Cream of the Crop: Independence Creates Growth for a Missouri Dairy


The glass bottles clink together like half-gallon champagne flutes as they slide along Shatto Milk Co.’s line. Over the next six hours, the bottles will be filled with enough white milk to fill an aboveground pool and milk the pastel colors of Easter. The bottling line makes a steady whooshing noise, the measured breaths of a family dairy. The production …

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What to do on a Girls Getaway at Lake of the Ozarks


Let’s face it, a Girl’s Getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect trip this year.  You can stay awhile, a weekend or come visit for the day; either way, a little escape always cleanses the soul. Great friends, excessive laughter, fun memories and (cough, cough) spending too much money shopping, is the perfect cocktail to create a …

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An Outdoor Sporting Paradise: Hunting and Fishing in St. Joseph

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This article was provided courtesy of the St. Joseph CVB and written by Brandon Butler. Catfishermen motor upstream through fog lifting off the Missouri River in St. Joseph. Their gaze is transfixed upon the picturesque pink and orange sunrise developing in the eastern horizon beyond the mesmerizing bluffs Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on in July of 1804. These …

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A Genealogical Journey to Cape Girardeau


“Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” — Mark Twain If you aren’t looking to go into politics and your family tree made its way to Southeast Missouri at some point in the last few centuries, Cape Girardeau is a great place to immerse yourself in …

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Fame Worthy Food in Springfield


Springfield is legendary for its Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken, and there are few who dispute the delicious taste of Andy’s Frozen Custard or shy away from a treat-topped donut from Hurts Donut. New shops and restaurants make Springfield a hopping spot for snacking; among these Springfield favorites are four of my favorite places to go. I believe a dining and eating experience …

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KC Parents Kids’ Guide to a Fun Kansas City


Kansas City is a fantastic place for kiddos to play! The arts, culture and thrills that entertain grown-up kids-at-heart are great for the littlest KC fans as well. Check out a fun and educational agenda for young ones, courtesy of KC Parent! Hey kids, fun in Kansas City isn’t just for your parents. You can have a great time, too! We’re a …

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History Lovers Enjoy the St. Louis Area


Are you a history lover?  St. Louis is the place for you. Are you a home-schooled student looking to learn history first hand? St. Louis is the place for you. Are you one of those people who find history a bit dull and boring? Believe it or not, St. Louis is the place for you, too, because history comes alive …

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The Other Side of Branson


While Branson offers superb entertainment, breathtaking thrills and outdoor adventures around every corner, the Branson area is home to a variety of coffee shops, markets and restaurants that your calmer side can’t help but appreciate. The coffee and wine shops are known by locals and tourists alike for their relaxed environments and live entertainment. Backstage Café & Wine Bar At the Backstage Café and Wine …

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Book, Brews and Birds: Relax This Winter in Hannibal

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Winter is the time of year when divisions arise in many a household. Over what, you ask. Precious free time on cold indoor days, of course! Broadly speaking, there are two camps: The ‘curl up with a cup of hot tea and a good book’ camp, and the ‘grab a cold one and watch the game while yelling at the TV’ …

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15 in ’15: Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Head due west of the Mississippi River and you’ll find Sikeston, known for its annual rodeo. If you haven’t had the chance to wear your favorite …

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