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August 2009

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Budget Gourmet

Budget Gourmet

Asking 10 of our region’s chefs to make an impressive dinner dish for four was the easy part. To make it a little harder, we challenged each chef to create a meal under a certain price point, so...


Dangerous Waters

Missouri is the New Napa

If visiting California's Napa Valley is on your bucket list, forget about plane tickets. Missouri's wineries would like to show you a thing or two.


5 Best Frozen Treat Super-Values

A handful of super-tasting, super-affordable frozen goodies in 417-land.

Security Blanket

Heading a group of blanket-making women, Joplinite Joyce Gentzler helps provide a sense of security for local ill children.

Wild, Wild West

The super-fun, western-themed, mega-fundraising Cattle Baron’s Ball makes its debut in 417-land. Don your cowboy hat, hop on a bull, and raise some money for the American Cancer Society.

Fore the Kids

The Price Cutter Charity Championship celebrates its 20th year this month. Take advantage of all the fun events, plus learn about the charities who’ve benefited from two decades of giving.

A Western Affair

Skip the little black dress and sport the best in western wear at Springfield’s first Cattle Baron’s Ball. The perfect boots, hats, denim and accessories: We’ve found the latest crop of...

Finders Keepers

Looking to find a special gift, or just something special for yourself? Nixa's Farkleberry's sells a variety of fun and unique gift items.

History Lessons

Enjoy a weekend of historical proportions in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Taste of the Ozarks at University Plaza

Taste of the Ozarks. University Plaza. Thursday, July 30, 2009.

And the Winner Is...

Find out which of our 64 Things About 417-land wound up winning our tournament (and your hearts).

Food Security

A growing population of 417-landers has been dedicated to the local-food since way before food markets and organic produce became trendy. Here's how to support locavores.

What's Your Favorite...

On the prowl with top Panther Todd Parnell, president of Drury University.

Sweet-Robinson Home Gallery: August 2009

Darrell Robinson and Barbara Sweet-Robinson’s eco-friendly home is one of Highland Spring’s most recent innovative additions.

Flour Power

Meagan Smith, owner of Little Bird Bakeshop, channeled her sweet tooth into something even sweeter: a creative outlet.

People Pics

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