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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A local woman is helping many families by donating her own home to Habitat for Humanity.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Christy Eggers was killed in a car accident four decades ago. She was only 19.
MISSOURI – The biggest fear for many who guide locomotives along the tracks is hitting someone. J.D. “Buzz” Stone spent 36 years working the railroad and he knows that devastating feeling.
Valerie Crocker and Tina MacManus share a laugh; they also share a story, a battle against breast cancer.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – A man who grew up in the Ozarks is in outer space right now, proving dreams can come true.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A program aims to give all children a chance at a successful education through books.
HOUSTON, Mo. -- Kerry York is n nurse who combines her passion for riding motorcycles with caring for in-home patients. York works for Home Health of the Ozarks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- For thousands of kids in the Ozarks, school isn't just a place for learning -- it's a shelter. This week's hometown heroes aren't just one person, but an organization set up to help children.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greg Roeder is a military veteran, a shriner, a Springfield police officer and most importantly, a dad. This hometown hero is doing everything he can to get children the same help his own daughter received.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Shannon Jester of Marshfield isn't your average 14-year-old. She didn't ask for clothes, a new phone, or anything elaborate for her recent birthday. Instead, she asked for food -- but not for herself.
MARIES COUNTY, Mo. -- There are a lot of heroic acts that came from last week's tragic flooding. Darrell Davis, 48, of Rolla didn't think twice.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Dale Henderson was by all means a simple man -- with a huge heart.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An Ozarks company that makes t-shirts is also giving back to the community. Bigfish Screenprinting is working to help an infant and his family through a heart transplant.