• Petit Paree – Under new management (well, kind of)


    By:  AJ Koehler Petit Paree is not so much a restaurant as it is a dining experience that takes your palate on a deliciously intoxicating journey while your mind and body are free to relax and enjoy the elegant surroundings and warm hospitality. From the moment I stepped out of the car at Petit Paree, […]

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  • The Wall


    I am a veteran.  I spent four years in the US Air Force.  I loved my time in, and I hated my time in — pretty much the feelings of many people who serve their country. Although I did not spend time on a battlefield, I did have my Forrest Gump moment while stationed at […]

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  • All Ground Up


    By Bob Hisserich Some one thousand one hundred sixty years ago, an Ethiopian goat herder noticed one of his goats acting unusually.  He watched the animal eating red berries from a bush.  The goat herder tried some of the berries himself and had an exuberating feeling.  He took his discovery to the nearest monastery and […]

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  • Astronaut


    pics and words t. smugala While working on the space museum story, I was given the opportunity to meet with one of the astronauts who will attend the opening of the Grissom Center. I had no idea we had an astronaut from the area—apparently, I don’t get out much. She is a fascinating person and […]

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    Petit Paree – Under New Management (well, Kind Of)

    By:  AJ Koehler Petit Paree is not so much a restaurant as it is a dining experience that takes your palate on a deliciously intoxicating journey while your mind and body are free to relax and enjoy the elegant surroundings and warm hospitality. From the moment I stepped out of the car at Petit... More

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    The Wall

    I am a veteran.  I spent four years in the US Air Force.  I loved my time in, and I hated my time in — pretty much the feelings of many people who serve their country. Although I did not spend time on a battlefield, I did have my Forrest Gump moment while stationed... More

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    All Ground Up

    By Bob Hisserich Some one thousand one hundred sixty years ago, an Ethiopian goat herder noticed one of his goats acting unusually.  He watched the animal eating red berries from a bush.  The goat herder tried some of the berries himself and had an exuberating feeling.  He took his discovery to the nearest monastery... More

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    Astronaut

    pics and words t. smugala While working on the space museum story, I was given the opportunity to meet with one of the astronauts who will attend the opening of the Grissom Center. I had no idea we had an astronaut from the area—apparently, I don’t get out much. She is a fascinating person... More

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    Space Museum

    Huston, we have a solution. pics and words t. smugala Wow, did I get a surprise when I walked into the new Grissom Space Museum! Located in the center of Bonne Terre is a group of very passionate people busy setting up a world-class museum. When I first walked into the museum, I couldn’t... More

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    Pickle Creek At Hawn State Park

    Pics and words t. smugala Starting at the lower picnic area, Pickle Creek Trail, you guessed it, follows along Pickle Creek, which is a beautiful sandy-bottom stream. The creek carves through massive stones to create some of the most beautiful views in the land. In no other park do the scenic trails change so... More

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    Taytros

    words J. Ramos pics T. Smugala Taytro’s Bistro is a New Orleans style restaurant in Festus. Luke Tetrault, one of the owners, recently welcomed the 573 Magazine to Taytro’s to experience his Cajun cuisine. The aroma of good Cajun food greeted us in the parking lot and whet our appetites. The friendly and attentive... More

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    A Man Of Passion

    pics & words t. smugala We at the 573 Magazine hang on to a worthy cause — optimism and passion. Traditionally people have looked upon words like ‘passion’ and ‘optimism’ with reverence. They are considered as motivational ideals and vehicles to success. Today, these words are frequently overused by people on social media to... More

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    Human All Year

    thoughts t. smugala What does it really mean to be human? To me, it is the hard truth that we are all the same. No matter what anyone tells you, we are all the exact same creature. Yes, we have different fur and skin colors. We have different ideas, religions, preferences, and tastes in... More

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    The Ozark Trail

    The Ozark Trail in southern Missouri is one of the most wondrous places on Earth.  With nearly 400 miles of trails running through pristine forests, the Ozark Trail is something all Missourians should be proud to claim.  Mountains and valleys filled with springs, crystal-clear streams, waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife make it the... More

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Astronaut

pics and words t. smugala While working on the space museum story, I was given the opportunity to meet with one of the astronauts who will attend the opening of the Grissom Center. I had no idea we had an astronaut from the area—apparently, I don’t get out much. She is a fascinating person... More

Space Museum

Huston, we have a solution. pics and words t. smugala Wow, did I get a surprise when I walked... More

A Man Of Passion

pics & words t. smugala We at the 573 Magazine hang on to a worthy cause — optimism and... More

Human All Year

thoughts t. smugala What does it really mean to be human? To me, it is the hard truth that... More

The Ozark Trail

The Ozark Trail in southern Missouri is one of the most wondrous places on Earth.  With nearly 400 miles... More

An Era Of Artistry

The visionary works of M. Charles Rhinehart are collected nationally and internationally and are shown in galleries throughout the... More

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All Ground Up

By Bob Hisserich Some one thousand one hundred sixty years ago, an Ethiopian goat herder noticed one of his goats acting unusually.  He watched the animal eating red berries from a bush.  The goat herder tried some of the berries himself and had an exuberating feeling.  He took his discovery to the nearest monastery... More

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  • food

Taytros

words J. Ramos pics T. Smugala Taytro’s Bistro is a New Orleans style restaurant in Festus. Luke Tetrault, one of the owners, recently welcomed the 573 Magazine to Taytro’s to experience his Cajun cuisine. The aroma of good Cajun food greeted us in the parking lot and whet our appetites. The friendly and attentive... More

Gabriel’s Latest Efforts

At the beginning of 2018, 573 Magazine presented Gabriel with it’s most Passionate Person of the Year Award.  Well,... More

Sweet

It’s a warm and sunny day. You’re walking around the waterfront in Cape, and suddenly the sweet, smell of... More

Pickle

When you have lived in the same area for a while, maybe even your whole life, you might think... More

A Beer Run

Jackson Street BrewCo is an independent craft brewery in D wntown Perryville. It is owned by Carisa Stark and... More

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Astronaut

pics and words t. smugala While working on the space museum story, I was given the opportunity to meet with one of the astronauts who will attend the opening of the Grissom Center. I had no idea we had an astronaut from the area—apparently, I don’t get out much. She is a fascinating person... More

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  • Outdoors

Pickle Creek At Hawn State Park

Pics and words t. smugala Starting at the lower picnic area, Pickle Creek Trail, you guessed it, follows along Pickle Creek, which is a beautiful sandy-bottom stream. The creek carves through massive stones to create some of the most beautiful views in the land. In no other park do the scenic trails change so... More

The Ozark Trail

The Ozark Trail in southern Missouri is one of the most wondrous places on Earth.  With nearly 400 miles... More

Dandy Of A Weed

  We have all been there! The pure joy of a child in springtime, dancing and spinning in the... More

Springs Road Trip

Ellington is a town in Reynolds County on Highway 21 south of Ironton. The population is just over 1000.... More

Idea Of The Year

Recently we were invited to witness an exercise in humility.  Make a group of kids spend the night in... More

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The Barber Of Perryville

Once there was a lovely young woman named Jona. Unlike other young women of the village, Jona knew things about men. Things others knew not. Not seedy or needy things, no, Jona knew how to make men feel good about themselves in a positive way. She was able to bring out the best in... More

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Rocker

Recently, I heard a radio interview of a female country music star. Okay, I admit county music isn’t my baby, but the interview was interesting. She talked about how she was bullied as a teen and because of the bullying she spent most of her time alone singing and writing songs. While listening to... More

Back In Fashion

What do you think of when you think Bed and Breakfast? You may envision a cozy farmhouse with the... More

Fall Fashion

What do a hair salon in Farmington, a small town girl from Sedgewickville, a makeup artist from Cape,... More

Fall-anthropy

Fall is an amazing time of year.  Changes all around us will bring Fall’s chilly winds. Wind is romantic. It... More

Mixing Things Up

  In 2014 is it even possible to have too much of anything? It it possible to have too... More

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Petit Paree – Under New Management (well, Kind Of)

By:  AJ Koehler Petit Paree is not so much a restaurant as it is a dining experience that takes your palate on a deliciously intoxicating journey while your mind and body are free to relax and enjoy the elegant surroundings and warm hospitality. From the moment I stepped out of the car at Petit... More

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  • lifestyle

Space Museum

Huston, we have a solution. pics and words t. smugala Wow, did I get a surprise when I walked into the new Grissom Space Museum! Located in the center of Bonne Terre is a group of very passionate people busy setting up a world-class museum. When I first walked into the museum, I couldn’t... More

An Era Of Artistry

The visionary works of M. Charles Rhinehart are collected nationally and internationally and are shown in galleries throughout the... More

An American Dream

A few years ago 573 Magazine did a story on Pho8, a Vietnamese noodle shop in Cape. Since then... More

A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin in the Sun is a play that addresses family relationships and the American dream through an intimate... More

Made Of Metal

Hephaestus was always one of my favorite Greek gods. Hephaestus, the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals,... More

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