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Harmony House - Holiday Meal Groups

The holidays are fast approaching and Harmony House could use your help. If you are interested in providing a holiday meal to residents, they have several opportunities!! Harmony House meal groups shop for, prepare, and serve meals in shelter to residents. Have a group or club that is interested in giving back? Give Carol a call at 417-837-7700 or email carolw@myharmonyhouse.org to learn more or…


Cold Weather Shelters Open This Month When Temps Are Below Freezing!

November first begins the opening of  "Crisis cold weather shelters," in Springfield! If temps fall to 32 degrees or below for at least four consecutive hours between 7 pm and 7 am, the shelters will be open. If you do not have shelter, or knows of someone needing shelter for the overnight, use one of the shelters listed below. The  nine shelters are located at : Asbury United Methodist Church,…


iCare Events with Harmony House

They say domestic violence is a problem that happens behind closed doors. Here’s a fact that blows those doors wide open – Greene County has one of the highest rates of domestic violence per capita than anywhere else in the state. We, as a community, can do better than this. On October 28th, 2022 Harmony House is holding a public awareness event called “iCare”. Join people throughout the…


This Month in Parks: August 2022

Mason sits down with Garrison from the Springfield Greene County Park Board to discuss the new outdoor initiative, the upcoming float trip, and other fun events happening this month! More in HERE!


You can host a foreign exchange student, here's how

If you ever considered becoming a Host Family for a foreign exchange student, let this be the tipping factor. The Council for Educational Travel  is accepting applications now.


Kanye's behavior is no longer funny, it's concerning.

If Kim and Kanye weren't massive celebrities with millions of dollars and oodles of security, would our society view them as entertaining? Or Kanye's behavior as downright scary? Women have come forward sharing their own stories of abuse from former partners, noting the similarities between. While Kanye maintains an audience that seems to encourage his harassing behavior, others are questioning…


Blow up a Building in the 417 for Charity!

After providing electricity to Springfield for more than 60 years, the five generators inside James River Power Station have been retired and the stacks are coming down. United Way of the Ozarks is partnering with City Utilities to offer a once-in-a-lifetime fundraising opportunity called Blasting for the Better.  This special raffle event offers the chance to detonate the implosion of the James…


Beat Cares - The Geek Foundation

From bootcamps for adults, to after-school clubs and programs for kids, The Geek Foundation strives to spark new interest in coding, IT, and maker technology—especially for minorities and underrepresented community members. To find out more about classes and registration head over to https://www.thegeekfoundation.org/ The Geek Foundation aims to expand the image of a "geek" to include anyone who…


Help Julie Kiss a Pig (and raise money for a great cause)

In an effort to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, a mentorship program for youth in surrounding areas, Julie Wilsons is trying to kiss a pig. Also, the person writing this is Julie Wilson. I didn't know how to establish myself in this plea for donations other than in a third person reference. Please forgive me and please hear me out. The nonprofit focuses on kids who might…


The Gardens are glowing while turkey's trot: Here's what you need to know this month from the Park Board

Dianna Tyndall with the Springfield Greene County Park Board stopped in the studio, delighting with details on the various events happening this month. More details can be found here.