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Monett Area YMCA- The Game Room at the Monett Y isn’t just for kids. Many adults come to shoot a game of pool, play ping pong, or play other games. A very regular sight in the early afternoon are Bob and Rose Brown, who live just south of Aurora.
 
Bob and Rose have be...

Meet Maxine Bridges. In February of 2003, Maxine joined the YMCA as a Silver Sneaker member. At age 90 Maxine participates in Silver Sneakers Classic at least 3 times a week.

Teaching her is such an amazing thing for me. She is an inspiration! She started exercising reg...

The ball has dropped, the confetti has been thrown and the noise makers have been retired for another year. Now is the time that people start thinking about a New Year’s resolution, and whatever that resolution happens to be, more often than not, it ends the same way....

It’s not every day that I go to workout and see a sticky note reminding me how awesome I am stuck to the treadmill I’m hopping on. Yet, sticky notes started popping up everywhere at the Pat Jones YMCA. “Keep up the hard work!” “You’re doing great!” and more. Normally,...

The relevance of reading to children, not just for quiet time or entertainment, but also for social responsibility.  

At the Lebanon Family YMCA we had a special guest join us to read a book he wrote about his three sons and what they like.  The kids were excited to ask...

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