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June 2017 • Missouri Magazine • Celebrating Why We Love Missouri


Anchored Charter Service Missouri’s first app-based boat ride service at Lake of the Ozarks


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I am so excited to spend time in the sun with family and friends. We just spent the day at Big Surf Waterpark at the Lake of the Ozarks. I am looking forward too many more summer adventures around the State of Missouri. Thank you for picking up the June summer issue featuring Anchor Charter Services (an app you must download), fashion, summer recipes, boating tips and so much more.

Publisher Cheri Bullard

A special thank you to Zach Hatraf. Co-founder and CEO of Anchor Charter Services for taking time out from a packed weekend at the Lake Race for a fun photo shoot with one of our favorite photographers Crystal French. What a fun day!

Contributing Writers

We are excited to welcome Crystal French our photographer. Her work is amazing and we hope our readers will enjoy her talent as much as we do. Thank you, Crystal, for capturing so many great photos of Anchor Charter Services for our cover.

Photographer Crystal French

I also welcome Staff Writer, Jazmin Decker. She is currently a student at Brenau University and is working with us throughout the summer. I love her writing talent and happy to have her part of the Missouri Magazine Family. We hope you enjoy reading her articles throughout our magazine this summer! Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads and all who have stepped up to help raise a child. 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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This past Memorial Day Weekend, an opening for a new smartphone app that provides boat ride services was launched and has set sail in a positive direction. Anchor Charter Services is a pier-to-pier boat charter service that provides water transportation from one location on the lake to the next.



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Zach Hatraf, the creator and CEO of Anchor Charter Services, stated that the company has already had about 1,200 app downloads, 600 trip requests, and has been able to fulfill around 50% of the total ride requests so far. The reason for only being able to fulfill around 50% of the requests is because about a week into the application launch, a tornado touched down and knocked down power lines, ultimately knocking out all the data service in the area. After moving past the tornado situation, they have had 100% good feedback and are constantly working towards improving the app. Anchor Charter Services launched the application with intention to learn from their mistakes and improve the app in order to create the safest and most convenient boating assistance as possible. The concept of this business originated around eleven years ago after a dear friend of Zach’s died during a drunk boating accident. He knew that something had to be done about the safety of those on and around the lake. Hatraf started “Who’s Your Captain, LLC.”, a company that provides boaters with a USCG licensed captain for hire for any boating experience that the customer needs. After about four and a half years, the company was sold and he started accumulating ideas for this new application. “The biggest problem with “Who’s Your Captain, LLC.” was the manual labor of contacting over the phone with customer service in order to hire a captain for your boat. The only way to expand the business was to hire in more people for the customer service aspect. Now that technology has so many new advances, it’s a lot easier to track where people are located, track the boats near the customers, and see where the overall need is for those around the area.”


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“If you would like to get on the water, you just have to download the app for free, fill out your name and the basic information like where you need to be picked up from, what kind of boat you would like to be picked up by, and essentially how many people are needing to be picked up at the time, and then in five minutes you’re able to select a boat to pick you up. It’s that simple!” he stated. At the moment, the company is trying to alter the price of each ride to make it more favorable towards the bigger groups or those traveling a longer distance, but for right now the average one-way trip is around $150$180. Of course, the ride is cheaper per person when you have a larger group, but Anchor Charter Services tries to make the ride affordable and safe for those who are in need of service. The ultimate success of the business is attributed to the overall need in the marketplace. The options before Anchor Charter Services were prehistoric and they haven’t changed much over the past forty years besides the variety of the specific boats provided. There’s been a gap in the marketplace and there is a definite want and need for a new service. Anchor Charter currently has around seventy drivers and twenty of them have already made their boat payment for the

month. A plethora of the drivers have been able to make around $1,000 a day just by providing their services as a driver. Not all of the drivers have their own boats to provide as well. If the company comes in contact with a great boat operator, then they are able to pair these operators with a partner or a boat can be provided to them

charter experience for the entire day where the customer can customize their offerings and specify what their needs are for their trip. For example, if a customer is in need of a sunset cruise one day with on deck music and champagne, then Anchor Charter will find a driver for them who would be able to provide them with that specific service. Currently, Hatraf is attempting to search for additional investors and funders who are willing to assist with growing this company and providing a broader experience for the groups and individuals in need.

“The goal of this company is to impact the world and assist in making it a safer place one day at a time.”



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with the boats they currently have available until that driver is able to save up money for their own boat. Over the next few years, Hatraf plans to expand the services so that a customer may be able to preplan a ride for the next two hours, two days, two weeks, or whatever it may be. He also plans to someday provide a traditional

At the end of the day,

the ultimate goal for Hatraf and his wife is to leave a legacy not only for his buddy Stuball who was killed in the accident, but also for his family and for anyone else who has been impacted by a drunk boating experience in one way or another. Anchor Charter Services plans on not only assisting in recreational fun and entertainment, but also improving the safety aspect of the lake as well. “ M o n e y,

to us, is only a biproduct of providing value and impact for the better of the world. Being an entrepreneur is not all glamour. It’s very difficult working 100+ hours a week, but I will stop at nothing to be successful because ultimately making $1 for yourself and overseeing your own company feels so much better than making $100 for someone else.”

“The goal of this company is to impact the world and assist in making it a safer place one day at a time. I’m excited to see where this company goes and we’ll hopefully be expanding our services to other lakes around the United States very soon.”


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Places to Stay: One incredible hotel that is worth experiencing is the Lodge of Four Seasons located on 315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozarks, MO. This family owned, waterfront resort, is especially known for their unique artwork, championship golf courses, and spa. The average suite ranges from around $149 per night and is available with plenty of space for the whole family. Another resort especially made for families with children is the Tan-Tar-A Resort located on 494 Tantara Drive, Osage Beach, MO. This resort is full of endless recreational activities for all ages. Cool off at the Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark, explore the local horseback trails, or spend a day relaxing at the Windjammer Spa. With rooms starting at $109 per night, you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity. No matter what adventure you decide to embark on, this resort is bound to help you create a truly memorable experience.



an escape with your significant other away from work and the kids? he tourist attractions are amazing, and the hotel staff is outstanding. nation for you. Places to Eat:

Things to do:

Dining out with your family while on vacation can sometimes end up being a pricy situation. Shady Gators and Larry’s on the Lake both offer exquisite Cajun cuisines, live music, and expansive lakeside bars for great prices. For the quality of the food offered, both restaurants are amazing choices for both you and your family to attend. During the summer, Shady Gators provides an epic concert series that you won’t want to miss out on!

If you’d like to escape the resort for a little while and discover more of what Missouri has to offer, look no further because Super Dave’s Paddle Craft Adventures provides an adventurous day for families of all ages. This company provides a variety of paddle crafts including kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, and paddle boards! Each rental includes a short lesson and a photo of your family that they will post on their Facebook page. For the families looking to reach outside their comfort zones, Zippy’s Ziplines at Turtle Hill Eco-Park is an adventurous choice as well. Whether you’re 6 or 66, you are bound to have a unique and exciting learning experience | that provides unforgettable thrills on one of the three innovative ziplines.

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Places to Stay:

Places to eat:

If you’re looking for a place to get away for a few days with your spouse, a unique and interesting experience to stay in would be in the Treehouse Loft located on Osage Beach, Lake Ozarks, MO. This beautiful, two-story condo is located right on the beach and includes a large, upstairs loft bedroom with two swimming pools and a beach swim area. Renters can rent this space out for $200 per night. With the amazing amenities included, it’s a great deal for any couple looking to vacation on the Lake at the Ozarks. If you would rather stay in a hotel with your spouse, then the Country Club Hotel & Spa is a comfortable resort choice to choose from. Located on 250 Racquet Club Drive, Lake Ozark, MO, these polished rooms located next to a tranquil spa offers a quiet and scenic location just minutes away from a few local wineries, beaches, and multiple shopping centers.

If you and your spouse are looking for a nice, quiet dining experience, J. Bruner’s Restaurant & Red Room Lounge is the perfect setting for any special occasion. Enjoy a savory steak or seafood alongside a cocktail or two in the warm and inviting dining areas of the restaurant. If you’re looking for more of an upbeat restaurant with live music and a beautiful lake view, then check out the Wobbly Boots Roadhouse. This award-winning barbeque joint is a delicious destination that is fantastic for any date night.

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Things to do:

When away with your spouse, escaping the resort and participating in some fun and relaxing activities tend to be the highlight of the vacation. For the more adventurous couple, take a ride on a horse of your choice at the Old Family Farm Trail Rides. All the horses are adopted and are open for half an hour to an hour guided trail rides. If you’re looking for a peaceful evening through a beautiful trail, this activity is definitely worth participating in. For the couple who would rather participate in an exciting activity indoors rather than outdoors, try out the Lake Escape rooms. The Lake Escape recently opened this past spring and has already created multiple opportunities for families or couples to work together to crack codes, find clues, and solve puzzles in order to escape the room in under 60 minutes.

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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.



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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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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!

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!

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I’ve had my shop for 6 years.

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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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Their signature product, the DUKPouch, is a universal 100% waterproof, floating cell phone pouch that also allows users to maintain full-functionality of their phone while inside the pouch: talk, text, and take pictures and videos – even under water! If you’re on the beach, the DUKPouch will keep your phone free of sand and dirt. This product is perfect for boaters, fishermen, SUPers, kayakers, snorkelers, skiers, and people who just want to keep their hands free and not damage their cell phone. Customers appreciate Duk Gear’s outstanding products and customer service. And if you’re a retailer interested in carrying their products, please contact them at Duk Gear products are available online at and in various retailers in Missouri, Florida, and Michigan. Duk Gear now also carries nautical-themed jewelry for water lovers! Discover Duk Gear and get Promo Code: off of your order MOMAG


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by Jazmin Decker For those who enjoy a day full of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Crown Center is the place for you. The three-leveled Crown Center shops feature more than 50 shops and restaurants. Theatergoers can enjoy a community oriented show at the Coterie or a musical at the Musical Theater Heritage. Alongside the many shops and restaurants, the center also hosts many children’s exhibits, puppet shows, and multiple other free activities year-round. 2450 Grand Blvd. | Kansas City, MO.



The City Museum located in St. Louis is an incredible building that is difficult to describe if you haven’t been to experience it yourself. Contradictory to the name, it is not much like a museum at all but more like a 600,000 square foot fun-house attraction. Built in a former International Shoe Company, The City Museum is a giant children’s playground, funhouse, and architectural masterpiece allin-one. Whether you’re five or thirty-two, I guarantee there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. 760 N. 16th St. | St. Louis, MO.

This Anheuser-Busch Brewery is the largest and oldest brewery site located in St. Louis alongside the Mississippi River. While taking the complementary tour, you get to observe the seven-step brewery process and visit the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales located in the historical stables. The complementary tour is offered year-round and is a refreshing way to escape the summer heat while also learning about the rich brewing heritage. 12th & Lynch St. | St. Louis, MO.

The home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is located on 206-208 Hill Street in Hannibal, Missouri and is the inspiration for many of his stories, including the renowned white picket fence. While wandering through some of his famous novels, children of all ages can ride a raft with Huck and Jim or explore a cave with Tom and Becky. Many of Twain’s memorabilia and personal artifacts are also displayed on site. Enjoy a Mark Twain performance or Music Under the Stars every Thursday night throughout the Summer.

This historical house in St. Louis was plagued by a series of suicides committed by family members involved in a successful brewing company back in the late 1800’s. The only remaining child of the family, Edwin Lemp, never moved back into the mansion after the series of events which allowed the Lemp Mansion to be made into a restaurant and inn by the Pointer family. The mansion now offers tours, both historical and haunted, murder mystery dinner theatre shows, and yearly Halloween parties.

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ecide on things to see or do in Missouri d less traveled and discover some unique ay not see anywhere else. Whether it ing, or extremely are a few e must-sees to check off your summer

One can’t talk about exciting attractions located in Missouri without bringing up the world-famous Gateway Arch. This 630-foot monument in St. Louis is made from stainless steel and is the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. Near the top of the arch, passengers load onto a tram and ride up to the observation area. The observation area is over 65 feet long and can hold up to around 160 people at a time. The breathtaking view and the enticing ride to the top makes this attraction a definite must do this summer. In the heart of St. Louis, MO.

Laclede’s Landing Wax Museum is an oddities sight that you won’t want to miss out on this summer. This wax museum fills three floors, a basement, and a sub-basement of a building that is hundreds of years old. This building involves winding hallways, multiple staircases, and is more like a fun house than an actual museum. The museum’s three floors are devoted to celebrities and historical figures, while the basement and sub-basement is reserved for the Chamber of Horrors. This under-ground collection is gruesome without actors coming in and trying to grab you. If you’re looking for a unique oddity that can’t be found everywhere you go, then definitely check out this roadside collection. 720 N. 2nd St. | St. Louis, MO.

This 1880’s theme park located in Branson is a thrilling mixture between history and adventure. Home to the world’s most daring wooden rollercoaster, this theme park encompasses around 2 acres of family rides for all ages to enjoy. Alongside the rides and attractions, Silver Dollar City also provides culinary classes, craftsmen demonstrations, dining options, and multiple shows that change throughout the year. With many different entertainment choices, this park is full of fun for the whole family. 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy. | Branson, MO.

This breathtaking state park is in the Saint Francois area in the Ozarks and encompasses Taum Sauk Mountain, the highest point in all of Missouri. This park provides a beautiful, wooded area for hikers and a series of trails that lead through the Ozarks and up the mountain. The park also has a 12-site campground and multiple picnic areas to relax in and enjoy the scenery surrounding the area. While visiting the top of the mountain, make sure to visit the Mina Sauk Falls, the highest waterfall in Missouri descending Taum Sauk Mountain. Hwy CC | Ironton, MO.

Branson, Missouri is commonly known for their huge music scene, but not all of it revolves around Broadway-style stage productions. Once the sun goes down, several of Branson’s nightclubs offer great music and| ways to unwind with your favorite drinks or cocktails. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day in the sun, or dance until dawn, Branson has a wide variety of pubs, nightclubs, and comedy bars to cater to a wide variety of people. Branson, MO. June 2017 | Missouri Magazine |


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Get Back to Summer with Kräftig Summer’s almost here, so break out your tank tops, flip flops, or whatever you wear when things get hot. Get outside and have some fun in the sun. While you’re out there, enjoy some nice liquid company. With its refreshing taste and sessionabilty, Kräftig is the perfect summer lager.

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Here are six summertime activities for you to enjoy with Kräftig: Grilling – Since the dawn of grills, man has enjoyed beer. And it’s time for you to break out the propane tank or charcoal and grill some juicy burgers and brats in your backyard. What’s more American than burgers? Burgers and real American lager, that’s what. Picnicking – Get your hands on some tiny triangle sandwiches and one of those checkered blankets. Bring cornhole, washers, a flying disc, or your favorite game and spend some time enjoying the outdoors. Eat. Drink.

And be merry, enjoying the company of friends and Kräftig. Fishing – If the fish aren’t biting, fishing can be just about as exciting as watching paint dry. Bring a cooler full of Kräftig with you, though, and we promise you’ll have a great day no matter what you catch. There’s nothing quite like relaxing on the water with an ice cold real American Lager. Golfing – A game of golf can take a while, but sometimes that’s the best part. There’s plenty of downtime to drink and enjoy the weather. What’s better than taking a solid swing off the tee? Taking

a solid swig of Kräftig while on the green. It’s the perfect session beer for your golf session.

Camping – Grab your friends, pitch some tents, and go exploring. When night falls, tell scary stories around a fire. The ultimate horror story would be running out of Kräftig, though, so make sure you’re well-stocked.

Floating – Hop in a canoe and go floating down a river like Huckleberry Finn. Just sit back and relax with a nice, cold Kräftig in hand, letting the current carry away every care. If you start to capsize, save the beer first. You know you’ve gone too far when you hear the dueling banjos from Deliverance. It’s time to put your phone down, log off your laptop, and go outside. Get some Kräftig, get active, and let the good times roll all summer long.

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Graphic’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 November 26, 2016 Photography: CIHI Photography Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal Groom’s Suit/Tux: Touch of Class Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal Groomsmen Suits/Tux: Touch of Class Hair: by Mother-in-law & Grooms cousin

Makeup: Casie did her own makeup! Florist: Bride’s lovely Mother Caterer: Pasghetti’s Cake: Country Mart Venue: Brookside Church Videography: David Watson Photography & Videography Planning & Design: Bride & Mother



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Casie (Renyer) and Cade Post of Branson, Missouri met while working at Westgate. Casie was looking for a new job but decided to stick around long enough to get to know Cade better before switching jobs. Cade’s dad also worked with them and was on the sidelines trying to set the couple up. Soon the happy couple began to date and then started talking about an engagement. Casie’s sister gave the couple free tickets for the nature trail at Top of the Rocks. With the help of Casie’s sister, Cade started planning the proposal! Cade proposed while standing in front of one of the beautiful Top of the Rocks’ waterfalls. Cade had Casie’s sister ride on a golf cart far enough behind them so Casie couldn’t see her. With her sister in hiding waiting to capture the moment on camera, Casie said, YES! On November 26, 2016, the happy couple tied the knot at Brookside Church. Casie’s favorite part of their wedding day was when Cade said his vows to her. Another highlight for her was when Cade included Casie’s daughter in the vows by giving her a ring to show his commitment to the entire family. As of that day, Casie’s daughter calls Cade, Daddy! The couple enjoyed a beautiful honeymoon in Ireland.


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Attending as Maid of Honor: Crystal French; Bridesmaids: Jessica Harris, Kendra Hunter, Lesley Cooper, and Amber Reasons. Matthew Morris served as Best Man; groomsmen: Shea Stafford, Keaton Post, Kurt Tweedy and Dane Braden. Flower girl: Emma Lynn Strait. Ring Bearer: Aiden LaBlanc-Post.



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Florals are in full bloom this summer as the floral print is making a drastic comeback. Between blouses with ruffles or statement handbags, many are dressing headto-toe in floral print and looking brighter and better than ever while doing it!



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This Summer the weather is hotter than ever and many are moving past the spring fashion trends and slipping into something more appropriate for the upcoming weather. Here are the top 10 Summer Fashion trends for 2017 to keep you feeling cool and looking fresh these next few months!



Stripes made their appearance on the Spring/Summer 2017 runways in every single style you can imagine: some vertical, some horizontal, some thick lined, and some super skinny. Balance the lines out with a bodycon piece or a casual sneaker and you’re bound to have an amazing statement piece that is artfully different than the everyday usual.

3 No.

The 70’s are definitely back in this Summer as fringe made its way down the runway on both handbags and maxi skirts this season. This trim design adds an element of sophistication to any body shape, just be cautious when pairing it with other statement pieces. Try to pair the fringe with something modern or minimal so that the rodeo or cowboy vibe doesn’t make its way into play.

Metallic sneakers are now the secret weapon to making any jean and white t-shirt combo look up to date and stylish. A flashy pair of kicks are viewed more like jewelry this summer: they add an extra accent of flair and depth to any minimalistic outfit.

5 No.



The statement tee this summer is the most unique trend in the sense that it is definitely the most versatile trend to come by. Whether you pair a statement tee with a normal pair of jeans or a velvet mini skirt, neither way is wrong and both ways are bound to impress. Invest in this trend and be confident in what you wear because looking good doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. |

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FASHION Many trade shows this season were rich with pieces that were enhanced by embroidered details causing the pieces to look more whimsical than usual. Whether it be on a jean jacket or a maxi dress, this stitching technique is upgrading many pieces and improving the overall look of your everyday outfit. Bib tanks, more commonly known as high-neck tank tops, are making a fresh new comeback all the way from the 90’s. This very flattering trend is sweeping the nation this summer, providing women everywhere with a refreshing style of tank top that is both sophisticated and trendy.



Okay, so denim may not be a new trend this Summer, but it’s definitely not a trend that’s going to fade away. Button-up denim skirts are very cute when paired with a statement tee or a tank top, while a pair of flared denim jeans look incredibly stylish and unique when paired with a flowy blouse and a sunhat!



The romper trend really took charge this Summer and is one that you won’t want to miss out on. Whether you wear it on a date with a pair of strappy heals, or over a bathing suit while walking beside the ocean on a hot Summer’s day, the romper is perfect for any body type and is a great piece to add to your Summer closet collection.



Last but not least, another fashion trend that is making its way into many closets this 2017 is the boho chic style that is full of loose-fit garments, a lot of crochet, and sexy lace staples that are bound to turn heads. This harmoniously bold look is ideal for the summertime and has already made its entrance to the fashion world through multiple summer music festivals and beach trips. |

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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.


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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In the Spotlight Bethany Grace Boles is a local student graduates in the top 20 of her class with a 4.0. She is a 2017 graduate of Morgan Co R2 Versailles, Missouri. Daughter of Kriston and Raylene Blanks-Bentch of Versailles and Randy Boles of Stover. While maintaining a 4.0 she stayed busy throughout high school. Her activities included Varsity Football and Basketball Cheerleader, Cheer Captain, Competition Cheer, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir. She earned several awards throughout her high school journey; Tiger Spirit Award, Tiger Pride Award, Total Commitment Award, Flyer of the Year Award, All Academic Award, Summer Camp Team Award and Tumbler of the Year Award. She plans to attend Warrensburg Area Career Center to study cosmetology this Fall. Her most memorable high school experience was, “being on the competition cheerleading squad�.

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"This salad is perfect for summer BBQs. The fruit makes it tasty." ingredients


1 cup lemon yogurt

2 cups watermelon balls

1 tablespoon honey

2 cups cantaloupe balls

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cups halved fresh strawberries



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In a salad bowl, whisk together the lemon yogurt, honey, and lemon juice until smooth, and gently fold in the watermelon balls, cantaloupe balls, and strawberries. Toss to coat, and serve.over salad and toss.

"This rosemary ranch chicken recipe is so delicious, tender, and juicy the chicken will melt in your mouth. Even the most picky eater will be begging for the last piece."

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup ranch dressing 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste 1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste (optional) 5 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes

In a medium bowl, stir together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, salt, lemon juice, white vinegar, pepper, and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place chicken in the bowl, and stir to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers and discard marinade. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill skewers for 8 to 12 minutes, or |until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear.

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Lemon Ice


1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 lemon, juiced 2 cups cold skim milk, chilled 1 (14 ounce) can nonfat sweetened condensed milk, chilled Directions

In the freezer canister of an ice cream maker, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, milk and sweetened condensed milk. Freeze according to manufacturers’ directions.

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

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Stover Fair Stover Legion Memorial Park 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.



Welcome to Summer, A Free Community Event Osage Beach City Park

10th Annual Support Our Troops Poker Run Multiple Locations around The Lake - Osage Beach, MO See all the big boats gather at Lake of the Ozarks for this fun filled poker run! All proceeds go to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. See the website listed above for participating locations and details. June 22- Registration Party Camden On The Lake - 6:00pm-9:00pm June 23 - Poker Run Camden On The Lake - 9:00am / Dog Days after party 5:00pm-10:00pm June 24 - Rehab Day and Pool Party Camden On The Lake - All Day

A fun family event featuring live music, kids activities, and spectacular fireworks. Free concert featuring The Cherry Pistols and Fireworks Show by Pyrotecnico! (Band taking stage 7:30-8:00 and Fireworks at 9:15) - Tethered balloon rides from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (weather permitting) - Additional kids activities available throughout the evening. - Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets - Concessions open at 5:00 pm [5:00 pm to 10:00 pm]


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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

Old Kinderhook Fireworks Fun Fest Friday, June 30th Time: 5:00 pm; Display begins at dusk. Location: Hwy 54, West of Camdenton to 20 Eagle Ridge Rd. Fun Fest with Fireworks Show, Entertainment and Kids Activities. Parking is limited; Arrive early. Call for details: 573-317-3560 City of Eldon Saturday, July 1st 4th of July Parade begins at 10:00 am; Downtown Eldon Fireworks begin at dusk; Eldon Model Air Park Call for Details: 573-392-2291 Bear Bottom Resort Date: Saturday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 4th Time: 9:45 pm Both Nights Location: View by Land at 123 Bear Bottom Drive or by Water at the Osage Arm 38MM. Parking is limited; Arrive early. Call for details: 573-374-6905 Fireworks at The 5MM Main Channel Saturday, July 1st Time: 9:30 pm Location: View this professional fireworks display by water only at the 5 Mile Marker of the Main Channel. Rain Date scheduled for July 2nd at 9:30pm. Donations welcome - Click title above to donate. Call for details: 314-323-2034 Windermere’s Freedom Celebration Sunday, July 2nd Time: 5:00 pm; Fireworks 9:00 pm Location: Windermere Conference Center; 1600 Koehler Drive in Roach recreation, old-fashioned games, bar-b-que supper, live music and more! Great fireworks at 9:00 pm. Donation per carload. A fee for some recreation/food. Phone: 573-346-5200



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Celebration Cruises Bagnell Dam Sunday, July 2nd Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Location: 1006 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark (at Bagnell Dam) Enjoy a Sunset Cruise and view fireworks at Bagnell Dam aboard the Celebration II yacht. Call for reservations and details: (573) 480-3212

The Lodge of Four Seasons Tuesday, July 4th Time: Display begins at Dusk Location: The Lodge of Four Seasons; 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark View by water at the 13 Mile Marker Call for details: 573-365-3000 Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize Tuesday, July 4th Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Location: Jeffries Rd to 5076 Davis Drive in Osage Beach Enjoy a Sunset Cruise and view The Lodge of Four Seasons fireworks display from the water at the 13 Mile Marker, aboard the Celebration I yacht. Call for reservations and details: (573) 480-3212

Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill Monday, July 3rd Time: Dusk Location: Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill; Hwy 5 to Lake Road 5-50 to 82 Aloha Lane in Sunrise Beach Parking is limited; Arrive early. View by water at the 34.5 Mile Marker Call for details: 573-374-5852 Point Randall Resort Monday, July 3rd Time: 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm Location: Point Randall Resort; Hwy HH to Susan Road in Lake Ozark. Viewing by land on the Point Randall Resort property reserved for resort guests only. View by water at the 2 Mile Marker (McCoy Branch Cove) Call for details: 573-365-2081 Playin’ Hooky Fireworks Cruise Tuesday, July 4th Time: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm Location: Departing from Millstone Marina at 18096 Hwy O in Gravois Mills $25 per person Call for reservations and details: 573-434-2627

Tan-Tar-A Resort Tuesday, July 4th Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort; Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property reserved for resort guests only. View by water at the 26 Mile Marker Call for details: 573-348-3131 Tropic Island Cruises Tuesday, July 4th Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort; 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht. Call for reservations and details: 573-348-0083 Lake Valley Country Club Tuesday, July 4th Time: Fireworks display begins at dusk. Location: Lake Valley Country Club; 367 Blair Ave in Camdenton Call for more info: 573-346-7218


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What’s it like to go 270 mph on water?

Bryan Sanders in Nitrochondriac had a 270 miles-per-hour run in his Top Fuel Hydro earlier this year. He’s in action this weekend on Lake Lucas during the 6th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic. PHOTO BY Marty Reger photo.



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What’s it like to go 270 mph on water? “I love it,” says Lucas Oil Top Fuel Hydro champ Sanders. The fastest man on water says driving a Top Fuel Hydro drag boat is not for everyone. “It’s like everything slows down the faster I go,” Bryan Sanders said. “I know that not everyone is built that way.” Sanders, who piloted the Tommy Thompson-owned Nitrochondriac to a 270 miles-per-hour run earlier this year, looks to make it three wins in three starts on the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series this weekend. The 6th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic starts a three-day run on Friday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland. “We’re ready, man,” Sanders said of the trip to Lake Lucas. “We’ve had a big, long break since the last race and we are ready to go racing again. We love coming to Wheatland. That’s our premier track.” Sanders won the Haas Memorial en route to his first Top Fuel Hydro series championship in 2016. The Nitrochondriac team hasn’t missed a beat with wins in Arizona at Chandler’s Valley of the Sun Spring Nationals and Parker’s Colorado River Challenge. His 270.38 mph clocking during a 3.445-second run at the Colorado River Challenge was one of the fastest ever on water. The fastest pass in history remains the 274.95 mph that Scott Lumbert ran two years ago in the Spirit of Texas boat. Sanders said that all-time speed record is something he would like to achieve. “Is there more to come from it? Yeah there’s more to come,” Sanders said earlier this week in a telephone interview from his Houston, Texas home. “We’re not really leaning on it hard and it’s running the numbers

it’s running. It can do more, for sure. “I think 275 is very reachable and very do-able. I think we can make that happen. As we learn more in the progression of the boat and if we really wanted to step on it ... it’s possible this thing could run 280.” Of course, it would take a perfect combination of water, wind, temperature and performance for that to happen. “It depends on where you are for safety and shutdown,” Sanders said. “When you get these speeds, this thing doesn’t want to stop. Second thing is water conditions, meaning temperature of the water. The colder the water, the faster this thing wants to go. So you go to a place like Augusta (Georgia) or Parker (Arizona) where the water is cold, that’s where you get your big numbers from. Phoenix is pretty much in the middle. “You go to hot tracks and you’re not going after the miles per hour as hard as you are the ET (elapsed time). We went to a hot track in Marble Falls (Texas) and we broke the ET record.” Sanders credits crew chief Todd Haas and owner Thompson for the results and for putting together a championship team. Haas came over to boat racing a year ago after several years working in NHRA drag racing on pavement with drivers such as Tony Schumacher and Cruz Pedregon. “He made a big difference. He brought a lot of knowledge in technology with him over from NHRA, which he’d been with a long time,” Sanders said. “He’s an old boat racer so he knows the boats and bringing the technology (from NHRA) ... the latest and greatest ... he knows the boats. He knows how to apply it.” Sanders is a second-generation drag-boat racer. His dad drove Top Alcohol Flats for several years, | but before Bryan began racing boats he drove NHRA turbocharged car-tire drag bikes. “Then I boat one boat and then another,” he said. “Now here I am, running Top-Fuel. It just progressed.”

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Asked to describe the sensation inside the capsule when the Top Fuel fires off the line and reaches 250 miles-per-hour you could almost envision Sanders smiling over the telephone. “I tell you, I love it,” he said. “I always get that little nerve-wracking deal right before I go. Who wouldn’t? When they close that capsule, it’s game on. “The best sensation for me is when you throw the parachutes out and everything has done what it’s supposed to do, that’s when you take your breath. There’s nothing quite like it.” Action in the Haas Memorial begins on Friday with the opening rounds of qualifying in both the pro and sportsman divisions. Saturday includes a doubleheader with racing both on Lake Lucas during the day and the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series on the dirt track at night. Drag boat weekend concludes on Sunday.



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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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Wide variety of features, stories, events and businesses that too, call Missouri home. Celebrating why we LOVE Missouri!

Missouri Magazine June 2017  

Wide variety of features, stories, events and businesses that too, call Missouri home. Celebrating why we LOVE Missouri!