Meet Executive Director for CASA of Southwest Missouri, Laura Farmer. She explains after getting involved with Volunteer Ozarks, volunteer requests have quadrupled for CASA of SWMO, meaning they have helped more than 150 children in foster care who otherwise could have gone without needed assistance and guidance.
By Linda Simmons | Posted: Wed 11:34 AM, Jan 29, 2020 | Updated: Wed 4:57 PM, Jan 29, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The founders of a community of tiny homes known as Eden Village want to move forward. Organizers now have a second site in sight for Eden Village 2. The group is looking at building more tiny homes at off of West Brower … Read More
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release) — The Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) provided an emergency grant of $5,560.49 to support repairs to Habitat for Humanity of Springfield after thieves stole catalytic converters from vehicles. The vehicles included two box trucks used to transport donations to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a major funding source for Habitat’s mission, and four vehicles … Read More
A ‘big’ thanks to mentors. January is National Mentoring Month. On Your Side reporter Ashley Reynolds was the emcee at a luncheon to support Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Ashley is a Big sister. Dana Ford, Missouri State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach was the featured speaker. The Big Deal event happened at the Glendalough Convention Center in … Read More
By Christine Morton | Posted: Sun 7:40 PM, Nov 03, 2019 | Updated: Sun 9:47 PM, Nov 03, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Classic and modern cars lined up on Glenstone Sunday afternoon. “It’s a beautiful day and I am just looking forward to the drive,” Todd Kraus. Kraus says it was his first time bringing his car out. He has a Chevy that has been … Read More
By Lexi Spivak, KY3/KSPR News SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) – The Springfield-Greene County Health Department stated nearly one in every five adults older than 55 years of age will experience a mental health concern. Department representatives have found many senior adults don’t receive the emotional and social support they need. That’s why they created a new Senior Peer Support group. The Senior … Read More
By Joe Hickman SPRINGFIELD, Mo. The Ozarks is a long way from the Bahamas, but the area is certainly doing it’s part to help those whose lives were forever changed by the recent damage caused by Hurricane Dorian. A relief program called “Anglers for the Bahamas” was unveiled this past week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida just 65 miles from the islands. But … Read More
By Kara Strickland | SPRINGFIELD,Mo. (KY3) – Volunteers and emergency responders from across the nation, including right here in the Ozarks, are preparing to leave and help those affected by hurricane Dorian. Ryan Grabill with Convoy of Hope said conditions are getting bad. “In the Bahamas unfortunately Dorian is probably one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes that we’ve seen, with sustained winds … Read More