Rural Missouri - March 2012 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 10 4 Departments Comments National and statewide news Columns Hart to heart Stickin’ to it Rachel Wilson turns sticks into unique wooden sculptures 5 18 Spending to save Historic Slatten house gets an energy makeover 10 14 Outdoors New shoes for trout anglers 16 Out of the Way Eats Potter’s Dawg House 26 Hearth and Home Rule the roost 30 News Briefs News you can use 34 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 36 Marketplace Classified ads 40 Neighbors The comical curator 42 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy 22 Just vault Todd Cooper creates champions at his school for pole vaulters 24 Guarding the honeybee An uncertain future awaits this timehonored insect 22 28 Callaway’s kingdom dinner For more than 100 years, “Callawegians” have proudly celebrated their heritage 40 The comical curator At his museum, ‘Debo’ McKinney serves up local history with a sense of humor 40 About our cover his month, students from across the Show-Me State will descend on Warrensburg for a chance to live out their own version of March Madness. But instead of shooting hoops on the hardwood, these athletes have their sights set on a different kind of target. The Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) teaches basic target archery skills to students in grades 4-12. Started in 2007 as a cooperative effort between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri, hundreds of schools and thousands of students now participate annually. According to Eric Edwards, MoNASP program coordinator with the Department of Conservation, the appeal of archery is that everyone can compete regardless of physical ability. “You don’t have to be 6-foot-6 and weigh 200 pounds to shoot archery,” he says. “The littlest person in class can outCover and photo at left by Jason Jenkins T shoot the most athletic person. Anyone can do it.” Since 2009, archers have competed in three divisions for both team and individual honors at a state MoNASP tournament. After three successful years at Linn State Technical College, seen on this month’s cover, the program’s rapid growth required a change of venue for 2012. This year’s state tournament will be held March 24 in the Multipurpose Building at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Edwards anticipates 1,000 to 1,200 students will compete this year. Those who shoot a qualifying score earn a spot at the national tournament, May 11-12, in Louisville, Ky. The state tournament is free and open to the public. For more information on getting your school involved with MoNASP, including teacher training and equipment grants, contact program coordinator Eric Edwards at 573-522-4115, ext. 3295, or MARCH 2012 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - March 2012

Rural Missouri - March 2012
Stickin’ to it
Out of the Way Eats
Spending to save
Just vault
Guarding the honeybee
Hearth and Home
Callaway’s kingdom dinner
News Briefs
Around Missouri
The comical curator

Rural Missouri - March 2012