Rural Missouri - October 2010 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 10 Good times on the Berryman Trail built in the 1930s still challenges outdoor enthusiasts Departments 4 Comments National and statewide news 5 Columns Hart to heart 12 Elk in Missouri? Proposed plan to restore elk in the Ozarks excites some, elicits concerns from others 10 14 Mail Bag Letters from our eaders r 18 Out of the Way Eats Clarksville Station 25 Hearth and Home The great pumpkin 26 News Briefs News you can use 16 Right-of-way management Vegetation-control programs keep power flowing safely to homes 20 Live like a viking Reenactors celebrate their Scandinavian roots in the viking village of Ravensborg 22 Two men and a cave Opening of Marvel Cave to tourists led to the creation of Silver Dollar City 12 30 Marketplace Classified ads 32 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 36 Neighbors My thoughts exactly 38 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy 27 Paddlin’ for a cure Osagian Canoes lends a hand to fight breast cancer 29 Get in touch with ghosts Step into the paranormal world with a guided tour 20 About our cover he days are getting shorter, the nights cooler. There’s a crispness to the air that beckons you to pull a sweatshirt from the closet. When the sun shines on your shoulders, it’s like a welcome embrace from a loved one. The leaves will soon change color and fall. October in Missouri is time to get out and enjoy the bounty of the year’s harvest before the cold winds of winter begin to blow. Across the Show-Me State, various fairs, festivals and agritourism businesses celebrate the season. One of the largest events is the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, featured at left. Started in 1991, the festival, which will be held Oct. 9-10 this year, features arts and crafts, musical entertainment, Halloween decorations and thousands of pumpkins. Visitors can enjoy family activities including pumpkin carving and painting, pumpkin pie eating competitions, hayrides in the pumpkin patch and apple butter makCover photo by Jason Jenkins. Photo at left by Kyle Spradley. T ing. Learn more at Throughout the month, destinations such as Peach Tree Farm — located between Columbia and Boonville just off Interstate 70 — offer activities for all ages, as the little tyke on our cover discovered last autumn. Peach Tree Farm, which is served by Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, offers hayrides, a straw bale maze and a children’s barnyard along with a pumpkin patch. For more details, call 660-882-8009 or visit The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s AgriMissouri program maintains an extensive list of corn mazes, pumpkin patches and U-pick orchards across the Show-Me State. Many of these agritourism businesses feature special events during October, so be sure to check before your next outing. For more details on AgriMissouri and its members, visit or call 573-522-9213. OCTOBER 2010 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - October 2010

Rural Missouri - October 2010
Good Times on the Berryman
Elk in Missouri?
Mail Bag
Right-of-Way Management
Out of the Way Eats
Live Like a Viking
Two Men and a Cave
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
Paddlin' for a Cure
Get in Touch with Ghosts
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - October 2010