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The nights are getting warmer and longer – it’s time for the perennial summertime favorite, Tent Theatre. Bob Westenberg, coordinator of the musical theatre program at Missouri State University and director of one of this season’s shows, discusses the season.

Call 417-836-7678 for more information, or visit Missouri State Tix to reserve seats.

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We take so much for granted each day. One of those things is the ability to hear and effectively communicate.

According to the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, May is better hearing and speech month. Jennifer Kerr, clinical assistant professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders, and Lauren Jones, director of the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, share about the resources at the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic at Missouri State.

The Drew Lewis Foundation was formed in the memory of Amy Blansit’s late husband. Before his passing, Blansit and Lewis had purchased a property – the Fairbanks. It now houses programming offered by the Drew Lewis Foundation, standing as a beacon to help connect the impoverished surrounding neighborhood with the resources and education to make the residents more self-sufficient and to get them out of poverty.

IMAGES: KidsFest Draws Crowds to Play and Learn

Jun 13, 2015
Emily McTavish / KSMU

Drury University and North Point Church teamed up again for KidsFest, a free community event for families to play and learn about area nonprofits and opportunities. The event was held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Jordan Valley Park. Children could visit the booths with their parents and splash in the flowing water pools. In addition, the first 500 kids received a free towel, swim suit and city pool pass. 

Getting ready for the first day of kindergarten shouldn’t be just about shopping for school supplies; it should be a process of talking to and reading to children regularly from birth. In fact, no other activity is as highly associated with school preparedness or eventual academic success as literacy, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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