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C O M M E N T S "Devoted to the rural way of life" Reconnect with Youth Tour November 2013 Volume 65 / Number 11 Missouri Youth Tour alumni invited to relive memories F or 50 years, Missouri's electric cooperatives have been sending young people to our nation's capital on the Youth Tour. It started with a challenge to get the youth of America to Washington, D.C., to see what our flag represents. More than 3,400 delegates from Missouri have made that trip, seeing sights such as the Smithsonian Institution museums, the Lincoln Memorial, war memorials, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, the U.S. Capitol and the White House, to name a few. They have shaken hands with senators and representatives, and some have even seen the president. Just look at what 50 years of the Youth Tour has given us so far: * An adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard * A Missouri Supreme Court Delegates to the 1968 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., pose in front of the justice White House during some simpler times for security. * Numerous Washington D.C. internships share photos and videos from more recent * A Missouri state representative trips and keep you up to date on where the * Legislative staffers on Capitol Hill Youth Tour is today. * Lawyers, teachers, engineers, farmers There is no cost to participate. Just send * Local and national business professionals To watch a video on the * Soldiers who fought for their country Youth Tour Alumni Associa- an email to Mike Marsch, youth tour director, * Electric cooperative employees and at tion, click this button inside at and tell us that you least one electric cooperative director our digital edition, online at want to be added to the list. For 50 years, the Rural Electric Youth Tour If you are someone who had the wonderful to Washington, D.C., has been the "trip of a opportunity to be a delegate on a past Youth lifetime" for thousands of young Missourians. Tour, we want to hear from you. Don't let those memories be forgotten! Help us In celebration of 50 years, we are establishing a Missouri reconnect and spread the word about the Missouri Youth Youth Tour Alumni Association, to help you reconnect Tour Alumni Association. with former delegates. Our goal is to hear your stories, New managers at Laclede and Lewis County co-ops T wo new managers have joined the ranks of Missouri's electric cooperatives. They are Marc Roecker at Laclede Electric Cooperative, Lebanon, and Patrick Griggs at Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative, Lewistown. Roecker became general manager of Laclede Electric on July 29, bringing 31 years of cooperative experience to the job. He replaced the late Ken Miller, who died suddenly on June 3. Roecker joined Laclede Electric in 1996 as manager of office services and accounting. He became assistant manager on April 1, 1998. He also worked for electric co-ops in Iowa. Roecker is a past president of Rotary and the Lebanon Area Foundation. He also served on the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He and his wife, Kim, have one son, Marc Roecker 4 Nicholas, who lives in Madison, Wisc. Griggs assumed his duties as Lewis County's manager Aug. 30, replacing John Bloom, who retired. He brings 32 years of experience in electric cooperatives to the position, most recently as northern regional manager for Corn Belt Energy Cooperative in Illinois. He also has served as staking engineer, member services director, vice president of electrical distribution and manager of engineering for the cooperative. Griggs has memberships in the local chamber of commerce, Ducks Unlimited, Masonic Lodge and his church. He also farms and is a basketball and football official. He and his wife, Linda, recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. Missouri's electric co-ops welcome the managers to their new roles and wish Bloom a happy retirement. Patrick Griggs WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP Jim McCarty, editor Jason Jenkins, managing editor Heather Berry, associate editor Megan Backes, editorial assistant Mary Davis, production manager Kile Brewer, intern Angie Jones-Wheeler Dusty Weter Co-op page designers USPS 473-000 ISSN 0164-8578 Copyright 2013, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. Call for reprint rights. Rural Missouri is published monthly by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. Barry Hart, executive vice president. Individual subscription rate: $10 per year or $22 for three years, taxes and postage included. Group rate for members of participating RECs $4.20, taxes and postage included. Delivery as specified by subscriber. If not specified, delivery will be by periodical class mail at subscriber's expense. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - November 2013

Rural Missouri - November 2013
White mules and family wine
Helping our neighbors
A rolling tribute to freedom
Out of the Way Eats
Big man from a small town
Hearth and Home
Best of rural Missouri
Salvaging history
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - November 2013