Friday, December 06, 2013

Kyle Adams saw a need to assist law enforcement, but he doesn't take credit for rendering his handy services while on the scene.

In her role as a principal, Lacey Adams realized a basic fact about education.

When it comes to community service, Linda Blank does a little bit of everything.

A family funeral in 2004, combined with retirement from teaching at Central High School, led Chip Brock to start volunteering at the city's oldest operating cemetery — Mount Mora.

The Midland Empire cannot contain Shoba Brown's spirit of helping others.

Dr. Heather Clark knew when she started her dental practice in 2008 that she had to give back to St. Joseph.

Martha Clark has been retired from the city of St. Joseph for seven years, but her impact is still felt here and throughout the region.

Dr. Robert Grimm doesn't like that so many people go hungry in St. Joseph.

St. Joseph, Mo., and Belgrade, Serbia, have one thing in common: Nadja Jacimovic.

Kris Larson, a Central High School history teacher and instructional coach, was part of a team that wrote educational curriculum for a soon-to-be nationally released documentary on the American Constitution called “We The People: Three Words that Changed the World.”

Sister Christine Martin has a place in her heart just for the small business community of rural Northwest Missouri.

Taking pride in your neighborhood is not an unfamiliar notion for Wally Newton.

Rome has Michelangelo. St. Joseph has Herman Seufert.

For the last several years, Kitty Spafford has extended her family onto hundreds of others through her work and volunteerism at Cathedral of St. Joseph.

For Tom Supple, Irish roots provided a reason to do some good in St. Joseph.

From an orphanage in the mountains of Haiti to the southern reaches of St. Joseph, the call to outreach resonated. Jane Swails enjoyed the scene that followed.

After seeing a youth ranch in Bend, Ore., Evelyn Templeton decided to start one of her own. In 2009, she formed the SpiritHorse of Broken Creek Youth Ranch. The not-for-profit organization in Stewartsville, Mo., provides therapeutic horse riding and equine-assisted therapy for special needs …

A challenge to do good in the community is what led Bill Walker to become a familiar face around the YWCA of St. Joseph.

Ann Weston grew up in St. Joseph, attending the public schools and eventually serving as a principal in them. It never occurred to her not to embrace the ways she could help her hometown.

If a child is being abused or neglected, it takes just one person to change that child's life. Deborah White believes she can be that person.