Tastes of the Four States – Steakhouse with a Southern Twist: Visit Finn’s for Comfort Food at its Finest
Article and photos by Savanah Mandeville Sometimes the most beautiful things come in small packages. Located inside The Emerson Event Center, 2707 E. 32nd St., Finn’s is an intimate, semi-fine dining bar and restaurant open to the public for dinner, lunch and Sunday...read more
By Kathleen Swift • Photos by Artistic Expressions Photography Tanner Marshall Hometown Joplin, Missouri Rank Marine Recruit MOS Aircrew Honors Battalion Commander JROTC 2018-2019 “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world....read more
By Kathleen Swift • Photos by Savanah Mandeville The opening of the new VA Clinic in Joplin at 3015 Connecticut Avenue brings care and services closer to home for many veterans. George Drexel, acting assistant medical center director, explained the move to Joplin...read more
Faces of Southeast Kansas – The Face of Gastroenterology: Dr. Allan P. Weston, The Digestive Health Center of the Four States
Dr. Allan P. Weston is one of only a few gastroenterologists in the immediate area, so he and his team are dedicated providing the highest-quality, most efficient care for patients. Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focusing on the digestive system and its...read more
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Thank You for Impacting Our World
The definition of patriotism is the devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country. I want to start off this July letter with recognizing the great patriots we have in our country. We are incredibly blessed to have men and women who dedicate their life, time and freedom to make our country better. In this month’s edition, we honor our military by sharing the stories of some local heroes. These heroes walk beside so many others, in our communities and all over our country, and I could not be more thankful for the sacrifice they have made and continue to make each day.
Freedom Endeavor recognizes that these military heroes walk beside us every day and often go unrecognized. The goal of Freedom Endeavor, a traveling multimedia exhibit that features area veterans telling their stories through photography, video, recording and text, is to bring awareness to the veterans in our communities. On page 75, you can learn more about Freedom Endeavor and how you can get involved. Freedom Endeavor is on display at Urban Art Gallery at 511 S. Main in Joplin during July.
Wendell L. Willkie said, “I believe in America because we have great dreams and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” On pages 56-77, we honor people and organizations that give us the opportunity to dream. These feature stories do not even begin to represent our appreciation, but do remind us of the good in the hearts of these individuals and the impact one person can have on the world.
Southeast Kansas has a never-ending supply of fun and entertainment, and we are excited to highlight this great community and the people who live in it. We start our feature section with the Faces of Southeast Kansas. Turn to page 37 and get to know some community leaders who are committed to making a difference in the health, safety and community of Southeast Kansas. Then peruse the Business Spotlights. There are so many great one-of-a-kind treasures and services found right here in our region.
We bring you conversations with Chris Wilson, tourism marketing assistant at Crawford County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and Josh Lowe, director of marketing and communications at Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. These men talk about their passion and vision for the future. We have featured a mother and son team, owners of Somewhere in Time Antiquities, who are bringing the treasures of yesteryear back to transform your decor. Also, read about the largest, small-town museum you can find at Baxter Springs Heritage Center.
We could not feature Southeast Kansas without mentioning Little Balkans Day Festival in Pittsburg. This year marks the 35th year of fun and will be held from Friday, August 30, to Sunday, September 1. From the parade to the live music crawl, there is fun for everyone. See page 50 for all the information.
There is no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than right here at home. We have the patriotism, the heroes and the community events lined up for days. Check out page 18 to make all your holiday plans….and remember to thank a veteran every day of the year!
Happy Independence Day!