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The state of Missouri has money set aside for Joplin residents who were affected by the tornado this past May and need to repair or rebuild their homes. That money is coming from the Department of Economic Development as well as the Missouri Housing Development Commission. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

A full day of service, support and relief efforts will precede Missouri State University’s exhibition basketball doubleheader in Joplin on Saturday, Nov. 5 against Missouri Southern State University. MSU students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the project to continue helping Joplin recover from the May 22 tornado. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.


Brunner, the third Republican hoping to defeat Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in next year's election, has been touring the state meeting with manufacturers. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has details. 

Table Rock OTC Campus

Later this month, Ozarks Technical Community College will break ground to begin construction on a new campus in Hollister. While some universities, including MSU, are reporting a drop in student enrollment this year, community colleges like OTC report record breaking numbers. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with a spokesperson for OTC to find out more. 

Homeowners should take note that if they see smoke suddenly rising from their yards, it might be part of a test.  Starting this week, Springfield Clean Water Services will be conducting “smoke tests” in area sewers.  Crews are trying to repair an aging sanitary sewer system. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports.

A new restaurant in town is always intriguing...what will be on the menu? What should I expect? Each semester Carrie's restaurant, a student-run restaurant in the department of hospitality and restaurant administration at Missouri State University, reinvents itself. With new front-of-house staff and new cooks, this experience driven restaurant comes out with a new menu and tries to showcase new methods and stay ahead of trends.

It’s the quintessential part of the American dream to own your own business…but what if you have no idea where to start?  The Ozarks Small Business Incubator, or OzSBI, will be hosting its grand opening in West Plains next month. OzSBI is a nonprofit organization where start-up entrepreneurs can get some help in the initial stages of creating their businesses.  KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.

Ilga Vise talks with Kay Chauri, an OTC instructor and director of the GED program at the Missouri Hotel, about the GED.

Whether you want to visit a farm, gaze at the moon, or attend a fall festival, there are many fun activities happening across the Ozarks this weekend.