Rural Missouri - July 2013 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 Departments 4 5 Natural nest A three-story dream home built of straw 14 Columns Hart to heart That old-time religion The faithful find the spirit at Lake Creek Camp Meeting 10 Comments National and statewide news 8 14 Outdoors Long-distance lead Long-distance lead Marksmen test their skills out to 800 yards at the Big Piney Sportsman Club 21 18 Out of the Way Eats Red Shanty Keep it cool 21 Hearth and Home Keep it cool Take control of your summer electric bill with these winning recipes from readers 26 34 Around Missouri Missouri happenings On the banks of Bull Shoals 14 For 61 years, the Cook family has welcomed guests to Theodosia Marina-Resort 28 40 Neighbors Last of the breed Retro renovations Route 66 landmark retains original charm with modern amenities to help guests feel at home 30 38 Marketplace Classified ads 42 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy Infamous ancestry Don Wilson’s great-grandfather was one of the most sought-after bushwhackers in Missouri 26 About our cover F or the Mark Twain buff, or a family in need of a fun weekend getaway, mark you calendars this Fourth of July and visit Hannibal for the city’s National Tom Sawyer Days. The five-day event is held annually around July 4 and features entertainment for all ages. You’re bound to find a good time, whether you go for the “It’s Hotter than a Firecracker” parade, to bring home some souveniers from the craft fair or to participate in the numerous Mark Twain themed contests for kids and adults alike. Some of the more popular events include the Fence Painting Contest, on our cover, or the Frog Jump Contest, shown at left. In the frog jump, kid contestants try to beat their competitors by making their frog jump the farthest. This event was inspired by the plot of Twain’s famous short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” In the Fence Painting Contest, inspired by the festival’s namesake, kids between the ages of 10-13 compete to paint a fence just like Tom Sawyer was supposed to do for his Aunt Polly. Contestants are judged on three criteria: the authenticity of their Tom Sawyer outfit, the speed at which they paint and the quality of their painting. The contest has local, state and national levels of competition. Other events during the five-day festival include the husband calling contest, mud volleyball, a talent show, the Jones & Company carnival and many more. There also will be a fireworks display on the Fourth starting at dusk on the riverfront. Tom Sawyer Days runs from July 3-7. For more information and a detailed schedule, log on to the city’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website at Cover and photo at left by Katie Alaimo JULY 2013 3

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

Rural Missouri - July 2013
That old-time religion
Natural nest
Long-distance lead
Out of the Way Eats
Hearth and Home
Keep it cool
On the banks of Bull Shoals
Retro renovations
Infamous ancestry
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - July 2013