Rural Missouri - August 2013 - (Page 4)
C O M M E N T S
“Devoted to the rural
way of life”
See you in Sedalia
Electric co-ops invite you to attend the 2013 Missouri State Fair
on’t miss out on your
chance to enjoy one of
the Show-Me State’s most
treasured traditions —
the Missouri State Fair.
“Chicks Dig It” is the theme for
this year’s fair, which runs from
Aug. 8-18. From big-name concerts
and free entertainment to agricultural competitions and exhibits,
the fair provides 11 days of fun for
the entire family.
Missouri’s electric cooperatives
will have a large presence in Sedalia. Co-op employees from across
the state will be on hand inside
the Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives
Building for 11 days, stafﬁng informative exhibits and displays.
“There’s always lots to see and
do at the state fair, and we hope
that between rides on the midway
and concerts in the grandstand,
photo by Jason Jenkins
fairgoers will take a minute to stop
by and see us,” says Nikki Roach,
Watercolorist Jim Peters of Washington, Mo., is scheduled to return to the Missouri State
member services manager for the
Fair this year as part of Rural Missouri’s “People from our Pages” showcase.
Association of Missouri Electric
Pages” showcase, which allows fairgoers to meet and interCooperatives. “Our building is air-conditioned, so come
act with some of the fascinating people we’ve featured in
inside, cool off for a little while and learn more about how
past issues of Rural Missouri. Here is this year’s lineup (subelectric co-ops are working for their members.”
ject to change):
Energy conservation and efﬁciency will be highlighted,
Aug. 8 — Marvel at the colossal-sized ﬂowers that metal
including topics such as heating and cooling, insulation,
artist Bill Brackett of Cole Camp crafts from cold steel.
lighting and construction practices. The ever-popular “enAug. 9 — Learn more about all species of snakes from
ergy bikes” will return, allowing children and adults to take
Connie Koch, also known as Sedalia’s snake lady.
a spin and feel how much energy is required to power even
Aug. 10 — Take a trip to medieval times as modern-day
just a single light bulb.
knight Karl Kindt III of Webster Groves regales you with
Friday, Aug. 16, is “Missouri Electric Cooperative Day”
tales of chivalry.
at the fair. Visitors to the MEC Building will receive a free
Aug. 11 — Visit a Civil War ﬁeld hospital with historian
compact ﬂuorescent light bulb while supplies last. Clip the
Charles Staats of Labadie, who will display a portion of his
coupon below to claim your $5 discount on the unlimited
collection from the 1860s.
ride wristbands. Fairgoers also can sign up for drawings for
Aug. 12 — Bring your favorite old ﬁshing lures and
various electric products.
have them appraised by Ed Bryant of Gravois Mills, an
Rural Missouri is again sponsoring the fair’s giant waterantique ﬁshing lure expert and avid collector.
melon and pumpkin contests. Magazine staff will be on
Aug. 13 — Observe as wildlife woodcarver Dan
hand to chat with readers, and Kids’ Page mascot Buddy
Brueggeman of Henley transforms blocks of tupelo into
Bear will make appearances daily at 10 a.m., noon and 2
intricate woodland creatures.
p.m. Be sure to bring the kids and get a free snapshot. Also,
Aug. 14 — Tap your toe as multi-talented bluegrass
when you stop in, swing by the Rural Missouri booth and
virtuoso Jerry Rosa of Newburg picks a tune on one of his
sign up to win an Apple iPad with custom case.
Returning this year is the ever-popular “People from our
Aug. 15 — Listen as folklorist
Howard Marshall of Millersburg,
author of the new book, “Play Me
Something Quick and Devilish,”
shares tales and tunes of old-time
ﬁddling in Missouri.
Aug. 16 — Watch as watercolany other discount
orist Jim Peters of Washington,
Mo., uses paint — and a few more
distinctive liquids — to create his
Aug. 17 — Try your hand at
tying the “Electric Caddis,” a ﬂy
Use this coupon at any Midway Ticket
designed exclusively for Rural MisBooth for $5 off an Unlimited Carnival Ride
souri by Mark Van Patten of TebWristband, good for unlimited rides on
betts, host of “The Tying Bench.”
Missouri Electric Cooperative Day • Friday, Aug. 16
One Carnival Unlimited
Missouri Electric Cooperative Day, Aug. 16.
Offer valid Friday, Aug. 16 only
For ticket info and more details
about fair activities, call 800-4223247 or visit www.mostatefair.com.
Volume 65 / Number 8
Jim McCarty, editor
Jason Jenkins, managing editor
Heather Berry, associate editor
Megan Backes, editorial assistant
Mary Davis, production manager
Kile Brewer, intern
Alyssa Goodman, intern
Co-op page designers
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Mining a lead-lined history
Out of the Way Eats
Hearth and Home
Rural Missouri - August 2013