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February 2007

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Best of 417 Awards 2007

Best of 417 Awards 2007

Readers' choices for the best in dining, shopping, living and more, from all over southwest Missouri.


L.A. Dreams and Hundred-Dollar Jeans

L.A. Dreams and Hundred-Dollar Jeans

His father was a corporate executive. His older brother is a chemical engineer. Paul Catlett finds success and happiness by straying from the path.



The local mediascape is changing as blogs by “regular people” and mainstream media gain ground.

Hooked On Dance

The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks' dining, dancing and auction event raised more than $500,000 for the organization in October at the White River Room at Bass Pro Shops.

The Brewmeister

At a tiny little brew house in Cabool, Chad Frederick is cooking up some tasty local flavors.

Springfield's Elephant In The Room

Our town’s gang members can be rich kids, they can be white and they can be women. And law enforcement says community indifference is the biggest reason gang crime could go up.

Coloring Outside The Lines

Susan Sommer-Luarca was one of 417-land's best-kept secrets. But with new nationwide tours and some officially licensed Olympic art on the horizon, the secret might be out.

A Sakrid Touch

Morning DJ Jodi Oehlke is making her imprint in the fashion world.

The Bike-Shop Painter

Artistic jack-of-all-trades Jim Veronee wasn’t always painting naked cyclists on Springfield buildings. Not that he’s complaining.