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  • February 15, 2013 05:54 PM

    With gifts totaling $125,000, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks is supporting 16 local programs that focus on addressing red-flag issues in the Springfield-Greene County area. These red flag issues include poverty, insufficient public funding, economic uncertainty and child abuse and neglect. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the story.

  • February 15, 2013 05:50 PM

    The Ronald McDonald House is a place for families to stay when their loved ones are undergoing medical treatment in Springfield. This week, The Missouri Farm Bureau and students from Missouri State University teamed up to make life a little easier for the people staying there. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the story.

  • February 9, 2013 01:30 PM

    In an effort to fight rural poverty, The Coover Charitable Foundation awarded $200,000 in grant money Friday afternoon. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, grant recipients are from across southern Missouri and are now able to fund a wide range of programs.

  • February 6, 2013 02:43 PM

    Most people know that the solemn song “Taps” is traditionally played at military funerals. But you might not be aware that often, at veteran’s funerals, the melody is played through an MP3 player, not live. One Springfield firefighter is honoring veterans the old-fashioned way, as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports.

  • February 1, 2013 05:24 PM

    A school in Nixa is creating some excitement after completing two different mosaics made completely of Rubik’s Cubes. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has more.

  • January 30, 2013 04:13 PM

    CoxHealth has become the first local hospital to feed premature babies with donor breast milk. It contains proteins, fats, vitamins, and carbohydrates essential for nourishment that cannot be added in formula. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the story.

  • January 27, 2013 06:53 PM

    Springfield voters this April will decide on a couple of school-related propositions following last week’s unanimous approval by the School Board to place the items on the ballot. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more on a proposed 20-cent tax increase and a $71 million dollar bond.

  • January 18, 2013 05:42 PM

    With beautiful weather expected this weekend, The Springfield Conservation Center would like to invite nature enthusiasts and bird watchers to Eagle Days. This comes after an Army Corps of Engineers survey revealed Table Rock Lake is home to over 200 bald eagles nests. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.

  • January 16, 2013 03:37 PM

    The replacement of the West Bypass Bridge over Interstate 44 in Springfield continues Friday evening. Beginning at 10 p.m., crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the section of interstate, which will remain closed until as late as 6 p.m. Saturday. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the details.

  • January 16, 2013 12:28 PM

    Eco-friendly fashion debuts in Springfield on February 2nd at the Executive Conference Center, thanks to Greenwood Laboratory School’s Sustainable Solutions organization. They are raising money to help make their school more energy efficient by hosting a fashion show that is environmentally responsible. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.