|Nixa showcases new business program >> Business|| mariwinn|
Nixa Police Officer Brent Forgey (3rd from left) is about to present a certificate to Nixa Hardware representatives Christi Fairchild, Larry McCroskey (a current owner), Roy Curbon and Joe Glenn (at right) for their participation in a new Crime-Free Business program. Also present at left were Lt. Joe Campbell of the Nixa Police Department and Nixa Mayor Brian Steele.
In proximity to a "Smile for the cameras" sign on the side door, Nixa Hardware employees were honored by members of the Nixa Police Department and Nixa Mayor Brian Steele for having successfully completed a new free three-step program meant to reduce ...more
|How Stark Bros. changed its business model >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
Every spring Stark Bros.Garden Center in the river town of historic Louisiana, Missouri welcomes visitors to their annual customer appreciation days, usually in April. Make a weekend visit and enjoy things to do.
by Jack L. Kennedy
Gnarled old family trees may still produce good fruit.
That is the lesson in 200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro’s Nurseries and Orchards Co. by veteran business writer LeAnn Zotta.
The tightly-written volume with many themes covers two ...more
|Two sides of Jesus >> Religion|| sellison|
by Pastor Steve Ellison
Christ’s life and death are effective unto salvation because He is both God and man. Without both, His atoning sacrifice would not have been enough. Praise God it was enough. God coming in the flesh to dwell among us is the great Christmas gift. He is both the Son of God and the Son of Man. Isaac Ambrose wrote eloquently of the two natures of Christ in his book “Looking Unto Jesus”. Let's draw heavily upon Ambrose’s description of the divine and human side of the Savior. Jesus the Savior was conceived in woman as all other men are, therefore He is man. Jesus was conceived not by human father but by ...more
|Internet access to remain tax-free >> Government|| bhart|
|WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation he cosponsored to permanently ban state and ...more|
|Broadway hits will be featured at next OFO event >> Calendar of Events|| murray|
|The Ozark Festival Orchestra will continue its 36th season with its annual pops concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center.
The theme for ...more|
|Bluegrass festival to benefit Convoy of Hope >> Calendar of Events|| molly-e|
|The 10th Annual Bluegrass Festival benefiting Convoy of Hope will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016, at River Bluff Fellowship, 2655 E. Farm Rd. 188 in Ozark. Doors will open at noon; the concert will ...more|
|Pedestrian succumbs to injuries >> Community|| l-cox|
|Springfield police officers just after 7 p.m. on January 26, 2016, responded to 2515 N. Glenstone Avenue for a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.
Pedestrians Petra Hensler, 53, and Kevin ...more|
|Man found... >> Community|| staff|
A man from southern Christian County seen by this surveillence camera at the Nixa Police Department has been located. Nixa Police Department had been under Hazmat lockdown after he apparently ...more|
|MoDot reports highest road fatalities in 3 years >> Community|| kjackson|
|As of Dec. 31, 2015, 853 lives were reported lost in Missouri traffic crashes. The statistics represent an 11.4 percent increase in fatalities or over 800 for the first time since 2012, according to ...more|
|Experience the history and beauty of the Ozarks >> Travel & Leisure|| mariwinn|
|The entrance to Smallin Cave in Christian County, Missouri is seen from several hundred yards within.
by Mari Winn Taylor
Six miles south of Springfield near the town of Ozark is a cave that ...more|
|Civil War dead are memorialized at Wilson's Creek >> Features|| mariwinn|
|Participants in the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Memorial Illumination stand at attention while the park's flag is lowered.
It was August 10, 1861, when 17,000 men, Confederates and Union ...more|
|Reading the Sweet Oak >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|FACINATION WITH A RIVER
Recommending a particular book specifically for holiday gift-giving could be a limiting idea given that every day is a good excuse for buying a book. For any excuse and ...more|
|Lawsuit presses for lake water quality standards >> Environment|| staff|
|St. Louis - It has been four years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) rejected Missouri's proposed nutrient standards for lakes, and neither the State of Missouri nor US EPA has ...more|
|High-end grocery store to open in Springfield >> Business|| staff|
|Whole Foods and Trader Joe's may have blown their opportunity to be the first such high end market in Springfield after an announcement that The Fresh Market had signed to be one of the tenants in ...more|
|Pay your tax bill online >> Government|| staff|
|St Louis – Thousands of taxpayers are now using the successful web-based system — IRS Direct Pay — on IRS.gov, which lets taxpayers pay their tax bills or make estimated tax payments directly from ...more|
|Missouri veterans' comments wanted >> Health|| staff|
|Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is soliciting comments from veterans regarding their experiences at Missouri VA facilities.
"I've always said the best way to ensure our veterans receive the care ...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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|