Branson Senior Center needs more volunteers

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The Branson-Hollister Senior Center is requesting more volunteers. There are opportunities to serve behind the scenes in the kitchen or out on meal delivery routes. “Lots of times, we are the only people that these older folks get to visit with and to see. We just get attached to them,” Gaylene Coots said. With up to 1,000 meals total served … Read More

Wright Brothers

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MT. VERNON, Mo. Mention the Wright Brothers, and you think of Orville and Wilbur, the aviation pioneers. But in Mt. Vernon, it’s Ronnie and Donnie, twins known for their community service for more than half a century. 72 year-old Ronnie Wright has been driving a taxi in Mt. Vernon for 26 years. He knows every inch of the town, right … Read More

Thomas Zeller

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — This year’s Red Cross Volunteer winner of the Everyday Hero award is someone who, appropriately, is giving back everyday. Those who nominated him say he’s working hard to make communities in Missouri and around the nation, a better place. Thomas Zeller is a busy guy. The Red Cross Volunteer has a lot on his plate, and in … Read More

Crissy Carsten

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Crissy Carsten’s career at Jack Henry keeps her plenty busy. She builds data bases for banks across the country, almost always working much more than a 40 hour week. But it’s her volunteer work after hours that makes Crissy a remarkable “Everyday Hero.” The woman who nominated Crissy for that honor from the American Red Cross is … Read More

Join Us in Celebration of our 2018 Everyday Heroes

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Come ready to be inspired as we celebrate our local heroes at the American Red Cross Everyday Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, March 21st. Every year, the American Red Cross of Southern Missouri and KY3 honor local individuals who make a difference in our community with Everyday Hero awards. This year, the Red Cross will recognize individuals in six categories, including: … Read More

Springfield ‘Ride Extreme’ Volunteer Heads Back to Nicaragua

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) – A local volunteer heads back to South America this week for a special groundbreaking. Gary Wilson, the Mission Director with High Street Baptist Church, went to Nicaragua last April with the group ‘Ride Extreme for Youth Extreme.’ It took Wilson 15 days to ride a motorcycle to the South American country. Wilson ended the trip by … Read More

Richland Man, 87, Knits Heart Hats for Newborn Babies

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RICHLAND, Mo. — February is Heart Month. And all across America volunteers have knitted more than 100,000 red hats that are given to newborn babies at hundreds of hospitals. In southwest Missouri, more than 2,000 hats have been distributed to hospitals in six communities. And a man from Richland, Mo. is certainly doing his part to help out. Clemont Sheeley … Read More