|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
|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 for circulation.
The official ballot title for the initiative petition, 2016-013, reads:
"Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:
legalize marijuana for personal, medical, and commercial purposes; release all persons who have non-violent, marijuana-related offenses from incarceration, probation, and parole, and expunge the records of their offense; and prohibit state funds and law enforcement from being used to ...more
|Event features gardens of American history >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The gardens around Monticello, the home of the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, will be part of a continuing pictorial presentation from January 23 to March 6, 2015, by Springfield's Peter Longley.
Peter Longley, horticultural interpreter for the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, will share the photos he took in September 2014, while part of Collette Vacations' Royal Horticultural Society tour of gardens and historical sites in the eastern United States. The seven week presentation on Fridays beginning at 6 p.m. will take place at the Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 ...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|
|Model train show and swap meet is scheduled >> Calendar of Events|| s-wade|
|The Ozarks Model Railroad Association's 37th Annual Model Train Show and Swap Meet, will be going for a new attendance record when the doors open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015, at ...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|
|Love depression glass? >> Calendar of Events|| glasssho|
|The Arkansas Glasshoppers, Inc. will host their 29th Annual Depression Era Glass Show and Sale at the Hall of Industry, State Fairgrounds, Roosevelt & Howard Streets, Little Rock, Arkansas. Show ...more|
|Court orders Empire to pay solar rebates >> Environment|| staff|
|COLUMBIA, MO – In a 5-2 decision released February 10, 2015, by the Missouri Supreme Court, citizens and solar customers won their appeal against Empire District Electric and the Public Service ...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|
|Massey, MSU alum, joins Nashville cast >> People|| staff|
Missouri State University's alumnus, Kyle Dean Massey, pictured, has joined the cast of ABC's popular country music drama Nashville in a recurring role as Kevin Bicks, one of Nashville's most ...more|
|Nixa mayor inks agreement for fiber network >> Community|| jfinney|
|After two years of discussion, fiber to the premise is one step closer to a reality in Nixa.
At its January 20, 2015, meeting, Nixa City Council authorized Mayor Brian Steele to sign a terms ...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|
|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|
|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|
|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|