It's Time to Unplug
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it, including you.
-Anne Lamott

Well, here we are again at the end of another school year which for parents, grandparents & families everywhere means night after night, week after week of scheduled activities & responsibilities. Every May, our newsletter sings the same song, different verse as we navigate the end of school year activities, graduations, sports season wrap-ups and beginnings, awards ceremonies, etc., etc. I'm sure Nick & I aren't alone in feeling like our calendars, and to-do lists are going to get the best of us! And isn't it crazy? Two years ago we were mourning the loss of so much---yet it certainly gave us that downtime we so desperately need.

And so, like years before I'm here to remind you to take the time to unplug. Schedule some downtime on your calendar, and make it non-negotiable. Maybe it's 24 hours of turning off your phone, or a weekend camping with your family, or maybe that week at the beach can't come fast enough. Our bodies, minds, and souls need a personal day, or ten so don't disregard how important that is for your state of mind. Take the time to relax, unplug yourself not just from the screens, but from a busy schedule and look forward with anticipation to the carefree summer days that will hopefully come with ease.
Lauren Layman
Agent/Marketing Manager
2022 SMART Start Scholarship

Earlier this month we had the honor of announcing our 2022 SMART Start Scholarship recipient,
Hunter Forester!

Each year it is so humbling & refreshing to read the applications and be made aware of the passion for giving back that exists in our local students. This year was certainly no different, which makes the selection process very difficult but also gives us such hope for the next generation.

Congrats Hunter! We know you & the rest of the Class of 2022 have a bright future ahead!
For the Kids

Located in Aurora, MO, For the Kids Foster/Adoptive parents Association stands in the gap for the nearly 600 children who are in foster care within Barry, Lawrence & Stone counties. Many foster, relative placement & adoptive children are placed with families coming with nothing but the clothes on their back. This organization steps in to help provide essential items & also connecting these families to invaluable resources as they navigate the child welfare system.

Want to get involved or make a donation? Contact Virginia Gaston @ 417-229-2415
Remember! Every referral you send our way results in a donation to For the Kids! Share our name, and help us support this wonderful organization!
(*No policy purchase required for donation--referral only.)
Let's Get OUTSIDE!

It's that time of year again, the time when many of us hit the road to use the toys that have been hibernating through the cold winter months.
Even if you aren't riding or travelling every day, you still need to make sure you have adequate coverage; and most of the time that coverage will NOT come from your standard homeowner's or auto insurance policy. Let's make sure you're protected!

Call us for more details and to discuss various coverage options.
You can also check out our blog for more on the importance of properly protecting yourself as you enjoy those fun summer toys!
Do You Prefer Text?

Did you know that we offer texting services for policy questions & issues? Some of the more complex issues will require a phone call or detailed email, but we are happy to start a conversation via text if that's what is most convenient for you!

Simply text our standard phone line:
417-258-2541 and someone will respond.
Remember: Coverage is not bound or changed until confirmed by a licensed agent.
Need to contact us? Visit our website for our contact information!