“Temperatures are climbing and now, an energy assistance program is helping families who are struggling to keep their air conditioning on.  The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation or OACAC helps about 14,000 families each year through their LIHEAP energy assistance program.” To view this story,......

“First- and second-grade students at Pierce City Central Elementary School explored several career choices during summer school classes.”   To read the full article published in the Monett Times on June 9, 2017, link here....

“Emily, a freshman at Hollister High School, files into the gymnasium with 49 of her fellow freshmen. She sits in a chair labeled “Isaacs” and looks around the gym, which has been set up with tables along the perimeter labeled with signs, “Home Sweet Home,” “REALL Fast Money,” “Social Services,”......

“Being a teenager is a critical period of time that plays a huge role in influencing and shaping a young adult’s path towards self-sufficiency. Many teenagers face different life choices and experiences that will dramatically and directly affect their future, but some teens might not......

“In a twist-off of the “Amazing Race” reality television competition, participants raced through nine different challenge stops at locations across Springfield, according to Dumas-Bell.“   Thanks to the Standard for coverage on our Springfield Adventure event with proceeds from the race going to the OACAC......

“Many of us are usually aware of the heating bill as we start turning up the dial in our homes for the winter,  The added expense is especially difficult for low income families in the Ozarks. Winter is fast approaching and you may be looking at......