Simone Cook


Simone Cook is a senior at Missouri State University, where she is majoring in digital film.  She started with KSMU in August 2014 as a news intern and is now an announcer during various KSMU programs.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, photography, listening to music and watching films.  She hopes one day to travel the world and learn about the different cultures around her.

Farmers Park Art Project

A Springfield destination for food is working towards becoming a destination for art.  KSMU’s Simone Cook tells us about the Farmers Park Art Project, an initiative that will begin to take shape this month with its first official art project.

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Citizens have until mid-October to comment on two area transportation projects, including the multi-million dollar proposed extension of Kansas Expressway in southwest Springfield.

The Ozarks Transportation Organization is asking for input on final design and environmental work on the project. If approved, it would be added to the organization’s Transportation Improvement Plan, making it eligible for federal funds. The amendment is valued at $3 million, with $2.4 million coming from federal highway funds.

MU Extension

Committed to preserving the state’s agricultural history, the University of Missouri Extension each year honors farms that have been in the same family for 100 years or more. This year, Greene County is hosting its first Salute to Century Farms event.

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Official 20th day enrollment figures are out for Missouri colleges and universities.  And it’s a mixed bag for local schools compared to fall of 2013.

Last week, we told you that Missouri State University brought in a record number of students this fall.

And Ozarks Technical Community College is reporting its fourth largest enrollment of all time.  But with 14,396 students this fall, that's still a 2.7 percent drop compared to last year. 

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Wednesday’s rainfall in Springfield hasn’t been this heavy in more than four years. That’s according to Andy Boxell, a meteorologist with the local National Weather Service office, who said 3.2 inches had fallen as of early this afternoon.