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e live on a few acres in the country and even have a few cows, but in my book, we don’t live on a farm. I grew up on a farm. We had herds of cattle. My dad grew wheat, corn and soybeans. And we had a barn, a massive old white barn that smelled of soft dust and hay, where my sisters and I would climb up to the loft and my mother would caution us not to fall through the holes. Today, we have a couple of sheds at our house, not a real barn, and I know my kids are missing out. Terra Bella Farm, part of Callaway County’s barn quilt tour featured on Page 97, is only a few miles from the farm my grandpa and dad owned. The barn quilt tour seems like such a simple thing, a few painted squares, but conveys so much more. Quilts are part of our cultural heritage, and barns are part of our architectural legacy, but together they give us a look back and a look forward — thanks to efforts to preserve rural roots. This issue, we feature fall flavor, and after a long, hot summer, the season is well anticipated. We feature three great destinations for big trips, but there are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the bounties of fall closer to home, whether on a drive through the country or a stop at a local restaurant such as Madison’s (Page 33), where you’ll find the local harvest deliciously dished up. We have the best of both worlds — city and country — in Jefferson City. Fall is the perfect season to get out and enjoy it all.
I was in grade school when I first toured a fire station, but I remember my excitement in seeing where the firefighters lived, getting to try on a helmet and climbing aboard a real fire truck, so writing the Jefferson City Fire Department’s centennial story was a treat. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Station No. 1, meeting the firefighters and hearing their stories. I also came away with a whole new appreciation for the men and women who risk their lives to protect us. Special thanks to Capt. Tim Young, whose extensive research of the department’s history provided a wealth of information for this piece. — Molly Wright, contributing writer
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d o o G As a Jefferson City native, I grew up in the shadow of our captivating State Capitol. Constructed in the grand architectural tradition known as Renaissance revival, our Capitol’s interior is as magnificent as its façade, and its art is considered some of the finest in the country. As autumn approaches and exterior renovation work continues, Jefferson City Magazine honors the Capitol’s heritage and restoration with our fall fashion spread (Page 20), a romantic blend of the season's most influential styles: rich embellishments, vintage flare and militaryinspired ensembles set against the Capitol’s most thought-provoking art and opulent interior. We hope this spread reignites your passion for the classics and pushes your boundaries toward this season’s bold colors and trends. Enjoy “Renaissance Revival!” — Rebecca Rademan, associate publisher
I’ve never been adept at keeping plants alive, so needless to say, a garden wasn’t for me. But I’ve always loved receiving homemade jams and salsas from my green-thumbed friends and wished I could also make the sparkling jars filled with edible goodies. After speaking to Lynda Zimmerman, who teaches food preservation classes through the University of Missouri Extension, and Maggie Hopper with Lincoln University’s farmers market, I am excited to try my hand at canning the produce I’ll purchase from local farmers this fall.
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20 Renaissance Revival Hot fall trends come alive at the State Capitol.
28 Fall Flavors Tantalizing autumn dishes from Beks, B.K. Bakery, ECCO Lounge, Domenico’s and Madison’s Café.
37 The Colors of Fall Travel options for fall take you to Ireland, New England and the Pacific Northwest.
At Home 47 55 57 59
Home Tour: Timeless Beauty Designer’s Palette: Peacock Regal Hit List: Mizzou-Rah! Gardening: Can It: preserving the spoils of summer
65 Word-of-Mouth Marketing: Education and Engagement 69 Business Profile: EcoWater 72 Person You Should Know: Jake Green, UPS delivers for the United Way 74 Philanthropy: Special Olympics Over the Edge 79 City Character: Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Sara Parker Pauley 85 The Dish: Paddy Malone’s shepherd's pie 87 Service: 100 years for JCFD
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Model Morgan Haas strikes a pose in the latest fall fashion in front of the Thomas Hart Benton murals in the Missouri State Capitol. See fashion spread on Page 20. Hair and makeup by LaSienne Salon & Day Spa. Styling by Eric Luebbert. Photo by Chris Hollaway.
97 Local Trip: Callaway County’s barn quilt trail 101 Health: Dense breasts and breast cancer 103 The Man Page: MU kicks off with the SEC 109 Artist Profile: Chris Sheppard 112 Ask Eric: Keeping style with comfortable shoes 119 Local Lore: The Mission’s haunted tale
In Every Issue 12 Welcome 16 Calendar 83 Business Briefs 121 Snapshots 130 The Last Word Jefferson City Magazine | 15
Visit Jefferson City Magazineâ€™s online community calendar at jeffersoncitymag.com.
1 Sept. 1-2 Discover Break Out Artists, 1-4 p.m., Capital Arts, 1203 Missouri Blvd.
Sept. 4-6 Discover Break Out Artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Capital Arts, 1203 Missouri Blvd.
Museum After Hours, 5-8 p.m., Missouri State Museum, Missouri Capitol
Thursday Night Live, 5:30-9 p.m., corner of Madison and High streets
Central Bank Tailgate Party, 5 p.m., California High School
Sept. 8-9 Discover Break Out Artists, 1-4 p.m., Capital Arts, 1203 Missouri Blvd.
21st Capital Jazzfest & Capital Arts Street Art Fair, noon to 9 p.m., downtown Jefferson City, intersection of High and Madison streets
Sept. 6-22 Schoolhouse Rock Live, Thurs. and Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. matinees at 2 p.m., special Sat. evening show at 7:30 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 830 E. High St.
CTN KNLJ Annual Christian Expo, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Capitol Plaza Convention Center
Sept. 11-13 Discover Break Out Artists, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Capital Arts, 1203 Missouri Blvd.
Sept. 15 to Oct. 31 Fall Open Exhibit and VSA Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Capital Arts, 1203 Missouri Blvd.
Cole County Historical Society Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Historical Society Museum Courtyard, 109 Madison St.
Walk to End Alzheimer's, 11 a.m., State Capitol (south lawn)
Sept. 30 True West Dinner Theater presented by Capital City Players, doors open at noon, lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the show starts at 1:30 p.m., Shikles Auditorium, 1200 Linden Drive Sept. 30 Historic Homes Tour, 1-5 p.m., Elmerine Avenue
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25 Before You Expect, What to Expect & What to Expect Long After You Return Home Seminar, presented by Women's Clinic of JCMG, 5:30 p.m., Hawthorn Bank Community Room
Capt. Joseph Boyce and the First Missouri Infantry, CSA, 7-8 p.m., Kirkpatrick State Information Center, Office of Secretary of State, 600 W. Main St.
Central Bank Tailgate Party, 5 p.m., Helias High School
First Day of Fall
Central Bank Tailgate Party, 5 p.m., Jefferson City High School
JCMG Fun Run/ Walk, 8:30 a.m., JCMG Orthopaedic Center
Sept. 28-29 True West Dinner Theater presented by Capital City Players, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m., Shikles Auditorium, 1200 Linden Drive
12th Annual Jefferson City Oktoberfest hosted by the Old Munichberg, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Historic Southside of Jefferson City
Visit Jefferson City Magazine’s online community calendar at jeffersoncitymag.com.
JCFD Centennial Celebration, Centennial Gala
JCFD Centennial Celebration, “Born of Necessity” Festival
JCFD Centennial Celebration, Parade
Oct. 11-13 Prisoner of Second Avenue, 7:30 p.m., presented by The Little Theatre of Jefferson City, Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center
Central Bank Tailgate Party, 5 p.m., Blair Oaks High School
Community Breast Care Project's Ride for the Ribbon, 10 a.m., Prison Brews, 305 Ash St.
Oct. 4-6 True West Dinner Theater presented by Capital City Players, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m., Shikles Auditorium, 1200 Linden Drive
JCFD Centennial Celebration
True West Dinner Theater presented by Capital City Players, doors open at noon, lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the show starts at 1:30 p.m., Shikles Auditorium, 1200 Linden Drive
Calena's Fall Fashion Show, Holts Summit
Oct. 12-14 Lincoln University Homecoming Parade, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln University, downtown
Council of Clubs Fall Fashion Show, noon, Capitol Plaza Hotel
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20 Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., downtown Jefferson City
Oct. TBA HarvestFest at the Mansion, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Governor’s Mansion
The Missouri State Capitol serves as the perfect backdrop for City Magazine’s highlight of sizzling hot trends from the fashion capital of Milan.
Art direction by Rebecca Rademan Photos by Chris Hollaway Styling by Eric Luebbert Models: Leighton Caplinger and Morgan Haas Hair and makeup by LaSienne Salon & Day Spa; Lisa Collins, Vanna Imler and Melissa Chick
As the State of Missouri approaches its 200th birthday (1821 to 2021), the Missouri State Capitol Commission is gearing up for the centennial celebration of Jefferson City's most recognized landmark, our historic State Capitol. City Magazine contrasts cutting-edge fashion with the classical backdrop of some of the Capitol’s most celebrated art and architecture. From rough military influences to rich classics, this season’s fashions offer something for everyone. Push forward this fall in vintage style. You’ll find these fall trends highlighted on the pages that follow. Bold yet ladylike, color blocking moves forward this season and sets the stage with hints of luxury: fur, lace, feathers and leather. Accessories, some vintage (dig in your mother’s closet for your own fab finds), along with scarves, gloves, hats, oversized handbags, platform shoes and boots, express the fall season’s looks; they’re fun, flattering, flirty, functional and fabulous. Sleek and buttoned up feel rich in the new colors of fall. Move away from black; navy and brownish-red oxblood, plus shades of brown, gray and taupe, are great alternatives. Don’t be afraid of a little pattern or even a floral print.
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On Leighton: Bracelet, Dillard’s, $28. Dress by Donna Rico, Saffee’s, $138. Earrings, Saffee’s, $8. Jorah shoes by Jessica Simpson, $89. Gloves, Saffee’s, $14.99. Necklace, vintage.
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On Morgan: Bracelet, Dillard’s, $24. Dress by Antonio Melani, available at Dillard’s, $159. Shoes by Steve Madden, available at Dillard’s, $149. Vest, Calena’s Fashions, $308.99. Necklace, vintage. See City Magazine's blog for look at full outfit.
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On Leighton: Top by Michael Kors, Saffee’s, $79.50. Jacket by Michael Kors, Saffee’s, $150. Pants by Michael Kors, Saffee’s, $89.50. Earrings by Fresh, Saffee’s, $14. Shoes by Palladium, American Shoe, $110. Scarves by Chain & Dot and Max Vision, Saffee’s, $11.98 and $9.98. Bag, American Shoe, $55.
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On Leighton: Top by Antonio Melani, Dillard’s, $89. Skirt by Antonio Melani, Dillard’s, $119. Shoes by Jessica Simpson, Dillard’s, $89. Bag by Antonio Melani, Dillard’s, $189. Gloves, Calena’s Fashions, $31.99. Earrings by Betsey Johnson, Dillard’s, $30. Necklace, Dillard’s, $28. Hairpiece, Calena’s Fashions, $29.99. Fur (vintage), Loraine Franken.
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On Morgan: Earrings by Ms. Ashley, Calena’s Fashions, $12.25. Coat by Michael Kors, Saffee’s, $225. Boots by Naya, American Shoe, $175. Bag by Brahmin, Dillard’s, $195. Gloves, Calena’s Fashions, $32. On Leighton: Rust felt hat, from the collection of Jane Szabados. Coat by Samuel Dong, Calena’s Fashions, $184.99. Boots by Bernardo, American Shoe, $269. Gloves, Calena’s Fashions, $32. Scarf, Calena’s Fashions, $16.99.
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Flavor Bring the family to the table with these great fall dishes from local restaurants. Shop local bounty at the farmers market to get the freshest ingredients, and relish the flavors of fall. Photos by Taylor Allen Recipes on Page 35
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B.K. Bakery Caramel Apples Jefferson City Magazine | 29
Beks Apple Bacon Smoked Cheddar Soup
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Domenico's Pan-seared Chilean Seabass
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Ecco Slow-roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Country-style Green Beans
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Madison's Farfalle with Squash and Zucchini Blossoms
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Flavor Recipes Caramel Apples Page 29 Courtesy of B.K. Bakery, bkbakery.com Preparation tips: Start with room-temperature apples for best results. Wash apples, then wipe with a towel to remove wax so caramel won’t slide off. Cook dark brown sugar over medium-low heat until caramel color is achieved, and then add baking soda, heavy cream and a couple of drops of red food color. Continue cooking until it reaches a soft ball stage (240 degrees F). Dip apples in caramel and leave as is, or, when cooled, dip in melted chocolate (melt chocolate over a double boiler, a saucepot with water and heat-resistant bowl on top). Add choice of garnish: toasted nuts, sprinkles, miniature marshmallows, etc. As shown in photo, brown sugar garnish may be used to dress up serving dish platter. If you slice apples up for kids, omit using brown sugar for display, as it will stick to the apples.
Apple Bacon Smoked Cheddar Soup Page 30 Courtesy of Beks Restaurant, Fulton, beksshop.com • 6 strips of bacon • 1 quart heavy cream • ½ cup shredded apple • 3 quarts chicken stock • ½ cup shredded smoked cheddar • ½ cup yellow onion • ¼ cup all-purpose flour • salt and pepper Preparation tips: Cut bacon into small pieces and cook until slightly crisp. Add onion and cook until caramelized. Add flour and cook until it forms a roux. Add chicken stock and heavy cream. Bring to a boil and then add smoked cheddar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pan-seared Chilean Seabass with Roasted Red Pepper, Kalamata Olive and Artichoke Heart Relish Served with a Side of Butternut Squash Risotto Page 31 Courtesy of Domenico’s, domenicosjeffcity.com Preparation tips: 1. Season fillet with salt and pepper on both sides. 2. In a hot skillet, add enough olive oil to cover the bottom of skillet. 3. Reduce heat to medium-high and carefully place fillet in hot, ovenproof skillet. 4. Sear until golden brown (approximately 2 to 3 minutes), then turn fillet and place skillet in 425-degree oven for approximately 6 to 8 minutes. 5. Fish will be firm and flaky. 6. Plate fillet over the relish and top with a bit more, then serve. Relish may be made by combining kalamata olives, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers with olive oil, black pepper and a touch of salt.
Yellow and Green Squash with Zucchini Blossoms and Farfalle Page 33 Courtesy of Madison’s Café, madisonscafe.com A simple and delicious fall staple from the garden. Sautéed yellow and green baby squash and zucchini with flowered baby zucchini blossoms (stuffed with gorgonzola cheese) served with a bit of farfalle seasoned with salt and pepper, then topped with freshly chopped tomatoes from the garden. Vegetables provided locally by D & D Market.
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Three destinations for fall travel By Amy Hoffman
Fall is a great time to get away. Off-peakseason rates make otherwise out-of-reach destinations affordable, and mild temperatures often mean a more comfortable experience.
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Photos courtesy of Adare Manor Hotel
Ireland in September and October is a
tell the story of one of Limerick County’s
well-kept secret in the travel world.
most influential families, the Dunravens.
“Temperatures are cooler but not cold, so it makes for a really green and lush experience,” says Shelly Kirchhoff, Leisure
The resort also offers villas and townhouses with complete kitchens. Although known for its championship
Time Travel, Jefferson City. She adds that
golf course, which hugs the River Maigue,
traveling outside of peak season affords
the resort offers something for everyone
lower prices and less crowded attractions.
and is a prime place to enjoy the mild
Situated in the southern half of Ireland,
fall temperatures. Activities available
approximately 130 miles southwest of
to guests include archery, bike rentals,
Dublin, Adare Manor Hotel is a five-star
picnics, falconry demonstrations, fishing,
hotel and golf resort that features 840
horse riding, carriage rides and even hot
acres of sprawling gardens and forests.
air balloon rides. Guests can meander
It’s a perfect place to experience the best
through the forests on their own or take a
that Ireland has to offer in service and
walk through one of the grounds’ elabo-
entertainment while taking advantage of
the beautiful fall colors. The resort is centered on the Manor
In surrounding Adare Village, visitors will be charmed by the thatched cottages
House, where the main guest rooms are
and the antique boutiques. The Francis-
located. First built as a residence in 1832,
can Friary, the Trinitarian Abbey and the
the Manor House was later restored, and
Augustinian Priory represent Ireland’s
more than 360 stained-glass windows
long religious history.
Where to stay: Adare Manor Hotel, Adare Village, Limerick County, Ireland Room rates: September: from 443 to 900 Euros per night ($544.29 to $1,105.79 , as of July 17, 2012); October: from 229 to 900 Euros per night ($281.43 to $1,105.79 as of July 17, 2012)
Flights: Shannon International Airport is a 25-minute drive from Adare Manor Hotel, prices vary. Must see: An hour-and-a-half drive from Adare Manor, the Cliffs of Moher along the Atlantic Ocean is one of Ireland’s most amazing natural attractions. Enjoy the ocean vistas from a height of more than 700 feet, visit the historic O’Brien’s Tower and see several species of pelagic birds. Guided tours may be prebooked. Information courtesy of Leisure Time Travel. Jefferson City Magazine | 39
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Photos courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
new england New England in the fall might be the United States’ paramount natural beauty. Autumn’s rich palette is spread across small towns and vast woodlands. Combined with some of the country’s most significant historical sites, it creates an experience both intimate and epic. “These functional bus tours will lead you through the quaint villages and majestic mountains,” Kirchhoff says. “You will enjoy the true taste of New England and stay in the most distinctive lodging.” This trip begins and ends in Boston following a loop through Rhode Island, Connecticut, western Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Historical highlights include stops at Old North
Church, Battle Green and Plymouth Rock, as well as a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshire Mountains. An entire day is spent at Martha’s Vineyard, the famous island off Cape Cod, which is home to celebrities, artists, poets and singers. The island is the perfect spot to experience a seaside autumn, with bluffs, beaches and vineyards showing off the turn of seasons. The rest of the tour is wrapped around rambling mountain drives in Vermont and New Hampshire and views of the lakes of Maine. In Vermont, the tour stops in Woodstock, “the prettiest small town in America,” and includes a photo opportunity at a historic covered bridge. A farewell lobster dinner concludes the tour.
Travel package: New England Fall Foliage Tour, an eight-day bus tour through all six New England states Package price: $1,195 per person plus $149 tax (based on double rooms, transportation to and from Boston not included)
Flights: Boston Logan Airport, flight prices vary, not included in rate above
Must see: A 6.5-acre shopping experience, Boston’s Faneuil Hall is truly unique. International retailers and local artisans sell their wares in a festival-like atmosphere surrounded by outdoor entertainment. At a given moment, you may see jugglers, clowns, musicians and caricature artists, among others. And if all the excitement makes you hungry, just pop into one of 14 restaurants or visit one of 36 international food vendors. Information courtesy of Leisure Time Travel. Jefferson City Magazine | 41
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Train photos courtesy of Amtrak Seattle photos by Tim Thompson
The Pacific Northwest is the United
of birds call it home. Fall is an excellent
States’ last arena to see the wide-open
time to enjoy the park’s spectacular
spaces that the country was built on.
colors and cool temperatures. The park
Starting in Chicago, the Pacific
museum chronicles its cultural and
Northwest tour winds over miles of
natural history, including the American
railways and offers panoramic views
Blackhawk Indian society that lived there.
of the open countryside in Minnesota,
Following the stay at Glacier National
Wisconsin, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho
Park, the rail tour takes again to the West
and arrives a day later in Seattle, where
The beginning of the trip offers the
admission to and dinner at the iconic
opportunity to explore the urban beauty
Space Needle is included in the trip fee.
of Chicago and Minneapolis. From there,
The last complete day of the trip is a full-
Amtrak’s Empire Builder travels along the
day tour of Mount Rainier National Park’s
border of Canada. After a one-night stay
waterfalls and fields. This area is hailed
in a sleeping car, guests arrive at Glacier
for its expansive display of some of the
National Park to enjoy four days exploring
nation’s best fall colors, and visitors are
welcome to pick fresh mushrooms and
Located in the northern Rocky Mountains, the park is more than a
huckleberries. A final night’s stay in Seattle wraps
million acres of forests, meadows, lakes
up this spectacular trip. Participants
and valleys carved by glaciers. More than
return home via independent travel
70 species of mammals and 260 species
Travel package: Pacific Northwest by Rail, 10-day train tour from Chicago to Seattle
Package price: $2,229 per person for moderate-rated hotels, $2,399 for deluxerated hotels (taxes included, travel to Chicago and from Seattle not included)
Flights: Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, prices vary, not included in rates above Must see: Many Glacier, located in Glacier National Park, is one of the few remaining glaciers in the United States. It is accessible via a moderate day hike during the trip’s three-night stay in the park. Information courtesy of Central Travel.. Jefferson City Magazine | 43
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With a traditional design and unfussy details, the home of Steve and Brenda Wilkinson shows lasting beauty at its best. By Anita Neal Harrison Photos by Taylor Allen
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Near the end of the classic book Anne of Green Gables, one of the characters attempts to explain how the beloved Anne has transformed from a plain child into a “real pretty girl,” despite a lack of the showy “snap and color” that other beauties have. “Somehow…she makes them look kind of common and overdone — something like them white June lilies she calls narcissus alongside of the big red peonies, that’s what,” Mrs. Rachel declares. A similar kind of lasting, unfussy beauty characterizes the home of Steve and Brenda Wilkinson on the Redfield Golf Course in Eugene, Mo. “It’s more than traditional,” says Michele Higgins, an interior designer at Scruggs Lumber who helped the Wilkinsons with many of their selections. “It’s timeless.”
Creating an atmosphere For the Wilkinsons, the driving goal in their home’s design was not so much a certain look as an atmosphere. The couple, married 32 years this summer, wanted a home that would encourage family togetherness. Although their two daughters, Courtney, 24, and Cailey, 21, are grown and out of the house, both are frequent weekend visitors, and the Wilkinsons’ previous house had no good gathering spot. The living room felt too small for a TV, so there was a TV in the
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Top Left: The open kitchen invites gathering. Homemade pizza nights are common when Steve and Brenda’s two grown daughters come for visits. Above Left: An interior designer at Scruggs Lumber, Michele Higgins helped the Wilkinsons with many of their selections and achieved a timeless look for the home. Above Right: Brenda spent much time researching online for inspiration. Eventually, she bought an iPad so she could more easily share her finds with vendors.
master bedroom, one downstairs and one in the loft area with the girls’ bedrooms. “We wanted to have a place where we could watch TV together, fix dinner together, eat dinner together, all in one big room,” Brenda says. That wish was met in their new home, completed in January 2011; most of the main level is one expansive great room that includes a living room, dining room and kitchen. Hardwood floors flow from one room to the next and complement the home’s comfortable earth tones. In the kitchen, there are beautiful cream cabinets and granite countertops with swirls of cream and a dark brown picked up from the island. In the living room, the focal point is a fireplace featuring the same light-colored dry-stack stone
found accenting the brick on the home’s exterior. Along with the great room, the main level houses a half bath, mudroom and the master suite. In the master bedroom, one wall has an expanse of glass including two tall windows and a glass door that opens to a screened-in porch, one of Brenda’s must-haves for the house. The porch is also accessible from a deck off the dining room, and there’s another back deck downstairs, thanks to the walkout basement design. The lower level has the Wilkinsons’ daughters’ bedrooms, a bathroom, a rec room and Steve’s office.
Enjoying the view The view from the back decks and through the windows in Steve’s office
“Our large glass windows and deck are the perfect viewing spots each night as we enjoy the sunsets.” — Brenda Wilkinson is the Redfield Golf Course, an attractive offering not just for Steve but also for Courtney and Cailey. The home’s location is also attractive because it puts the family close to both Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks. “I was a little apprehensive about moving 20 miles from Jeff City,” Brenda says, “because I’m an on-the-go kind of person. But we love it on the golf course. It’s very quiet, and all the neighbors are really nice. And being 20 minutes from the Lake is nice, too, because we have choices: ‘Do we want to go eat at Jeff or at the Lake?’” And there’s one more allure to the location: The Wilkinsons’ home sits on one of the area’s highest elevations. “We enjoy beautiful sunsets every night,” Brenda says. “Our large glass windows and deck are the perfect viewing spots each night as we enjoy the sunsets.” n
Top: Brenda loved the irregular light-colored stone she and Steve found for the home’s exterior so much that she also made it a focal point in the great room. Left: Throughout the home, including in the master bath, the Wilkinsons often chose recessed lighting over lighting fixtures. Top Inset: The kitchen granite unites the cream color of the glazed cabinets with the dark brown of the kitchen island. Bottom Inset: A floral decoration adds pop and texture to the dining table. Bottom Right: The master suite is on the main level of the home.
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Above top: A great gathering spot, the downstairs rec room includes pool and ping-pong tables along with the TV area. Middle: The double deck includes a screened-in porch up top and extends the living space outside. Bottom Left: Steve and Brenda like to dine alfresco on their deck with the view of the Redfield Golf Course. Bottom Right: This screened-in porch was a must-have for Brenda. A teacher, sheâ€™s found itâ€™s a great spot for grading papers.
Builder: Dennis Eggen Construction Interior designer: Michelle Higgins, Scruggs Lumber, and Brenda Wilkinson Landscape: Troesser Landscaping Tile: Steve Dennis, Scruggs Lumber Sheet rock: Feltrop Drywall Roofing: S&K Roofing Painting: Dennis Eggen Windows: Pella Lumber: Scruggs Lumber
Cabinets: Daryl Wolken Appliances: Sears Kitchen/bath tiles: Scruggs Flooring: Scruggs Heat/cooling: Brandt Heating & Cooling Plumbing: Brandt Plumbing Electrician: Dennis Eggen Fireplace: Koestner Brick & Stone Light fixtures: Scruggs Home theater: Sound Performance Jefferson City Magazine | 51
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A quick guide to home food preservation By Heather Shields Photos by Taylor Allen
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The Lincoln University Food Market, open Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons through October, offers a fresh harvest from local farmers each week.
Water bath canner or pressure canner Canning jars and lids Jar-grabbing tongs Fresh foods Canning salt (optional)
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For many people, the carefree attitude of summer and the memory of the golden days of autumn are difficult to sustain as the nights lengthen and temperatures turn harsh. But for home canners, a reminder of sun-filled days and a bountiful earth is as close as opening a glass jar. “Many fruits and vegetables can be canned,” Lynda Zimmerman, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension, says. “Always
begin with good quality, fresh produce; the sooner you can get them from the garden or orchard to the jar, the better the quality.” Food preservation using a canning method prevents the growth of microorganisms — bacteria, yeast, mold — and removes oxygen to keeps the food fresh. So if you want to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables for your family to enjoy during the grayladen days of winter or to give as flavorful and healthy gifts, here’s the
basics of what you need to know. The primary methods of home canning are pressure canning and water bath canning. “The best canning method is determined by the acidity of the food you are preserving,” Zimmerman says. Water bath canning is best for acidic foods, such as tomatoes and fruits, and can be done using a water bath canner with removable rack or with a large pot that has a tightfitting lid and is deep enough for the water
Best Foods for Use in Water Bath Canning Fruits (including tomatoes) Pickles Sauerkraut Jams Jellies Marmalades Fruit butter (All foods listed above can be canned in a pressure canner as well.)
Best Foods for Use in Pressure Canning Carrots Whole kernel corn Green beans Peas Beets Zucchini Red meats
level to be 1 or 2 inches above the jar tops. If using a large pot, a rack must be placed at the bottom of the pot to set the glass jars on so they are not in direct contact with the heat source. Be sure to sterilize jars, lids and rings in boiling water before using them. Pressure canning uses a pressure canner with a lock-down lid. Weights and dials are used to obtain the needed temperature for killing the bacteria in the food being canned.
A surplus of homegrown produce, the desire to support local farmers and the health benefit of controlling what is in the food we eat all contributed to the increased interest in canning Zimmerman has witnessed in recent years. Jefferson City resident Phil Hartman uses the water bath canning method to can a variety of items including, jellies, salsas, pickles and, at a recent request from his mother, old-fashioned corn relish. “I get a real joy out of being able to
provide to my family and friends just a little something out of the garden throughout the year,” Hartman says. While winter is putting on its traveling shoes and preparing for its road trip to the Midwest, there is still time to take advantage of what the fall harvest has to offer: Beets, carrots, spinach and other greens, pumpkin, winter squash, sweet potatoes and apples (apple butter, applesauce) make for delicious canning options. n
Zimmerman teaches a series of food preservation workshops through MU Extension and offers these tips for canning: • To ensure safety of canned food, always use research-based USDA procedures, and carefully follow instructions. Guidelines can be found at extension.missouri.edu/ publications or mchfp.uga.edu. • Follow the amounts of ingredients exactly. • Test the dial gauge on a pressure cooker each year before use. This service is provided at MU Extension centers in every county. Hartman recommends beginners find someone who has canned before and spend an afternoon learning their tricks. “Learning with a friend is a great way to socialize,” she says. To be added to a mailing list for announcements of future classes, email Lynda Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jefferson City Magazine | 61
Finding Local Bounty at Lincoln University Farmers Market Want to start canning but don’t have a garden of your own or friends who graciously donate surplus vegetables from their gardens? Don’t fret. You can find quality, fresh and healthy local products at the Lincoln University Farmers Market. “We’re striving to create a place that encourages community and healthy living, a place where customers can meet and talk to the people who have produced the products,” Maggie Hopper, community garden and market manager, says. Shoppers can stroll through vendors’ stalls at Dickinson Research Center every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon and on Thursday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through the last Saturday in October. Some of the products available include seasonal fruits and vegetables, various meats — beef, chicken and lamb
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— locally raised, freshly baked breads and pastries, jams and jellies, eggs and crafts. “On average there are 15 to 20 vendors on Saturday mornings,” Hopper says. “Thursdays are smaller right now, but they are growing, too.” The market began last year as part of a Cooperative Extension grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The four-part grant program also includes a community garden, a Sprouts and Roots program (gardening for children and seniors) and an upcoming Certified Kitchen. For more information on Lincoln University Farmers Market, located at 1219 Chestnut St. (corner of Chestnut and Leslie), or to become a vendor, contact Hopper at 573-681-5385 or HopperM@lincolnu.edu. n
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Education and Engagement Keys of word-of-mouth marketing By Lauren Sable Freiman
With mobile phones and social media speeding communication times and consumer distrust of advertisingâ€™s hard sell, businesses have to work harder than ever to reach success in todayâ€™s competitive economy. As all business owners understand, consumers always have a choice of where and how they spend their money, which makes every impression and interaction a vital opportunity for businesses to retain loyal customers and earn new ones. But how do business owners work to build a great reputation among existing and potential customers?
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We asked how people heard about the pharmacy, and we started tracking their answers so we could see where our ad dollars where most effective… As one of two independent pharmacies left in our community, the biggest thing is that people are hearing about us, coming into our store and telling other people about us.” —Stacy Welling, Whaley’s president
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That word-of-mouth marketing, defined by the Word of Mouth Marketing Association as “giving people a reason to talk about your products and services and making it easier for that conversation to take place,” is a huge and vital part of Whaley’s business, Welling says.
Giving opportunities for engagement Although marketers are still learning how to harness the power of word-ofmouth marketing, savvy marketers and business owners know that word of mouth can be encouraged and facilitated, and according to WOMMA, they can make certain that influential individuals know about the good qualities of a product or service. Also a believer in print advertising’s visual appeal, Brandon Kelley, owner of B.K. Bakery, understands the direct correlation between building a reputation for quality products and driving more customers through the doors. Ahead of the bakery’s third anniversary in August, it sold its 50,000th cinnamon roll, and the company’s monthly traffic has nearly doubled. “During our first year, an average of 1,800 people came to the bakery every month, and now we are seeing 3,000 people per month,” Kelley says. “During the first year, we would sell 25 to 30 cakes per month, and now it is nothing to do 175 during down times and 250 on holidays.” And, Kelley says, word-of-mouth marketing is the reason he is able to talk about his success today. Because wordof-mouth marketing techniques are
The team at Whaley’s Pharmacy was asking the same question when, three years ago, they introduced a new form for customers using the pharmacy. “We asked how people heard about the pharmacy, and we started tracking their answers so we could see where our ad dollars where most effective, where people were seeing us and where they weren’t,” says Stacy Welling, Whaley’s president. “After two years, 65 percent of our customers had heard about us through a friend or a physician referral or they had heard about us from another source. As one of two independent pharmacies left in our community, the biggest thing is that people are hearing about us, coming into our store and telling other people about us.” Magazine advertising with a focus on their targeted demographics has also been a key player in Whaley’s advertising strategy. “We felt like a lot of people were seeing it and commenting on our ads, and people felt that the items we chose to feature were appealing, and they were coming into the store for them,” Welling says. Because many customers wouldn’t expect to find unique infant and maternity merchandise in a pharmacy, Welling used the visual appeal of print advertising to generate wordof-mouth marketing that could paint Whaley’s as a one-stop shop for baby gifts and fun mom-invented products. These efforts helped current and potential customers understand and talk about all that Whaley’s offers.
based on educating consumers about products and services and providing tools to make sharing that information easier, Kelley says word-of-mouth tactics, such as social media, have been a major factor in keeping his bakery front and center in customers’ minds. Because their products are edible and people eat with their eyes first, Kelley does giveaways via social media and also promotes featured products to give potential customers a visual taste of his products. The options with social media are so robust that Kelley says they could always do more to promote the bakery using outlets such as Twitter and Facebook.
Promoting sustainability As businesses at all levels have learned, in the end a good product will only get them so far; real success also relies on promotion. “Marketing is a very important part of what you do in promoting your business,” Welling says. “You have to be attractive to new potential customers, and if you’re not putting yourself out there, you may be able to sustain but not grow. You have to do what you do best, which is create a good experience to drive word-of-mouth marketing, but you also have to have good advertising to back that up.” n
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Ecowater Systems With increasing revenue and steady demand, this Jefferson City company is set for expansion. By Abbe Meyers | Photos by Taylor Allen Passers-by intent on driving could easily miss the tiny red brick storefront at 2105 Industrial Drive. The small front effectively disguises a large water plant and warehouse that is EcoWater Systems of Jefferson City. Inside, a bottling system purifies and fills as many as 400 five-gallon water bottles per day. Well-known for bottled water and softeners, EcoWater offers a whole line of other water treatment products and services. Jefferson City Magazine | 69
Business of H2O EcoWater opened in Jefferson City in 1977 as Miracle Water Systems under the ownership of Nelson Perrey. Mietzner began working for Perrey as an installer in 1983. When Perrey wanted to retire in 1998, Mietzner and his wife, Pam, purchased the business. Mietzner was already well-versed in water softeners. His father held the EcoWater franchise in Kankakee, Ill., and Mietzner started working for his dad when he was only 13 years old. Mietzner’s dream did not include following in his father’s footsteps, but family and responsibilities guided him to stay the course. There were big waves in industry trends by the time Mietzner and his wife acquired the company. “Bottled water consumption just exploded,” he says. “We were trucking our water in from other plants. But guess what? Water is heavy. Our trucks started breaking down or losing tires during hauls.” Mietzner decided to do his own water bottling to keep up with demand. In 2006, he purchased a water bottler system and christened it “Jenny” after Forrest’s girlfriend in the movie Forrest Gump (Mietzner’s favorite movie). “Jenny” thoroughly cleans the bottle inside and out, then puts the water through a sevenstep purification process before being bottled. The end result is clean, great-tasting water.
Bottling success EcoWater’s high rate of success shows in its numbers. “Our revenue has increased 15 percent each year for the past five years,” Mietzner says. “I would say our success is due to a number of things: local presence, excellent product and community involvement to start. Plus, we excel at service.” Expansion is under way for the business. A Columbia franchise was recently acquired, and work is in progress to build up the customer base and open a new store. The inside of the building on Industrial Drive was recently remodeled to update and improve the showroom for products. The business currently has nine employees, including two of Mietzner’s five children Adam and Alyssa. The company is not so small a fish in the big pond of the worldwide EcoWater Systems. Many local people recognize Mietzner only as “Colonel Eco,” who wears a blue jumpsuit and fights the “hard water monster” on a local TV commercial, but Colonel Eco is more than his humorous persona. For five consecutive years, Mietzner has held the title of Best Achiever in the Nation, an award given to the business owner who sells the most product. He has also been the top rental dealer in the country for 16 years. n
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Joel Mietzner is the face and owner of Jefferson City’s Ecowater franchise. Mietzner will soon open a second store in Columbia.
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Operations supervisor for United Parcel Service. I plan and organize day-to-day operations for Jefferson City and surrounding rural areas with a focus on safety and controlling cost.
Number of years in that position: Six (12 total years with UPS) Family: Parents, Joe and Karen Green (Jefferson City); younger sister, Audra (Jefferson City); older brother, Aaron (St. Louis) Education: B.S. in economics from the University of Missouri Community involvement: United Way governing body (2010 to present), co-chair for 2012 United Way Campaign (current) My office is busy, and my desk is wellorganized. In (or on) my desk is my phone, and if I lost it, I would act completely normal because it happens all the time. My favorite tech tool at work is our automatic door openers because they make us more efficient. When I get to the office in the morning, the first thing I do is check my email without fail. At the end of the day, the first thing I do is go to the gym. The last thing I expected when I started this job was how much I would care about the people whom I work with. I never thought I would love learning and running different delivery routes at work, but I do. My family thinks I have a crazy schedule at work, and Iâ€™ve never corrected them. I have a funny side to me that most people donâ€™t know about: I like to make people laugh. My favorite website is espnfantasy.com. My favorite movie is Fight Club. The last book I read was Bringing Down the House by Grover Cleveland. When I was a kid, my dad was my hero. Now, my dad is my hero. Someday when I retire, I will join the Senior PGA Tour (the people I play golf with will laugh at that). n
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Driven by a cause, local philanthropists prepare to rappel down the Jefferson State Office Building. This October, Jefferson City resident Marilyn Seaton will boldly cross one item off her to-do list when she goes over the edge to benefit the Special Olympics Missouri. What is it? Itâ€™s the Over the Edge event hosted by local law enforceBy Heather Shields Photos courtesy of Special Olympics
ment as part of the Missouri Law Enforcement Torch Run. On Oct. 20, Seaton, along with other daring philanthropic souls, will strap in, step over the edge and feel the rush of helping more than 15,000 Special Olympic Missouri athletes by rappelling down the Jefferson State Office Building. Jefferson City Magazine | 75
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“My granddaughter is not too hip to this adventure her grandmother is about to undertake,” Seaton, 72, says.
Raise, donate, rappel This is Seaton’s first year as an “edger,” as registrants are affectionately called, but it’s the fourth time the event has been held in central Missouri and the second year it’s taken place in Jefferson City. Marilyn Seaton “We’re really excited because this year the event coincides with the downtown fall fest,” says Stacy Jones, Over the Edge manager, Special Olympics. Registrants raise a minimum of $1,000 to rappel down the chosen building. Over the Edge events will also be held in Kansas City on Sept. 28 and St. Louis on Oct. 5; thrill-seekers have the opportunity to raise $3,000 to rappel down all three buildings. And as if the once-in-a-lifetime experience weren't enough, there are additional incentives for minimum-tier amounts raised. The organization offers tips on how to obtain donations, and each registrant has an online fundraising page where supporters can conveniently make donations. According to Jones, it costs more than $400 per athlete to participate in Special Olympics each year. “When someone raises $1,000, he or she is helping two athletes,” she says.
Community support Eighty two percent of each dollar raised goes toward program services. Last year, $70,459.44 was raised at the Jefferson City event, with proceeds going to support the 2,141 athletes in the SOMO Central Area. The SOMO Central Area covers 23 counties and includes 2,141 athletes and 6,456 volunteers. The 229 Special Olympics events held during the year include local, area, district and regional events leading up to the fall state games. In addition to individual registrations, family teams, school teams and corporate teams are welcome. Jefferson City’s Learfield Communications Inc. will participate as a corporate team. “We’re committed to raising $10,000 for this event and are challenging other mid-Missouri businesses to join us in raising similar amounts,” Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown says. Brown, who will be Learfield’s “edger,” looks at the event as a chance to give back to the community. “There are few things I’d shimmy down the side of a 13-story building for, but it’s for Special Olympics, so why not?” n Premier event sponsors include Mid America Wireless, Isle of Capri Boonville, Doubletree Hotel, Zimmer Radio Group and KRCG. For more information on Special Olympics Missouri and Over the Edge or to learn how to register, visit somo.org or call 573-635-1660.
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Call & Response Sara Parker Pauley shares her passion for the great outdoors By Nancy Yang Photos courtesy of Sarah Pauley
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I run down a lake in a bass boat for five minutes, and I’m a new man.”
The great outdoors
Sara Parker Pauley, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, lives and breathes the outdoor lifestyle. She is married to Scott Pauley, a professional bass fisherman and Missouri state trooper, and the two enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, from turkey hunting to fishing to kayaking on the river near their home.
After a long, hot summer, the cooler days of fall beckon with changing colors and a crisp autumn breeze. The great outdoors is calling. Sara Parker Pauley has been answering that call all her life. A Columbia native, Sara was introduced early on to the natural world, which created a sense of wonder and appreciation that has shaped her lifestyle, career and even her marriage. Today, she lives near the Missouri River, is married to a professional bass fisherman and is the director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Sara recalls spending much of her childhood outdoors. The memories that are most vivid to her are family float trips in the Ozarks along Bryant Creek and the Gasconade and Big Piney rivers. She and her brothers learned how to set up camp, fish and handle a canoe. In retrospect, something else was taking place that was every bit as valuable. “It was time together,” she says. “The best memories are those sorts of adventures. It’s what you remember. My mom and dad would bring the best food — or at
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least it seemed like it. Just being outdoors seems to make you hungrier.” Sara’s grandmother Elma would have thought nothing of allowing a teenager to roam the woods alone. Unlike today, when constant accessibility is the norm, solitude was considered a rite of passage and an opportunity to discover nature’s wonderment and beauty. “She just made the woods an exciting place, a comfortable place not to fear,” Sara says. “I learned from her that the woods were full of adventure. It was kind of magical to spend time with her.” Since Sara was married to Scott about five years ago, the Pauleys have found ways to spend time outdoors with each other. The two of them enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, from turkey hunting to fishing to kayaking on the river near their home. “Water is my calming element,” says Scott, who along with working the pro fishing circuit has been a Missouri state trooper for 32 years. “You need some kind of release, especially in stressful positions like law enforcement. When I’m stressed,
Scott is perhaps the first to recognize how the demands of Sara’s job can be daunting. Sara confesses that they can leave precious little time to enjoy the resources she’s been charged with protecting. But what’s more troubling to her is the fact that many children today grow up without experiencing the outdoors. “There are so many great places to take kids outside,” she says, adding that children benefit from the exercise and fresh air, and they experience a sense of wonder only available in the great outdoors. “When children play with electronics, someone else develops the creativity using computer programs,” Sara says. On the other hand, when they’re outdoors and unplugged, they’re more likely to rely on their own creativity and imagination. “Missouri has several programs that create an opportunity for children to become one with nature by getting them outdoors to learn and enhance their education about the environment,” she says. Missouri has initiated and supported programs such as Children in Nature, which encourages communities to connect children with the outdoors and also ties wellness and natural resources together. Sara touts Missouri’s No. 1 ranking on About.com. as the best state in the country for camping. Also, Missouri’s system of 87 parks and historic sites was a finalist in the National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management. “There’s something wonderfully magical about each part of our state,” she says. The Ozarks have their rolling hills, cave systems and wilderness; the upland prairies in the north and west are abundant with streams and wildflowers; and the bootheel teems with many species of fish and waterfowl. Here in the central part of the state, two of the country’s great rivers come together. It’s hard to miss Sara’s enthusiasm for what she does. In fact, she says: “I am very blessed to be doing the work I’m doing. It doesn’t feel much like a job.” n
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Business Briefs Promoted, Hired, Recognized Jerry Ries recently joined Midwest Independent Bank as senior vice president/ payment systems officer. Ries has more than 20 years of banking experience. Most recently, he spent 10 years managing the Float Operations Department for First Data Corp., a financial services and technology company that provides check-clearing services to bankers’ banks. John Hay recently joined Midwest Independent Bank as vice president/loan review officer. Hay will provide loan review and related services to community banks in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Hay has more than 17 years of experience in banking, most recently with the Missouri Division of Finance, where he served as a senior bank examiner in charge of examinations for large and complex banks. Nicolette Wise, D.O., joins Capital Region Anesthesia, Capital Region Medical Center. Most recently, Wise provided services at Mid-Continent Anesthesiology in Wichita, Kan. She earned her degree in medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Mo., and is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Osteopathic Association. Kent Trimble, Jefferson City, was named chair of the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter Board of Directors at the board’s June meeting. Kayla Wilbers, Jefferson City, is the new vice chair. Mark Rehagen, Jefferson City, who had been serving as secretary, retains that position, and Todd Hoien, Columbia, was named treasurer. Outgoing Chair Gabe Hulsey, Jefferson City, received a plaque for his three years of service as the chapter chair. Phillip Iman, the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter’s disaster coordinator, received the American Red Cross St. Louis Region’s Humanitarian Award in June.
Ralph Robinett, longtime member of the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter, was recognized with the chapter’s first Ralph Robinett Excellence Award in June. The Heart of Missouri Chapter provides Red Cross services in 21 mid-Missouri counties.
freestyle and 16th in the 400 freestyle. His 200 freestyle relay team placed 10th. Thompson is an ENT/head and neck surgeon at JCMG, where he also serves as vice president. He is vice chief of medical staff at St. Mary’s Health Center.
Dr. Dennis L. Johnson recently returned to Boyce and Bynum Pathology Labs and resumed the position of laboratory medical director at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. Johnson held this same position from 1996 through 2008. Most recently, Johnson served as pathologist for University Physicians Healthcare in Tucson, Ariz. Johnson is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty certification in hematology and immunopathology and a Ph.D. in biology.
Capital Region Medical Center’s Medical Foundation announced its 2012 scholarship recipients. Recipients of the Walter and Nancy Rottmann Scholarship are Cody Braun from Helias High School and Brooke Micke of Helias High School. The Leon A. and Marian B. Taylor Endowed Scholarship winners are Stephen McDonald and Alecia Mitan, both from Helias High School. The Greg Stockard Jr. Memorial Scholarship recipient is Peter Hanson from Jefferson City High School. The Dr. Jack and Jimmy Kay Sanders Scholarship went to Chloe Armstrong of Helias High School. The Helene Kempker Jackson Memorial Nursing Scholarship went to Sally Cowherd, Mt. Vernon High School.
Dr. Alberto A. Diaz-Arias joined Boyce and Bynum Pathology Labs in July after having completed medical school and residency at the University of Missouri, followed by 23 years of practice at the University Hospital in Columbia. Diaz-Arias is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with special interest in gastrointestinal pathology.
New and Noteworthy COMMUNIQUE Inc. recently received a Communicator Award, sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, for the recipe brochure “Your Dietitian Loves Beans.” The award of distinction was presented to COMMUNIQUE for the development of the eight-panel recipe brochure for national client Northarvest Bean Growers Association. Adam Veile, vice president of creative services, developed the design and content for the brochure. Dr. Reese Thompson swam at the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships in Omaha, Neb., held in the Olympic Trials pools at Century Link Center in July. Thompson, 53, competed in four individual and two relay events, swimming in the 50-54 age group. He placed 11th nationally in the men’s 800-meter freestyle, 14th in the 200
St. Mary’s educator Cindy Stephens, R.N., M.S.N., recently presented a study on enhancing competencies of new graduate nurses at the National Nursing Staff Development Organization Conference in Boston. Stephens collaborated on this community-based project with the Lincoln University Nursing School, as well as the education team at another local hospital, to work with new graduate nurses to develop problem-solving competencies through a patient scenario simulation. During the study, graduates in the group who did the simulations early in their hospital orientation reached a recommended level of critical thinking in half the time of the other trial group.
Small Biz Raves Cakes and goodies become works of art at Frosted Art, located at 712 Jefferson St. (frostedartstudio.com). Cake designer Carol Braun’s impressive resume includes a B.S.E. in home economics, three years as a pastry chef, four years as a cake decorator and 10 years of experience with clay sculpture. n Jefferson City Magazine | 83
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Shepherd's Pie with Horseradish-Cheddar Potatoes Paddy Malone's Irish Pub, 700 W. Main St., 573-761-5900, paddymalonespub.com A traditional Irish peasant dish, shepherd's pie is usually made with lamb or mutton. In the English version, however, the meat is often swapped with beef, and the dish is referred to as cottage pie. Paddy Malone's version consists of a hearty blend of ground beef, carrots, onions, peas, corn, cabbage and tomatoes, combined with a special blend of spices in savory gravy. It's then topped with garlic horseradish mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese, melted and finished in the oven. Of course, no meal at Paddy's is complete without a perfectly poured Guinness and room full of good company. Served on Friday nights. â€” Rebecca Rademan, associate publisher
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The Jefferson City Fire Department
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“It was a different time; you pulled your weight, and you did your job. Although it helped that they were all bachelors.” — Capt. Tim Young, Jefferson City Fire Department
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When Jefferson City created a fulltime, paid fire department in 1912, three firemen and a fire chief were hired to run the firehouse on the corner of Monroe and High streets. Working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the firemen only had four hours off. The fire chief’s schedule wasn’t much better, with 12-hour days, seven days a week. Additionally, the living conditions were cramped: three beds, a small kitchen and one bathroom in a space shared with a motorized hose wagon and a horse-drawn wagon. “It was a different time; you pulled your weight, and you did your job,” says Capt. Tim Young, who has 40 years of experience in fire service, 22 with the Jefferson City Fire Department. “Although it helped that they were all bachelors.” This year the Jefferson City Fire Department celebrates its centennial, and with five modern fire stations and 74 firefighters, they’ve come a long way from their humble beginnings. As they commemorate their past and look forward to the future, they are proud to continue the legacy and dedication to service their predecessors started 100 years before.
From humble beginnings Although this year’s celebration covers the Jefferson City Fire Department’s past 100 years, Young says the department’s history actually began on Nov. 15, 1837. When a simple flue fire demolished the first Capitol Building in Jefferson City, which once stood on what is now Jefferson Street, a local paper ran a piece pleading with the community to form a fire company. However, it wasn’t until January of 1842 that firefighting resolutions were adopted and two bucket brigades were established, one east and one west of Madison Street. “It was very low tech in those days,” Young says, adding that every household was issued a two-and-a-halfgallon bucket, which made the entire city a volunteer fire department. “They used wells and river water, and the buckets had round bottoms so they couldn't be set down so the water would keep moving.”
By 1868, technology had improved, and the city invested in a hand-powered pump. When it arrived by train, it was so large they nicknamed it Wallipus after a mythical creature thought to roam the Missouri Ozarks. In 1871, the department purchased its first steam-powered, horse-drawn fire engine, which pumped 750 gallons of water a minute and utilized three hoses. But 1888 truly signaled the beginning of modern firefighting for the Jefferson City Fire Department when the city built the water plant at Fulkerson and Main and installed eight miles of water main and 75 hydrants. From that moment forward, firefighting in the city, though still volunteer, became more efficient. On Feb. 5, 1911, lightning struck the dome of the new Capitol and quickly engulfed the old timbers that held it in place. Although standpipes, which acted as indoor hydrants, had been installed for just this purpose, the water pressure failed, and the building was lost. In August the state passed a bond to rebuild the Capitol but instructed Jefferson City to provide a better fire department. On Oct. 7, 1912, City Ordinance 1089 passed,
Opposite Page: Fireman Donald Thompson works the nozzle to fight the Wyandotte Furniture fire (125 E. High St.) in January 1962. Above Top: A crowd gathers on High Street to watch the Jefferson City Fire Department fight the Wyandotte Furniture fire. Top: Firefighters Charles Skornia and Richard Barnard battle a blaze in the 1980s.
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With two bucket brigades, one east and one west of Madison Street, Jefferson City’s volunteer fire department was established in 1842.
“It’s a different breed of people. When everyone runs out of a fire, you’re the one who runs in.” — Tim Grace, assistant chief and shift commander, Jefferson City Fire Department and a full-time, fully paid Jefferson City Fire Department was born.
Equipment and downtime Since then, firefighting in Jefferson City has changed considerably, especially with computers helping to streamline many of the station procedures. Equipment has improved dramatically as well. Today’s fire engines carry 750 gallons of water, and the ladder trucks carry 300 gallons, significantly supe-
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rior to the 50-gallon wagons in the early 1900s. Work schedules have also changed. Although firefighters still work 24-hour days, a typical schedule is three 24-hour days in the course of nine days. Downtime and entertainment options have also improved. Forty or 50 years ago, it was not uncommon for firefighters to mark time tying fishing flies or even building furniture. Today, some firefighters take on extra responsibilities, such as Capt. Steve Holtmeier, who
is one of five members in the department who also serve as paramedics for the Jefferson City Police SWAT Team. Otherwise, TV and Internet are available, but time is limited due to set schedules for training, apparatus maintenance, inspections and tours. School children in particular are fascinated by the station house. “If we had a pole and a Dalmatian, it would take care of a lot of the questions,” says Jason Karr, who has been with the department for eight years.
A call to protect Joining the Fire Department is more difficult today than 100 years ago. Applicants must pass a general knowledge exam and a physical agility test just to be
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left: The JCFD’s 1940 aerial truck battles to save High Street during the Wyandotte Furniture fire on Jan. 16, 1962. ABOVE: The Jefferson City Fire Department’s 1964 Mack Snorkel. The Snorkel was an invention of Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Quinn in 1958, and every fire department in America had to have one of these as a matter of pride, according to Young. Middle: The Jefferson City Fire Department, 2012. Photo by Julie Smith. bottom: Fire at an occupied apartment building on Weathered Rock Road on Dec. 6, 2010. All occupants were safely evacuated before the Fire Department arrived.
interviewed. If they pass the interview, their names go on a roster, from which all the departments hire. According to Tim Grace, assistant chief and shift commander, the application process is stringent because not everyone is firefighter material. “It’s a different breed of people,” he says. “When everyone runs out of a fire, you’re the one who runs in.” Young agrees, adding that the job is also physically demanding. “An aspect overlooked by the entire public is that our job, which requires lifting, carrying and hauling stuff around, is hard, physical work.” Although firefighting has changed in the past 100 years, it’s still a dangerous business. The modern fire-retardant uniforms help, but when temperatures reach 1,000 degrees, it’s brutally hot work. Firefighter Will Bradford, who’s been with the department just more than a year, says putting on the uniform in hot weather “is like putting on two winter coats in the summer.” In addition to the heat and uncomfortable uniforms, unfamiliar surroundings can cause disorientation, adding to the fire danger. “You go into a house fire, and you don’t know where anything is located,” Karr says. Grace agrees: "I think if you’re not nervous, something’s wrong.”
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Jefferson City Fire Department Leaders
So why would anyone want to make firefighting a career? For Josh Young, it’s all about service. “I always wanted to help people; It’s like a calling,” he says. But perhaps firefighter Scott Kempker best sums up all firefighters’ feelings about why they do their jobs: “To protect your community, your neighbor. To be that person who gets there in time to help.” n
Fire Chief Robert Rennick Division Chief 4 Jason Turner (Public Education) Division Chief 5 Ron Pauble (Training Officer) Assistant Chief 1 Bill Barbour Assistant Chief 2 Tim Grace Assistant Chief 3 Lonnie Brandt Each shift has an assistant chief, or shift commander, as listed above. In addition, 21 captains serve the department, one for each company, times three shifts. Visit jeffcitymo.org/fire/fire.html for more information.
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What It’s Like to Serve on the JCFD
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“There was a motorcycle accident on Highway 50, and the man and woman both had broken legs. I texted all my family members who rode motorcycles to tell them, to warn them, but how can I tell them not to ride a motorcycle when I run into burning buildings?” — Josh Young, almost two years of service “We have quite a lot of extensive training. At the fire, your captain is there with the experience and knowledge, looking out for your safety." — Will Bradford, a little more than one year of service “The firefighter motto is, ‘Everybody goes home.’ There was a fire at Wendy’s in 2004, and I was very concerned for our crew that day. The building collapsed in 13 minutes. Nobody got hurt, but the potential was there.” — Tim Young, 40 years of service “My most memorable experience was a plane crash on the east end of town in October 2004. A passenger jet landed in a backyard, and I had only been with the department since March.” — Jason Karr, eight years of service
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“I knew when I was 8, 9, 10 years old that I wanted to be a fireman — or an over-theroad truck driver. We have a few people who come in and leave; it’s just not for them.” — Tim Grace, 21 years of service “I grew up in the Washington, Mo., Fire Department, where my dad was a volunteer.” — Steve Holtmeier, 18 years of service “I’ve been around this all my life. My dad was chief of a department in Eugene for 35 years. They merged with Cole County Fire, so he’s assistant chief now.” — Scott Kempker, six years of service “I wanted to be a fireman to have the ability to directly help people. Everyone has things that satisfy them in life, and not everyone’s are the same.” — Will Bradford
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The Callaway County barn quilt trail offers a scenic drive. By Amy Hoffman | Photo by Jennifer Bondurant
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On winding State Road M, just outside of Hatton, Mo., you’ll find a small vegetable farm with a red and blue nine-patch quilt square hanging on a white barn with green trim. Known as Terra Bella, the farm belongs to Westminster College English professor Margot McMillan and was the site of central Missouri’s first barn quilt, the genesis of the area’s barn quilt movement. Today, nine barn quilts stand in pastoral Callaway County and create a collaboration of art and heritage for natives and visitors to enjoy. Barn quilts, painted quilt squares hung or painted directly on the side of a barn, were born just a decade ago in Ohio. The first one began as a joke between a mother and daughter as a way to dress up what they felt to be an ugly building. Their neighbors liked the idea, and soon a trail of 10 barn quilts developed. “It sort of caught on and went from Ohio to Kentucky and hopped from state to state,” says McMillan, who first read about the movement
in a newspaper article. “I heard about the barn quilts, and I thought, ‘Man, what a great way to get people into the country.’” McMillan works through Terra Bella to promote local and organic food sources. She feels it’s important for people to understand where their food comes from, and starting a barn quilt trail in Callaway County helps draw attention to that cause. “It’s extremely easy for a rural person to learn about urban life because it’s in front of us all the time,” she says, “but it’s really hard for an urban person to see rural life.” With the help of Terra Bella’s monthly open houses, the barn quilt movement in Callaway County has grown and now includes at least nine known barn quilts with more in progress or being planned. The tour below takes approximately an hour, begins in Jefferson City and ends in Fulton. A dinner at Beks downtown and a glass of rich red wine is the perfect way to wrap up this outing on a fall afternoon. n
Preserving Missouri’s Barn Heritage
Dressed up with a quilt square or left bare and classic, barns represent an iconic part of rural Missouri heritage. According to the 2008 Census of Agriculture, Missouri ranks second in the nation in the number of farms or ranches reporting at least one barn built before 1960, with 36,007 barns. Texas ranks first with 51,236, and Wisconsin comes in third with 35,386. A national effort is under way to preserve the historic architectural structures. According to organization President Bill Hart, the Missouri Barn Alliance and Rural Network (MoBARN) formed in 2010 with the idea of fostering preservation of farmsteads throughout Missouri, as well as trying to document the existing barns and farmsteads that are quickly disappearing. “You can see by the Census of Agriculture that we have a great treasure in the number of potentially historic barns,” Hart says. “But we are losing this treasure at an alarming rate.” MoBARN and the State Historic Preservation Office are conducting an architectural survey to inventory barns and farmsteads in Missouri. Please visit dnr.mo.gov/ shpo/archisurvey.htm to participate. For more information, visit the following websites: Missouri Barn Alliance and Rural Network at missouribarn.org; National Barn Alliance website at barnalliance.org; Missouri Preservation at preservemo.org.
Barn Quilt Tour from Jefferson City to Fulton Beginning in Jefferson City, take U.S. Highway 54 North, and exit at New Bloomfield. Continue to Guthrie and follow the signs to Tonanzio’s, which is close to the first quilt. Quilt 1: Heirloom Acres, 2529 County Route 338, New Bloomfield This building, which is the headquarters of an independent seed company, was built as a church. It was later made into a barn. The quilt square design is a Greek cross. Follow Route J to County Road 353 to Boydsville. Quilt 2: Famous Acres, 6701 County Road 353, Fulton (6.3 miles from Quilt 1) Famous Acres raises exotic livestock. Be careful of free-roaming peacocks as you drive. Continue north on Route J through Millersburg. Take a left on Welsh Lane.
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Quilt 3: Red Bird Hill Apple Orchard, 1670 Welsh Lane, Millersburg (9.1 miles from Quilt 2) Red Bird Hill is an organic apple orchard. The barn quilt is on the apple shed, which also serves as a machine shop. Return to Route J and cross I-70 at the Millersburg exit. Go north on State Route DD to the bright red house on the corner of County Road 240, and turn right.
Quilt 6: Terra Bella Farm, 1303 State Road M, Auxvasse (5.4 miles from Quilt 5) This nine-patch design is based on the four-patch square that was often a young girl’s first quilt project. Continue north on State Road M, and then turn right on State Road E. Travel 4.8 miles to County Road 271 on the left. After two miles on 271, turn left onto County Road 2002, and drive another mile.
Quilt 4: 2539 County Road 240, Columbia (6.2 miles from Quilt 3) This barn dates back to Victorian times and has original embellishments along the gables. Continue east on County Road 240.
Quilt 7: County Road 2002, white barn with a blue roof (8.8 miles from Quilt 6) This pattern is known as “Farmer’s Daughter.” It is one of Callaway County’s newest barn quilts. Return the way you came on County Road 2002 to County Road 279, and turn left. Veer left onto HH, and drive another 3.5 miles.
Quilt 5: 2875 County Road 240, Columbia (0.9 miles from Quilt 4) The barn on this grain farm once sheltered work horses. Continue east on County Road 240 2.3 miles to State Road M. Go left 3.1 miles.
Quilt 8: 1775 Highway HH, Fulton (5.2 miles from Quilt 7)
This quilt pattern is called “Spinning Starts.” Go north on HH, and take an immediate right onto Jade Road. Take a left onto County Road 223, and continue to Missouri M. Drive another 6.2 miles to Missouri E, then turn right onto North Main Street. Quilt 9: Kingdom Telephone Co., 210 S. Main St., Auxvasse (13.3 miles from Quilt 8) Company staff designed this square and created it at a community art event. It is on the company’s maintenance barn. Go north on South Main Street, and take the first right onto East Harrison Street. Turn right to merge onto U.S. 54 toward Jefferson City. Drive approximately 10 miles, then exit onto North Bluff Street toward Fulton. Turn right onto St. Louis Avenue then right onto East Sixth Street. Take the first left onto Court Street to arrive at Beks restaurant at 511 Court St. The restaurant is 13.9 miles from Quilt 9. n
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By Teresa Snow
Breast tissue makeup and cancer connection
Women, how well do you know your breasts? Most women are familiar with the recommendation to conduct a selfexamination each month, but do you know anything more about your breast tissue? Are you dense? That query is the title of a website, areyoudense.org, designed to raise awareness about the increased risk of breast cancer that goes along with having dense breast tissue. Dense breasts have more connective than fatty tissue. Dense breast tissue is normal and common in young women, but it can make cancer more difficult to spot on a mammogram. The connective tissue looks white on a mammogram, and so does cancer. Behind a nationwide movement to inform women about the significance of dense breast tissue to the diagnosis of cancer, Are You Dense Inc. wants states to mandate that every woman with dense breast tissue be notified of that fact. In July, New York joined Connecticut, Texas and Virginia with such a law. In Missouri, similar bills were introduced in both the House and Senate last session. According to Dr. Jeffery L. Patrick, director of medical imaging at the Jefferson City Medical Group, an estimated 30 to 40 percent of women have dense
breast tissue. Calling a woman’s breasts “dense” is a subjective judgment made by the doctor reading a mammogram. Patrick says doctors note the presence of dense breast tissue on each mammogram report, but that report is sent to the referring physician, not to the patient. Last session’s Missouri House Bill 1033 and Senate Bill 507 would have required providers to give patients a copy of the mammography report and information regarding the benefit of supplemental screenings for dense-breasttissue patients. Supplemental screenings could include a breast ultrasound or MRI. These screenings are time consuming and costly but much more accurate in spotting cancer for women with dense breasts, according to Dr. Mitchell Godbee, a Capital Region Medical Center radiologist. Godbee says the sensitivity of a mammogram for a woman with very dense breasts goes down to 40 percent. “That means you will miss 60 percent of them,” Godbee says. He says with an ultrasound, the increased sensitivity brings the results to 85 to 90 percent accuracy and 95 percent with a breast MRI. Neither the House nor the Senate bill passed last session. The Senate bill would also have required insurance coverage for
an ultrasound for women with 50 to 100 percent breast density. “Just because a woman has dense breasts does not mean she needs additional testing,” Patrick says. Patrick and Godbee agree that a woman and her physician should make the decision for additional testing after looking at her risk factors for breast cancer and other symptoms. Godbee lists nipple discharge, pain or a lump a woman can feel as common reasons for a diagnostic ultrasound, even if the mammogram did not show a tumor. Sponsor of the House bill, Rep. Sue Allen of St. Louis says she does not intend to make the bill a priority next session. She believes it needs more careful wording and more grassroots support. Still, she supports the idea of women educating themselves about their risk factors for breast cancer, and that includes asking their physicians for more information about the makeup of their breasts. n
Teresa Snow is the medical reporter for KRCG TV.
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Heading South(east) Missouri makes its move to the SEC. By Tom Loeffler Photos courtesy of Mizzou Athletics
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Far LEFT: MU Men’s Head Basketball Coach Frank Haith. ABOVE: MU Football Coach Gary Pinkel. Middle Left: MU Athletic Director Mike Alden. LefT: MU Softball Coach Ehren Earleywine. Photos courtesy of Mizzou Athletics.
Apparently the folks running our schools of higher education need to go back to class. They’re really not very good at math. Or geography. We now have 10 schools in the Big 12. We have 12 schools in the Big 10. The Pac 10 got it right, as it’s now the Pac 12, and it actually has 12 schools. Give those Pac 10/12 guys and gals an A+. Now pull out a map. Find Boise State, which really isn’t a state at all. Boise State is now in the Big East, which is just a bit outside of the eastern part of our country. (Hawaii must have declined). TCU, a school from Texas, also joined the Big East but then decided against it and joined the Big 12, which has 10 teams. Colorado, the land of mountains, is just a bit shy of the Pacific Ocean but is in the Pacific 12 Conference. Pittsburgh, equally close to an ocean, is now in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Who’s on first? The only one really safe these days is Conference USA,
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unless a school from a Canadian province is asked to join. Never say never.
Exposure in the SEC
Missouri is in the Southeastern Conference. Don’t you think of the Southeast when you hear Missouri? No wonder our kids are struggling in school. But in these silly years of conference realignment, Missouri’s hand was forced. Colorado and Nebraska left (to the Pac 12 and Big 10, respectively), and Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were rumored to leave. Texas was throwing its weight around like a Longhorn in a china shop. The Big 12 had become as unstable as a guest on Jerry Springer. So Missouri jumped while the jumping was good. “To put this in perspective, the footprint of the Big 12, which is phenomenal, has exposure to approximately 45 million people,” Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden says. “The minute
we stepped into the SEC, we exposed one of the great universities in our country, the University of Missouri, to over 89 million people.” Exposure means money. And money for colleges, like it or not, is produced by their sports programs, and football is the king of the hill. And the king of that hill is the SEC, which has won the past six national championships by four different schools.
Earning the respect The Tigers will get their first taste of SEC football Sept. 8 when they host Georgia. “We understand, historically, that the Georgia game is going to be a big game for Mizzou,” Gary Pinkel, MU head football coach, says. “The place will be absolutely packed and will be going crazy. But having said that, we’re going to have a lot of big games. "We’re excited about being a part of this great league, and we know that we
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The 2012-13 MU football team.
have to prove ourselves, that we belong. That’s what we’re going to work hard to do. We played in a pretty good football league ourselves, and everybody’s going to have an opinion on that, but I’d be disappointed if we were intimidated. We know how it’s going to work every week. How are Missouri and Texas A&M, which also left the Big 12 for the SEC, going to do? You have to go out and play and compete, and it’s going to be decided on the field. You have to earn that respect.”
Up for the challenge? The SEC is dominant in more than just football. Kentucky is the defending national champion in men’s basketball, Alabama is the reigning softball champion, and the conference has won three of the past four College World Series baseball titles. Be careful what you wish for. “We are leaving one great basketball league for another, so I believe the challenges will be similar,” Frank Haith, MU men’s basketball coach, says. “The SEC has won three of the last seven national titles, and you have a great mix of established and growing programs. Obviously, the league is filled with talented coaches and players.” Thankfully, Norfolk State is not in the SEC. “You’ll be playing against some of the top talent in the game night in and night out,” Haith says. “We played 18 league games last year, so that will be similar, but there will be new opportunities as well: new teams, new venues, new styles.” Jefferson City native Ehren Earleywine has built the MU softball program into one of the best in the country. He’s hardly shedding tears about leaving the Big 12 — unless they’re tears of joy. “I’m not going to miss the Big 12 at all,” Earleywine says. “Your opponents become enemies after continually battling and butting heads with them. I’m looking forward to a fresh start in the SEC and a fresh batch of coaches to gain some camaraderie with. I’m excited about it, and everyone in our program is pumped up about it.” The SEC had the most teams in the 64-team field in this year’s NCAA softball tournament. If you add MU and Texas A&M, the SEC would have had 11 teams. “There was a chance that we could have ended up in the Mountain West, the WAC, the Big 10 or the Big East, and nobody wanted any of those for our softball program,” Earleywine says. “So when we heard about the SEC, it was awesome.” n
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For landscape artist Chris Sheppard, all the world’s a canvas. By Faye Zumwalt | Photos by Taylor Allen Hiking along Pinyon Trail in southern Utah with a backpack of oil painting supplies, Chris Sheppard notices a panorama that others might overlook. He stops, sets up his easel and captures the view on canvas board while the light is just right. He photographs it, too, so he can finish in the studio after the light changes. Sheppard has reenacted this scenario many times in Colorado, Wyoming, Maine, New Orleans, Alaska and even Jefferson City. “I love the outdoors and want to share with other people my vision, my view,
my window into what I see when I’m out in nature,” Sheppard says. “That is why I am drawn to landscapes. I’ll notice something dramatic that others might miss, might walk right by.” Sheppard likes painting en plein aire, a French term for in the open air or outside of the studio. “For most of my paintings, I’ve been there,” Sheppard says. “Most of my paintings revolve around my travels. My wife and I love to travel, and whether I take paints or not, I’m looking for subjects when I travel. Sometimes I only take a small watercolor kit and a bottle of water to do a color sketch.”
A trip to Alaska last year inspired the large painting on the easel in his studio. He is painting several orcas from one photo with a glacial background from another photo. He sees this ability to rearrange his subject matter into better compositions as a benefit of painting over photography. Sheppard has been painting professionally for nearly 10 years. He is largely self-taught but took workshops from Kenn Backhaus of Pennsylvania, a Signature Member of Plein Aire Painters of America, and Californian John Budicin, another popular plein
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tive artist Sher Galeotti in Poplar Bluff, Mo. “My advice to other artists is to stay motivated; continuously paint if you can,” Sheppard says. “The best education is just to paint, paint, paint. The more you paint, the better artist you will become. You can take all of the workshops in the world, but if you don’t put the time in on your own, to just paint as many canvases as you can, you won’t grow as an artist.” Sheppard including
Terrace Cat Boarding kennel for owner Shelley Adkerson. “He did an amazing job,” Adkerson says. “When you walk into my kennel, it just pops out at you. He painted [stylized landscapes with] several cats, trellises and even painted a door in 3-D so that it appears you can walk through it.” Sheppard is currently designing a mural he will paint for First Christian Church’s youth group room. City on the Hill will be a realistic landscape including a church tucked between hills. He plans to use a faux 3-D effect so that it will appear that you can step through a gap in a rock wall to walk to the city. “Chris is very versatile in his painting,” says Fred Schollmeyer, a chamois artist and retired art teacher. “He does murals, oils, pastels
images are varied also. He does landscapes, animals and still-life paintings. Versatility is really a big plus for Chris.” Art is only a part-time profession for Sheppard. He has also worked for nearly 19 years for American Red Cross, Blood Services. Readers can
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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Cainan Louis Larison parents: Andrew & Andrea Larison Weight: 8 pounds 6 ounces Height: 21 inches What is your favorite moment so far? Our favorite moments have been watching our boys grow up together. They fight just like all other siblings, but when they get along itâ€™s such a blessing to watch them interact!
Parents: Brandie Jordan & Shane Fountain Weights: 4 pounds 2 ounces Heights: 17.5 inches What do you look forward to the most as your child grows up? Watching them form their own personalities and what kind of people they will become. What has surprised you most about being parents? How much our 12 year old son adores his twin sisters. What is your favorite moment so far? When the girls hugged under the warming lamps.
PHOTO BY: CHILDREN AT PLAY
Aurora Sienna & Audrey Sierra Fontaine
If you have given birth at Capital Region Medical Center and would like your baby announcement on the Jefferson City Magazine website and possibly published in the print edition of the magazine log on to www.jeffersoncitymag.com to submit your announcement and picture.
Better. Every day.
Cuties of Capital Region
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Jolie Hope Taylor
PHOTO BY: NICOLE MANNER
Parents: Kaitlin Tinnin & James Taylor Weight 7 pounds 14 ounces Height: 21.5 inches How has being a parent changed you? Being a parent has taught me to appreciate each day and has shown me the full capacity of my heart. To love a child is comparable to nothing else in the world. Unconditional.
Cainin Edward Chorenziak
Parents: Ed & Kim Chorenziak Weight: 8 pounds 8 ounces Height: 21 inches How has being a parent changed you? With every child I have welcomed into this world it has brought tremendous change. Challenging but rewarding change. He is our 4th child so multitasking is being mastered at this point and he has shown us that 4 kids later we still have so much love to give!.
Weston Ronald Schwartze
Parents: Andy & Kelly Schwartze Weight: 5 pounds 15 ounces Height: 18.5 inches What is your favorite moment so far? I love watching my oldest son, Hunter interact with Weston. They already love each other so much! Melts my heart! What has surprised you most about being parents? I never knew I could love someone so much until I had a child. I donâ€™t know what I did with all my time before I had children!
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Harrison Theodore West Parents: Bo & Becky West Weight: 8 pounds 1 ounces Height: 21.5 inches
What is your favorite moment so far? Watching my 2 year old play with, love on and make his younger brother laugh! What has surprised you most about being parents? I can still function on 4 hours of sleep. What is the best lesson you’ve learned from parenting? To always have Paitence.
Peyton Wayne Roberson
Parents: Kenneth & Megan Roberson Weight: 9 pounds 3.8 ounces
Height: 21.5 inches
How has being a parent changed you? Made me realize what unconditional love really was! What is the best lesson you’ve learned from parenting? Parenting is hard work! What is your favorite moment so far? No favorite moment, I’ve loved ALL of them! What do you look forward to the most as your child grows up? Seeing the person my son becomes!
Boston Michael Ritchie
Parents: Brian & Amanda Ritchie Weight: 6 pounds Height: 19.25 inches How has being a parent changed you? Being a parent has changed me by allowing me to appreciate what is important in life and what is not. Your view on everything changes… for the better! What is your favorite moment so far? When he smiles at me first thing in the morning. What is the best lesson you’ve learned from parenting? Not to sweat the small stuff.
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When Jenny Robbins purchased an antique chair for The Mission, the music venue she and her husband, Rich, own, she had no idea about the former occupant who’d be coming along with it. By Olivia Frame Photo by Rebecca Rademan “As soon as I sat in it, I knew I had to have it,” Jenny Robbins says, referring to the antique barber chair that sits in The Mission. The barber chair, purchased by Jenny at Habitat for Humanity in 2009, had character and was the perfect addition to the music venue’s lounge furniture. Jenny and her husband, Rich, owners of The Mission, knew there was something significant about the chair from the start; it was used many years ago as a barber chair for the Navy. “When we were building the place, many times my husband and I would sit in the chair,” Jenny says. “We got some of the best ideas of how we wanted to do things. It was our thinking chair.” However, a loyal customer of The Mission later informed Jenny that “the chair came with the barber.” Some strange occurrences
in the venue made the Robbins feel as if they were not alone there, and employees and customers of The Mission are certain about being accompanied by spirits in the building. One customer sat in the barber chair and felt a brush stroke along his neck, and some of the musicians and entertainers at The Mission will sit in the chair during performances. Not only does the chair add character to the venue’s look, but it also occasionally gives customers and employees paranormal experiences. I had the opportunity to try out the chair when I visited The Mission. Naturally a
little spooked, I only sat in the chair for about 10 seconds, but I can honestly say I felt nothing out of the ordinary. I guess the barber was away from his chair that day. The barber has become well-known among people in the area, though Jenny says he isn’t the only spirit who resides there. “They have no problem with us being here, they enjoy what is going on here, and they enjoy messing with us from time to time,” Jenny says with a laugh. “It is not anything negative, and it isn’t a haunting, but for whatever reason, they are still attached to this building.” n
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Jefferson City Magazineâ€™s Ones to Watch Party 1 2
When: July 18 Where: La Maison Photos by Chris Hollaway
1. Paula Burnett, Roger Dudenhoeffer, Bill Burnett and Sally Moore 2. Ken and Karen Enloe and Lory Feeler 3. Sherri Wilburs 4. Duane Muck, Kayla Wilburs, Annie Jarrett and Heather Feeler 5. Kasey Ruth 6. Jeff Wood and Rusty Sweaney 7. Dan Westhues, Tami Turner and Judge Mary Russell 8. Dulce Stevens, Heather and Jeff Feeler 9. Scott and Bobbie Schaepperkoetter
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Capital Region Bill Quigg Golf Tournament 1
8 When: June 25 Where: Jefferson City Country Club and Meadow Lakes Country Club Photos courtesy of Capital Region Medical Center
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1. Donna Bruemmer, Darren Heckman, Gary Wilbers, Amy Berendzen, Tawny Sandifer 2. Rich Gehrke, Tom Baker, Todd Miller, Matt Berhorst 3. Jack Pletz 4. Chi Cheung and Rick Naught 5. Dr. Denny Hawes-Davis and Dr. Jeff Ehmke 6. Jimmy Kay Sanders, Ann Whaley, Mary Ann Hyleck, Mary Ridenhour, Joy Brownfield 7. Dr. Andy Roudebush and Dr. Jake Tomblinson 8. Nancy Vostal, Rita Kempker, Jane Reed, Don Schnieders, Anne Lock, Jimmy Kay Sanders 9. Tippy Wren, Mark Kunze, Charlie Kaiser and Trae Lort 10. Valerie Hawley, Tawny Sandifer, Ed Farnsworth
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11 10 When: July 26 Where: Capitol Plaza Photos by Annie Jarrett 1. Front: Kally Kline, Linda Roettgen, Melanie Woods. Back: Melanie Anthony, Alyssa Knorr, Sharon Knorr and Katlyn Prenger 2. Ed Strosser and Valda Strosser 3. Millie and Gary Schell 4. Jennifer and Christopher Case 5. Ben DeFeo 6. Sue and Clyde Lear 7. Stacey and George Welling 8. Matt and Teresa Tolksdorf, Annie Jarrett, Brenda and Joe Scheppers 9. Carlos Robinett 10. Marilyn DeFeo 11. Ed and Teddie Farnsworth
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St. Mary’s Groundbreaking Ceremony 2
4 When: July 18 Where: Construction site of new St. Mary’s Health Center, near Highway 179 and Mission Drive Photos courtesy of St. Mary’s Health Center 1. St. Mary’s Administration, from left: Brian Barry, Marvin Kurtz, Susan Mankoski, Brent VanConia, Tony Houston, Grace McBride, Dr. John Lucio 2. Staff from St. Mary’s 3. St. Mary’s Medical Staff, from left: Dr. Raymond Schmidt, Dr. Steven Harper, Dr. Reese Thompson, Dr. John Crouch, Dr. Stephen Stewart, Dr. Allyson Walker, Dr. John Lucio 4. Dr. John Lucio and Sr. Evelyn Peterman
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6 When: Aug. 9 Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel Why: Raise funds for Boys and Girls Club Photos by Annie Jarrett 1. Betsy Dudenhoeffer, Brandon Wooley, Dan Westhues 2. Jamie Waier 3. Jane Reed and Catherine Vaughan 4. Arlene Vogel and Lori Bodenschatz 5. Ryan Freeman and Gus Wagner 6. Brenda Chick and JoAnn Jacobs
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ADVERTISER INDEX Aerodry........................................................128
Joe Machens Mitsubishi..............................14
Joe Machens Nissan.......................................9
Bailey Cosmetic Surgery..........................108
Jones Beltone Hearing Centers..............127
Bee at Home....................................................36
Bella Capelli Salon & Spa.......................... 91
KRCG 13..................................................... 36, 71
La Belle Cabinetry & Lighting....................93
LaSienne Salon & Day Spa........................... 71
Longfellow's Garden Center...................58
Catherine Crum The Salon & Spa............106
Capital City Players.....................................68
Marshall & Company...................................82
Capital Region Medical Center.100, 114-117
Martellaro Marble & Granite...................82
Columbia Facial Plastic Surgery.............63
Central Bank............ 2, 82, 121, 122, 124, 126 Central Trust & Investment Co................76 Changes Hair Salon..................................127 Columbia College......................................125 Columbia Pool & Spa...................................54 Columbia Regional Airport.......................94 Concrete Design Concepts......................123 Crossfit Unstoppable................................. 91 Designer Kitchens and Baths....................95 Domenico’s....................................................95 ECCO Lounge..................................................46 Ecowater Systems........................................76 Eric Luebbert................................................96 Fechtel Beverage & Sales Inc.. .................67 Fletcher KIA.................................................. 73 Frank Schrimpf Plumbing & Heating.......68 Fuji Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar.....35 Girl Boutique................................................62 Hawthorn....................................................132 Home Helpers................................................99 Huber & Associates...................................... 91 Hy-Vee..............................................................78
Missouri Credit Union..................................5 Munichburg Tavern.....................................77 Naught-Naught Agency.............................111 NH Scheppers Distributing Co................102 Organize That Space....................................84 Paddy Malone’s Irish Pub...........................63 Petals For You..............................................99 Pro Storage Center.....................................96 Providence Bank........................................123 Ragtag Cinema..............................................95 Real Property Improvements..................120 Riley Jefferson City.......................................7 River City Florist & Greenhouse...............19 River Region Credit Union........................105 Roark Aluminum.........................................107 Roots N Blues N BBQ....................................17 Saffees.........................................................120 Samuel’s Tuxedos.......................................105 Sawaddee Thai Cuisine..............................120 The Schaefer House....................................34 Scruggs....................................................... 131
J. Pfenny’s...................................................... 51
JCMG Gastroenterology &
Women's Clinic of JCMG.............................. 81
JCMG Laser & Vein Center.............................6
JCMG New Physicians................................. 118
JCMG Weight Treatment...............................34
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.......... 11
JCMG Women's Clinic.................................. 56
Taylor Gray Photography..........................50
Jefferson Bank of Missouri......................46
Joe Machens Mercedes-Benz......................45
Victoria’s Bridal.................................... 52, 53
Joe Machens BMW.........................................26
Whaley’s Mommy and Me............................46
Joe Machens Capital City............................27
Joe Machens Fiat...........................................44
William Woods University..........................84
Joe Machens Hyundai....................................4
Joe Machens Mazda......................................64
Woodland Animal Hospital.....................125
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the last word
The Buzz about the City’s Best It is an exciting time at Jefferson City Magazine. We are already gearing up for the City’s Best Celebration, which will be held Nov. 15 at Capitol Plaza Hotel. Be sure to mark your calendars because you will not want to miss the party. Last year, 1,700 readers cast their votes, which we thought was great, especially for a first-time event. This year, as of mid-July, we have already received 1,400 votes. The buzz around town is that a real competition is brewing among businesses. I love to hear it because in my book, competition is good. It drives business and bolsters the local economy. It is always encouraging when you see a community come together to support local businesses. In fact, it is because of Jefferson City’s ongoing support that City Magazine has developed and grown into the publication it is today. In 2006, when I came on board as publisher, City Magazine ran 22 pages. Today, the magazine averages 130 pages and continues to grow. Our success wouldn’t be possible if our advertisers didn’t put their trust in the hard work of our team. We are proud to contribute to the success of local businesses and the entire Jefferson City community. Thank you to all those who voted for their favorite places of business, services and people of Jefferson City. I hope you will join us on Nov. 15 for the biggest party of the year. The 2012 City’s Best winners will be there to celebrate and share their goods and services with you. We will have live music, door prizes and an end-of-the-night surprise that one lucky person will walk away with. Support our local businesses, and help celebrate the City’s Best. See you at the party! n Tami Turner is the publisher of Jefferson City Magazine.
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