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A note

From the Editor

Happy New Year!

I’m not normally a procrastinator. The exception to this is when I don’t know what to do. Or sometimes I know what to do, but can’t decide how to proceed. So, here I sit, a full day before deadline trying to decide upon a topic. I haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions, nor do I plan to. So that idea is out. Besides, I doubt if anyone reading this cares what I decide to do or not do. The flip side of this is what I hope our readers do. I would like to think our regular readers anticipate each editorial for a bit of information, entertainment, humor or wisdom. With that in mind, I am reminded of a collection of sampler sayings. These embroidery decorations were originally designed to be training pieces for young girls to practice stitching. But they contain a wealth of wisdom for those who take heed. Here are a few of my favorites: It’s never too late to do the right thing. Make decisions today that will help you become what you want to be tomorrow.It’s never too late to become the person you always wanted to be. And my favorite of all time: It is what it is, but it will become what you make of it. And the list goes on. What do all these phrases have to do with the beginning of a new year? Just this: we are at a crossroads of time. We begin a new year, a new calendar, a new semester, a new era but most importantly, a new day. Today. It’s the only one we have. It has been said enough to become ineffective, but bears repeating anyway: yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a promise, all we have is today. Use it wisely. So, how will you spend your time in 2013? What have you been putting off? Running a marathon? Going back to school? Making contact with that distant loved one? Learning something new? Forget all the resolutions we don’t intend to keep anyway. Instead, focus on the dreams that were put on hold for whatever reason. In my case, I’ve been interested in learning to play the marimba for years. Perhaps it’s time to stop dreaming and start achieving. After all, it’s never too late.

Kandy Derden, Managing Editor Page 4

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January, 2013

People To See: COLUMBIA - The Sandman, the famous comic hypnotist, is a Vegas favorite that has hypnotized over 10,000 people from coast to coast. From Nashville, TN to stages all over the U.S., he has been dubbed the “Copperfield of Hypnosis”. He will perform at the Deja Vu Comedy Club Jan. 10-12. Show times are 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $8 Thurs., $9 Fri., $8 for the early show Saturday, and $10 for the late show Saturday. Don’t miss his XXX Erotic Hypnotic Late Show Saturday Night. So fast…you won’t believe it! So funny…you won’t forget it!! WOMEN were crying their make-up off and people’s face and sides were aching from uncontrolled laughter as they watched THE SANDMAN get volunteers from the audience on stage and made them do things they couldn’t believe!!! MAYBE YOU OR ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS WILL BE THE NEXT STAR OF THE SHOW! FromNashville,TNto stages throughout theU.S., and with over 30 years of stage performances, THE SANDMAN has been crowned the “Copperfield of Hypnotists”. Not only do the volunteers on stage become the stars of the show, but THE SANDMAN is using the entire audience now as well. He’s got them singing and dancing too! Page 06

Seems like everyone Established in 1975 as Columbia s premier entertainment headquarters, The Vu provides nationally acclaimed live stand-up comedy, a 10,000 square foot nightclub with four rotating house D.J. s using the latest in sound and lighting effects, live bands on our 1,000 square foot patio, 10 TV s including a 10 2 x 12 2 big screen in our comedy room with surround sound, and incredi ble promotions combined with great drink specials for everyone at our three separate bars and two levels of nightlife. DÈj‡ Vu provides a diverse menu with numerous affordable food and drink selections in the comfort of over 65 tons of ventilation, and the largest and cleanest bathrooms for any nightclub in Mid-Missouri. Created in 2008, Inside Columbia magazine has provided a BEST DANCE CLUB category in their Best of Columbia magazine three different years, and The Vu has won 1st place all 3 years 2009, 2011, and 2012!

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Things to Do: Eat Chocolate

Chocolate Gala January 13, 2013 2 - 4:30 PM A fantasy of chocolate delights awaits you at the Chocolate Gala, an annual event to benefit the Cole Camp Community Center capital campaign. There will also be several varieties of hors d'ouvres served, along with wines from three local wineries. Between the door prizes and the silent auction, you're bound to go home with something wonderful! Radio personality and all-around wonderful guy, Ken Dillon, is the special guest this year and Chris Kappelman will be entertaining guests on the piano. Wineries are Eichenberg Winery, Cole Camp; Fahrmeier Family January, 2013

Winery, Lexington; LaBella Vineyards and Winery, Wellington. You'll be able to sample the wines or buy a bottle to enjoy with your chocolates. (or take with you.) You'll have your choice of chocolates......with a Chocolate Fountain, featuring dark chocolate and a milk chocolate fondue pot with an array of dippers (pretzels, marshmallows, cookies, fruit); chocolate cheesecake, chocolate pies, chocolate torte, truffles, fudge, brownies and a variety of fine chocolate candy. This is a fun event and the Legion Hall will be beautifully decorated. Tickets are $12 per person or 2 for $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Carol Rupp at 660-668-3675 or 660-553-1602.

Event Location Information: American Legion Hall 201 N. Maple Cole Camp, Missouri, 65325 Event Contact Information: Dianne Simon 660-287-7989 Featured will be a fantasy in chocolate, wine and appetizers, music by Chris Kappelman, door prizes, and a silent auction. To view the event flyer, click here. All proceeds to benefit the Cole Camp Community Center. Cole Camp Community Center, Inc., is a 501(c)3 corporation, and all donations are income tax deductible. Contact : Carol Rupp 660-6683675 or 660-553-1602 Page 07

People to See At the Blue Note

Drive-By Truckers &

Houndmouth Tue, January 22, 2013 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm Tickets $20 Far more than on any of the Drive-By Truckers' previous albums, Go-Go Boots rises like smoke from the old Muscle Shoals country-and-soul sound. Having recorded with Bettye LaVette and Booker T. Jones, and having spent a lifetime listening to classic soul albums by Bobby Womack, Tony Joe White, and especially Eddie Hinton, it was inevitable that the Truckers eventually produce this album. We knew they were pin-your-ears-back rock and roll. But here in Go-Go Boots, the Truckers are country, and here, too, the Truck-ers are soul, rhythm & blues. Each of the three vocalists—Cooley, Patterson, Shonna—is distinct; each aches in its own way with

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sometimes gravelly and other-times smooth sweet wistful broken-glass hurt and yearning and reluctant. Patterson's songs, are almost always willing, in the great Southern tradition, to take on the Man as are Cooley's, when the cause is big and just. Their sound comes nonetheless from history and the past. It's all a big tangled beautiful mess, and it all comes out of Muscle Shoals, where, as Patterson's father, legendary bassist David Hood notes, the South once did something right with respect to race relations, once-upon-a-time, and when it most mattered. You can hear it in every chord. It's their recording finest yet. For more information, visit

January, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY - The Capital City players are proud to present the show “Spring Awakening during a dinner theatre located at the Shikles Auditorium, 1200 Linden Drive. Time: January 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19 doors open at 6 pm. dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances will be January 13 and 20; doors open at noon, lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the show starts at 1:30 p.m. Directed by Branden Bise, Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on a controversial German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score. The Capital City Players are also pleased to announce that The Capital City Players will be using January, 2013

the services of Argyle Catering Company with Chef Ryan P. Davis for the meals. “We at CCP are very impressed with their delicious food and service and hope you will join us soon to try the outstanding menus they will be offering to accompany our theatrical productions,” they said. Contact Information: call (573) 681-9012 or visit Theatre Location Shikles Auditorum 1200 Linden Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109 Ticket Mailing Address Capital City Players 713 Cardinal Street Jefferson City, MO 65101 Ticket Message Line 573-681-9012 Cost: $30 for dinner and the show

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Places The Castle on the Hill to Go: With a commanding view from atop a bluff, the Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is one of the best representations of early 20th Century sensibilities in the Midwest. Walk through this 31-room, 12,000-square-foot lodge built over a period of 31 years by Sedalia lawyer John Homer Bothwell. You will marvel at the owner’s eclectic tastes and how a country gentlemen furnished a recreational lodge for himself and his friends. Built out of native rock from the estate grounds, the lodge was constructed over three natural caves and into a bluff. It is an example of the Arts and Crafts style of the early 20th century. In the tower section, a workshop houses the man-made opening to a cave below. This shaft links the cave to a stairwell that goes up through the house. Some rooms have windows and doors that open to the stairwell to draw cool cave air into the house. Each phase of construction exhibits differing details, such as window styles, trim and light fixtures. Most of the furnishings in the house are original, and the property also has a three-mile hiking and mountain biking trail. It took four separate building phases to complete this Lodge on three levels (the tower has four) that illustrate many cultural and architectural changes of the period from 1890 through 1929. This imposing structure was positioned to command a broad view and has become a landmark in Pettis County along Highway 65. Bothwell Lodge was an appropriate gift to the state from a man who brought so much Page 10

to his adopted state. Tours provide a glimpse into the life of one of Sedalia's greatest benefactors. The area offers great opportunities for picnicking, hiking, and mountain biking. The new amateur photography competition “Cameras at the Castle” is seeking photos of the Bothwell Lodge historical site. Running through October, the winner will have their photo turned into a postcard to be sold at Bothwell Lodge. This contest is free and open to the public. All entries must be submitted or postmarked by Oct. 1, 2013. Ages 10 and up are eligible to win. All entries will become the property of Missouri State Parks and photos will not be returned.Photos must be within the grounds of Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, including but not limited to the park area, the lodge itself, other historic structures, trails and the general natural surroundings. Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site 19349 Bothwell State Park Road Sedalia, Missouri 65301 (660) 827-0510

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Things to Do: Come out and Play! Written by: Hoffman Lewis Get in the spirit of friendly competition as the Show-Me State offers plenty of opportunities for all kinds of family fun. Every Saturday thru February, Battlecreek Paintball provides the perfect backdrop for adventure. Show off your good aim in a game of paintball, and play a fun game of laser tag. This Kingdom City activity center welcomes kids of all ages. Private events can be scheduled any day of the week. In Osage Beach, feel the adrenaline rush as you run around the 4,000 square-foot Lazer Force Lazer Tag Zone. An ideal outing for kids age five and older (plus their parents), Lazer Force creates a cool environment with music and fog machines. After a game of laser tag, try out your skills in the arcade. Plenty of prizes are available for players with high scores. (Open FridaySunday, September thru May. There is a good reason “Fun” is in the name at Fun Spot at Grand Country. This Branson destination offers many activities for the family. Aim for a hole-in-one at the black-light miniature golf course. Take a spin in the bumper cars. Chase your opponents through the two-level laser tag maze. Show off your gaming talent in the video game arcade – you could win an amazing prize, such as a Wii. Rainy day? Snowy afternoon? No problem, thanks to Chesterfield Sports Fusion. This allindoor activity center boasts tons of fun for all ages. Reach for new heights on the rock-climbing wall. Putt your way to victory on the miniature golf course. Make a truly impressive slam dunk during a game of trampoline basketball. Learning becomes seriously fun when you take the family to Discovery Center of Springfield. This fantastic science center offers hundreds of exhibits and hands-on activities. Kids have a blast learning about chemistry, energy, physics, January, 2013

health, and culture, thanks to exhibits like BodyWorks and HighWire Bike. Put some spring in your children’s step at LeBounce, in Cape G i r a r d e a u . LeBounce pumps up the “wow” factor with 6,000 square feet of bounce-house fun. Food is available on-site. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Private party rooms available to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion. The lounge for adults means parents can relax while kids have a blast. In St. Louis, take adventure to a whole new height at Climb So iLL Indoor Rock Climbing. The name may sound strange, but the facility, located in a former power plant, is pure excitement. Scramble up and down the walls at this superRock Cli mbing cool rock-climbing gym. More than just a fun place, Climb So iLL is seriously dedicated to the community and the team is committed to helping the environment by recycling, reusing and having a small carbon footprint.

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People to See: George Washington ST LOUIS - Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon Exhibit at the Missouri History Museum through January 27. The exhibition is available for only a few more weeks, so visit now! It opens with a portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, an introductory video produced by The History Channel, and a timeline that acquaints the audience with the significant events that are highlighted throughout the exhibition. Although the face of George Washington is one of the most familiar in the portrait gallery of famous Americans, the younger generation actually knows little about the true personality and character of “The Father of Our Country.” The exhibit, Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon, provides a new and refreshing perspective on Washington, his achievements and legacies, his family and his times, and, most importantly, his intellectual pursuits and entrepreneurial ventures. Washington’s story is told through a rich presentation of objects, including full-scale figures, architectural models, decorative arts pieces, dioramas, maps, drawings, documents, manuscripts, paintings, interactive programs, and video productions. Visitors will discover that Washington’s life and legacy had a profound effect on his peers, colleagues, friends, and family, as well as on the character of the nation. While the legacy has

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endured, the life is not well known. Discover the Real George Washington looks behind the familiar face in the hope that the strength of Washington’s personality, his intellect, courage and wisdom will remind us of who we are as a people and a nation. The exhibition is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & made possible by the generous support of The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Cost: Adult: $10; Senior(62+)/Student/Active Military/Tour Groups: $8; Children 6-12: $4; Children 5 and younger: Free; Free for K-12 school groups with advance reservations. For more information, visit online at

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January Calendar of Events GILLUM FAMILY ILLUSIONS Jan. 25/CALIFORNIA - Family entertainment at its best. The Gillam family is known for their captivating, fast-paced stage performance, mystifying grand illusions, comedy magic and audience participation. Aaron Gillam and his family present the Gospel with many jaw dropping illusions. These Upward Award Celebration performers involve the audience with a lively presentation that balances entertainment with a message.This show is a great time for your entire family. Presented at the Finke Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10; younger than 15, $5. For more information, call 563-796-2895 or email tickets@

LAKE JAZZ BAND DINNER BUFFET Jan 27/LAKE OZARK - Join the professionals from the Lake Jazz Band as they welcome students from the School of the Osage jazz band for a concert and dance at Country Club Hotel in Lake Ozark. The event includes: Buffet dinner, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. featuring chicken breast, beef roast, baked potato bar, greens and desserts A cash bar, Osage jazz band concert, 6 p.m.6:45 p.m., Lake Jazz Band concert, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The dance floor is open during the Lake Jazz Band performance. Admission: $20 (includes the buffet)

A TURTLE’S TALE Jan. 19/ROLLA - Movie at 11 a.m. $3 admission. Location: 400 W. 10th St. Call 573-341-4219 for more information. Born on a Baja, California, beach in 1959, new hatchling Sammy must do what his fellow newborn sea turtles are doing: race across the beach to the ocean before they are captured by a seagull or crab. Thus begins Sammy's incredible 50-year ocean journey. Along the way, he meets his best friend, a fellow turtle named Ray, and overcomes obstacles both natural and man-made while trying to fulfill his dream of travelling around the world.

STORY TELLING Jan. 19/CAPE GIRARDEAU - Laugh out loud at the comedic storytelling styles of Donald Davis and Dolores Hydock. Presented on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. 2 and 7 p.m. Call 573-335-1631 for more information. Tickets are $12.for adults and $5 for children.


Jan. 19 & 21/INDEPENDANCE - Using a combination of hand and shadow puppets, seasoned puppeteer Anitra Steele presents a brand new show. The story features the famous but fictional woodcarver, Geppetto, and his grandson, Little Pin. Will Little Pin believe his grandpa's "Whale of a Tale"? Finger puppets of show’s characters are for sale at the front desk. Admission includes a tour of puppet museum, EAGLE DAYS which features the exhibit, Pinocchio Time. Call 816Jan. 26-27/CLARKSVILLE - The World Bird 833-9777 for more information. Sanctuary of St. Louis and the Missouri Dept. of Conservation present live eagle programs every hour MAGIC SHOW at the Apple Shed (building is not heated). Jan. 26/MONROE CITY - 1 p.m. Come to the Watch the birds grab fish from the Mississippi Visitor Center at Mark Twain Lake for a magical River. Spotting scopes, naturalists, and warming afternoon. Magician Bernie Andrew provides a bonfires are available at Riverfront Park. Phone: 573- magic show that is entertaining for all ages. Call 573242-3132 Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 735-4097 for more information. January, 2013

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Places to Go: POPLAR BLUFF - The Ag Expo will celebrate its 27th anniversary on Jan. 18 and 19th this year at the Black River Coliseum. Agricultural booth spaces are available for rent. There will be 118 booths available. Their will also be outdoor exhibits. Located at 301 S. Fifth St. in Poplar Bluff, open hours will be from 1-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Events and entertainment will include gospel, jazz, and contemporary music; agricultural seminars; beauty pageants; and a toy tractor pedal pull contest for ages four to nine. There will also be a tractor driving contest for FFA members; a petting farm; and

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Ag Expo 2013 old time auction; a milking contest; and agricultural‌ Ag Expo is an annual event acknowledging the importance of agriculture and natural resources in southeast Missouri, and the impact it has on the economy. The event includes, among other activities: more than 118 exhibits; a toy tractor pedal-pull contest; duck-calling contest; cow-milking contest; beauty pageant; entertainment; FFA tractordriving contest; and an old-time auction. For more information, to register for the beauty contest or to purchase a booth space contact the University of Missouri Extension Center at 6868064 or visit

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