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Get ready for the Turkey Trot >> Calendar of Events staff

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held in any weather beginning at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in downtown Springfield.

Turkey Trot is Springfield’s largest timed 5K run/walk of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, attracting 7,000-9,000 participants a year. Proceeds from the event benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Turkey Trot also serves as the largest one-day food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest, which collects about 7,000 pounds of food at ...more

Unique adventure is under construction in Branson >> Business staff
Plans have been unveiled for a first-of-its-kind $10 million family adventure attraction to be open 365 days a year in Branson. Construction for Fritz's Adventure, an attraction that brings the ...more

Community orchestra to perform in new arts center >> Calendar of Events staff
The opening of the 36th season of the Ozark Festival Orchestra will take place beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the new Monett High School Performing Arts Center, East Cleveland Lane ...more

Temple Israel presents annual Arts Fest >> Calendar of Events staff
The 12th annual Arts Fest at Temple Israel, 5910 S. Farm Road 193, in Springfield will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. The festival features the largest collection of ...more

Danger hidden in artificial turf >> Health staff
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has withdrawn its safety endorsement for artificial turf. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is taking credit for having exerted ...more

Springfield/Greene County meets Ozone standard >> Environment staff
Springfield/Greene County is in compliance with the Ozone standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act. According to a recent announcement the area is ...more

Free social action conference is scheduled >> Calendar of Events staff
A Stop the Violence Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in the Plaster Student Union on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield. ...more

Info on becoming a Springfield cop >> Calendar of Events l-cox
The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the ...more

Chateau on the Lake is setting for military gala >> Calendar of Events staff
The 19th Annual Military Gala & Banquet saluting those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan will take place at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., ...more

Program needs digital camera donations >> Kidz Korner staff
The Springfield Symphony is planning a project called Our Town, a project that puts cameras in the hands of area fourth grade students, allowing them to take photos of the Springfield community. The ...more

Commissioner Cirtin schedules town halls >> Calendar of Events ehedlun
Springfield – Bob Cirtin, Greene County Presiding Commissioner, is focused on getting to know the citizens of Greene County. To accomplish such, he will embark on a town hall type meeting tour ...more

New way to discover risk for high blood pressure >> Health doshea
Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on ...more

City of Ozark survey is open to all >> Community staff
The city of Ozark is asking residents to complete a brief survey that will help elected officials and city staff who are working on establishing a 5-year Strategic Plan. They are looking for opinions ...more

ISIS' evil gets thumbs up >> Op-Ed mpolka
“Slow down, I can’t understand you,” the Prince of Darkness uttered, as his nefarious cohort babbled on. ...more

Music fills SLT 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events staff
LANDERS THEATRE 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 2015-16 season. For season ...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

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

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

Top 10 Articles
10-07Unique adventure is under construction in Bransonstaff
10-07Community orchestra to perform in new arts centerstaff
10-06Meet Gary Smithstaff
10-05Get ready for the Turkey Trotstaff
10-05Temple Israel presents annual Arts Feststaff
10-05Danger hidden in artificial turfstaff
10-05Springfield/Greene County meets Ozone standardstaff
10-03Free social action conference is scheduledstaff
09-29Info on becoming a Springfield copl-cox
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Top 10 Comments
07-13Convention of Statestbrick
The COS is a great idea. It's the only way We The People" can truly fight the entrenched power
02-17Forida detox center warns against legalizing potkjhelms
When Congress passed a massive spending bill on December 13, 2014, it effectively voted to end the
02-09Vote 'yes'ma-earth
This is a no-brainer, people. Go out and vote "yes." They can't authorize the bond issue without
As a twihard I just wanted to point out that Edward was a virgin. So yes he was 100+ trapped in a
11-17Kellogg and Biologic Livingkal777
If you want to learn more about Dr. Kellogg, check out the new book by Brian C. Wilson, "Dr. John
10-29multistate opposition5399454
Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas and Kansas also have many citizens who are also opposing transmission
10-29Local Solar Powerlean-doc
We love farmers and all they do for us. Private property rights are the basis of our way of life.
08-04Don't be swayed by phony commercialsstaff
Check this YouTube out: 2014-08-04
07-27Moms rally to support Clean Power Planafrank
More than 200 moms and their kids held a demonstration on Capitol Hill on July 9, 2014, to be a
07-27Whose right to farm is it?hnavarro
The "Right to Farm" amendment, Amendment 1, does not protect the rights of Missouri's long-standing
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Sound Bites
Eliminating the estate tax “The death tax disproportionately hurts states like Missouri, which relies heavily on agriculture revenue. This tax is often a crushing blow to family business owners and farmers who are trying to plan for the future, which is why I support permanently eliminating it altogether.”

---Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

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10-06Help wanted: Concessionairestaff
The OC in Ozark has openings for concession customer service associates for our concession stand.
09-02Help Wanted: Custodianstaff
The City of Ozark Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking applications for the
08-17Download GoSpringfieldMOstaff
In case you missed the announcement last spring the city of Springfield launched its first mobile
07-09Missouri road map is informativestaff
To find out what roads may be closed due to flooding go here for the Missouri Depart of
04-29City of Joplin land salestaff
The city of Joplin is accepting bids for the purchase of a parcel of property located at 32nd &
04-13Seasonal workers are neededstaff
The City of Ozark’s Public Works Department is seeking hard working and self-motivated candidates
03-22Need windows washed, etc.?staff
Have ladder will clean gutters * install your holiday decorationsHonest and relieable * Call for a
03-21Help wanted: Store managersstaff
Orscheln Farm & Home with over 160 stores in nine Midwest states is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus
08-20Set up a personalized Social Security accountstaff
As part of its 79th anniversary the Social Security Administration is encouraging everyone planning
07-11Non-profits establish thrift store in Nixastaff
The Common Interest Thrift Store, 741 Center Cir., Nixa (off of Hwy. 14 in the old Gordon's


Musings with Mari
A crash involving multiple tractor trailers blocked all lanes of Interstate 44 in Phelps County, an auspicious event for September 11. Back in the day Route 22 in New Jersey for me earned the moniker of "Death Highway." I-44 seems a serious competitor for the title without the congestion of the Garden State highway that allowed access to parking lots from two lanes. I can't be alone in cringing when having to drive I-44, especially on days when truck traffic is heavy and some of the drivers...More

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