Sarah Teague

News Producer

Sarah Teague is a junior at Missouri State University pursuing a degree in journalism with a minor in communications.  As a news producer, she passionately tells community stories and informs the public on current issues.  She also serves as life editor for Missouri State's student newspaper, The Standard, and interns at the Christian County Headliner in Ozark.  

Amanda Stadler
Bailey Vassalli / KSMU

Community Partnership’s Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness has launched a new campaign to further its mission.

The “Every Action Counts: A Homeless Awareness Campaign,” announced Wednesday, kicks off a series of events this month and serves as a response to OAEH’s January homeless count.

Amanda Stadler, the organization’s neighborhood and housing stabilization specialist, shared the results of that count during a press conference at the Springfield Art Museum.

Inspired Boutique
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Patrons mingle as they browse clothing racks inside a boutique store in downtown Springfield, waiting for the start of a fashion show. The bustling crowd has gathered on the first Friday of October, during the city's Art Walk. A fall breeze blows through the boutique’s open doors along Walnut Street, which welcomes in the sounds of nearby vehicle traffic and the beeping of a crosswalk.

Megan Burke / KSMU

Ozark Junior High School officials unveiled a renovated space Friday that in part joins older and previously separated campus buildings.

There are new safety features, collaborative work spaces and a new cafeteria. The building boasts updated elective, core subject and fine art classrooms. The improvements follow a district-wide $20 million bond passed in April 2015, according to a statement from the school. The junior high upgrades accounted for $12.3 million.

A ribbon cutting was held Friday by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, followed by building tours.

Russell Diez-Canseco
Sarah Teague / KSMU

The largest national pasture-raised egg supplier has built a new home in Springfield.

Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, has finished building an 82,000 square foot processing plant called “Egg Central Station,” on the northwest side of Springfield.

The completion of the plant was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

In choosing Springfield for the plant, President and Chief Operating Officer Russell Diez-Canseco tells KSMU that officials were excited to work alongside the area’s small family farmers.

U School
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Inside a leased-out space on West McDaniel St., typical of any retail outlet or office, are 40 students in grades 6-12. There’s no reception desk, no security guard and no ringing school bell. They’re spread out, with some drawing, others reading, one is uploading a post to her personal blog, and toward the back you can hear a group cheering their victory at the board game “Cube Quest.”