Lamar Free Fair The Pride of Barton County for 75 Years By Kathleen Swift • Photo by Savanah Mandeville Terry and Edwin Moore have been a part of the Lamar Free Fair most of their lives. It was their dad, Bud Moore, whose initiative gave life to the fair 75 years ago....read more
It’s a Year-Long Celebration of Incredible History at George Washington Carver National Monument By Don Lowe • Photo courtesy George Washington Carver National Monument As George Washington Carver National Monument, which is a vital part of the National Park Service,...read more
Nathan Hardy College Heights Christian School Interview and photo by Savanah Mandeville What activities are you involved in at school? What about outside of school? I’m involved in soccer, cross country, track, math league, National Honor Society and Academic Quiz...read more
A Naturalist Voice Witness the Early Summer Launch Field notes by Jeff Cantrell, Photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation I was a “summer kid,” still a Leo I presume, yet I find it to be no excuse for tolerating the summer temps. It’s hard to believe...read more
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Bring on September
September is here! Time seems to be flying, but around every corner is an exciting season of life waiting to happen. We are about to enter the last quarter of 2018, and there is so much more excitement left this year.
September welcomes the beginning of our 18th year of bringing you a locally owned magazine highlighting the culture and lifestyle of our region. At this time every year, we take a moment to look back to the beginning and examine where we have come from and where we plan to go. We have a lot of exciting ideas this coming year. Please keep reading to see what we have in store for you!
September marks a pivotal point. Our children are settling into a new school routine and are open eyed and wishful for the new year. Local football stadiums are filled with communities cheering on their teams and showing the team spirit that makes our region great. The carefree summer days are behind us and we are back to the grind. However, let’s not forget to still take time to kick back, relax and enjoy what is around us. In our Calendar of Events, we have brought you events that will make this fall a season to remember.
September celebrates our pets! We love our pets in the Four States, and we love featuring them at SMTO Magazine. Our cover this month features Mila, our 10th Annual Pet Contest winner, and inside this issue you will find so many fury friends to warm your heart. Thank you to all who entered our contest. All proceeds benefit Faithful Friends Animal Advocates in Neosho and Joplin Humane Society Animal Adoption & Resource Center in Joplin.
September continues to recognize our locally owned businesses. We have featured businesses in Barry and Lawrence Counties that are dedicated to the greatest customer service and products to serve their community. Check out our business spotlights and see if these business owners can help you!
September encourages hope. Volunteers are spending this month, as they have all year, planning events and activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We kick off the month with Show Me The Ozark’s Magazine’s 9th Annual Pink Carpet “Covers for a Cause” October 4 from 9 am to 5:30 pm at Mercy Hospital Joplin Clinic Entrance. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to support a great cause. All proceeds benefit Hope 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation.
September offers warm wishes. SMTO wishes you a September filled with many memories.