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MSU's Carrington Hall

President Clif Smart says a majority of Missouri State University’s newly approved budget will help boost the pay of faculty and staff. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.

John Q. Hammon Statue

On this installment of Engaging the Community, our monthly conversation with Missouri State University President Clif Smart, we get a better understanding of the efforts of John Q. Hammons to improve his alma mater.

Fire Station 10-Water Rescue

Record rains over the weekend kept emergency response teams in Springfield busy. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with two local firefighters about these record weather events, and what to do to stay safe when on the road during heavy rain.

Red fire truck

The Springfield Fire Department continues their series of open houses to highlight the city’s new red trucks. KSMU’s Amber Carr attended a recent showing and has this report.  

Created by volunteers with $1,500 in seed money in June 1973, Community Foundation of the Ozarks assets today total over 226 million dollars, and since issuing its first grant in 1975, over 2,500 charitable funds have been established with grants and distributions today totalling over 147 million dollars.  The CFO turns 40 on this eddition of Making A Difference Where You Live. 

Student journalists at Evangel University have earned some bragging rights: their student newspaper has been nominated for the Online Pacemaker Award, the highest honor given by the Associate Collegiate Press. KSMU’s Amber Carr has details.  

Kindergarten Camp

Kindergarten Camp was once paid for by a federal grant, and then a local grant...until the money dried up and it found itself without funding. The one-week camp, provided by Community Partnership of the Ozarks, has children practice skills they'll need for kindergarten, like speaking in class and writing their names. It also lets parents know what to expect of their children as they enter the school system.

Cinema Camp

This summer, two local filmmakers are working together to put on a weeklong cinema boot-camp for young aspiring filmmakers from around southwest Missouri. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with one of the filmmakers, and has details on the event.

Marideth Sisco with her garden harvest

In this segment of These Ozarks Hills, longtime Ozarks resident Marideth Sisco reflects on the wisdom that comes with 70 years of life...and some hard lessons she learned at the expense of others.