Rural Missouri - May 2015 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS Volume 67 | MAY 2015 | Number 5 12 8 8 Grand overtures 14 IN EVERY ISSUE St. Joseph's symphony celebrates more than 100 years of music Budget woes mean tough choices for MoDOT Cooperation 5 12 Rough roads ahead? 4 Perspectives Musician carries on family tradition of raising mules at his rural farm 22 All rolled together Family and fine cigars intermingle at Weston Tobacco 26 An uncertain peace Postwar Missouri grows weary of guerrilla violence 28 Missouri Snapshots Enter our 5th annual photo contest, sponsored by Missouri State Parks ABOUT OUR COVER W hat started as a casual gathering between a few Shelby Mustang enthusiasts nearly a decade ago has grown leaps and bounds and will venture to a new city in 2015. Shelbyfest, which celebrates the famed Ford muscle car, will roll into Jefferson City during the first weekend of May. After the initial seven men gathered in Creve Coeur in 2006, they knew they had something. All but one had already received their newly purchased 2007 Shelby GT500s. Passersby stopped to ogle the vehicles, and talk of a reunion began. The next year, 26 Shelby's - a high-performance Mustang modified by Shelby American - lined the streets of Hermann. Word spread, and the next two years brought in 160 and 260, cars respectively. The show has continued to grow and drew 350 cars in 2014. More than 500 are expected this year in Jeff City. Notes 14 Outdoors 16 Eats 24 Recipes 30 Events 36 Neighbors 38 20 Missouri, music and mules 10 Just4Kids 39 Landscapes cover and photo at left by Paul Newton While there are events from Thursday morning to Saturday evening, the highlight is the show from 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cars will line Jefferson City's historic downtown, with the Capitol as a backdrop. Admission is free. Adults and children alike can wander High Street checking out the powerful machines and talking to their proud owners. The show doesn't give out awards and is meant to have a "family reunion" feel, according to organizer Kyle Caraway. If you're anywhere near the Capitol City that day, you won't be able to miss the annual Moment of Horsepower at noon. All the cars in the show simultaneously rev their engines, as Mike White of Nixa does at left, making for quite the impressive moment, both for your ears and eyes. Shelbyfest runs from April 30 through May 2 in Jefferson City. For more information, visit RURALMISSOURI.COOP | MAY 2015 3 http://www.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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