Interview + photograph Kaela Anderson, Ozark County Senior Center

Tell me a time you have felt loved, Mary Bradley. I had been looking for Scrabble tiles for a project, and my honorary daughter made the project from start to finish and gave it to me for Christmas.


Interview + photograph Kaela Anderson, Ozark County Senior Center

Tell me a time you have felt loved, Debra Piper-Slaughter. When we have a special meal like Christmas or Thanksgiving lunch and everyone turns out. The Center is full of neighbors and friends socializing over a delicious meal, filling the room with laughter and love.


Alton, Missouri
Interview + photograph Kathy Anderson, SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging.

Tell me a time you have felt loved, Terri Darrah. I have been married three times. I married my first husband on Pearl Harbor Day because it was the only opening the church had. She giggles and smiles big. I was in love with each. I miss them all.


SingleMomzRock hosts Valentine’s Banquet

SingleMomzRock invites all single moms in the Springfield, Missouri, area to its 9th annual Valentine’s Banquet. The banquet will be Feb. 19, 5 p.m., at the Savoy Ballroom. It includes dinner, encouragement from keynote speaker Jennifer Maggio**, worship and free child care (space is limited). Tickets are $10 and available now. SingleMomzRock is part of Victory Mission + Ministry. Fore more information and to purchase tickets, visit victorymission.com/smrbanquet