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The Messiah Project recently returned to Springfield from a two-week concert tour of Russia, and they'll give the local area a chance to hear the "Merging Musical Worlds" concert program they presented in Russia during a homecoming concert Saturday July 24 at 7:00pm at Cornerstone Church, 1701 S. Fort at Sunshine. In addition to the live performance they'll present video clips and photos of their performances in St. Petersburg and the Kremlin in Moscow. For more information call 883-5274.



You might think you’ve got great friends, but one local man could make you want to raise your standards. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes tells us how the Springfield native is going the distance for a longtime friend and the memory of one very special little boy.

Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival made more money for children's agencies this spring than ever before in its 11-year history. Checks are being presented this week to five of those children's agencies in the area. KSMU's Ryan Welch has more.

Fassnight Park Pool



The heat advisory that began at noon today will last until 7:00pm tomorrow evening. KSMU’s Ryan Welch has details.

Missouri Hotel



Homeless students deal with many struggles every day that most kids never have to worry about. With an unstable environment, many homeless students start to fall behind in school, adding to the many hurdles they already have to overcome. In the third part of our series on Homeless Students in the Ozarks, Adam Murphy looks at the struggles in the classroom students have because of being homeless.

Clothing Bank

Most kids don’t have to worry about having clothes to wear to school, or a backpack to take to class. But for homeless students, getting these basic items is a daily struggle. In the second part of our series on homeless students in the Ozarks, KSMU’s Adam Murphy looks at how a lack of necessities, like clothing, affects a student’s performance in school, and what local schools are doing to help.

In his weekly conference call with reporters, Senator Kit Bond discussed the current unemployment situation facing Americans, citing that 9.5% of the country’s citizens are still out of work. KSMU’s Justin Lux has the story.

The Springfield Health Commission, a group of local hospitals and health agencies, have spent the last ten months assembling data to help find to a solution for those in need of health insurance or at least, health care. The Health Commission released a report Monday of its findings. KSMU’s Justin Lux has the story.

School Bus



Every day, thousands of students walk into school to learn and play, and after school is out, they go back to the comfort of home. But not every student who walks through the doors at school has a home to go back to. Today we begin our series on homeless students in the Ozarks, which looks at the daily struggles homeless students experience, and what the public schools are doing to help them succeed, despite these obstacles. In today’s segment, KSMU’s Adam Murphy looks at the problems a student faces in school when he or she is constantly on the move.