Home isn’t typically something we think about much as being anything special in our lives. During holiday seasons perhaps we cherish home more as we look forward to gathering with friends and family. Otherwise for […]
I was 32 when I was named the chief executive officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield. I received the call after a 5-month interview process. I was so overwhelmed, proud, validated and ready. […]
A few weeks ago, we received a wonderful phone call. Our daughter called and told us our oldest granddaughter, Harlee, came to the living room that morning and was emotional and feeling sad. After some […]
Whether you are juggling organizational pressure and projects or managing a team, a classroom or a household, keeping up with it all can be an endless tug of time that leaves little margin for leaders to lead themselves. words + photographs CARRIE […]
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.”
The best leaders start by leading themselves. How do you lead yourself? And not only lead yourself, but do it well? When I think of how I lead myself, I think of being authentic to […]
When we hear the term “superstar,” most of us think about someone who is high profile or an extremely successful performer for the entertainment of others. Almost 20 years ago, I used to think along […]
I love a good story. A good storyteller introduces tension and resolves it. All the loose ends tied up in a bow. The listener usually experiences complete closure. words + photographs Dr. SARAH THORNTON I […]
The Israelites waited in the desert 40 years to see the fulfillment of God’s promise to them. The prophetess, Anna, waited 84 years, practically a lifetime, to see her long-awaited Messiah come, not as a […]
The night before my family adopted the 10-week-old German Shepherd/Chow Chow puppy, the bully-of-a-neighbor kid jumped our wood fence and did damage to the backyard. (And I think, maybe, our toy poodle.) We went to […]
“I would for sure want to sit at the Thanksgiving table this year with my dad, Herb. He passed away when I was 21 years old. He never got to meet my husband, Jason, or my two little boys,” says Kelly Flora, owner of Flora Bloom Market. “We would laugh at all the crazy stories of parenthood, and I would thank him for the lessons he was trying to teach me when I was younger.
Melinda* had been asking me for months to cook up something so we could serve it together at the Veterans Coming Home Center, a drop-in day center for the unsheltered in Springfield, Missouri. Since she […]
I give thanks for all you have done, I won’t forget all the battles you have won. The words to this song were counterintuitive in the wake of devastating loss. Yet there I was, singing […]
Lead can be a four-letter word, especially when things go wrong. In media and literature, leadership is celebrated for the perks of power, options, and success or mourned because of abuse, avarice, and failure. While […]
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“If I could sit at anyone’s Thanksgiving table this year, it would belong to my aunt Kristal,” says Kendra Hinkle, co-owner of Lavish Grazing. “I love talking pie, coffee, “Gilmore Girls” and life happenings with her. Maybe even discuss some Harry Potter theories. Or the latest quirks of our furbabies: Harry, Chloe and Luna. Also, how great her mashed potatoes turned out this year. Thanksgiving is truly the best.”
The Gillioz Theatre, which celebrated its 95th anniversary in October, is hosting National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Nov. 26. Visit the Gillioz website for more information and to purchase tickets. The Gillioz is located at 325 Park Central East in Springfield, Missouri. Please note: If Clark would have lived in A Christmas Story, his mouth would have been washed out with a bar of soap.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Cinderella will be on the Springfield Little Theatre’s mainstage, Nov. 19-Dec. 5. Tickets cost $26-34. Buy them online at SLT’s website.
Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer
Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer will be performed at the Judith Enyeart Reynolds School of the Performing Arts for Springfield Little Theatre in Springfield, Missouri, Dec. 3-5. Tickets are $6-8 and may be purchased on the SLT’s website.
Springfield Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Springfield Ballet will present The Nutcracker, Dec. 17-20. Buy tickets (including streaming) online on the SLT’s website.