SMTO Favorite Campgrounds

SMTO Favorite Campgrounds

SMTO Favorite Campgrounds SMTO Magazine is happy to bring you the best camping destinations to make your summer one to remember. Living in the beautiful Ozarks region, we are blessed to have an abundance of places to spend the day fishing, floating, trail riding,...

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Fashion Forward: Vintage Vogue

Fashion Forward: Vintage Vogue

Fashion Forward: Vintage Vogue Adyson’s outfit is from Vintage Vogue. Located in the historic block of Main Street in Carl Junction, just 10 minutes from downtown Joplin. Vintage Vogue has clothing and shoe styles for all ages! Specializing in lines you typically have...

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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors By Larry Whiteley   MAY IS A TIME FOR FISHERMEN May is a time for fishermen to over indulge themselves. It’s a time to sample all the great fishing May has to offer. Mornings are made for fan casting rocky points for walleyes before jigging for...

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Your House Your Home: Organized Message Boards

Your House Your Home: Organized Message Boards

Your House Your Home By Holly Hukill, Certified Interior Decorator C.I.D. Organized Message Boards My sister has three children and as busy as the school years seems, the summers seem just as busy, with baseball practice, soccer practice and all the summer activities...

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Editor’s Letter


The “Heart” of the Community

The heart of SMTO Magazine is highlighting the culture and lifestyle of our region.
This task comes easy as “heart” is always at the center of our community. After nearly two decades of doing what I love, my greatest challenge is finding new, thoughtful and creative ways to show my appreciation for the leaders, business owners and residents who make my job so easy. It is my pleasure to highlight the community events that put people at the center, the non-profits that give endlessly to improve our quality of life, the business owners who put their blood, sweat and tears to not only provide for their families but give back to our community and last, but not least, give our readers what they want to see
each month.

Heart of Community Events. The Joplin Memorial Run draws nearly 8,000 individuals across 30-35 states and has raised over $400,000 to benefit community organizations affected by the May 2011 tornado. The 8th Annual Joplin Memorial Run will be held May 17 and 18 and will honor the past while looking to the future.

Race 4 Hope will host the 12th annual 5k run and 1-mile walk June 1. Hope 4 You raises money to provide mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women who need them. Join Hope 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation in putting breast cancer on the run! To register for Race 4 Hope, go to

The 4-States Baby Contest has spent 17 years recognizing the beautiful faces of our future. This year, we have over 100 babies gracing our pages. Not only do these faces bring a smile to our face, but they help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network as they help children, and their families, during times of medical need.

Heart of Leaders. Leading is to serve, and we have highlighted individuals who were born to lead. In our Faces & Places, we cover Sharon and Lance Beshore, in partnership with Connect 2 Culture, and the Fourth Annual Comedy for Camp hosted by Soroptimist International of Joplin. The first event brings the community together to honor the arts and the second benefits Jasper County foster children. In Faces of Places, meet several men and women who use their occupation, talent and skills to protect, guide and serve others in our community.

Heart of Business Owners. On page 41, read about David and Beverly Helms, who are changing lives one step at a time. As owners of Grand Prosthetics & Orthotics LightWeight Artifical Limbs & Braces in Grove, Oklahoma, they have helped over a thousand amputees get their independence back. On page 56 Danny and Leigh Schroer, owners of Soar Trampoline Park, share their journey to self-employment. You will be surprised to hear who served as their business “consultants”! In addition, the husband and wife team share how they would like to help others pursue their own personal dreams.

Heart of My Own. Congratulations to my son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Brittany Radcliff! They have made me a proud grandma again. Madelynn Rose Radcliff, my third granddaughter, you now hold a piece of my heart! I am so honored we share a middle name.

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you spend it with those who make your heart complete!


Lee Radcliff


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