Rural Missouri - July 2015 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS Volume 67 | JULY 2015 | Number 7 26 18 32 8 Passing it along IN EVERY ISSUE Shannon County workshop preserves Ozark craft heritage 4 Cooperation 5 Perspectives 10 Can do Recycled aluminum cans offer paint for Marilyn Schwaninger's palette 12 Notes 14 Eats 18 30 years of tradition Apprenticeship program creates folk artist 'hall of fame' 26 Preparing for the worst Statewide fire school trains firefighters for more than eight decades 22 Recipes 24 Outdoors 30 Events 32 Neighbors 34 Just4Kids 32 Mark & Cindy 35 Landscapes Partners in love and music ABOUT OUR COVER E ach July, the Missouri State Fairgrounds comes to life with the gathering of Native Americans at the Robert Woolery Sr. Memorial Pow Wow, which is open to the public. This marks the 25th year for the Sedalia event. "People from all over the United States come to this event, whether they have Native American lineage or not," says Robert Woolery Jr., host of the open powwow. "Open" means any Native American tribe may attend and participate in the dances. The gathering began back in 1990 as part of the Liberty Center Art Council's Rawhide days. That event was looking for Native Americans to participate, so Robert Woolery Jr., and his wife, Dolores, offered to help. As years passed, the Woolerys decided to begin their own open powwow in honor of Robert's father who passed away in 1999. The Woolerys don't have an official way to count how cover and photo at left by Heather Berry many attend each July, but they say it's close to 10,000 people by vendor counts. The highlight of the weekend is the traditional tribal dances by Native American participants such as Robert Soto, seen on our cover. The Texas-based member of the Lipan Apache tribe has been dancing for nearly 50 years, traveling to dance and honor his ancestors who danced before him. Many attendees dress in colorful regalia, as seen at left. This event is a wonderful way for families to learn about Native American heritage in a beautiful way. And the best part? The event is free. The Robert Woolery Sr. Memorial Pow Wow will be held on July 17-19 at the Agriculture building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. For official times and more details, visit the Robert Woolery Sr. Memorial Pow Wow page on Facebook. RURALMISSOURI.COOP | JULY 2015 3 http://www.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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Rural Missouri - July 2015