White River Valley

Buy local

Buy local

Support your neighbors with Missouri-made gifts In the summer of 2020, when the pandemic had shut down local businesses statewide, the Rural Missouri staff got a call from Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Manager Rod Cotton. He wanted to know if there was something we...

The Trout of Taneycomo

The Trout of Taneycomo

Running Ozark lunkers with guide and artist Duane Doty by Kenneth L. Kieser Few challenges match guiding on Lake Taneycomo. The problem is, a fishing guide is constantly at the mercy of rising or falling water levels caused by water released from Table Rock Dam that...

Right Down Snowman Lane

Right Down Snowman Lane

See the sights of the season at Farmington scene park There’s something of a weather anomaly located at Debbie and Jerry Lee’s hay meadow. Every fall, whether it’s cold enough or not, the farm owned by the Lees, members of Citizens Electric Corp. and known as Dry...

A Time To Dance

A Time To Dance

Children's Ballet of the Ozarks carries on founder's legacy By Savanna Kaiser A melody lilts in gentle rhythm through the halls. Familiar music beckons children to prepare their pointe shoes. Another class is about to begin in the studio with bright windows and large...

Who needs a bucket?

Who needs a bucket?

Recently I pulled up at a four-way stop and spotted a 5-gallon bucket in the middle of the road. I couldn’t help it. I stopped the truck and picked it up. I know every farmer reading this can relate. You just don’t pass up a good bucket. I wish I could count the...

The family that hunts together

The family that hunts together

Deer season is family time for many Missourians To say Dave Deihl is a busy man would be an understatement. As CEO of Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, he balances his time keeping the power reliable and the rates affordable at the Kearney-based co-op with the busy...

Challenges & champions

Challenges & champions

AMEC annual meeting brings electric co-ops to Branson With a rousing rendition of the national anthem by Gascosage Electric employee Melinda Stormes, the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives kicked off its annual meeting Oct. 6 in Branson. The electric...

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