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We’re living well ... Exactly! Throughout the course of


its existence, LivingWellmag- azine hasbeena resilient, albeit evolving, publication. Thecase certainly canbe


madethat it oncewasamaga- zine with a focusonwomen. Noproblemwith that, just stating the obvious. Therewasa periodwhen


the magazinemorphedmore toward health careandactive, healthy choices for readers. I personally love that concept, but inmeasuredform. Themagazine has at times


flavoredanoutdoors appeal, andat othersbeenTwin Lakes Area-centric, then shot off the mapto a regional feel. Today, I’m tellingyouex-


actlywhatLivingWellmaga- zine is,andisn’t—or at least myvision,whichplays out perfectly in this issue. LivingWell isn’t just for


women,thoughanyviable mediaresearch will indicate this type of publication cer- tainly appealsmoreto females than males. It also isn’t a platform for areamed- ical providers or organiza- tions,andits pages are ded- icated not only to Baxterand Marioncounties. Doweacknowledge all of


those aspects? Absolutely. Everyissue begins in our backyardandthen expands. So, to the point,whatis


LivingWell in the eyes of the editor? Exactly.Huh? Thevision iswhywe’re


living well in this picturesque, sometimesunusualandal- wayscaptivating part of the countryknownas the Ozarks. It’swhyIcamehere to


workatTheBaxter Bulletin, andIwantto learnmoreabout mynewhome.


Bob Heist Sothink aboutwhatI’ve


saidandlook at this issue. Want togoonadaytrip?


Headto Big Flatandcheck out the coolestnanobrewerythis side of the Mississippi. Looking for aweekend


getaway?Youhaveto visit RockbridgeRainbowTrout andGameRanchin Missouri. Howabout the outdoors?


MeettheWHOYakers, a group ofwomenbetweenthe ages of 53and83 that explore the region’s waters in kayaks. Fascinatedbyhistory?


MeetAbandonedArkansas, a group of college students uncovering pieces of the state’s past through aban- donedproperties. This is LivingWellmaga-


zine. Things to do, places to see, people tomeet...andwhy we’re living so darn well in the Ozarks.


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