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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, 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
19853Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call Liststaff
10588Oh no, a tick!ashley
9945Grab a life vest for a journey of a lifetimejkennedy
9725Should vaccinations be mandatory or a choice? rvm2
9571Passage of cancer treatment fairness law is urgedctree
9267lily--a true hero of the Joplin tornadomariwinn
9070Escape to a galaxy far, far awayjkennedy
8680EPA's new proposal generates partisanshipmariwinn
8646Independent study names Verizon top mobile carrierstaff
8301Think twice before signing petitionstfuller
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Top 10 Comments
01-18Meeting of interestmbowe
For those interested in research at Smallin Cove be sure to attend the meeting of the Southwest
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
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Sound Bites
Tell it the way it is "If you ask me I am one week about asking what type of terrorism...and I'd be happy if you prove me wrong."

---Waleed Phares, FOX Midwest analyst on terrorism, discussing San Bernardino killings

More Quotes.

02-05Bid proposal: Demolitionstafff
The city of Joplin will accept sealed bid proposals for the demolition of a park building. The
01-04Railroad ties for salestaff
The Joplin Trails Coalition is selling railroad ties from along the Ruby Jack trail. If interested
12-11Win a gift basket!staff
Christmas Gift Basket GIVEAWAY!That's right! You have a chance to WIN a Rockin H Ranch, home
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
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


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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