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Elevate Your Mood: 48 Thought-Provoking Gratitude Journal Prompts

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Too often, the day-to-day stresses of life can wear on us. Maybe you’re feeling burned-out at work or are exhausted from managing a busy schedule. If so, it might be time to step back and start practicing gratitude in your everyday life. An easy way to start is to […]

New Channel Commemorates the American Black Cowboy

Springfield, MO—In an endeavor to celebrate and honor the often-overlooked history of American Black Cowboys, a new YouTube Shorts channel has been launched by UniteNews. This platform aims to highlight their invaluable contributions, resilience, and rich legacy within the realm of Western culture. The channel, titled “Tales of the American Black Cowboy” seeks to educate, […]

Embracing the Holiday Season: Self-Love, Family, and Giving

By Melesha Bailey, UniteNews Contributing Writer The holiday season is a time of year cherished by many, filled with warmth, love, and a sense of togetherness. It’s a time when families come together, reunite with friends, and communities unite to celebrate the spirit of giving. However, amid the joyful festivities, it’s essential to approach the […]

Women’s Medical Respite: Fundraiser for unsheltered women

By Kimberly Berry, UniteNews Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— Women’s Medical Respite: Recuperative Care for medically fragile unsheltered women held their first annual fundraising celebration at Pythian Castle on November 11, 2023.  The theme for the event was “Rising Up to Build Healthy Lives.” Women’s Medical Respite was established in 2015 to meet the needs of […]

Use AI (Artificial Intelligence) as a Robotic Arm

By Heather Noggle, UniteNews Contributing Writer Chat GPT’s been dominating the news for almost a year. AI this, AI that. Just what even IS AI? AI stands for artificial intelligence, and computer gurus have been searching for it to be implemented since I was in junior high school eating Peanut M&Ms in the Meyer Library […]

How Important Is Your Child’s School Attendance?

By Gwen Marshall, UniteNews Contributing Writer Research has shown that your child’s regular attendance may be the greatest factor influence in his or her academic success. By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time. “SPS United” is the theme […]

Prepare for a New Year and a more empowered you

By Nicki Donnelson UniteNews Contributing Writer Building on your talents and getting better at your job is a way to improve your ultimate quality of life. You may increase your salary by improving your skills, showing leadership and gaining new credentials. Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to try new things and grow […]

Ancestral Land of the Osage

Written by: Whitney Mosley, Education Manager, History Museum on the Square For around 250 years, the Osage made the Ozarks their home. They were the most prevalent indigenous group in Missouri and made an important impact on the state’s history. The Osage people call themselves the Wazhazhe, meaning “people of the middle water.” Their ancestors […]

December is Full of Holiday Fun at the Library

Visit the Holiday Store Where Kids Can Afford to Shop! Kids love giving holiday gifts that they’ve bought all by themselves, and they can find the perfect gifts – and kid-friendly prices – for family, friends and teachers at the Library’s annual Holiday Store December 2 – 10. Join us at the Library Center or […]

Outgrowing Hollywood: Rita Wilson Is Taking On New Passion Projects

She’s been a star for more than 50 years. You name it, Rita Wilson’s done it. And she’s done it so well, in fact, that she has now woven herself into the worlds of TV, film, theater, music and journalism seamlessly and courageously. From her first shot at acting in 1972 (The Brady Bunch) to […]