Melanie meets several artisans whose work will be for sale tomorrow.
Melanie talks with store owner Heather Orscheln, who shows some of the great variety available.
Daisy Crawford chats with Gary about this year's event, which has many changes and a very special addition.
Paula Moore tells of the need for blood as Christmas nears and holiday travel increases.
Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper explain the toy drive.
Dr. Leavens explains the difference between dangerous substances that can poison your pet and others that might just give them tummy troubles.
Firefighter Shannon Branham explains the time frame for families to apply for help with Christmas gifts, and how viewers can pitch in.
Artist Linda Lindquist Baldwin preps for her annual celebration, where she'll autograph her original works for buyers.
Shelby Bates enumerates the savings that can be found daily.
Dr. Sue explains what each kind of flu vaccine does, and who should receive them.
Gary meets client Nicholas Willis, who shows off some of his riding accomplishments.
Devin Gorman previews the free calendar, which comes out later this week.
Gary talks with Shelly McColm and Vallerie Sweeton about how riding therapy helps their clients.
Gary introduces some of the staff and lets viewers in on Stacey Garvilla's adventuresome past.
Sergeant Rusty Rives talks about the most important aspects of driving safely on roads impacted by snow, ice, and freezing rain.
Dewey Sheets announces two winners.
Ann gives tips on how to keep the holiday season from becoming something you dread.
Pastor Shane Munn explains how the project has grown to serve every foster child in Jasper County.
Don Greenlee explains the process of becoming a mentor, and details the need for volunteers.
Kerstin Landwer shows some of the unusual gifts available in the Heron's Nest gift shop, and tells about discounts available this weekend.
Gary and Melanie draw the winning name from all who emailed or posted Facebook comments, sharing what they are thankful for.
Angie Hicks explains how to hire a company to deal with whole-house disasters like flooding or smoke.
Dr. Karl continues his series on teaching moments in popular films.
Melanie talks via satellite with supermarket guru Phil Lempert.
Chamber Executive Director Rob O'Brian explains what even incumbents can learn about running a campaign that is financially transparent, and other important aspects of running for office.
Jennafer Johnson explains why many time-honored maxims about investing are not always true.
Gary nails his first attempt at a layup, and Melanie surprises everyone with some very smooth moves of her own.
Mackenzie Garst tells Gary and Melanie about the annual tournament, which is the facility's major fundraiser, and how those funds benefit the kids who attend the after-school programs.
Development Director Mackenzie Garst explains the logistics of supervising homework, providing safe play time, and making a hot meal for an average of 250 children a day.
In a video produced for the fundraiser "Club Comingo," staffers and kids tell in their own words what the Boys and Girls Club means to the community.
Trisha Patton tells Gary that the winter event will be focused on art.
Outreach director Terri Giarratano tells Melanie about the dinner, at which the ministry is prepared to feed up to 500 people.
CVB Director Wendi Douglas shows some of the art that will be available for sale or auction.
Gary chats with another student in the class about why she enjoys painting, and how much she has learned.
Instructor Percilla Penner gives a tour of the Local Color gallery, which boasts the work of 19 local artists.
Melanie and Gary get pointers from instructor Jesse McCormick.
Gary and Melanie meet instructor Percilla Penner and prepare to begin painting.
A middle-schooler makes the play of his life with the help of his team and coaches, and even the opposing team cheers him forward.
The group performs two of its selections for the concert season.
The group's director and one of its members describe how the choir rehearses, and explain how they hope to pay their way to an invitational competition.
Education Director Chris Pistole show the Top Ten winter feeding birds in our area, and gives tips on how to keep the feathered friends coming during the cold months.
The 90-year-old Dole greets "Honor Flight" travelers at the World War II Memorial in Washington.
Marj Boudreaux talks with Gary about the annual event, which funds scholarships for women.
Shelby Bates, along with her son Tyler, show Gary that Shelby really does get her daily forecast from the mobile app.
The church, in cooperation with Mercy Hospital, collects blankets that will hopefully both set a record and provide much warmth for the denizens of Watered Gardens.
Melanie converses via satellite with the engaging Menounos, who says entertaining should be easy and fun.
Vicki Mays explains how she won the book exchange box, and why they seem to be popping up everywhere.
Melanie and Furniture Rescue owner Dewey Sheets announce the "Extreme Furniture Makeover" contest and show some of the entries.
Program organizer Thad Beeler tells Gary about the labor of love, which has returned a staggering number of irreplaceable photos to those who lost their homes in the 2011 tornado.
Furniture Rescue owner Dewey Sheets shows Melanie a simple tool to tighten chair legs.
Melanie gets her first lesson in furniture repair from Furniture Rescue store owner Dewey Sheets.
Jessica Collins hosts the event as part of her studies as a Social Work major at Pitt State, and because of the experiences with bullying of those close to her.
Sergeant Rusty Rives explains the "Steer It and Clear It" law, which requires vehicles involved in non-injury accidents to be moved, if possible, out of the way of traffic.
The Show-Me Harmony chorus of Sweet Adelines International gives a preview of their fall show with the song "Candle on the Water."
Lois Calef and Patty Wheeler explain the benefits of testing pre-schoolers, and why the organization does the screenings for free.
Teresa Severs of Hospice Compassus talks about the film, which chronicles the journey of four World War II veterans to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C.
Ann Leach gives advice that should take some of the pressure out of the hectic holiday season.
Gary talks with Dr. Alan Marble about the contest, which has heightened the spirit of homecoming week.
Local sculptor Jeffrey Jones exhibits some of his work, which can currently be seen at Phoenix Fired Art and the Spiva Center for the Arts.
Postmaster Sharon Clark puts Carl Junction on the map by selling more Breast Cancer Awareness Stamps than any other post office in the nation.
Gary congratulates the winners in the team spirit decoration contest.
Gary and Melanie get a chance to thank the authors of their costumes.
Brandi Graber puts the finishing touches on the anchor's alter egos, which are considered "mint in box."
Renowned makeup and special-effects artist Brandi Graber re-invents Gary and Melanie for Halloween.
Dr. Sue has good advice both for trick-or-treaters and for motorists.
Allen shows Gary some of the Houdini memorabilia he's collected, while sharing stories of the world's best-known escape artist.
Melanie hears from two talented contestants.
Cast member Caitlin Roberts and director Sam Ames tell about the local production of the Broadway show, including a special performance for area veterans.
Jo Mueller explains the project, which turns the hammers used by volunteers into works of art to be auctioned off, the proceeds to further the continuing rebuilding mission in Joplin.
Shelby Bates shows how simply you can locate your favorite bands on the mobile app.
Melanie Huonker checks in with celebrity judges about what they hope to see in tonight's contest.
Melanie talks with Bubba Evansco and Howie Nunnaly of New Life Radio, sponsors of the event.
Independence Community College introduces their Gardner club, as well as many other activities...
Gary and Melanie are shown a secret trap door where homeowners hid during the Civil War.
Researchers tell Gary and Melanie about a playful, childlike presence at Kendrick House, which could be the ghost of a child who died there.
Gary and Melanie get a tour of the kitchen at Kendrick House, the site of documented paranormal activity.
Gary and Melanie meet with Lisa Livingston-Martin and Mistie Cole of the Paranormal Research Lab.
The Living Well co-anchors drop one hint about their costumes, which will come to fruition on Halloween.
Dr. Karl shows the result of a survey of what Americans fear most.
Gary Stubblefield has a major announcement about where C.J. stands in the sales tracking period, which runs through the end of October.
Jennafer Johnson encourages viewers to use their employer's "open enrollment" period to buy life insurance and savings instruments that are tax-deferred.
Candy House owner Terry Hicklin shows some of the seasonal munchies available, including white chocolate coated popcorn.
The Spirit Halloween Store sends over some of its most popular Halloween costumes.
Gary and Melanie get a preview of what all the best superheroes and princesses will be wearing this year.
We're honored to welcome the Linden String Quartet to Living Well. Gary and Melanie will tell you how you can see them in concert for free.
Some Joplin High School students are helping three young people go to school in third-world countries. Gary and Melanie will hear their remarkable story, and how you can help.
There is a chance for you to audition for America's Got Talent. Gary and Melanie talk to Bubba from New Life Radio about all the details.
Executive Director Jo Mueller explains why the auction is so popular -- and why you might not want to wait to place your bid.
Kyle Hickam of State Farm Insurance and Dr. Kerry Sachetta of Joplin High School talk about a program that promotes safe driving, and could win a grant and concert for the school.
Owner Jane Richart shows some of this year's entries, the proceeds of which benefit area breast cancer support organizations.
Angie Hicks gives pros and cons, and a few pieces of fine print that you need to know.
Philip has a fun chat with the director, who has already had huge success with the film "Bridesmaids," and whose newest DVD release is "The Heat," also with Melissa McCarthy.
Gary and Melanie get a close-up look at the "brats," which fill the Carthage Courthouse Square with their aroma.
Gary gets a look at a sweet ride, and meets the couple who drove to Carthage for the car show.
Jeanine Poe talks with Gary and Melanie about how the festival began, and the logistics of such a large event.
Gary and Melanie meet the Maple Leaf Queen and her attendants.
Maddie Young and Samantha Nicodemus explain the purpose of the event, which helps prepare freshmen for the pressures of high school.
Harry Houdini's great-grandnephew carries on the traditions of the escape artist.
Members of the Joplin High School choir program perform in preparation for a concert and fundraiser.
The YMCA offers a free workshop for families, that includes kids' games and dinner, and a guest speaker who will teach parents how playing with their kids can aid in their development.
A contest in which viewers can vote for their favorite among the sad-looking antiques, and the winning piece of furniture gets a makeover.
Diana Martin brings a sampling of the many bargains in children's clothing.
Ashley Qualls tells about the upcoming weekend of events, including the great-grandnephew of Harry Houdini performing escapes.
Ann outlines how we can become overwhelmed when fall ushers in the impending holiday season.
Aaron talks about the natural ups and downs that occur in a long marriage, and how to see them through.
CJ's FBLA club sponsors the walk, which continues to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer treatment and research.
Melanie shows Gary how to layer both colors and flavors to produce a fall treat.
Postmaster Sharon Clark was, at close of business Thursday, second in the nation in sales of Breast Cancer Awareness Stamps. This just might be the year Sharon and Carl Junction hit number 1!
Astra Ferris explains the Lamar connection to the famous lawman after whom the festival is named.
Jessie Shilling and Madelaine Giebler talk about the upcoming events, which combine fun with service to the community.
Jewelry artist Kate Allred shows how easily a few beads can turn into a rocking accessory.
Shelby Bates shows how many restaurants are already offering special deals to those who register.
Gary talks with Wendy Chrisenbery of the Houser Women's Pavilion, and with Liz Easton of Cupcakes By Liz -- who created some decadent treats.
Education Director Chris Pistole talks about the undeservedly bad reputation held by tarantulas, owls, and bats.
Gary talks with Blake Bard of Freeman, and Tammy Gilbert of Dr. Fly's Salon, about their partnership.
Norma Scott details the upcoming event, which raises funds for children's programming.
Dr. Neil Snow shows the plant species that is garnering national attention, and talks about the logistics of documenting new species.
Gene Ingle tells Melanie about the festival, which draws tens of thousands of visitors.
The band Me Like Bees ends Living Well's first-ever music showcase with "Fifteenth Day."
We learn that the band will be playing locally, and hear the song "Pneumonia."
We meet the band members, who perform "Comet and The Snail."
Gary and Melanie introduce the Joplin-based band, who sing "The Ides."
We meet the musicians writing and performing with Kamber, including Seneca's own Rich McCready, who, along with his father, was this year inducted into the Missouri Music Hall of Fame.
Melanie and Gary get to know Kamber, and she sings "Maybe I just Might."
Gary and Melanie greet Kamber and her fellow musicians, and they sing "I Think I'm Into You."
Ric Mayer explains who is eligible, and why tree planting in the tornado zone is so important.
Andy Johnson explains how the maze is built, and the accompanying activities for families to enjoy.
NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne was in town to help finish a house for Rebuild Joplin.
Executive Director Teddy Steen tells Gary about the fundraiser, and that many lives have been changed by the organization.
Members of the band play an acoustic version of one of their most popular songs.
Sergeant Rusty Rives gives some good advice for safe trick-or-treating and also for drivers.
Teen Librarian Cari Rerat teaches Melanie and Gary the basics of duct tape construction.
Gene and Betty Wirick tell Gary how the club began, and how their dolls help people heal.
Melanie meets a tiny vendor's assistant who's helping to show the merchandise.
Gary Stubblefield talks about how the free, all-day event continues to grow.
Melanie talks with Sabrina Purkey about the 150 or so vendors at this popular event.
The video arcade will sell cards good for a whole day of gaming, and CMN receives more than half the price of each card sold.
Elijah and his mom Shannon visit with Gary and tell what the CMN has done for him.
Melanie gets the latest fashion must-haves from Ashley Rush.
Melanie talks with a young woman about her family's history as circus performers.
Aaron talks about the differences between anger and resentment, and where each originates.
Shelby Bates demonstrates how she really does plan her evenings and go shopping from her smart phone.
Melanie gets a ride on a real, live elephant -- fulfilling a dream and handling herself like a pro.
A 911 tape coming out of an Arkansas forest fire is showing the heroic way county officials worked together to locate a man trapped by flames. Jocelyn Tovar was there as he was able to thank the people who saved his life.
Children's Librarian Jeana Gockley tells us when prolific author Jan Thomas will be at the library.
Sharon Clark of the Hope 4 U Breast Cancer Foundation and Elisa Kruger of Panera Bread explain how the Pink Ribbon Bagels raise and awareness and funds breast cancer treatment.
Shannon demonstrates how improving communication affects all your relationships.
Robin Anderson and Bryan Martin explain the spectacle of the convoy, and what it means to the Special Olympics athletes.
Delylah Harris's Dad D.J. Harris, and event organizer J.J. Karlinger explain how the fundraiser came about.
Jonathan Dawson talks about the questions he's getting regarding mortgage rates.