Bright Futures in Carthage is collecting shoes for less fortunate students.
Several kids are spending the week at a camp that embraces nature and art.
Several ladies are turning some heads at an area restaurant and may have found the fountain of youth.
A Galena man is still sharp as ever after making knives for more than 60 years.
A Joplin artist, who raised more than 35 thousand dollars for a book project, finally sees his work in print.
Two sisters are serenading shoppers at the Webb City Farmers Market.
Many tourists who visit Joplin will now have a place to take a picture of their travels.
Hundreds of area kids are showing off their livestock at the annual Jasper County Youth Fair.
A Grove man has finally completed a 17 year train project that goes around his house.
There are several aspiring artist that are going to a clay camp this week.
A Webb City man is as popular as a rock star at the farmers market.
Several area Hispanic churches celebrated Independence Day on the Carthage square Thursday morning.
An area church is cooking up several hundred pies for a good cause.
A colorful character is turning some heads at 7th and Maiden Lane in Joplin.
Several businesses in downtown Carl Junction have large Lego pieces on display in their windows.
A new Route 66 mural in Galena is turning some heads on the Mother Road.
A local radio disk jockey donates cookies to the Boys and Girls Club and Children's Haven in Joplin.
Two area high school students will represent Missouri in a national rodeo competition in Wyoming.
A once popular Joplin hangout for teens has received a makeover.
Several hundred Precious Moments collectors have come to Carthage for an annual convention.
The Pittsburg State University Nature Reach Camp is being held this week for area kids.
Joplin swimmers try to break a world record at the Missouri Southern State University pool.
Patricia Iversion has been a cook at Freeman Health System for 26 years and has helped prepare more than 6 million meals.
A piece of World War II history has landed at the Joplin Regional Airport as part of the Freedom of Flight Museum.
Marv Dahmen has been working for 5 months to transform the children's area at Christian Church in Carl Junction.
The Man of Steel is returning to the big screen this week and a Carterville man is going to be first in line.
A Neosho camp has opened its doors for kids to spend a week forgetting about their cancer and just have fun.
Crews are hard at work removing debris from the Carthage square where the Sassy Spoon fire happened last Saturday.
The Project Linus Group of Joplin has created more than a thousand blankets that help calm autistic children.
A popular Carthage myth about tornadoes that many resident have believed for years has finally been disproved.
The Workforce Investment Board hosted a drive thru job fair in Joplin at the AMI Radio Station parking lot Thursday.
The Joplin Humane Society is often packed and it relies on area rescues to help house the dogs.
Over 2 thousand Precious Moments figurines will be auctioned off to help raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
Operation Barbecue Relief will be taking 2 truckloads of canned foods along with plates and utensils to Moore.
The Carthage Skate Team will be hosting a skating competition at the Carthage Skate Park on June 1st.
The main anchor from KOMU in Columbia, who is used to being in front of the camera, has written a book about his experiences covering the May 22nd Joplin tornado.
Tonight on Brad's Beat, KSN's Brad Douglas speaks to a young man in Baxter Springs that has started his own business in duck calls.
New businesses in Carthage are beginning to pump more money into the local economy.
A 3 day Rock Swap show is being held at Schifferdecker Park in Joplin.
KSN Reporter Brad Douglas spotlights a radio program that is like Ebay with a microphone.
Studies have shown that interacting with animals lowers blood pressure and puts people at ease.
The Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau held a Travel Rally today on the Carthage Courthouse steps as part of National Tourism Week.
A Joplin woman has made nearly a thousand dresses for girls in Haiti.
The 28th Annual Wax Museum was held at the Nevada Middle School with students spotlighting famous rivalries in history.
Spring River Christian Village in Joplin host their first Inner Beauty Awards for area seniors as a way to recognize them for contributions to others and their positive attitudes.
The Joplin High School Cartoonist Club meets once a week after school to create comics and has had 5 issues published already.
Several area seniors are recognized by President Obama for their years of volunteering.
The Miners Hall Museum in Franklin will be hosting the Smithsonian The Way We Worked exhibit starting this Saturday.
There are more than 6 thousand members of the 501st Legion across the globe that attend conventions and volunteer for charity work for less fortunate children.
The Joplin Area Agency on Aging host the 5th Annual Senior Prom for a few hundred seniors.
Chicken wire animal art will be on display at the Wildcat Glades Nature Center in Joplin as a way to expose art to people who normally would not see it.
The Carl Junction Community Center held a poker tournament for dozens of area seniors.
West Central Elementary School student Karen Alvarado is named a National Scholastic All Star for her reading skills.
Ken Wise and his wife Nancy met and fell in love while volunteering at Freeman Health System in Joplin.
The Missouri Southern State University Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority hosted a High Heel Race as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week.
Eleanor Davis and Kathryn Fast have been volunteering at Freeman Health System in Joplin for more than 15 years with babies in the NICU and the nursery.
Columbia Elementary School kindergartners celebrated Earth Day by picking up trash from their playground.
Kathi and Roy Stephens lace up their shoes and join dozens of people at the Neosho Fish Hatchery to represent the hundreds of foster children they have welcomed into their home.
There are more than 70 healing and comfort dogs across the county that work with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin.
Missouri Southern State University host a state music festival for hundreds of area band students.
National Librarian Day is being celebrated today to honor the men and women who inspire the next generation to become life long readers.
A Colorado man is traveling to all 50 states to play a game of chess.
Koral Martin has more than 150 pieces of her art on display at McCune Brooks Hospital and she will be the featured artist at this years Carthage Downtown Art Walk on April 26th.
Lena Vaughn of Anderson celebrates her 103rd birthday.
Workers at Souls Harbor in Joplin are trying to raise 30 thousand dollars for a kitchen makeover.
Lola Wade will be directing the Wizard of Oz as her last musical performance after 40 years of directing and teaching.
A Joplin main street book store is celebrating a milestone.
A Joplin man has over 200 cars but these are on the smaller scale.
KSN Brad Douglas speaks to several people at Northpark Mall in Joplin to see if they fell victim to a April Fools Day joke.
Students from Fairview Elementary and Carthage Health and Rehab residents searched for Easter eggs together.
The 24th Annual Science Fair was held at Missouri Southern State University for area students.
Two brothers have started a Scrabble club and they compete nationally for prize money.
A Joplin man will now be able to get in and out of his home thanks to the Independent Living Center of Joplin.
Two area mothers are now using cloth diapers on their children as a way to help the environment and save money.
Dozens of senior citizens were working the runway for a spring fashion show.
Cheryl Smith has been collecting Barbie dolls for more than 20 years and now her collection is on display at the Joplin Public Library.
A Con Way Truckload driver is being recognized for driving 300 million miles accident free since 1986.
PSU hosted their annual Science Fair for more than 600 high school students from the surrounding area.
The annual Big Wheel Days at First United Methodist Preschool in Joplin kicked off today with dozens of different toddler sized shops the preschoolers could visit on their Big Wheels.
Patrick McGlashan is from Scotland and he met his American wife Debra through a chat room online and they now run the Tartan Traders antique store on Range Line in Joplin.
A new concert series called Music Mondays is being held at the Episcopal Church in Carthage every first Monday of each month.
Joplin community leaders will be reading Dr. Suess books as part of a Read Across America event that will be held at the Northpark Mall from 11 to 2 in the evening March 2nd.
The Joplin Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting this morning to officially open the new Goodwill store on Range Line.
Pittsburg State University has a new 3D printer.
Bunny Newton the owner on Newton's Jewelers turns 90 years old.
MSSU and PSU students create their own Youtube version of the Harlem Shake.
NEO College in Miami host the 53rd annual Science and Engineering Fair.
The Joplin Family YMCA is offering daycare services to parents on snow days for 15 dollars all day for Y members or 25 dollars for non members.
Superintendent Dennis Wilson visits the Lamar Middle School once a week to show off his magic tricks to work into a fun lesson for the children.
Bobby Norfolk of the kids show Gator Tales came to Pittsburg High School to teach students about the art of storytelling.
Higdeon's Florist in Joplin stayed busy today with several men ordering flowers for their special valentine one day late.
Tiffany and Randy Sutton married last April with a 25 year age difference between them and they say they are still very much in love this Valentines Day.
Dudley and Lisa Turpin have been married 22 years with a 32 year age difference between them and they say their love keeps them young.
Today was the 204th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln.
Surprise your valentine with a special love song at their work place by the Tri State Men Barbershop Quartet.
Royal Heights Elementary students in Joplin are learning about the luck of the Irish.
There were more than 40 photographers competing for the cover of a local magazine.
The Joplin iHop is celebrating National Pancake Day by offering free pancakes until 10 this evening to help raise funds for the Childrens Miracle Network.
A Man Cave expo is being held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Joplin on Saturday at 10 in the morning until 6 in the evening for only 3 dollars to enter.
Renowned Indian classical musician Sandip Burman performed with his sitar to band students at Pittsburg High School.
Brad s Beat we spotlight a woman who has collected over 200 book and record sets from the 70s and 80s.
Team Impact will be holding a inspirational free show at the Carterville First Baptist Church on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Post Memorial Art Reference Library in Joplin will be displaying the work of children's book illustrator Cher Jiang until the end of the month.
National Pie Day started in 1986 and the only way to celebrate is to have a slice!
Tonight on Brad's Beat Report we are spotlighting the dancing Mr Liberty of Liberty Tax Service on 32nd Street in Joplin.
Besides celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there is another little known holiday today, National Hugging Day!
Show-Me-State residents own more dogs than most other states.
The Way's Horse Ranch in Quapaw has taken over 40 abused horses into their care, and now they are needing your help. If you would like to adopt one of the horses, you can call 918-541-3572.
Clay artist Linda Cruzan of Seneca, donates prayer stones to US soldiers fighting overseas.
Tonight in Brad's Beat Report, we're spotlighting the Aerobic Divas in Joplin.
A few hundred fishermen are in town trying to hook up a good deal.
Jo-Joe's is a new coffee shop staffed by students in the "Link Crew" organization at Joplin High School.
Employees at Arvest Bank in Joplin say that half the checks they received in January have 2012 on them instead of 2013.
Students from McKinley Elementary School in Joplin visited the Spring River Christian Village to make birdhouses.
The "Hugs Project" is based in Carthage and they ship more than 35 boxes a month to soldiers overseas. The group is always needing volunteers and more supplies. If you'd like to help donate, you can call 417-793-0720.
The "Keenagers Choir" in Riverton, Kansas are looking for new members. The only requirements to join are you have to be over 50 and be able to carry a tune. If you'd like to join, you can call 417-624-2856.
Creature Comforts in Joplin will check on and care for your furry friends while you're on vacation, only charging $17 per visit to your home. For more information, you can visit our webpage Fourstateshomepage.com.
Angelo's Deli in Hallowell,Kansas is celebrating 61 years of serving legendary sandwiches.
The Secret Santa hit the Joplin Salvation Army red kettles over night with a $50,000 donation.
A Missouri post office is receiving thousands of cards from around the world to postmark for Christmas.
Getting an autograph from a celebrity can be exciting, but imagine having thousands.
Millions of Americans have prosthetic limbs, but there's only one alpaca in Oklahoma with one.
Wrapping Christmas presents can be a work of art. Tonight in our Brad's Beat Report, we're spotlighting a woman who is making it look easy and is also doing it for a good cause.
When it comes to Christmas fruit cakes, you either love them or hate them.
With these warm temperatures, I'm sure many of you put up your Christmas lights over the weekend.
Many of us like to think that angels are looking out for us, but for one Joplin woman, she has a few hundred.
Tonight in our Brad's Beat Report, we're spotlighting an angel collector.
If you've ever held a garage sale, you know that it takes a long time to set it up and advertise it.
Imagine strangers going through your house looking in every room. Now imagine inviting people to do it. Tonight in our Brad's Beat Report, we're spotlighting a fun Historic Homes Tour in Carthage.
A Joplin family has taken in a foreign exchange student so she can learn about a different culture.
Would you be comfortable sending your child half way across the world to live with a stranger?
A Parsons man is giving the American Pickers TV show a run for it's money.
Thanksgiving isn't here yet, but the sound of Christmas is already in the air.
It doesn't seem possible, but Christmas is less than 7 weeks away. 2 women in Joplin are trying to get people in the holiday spirit. Tonight in our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting how they're doing it with one brush stroke at a time.
Area high school students took time today to thank our veterans for our freedom at a special ceremony.
Many of us who have gardens have given up for the year and won't plant again until Spring. However, one man has outsmarted mother nature and his crops are growing strong. Tonight in our Brad's Beat Report, we're spotlighting this man's trick.
One Joplin man is sharing his love of the railroad by showcasing his large train collection.
A Joplin man has been selected to represent the Show Me State in the New York City Marathon.
If you're looking for a fun place to trick or treat this year, we may have found the house just for you. Tonight in our Brad's Beat Report, we're spotlighting a spooky house in Webb City.
2 Joplin MSSU students are $500 richer thanks to a new YouTube clip.
It's not on many calendars, but today is World Pasta Day!
Many of us have a fire extinguisher in our homes, but would you know how to use it?