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....
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...
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...
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...
Date Night at Mythos

Date Night at Mythos

Date Night at Mythos Article and photos by Savanah Mandeville What I love about Mythos, 1306 S. Range Line in Joplin, is that it’s one of the few places in the area where you get the full, fine-dining experience. When I go there, I’m always in awe of the professional...
Baby Contest Winner – Evan Himmelsbach

Baby Contest Winner – Evan Himmelsbach

The 16th Annual Cutest Baby Photo Contest benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and the work they do to help children with medical needs. The precious babies who were entered in the contest are all as cute as can be, and each one holds so much promise. Many thanks...