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Inspired to Compete A personal interview with Dallas Ezard, Miss Missouri Teen USA 2016

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Shabby Chic Boutique An exclusive interview with owner, Brenda Cribb

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Walk Away Stress The benefits of walking regularly go beyond improved physical health.

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Motherhood is a journey and one of my biggest honors in my life is being a mom to my beautiful daughter Megan and handsome son Dustin. My children are young adults now and my daughter and son in law has given me two beautiful grandchildren. Which is why I am so excited to be back at the Lake of the Ozarks. This past month has been a journey moving from Atlanta back to a small town in Missouri. If you have moved you know how “moving” goes. Every mile, every box packed and everything that didn’t go as planned was worth the journey back home to live close to my children and grandchildren. As a mother, the journey is not always perfect…but the journey is worth it. In the end, our children are what being a mother is all about. We’re so excited to have Dallas Ezard, who won Miss Missouri Teen USA 2016 featured on our cover this month. Dallas was inspired to compete in pageants by her mom, Stephanie Ezard, who won the Miss Missouri USA pageant in 1993. We’re honoring mothers like Stephanie Ezard who have inspired their daughters to follow in their footsteps yet raise a young lady who is talented, beautiful inside and out. Whether you have children of your own, stepchildren or take on a role as a Mom, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! Missouri Magazine brings together a wide variety of features, stories, events and businesses that too, call Missouri home. Celebrating why we LOVE Missouri! I love Missouri and I know you do too! Please feel free to email me with your thoughts and ideas. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you, at the Lake of the Ozarks or around Missouri. Cherish Life,

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nspired to Compete Honoring Mother’s this month we interviewed Dallas Ezard, Miss Missouri Teen USA 2016. Dallas was inspired to compete in pageants by her mom, Stephanie Ezard, who won the Miss Missouri USA pageant in 1993. Her main reason for competing is her passion for encouraging teens to be successful in not compromising their values just to fit in. Mother’s Day is coming up. How do you feel you have followed in your mother’s footsteps and what would you like to say about your mom? My mom is my biggest supporter. She is a former Miss Missouri USA so it has been an honor to share similar titles with her with a goal that I will also share the exact same title as Miss Missouri USA. She is my rock and my best friend. I am confident I would not have experienced all the amazing things I have so far in my life without her support, guidance and encouragement. What have you done with your year so far and what have you made a priority? This past year I have focused on my education while attending Lindenwood University. It’s always a priority of mine to do my best to stay grounded and live by my personal convictions.

What was the hardest part competing for Miss Missouri Teen USA? While the experience alone is nothing less than amazing, it’s vital to stay on top of your mental game and go strong mentally to an event like this. It’s so important to stay positive and confident in who you are. Being around 50 other beautiful, intelligent accomplished girls can

make you doubt yourself at times if you’re not careful. So that can be challenging at times. Have you competed in a pageant since Miss Misouri Teen USA? What are your plans for future competitions? | I have not competed in any other pageants since Miss Teen USA. I do have plans to eventually compete in Miss Missouri USA with a May 2017 | Missouri Magazine |

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goal to win Miss USA. Where is the one place in the world that you would like to visit? I love to travel so it is hard to narrow it down to just one place. But I would love to visit Australia. It’s a beautiful location and I love the Aussie accents. I find myself practicing that accent often just for fun. I think I have it down.

I will also continue to model when I can and explore any opportunities that may arise. I am also hopeful that winning another title may happen sometime within the next five years.

What do you plan to do over the next five years? I plan to continue to focus on my education and get my degree.

Where is your favorite place to dine? Mexican food is probably my favorite however I am not a picky

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What is your favorite Movie? It’s hard for me to pick just one. But I love every Nicholas Sparks movie I have seen. You can never go wrong with a good love story.

eater. I like all kinds of food. Tres Hombres is a little Mexican restaurant that I have grown up eating at here at the lake. There are days I find myself craving their awesome food. So, this is the place to visit for sure. Who is you favorite fashion designer? Again, it’s hard to pick just one but I love Michael Costello. What would you say is your style? Being a college student I find that my style this past year has


been more casual. However, I view my overall fashion style as Trendier. I like to stay up on what’s “ in” and incorporate some of the latest styles into my wardrobe. What is your favorite fashion piece? At the present time, cute rompers are hard to beat! I have a few that

I just love! What is one item that you can’t live without? I love hoop earrings. If you could add any special item to your wardrobe what would it be? The perfect pair of shoes! Now that completes an outfit!

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Our exclusive interview with Shabby Chic Boutique Owner, Brenda Cribb Shabby Chic Boutique sells Women’s Clothing & jewelry as well as vintage furniture and unique home decor! The shop is staged from ceiling to floor with unique displays made from vintage furniture, there is not one traditional rack in the store. The first word uttered from new customers is usually “Wow” as they stand and just look around in aww at all there is to see! They specialize in Shabby Chic painted furniture which is used to display their merchandise. Their clothing is romantic & fun! Their accessories are truly unique, most of them handmade by small cottage industry.

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What leading designers do you offer your customers?

We sell Areve, Ryu, Élan, Surrealist, Comfy Usa, Dear John, Lysee, & Sorrelli Jewelry just to name a few of our lines. When did you become interested in fashion?

I have been interested in fashion my entire life! I played dress up as a child and have never stopped! What makes Shabby Chic Boutique stand out?

What makes us stand out is the way our merchandise is displayed. We have outfits displayed all over the store, not one outfit is complete without a piece of jewelry to accessorize it! Our customers usually shop from our displays and our staff are expert at putting together outfits and helping customers one on one! Who would be your fashion role model/Icon?

Honestly, I don’t have one role model! I just love everyone from Audrey Hepburn to The Junk Gypsies, I LOVE it all!

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What’s your career or educational background in the fashion industry?

What inspires you to keep up with the current fashion trends?

I went to college and studied Fashion Merchandising and was lucky enough to work as a Buyer, manager & merchandiser for a very successful boutique owner in the Chicagoland area. I worked at this company for 15 years and learned everything about the retail business.

I’m inspired everyday by just the sheer excitement and love I have for fashion! I’m constantly searching social media and designing in my head. I can spend hours combing through magazines & scrolling through social media! I’m a Pinterest and Instagram junkie!

What are some major setbacks that you’ve had in this particular business, that you had to overcome?

From an aspiring boutique owner’s perspective, what are some challenges you’ve had along the way?

I opened my boutique in 2011 with very little experience in social media or computers programs, so I had to teach myself with the help of my son & younger sister. It was a challenge, but now I’ve really got the hang of advertising & promoting my business on Facebook & just recently added an Instagram account.

It’s always a challenge to stay unique & to stay true to your look! It’s also challenging to find time for yourself, if you want to be successful, you must oversee every detail, you oversee everything!! My biggest challenge, the business side, I would much rather just dress up & be on the floor helping customers & playing with displays!

How long have you been a business owner?

What are your beauty secrets?

I’ve had my shop for 6 years.

My beauty secret is a good skincare routine & a good night’s rest! I also treat myself to regular manicures & pedicures since I’m on my feet 24/7.


the women I work with, the customers, and the beautiful clothing & accessories! Every day is fun, I’m right at home in my girly girl world! What’s your favorite item in your wardrobe?

My favorite item in my wardrobe is my frilly little slip dress by Ryu & my cowboy boots!

What motivates you to come here every day to continue to do what you’re doing?

I’m motivated everyday by my passion for this business, I love

What are you wearing today?

Today I’m wearing a pretty little tunic & Capri leggings with a designer ball cap since I’m home placing orders and getting my to do list taken care of.

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CONNECTING TO LEAD Jackie Martin – A Matter of Motivation, LLC

Jackie is the founder and Chief Motivational Officer of A Matter of Motivation LLC. For more than 20 years Jackie has provided speaking and training on engagement, communication, leadership and change to small and large organizations both nationally and internationally. Jackie loves helping team members at all levels have major “ah-ha” moments and has designed and facilitated training for thousands in industries from banking, to medical, to engineering, to non-profit.

My first job out of college was with a Savings & Loan (I just dated myself), the by-gone dinosaurs of the financial world. The C-Suite on the top floor was filled with suits and ties, while everyone else wore navy and burgundy polyester uniforms (now I am really dating myself). The strongest, most feared leaders followed the old code of leadership by power and position. Swagger, bravado, or strength are all labels that accompanied that authoritarian leadership style. Many of today’s leaders (including myself) were weaned on that type of leadership and now struggle to find good role models to emulate. Transitioning to a more effective leadership style can be daunting, so training and coaching can become vital tools. Even Steve Jobs had a reputation of being tough and 20

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dictatorial with his subordinates at times. Even though we know that disconnected, authoritarian leadership doesn’t work anymore, it’s hard to find what does work and how to make the changes needed. Today the best leaders use the Law of Connection. Author, speaker, and leadership guru, John Maxwell, wrote one of the leading resources on leadership, “The 21 Laws of Leadership.” Among other critical leadership laws, like the Law of the Lid and the Law of Magnetism, the Law of Connection focuses on the relationship between leaders and those they lead. Zig Ziglar said, “They don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” But how much do you need to care, and how do you show that without losing your credibility as a leader? According to Maxwell, the stronger the relationship and connection between individuals, the more likely the follower will want to help the leader. “You develop credibility with people when you connect with them and show that you genuinely care and want to help them,” says Maxwell. “And as a result, they usually respond in kind and want to help you.” Here are FOUR ways to build that connection: 1) Connect with Yourself – People are inevitably


drawn to leaders who have confidence in themselves and where they want to lead. Leaders don’t need to know everything, but they do need to have a vision and the energy to move people toward that vision. 2) Connect by Communicating – Be genuine and authentic with your communication, because people can smell a phony a mile away. Be real – warts and all. Why try to hide your faults from the people who know them all anyway? Since, in the absence of information, people always assume the worst, good leaders communicate clearly and often – even when the news is bad. “More is more” when it comes to open communication. 3) Connect to Your Belief in Them – Sincerely believe in your team. If you can’t truly believe in the individuals on your team, then you might have the wrong players on the bus. Communicate to them how valuable they are and how much you believe in them! You might see things in them that they don’t currently see in themselves, and your belief in them can build a connection and loyalty that can last a lifetime. 4) Connect to Offer Direction and Hope – “Leaders are dealers in hope,” said French General Napoleon Bonaparte. Leadership also denotes movement. People are following you because you

are going somewhere they want to go. Provide them the vision, the hope, and the steps toward the future they desire. One other law to remember as you build connections is the Law of Process. Building the trust and confidence we seek in a relationship takes time – it’s a process. It might start as easily as a conversation about family, sports, or school alma maters. By simply spending time with those on your team, you can build personal rapport, paving the way for a deeper connection. Research shows the number one reason why people leave an organization is the relationship with their boss, and the number one reason why they stay is the relationship with their boss! The power of the leader today is in the relationship, not the title. The time, effort, and focused energy spent connecting with those you lead makes all the difference in your own success. “Don’t ever underestimate the importance of building relational bridges between yourself and the people you lead,” instructs Maxwell. “There’s an old saying: To lead yourself, use your head; to lead others, use your heart. That’s the nature of the Law of Connection. Always touch a person’s heart before you ask him for a hand.”

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Any type of aerobic exercise has the potential to improve your mood and calm your nerves. Walking every day can help you battle depression and increase your self-esteem. Walking is a healthy, safer alternative to taking sedatives as studies indicate that you can receive calming effects similar to mild tranquilizers from just a 20-minute walk.

The benefits of walking regularly go far beyond improved physical health. Although walking can help you lose weight and get in a healthier shape, it has additional emotional benefits Endorphin Releaser Walking and other physical activities are great you may not realize. One of the biggest at lowering stress levels. This is due to the benefits of walking on your emotional release of endorphins during exercise. health is how it can reduce stress. Endorphins are chemicals in your brain Becoming more aware of your that stimulate relaxation centers and reduce pain. own mind and body and The more endorphins your brain produces, the calmer and happier you can feel. the world around you as you walk can be Stroll Power the perfect way to You don’t need to power walk, jog or push yourself very hard to enjoy the stress relieving benefits of walking. A casual stroll outside unwind and find in the fresh air can have the same positive effect on inner peace.

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your mood as a faster walk or run. A slower pace is also easier on your body. However, if your goal is to lose weight and stay healthier, you may want to walk a bit faster or try taking on some hills.

To increase the stress-reducing benefits of walking, it’s important to use your mind as well as your body when you walk. When you practice mindful mental exercise such as counting your steps and visualizing those numbers in your mind, you can keep your mind off other factors that stress you out. Directing your thoughts to positive things while you walk and breathing in the air not only lowers stress, but it may also give you the clarity you need to solve whatever problems have been bothering you.

Promote Positive Self-Image

Walking can certainly help improve your physical health when you do it regularly, but it also improves your mental health. As you’re able to reduce your stress and re-familiarize yourself with your own body and everything it’s capable of, you can experience a more positive self-image. When you’re out walking on your own or with your dog, you can step away from the daily stressors that wear you down and make you doubt yourself. Walking can produce great feelings of freedom and empowerment that give you the confidence you need to tackle challenging tasks without stressing.

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One of the best benefits of walking is that you can experience its stressrelieving effects on your very first walk. No matter what pace you choose, just getting up and walking can relieve stress and bring you the relaxation you need. Becoming more aware of your own mind and body and the world around you as you walk can be the perfect way to unwind and find inner peace.

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One style taking off this season is the crochet bikini. The crochet is a super modern, boho twist that women are bound to wear all summer long. Another unique style is the high wasted floral bathing suit for those who don’t mind wearing a two piece but also want something more conservative. The

high wasted bathing suits are beautiful and are definitely a big trend this upcoming summer. For those who may want to wear a one piece without having to sport a more mature bathing suit, then the front laces up suits with the side ties are the way to go. These suits have a very feminine shilouette that look fresher than ever.

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The William K. Busch Brewing Co.

The William K. Busch Brewing Co. is proving to be a bright, new chapter in the Busch family’s 150-year brewing history. Chief executive officer Billy Busch, the greatgrandson of AnheuserBusch founder Adolphus Busch, launched his brewery company shortly after InBev’s acquisition of Anheuser-Busch in 2008, introducing signature American lagers Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light.

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The Kräftig brands are brewed in accordance with Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law dating back to 1516, which mandates that beer can only contain water, malt, hops and yeast. “We’re one of the only products in our category using Reinheitsgebot,” says Marc Gottfried, the brewing company’s vice president of brewing. “The big difference is our competition uses anything from corn, corn syrup, rice, foam enhancers, preservatives or color.” These additives make the beer easier and less expensive to brew, but they also strip it of authenticity and flavor.

In contrast, Kräftig is made with only imported Hallertau hops, two- and six-row North American barley, a proprietary yeast and water from one of the purest sources in the country. “You get a more pure beer flavor [with Kräftig brands], and more of it, too,” says Gottfried, a 20-year brewing veteran who served as the head brewmaster at Morgan Street Brewery before joining the William K. Busch Brewing Co. “Where other beers are more carbonated water with beer character, we have a much more assertive beer character – it’s really clean and pleasant, but not cloying or overly bitter.”

Compared to other domestic beers, Kräftig Lager and Light give its drinkers a well-balanced lager with more hop aroma, malty notes and flavor. The brewery has found that their popularity has grown not only with mainstream beer drinkers but also with craft-beer aficionados. “That wasn’t our expectation,” Gottfried says. “We envisioned being a beer for people who typically enjoy domestic lagers, but we also have a growing number of customers who are devout craftbeer drinkers. I find that people who drink our beer are looking for more flavor – in their food, or


any consumable product – people are looking for vibrant, flavorful, unique stuff. We fit right in with that.” After five years on the market, the Kräftig brands have been dominant on a worldwide stage, winning 29 medals in national and international beer competitions. Kräftig Light is the reigning five-time gold medalist at the United States Open Beer Championship – an unprecedented record of back-to-back gold medals. Most recently, Kräftig Light made its debut at the International Beer Competition, a New York City-based contest judged by beer and beverage managers from high-end

Manhattan bars and restaurants, and took home a silver medal.

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Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light are currently brewed and bottled out of a facility in Wisconsin, but Busch is actively looking

to bring full operations to St. Louis, continuing the family’s drive to boost their hometown economy. The brewery has also expanded their distribution in the past year beyond the St. Louis area, reaching the entire state of Missouri and

Now, the company’s two brews are rolling out a rebranding campaign, freshening up the dark greens with white, silver and gold. “Our goal is

we were an A-B InBev brand,” Busch says of the new branding. “We wanted to clear the air on that and talk a little about the family heritage and the uncompromising quality we have in our beer.” And while it is a newer company, the Busch legacy remains all in the family. “It is a family business – I’ve got to give credit where credit is due,” Busch says. “My son, Billy Jr., has spearheaded a lot of the creative work we have in the packaging. I think having him involved really went a long way to make our packaging look cool.”

to have an appetizing look – a brighter, fresher, cleaner look,” Busch says. The new packaging will also include the story of the Busch brewing legacy, signed by Billy Busch, as well as the beer’s correct pronunciation (krehf-tig). William K. Busch Brewing Co. “A lot of people thought 314.932.7911 | kraftig.com

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“I grew up in the minds idea of a small town, surrounded on one side by fields and the other forests. Growing up I was absorbed in the beauty of nature, imagining & daydreaming- fascinated with sunlight & magical things. I was constantly surrounded by love and laughter. I quickly learned to appreciate the little moments that make life so beautiful in the first place, including dusty records, small feet, cheek kisses and the warmth of a mid summer day. Thus leading to my greatest passion in life, capturing those moments that make your heart skip a beat and preserving them to be remembered forever. I’ve never met a stranger, every soul has a story and I’m inspired by them all. I try to teach my children the same way that I was taught, with creativity and imagination, for they are the ones with the utmost of power.” - Courtney L Allen

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Graphic Design...it’s what I do, it’s what I love. I love all aspects of design. I love to tackle the challenge of coming up with the best design concept to get your message across. I love finding the right font, the right colors, and the right layout. I graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Graphic Design in 2009. As a wife of 17 years at the time and a mother to two kids who were in the 3rd and 5th grade at the time, it was a great accomplishment to finish college and be an example to my kids to follow your dreams and do what you love. Fast forward to now. I am celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary this year, my daughter is a sophmore in college and my son is a senior in high school. When I was approached to help kick off this magazine I was really stoked. It’s exciting and refreshing to get to learn all the things about Missouri and see why every one LOVE’S Missouri so much!

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TIED THE KNOT October 15, 2016 Photography: Mike Wingo Photography Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero, MK Bridal Groom’s Suit/Tux: Karl’s Tuxedo Bridesmaid Dresses: Amazon Groomsmen Suits/Tux: Karl’s Tuxedo Hair: Mark Smith, owner of Salon Cielo | Covina, CA. Makeup: Emily did her own makeup! Florist: Linda’s Flowers Band: New DJ in town Caterer: Black Oak Grill Cake: Tanya from Style By the Slice Venue: Enchanted Hills Weddings & Events Jeweler: Helzberg Diamond and Versona Accessories Planning & Design: Carley, Jeanne Events

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Emily could hear it playing, eagerly anticipating and knowing her groom was waiting for her. She remembers his face as she walked down the aisle to him. Emily said, “It was worth more than all the money in the world.” The couple enjoyed an amazing stay-cation uninterrupted by work and reality! Attending as Maid of Honor: Genna Adkins; bridesmaids: Yesenia Gallegos, Sharon Zange, and Raelin Pilarski. Mike Palikij served as Best Man; groomsmen were Koltyn Tranbarger, Joshua Fedoryszn, and Steven Derevencha. Flower girl: Cadance and Gabriela. Ring Bearer: Jason Paul and Louie.

Emily said, “from the beginning of our relationship I felt as if my heart had known Matt my whole life. We are soulmates, and everyday being married to him is a dream come true. Our wedding was perfectly “us” in every way. We laughed, danced, drank, and enjoyed the best night of our lives in the company of family and friends.” The couple is expecting their first child, a girl! They’re so excited to raise her in Missouri and show her all that we have come to love about this state. 44

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Selecting Beverag for a by Chelsea Bessey, Private Event Director

There’s a lot of pressure when being the host of a party. You want to impress your guests and make sure everyone is happy. With so many details to plan, one thing that doesn’t have to be stressful is the booze! I’ve been the Private Events Director with Les Bourgeois for 7 years and there is definitely a pattern. When providing alcohol for an event, an average group will consume a drink per hour. Typically, it is evenly split between beer & wine. However, I always need to stress words like “average”, “patterns” and “typically” because everybody is different. Things that can sway you from the norm would be providing transportation, time of day, and the nature of the event. Most of my clients just provide beer/ wine. Cocktails are always well received but not necessary for a successful party (especially if you’re on a budget). For beer, something lighter, such as Bud Light, is generally the biggest crowd pleaser. For those that want a craft beer, a pale ale or wheat is the way to

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go as the heavier varieties like IPAs, Porters, Stouts, etc. won’t have the widest appeal. With the wine, I always recommend a variety of 4-6 (2 sweet, 2 semi dry, and 2 dry with a red/white in each category). The most popular combination from Les Bourgeois’ selection would be: Riverboat Red (sweet red), Riverboat White (sweet white), Pink Fox (sweet but not too sweet blush), Vignoles (semi-sweet white), Solay (dry white), and Norton (full-bodied dry red). If you only wanted two options, Vignoles & Norton are the way to go. Let’s say you are hosting a wedding reception on a Saturday evening for 100 guests with the bar open from 6:3010:30 pm. You want to provide beer/wine but aren’t too sure what everybody likes. I would recommend the following: 1 case of Riverboat Red,1 case of Vignoles, 1 case of Solay, 1 case of Norton, a full keg of Bud Light & a pony keg of Broadway Brewery’s Organic Honey Wheat. There are about 50 glasses of wine in a case, 160 12oz servings in a full keg, and 80 12oz servings in a pony keg. If you are providing a shuttle

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SAFE BOATING TIPS

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water.

Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the best way to make sure no boating safety rules or precautions have been overlooked or forgotten.

Use Common Sense One of the most important parts of boating safety is to use your common sense. This means operating at a safe speed at all times (especially in crowded areas), staying alert at all times and steering clear of large vessels and watercraft that can be restricted in their ability to stop or turn. Also, be respectful of buoys and other navigational aids, all of

which have been placed there to ensure your own safety.

Designate an Assistant Skipper Make sure more than one person on board is familiar with all aspects of your boat’s handling, operations, and general boating safety. If the primary navigator is injured or incapacitated in any way, it’s important to make sure someone else can follow the proper boating safety rules to get everyone else back to shore.

Develop a Float Plan Whether you choose to inform a family member or staff at your local marina, always be sure to let someone else know your float plan. This should include where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone. A float plan can include the following information: name, address, and phone number of trip leader name and phone number of all passengers boat type and registration information trip itinerary

Learn to Swim If you’re going to be in and around the water, proper boating safety includes knowing how to swim. Local organizations, such as the American Red Cross and others, offer training for all ages and abilities. Check to see what classes are offered in your area.

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Take a Boating Course Beginning boaters and experienced experts alike need to be familiar with the boating safety rules of operation. Boater education requirements vary by state; however, some require validated completion of at least one boating safety course. Regardless of your individual state’s requirements, it’s always important to be educated and prepared for every circumstance that might arise. You can learn boating safety rules by taking a local community course or online course to help educate yourself.

Consider a Free Vessel Safety Check Take advantage of a free vessel safety check from the US Coast Guard. They offer complimentary boat examinations to verify the presence and condition of certain safety equipment required by state and federal regulations. Free of charge, they’ll provide a specialist to check out your boat and make helpful boating safety tips and recommendations. They also offer virtual online safety checks as well.

Make Proper Use of Lifejackets Did you know that the majority of drowning victims are the result of boaters not wearing their lifejackets? Make sure that your family and friends aren’t part of this statistic by assigning and fitting each member of your onboard team with a life jacket prior to departure. Wear it!


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Salad 1 large or 2 medium heads fresh romaine, chopped 2 lb. boiled or steamed shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 avocados, cut into large pieces 2 c. sliced grape tomatoes 2 tbsp. diced red onion

Cilantro-Lime VINAIGRETTE 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 c. lime juice 1 clove garlic, minced (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder) 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 1 tsp. Dijon mustard kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper In a large bowl, add chopped romaine. Top with shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, and red onion. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, Dijon, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and toss.

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Chicken Tacos with Strawberry Salsa 1Ÿ lb. skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. canola oil 12 fajita-size flour tortillas Olive oil cooking spray 8 oz. strawberries 2 medium tomatoes 1 medium avocado 1 small shallot 2 limes ½ c. crumbled feta cheese 2 c. Cilantro leaves

Prepare outdoor grill for covered direct grilling on medium. Rub chicken with chili powder, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Grill chicken, covered, 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked through (165 degrees F), turning over once halfway through. Transfer cooked chicken to cutting board. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, spray tortillas with cooking spray. Grill 1 to 2 minutes or until grill marks appear, turning over once halfway through. Transfer to plate. While chicken rests, in medium bowl, stir together strawberries, tomatoes, avocado, shallot, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Squeeze juice of half of 1 lime into mixture, stirring to combine. Thinly slice chicken and serve in tortillas topped with strawberry salsa, feta, and cilantro. Garnish with remaining limes, cut into wedges. |

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Blackberry Mojito

1/2 c. blackberries handful fresh mint leaves Juice of 2 limes 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 c. light rum Crushed ice club soda

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In a small bowl, muddle blackberries. Set aside. Place mint leaves in bottom of glasses. Divide and spoon blackberry mixture on top. Add rum, sugar, and lime juice and stir to combine. Top with crushed ice. Add club soda and garnish with mint leaves and more blackberries.


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Events...

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As necessary, we will have heats and a championship. Costumes are welcome AND encouraged. All ages are welcome, as it will be a fun family event. Teams or Individual registrations are welcome. Prizes for 1st place team | last place & Best Costume!

Would you like to submit an event to be considered for Festivals & Events? Email us at: hello@mylakeliving.com. Please type “Things To Do...� in the subject line.

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MAY

May 5–7 29th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet National This unique show of all makes, models, and years of show vehicles, trucks and motorcycles brings over 28 years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so only show vehicles are within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it’s like being on the set of “American Graffiti”. Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-1pm www.magicdragoncarshow.com May 6 27 Acre Yard Sale Laurie Fairgrounds Come and enjoy a 27 Acre yard sale held at the Laurie Fairgrounds. 8am - 2pm. cityoflaurie.com May 6 20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop Kick off the 2017 boating season by participating in the 20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop, The Lake’s largest Poker Hop on the water!

Over 40 of The Lake’s best waterfront Restaurants and Marinas will be set up as checkpoints for participants to draw a card and try to win the best and worst poker hands. Prizes are awarded to winners, and anyone can play! www.funlake.com/harborhop May 7 Harp Recital Lake Ozark Christian Church Internationally acclaimed harpist, Maria Duhova Trevor, performs a recital at the Lake Ozark Christian Church in Lake Ozark, MO. She will be joined by guest vocalist Caitlin Chisham. Adult admission is $10.00; Students K - 12th grade admission is $5.00. Tickets available at the Lake Arts Council in Stone Crest Mall, Ste. D1, Osage Beach, MO from Monday thru Friday 9am - 1pm

For more information call 573-964-6366 funlake.com

because we want you to create the most insane costumes. We’ve got some great prizes if your get up bests them all!

May 12 Hot Summer Night – “Route 66 – Cruising Time Again” Hot Summer Nights on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark from 6-11 pm (rain or shine). Free admission and participation. All makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will line the Strip and cruise around. The kid friendly event offers giveaways, helicopter rides and entertainment and more. 2017 will be celebrating 90 years of history of “The Mother Road”, “America’s Highway”; celebrating the road that refuses to die! We will be inviting many towns that are on 66 plus the state associations to come to the lake and help us celebrate Route 66. Hot Summer Nights is a slice of small town America and American Graffiti all rolled into one on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark, Mo. Be sure and follow us on facebook. com/cruisehotsummernights and check out some of the videos and photos from our 2015 events.” 4seasonsresort.com

Enjoy entertainment from a live DJ prior to the run and a live band following the runs. wickedwinerun.com/locations/missouri-lakeoftheozarks

May 13 Wicked Wine Run Seven Springs Winery 5K Wine Run with celebratory wine at the finish 1K Tasting Walk with 4 wine tasting stops along the route Race through the vineyards and trails of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Linn Creek, MO. The newly designed trials are through fields and woodland hills providing a challenging and remarkably surreal adventure in the heart of Missouri. Good stable trail running shoes are a standard as the course can be a challenging in some areas. Top finishers for the 5K win premium Wicked Wine Swag, prizes and bragging rights to boot. This untimed wine fueled fun run is untimed but the top three male finishers and top three female to cross the finish line win Wicked Wine Run awards. Raid Grandma’s closet and your nearest party store

May 14 Ozark Jazz Society Inn at Grand Glaize The Ozark Jazz Society presents Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers at the Inn at Grand Glaize from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reservations are required for the optional buffet from 5:00p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at a cost of $15.00 per person by calling Connie at 573-348-4731 ext. 662. No reservations required for the concert. General Admission for concert is $12.50 per person; Jazz Members Admission is $10.00 per person. For more information call 573-365-3411 lakeoarkjazz.org May 20 “Spring Fling” Dance - Lake of the Ozarks Swing Dance Club - La Roca Club The Lake of the Ozarks Swing Dance Club host it’s monthly dance at the La Roca Club. The May theme is “Spring Fling”. Free lesson at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing. 7pm – 10:30pm. Admission for Club Members is $7.00 per person; Non-members & guests are $10.00 per person. For more information call 573-365-6155 lakeozarksswingdance.com May 26 Fireworks Fun Fest The Lodge at Old Kinderhook Come have fun at the Free Memorial Day Fireworks Fun Fest at Old Kinderhook.| We will have live music, games, face painting, fireworks and more for the entire family. Bring your blankets and watch the fireworks at dusk from the golf course. Come hungry and enjoy an All-American meal for a small fee. 5pm – 9pm. oldkinderhook.com May 2017 | Missouri Magazine |

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ENTERTAINMENT | Live Music by Slick Nickel on the Old Kinderhook Stage 6:00pm - Dusk FOOD | All-American Cookout at the Cabana $13 for Adults & $7 for Kids Featured Dinner menu at The Trophy Room Reservations Recommended, 573-317-3560 FIREWORKS | A spectacular show will begin at dusk. Bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn or watch by boat at the Old Kinderhook Cove FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 5:00pm

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JUNE

June 1 Osage Beach Festival of Speed A section of Osage Beach Pkwy., West of the Grand Glaize Bridge, will be closed for the Festival of Speed featuring speed boats, classic cars, motorcycles, vendors, beer and food tents. For the kids, we’ll also have piggy races, pony rides and a dunk tank. www.lakerace.com

June 3 24th Annual Testicle Festival The Testicle Festival is a huge day long cook-off of deep fried turkey testicles, booths, dancing and carnivals. Located in the heart of Olean Missouri, this festival draws thousands of locals and visitors. www.oleanjaycees.com June 4 Ozark Jazz Society Program Jeff Barnhart and Brian Holland Ragtime Pianos For all 2017 events, the optional $15 ea. Buffet begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 6:15 pm. Optional Buffet includes entree, dessert, iced tea, coffee, tax and gratuity Reservations are Required for the Buffet only. Call “Connie” at 573-348-4731 for your buffet reservation(s) and leave a message with your name and number of reservations.

Music: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Reservations for the concert itself not needed or taken. First come, first served seating. www.lakeozarkjazz.org June 9 Neil Diamond Tribute The Lodge of Four Seasons Prepare to see a highly decorated show on June 9th, 2017, A Neil Diamond Tribute! This show is designed and produced to appeal to everyone. Whether you are a Neil Diamond fan, or a simple fan of quality entertainment and showmanship. Prepare to take a journey that will leave you amazed. Show time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM . See website for ticket information. www.4seasonsresort.com

June 12 Morgan County Ice Cream Social Morgan County Museum Homemade ice cream and bakery items auction.

must buy a ticket at full price. Ticket price changes at the gate at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Gates open on Thursday, June 15 and will remain open 24 hours thru Sunday morning.

June 15-17 Stover Fair Stover Legion Memorial Park

MUSIC SCHEDULE : THURSDAY 8:00 p.m. - MOLLY ADAMSON 9:30 p.m. - SCHWAG ACOUSTIC

The theme for this year’s Stover Fair is “Make Time for a Great Time”. The Stover Fair is presented as a celebration, giving family and friends an opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves. The Stover Fair Board is excited to present the events of the 2017 Stover Fair at the Stover Legion Memorial Park. This year’s event offers three days of entertainment, games and displays for the entire family. As always, stage events and all fair board sponsored events are free. This event would not be possible without the donations of businesses, organizations and individuals. Please extend your appreciation for their support. www.stoverfair.org

June 15-17 Dam Jam Bagnell Campground Dam Jam is an event featuring 3 nights and 2 days of great live music combined with vendors and camping at the base of Bagnell Dam which created Lake of the Ozarks. The facility offers a stage, shaded camping, shower house, and a great view of Bagnell Dam with the Osage River rolling by. There will be a vendor village set up in the campground featuring food and cool merchandise. At the top of the Dam there is “the strip” which hosts wide variety shops and outlets including boat & jet ski rental, hotels, restaurants, shops, arcades, tattoo parlors, bars, and other amusements. Come join us for a fun filled weekend of music and dancing under the Dam. Tickets: $60 per person for the weekend (Friday & Saturday) - Includes camping, parking, & live music. One day tickets are available on the Saturday only for $30/ person - Early arrivals on Thursday for an extra $10/person. Children ages 10 and under are free but ages 11 and up

FRIDAY 4:00 p.m. - BAUB EIS BAND 6:00 p.m. - STILLSHINE BLUEGRASS BAND 8:00 p.m. - PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND : ANIMALS 10:00 p.m. - GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE BAND : THE SCHWAG 12:00 a.m. - SURCO SATURDAY 3:00 p.m. - MOLLY ADAMSON 4:00 p.m. - BRODY BUSTER 5:30 p.m. - BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE BAND 8:00 p.m. - DOORS TRIBUTE BAND 10:00 p.m. - GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE BAND : THE SCHWAG 12:00 a.m. - AARON KAMM & THE ONE DROPS www. damjam.net June 30 4th of July Fireworks Fun Fest Old Kinderhook Kick off your Fourth of July Weekend with Old Kinderhook at our Free family Firework Fun Fest! We have lots of free activities for kids and adults. Live Music, Bounce Houses, games, face painting and much more. Fireworks will begin at dark! There will be an All American Cook Out dinner available. www.oldkinderhook.com |

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SILVER ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF

show-me 100 rolls into Lucas Oil Speedway for three big nights

The 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com is set for Thursday-through-Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway. photo by Kenny Shaw photo

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WHEATLAND, Missouri - One of the biggest weeks of the year for dirt-track racing has arrived and it’s a special Silver Anniversary edition rolling into Lucas Oil Speedway, Thursday-through-Saturday.

“We were better. We’ll see how things shape up when you add the competition level of those Lucas guys,” Stovall said of this week. “But yeah, we’re definitely better.”

The 2017 Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com marks the 25th renewal of the crown-jewel event which began in 1993 at West Plains Motor Speedway. The event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

Springfield’s Terry Phillips is the only Missouri driver to ever win the Show-Me, taking home honors in 1999.

“This is something that dirt-racing fans circle on their calendars months in advance. There’s nothing quite like Show-Me 100 week and we’re ready for three big nights of racing,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “Campers started to roll in last week and there’s a definite buzz in the air.” Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35 each night. Full programs are scheduled three straight nights, culminating with Saturday’s 100-lap, $30,000-towin 100-lap feature. Jimmy Owens earned his fourth Show-Me 100 victory a year ago in a classic battle that saw Owens, runner-up Scott Bloomquist and young phenom Bobby Pierce engage in a memorable late-race duel. Tire issues relegated Pierce to a final sixth-place finish. Meanwhile, Jesse Stovall of Billings earned a podium finish for the Ozarks by coming home in third. It marked the third straight year that Stovall finished in the top 10 of the Show-Me 100. “When you’ve ran good a few times at an event like this, you have a little more confidence,” Stovall said. “That racetrack’s always been good to me. It actually used to be one of my worst tracks, but I finally went up there and raced weekly in my Modified until I figured out how to get around the place.” Stovall said he’s yet to really hit a good stride this season, but thinks he hit on something in a Saturday MARS Dirt-Car Series win at Longdale, Okla. Jackson was second in that race with Randy Timms, Stovall’s teammate, in third.

Bloomquist, of Mooresburg, Tenn., is chasing a repeat Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship. Entering Tuesday’s Go 50 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., Bloomquist already has four series wins in 2017 and leads Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., by 125 points. On the Lucas Oil MLRA scene, Lebanon’s Tony Jackson Jr., has an early season six-point advantage over Rodney Sanders with Stovall 20 points behind Jackson. Here’s a rundown of the three upcoming race days at Lucas Oil Speedway: thursday: The “Cowboy Classic Presented by Hotrod Processing” headlines opening night, with the $6,000-towin feature honoring the late MLRA owner/promoter Allen “Cowboy” Chancellor. A full program for the Late Models and Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds is scheduled. friday: The “Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson” honoring the long-time West Plains Motor Speedway owners who started the Show-Me 100 also will pay $6,000 to win. Full programs for the Late Models and Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds are slated with finishing order in both helping set the field for Saturday’s features. saturday: Action concludes with the $30,000-to-win Show-Me 100, following the Midwest Sheet Metal ShowMe Challenge in which the winner can forfeit the $2,500 check to start at the rear of the main event. The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds feature, presented by RacinDirt. com, will pay $1,200 to win and $150 to start. |

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A select number of three-day passes remain. Contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Gates will open at 5 p.m. each day with single-day reserved and general admission tickets going on sale at that time.

ticket prices:

Thursday Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (age 6 to 15) $10 Kids (age 5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 3-Day Reserved Seat Ticket $95 Pit Pass $35 3-Day Pit Pass $100 Friday Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (age 6 to 15) $10 Kids (age 5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 3-Day Reserved Seat Ticket $95 Pit Pass $35 3-Day Pit Pass $100 Saturday Adults (16 and up) $30 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $27 Youth (age 6 to 15) $10 Kids (age 5 and under) FREE Family Pass $60 3-Day Reserved Seat Ticket $95 Pit Pass $40 3-Day Pit Pass $100

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For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit LucasOilSpeedway.com. Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www. facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/ LucasOilSpeedway.


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