Remembering Bill Dunn

Remembering Bill Dunn

By Kathleen Swift Photos by Artistic Expressions Photography There are some people who bless a community beyond what most of us can imagine. Bill Dunn was one of those people. Bill, who passed away in September 2017, was a long-time member of the Carl Junction...

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Derek Scores a Win!

Derek Scores a Win!

By Kathleen Swift • Photos by McGee Creative When Derek Daniels proposed to Kayla, he took her completely by surprise, but then, he swept her off her feet from the beginning.  “Derek and I met our junior year at College of the Ozarks where we both played on the...

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Rolling on the River

Rolling on the River

Make the Most of Summer with Elk River Floats & Resort of the Ozarks By Savanah Mandeville Summer is in full swing and what better way to spend it than basking in the great outdoors? Get away from it all with a family camping trip or a day-long float down the...

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Why I Run

Why I Run

Running Together Grows Family Relationships By Sarah Gooding • Photos by Savanah Mandeville For the Beecher family, running goes far beyond being just a hobby. The sport has inspired strong family relationships, great conversations, vacation activities and careers....

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Editor’s Letter

Creating Memories, Always Remembering

June marks the beginning of summer and the building of memories. The weather is warm, the children are out of school and our communities are alive with activities. This month, we feature Oklahoma and bring you all the information you need to create an unforgettable month to begin your 2018 summer. In addition, in our Calendar of Events section, you can find everything from spending the day with Alpacas to honoring the history and tradition of our region. This is a great time of the year to live in the Ozarks. 

I started my day running the Joplin Memorial Run with my co-workers. This event has been a tradition for me to remember the impact the May 22, 2011, tornado had on our community. That day will forever live in our memories. Today, while running, I was also inspired by the strength and resiliency. Each year, we show our strength by paying tribute while moving forward. Each year, I leave the Joplin Memorial Run overwhelmed by the support, love and hope that lives in our community.

Carl Junction is the SMTO featured town of the month. This is our eighth year to feature this growing, inspiring community. I can remember visiting the town in 2010 and immediately falling for the charm of the people, the schools and business owners. From Gary Stubblefield and his endless passion to every person we have had the opportunity to feature over the years, this town captivates your heart and makes you feel at home. See pages 46-68 to meet someone who had a great impact on the community and will always be remembered, learn about how two men are inspiring all those around them and find the best places to shop, do and be in this small town. Next time you visit, tell them “ShowMe” sent you. You will not be disappointed.

June is known as the most popular month to get married. Brides and grooms across the region are growing in excitement to begin their journey together. We have featured unique weddings, wedding destinations and services in honor of all those looking for fine details to plan their perfect wedding. This June is a little extra special for my family. My son, Glenn Radcliff, is getting married. Congratulations, Glenn and Brittany. I am so proud of you! 

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandfathers, uncles and mentors who helped shape our lives. We are so thankful for the small and big impact you have made on us. Looking for a way to say thank you? On page 42, we have brought you special ways to show your gratitude and tell them you care. 

SMTO wishes you a very happy beginning of summer, and we hope you continue to build memories while remembering and holding dear what is really important.

Happy summer! 

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