Herrington Dental was hosting a free dental clinic for low income residents who don't have dental insurance.
A new display at the Joplin library will make you feel like a kid again.
More than a hundred people visited the Northpark Mall in Joplin to get free tax help Tuesday.
A new display spotlighting a well-loved local artist is getting ready to be shown to the public.
A small dog at the Joplin Humane Society isn't going to let a back injury stop her from finding a home.
South Middle School students are volunteering their time at a local center that houses families with sick children.
Looking for a job out of college can be challenging, but one area university is trying to make it easier.
There are currently 300 volunteers at Freeman Health System and they give 60,000 hours annually.
A search and rescue dog is now searching for a best seller.
Some area kindergartners now have green thumbs.
Most kids learn how to skate when they enter grade school, however, that's not the case for two young boys in Webb City.
Nearly 100 high school students visited the nursing school to learn from PSU seniors.
The Treble Makers Choir at the Carl Junction Intermediate School will be singing the national anthem at the May 3rd Springfield Cardinal game in Springfield.
More than a hundred science students had a chance to show off their hard work at an annual science fair.
Not everyone keeps the same job for decades at a time, but one man in the Four States is going for a record.
A new play begins tonight in Carthage and it's a testing the actors chops.
A Missouri Southern State University student is spending his spring break making a music video in Joplin.
Proceeds from the rummage sale will go to various charities like the Salvation Army and Bright Futures.
Chevelle Kidd has turned a dog house into a little free library, making it the second one in Carl Junction.
People started celebrating very early this morning for St. Patrick's Day.
The choir is on a six month tour of the United States.
More than a hundred future teachers had a chance to apply for their first job today in one spot.
Dozens of area students are spending the week giving back to the community.
Many of us sprang forward over the weekend, but one Carthage man is still fixing his clocks.
A well known sandwich spokesman makes a stop in Joplin.
Many Catholics are celebrating Ash Wednesday by giving up something they enjoy.
The students participating were born in the year 2000, so they had to research someone famous from the 20th century.
People were given a short stack for a donation to CMN and the money will go to help families with sick children.
Tim Corntassel has been delivering main in Miami for three decades.
A Catholic nun is spreading her faith across several languages.
A Missouri Southern State University student is reliving some fond memories from before the Joplin tornado.
The Candy House in Joplin hosted more than 25 people from various chocolate companies across the country today.
A few hundred future inventors were in Miami for an annual science fair.
An area veteran is recovering from his post traumatic stress disorder, thanks to the help of a four legged friend and a generous doctor.
A tractor from Carthage will soon be shipped to Africa to help save lives.
Presidents' Day is a holiday to honor President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, since both share a birthday in February.
Some guys send roses, others send men dressed in red shirts to carry a tune for them on Valentine's Day.
More than 400 Neosho students had their accounts paid in full for overdue lunch bills.
Several Missouri Southern State University students took a trip back in clothing history.
Students at Joplin High School are embracing a technology more than 100 years old.
It's a reminder to women to be aware of heart disease.
The display will be up until the end of March and is free to the public.
A Joplin woman is on the side of the angels with her art.
The Olympic games are happening in Sochi, Russia this year, but how many of them could be performed right here?
The circus is in town at the Carthage Memorial Hall.
I'm sure you've heard of the robot dance move, but who knew robots could actually dance?
Dakota Vincent says he received a lot of help from the CP center in Joplin and is selling hearts for a dollar to raise money for the center.
John "Smitty" Smith has surpassed four million miles on the road.
Missouri Southern State University students had a chance to relive some of Dr. King's famous speeches today.
The students ranked first place in the state for their Chinese language skills at a Kansas City speech contest.
The bone chilling temperatures aren't stopping some men from dancing at a popular Joplin intersection.
National Pie Day began back in 1986 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Crisco.
Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech has inspired many people around the world, including those in Joplin.
Rachel Wilson has recently started creating bow ties made of duck and turkey feathers.
Rob Jones is a double amputee who is riding his bike across the country to raise money for three veteran charities.
Many of us have fond memories of being read a children's book before bed, but one area woman has thousands to choose from.
They may be young, but some area students are already showing their work in an art gallery.
Dozens of area seniors are getting serenaded during the lunch hour.
Many kids are enjoying their third week of a Christmas vacation due to all the extra snow days.
Some area kids are turning the snow in their backyard into a dessert.
When the temperatures drop a certain craving increases for Ice Cream.
A 10 year old Webb City boy is keeping busy with all the snow on the ground.
Thousands of shoppers crowded the Northpark Mall in Joplin.
Christmas is this Wednesday and area grade school students are giving their opinions on what is hot.
A few hundred kids will have toys under the Christmas tree thanks to the generosity of the Four States.
The art will be on display for one more day inside the high school gym.
The students received the special ride because of their reading skills.
An annual Christmas card tradition is continuing in a small Southwest Missouri town.
For a group of Joplin collectors, it's Christmas all year round.
The Minerva started making Christmas candy back in 1913.
A Joplin artist is spotlighted for his origami artwork at the Post Memorial Art Museum inside the Joplin Public Library.
The collection is at Joplin City Hall for the Christmas window display until the first of the year.
Clark Griswald may have some competition when it comes to Christmas light decorations.
Some rare toys are on display in Carl Junction this month.
If you can't wrap a Christmas present, there's now some hope and it will raise money for a good cause.
The money will help with the feeding program throughout the year.
A Joplin comic book collector is showing off his unique collection that focuses on lesser known heroes.
The last remnants of fall are disappearing from the streets of Joplin.
Santa visited Styles in Joplin to get a neck massage today.
There are many things to be thankful for this holiday season.
It's the busiest travel day of the year, and many motorists stopped in Joplin to stretch their legs.
179 families were signed up this year for the program, that is up 50 families from last year.
A new non-profit in Joplin is helping young women get back on their feet.
Parents are also advised to clean things your kids use often like the remote control, game controllers and ipods.
Jeremy Warner has been ringing for Salvation Army for the past 6 years.
The sound of Christmas is in the air with Salvation Army bell ringers posted in front of area businesses.
To celebrate, the Joplin Recycling Center is giving away 250 wire compost bins.
For the month of November all senior dogs can be adopted for $15 at the Joplin Humane Society.
A Joplin man is strumming up a fun hobby in his retirement.
Wedding bells are in the air thanks to a special date on the calendar.
Carthage area veterans are recognized by some of their biggest fans.
Area elementary students learned a sweet lesson in candy making.
Early spring rains helped provide extra nutrients for the trees, which has led to bright fall colors.
A Joplin woman is rebuilding her Halloween collection after the May 22nd tornado destroyed much of it.
A Carthage family has spent several weeks getting their house into the Halloween spirit.
A Joplin man is turning pumpkins into works of art.
A Carthage family is growing ghosts down on their farm, ghost peppers that is.
More than a dozens artists have traveled to Joplin to rock out.
A few hundred kids went down on the farm to learn where their food comes from.
Some young broadcasters are keeping their fellow students informed every morning.
Dozens of less fortunate families will be able to keep warm this winter thanks to the generosity of an area quilting group.
A classic plane has landed in Joplin and is turning some heads.
Tens of thousands of people are headed to Mount Vernon to celebrate their love of apple butter.
A Carthage couple will be competing against other countries for the best tasting BBQ.
Two Oronogo women are trying to keep up with the demand of their growing business.
Halloween is a few weeks away and riding a hayride to pick out the perfect pumpkin could help raise money for a good cause.
Dr. Fly's Salon setup inside of the lobby of Freeman Health System to sell pink hair extensions, proceeds will go to the Freeman Helping Friends Mammogram Fund
The event will be continuing all weekend at the Baxter Springs Museum and it's free to the public.
The Webb City High School marching band is needing to raise 50,000 more dollars to help fund a spring break trip.
If you've been on Range Line in Joplin you may have seen some food dancing going on.
Employees at a Halloween store on south Range Line in Joplin work to catch the attention of drivers.
An area post office is raising money for breast cancer research.
Pieces of the Titanic have landed in the Four States.
The Guilty By Association Truck Show is being held in Joplin Friday and Saturday.
Several family members setup informational displays to share the history of their loved ones.
A historic barn from the 1800's is getting a makeover.
A Lamar man is making recycled art.
As a part of Banned Book Week, the Joplin Public Library is showcasing controversial books from the past year.
Some Carthage everyday heroes were recognized for their hard work in the community.
A Webb City landmark has a new owner with a passion for food.
Many people in Joplin celebrated by heading to Eagle Drive In.
In case you didn't check the calendar, today is Constitution Day and an area college is celebrating.
A new book is focusing on the history of Carthage over the last 50 years.
The exhibit will be on display until Sunday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Joplin.
Every animal with a lucky 13 card on the cage can be adopted for $13.
For many of us, September 11th feels like it happened yesterday, but for elementary school students, they weren't even born yet.
Two local musicians are now going in to the hall of fame.
A Webb City man is saving gas and giving old shopping carts a new lease on life.
Hundreds of pink flamingos are invading the Four States.
Many eyes will be on the football players during Saturday's home game at PSU, but it takes a lot of effort to get the field ready for the big game.
Students at St. Mary's Elementary School decorated the front of their school to look like a replica of Carney Smith Stadium.
Three local businesses are teaming up to create some local flavor.
A senior king and queen crowning of the Little Balkans Competition was held today at the Meadowbrook Mall.
One of the most popular classes at Crowder College requires getting out of the classroom and behind the wheel.
The band is getting back together at Missouri Southern State University.
A Joplin man receives the highest award possible from the Boy Scouts for his bravery.
One of the most boring looking things in your wallet is getting a makeover.
The Hangar Kafe in Miller, Missouri has recently opened, and caters to the hungry pilot.
A new display case has been filled with antique recording devices at Webster Hall.
Freeman is currently working with two other patients to make their dreams come true.
The sound of Polka music will fill the air this weekend at Erntefest in Freistatt, Missouri.
The Carthage School District is breaking records with the number of Kindergartners enrolled on this first day of school.
People are lining up for a popular local dance class.
The artist of the "Hope Wall" in Joplin is headed back to the East Coast.
More than 70,000 people are bringing their appetites to this years Marian Days in Carthage.
Area kids will have a new hairdo when they return to school.
Most ladies have two or three purses, but one Joplin woman has hundreds that she's made herself.
Several thousand people line up to get their free tea at McAlisters Deli in Joplin.
6th grade student from South Middle School in Joplin is interviewed about her project.
A doctor takes a cue from "Patch Adams" and brings joy to the hospital.
A Carthage farmer has some chickens that are laying some pink, green and blue eggs.
A Joplin dog is up for an award from the American Humane Association for her bravery after the May 22nd tornado.
Joplin students are going old school and learning about the art of the hand written pen pal letters.
Teachers say it teaches them about grammar, handwriting and meeting new friends.
Thousands of trees were lost during the May 22nd tornado, and a local farm is trying to replace them one at a time.
KSN's Brad Douglas reports on how they're bringing back some shade to the area.
If you found yourself noticing a lot of red today, that's because people
were on a mission to educate about heart health.
Today is National Wear Red Day. In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this cause.
Joplin, MO- Many of us collect movies on dvd, but one four state man collects the actual film.
He's a reel-to-reel film collector and we're spotlighting his collection in our Brad's Beat report.
Joplin, MO- Many of us take a chance and pick up a lottery ticket when we visit a gas station, but how often do you win?
There's a Joplin man that hit it big after playing for decades.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this big winner.
Joplin, MO- You might have to check your calendar today, because we're
having spring temperatures in January.
This winter "heat wave" is a nice surprise for many of us.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting some residents who enjoyed these great temperatures.
Joplin, MO- Every year people have the same new years resolutions.
Some want to lose weight, some want to get out of debt others are getting a new do.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting the new hairdo's of 2012.
Joplin, MO- A four state mom has started a new business that will help her three autistic children.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this amazing mom.
If you would like to order her cookies you can call 417-540-0561
Nevada, MO- A sick Nevada dog and his story have gone viral on the internet.
The owner is needing to raise $5000 for a procedure that could make him walk again.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting General Patton who is needing your help to get better.
If you would like to donate to the cause click on this link.
Joplin, MO- Loosing weight is a common new years resolution, and there is a fun new program that could help shed those pounds.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this program at the Joplin Humane Society.
Joplin, MO- Loosing weight, getting out of debt and quit smoking.
These are all common new years resolutions. But do people ever stick with it?
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting some unique New Years resolutions.
Joplin, MO- It's a reality show king, Pawn Stars is one of the most
popular on shows cable.
Pawn shops in general have been doing great in this tough economy.
In our Brad's Beat we're spotlighting these pawn people.
Joplin, MO- The men are out in full force these last two days before Christmas.
The procrastinators are making their yearly trek out to the mall.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this annual meeting of the men.
Carthage, MO- Do the Christmas presents under your tree look pretty pathetic?
Wrapping is an art and a four state woman is showing off her skills for a good cause.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this lady's talent and big heart.
Pittsburg, KS- Stephen King, Mark Twain and Madison Nagel. You may recognize two out of the three names, but all of them have had books published.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this young author.
Webb City, MO- If you take a ride to the North Pole, what would you ask
Santa for this year?
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting a local Polar Express.
Noel, MO- Christmas cards from around the world are making a detour for a small McDonald County post office.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting the reason.
Carthage, MO- It was a battle of the bells in Carthage today.
The Carthage Fire Department is battling the police for a Salvation Army bell ringing competition.
In our Brad's Beat we're spotlighting this friendly challenge.
Neosho, MO- A four state man is celebrating the season by showing off his massive Christmas collection.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this large collection.
Joplin, MO- It takes several days to put up, but a Joplin woman is happy to show off her large collection of snowmen.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting her cool collection.
Joplin, MO- The Secret Santa has hit the Joplin Salvation Army red
kettles yet again.
This mysterious person has dropped off $50,000 dollars.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this generous donation.
Joplin, MO- Since May 22nd Joplin tornado donations have come in all shapes and sizes.
However, a donation today came in the back of a sleigh with a heavy set man steering some reindeer.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting a generous donation that Santa picked up from North Dakota.
Carthage, MO- When it comes to art, some people paint, some people work
with clay others are more to the point.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting an antler artist.
Joplin, MO- Santa has a toy shop in Joplin that 's getting presents ready for more than a thousand children.
In our Brad's Beat report, we're spotlighting how two ladies are sorting the toys for local kids in need.
Joplin, MO- Our cell phones can take a beating. Some people flush them,
drop them and even throw them.
In our Brad's Beat report, we're spotlighting a man who is using an old ambulance to bring them back to life,
Newton County, MO- You've heard of leaves, frogs and even bugs ending up in a pool, but what about a deer?
A four state woman had quite the shock when she found a 12 point buck trapped in her in ground pool.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this predicament.
Joplin, MO- Did you know what you wanted to do with your life at age 12?
Some four state students are on the track to become engineers.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting these future leaders.
Pittsburg, KS- Four state ROTC students are overcoming their fear of heights.
A new rappel tower has been unveiled at Pittsburg State University.
In our Brad's Beat report we're taking you to the top of this story.
Joplin, MO- Businesses on south Main street in Joplin are coming back
after the tornado.
Dude's Donut's is back, Franks' Lounge and now a new barbershop has opened up.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this new business that is bringing back an old tradition.
Joplin, MO- Not all the Black Friday shoppers got up dark and early to get the best deals.
In our Brad's Beat we're spotlighting those procrastinators that didn't' have to deal with the early morning crowds.
Cartahge, MO- If you're a turkey, you tend to get nervous this time of year.
Yeah, Thanksgiving dinner can be rough for our foul friends.
In our Brad's Beat we're spotlighting two turkey's who can breathe a bit easier this year.
Joplin, MO- With the upcoming holiday many people lose sight of the meaning of Thanksgiving.
It's a time to appreciate what we have and to be thankful.
In our Brad's Beat report we're talking to some 3rd graders to see what they're thankful for this year.
Joplin, MO- A four state woman is sharing her stories about some supernatural happenings at her laundry mat.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this lady and her amazing stories.
Neosho, MO- Love knows no age and a senior couple is proving that fact.
In our Brad's Beat report we're taking you to a senior luncheon that is celebrating our greatest generation.
Carthage, MO- Fixing a thanksgiving dinner isn't cheap, and with these
tough times many people are forced to go without.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting a four state organization that's making the meal happen and giving people a reason to be thankful.
Carthage, MO- Artwork is everywhere and you just have to expand your mind and get creative.
And a Carthage artist is taking something we use everyday and putting a spin on it.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this unique artist.
Pittsburg, KS- Smoking is a hard habit to break, and unfortunately the four states has a higher number of smokers than most other states.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting a group of students that asking people to put out their butts.
Joplin, MO- We have spring like temperatures outside, but the sound of winter is in the air.
Salvation Army bell ringers are out in force collecting money.
In our Brad's Beat we are spotlighting one of the dedicated volunteers.
Carthage, MO- A special birthday is getting over looked since it also falls on Veterans day.
It's the birthday of a road that rolls through the tri-states.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting Route 66's birthday.
Galena, KS- Veterans Day is Friday and a local school district got an early start to thank them for their service.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting a ceremony that is giving students a chance to learn some history from the experts.
Quapaw, OK- We've all seen it on the side of the road and some of us have even contributed to the problem.
We're talking about littering, and in our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting a week long project to recycle.
Joplin, MO- We all remember how tough it can be to be a teenager.
Your hormones are raging and you're also having to deal with getting good grades.
It's a stressful time and in our Brad's Beat, we're taking you to a seminar that is helping them deal with all the stress.
Jasper County, MO- A four legged friend is sniffing out crime with two different departments.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Department has their first dog that can sniff out an arsonist.
In our Brad's Beat we're spotlighting this special pup.
Carthage, MO- If you're like most of us, you still have plenty of candy sitting around the house left over from Halloween.
We have an option for you that could save your waist line and your teeth.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting a fun option to unload that candy.
Webb City, MO- Teachers are shaving their hair for a good cause.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting how a school is coming together to support a brave 12 year old boy.
Joplin, MO- Fellas, it's time to put the razor down for a good cause.
This is No Shave November and a local business is joining in the cause.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting some burly men who are trying to raise awareness about prostate cancer.
Carthage, MO- There were several rounds of gunfire heard this afternoon in Carthage.
That's because it was range day with the Carthage Police Department.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting some people who were picking up a gun for the first time.
Joplin, MO- You never know what will show up on your door step asking
And the costumes get more unique every year.
Tonight in our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting some of the more unique ones.