The Publisher’s Perspective


As a two-time breast cancer survivor, October has always been a special month for me – it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. The journey isn’t always easy, but I’m so grateful to have experienced something that showed me how precious each and every day is.  I’ve met so many wonderful women along the way and am in awe of their strength, determination and ability to stay positive in the face of this horrible, deadly disease. If you are a survivor, or know one, plan something this month to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness. There are walks, runs, golf games, raffles, fundraisers, concerts and more so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a way! In fact, check out Celebrate the Ta Tas Tournament of Champions article on page 62, and mark your calendars for Oct 15-16th. Most importantly Breast Cancer won’t wait until October, so please don’t forget to schedule or remind a loved one to schedule their annual mammogram.

We are so excited about how well received our first edition of LKN has been and the support we’ve received from this wonderful community. They’ve been flying off the shelves and we’ve received so many calls from readers, friends, family and local businesses with positive feedback. We’ve got interviewers interviewing, writers writing, editors editing, photographers taking photographs, designers designing, and so much more! If you aren’t already, be sure to follow us on social media @lknmagazine!

We’re thrilled to bring you our first-ever Home Issue! What does that mean? It means we have this issue chock full of content focused on everything home related! We have you covered… home mortgages, tiny home sales and rentals, home decor, fabrics, furniture and so much more! If you’re interested in participating in our next home issue in the spring, send me an email!

We are delighted to feature Dynamis Estate Wines in this issue. We had an incredible time at the cover shoot, watching their team in action. Getting there is so easy! It’s located right off highway 77!  When you turn in to the Estate, it’s the most beautiful drive and scenery you can imagine – it’s like you’ve been transported to a villa of peace and serenity (and wine, of course!). When you have family and friends in town, this is a must-visit!  Be sure to tell them Keela sent you!

Thank you to our amazing team Barbara Minor, Brooke Eagle, Kasey Jamison, Rocky Thompson, Robin Shupe, Martie Emory, Carrie Allen, Aron Daniels and Michelle Hyatt! Without them, LKN Magazine certainly would not be possible. The support from my family, friends and neighbors has been beyond amazing. And a special big shout out to my hubby, Tim – without his support in every part of this I know I would be lost!

Have an idea for something you’d like to see in a future issue of LKN Magazine? We’d love to hear from you!

“In a magazine, one can get from cover to cover- 15 to 20 different ideas about life and how to live it.” – Maya Angelou

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