Reared on a modest family farm in Polk County, the late B.B. “Bill” McDonald was an esteemed member of the Ash Grove community and superintendent of schools there for 25 years.
John Junior Breakbill was never one to stray far from home. Born in 1935 in a farmhouse built by his grandparents, he lives in the same house today and runs cattle on the same land bought by his grandparents in 1913.
John Gerald “Jerry” Taylor, this year’s recipient of the Ozark Empire Fair Foundation’s Pioneer Award , is a lifelong farmer and cattleman reared and seasoned on Illinois prairie farmland.
I’m getting ready to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary with my husband and best friend, Kent, and I realize that I’ve actually been married longer than I was single, and that means I really am getting old.
Like their movie counterparts, Thelma and Louise were inseparable, and you didn’t want to get on their bad side. Unlike the human versions, however, Thelma and Louise have lived to enjoy retirement.
Picking up the dulcimer, Elliott Smith held it out to reveal the fine craftsmanship that was involved in making it. He plucked a chord or two to demonstrate its magnificent sound.
A while back I decided to build up my ranching reputation by improving my equipment. I purchased a 1997 crew cab GMC one-ton diesel with only 254,000 miles on it. I traded in a 74 one-ton flat bed F350 with a winch, plus $4,000. I asked the used car dealer if I could keep the winch. He said …