Eye On The Community
7:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Springfield, Nation Hoping for Strong Small Business Saturday

The Nomad in downtown Springfield is one of many small businesses in town hoping for a good turnout on Saturday.
Credit Simone Cook

With the busiest shopping weekend of the year set to begin, customers are reminded that there’s more than just Black Friday.

Small Business Saturday, trademarked by American Express, is a movement to bring attention to business in local areas.  This year, Small Business Saturday will occur on November 29.

Mick and Paige Whitcomb own the retail and art store Nomad in downtown Springfield. Mick Whitcomb believes the movement is effective in helping small businesses grow throughout the country.

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Weekend Outlook
6:32 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Weekend Outlook November 27-30, 2014

Ice Skate

Work off some of your Thanksgiving Dinner at Mediacom Ice Park tonight (11/27) from 5 to 6 and tomorrow night (11/28) from 7 to 8.  The rink is offering free ice skating as part of Festival of Lights.  Skate rental is not included.  To learn more,

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, the Springfield Conservation Nature Center and Springfield-Greene County Libraries are closed today (11/27) in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Eye on the Community
1:12 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Fire Safety Tips this Thanksgiving

Fire extinguisher instructions.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

Springfield’s fire department is reminding cooks this Thanksgiving to be mindful of the dangers of fire.

75 cooking fires have been reported in the city year-to-date. And most of those fires, according to department officials, could have been avoided.

The fire department advises you stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop, stay at home while cooking your turkey, keep children away from the stove, keep combustibles at least three feet away at all times, and make sure smoke alarms are working.  

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Arts and Entertainment
9:24 am
Wed November 26, 2014

WinterFest features visual, performing arts Dec. 5-7

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts features WinterFest Dec. 5-7 at the Hall.

The works of the region’s best visual artists will be on display and for sale. Festival-goers can enjoy live holiday music from local choirs and instrumental groups as they shop.

This year’s ticketed performances include the return of romantic pianist Jim Brickman and a concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock

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Eye on the Community
3:36 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Nixa 14-year-old Found Safe

Submitted photo

Update: 11-25-14 6:18 p.m. Nixa Police say they've found 14-year-old Jordan Robinson and she is safe. Information from City Spokesperson Jill Finney declines to provide any other details at this time as this is an open investigation.

Original story below:

A Nixa High School student never reported to class after being dropped off this morning. 14-year-old Jordan Anne Robinson was last seen around 8:45 a.m. walking east on North Street from Cheyenne Road.

Police are asking for the public’s helping in finding Robinson.

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