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  • October 7, 2011 03:53 PM

    It’s the quintessential part of the American dream to own your own business…but what if you have no idea where to start?  The Ozarks Small Business Incubator, or OzSBI, will be hosting its grand opening in West Plains next month. OzSBI is a nonprofit organization where start-up entrepreneurs can get some help in the initial stages of creating their businesses.  KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.

  • October 4, 2011 11:31 AM

    The Nixa School Board is inviting all district residents to another “Community Conversations” meeting to discuss the ongoing plans for a proposed magnet school. This magnet school would focus heavily on science, math and technology. Tonight’s meeting will outline more information about the proposal, and update residents on plans so far. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.

  • October 3, 2011 04:56 PM

    With fall just beginning in the Ozarks, local pumpkin patch fields and corn mazes are now open, and busier than ever. One local pumpkin patch, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, is offering some new events for families this year, along with many of its regular activities. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark takes a look at how the farm is celebrating this autumn season.

  • September 26, 2011 05:03 PM

    The City of Springfield is considering building a 30,000 square foot greenhouse. The facility would be powered by renewable energy, and could be used to grow fresh vegetables. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.

  • September 19, 2011 04:30 PM

    As students settle back into their school routines, the Missouri Collectors Association is reminding parents that it’s important for kids of all ages to learn about financial literacy. The association gives helpful tips about financial management that grown-ups can use to make the process easier for their kids. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

  • September 16, 2011 03:45 PM

    On Saturday, the role of food in the 19th century Ozarks will be celebrated at the Nathaniel Boone State Historic Site. The event will feature demonstrations of historic methods of storing and preparing food. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark talked to the organizer of the event, and tells us what visitors can expect to see—and taste—Saturday.

  • September 12, 2011 04:59 PM

    This weekend marks the 14thAnnual Cider Days Festival held in downtown Springfield. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark strolled down to Walnut Street, where she sat down on a bench with event coordinator Sarah Hough to find out what this year’s Cider Days will bring.

  • September 9, 2011 04:21 PM

    In an effort to cut down on prescription drug abuse in our area, the Community Partnership of the Ozarks will be permanently installing two drop-off boxes where people can dispose of their unused medicines. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

  • September 9, 2011 04:05 PM

    The Springfield Police Department says property crime occurs every 31 minutes in Greene County. But it’s what’s getting stolen that’s interesting. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark tells us how recent thefts have left police, and victims, somewhat surprised.

  • September 2, 2011 03:13 PM

    This year marks the 150thanniversary of the Civil War. Towns all over Missouri are celebrating through reenactments of Civil War events that happened in our area. In October, the city of Cassville will reenact the Claiborne Fox Jackson Legislature and the Secession Convention at Cassville. For our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Rebekah Clark looks into what really happened in Cassville, and the impact it had on the entire state during the war.