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Landowners who plan to order from the State Forest Nursery won't have as many trees to choose from. Michele Skalicky has more.


December 4 is the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish holiday has been celebrated for over two thousand years. KSMU's Jana Greer has more on the history and traditions of this holiday.


The Educational Resource Development Trust is looking for families willing to open up their homes to foreign exchange students. The ERDT is still looking to place about twenty students into homes in the Midwest for the upcoming spring semester. KSMU's Greg Leuthen explains how you can provide a home for one of these students and what both the student and your family can gain from this unique experience.


The Christmas season is about giving, and most people spend Christmas day exchanging gifts, laughs, and love with family and friends. But Christmas can also be a lonely time for people who have no friends, no loved ones, and nowhere to go. But in Springfield, people will have a place to go to be around hundreds of friendly faces and enjoy a good meal. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports on the Christmas Dinner for Those Alone.


KSMU's monthly series "These Ozarks Hills" features stories about people and places in the Ozarks collected and presented by long-time journalist Marideth Sisco. In this installment, Marideth shares her reflections on how a holiday roadtrip reminded her to be thankful.


One adoption agency in Greene County invites the community to help 180 foster children and families in need this holiday season. KSMU's Emily Nash has more.


Students across the world will give up some of their favorite things to help victims of genocide on December 5th. It's a day when members of the student organization STAND at Missouri State University and across the world will be fasting from luxury items and donating the money they would have spent to the genocide victims in Darfur, Sudan. KSMU's Jana Greer has more on the nation wide student fast.


Universal design is a way of designing products and environments to be usable by all people no matter what abilities or disabilities they may have. Some commercial builders in the Springfield area have adopted this design process. KSMU's Joe Morgan reports.


The new tower on the south side of St. John's Health System partially opened this week. Michele Skalicky reports.


Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in Republic will host an Illumination Driving Tour December 8th from 4:30PM to 9:30PM. The event is free. KSMU's Missy Shelton has more.


The 66th edition of the Missouri Official Manual, or Blue Book was released today. KSMU's Emily Nash tells us what's in this edition of the Blue Book.


The Springfield Skatepark will now operate under the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. KSMU's Emily Nash has more.


Brent Dunn, vice president of university advancement, provides an update on construction, ticket sales and event planning for JQH Arena.


Listen to the latest news from Rountree Elementary School in Springfield, Missouri.


The demand for learning English as a second language has risen significantly in southwest Missouri in the past decade. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.

The College Station Car Park will open tomorrow after about a year of construction. The parking garage opens just in time for the holiday shopping season. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports.


Leslie Carrier discusses the work of Crosslines with the organization's director Pam Copling.

Links:

  • Crosslines of Springfield


  • State Auditor Susan Montee will release an audit of the City of Springfield on December 6th. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


    As you head home this evening, you'll notice it's a lot colder than when you went in to work this morning. KSMU's Missy Shelton spoke with a meteorologist to find out what we should expect tonight, tomorrow and through the weekend.


    Two classes at Nixa's Inman Elementary School planned and prepared a Thanksgiving feast for the district's staff. The students made decorations, shopped for food and also prepared the food all the while learning valuable lessons. KSMU's Joe Morgan has more.


    The Holidays are here and if you are not traveling it is likely that others are traveling to you. With thousands on the roadway today KSMU's Jana Greer has some traveling safety tips from the Missouri Highway Patrol.


    The city of Springfield is looking for public input on the new look of Park Central Square. Preliminary designs will be displayed this Thursday to receive public feedback on the renovations. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.


    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is looking for ways to improve State parks for the next ten years with the Visioning Process Plan. KSMU's Sheena Johnson has more...


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 76 million Americans will suffer from a food borne illness at some point during the year. KSMU's Sheena Johnson reports...