Rural Missouri - January 2014 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 Departments 4 5 8 Gut instinct Sedalia artist Victoria Weaver turns natural materials into intriguing art 16 24 Hearth and Home All souped up For the birds 30 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 16 34 Marketplace Classified ads Missouri Snapshots 36 Neighbors At home in the woods Photographers focus on Missouri State Parks for third annual contest 28 14 Out of the Way Eats Beckett's 16 Outdoors For the birds Wild birds benefit from the work of the Missouri River Bird Observatory 19 Columns Hart to heart Healing on horses Southeast Missouri stable gives children and adults new opportunities 12 Comments National and statewide news 38 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy The company behind the meter The Durham Co. keeps the power flowing with quality electrical products 19 photo by Tim Wood, Springfield, photo contest semifinalist About our cover T he six iconic columns that welcome students, faculty, alumni and visitors on the north end of the University of Missouri are not only a nod to the past for the storied university, they're also a landmark. The columns originally were built as part of a construction project from 1840-1843 at the front of Academic Hall. Faulty wiring caused a major fire at the building on Jan. 9, 1892. It was a complete loss - except for the columns, seen on this month's cover. The columns are situated in the center of the David R. Francis Quadrangle, better known as "The Quad," an area dedicated to the former Missouri governor who fought to keep the state's flagship university in Columbia. The landmark at the end of South Eighth Street also is the home of two traditions for Missouri students as they begin and end their studies on campus. Before classes start each Cover and photo at left by Kyle Spradley fall, all freshman and transfer students participate in the Tiger Walk. Students run and walk through the columns, led by members of Marching Mizzou, toward Jesse Hall marking the beginning of their time at Mizzou. Graduating seniors also participate in the Tiger Prowl, which is similar to the Tiger Walk. The columns have been the subject of countless photographs during the years and were the backdrop to ESPN's "College GameDay," a weekly college football pregame show, in 2010. More than 18,000 people attended the nationally broadcast show - a record for the program. When evening sets in, the illuminated columns and white dome atop Jesse Hall are unmistakably the highlight of any sightseeing walk through campus. Another can't miss campus attraction is Memorial Union Tower, seen at left, which is a tribute to those students who died in World War I. To order prints of the cover or photo at left, see page 35. JANUARY 2014 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - January 2014

Rural Missouri - January 2014
Healing on horses
Gut instinct
Out of the Way Eats
For the birds
Missouri Snapshots
Hearth and Home
The company behind the meter
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - January 2014