Missouri Governor's Office

Governor Mike Parson has appointed two new members to the State Board of Education:  Pete Herschend of Branson, co-founder and co-owner of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, and Carol Hallquist of Kansas City, founder of PrincipalsConnect, a nonprofit organization that matches retired business professionals with urban school principals. 

For many families, summer means taking vacations to relax, soak in the sun and spend quality time with loved ones.

Whether you take a short road trip or venture overseas to explore, the goal is to enjoy a fun, stress-free holiday. 

Dr. Stephanie Hein, department head of hospitality leadership at Missouri State University, offers some tips and advice on maximizing your summer vacation.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources wants public input about Roaring River State Park in Cassville and Big Sugar Creek State Park in Pineville and their operations.  It’s holding an informational meeting for both parks at 6 o’clock tonight at Roaring River’s Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center.

Park site staff will be available to provide information and answer questions, and DNR says the public is invited to share comments.

Organizer with PROMO Speaking on Mission of Statewide LGBTQ Equality

Jun 11, 2018
Shared by PROMO

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Crystal Brigman Mahaney speaks with Karis Agnew, Springfield organizer for PROMO, a statewide advocacy organization supporting equality for the LGBTQ community.

Today’s discussion explores legislative efforts, community advocacy, and speaks of the ever-growing mission of the orgnanization.

Provided / Mohammed Jubary

The last time  we checked in with Mohammed Jubary, who studies mechanical engineering technology at Missouri State University, Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes were pummeling his hometown of Sanaa, Yemen.  The electricity grid was down, and his family’s generator depended on fuel that was hard to come by. His parents’ income was slashed and at least one relative had died.