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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 the late 1800s, they evolved into the 20th century, popularized by authors such as Louis L’Amour. In the 21st century, Western...

The Daredevil Drafts of Catawissa

The Daredevil Drafts of Catawissa

Michaela Redeker and her Clydesdales ride with style They sound like muffled thunder as they round the bend. Dust clouds follow as their rider guides them with her reins. The Clydesdales continue galloping within inches of one another and in sync so the rider can...

Truth & Exaggeration

Truth & Exaggeration

Jefferson City artist Jim Dyke colors the world as he sees it If you’ve been to the Missouri State Fair, chances are you’ve seen him in action under an awning near the concert grandstand. Marker in hand, caricature artist Jim Dyke quickly sketches likenesses on paper,...

Just for the record

Just for the record

Wayne Glenn collects, recollects and more Wayne Glenn is one of the rare few who can say he’s loved his career from start to finish. He took a hobby from his youth and spun it into a 43-year career on Ozarks radio airwaves. Last May, the Nixa man known as “The Old...

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