Rural Missouri - August 2014 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 Departments 4 5 Down a bloody spiral 8 'Bloody Bill' Anderson rises from obscurity to notoriety 14 Where the wild trout are Top 10 things to do at the Missouri State Fair 26 Hearth and Home Cool & casual 34 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 22 38 Marketplace Classified ads Come to Sedalia and 'harvest the fun' 28 40 Neighbors Native son Who's ready for the cave? Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal lets you follow in Tom and Becky's footsteps 30 14 Outdoors Where the wild trout are 18 Out of the Way Eats The Art Café Taylormade River Treks offers unique guide service and bed-and-breakfast for trout anglers 22 Columns Hart to heart Free-fall fanatics Missouri thrill seekers can get their fill at Skydive Flying V Ranch 10 Comments National and statewide news 42 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy Escape to The Fugitive Beach Rolla-area quarry has become rural Missouri's newest summertime hotspot 30 About our cover W hen the temperature rises and the humidity becomes nearly unbearable this month, there's one sure-fire way to cool off - take a float trip on one of the state's many rivers. Whether you choose a canoe, kayak, raft or inner tube, floating a spring-fed Ozark stream offers a high-quality vacationing opportunity for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Rivers across the southern portion of the Show-Me State offer plenty of crystal-clear water for floating, fishing and fun. There are more than two dozen floatable waterways in Missouri, each with its own character and charm. One of the most popular is the Jacks Fork River, which is featured on our cover this month. A section of this river, along with a portion of the Current River, make up the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. While water in the upper reaches of the Jacks Fork may Cover and photo at left by Jason Jenkins become shallow by late summer, there was still more than enough for the Hefley family of Nixa to take a mid-week float in July. Angie Hefley - seen at left with the family dog, Thule - along with husband, Darren, and daughter, Jenna, enjoy the Jacks Fork for its spectacular and scenic limestone bluffs and fishing opportunities. In addition to the rivers of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, other popular float streams include the Big Piney River, Eleven Point River, Elk River, Huzzah and Courtois creeks, Meramec River, Niangua River and North Fork River. The Missouri Canoe and Floaters Association is a nonprofit organization of paddlesports outfitters in the state. Its website is a great resource when planning a float trip, offering details about the state's floatable waterways - including maps and mile-by-mile descriptions - and the outfitters who service them. Visit www.missouricanoe.org to learn more. To order prints of the cover, see page 39. AUGUST 2014 3 http://www.missouricanoe.org

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