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Flooding impacts the Rivercut Golf Course >> Community staff

As of June 23, 2015, Erin Hedlun, public information officer for the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, reported that estimated losses from the flooding totaled $337,139.16. Damage to the Rivercut Golf Course was estimated at $75,000 for the repair of greens and walking trail bridges.

This water hazard on the Rivercut Golf Course was the result of heavy rain that sent water from the James River over its banks.

The Rivercut Golf Course is closed due to flood damage left by the record-breaking James River flood on Friday, June 19, 2015, according to an ...more

Patriotism overflowed in new memorial garden >> Features mariwinn
Avis Holloway (center) assists Helen Boutwell (at right) in positioning a wreath in front of the Blue Star Veteran's Memorial marker during a dedication ceremony at the Springfield Botanical Gardens on June 14, 2015. Boutwell is a true "Rosie the Riveter," having worked in a munitions factory during World War II.

Patriotic Americans like symbols. What better day to focus on them than yesterday, June 14, 2015, Flag Day.

The Blue Star Veterans' Memorial Dedication sponsored by the Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs (SCFGC) was held at the Springfield Botanical Gardens in a ceremony replete with ...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

Catholic bishop: Supreme Court decision illogical >> Religion leidson
It is said that Abraham Lincoln once asked rhetorically, "If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a horse have? Four, calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg." Today, the Supreme Court, in ...more

Learn about 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 the upcoming informational seminar. The meeting will be held at 6 ...more

Churches asked to support Pope's message >> Environment swelch
San Francisco – Prominent faith leaders representing the world’s major religions on June 18, 2015, defended Pope Francis upon the Vatican’s release of “Laudato Sii (Be Praised): On the Care of Our ...more

The MARC calls for artists for September event >> Calendar of Events staff
A call has gone out to artists to enter The Not So Square Arts Festival sponsored by The MARC, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon. Painters, potters, authors, fabric artists, photographers, jewelry ...more

Nationally distributed cat food is recalled >> Health staff
Eleven reports of illness have been associated with a brand of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. The manufacturer and nationwide distributor of Rachel Ray Nutrish wet cat food has voluntarily recalled ...more

Honor an older worker >> Miscellaneous pkampe
Missouri’s 25th Annual Outstanding Older Workers of the Year contest is underway and accepting nominations until July 4, 2015. Nominees must be Missouri residents who are age 60 or older; employed at ...more

Construction affecting I-44 >> Miscellaneous staff
Interstate 44 traffic at mile marker 67 in Greene County west of Springfield is being impacted. Contractor crews are tearing down the old Route N/T bridge which crosses the highway and will replace ...more

Battling cynicism with faith >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Good real estate is often difficult to find today. The most elusive, debatable plot, perhaps, is “common ground,” Rachel Held Evans says, forcefully, faithfully and from ...more

Master Gardeners teaching series runs monthly >> Calendar of Events staff
The Learn to Grow in the Garden Series sponsored by the Greene County Master Gardeners will take place each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, ...more

Easy steps for making a wreath out of succulents >> Home and Garden mariwinn
Angela Keith, pictured, a Greene County Master Gardener, is known for the centerpieces she creates out of succulents. She was the speaker at the May meeting of the Succulent Society of the Ozarks ...more

To know Orbit is to know love >> Entertainment mariwinn
Guests at a concert with Bettine Clemen gather around Peter Longley as he signs copies of Orbit, Life with My People. The event recently was held at the Library Center in Springfield. It's not ...more

Neosho Arts Council announces contests >> Miscellaneous staff
The Neosho Arts Council has issued a call to two-dimensional artists (no photography, digital works or 3D works) to enter The Hermann Jaeger Juried Fine Art Competition. The regional contest is open ...more

Everyone needs a good fish story >> Sports staff
A Richwood's angler Andy Belobraydic is holding the record paddlefish he caught recently on Missouri's Table Rock Lake. Andy Belobraydic, 33, a Richwoods angler, snared Missouri's state record ...more

Carthage announces art walk dates and themes >> Calendar of Events staff
The Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Committee has announced the dates for its fifth anniversary season presenting artists, musicians, entertainers and galleries on the Carthage Square. The dates ...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

Group aims to de-popularize Bradford pear trees >> Home and Garden staff
This is a section of the branch of an Eastern Redbud tree (Cercis canadensis). Distributed widely in Missouri and attractive when planted against the backdrop of evergreens, it is a suggested ...more

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 ...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

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 ...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
13294Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call Liststaff
5916Oh no, a tick!ashley
5503Grab a life vest for a journey of a lifetimejkennedy
5417Should vaccinations be mandatory or a choice? rvm2
5377Passage of cancer treatment fairness law is urgedctree
4701lily--a true hero of the Joplin tornadomariwinn
4454Escape to a galaxy far, far awayjkennedy
4357EPA's new proposal generates partisanshipmariwinn
4352Licking nursery order form is now onlinevbryan
4200Got a clunker you want removed?staff
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Top 10 Comments
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
07-26Joplin offers measles vaccinationsl-onstot
Measles vaccinations are being offered by the Joplin City Health Department to all Missouri
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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)

More Quotes.

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
04-22Unique garden center opens in Ozarkstaff
Willow Green Gardens of Rogersville now has a retail outlet in Ozark. It is located off of the CC
04-04Autism is on the rise; seek an assessmentlross
New statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control reports one in 68 children in the United
02-28Nixa: Remember this numberjfinney
Nixa property owners should phone (417) 725-3229 if they experience power outages. After normal
01-02Home inspection service staff
For all your home inspection needs phone (800)


Musings with Mari
I just heard a message on TV this morning imploring people to raise objections to President Obama's proposal called "Net Neutrality" and how it would impose fees for the use of the Internet that weren't already imposed. I said to myself, "Hey, wait a minute. Is that like being subjected to rate hikes by utility companies because the government's Federal Utilities Commission generally doesn't object to higher rates, especially if taxes are computed proportionally? The message obviously was...More

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