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Sense Of Community

David Sheets on his Boat at Table Rock Lake / Photo Credit: Sheets' Family

It was supposed to be a normal day on the lake.  David Sheets, his 16-year-old son Michael, and three of his teenaged friends had planned to meet another group at Table Rock Lake, outside of Branson. Their quick response, action, and directions that the father initiated, along with the actions of the four teenagers, saved a life on Table Rock Lake.

Jennifer and Edith Williams

In this segment of our Sense of Community series on local heroes, we hear of the remarkable lengths one mother went to so that her daughter could be the first person in her family to receive a college degree. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports.


In this segment of our Sense of Community series, a homeowner and a police officer spring into quick action to save a lineman who had been electrocuted.

Electric lineman

For the "Sense of Community" series, Randy Stewart talks with Austin Fonda, Laclede Electric Coop's on-staff CPR instructor . And you'll hear more from Leo Marler and Brian Wade, the electric linemen who used that training to save a life.


In this "Sense of Community" installment, Randy Stewart talks with two electric linemen who happened on a man who was not breathing, and used the CPR training they received at work to help save the man's life. 

Bryce Mulhall

“For unusual heroism in saving or attempting to save life at considerable risk to self.” That’s the message printed on an official certificate honoring Bryce Mulhall, a Springfield teenager who last month received the Lifesaving Honor Medal from the Boy Scouts of America. KSMU's Scott Harvey has the story.

Robert Wilson - Joplin tornado

Our local hero's series revisits the scene following the 2011 Joplin tornado, where the actions of a local counselor in the immediate aftermath of the storm are believed to have saved numerous lives. KSMU's Scott Harvey sat down with Robert Wilson and has his story.

Kadynce Amaya

Local emergency workers recently faced icy and snowy roads to get a brain-injured child the help she needed.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Dale Moore Meets Earl and Betty Steiner

Dale Moore had taken CPR classes over the years, and his efforts paid off when he was able to use the skills he learned to help a stranger.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.