United Way of the Ozarks offering community engagement “toolboxes” to help businesses attract and retain employees

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By Joe Hickman Published: Dec. 13, 2021 at 6:54 PM CST SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – With supply-chain issues, political infighting, and pandemic-related fears it’s not surprising that more people are isolating themselves at home and looking for alternatives to being out in the workforce. “I think it’s very easy today to get disconnected,” said Mark McNay, the General Manager at SMC … Read More

Miracle Week: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Miracle Week Set for Nov. 29 – Dec. 5

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth(KY3) By KY3 Staff Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 4:08 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Miracle Week is a special time of the year to make an impact on local kids and families served by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth. While assistance is provided for sick and injured kids year-round, Miracle Week provides an opportunity … Read More

Care to Learn opens new chapter inside Strafford School District

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By Linda Simmons Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 11:53 AM CDT STRAFFORD, Mo. (KY3) – A new Care to Learn chapter opened in Strafford. The non-profit takes care of hunger, health, and hygiene needs in schools. Care to Learn works to provide immediate needs, such as shoes, hygiene items, even glasses, to students in need. With the addition of the chapter … Read More

Volunteer Ozarks – Bike MS

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The MS Society is hosting its annual Bike MS on Saturday, September 11. The ride normally consists of two days, spanning over 150 miles, however the organization is changing it to a one-day ride due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Bike MS Director, Bethany Spilhaus, talked to Daniel Posey about the multiple changes to the route this … Read More

KY3 for Kids: 100 Acts of Kindness

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By KY3 Staff Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 9:32 AM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – It only takes a small act of kindness to make a big difference. Leading up to National Good Neighbor Day on September 28, 2021, KY3 and the University of Missouri Extension office are teaming up to provide 100 Acts of Kindness through KY3 for Kids. The … Read More

Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield reopening for fall semester Monday with COVID-19 safety plan

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By Shoshana Stahl Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 8:32 PM CDT|Updated: 13 hours ago SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Kids across Springfield spend days after school at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield. The clubs open for the fall semester on Monday, August 23, with added safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Director of Operations Jeff Long says eight different sites … Read More

Volunteer Ozarks – Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

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By Daniel Posey Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 12:42 PM CDT SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Girl Scouts are known for their famous cookies, but they’re so much more than that. Daniel Posey caught up with a nonprofit leader within Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland to find out how this organization works throughout the year to empower young women in our … Read More