13th Annual Nature Contest

13th Annual Nature Contest

Our 13th Annual Nature Contest photographers captured stunning birds, beautiful mammals, a variety of insects, a reptile and, of course, beautiful Ozarks scenes. We thank everyone who is a steward of our wildlife and fans of our local natural wonders. All of the...

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History Soars Sky High at Freedom of Flight Museum  

History Soars Sky High at Freedom of Flight Museum  

By Don Lowe     The Freedom of Flight Museum in Joplin, Missouri, has soared to great heights for nearly a decade, while striving to share consequential space milestones of yesterday, today and tomorrow through several fascinating displays and real-life stories.    ...

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Why I Run: Hensleys Choose Running for a Healthier Lifestyle 

Why I Run: Hensleys Choose Running for a Healthier Lifestyle 

By Don Lowe     While there’s a competitive side to running, the husband-and-wife tandem of Joe and Dina Hensley, along with their son, Joe, also recognize the healthy benefits to lacing up their sneakers and going the distance.       Dina said, “I wanted to become...

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!Editor’s Letter 

Planting the Seeds

Plant the seed and see what grows. SMTO strives to plant the seed. We celebrate our youth as future leaders of tomorrow. We cherish the natural beauty of our region. We honor the men and women who fight for our country, stand to be leaders in our communities and work to make every day better for our people. We feature businesses, celebrate service and share the unique lifestyle of our region. We plant the seed and our readers make it grow.  

Protecting Our Planet. On page 58, we celebrate the winners, and all those who entered our 13th Annual Nature Photo Contest. The photographers captured stunning birds, beautiful mammals, a variety of insects, a reptile and, of course, beautiful Ozark scenes. All contest entry fees go to benefit the Wildcat Glades Friends Group. Thank you to all the photographers who reminded us to do our part in protecting the natural beauty around us.    

Honoring Our History. Happy birthday, Joplin! How do you celebrate 150 years of memories, events and growth? Joplin is celebrating by recreating and acknowledging unforgettable moments in its history. Inside this issue, learn more about a vintage baseball game, a lecture series on historic Joplin figures, a movie series and a music series celebrating Joplin’s stars and more. Joplin knows how to celebrate! 

Making an Impact. In our Faces of Joplin, Joplin Business Spotlights and Women in Business sections, we feature men and women leading by example. Whether by providing the best health care or helping protect assets with insurance, these individuals are making an impact. They lead with heart and pave the road for others to follow in their footsteps. The best form of flattery is imitation. Let’s flatter our leaders in business!

Protecting Our Health. The best way to protect our health is preventive care. Care comes in all shapes and sizes. Building a balanced work and personal life, engaging in exercise, spending meaningful time with friends and family, and ongoing checkups with health care professionals are just a few seeds we hope to plant each month. You are the most important part of today, tomorrow and forever. 

SMTO hopes to plant seeds, or help give you access to the seeds you need, to protect our planet, honor our history, support those making an impact and improve your health. We want to help make our communities grow! Let us know how we can help!  

Happy March!



Lee Radcliff-Timmsen


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