Rural Missouri - December 2012 - (Page 12)

ast year, we returned the annual Best of Rural Missouri Readers’ Choice Contest to its roots, reinstating a statewide contest for your favorite rural eateries, destinations and activities across our great state. The move proved popular, as voting in last year’s contest exceeded that of any previous year! So, for the 12th edition of this annual staple, we’ll stick to what you like best. We’ll name a winner and runner-up in each category below, along with an editor’s choice. You also have the opportunity to win a Best of Missouri gift basket valued at $500! So, get out your pen or get online and voice your opinion. Vote in as many or as few categories as you like, but only ballots with at least 10 votes will be eligible for the prize drawing. No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Ballot must be postmarked by Jan. 4, 2013. Drawing will be held Jan. 11, 2013. (Note: Your address will not be used for anything other than this contest. Winners will be notified by phone. Employees of electric cooperatives and their immediate families may vote, but they are not eligible for the drawing.) L Name:_______________________________________________Address:___________________________________________________________ City:__________________________________State:__________Zip:______________Phone:___________________________________________ Electric Co-op:________________________________________E-mail:_____________________________________________________________ To celebrate Missouri’s uniqueness, please exclude national or regional chains on your ballot. Don’t forget to include the name of the town in which each establishment is located. Businesses may provide ballots to patrons, but each ballot must include a verifiable name, address and phone number. Mail to: Best of Rural Missouri, P.O. Box 1645, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Or vote online at Name Restaurant (Dining worth the drive) Barbecue (Smoked meat that can’t be beat) Burger (Where do you have it your way?) Pie (Made-from-scratch meal-enders) Winery (By the glass or bottle, who’s the best?) Coffee Shop (Who has the best cup of Joe?) Microbrewery (Who makes you “hoppy?”) Steak (Tell us about “rare” places for beef done “well.”) Bakery (Who rises to the top?) Festival (What event offers the most fun?) Farmer’s Market (Do you know your local growers?) Float Stream (What stream beckons you?) State Park/Historic Site (Top state treasure) Best Trail (Destinations for outdoor adventure) Theater (All Missouri’s a stage) Antique Shop/Flea Market (Where are the deals?) Beautiful Town (Your picture-perfect postcard) Rodeo/Horse Show (Where do you find equine excellence?) Off-beat Attraction (Things that make you go “Hmmm...”) Small-town Museum (Proud of our hometown history) Location (city/county)

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

Rural Missouri - December 2012
Table of Contents
Faith in fruitcakes
Best of rural Missouri
Pursuing dreams
Out of the Way Eats
Beauty from math and metal
Spreading the Masonic message
Hearth and Home
Rooted in Missouri
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - December 2012