Springfield's Walnut Lawn Funeral Home held a candlelight service for people who lost a loved one this year. It was designed to help grieving families heal over the holidays, while is usually a time to spend with family and friends. The service featured guest speakers, music, and a candle lighting ceremony where lost loved ones names were read.
Sacred Art Tattoo in Springfield held it's first 'Toys for Tats' event on Friday. The shop is donating toys go to the charity, Crosslines. In return, the shop drew names for a gift certificate for up to $400 toward a tattoo. Sacred Art had a turn-out of around 200 people.
Every year, Academy Sports + Outdoors donates bicycles and helmets to students of local schools who have excelled in reading and literature. This year, they chose Willard South Elementary to give away 30 bicycles.
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Joplin held its first mass in its new building, three and a half years after the church was destroyed by the 2011 Joplin Tornado. (Pictures courtesy the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau)
The more north you travel from the Ozarks, the more snow you will see. Snow started falling around Kansas City in the overnight hours. Up to five inches of snow could fall on the city by Thursday night. (Courtesy CNN/KSHB)
Here are some pets available for adoption at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society in Springfield, as of December 18, 2014. If you are interested in a pet, you can call (417) 833-2526. (All photos are from UTurn Studios, Springfield, Mo.)
Last week, the city of Springfield honored its own Batman. Derek Smith donates hundreds of hours too appear at hospitals and at special events dressed as the caped crusader. He received the key to the city for his charity work last Friday. (Video courtesy Benjamin Bagwell)
This is Portland Elementary School principal Joshua Holt duct taped to the cafeteria wall. The students used a penny drive to raise $1,800 for computer software. The class that raised the most money will get to cut off his tie and throw a pie in his face later this week.
The historic courthouse in Pulaski County was built in 1903 and remained functional until 1989 when it was replaced by the new courthouse built next door. Much of the original courtroom remains intact with several period correct items. Volunteers and donations keep the museum running and help is always appreciated. Trail of Tears, medical, photography, and old school house exhibits are also…
Four people are hospitalized after a small, single-engine plane crashed on the south side of Pythian Street between Glenstone and Delaware avenues about 5:40 p.m. Friday. That's just south of Evangel University.