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CONTENTS
Volume 71

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JULY 2018

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Number 7

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photo courtesy the Sedlalia Heritage Foundation

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The rekindling of the shepherd
New and old adventures await all ages at Shepherd of the Hills

16 Preserving the past
Locals rally to save historic Green's Mill bridge

18 The love of lapidary
For Ellis and Jackie Bray, "It's all about the rocks"

20 When the trail had a train
The Katy proved to be a better trail than a railroad

30 Wine, country and rock 'n' roll
Wine and music come together at Black Silo Winery

32 The Rosebuds of Remembrance

IN EVERY ISSUE
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Cooperation

5

Perspectives

12

Outdoors

14

Eats

26

Recipes

34

Events

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Neighbors

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Just4Kids

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Landscapes

A childhood memory calls Dean and Sharon Ellis to action
photos by Paul Newton

Z

ucchini aren't just for eating in this small town.
The Cole Camp Chamber of Commerce is hosting
its 12th Annual Zucchini Races in its downtown
this month.
Two at a time, the custom-made, four-wheeled vegetables are rolled down an elevated 24-foot track similar
to a pinewood derby. A portion of North Maple Street is
shut down and serves as the track location with attendees flanking the road.
Racers are split into different classes by age with a
modified class for any zucchini using a premade chassis. The axles must pass through the zucchini and be
able to fit into the 1-foot-wide racing lane. Durability is
an issue often overlooked when building a race car from
a vegetable. "They have to have durability for multiple
rounds," says Tim Kreisel, a volunteer with the chamber.
"Just because it can roll down the track fast once won't
win it. It has to stay strong."

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In addition to the trophies garnered in each class, prizes are awarded for the best zucchini dish, biggest zucchini and the highly competitive best decorated zucchini.
The vegetable cars pay homage to everything from the
Kansas City Royals to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to
Minions. Zucchinis don't have to be entered in the race to
be considered for the prize.
Tim estimates that 30 percent of the entrants compete
every year, focusing less on the decorating and more on
making sure their zucchini races as fast as possible. "It's
free to enter and free to watch," says Tim. "It's unique and
about bringing people to town and checking out some of
our businesses and hopefully coming back."
The Cole Camp Zucchini Races will be held on Saturday,
July 21 in downtown Cole Camp. For more information,
visit www.colecampmo.com, email colecampchamber@
gmail.com or call 660-668-4416.
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