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A Look Into The Springfield Fire Department

Jul 17, 2017
Springfield Fire Department

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Cara Erwin. Erwin is the Fire and Life Safety Educator for the Springfield Fire Department.

Listen in as they discuss the prevention and education efforts of the fire department and a little of how the fire department works behind the scenes.

For information regarding the fire department check out their website. For  information on specific services provided by the Springfield Fire Department listeners can call 417-874-2300

Community Foundation of the Ozarks

In May of 2016, The Community Foundation of the Ozarks announced Marshfield, Salem, and Sarcoxie, as the first 3 Missouri communities to receive CFO’s first ever Economic Development Grants, through the Growth in the Rural Ozarks, grand program.  GRO, as it is known, is designed to promote job creation, entrepreneurship, and economic and workforce development in rural communities.  Growth in the Rural Ozarks is Co-Funded by CFO and USDA Rural Development, and ov

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The Salvation Army has begun taking applications for its 2017 Back-to-School Assistance Program.  Families seeking help with school supplies and clothing for the upcoming school year can apply at The Salvation Army’s main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway.

Sign-up continues through July 28, weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Applications will also be taken today (7/17) and July 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Families should take a photo ID and social security cards for everyone in the household and a current piece of mail.

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While many adults may find the higher temperatures that summer days bring to Springfield as uncomfortable, children seem to have a different view on what a hot summer day is like.

For father Kevin Kleier, and his three daughters, hot summer days mean visiting the fountain at Jordan Valley Park in downtown Springfield.

Mia, who’s 10, Madison, who’s 8, and Brooklyn, who’s only just 1, seemed unfazed by the 95-degree weather. They were more concerned with a small orange ball and getting to balance on one of the fountain’s jets.

(Photo courtesy Missouri Choral Artists)

The Missouri Choral Artists are a group of professional musicians dedicated to artistic excellence in choral music. The newly developed MCA model features an ever-evolving selection of the finest choral musicians and conductors from across Missouri and the surrounding region. The ensemble convenes for a weekend of rehearsals and events that culminate in a presentation of choral music of the highest caliber. MCA will present its first full season of concerts across the state of Missouri, beginning on Sunday, July 16th at 4:00pm in the Chapel of Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO.

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