Rural Missouri - November 2015 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS Volume 68 | NOVEMBER 2015 | Number 11 8 16 20 8 Poultry in the pasture Chicken and turkey from Peace Valley Poultry is as local as it gets 12 Concern for community AMEC Annual Meeting highlights outreach, historic announcement 14 Best of Rural Missouri Vote for your favorite places to travel, shop and eat across the state 20 Sustained success Northwest Missouri State continues dominance in Division II football 26 Simply 'gourd'geous Carolyn Owen turns gourds into works of art 28 Laughing on the inside Retired prison employee shares humor of time spent behind the walls ABOUT OUR COVER V eterans Day celebrations honoring the sacrifices of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces take place all across Missouri each November. While the current federal holiday was instituted in 1954, President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day in 1919 to reflect on the heroism of those who died in World War I. Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing led the Allies to victory over Germany in that bloody conflict, and these days, you might find this famous Missourian portrayed by Paul "Pablo" Baum of Mexico, Mo., who poses for our cover this month. For the past 15 years, the Consolidated Electric Cooperative member has taken on the general's persona, telling tales from the trenches of Europe. Baum donned the general's uniform at the inaugural Missouri National Guard Military History Day held at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City. IN EVERY ISSUE 4 Cooperation 5 Perspectives 10 Notes 16 Eats 22 Outdoors 24 Recipes 30 Events 36 Neighbors 38 Just4Kids 39 Landscapes photos by Jason Jenkins There, you'll find the Museum of Missouri Military History, which Makayla and Hayden Schaefer of Raymore, seen at left, toured during the event. First opened in 1999, the free museum originally was housed in Thomas Hall on the site, but the collection quickly outgrew the space. The new 6,400-squarefoot facility opened in late 2014. Exhibits feature artifacts from every conflict in which the Missouri National Guard has served, beginning with the Missouri Militia in 1808 to the present-day conflict in Afghanistan. The Museum of Missouri Military History is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as the first Saturday of every month, excluding federal holidays. Larger groups are asked to call 30 days in advance. Visitors are required to show identification at the training center's main gate. For more information, call 573-638-9603 or visit the museum's Facebook page. NOVEMBER 2015 | RURALMISSOURI.COOP 3 http://www.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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Rural Missouri - November 2015