The Faces of Family Pharmacies

The Faces of Family Pharmacies

By Savanah Mandeville Steven Charles, Oswego Drug Store Steven Mayberry, Four States Pharmacy Mike Humphrey, CJ Pharmacy Elijah Hershey, Cherryvale Pharmacy Brian Caswell, Wolkar Drug Better together! Four area pharmacies that bring the best in fast, friendly,...

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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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Simply Perfect

Simply Perfect

By Kathleen Swift • Photos by AH Photography Sometimes the simplest things are the very best. Josh and Karna Richards intentionally planned a simple, elegant evening on the banks of Elk River for their wedding. “We met three years ago,” said Josh, “through mutual...

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147th Annual  Quapaw Powwow  Shares Rich Tapestry of History

147th Annual Quapaw Powwow Shares Rich Tapestry of History

By Don Lowe • Photos by Anna McKibben The Quapaw Powwow continues to be a phenomenal four-day, festival-style extravaganza, focused on remembering and reflecting a strong, storied history worth celebrating year after year, decade after decade, century after century....

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Editor’s Letter


Thank You for Impacting Our World

The definition of patriotism is the devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country. I want to start off this July letter with recognizing the great patriots we have in our country. We are incredibly blessed to have men and women who dedicate their life, time and freedom to make our country better. In this month’s edition, we honor our military by sharing the stories of some local heroes. These heroes walk beside so many others, in our communities and all over our country, and I could not be more thankful for the sacrifice they have made and continue to make each day.

Freedom Endeavor recognizes that these military heroes walk beside us every day and often go unrecognized. The goal of Freedom Endeavor, a traveling multimedia exhibit that features area veterans telling their stories through photography, video, recording and text, is to bring awareness to the veterans in our communities. On page 75, you can learn more about Freedom Endeavor and how you can get involved. Freedom Endeavor is on display at Urban Art Gallery at 511 S. Main in Joplin during July.

Wendell L. Willkie said, “I believe in America because we have great dreams and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” On pages 56-77, we honor people and organizations that give us the opportunity to dream. These feature stories do not even begin to represent our appreciation, but do remind us of the good in the hearts of these individuals and the impact one person can have on the world.

Southeast Kansas has a never-ending supply of fun and entertainment, and we are excited to highlight this great community and the people who live in it. We start our feature section with the Faces of Southeast Kansas. Turn to page 37 and get to know some community leaders who are committed to making a difference in the health, safety and community of Southeast Kansas. Then peruse the Business Spotlights. There are so many great one-of-a-kind treasures and services found right here in our region.

We bring you conversations with Chris Wilson, tourism marketing assistant at Crawford County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and Josh Lowe, director of marketing and communications at Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. These men talk about their passion and vision for the future. We have featured a mother and son team, owners of Somewhere in Time Antiquities, who are bringing the treasures of yesteryear back to transform your decor. Also, read about the largest, small-town museum you can find at Baxter Springs Heritage Center.

We could not feature Southeast Kansas without mentioning Little Balkans Day Festival in Pittsburg. This year marks the 35th year of fun and will be held from Friday, August 30, to Sunday, September 1. From the parade to the live music crawl, there is fun for everyone. See page 50 for all the information.

There is no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than right here at home. We have the patriotism, the heroes and the community events lined up for days. Check out page 18 to make all your holiday plans….and remember to thank a veteran every day of the year!

Happy Independence Day!


Lee Radcliff



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