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Are you interested in a garden trip to Tulsa? >> Calendar of Events stafff
This is a last call for the trip planned on Thursday, June 2, 2016, to the Tulsa Botanic Garden in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This garden is about the same age as the Springfield Botanical Gardens. Much of the more recent development in Tulsa has been inspired by its director, Todd Lasseigne, and designer, Tres Fromme.

The bus will leave from the Japanese Garden parking lot in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield. at 8 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. There is still room for about eight more people.

Call Katie Steinhoff at the Botanical Center. The cost for the day’s outing is $40 payable at the Botanical Center Reception or Gift Shop. An ...more

Warning of I-44 slowdown >> Miscellaneous staff
During the week beginning 8 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016, one lane of 1-44 westbound will be closed around the clock near Sarcoxie at mile marker 29. The inconvenience allows MoDot crews to repair the bridge deck over Center Creek in that location. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution through the work zone as crews and equipment will be close to ...more

Baker's Creek festival: plants, nostalgia, advice >> Entertainment mariwinn

Visitors (far right) to the Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival discuss the merits of a plant that was one of many heritage varieties available for purchase.

While perusing Baker Creek's rare seed catalog is fun, especially when snow covers the ground, it doesn't compare to being surrounded by plants. The Mansfield, Missouri purveyor of heirloom seeds welcomes visitors to their largest festival of the year. The Spring Planting Festival recently was held on the first two days of May in 2016.

"We want to educate everyone about a better, safer food supply," said Jere Gettle, who with his wife Emilee ...more

Broadway shows come to Springfield >> Calendar of Events dgallion
"Now, I've had the time of my life" is what audiences will be saying about the Broadway shows coming to Springfield! The 2016-2017 Broadway Season at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts ...more

Senator Richard discusses passed bills >> Government richard
Legislative NewsSenator Ron Richard (R-MO 32)Majority Floor Leader The 2016 legislative session has officially concluded. From day one, my Senate colleagues and I set out to tackle some of the ...more

Join conservatives at Faith 'N Freedom Festival >> Calendar of Events staff
A Faith 'N Freedom Festival/political fundraiser will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Ashcroft Family Farm, 5603 W. Farm Rd. 54, Willard. The event will feature an evening ...more

Stopping just one more "hit" >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy-- Warfare uses many weapons, and internal battles are the most difficult. That is the major lesson perhaps in The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit are REAL by longtime ...more

SLT brings back "Frozen Frenzy" this summer >> Kidz Korner staff
The education department of the Springfield Little Theatre is bringing back its summer program for kids. "Frozen Frenzy" will feature readings of wintery themed poetry, short stories and excerpts ...more

Alternative sentencing court to be launched >> Calendar of Events jfinney
Nixa officials will kick off the new Nixa Municipal Community Alternative Sentencing Court (CASC) in a special ceremony. The event will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on June 10, 2016, at the Nixa ...more

What's in your vehicle and A/C systems? >> Environment dbryan
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of the ...more

Ozark Mountain Daredevils to perform in Ozark >> Calendar of Events stafff
OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS US Baseball has announced its first concert in the newly renovated U.S. Baseball Park, 4400 N. 19th Street, just off Highway 65 and W. State Hwy. J in Ozark. The ...more

Artist offers replacement for stolen Warhol prints >> Calendar of Events staff
Springfield Art Museum Director Nick Nelson has described the commercial burglary of seven iconic Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can screenprints as feeling like “the loss of a family member.” ...more

Bull Mills outing combines nature with history >> Environment mariwinn
Calling attention to a section of the trunk of a downed tree, retired Ferrell- Duncan gastroenterologist and dedicated Master Naturalist Dr. Bob Kipfer explained the process of determining the tree's ...more

When gene manipulation is warranted >> Health mariwinn
The human spirit or heart can trump bad genes. That's one of the conclusions reached by Paul Durham, Ph.D, pictured, Missouri State University Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology. He spoke at ...more

Greene County Commission announces "Team Greene" >> Community ehedlun
The Greene County Commission has announced a new volunteer program known as “Team Greene.” Its purpose is to develop a group of volunteers who will work in the information booths located in the ...more

Singer/songwriter contest is announced >> Miscellaneous grambo
The 69th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, that will take place from October 13 – 15, 2016, in the Basin Park Band Shell in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is accepting submissions for the ...more

Galloway audits $8.8 billion in federal funding >> Government gena
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on March 30, 2016, issued an audit of the state's management and spending of billions of federal dollars administered by state agencies. The ...more

Circuit clerk's office and court gets new website >> Government ehedlun
The Greene County circuit clerk announced today a completely redesigned web site for the circuit clerk’s Office and Missouri’s 31st Judicial Circuit. The new website features many enhancements, ...more

Know the truth about the Benghazi attack >> Education mariwinn
Fred Burton, a foremost auhority on security and terrorism, answers questions about the Benghazi attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He had completed ...more

Both Sanders and Trump know squat about economics >> Op-Ed erick
by Sheldon Richman On Trade, Sanders and Trump Are Peas in a Rotten Pod. Neither Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist, nor Donald Trump, the self-described terrific ...more

Ozark Center launches Super Me! >> Health bruffett
The Ozark Center in Joplin launches Super Me!, an app for Apple devices. Super Me! helps children develop resilience and positive coping skills through a series of in-game and out-of-game ...more

Thousands welcome Bernie Sanders to Springfield >> Government mariwinn
What a wonderful thing it would be if Missouri led this country to the political revolution. That comment was what Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said to encourage those who ...more

Safety issues close footbridge >> Community staff
During a recent weekly inspection of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, pictured, the Springfield Public Works Department noticed corrosion and steel loss in the north support column of the ...more

Main Avenue street closure is announced >> Community staff
Main Avenue between College and Water streets in Springfield will be closed beginning 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, for construction work associated with the Main Avenue Streetscape project. This ...more

Selling items online? Consider SPD's suggestion >> Community staff
Have you hesitated selling an item locally on Craigslist or any other Internet website where you might have to meet a buyer in person? The Springfield Police Department may have a way to do that ...more

Experience the history and beauty of the Ozarks >> Travel & Leisure mariwinn
The entrance to Smallin Cave in Christian County, Missouri is seen from several hundred yards within. by Mari Winn Taylor Six miles south of Springfield near the town of Ozark is a cave that ...more

Reading the Sweet Oak >> Book Reviews mariwinn
FACINATION WITH A RIVER Recommending a particular book specifically for holiday gift-giving could be a limiting idea given that every day is a good excuse for buying a book. For any excuse and ...more

Missouri veterans' comments wanted >> Health staff
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is soliciting comments from veterans regarding their experiences at Missouri VA facilities. "I've always said the best way to ensure our veterans receive the care ...more

Springfield/Greene County meets Ozone standard >> Environment staff
Springfield/Greene County is in compliance with the Ozone standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act. According to a recent announcement the area is ...more

Program needs digital camera donations >> Kidz Korner staff
The Springfield Symphony is planning a project called Our Town, a project that puts cameras in the hands of area fourth grade students, allowing them to take photos of the Springfield community. The ...more

New way to discover risk for high blood pressure >> Health doshea
Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on ...more

City of Ozark survey is open to all >> Community staff
The city of Ozark is asking residents to complete a brief survey that will help elected officials and city staff who are working on establishing a 5-year Strategic Plan. They are looking for opinions ...more

ISIS' evil gets thumbs up >> Op-Ed mpolka
“Slow down, I can’t understand you,” the Prince of Darkness uttered, as his nefarious cohort babbled on. ...more

Music fills SLT 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events staff
LANDERS THEATRE The Springfield Little Theatre, the oldest civic theatre operation of its size in Missouri, and one of the largest in mid-America, has announced its 2015-16 season. For season ...more

Challenges of growing succulents >> Home and Garden mariwinn
Jan Bower (second from left) demonstrates how to propagate succulent plants to some members of the Succulent Society of the Ozarks. Members were able to take home cuttings to create their own ...more

Springfield combats cardiac arrest >> Health staff
What do Bass Pro Shops,The Bodysmith, City Utilities of Springfield, DermaHealth, Paul Mueller Company, Rick’s Automotive, and Title Boxing Club have in common? These are places where if you were ...more

New insight on tweeting >> Op-Ed hastings
Rare earth paradise by Sandy Lyon-- Will we dig up paradise to be able to try to tweet a picture of paradise? To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question of our time. So all those little ...more

Where to find a recycling center in Springfield >> Community mhaase
City-operated Recycling Centers and Yardwaste Recycling Center announce extended spring/summer schedule The city of Springfield's recycling centers and yard waste recycling center will begin their ...more

Have you considered an alternative to your garden? >> Health staff
Do you not have enough room to grow your own garden, or do you know someone in that situation who would still like to have fresh vegetables throughout the spring, summer, and fall......and even into ...more

Got a clunker you want removed? >> Community staff
The Greene County Extension Council in Springfield, Missouri is hoping to generate money for educational programs and office operations thanks to a partnership with AutoWranglers, a national vehicle ...more

Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call List >> Government staff
JEFFERSON CITY – Legislation was signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Nixon that will allow cell phone users to block unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Co-sponsored by 154 ...more

Top 10 Articles
05-27Broadway shows come to Springfielddgallion
05-27Consumers Council gets new directorjbray
05-26June 2016 events for the Springfield areastaff
05-24McCaskill tries to protect future retireesstaff
05-23Are you interested in a garden trip to Tulsa?stafff
05-21Senator Richard discusses passed billsrichard
05-21Springfield career center gets EPA fundingcwhitley
05-21Warning of I-44 slowdownstaff
05-17Join conservatives at Faith 'N Freedom Festivalstaff
05-17Stopping just one more "hit"jkennedy
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Top 10 Comments
05-27Democrats have their say although outnumbereds-morse
Fighting discrimination, protecting voting rights, beating back harmful labor initiatives, and
05-24Labor reform takes a hit againpishmael
State lawmakers have completed their 2016 legislative session, and once again our representatives
04-1666 Stationhiboy
My first visit to “Branson” resulted in seeing only a Phillips 66 station on the road. That was
04-16Doresy Heerhiboy
Dorsey Heer and my mom were friends and would meet at a downtown coffee shop frequently. I
02-12Feel the Bernma-earth
I was amused when I heard some political pundits attribute the support by young people for Bernie
01-18Meeting of interestmbowe
For those interested in research at Smallin Cove be sure to attend the meeting of the Southwest
07-13Convention of Statestbrick
The COS is a great idea. It's the only way We The People" can truly fight the entrenched power
02-17Forida detox center warns against legalizing potkjhelms
When Congress passed a massive spending bill on December 13, 2014, it effectively voted to end the
02-09Vote 'yes'ma-earth
This is a no-brainer, people. Go out and vote "yes." They can't authorize the bond issue without
As a twihard I just wanted to point out that Edward was a virgin. So yes he was 100+ trapped in a
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Sound Bites
Judging art "There's always been a struggle between art and commerce, and now I'm telling you, art is getting its ass kicked, and it's making us mean, and it's making us bitchy. It's making us cheap punks -- that's not who we are! People are having contests to see how much they can be like Donald Trump?"

---Judd Hirsch mouthing the words of Aaron Sorkin in "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" premiere.

More Quotes.

05-03Download app for Missouri Conservationiststaff
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) now offers its award-winning magazine, Missouri
02-23New website for Joplin museuml-onstot
Joplin History & Mineral Museum is proud to announce the launch of its new expanded website. The
12-11Win a gift basket!staff
Christmas Gift Basket GIVEAWAY!That's right! You have a chance to WIN a Rockin H Ranch, home
10-06Help wanted: Concessionairestaff
The OC in Ozark has openings for concession customer service associates for our concession stand.
08-17Download GoSpringfieldMOstaff
In case you missed the announcement last spring the city of Springfield launched its first mobile
07-09Missouri road map is informativestaff
To find out what roads may be closed due to flooding go here for the Missouri Depart of
03-22Need windows washed, etc.?staff
Have ladder will clean gutters * install your holiday decorationsHonest and relieable * Call for a
08-20Set up a personalized Social Security accountstaff
As part of its 79th anniversary the Social Security Administration is encouraging everyone planning
07-11Non-profits establish thrift store in Nixastaff
The Common Interest Thrift Store, 741 Center Cir., Nixa (off of Hwy. 14 in the old Gordon's
04-22Unique garden center opens in Ozarkstaff
Willow Green Gardens of Rogersville now has a retail outlet in Ozark. It is located off of the CC


Musings with Mari
I have this space to rant. Do I take advantage of it? Not often enough. First of all, I have to say, "I'm jealous." Long ago in considering how to be a successful entrepreneur I convinced myself that all it took was to psychologically control consumers. Apparently, I have preferred taking unpopular roads that didn't lead me astray from my beliefs..... Along comes Donald Trump. Trump recently said he loves the poorly educated. Of course, he does. Apparently, they are loving him back in...More

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