Rural Missouri - June 2011 - (Page 14)

M A I L Cessna recollections B A G “Ozark Annie” reminds me of one of the actors on “Hee-Haw” (some day I I’ve just been sent a clipwill remember her name). ping of your article about Ramona is certainly very Mike Barron and his pretty and petite, especialoperation at Perry (“AirRural Missouri Mail Bag ly standing next to “High craft from another era,” P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Pockets” McCoy. May 2011). But I wonder about Back in the midYou may also FAX us at 573-636-9499 or send “High Pockets.” Is this 1950s, I was editor of an e-mail to some kind of weird paintMFA’s Missouri Farmer over? How did “High magazine, the “great Pockets” move around on grand pappy” of Today’s I enjoy the Rural Missouri paper, stage with his jeans just above his Farmer. I used rental Cessna 120s and I’d ask that you please have knees? Were his legs actually that and Cessna 140s to get around more articles about the back roads short, and was the rest of him actuto many small-town airports and of Missouri. My 1992 Chrysler has ally that out of proportion? pasture air strips getting stories for more than 300,000 miles on it. I’ve Jay Tompkins the magazine. At that time, “Cotbeen on several bus tours and met Fulton ton” E. W. Woods, the manager great people. No matter where I’ve of Columbia’s airport, owned a been, when I cross the Missouri Editor’s Note: We asked Dan Cessna 195, but he didn’t rent it to state line, I’m home. William Peek, author of “Live! at anyone. I don’t blame him. Any season of the year, my the Ozark Opry,” about the “High I sure enjoyed every line of your favorite picturesque view is BlackPockets” costume. Bob McCoy, who piece. Great story. I even dug out water Junction. played “High Pockets,” was of normal my old log book and renewed old Missourians don’t realize what stature. His costume was patterned memories. I learned to fly with the we have! History, beautiful scenery, after one worn by well-known Grand old GI Bill of Rights at Columbia. I places to explore and an abunOle Opry banjo player David “Stringflew their Aeronca 7ACs, Fairchild dance of good people. bean” Akeman. The shirt and pants PT-19s, Cessna 120s and 140s, and Frances Glenn were stitched together, making a sort their Stinson 108 “Flying Station Waverly of coverall. McCoy’s mother sewed his Wagon.” costume for him, and it did impede Thanks again for renewing old his mobility on stage. flying and editorial experiences. Thanks from Dillard Glenn Hensley Kirkwood We just wanted to thank you so Grammar gotchas much, and WOW! What a terrific job you did on both the article and Co-op service is tops In the May (2011) issue on page the video (“Out of the Way Eats,” 10 (“Help & Hope”) the last word May 2011). We were a bit scared to in the sixth paragraph should be I am originally from Kansas City, watch ourselves, but what a great “affected” versus “effected.” but I moved to the Lake of the bit of editing. What fun! A common mistake, but one an Ozarks 25 years ago after dealing Anyway, it sure is wild to be on editor should pick up on. with the “Big City” power compaYouTube. Wherever we go folks say, I enjoy the magazine. nies and others. “Hey, I saw you in Rural Missouri!” Dave Hollabaugh Never back down on the super We can’t thank you enough for Fulton job you do every day, even in the all the efforts you put into making face of things like our February that so awesome! Thanks again! blizzard. Autism story gets noticed Greg Kerlin and Chris Johansson We have the best in the state. I Dillard know it’s taken me a while — 20 I just want to thank you for the years — to say it, but thank you. wonderful article (“Help & Hope, Sam Fraze May 2011) about autism spectrum Love that mountain music Laurie disorders . . . Our office had a phone call Thank you for bringing so from a parent the day after it many interesting and educational The best travel guide arrived. We monitor web hits and articles to the people of this state. will be able to unofficially know My copy goes on to the residents I just wanted to tell you that since whether our website experienced of an assisted living facility here in my husband, Larry, and I have a sharp increase after the release Hermann. retired to Sullivan, we have been of the magazine. This kind of out“Memories of that Mountain receiving your Rural Missouri magareach to Missouri citizens is invaluMusic” (April 2011) brought to zine. It is one of our highlights able in raising awareness. mind a group of musicians who every month. The publication has I can’t thank you enough! gather near Patton . . . I hope to be given us a whole new look at our Kit Glover at one of the music festivals this state, and we use the magazine as a Coordinator, Office of Autism Services summer. guide to exploring Missouri. Mo. Department of Mental Health Rita Thomas The recipes are great, and I save Jefferson City Hermann them for future use. We are getting ready to go to the Dillard Mill State Thanks so much for the wonderHistoric Site and also the Traveler’s Question about the costume ful article in Rural Missouri. It is a Table restaurant there in Dillard great way to provide families with (“Out of the Way Eats,” May 2011). In 1953, I was about the same information that will support and Again, thank you so much for age as the little boy, Jim, shown encourage them. your publication. We really love on page 11 of your April ediJanet Farmer receiving it. tion (“Memories of that Mountain MU Thompson Center for Autism Judy Henn Music”). From right to left, BashColumbia Sullivan ful Bob certainly appears bashful; 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.FACEBOOK.COM/RURALMISSOURI http://www.FACEBOOK.COM/RURALMISSOURI http://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/RuralMOmag http://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/RuralMOmag http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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

Rural Missouri - June 2011
In the beginning
The Missouri Lyon hunt
Mail Bag
Beaver Creek Paylake & Fish Fry
Out of the Way Eats
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
In the middle of everywhere
Around Missouri
Restoring Stover

Rural Missouri - June 2011