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  • SEPTEMBER 2012

    Iceberg ahead!EXPLORE BRANSONS TITANIC TRIBUTE20 |Restaurant renovationMOSSIES TEA ROOM OPENS IN HISTORIC BUILDING45 |

    How do you like them apples? Three delicious

    apple recipes from the recipe box

    53

    Also...

  • CONNECTION MAGAZINE | 3SEPTEMBER 2012

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  • CONNECTION MAGAZINE | 5SEPTEMBER 2012

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    8Houses of hope

    Bird Works creations pay tribute to lives lost in Joplin tornado

    15Vacations made easy

    Washburn-based motor tour companyoffers exciting trips year-round

    20Iceberg ahead!

    Explore Bransons Titanic tribute

    29Good medicine

    Access Family Care offers new approach to patient care

    34Heading back to

    school in styleFall fashion trends for students

    41Going loco

    Aurora man and his family restoreclassic steam engine

    45Restaurant renovation

    Former Marionville mayor opens Mossies Tea Room in historic building

    50Senior focus

    Event will showcase services availableto meet the needs of older adults

    contentsCONNECT ION MAGAZ INE

    SEPTEMBER 2012

    On the cover:Hayden is ready for class with his Quiksilver backpack, Levi jeans, UnderArmour T-shirt and Sketchersshoes. PHOTO BY CHUCK NICKLE

  • SEPTEMBER 20126 | CONNECTION MAGAZINE

    ConnectionA magazine dedicated to Southwest Missourians

    PUBLISHER

    Ron Kemp

    GENERAL MANAGER

    Mike Schlichtman

    EDITOR

    Lisa Schlichtmaneditor@monett-times.com

    ART DIRECTOR

    Veronica Zuccaconnection@monett-times.com

    ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES

    Greg Gilliam

    Robyn Blankenship

    Sheila Harris

    Marion Chrysler

    GRAPHIC ARTISTS

    Melody Rust

    CONTRIBUTORS

    Lindsay Reed

    Murray Bishoff

    Meagan Ruffing

    Jo Anne Ellis

    Nancy Ridgley

    Lisa Craft

    Darlene Wierman

    Sally Reinhardt

    Melonie Roberts

    Sheila Harris

    Susan Funkhouser

    Anne Angle

    Heno Head, Jr.

    Katie Barton

    PHOTOGRAPHERS

    Sarah Lee

    Mike Scott

    Amanda Solak

    Chuck Nickle

    Kerry Hays

    Patti Richardson

    Jeff Terry

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    Freistatt, Marionville, Seligman, Golden and other

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  • CONNECTION MAGAZINE | 7SEPTEMBER 2012

    Send your Connection story ideasto me at editor@monett-times.com. Story ideas and photo submissions

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    Lisa Schlichtmaneditor@monett-times.com

    A T THE END of every summer, as youngsters return to theclassroom, I find myself looking back on my school days and remembering theexcitement I always experienced when it was time to return to the classroom. Callme a nerd, but I loved school and everything about the ritual of getting ready for anew year -- a challenging schedule of classes and cool new fall clothes that rangedfrom maxi skirts in the 1970s and corduroy shorts in the 1980s.

    When my boys were younger, I always made a huge deal about back-to-schoolshopping. Wed make a day out of it -- filling our cart with pens and paper andwhatever backpack was popular that fall -- Ninja Turtles when they were inelementary school and the black North Face backpacks when they reached highschool.

    Another fall tradition was the first-day-of-school pictures When I had the boyspose in their new school clothes on our front porch. One of my favorite photos isthe year my oldest son, Nick, started high school. On that day, Mindi Rose (nowMindi Artherton, who currently serves as executive director of the CassvilleChamber) drove to our house and took Nick to school. It was such a kind andthoughtful gesture, and boy did Nick think he was cool as he arrived for his first dayat Cassville High School in the company of a gorgeous senior girl.

    In this issue of Connection, we celebrate September with a special back-to-school photo spread featuring the latest fashions from The Trunk in Monett, one ofthe areas longest-operating childrens speciality stores.

    This month, we also introduce our readers to the areas newest healthcarefacility, Access Family Care clinic in Cassville, and offer a restaurant feature onMossies Tea Room in Marionville. In addition, youll learn about two brothers fromAurora who enjoy restoring steam engines, and we give you a look inside the TitanicMuseum in Branson in honor of the Titanics 100th anniversary.

    Its another great issue, and as it hits the street, we wish students the best asthey begin the 2012-13 school year, which we hope is marked by new challengesmet, new subjects learned and new friendships formed.

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  • What began as a way ofrepurposing the wood fromthe homes that were destroyedin the May 22, 2011, Joplintornado has become a briskbusiness for Dan and SharonSherman, of Bella Vista,Arkansas.

    Dan, who was a craftsmanat Silver Dollar City during the1980s, is no stranger tocreating an object of beautyfrom what some wouldconsider trash.

    We saw large piles ofdebris shoved to the curb fromcentury-plus old houses in theneighborhoods near St. JohnsHospital in Joplin after thetornado, said Dan, and Sharonand I knew what all of that dirtwas hiding.

    We brought home twolarge trailer loads of the

    salvaged wood, which alsoincluded old hardware, suchas doorknobs and drawerpulls, and we set aboutcleaning some of it up, hecontinued.

    What the Shermansdiscovered beneath the grimewas gorgeous old pine lumber,which because of its age, had avery tight growth ring, making itnaturally more resistant todecay. Dan found his love forcrafting renewed as heimmediately set aboutconstructing unique and elegantbirdhouses from the wood.Because of the nearly endlessvariety of hardware pieces hefound and used to embellishhis creations, no two werealike.

    So, from destruction wasborn Bird Works, a business

    Story by Sheila Harris | Photos by Sarah Lee

    Housesof hopeBird Works creationspay tribute to lives lostin Joplin tornado

    SEPTEMBER 20128 | CONNECTION MAGAZINE

  • offering new miniature homesbuilt from the remains of theold, and offered as symbols ofhope for those whose lives hadbeen dram