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Local artwork finally finds its permanent home >> Community staff
Facilitated by the Springfield Art Museum, a painting by the late artist Robert E. Smith has been donated to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The work depicts the outside of the center in Smith's folksy style. (Photo compliments of the Springfield Art Museum)

Local arts patron and museum docent William Brandon Bowman was anxious to have a painting from the estate of a close friend kept in a public place. When local folk artist Robert E. Smith passed away in 2010 Bowman was given the artwork that he had played a role in its creation. According to Bowman, he had driven Smith to Little Rock where the ...more

Ready for a ghostly good time? >> Calendar of Events jedwards
You never know what lurks in the woods. (Compliments of

Every Friday and Saturday nights through October 25, 2014, brave a frightening walk through the woods at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

The Haunted Trail, open from 6-10 p.m., includes a hayride to the trail entrance, where courageous souls are dropped off to explore a spooky quarter-mile loop through the woods. Participants may encounter a number of terrifying characters. Only kids age 8 and older are allowed, and kids 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5.

The Farm Park’s Pumpkin Patch ...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

Author gains fame as military biographer >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Four words the reader might not readily associate with military subjects perhaps best describe both Hal Moore, A Soldier Once and Always and its young, widely recognized author, ...more

Robots join staff of MU Health Care >> Health sbaehman
COLUMBIA, MO — In the battle all hospitals fight to eliminate infections, University of Missouri Health Care is using a new technology — robots that emit ultraviolet light to kill germs. The Ebola ...more

Teen driver training is offered in Ozark >> Calendar of Events b.wade
Tire Rack is sponsoring Street Survival training for teens. Supported by the BMW Car Club of America Foundation since April 2002, the primary emphasis is providing a "hands-on" driving experience in ...more

Branson IMAX supports breast cancer group >> Community tforster
Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex has officially begun its third annual "Think Pink" fundraising month to benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO). "We're inviting the whole ...more

Kander announces recount for Amendment 1 >> Government mariwinn
UPDATE: The recount confirmed the passage of Amendment One. For details go here. by Mari Winn Taylor Missouri's 114 counties (and one independent city) are taking their time to respond to ...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
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 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

Top 10 Articles
10-20Cellphone voyeurs get court approvalhastings
10-16Printmakers wanted for showstaff
10-16Local artwork finally finds its permanent homestaff
10-10Ready for a ghostly good time?jedwards
10-10Holiday art and craft sale is scheduledmholder
10-08Author gains fame as military biographerjkennedy
10-08Turning around the government hate spiralhastings
10-08Robots join staff of MU Health Caresbaehman
10-08Teen driver training is offered in Ozarkb.wade
10-06Branson IMAX supports breast cancer grouptforster
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Top 10 Comments
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
07-26Joplin offers measles vaccinationsl-onstot
Measles vaccinations are being offered by the Joplin City Health Department to all Missouri
06-17Update is appreciated; CDC often lags behindashley
Jeff, thanks for the update on Lyme disease. I hope I got across the point that anyone who is the
06-02Cobb is not wanted heretrevor
Not wanted here in MO or anywhere else. He is a violent man. Fugitive from justice in Canada. He
05-06Shame on the legislatorsa-blouin
The service cuts that will be required as a result of SB 509 will devastate Missourians’ quality of
04-23Great reviewsafkhet
Thanks so much for this great review! When we took on this series, we didn't know we were getting a
04-02Author explains writing stylescaesar
As stated in the preface, this book was written, admittedly poorly at times, and left that way
03-13JPD to crack down on DWIrrives
The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic
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Sound Bites
Stopping Ebola spread “As we were reminded this week with the third confirmed case of Ebola on American soil, we must do everything possible to contain this deadly disease at its source. Implementing reasonable travel restrictions is one way that Ebola can and should be contained. I support a temporary suspension of travel visas for passengers traveling from impacted countries in West Africa, and I urge the president to implement these common-sense restrictions immediately.”

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

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08-22Bids for trees wanted by city of Joplinl-onstot
The city of Joplin is accepting sealed proposals for trees for trail planting. The deadline for
08-21Midway/Hobby air service continues from Bransonjbourk
Non-stop air service will continue to run to Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby) from Branson
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
06-29Kid Summer Campsagerla
06-29Part time work removing invasive plant speciesherbdoc
An intelligent worker sought to remove invasive species, and make a small income processing usable
06-21Help wanted: Public works directorstaff
The city of Neosho is seeking a public works director reporting to the city manager. For a list of
06-18Help wanted: Executive directorstaff
The Greene County Democratic Central Committee is seeking a full-time executive director. Must
06-17Help wanted: Desing-build contractorstaff
The city of Joplin is accepting applications for a design-build contractor to work with CGA
06-17Help wanted: Civil engineerstaff
The city of Joplin is seeking a civil engineer to join the team working to improve Joe Becker


Musings with Mari
UPDATE: Amendment results: Amendment 1: Passes, 498,751 or 50,127% of vote 5: Passes, 602,076 or 50,970% of vote 7: Fails, 590,963 or 59,185% of vote 8: Fails, 538,575 or 55.016% of vote 9: Passes, 728,549 or 74,756% of vote In retrospect, I'm wondering how many people erroneously thought they were helping family farmers? What a sham perpetrated on the voters. I feel sad for the environment. Based on the results passage of the farm amendment...More

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