WASHINGTON -- Seventy-five WWII and Korean War veterans from the Ozarks were given a special tour of our nation's capital Tuesday to see the monuments that immortalize their service.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A group of teens hope to bring awareness to domestic violence.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A local nurse dedicates much of her time to helping those in need by giving medical care with a caring heart.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Every five minutes there's a need for a blood transfusion at hospitals in our area, but the only way that can happen is through donors. For more than 20 years, this Hometown Hero has given blood and platelets every two weeks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – College students in Springfield are going above and beyond to help children when they need it the most.
BOLIVAR, Mo.-- A young woman fighting Leukemia serves as an inspiration, and her community is supporting her.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Honor Flight of the Ozarks took 75 local veterans on a tour of the nation's capital Tuesday in honor of their service.
BRIGHTON, Mo. -- A local business owner helps transform the lives of young men who have been victims of abuse and neglect.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A local volunteer with Ozarks Food Harvest goes above and beyond. This week alone she helped harvest nearly 600 pounds of tomatoes to feed the hungry.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A young girl is an inspiration to all struggling with physical challenges as she goes from a wheelchair to walking.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Whenever disaster hits, the Red Cross is always there. Its volunteers respond anytime and anywhere.
MT. VERNON, Mo. -- Meet some senior dancers who volunteer their time entertaining veterans and those in assisted living homes. They are sassy, fun and they are entertaining. They are the Glitzy Chicks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A local woman received a national humanitarian award and has spent years helping the hungry in the Ozarks.
OZARK, Mo. -- A six-year-old girl from Ozark East Elementary leads an effort to help create care packages for abused and neglected children in the Ozarks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A local volunteer was recently honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as a woman dedicated to helping mothers and their children in the community.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- This week many children with disabilities in the Ozarks are learning a very special skill: how to ride a bike.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A World War II veteran from Springfield receives the highest honor from the French government, the Legion of Honor medal.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A local program takes aim at preparing local African American students for college.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A group of women who work for the Springfield Police Department also call themselves the “Lunch Bunch” and work to help out their community.
BUFFALO, Mo. -- A marine found a way to continue giving back and he hopes to honor, pay tribute and inspire past and present veterans through his artwork.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A local realtor received a national honor for her efforts to help the homeless.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As we honor veterans, past and present for Memorial Day, KOLR10 News would like to pay tribute to a World War II veteran here in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A retired band instructor is spending his time volunteering and sharing his knowledge of music and culture.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A group of teenagers are on a mission is to inspire change and to help those with healthcare needs.
NIXA, Mo. – Fourth graders from Nixa are working hard to raise money to help fellow students by selling very special Mother’s Day cards.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A local organization is helping families and children cope with the loss of a loved one.
MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- A group of senior ladies who line dance take a silver lining wherever they go.
MT. VERNON, Mo. -- Local boy scouts wanted to show their appreciation for the country's heroes. So they visited the Mt. Vernon Veterans Home, and delivered nearly 100 cases of popcorn.
CHESTNUTRIDGE, Mo. -- Spurred by her passion for baking and a dream, 13-year-old Haley Robichaux-Koontz started a business to help other kids fulfill their dreams.
PLEASANT HOPE, Mo. -- Pleasant Hope High School students who won a statewide competition after they created a public service announcement aimed at ending a hurtful word.
FORSYTH, Mo. – Community Presbyterian Church sits in the middle of Forsyth with a congregation that’s not too big. A little over 100, but the contribution this church gives to this community is huge.
LAMAR, Mo. -- A Lamar native was one of 24 service members to receive a long overdue Medal of Honor during a ceremony by President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
MT. VERNON, Mo. – A Mt. Vernon woman is dedicated to serving the men and women who have served our country.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A young lady and many volunteers are working to make sure every girl in foster care has the chance to experience the glitz and glamour of prom night.
NORWOOD, Mo. -- Seeing images and describing them is a big accomplishment for 60-year-old Nancy Littrell, woman who lived an active life with her husband, David, of nearly four decades.
STRAFFORD, Mo. -- A boy’s basketball team is uniting behind the coach and his wife, who was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago.
NIXA, Mo. -- It was a video called “Why, Charlie Brown, Why?" that inspired students at Century Elementary School in Nixa to use change to help change the pace of cancer.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. – A Marshfield woman is helping to turn simple shopping bags into a tool to help the homeless.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A local organization is giving everyone a chance to be part of a team, no matter what challenges they face.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A local man may be blind, but he sees potential in everyone and inspires those with physical challenges to overcome their obstacles to aim for their goals.
ROCKAWAY BEACH, Mo. -- Bridge of Faith Community Church feeds around 220 people each Wednesday night.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Fourth grader Brylee Clift is selling homemade product online and in a family salon to help to raise money so that three orphans from Brazil can be adopted here in the U.S.
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. -- This week, our Melanie Chapman featured some of our area's most inspiring Hometown Heroes of 2013 in her Hometown Hero report.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's a special time of year. Many children get excited about what might be under the tree come Christmas day. But for some parents, like Casey Doubledee, it's a struggle making ends meet.
LEBANON, Mo. – A local businessman spotted a homeless man under a bridge and sparked a journey.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- You see and hear them as you enter shopping centers; The Salvation Army bell ringers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A local woman is on a mission is to help the homeless. As the winter storm approaches, she is trying to reach out to as many people on the streets as possible.
LEBANON, Mo. – A Lebanon woman works in the background, but is in the forefront of raising awareness for children with special needs.
Springfield, Mo. -- 2.7 million American men and women served in the Vietnam War. Today, there are fewer than 900,000 still alive. One local man is working on a creating the ultimate thank you for those ultimate sacrifices. A 5-by-8 foot granite thank you card for Vietnam veterans is in the works to be presented at the memorial wall in D.C. on Memorial Day 2015.
ROLLA, Mo. -- A bus driver from the Rolla Public School District is being credited with saving the lives of about 40 students.