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Springfield policeman was shot >> Community l-cox
FOLLOW-UP: Aaron Pearson was the Springfield Police Officer who was shot. He sustained injuries, including to his brain, that will end his career and require long-term rehabilitation, according to Chief Williams.

Pearson had been highlighted in an episode of "Cops" seen here.

A suspect has been arrested in this incident. His name is Joshua Hagood. He was linked to a gun found at the scene and seen by witnesses running away after shots had been fired. If convicted, Hagood, 32, could receive a life sentence.

Chief of Police Paul F. Williams has issued the following statement:

Our police department has been struck by a tragic incident this ...more


Event features gardens of American history >> Calendar of Events staff


The gardens around Monticello, the home of the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, will be part of a continuing pictorial presentation from January 23 to March 6, 2015, by Springfield's Peter Longley.

Peter Longley, horticultural interpreter for the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, will share the photos he took in September 2014, while part of Collette Vacations' Royal Horticultural Society tour of gardens and historical sites in the eastern United States. The seven week presentation on Fridays beginning at 6 p.m. will take place at the Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 ...more


Massey, MSU alum, joins Nashville cast >> People staff
Missouri State University's alumnus, Kyle Dean Massey, pictured, has joined the cast of ABC's popular country music drama Nashville in a recurring role as Kevin Bicks, one of Nashville's most ...more

Nixa mayor inks agreement for fiber network >> Community jfinney
After two years of discussion, fiber to the premise is one step closer to a reality in Nixa. At its January 20, 2015, meeting, Nixa City Council authorized Mayor Brian Steele to sign a terms ...more

Message from Mizzou's Mike Alden >> Sports staff
University of Missouri Chancellor Bowen Loftin has issued a statement regarding the stepping down of Mike Alden as Mizzou Director of Athletics. While saddened by Alden's decision to give up the ...more

Noted entomologist to speak at conference >> Calendar of Events staff
"Conserving Nature by Conserving Food-Webs" is the topic of Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., pictured, entomologist and plenary speaker at the Missouri Natural Resources Conference. His talk will be ...more

February 2015 event for Springfield area >> Calendar of Events staff
Events for February 2015 appear below focusing on the cities of Springfield in Missouri and surrounding areas. Events are posted as we get them. Come back often for updates. To include your event of ...more

What happened to Jody Bucklin? >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy History blends with mystery, nostalgia with charm in Craig Ewald’s historical novel, Only Jody Knows”. (Author House) Anyone with a broad appetite for good writing, ...more

Expo offered for exotic animal enthusiasts >> Calendar of Events staff
Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals will be the feature of an expo sponsored by Repticon, a nationwide reptile and exotic animal promoter. The event ...more

Potting Shed U. provides gardening tips >> Home and Garden staff
A series of 12 topics on how to hone one's garden skills will be presented from February 9 to April 27, 2015. Potting Shed University sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Greene County will take ...more

50 Shades of Grey: Blockbuster or dud? >> Op-Ed lynn-c
By Carla J. Hanna-- It’s fitting that a mommy porn fan fiction spawned from the "Twilight" books and movies will hit theaters in February 2015. As a 40-year-old mother who enjoyed the Twilight ...more

Will you be a cop or a robber? >> Calendar of Events staff
Captured are Wei Wei in pursuit of Ashley Taylor in the 2014 5K Foot Pursuit Race. Both are pharmacists at Cox Health in Springfield, MO. The "Foot Pursuit," a 5K fun run featuring a cops and ...more

Surviving the RAGBRAI >> Book Reviews teverow
Brian David Bruns thought riding into the mist during the nearly 500-mile bike ride across Iowa "was cooling." Everyone else, he writes, thought it was like "riding into a steam bath." by Paul ...more

Plays with bullying theme are wanted by SLT >> Kidz Korner lorianne
The Springfield Little Theatre, in cooperation with Jarrett Middle School, has announced that it is accepting original works centered on the theme of bullying for its first annual playwriting ...more

Monastery Road is blocked at Republic Road >> Community staff
Monastery Street has been closed south of Republic Road and east of Kimbrough Avenue, since December 4, 2014. No access to and from Republic Road from Monastery Street will be possible for ...more

Free speech gone too far: Anthony Elonis' rants >> Op-Ed hastings
by Laura Finley Like many in the U.S, I normally consider myself a staunch advocate of free speech and against most forms of censorship. I agree with a previous U.S court of appeals decision that ...more

Stuff a stocking with theatre tickets >> Education staff
The Missouri State University Tent Theatre 20115 Season Ticket Stocking Stuffers are on sale now. Help to celebrate the 53rd Season of Tent Theatre by purchasing a limited premium seat package at a ...more

Mastering the Diverging Diamond Interchange >> Community staff
The drawing represents the latest Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Springfield at Battlefield Road and US 65. Work contracted with Hartman and Company of Springfield at a cost of ...more

Where on the Niche list is your school? >> Education staff
The Niche Best K-12 Schools 2015 rankings have been announced with Joplin High School receiving a ranking of 362nd in Missouri with an overall Niche grade of C-. However, the score was based on ...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

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

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

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

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10578Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call Liststaff
4673Oh no, a tick!ashley
4385Passage of cancer treatment fairness law is urgedctree
4367Should vaccinations be mandatory or a choice? rvm2
4225Grab a life vest for a journey of a lifetimejkennedy
3791Stone's Throw announces 2014-15 seasonstaff
3621New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announcedstaff
3610Got a clunker you want removed?staff
3349lily--a true hero of the Joplin tornadomariwinn
3218Licking nursery order form is now onlinevbryan
 
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01-14TwiHardkbells
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3z47lga2fUUpdated: 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
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
 
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Terror in Paris--Je suis Charlie "Yesterday’s murders at the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris were not just an attack on journalism, they were yet another declaration of open warfare on free speech. Journalists who take on extremism and report on the abuses of power are a flash point for violence, and the past year has been an extraordinarily brutal reminder. The list of journalists’ deaths across the globe grew every day, including the murders of freelance reporter Aung Kyaw Naing, "Par Gyi," in Burma; 21-year-old intern Facely Camara in Womé, Guinea; blogger Marcos de Barros Leopoldo Guerra in Ubatuba, Brazil; reporter Vyacheslav Veremiy, 32, in Kiev, Ukraine and freelance photographer James Foley in Syria...Last night, the citizens in the crowds who were "not afraid” in Paris, London, and cities throughout Europe and the United States were not journalists. They knew that their right to speak freely is inherently granted and they know what’s at stake when it's threatened. The only way to keep free speech alive is to stand up for it -- and use it. The message they sent, we carry: There’s no backing down. There’s only moving forward, doing our jobs, making your voices heard."

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01-29Gift of love and musicstaff
The Springfield Symphony is now selling their Valentine Package. For $100 one may purchase two
08-21Midway/Hobby air service continues from Bransonjbourk
Non-stop air service will continue to run to Chicago (Midway) and Houston (Hobby) from Branson
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)
11-24Free Advent & Christmas mobile appdkindy
Family Rosary of Easton, Massachusetts has created a free Advent & Christmas mobile app to help
11-21Shop "Fair Trade" staff
Looking for unique holiday gifts with a socially conscious twist? Are you a collector of unique

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Musings with Mari
There's a familiar sign on the door of the Springfield Botanical Center: No weapons allowed on premises. The man behind me upon entering the building couldn't help but comment about it in light of the recent Islamic terror attack in Paris, France. He said something like, Go ahead, tell the bad guys that the building is disarmed. Besides wondering if he, indeed, was armed anyway, I was hoping that some of the tree hugging flower loving people at the Friends of the Gardens meeting inside also...More

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