If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? It’s an age-old question that often gets a variety of answers. For Ozarks native David Lewis, millions have been pledged on his behalf to area schools. KSMU’s Julie Greene attended a dedication ceremony Tuesday and has this report.
“It will, of course, affect many students and is already impacting students today at Drury. But the David Lewis gift is one that will also impact generations, and for that, we are extremely grateful,” said Dr. Manuel.
A National retailer has agreed to purchase the site of the former Hickory Hills School. Menards will pay Springfield Public Schools $4 million for the lot.
SPS announced the agreement Tuesday. The district says the contract was executed on August 19 upon signature of the buyer, a week after it received approval by the school board during executive session. According to a news release, closing on the property could occur as early as February 2015.
If you’ve ever wondered if you’re an Ozarker… or even wondered “what is an Ozarker,” you might be interested in taking the course: Ozarks History: Examining an American Culture. The course is Missouri State University’s first massive open online course (or MOOC). It is a national trend that allows individuals from anywhere in the world to take a free, online course without being in any way affiliated with the university.
Sunday evening, around 600 people attended the dedication ceremony of the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium at Missouri State University followed by a men’s soccer team exhibition match against Missouri Valley College. MSU men's soccer won 1-0.
The newly constructed Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium cost $10.29 million and features a NCAA regulation soccer field with room for corner kicks, a NCAA eight lane 400-meter broken back style track with nine lanes for 100-meter dash and seating for 1,000 spectators.