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Devin Strayhorn has had a pretty incredible senior year.  The former Nixa student, who graduated last weekend, got to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York City earlier this year.  He's won a prestigious scholarship, and he earned the title of best tuba player in Missouri.  That’s despite being placed into foster care at the end of his junior year.

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The Tri-State Gem and Mineral Society’s Spring Rock Swap will be held Friday and Saturday (5/18-5/19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (5/20) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joplin History and Mineral Museum in Joplin, MO. 

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The Bear Battalion, Missouri State University’s Army ROTC program, was founded in 1952.

“But it’s grown over the years, so it’s not just composed of Missouri State University students,” said MSU president Clif Smart.

The ROTC battalion also includes students from Evangel University, Drury University, College of the Ozarks, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Southwest Baptist University.

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Glenstone Avenue is getting a facelift, and the work is scheduled to begin next week.

Improvements to the 1950’s-era pavement will begin Monday on Glenstone Avenue at the Evergreen Street and Kearney Street intersections. Some lanes will be closed overnight, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., to prepare to remove the pavement.

The lane closures kick off phase one of the two-phase project.

Brad Gripka, a resident engineer with MODOT, said this is the first time Glenstone has seen such major lane improvements.

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A former first daughter will headline Missouri State University’s 2018 Public Affairs Conference.  Jenna Bush Hager will serve as keynote speaker September 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.