Difference Makers

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



Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Thursday, July 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of July we are highlighting three youth mentoring programs in the Ozarks.  One of our featured organizations is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.  Susan Mellentine, CEO, tells more about their organization.


Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield

Thursday, July 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of July we are highlighting three youth mentoring programs in the Ozarks.  One of our featured organizations is Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield.  Jeff Long, Director of Operations,…


The Springfield Dream Center

Thursday, July 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of July we are highlighting three youth mentoring programs in the Ozarks.  One of our featured organizations is the Springfield Dream Center, Jody Dow, Executive Director, tells more about…


K9s For Camo

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

View Full Post   June is PTSD Awareness Month.  Joe Rios had a chance to visit with John Lopez, Founder and Director with K9s For Camo, who talks about the different programs they provide the Veteran Community.  Mr.…


Wellness For Warriors

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

View Full Post   June is PTSD Awareness Month.  Joe Rios had a chance to visit with Kerry Miller, who's the Volunteer Coordinator with CoxHealth, talks about the different programs they provide. Mr. Miller served in…


The Vet Center

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

View Full Post   June is PTSD Awareness Month.  Joe Rios had a chance to visit with Rob Freeman, who's the Veterans Outreach Program Specialist, and talks about what their organization does with helping the Veteran Community. The…


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…