|Rainbow Network receives donation from the Buerges >> Business|| staff|
(L-R) Keith Jaspers, president and founder of the Rainbow Network, accepts a check from Aaron Buerge, market president of First National Bank, Springfield. With him is his wife, Angye McIntosh Buerge.
The Buerge Family and First National Bank donated $10,000 to The Rainbow Network, an organization headquartered in Springfield that offers assistance to 112 specific semi-rural communities in Nicaragua. The group serves over 42,000 people with feeding centers, healthcare, education, housing and economic development programs.
The check was presented at the Springfield branch by Aaron and Angye Buerge on behalf of ...more
|Susi Ettinger: Ciphers & glyphs >> Features|| mariwinn|
Excitement filled the Weisel and Kelly Galleries of the Springfield Art Museum on May 15, 2015, as folks gathered to meet diminutive Susi Ettinger, pictured with her companion. In her 92nd year (born 1922), the mixed media artist had returned to Springfield where from 1964-84 she had been an instructor at what was then Southwest Missouri State. She often also contributed her knowledge to the Springfield Art Museum, making many acquaintances along the way.
Born in Berlin, thanks to the sponsorship of a relative Ettinger as a teenager came with her Jewish family to the United States escaping the Nazis in 1939. She attended high school in New ...more
|Easy steps for making a wreath out of succulents >> Home and Garden|| mariwinn|
Angela Keith, pictured, a Greene County Master Gardener, is known for the centerpieces she creates out of succulents. She was the speaker at the May meeting of the Succulent Society of the Ozarks held at the Library Center in Springfield.
In making a centerpiece, Keith said to tap into one's own creativity. Pre-visualize what the outcome might be and choose succulents that fit your vision. Of course, don't disregard how hardy the plants must be for where the final result will be located. Do they need to remain indoors or can they withstand varying temperatures, including intense sunlight or lack of it?
Standing beside the centerpieces ...more
|To know Orbit is to know love >> Entertainment|| mariwinn|
Guests at a concert with Bettine Clemen gather around Peter Longley as he signs copies of Orbit, Life with My People. The event recently was held at the Library Center in Springfield.
It's not every day that a dog, however posthumously, collaborates to write a book and gets it published. And certainly it takes a special dog to have his work promoted in part by an internationally known flutist.
"A Concert with Bettine Clemen" took place at the Library Center in Springfield on May 6, 2015, to launch the book, Orbit, Life with My People (iUniverse). Orbit was a fluffy white Great ...more
|Host families are needed for May 30-31 dates >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The Springfield Sister Cities Association and the 2015 English Language Institute at Missouri State University are looking for families of one or more to host two or more students visiting from Springfield's Japanese sister city. Hosts will pick up students at the MSU campus and will spend Saturday, May 30, 2015, and/or Sunday, May 31, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. together with them.
Families may be married or single, any age, with or without kids, of any cultural background. Activities may include preparing lunch, playing in the yard, going to church or watching a movie, activities of a regular nature. Other suggestions include going to ...more
|Bio-containment facility opens in Kansas >> Health|| staff|
|Ground breaking ceremonies are scheduled to take place soon in Manhattan, Kansas for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). The Kansas State University location was selected after an ...more|
|Addressing gun violence with GVROs >> Miscellaneous|| asamuels|
|Gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) are a promising strategy for reducing firearm homicide and suicide in the United States, and should be considered by states seeking to address gun violence, ...more|
|Was this TSA worker nailed? >> Crime Stoppers|| staff|
|Have you seen Dustin Reynolds? >> Community|| staff|
Nixa Police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing teen. Dustin Reynolds, 16, pictured, was last seen at Nixa High School on May 14, 2015. The police believe that Reynolds left on his ...more|
|Battling cynicism with faith >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Good real estate is often difficult to find today.
The most elusive, debatable plot, perhaps, is “common ground,” Rachel Held Evans says, forcefully, faithfully and from ...more|
|Kids' fishing day at Kellogg Lake is June 6 >> Kidz Korner|| staff|
|The 14th annual Kids' Fishing Day will take place at Kellogg Lake in Carthage on June 6, 2015. The event allowing kids ages 15 and under to learn about fishing and catch fish, will be from 8 a.m. ...more|
|Job fair is scheduled >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The Missouri Career Center is planning a manufacturing hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The event will take place at 2900 E. Sunshine, Springfield.
Employers from a ...more|
|Master Gardeners teaching series runs monthly >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The Learn to Grow in the Garden Series sponsored by the Greene County Master Gardeners will take place each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, ...more|
|Date is changed for Ozark garage sale >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The new date for the city of Ozark outdoor garage sale is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. It was supposed to take place today, May 9. The location remains the same. It's at The OC ...more|
|Farris and Rauh will be featured artists in June >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Alicia Farris and Carl Rauh will be the featured artists in June at the Fresh Gallery, according to an announcement by spokesperson Angel Brame. Meet them from 6-10 p.m. on First Friday (June 5, ...more|
|Help wanted: Reporters >> Classifieds|| staff|
|The Joplin Independent and the Voice of the Ozarks need people interested in attending musical events in exchange for submission of reviews and photos. Concerts of differing genres may be located 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|
|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 ...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|
|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 ...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|
|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 ...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|
|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|
|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|