Teachers With Guns

Protection. Deterrence. Mitigation. That’s what Daisy, an elementary school teacher, and ten fellow Missouri public school employees studied in West Plains on June 9-13 at Shield Solutions’ School Employee Firearm Training Program, or SEFTP. The course teaches educators to be “gunfighters”—as Shield instructors call them—who will carry and employ concealed handguns to counter a lethal threat at their schools.


Meet One of the World’s Last Calliope Builders

“It’s safe to say we’re the only company in the world that builds calliopes,” says Dan, the denim-clad owner of Miner Company LLC, a one-man operation set amid the rolling, green prairies east of Kirksville.


See These 8 Classic General Stores

Penny candy, flour, sugar, milk, soaps, boots, overalls, coffee, sandwiches, ice cream, guns, and ammo. Missouri’s general stores of yore offered shoppers everything they needed—and a lot of what they wanted—along with a generous side serving of local news, gossip, and a few tall tales.


Soulard Mardi Gras Celebrates 38 Years of Beads, Beer, and Bon Temps

There’s no need to head all the way down the Mississippi River to New Orleans when you can hit one of the nation’s largest Mardi Gras celebrations right here in the Show-Me State.


Siphiwe Baleka

Siphiwe Baleka is Driven to be Fit

Fitness coach Siphiwe Baleka created a fitness program for a unique group of Americans who don't get many chances to exercise: long haul truck drivers.


My Better Half

"I stood in the valentine aisle at the store searching the Husband category. I picked up one card after the other, only to put them back after reading the words. Who writes these anyway?"


geese

Chasing the Ghosts of April

It seems I always hear the wild geese in April.


Eclipse

Everything You Need to Know About the Missouri Total Solar Eclipse 2017

More people in the Show-Me State are expected to experience the totality of the eclipse than any other state along the event’s path.