ROCKAWAY BEACH, Mo. -- Nine years ago, the pastor at Bridge of Faith Community Church began a program that involved feeding children and teaching them bible study. Now, that program has expanded and over 200 Rockaway Beach residents are fed and taught bible study each Wednesday night.
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 new law will allow Missouri to release more information about dozens of unclaimed military medals, in an attempt to reunite them with their owners or their families.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- More than a thousand volunteers with the James River Assembly came together to spruce up three elementary schools. For the past 14 years, the church as partnered with area schools to do some maintenance work.
AURORA, Mo. -- A fire at a food pantry in Aurora destroyed more than 5,000 pounds of food. It also destroyed all the freezers and refrigerators used to store the food.
WALNUT GROVE, Mo. -- Billye Killingsworth of Walnut Grove is one of those people you meet and instantly want to be around. She's a strong woman who always makes people have something to smile about.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A paramedic, seriously injured in a crash, was forced to regroup after learning he could no longer be an EMT.
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- It's an issue that was once referred to as shell shock. Post-Traumatic Stress and thoughts leading to suicide once had a stigma that left many soldiers returning from war with no one to turn to.
Joe Harris, 82, served in the U.S. Army and was a prisoner of war for 2.5 years during the Korean War. He was given military honors at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Memorial Day was Monday and it only seems fitting that this week we honor those veterans who sacrificed for this country.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The bugle's hollowed notes of Taps are sure to stir up deep emotions during military funerals. Honors are given to the fallen and respects are paid to their families.
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- High School senior Molly Collins always dreamed of being prom queen. She even had her own tiara. Little did she know her dream would come true last weekend.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- D.M. and Dee Dee Xander have been married more than 40 years. They have a love for each other and a love of their country.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man born in Joplin who wears a badge in Noel and a cape across the Ozarks is on a mission to battle bullying.
OZARK, Mo. -- Sheri Ducker and her husband Jerry are more than just parents, grandparents and great grandparents -- they're "trikers" whose mission is to help others.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Imagine being a 7-year-old child in a car crash. Your mouth bleeding, your little brother screaming and hurt, and the driver is so badly injured you think he may be dead. That's exactly what happened to 2nd grader Kaille Mangan, but she still found the strength to call 911.
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Kelly Manz is trying to pass a law to help detect heart defects in babies throughout Missouri.
FAIR GROVE, Mo. -- Charity Hollan is the principal at Fair Grove Middle School. Her co-workers describe her as being an outstanding and professional leader who always maintains a positive attitude.
DIXON, Mo. -- Connie Herndon, a volunteer with the Pulaski County Humane Society, took on more than caring for animals recently.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A teacher who volunteers her time at Central High School is tonight's Hometown Hero.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Danny Gutierrez, known as "Mr. G" at Reed Academy, teaches tone and musicality, but it's his life lessons that has his students taking note.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- A young Marshfield man is raising money once a again for a cause that's close to him.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A lot goes into fighting fires, but to keep the trucks rolling to the scene of every blaze, there's one man to thank.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Their mission is through music -- all with an interesting instrument -- and they're far from rusty.
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- What started as a simple birthday wish for a 10-year-old girl has grown to worldwide cause.
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- At the start of this year, an Ozarks community committed to taking on a hefty challenge.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The education reform group StudentsFirst recently gave Missouri a grade of D- when it comes to education policies.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Leslie Nivens proves it's never too late to achieve a goal even if it takes decades to complete.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After losing his job, an Ozarks man turned his hopelessness into a way to help others in the same position.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Odds are you've flushed a toilet, taken a shower, or used water in some way today and haven't thought once about where it goes or how it gets there.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Heroes come in all ages and sizes, and they surface when you need them the most.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Mary Lou Webb of Springfield is the creator of Operation Santa, and makes sure that Marines overseas get special packages from home.
The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Branson spent the last two days filling hundreds of containers full of chocalate to send to troops in time for Christmas.
FORDLAND, Mo. -- Rhonda Luttrull watches as every single box is filled with more than just snacks, toiletries, and basic everyday needs. They're also filled with heart, and letters of appreciation for men and women serving overseas.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Every week we visit our Hometown Heroes, featuring people in our community who are truly making a difference.
BRANSON, Mo. -- Our Hometown Heroes segment features people in our community who overcome odds, face challenges and give back to others.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Our Hometown Heroes profile this week is about a Missouri State University graduate from a Grain Valley, Missouri, whose life was cut short. But he made a decision back in March to help give others a chance at a longer life.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An investigator with the Greene County Medical Examiner's Office considers it his duty to care for the dead.