Photo courtesy Klaus Kocher
The Sharp Family Singers, a Gospel group from Auburn, Kan,. made it onto the local airwaves at the KDNK studios in Carbondale Wednesday afternoon. The family was stranded in the area when their van broke down on the way to Nevada April 13, and they ended up spending several nights in local church basements and singing for Easter services at the Carbondale Community United Methodist Church and Crystal River Baptist Church, and at Heritage Park Care Center. The mother of all nine children, Odalis Sharp, left, sings and directs the kids, who range in age from 4 to 17.