Rug-hookers put out welcome mat
For the fifth year, rug-hookers are gathering at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in January for Hook In rug-hookers retreat. This year there are two retreats back to back: Jan. 17-24 and Jan. 25-31. The public is invited to open houses on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Inn's conference center to see hand-hooked rugs, talk with their makers and check out vendor booths. Originally organized by Laura Moore of St. Louis, the first week's Hook In will be run by Moore and the second week by Pam Skinner of Battlefield, Mo. For more information, contact the Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W. Van Buren, 479-253-9768.