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  • August 9, 2010 01:21 PM

    Details are emerging about the upcoming series of “courthouse debates” between two candidates vying to represent Missouri’s 7th district in Congress. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • August 5, 2010 12:55 PM

    In a press conference held Thursday in Springfield, business leaders announced that as many as 500 new jobs are coming to the city over the next year. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • August 2, 2010 11:05 AM

    The annual Day of Caring, which is a community-wide day of volunteering organized by United Way, is just around the corner. Each year as many as 1,600 people of all ages participate in this event, but there is always a substantial need for more volunteers. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with organizers of the event and has this report.

  • July 29, 2010 01:38 PM

    This Saturday shoppers at the Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market will have the opportunity to help others while enjoying some of the Ozark’s finest roasted corn on the cob. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with a spokesperson at the farmers market to learn more.

  • July 29, 2010 01:24 PM



    This Friday marks the opening of the Ozark Empire Fair. The Missouri Department of Conservation building will be the centerpiece for this year’s opening ceremonies because the building is 50 years old. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with a conservation department spokesperson and has this report.

  • July 22, 2010 03:40 PM

    According to the Humane Society of the United States, approximately 3 to 4 million animals are euthanized each year simply because they have no where to call home. In August, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic will open in Springfield. Organizers say it’s the first of its kind in Missouri. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • July 19, 2010 05:06 PM

    Missouri State University says it’s responding to the increasing global impact of economy, culture, and environment by developing the first bachelor’s degree program in geotourism. KSMU’s Theresa Bettman reports.

  • July 19, 2010 04:58 PM

    The National Weather Service predicts heat indices of 105 to 110 degrees for the next week, with no anticipated break in temperatures. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with the weather service and has this update.

  • July 15, 2010 12:47 PM

    As the mercury rises in the Ozarks, people continue to do whatever they can to escape from the excessive temperatures. For many folks, that means relying upon their cars to get them around safely and comfortably. However, hot weather can also have a negative impact upon the vehicles we depend upon. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with local car experts to learn more about steps for a smooth-riding summer.

  • July 12, 2010 01:11 PM

    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.