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Pick A Pumpkin Patch

Pick A Pumpkin Patch

Grab the family and find a pumpkin patch near you this fall Nothing beats a visit to the pumpkin patch as the leaves start to turn. Below is a nonexhaustive list of patches across the state (there are many, many more). Beyond picking the perfect pumpkin, we’ve...

Honey Haven

Honey Haven

Harold’s Famous Bee Co. harvests the power of the honeybee On a cold winter day, Harold Gallaher knocked 100 honeybees into a bucket with the sweep of his arm. He tossed on a lid and rushed toward his warm house, with the hope of keeping the cold and unhappy honeybees...

Trailblazing Fox Trotters

Trailblazing Fox Trotters

Missouri’s horse trots into new territory story by Sarah Joplin and photos by Zach Smith  |  info@ruralmissouri.coop The first horse trainer ever inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Geno Middleton, calls it the “horse bug.” He says if you are afflicted,...

Purveyors of Pork

Purveyors of Pork

Fiesta Pork & Walnut Tacos 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 pound lean pork tenderloin, trimmed of visible fat and cut into 1/2- to 1-inch thick strips 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder...

Power with a purpose

Power with a purpose

A candid conversation with Joe Wilkinson, Associated Electric's chief member relations officer For 25 years, Joe Wilkinson has worked for cooperative members at Associated Electric Cooperative, the power generation cooperative for electric cooperatives in Missouri and...

Co-op employees care

Co-op employees care

After hours, electric co-op people give back to their communities By day they repair lines, balance the books and communicate with members. After hours they volunteer in a host of community activities. When your employer puts great emphasis on Concern for Community,...

Larry’s line art

Larry’s line art

Laclede Electric lineman makes art from cast-off poles With a wide sweep of his hand, Larry Taylor gestures toward the pile of raw materials in his shop near Hartville. “All of this was headed to the trash,” Larry says. He’s talking about the stack of wood cut from...

Missouri Weird & Wonderful

Missouri Weird & Wonderful

Reedy Press books celebrate the Missouri you never knew Let’s face it: Missouri is a weird and wonderful state, with natural wonders, peculiar history, eccentric citizens and roadside attractions that rival those found just about anywhere. Since 2004, Reedy Press has...

HoneyBadger

HoneyBadger

Classic American fare with a memorable twist As soon as the front doors open, the kitchen is a flurry of activity. Hungry customers head to the counter to order one of Nick and Rachel Giacopelli’s creations for lunch. Online orders come in as fast as the couple...

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