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July 2017 • Missouri Magazine • Celebrating Why We Love Missouri



Branson, Missouri Take time to explore Silver Dollar City, Branson Belle Steamboat & Whitewater Waterpark


Bella Boutique An exlusive interview with owner, Amanda White


Amber Koelling The Girl Behind the Camera


Tied The Knot An exclusive peek into one local couple’s Wedding Day

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It’s been twenty years since I have visited Branson, Missouri. Silver Dollar City Attractions invited our family to enjoy a few days to experience beautiful Branson and all their attractions. The drive was absolutely beautiful seeing all the rolling hills throughout the Ozarks. Once we checked into our hotel we headed to Silver Dollar City and jumped on the biggest rolling hill in Branson! Oh my…the “OUTLAW RUN” left us screaming and wanting to ride again. What a thrill! We spent three days at Silver Dollar City riding rides, taking in shows, unique dining, enjoying craftsmen where we watched them carve life-like wooden figures, glassblower, candy maker, handcrafted knifes and so much more. Next, we visited White Water park, what a fun day in the sun. Incredible water park with lots of rides. Our families favorite was the “OHANA FALLS” a large raft where our whole family could ride down a water slide full of twists and turns. Then we boarded the Showboat Branson Belle - America’s Most Entertaining Dinner Cruise, it was an unforgettable experience for our entire family. We enjoyed a 2-hour cruise on the magnificent Table Rock Lake along with a delicious 3-course meal freshly prepared in the ship’s galley. Enjoyed live music, comedy, magic show and more by Celebrate. We ended our trip visiting the Titanic Museum and walking around the Branson Landing. Titanic was an amazing experience and a must see. Our last stop was Branson Landing absolutely beautiful walking the shops by the waterfront, enjoying fine dining and so much more. A special thank you to Lisa Rau, Director PR/Publicity and Martha Bohner, Senior Publicist of Silver Dollar City Attractions for making our weekend in Branson a memorable one. What a fun mini vacation for our family! I am looking forward too many more summer adventures around the State of Missouri. Thank you for picking up the July summer issue featuring Silver Dollar City Attractions (you must plan a trip there), fashion, summer recipes, exploring Missouri and so much more. We have been having a busy and fun summer with family. Enjoying our kids and grandchildren. Hope you have a safe and wonderful summer with your family and friends! We appreciate all our advertisers, readers and staff that make Missouri Magazine possible. 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.

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ocated in the heart of Branson, Missouri, the Silver Dollar City is an “authentic American adventure.” Complete with over 40 family-friendly rides and attractions, 38 shows year-round, and a variety of shopping and dining options, this 1880’s theme park is nothing short of extraordinary. Upon entering the park, children have the opportunity to soar to new heights with Elephant March, a slow-moving, self-controlled adventure that is sure to bring smiles among little ones and parents alike. Younger visitors can also safely climb, wiggle, and slide through the Fireman’s Play Place, cool off in Firehouse Splash Yard, and take a spin on the Fireman’s Flyer, a slow-moving swing ride. Thrill-seekers may find themselves aboard American Plunge, Electro-Spin, Fire-In-TheHole, or Firefall—just to name a few. However, the real fun begins at Outlaw Run—the world’s most daring wood coaster. Guests are plummeted down unexpected drops as steep as 162 feet, as well as twisted upside down a total of three times—all at an impressive top speed of 62 miles per hour. Foodies can make a stop at Crossroads Pizza, Dockside Grill, or Hatfields Tater Patch for authentic American favorites and an adventure with every bite. Finally, those | who wish to bring a little adventure home can stop by Silver Dollar City’s pray of shops, which are sure to have something for everyone in the family.

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ilver Dollar City is a special place in the heartland of America where your family can gather together in fun, where traditions are created, memories are shared and where time stops for you to celebrate each other. This 1880’s theme park will turn an ordinary day into the bestever day with fun that awaits you from a springtime getaway to a Christmas celebration.” From the PowderKeg, a thrilling roller coaster that launches you and your family 0 to 53 mph in 2.8 seconds, all the way to the Wildfire coaster, the high-flying, multi-looping, cobra-rolling coaster that travels up to speeds of 66 mph, you can find thrilling rides for the more daring visitors or calmer rides for children who like to take a more relaxing, yet enjoyable approach. A theme park full of “scream-worthy” thrill rides as well as family attractions and rides for

smaller kids, Silver Dollar City was recently named to the list of Best Amusement Parks for Families from TripAdvisor’s family travel site Family Vacation Critic, and in TopRated TripAdvisor Attractions in 50 States. Join Silver Dollar City for summer’s last blast during Moonlight Madness from July 15th-July 30th, allowing visitors to stay up and into the night with extended ride time until 10pm on over 40 rides & attractions! With late night street dances, cartoon character meet-and-greets, concerts by | the award-winning vocal group Rockapella, and an all new fireworks display, the Moonlight Madness celebration is an event that you will definitely want to take part in!

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howboats first appeared in the early 1800s as an imperial floating palace that brought culture and incredible entertainment from the big cities to America’s country side and provided a show for many families in towns located along the river. The Grand Inaugural of the Showboat Branson Belle took passengers for their first cruise experience on the scenic Table Rock Lake in April, 1995. The majestic Showboat Branson Belle continues to offer the finest way to see the lake. By enjoying a delicious meal prepared fresh on the ship and served directly to your table, you can take pleasure in award-winning, spectacular shows while feasting on a divine cuisine. The Showboat Branson Belle re-creates this 1800’s era with elegant pride by

allowing guests to embark on a journey, returning to a period in America full of adventure, history, and river romance. Opened on May 27th, the Showboat Branson Belle debuted an All-NEW Show—Country on the Lake! Country on the Lake is a live concert and BBQ lunch adventure at noon every day. “The show features rising Nashville stars backed by a live band performing country hits from Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band and many more!” This new show brings forth an all new meal as well: slow-smoked BBQ| from Silver Dollar City’s pitmasters, loaded mashed potatoes, grilled corn with roasted peppers and apple cinnamon ice cream pie. It truly is a historical party on the lake that you won’t want to miss out on! July 2017 | Missouri Magazine |




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his incredible park includes over 13 Acres of Slides and attractions as well as 2 million gallons of water-filled-fun. “The whole family can enjoy the tides of the 500,000-gallon Surf ’s Up Wave Pool, the gentle flow of the 800-foot Aloha River or the family-friendly fun at Splashaway Cay and Coconut Cove.” More adventurous visitors can challenge themselves on the other White Water park rides, such as the speedy slides of Kalani Towers or KaPau Plummet, a heartpounding thrill slide with a 240-foot, 70-degree plunge followed by a spiraling loop all the way down to a splashdown bellow! On May 27th, White Water opened a new halfmillion dollar, interactive children’s area that

adds five slides, four water blasters, “bubbler” fountains, hose jets, tipping buckets and more, all created for interactive play. Splashaway Cay is an interactive family attraction with slides and geysers, and Coconut Cove with its new play area is specifically designed for smaller kids. Between the newer attractions that just opened and all the multiple water slides, there are slides and activities for families of all ages. A popular event in July and August is the Night Water, where the park stays open until 10 p.m. for cool water| fun on hot summer nights. Night Water runs on select days from July 1st to August 12th and is an exciting summer event that is outstanding for all ages that you will want to bring your family to! July 2017 | Missouri Magazine |








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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.

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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Our exclusive interview with Bella Boutique Missouri Owner, Amanda White “I’ve been interested in fashion since as early on in my life that I can remember. I’ve always enjoyed shopping and putting together outfits and accessories.” |

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What leading designers do you offer your customers?

How long have you been a business owner?

We carry a variety of boutique brands. Always adding new items.

I have been a business owner for 7 years.

Who would be your fashion role model/Icon?

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

My role model in fashion is looking around what people are wearing in all areas of the country and try to bring in different pieces that are unique and fashion forward. What’s your career or educational background in the fashion industry?

I have zero! Through high school I worked at different clothing retailers at the mall. Then worked for the City of Eldon, State of Missouri and for a law firm. What are some major setbacks that you’ve had in this particular business, that you had to overcome?

My husband just recently retired after 23 years in the military. I’d say my biggest setback has been relocating for his pcs moves and having to start all over in a new location. Learning the area, styles and trends. Finding a new location etc. However, a lot of my clientele have followed me over the years and still shop with me. 24


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I love being able to offer fun and unique trends. I’m on the lookout 24/7. It’s something that I look at when I’m watching TV, at an outing, scrolling through the internet. I want my customers to feel amazing in everything they get and it still be affordable. What are your beauty secrets?

I dress for comfort, no beauty secrets lol. What’s your favorite item in your wardrobe?

My favorite items in my wardrobe would have to be a wrap bracelet, I’ve had for two years. I wear it every single day. It says “if you can dream it, you can accomplish it”. What motivates you to come here everyday to continue to do what you’re doing?

My friends and customers! I don’t look at this like a job, I love it. I

wake up every morning. Wondering who may walk through the door and how I can make their day more enjoyable. I enjoy visiting with everyone that walks through my front door, I love being able to select outfits and accessories for someone for a special occasion or a just because I need a new outfit day, or to help someone find that perfect gift. I have several ladies that come in several times a week just to visit and I cherish those times and to hear about what’s going on in their lives. What are you wearing today?

I’m wearing my favorite pair of denim from the store with my new sparkly shoes we just got in. My two favorite wardrobe pieces. My bracelet is my favorite thing I own. It reminds me of my dad. Both of my parents have always pushed me to do my best and always given me their support. My dad is my biggest supporter and my sound of reason. He’s the one that I listen to if I’m ever in doubt or just need advice. My wonderful husband has always supported me and stood behind me every time I have a crazy idea. He’s very supportive of me and my dreams and he knows that I love what I do and it makes me happy.

Bella Boutique is a chic and sophisticated boutique stocked with variety of clothing, handbags, jewelry and shoes. At Bella Boutique you’ll discover that you can dress your best in the most unique fashion without having to go to Beverly Hills to get it. Bella Boutique is definitely a true gem in our own backyard. This store carries the hottest fashion trends in the Lake of the Ozarks. This store has a friendly vibe, and not to mention the best customer service! I’m telling you now, you will fall in love with this adorable boutique. Located in Eldon, Missouri. You can drop in on your way to the Lake of the Ozarks.


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The middle of July, heat index topping 95 degrees at 8 o’clock in the evening, cows mooing, kids buzzing and the smell of funnel cakes in the air can only mean one thing in Missouri…the county fair. by Kelsie Ferguson

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mber Singer has already parked her camper, unloaded her boys’ 4-H projects, and has started to lay down a bed of straw for the show cattle when she gets a call from her husband … “Yes, you can spray them down… Yep, I’m sure it’s OK… OK thanks… See you soon. ”

10:15am “Breakfast.” 11:00am Quittin’ Time – “Everything!” She jokes. “Keeping everyone moving forward, helping where I can, taking lunch, mowing hay, raking hay, going to town to get parts, checking crops. That’s my job.”

makes her adamant about raising her family as an ag family? “What better way to live? It really is a wonderful lifestyle that teaches our kids real life skills that they will have forever. My 13 year-old is constantly checking the weather and market prices. He makes sure to let his dad know

Buddy and Amber Singer from rural Hale, MO are in the business of raising boys, cattle, chickens, ducks, hay and row crops. Amber does not let being the only woman on the farm keep her from being involved in the family business. I was able to hang out with Amber in the cattle barn at the Livingston County fair grounds so I asked her what a normal day looked like for her on the Singer Farm. 6:00am “We round up the show cattle and bring them in. Yes, we feed our animals before we feed ourselves.” She says with a smile. “On Sunday’s we usually ‘meal prep’ for the animals and we will weigh their food out all at once so it makes it easier for us during the week.” 7:00am – 9:00am “We take the show cows on a walk, then wash, brush and blow out their hair every day. We make sure they are standing for two hours.” 9:30am – 10:00am “The boys then chore their ducks and chickens.”

Farm life really is something new every day. In addition to her dual roles of Mom and Farmhand, Singer has had to change her way of thinking from “checking things off of a to-do list” to “organized priorities” in order to keep her family and operation successful. “Our work is never done, so you really have to prioritize to keep going. When we are between fields, I will stop by the house and throw something in the slow cooker. Or if we are in the area to move equipment, I will run in the house and switch the laundry.” What makes Singer love the farm life? What

when we need to sell to make the most money! Our boys (ages 13, 8 and 6) aren’t just learning how to change fuel filters on old John Deere tractors, they’re learning that you can still be successful by working with what you have and by being good to the land.” As for the County Fair season, the Singers attend 10-12 cattle shows per year. “We want our boys be good stewards to the land and animals and the only way for them to learn is for them to be hands on in the operation and to let them have responsibilities. There are so many opportunities within 4H and FFA that kids can learn; it’s not just about

the livestock. By the end of the summer, our boys will have participated in: public speaking, judging, showing, photography and sewing. The fair is a learning opportunity and it helps them to enhance personal growth and it also establishes relationships that they do not get on the farm. It gets them out of their comfort zone, meeting new people and building relationships.” Carrying On.. “I try to be as encouraging as I can with my family – giving credit where credit is due because the daily workload can be tiring. I know this lifestyle can be challenging and I am so thankful that we can do it as a team. Our boys see Buddy and I working together everyday and it gives them an example on how to work together. Buddy is the fourth generation farmer on our farm and as we grow and expand, we are calculating every move towards success because we want this to be a place that our boys can come back to live and work, if they choose.” As I watched her go back to work, it’s obvious the love Singer has for her family and her Missouri farm. Her modest look: gold band, no makeup, | messy bun and “Mom of Boys” T-Shirt is a perfect representation of the Missouri Farm Wife. She wears her role with pride…through and through! July 2017 | Missouri Magazine |


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Real American Lager Kräftig prides itself on being real American lager, but what exactly does that mean? A staple of Bavarian culture for centuries, lager first appeared in the United States around 1840 and quickly became the most popular beer choice for brewers and drinkers alike. Although its popularity waned as breweries began infusing new flavors into porters, ales, and stouts, lager has experienced a renaissance of sorts in recent years. Simply put, the style is‌ well‌ back in style and better than ever! 32


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Here are six facts about the best beer style around (okay, we’re a little biased) and why you should drink Real American lager: ONE – The first lagers in America were not for sale. When Bavarian immigrant John Wagner began brewing lager in Philadelphia, he was only making it to bring a taste of home to his friends, family, and neighbors. TWO – As German immigrants began moving into more cities throughout the country, they brought the style with them. Breweries and biergartens began to appear, offering immigrants the chance to

preserve their heritage while introducing other Americans to a more relaxed, Sunday afternoon type of drinking. THREE – The Civil War helped spread the lager’s popularity. Over 200,000 German-Americans served in the Union Army during the war, bringing their favorite beer with them. Several units in the army consisted of young men from both rural and urban areas, allowing soldiers who had never tasted lager, let alone heard of it, to enjoy the beer with their peers – making it a truly American drink. FOUR – As the lager’s popularity rose, several breweries began

producing adjunct lager with cereal grains such as rice and corn. Although this approach cut costs and allowed for massproduction of the beer, it also cut flavor. FIVE – Unlike its adjunct lager counterparts, Kräftig maintains the traditional, pure German style to honor the German culture’s influence on American beer. No rice. No corn. Just hops, barley, yeast, and water, creating a clean, crisp beer that focuses on maintaining the utmost quality. SIX – As more and more drinkers realize that lager doesn’t have to be synonymous with flat, stale flavor, American

lagers have experienced a resurgence in popularity. When produced with only the highest quality of ingredients, lagers and light lagers like Kräftig are among the most refreshing styles of beer. The balance of quality flavor and refreshment makes Kräftig the perfect beer to drink this summer. As the summer months drag on, grab a Kräftig and learn the true meaning of real American lager: cool, hydrating, and absolutely delicious.

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Courtney and Cortlain Waugh, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Courtney originally from Cedar Hill, Missouri and Cortlain Pepperell, Massachusetts met while on a cruise in 2014. After their cruise, they stayed connected through Facebook and started dating the weekend of Valentines’ Day. After dating for four months Cortlain was sent to Afghanistan for a six-month tour. The couple dated long distance until Cortlain proposed on New Year’s Eve in 2015 at the Houston, Texas Zoo during the Christmas light display under a lit tunnel. Then 15 days later the couple planned a private ceremony at Courtney’s parents’ house with her immediate family around; her brother performed their ceremony. One month later they moved to Colorado to start their life together. The happy couple wanted to celebrate with all | their family and friends so they planned a ceremony and reception on April 28th, 2017. They planned their big day at NEO on Locust in St. Louis which was the perfect venue for the bride as she wanted a Modern venue with elegance and simplicity. July 2017 | Missouri Magazine |


The couples cake had a special touch as they both love hockey. Courtney’s brother made the cupcake stands out of mini hockey sticks and put Bruins and Blues stickers on them. Their

cake topper had two hockey sticks and a puck with the date of their ceremony on it. Courtney’s favorite part of their wedding day was celebrating with their family and friends. Both of their families gathered to finally meet one another while dancing and celebrating their love for each other. Attending as Maid of Honor: Caitlyn Bemister; Bridesmaids: Emily Uhlig, Amber Taylor, Samantha Endsley, Julia Southards, and Bella Waugh. Derek Alves served as Best Man; groomsmen: Marc Patnaude, Patrick Reil, John Waugh, Jameson Waugh, and Alex Viehman.



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Pantone Color of the Year 2017:

GREENERY by Jazmin Decker


Every year Pantone chooses a new “Color of the Year” which is this year’s overall symbolic color selection. Pantone For a more casual approach to the color of the provides this color as an insight as to year, try airing out either a tight fitting or what we see taking place in our global flowy green dress. From a light forest culture that serves as an expression green to a dark emerald color, feel of a mood or an attitude. Last free to wear whatever shade you year’s Color of the Year was want and be confident in your a mixture between Serenity green dress. Whether your and Rose Quartz, but this ...a refreshing and dress is completely solid or year, Pantone chose this only has a few select spots of revitalizing shade, year’s Natural Neutral green, any addition of color color, Greenery. Greenery is symbolic will brighten up your outfit and create a more playful of new beginnings. According to Leatrice look. Eiseman, the Executive

Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “a refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

With today’s society constantly being hectic and overwhelming, here are a few ways you can bring this year’s color into your summer wardrobe and household décor in order to create a calm and relaxing vibe in your everyday life.

When it comes to Greenery, less is always more so try to make your green item more of an accent piece by pairing it with material that is subtler in color. When wearing a green jacket or skirt, try complimenting it with a tighter pair of blue jeans or a black shirt and a headband. When doing this, it allows the green item to pop without clashing with any other items in your wardrobe. Another way that you can incorporate Greenery into your wardrobe


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without wearing an entirely green outfit is through your accessories! A lot of vintage jewelry found in antique shops are either green or have a green tint to them and create a unique and beautiful look to any outfit. When shopping for greenery shoes or handbags, texture becomes extremely important. Snakeskin or satin fabrics can add a more expensive look when you need to appear more professional for work or for a date. Either through earrings, pendants, or your choice of a handbag, adding just a dash of greenery will subtly brighten any outfit up and create a unique look for the day! Deep greens work particularly well in the colder months when paired with a crisp white shirt and darker brown leather accessories. This outfit creates a

more relaxed feel and will make a better impression than a standard suit at any occasion or office event. The green offers an outfit with more personality and creativity. If you want to try out the color of the year without going for a fully green look, try wearing a green blazer or a jacket of some sort. Wool overcoats look fresh and classic while a bomber or suede jacket will give off more of a formal feel when designed with a green hue. Any type of jacket pairs well with black or blue pants, so you won’t need to worry about purchasing any other item to make the green color work.

A plain t-shirt, whether dark green or light green, is an easy way to incorporate the color as well without going too overboard with the bright shade. When paired with a tan hat or any other subtle brown accessory and dark jeans, there’s no way you can go wrong. No matter how you decide to wear Greenery, keep in mind to embrace the color and be adventurous! 54


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for the home Just like with your choice of apparel, choosing to bring this bold shade of color into your home can be quite difficult as well. When used correctly, a dash of greenery can give your living room environment a more natural feel and improve the overall mood of the room. Whether it’s used in solid colors or in textural prints, here are a few ways you can freshen up your living areas and create an overall brighter home! If you want to take a big step with Greenery, try decorating your walls or accent walls and create an eye-catching pop of color to your space. Green walls help blend the furniture and create a more modern, up-todate, living space for any room. Whether you decorate the room with paint or with wallpaper, adding a touch of color draws the attention to that one wall and opens the space, making it seem a lot larger than it is. navy, hot pink, black and white, or a deep purple and creates a beautifully bold living environment.

This vibrant hue is also perfect for bold focal pieces like a large couch or upholstered chairs in a muted space. This color grabs attention, drawing the eye to any section you’d like to accentuate. Try mixing bigger focal pieces with smaller accents like tapestries, bedding, curtains, or rugs to bring the whole room together in one continuous harmony. This bright green color is a great combination with

There’s no better way to incorporate Greenery in your interior space than by bringing the outdoors inside. Whether you want to create a lush green area indoors or just place a few fresh plants around your space, you can easily get this unique hue right from the source! Even if you don’t like having living plants around the house, you can add pops of color to any area of your home with faux| foliage. Mantle displays or floral arrangements are a great way to add this color to your home and create a more natural feel to the room. July 2017 | Missouri Magazine |



for Selecting Outdoor Furniture

by Lidancie Arts

When you’re creating a fun and functional entertainment patio, you need great outdoor furniture that fits your style. After all the effort you put into building your outdoor patio, complimenting it with the right furniture gives you the perfect place to relax. To select the best outdoor furniture for your outdoor entertainment area, start with these helpful tips.


Consider the space’s function Start by considering how you want the outdoor area to function. Will it be a dining area, a living room style space or combination of both? Create a list of the activities you plan on doing in the space and use that to determine the kind of outdoor furniture you purchase.


Try out the furniture Before purchasing any outdoor furniture for your patio, try it out by sitting on it and moving it around, if possible. Some outdoor furniture looks pleasing to the eye but can be uncomfortable or too heavy to move easily.


Choose low maintenance To promote the idea of a fun and relaxing space, choose low maintenance exterior furniture that won’t keep you painting, sanding and cleaning for hours annually. Outdoor furniture designs made from rattan, teak or metal are durable and require minimal upkeep.


Consider storage needs To keep your outdoor furniture looking its best, you need a place to store it when you’re not using it. As durable as outdoor furniture can be, it still benefits and has a longer lifetime if you store it out of the



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elements when appropriate. Foldable patio furniture or furniture that’s easy to take apart are good options.


Incorporate color Outdoor furniture comes in a wide selection of colors, which means you’re not restricted to using natural wood tones or neutral colors such as white or beige. Choosing colorful cushions or finishes for your outdoor furniture creates a space that expresses your own personal style.


Fit the furniture to the space Overcrowding a patio with furniture is unattractive and can inhibit the flow of foot traffic. Place enough furniture in the space to provide comfort without overcrowding it. If you need additional space, consider extending your entertainment area into the lawn or garden.


Quality over quantity While it may cost less to buy several pieces of plastic chairs and tables for your patio, they’re not designed for durability or longevity. It’s better to invest in quality pieces that can withstand regular use and the elements without fading or suffering damage. Look for online reviews of the outdoor furniture you’re considering and ask your neighbors what has worked best for them.


Multipurpose furniture Even if your patio has ample space, it’s a good idea to invest in multipurpose outdoor furniture. Ottomans that serve as a central table can convert to extra seating or foot rests at needed. A simple bench that provides casual seating can be pulled up to a dining table for those extra guests. That round side table can provide an additional surface for eating in a pinch.

NINE Add a rug

Placing the right rug amid indoor furniture can help tie a room together, and the same holds true for an outdoor space. Finding a quality, all-weather rug that coordinates with your outdoor furniture can provide cushioning underfoot and a cooler surface to walk on than a bare patio on a sunny day. In addition, an outdoor rug can bring the entire outdoor space together in style.


Provide shade On hot days, the sun can become too warm to remain outside for very long on your patio. Purchase attractive patio umbrellas or partial enclosures that coordinate with your outdoor furniture and provide needed shade. By selecting the right outdoor furniture for your patio, you can create an area that everyone will enjoy during nice weather.


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Hot Summer Nights Cruise Celebration II Bagnell Dam 1006 Bagnell Dam Blvd. | Lake Ozark Missouri 65049 Come join us for a Spectacular Fireworks Display over the Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks Snack and Beverage Bar available. Adults: $30 | Children (3-9 years): $15 | Under 3: FREE Board: 7:00 PM - Depart: 7:30 PM - Return: 9:45 PM


Battle of the Bands on the Battlefield at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site 1101 Deleware | Lexington, MO 64067 This event will begin when the first notes. Two bands will replace the soldiers of the North and South. Perry Beam and the Franklin Hole Band and the Bucket Band will fight for dominance of the battlefield. Each band will have one hour to convince you to cheer for their side. The cheers of the crowd will determine the victor of the battle. The first notes will be fired at 7 p.m. and the winner will be declared at 9 p.m. Come out, bring your chairs, find your spot, and make your cheers count for the winner. Your side is counting on you. [7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m]


Hot Summer Nights “Bikes & Trikes” Bagnell Dam Strip Lake Ozark, MO 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. www.



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The Dan Benton Band Branson Landing 100 Branson Landing | Branson, MO Returning to the Branson Landing stage, The Dan Benton Band is influenced by the musical genres of Christian, Country and Rock ‘N Roll! The Dan Benton Band is comprised of six very talented musicians from Boone and Marion County in Arkansas - Dan Benton, lead vocals and guitar; Eric Williams, guitar; Josh Still, guitar; Colter Sullivan, guitar and piano; Corey Grace, bass; and Rick Watson on drums. [Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.] www.


Native American Council for Cultural Awareness Agriculture Building - Missouri State Fairgrounds 2503 W 16th | Sedalia, MO This authentic, Intertribal American Indian gathering features three days of Native American culture. Friday: 7 p.m. Dance


Saturday: Sunday: 1 p.m. Gourd Dance 1 p.m. Dance 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Intertribal 7 p.m. Grand Entry www. Aquapalooza Dog Days Bar & Grill 1232 Jeffries Rd. | Osage Beach MO 65065

The Lake’s Largest FAMILY Boating event will be held July 15th. The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers invites ALL BOATERS to join them for a great day on the water. Live music and activities will keep you having fun all day long. On the Water Party at Dog Days Restaurant at the 19mm, just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge. 2017 Artist Line-Up: Scott Duncan The Mixtapes Chris Weaver Band The Elton John Experience

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Dancing with the stars: LIVE! Hot Summer Nights Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts 525 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy | Springfield, MO 65806

TV’s hottest show is going back on tour across America this summer in Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights. Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live on stage at Hammons Hall! This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group numbers, steamy duets and over the top original pieces. Tickets: $42 - $76.50 [7:30 p.m.]

Fireworks Spectacular at Seven Springs Seven Springs Winery 846 Winery Hills Estates | Linn Creek Missouri 65052 Join us for an evening of wine, barbecue, and a fantastic fireworks display. Reserved seating is only $15.00 per person. Each pod and our gazebo will rent for $250.00 for up to 12 people and wait staff will be provided. Enjoy a BBQ buffet consisting of pulled pork, pulled chicken, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, and a chocolate chip cookie for desert for an additional $15.00 per person. [Reservations are required. Call the Winery at 573-317-0100]

28-29 Lions Community Building Branson Fly Fishing Expo

1015 E State Highway 76 | Branson, MO Food and drinks served by the Branson/Hollister Lions Club with Fly Casting Demos, Fly Tying Demos, Raffles and Silent Auctions, Many Local Exhibitors Admission: $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family. Sponsored by the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association


3rd Friday Art Walk Englewood Station Arts District 11016 East Winner Road | Independence, MO Event will be held on July 21, 2017. Explore the stores, tents, and booths. See huge variety of art, crafts, jewelry, food, woodwork, metal sculptors, photography, yard art, and more. Enjoy the street entertainment and food... all in a fun, fair-like atmosphere. [3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.]


Kansas City Scrapbook Expo KCI Expo Center 11730 Northwest Ambassador Dr. | Kansas City, MO Scrapbook Expo combines Scrapbooking, Paper Crafting and Stamping and offers you the crafter the most amazing crafting experience. Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Shows and Weekly Scrapper attract Paper Crafters, Stampers, Card Makers and Scrapbookers. Top-notch workshops taught by experts. Exciting events, make and takes, contests, crop nights and more. [Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.]


Springfield Craft Beer Bash Park Central Square Downtown Springfield | Springfield, MO Live music, local food, and sampling of 100+ craft beers including brews from your favorite local breweries! That’s right... ONE HUNDRED CRAFT BEERS! Please Note: Park Central Square is open to the public! No ticket is required to browse the festivites and enjoy the live music. Tickets are required to participate in beer sampling and recieve a souvenir Craft Beer Bash sampler glass. Must be 21+ to purchase tickets. Sampling tickets $30 in advance. $35 at the gate. Includes Craft Beer Bash sampling glass and access to over 100 craft beers! Sampling begins at 4:00 p.m.. VIP Tickets: $50 in advance. Limited quantity! Includes| Craft Beer Bash sampling glass, 2 hour early access, including access for rare/limited release beers. Ticket also includes two pint passes for a 16oz beer at the beer garden. Check in begins at 2:00 p.m.. VIP Sampling begins at 2:30 p.m.. *Proceeds benefit The HOPE Foundation July 2017 | Missouri Magazine |


July Cass County Fair | July 11-16, 2017 Fairground | 308 W. Commercial Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 Tues. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. | Weds. 1 p.m.-midnight | Thur. 4 p.m.-midnight Fri. 9 a.m.-1 a.m. | Sat. 7 a.m.-1 a.m. | Sun. 1 p.m.-10 p.m. The Cass County Fair will have 4-H/Livestock Shows and Exhibits, Demolition Derby, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Motocross, ATV races, Rodeo, Carnival Rides, Live Music, Entertainment, Vendors, Kids Activities, Food and much more. Tipton Towne Square Days | July 12-15, 2017 Tipton Towne Square | Tipton, MO 65081 Hours: 10am-10pm Enjoy food, arts, crafts, vendors, carnival, car show, rodeo, pet parade, Truck and Tractor pull, BBQ Cookoff, door prizes and fun. Fair questions, call City Hall: 660-433-2323 Car Show question, call Laurie Petree: 660-433-2253 BBQ Cook-Off questions, call Wade Petree: 660-621-1347

Franklin County Fair | July 13-16, 2017 Union Fair Grounds | Union, MO 63084 Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. | Fri. 7 a.m.-midnight Sat. 7 a.m.-midnight | Sun. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Franklin County Fair features 4-H/FFA Shows and Exhibits, Demolition Derby, Family Entertainment Tent, Carnival Rides, Horseshoe Tournament, Archery Contest, Concessions and Beer Stand, Food, Vendors, and much more. 66


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Fairs & Fest Platte County Fair July 19-22, 2017 Fairgrounds 15730 Fairgrounds Road Tracy, MO 64079 Admission: Wed. $10 | Thurs. $10 | Fri. $10 | Sat. $12 Kids 12 & Under FREE Platte County Fair has 4-H/Livestock Shows and Exhibits, Motocross, Demolition Derby, Mud-a-thon, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Arts and Crafts, Food, Talent Contests, Entertainment, Kids Activities, Vendors, and more.

Jefferson County Fair July 20-23, 2017 Jefferson County Fairgrounds 10349 Business 21 Hillsboro, MO 63050 Thurs. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. | Fri. 5 p.m.- 1 a.m. Sat. 2 p.m.- 1 a.m. | Sun. 12 p.m.-10 p.m Fairground Daily pass $10 | 6 & Under FREE Large and small concerts, Barrel Racing, Bull Buckoff, Truck & Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, carnival rides & games, contests, crafts, food & drinks, and more - the Fair has something for kids, teens, and adults!

ivals Pike County Fair | July 25-29, 2017 Fairgrounds | 15884 Highway 54 Bowling Green, MO 63334 Admission: Sun. & Mon. FREE | Tues. - Thurs. $10 Adults, $8 Kids 4-12 Fri. - Sat. $20 Adults, $15 Kids 4-12 | Kids 3 & Under FREE daily At the Pike County Fair there will be plenty of fun for all ages throughout the week including the every popular Rodeo and Calf Scramble. In addition to the rodeo, the Horse Arena will also feature a Western Speed Horse Show, and Pen Sorting. On the Main Track, Tuesday night will see the return of Dirt Drag Racing. Wednesday night the Truck Pull will blaze down the track and a Tractor Pull with both Farm Field classes and Pro Classes featured on Thursday night. On Friday night, the Power Wheels Derby for the kids will be back followed by the Demolition Derby. The Motocross Races have changed nights with Dirt Bikes Races on Tuesday and Quad Races on Wednesday. 4-H/ Livestock Shows and Exhibits, Rides, Live Music, Vendors, Kids Activities, Food, and much more.

Antique Festival of the Ozarks | July 22-23, 2017 Branson Convention Center at Branson Landing 200 Sycamore St. | Branson, MO 65616 Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. | Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Admission: Adults $6.00 | Children Under 12 FREE Quality antiques brought by fine dealers from across the midwest.

July Sunset on the Riverfront | July 27, 2017 Historic Downtown | Washington, MO 63090 Hours: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Enjoy the summer sunset, and make Downtown Washington, Missouri your dinner destination to please the whole family. The view is sensational, and the best value of the season for memories that will linger. Enjoy historic downtown Washington, and leave the rest to these local favorites.

Marceline Summer Flea Market and Swap Meet July 28-30, 2017 Hwy 5 at 1310 N Missouri Ave | Marceline, MO 64658 Hours: 8 a.m. - Dusk There will be antiques, guns, RV and auto parts, small animals, baked goods, crafts, unique junke and much more.

July Jubilee - Celebrating Independence July 29 & 31, 2017 The Whole Person | 3710 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64111 Hours: Sat. 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Mon. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | The July Jubilee is a 2-day celebration of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Saturday will have Pancake Breakfast, Makers Fair and Flea Market, live music and performances. Monday will feature community celebration with live band, speakers, food and vendors.

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VIP suite offers ultimate fan experience for inaugural Off Road event at Lucas Oil Speedway As the Inaugural GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire nears, officials at Lucas Oil Speedway are pleased to offer the ultimate fan experience as the high-flying trucks take to the new track. Only four VIP Skybox packages will be available for each day of the July 22-23 event on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Included will be 25 VIP credentials and tickets; a 20 foot by 20 foot skybox with furniture and tables; a VIP host and dedicated grandstand seating; VIP staff and security for the skybox area; 25 VIP meals on race day; soda, water and adult beverages available and prime viewing. “This is a premier way for fans to enjoy the complete Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series experience,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. “Whether it’s a corporate outing or a group of individuals who want to go together and view the race as a group, this is sure to be a first-class way to take in the GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire.” The VIP Suite with all its perks is being offered for just $3,000 per day. Contact admissions director Nichole McMillen at (417) 282-5984 or via email at for further information. “When you break it down, per person, it’s really a great deal with all you get - plus the prime viewing,” Robinson said. “The Off-Road track is really going to be something to see with side-by-side action and highflying jumps. We can’t wait for the fans who have never seen this type of racing in person to experience all the speed and thrills of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.”

General admission tickets are on sale for the event, which begins with a practice day of July 21, ushering in a form of racing rarely seen in the Midwest with the top off road short-course drivers in the world tackling the new, purpose-built track. Classes in action include Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro Lite, Pro Buggy, Production 1000 UTV and Mod Karts. Work on the new Off Road track, more than a mile in length, began more than a year ago and is nearing completion. For complete information on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, please visit For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit 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 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 and on www.


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Here’s a rundown of the GEICO Off Road Shootout Presented by General Tire, for the practice day on July 21 and races over the following two days: friday, july 21: TBA - Spectator gates open. 1:30 p.m. - Session 1 practice (3 laps for each class); a 30-minute break before session 2 practice. 4:30 p.m. - Session 3 practice. Tickets: $10 general admission/pit pass combo (ages 6 and up), FREE (ages 5-and-under). 3-day pass, GA/pit pass combo ($60 day of event, $50 in advance online at Seniors (62 and up) 3-day pass $54 day of event and $44 in advance online. Youth (ages 6-15) 3-day pass $20 (day of event and online). All tickets include access to the pit area. saturday, july 22 and sunday, july 23: 8 a.m. - Spectator gates open. 8:30 a.m. - Mod Kart qualifying, followed by Pro 4, Pro Lite, Pro Buggy and Pro 2 qualifying/ 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Break for lunch/vendor exhibit visits 1 p.m. - Mod Kart exhibition race, UTV race. 2:30 p.m. - Opening ceremonies followed by Pro 4, Pro Lite, Pro Buggy and Pro 2 races. Tickets: $30 general admission/pit pass combo (ages 16 and up) day of event and $25 in advance online; seniors (62 and up) 3-day pass $27 day of event and $22 in advance online. Youth (ages 6-15) 3-day pass $10 (day of event and online). All tickets include access to the pit area. FREE ages 5-and-under. Family Pass GA/Pit



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Pass Combo $60 Includes Admission for 2 Adults and Up to 3 Kids Ages (6-15) can only be purchased day of event at the gate; Adult Weekend (3-Day) GA/Pit Pass Combo-$60 (Day of Event) and $50 in advance online; Seniors (62 and up)/Military Weekend (3-Day) GA/ Pit Pass Combo-$54 (day of event) and $44 in advance online. Youth Ages (6-15) Weekend (3-Day) GA/Pit Pass Combo-$20 (day of event and online). For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedules, visit Contact admissions director Nichole McMillen at (417) 282-5984 or via email at for further information. Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its 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 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 and on www.

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