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As enrollment climbs at New Covenant Academy, the private Christian school in Springfield says it is welcoming a new principal and guidance counselor.

Don Tuck will become principal of grades 5-8, and assistant principal of grades 9-12. David White assumes the role of elementary guidance counselor. Both Tuck and White have more than 30 years of teaching experience.

New Covenant Academy says the new positions will help other staff focus energies elsewhere, as well as accommodate and accelerate student learning and growth.


An event that ended Sunday in Springfield tested high school students knowledge about the natural world.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

The 2015 NCS Envirothon wrapped up Sunday on the Missouri State University campus.  It was last held in Springfield ten years ago.  The competition brought in 52 teams, each with five high school students, from 44 states and eight Canadian provinces. 

Election Ballot
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Various tax proposals go before local voters tomorrow. In parts of Greene, Christian and Webster counties, citizens will decide on a tax levy to improve services within the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District. 

County Clerk Shane Schoeller expects fewer votes than a traditional primary or general election, partly due to a lack of information available to voters.

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Free immunization clinics are continuing this week at Springfield public schools.  Clinics are being held from 9 am to 12:30 pm at SPS high schools and will continue through Thursday (8/6).  They’re designed to make sure students’ immunizations are up to date before school starts on the 13th.

Students who require immunizations should have received a letter from the school district in mid-July.  Anyone who wants to have their child immunized at the free clinics need to make an appointment by calling 523-1632.

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The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling some Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices.  That’s because a thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed and could be a choking hazard.

The recall applies to 3-pound and 4-pound sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product with a “Best When Used By” date of December 29, 2015  through January 4, 2016  followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55.