Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Southwest Missouri will soon provide mental health training to its volunteers. CASA volunteers advocate in court for abused and neglected children. The goal of this new training is tobetter equipadvocates to work with children who come from homes where parents suffer from mental illnesses. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.
A new statewide study will begin this month in hopes of reducing the impact of tobacco use on Missourians’ health. The data will be broken down into county statistics. KSMU’s Justin Lux has the details.
Scott Eckersley, who ran on the Democratic ticket last November for Missouri’s 7th Congressional seat and lost to Billy Long, says his complaint on campaign fraud is now being formally investigated by the U.S. Justice Department. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has this report.
On Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Robert Mayer named 15 Senate Committee Chairmen who will be in charge of holding public hearings and drafting legislation. Two Senators from the Ozarks have been named chairmen. KSMU’s Mike Donnelly reports.
As a tourism city, Branson depends a lot on visitors. In the past, it has been known for being very quiet during winter time. But now, Branson is trying to let people know it’s somewhere to go for winter fun, too. KSMU’s Xiaowen Tan reports.
Kansas City-based Celtic music trio Tullamore will return to Christ Church Unity, 2214 E. Seminole in Springfield, to perform in the church's Sunday morning services as well as an afternoon concert on Sunday January 30th. The concert will run from 1:00 to 3:00pm, and admission is $10.00. For more information, call (417) 887-2214.
The Bolivar "Live on Stage" concert series presents the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition Winners, the Afiara String Quartet, acclaimed for their intensity and virtuosity, in concert at First Baptist Church, 316 N Main, Bolivar, MO on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $20 at the door for adults and $10 for university students. For more information visit www.bolivarliveonstage.com or call (417) 777-6310.