|Plan now to attend Springfield's First Night >> Calendar of Events|| s-hough|
Tickets for First Night Springfield 2015 are now available for purchase. First Night, held predominately on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, from 6 p.m. to midnight, is an all-ages, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve event that takes place at multiple venues in downtown Springfield. With more than a dozen performances at 10 different venues, activities for children, and a fireworks finale, First Night will ring in 2015 with a focus on the visual and performing arts.
Highlights of this year’s event include performances from Nick, Ruell and Ned the Band, Springfield Improv, Lyal Strickland, activities for kids including ...more
|Exploring St. Louis and the Ozarks in pictures >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|Gift-giving can be a frustrating experience: What to get that person who has everything. Two books have crossed our desk that solve gift-giving for someone who also enjoys art books.
"Days of Gold and Glory" is a water color rendition by Marilynne Bradley of the St. Louis riverfront and the Golden Showboat, now a century-old craft current preservationists have been hard at work raising money to save and move back home.
A person with a fond connection to St. Louis will enjoy the work of water colorist Marilynne Bradley, who, together with writer David Baugher, has recreated ...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
|Katelyn Butler will be featured at Fresh Gallery >> People|| staff|
|This two-fingered ring is the work of Katelyn Butler. An art student at Missouri State University.
The featured artist at Fresh Gallery for the month of January is jewelry designer Katelyn Butler. ...more|
|Plays with bullying theme are wanted by SLT >> Kidz Korner|| lorianne|
|The Springfield Little Theatre, in cooperation with Jarrett Middle School, has announced that it is accepting original works centered on the theme of bullying for its first annual playwriting ...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|
|DWI crackdown in Billings >> Community|| staff|
|Billings, Missouri – From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Holiday DWI Campaign” crackdown on substance-impaired driving. The ...more|
|GBE agent makes presumptuous comments >> Letters to the Editor|| reichert|
|To the editor:
We will begin surveying in the spring,” a neighbor was told by a Grain Belt Express (GBE) land agent. GBE land agents continue to give the impression they will receive a Certificate ...more|
|Dr. Huff vies for state commissioner position >> Education|| mariwinn|
|Update: Following interviews with five finalists, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to select Dr. Margaret Vandeven as the next Commissioner of Education, effective January 1, 2015. ...more|
|Free speech gone too far: Anthony Elonis' rants >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|by Laura Finley
Like many in the U.S, I normally consider myself a staunch advocate of free speech and against most forms of censorship. I agree with a previous U.S court of appeals decision that ...more|
|Legislation is passed securing ties with Israel >> Government|| royblunt|
|WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) praised the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage last night of the “United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of ...more|
|Letter to God >> Humor|| staff|
|This bit of holiday cheer appears to be circulating or recirculating around the Internet:
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had ...more|
|Stuff a stocking with theatre tickets >> Education|| staff|
|The Missouri State University Tent Theatre 20115 Season Ticket Stocking Stuffers are on sale now. Help to celebrate the 53rd Season of Tent Theatre by purchasing a limited premium seat package at a ...more|
|Senators request delay in USPS consolidation >> Government|| staff|
|WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (MO) and Claire McCaskill (MO) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues on December 1, 2014, to demand a delay in the planned consolidation of up to 82 ...more|
|December 2014 events for Springfield, MO area >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events for December 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|