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Kathy Barnard taught herself to replicate life and nature in art. more

Sep 18, 2017 3:26 PM Life

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Courtesy American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation

Photographer Notley Hawkins takes us on a visual tour of the many railroad destinations in La Plata, including its train depot, a train museum, and a train-themed hotel. more

Sep 15, 2017 2:19 PM Life

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Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

Here are some quick, easy ways to help preserve the monarch population, as well as a list of places you can find more information. more

Sep 13, 2017 9:39 AM Life

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Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

“Our ultimate goal is lofty, but we are going to create, establish, restore, or enhance 385,000 acres of monarch and pollinator habitat in the next two decades here in Missouri,” says Jason Jenkins, a coordinator for Missourians for Monarchs. more

Sep 11, 2017 11:43 AM Life

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Kath Teoli

Closely nuzzled against the Katy Trail in Rocheport, Meriwether Café & Bike Shop provides a quietly colorful experience more

Sep 6, 2017 11:31 AM Life

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Cindy Hiles

From August 8 to 11, 450 people paddled down the Missouri River in canoes, in kayaks, and on stand-up paddleboats—all competing against each other and themselves in the MR340 race. more

Sep 4, 2017 10:31 AM Life

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Courtesy Jacqueline Scott

Jacqueline says she “had a lovely life in Neosho and made many wonderful friends” with whom she still talks. “And I loved my teachers in high school,” she recalls. “I was on the high school cheerleading squad. It was a very sweet time for me." more

Aug 31, 2017 10:04 AM Life

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Greg Wood

Nothing says summer in Missouri like floating down one of our many rivers or streams. Each has its own character and natural beauty. Editor in Chief Danita Wood reflects on an impromptu float trip at Boiling Spring. more

Aug 22, 2017 12:30 PM Life

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John Robinson

Yard Bargains

Columnist John Robinson muses on the lives of classic books, passed from one owner to the next at yard sales. more

Aug 16, 2017 1:29 PM King of the Road by John Robinson

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Courtesy Cardinals Nation

Fans can revel in the city's top ranking when they visit the ballpark and try the Cardinals Nation food truck, new this year at Busch Stadium. more

Aug 11, 2017 1:03 PM Life

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Rose Hansen

By local estimates, the Big Piney River rose a record twenty-eight feet by Sunday before finally retreating. more

Aug 9, 2017 2:52 PM Life

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Becky Schenewark

The Rock Island Trail, connecting the greater Kansas City area to Missouri’s Katy Trail system, is an experience to savor whether you're walking, cycling or on horseback. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:21 PM Life

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Courtesy Cameron Collins

Cameron Collins's curated collection of the Lost Treasures of St. Louis opens a doorway to the history of the Gateway City. The pages revive memories of yesterday’s St. Louis, with multiple amusement parks, shopping centers, German food and more. more

Aug 3, 2017 1:21 PM Life

Eclipses have carried superstition and mythical omens throughout history. In many ancient cultures, eclipses were viewed as direct messages from the gods. more

Aug 2, 2017 1:15 PM Life

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Courtesy Red Rooster Trading Company

Set among the farmlands of northeast Missouri, you’ll find the Red Rooster Trading Company. Red Rooster creates many handmade items, but the company is best known for its coffee mill. more

Aug 1, 2017 3:11 PM Made in MO

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Harry Katz

Missouri grows some of the best varieties of this annual favorite. When homegrown tomatoes are picked at the peak of their ripeness and prepared with top-quality ingredients, they will be the hit of any summer get-together or dinner party. more

Jul 28, 2017 2:23 PM Flavor

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Harry Katz

Normally it would take years to track down and taste 150 varieties of tomatoes and 75 types of peppers. At the Tomato Festival in Columbia on September 7, it might take you an afternoon. more

Jul 27, 2017 4:24 PM Flavor

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Eddie O'Neill

Where a couch and TV would normally be found, there are dusty saddles, dangling lariats, and stained cowboy hats. The smell of leather permeates the room. It’s the home of Martin Bergin, a talented cowboy poet and world-renowned saddlemaker. more

Jul 25, 2017 6:14 PM Art

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Sarah Hackman

Colorful macaroons in a neat row, stool seating along the storefront window to watch passersby, and the aroma of buttery pastries make Nathaniel Reid Bakery the spitting image of a Parisian pastry shop. more

Jul 18, 2017 1:49 PM Flavor

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Courtesy DeForest Soap

Earthy Aromas and essential oils swirl together in a bar of soap. Holly and Larry DeForest, and their son, James, run the DeForest Soap Company. more

Jul 14, 2017 10:59 AM Made in MO

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Courtesy Public House Brewing Company

The Show-Me State offers an abundance of local haunts—from hole-in-the-wall hidden gems to loud, crowded festivals—where you can indulge your hankerings for exquisite bourbon, brews, barbecue, and blues. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:02 PM Flavor

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