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July 2012

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Medical Miracles

Medical Miracles

The individuals featured here are living, breathing miracles. And that’s not just according to us. That’s what their doctors said.

Features

2012 AIA Design Awards

2012 AIA Design Awards

Peruse the winners of the 2012 AIA Design Awards, and be inspired by what the best architects in 417-land can create.

Departments

The New CEO of CoxHealth

The new CEO of CoxHealth proves planning for the future truly pays off in the most satisfying way.

Local Writer David Harrison

David Harrison has two new books—one children’s book and one e-book—that every fan of this local writer’s work should

Branson's 100th Birthday

Partake in Branson’s 100th birthday party, as you get reacquainted with the culture that constructed 417-land.

The Dancing Mule Pastry Chef

Tried a tasty pastry at The Dancing Mule? Drew Haldiman is the pastry chef whose skills create those delectable treats.

Hand-made Commuter Bags

Learn how one 417-lander is hand-making commuter bags out of reclaimed materials and selling them to city dwellers all across the country.

5 Best: Waterfalls

Whether you get there by car, by canoe, or on your own two legs, these gorgeous 417-land waterfalls are worth the trek.

Sundresses for Summer

Prepare for sunny days and hot nights out with this collection of sundresses, hats and shades from 417-land stores.

Twice as Nice

Springfield’s Twice as Nice has established itself as a great place to search for the perfect piece to complete your home or office.

Natural Springs in Missouri

Missouri’s natural resources are a sight to behold, especially the plethora of springs that abound throughout the state. Here are eight beautiful springs that are worth a drive to visit. When...

Camp Challenge Youth

Your kids can learn to canoe, hike, kayak and have fun outdoors with Camp Challenge Youth. Read on to learn how to sign up your teens.

TASTE of the Ozarks 2012

Taste of the Ozarks benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. July 19, 2012.

Places to Pick Fresh Fruit

This month, instead of heading to the grocery store, head out to one of these local farms to pick your own fresh berries.

Sky Surfing

We tried Sky Surfer, a motorized whirlwind experience that takes you more than 50 feet in the air and up to 30 miles per hour—all while sitting, standing or lying down. Read on to see if you’re...

Fourth of July Festivities in 417-land

Independence Day calls for a celebration, and 417-land knows how to celebrate. Here’s where to find some explosive Fourth of July festivities.

TASTE of the Ozarks 2012

Taste of the Ozarks benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. July 19, 2012.

Malibu Beach Bash 2012

Malibu Beach Bash benefiting DCO. July 20, 2012.

Town Profile: El Dorado Springs

El Dorado Springs is a quaint Victorian community that works hard to retain its sense of community spirit. Learn all about it from the points of view of its residents.

Meet a Staffer: Hope Noble

Every month, we introduce you to one of the people who work on 417 Magazine. This month, meet Hope Noble.

What You're Buying: Summer Reads

We asked Barnes & Noble in Springfield for its best-selling novels. The overarching trend: Novels for young adults are big sellers in 417-land, dominating the list.

2012 AIA Design Awards

Peruse the winners of the 2012 AIA Design Awards, and be inspired by what the best architects in 417-land can create.

Nixall

Business partners Kip Glass and Cap Briant found a way to stabilize electrolyzed, oxygenated water, creating a product called Nixall.

A Church for Everyone

Churches that combine religion with specific lifestyle interests are springing up throughout 417-land. These churches are adapting to the people they serve whether that means preaching at the...

The New Mercy Orthopedic Hospital

Mercy has a new orthopedics hospital in the works, and patients can expect excellent hospital care in a hotel-like atmosphere.

Nakato Japanese Restaurant

A longtime Springfield favorite Japanese restaurant now offers hibachi and sushi during lunchtime.

Santa Fe Grill

From the owner of Metropolitan Grill, Santa Fe Grill offers a new take on New Mexican–style food that even includes a design-your-own guacamole bar.

Gourmet ToGo

Gourmet ToGo allows those with hectic lives and special needs to get meals that are as tasty as they are healthy.

Yum of the Month: Pepper Crusted Duck Breast

Pepper crusted duck breast from Table 22 is this month's "Yum of the Month".

Seven Good Things

These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds and made us rave. They are ranked by level of yumminess.

Drink of the Month: Mango Lassi

This month's drink is the Mango Lassi from Gem of India.

Jessica Sullivan and Michael Peña

Jessica Sullivan was introduced to Michael Peña by her best friend five years ago. The two shared a first date at Saki, a Japanese restaurant in Columbia.

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