Category: Culture

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

Courtesy of Springfield Police Department

The 3rd annual Police VS. Fire Charity Ice Hockey game is Feb. 26, 6 p.m., at Jordan Valley Ice Park.

“The biggest benefit is to raise money for the Greene County 100 Club,” says Captain Eric Reece, of the Springfield Police Department. “The organization provides immediate money to first responder families immediately after a death. Families need help with mortgage, funeral expenses, etc., and insurance/pension benefits often take awhile to start paying out. It has always been my goal to raise enough money through the charity game to cover one payout to a family.”