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Glass Hall
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri State University has named an interim dean for its College of Business. The announcement comes a week before the college reveals the completion of a yearlong building expansion and renovation.   

Dr. David Meinert will serve in the role for 18 months beginning Jan. 1. A national search for a permanent dean will begin in fall 2018.

Russell Diez-Canseco
Sarah Teague / KSMU

The largest national pasture-raised egg supplier has built a new home in Springfield.

Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, has finished building an 82,000 square foot processing plant called “Egg Central Station,” on the northwest side of Springfield.

The completion of the plant was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

In choosing Springfield for the plant, President and Chief Operating Officer Russell Diez-Canseco tells KSMU that officials were excited to work alongside the area’s small family farmers.

A Look Into The Greene County Drug Court

Oct 18, 2017
http://www.greenecountycourts.org/commissioner-davis/

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good speaks with guest Greene County Commissioner Peggy Davis. Listen in as they take a look at Greene County's Drug Court, how it is utilized to rehabilitate offenders, who is able to access it's services, and some statistics regarding the success rates of those who have been a recipient of drug court services. 

Hazelwood Cemetery
Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Springfield officials hope to upgrade one of the state’s largest municipally-operated cemeteries.  Hazelwood Cemetery turned 150 years old this month. It serves as the final resting place of many notable citizens; including Springfield founder John Polk Campbell and Route 66 visionary John T. Woodruff.

Officials gathered Saturday at the site to commemorate its sesquicentennial.

Pete Williams, the head of the Visioning Committee, said that people will be seeing some “good changes” in the future.

Monett Main Street

Monett is looking to its residents for ideas on how to make its downtown area a healthier place.  A two-day session this week is focusing on what priorities are most important for the community.

The event, today and tomorrow (10/17-10/18) is part of a Healthy Places for Healthy People grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency.  It focuses on improving access to healthcare, promoting healthier lifestyles, increasing physical activity and attracting more investment to the city’s neighborhoods and downtown area.  Cox Monett Hospital is leading the local project.

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