|Get your kicks at the Route 66 Festival >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The 5th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival will take place in Springfield on August 14-16, 2015. A highlight of the event will include a gathering of Route 66 aficionados at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis St., Springfield. They will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 15 and 16th. While tickets for the August 14 performance of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Gillioz have sold out, the city is considering showing the concert on a large screen in Park Central Square Park.
“After the Friday night concert featuring the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Pure Prairie League sold out so quickly, we realized ...more
|Vietnam revisited via memorial wall >> Features|| mariwinn|
American Legion Vietnam Memorial Post 639 in Springfield was host to The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. An introduction to the wall told us the exhibit was "in memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service" and is to "honor and remember their sacrifice."
Anthony Gutterrez, at right, saw action in the Mekong Delta in late 1965-66. Visibly moved, he is standing in front of the memorial wall where he had found the name of a friend he had lost track of. Unfortunately, ...more
|Capt. Millsap readies for challenges ahead >> People|| lcox|
The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain David Millsap, pictured, is now a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).
With classes held at Boston University, the program is conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum and provides senior police executives with intensive training in the latest management concepts and practices to prepare for the most challenging issues facing law enforcement executives today.
During the demanding three-week course, SMIP brings together a faculty from top universities, successful law enforcement chief executives and subject matter ...more
|Democrat seeks return of professionalism >> Community|| mariwinn|
At left, Democratic candidate for Christian County sheriff, Ken Lovell speaks to one of his supporters at a fund-raising picnic held in McCauley Park in Nixa on July 2, 2015.
Ken Lovell isn't afraid to buck the Republican establishment in Christian County, Lovell, who believes that there "isn't anything wrong with making history," was chosen by the Christian County Democratic Central Committee to fill the position as sheriff vacated by Joey Kyle after Klyle pleaded guilty to embezzlement and aiding a fraud scheme. Kyle's term would have ended on December 31, 2016.
The Christian County Commission ordered a ...more
|Republicans stuff funding bill with riders >> Op-Ed|| jruch|
|Riders on the Storm
I am not referring to the classic Doors song (“Into this world we're thrown…”) but to the welter of anti-environmental provisions (aka “riders”) Republicans have inserted into ...more|
|Flooding closes Busiek shooting range >> Sports|| skalicky|
|Flood damage caused by recent rains has forced the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to temporarily close the unstaffed shooting range at the Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area in ...more|
|Blunt asked to support safe rental car act >> Government|| jbray|
|ST. LOUIS, Mo – The Consumers Council of Missouri announced yesterday that it is calling upon Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, to co-sponsor legislation to bar rental car companies from renting or selling ...more|
|Senate Bill 5 is signed by Gov. Nixon >> Government|| f-fite|
|Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton of St. Louis commended Gov. Jay Nixon’s signing today (July 9, 2015) of legislation aimed at improving citizens’ experiences within Missouri’s municipal courts. ...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|
|Construction begins on Campbell at Primrose >> Community|| staff|
|Construction is beginning for the intersection improvement project at Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street in Springfield.
The $2.3 million project funded by the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements ...more|
|Ghost author probes the unconscious mind >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Life can be a dream, or a nightmare, a varied and vivid cast tells readers in Lucid—Othernaturals Book Two self published by author Christina Harlin, pictured at left. ...more|
|Senator attempts to gather data on dog treat >> Letters to the Editor|| staff|
|To the editor:
Dogs are more than just pets--they're family members. That's why when I first learned about a product reportedly harming our four-legged friends, i didn't need to be convinced this ...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|
|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|
|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|
|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 ...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|
|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|
|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|
|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|