Rural Missouri - June 2013 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 Departments 4 5 Full steam ahead 8 14 Outdoors The trail keepers Co-op Nation gets to know new CEO Jo Ann Emerson at legislative conference 22 18 Out of the Way Eats Red Barn Cafe and Hen House Bakery Where shall I thee wed? Unique places to tie the knot in rural Missouri 24 26 Hearth and Home There she grows! Missouri Snapshots contest 14 Enter our third-annual amateur photo contest, sponsored by Missouri State Parks 28 34 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 38 Marketplace Classified ads 40 Neighbors To the skies Missouri’s forgotten war Territorial Gov. Clark quells Indian attacks during the War of 1812 30 Columns Hart to heart Back to the land The Neill family bucks the trends to start a dairy farm 10 Comments National and statewide news 42 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy Plant during summer’s sizzle When the temperature soars, you still can add plants to your gardens 22 photo courtesy of Chateau Charmont About our cover M issouri offers more than a million acres of surface water through rivers, streams, lakes and ponds that annually attract more than a million anglers in pursuit of the Show-Me State’s numerous species of game fish — such as the largemouth bass on this month’s cover or the smallmouth bass at left that Don Seilnacht of Ozark caught on Bull Shoals Lake. Each year, Missouri designates the weekend after the first Monday in June as Free Fishing Days (June 8-9 this year) to encourage people to sample the state’s abundant fishing opportunities. During the weekend, anyone can fish in Missouri without having to buy a fishing permit, trout stamp or trout park daily tag. Normal regulations, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler can keep, remain in effect. Some private fishing areas still require permits, and trespass laws remain in effect on private property. Cover and photo at left by Jason Jenkins Public fishing areas are available in every county in Missouri. Many state-owned fishing areas also have special facilities for anglers with disabilities. So borrow a neighbor’s rod and reel and head to your local waters. To help you get hooked on fishing, the Missouri Department of Conservation has developed a free app for your mobile device. “Find MO Fish” shows you a map with the locations of public boat ramps on the state’s major lakes, rivers and streams. The map also shows you the exact location of underwater fish structures that MDC has established as habitat for fish. With the app’s geo-location feature, you can guide your boat right up to these structures and start fishing. “Find MO Fish” is available for both Android and iPhone; read more online at To learn more about Free Fishing Days events in your area, visit www. or contact your local MDC office. To order prints of the cover, see page 39. JUNE 2013 3

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

Rural Missouri - June 2013
Table of Contents
Back to the land
Full steam ahead
Out of the Way Eats
Where shall I thee wed?
Missouri Snapshots contest
Hearth and Home
Missouri’s forgotten war
Plant during summer’s sizzle
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - June 2013