Photos: 2018 Springfield African American Read-In

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Megan Burke

The Springfield African-American Read-In Thursday night at the Springfield Art Museum celebrated African American authors through music, plays and poetry. Photographer Megan Burke captured photos of the event.  

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The 28th annual Lawn and Garden Show is today and tomorrow (2/23-2/24) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (2/25) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 

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CoxHealth hopes to fill around 100 positions at a career fair next week.  The event, from 4 to 6 p.m. next Tuesday in Cox South’s West Tower lobby, will feature jobs from entry to senior-level. 

It will give job seekers a chance to meet leaders and learn about job opportunities.

Bass Pro Shops

A boat manufacturer is renewing operations in Bolivar.  Bass Pro Shops announced Wednesday its manufacturing arm, White River Marine Group, will reopen its Bolivar facility in response to strong customer demand and an expanding market for its boat brands.

White River Marine plans to add more than 130 new employees at the plant within its first year of operation.  It will begin boat production in mid-April and will handle everything from welding to upholstery for Sun Tracker pontoons and other brands.

Michele Skalicky

Absentee voting is underway for anyone who won’t be able to go to their regular polling place for the April 3 General Municipal Election.  The ballot in Greene County will include candidates and issues in eight cities, six school districts, one fire protection district and one community college district.

Absentee ballots can be voted in the clerk’s office, 1126 N. Boonville Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 until the day before the election.