The rescue of over 600 people who were stranded Saturday night and into Sunday on a showboat that ran aground on Table Rock Lake due to high winds is complete. Passengers, including children and the elderly, disembarked a few at a time onto All-Terrain Vehicles across a man-made berm built in the middle of the night to reach the ship. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has this report.
The Springfield Chamber Chorus is a highly-select independent community choir specializing in the performance of a cappella choral literature, both sacred and secular. The Chorus is comprised of post-collegiate singers from the greater Springfield area; all their concerts are free and open to the public. They'll perform Sunday Dec.19 at 5:00pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1115 N. Campbell. For more information visit www.springfieldchamberchorus.org.
After you claim your spot for tomorrow’s Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade, you might want to stock up on cookies and hot beverages and help out an organization that helps kids. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky explains…
Messiah Project presents their annual December concert "The Miracle of Christmas" in venues all over Missouri next week. It includes a complete staged performance of Gian-Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors,' plus "Christmas Around the World" with the Forum Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra of Krakow, Poland. Here's the performance schedule:--Friday Dec.17th at 7:00pm at Faith Fellowship Church in Houston, MO (call 417-967-4680).Also, there will be performances Saturday and Sunday in St.Louis, Chesterfield and Farmington. For more information visit www.messiahproject.org or call 883-5274.
More families in the Ozarks will receive assistance this holiday season thanks to the efforts of St. John’s Clinic. Employees of the clinic raised more than $75,000 for charities that work in Greene, Webster, and Christian Counties, as well as organizations in Springfield, Joplin, Rolla, and Berryville, Arkansas. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.