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Missouri State University introduced its new head men's basketball coach in a press conference  Thursday. The university’s Board of Governors approved the hiring of head coach Dana Ford the day before.

Ford said there must be a change in mindset when it comes to the atmosphere surrounding Missouri State men’s basketball.

“When the word 'championship' is brought up, we’ve got to be about that. That’s got to be our expectation,” Ford said.

In this time of technology some people see science as a tool for domination. Listen in as Dr. Corelison asks the question, what if we see science as a thing of wonder. What answers will we find to who we are and where we fit in the order of things. 

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For a fee, Springfield residents can soon begin recycling their old mattresses and box springs rather than sending them to the landfill.

Two City of Springfield recycling facilities will begin accepting those items tomorrow (3/23).

Mattress recycling services will be offered at the City’s Lone Pine Avenue Recycling Center, 3020 S. Lone Pine, and the Springfield Sanitary Landfill at a cost of $15 per piece.    

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It all starts with Marty the Zebra—he causes all the trouble and commotion in “Madagascar, Jr. – A Musical Adventure,” which opens for a three-week run at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, on Thursday March 22nd.  One of Springfield Little Theatre’s YES Troupe players, Andrew Wilson, plays Marty.

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The Branson Police Department has announced a new police chief.

According to a press release from the city, Jeff Matthews will bring 33 years of law enforcement experience to the position of Chief of Police.  He is currently serving as Deputy Chief of the Arlington, Texas Police Department.

Matthews will take over for Stan Dobbins who has been serving as interim police chief. Dobbins, who was also the former police chief, is now the Branson City Administrator.