Linda Leicht, News-Leader

Linda Leicht


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Linda:

Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks helps explain harm of vaping

The Boys & Girls Club partnered with others on a presentation to prevent vaping by local youth. → Read More

Cardwell brings it home to Silver Dollar City

His music is a unique blend of his bluegrass roots, his love of jazz, blues and rock ’n roll growing up in Springfield, and his traditional music training. → Read More

CASA Christmas cards signal holidays' arrival

Christmas cards help CASA fund programs to advocate for children who have been neglected and abused. → Read More

Thanksgiving dinner options in the Ozarks

The public has several places to get a Thanksgiving meal with their Ozarks neighbors next week. → Read More

Star Kids Club gives care and joy to children

At Star Kids Club, families connect with the program and each other to help children. → Read More

Rough Holler Bridge regains a missing piece of its history

A heavy iron sign found by two brothers in 1953 has been reunited with the Hickory County bridge → Read More

Quilts that tell stories: See 600 at show this weekend

The show, which is held every two years, will include nearly 600 quilts, entered in both the judged and non-judged categories, as well as more that will be part of special displays and a silent auction. → Read More

A wish comes true with a 'Frozen'-themed bedroom

The Make A Wish Foundation of Missouri helped Evalee Villarreal become Princess Anna with the room. → Read More

From traditional to progressive, bluegrass on the menu at Silver Dollar City

Music takes center stage at the 1880s theme park's Bluegrass & BBQ festival → Read More

Rainbow Network surviving strife in Nicaragua

While the unrest has impacted the charity, the rural communities they serve are doing OK. → Read More

Real-life Easter bunnies at Sunny Bunny

Sunny Bunny is the top service at SWI, which gives job opportunities to the developmentally disabled. → Read More

Soldier ambushes wife with Stampede homecoming

Bryan Samsel planned the surprise to do something special for wife Shannon → Read More

Learning to love together

Ashley House and Rescue One partner in a program that allows girls who need help to take care of dogs that need love. → Read More

Branson road renamed for Andy Williams

Jimmy Osmond: “He was the first non-country artist to build a theater here.” → Read More

'Crazy Christians' author bringing his Jesus message to Hammons Field

The key message in Curry’s “Jesus movement” is simple: “If it’s not about love, it’s not about God.” → Read More

Don't miss it! Festival of Wonder ends April 30

BRANSON — The Festival of Wonder, going on now at Silver Dollar City, has lived up to its billing with a combination of world-record size harps, eye-popping balancing acts, a mega-talented family of brothers and gourmet food. → Read More

Fun and faith: Young Christians Weekend a popular tradition at Silver Dollar City

It’s a weekend of music, speakers and roller coaster rides, and it is all aimed at giving young Christians a place to have fun and find faith. → Read More

Springfield celebrates Juneteenth at Carnegie Midtown Library

More than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and a month after the Civil War ended, a group pf slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned that they were free. → Read More

Bread of Life brings together Ozarks' Slavic community

Members enjoy church's approach and appreciate the chance to worship freely. → Read More

Edward Rice installed as bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese

Despite the solemnity and reverence of the event, Bishop Edward Rice managed to give his two-hour installation service a note of levity and familiarity. → Read More