The new and the old are both fashionable at KC Shoe Repair and Boot Store. With more than 20 years of experience, the shop’s staff members understand the value of sentimentality, and they help protect people’s treasured footwear and accessories by using professional Vibram products, time-honored techniques, and at least one genie wish. In addition to repairing or restoring shoes, baseball gloves, leather jackets, purses, and more, KC Shoe Repair and Boot Store installs orthopedic elevators and sells boots by brands such as Nocona and Chippewa.
With more than 11 years of cross-country dance experience, Almas Del Ritmo Dance Company LLC's artistic director and certified Zumba instructor Carmen Guynn promotes cultural awareness during a range of Latin and Afro-Caribbean dance classes, including Zumba, salsa, and bachata. The dance haven derives its name from the Spanish words for soul and rhythm, which Guynn hopes will inspire her students to summon their inner selves on the dance floor without toting along heavy x-ray machines. In addition, the studio donates money to charities such as International Crisis Aid, Feed the City, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Sears Garage Door Repair is staffed by a team of experienced professionals who specialize in diagnosing problems with and repairing garage doors. They can replace springs, rollers, cables, and hinges; install Craftsman openers; or sell new doors.
The Swim School of Joplin provides certification-level scuba lessons, diving vacations, and rental gear to help students to gain their underwater legs. Originally founded in Memphis in 1961, The Swim School of Joplin has since expanded aquatic operations to four states in the South and Midwest and runs scuba programs at both the University of Mississippi and the University of Memphis. Instructional programs include everything from introductory swimming and snorkeling lessons to specialty courses in night diving, search-and-rescue diving, and diving while learning to play the guitar.
The ninth hole at Thousand Hills Golf Course lays out the course’s most dramatic tee shot: lined with trees, the contoured fairway doglegs left, challenging players’ accuracy with the threat of a stint in the hole’s inside bunker. It’s one of eight par 4 holes on a course that also features nine par 3 holes, all of which course designer Robert E. Cupp stretched out across immaculate Zoysia fairways. The course has been dubbed a four-star course by Golf Digest and twice named best golf course by Springfield News-Leader readers.
Unique sand traps and natural Ozark hazards infuse the course with a regional lure that follows players as they weave through the surrounding hardwood forests and past rock formations carved by time and generations of abandoned caddies. Every round at Thousand Hills comes complete with a GPS-equipped cart, as well as access to an onsite pro shop and clubhouse.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 64 course * Course slope of 125 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * Course layout