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Let the Haunts Begin...

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. And the ghosts and goblins are out in full force. If you want to be scared out of your wits, I’m sure you can find at least one attraction to visit among the ones previewed in this issue. There are the traditional favorites as well as some new ones. Fall also brings us a beautiful display of colorful leaves. There’s the crisp, cool air to go with them. The orchards are now full of apples for apple butter stirrin,’ pies and cider. Pumpkins are scattered across the area awaiting their new owners to pick them and turn them into Jack-O-Lanterns (or more pies.) I love fall weiner roasts and hayrides, the warmth of roasted marshmallows or s’mores complimented by hot chocolate or cider. And Fall Festivals to help celebrate all the wonderful goods to eat. Several are listed in this issue. Now that my office has received it’s annual Fall cleaning, my thoughts have turned toward holiday baking. This year we will launch Indiana “Season’s Eatings,” a special issue containing recipes shared by our staff, advertisers and subscribers. (I’ve already collected a few) So our grand prize winner will receive an extra special Weekender Getaway! To compete in our Seasons Eatings recipe contest, simply look through your collection of favorite family recipes and submit by email, fax or direct mail to us no later than November 11. Seasons Eatings will be in homes before Thanksgiving. Winners selected for each food category will receive gift certificates from participating advertisers. Happy Haunting! . . then Happy Cooking.

Kathy Barnett Senior Editor Saturday, Oct. 8 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Rolla on Pine St.

About the Cover : Fall is here and the trees are displaying their beautiful array of color as the days turn cooler. Junior Editor Kaitlyn Offenburger captured her sister s delight at being outdoors on such a day at left. Megan turns two this month. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN!!!

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People to See: “Reckless Kelly” Oct. 14 At The Blue Note COLUMBIA - Doors open at 8:30 pm. The show starts at 9:30 pm. This event is all for all ages. Tickets are $12 with general admission - Seat and standing room on the floor are first come first serve. Patrons under the age of 21, please be prepared to pay a $2 cash surcharge at the door in addition to purchasing a ticket. Now promoting their fifth album, Wicked Twisted Road, this Texas quintet brings country-rock at its best to The Blue Note. These new songs bristle with the muscular, idiosyncratic energy and inventiveness that has led the band (which includes guitarist David Abeyta, bassist Jimmy McFeeley, and drummer Jay Nazz) to become one of Austin, Texas' most dynamic and relentlessly entertaining live acts. "We scaled back a little bit in that we didn't use every instrument that was hanging on the wall," says Willy Braun of the new album. The multiple facets of the individual songs come into focus one at a time: the lashing adrenaline rush of "Sadie Got A Six Gun," the melodic bravado of "These Tears" ("[You] ain't a tough enough memory/To compare with what I've been through"); the small-town melancholy and ennui of October, 2011

"Dogtown"—taken from the Brauns' actual history, as was the wistful "Hiram and His Old Lady"; the Steve Earle-ish bad girl imagery of "Nobody Haunts Me Like You"; the picaresque, boozy travelogue that is "Seven Nights In Ireland"; the Southern rock sendup—complete with a Dixie-fried Greek chorus of girl singers—that is "Wretched Again"; and the hardwon wisdom that infuses "My Baby's Got A Whole Lot More." Of Reckless Kelly, a critic for Music Row magazine wrote, "Rootsy, jangly country-rock, with all its punch in place. In my perfect world, this is what country radio would sound like." Willy and Cody Braun were raised as heirs to a musical tradition. They grew up touring and playing with their father's band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys. They opened for the likes of Merle Haggard, played the Grand Ole Opry and appeared twice on The Tonight Show in the Johnny Carson era. "Dad's lyrics were always real and down to earth, day-to-day language," recalled Willy, "and I learned a lot about songwriting from him. And growing up on the road, he taught us pretty much everything we know how to play, how to sing harmonies, all about

the business." The band arrived in Austin in 1997. Renamed Reckless Kelly (after the folk-hero Australian outlaw), the young band began hitting the honky-tonks and listening rooms in the Texas capital. Robert Earl Keen, one of the deans of the booming Texas country-rock scene, took them under his wing. The group released its first album, Millican, which sold over 20,000 copies, a formidable sum for a debut album on an indie label by a fledgling band. Acoustic: Live At Stubb's followed in 2000, as did The Day the same year. Now Wicked Twisted Road is a bid to take everything to a new level. The members no longer feel confined by the "Texas Music" label. Their vision is coast-tocoast. "We do more gigs out of Texas than we do in," said Willy Braun, citing Reckless Kelly hotbeds in Oregon and Washington, New York, Connecticut, and Chicago. The Braun brothers, who were literally raised on the road, and the rest of Reckless Kelly, know that such careers are built one Saturday night at a time. Wicked Twisted Road documents a band that's ready to go the distance. For more information, visit Page 05


autograph memorabilia, signed movie posters, plus CENTRALIA - New location-same scares! Visit the horror video games and pinball! Buy your tickets new atmosphere of the backwoods of rural Missouri. online and save waiting time. Follow 2 acres of mazes, old buildings, and the oddTHE BEAST ist creations around. You'll never want to go in the woods again...When you arrive, the realism and dark KANSAS CITY - Founded in 1991, The Beast is forces consume you like a heavy fog. Abandoned America's largest haunted house. The Beast piosheds, old machinery, and pitch-black shadows all neered the "open format" design, where you're not in around you. The woods are calling your name but no a line, you're wandering through the scenes, never one is there to help you. The dark forces have moved knowing when a spook or an activated scene will 6 miles to a new location that provides the realism rock into action. At the Beast, you are not just looking and energy that a outdoor haunted trail needs to at the scene, you are part it! It takes about 40 minutes breathe. Right between Centralia and Mexico located to go through IF you don't get lost in the fog in the directly off of Hwy FF. Open every Thursday, Friday, Werewolf Forest, stuck in the maze, or pulled toward Saturday in October starting October 6th. Open at 8 the light in the three-story light tower. The exit is a p.m. each evening. Tickets are $12 For four story slide, it's straight down and more information, visit www.backfaster than you might find comfortable! or call 573-721-4644 The Werewolf Forest, a 1/4 acre in size, requires you to find an exit in complete darkness. The storm scene's thunDARKNESS MONSTER der and lightning will make your hair MUSEUM stand on end, the cobblestone streets of ST. LOUIS - Take a tour through the Jack the Ripper's London will seduce all new Monster Museum inside the you, beware the raging wolf. And don't Darkness downtown St. Louis next to forget about the swamp with it's blood Soulard Market. The Darkness is now thirsty alligators, the deranged pirate or THREE attractions for one price including the all new Terror Visions in 3D, The the man-hunting lion. The Beast gets better every Darkness haunted house itself and the new monster year. For more information, visit museum. See a full-sized Creature From The Black Lagoon, Predator, Alien and more. Owners have acquired a massive, full-sized Incredible Hulk and a real suit created by Rick Baker from Disney's The Haunted Mansion movie. New this year is a custom built full-sized Wolfman based on the newest 2010 film from Universal. Guests can use their cameras to take action pictures with this amazing, larger-thanlife sized prop! Additionally, you’ll find a Michael Jackson prop as the werewolf from the music video, Thriller, and a new, full-sized 'Darkness' from the movie Legend. In addition to the amazing monsters, The Monster Museum is also filled with classic toys, Page 06

FEARFEST COLUMBIA - Sitting on 46 acres, get ready for the halloween event of the year. Three haunted attractions including 2 haunted houses, Sarahs Legend and SlashMasters Asylum, AND Zombie Safari Hayride. A paintball experience where you ride on custom built trailers with mounted paintball guns and shoot actual live zombies roaming the containment center. A true not to be missed interactive attraction complete with exploding scenes and great fun! Expanded for 2011! For more information, visit

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KANSAS CITY - Guest Experience Reaches a New Level of Horrifying at Worlds of Fun. Worlds of Fun guests visiting Halloween Haunt are subject to The region's largest Halloween event, featuring nine Extreme Haunts including the NEW London Terror! Step back in time and into the fogfilled streets of London where the villains of the night are terrorizing the townsfolk. London Terror is located near the Detonator entrance in the Americana section of Worlds of Fun during Halloween Haunt. One ticket, no limits during Halloween Haunt, Sept. 17 - October 30. Extreme Haunts are open 8 p.m. to park close Fridays and Saturdays, plus Thursday night, October 27, and Sunday night, October 30, and are included with park admission. Halloween Haunt is not recommended for smaller children.

receive a prize, and the grand prize winner gets something special! Two age groups are judged: ages 6 and younger, and ages 7-12.This area is full of scare-free fun for kids, 11 am - 7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays! Over 350 Monsters are ready to make this visit your last! Thrill rides will make you scream even louder Live entertainment shows feature amazing performers from across the country. Be sure to visit Digger’s Used Coffin Lot where a salesman will take you on a “test ride” of a collection of unique caskets. See for schedule of shows. Half Pint Brawlers, hardcore midget wrestling will open Oct. 7. Overlord’s Awakening takes place in the Scandinavian Section of the park, kicking of a parade of souls as they prepare for Haunt. As darkness falls, Littles ones are free to play, the monsters are put bear witness to Overlord’s Awakening as he calls his away at Howl-O-Fest. Kids ages 12 and younger are army to rise and transform the park. encouraged to show off their Halloween costumes at This event is one you won’t want to miss! 3 p.m. each day of Howl-O-Fest. All contestants October, 2011

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Places to Go: WARRENSBURG - The Show Me Justice Film Festival, Oct. 13-15, strives to raise awareness about social injustice. “Through the art of film, our goal is to inspire individuals and communities toward collective action against social injustice such as racism, sexism, poverty, substance abuse, and other social ills that plague our society,� said Mark von Schlemmer, Phd, festival director. Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit feature films, and short animated, experimental, narrative, and documentary films, that put a face on the many shades of injustice. The films selected for screening will compete for prizes based on their artistic competence, creativity, and exploration of the festival theme. This year, the Show Me Justice Film Festival takes place in the Martin Building, room 126 of the Thursday, Oct. 13: 6pm to 7pm: Opening Reception; Student Rec. Center Atrium 7pm to 8:45pm 1st Feature Film: Hendricks Hall Cultures of Resistance, documentary

9pm to 11:00pm: 2nd Feature Film: Hendricks Hall The Forgotten Bomb, documentary (Q&A w/ Filmmakers afterwards)

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University of Central Missouri. It is being coordinated by the UCM Department of Communication. Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit films that offer a variety of real experiences, sharing their stories with audiences from around the Midwest and beyond. This is the second year of the festival and the first year that the University of Central Missouri has been involved in producing the festival. Last year's festival featured the Oscar nominated film Winter's Bone (which was set in and shot in Missouri) among many other films. This year's festival is designed to be affordable. An All-Festival Pass is offered for those who wish to have the convenience of access to all film screenings. The All-Festival Pass can be purchased online at or through the UCM Performing Arts Series Box Office. Tickets to individual screenings will be available for purchase during the festival. Festival passes are $30 each. Individual screenings are $10 ($3 for students; student rate for adults who donation 2 canned goods). Shorts are only $5 (free for students; free for adults with a donation of 2 canned goods). For more information, visit online at ion.cfm or call 660-543-4364.

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Things to Do

The monsters, demons and ghouls at Six Flags St. Louis Fright Fest are pleased to announce that Halloween isn't just one day a year anymore -- we are ready to terrorize you every weekend from October 7th to October 30th. Check the Fright Fest operating schedule to plan your demise online at If you have not experienced Six Flags Fright Fest, now is the time as their killer shows and ghoulish playground dares to scare the pants of you this Halloween season. During the month of October, this ever-changing amusement park transforms into a wicked Halloween event that is fun for the whole family. During daylight hours, Six Flags Fright Fest offers family-friendly activities for young children including minipumpkin painting, spooky story time, arts and crafts, corn maze, trick-or-treating, and a children 12 and under costume contest. Children activities take place throughout the Bugs Bunny World park area. When the daylight falls, the park transforms into a place that is only meant for the adults who dare to enter. Have a screaming good time at Fright Fest shows including P.T. Barnum’s Slide Show. This travelOctober, 2011

ling freak show appears every Halloween. No one knows where it comes from or where it goes, all that is known is that it’s full of the most gruesome acts ever seen by man. Beds of nails, fire swallowing, nails hammered in noses and more are all on tap to frighten and amaze. Monstertainment listed includes Famed hypnotist Stephan who frightens and amazes in this spiritfilled act that is guaranteed to astound. Just be careful which direction Stephen's gaze is pointing. He’s been known to have a temper. Fearful frights and spine - chilling adventures lurk at every corner. Have a killer time riding the wide assortment of roller coasters

from the timid to the more daring. Don’t be surprised to see terrifying zombies roaming the park looking for their next victim. Bring your whole family to Six Flags Fright Fest and celebrate Halloween right near your hometown.

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Community Calendar HALF PINT BRAWLERS Oct. 7-29/KANSAS CITY - Half Pint Brawlers, as seen on Spike TV, Jackass 3d, MTV, TMZ and more. Watch and experience Hardcore midget wrestling at Worlds of Fun Amusement Park. Something a little different for Haunt, but don’t sell these guys short, this show will not be for the timid. Showtimes are 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 pm. For more information, visit

FALL FESTIVAL Oct. 15/Jefferson City - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Annual Fall Festival and Downtown Harvest Fest have merged into one event that promises a great day of entertainment, food, arts, crafts and storytellers for the children, community information booths and vendors that embrace the diverse cultures found in mid–Missouri. Free admission. For more Information: visit

AFTERLIFE AFTER DARK Oct. 15/SEDALIA - Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with Sedalia Ghost Hunters at Ivy Cottege Tea Room and the actual ghost hunt at two locations. If you prefer, choose dinner with the ghost hunters and ghostly tales around a campfire on the west lawn at Liberty Center. There will be ghostly tales, tricks and treats, and some pumpkin carving contests. Dinner ticket price includes flashlight and t-shirt. Seating is limited. Get your ticket early! Price: $75 Dinner & Ghost hunt, $50 Dinner & Ghostly Tales, & $5 Ghostly Tales & Pumpkin carving contest. For more information, call (660) 826-2222.

“BLOODY BILL” Oct. 20/JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri State Archives, Kirkpatrick State Information Center (600 W. Main St.) at 7 p.m. “Bloody Bill” Anderson was one of Missouri’s most infamous Civil War guerillas. However, his raids against a German farming settlement in southeastern Lafayette County were little known until recently, when key source material was translated from German to English. Robert W. Frizzell will share the story of these raids and their impact. Contact Information: (573) 526-5296 or Cost: Free

OLD-TIME QUILTERS FEST Oct 29/LINN CREEK - Browse the quilt notions and techniques on display at the Lake of the Ozarks - Camden County Museum. There will be demonstrations throughout the day. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Door prizes and drawings. Lunch available. Admission is free. For more informaiton, call 573-346-7191. October, 2011

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The Crucible will be performed Oct. 13-15 through The Little Theatre of Jefferson City at the Miller Performing Arts Center located at 501 Madison Street. "I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, this drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's fears and suspicions, and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, church leaders and townspeople insist that she be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's American "witch-hunts." Directed by Keith Enloe, the part of Betty Parris will be played by Maggie Jones. Rev. Samuel Parris will be played by Terry Schoonover and Tituba by Danielle Thomas. Admission is $12. Tickets are available from TLT by calling (573) 6819400, or visit The box office is open ONLY during the week of each performance, and is located at the Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center, 501 Madison St. in Jefferson City. Box office hours are 5:00 PM - 7 PM Monday thru Wednesday, and 5:00 PM - Showtime on show nights. For more information on the Performing Arts Center, visit

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