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Past articles by Heather:

Springfield’s Remarkable Women: Clementine Bentley, Blossoming on the Autism Spectrum

Clementine Bentley, one of KOLR10's Remarkable Women finalists, shared her story of finding her voice after being misdiagnosed and institutionalized. Bentley trains service dogs, paints, owns her own business and is training for a bodybuilding competition at 60. → Read More

Grant to Attract Minority Business Owners to Springfield

The Downtown Springfield Association has received a $30K grant for its new ASCEND (Advancing Springfield's Commitment to Entrepreneurship, Networking & Diversity) program from US Bank. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Pearl Spurlock

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Learn about the legacy of a female entrepreneur from the early 1900s who made a lasting impression on the Ozarks. Hear the entire story from Kaitlyn McConnell, with Ozarks Alive, in the video above. → Read More

Burrell Health to expand telehealth services

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — People in the Ozarks will soon have easier access to mental health professionals online. Burrell Behavioral Health was awarded $767,000 to expand its telehealth services. The money was awarded by the FCC under the CARES Act funding. According to Burrell, it will buy laptops, mobile hotspots, as well as upgrade its video […] → Read More

Burrell Behavioral Health receives $4 million grant

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — In this time of uncertainty mental health care is becoming even more important. Burrell Behavioral Health will be able to serve even more people thanks to a $4 million grant. This grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Burrell says this will allow it to expand mental health services […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: LFCS Helping Moms in Need

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Lutheran Family and Children Services are increasing virtual support services to reach women struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Heather Wall, MS, LPC, CRADC is the Director of Parenting Services at LFCS. She described how mothers are making sacrifices in their personal and professional lives in order to provide for the emotional and […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Girl Scouts Keeping Connected

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — COVID-19 is changing the way many businesses and organizations operate, including some young entrepreneurs. Kelsey Conner, Troop/SU Support Specialist with Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland talked about how the organization is working to keep the scouts connected and earn badges, while everyone is at home. Cookie sales were cut short by […] → Read More

First responders honored by local club

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — First responders honored by the Greene County 100 Club on March 6 for the second year in a row. The club provides financial support to the families of officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Kim Roberts, the widow of Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts, was provided a check worth […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Behavioral Crisis Center

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Greene County is teaming up with Burrell Behavioral Health to create a Behavioral Crisis Center. It’s a project that was first discussed in 2016, according to County Commissioner Harold Bengsch. “On any given day, 50-60% of the inmates in the jail, awaiting trial, were having behavioral health, and or addictive behavior or […] → Read More

First episode of “Missing and Murder in the Ozarks” airs February 20

OZARKS, Mo. – And as crime podcasts become increasingly popular, you can try to help solve a local cold case. The first episode of “Missing and Murder in the Ozarks” airs tonight, Feb. 20, at midnight. This week, the cast is talking about the disappearance of Josh Middletown in 2005. It involves a murder mystery. You can find the “Cold Case Chronicles” on Facebook. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Use Tax back on Ozark Ballot

OZARK, Mo. — Voters in Ozark will soon decide whether or not to approve an online sales tax for their city. Council members approved adding the use tax to the April ballot. Voters rejected it in 2018. Alderman Nathan Posten talked about what’s different this time. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Managing Pelvic Floor Disorders

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — One in three women experiences pelvic floor disorders, but many aren’t aware of the available options to treat it. CoxHealth is now offering a free class in Springfield to help deal with the pain. Physical therapist Lydia Holland explained what women can expect to learn. All women are welcome to attend the […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: January Blood Donations

Mo. — Chris Pilgrim, with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, discussed the significant need for blood donations at the beginning of the year. Winter weather and elective surgeries being pushed back until after the busy holiday season create a greater need. That’s the reason President Richard Nixon designated January is national blood donor volunteer month […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: No Vape November

REEDS SPRING, Mo. — So far, nearly 30 Reeds Spring High School students have voluntarily handed in their vaping devices during No Vape November. Assistant Principal Brian Moler said the month-long initiative encourages students to take charge of their health and get help without school officials disciplining them or telling their parents. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Healthy Snacks When Traveling

AAA anticipates around 55 million travelers will take a trip of more than 50 miles over Thanksgiving weekend. Hy-Vee Dietician Amanda Allen, along with Peggy Scott, from the American Heart Association, discuss how to find healthy snacks on the go and what it means for your overall well being. Click here to learn more about […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Summer Safety

TANEY COUNTY, Mo. -- Summer officially begins Friday, June 21, and the Taney County Health Department is putting out some summer safety reminders. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Apartments for kids aging out of foster care

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Children aging out of foster care will soon have a new place to call home, while they transition to adult life. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: BBB Investigation into Timeshare Exit Companies

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- In a first-of-its-kind investigation, the Better Business Bureau discovered 10 timeshare exit companies in Missouri are scamming consumers across the country. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Nixa City Councilman just graduated from not one, but two colleges. Justin Orf was first elected to represent his city at the age of 20. He just finished his first three year term and has been re-elected to a second term. While serving on council, Orf earned two college degrees. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Springfield Community Gardens

SPRINGFIELD. Mo. -- Creating a community where everyone has access to healthy, local food is the mission of Springfield Community Gardens. → Read More