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This week was a big one for VIPs visiting Springfield: over the course of a couple of days, we had a vice president, a governor, a Congressman and a state official in town. But another VIP—someone whom many consider a national treasure—managed to make a relatively quiet entrance. AS KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports, this person prefers to fly under the radar.

The 16th the annual Southwest Missouri Art & Craft Guild "Art in the Park," a fine art and contemporary craft show and sale, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday Oct. 9 and 10 at Sequiota Park, 3500 S. Lone Pine. Art in the Park provides a venue for people of all ages to see and collect the work of talented artists from southwest Missouri and the surrounding region. This year 33 artists from the four-state region are participating, with artwork on display and for sale in media including watercolor, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber, and new this year, painted furniture and hand-made books. Admission is free and open to the public; times are 10am to 4:30pm both days. Call 417-689-4536 for more info or visit www.artcraftguild.org

KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Springfield-Greene County Parks Director Jodie Adams about the new Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and about the week of grand opening activities.

The 8th Annual Reeds Spring Area Art Tour will take place Sunday Oct.10 from 10am to 5pm. It's free and open to the public at these locations: Toad's Tool Copper Shop, Hess Pottery and Baskets, Omega Pottery Shop, and Gallery at the Lake. All four are located on Highway 413/13 from near Galena to north of Kimberling City, and maps will be available at each venue. On display will be copper lights, pottery bowls, vases and casseroles, paintings, Christmas ornaments, red clay pie plates, pine needle baskets, copper trees on rocks, candles, original fine art, and more. For more information call (417) 272-3283.

The Ozarks New Energy Conference is underway. People have come from all across the Midwest to find out how the Ozarks region is going green. KSMU’s Ryan Welch was there and has this report.

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When Missouri voters walk into the ballot box on November 2nd, one of the things they’ll be asked to decide on is Proposition B. If it passes, Prop B will lead to more regulations on dog breeders in Missouri. KSMU’s Justin Lux spoke with supporters and opponents and brings us this report.

  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Go on a hay ride
  • Navigate a corn maze
  • Test your knowledge
  • Listen to local musicians
  • Attend a fall festival
  • Watch marching bands
  • Run or walk for a cause
  • See a film
  • Bid at an auction
  • Learn about hauntings in the Ozarks
  • Stop and smell the chrysanthemums
  • Purchase art in a park
  • Find bargains
  • Learn about geneaology
  • Chat with local authors
  • Have your dog washed
  • See a college softball game
  • Watch the sky
  • Attend a Latin fashion show
  • Buy used books
  • Celebrate Halloween
  • Play golf for a cause
  • Dress up your pet
  • Learn about science
  • Watch birds
  • Celebrate the number ten

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A devastating plane crash leaves one dead at Springfield's downtown airport. KSMU's Chasity Mayes has more.

The Ozarks New Energy, or “One” Conference, will start tomorrow and end on Friday. It’s the third year for the conference. KSMU’s Adam Hammons reports.