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For many people, pets are considered to be family members and their loss can be devastating.  Pet owners often find comfort by memorializing their pet in different ways.  Across the country some cemeteries have recognized this need and offer pet burial services.  Recently, a cemetery in Nixa recognized this trend and became the first to offer pet services in that city.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report. 

Skinny Improv

Debuting last month “Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in the State of Denmark” surprised many show goers who found it to be a very interesting and funny take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Now the cast of the show will be taking the zombie apocalypse on the road performing in Kansas City and San Francisco.   KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports. 

An important part of Civil War history, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, was the location of the first major battle west of the Mississippi River and was where General Nathaniel Lyon was killed.  While the Civil War is one of the most researched conflicts in U.S history, the Trans-Mississippi Theater which includes Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas has not been documented as thoroughly, until now.  KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports. 

A lot of eyes were on the Space Shuttle Atlantis Friday for its final blast off but some local students have something else to look forward to.  KSMU’s Scott Butler has details. 

  • See a movie
  • Visit a library
  • Share your talents
  • Learn about the Civil War
  • Attend a horse show
  • See venomous snakes
  • Swim
  • Buy local produce
  • Celebrate Carver Day
  • Learn to make cordage
  • Listen to live music
  • Help raise money for animals

Springfield Public Schools has granted an extension to the buyer of the 15.5 acres in east Springfield formerly known as the Hickory Hills School. KSMU's Samuel Crowe reports.

Zebra Mussel

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering tips on how to stop the spread of an invasive species in several lakes around the Ozarks. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has the details.

Some residents around Westport Elementary School in west Springfield are opposed to a 46-unit low-income development that would wipe out a forested area in their neighborhood. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports on both the developer’s reasons for building, and the residents’ scrutiny of the plan.

Nathan Boone Homestead

On Saturday, July 16th, people can learn more about Ozarks history at the Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site.  KSMU’s Scott Butler has details.