For thousands of kids in the Ozarks, education is an afterthought to survival. Skip two meals. Walk to school without a coat. And now, solve for x. It’s hard enough remembering the preamble on a full stomach. When hunger and hygiene rob a child of dignity, learning isn’t a priority.

Saturday's weather is going to be perfect for the Holiday Hustle 1 mile run/walk of the Christmas parade route. Call 862-7771 to register.