Rural Missouri - May 2011 - (Page 14)

M A I L Best of blunder B A G and a broom maker this year. When my manager retired, I subscribed for my own copy and I’m so glad I did. I really look forward to getting your publication every month. Jackie Waldrep Ozark I thought this item should come to your attention from the April 2011 issue (“Best of Rural Rural Missouri Mail Bag Missouri Readers’ Choice P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Contest”). The Q BBQ listed as best restaurant in You may also FAX us at 573-636-9499 or send northwest Missouri is not an e-mail to I just wanted to tell you in Maryville. It is located how much I enjoy your in Clearmont about 20 publication. I want to miles north of Maryville, especially thank you for the article, and the address listed on the resis violating several common safety “A Recycled Craft” (March 2011). I taurant’s website is not the same as practices, such as no gloves, no wish you would make it a regular the one in your publication. Anyeye protection and standing too feature of your paper, highlightone driving to Maryville and lookclose to the work. I’m sure you ing businesses that re-purpose and ing for a restaurant on a residential take safety as serious as we do, but recycle. You could call it “Trash to street in the 200 block of West 1st it’s something I wanted to point Treasures . . .” Street is going to be sadly disapout. It may be humorous now, but I’m sure in this “green” era, pointed . . . maybe not if someone gets hurt. people would enjoy reading more It makes me hesitant to drive to Dave Osborn articles like this. any of the other places listed since Smithville Annette Smith there is obviously no verification Mound City of the accuracy of the entrants. Editor’s Note: Safety is a top priorMarilyn Rhea ity for Missouri’s electric cooperatives, Maryville and Rural Missouri strives to publish Wither the weather proverbs? messages that demonstrate proper proEditor’s Note: The Q BBQ’s street cedure. The safety message in quesI look forward to receiving Rural address was incorrectly published in tion is under review. Missouri each month. I always like the “Best of” article. The restaurant to guess where the cover photo has is located at 225 W. 1st St. in Clearbeen taken. As a child, my family Remembering simpler times mont. We regret the error. All other and I enjoyed camping at Miscontact information published in the souri’s state parks, especially the We enjoyed the Ozark Opry article has been verified as correct. trout streams, so I’m always lookstory in your April 2011 Rural Mising for places from the past. souri (“Memories of that Mountain I do have a question: What hapMusic”). It brought back some good Barrels of memories pened to the weather proverbs? I memories of years past. miss reading them. We knew some of those that I found the article, “World Wide Sandy Davis were on the show in past years. Wood” in the (February 2011) issue Fulton Jim Smith, Stanley Stidham, Steve very interesting. In 1940-41, I West and a friend that has passed worked at the St. Louis Cooperage Editor’s Note: The proverbs to on, Frank Hullett. We remember Company, back in the days when which Sandy refers are part of an going to the show with our parents you learned special procedures on “Old Farmer’s Almanac” supplemenand Uncle Warren Stidham who the job. tal available to co-ops to publish with was good friends with Lee Mace. At first, I seemed to know noththeir local information. Because of its He always got front-row seats to ing, but in a short time, I was popularity, we’re currently considering the show. That was back in the late repairing barrels and hooping barmoving it inside the statewide edition, ’50s and early ’60s. rels like a pro. I had to learn how so stay tuned. Also at that time there were much pressure to put on a hoop very few businesses on Highway before it broke and yet still hold 54. From Highway KK to the Ozark the barrel together tightly. Ready for a road trip Opry, you were able to count them McGinnis Wood Products is on your fingers and toes. One that doing it right. I really enjoy reading Rural Misstands out in my mind now is the Gene Tennison souri. While I have lived in BrentOzark Candy Kitchen, known as Doniphan wood most of my life, I grew up in Poverty Flats Village where the the country. Both sets of my grandMain Street Opry is now. I enjoyed the article, “World Wide parents homesteaded farms and Thanks for the story and the Wood.” My husband, Irvin, and I lived out their lives there . . . memories it brought back. Lee and cut stave wood for barrels for many We lived on a small farm east his wife, Joyce, were one of the years. I loved the woods where we of Fulton for a few years where my great starters of what the Lake of lived near Palmyra. Sadly, we lost dad raised cattle. We were there the Ozarks is today. our farm and ended up working in when Winston Churchill and Jerry L. Palmer a factory in Monroe City. President Truman came to town for Macks Creek Gertrude Cutsinger Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech. Concordia I retired after 37 years as a teacher and 27 years as a coach. Happy readers My wife and I enjoy one- and Taking safety seriously two-day trips. We thought visitYears ago, my manager at work ing some of these “Out of the Way allowed me to read her Rural MisTo start with, I would like to say Eats” would make for some nice souri — I was hooked. I started I love Rural Missouri! Being in the day trips. taking little road trips, visiting the electrical trade for more than 20 Thanks for the great magazine. people in the articles — soap makyears, I had to chuckle at your Charles Kapfer ers, little general stores and such. “Experts Only” safety ad (Page 22, Brentwood I plan to visit another soap maker March 2011). The person pictured Rural Missouri will publish signed letters relating to the contents of the publication. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Be sure to write legibly and tell us where you live. Send letters to: 14 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - May 2011

Rural Missouri - May 2011
Table of Contents
Jim Peters’ Passion
Help & Hope
Twist of Fate
Mail Bag
Shoot Like a Pro
Out of the Way Eats
Aircraft From Another Era
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
The Pared-Down House
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - May 2011