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C O N T E N T S Features 10 4 Departments Comments National and statewide news Columns Hart to heart Mobility’s best friend Thousands of disabled around the world have a new lease on life thanks to a PET 5 16 Rural issues explored at AMEC Annual Meeting Broadband, EPA regulation are hot topics in 2010 10 14 Mail Bag Letters from our readers 18 Out of the Way Eats Barnard Roadhouse Grill 25 Hearth and Home Think outside the box 26 News Briefs News you can use 20 The Missouri connection Joplin native Jamie McMurray teams with Bass Pro Shops to win NASCAR’s biggest races 22 Big screen savings These tips will help you tune in to energy savings 20 30 Marketplace Classified ads 32 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 36 Neighbors The mechanic 38 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy 27 Best of Rural Missouri Share your selections for Missouri’s best places to see and be 29 Lest we forget Atchison County steps up to honor its war veterans — again 29 About our cover F eatured on this month’s cover is the Thomas Hickman House located at the University of Missouri’s Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) in the central Missouri town of New Franklin. Originally built in 1819, the house has been restored to its former glory and is open for tours. The one and a half story Georgian-style cottage features a brick construction with an 8-foot wide, walnut-floored central hallway leading to a dining room and two of the three bedrooms. The interior has been furnished in period style as well as displays and artifacts highlighting the agricultural history of the area. Hickman moved his family from Kentucky to scenic the Missouri River hills where he opened a hardware and dry goods store. The spacious cottage was not only the beginnings of progress for the wilderness town, but also an upgrade from the cramped cabin the family once inhabited. The house became a prominent fixture for travelers heading west along the nearby Santa Fe Trail that started in nearby Franklin and headed southwest to New Mexico. Plans for restoring the home began in 1996 but were fast-tracked in 2005 when Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond announced federal funds allocated to the project. Thanks to other donations, the $1.3 million preservation effort was completed in 2009. The center is open weekdays only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours can be arranged by calling 660-848-2268. To reach HARC, take Highway 40 west from the Midway exit off of Interstate 70, just west of Columbia. Then head north on Highway 5 to New Franklin. Continue on Highway 5 west past the town square. Turn left at New Franklin High School on W. Broadway. The center will be on your right. For more information, visit www.aes.missouri.edu/harc/. Cover and photo at left by Kyle Spradley. To order a print of the cover, see page 31. NOVEMBER 2010 3 http://www.aes.missouri.edu/harc/

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

Rural Missouri - November 2010
Contents
Comments
Columns
Mobility's Best Friend
Mail Bag
Rural Issues Explored at AMEC Annual Meeting
Out of the Way Eats
The Missouri Connection
Big Screen Savings
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
Best of Rural Missouri
Lest We Forget
Marketplace
Around Missouri
Neighbors
Just4Kids

Rural Missouri - November 2010

Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Rural Missouri - November 2010 (Page Cover1)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Rural Missouri - November 2010 (Page Cover2)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Contents (Page 3)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Comments (Page 4)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 5)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 6)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 7)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 8)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Columns (Page 9)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mobility's Best Friend (Page 10)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mobility's Best Friend (Page 11)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mobility's Best Friend (Page 12)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mobility's Best Friend (Page 13)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mail Bag (Page 14)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Mail Bag (Page 15)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Rural Issues Explored at AMEC Annual Meeting (Page 16)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Rural Issues Explored at AMEC Annual Meeting (Page 17)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Out of the Way Eats (Page 18)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Out of the Way Eats (Page 19)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - The Missouri Connection (Page 20)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - The Missouri Connection (Page 21)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Big Screen Savings (Page 22)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Big Screen Savings (Page 23)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Big Screen Savings (Page 24)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Hearth and Home (Page 25)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - News Briefs (Page 26)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Best of Rural Missouri (Page 27)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Best of Rural Missouri (Page 28)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Lest We Forget (Page 29)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Marketplace (Page 30)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Marketplace (Page 31)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Around Missouri (Page 32)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Around Missouri (Page 33)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Around Missouri (Page 34)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Around Missouri (Page 35)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Neighbors (Page 36)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Neighbors (Page 37)
Rural Missouri - November 2010 - Just4Kids (Page 38)
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