b'On the Cover to our Spring 2021 edition. We have an exciting new year planned for you. This issue marks the fourth consecutive year of publishing Ozarks magazine. We are very excited to be bringing you lots of new places M A G A Z I N E to explore, things to do and people to know. We will also give you glimpses into the colorful history of our Ozarks communities.Inside this Issue Our lead story this month centers around the 25th Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon Championship in Hot air balloons to fly, 6 Harrison,from April 16-18. The sky will be filled with 40 hot air balloons plus an aviator Fly-in event at the Boone Magnolia Falls and more, 10 Co. Airport on Saturday. Were also bringing you a family adventure hike to see the magnificent Magnolia Falls and Explore Welch Springs ruins, 16 the infamous Woods Boys Waterfall. You will walk by A life in the clouds, 24 towering 45 foot bluffs, rock formations and natural Ozarks beauty.Rambo joins wildlife refuge, 30 Other surprises include exploring the ruins of the old Welch Springs Hospital near Jadwin, Mo. You will also Exotic wildflower tour, 36 learn about the Irish immigrants who wanted to settle on land they could call their own. Thats a mere 16,500 acres The Irish wilderness settlers, 42 of forested hills in the northeast corner of Oregon County, Mo.Spring events calendar, 46 Downtown Eureka Springs, Ark. is a beautiful Victorian style destination with lots of shops and attractions. Seven miles south of the city on Hwy 23 youll Ozarks magazine is published quarterly by Phillips Media Groupfind the amazing Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. The in partnership with the Harrison Daily Times and West Plains Dailyrefuge has recently invited in a new resident by the name Quill. The publisher accepts advertising only under the conditionof Rambo, a spotted hyena. Youll find out more about that we are not responsible for copy omissions or typographicalhim inside. We also go to Newton County on a beautiful errors, except to make every effort to correct any unforeseen errorand educational wildflower tour with all the trimmings.in the next available edition, if applicable. The publisher assumesYoull meet Ron Menzie, an Arkansas pilot who has no responsibility for claims made by advertisers or the productsbeen riding through the clouds for more that 50 years. that are advertised within the magazine or mentioned editoriallyMenzie has been honored by the Federal Aviation herein. All pictures published in Ozarks Magazine are accepted byAdministration and was given the Wright Brothers publisher on the condition that such pictures are reproduced withMaster Pilot Award for his achievements.the knowledge and prior consent of the photographer and anyThanks for reading.JIM PERRY.subject concerned. As such, publisher is not responsible for any claim of copyright infringement or other claim arising out of theJim Perry publisherpublication in Ozarks Magazine. No part of this publication mayEditors: Allison Skinner, Abby Hess and Lynn Blevinsbe reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means electronic or mechanical including photocopy without the express writtenWriters: Donna Braymer, Jeff Brasel, Rodney Beaver,permission of publisher. Photographs, articles for publication orChris Herbolsheimer, Jeff Dezort and Nicholas Haringother submissions may be sent to Jim Perry, publisher, Phillips Me- Sales: Vicki Johnson, Vicky Rutter,dia Group, LLC, P.O. Box 430, Harrison, AR 72602. Copyright 2021,Kari Coolidge and Sheri UnderdownWest Plains Daily Quill and Harrison Daily Times. All rights reserved.INDEX OFExplore Harrison, 21 Maple Esplanade Asst. Living, 18Fish Shack, 27 Neighborhood Diner, 39ADVERTISERS Frenzy of Harrison, 13 PCS Fireplace and Patio, 20Bootleggers BBQ, 26 Gould Properties, 28 S. Mo. Community Health Ctr., 28Breast Center, a MANA Clinic, 33 Harness Boots & Shoes, 38 Shady Oaks Campground, 47City of West Plains, 19 Harrison Hotels, 4 Shop in West Plains, Mo., 22-23Country Meadow Home Dcor, 35 Honey Pot Scrubs, 12 Southern Care and Comfort, 46Crossroads Convenience Store, 27 Jamies Restaurant, 2 TownHouse Caf, 14DEY GEM Jewelry, 40 JBs Health Mart, 9 Tri-Lakes Motors, 48Downtown Antiques, 3 Jerry Jackson Real Estate, 34 Turpentine Creek Wildlife, 15EJs RV Sales, 26 Liquidation Outlet, 41 Twin Bridges Bar and Grill, 18Erble Mountain Cabins, 29 Log Cabin Caf, 12 Western Sizzlin Steak House, 18www.OzarksMag.com Spring 2021 | Ozarks Magazine | 5'