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New labeling proposed for insect repellents >> Health milbourn

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled a new graphic, sample pictured, that will be available to appear on insect repellent product labels. The graphic will show consumers how many hours a product will repel mosquitoes and/or ticks when used as directed.

“We are working to create a system that does for bug repellents what SPF labeling did for sunscreens,” said Jim Jones, assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. “By providing vital information to consumers, this new graphic will help parents, hikers and the general public better protect themselves and their families from ...more

Eureka Springs hosts annual bluegrass festival >> Calendar of Events staff

It's bluegrass jammin' in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. (Photo by Vince Rosati)

Eureka Springs, Arkansas' Annual Bluegrass Festival will take place on August 14-16, 2014, attracting talented musicians from the 4-state area.

The festival kicks off with a watermelon social in Basin Spring Park on Thursday at 7 p.m. presented by the Eureka Springs Downtown Network. This event is an open jam and everyone is invited to bring their instruments and join in. Free watermelon and water will be provided. Then from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday there will be free music performed in the Basin ...more

Bettine Clemen returns in concert >> Calendar of Events staff

International solo flutist Bettine Clemen, pictured, accompanied by San Francisco guitarist Richard Patterson will perform "A Love Song for All Life" featuring light classics, Latin, pop and ethnic music combined with film of nature taken all over the world. The event benefitting the Sensory Garden of the Springfield Botanical Center will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111E. Brookside Dr.

The concert will be followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvres ...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

Billie Jean King wows tennis fans in Springfield >> Sports mariwinn
Tennis legend Billie Jean King stresses her enthusiasm for tennis and her crusade for equality during a briefing at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. by Mari Winn Taylor A guy in the ...more

Springfield Lasers enter season as champions >> Calendar of Events jedwards
Tennis legend and Mylan WTT co-founder Billy Jean King, pictured, plans to attend the opening match between the Springfield Lasers and the Philadelphia Freedoms. The match on Sunday, Jul. 6, ...more

Let Route 66 inspire you >> Calendar of Events staff
The Springfield Regional Arts Council is calling all artists to submit work for an exhibition in honor of historic Route 66. The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Pkwy., Springfield, will host the ...more

Fall cycling benefits are scheduled >> Calendar of Events staff
Bike MS is looking for cyclists, age 12 and older, who not only enjoy the sport of biking but also want to help raise money for the MidAmerica Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride ...more

Road through Rogersville to become a freeway >> Community staff
The project, converting Route 60 to a freeway between Greene County Farm Road 241 west of Rogersville and Chicory Road east of Rogersville, has been awarded to Ozarks Regional Road Constructor ...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

Pet advice made easy >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Finding reliable and readable advice in print is not always easy. Sometimes, alleged experts offer their vast or half-(v)ast knowledge in very authoritarian ways, as ...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

Nixa High star debator joins leadership program >> People gshields
Jarrod Griffin, 17, of Nixa, pictured, is among 50 students nationwide who have been selected to participate in the Four Star Leadership program, offering leadership training, policy debate, speech ...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

Do we need a right to farm amendment in Missouri? >> Editorial mariwinn
The voters of Missouri are asked to approve what to Section A. Article I, Constitution of Missouri? How many voters actually are familiar with the rest of Article I? (For more information about the ...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

Democrats honor recent Joplin High graduate >> People staff
Laela Zaidi, pictured, was awarded Missouri’s Young Democrat of the Year. The presentation by Doug Brooks, chairman of the 32nd Democratic Senatorial District, took place at the Jefferson Jackson ...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

Wasson discusses new legislation >> Government jwasson
Commentary by Missouri State Senator Jay Wasson (R-20/Nixa)Majority Caucus Chairman During the last legislative session we took up a lot of high-profile measures dealing with problems that have ...more

Debunking animal myths >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Some alleged experts often are “barking up the wrong tree” when they give advice about pets. There are many misconceptions (a.k.a. old wives tales but why not credit ...more

Missing money? >> Government meghan
JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today applauded the General Assembly for the passage of House Bill 1693, which passed Wednesday. If signed into law, House Bill 1693 would allow Zweifel ...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

SPD talks about crime >> Community lcox
The Springfield Police Department has reported that crime in the first quarter of 2014 has decreased 19 percent overall. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of the first three months of ...more

Security warning issued for unpatched Microsoft IE >> Miscellaneous staff
If you use Microsoft's Internet Explorer versions before updated 10 or 11 with Enhanced Protected Mode to surf the net, especially if you have Microsoft XP, you might want to stop, according to a ...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

Escape to a galaxy far, far away >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy-- Do you ever feel worlds apart from someone? Or do you suspect those around you are from another planet at times? Even those readers who may see science fiction as galaxies ...more

Think twice before signing petitions >> Op-Ed tfuller
You have seen them in your community. Individuals who approach you in parking lots located outside grocery stores, gas stations and the post office. Clipboard in hand, they are looking for a ...more

Maple Leaf Parade vendors should apply early >> Business nmyers
The Carthage Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for Maple Leaf Festival vendors. Art/craft vendors will be able to sell handcrafted items on the historic Carthage square before, ...more

Photo contest captures images of Missouri >> Miscellaneous staff
A photo contest celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been announced. Entries will be judged on subject matter, composition, artistry, drama and ...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

Unlimited links play is offered to junior golfers >> Sports jedwards
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is offering unlimited weekday golf this summer to Junior golfers, age 17 and younger for $99. A junior golf summer membership allows unlimited play ...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

"Field Guide 2030" is approved by council >> Community mhaase
Those Springfield citizens interested in long-range strategic planning are being asked to attend a special event to roll out more details of a plan that recently was approved by the city council. ...more

Should vaccinations be mandatory or a choice? >> Health rvm2
For years, the Stay-at-home mom brigade and radical religious groups have kept their children from being vaccinated due to the fear that it would make their children autistic. What’s been the ...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
8170Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call Liststaff
3706Passage of cancer treatment fairness law is urgedctree
3296Should vaccinations be mandatory or a choice? rvm2
3107Got a clunker you want removed?staff
2952Grab a life vest for a journey of a lifetimejkennedy
2894Oh no, a tick!ashley
2543Licking nursery order form is now onlinevbryan
2304Escape to a galaxy far, far awayjkennedy
2240Think twice before signing petitionstfuller
2111Maple Leaf Parade vendors should apply earlynmyers
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Top 10 Comments
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
03-07Nice Ideaomgomg
Cause our justice system never makes mistakes and stuff:
The contact information is Springfield and not Columbia. Is there a reason for
I was just looking at articles and saw this one. I know it was posted awhile ago, but could we
11-13Check out moviemambo
The movie, "The Road To Wellville," is worth finding and the look see. Pretty much tells the
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Sound Bites
Stressing religion is the Republican response "...So, tonight I simply offer a prayer..."

---Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) giving the Republican response to Obama's State of the Union address.

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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?
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
04-05Services wanted: Proposal writerl-onstot
The city of Joplin, Missouri is seeking written proposals from qualified firms/providers to
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


Musings with Mari
Joni D. from Hy-Vee Delivery Service was just at my door. Some times companies go all out to please the customer and this was a time when it was least expected. Prices being what they are, I was a bit upset when I found that three items were not edible that I had just bought. Actually, who's to know what's inside a melon or the avocado that I had selected. Generally, that is a case of win some, lose some. It was an afterthought to include them when I called the 800-number on the bag of...More

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