Rural Missouri - August 2012 - (Page 4)

C O M M E N T S “Devoted to the rural way of life” August 2012 Volume 64 / Number 8 Jim McCarty, editor Jason Jenkins, managing editor Heather Berry, associate editor Kyle Spradley, field editor Megan Schibi, editorial assistant Mary Davis, production manager Katie Alaimo, summer intern Angie Jones Dusty Weter Co-op page designers J o in R ural Missouri and Missouriʼs Electric es at the State Fair erativ Coop Cooperatives Building. Clip the coupon below to claim your $5 discount on the unlimited ride wristbands. Prize drawings Be sure to sign up for our prize drawings. You can win a Marathon water heater, a DR Trimmer mower or an iPad to browse the digital edition of Rural Missouri. Your picture with Buddy A tradition at the fair for many families is to have their picture taken in front of the Buddy Bear backdrop in the kid’s area. We’ll have a newly designed backdrop to make this year’s photo even more special. Best of all, it’s free! Buddy Bear will make special appearances daily at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., so be sure to bring the kids. Prizes for giants What would the fair be without champions? If your garden survived the drought, you might have a state fair-worthy pumpkin or watermelon. Rural Missouri is again sponsoring the giant watermelon and giant pumpkin contests at the fair. Winners receive $100 cash and a $50 gift certificate to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. M by Jim McCarty issouri’s electric cooperatives have always been strong supporters of the Missouri State Fair. In 1945, E.S. Stockton, manager of Central Missouri Electric Cooperative in Sedalia, chaired a statewide committee tasked with “promoting goodwill at the next state fair.” Under his leadership, the electric cooperatives were given a 24-foot display area at the fair for $100. They stocked it with information provided by the Rural Electrification Administration. That was then — now the electric cooperatives greet members in a beautiful brick building all their own. The building, with its icy coolness provided by ground-source heat pumps, is one of the most popular stops at the fair. Inside, you will find energy experts from electric cooperatives around the state, ready to answer your questions. Also on hand will be the staff from Rural Missouri. We will show off some of the best stories, photos and videos from the publication. Here’s a look at some of what the electric cooperatives are sponsoring at this year’s fair. USPS 473-000 ISSN 0164-8578 Copyright 2012, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. Call for reprint rights. Rural Missouri is published monthly by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. Barry Hart, executive vice president. Individual subscription rate: $9 per year or $21 for three years, taxes and postage included. Group rate for members of participating RECs $3.99, taxes and postage included. Delivery as specified by subscriber. If not specified, delivery will be by periodical class mail at subscriber’s expense. Periodical Class postage paid at Jefferson City, MO, and additional mailing offices. People from our pages Rural Missouri will again host some of the fascinating people we feaNew energy-saving displays iant tured in past issues of the publicag ing the e tion. They will be on hand in the Your electric cooperative wants to save ponsor th again s ests at Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives cont you money, and several displays will do ouri is in iss a pumpk Rural M es and just that. “Energy Efficiency Do’s and lon and get cash priz ertificate. Building throughout the fair to e waterm Winners ift c show off their work and answer Don’ts” is the theme for one new display. . eeds g tate fair k Heirloom S s your questions. There will be two new energy bikes, one r Cree Bake Aug. 9 — Meet Meagan Duffee, falconer, and her for adults and one for the kids. These magnificent birds of prey. bikes will test your stamina while demonAug. 10 — The Turkey Roost taxidermists bring their strating how power plants respond to increased load. Can award-winning wild turkey mounts to the fair. you light all of the bulbs? There also will be a display on Aug. 11 — Tom McGinnis of Ozark Knife Makers disthe dangers and costs of copper theft, a look at how wind plays fine Damascus knives and shows how you can make power benefits Missouri and other items of interest. them at his knifemaking school in Ozark. Aug. 12 — Learn more about snakes and other reptiles Missouri Electric Cooperative Day from Connie Koch, also known as Sedalia’s snake lady. Mark your calendars: Aug. 17 is your day at the fair. On Aug. 13 — Missouri mule memories come to life with this day, electric cooperative members can receive a free writer Lonnie Thiel, who will sell copies of his mule book. compact fluorescent light bulb at the Missouri’s Electric Aug. 14 — Watercolor artist Jim Peters from Washington, Mo., shows off his unusual technique. Aug. 15 — Hear the vacuumtube hum from Eric Miller’s Radio Revival collection. Cannot be Aug. 16 — Richard Larrison combined with brings his collection of antique any other discount and unusual small appliances from his appliance museum in Diamond. Aug. 17 — Rachel Wilson creates large sculptures from Osage Use this coupon at any Midway Ticket Orange limbs. Booth for $5 off an Unlimited Carnival Ride Aug. 18 — Check out the Bent Wristband, good for unlimited rides on Tree Gallery’s twisted furniture Missouri Electric Cooperative Day, Aug. 17. made from bent willow limbs. Find us on Postmasters: Send address changes to Rural Missouri, P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Subscribers: Report change of address to your local cooperative. Do not send change of address to Rural Missouri. Advertising standards: Advertising published in Rural Missouri is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and sold to customers at the advertised price. Rural Missouri and Missouri’s electric cooperatives do not endorse any products or services advertised herein. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading is never knowingly accepted by this publication. Advertising information: 573-659-3400 National Advertising Representative: National Country Market; 611 S. Congress St., Suite 504; Austin, TX 78704 573-659-3400 Member, Missouri Association of Publications and Missouri Press Association P.O. Box 1645 Jefferson City, MO 65102 573-659-3423 Rural Missouri Missouri Electric Cooperative Day • Friday, Aug. 17 $5 OFF One Carnival Unlimited Ride Wristband Offer valid Friday, Aug. 17 only You can find more information about the 2012 Missouri State Fair at

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