By Savanah Bandy Olivia Emery is 14 years old, but she has an internal drive and motivation that would put most adults to shame. The young softball player commands the mound as a master right-handed pitcher. She works on pitching every single day, and if she’s not...
By Don Lowe Nearly 75 years since it originally opened, the Barco Drive-In continues bringing family entertainment to life for people of all ages and all walks of life for Lamar, Missoiuri, and surrounding communities. Things have only gotten better in recent...
College is an exciting time for students and parents, but it can also be nerve-racking. Even if you land the college of your dreams, finding the perfect (or even tolerable) roommate is not easy. There is bound to be a learning curve whether you live with your best...
Field notes by Jeff Cantrell, photos courtesy of the MO Dept Conservation Ozark lore tells us traditional thong trees (fashioned by First Nation’s People) often gave directions to springs and fresh water. Today’s naturalists still look for trees like sycamores,...
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EMPOWER, SUPPORT and GROW
The definition of empower is to make someone stronger, more confident and support their ability to impact the world. When you empower someone, their growth is endless.
SMTO’s mission is to celebrate the culture and lifestyle of the Four States. We want to empower the community leaders, small business owners and residents. We hope to highlight our strength when faced with adversity and feature the individual impact people have on the current and future culture of the communities in which we reside.
Our whole mission each month is to EMPOWER, SUPPORT and GROW. This month, as I was flipping through the pages, I became nostalgic. On the cover, we feature a female athlete. Our cover story includes other female athletes from their communities working hard, setting goals and growing to be leaders. We have a feature story celebrating sisters in business together. We have female photographers, writers, proofreaders and more. I am a woman who owns and operates a small business.
Looking back, I think of my childhood and remember the role I was told a woman should play in society. I think about the growth we have made as a country. I reminisce on people who inspired me, empowered me and supported my personal growth and journey. I think about my mother, truly my biggest cheerleader.
Seeing a female on the cover of a magazine is not necessarily new. Seeing women chase dreams, hold leadership positions and run and operate businesses is not novel. For that, I am so very thankful.
SMTO will continue to EMPOWER, SUPPORT AND GROW. Even though this will not be the first time a young athlete will pick up a magazine and see they, too, can achieve success and be recognized, I am hopeful that one young girl does. I hope the sisters in business article inspires women to think about their strengths and dreams and what could be accomplished together.
Looking back, we have come so far. However, we are not done, and SMTO will be there every step of the way EMPOWERING, SUPPORTING and GROWING our communities.
I hope everyone has a great start to the new school year. See you in September!