Rural Missouri - June 2014 - (Page 3)

C O N T E N T S Features 8 Departments 4 5 Frank & Jesse lived here 8 14 Outdoors Smallmouth surprise Clay County farm offered rest for weary outlaws 14 18 Out of the Way Eats Phoenix Public House & Eatery Smallmouth surprise Current and Jacks Fork rivers offer some of the Ozarks' best bronzeback fishing 22 26 Hearth and Home A shore thing Welcome to 'Brew'cyrus 14 Piney River Brewing Co. celebrates its Ozarks roots with award-winning beer 28 34 Around Missouri Missouri happenings 38 Marketplace Classified ads 40 Neighbors Hitched A cabin restored Historical society works to rehabilitate 1840s cabin in Warren County 30 Columns Hart to heart A fungus amongus Mountain Mushrooms in Theodosia turns mushrooms into big business 10 Comments National and statewide news 42 Just4Kids Fun stuff from Buddy Missouri Snapshots contest Enter our 4th annual amateur photo contest, sponsored by Missouri State Parks 22 About our cover I f the rush of today's world seems to have you running at a frantic pace, there's one place you need to find time to visit if you're in southeast Missouri - St. Mary's of the Barrens Church in Perryville. The beginning of this charming church predates Missouri statehood by three years. In 1818, the Rev. Joseph Rosati was given land and financial assistance to buld a seminary from settlers of Kentucky. The first structure built was a small log cabin church, seen at the left, which is now preserved under a stone shelter on the property. Soon, a larger church was needed to meet the needs of a growing Catholic population. It still exists on the beautiful property today. Walking into the church is like stepping into a stunning European gallery of art, with its beautiful paintings and fancy scroll work on the walls and ceilings. Just off of the Cover and photo at left by Heather Berry church vestibule is the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, as seen on our cover. The shrine was added to the church in 1929 and replaces an older one that had been in the church from the beginning. As you view the altar of the shrine, the elements of the front and back of the Miraculous Medal are evident, including a large "M" over a cross, and 12 stars representing the apostles, who are the foundations of the church. Visitors are welcome to take a representative medal as they depart the ornate chapel. This peaceful property is open for walking and prayerful reflection daily until sunset. For more information, log on to or call 800-264-6279. The church property is located at 1811 West Saint Joseph St. in Perryville. Tour can be arranged by calling ahead. To order prints of the cover or photo at left, see page 39. JUNE 2014 3

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Rural Missouri - June 2014