ties that bind

Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

One family preseves the legacy of an African American town in Missouri [video]

Virginia Houston, 68, walks down a gravel road to the last building still standing in Pennytown, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. Freed slave Joe Penny started the town in 1875. Houston works to preserve the town’s rich history.
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Located eight miles outside of Marshall, Mo., is a church that is all that remains of Pennytown. Started by a freed slave in 1871, Pennytown was one of the only predominantly African American towns in mid-Missouri in the 20th century.  

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Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Stable work for the postal office ties generations to rural Mo. [video]

Loretta Moss, 62, helps stack boxes to take into the post office in Vandalia, Mo., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Moss worked for the post office as a city carrier for nearly 22 years. She was required to retire from the postal service in September due to her prognosis of stage 4-breast cancer.
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For Loretta Moss, no work was as stable or as satisfying than that of a postal carrier. 

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Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

67 year-old watches over father's farm just as he did at 18 [video]

John Schupp, 67, tends to his cattle on his farm outside of Eldon, Mo., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Schupp helped his father first buy this farmland in the 1950s. Since then, he has always called it home.
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Growing up on the farm his father bought in the 1950s, John Schupp would be the first to admit that there’s no better place than home.

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Arts and Culture
9:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

51 years of marriage bind this couple together [video]

Aleta (left) and Phili Miller (Right), 71, talk about how they have stayed married more than 50 years in Boone County, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The two were sophomores in college when they first met and got married six months later.
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After 51 years of marriage, Philip and Aleta Miller can still recall the day it all began. 

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