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With the bitter Missouri winter quickly approaching, the National Weather Service and several other groups are teaming up to promote Winter Weather Awareness Day on November 17. KSMU’s Justin Lux reports.

Missouri State University and the Tri-state Water Resource Coalition are holding a water conference Nov. 18-19 entitled “Water: A Finite Resource in a Growing Region.” The two-day conference, consisting of panels and presentations, will explore pressing water issues such as current and future water supply, water demand and efficient use of water in the Ozarks.

The City of Springfield broke ground Monday at Sequiota Park, kicking off the new improvements that will be made there. KSMU’s Adam Hammons went to see what will change.

Rare Breed

Last year alone, Rare Breed Youth Outreach Program helped as many as 1,110 homeless and high-risk young people in Springfield. In honor of National Homeless Youth Awareness month, this weekend will mark the 2nd annual Springfield Sleepout Event, hosted by Rare Breed. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke organizers of the event and has this report.

Thursday is Veteran’s Day, and one business will be honoring local veterans with a free car wash as a way to say “thank you.” KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.

Springfield-Greene County Library workers recently got a pleasant surprise when sorting thru a box of donated books. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more…

When the Creamery Writers Workshop meets next Thursday Nov.11 at 7:00pm, author-lecturer Wayne Groner will show how you can turn holiday get-togethers into the basis for a lucrative new career as a personal historian. Groner, who’s already written 3 books on the subject, will explain about the kind of records, photos, even videos you’ll want to collect once you’ve focused on a person or group, depending on the scope or type of project. He’ll also discuss how much one typically charges for this service, whether family or commercial. The Creamery Writers Workshop is open free of charge to anyone interested in writing. The group meets at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field. This is the last Writers Workshop meeting of the year.

  • Watch a college game
  • See the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Visit a folk festival
  • Learn about nature
  • Try virtual hunting
  • Attend a Steve Kaufman concert
  • Experience Kirkin' of the Tartans
  • Eat chili and pancakes for a cause
  • Learn about quilting
  • See a silent film
  • Ride your horse for Alzheimer's
  • Sample wine and area food
  • Salute our veterans

The "Musical Offerings" concert series at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, corner of Cherry and Hammons Parkway, presents an afternoon of a cappella choral music by the Springfield Chamber Chorus, James Davidson, Director, on Sunday Nov.14 at 2:30pm in the church Atrium. The program includes works by Palestrina, Gretchaninoff and Stephen Paulus. It's free and open to the public. For information call the church at 862-5068.