10th Annual Cutest Pet Contest

10th Annual Cutest Pet Contest

The 10th Annual Cutest Pet Contest is in the books, and the sweet pictures shared by our readers demonstrate that the Four States is full of the cutest pets around.  These pets fill our lives with their love and their antics.  The entry fees from the contest benefit...

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Why I Run: Ironman training creates community for Amy Sampson

Why I Run: Ironman training creates community for Amy Sampson

By Sarah Gooding • Photos by Savanah Mandeville “Amy Sampson, you’re an Ironman.” The words rang out as Sampson, a resident of Monett, Missouri, crossed the finish line of Ironman Lake Placid, a grueling distance race featuring 2.4 miles of swimming in the open waters...

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Exeter Corn Maze Everything Fall & Halloween in One Spot

Exeter Corn Maze Everything Fall & Halloween in One Spot

By Savanah Mandeville Fall is right around the corner, and that means one thing – the folks at Exeter Corn Maze are putting the finishing touches on all the fall festivities set to begin September 8. Exeter Corn Maze on State Highway MM, is more than just an 8-acre...

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Treating Your Back Pain is Easier than You Think

Treating Your Back Pain is Easier than You Think

By Amanda Price, MD, Freeman Health System Many ailments can be avoided by getting enough rest, eating right, staying active and living an overall healthy life. However, there’s one problem that will affect most of us at some point in our lives – back pain. According...

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Editor’s Letter

Bring on September

September is here! Time seems to be flying, but around every corner is an exciting season of life waiting to happen. We are about to enter the last quarter of 2018, and there is so much more excitement left this year.

September welcomes the beginning of our 18th year of bringing you a locally owned magazine highlighting the culture and lifestyle of our region. At this time every year, we take a moment to look back to the beginning and examine where we have come from and where we plan to go. We have a lot of exciting ideas this coming year. Please keep reading to see what we have in store for you!   

September marks a pivotal point. Our children are settling into a new school routine and are open eyed and wishful for the new year. Local football stadiums are filled with communities cheering on their teams and showing the team spirit that makes our region great. The carefree summer days are behind us and we are back to the grind. However, let’s not forget to still take time to kick back, relax and enjoy what is around us. In our Calendar of Events, we have brought you events that will make this fall a season to remember.  

September celebrates our pets! We love our pets in the Four States, and we love featuring them at SMTO Magazine. Our cover this month features Mila, our 10th Annual Pet Contest winner, and inside this issue you will find so many fury friends to warm your heart. Thank you to all who entered our contest. All proceeds benefit Faithful Friends Animal Advocates in Neosho and Joplin Humane Society Animal Adoption & Resource Center in Joplin.

September continues to recognize our locally owned businesses. We have featured businesses in Barry and Lawrence Counties that are dedicated to the greatest customer service and products to serve their community. Check out our business spotlights and see if these business owners can help you!

September encourages hope. Volunteers are spending this month, as they have all year, planning events and activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We kick off the month with Show Me The Ozark’s Magazine’s 9th Annual Pink Carpet “Covers for a Cause” October 4 from 9 am to 5:30 pm at Mercy Hospital Joplin Clinic Entrance. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to support a great cause. All proceeds benefit Hope 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation.

September offers warm wishes. SMTO wishes you a September filled with many memories.

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