Rural Missouri - July 2016 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS Volume 69 | JULY 2016 | Number 7 12 22 20 8 First-class farrier IN EVERY ISSUE Heartland Horseshoeing School has a reputation as the world's best 10 Saving time Time is of the essence for clockmaker and restorer Michael Schad 16 Cruisin' for a cause El Dorado Springs car club invests in serving the community 18 Junkyard tractors Ivan Dodds uses scraps to make miniature marvels 20 Youth Tour 2016 Co-ops send youth to Washington, D.C. for 53rd year 26 Dr. John Sappington Malaria fighter ABOUT OUR COVER W hen Gallatin's Dockery Park was added to the city's amenities, it included a beautiful white bandstand where crowds were entertained during the summer months. No one seems to know what happened to the structure or exactly where in the park it was located. When a postcard of it from 1909 surfaced, the park board was determined to rebuild it. An Amish carpenter, John Graber of J.A.M. Wood Products, was hired to recreate the bandstand using the postcard as a guide. It was completed in 2015, and today forms a perfect backdrop to the northwest Missouri town's 4th of July in Gallatin festival. Last year, the 135th Army Band's Bear Brass performed at the event and gathered on the steps of the bandstand for our cover photo. This year's Independence Day celebration, which is sponsored in part by Farmers' Electric Cooperative, promises to be bigger than ever. Festivities kick off at 4 Cooperation 5 Perspectives 12 Eats 22 Outdoors 24 Recipes 30 Events 32 Notes 36 Neighbors 38 Just4Kids 39 Landscapes photos by Jim McCarty 5 p.m. when carnival games, a barbecue stand and booths open. Mule rides, shown at right, are another featured attraction of the annual festival. Representatives of various branches of the armed forces will be on hand, as will first responders showing off the latest lifesaving technology. A patriotic program begins at 8:30 p.m. and will feature country singer Bryan Fontenot. Afterwards, a professional fireworks display lights up the sky, and organizers promise this will be the largest one yet. Gallatin is also home to one of the three remaining rotary jails in the United States. No trip to the northwest Missouri town would be complete without checking out the unusual jail that once had revolving cells. It is located two blocks west of the courthouse. For more information on the festival, call 660-6053625 or visit JULY 2016 | RURALMISSOURI.COOP 3 http://www.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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Rural Missouri - July 2016