Rural Missouri - October 2013 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 10 Departments 4 5 A deer dilemma 10 Disease threat prompts officials to consider new regulations 16 Therapy for the heart & soul 26 Hearth and Home Let us bake bread 34 Around Missouri Missouri happenings Gone RVing Today’s recreational vehicles combine camping and comfort 24 16 38 Marketplace Classified ads 40 Neighbors Linn’s history connection Charge of the Iron Brigade Confederates expose thin Union defenses in Missouri 30 14 Outdoors A deer dilemma 18 Out of the Way Eats Pie Safe Bakery & Cafe Harps For The Heart ministers to souls in need during the difficult moments of life 22 Columns Hart to heart Schooled on sailing Basic sailing courses taught on Stockton Lake in south Missouri 14 Comments National and statewide news 42 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy Underwater fun From 1964 to 1973, Aquamaids and lads entertained Osage Beach visitors 22 About our cover T he days are getter shorter, the nights a little cooler. Soon, the air will take on a certain crispness, and the green blanket that covered Missouri’s forests all spring and summer will transform into a kaleidoscope of color. From north to south, Missouri’s forests of oaks, hickories, maples and others will be filled with reds, oranges, yellows and purples. While fall color can be a hit-or-miss proposition, there’s always at least a few places where the trees will produce a photo-worthy show. A favorite spot for many is Skyline Drive just outside of Van Buren, as seen at left. Take it during a scenic drive through parts of the Mark Twain National Forest in Carter, Shannon, Oregon and Ripley counties. Another favorite is the Glade Top Trail south of Ava. The 23-mile stretch is Missouri’s only National Scenic Byway. Cover and photo at left by Kyle Spradley Beautiful fall scenery isn’t reserved only for the Missouri Ozarks, however. Stunning color can be found all across the state, such as at Three Creeks Conservation Area in Boone County, as seen on this month’s cover. To assist you on your fall foliage quest, the Missouri Department of Conservation has created the “MO Fall Color” app, which provides up-to-the-minute fall-color scenes from places all around the state, complete with GPS navigation information. Available for both Android and Apple devices, the app provides weekly fall-color reports for various areas of the state. Users can even add their own fall-color photos and share them with Facebook friends. The MO Fall Color app will be active through November. For more infomation, visit And be sure to check our Events Calendar on pages 34-35 for a listing of various scenic drives held around the state. To order prints of the cover, see page 35. OCTOBER 2013 3

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

Rural Missouri - October 2013
Schooled on sailing
A deer dilemma
Therapy for the heart & soul
Out of the Way Eats
Gone RVing
Charge of the Iron Brigade
Hearth and Home
Underwater fun
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - October 2013