The winter storm has led to the cancellation of several blood drives. But the need for blood is constant, meaning area hospitals might soon face a shortage of certain blood types if donations don’t pick up. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has more.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that in Greene Country, about two out of five families with children live in poverty. One organization provides free baby items to low-income families, and right now it's looking for volunteers. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
A four-year-old Springfield girl has a new outlook on life after a successful cataract procedure at Mercy hospital. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on what officials are calling a milestone in pediatric care.
Upon finalizing the 2014 budget Friday, Greene County officials say they’ve managed to avoid cutting nearly 20 jobs that were originally on the chopping block. However, eight will be eliminated as part of $1.1 million in budget reductions. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
As frigid temperatures arrive, livestock farmers are taking special steps to protect their animals. Goats and sheep are often considered more “fragile” than cows and horses; they need extra protection from the harsh elements. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with area farmers and has this story on the lengths they go to in protecting their livestock.
A veteran of the City of Springfield – and a familiar face to many in the Ozarks – has died. General Fred Marty recently retired as Springfield Deputy City Manager. According to a release from the city, he was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and retired from the city earlier this month. His career included more than 50 years in public service.
The Southwest Regional Professional Development Center, also known as Southwest RPDC, recently received a grant of over $1.3 million from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). KSMU’s Julie Greene spoke with the center’s coordinator about the importance of the funding.
Missouri State University President Clif Smart says passage of recent initiatives by both the Board of Governors and students show the institution’s inclusiveness and desire to support new school endeavors. Hear his latest discussion with KSMU during our monthly program Engaging the Community.