The G.O.A.T. Tour (Greater Ozarks Arts Tour), administered by the Springfield Regional Arts Council, brings the visual and performing arts to communities throughout the 27-county area served by the Arts Council. Bucky Bowman was the first "shepherd" of the project, and Stephanie Cramer of the Arts Council now oversees it.
The Springfield Police Department will increase its efforts in getting drunk-drivers off the streets this holiday season. This is part of a state-wide effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more.
After over eight years of serving as General Manager of City Utilities, John Twitty announced his retirement at age 57. Now a search committee to find his replacement has been formed and will have its first meeting next week. KSMU’s Adam Hammons reports.
Here in the Ozarks, it seems there’s no shortage of small mom-and-pop museums. For our ongoing series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Emma Wilson profiles one of these unique attractions on Springfield’s north side.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against two Stone County developers for allegedly polluting Table Rock Lake.A release from Koster’s office says he has asked the court to issue an order requiring James Shirato of Indian Ridge Resort, Inc., and Donald Snider of North Shore investments, LLC, to comply with Missouri’s clean water law. KSMU’s Ryan Welch has this report.
The Nixa High School Choral Program's Holiday Madrigal Concert is scheduled for Monday, December 13, at 7 p.m. in the Nixa High School auditorium. It's an evening of holiday music and medieval humor, with all four Nixa High School choirs involved, and all in costume. The Chamber Choir is "royalty" for the evening and they have invited the "peasants" to the palace for a evening of holiday festivities. The Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus and Women's Choir all join in for a night of singing and merry making. The Madrigal is the premier fundraiser for the Nixa High choral program with general admission seating at $5. Proceeds from the concert are used by the Boosters to enhance the choral program by purchasing things like robe cabinets, robe bags, Madrigal costumes and technology equipment and software. For more information call 724-3548.
National Avenue Christian Church will present a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in the church sanctuary at 1515 S. National. In addition to the church's Chancel Choir and lay readers, guest musicians will include soprano Jane Berg, baritone Larry Julian, pianist Dr. Janice Fulbright, and cellist Jacque Trtan with Stanton Strings. The service will feature music by John Rutter, David Willcocks, and Gustav Holst. The "lessons and carols" service has its roots in Britain more than 100 years ago. It's free and open to the public. For more information call National Avenue Christian Church at 869-9176.
Thanks for joining us in our Sense of Community series. All this week, we’re looking at people who are making our community a better place. Today, we’ve come downtown to meet Yolanda Lorge, president of Grupo LatinoAmericano.