Diamond in the Ruff

BY LEXI CHURCHILL CONTRIBUTING WRITER
PHOTOS BY LIZ SPARLING AND PROVIDED BY THE SCHELL AND KAMPETER FAMILIES

Weaving between the old wooden structures of the factory, a group of boys, BB guns in hand, tracked down rats. Among the hunters was Michael Kampeter, who would grow into the man who took the reins of the company […]

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Always More: J’den Cox

Written by: Lexie Churchill   

Photography: Provided

J’den Cox hung from a tree, handcuffed and harnessed in. The timer was ticking. Unfortunately for his older brothers’ satisfaction, Cox’s expertise in escaping these situations had increased tenfold. After all, practice makes perfect. He broke the metal bracelet and got away, to the displeased looks of his elders. They liked to instill toughness early, but […]

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Sheryl Crow: All in the Family

For Sheryl Crow, it’s all about family. The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter credits her wholesome family background in Kennett, Missouri, the small town where she grew up, for shaping everything she has accomplished. Her parents, she says, have been the greatest influence on her life, and “I still make decisions based on what they instilled in me,” she says. “We are very close — they are still confidantes and advisers.”
By |August 25th, 2016|Advertisers, Cover Stories, Editorial, Featured, People & Entertainment|Comments Off on Sheryl Crow: All in the Family|
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The First Responders: The Uniformed Heroes of Our Communities

What does it take to be a hero? Is it a cape, superpowers and a fast car? Maybe. Or at least this is the image that has been installed in our heads since we were young from comic books, action figurines and movies.

Dustin and Britton Colquitt- Toes to Heaven

Dustin and Britton Colquitt glance at their phones to find those words before each game; a message fueled by faith and sent by their mother. The saying serves as a constant reminder of who they’re playing for. It’s not the crowd of thousands of people, but a one-man audience, watching their one-man show.
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McKensie Garber- Crowned in Character

She entered her hometown for the first time in weeks with a new title to her name. Leaving her crown and sash behind, she picked up a selfie stick instead. Circled by half her town decked out in Cardinal red, newly crowned Miss Missouri McKensie Garber filmed a minute-long testimony as to why her hometown of Hale made her the perfect candidate for the Miss America title.
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