Rural Missouri - December 2017 - 3

CONTENTS
Volume 70

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DECEMBER 2017

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Number 12

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IN EVERY ISSUE

The call of the midwife
Midwives offer support, encouragement and experience to their patients

12 Grain train
MFA's new rail facility speeds harvest

14 Healing harmony
Mid-Missouri program pairs veterans with guitars

22 Beauty in the bone
Lebanon carver sculpts art from antlers

30 A store of memories
Life slows down for Eggers and Company B&B guests

32 I love my truck contest

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Cooperation

5

Perspectives

16

Outdoors

18

Eats

26

Recipes

34

Events

40

Neighbors

42

Just4Kids

43

Landscapes

Think your truck is something special? Enter it in our truck contest

photos by Paul Newton

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owntown Warrensburg will be bustling on
Dec. 2 as the town celebrates Christmas spirit
of the past, present and yet to come. For the
eighth consecutive year, Warrensburg Main
Street is hosting Dickens Christmas in the western
Missouri city celebrating the English author's most
famous title, "A Christmas Carol."
Musicians and carolers dressed in period clothing
- as seen on our cover - sing in local businesses and
along Holden Street entertaining visitors. Guests can
take a break from Christmas shopping by enjoying
the chestnuts roasted over an open fire and taking a
free horse-drawn wagon ride.
Warrensburg Main Street's Executive Director
Julie Turnipseed expects a good turnout for the
annual gathering. "It is just a great community
event," she says. "It continues to grow every year and
is always the first weekend in December. It's kind of

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our kickoff to Christmas."
There will be two opportunities to hear a rendition
of the Dickens' classic. The play "A Christmas Carol"
will be performed during the day. A reading will
also take place. Other activities include snow globe
making and the Tiny Tim Soup Competition.
The area around the Johnson County Courthouse
will be bustling all day. Visitors can see the wellknown statue of one of Missouri's most famous
canines, Old Drum - as seen at left. The day will
culminate outside the courthouse with the decorating
and lighting of a tree.
Dickens Christmas will be held in downtown
Warrensburg on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit www.
warrensburgmainstreet.squarespace.com or call 660429-3988.
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Rural Missouri - December 2017 - Intro
Rural Missouri - December 2017 - Cover1
Rural Missouri - December 2017 - Cover2
Rural Missouri - December 2017 - Contents
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