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C O M M E N T S “Devoted to the rural way of life” See you in Sedalia Electric co-ops invite you to attend the 2013 Missouri State Fair D on’t miss out on your chance to enjoy one of the Show-Me State’s most treasured traditions — the Missouri State Fair. “Chicks Dig It” is the theme for this year’s fair, which runs from Aug. 8-18. From big-name concerts and free entertainment to agricultural competitions and exhibits, the fair provides 11 days of fun for the entire family. Missouri’s electric cooperatives will have a large presence in Sedalia. Co-op employees from across the state will be on hand inside the Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives Building for 11 days, staffing informative exhibits and displays. “There’s always lots to see and do at the state fair, and we hope that between rides on the midway and concerts in the grandstand, photo by Jason Jenkins fairgoers will take a minute to stop by and see us,” says Nikki Roach, Watercolorist Jim Peters of Washington, Mo., is scheduled to return to the Missouri State member services manager for the Fair this year as part of Rural Missouri’s “People from our Pages” showcase. Association of Missouri Electric Pages” showcase, which allows fairgoers to meet and interCooperatives. “Our building is air-conditioned, so come act with some of the fascinating people we’ve featured in inside, cool off for a little while and learn more about how past issues of Rural Missouri. Here is this year’s lineup (subelectric co-ops are working for their members.” ject to change): Energy conservation and efficiency will be highlighted, Aug. 8 — Marvel at the colossal-sized flowers that metal including topics such as heating and cooling, insulation, artist Bill Brackett of Cole Camp crafts from cold steel. lighting and construction practices. The ever-popular “enAug. 9 — Learn more about all species of snakes from ergy bikes” will return, allowing children and adults to take Connie Koch, also known as Sedalia’s snake lady. a spin and feel how much energy is required to power even Aug. 10 — Take a trip to medieval times as modern-day just a single light bulb. knight Karl Kindt III of Webster Groves regales you with Friday, Aug. 16, is “Missouri Electric Cooperative Day” tales of chivalry. at the fair. Visitors to the MEC Building will receive a free Aug. 11 — Visit a Civil War field hospital with historian compact fluorescent light bulb while supplies last. Clip the Charles Staats of Labadie, who will display a portion of his coupon below to claim your $5 discount on the unlimited collection from the 1860s. ride wristbands. Fairgoers also can sign up for drawings for Aug. 12 — Bring your favorite old fishing lures and various electric products. have them appraised by Ed Bryant of Gravois Mills, an Rural Missouri is again sponsoring the fair’s giant waterantique fishing lure expert and avid collector. melon and pumpkin contests. Magazine staff will be on Aug. 13 — Observe as wildlife woodcarver Dan hand to chat with readers, and Kids’ Page mascot Buddy Brueggeman of Henley transforms blocks of tupelo into Bear will make appearances daily at 10 a.m., noon and 2 intricate woodland creatures. p.m. Be sure to bring the kids and get a free snapshot. Also, Aug. 14 — Tap your toe as multi-talented bluegrass when you stop in, swing by the Rural Missouri booth and virtuoso Jerry Rosa of Newburg picks a tune on one of his sign up to win an Apple iPad with custom case. custom-made mandolins. Returning this year is the ever-popular “People from our Aug. 15 — Listen as folklorist Howard Marshall of Millersburg, author of the new book, “Play Me Something Quick and Devilish,” shares tales and tunes of old-time Cannot be fiddling in Missouri. combined with Aug. 16 — Watch as watercolany other discount orist Jim Peters of Washington, Mo., uses paint — and a few more distinctive liquids — to create his nostalgic artwork. Aug. 17 — Try your hand at tying the “Electric Caddis,” a fly Use this coupon at any Midway Ticket designed exclusively for Rural MisBooth for $5 off an Unlimited Carnival Ride souri by Mark Van Patten of TebWristband, good for unlimited rides on betts, host of “The Tying Bench.” Missouri Electric Cooperative Day • Friday, Aug. 16 $5 OFF One Carnival Unlimited Ride Wristband Missouri Electric Cooperative Day, Aug. 16. Offer valid Friday, Aug. 16 only 4 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP For ticket info and more details about fair activities, call 800-4223247 or visit www.mostatefair.com. August 2013 Volume 65 / Number 8 Jim McCarty, editor jmccarty@ruralmissouri.coop Jason Jenkins, managing editor jjenkins@ruralmissouri.coop Heather Berry, associate editor hberry@ruralmissouri.coop Megan Backes, editorial assistant mbackes@ruralmissouri.coop Mary Davis, production manager mdavis@ruralmissouri.coop Kile Brewer, intern Alyssa Goodman, intern Angie Jones-Wheeler Dusty Weter Co-op page designers USPS 473-000 ISSN 0164-8578 Copyright 2013, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. Call for reprint rights. Rural Missouri is published monthly by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. Barry Hart, executive vice president. Individual subscription rate: $10 per year or $22 for three years, taxes and postage included. Group rate for members of participating RECs $4.20, taxes and postage included. Delivery as specified by subscriber. If not specified, delivery will be by periodical class mail at subscriber’s expense. Periodical Class postage paid at Jefferson City, MO, and additional mailing offices. Rural Missouri P.O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102 573-659-3423 info@ruralmissouri.coop www.ruralmissouri.coop Postmasters: Send address changes to Rural Missouri, P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Subscribers: Report change of address to your local cooperative. Do not send change of address to Rural Missouri. Advertising standards: Advertising published in Rural Missouri is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and sold to customers at the advertised price. Rural Missouri and Missouri’s electric cooperatives do not endorse any products or services advertised herein. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading is never knowingly accepted by this publication. Advertising information: mdavis@ruralmissouri.coop 573-659-3400 National Advertising Representative: National Country Market; 611 S. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - August 2013

Rural Missouri - August 2013
Table of Contents
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Columns
Hideout heaven
Mining a lead-lined history
Adrenaline adventures
Outdoors
Out of the Way Eats
High-flying fun
Hearth and Home
Blood-stained dawn
Swarm chasers
Around Missouri
Marketplace
Neighbors
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