Clinton....

Breakaway Siberians

Breakaway Siberians

Hillsboro man gives rescue huskies a new beginning Richie Camden often gets more than a second look when he travels on the Katy Trail or near his home in Hillsboro. Sometimes cars honk at him or people snap photos. However, this attention is not necessarily focused on...

Bowl Me Over

Bowl Me Over

  Soup, stew and chili to warm you from the inside out When winter’s chill has taken hold and the snow is flying, it’s the perfect time to cook up a pot of homemade soup, stew or chili to take off the chill. Soup dates back as far as 6,000 B.C., when hippopotamus...

Ivory Grille

Ivory Grille

Modern eats in a historical hotel setting Since the late 1800s, Sedalia has been known as the home to the state fair, railroads, cattle drives, the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival and the beautiful Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. But when it comes to dining worth the...

The enduring appeal of the Appeal

The enduring appeal of the Appeal

Merger keeps alive newspaper Norman Rockwell once immortalized Tasked with painting the quintessential country newspaper for the Saturday Evening Post, artist Norman Rockwell had the entire country to search for his subject. He discovered exactly what he was looking...

Making a difference

Making a difference

Howard Electric proves size doesn't make you small When Richard Fowler accepted the job as manager of Howard Electric Cooperative in 1990, his oldest son wanted to know if they played soccer in Fayette. “I said, ‘If they don’t, we will start a soccer league,’ ”...

New year, new ways

New year, new ways

New year, new you. When we hang the new calendar — and mine is a kitten calendar courtesy of my daughter, Charlie — it’s considered a time to move on from the old year. You might even want to put those 2021 calendars in the recycling bin, never to be considered again....

New Team to lead AMEC

New Team to lead AMEC

Ponder joins Atchison, Haines as association officers A new team will lead Missouri’s electric cooperatives into the future following the election of officers at the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Annual Meeting held in October 2021. Darrell Atchison, a...

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