By Kathleen Swift Photos by Artistic Expressions Photography Not all heroes wear capes; although, now days most of them do wear masks, and you can find a hero working in a hospital or in a grocery store or driving a truck. A hero might be a retired special education...
By Kathleen Swift • Photos by Hannah Sanderson Photography The wedding day is one of the most momentous moments in a couple’s life together. It’s a time to celebrate the love they have and hope they bring to the future. Makayla and Micky Wittenmyer tied the knot...
By Kathleen Swift • Photos by Mandy Edmonson The passion Danette Conley has for her business is obvious not only in her enthusiasm for fashion and people, but in the care she takes to make The Vogue Boutique the best customer experience for purchasing fashion and...
Why I Run – Triathlon Transformation Races, community help Rion Huffman and his family achieve goals and dreams
By Sarah Gooding • Photos by Mandy Edmonson Rion Huffman’s journey into triathlons began with a dream, but he wasn’t sure it was a dream he could realize until a few years ago. “It’s something I had always wanted to do for some reason, but for some reason, I thought...
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Since 2001, Show Me The Ozarks Magazine has boldly and uniquely showcased the people, places and events that make the 4-States such a fantastic place to live, work, play and visit.
We continue to celebrate with you, our loyal readers and advertisers, all that makes our region so exceptional. The sights and the sounds. The parks and the trails. The dining. The shopping. The sports and the theatre. The nightlife and the day trips. The rich heritage and the promising future.
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Making Our Way Back!
When faced with challenge, our region knows how to overcome. As Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Our region met COVID-19 as a collective community coming together to accomplish the same goal and…we are making our way back!
We would not be where we are without all the individuals who took actions, big and small, to put the health of everyone in our community over the individual needs and comfort of one person. From those who adhered to social distancing to the healthcare professionals who put their life on the line, it took a lot of individual actions to create such an exponential impact. On pages 52-54, we highlight Heroes on the Frontlines. We are so thankful for all the sacrifices, big and small, and from so many of you!
Events are back! It is so good to fill our pages again with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a poetry reading to a local farmer’s market, we have what is happening in your hometown in our Calendar of Events section. Warm weather, summer months and pages of activities will transform this summer into the one we had once imagined.
Businesses are back! It is so good to see local businesses opening their doors and doing what they love. Remember, it is more important than ever to shop local. Local businesses make our communities by supporting our youth activities, sponsoring events and providing quality services with heart and dedication. Visit a locally owned restaurant, retailer or service provider and give back for all they have given to us all of these years! We need each other!
Special events are back! For those who had to temporarily pause the planning of their special day, we have you covered. On pages 62-67, we bring you our Ultimate Wedding Destinations & Services. We will help you catch up, get creative and find the best services and information available to make your dream day a reality. Together, we can make it happen!
Show Me The Ozarks Magazine is committed to highlighting the culture and lifestyle of our region. In this edition, you will find articles that represent the current events, and you will find the monthly features you have grown to count on. We will help you decorate your home, highlight a community and tell the story of a local hero. We are dedicated to capturing our journey back to our new normal, and we could not be more proud and honored to be a part of a region that understands the strength of a community over the power of an individual!
We are on our way back!