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Antiquing in Missouri: Sikeston

If you’re from or travel to Missouri often, you’ve probably heard of Sikeston. Yes, it is home to the legendary Lambert’s Café. Yes, it hosts the Bootheel Rodeo each year. And yes, Neal E. Boyd, season three winner of “America’s Got Talent,” hales from Sikeston. Sikeston also is an excellent destination for antique shoppers. Along with a handful of storefronts, …

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Shop Local at Missouri Wineries

Holiday shopping can be really stressful, but it’s also a great opportunity to share your favorite things with the people you care about and support local businesses. A gift with a story makes a longer lasting impression and shows that you really put thought and effort into selecting it. Gifting locally crafted items you love adds a sense of place, …

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Saturday Morning at the Kirksville Farmers Market

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning in Kirksville is to wander through the local Farmers Market. I love to stop and say hello to Steve and Velda Salt from Green Valley Farm and buy sweet basil and vine-ripened tomatoes. I stroll over to James Hawkins’ booth to buy a pint of the most flavorful home …

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Missouri Farmers Markets: Taste the Rainbow

It’s the shiny stoplight red of that perfectly ripe tomato. It’s the golden-amber glow of fresh honey. It’s the spring-green shoots of asparagus. It’s the brown-speckled dozen of farm-fresh eggs. The vibrant colors, the delicious variety and don’t forget the tantalizing baked goods. With more than 200 farmers markets across Missouri, reducing the distance from farm to table has never …

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Missouri-Made Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Christmas time is approaching quickly and as we all know, it starts earlier and earlier every year. “Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united” – Norman Vincent Peale. Christmas symbolizes many things for many people, and is celebrated with tradition that varies from family to family. But what do you get …

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Shop Simple, Shop Small

Sometimes this season’s cool gifts are like ghosts of Christmas past. They are rarely seen, and yet they linger: a faux fur hat, orange size-12 knitted booties, a portable DVD player, and many other items cluttering the back of the hall closet. Giving great gifts means going beyond just what is “hot” this holiday season, which is both tricky and …

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