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Missouri & Ozarks

Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

November 4 General Election

On Tuesday, November 4, Greene County residents will have the opportunity to vote on several candidates, four constitutional amendments, and one school bond issue.
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Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

Free Tax Help

Do you need help preparing your taxes? Four programs offer free assistance to individuals in Greene County.
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Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

November 5 Election

Greene County residents will vote on a use tax initiative for the county on November 5.
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Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

April 2 General Municipal Election Day

On Tuesday, April 2, residents of Greene County will have the opportunity to vote on several community issues and elected positions. -- Results are in!  More...
Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

Voting Matters: Petitioning Process

Have you ever wanted to change a law? Voters in Missouri have the power to do just that through the petition process. Find out more about how voters can propose new laws or repeal existing ones.  More...
Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

Voting Matters: Redistricting Issues in the Show-Me-State

The Missouri General Assembly is redrawing district boundaries for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate based on population data gathered from the 2010 U.S. census.  More...
Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

Voting Matters: E-Verify (Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification System)

 Learn more about this controversial ordinance that Springfield residents will vote on in February.
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Missouri & Ozarks  

Post-Holiday Clean-up

Put those no-longer-needed Christmas trees, greeting cards, and office party presents to good use.
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Ozarks Holiday Celebrations

Looking for ways to celebrate the holiday season with your family?  There's a lot going on out there, and much of it's free!  More...
Missouri & Ozarks  

November 15 is National Recycling Day

Help the Library observe it by going greener. Also find community resources for recycling and reusing materials.  More...
Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

Community Focus 2011

The "Community Focus 2011," a report for Springfield and Greene County, was released on October 4. Find out what "blue ribbons" and "red flags" were indicated for our community's health and vitality.  More...
Missouri & Ozarks  

Back to School

Most schools in Greene County begin in the next two weeks. Are you ready? Need a few final activities to get the summer wiggles worked out? Start the school year right after a look at these resources.
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Health & Wellness, Missouri & Ozarks  

Joplin Tornado Relief Efforts

On May 22 a tornado hit Joplin, Mo., causing immeasurable damage to homes and businesses. Residents had a mere 20-minute warning to find shelter before the storms hit. At time of publication, the death toll sits at 122 as citizens of Joplin sort through the wreckage.    More...
Missouri & Ozarks  

The Springfield-Greene County Civility Project

The Good Community Committee's project to restore civic engagement to the democratic process, and foster an atmosphere in which people can freely speak their minds.  More...
Funding & Nonprofits, Missouri & Ozarks  

Homeless Awareness Month

The Homeless Task Force has been working for a year to unravel the tangled web of homeless services and needs in the area.  Read and review reports and findings from the Homeless Task Force, the Homeless Youth Subcommittee and the Continuum of Care.  More...
Health & Wellness, Missouri & Ozarks  

Shop Local, Eat Local

Greene County citizens are rapidly becoming "locavores" -- those who seek out goods produced within a 100-mile radius of their hometown. When you live somewhere as bountiful as the Ozarks, it's easy to find local produce and meat if you know where to look.   More...
Government, Missouri & Ozarks  

Census 2010: Why It Matters

Do you know what the census is? Did you know that a census every 10 years is required by our Constitution? This is a census year and there are a few things you might want to know about this very important process.  More...
Missouri & Ozarks  

Ozarks' Holiday Celebrations

There are endless ways to celebrate the holiday season in Greene County and many options are free for the whole family.
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Missouri & Ozarks  

Be Involved

You can make a difference in your community. Here are a few opportunities and resources for getting involved in the Ozarks.  More...
Missouri & Ozarks  

Community Focus 2009

The "Community Focus 2009," a report for Springfield and Greene County, was released on September 30th.  Find out what "blue ribbons" and "red flags" were indicated for our community's health and vitality.  More...
Business, Missouri & Ozarks  

2009 Competitive Assessment

Results from a Competitive Assessment of the Springfield metropolitan area were released October 14.  More...
Art, Missouri & Ozarks  

October Festivals in the Ozarks

October is a great month for festivals in the Ozarks. From food to art to historical celebrations, there's something fun for everyone.  More...
Health & Wellness, Missouri & Ozarks  

Summer Pet Care Tips

Summertime in the Ozarks is fun for both people and pets, even as temperatures soar. Find tips for caring for those furry family members in the fierce summer heat.   More...
Missouri & Ozarks, Science  

Gardening in the Ozarks

Gardening is a well loved activity in the Ozarks, providing fresh vegetables for family, friends and local food banks.  More...
Missouri & Ozarks  

Summer Fun in the Ozarks

School is out and it's time for some summer fun in the Ozarks.  More...
Health & Wellness, Missouri & Ozarks  

Bicycling in the Ozarks

Admit it. You've got one. Somewhere in the back of your garage it sits, probably covered in dirt and surrounded by your recyclables. Like a long forgotten friend, it calls to you: Sure is nice out! We should go for a ride. You slam the door and head for the couch.

Time to stop ignoring the call!  Dust off your bicycle and go for a spin.  Whether for fun or transportation, there are lots of ways to bike the Ozarks!
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Missouri & Ozarks, Science  

Sinkholes cause headaches for many in Springfield

Recently, it was reported that a sinkhole opened up just outside of a local elementary.  A few days later, another small sinkhole appeared just down the road.  What exactly causes these massive, spontaneous depressions in the earth's surface and what are their consequences?  Let's do some mental spelunking!  More...

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