Rachael Cohoon

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is moving its immunization center, with operations at its Westside Public Health Center to become more family-focused.

The Westside Immunization Center, located on South Scenic Avenue, has served the community for 13 years. Kathryn Wall, public health information administrator at the Health Department, says those same services will soon be offered at the Harold K. Bengsch Building on Chestnut Expressway, in a more central area.     

Richard Ollis
Ollis/Akers/Arney website

The Springfield City Council Tuesday chose Richard Ollis, an insurance company CEO, to fill the General Seat D post.

The seat became vacant after the April election of councilmen Ken McClure as mayor.

Ollis, 56, is the CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, where he serves a risk and insurance advisor. The company, according to its website, is Springfield’s largest independent insurance agency.

Ollis was chosen among five other candidates that council had interviewed for the post. 

Healthcare rally
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Protestors who gathered outside Rep. Billy Long’s Springfield office Friday say their disappointed in the Republican’s reversal on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the U.S. House a day earlier.

Demonstrators with Planned Parenthood, the MO Medicaid Coalition, and others held signs reading “TrumpCare = Despair,” among others, near Long’s east Battlefield office.