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Stay up-to-date with the latest news and happenings from the Ozarks Regional YMCA and its 10 branches.

When the bell rings at Mallory Elementary the after school staff of the Dallas County Area YMCA is just getting started. Each participant is greeted with a smile and snack while backpacks are put away and groups gather to begin their afternoon. Many inquire what they w...

Jennifer Woodward, Corie Post, Ashley Bailey, and Tracy Rhea are all busy moms who also happen to be Y members. On most days, you will see these ladies walking into the building with their children & heading first toward the kids’ zone, game room, or gym before ending...

We are entering into the time of year, for us to all reflect on our blessings.  Life, happiness, health, family and friends. 

At the Y, we have a lot to be thankful for year-round, but Thanksgiving seems like the perfect time to recognize all of the reasons why.
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“Breast cancer is a sisterhood you don’t wish on anyone.” Annette shared with me.

I’ve known Annette Rowe, through the Y, for almost a decade and it’s hard to imagine that someone as active, fit and healthy as she has ever been sick. But it really didn’t faze me when I...

Our family joined the YMCA this summer. As the mother of twin daughters with autism, I was concerned with how my girls, Summer and Autumn, would adjust to the Kids’ Zone and how the staff would accommodate their needs.We have had struggles with child care in the past b...

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