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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 Constitutional Amendment 1, announced yesterday, August 26, 2014. The recount of the votes on Amendment 1 at the August 5, 2014 election, at the request of Wes Shoemyer on behalf of Missouri's Food for America and represented by Dan Kleinsorge on behalf of Missouri Farmers Care, was made possible by state law (RSMo 115.601). The law triggers a recount at the request of a registered voter whose position on the ballot question was defeated by less than one half of one percent of the total votes cast. Of 996,672 votes cast on ...more

Ozark Piecemakers quilt show is Sept. 18-20 >> Calendar of Events staff

Forty-seven members of the Ozark Piecemakers participated in creating this 2014 Opportunity Quilt featuring a Missouri theme. The applique features the Missouri state bird, the bluebird; the state flower, the hawthorn; and the state tree, the dogwood. Also featured are magnolias and violets surrounding an old wagon wheel. Missouri Star blocks surround the center appliqué, while paper pieced Missouri River Valley blocks frame the center medallion. The quilt that will be auctioned off measures 99 square inches.

The Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s 2014 Show, “Celebrate Quilting,” will be September 18, 19, and 20, ...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

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 church to hold annual Greek festival >> Calendar of Events jduffey
by Jeanne Christakos Duffey “Opa!”, the all-purpose exclamation of delight, can be heard numerous times every fall during the weekend after Labor Day at the Greek Festival held on the parking lot ...more

Workshop presents how-to design native plants >> Calendar of Events staff
  A beyond-the-basics native landscape design workshop sponsored by the Missouri Prairie Foundation's Grow Native! program and Show Me Yards & Neighborhoods will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 ...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
09-01Pet Warehouse changes name to Petswaykkeller
09-01Springfield PD blotter: Search warrant/ricingdorrell
08-27Kander announces recount for Amendment 1mariwinn
08-24Springfield area events for September 2014staff
08-22Ozark Piecemakers quilt show is Sept. 18-20 staff
08-20Route 14 construction will close lanesjennifer
08-20Kander warns of annuities fraudstaff
08-07Prevent drinking and drivingstaff
08-04Pope Benedict XVI's beliefs examinedjkennedy
08-03Scavenger hunt benefits those in needstaff
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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
Ferguson, Missouri“I've thought from the start that a parallel federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown is important. I also believe that our state and local elected officials have been given a responsibility by the people who they work for to get to the bottom of this tragedy. While the federal government can assist with that investigation, the federal government should not assume the state and local governments’ responsibilities.”

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

More Quotes.

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
06-21Help 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
05-20Camp for science-minded high schoolersmariwinn
Do you know a student entering grades 9-12 who likes science topics but can't decide on a favorite?


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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