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Every day, thousands of students walk into school to learn and play, and after school is out, they go back to the comfort of home. But not every student who walks through the doors at school has a home to go back to. Today we begin our series on homeless students in the Ozarks, which looks at the daily struggles homeless students experience, and what the public schools are doing to help them succeed, despite these obstacles. In today’s segment, KSMU’s Adam Murphy looks at the problems a student faces in school when he or she is constantly on the move.

Garden Trowel

As if they didn’t have enough on their plate, students from College of the Ozarks have one more thing to keep them busy. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes tells us how an on-campus garden is improving the taste of four-star cuisine.

Center City Saturday returns July 17 with a slate of fun, free, family-friendly daytime activities in Springfield's Downtown Arts District. Center City Saturdays, in partnership with Hollywood Theaters, is offering free family friendly movies at 10 a.m. every third Saturday through October. This month's free family flick is Night at the Museum 2. Exhibits include:--Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell, presents the teen artists of the Our Spectrum art exhibit. These young people with autism spectrum disorders will present their art and teach short art classes for children and young adults, FREE, between 1 and 4 p.m. Call (417) 873-9792 or visit www.globalfayre.com for more information.--Park Central Branch Library, located on Park Central Square, presents cartoons in the morning and family-friendly films in the afternoon during Center City Saturday.--Diane Bannon returns to Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, with her amazing collection of Vintage jewelry for show and sale. Call (417) 865-7055 or visit www.goodgirlartgallery.com for more information.And starting at 6:00pm, settle in on Park Central Square for the FREE Sounds on the Square concert series presented by Pension Consultants, featuring the Scribbles and Lyle Strickland. Center City Saturday is a collaborative downtown happening presented the third Saturday of each month by members of First Friday Art Walk and the Downtown Springfield Association. For more information call 849-8255 or visit www.ffaw.org.

The Jane A. Meyer Carillon Summer Concert Series continues with a concert by Missouri State University carillonist Jeremy Chesman Sunday July 18 at 7:00pm on the carillon attached to Meyer Library on the MSU campus. It’s free and open to the public; bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Free parking is available in Lot 19 on Hammons Parkway across from the library. For more information visit http://coal.missouristate.edu/carillonseries.asp.

You can find out next week if you might benefit from genetic counseling and testing. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more…

Confederate Soldier Statue

Just as the Civil War decided the direction and governance of our entire country, the deep divisions it created in our community became a defining part of our unique Ozarks heritage. In the second installment of our two-part series KSMU’s Emma Wilson examines two local chapters of Sons of Confederate Veterans that work to preserve the memories of the Civil War and the soldiers who fought for the south.

The Missouri Public Affairs Academy brings together talented and aspiring students from throughout the state to develop their understanding of public affairs. This summer, 22 students from 18 high schools are learning about public affairs and creating plans to take what they learn back to their local communities.

According to a new report, about 90 percent of Missouri’s small business owners qualify for a new tax credit that will help them provide health insurance for their employees. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann files this report.