Courtesy of Greene County Clerk's Office

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley, speaks with Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller.

Today’s discussion talks about the new central polling place that will be available for the August 7th election, as well as an overview of general election information.

Greene County Courthouse
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In the past, when jury duty called, you’d get a notice in the mail and follow the instructions for a paper trail.  But now, Greene County joins several other counties across the state in using a new, digital system for the jury summons process. 

The Show-Me Jury, or e-Juror, is expected to speed up the process once a juror receives a summons.

Instead of having to go back and forth through the postal service, jurors can fill out their information online.

Anthony Rodebush is the jury supervisor for Greene County.


Saturday, July 14, anyone affiliated with the the old Lincoln High School in Springfield is invited to share stories about things like their favorite teachers, how the school impacted their life and the friends they made.  Staff will record stories, scan pictures and documents and photograph artifacts.  That will take place from 1 to 4 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Movies at Founders Park continue this weekend at Founders Park in downtown Springfield.  See “The Lion King” Friday night (7/13) and “Dirty Dancing” Saturday night (7/14) at dusk.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Concessions will be available.  Admission is free.

The 20th annual Fat Tire Festival is Friday through Sunday (7/14-7/15) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

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Tucked in a corner store in downtown Springfield, a faint buzz can be heard as a man brings a tattoo needle down gently to a client's arm.

When looking at Bird’s Eye Tattoo and Art Gallery from the street, it looks like most other downtown tattoo studios. And when you step in the doors, you hear the same music you’d hear in most other tattoo studios. Storefront windows let light into the otherwise dark and moody shop.