Rural Missouri - January 2013 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 4 Departments Comments National and statewide news Columns Hart to heart Turning disabilities into abilities Sheltered workshops build self-esteem and pride with employment 5 12 Aiming to win 4-H Shooting Sports program targets youth development in a fun, competitive way 8 12 Outdoors Aiming to win 16 Out of the Way Eats Café Korea 24 Hearth and Home Taking the chill off 30 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 14 Enshrined Hall of fame highlights athletic achievements in the Show-Me State 19 Missouri snapshots 2nd annual photo contest highlights the best of Missouri State Parks 14 34 Marketplace Classified ads 36 Neighbors No strangers to hard work 38 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy 28 Marmaduke’s first raid Behind enemy lines, Confederate cavalry threatens Springfield 36 No strangers to hard work Ned and Berry Azdell kept themselves and their tractors in good condition 19 photo by Joni Groenenboom, Kansas City, photo contest semifinalist About our cover S ummer may be the most obvious time of year for a family outing to northeast Missouri’s Mark Twain Lake, but it’s certainly not the only season to enjoy this lake’s amenities. In the dead of winter, you’ll find dedicated anglers trolling the waters of this 18,000-acre impoundment. Hikers and horseback riders can be found enjoying more than 40 miles of trails. Bird watching is a popular pastime in January as the lake attracts thousands of migrating ducks and geese, as well as majestic bald eagles. If you happen to get chilled during your visit, warm up inside the new M.W. (Mike) Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, featured on this month’s cover. Located just south of Clarence Cannon Dam along Highway J, the center opened in the fall of 2010 and is one of the most energy-efficient facilities in the region, featuring ground-source heat, lowflow water works and energy-efficient lighting, windows and building materials. The center is named after the former manager of Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative and is served by Ralls County Electric Cooperative. Take in a spectacular view from the large deck surrounding the north side of the building. Inside, explore interactive, hands-on displays and learn about the lake and dam’s benefits to the region. You’ll find a hand-cranked generator exhibit, seen at left, that brings to life the process of creating hydroelectric power and teaches an energy-efficiency lesson. Other displays address area history, flood risk management, water supply, recreation and water safety. The center also features a Community Room that is available for private functions such as weddings and meetings. The lake’s visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except for major winter holidays. For more details, call 573565-2112 or e-mail Cover and photo at left by Jason Jenkins To order prints of the cover, see page 30. JANUARY 2013 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - January 2013

Rural Missouri - January 2013
Table of Contents
Turning disabilities into abilities
Aiming to win
Out of the Way Eats
Missouri snapshots
Hearth and Home
Marmaduke’s first raid
Around Missouri
No strangers to hard work

Rural Missouri - January 2013