Yearly Archives

2011

Grit and Glitz

When the tour buses and camera crews of the television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” rolled up in Joplin last month, an estimated 10,000 volunteers from across the country poured in to help. They worked day and night to build seven…

Wake Up!

People drink coffee all the time, but most don’t really know what it is or how it is made. Most think it’s just roasted beans that have been ground and have hot water poured through them. While that a simple explanation, there is so much…

Introducing Mr. & Mrs .Gress

Kasandra Aslanidis was dancing with friends at Generic Night Club the night of April 24, 2008, when out of nowhere came this man she’d never met. Anthony Gress had noticed Kasandra from across the room. “He started dancing with me, and…

Mid-MO Engagements

Jacaway/Varner Brittney Jacaway and Paul Varner will marry Dec. 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the reception to follow at Elm Street Ballroom. Brittney is the daughter of Robert and Deanna Jacaway of Columbia, and Sherry and…

Rum, Apples And Cinnamon Unite

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, With the falling of the leaves comes the beautiful fall weather when my husband and I enjoy our homemade cider. We love pumpkin, squash, nuts, apples, cinnamon and clove along with almost any fall flavor. I was…

Phone Home

Control Your TV From Your Phone// // // // // // // Life just gets easier and easier. Forty years ago, the remote control was another person in the room you could tell to change the TV channel. Of course,

Chili Days Ahead

It’s getting colder and you’re getting busier. You need a one-pot meal to feed the masses — family, guests or anyone coming over to your house for a little grub. It doesn’t have to be complicated or get every piece of equipment in the…

Grit and Glitz

When the tour buses and camera crews of the television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” rolled up in Joplin last month, an estimated 10,000 volunteers from across the country poured in to help. They worked day and night to build seven…

Inside BBQ Judging

I was lucky enough to land a spot competing with a good friend last month in the Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ competition. Many fans of barbecue may think the competition sounds intriguing — until you’ve participated in the competition. If you…

100 Homecomings

The University of Missouri is celebrating 100 years of Homecoming! With a tradition stretching back to 1911, Mizzou’s Homecoming is one of the oldest, biggest and most famous Homecoming events in the nation. A look back on Mizzou’s…

Eats And Art

Tellers in Columbia, MO// // // // // // // “The spot was open and it was a little bit of the right space at the right time,” Rust says.The two opened Tellers Gallery and Bar in May 1998. Since then,