|Springfield Public Schools enhances learning >> Education|| staff|
These fifth graders at Springfield Schools are enrolled in an Academy of Exploration, a program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. It is being offered in collaboration with the Springfield Discovery Center.
Springfield Public Schools (SPS) has created innovative programs for 50 eighth graders allowing them to augment their traditional classroom experience with learning of a more pragmatic nature.
The Health Sciences Academy is designed to allow health care professionals to interact with the students. In ...more
|Author pens new poem for Christmas >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|Molly McAme with her pet mouse, Nibbles, confronts Santa on Christmas Eve.
Is there a child, preferably a little girl, whom you would like to become excited over the reading of books? Well, 'tis the Christmas gift-giving season, and William Thomas Thach has written a tale that rivals the time worn The Night Before Christmas . It definitely is just as captivating. The Girl Who Saved Christmas written in rhyme in the style of the classic credited to Clement Clark Moore in the mid nineteenth century, not only introduces Santa and one of his elves to the reader, but also a young girl named Molly McAme and her pet ...more
|First step in creation of succulent garden is done >> Community|| mariwinn|
Grading and placement of rocks have been completed for the new succulent garden at the Springfield Botanical Center.
Thanks to volunteers the first step in creating a succulent garden outside of the Springfield Botanical Center in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park has been completed. Rocks and boulders that were provided at no cost with the assistance of the Friends of the Garden are now in place. The rocks were moved from O'Quinn's Water Gardens on Republic Road, after the owner announced the business was closing.
"The Succulent Garden will provide an interesting, informative and ...more
|Missouri Century Farm owner fights eminent domain >> Op-Ed|| reichert|
This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean Line and its potential impact on a Missouri Century Farm.
A high voltage tower, part of the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean Line that is considering several routes across the state of Missouri, could be located just 400 feet from the front door of a Century Farm on Route 24 in Brunswick, Missouri. Tina Marie Reichert is questioning awarding ...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|
|Tracing the history of thankfulness >> Op-Ed|| sellison|
|The Thanksgiving holiday has a long tradition here in the U.S. The Plymouth Colony observed the first Thanksgiving in 1621. George Washington and other early Presidents directed the country to ...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|
|Senate majority caucus selects leaders >> Government|| staff|
|JEFFERSON CITY — The majority caucus today endorsed once again Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, to serve a second session as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate for the 98th General Assembly. ...more|
|Street closure is announced >> Community|| staff|
|The Mount Vernon Street and Orchard Crest Avenue intersection in Springfield will close on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, for six weeks. The cross street is part of an Intersection Improvement Project that ...more|
|November 2014 calendar of events for Springfield >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events for November 2014 appear below focusing on the cities of Springfield in Missouri and surrounding areas. Events are posted as we get them. Come back often for updates. To include your event of ...more|
|Missouri office offers scriptwriting fellowship >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|The Missouri Film Office is looking for writers who have penned screenplays or TV pilot scripts set in the Show-Me State.
The newly established Missouri Stories Screenwriting Fellowship Program is ...more|
|Cellphone voyeurs get court approval >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|By Laura Finley
As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take ...more|
|Printmakers wanted for show >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|Artists, ages 18 and older, are wanted to showcase hand-produced prints, paper books, monotypes, relief prints and zines. The exhibition, "Reconstruction the Ideas of Printmaking" will be held at ...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|