Difference Makers

Difference Makers highlights area organizations that are making a big impact in our communities.



The Hive of the Ozarks

Saturday, May 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Board Chairman, Melissa Skaggs and talks about how they provide persons with disabilities an opportunity for work skills. Click here to learn more about The Hive of the Ozarks.


Southwest Missouri Autism Network

Thursday, April 01, 2021

View Full Post   April is National Autism Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with Annette Brandenberg, Founder with Southwest Missouri Autism Network talks about her personal experiences with having an autistic child Click…


The Arc of the Ozarks

Thursday, April 01, 2021

View Full Post   April is National Autism Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with Elizabeth Obrey, Family Advocate with The  Arc of the Ozarks and talks about the variety of programs they offer. Click here to learn more…


Abilities First

Thursday, April 01, 2021

View Full Post   April is National Autism Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with Jamie McGranahan, Inclusion Special with Abilities First and talks about the different programs they offer. Click here to learn more about…


Ambassadors For Children

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of March, we're highlighting Foster Care across the Ozarks.   Joe Rios visits with KeKe Rover, Director with Ambassadors For Children, and talks about what their organization is doing…


CASA Of Southwest Missouri

Monday, March 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of March, we're highlighting Foster Care across the Ozarks.   Joe Rios visits with Laura Farmer, Executive Director of CASA Of Southwest Missouri, and talks about what their organization…


Man Up And Go

Monday, March 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of March, we're highlighting Foster Care across the Ozarks.   Joe Rios visits with Ryan Ingle, Coordinator with Man Up And Go in Springfield, and talks about what their organization is…


The Kitchen Inc.

Monday, February 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Kippe Kutz, Director of Major Gifts with The Kitchen Inc., and talks about the different programs they offer to our homeless community across the Ozarks.  Click here to learn more…


Eden Village

Monday, February 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Dr. David Brown, founder of Eden Village, who talks about the different programs they offer to our homeless community across the Ozarks.  Click here to learn more about Eden Village.


Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Monday, February 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Adam Bodendieck, Direcot of Homeless Services, with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and talks about the different programs they offer to our homeless community across the Ozarks.  Click…