Rural Missouri - November 2011 - (Page 38)
i friends! This month I want to tell you about a special baby who survived a tragic accident a few years ago. In the early hours of Sept. 27, 2006, a semitruck carrying 42 horses failed to make a curve on Interstate 44. The trailer crashed on its side, leaving the animals trapped inside the trailer. In the dark, early morning hours, volunteers worked side by side with veterinarians and law enforcement to save the animals. Of the 42 animals, 25 horses and a hinny were rescued. (A hinny is what you get when you cross a female donkey and a male horse.) Many of the animals were taken to the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, an animal rehabilitation center near Union. The rescuers discovered that a mare, who they named Mama, was pregnant when they brought her to the ranch. Seven months after the horrible accident, a colt named Twist of Fate was born on April 18, 2007. The 32-page book, “Twist of Fate,” by Chris Stuckenschneider, tells Twister’s story from the horse’s point of view. Through his eyes, you’ll learn about his barn buddies who live on a wonderful 165-acre ranch. Twister’s birth drew national media attention, for he was the only miracle colt born after the accident. The ranch even held a contest to name the colt with the lightning bolt on his face. While many of the rescued horses found good homes, Twister remains a star attraction at Longmeadow. For more information about the rescue ranch or opportunities to visit Twister and his buddies, see the story on pages 20-21. This book can be purchased through bookstores or online booksellers.
Buddy Bear’s Book Nook
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch
ry your hand at my monthly word watch. It’s easy. I’ll list three words for you to ﬁnd. You read the stories in Rural Missouri and look for the words. When you ﬁnd them, look them up in a dictionary to learn what they mean. Then send me a note telling me the stories where you found the words, what each word means as it’s used in the story and your age. If you get all the words right, your name goes into a drawing to win one of our Buddy Bear drawstring backpacks! We’ll pick up to ﬁve winners each month. Send your answers to:
Buddy Bear’s Word Watch P. O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102
Left: This is Twist of Fate today. He lives happily at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch near Union where he hopes you’ll stop by on visitor days! Deadline to enter is Nov. 10. Kids, please wait a month before re-entering — and parents, this is only for kids up to age 15. Entries must be handwritten by the youth, please.
Can you ﬁnd this month’s words? 1) grist 2) innate 3) ardent
Congratulations to September’s winners: Eugene Yoder, Brian Kilmer, Wanita Eicher, Mary Ann Zimmerman and Charlene Watson
Enter to win a copy!
ey kids, to win one of six copies of “Twist of Fate: The Miracle Colt and His Friends,” send in your name and address to: Buddy’s Book Drawing, P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Entries must be received by Nov. 10, 2011. (Remember adults, this contest is only for kids up to age 15.)
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - November 2011
Rural Missouri - November 2011
Table of Contents
In search of Missouri mills
Co-ops take action
Best of rural Missouri
Out of the Way Eats
Second chance ranch
Grant takes command
Hearth and Home
The hillbilly approach to the Woodstock nation
Rural Missouri - November 2011