Meet the Kirksville Man Who Survived Two Heart Transplants

Patrick Weston has overcome long odds to survive, live, and thrive throughout his life. This is his story.


New & Renovated Memorials, Road Signs Across Missouri Honor Veterans

An inaugural Veterans Day ceremony will take place November 11 at Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial. The event off˜ers a way to remember those lost or serving in the military by securing a personalized Gold or Blue Star badge to be incorporated into the ceremony as service flags.


Small Towns Roll Out the Orange Carpet For Deer Hunters

For most of the year, life in small-town rural Missouri moves at a quiet pace, but come November these peaceful hamlets transform into prime destinations for those on the hunt for deer.


Meet 5 of Our State’s Female Winemakers

Females fuel America’s wine industry: women buy 57 percent of the wine consumed in this country. But the ladies are not only buying and drinking wine; they’re making it, too.


Meet the Man Who Hopes to Save the Shawnee Language

“There are deep things you can’t explain in English that you can in Shawnee,” he says. “It’s a spiritual language. Everything means something: the ground, the trees, the relationship of sky, water, rock. My father used to say that if you want help from the Creator, you have to speak with the language you were put here with.”


Whirlwind Ranch Celebrates 24 Years Raising Alpacas

Liz began her operation with just a few alpacas, and for good reason. Alpacas were $20,000 to $30,000 each during those early years, according to Liz, and the females only have one o–ffspring, called a cria, each year. From those small beginnings, Liz built a herd that, at its largest, numbered 142.


Join Us at Powell Gardens For the Missouri Life Market Fair

Come out for this festival featuring Missouri-made products you can buy straight from the artists and producers.


The Osage Nation Today

A conversation with Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear of the Osage Nation, based in Pawhuska, Oklahoma


The Otoe-Missouria Tribe Today

A conversation with Heather Payne, Otoe-Missouria Tribe public information officer, based in Red Rock, Oklahoma.


Nature-bathing in Columbia

You can get away without going far when you explore the trails of Columbia.