Rural Missouri - August 2012 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 4 Departments Comments National and statewide news Columns Hart to heart Exploring yesterday today Missouri Town 1855 turns back the hands of time for future generations 5 12 Forget 10,000 casts Fish Missouri and improve your odds of hooking a muskie 14 12 Outdoors Forget 10,000 casts 20 Hearth and Home Make it snappy! 24 Out of the Way Eats Common Ground Café 28 Marketplace Classified ads 14 A hundred years on the hunt Bucklin hunters carry on a century-old tradition 18 H2O & Go Wheatland is home to the world’s only racetrack built just for drag boats 18 30 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 32 Neighbors Locomotives in the landscape 34 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy 26 Bloody August The spirit of the rebellion intensifies on the western front 32 Locomotives in the landscape Mark Hann takes his love of model trains outside to the garden 32 About our cover n most late summer days, central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks is a tranquil pool of water. The pace slows down as the temperature goes up, and life on the water is peaceful and just a little drowsy. That all changes Aug. 18-26 when the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout returns for its 24th year at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill on the lake’s west side. During the event, billed as the largest unsanctioned boat race in the United States, 100 boats will square off to see which one is the fastest. In the beginning, the Shootout was a local race to see who had the fastest boat on the lake. It’s since grown to draw more than 70,000 spectators. The Shootout is a 1-mile, single-boat drag race run in classes based on length, hull design, engine size and number of motors. It is open to all comers, and amateurs race head to head with the pros. The fastest earns the title “Top Gun.” Cover and photo at left by Jim McCarty O The all-time Shootout speed record is 209 mph, set by David Callan. In 2011, David Tomlinson and Ken Kehoe reached 208 mph, setting up the potential for a record-breaking run in 2012. Besides the main event, the week-long Shootout features the Treasure Hunt, a golf tournament, concerts, a street party, an auction and a poker run to name just a few attractions. Boat owners, including Bill Bachman who is shown on our cover, volunteer their watercraft for Make-a-Wish Foundation rides. Last year, Joshua Hefner of Camdenton, shown at left, loved his ride in the twin-engine “Indefensible.” There’s more to the festivities than adrenaline, however. The 2011 event raised $70,570 for eight local fire departments and 12 charities. For more information on all that’s happening at this year’s Shootout, visit AUGUST 2012 3

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

Rural Missouri - August 2012
Table of Contents
Exploring yesterday today
Forget 10,000 casts
A hundred years on the hunt
H2O & Go
Hearth and Home
Out of the Way Eats
Bloody August
Around Missouri
Locomotives in the landscape

Rural Missouri - August 2012