Rural Missouri - January 2011 - (Page 22)

NASCAR goes green Starting next year, cars in America’s most-watched sport, NASCAR, will be fueled by ethanol thanks to a new partnership between the sport and Growth Energy, the leading voice for the U.S. ethanol industry. The American-produced Sunoco Green E15 contains 15 percent renewable corn ethanol manufactured by 204 refineries in the U.S., including six in the Show-Me State. John Eggleston, president of the Poet Biorefining ethanol plant in Macon and Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Lancaster, said the deal is all about getting the message heard — ethanol matters. “As the message gets stronger, more people will see how important ethanol is,” he said. The partnership also helps protect jobs for Missourians. Currently, the state’s refineries gross about $700 million per year, and all of those plants are farmer-owned. N E W S and polluted storm water runoff. But thanks to the efforts of Missouri River Relief, a grassroots group of volunteers, one of our major waterways got a little help from her friends. In 2010, more than 2,000 volunteers removed 55 tons of trash from 79 miles along the Big Muddy. Since the group formed in 1991, more than 12,000 volunteers have contributed time cleaning up nearly 900 miles along the Missouri River, removing 537 tons of trash. They even have participated in seven restoration tree plantings. The group says its river clean-ups engage people proactively in stewardship of the state’s waterways and educate people about the problem of solid waste on our streams and rivers. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the group, and several cleanup days planned. For information B R I E F S about Missouri River Relief and how to volunteer, visit www.riverrelief.org. Show us your can Missouri elementary, middle and home school students in grades K-8 are invited to help in the fight against litter by participating in the “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter Free” trash-can decorating contest. The annual contest is part of the state’s ongoing “No MOre Trash!” campaign to raise awareness about Missouri’s litter problem and to discourage littering. Each year, the Missouri Department of Transportation spends more than $5 million cleaning litter from the state’s roadsides, and the Missouri Department of Conservation spends almost $1 million cleaning conservation areas. To participate, decorate a 30-gallon or larger trash can that will be located in a prominent area of your school or community. Each design must have the “No MOre Trash!” logo and a litter prevention message or slogan. After you decorate your can, snap a picture and send it in with the entry form. Each first-place entry in three age categories will win $100. The grandprize winner will receive $500. For more on contest rules, prizes and to print off the entry form, visit www.nomoretrash.com. Top choice for troops For the third consecutive year, Columbia College was named a top military-friendly institution. The publication, Military Advanced Education, picked the central Missouri school as the best out of more than 3,000 institutions surveyed at providing quality education at competitive prices, a comfortable place for those serving in the armed forces and offering the best online education opportunities to those stationed overseas. For more information on Columbia College and online courses, visit www.ccis.edu. Help for the Big Muddy This past year, our rivers and streams faced big problems — such as streambank erosion from heavy spring rains, toxic chemicals, sedimentation M&W BUILDERS BARNS - SHOPS - GARAGES ALL SIZES AVAILABLE FOR FREE ESTIMATES CALL TIMBER FRAME HOMES AMISH CRAFTED OZARK TIMBER FRAME, LLC www. ozarktimberframe.com CUSTOM BUILT POLE BUILDINGS 1-800-457-2088 4I7-278-3320 We offer complete custom building packages, primarily for the commercial and ag markets. Our packages can include: Foundations High-R Insulation Windows and Doors (including wide doors) Erection Interior Liner Electrical HVAC Many other options 918-696-5002 Fax, Stilwell, Okla. Reasonable Prices VISA & MASTERCARD ACCEPTED Post-Framed Buildings 1-800-762-3170 SCOTT CONSTRUCTION DIAMOND L POLE BARNS Specializing in Pole Barns and Storage Buildings Call for free quotes 918-797-0040 or fax 918-797-0050 Rt. 3 Box 917, Stilwell, OK 74960 BUILDING SYSTEMS KOEHN Control hard water scale without electricity, salt or chemicals. A SoPHTec system makes hard water act like soft water • Controls hardness, calcium scale and corrosion • • Removes existing scale • Prevents lime scale buildup • • Use less soaps & detergents • Maintenance & service free • • Safe for soil, plant life & animals • Well or city water • SoPhTec is a cost- effective, environmentally- friendly alternative to a salt type softener. Total system cost for the home is $389 - shipping & handling included (continental US). 90- day money back guarantee & ten- year warranty. Don't take it so hard ! Steel Buildings Phone: 866-943-7751 Website: www.koehnbuildings.com Web Site www.sophtecwatercond.com To order or receive additional information... MagneTec - SoPhTec Distributor Call Toll Free: Or Write: MagneTec , 711 W.17th St Bldg. F-3, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 1-877-854-7638 WARNING! HARboRING A KIlleR! 22 Don’T sprEAD pEsTs! only Burn Wood You Buy Locally. All SteelFraming • Professional Construction • Free Quotes STEEL BUILDINGS SPECIALIZING IN: youR fIReWood Could be To report a possible EAB infestation, call 1-866-716-9974 or www.eab.missouri.edu “We provide solutions to your space needs” HEARTLAND 1-800-664-7055 Self Storage Buildings & Commercial Buildings STEEL BUILDINGS www.heartland-steelinc.com WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP 4 3/4" x 2 1/8" http://www.riverrelief.org http://www.nomoretrash.com http://www.ccis.edu http://www.ozarktimberframe.com http://www.koehnbuildings.com http://www.koehnbuildings.com http://www.sophtecwatercond.com http://www.eab.missouri.edu http://www.heartland-steelinc.com http://www.heartland-steelinc.com http://www.eab.missouri.edu http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - January 2011

Rural Missouri - January 2011
Contents
Comments
Columns
Doing Wood Right
Mail Bag
Blackwater’s Bucksnort
Out of the Way Eats
Huntin’ With Hawks
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
Billards Meets Bowling
Getting $mart in the New Year
Meet Yorik, One Tricky Dog
Marketplace
Around Missouri
Neighbors
Just4kids

Rural Missouri - January 2011

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202003
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202002
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202001
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201912
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201911
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201909
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201908
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201907
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201906
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201905
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201904
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201903
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201902
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201901
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201812
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201811
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201810
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201808
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201807
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201806
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201805
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201804
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201803
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201802
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201801
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201712
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201711
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201710
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201709
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201707
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201706
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201705
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201704
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201703
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201702
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201701
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201612
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201611
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201610
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201609
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201608
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201606
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201605
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201604
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201603
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201602
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201601
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201512
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201511
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201510
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201509
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201508
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201507
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201505
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201504
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201503
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201502
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201501
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201412
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201411
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201410
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201409
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201408
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201407
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201406
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201404
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201403
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201402
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201401
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201312
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201311
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201310
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201309
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201308
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201307
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201306
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201305
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201303
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201302
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201301
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201212
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201211
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201210
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201209
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201208
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201207
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201206
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201205
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201204
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201202
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201111
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201110
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201109
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201108
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201107
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201106
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201105
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201104
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/videotest
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201103
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201101
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201012
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201010
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com