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Ash Grove celebrates its heritage >> Community mariwinn

Signs containing an arrow and the words "Nathan Boone Homestead" were encouragements to continue driving north on Route 160 out of Springfield to visit the site as part of "living history" day. What the visitor had to know in advance was that the town of Ash Grove was also celebrating an event on October 17, 2015, its annual Back Roads to Main Street Heritage Festival.

The welcome page of the city of Ash Grove touts itself as the "epitome of small town living." A slideshow contains an overwhelming number of smiling white faces suggesting ...more

Get ready for the Turkey Trot >> Calendar of Events staff

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held in any weather beginning at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in downtown Springfield.

Turkey Trot is Springfield’s largest timed 5K run/walk of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, attracting 7,000-9,000 participants a year. Proceeds from the event benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Turkey Trot also serves as the largest one-day food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest, which collects about 7,000 pounds of food at ...more

Sculpture needed for museum without walls >> Miscellaneous staff
Sculpture artists, 18 or older, are encouraged to submit their work for Sculpture Walk Springfield 2016, a citizen driven initiative in collaboration with the city to create a museum without ...more

Missouri Senators say, no refugees in Missouri >> Government staff
After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France over the weekend, 18 of the 34 Missouri Senators, including Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard are urging Democratic Governor Jay Nixon to ...more

Join the parade >> Calendar of Events staff
The Downtown Springfield Association is now accepting float and band applications for the 2015 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade presented by Penmac Staffing. The parade begins at about 2 ...more

Chow down with Santa >> Calendar of Events staff
Breakfast with Santa will take place from 8-11 a.m. on December 5, 2015, at The Ozark Community Center, 1530 W. Jackson St., Ozark. The event includes dining with Santa in a beautiful holiday ...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

Seasonal jobs available >> Business streptow
Walmart announced it will hire more than 1,800 seasonal associates in Missouri for the upcoming holiday season. In addition to offering a chance to earn extra money during the holidays at one of the ...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, 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
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

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

Top 10 Articles
17898Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call Liststaff
9180Oh no, a tick!ashley
8762Grab a life vest for a journey of a lifetimejkennedy
8423Passage of cancer treatment fairness law is urgedctree
8412Should vaccinations be mandatory or a choice? rvm2
8069lily--a true hero of the Joplin tornadomariwinn
7743Escape to a galaxy far, far awayjkennedy
7476EPA's new proposal generates partisanshipmariwinn
7426Independent study names Verizon top mobile carrierstaff
7166Think twice before signing petitionstfuller
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Top 10 Comments
07-13Convention of Statestbrick
The COS is a great idea. It's the only way We The People" can truly fight the entrenched power
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
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Sound Bites
President's comments at press conference in Turkey "It's best if we don't shoot first and aim later."

---President Barak Obama's comments regarding why he and his advisors aren't sending troops on the ground to fight ISIS in order for the U.S. to show its dominant leadership.

More Quotes.

10-06Help wanted: Concessionairestaff
The OC in Ozark has openings for concession customer service associates for our concession stand.
08-17Download GoSpringfieldMOstaff
In case you missed the announcement last spring the city of Springfield launched its first mobile
07-09Missouri road map is informativestaff
To find out what roads may be closed due to flooding go here for the Missouri Depart of
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
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


Musings with Mari
When I Googled "Where do we get our news" I realized how much power the giant search engine had in influencing the results when the website I had selected didn't open. But with so much choice it didn't seem to matter. Michael M. Jenner speaks to Democrats in Springfield The definitive voice on the state of the news media in 2015 seems to be the Pew Research Center. Professor Michael M....More

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