Rural Missouri - September 2011 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 4 Departments Comments National and statewide news Columns Hart to heart The story behind the stories Learn what it takes to get Rural Missouri to your door each month 5 10 Hemp bales and history Price delivers third victory in a row for secessionists at Battle of Lexington 8 12 Outdoors Bear necessities 14 Out of the Way Eats Lonnie Ray’s 20 Hearth and Home Sweet on honey 22 News Briefs News you can use 12 Bear necessities Researchers learn more about Missouri bruins 16 Open up and say ‘neigh!’ Equine dentist Roger Cole gets to the root of the problems in horses’ mouths 16 28 Marketplace Classified ads 30 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 32 Neighbors Gettin’ reel 34 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy 18 Back to the one-room school School may be out for good, but memories of a simple education remain 25 The Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham captured scenes of social and political life on the frontier 18 About our cover M ore than a half century ago, locals around Gainesville decided that if they didn’t shine a light on their Ozark heritage, no one else would. To ensure the old-time ways weren’t lost to history, a gathering was planned, and the annual “Hootin an Hollarin” Festival was born. Fast-forward to 2011, and the 51st edition of this festival, which runs from Sept. 15-17, is packed full of fun for the entire family. Whether you’re young or just young at heart, there’s something for everyone. The courthouse square in Gainesville, which is served by White River Valley Electric Cooperative, is the epicenter for activities, including more than 100 vendor booths, craft displays, parades, queen contest and demonstrations by traditional artisans and craftsmen. Local school and civic groups sponsor a variety of games and contests. Old-fashioned games such as marbles and a turtle race are favorites with the kids. Locals, including John Steffensen of Gainesville, seen at left, enjoy contests such as the horseshoe tournament. There’s also a series of “calling” contests, including hog calling, cow calling and even husband calling! “Hootin an Hollarin” is known far and wide for its races on the square. Both bed racing and outhouse racing, as seen on this month’s cover, draw teams from Ozark County and beyond all vying for the title. An Ozark festival wouldn’t be complete without music and dancing. Each day, enjoy a mix of gospel, country, bluegrass and folk music. The party and the square dancing continue until midnight on a wooden dance floor built right in the street. This year’s entertainment includes the Oldfield Opry Band, Ozark Mountain Express and the gospel quartet, Jericho. All events are free. For more details, call 417-6794493 or visit Cover and photo at left by Jason Jenkins SEPTEMBER 2011 3

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

Rural Missouri - September 2011
Table of Contents
The story behind the stories
Hemp bales and history
Bear necessities
Out of the Way Eats
Open up and say ‘neigh!’
Back to the one-room school
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
The Missouri artist
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - September 2011