Living Green...Loving Spring!

April 22 is Earth Day and we have dedicated several pages of this month’s edition to helping our readers “Go Green!” You will find information on curbside recycling, composting and tips to help all of us be more generous to our Earth. A special thanks to Whitney Scott Photography, our brilliant cover photographer, and Eyeworks Photography, for creating our cover masterpiece.  Turn to page 8 to see details on how the cover image was created.  Who knew a trip to the recycling center could create such artistic beauty?  Another special thanks to Rose Hanson, Don Lowe and Holly Hukill, contributing writers, for increasing “Green” awareness among our readers. See pages 62-69 and join us on Facebook to share what you are doing to enhance the environment for “Green Month.” Your submission enters you in a chance to win a gift card for two to one of the featured restaurants in our dining guide! 

We are so excited to feature one of our favorite destinations this month, Oklahoma. From the world’s biggest tagged bass event, exciting attractions, places to shop, local celebrity profiles, landmarks and more, we bring you the who, what, where and why of Oklahoma! Read pages 38-59 and plan your weekend day trip or staycations.  There is just so much to do and see to keep your entire family entertained. 

Show Me The Ozarks Magazine is the sponsor of the Spring Fling Wedding Show held on Sunday, April 13 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Cosmopolitan Center in Downtown Joplin! Are you planning a wedding or know someone who is? If so, they will not want to miss the opportunity to participate in “how to” workshops, connect with locally owned vendors in the region, enjoy a wedding-themed fashion show or enter the Grand Prize Drawing (valued at $4,000). You can also pick up your 2014 Joplin Regional Area Wedding Guide, a complete comprehensive guide to creating your dream wedding, at our ShowMe booth.  This is one wedding event you do not want to miss! 

On April 24, Show Me The Ozarks Magazine is the proud sponsor of the 14th Annual Carl Junction Community and Education Awards Banquet to be held at the CJ High School at 6:30 pm! If you live in the area or are in the field of education and would like to attend, please call the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce at 417.649.8846. We love Carl Junction, our teachers and our kids! 

April brings both spring and Easter! I know we all could not be more excited for both this year! As you are creating Easter eggs with your children, send pictures to
sue@showmetheozarks.com and we will feature your photos on our Facebook page.

May April bring love, laughter and good quality time for all!  Wishing you a bright spring and a Happy Easter!


Show Me the Ozarks Magazine
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Joplin, Missouri 64803


Lee Radcliff

Editor/ Publisher