Bankhead’s Candies

SINCE 1919, our chocolates retain all the best of the chocolate making craft. In our fast-paced, high-tech, automated world, it’s nice to know there’s still something made one at a time, with care. Unlike larger companies, we have resisted a mechanized approach, preferring instead to make each piece by hand, which requires skill and personal attention. Our ingredients are fresh, select and pure.

OUR CRAFT was begun by Thomas Jefferson Bankhead, a great-grandson of president Thomas Jefferson, and a prominent Bowling Green, Mo., restauranteer. As a sideline to his restaurant, the candy operation evolved, eventually growing to command his sole attention, as its reputation and enthusiasts spread. The candies are now — as they have always been — prepared in large copper kettles, poured onto a marble table and cut to perfection. Hand dipping each piece is a delicate craft that you can note as you view the individual artistry of each luscious creation, distinguishing our fine craft from other machine stamped candy.

BANKHEAD’S CANDIES has become a family tradition in many homes during the holidays, and family is very important to us. Four generations are involved in Bankhead’s Candies — so when you want to remind yourself or someone else of the days when our mothers and grand­mothers cooked up homemade candies in their kitchens, just open a box of Bankhead’s Candies … a true family tradition!

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810 Business Highway 61 North
Bowling Green, MO 63334 



Represented by: Laura Portwood

Papa’s Cabin

Welcome to Papa’s Cabin!

When our dad passed away on May 12th, 2022, us kids (Lesli, Tracy & Chris) inherited his 40 acres of property in the middle-of-nowhere Middletown, MO. We made so many memories here over the past 20+ years; fishing on the lake, hunting, shooting trap, grand-kid sleepovers, BBQ’ing, fireworks and plenty of bonfires. After his passing we decided that we just can’t part with his place and decided to try and find ways to be able to afford to keep it.

Now here we are, doing just that. We want other families to be able to make amazing outdoor memories here just as we did. We have big goals and projects in store; which will take us time, so we are taking baby steps. First on the list is completing renovations on his cabin, then we move to outdoor additions such as adding parking, and a dock on the lake!

We want to be able to rent his cabin and land to those interested in finding a quiet and peaceful place to have an extended vacation, stay the weekend, camp, have a wedding; you name it!

We hope to have renovations and all other business necessities ready and rarin’ to go by spring of 2023. Be sure to follow the progress here on our blog and on our facebook page! Feel free to reach out with any questions or inquiries!

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30679 Highway M
Middleton, MO 63359 



Represented by: Tracy Brookshier