Beloved baseball wife was Ozarks native
Carmen Berra, the wife of baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, died Friday at the age of 85. She died from complications from a recent stroke. The Berras were married 65 years.
The two met in St. Louis in 1948, when he had just completed his first season with the New York Yankees. Carmen was a waitress at a popular St. Louis restaurant. Yogi Berra was ...
Forest Service offers vets opportunity to get back to work
USDA Mark Twain National Forest is offering military veterans an internship out of the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District in Ava, Missouri. The field-going internship is available through VetsWork AmeriCorps beginning April 7, 2014.
The selected intern will support Mark Twain National Forest employees in a variety of jobs. Skills needed include use of hand tools and power tools; map reading; public speaking and supervisory experience.
Each selected ...
Red Cross disaster efforts get $10,000 boost
A local bank is pitching in to help local people recover from disaster. Empire Bank and Central Trust donated $10,00 to the relief agency's efforts.
In the first two months of 2014, the American Red Cross reports more than 500 people were affected by disaster in southern Missouri. This is an increase of more than 90% over last year for this same time period. Providing money ...
Donation Station begins for Big Brothers, Big Sisters
BBBSO kick-starts its Donation Station project by hosting a donation drive Saturday. Individuals can stop by Battlefield Lanes on Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to donate clothing and small, non-breakable household items.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks (BBBSO) Donation Station project officially begins on Saturday, March 15 as the agency’s Donation Station bins will be strategically placed in parking lots ...
Firefighters taking tax campaign door-to-door
The Southern Missouri Professional Firefighters Association IAFF 152 will go door-to-door Sunday asking voters to VOTE NO on City of Springfield Question 1, the upcoming Public Safety Tax renewal. Voters will have to VOTE NO to continue the tax.
The public safety tax funds the pension system for Springfield Police Officers
and Firefighters. In 2009, voters passed a ¾ cent sales tax to help fund the pension ...
Governor approves funding for homeless, domestic violence programs
The state will pick up where the federal government left off in helping provide services for the homeless and families affected by domestic violence. Gov. Jay Nixon announced that Missouri homeless service providers, including emergency and domestic violence shelters, will receive $1.3 million to help bridge a gap caused by reductions in federal funding. The new funding will be provided by the Missouri Housing Development ...