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The Appeal of Citrus

The Appeal of Citrus

Add some sun-kissed fruit to your recipes There’s something about citrus that adds a fresh, bright taste to recipes. Sliced lemons or limes for beverages, peeled oranges or cut grapefruit also bring back thoughts of summertime meals outdoors and wedding showers....

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...

Growing connections

Growing connections

AgWiki hopes to feed the world, socially  A scientist from Brazil, a milk tester from Pennsylvania, a real estate agent from St. Louis and a college dean in Texas meet in a coffee shop. What do they discuss? If that coffee shop is the online community called AgWiki,...

New life for old things

New life for old things

Noel and Chris Clayton share their secondhand lifestyle at Recycled Homestead When Noel and Chris Clayton first drove past the building that once was home to Triangle Lumber in Adrian the wheels started turning in their minds. “My husband said, ‘you can really do...

‘If we don’t do it, who will?’

‘If we don’t do it, who will?’

Pemiscot-Dunklin members enjoy life in the fast lane thanks to fiber-fast internet service The employees and directors of Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative have a saying they like to use when it comes to discussion about how best to help the communities they...

Fast, cheap and good

Fast, cheap and good

About the time my brother, Clayton, graduated high school and went to Mizzou, my dad figured out that the free labor he had been enjoying on the farm was coming to an end. Like every farmer who has had to face this, he made the decision to trade in the square baler...

Ohana Pizzeria

Ohana Pizzeria

Pizza, pasta and more in a family atmosphere Chris Johnston feels at home in the kitchen. Whether he’s tending to his homemade Alfredo sauce or mixing up another batch of dough for focaccia or slinging an 18-inch-round pizza crust in the air, he knows the food leaving...

Half century of history

Half century of history

Missouri’s cooperatives have a long history of sending students on the trip of a lifetime For some, it’s their first trip out of the Show-Me State. For more, it’s their first flight on an airplane. For most, it’s their first trip to their nation’s capital city....

Flite Test

Flite Test

High-flying fun in Fayette In between the laser cutters and dozens of models lining John Overstreet’s shop in Fayette, you’ll find his first jet fighter. It’s detailed in pen and paint, fits in your palm and will fly about as far as the other side of the room. It’s...

Missouri’s Many Trails of Tears

Missouri’s Many Trails of Tears

Early statehood marred by removal of Native Americans At the time of statehood in 1821, there were roughly 5,000 Native Americans residing in Missouri. By 1839, there were no Native American tribes in Missouri. The story of the massive relocation of these tens of...

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