|Presley named VP of Missouri Municipal League >> People|| staff|
Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley was elected vice president of the Missouri Municipal League at MML’s annual conference, recently held in St. Charles.
Elected in April 2007, Raeanne Presley is serving her fourth term as Branson's mayor. She is co-owner of Presley's Country Jubilee Theater, which was the first music theater to open on the world famous Highway 76 "strip" and Branson Visitor TV.
Presley, a past chairman of the Missouri Tourism Commission, has more than 40 years of experience in the travel industry. She is active in the Branson community having served on the Branson Board of Aldermen, on the Skaggs Community Health Center Board of ...more
|Scavenger hunt benefits those in need >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The 4th annual scavenger hunt will take place rain or shine with registration at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Hammons Tower lot, 901 E. St. Louis, Springfield. Bring a camera or cell phone to collect clues. Prizes will be awarded to the top four teams (consisting of one or four persons). Clues are hidden in the Springfield downtown area.
Funds raised from this event hosted by the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC), a not-for-profit agency, will help families in Greene County who face emergency situations. The cost per team is $42. Also sponsorships are needed in the following categories: gold, $500; silver, $250 and ...more
|Kander announces recount for Amendment 1 >> Government|| mariwinn|
|by Mari Winn Taylor
Missouri's 114 counties (and one independent city) are taking their time to respond to Secretary of State Jason Kander's announcement of the approval of a statewide recount of ...more|
|Springfield area events for September 2014 >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events for September 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|
|Route 14 construction will close lanes >> Community|| jennifer|
|Christian County – Drivers can expect traffic delays and lane closings during construction work to make ADA improvements along Route 14 from Route W in Ozark, to Route M in Nixa, the Missouri ...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|
|Beyond the Abyss >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|by Winslow Myers
Nothing more clearly illustrates the absurdity of murder for political ends than this moment of chaos in Iraq and Syria. Imagine spaceships of an advanced alien civilization ...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|
|Oh no, a tick! >> Health|| ashley|
|In the United States, ticks are responsible for more human disease than any other insect. They are very good at this because they feed on a large variety of mammals, reptiles, and even birds. Six ...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|
|EPA's new proposal generates partisanship >> Government|| mariwinn|
|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its Clean Power Plan proposal that as expected has created quite a furor, especially amongst Republican ranks. While the agency hopes the plan ...more|
|lily--a true hero of the Joplin tornado >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|Many stories have been written about the ferocious tornado that cut through the center of our town, Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, but they were written mainly for an adult readership. Carolyn E. ...more|
|Alternative to tossing old electronics in a drawer >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|There's a new ATM on the scene with a definitely different twist. ecoATM is a machine that swallows old cellphones, MP3 players and tablets like iPads and Kindles, checks them over, tells you what ...more|
|Ozarks Master Gardeners plan programs >> Calendar of Events|| d-burton|
|Volunteers with the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present a series of gardening programs this summer in the Native Plant Garden, in the backyard of the Taney County Extension Center at 122 ...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|