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Pawing it Forward

Pawing it Forward

K9s for Camo helps save lives on many levels Fear is something former combat engineer John Lopez and his fellow soldiers dealt with daily as part of the 37th Engineer Battalion. While serving in Afghanistan, John’s job was to help ensure his unit avoided roadside...

En plein air

En plein air

Nature is the muse for the art of Julie Wiegand Inspiration is everything for artists, and that’s especially true for Julie Wiegand, who expresses herself through her paintings of the Missouri countryside. For her it only takes a step outside the door of her unique...

Pizza Pizzazz!

Pizza Pizzazz!

Delicious meals by the slice Who needs to pick up the phone to order pizza when you can make one at home? Whether you use store-bought crust or homemade, pizza is one meal nearly everyone enjoys helping create.Why not make pizza prep a family affair? Gather up the...

Wildheart

Wildheart

Exploring wildlife habitat and more through song When it comes to wildlife, conservation and music, Jan and George Syrigos are like excited little kids.“Our motto has always been to ‘bring the heart of the wild to the heart of a child,’ ” says Jan. “You can’t do that...

See you at the state fair

See you at the state fair

For a farm kid, this is the best time of year. The ponds and creeks are the ideal temperature to jump in. There’s a chance the square bales you’re hauling are straw, not alfalfa. But best of all, it’s fair season. When it was fair season at the Jones Farm, that meant...

A celebration of Missouri

A celebration of Missouri

Missouri’s agriculture showcase returns What a difference a year makes! One year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of most of the Missouri State Fair activities and left the event as a youth livestock show, Missouri’s annual agriculture showcase is...

1820 The Family Restaurant

1820 The Family Restaurant

Comfortable food in a homey location The inside of the restaurant is filled with one-of-a-kind items. Tobacco sticks from the owners’ father line the ceiling just next to the grain bin with a unique dining table inside. A 1940s wheat reel from a local farm spins...

The Eli era

The Eli era

Mizzou's Eli Drinkwitz is hungry for more wins in 2021 At the time the Mizzou football team notched its first win of the 2020 season, head coach Eli Drinkwitz probably thought he had seen it all. On March 16 he had to cut his team loose due to COVID-19 fears, without...

Committed to Caring

Committed to Caring

Farmers’ Electric helps sick kids through Area Youth Benefit Fund As the well-known African proverb says: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Ask the members, directors and employees of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, and they’ll tell you it also takes a village to...

Livin’ the River Life

Livin’ the River Life

Paddleboard outfitter offers a unique twist on river floats The sun is drifting toward the western horizon, leaving in its wake a vibrant sky of pink and red over Springfield. The frogs have begun their evening song. A warm breeze stirs the river’s current. T.J....

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