|Road closure - Ozark >> Community|| staff|
|The 400-500 block of 1st St. in Ozark will be closed beginning March 30, 2015, due to infrastructure repairs. The construction will last 2-4 weeks depending on weather and ...more|
|Everyone needs a good fish story >> Sports|| staff|
A Richwood's angler Andy Belobraydic is holding the record paddlefish he caught recently on Missouri's Table Rock Lake.
Andy Belobraydic, 33, a Richwoods angler, snared Missouri's state record paddlefish on Table Rock Lake on March 21, 2015. His fish, according to the certified scale at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, weighed 140 pounds, 9 ounces, breaking an old record recorded at the lake in 2002 by one pound and five ounces. Belobraydic's fish, which he caught on the James River arm of the lake in Stone County, measured 56 ¾ inches in length ...more
|More safety for bikers/pedestrians >> Community|| staff|
The City of Springfield Public Works is in the process of installing a high-intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) signal on Sunset Street between Kimbrough Avenue and Dollison Avenue as part of The Link crossing project. Included in the project is the design and construction of an accessible walk and bike path along Kimbrough south of Sunset that leads to this new signal. In addition a path will be constructed connecting to the South Creek Greenway Trail and a new accessible walk and path under the Chestnut Expressway, connecting Chestnut Street to Sherman Avenue.
|Isner looks forward to joining Springfield Lasers >> Sports|| staff|
Tennis player John Isner, pictured, the number 1 American male in the draft of the Mylan World Team Tennis Pro League, will become the marquee player for the Springfield Lasers, making special appearances at home and elsewhere during the season. The Lasers will be celebrating their 20th season in 2015 under the guidance of General Manager Paul Nahon and owner John Cooper.
I’m really looking forward to joining the Springfield Lasers,” said Isner. “I know Springfield has first-class tennis fans and the Lasers have been extremely close to bringing home the King Trophy the past couple of seasons. I’m very hopeful to help put them over the top in ...more
|Invasive stink bug from Asia is found locally >> Environment|| d-burton|
University of Missouri Extension Horticulturists Kelly McGowan and Patrick Byers say the first reported Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, pictured, in southwest Missouri has been confirmed and area farmers and homeowners should be aware.
On January 28, 2015, Karen McDonald, a member of the Master Gardeners of Greene County, found the insect in her home. MU Extension specialists sent the specimen to the Missouri Department of Agriculture where staff confirmed identification.
An invasive species from Asia, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug probably made its way to the United States in shipping containers. The insect was first recognized in ...more
|Romantic novelist Inglath Cooper woos fans >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Working together builds individual strengths, but life is not always harmonious, even for rising music groups.
If you like country music, romance and “soap operas,” you ...more|
|Neosho Arts Council announces contests >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|The Neosho Arts Council has issued a call to two-dimensional artists (no photography, digital works or 3D works) to enter The Hermann Jaeger Juried Fine Art Competition. The regional contest is open ...more|
|Carthage announces art walk dates and themes >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Committee has announced the dates for its fifth anniversary season presenting artists, musicians, entertainers and galleries on the Carthage Square. The dates ...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|
|Help wanted: Police clerk >> Classifieds|| staff|
|The City of Ozarks Police Department is seeking a hardworking and self-motivated candidate to fill the position of police clerk. Responsibilities will include a variety of work relating to modern ...more|
|Oldest UFO conference in the US to take place >> Calendar of Events|| gdrennon|
|The 28th Ozark Mountain UFO Conference, the oldest UFO conference in the United States, will take place on April 10-12, 2015, at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 207 W. Van ...more|
|Listeria found in Blue Bell products >> Health|| staff|
|Three deaths have been reported of people infected with strains of Listeria Monocytogenes after having eaten ice cream produced by Blue Bell Creameries manufactured in Brenham, Texas. The ...more|
|Ozark mother dies in auto accident on Hwy. 65 >> Community|| l-cox|
|At 10:13 this morning, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a single vehicle crash. A 2003 Honda van was traveling northbound on Highway 65 when it left the roadway just north of ...more|
|Group aims to de-popularize Bradford pear trees >> Home and Garden|| staff|
|This is a section of the branch of an Eastern Redbud tree (Cercis canadensis). Distributed widely in Missouri and attractive when planted against the backdrop of evergreens, it is a suggested ...more|
|Growing older, living well >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Magnetic books have many faces.
From Working to Wisdom by Brendan Hare (Jappa Flats Publishing) is like a mirror, reflecting the march of time. Its sub-title, "The ...more|
|Bibliophiles made happy, April 20-26 >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The Springfield-Greene County Friends of the Library have announced that their Spring Book Sale will take place on April 21-26, 2015, at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Rd., Springfield. Hours are ...more|
|Beatles tribute is planned >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Donations needed to restore pipe organ >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City, MO will host a benefit concert in St. Mary's gymnasium on Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015, featuring the Mark Chapman Band. The event is an effort to raise ...more|
|The light is on for you >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|“The Light is On For You," an initiative of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, is an invitation for anyone in need of quiet prayer and/or confessions to visit any of the ...more|
|Voters urged to support healthcare expansion >> Letters to the Editor|| staff|
|To the editor:
According to a study done by the University of Missouri in 2012 (The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Missouri):
In it's first year Medicaid Expansion would create 1769 ...more|
|Research reveals carcinogen in soda >> Health|| natalie|
|Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people’s exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. Caramel color is a ...more|
|Catch-and-keep trout season opens March 1 >> Sports|| staff|
With the opening of catch-and-keep season on March 1, 2015, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding trout anglers that hard sole shoes, boots or wadlers are required apparel. ...more|
|Marijuana proponents to circulate petition >> Government|| sfleming|
|MOST SOUGHT AFTER PLANT
Jefferson City — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today (Feb. 9, 2015) announced that an initiative petition relating to legalizing marijuana met state standards ...more|
|'Yes' vote means better schools, no new taxes >> Education|| mariwinn|
"No we don't need to raise taxes," is the message Ozark Superintendent of Schools Kevin D. Patterson, Ed.D., pictured, wants to get across to voters in his R-6 school district. A yes vote is ...more|
|What happened to Jody Bucklin? >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
History blends with mystery, nostalgia with charm in Craig Ewald’s historical novel, Only Jody Knows”. (Author House)
Anyone with a broad appetite for good writing, ...more|
|Potting Shed U. provides gardening tips >> Home and Garden|| staff|
|A series of 12 topics on how to hone one's garden skills will be presented from February 9 to April 27, 2015. Potting Shed University sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Greene County will take ...more|
|50 Shades of Grey>: Blockbuster or dud? >> Op-Ed|| lynn-c|
|By Carla J. Hanna--
It’s fitting that a mommy porn fan fiction spawned from the "Twilight" books and movies will hit theaters in February 2015. As a 40-year-old mother who enjoyed the Twilight ...more|
|Will you be a cop or a robber? >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Captured are Wei Wei in pursuit of Ashley Taylor in the 2014 5K Foot Pursuit Race. Both are pharmacists at Cox Health in Springfield, MO.
The "Foot Pursuit," a 5K fun run featuring a cops and ...more|
|Monastery Road is blocked at Republic Road >> Community|| staff|
Monastery Street has been closed south of Republic Road and east of Kimbrough Avenue, since December 4, 2014. No access to and from Republic Road from Monastery Street will be possible for ...more|
|Mastering the Diverging Diamond Interchange >> Community|| staff|
|The drawing represents the latest Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Springfield at Battlefield Road and US 65.
Work contracted with Hartman and Company of Springfield at a cost of ...more|
|Where on the Niche list is your school? >> Education|| staff|
|The Niche Best K-12 Schools 2015 rankings have been announced with Joplin High School receiving a ranking of 362nd in Missouri with an overall Niche grade of C-. However, the score was based on ...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|
|New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announced >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
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 2014-15 season.
The nine ...more|
|Stone's Throw announces 2014-15 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Volunteers gather in the kitchen during meal preparation and service at the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the ...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|