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Treasuring the West

Treasuring the West

Crane author uses Missouri history to keep adventure alive by Jessica Jainchill  |  info@ruralmissouri.coopphoto by Zach Smith  |  zsmith@ruralmissouri.coop The Western book genre has been popular for almost as long as cowboys have existed. Starting as dime novels in...

Back to School at New-Mac U

Back to School at New-Mac U

Member-owner education continues at New-Mac Electric It’s not often that a session of night school ends with a round of applause, but on a clear evening in southwest Missouri that’s the sound you’ll likely hear outside the offices of New-Mac Electric Cooperative. And...

Saving The Stuff of History

Saving The Stuff of History

That shoebox full of letters handed down from your parents or grandparents, those handwritten recipes from your great-aunt, those ticket stubs to a Beatles concert from 1966 — don’t feel guilty about keeping them. They may seem like junk that other family members won’t ever care about, but county, specialty and state historical societies might welcome them to their collections when you are done with them.

Metal on their Minds

Metal on their Minds

Augusta artists use new skills to craft giant sculptures Visitors to Augusta find the giant duck hanging out in one of the yards in town an irresistible selfie stop. If they think the duck’s 23 1/2-foot wingspan is intriguing, they should have been around when Bigfoot...

A Blank Canvas

A Blank Canvas

Artist creates unique pieces using alcohol ink Sherry Salant had a mystery to solve. The recently retired educator was attending a show in St. Louis about a decade ago when a piece of art from one of the vendors caught her eye. “It was so cool. It looked like stained...

Where The Bison Roam

Where The Bison Roam

Nature is nurtured at Dunn Ranch Prairie At first glance, a place as vast, unique and complex as Dunn Ranch Prairie defies a simple description. Adam McLane, state director for the Missouri chapter of The Nature Conservancy, can boil it down to a single word:...

Back to J.C.

Back to J.C.

Young leaders return to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience  When Twin Rivers High School student Hannah Patterson found out she’d been selected by her local co-op to spend part of her summer vacation in Jefferson City, she admits she didn’t...

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