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Sharing success

Barton County Electric Co-op supports Lamar football’s winning tradition Coaches from around the state have been trying to figure out what makes Lamar’s football team so good. Starting in 2011, the Tigers from southwest Missouri have dominated Missouri Class 2, with a...

Captain’s Corner

Captain’s Corner

Being imaginative with her cooking is nothing new to Katherine Wald. Raising two sets of twins, born two years apart, put her creative cooking skills to the test. April Fools’ Day meals consisted of items like what appeared to be a grilled cheese sandwich, but was...

Back to D.C.

Back to D.C.

Missouri teenagers return to Washington, D.C. for the Trip of a Lifetime  Standing next to the Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, Caleb Simpson was still caught up in the whirlwind of the past week. He and 92 of his newfound best friends were about to...

Buckets of fun

Buckets of fun

Missourians plan annual ag showcase Missouri’s agriculture showcase is almost here. From deep-fried bites to rides in the midway to showing that perfect pig, the state fair has something for everyone. The fair runs from Aug. 11-21 with entertainment available across...

New tool in the toolbox

New tool in the toolbox

Drones show promise for spotting outages, employees learn in class Drones show great potential for reducing outage times. That was the conclusion of the 24 electric cooperative employees who attended the first-ever drone school hosted by the Association of Missouri...

Broadway meets Main Street

Broadway meets Main Street

Maples Repertory Theatre brings the arts to small towns On a brightly lit stage in Memphis, Missouri, a group of young actors and actresses come to grips with the fact that they are monsters. As they trod the boards they will trade blood for lettuce, hold the world’s...

The Longest Eight Seconds

The Longest Eight Seconds

It’s a hot evening and a good crowd is gathered at the Windsor arena for some dirt-kicking action with the Amped Up Pro Bull Riding Tour. When it’s his time to ride, 14-year-old Tucker Root climbs over the fence into the chute, ready to ease onto the back of a snorting mini bull.

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