Rural Missouri - September 2015 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS Volume 67 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | Number 9 24 18 8 8 Ready for the call IN EVERY ISSUE Lynn Ballard and her K-9 search-and-rescue teams help in times of need 10 Bootheel backstory Politics dictated the shape of Missouri's southeastern border 14 Audubon's of Ste. Genevieve Farm-to-table meals in a casual fine dining atmosphere 18 Antique aviation World War I warbirds fly again thanks to Holden business 20 Great racer Rally is a cross-country adventure for car collector Gary Trump 24 Wooden wonders 4 Cooperation 5 Perspectives 14 Eats 22 Recipes 24 Outdoors 30 Events 32 Neighbors 34 Just4Kids 35 Landscapes Patience paid off for wooden boat builder Kenneth Canady ABOUT OUR COVER S ome car enthusiasts may call Evergreen Historic Automobiles one of the best-kept secrets in Lebanon. The "family savings account" was what Stephen Plaster's late father, Bob, called his collection when he began methodically stashing vehicles in barns. Stephen now plans to share them with fellow collectors and fans. "Cars were the way Dad and I spent quality time together," says Stephen, CEO of Evergreen Investments in Lebanon. "You can't put a price tag on that." When Bob passed away in 2008, the collection numbered around 300. Today, the collection boasts 547 vehicles, including many one-of-a-kind classics. While he stays busy with his investment company, if you get him talking about the cars, Stephen is a walking encyclopedia about the historic vehicles. Stephen's mega collection includes cars once owned by Rod Stewart, Alan Jackson and Michael Douglas, photos by Heather Berry to name a few. He owns the 1932 Lincoln KB that was used in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural parade. He has one of only six Batmobiles used in the television series, as well as the last remaining Model T open convertible Henry Ford ever commissioned. If you ask what his personal favorite is, Stephen will tell you, "whatever I'm driving at the time." Today, that happens to be the 1932 Packard Sport Phaeton shown on our cover with the Laclede Electric Cooperative member. Even details, such as the Packard's hood ornament, shown at left, will intrigue onlookers. Tours can be arranged for groups of 10 or more by calling 417-664-5608. A one-hour tour (200 cars) is $50 per person, and a two-hour tour (500-plus cars) is $75 per person. Discounts are offered to veterans, seniors and children under the age of 16. For more information, visit SEPTEMBER 2015 | RURALMISSOURI.COOP 3 http://www.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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