Teach our Children to be Optimistic About Their Future

May 26, 2014

Submitted by Robin Standridge, Drug Free Communities Director “What is Life?  It is the flash of a firefly in the night.  It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.  It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”-Crowfoot, Blackfeet 1880- Childhood is fleeting and as I watch …..

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Project CARE Governing Board celebrates six successful years of service to at-risk families in southwest Missouri!

May 21, 2014

Submitted by Nancy Corley, Project CARE Director Pictured:  Jesse DeGonia, Webb City Schools; Patty Wheeler, Joplin Parents As Teachers; Amy Lane, Lafayette House; Leisa Harnar, Economic Security Corporation; Tara Johnston, Family Advisory Board Chair; Jessica Diel, Project CARE Assistant; Nancy Corley, Project CARE Director; Michelle Dixon, Jasper County Children’s Division; Lynne Roberts, LnR Supply Company; and …..

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Never Leave Your Child in the Car – Not Even a Minute!

May 14, 2014

Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there. It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store. The problem is that leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from …..

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Where do babies come from?

April 11, 2014

When I was really young, the answer was “sugar and spice and everything nice.” A few years later, the answer became “the stork brings them.” Sometime around the end of the 5th grade, there was “the” movie….. Whether you believe in sugar ‘n spice, the stork, or we saw the same movie…. ready or not, …..

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