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Meet us at the fair!
Rising temperatures and kids complaining about school starting back up can only mean one thing: It’s time for the Missouri State Fair. Join us Aug. 11-21 in Sedalia for the state’s most tradition-rich event that the whole family will enjoy. Besides the big-name concerts, free entertainment and agricultural competitions and exhibits, make sure to stop by the Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives Building to chat with electric cooperative employees and the Rural Missouri staff. The magazine will have on display some of its award-winning photography, favorite articles from the past and “Online Extras” from the magazine’s digital edition. Perhaps no addition to the Rural Missouri booth has been more engaging than the “People from our Pages” showcase. Each day, a person or organization featured in the pages of the magazine will be on hand to meet with visitors and display the talent or the cause that made them a subject in Rural Missouri. Back by popular demand are the folks from the PHARM Dog program, cowboy mounted shooters and the people from P.E.T. who will showcase
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their mobility wheelchairs. From recent articles, watch artist Jim Peters paint a Missouri landscape, see a bird of prey up close from professional falconers and marvel at the photography of Mike McArthy. For more information on Rural Missouri’s presence at the State Fair, visit www.ruralmissouri.coop/statefair.php.
B R I E F S
mitting stories, scans of documents, photos or videos for a chance to win one of more than a 100 historyrelated prizes. The Missouri State Archives is hosting the contest, which is open until Aug. 31. Currently, the archives hold more than 338 million pages of paper, 500,000 photographs, 9,000 maps, 199,000 reels of microfilm and more than 1,000 audio and video items. Explore the archives online at www.missouridigitalheritage.com or www.greatmissouritreasurehunt.com for more information.
ing some of our history by applying for an apprenticeship through the Missouri Folk Arts Program. Apprentices will work under master folk artists to conserve the state’s cultural legacy. The application deadline is Sept. 1. Graduate student internships also are available. For more information, call folk arts specialist Deb Bailey at 573-8823653 or visit http://maa.missouri. edu/mfap/programs.html.
As summer comes to a close and classes start back up, parents once again find themselves stocking up on school supplies. Luckily, a little pocketbook relief is on the way the first weekend of August at retail stores across the Show-Me State for the Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 5 to 7. The state’s 4.225 percent sales tax will not be assessed on certain purchases made in Missouri such as clothing, school supplies and personal computers. For a more complete list of eligible items, visit www.dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/. Other questions can be directed to email@example.com or 573-751-2836.
X marks the spot
Thanks to a new statewide contest, there is no need to hit the high seas to discover lost valuables. The Great Missouri Treasure Hunt invites Missourians to explore within the newly available 6 million historic records once held by public institutions. The contest urges those along for the voyage to share what they discover about their family and community from these records by either sub-
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - August 2011
Rural Missouri - August 2011
Stop and smell the barbecue
2011 Missouri Youth Tour
The fight on Bloody Hill
Out of the Way Eats
Eight seconds to win
Hearth and Home
Rural Missouri - August 2011
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