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A planned merger between Bolivar’s Citizens Memorial Hospital and Springfield’s CoxHealth has been canceled.

The two healthcare organizations announced today they’ve decided the timing is not right for the partnership.

Claire McCaskill
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U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says the healthcare markets are being “sabotaged” by uncertainty from the Trump Administration on whether it will pay subsidies to insurers and enforce Obamacare’s individual mandate provision.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Art Museum)

I have to give props to young actres Molly Grotha--after a grueling opening night she made it to the KSMU studios this morning right on time, to come on "Arts News" to promote Actors Theatre of Missouri's production (in association with The Dangerous Playground and Rice Theatricals) of the chaotic, wildly funny spoof of The Bard and all 37 of his known plays (!), "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" in the "revised" version by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, corner of Robberson and Pershing downtown, opens their 23rd season tonight (Friday May 26) with the ultimate celebration of 1960s female empowerment: "BEEHIVE--The '60's Musical." Director Josh Inman came in this morning to discuss the show on KSMU "Arts News," and with him as SCT's Co-Artistic Director Rick Dines (more on that change in Dines' job title below), who provided a detailed rundown of the new season.

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Monday (5/27) is Memorial Day, and, there will be several opportunities for honoring veterans before you head to a barbecue or the lake.    Branson has a few events planned over the long weekend, including a Memorial Day Service Monday morning at 11 at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, 1638 E. Highway 76.  The Branson Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 said it will hold the service “to honor those who have faithfully defended our Nation and preserved our freedom.”  

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