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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JULY 14-27, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chilling Sounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                Local musicians talk about their
                                                                                                                                                                                              experiences making the music for
                                                                                                                                                                                                the award-winning independent
                                                                                                                                                                                                  film, “Winter’s Bone.” Page 16



       Race to the primaries
                                                                                                               IN OUR COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Proposition C to
            Candidates for presid-
       ing Commissioner and
       Missouri House districts
       134 and 140.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   challenge health

       Art with a purpose
       Hawthorn Galleries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   care penalties
       installs a revolving exhibit
       at the Hulston Cancer
       Center to brighten up the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ■  Proposition                    Ballot language
       lives of patients undergo-
       ing treatments at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   appears on August 3               ■ According to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Missouri Secretary of
         .......................................... p.15                                                                                                                                                                           ballot                            State, the official bal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lot title reads as fol-
       Home & Garden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   By James Hanson
       Interior design ideas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Shall the Missouri
           Springfield interior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Earlier this year, the fed-    Statutes be amended
       design firm owners offer                                                                                                                                                                                                    eral government passed            to:
       unique services to fit the                                                                                                                                                                                                  the America’s Affordable          Deny the government
       individual personalities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      authority to penalize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Health Choices Act, a mas-        citizens for refusing to
       found in the region. From
       decorating lake homes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sive measure on health            purchase private
       commercial space, color,                                                                                                                                                                                                    care reform. Supporters           health insurance or
       fun and money saving                                                                                                                                                                                                        and opponents debated             infringe upon the right
       ideas are suggested.                                                                                                                                                                                                        the details of the bill before    to offer or accept
        .......................................... p.12                                                                                                                                                                                                              direct payment for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   its passage and eventual          lawful healthcare serv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   signing into law by               ices?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   President Barack Obama.           Modify laws regarding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On May 4, 2010, the            the liquidation of cer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Missouri Senate voted 26-         tain domestic insur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ance companies?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8 in favor of the Missouri
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                                                                          INDEX                                                                                                                                                    Health Care Freedom
                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Fred and Susan Mullane/Camerawork USA   Amendment, Proposition
                                                                          A&E ............................16   Martina Hingis, who retired from World TeamTennis in 2006, is back this summer for WTT’s                            C appearing on the August        29), Norma Champion (R-
                                                                                                               35th season. Hingis retired due to injuries, but says the fire still burns. See article, page 8.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 primary election ballot.       District     30), Chuck
                                                                          Business ....................9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A week later, on May 11,         Purgason (R-District 33),
                                                                          Events ......................17                                                                                                                          the House gave final             Gary Nodler (R-District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   approval to refer the meas-      32), Matt Bartle (R-District

                                                                                                               Hy-Vee one step closer
                                                                          Faith ..........................14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ure to the ballot following      8) and Jim Lembke (R-
                                                                          Health ........................15                                                                                                                        a 108-47 vote.                   District 1).
                                                                          Home & Garden ....12                                                                                                                                        The amendment is a leg-          In late June, a lawsuit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   islatively referred constitu-    was filed in the Cole
                                                                          Marketplace ..........20

                                                                          Puzzles ....................17

                                                                          Upfront ......................2
                                                                                                               to Springfield                                        “Springfield repre-
                                                                                                                                                                     sents a natural pro-
                                                                                                                                                                     gression for us in                          ”                 tional amendment aimed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   at blocking the federal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   government from requir-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    County Circuit Court in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    an attempt to block
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Proposition      C    from

                                                                          Viewpoints ................7
                                                                                                               ■  85,000 square-foot facility to                     expanding our market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing people to buy health         appearing on the ballot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   insurance and would ban          The suit argued that the
                                                                                                               feature numerous amenities                            area.”                                                        fines imposed on those           proposed measure vio-
                                                                                                                                                                     — Ruth Cromer, Vice President                                 without health insurance.        lates     the     Missouri
                                                                                                               By James Hanson                                       of Media Relations, Hy-Vee Inc.                                  Missouri isn’t alone in       Constitution because of
                                                                                                                 Hy-Vee took another step closer to                                                                                the fight, as other states       the way it was certified
                                                                         Look for our                          bringing their operations to Springfield                                                                            have introduced similar          for the ballot—as a legisla-
                                                                          next issue:                          when City Council approved the                                                                                      measures           including     tively referred constitu-
                                                                                                               Kansas      Battlefield     Community                                                                               Wyoming, North Dakota,           tional amendment.
                                                     Wed. July 28                                              Improvement District on June 28.                  56,000 people. Last year the company                              New Mexico, Arizona,                A hearing date has yet
                                                                                                                Hy-Vee is an employee-owned compa-               did $6.4 billion in sales, ranking them                           Florida and Indiana.             to be scheduled.
                                                                                                               ny, founded in 1930 in Beacons Field,             among the top 30 in the country                                      State Senator Jane               Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter
                                                                                                               Iowa and is celebrating their 80th                among supermarket chains.                                         Cunningham (R-District           Kinder has filed a lawsuit
                                                                                                               Anniversary this year. With corporate               Ruth Comer, assistant vice-president                            7) sponsored bill SJR 25,        on behalf of the state of
                                                                                                               offices in Des Moines, Hy-Vee currently           of media relations for Hy-Vee Inc. said                           co-sponsored by 20 other         Missouri, in an attempt to
                                                                                                               operates 229 supermarkets and drug                                                                                  state senators including
                                                                                                               stores across eight states and employs                                                        see HY-VEE, 8         Jack Goodman (R-District                         see PROP C, 8

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Upfront                                                                                                                               15 minutes with...
                                                                                                                                      a local prep athlete who gained
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                                                                                                                              made to become a police        he said.“My heart goes out

 U.S. 7th District
                               HR District 140 candidates                                                                     officer years ago.
                                                                                                                                 “I want to be in a posi-
                                                                                                                              tion to have an impact on
                                                                                                                                                             to people who lost their
                                                                                                                                                             job or had their wages
                                                                                                                                                             cut.That has to be a horri-
                               By James Hanson                 lature. Not that our legisla-   islatures have made in         our culture                    ble time in their life. State
candidates to square off          Two Republican candi-        tors right now are doing a      recent years have curbed       and be of                      government can play a
  Save the date – the
evening of Monday, July        dates, Lincoln Hough and        bad job necessarily but         some of the decline in our     service      to                role in helping businesses
19, has been confirmed as      Bob Cirtin, share similar       when I worked for the           state. I think we need to      people,” he                    and drawing businesses to
the date for the U. S. 7th     views and ideas on how to       Budget Chairman, our            do more.”                      said. “ I want                 Springfield.”
District candidate forum.      move Missouri forward as        state budget was $18.5 bil-        He said the economy in      to be in a                        Cirtin said low taxation
The location is the Ozark
Empire Fairgrounds. Mike
                               representative for District     lion dollars.                   general is also a major        position to                    and less regulation would
Peters with St. John’s         140 in Springfield.                “Through the budget          concern.                       make       our Cirtin          be ways to help small busi-
Mercy Health System will          Hough is a cattle farmer     cuts we made this past             “Our local economy is       community a                    ness.
be the moderator for the       and contract hay bailer         legislative session, we still   something our state elect-     better place to live. As a        He said efficient govern-
evening. Call 865-0707.        while Cirtin has served as      passed a budget of over         ed officials have much         state representative you       ment is another important
                               a police officer and crimi-     $23 billion dollars, which      more control over and          are in a position to do that   issue.
City sees positive             nal justice educator at         is roughly a billion dollars    should focus on,” he said.     and also to be able to            “I think one of the main
numbers for July               Evangel University. Both        worth of growth each year          He said the idea would      make good, sound, com-         things that voters want
  The City of Springfield’s
July 2010 1 percent sales
                               men weighed in on their         I’ve been out of Jefferson      be not to expand historic,     mon sense decisions for        out of those in public
tax check from the             decision to run and the         City,” he added. “They are      low income tax credits         the people in the district     office is accountability,” he
Missouri Department of         issues important to them.       supposed to hold the line       but make them more avail-      and the people of              said. “I pledge to be
Revenue is up 16.34 per-          Hough said he is run-        on spending because they        able for projects that         Missouri.”                     accountable to the voters.
cent compared to July          ning because the people         are spending our dollars. I     wouldn’t work without             Cirtin said the economy     I want to be accountable
2009. Revenue collected
totaled $3,585,481, com-
                               in the 140th district need      want to bring back some         them.                          and jobs are of the utmost     and that is what we are
pared to $3,081,912 in July    a conserva-                     of the fiscal conservative         He said he hopes voters     importance.                    supposed to be doing.”
2009. This is the first        tive, strong                    policies that I think we        in this election look at the      “Everyone knows that,”
monthly sales tax check of     voice       in                  need to hold true to.”          candidates and decide on
Fiscal Year 2011, which        Jefferson                          He said the budget situ-     who is really building for
began July 1.
                               City.                           ation is the largest issue in   the future, looking past
                               ”I’ve worked                    the state of Missouri right     the next eight, 10 and 12
District 8 repairs to slow     for        the                  now.                            years.
traffic                        House          Hough               “We aren’t as bad as sev-       “As a business owner,
  A project to rehabilitate
                               Budget                          eral states around us right     it’s important to make
the Greene County Route
D bridges over Pearson         Chairman when I was in          now, for example Illinois,”     smart business decisions
Creek and over the             college,” he said. “There       he said.“I’d say the reason     and I think I can take that
Burlington Northern-Santa      are some fiscally conserva-     we are not in as bad a          up to Jeff City,” he said.
Fe railroad tracks east of     tive policies that need to      shape is because some of           Cirtin said his decision
Springfield will mean nar-
                               be brought back to the          the       decisions      our    to run had a lot to do with
rowed driving lanes for
several months, the            forefront in our state legis-   Republican-controlled leg-      the same decision he
Missouri Department of
Transportation said. Bridge
repairs commenced on
Tuesday, July 6, and are
scheduled to be completed
by December 1, 2010.
  Additional details can be
                               HR District 134 candidates                                                                                                                         CFP file photo

found at                       By James Hanson                 being attacked. Now true, I       Long said the most           day and picked up a paper      in touch with what the
www.modot.org/springfield         Three Republican candi-      feel like its being attacked    important issue to address     and America didn’t look        people are truly thinking,”
                               dates, James         Green,     on the federal level but        is growing the economy         like America anymore,” he      he said. “That way every-
Discovery Center school        Thomas Long and Mark            this is where I can engage      because with a strong          said.“We’ve got guys who       one has an avenue to get a
drive underway                 Stuppy, are vying for the       the fight.”                     economy, “the rest will        consider themselves elect-     hold of an elected official.”
  Discovery Center is part-
                               District 134 seat vacated          Long is concerned            take care of itself.           ed officials instead of pub-     Green said spending
nering with the Salvation
Army for the 10th year to      by      term-limited     Jim    about the budget, growing         “Now you still have to       lic servants. Our goal is to   needs to be reduced and
collect school supplies for    Viebrock.                       the economy and state           have a wise tax policy and     be a voice for the people      that Missouri
local children. The drive         Green, an assistant gen-     sovereignty. He said he is      you still have to have a       and to let this be the peo-    must stand
began on Thursday, July 1,     eral manager at Sunshine        concerned about the pro-        wise regulatory environ-       ple’s seat and not my seat.”   up to the fed-
and concludes on
                               Bowling Lanes, and Long, a      posed Cap and Trade legis-      ment to help your econo-          Green said the whole        eral govern-
Thursday, Sept. 30.
  A barrel has been placed     fleet manager in the refrig-    lation, which could add a       my along, but put people       goal of his entire campaign    ment when it
in the lobby of the            erated division at Prime        $38 billion charge to fuel      back to work and a lot of      is to be an extension to the   comes        to
Discovery Center for items     Transportation Inc., shared     costs in the                    other things disappear,” he    people from the district.      states’ rights
to be dropped off during       why they chose to run for       transporta-                     said.                             “You are making deci-       and limiting Green
business hours. Donated
                               the seat and important          tion industry                     He said he also has ideas    sions for the state of         the expan-
supplies must be in original
packaging.                     issues they would like to       alone, and                      on how to make the foster-     Missouri as a whole but        sion of federal govern-
  For additional details,      address, if elected. Stuppy     the health-                     system friendlier to foster-   this needs to be about giv-    ment.
contact Charlotte McCoy at     was unavailable for com-        care                            parents and is very sup-       ing the people a true voice      “We need a leader who
(417) 862-9910, ext. 713 or    ment.                           takeover.                       portive of Drug Courts         in government,” he said.       will represent the people
                                  Long said he is running          “You have Long              and alternative sentenc-          If elected, Green would     and not look to just further
                               to protect his way of life.     to decide, am                   ing.                           like to establish three to     themselves in their politi-
                                  “What would make a           I going to sit and take it or     Green said his family        four town halls each year      cal careers,” he said. “I’ve
 »    cfpmidweek.com           man or woman put their
                               family through this?” he
                                                               am I going to help some-
                                                               body who is fighting on
                                                                                               and inner circle of friends
                                                                                               played a role in his deci-
                                                                                                                              as well as an online social
                                                                                                                              network, in order to stay
                                                                                                                                                             got a commitment stand-
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  Want More Local News?        said. “There’s got to be a      my behalf,” he said. “The       sion to run but the final      connected with the peo-        of government and spend-
  Go to the Online news        very, very high, motivating     10th Amendment is real          decision came after read-      ple.                           ing,all of those things have
  section at the CFP           factor. And mine is that I      and can help affect things      ing a newspaper one day.          “We could grow com-         to be reigned in.”
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Republican candidates for Presiding Commissioner discuss Greene County
■ Winner battles                      work with the county and       ments in the community           He said his decision to     me through difficult elec-       He said he would like to
                                      work with other counties       that is not connecting for     enter the race came after     tion cycles and continued     see the county work
Coonrod, Jones in                     through      the     Ozarks    the good of the county. I      evaluating his options,       to send me back. I feel       towards a dormitory-type
General Election                      Transportation                 think I can bring an           either for Missouri Senate    that I’ve been an effective   of facility to hold non-vio-
                                      Organization.                  atmosphere of can do and       or              Presiding     legislator and would like     lent individuals, including
                                         Griggs’ campaign is         the glass is half full and     Commissioner,         after   to continue to serve the      those held for pre-trial.
By James Hanson                       focused on three areas of      not half empty.”               terming out of the House.     people      of     Greene        “That frees up the
   Conrad Griggs and Jim              “opportunity”: economic,         Viebrock a real estate         “I served eight years up    County.”                      space in the lock-down
Viebrock are the two                  social and environmental.      broker with Murney and         there     and                    Viebrock said he would     jail for offenders who are
Republican candidates for                “I see certain areas that   Associates, spent the last     enjoyed serv-                 like to address the over-     there for violent tenden-
Greene County Presiding               we can improve on,” he         eight years in the Missouri    ing the peo-                  crowding at the county        cies or violent crimes,” he
Commissioner. The win-                said.                          Legislature, representing      ple of west-                  jail, which he said is “a     said.
ner of the August 3 pri-                 He said his business        Missouri’s 134th House         ern Greene                    recipe for a disaster wait-      He said the current per-
mary will face incumbent              background as well as          District. He is term-limited   County,” he                   ing to happen” due to         sonality of the county is
Dave              Coonrod             what he learned from the       from running for that seat     said. “They                   under-staffing of depart-
(Democrat) and Mark                   military and from former       again.                         stood with Viebrock           ment.                                   see COMMISSIONER, 4
“Majic” Jones (Libertarian)           City Manager Tom Finney
in the November General               could greatly help Greene
Election.                             County save a lot of
   The men bring different            money.
views to the race, each                     “And that money
with government experi-               belongs to the taxpayers,”
ence from past offices:               he said.“The people who
Griggs as a City Council              live in the community and
member and Viebrock as a              the county.They have the
state representative.                 right and should demand
   Griggs spent four years            that we are accountable
with      the                         to our money.”
Springfield                              He said he would like to
Police                                look for overlaps of coun-
Department,                           ty and city operations and
six     years                         find ways to combine
with Mutual                           them to become more
of     Omaha                          efficient.
and retired                               “This would save the
from Merrill                          taxpayers a tremendous
Lynch, after 25 years. He             amount of money,” he
served for 25 years in the            said.
Army National Guard. He                  Griggs said he brings
also sat on Springfield               leadership, experience
City Council from 1992                and a spirit of coopera-
through 1999 and again                tion to the table.
from 2003 through 2007.                  “I think that has been
   He said experiences at             lacking,” he said. “There
City Council provided                 seems to be a disconnect
him an opportunity to                 amongst different ele-

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SCHOOL BOARD WRAP                                                                                              COUNCIL WRAP
SPS board approves 2010-2011 budget                                                                            Council members help break ground at former quarry site
                                         Hosmer said for 29 of the          it, they are still professionals                                              Action from June 28 meeting:
By James Hanson                       last 30 years, SPS has been           and are going to be tempted        By James Hanson                            • Recognized Artie Monier for 30
   At the June 29 meeting,            able to offer a salary increase       to leave professions and school      Lunch with City Council, planned       years of dedicated service as an
Springfield Public School             to their employees until last         districts that do not reward       for July 6, was cancelled due to holi-   employee of the City of Springfield.
Board members agreed                  year.                                 them for their expertise and       day schedule conflicts. However,           • Agreed to enter into a license
preparing this year’s budget             “This year for the first time in   their hard work.”                  Council members Dan Chiles, John         agreement with Environmental Works
was a challenge due to declin-        30 years, we are going to be             Renner recommended look-        Rush, Robert Stephens, Scott Bailes      Inc. to install and maintain three moni-
ing state revenues.                   asking teachers and staff to          ing at cuts next year in areas     and Jerry Compton were on hand for       toring wells on public right-of-way to
   Governor Jay Nixon drastical-      take a pay cut of a half per-         such as the transportation         a groundbreaking ceremony at The         monitor groundwater conditions, at no
ly cut the state budget earlier       cent,” he said. “In addition, as      budget to ensure that teachers     Commons at Jordan Valley (the for-       cost to the City.
this month, slashing $70 million      Bruce mentioned, we are ask-          don’t have to take on more         mer quarry site) on July 7.                • Confirmed the following reap-
in transportation dollars             ing them to pay approximately         costs without receiving a salary     The site is now ready for develop-     pointment to the Springfield-Greene
intended for Missouri’s public        $3 million more for their             increase.                          ment into a green space, which will      County Public Library Board: Leslie
schools.                              healthcare.                              In other action:                serve as the east gateway to Jordan      Carrier, with term to expire July 1,
   An increase of approximately          “I understand the economic            • Recognized Central High       Valley.                                  2013.
$2.4 million in necessary state       situation facing the district and     School for being named on the        Once completed, later this year,         • Agreed to enter into an agreement
expenditures further reduced          districts across the state and        2010 America’s Best High           the Phase I development of the           with the Springfield Convention and
available funds for the schools.      country and it’s dire,” he            Schools, an honor the school       southern third of the 9.5-acre site      Visitors Bureau Inc. including the
   SPS reduced their budget by        added. “There’s not enough            has received three years in a      will include a plaza and community       2010-2011 budget and marketing plan
$850,000 to make up for the           money to do what we want to           row. Also recognized the           multi-purpose space. It will include a   needed to continue the program to
last minute shortfall, doing          do or need to do to educate           Central Intelligence students      gateway feature at National Avenue       encourage tourism and conventions in
away with an earlier proposed         our children. While we need to        for bringing home seven 2010       and Trafficway, walkways, newly          the city.
$500,000 to fund a half per-          effectively and efficiently man-      High School Emmy Awards            planted trees, modest landscaping
cent pay increase for staff to        age our resources and our             from the Mid-America National      and a parking lot on the southwest         Items expected to be passed at
offset an increase in retirement      money, we also need to make           Academy of Television Arts         corner of the property.                  July 12 meeting:
contributions. SPS also elimi-        sure that the key piece in the        and Sciences.                        The northern portion of the site
nated the proposed addition of        puzzle of education—class-               • Authorized George K.          will become green space to allow           • Approve an ordinance to amend
$350,000 to the district’s            room teachers—are not used            Baum and Company to pro-           further settling of the soil. Future     the Springfield Public Works budget
reserve fund.                         to make up for shortfalls in our      ceed with the sale of              improvements could include a mark-       by $24,000,000 to appropriate the
   SPS has made over $15 mil-         budget.”                              $17,750,000 general obligation     er honoring Springfield’s two sister     estimated proceeds from the 1/4cent
lion in reductions to its budget         Hosmer said teachers aren’t        bonds, as part of the $50 mil-     cities, if funding is made available.    Capital Improvement Program sales
over the last three years. The        interchangeable widgets or            lion bond approved by voters         This phase of the project costs        tax approved by Springfield voters on
2010-2011 budget reduces total        factory produced items that           in November 2009.                  $666,127 and is funded through a         June 8.
staffing by 57 FTE (full time         can be made in China and                 • Awarded three contracts to    Department of Housing and Urban            • Approve an ordinance to form a
equivalent) via attrition. It also    picked up off the shelf at Wal-       Weatherproofing Technologies       Development Economic Initiative          Cooperative Agreement between the
features reductions to Parents        Mart.                                 Inc. in the amount of              grant, secured by Congressman Roy        City of Springfield, the Kansas
As Teachers, fuel and utility            “Replacing a seasoned, expe-       $177,338.60 for Hillcrest High     Blunt. Bailey Construction Company       Battlefield Community Improvement
costs, and purchased services.        rienced teacher with a brand          School; $169,179.21 for Horace     is the contractor for the project,       District and Hy-Vee Inc.
   Board members Andy                 new teacher is not a trade-up,        Mann Elementary School; and        expected to be complete by Oct. 1,
Hosmer and Bruce Renner               it’s a trade down,” he said.          $181,907.07 for Sherwood           2010.
voted in opposition to the            “While many, if not most              Elementary School for roof
budget.                               teachers, teach for the love of       replacement.

Experience key to
one that is very difficult           tors—current and those
to get along with and                that are running—makes
would like to see that               him capable of working
change.                              with the legislature and
  “If you have some rea-             lobbying on behalf of the
son to call upon county              county.
services you are met with              He said the county lives
obstructions,     grumpy             and dies by the whims of
people and folks who are             the legislation.
not really willing to help             “In the eight years I
you and that needs to                have been a legislator,
change,” he said. “When              Dave Coonrod has never
you need your county                 once stepped into my
services, the county                 office,” he said,“…but the
should stand ready, will-            sole reason he is sup-
ing and able, wanting to             posed to be there
help you accomplish your             [Jefferson City] is to
goals and your task and              lobby the legislators.”
not stand in your way.”
  Viebrock said his expe-
rience and pre-existing
relationships with legisla-

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                                                                                                            …there’s going to be a lot of people
 15 Minutes                                                                                                 looking towards me.”                            Q: How big a role does academics
                                                                                                                                                          play in your life, and will you take
 With...                                                                                                                                                  that into account when choosing a
                                                                                                              Q: What are your goals and aspi-
                                                                                                            rations for this year, personally or
                                                                                                            for the team as a whole?                        A: “I [have] got to have good academ-
Local athlete                                                                                                 A: “Just coming out and executing
                                                                                                            the game plan.”
                                                                                                                                                          ics… like 3.0 or higher. I actually have
                                                                                                                                                          higher than that, like a 3.1, so I’m pretty
makes national                                                                                                Q: Has the award pushed you
                                                                                                            any more this off season… has                   Q: Finally, how can your work
                                                                                                                                                          ethic on the field transition to the
                                                                                                            your preparations changed at all?
headlines                                                                                                     A: “My work ethic has changed a lot.
                                                                                                            My routes, I go full speed and have a
                                                                                                                                                          classroom or in everyday life?
                                                                                                                                                             A: “Just to always be the best that I can
By Tyler Thompson                                                                                                                                         be. Always staying in the game and not
                                                                                                            good mindset.”
  Hillcrest junior Dorial Green-Beckham                                                                                                                   letting other people down—just staying
was sitting at home relaxing when he                                                                                                                      up.”
                                                                                                              Q: Going into your junior sea-
received an unexpected phone call from                                                                      son, how’s the chemistry with
his head coach and father, John                                                                             your teammates, and secondly,
Beckham. Little did he know that he was                                                                     how pivotal is the unification of
                                                                                                                                                             Green-Beckham in brief
about to find out a piece of news that                                                                      team chemistry in the overall                    Name: Dorial Green- Beckham.
would lay the foundation for the rest of                                                                    scope of the team as a whole?                    Junior three-sport athlete for
his prep career, as well as his collegiate                                                                                                                   Hillcrest High School
career, on and off the field.                                                                                  A: “It’s important on and off the
                                                                                    Photo by James Hanson   field. I mean, on and off the field you
  Beckham has been awarded the 2009-          Junior Dorial Green-Beckham looks to improve                                                                   Why he’s interesting:
10 MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year.                                                                       have to do your job and stay out of
                                              on last year’s statistics as he eyes another post-                                                             Green-Beckham is what the
MaxPreps, a nationally recognized             season run for the Hornets.
                                                                                                            trouble. It’s very important.                    scouts are calling “the top recruit
recruiting service that is affiliated with                                                                                                                   for the 2012 class.” In 2009-10, he
CBS Sports, awarded Beckham with the          home when I got the call from coach let-                      Q: Looking back over the course                  carried the Hornets to postseason
award at Hillcrest on Tuesday, June 22.       ting me know that I won.”                                 of the last few years, how have you                  play for the first time since 2003
  While the award recognizes Green-                                                                     evolved as a player, but most impor-                 (third time in school history). He
Beckham’s accomplishments as a stand-           Q: Being a three-sport athlete, does                    tantly, as a person?                                 has shown flare on the football
                                              injuries weigh heavily on your                                                                                 field, but also excels in other
out prep athlete, it’s the work that he                                                                   A: “I’m getting better mentally and                sports. In basketball, he was
puts in on the football field that has col-   mind?                                                     physically. I pretty much do the same                selected as the Class 5 MVP and
legiate scouts foaming at the mouth.             A: “Yeah, a little bit… in three sports…               things and stay out of trouble.”                     led his team to their second state
                                              yeah, it does. Yeah, it has been on my                                                                         championship, their first since
  Q: What was your reaction when              mind. From freshman year to last year—                      Q: You have a day off from class,                  1984. He has also claimed track
you got the call from coach                   It’s gotten better.”                                      practices and from coaches breath-                   and field titles in the 100-meter
Beckham?                                                                                                ing down your neck, what do you do                   and the triple jump.

  A: “It was shocking. I was sitting at         Q: How can you build off last                           to fill the time?
                                              year’s statistics (66 receptions, 1,616
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     News                           Digest Martina Hingis makes
 Nixon signs HB 1472 criminalizing possession of K2
    On July 6, Gov. Jay Nixon signed HB 1472 criminaliz-
                                                            local appearance
 ing the possession of K2. The bill makes K2 a con-
 trolled substance, with possession punishable by
 incarceration or fines. K2 is a synthetic substance sim-
                                                            By Tyler Thompson             Venus Williams (July 7 in
 ilar to marijuana. The law is set to take effect on           Local tennis players and   Washington D.C.), sister
 August 28, 2010.                                           fans will have the oppor-     Serena Williams (July 9 in
                                                            tunity to see Martina         Glen Falls N.Y.) and for-
 Bill to unify highway and water patrol departments         Hingis play at the World      mer No. 1 Lindsey
   Earlier this month, Gov. Jay Nixon signed HB 1868        Team Tennis         (WTT)     Davenport (July 22 in St.
 unifying the Missouri State Highway Patrol and
                                                            match on Saturday, July       Louis).
 Missouri State Water Patrol agencies, maintaining
 their full patrol forces and strengthening statewide       17, at 7:05 p.m. at              “I don’t have that easy
 law enforcement. The bill creates administrative effi-     Mediacom Stadium at           of a schedule, do I?”
 ciencies and keeps full patrol forces on roads and         Cooper Tennis Complex.        Hingis said.“I’m glad that I
 waterways. It is also aimed to allow cross training of        Hingis, a former world     get a little bit of prepara-
 officers, in order to lead to a more responsive, seam-
                                                            No. 1 and five-time Grand     tion     over     here   in
 less statewide patrol force. Both agencies are part of
 the Missouri Department of Public Safety.                  Slam singles champion,        England—some exhibi-
                                                            will make her appearance      tion matches and playing
 State releases fiscal year 2010 General Revenue Report     in Springfield as a mem-      Wimbledon with Anna
   State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced         ber of the Albany-based       Kournikova in the legends
 on July 2 that fiscal year 2010 ended with net general     New York Buzz, when           doubles.”
 revenue collections declining 9.1 percent compared to      they take to the court           Being in Springfield will
 Fiscal Year 2009, from $7.45 billion last year to $6.77
 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for
                                                            against the Springfield       allow Hingis the opportu-
 June 2010 decreased by 21.8 percent compared to            Lasers.                       nity to give something
 those for June 2009, from $629.3 million to $492.2            This season marks the      back—not only the sport,
 million.                                                   first season back for         but to the kids of the com-
                                                            Hingis on the WTT courts      munity, such as advice and
 Senate Bill 586 and 617 signed into law                    since 2006. Due to a          autographs.
   On June 25, Gov. Jay Nixon signed several pieces of      plethora of injuries that        “That’s one thing that I
 legislation into law. Two of those pieces were Senate      began to plague Hingis,       can give back these days,”
 Bill 586 and 617 intended to prevent deleterious sec-
 ondary effects arising from sexually oriented busi-
                                                            she decided to hang up        she said. “I’m a little bit
 nesses. Senate Bill 586 and 617 defines a sexually ori-    the racquet in 2007.          more experienced, and
 ented business and places a number of restrictions on         “I’m good [healthwise],    you [today’s kids] don’t
 such businesses. Both laws go into effect on August        I’m good,” Hingis said, via   always have the same
 28, 2010. The bills can be viewed at                       conference call. “I hope I    opportunities like I had
                                                            can say the same thing        playing tennis.”
                                                            when I’m finishing the            Tickets may be pur-
 Nixon signs bill to promote women’s heart health           TeamTennis.”                  chased by calling (417)
   On June 25, Gov. Jay Nixon signed HB 1898, which
 highlights the importance Missouri places on promot-
                                                               While on tour, Hingis      837-5800 or at Cooper
 ing women’s heart health. The legislation establishes      will play some of the         Tennis Complex located
 the Women’s Heart Health Program, which, upon              biggest names in tennis—      at 2331 E. Pythian.
 receipt of federal funding, will provide screenings to
 uninsured and underinsured women. Services would
 be offered by providers currently caring for women
 under the Show-Me Healthy Women Program.                          E-mail local news and information to:
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                                                                                                                                      "It does not require a majority to prevail... but rather

Viewpoints                                                                                                     THINK
                                                                                                               About It!
                                                                                                                                      an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of
                                                                                                                                      freedom in the minds of men."
                                                                                                                                                                                              – Samuel Adams


                                                                                                                                                                                  Proposition C –
                                                                                                                                                                                  Missouri Health
      Breck Langsford,
     President/Publisher                                                                                                                                                          Care Freedom Act
     Amanda Langsford,
     Associate Publisher                                                                                                                                                             On      August      3,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Missouri voters will
               EDITORIAL                                                                                                                                                          decide Proposition C
          James Hanson,                                                                                                                                                           —the Missouri Health
            Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                                                                  Care Freedom Act
          Janice Mason,
            Staff Writer                                                                                                                                                          HB1764—and
         Tyler Thompson,                                                                                                                                                          whether or not we
          Editorial Intern                                                                                                                                                        will keep our right of
                                                                                                                                                                                  liberty when it comes
         CONTRIBUTORS                                                                                                                                                             to healthcare and
          Kelsey Garman                                                                                                                                                           healthcare coverage.        Melissa Leach
             Bob Mace                                                                                                                                                                Simply put, a “Yes”
           Phil Morrissey                                                                                                                                                                                        GUEST COLUMN
                                                                                                                                                                                  vote on Prop C
          Jeanne Duffey                                                                                                                          Illustration by Phil Morrissey
                                                                                                                                                                                  (HCFA) will protect Missourians from
                 DESIGN                                                                                                                                                           being penalized by the state government if
        Angie Henry,                                                                                                                                                              you do not purchase healthcare insurance.
     Visual Design Editor                                                                                                                                                         This will also tie the hands of the Missouri
       Lonnie Bolding,
           Art Tech
                                                       Co-pious Co-lissions                                 E-mail Bob Mace: bmace@cfpmidweek.com.                                Legislature from establishing a single-payer
                                                                                                                                                                                  system in the state and it could potentially
                                                                                                                                                                                  challenge the federal healthcare reform
           ADVERTISING                                    It most definitely takes two to Tango, but to the degree of difficulty.                                                 plan if that should include the force-of-law
       Breck Langsford
      Amanda Langsford
                                                       apparently it takes but one (or maybe half of          When that loosely defined traffic pattern                           on individuals to buy insurance. It’s your
        Greg Hansen                                    one) to do the Sidestep. Such is the case when came under Co-uncil co-nsideration some years                               health and healthcare and it’s your wallet,it
                                                       Jason Haynes, a Springfield employee with the ago, co-mmon sense residents observed that                                   should be your choice.
         CIRCULATION /                                 unlikely, unfathomable and oxymoronic title of the traffic “plans” for Primrose Place and the                                 A “No” vote, on the other hand, tells the
          DISTRIBUTION                                 co-interim traffic engineer, co-mment-                          WalMart Supercenter were pending                           government that it’s okay with you to take
 Marylee York, Manager                                 ed to the News-Leader about recently                            disasters. The Edge has seen plates                        away your right of liberty to decide what’s
  Mike Weber, Courier                                  released traffic mishap statistics show-                        of spaghetti with more symmetry                            best for you and your family and gives it
  Mike Metz, Courier                                   ing traffic accidents down but injury                           and structure than the labyrinth of                        unprecedented authority to penalize you
                                                       crashes up.                                                     asphalt that allows traffic to co-                         financially for not buying healthcare insur-
     Donna Blackburn,                                     One assumes there must be two                                nverge from a dozen directions at                          ance coverage or for paying directly for
     Senior Accountant                                 people who each are half an acting                              once.                                                      your healthcare services with your own
       Muriel Lincoln,                                 traffic engineer. The problem is will                             The city has a new Chief of                              dollars.
      Credit Manager                                   we, in the long run, be left with two                           Police,        Paul       Williams.                           Voting “No” will also mean that employ-
      Dudley Brown,                                    co-traffic engineers or a brace of co-                          Congratulations Chief Williams and                         ers will be forced to buy healthcare cover-
 IT Systems & Webmaster                                interim engineers? The Edge wonders;                            welcome to The Edge!                                       age for workers or pay penalties. Either
                                                                                                      Bob Mace
        B Publishing Group                             would that be a hyphenated title (or                              The chief reports that so far, in                        way, when a company that may already be
   3057 E. Cairo / Springfield, MO                     two)?                                           THE EDGE        2010, four of the six fatality acci-                       struggling to stay in business must now fac-
   Mailing address: PO Box 2418                           Only municipal bureaucracy could                             dents here involved people not                             tor in these added and expensive costs, it
      Springfield, MO 65801                            co-ntemplate such a title.The Edge assumes the wearing seatbelts. What we don’t get is                                     could mean the closing of that business
      Phone: (417) 447-2130
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            The Community Free Press is
                                                       tees.                                                involved in the crash. Law enforcement often                          government’s healthcare reform program
      published by B Publishing Group, Inc. in            The Edge, without co-mmercial co-nsidera- provides similar statistics saying that 50% of                                like the reduction in federal-level Medicare
    Springfield, Mo. It is available free of charge,
 limited to one copy per reader, from distributors
                                                       tion, has patronized La Fiesta, a small Mexican fatalities involve someone not wearing seat-                               services for seniors or the potential for
 in the Springfield-metro area. Additional copies      restaurant, in that no-man’s land where east belts,63% are drinking related and another 45%                                elimination of TriCare for veterans? No, but
     may be obtained at the B Publishing Group
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                                                       Independence Street approaches the Southeast are the result of excessive speed.Add in a spate                              it is an opportunity to attempt to re-estab-
  lisher’s authorized agents. No one may, without      WalMart Supercenter. Has anyone ever discov- of now un-photographed red light runners and                                  lish some of the balance of power between
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                                                       ered a way to visit that Co-mida without a pre- they’ll co-nfidently identify the cause of                                 the federal and state governments,which is
  your home or business address is available via       liminary drive through the Home Depot park- approximately 207% of all traffic mishaps.                                     at the very heart of the principle of state
 Standard Mail. Call 417-447-2130 for informa-         ing lot?                                               Mr.Williams would do well to look at the tri-                       sovereignty as covered by the 10th
tion. Reproduction prohibited without publisher’s
written permission. Unsolicited materials should          It was a non-co-mmittal analysis that led folded-limp-lariat scheme of street construction                              Amendment in our Bill of Rights.
   be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped         Haynes’, upon co-nsidering the traffic statistics, over there and tell the (or those) co-interim                              The principle of state sovereignty is as
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                                                          Observation from The Edge: Those are the article, he observed that we must have a seat-                                 eventually falls apart and leaves its resi-
        Vol. 8 Issue 14
                                                       numbers. You’re a co-expert. What is your co- belt enforcement issue.His suggested approach                                dents without protection.
                                                       nclusion?                                            would be to recognize individual officers who                            In my opinion, there was some pretty
                                                          Anyone who’s ever driven a vehicle in enforce those vehicular bondage ordinances.                                       fancy footwork in Washington, D.C., by
      The thoughts and
  opinions of columnists in
                                                       Springfield has already figured why Glenstone          What we need are street patterns that don’t                         some pretty big insurance industry fellas
 the Viewpoints section do                             Avenue at Primrose is ground zero for serious require training in Kumihimo (Japanese braid-                                who persuaded every Independent, almost
   not reflect those of the                            accidents: Co-nspiring with developers, a total ing) to figure out.                                                        every Democrat and a few Republicans
   Community Free Press.
   If you wish to respond
                                                       lack of zoning and traffic planning savvy result-      The Edge does find an opportunity for the                           that it’s “the New American Way” to force
    to Viewpoints please                               ed in too much retail density and too many Chief to do some re-titling of officers serving                                 people to buy their products.
         e-mail CFP:                                   access points for the poorly co-ntrived street the traffic division. Perhaps job-sharing                                      Melissa Leach is a Springfield resident
                                                       structure to handle.Further,we rely on some of between a pair with responsibility for monitor-                             and Republican Candidate for the 137th
                                                       those Tinker-toy lane redefinition pylons to add ing that high accident zone:Traffic Co-ps!                                District Representative.
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 Local Voice                          What are your views on Proposition C, which will block the federal government
                                      from requiring people to purchase private health insurance?                                            Photos and interviews by Janice Mason

“I know there are reli-         “I already have health          “The fact that there are      “I think that people           “I don’t think the gov-         “I guess I’m for Prop C
gious groups that don’t         insurance. I guess it           fines for not doing it. I     should choose what             ernment should force            because I don’t think
believe in [health insur-       doesn’t affect me, but it       don’t like that, but I        they want. I’m not for         anyone to buy health            that you should be
ance] and I think they          could in the long run, I        don’t understand how          this government thing          insurance but I think           fined if it’s out of your
should be exempt                guess.”                         they would levee it or        at all..”                      that everyone should            ability to opt in...”
because they are essen-                                         how it goes.”                                                have it.”
tially self-insured.”                   — Jeff Norman,                                           — Eleanor Lockhart,                                                   — Steve Ames,
                                                 Retail                    — Kevin Huff,                     Retired                  — Sam Warren,                            Retail
       — Becky DeWitt,                                                         Manager                                                       Retail

Possible: 350-400 jobs created                                                                Litigation: on both sides of debate
HY-VEE, from 1                                                                                 PROP C, from 1
                                  “We currently have           local directors autonomy                                                       “I don’t think the government should
the supermarket planned        stores in Kansas City,          when they design the           combat the federal health care bill. In       mandate and penalize Missouri citizens
for Springfield would be       Columbia, Jefferson City        store’s content and layout.    other states,attorney generals are joining    for what they buy or don’t buy,” she said.
an 85,000 square-foot facil-   and Osage Beach,” she              “Our store directors        in a national lawsuit against the federal       Champion said when she casts a vote
ity featuring several ameni-   said. “Springfield repre-       have the ability to cus-       government.                                   to take something to the electorate, it’s
ties for shoppers.             sents a natural progres-        tomize their stores to a         State Senator Norma Champion (R-            because she feels the government
   “This store is what we      sion for us in expanding        great extent, because they     District 30) said she thinks it’s important   should leave it up to them to make those
refer to as a combination      our market area. We’ve          decide on what products        to leave it up to the public.                 decisions.
format,” Comer said.“It is a   looked at the community         they are going to carry          “It’s their decision in my opinion,” she      “I encourage them to get out and vote,
full-service grocery store     for several months, if not      and how to price them          said. “We need to have more freedom           regardless of how they feel,” she said.“It
that also features a phar-     years.”                         and how their store is         and flexibility than the federal govern-      only works if everybody gets out and
macy, with drive-up serv-         Comer said the compa-        going to be laid out and       ment is letting us have.”                     does their part.We will see how the citi-
ice,a wine and spirits store   ny researches specific          what products go on what         Champion said they don’t like the           zens feel about it.”
attached, a health market      areas within a community        aisles,” she said.“They also   mandates in the federal health care bill.
department for natural,        before opening a store in a     make advertising deci-
organic and special dietary    particular location.            sions and decide special
foods and our own dieti-          “We make note of             promotions.
tian to assist customers       where current retail oper-         “They also decide how
with their nutrition and       ates, where the con-            they are going to be
diet needs and questions.”     sumers live and work and        involved in the communi-
   Other features of the Hy-   their commuting patterns,       ty,” she added.“We encour-
Vee include a meeting area     surrounding communities         age our stores to be active
called      the       Hy-Vee   and where they shop,” she       members of the business
Clubroom, which provides       said. “Then we zero in on       community and communi-
space for cooking classes,     locations we would like to      ty causes and projects, and
parties and community          take a closer look at and       contribute       to    local
gatherings; a Food Court       look at those particular        groups. We will be a very
and in-store dining area,      sites.”                         visible member of the
which features a Chinese         Comer said if everything      Springfield business com-
Express, an Italian Express    goes according to plan,         munity.”
and the Hy-Vee Kitchen         the company would like             Comer said it’s exciting
Department serving tradi-      to begin construction this      for the company to be
tional meals such as chick-    fall and expects to be          coming to Springfield
en, meatloaf, salads, soups    open for business by mid-       because it provides them
and more. The store also       summer, 2011.                   an opportunity to intro-
features a delicatessen           She said for a store this    duce Hy-Vee to a whole
department with hot and        size; it’s common for 350-      new group of customers
cold sandwiches made to        400 jobs to be created.         who may not be familiar
order, a salad bar, soup bar      “After the store director    with their store.
and dessert bar.               is chosen, they will be            “We are happy to find a
   “We have a special offer,   involved with the hiring        core of people who have
what we call a Grand           process of selecting            lived in our markets
Buffet, where customers        department heads, whom          before and are very excit-
can eat from all of those      typically are from within       ed that we are coming to
departments for one            Hy-Vee,” she said.“We typi-     the area,” she said. “Each
price,” she said. “We will     cally post all jobs internal-   store takes on its own
also have takeout and          ly and give people the          character that reflects the
catering available, as well    opportunity to apply. But       character of its communi-
as an in-store bakery.”        after we hire the director      ty. It will be unique
   She said the decision to    and department heads, the       because it will reflect
locate to Springfield was      bulk of positions we hire       Springfield.”
made easier because            for are the people from            For more information
Springfield fits in well       the local area.”                about Hy-Vee Inc., visit
with their current market         Comer said the compa-        www.hy-vee.com.
areas.                         ny’s philosophy is to allow
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Business                                                                                                                            Weathering the storm
                                                                                                                                    Oak Grove Construction in busi-
                                                                                                                                    ness for 37 years. » Page 10

Olsson Associates acquires
local firm
  Olsson Associates, a
national engineering and
                                Local business owners discuss Hy-Vee
design firm, has acquired                                                                                                                                     The Hy-Vee supermarket
Scott Consulting                                                                                                                                              chain, based out of West
Engineers, becoming                                                                                                                                           Des Moines, Iowa will build
“Scott Consulting
                                  ■  Some businesses could see less                                                                                           a store in Springfield on
Engineers,” a division of                                                                                                                                     the corner of Kansas
Olsson. Scott employees
                                  traffic while others might benefit                                                                                          Expressway and
                                                                                                                                                              Battlefield Road.
will remain in their current
location, 550 St. Louis
Street, and Olsson will
move into the office later
this year.

CFO announces Cultural
Investment Fund
  The Community
Foundation of the Ozarks
announces the creation of
the CFO Cultural
Investment Fund—a                                                                                                                                             Photos courtesy Hy-Vee Inc.
revolving low-interest
loan program to help the
County arts and cultural
organizations pay
advance costs for per-
formances and exhibits.
The CFO Fund will offer
loans ranging from $1,000
to $20,000 to non-profits
                                By James Hanson                our customers and pro-        more of a grocery store           “I know they are big in     much money is spent in
and will carry a four per-        Business owners are          vide what they need.”         aspect.                        Kansas City,” he said. “But    the local economy, as it is
cent interest rate. They        looking at the pros and          Steve Tolliver, president      “Whenever you see a         people here like their         when you have locally
are to be re-paid by ticket     cons of the proposed           of Gold Grown Food Co.,       Walmart go into a small        local grocery stores.”         owned businesses.”
proceeds, sponsorship           arrival of a Hy-Vee, Inc.      said he isn’t sure what       town, it puts the local           Randy Richards, owner          Richards said Hy-Vee
funds or other income
raised by the event.
                                store in Springfield. The      impact the new store will     hardware store out of          of Harter House’s Eastgate     doesn’t typically move
                                development proposal           have on the business com-     business,” he said. “It’s      location, said there is        into a market with just
Author visits ABC Books for     was part of the Kansas         munity in Springfield. He     going to be a similar          going to be pros and cons      one store.
autographs/promotion            Battlefield Community          said he imagines most of      effect. It will be interest-   of Hy-Vee coming to               “I could see four or five
  On July 17, from 10 a.m.      Improvement         District   their [Hy-Vee] money is       ing to see what happens        town.                          stores being built in the
to 3 p.m., author Iris Paris    (CID), approved during         spent outside of the com-     with Dillons being right          “It does make a lot of      next five or six years,” he
will be signing autographs      City Council’s June 28         munity.                       across the street and Price    people more competi-           said. “ The one store is to
and promoting the               meeting.                                                     Cutter just down the road      tive,” he said. “They start    get their foot in their mar-

release of her new book,
                                  Some at the meeting                                        as well.”                      doing      things      they    ket and get a good share
“Once Upon A Chariot,”                                          “They may
at ABC Books in                 said the business would                                         George Koerble, owner       should’ve been doing all       of the market.”
Springfield. The book           be a welcomed addition          create jobs                  of George’s Pharmacy,          along. Sometimes it does          He said overall it’s still
details the personal story      to the neighborhood cit-        but I imagine they           said he doesn’t think his      make for better competi-       early to know the impact
of Paris’ mother, Norma         ing job creation, local eco-    buy most of their            store will be impacted         tion.”                         they will have on the busi-
Jean Belloff, who traveled
alone on her bicycle from
                                nomic growth and good           supplies from                much.                             He said his con argu-       ness community.
San Diego to London,            competition as reasons          outside of our                  “I think the people that    ment is that Hy-Vee is an         “It’s just at the early
Conn. in 1948.                  for having a Hy-Vee store                                    will be hurt more by their     outside company.               stages,” he said. “So there
  Paris will be cycling
                                                                area and perhaps
                                in Springfield. Others                                       presence are people like          “You are bringing in an     is a lot to be decided.”
from her home in                were not so sure about          even the state.              Walgreen’s and other           outside company,” he said.        Associated Wholesale
Chadron, Neb., to                                               That is going to
Amarillo, Texas, officially
                                Hy-Vee coming to town.                                       chains,” he said. “That is     “They      start   making      Grocers declined to com-
beginning the Route 66            Scott Wilmoski, a repre-      hurt businesses in           the type of clientele they     money that doesn’t go          ment further on this story.
portion of her trip in          sentative of Associated         Springfield.”                would be getting so I          back into the community,       Price Cutter also declined
Springfield on July 17.         Wholesale Grocers, said                                      don’t think it will have       it goes back to their head-    to comment.
                                                                        -Steve Tolliver,
                                they felt a CID would lead                                   any impact on my phar-         quarter area. And not as
Institute launches                                                     president, Gold
                                to subsidization of the                                      macy or the smaller
                                                                      Crown Food Co.
master’s program to fight       competition.                                                 stores.”
Autism                            Sheila            Lowrie,                                     He said his business
  The School of                 spokesperson           with                                  actually grew more when
Professional Psychology
                                Dillons Food Stores, said                                    the Sam’s Club on East
at Forest Institute is
launching a Master of           the company does com-            “They may create jobs       Sunshine opened their
Science in Applied              pete against great retailers   but I imagine they buy        pharmacy.
Behavioral Analysis, at         in their area and across       most of their supplies           “It makes you more vis-
both state locations—           the country with the           from outside of our area      ible and makes people
Springfield and St. Louis
                                Kroger Company.                and perhaps even the          aware that you are there,”
this fall. A certificate pro-
gram for people with              “With this announce-         state,” he said. “That is     he said. “There are more
master’s degrees in relat-      ment, Dillons will contin-     going to hurt businesses      people and more traffic as
ed fields will also be avail-   ue to focus on providing       in Springfield.”              well.”
able at both locations.         our customers with our           Tolliver said Hy-Vee           Koerble said overall he
Prospective students are                                                                                                    Pictured is a Hy-Vee supermarket bakery.
                                very best,” she said. “We      could be compared to a        is neutral and not too con-
encouraged to visit
www.forest.edu.                 will continue to listen to     Walmart combined with         cerned.
10 | July 14-27, 2010                                                               Business                                                www.cfpmidweek.com   | Community Free Press


Making the                                                                                                                                    Oak Grove Construction
                                                                                                                                              ■ Owners: Matt Vaughn and Dave

pieces fit                                                                                                                                    Knetzer
                                                                                                                                              Open since: 1973
                                                                                                                                              Address: 1846 E. Meadowmere
                                                                                                                                              Phone: 417-887-5465
By James Hanson                                                                                                                               E-mail:
   Even in the face of eco-                                                                                                                   oakgroveconstruct@sbcglobal.net
nomic uncertainty, some                                                                                                                       www.oakgroveconstruct.com
companies continue to
find ways to weather the
storm and forge ahead.
Oak Grove Construction
                                                                                                                    Photo by James Hanson
Services Inc. has been in
                                Matt Vaughn, co-owner of Oak Grove Construction Services Inc. is ready for another day at the
the business for 37 years       office. Vaughn and co-owner, David Knetzer, purchased the company from Vaughn’s uncle in 2005.
in Springfield.
   Matt Vaughn, treasurer
and co-owner of Oak            grasp of critical path and    ence in the industry, if not      Vaughn said each super-         framing, sheet rock, doors        Vaughn said Oak Grove
Grove        Construction      quality organization and      with the company itself.       intendent has independ-            and flooring. This is a lot    works closely with five
Services, said the compa-      management.”                    Knetzer and Vaughn           ent strengths.                     of what we do in the com-      insurance companies in
ny’s recipe for success is       Vaughn said his uncle,      handle the business oper-         “Mike is really good            mercial side of business as    insurance restoration.
comprised of quality, car-     Marv Cummings, started        ations while a full-time       with commercial con-               well as general office            “Water, fire and storm,
ing, management and            the business.                 office manager and book-       struction while Tracy is           remodeling.”                   a.k.a. wind damage; we’re
organization and long-           “My partner [David          keeper help them expe-         more of a skilled, upper              Oak Grove was original-     trusted by several insur-
term skilled employees.        Knetzer] and I bought         dite service.                  end remodeler,” he said.           ly located at 1031 E.          ance companies,” he said.
   “We have great carpen-      him out about five years        Three full-time superin-     “Brad is our meat and              Battlefield Road before           Vaughn said they gen-
ters who have been with        ago,” he said.                tendents, each specializ-      potatoes workhorse, a              moving to 2810 E.              uinely care about each
us for 20 years,” he said.       Knetzer has worked for      ing in certain aspects of      production man who gets            Battlefield Road, Suite B.     customer and want them
“They can make it perfect      20 years with the compa-      the construction busi-         in and grinds it out.”             The business stayed there      to have a quality and posi-
when they are working,         ny and Vaughn has             ness, help head the opera-        Oak Grove’s business is         until two years ago when       tive experience.
regardless of the situa-                                                                    comprised of 60 percent            Vaughn and Knetzer                “We want them to
tion. We really hire and                                                                    residential work and 40            decided it was time to         become a repeat cus-
maintain a skilled, quality
workforce. And our atten-
tion to detail, if you will,
also helps.
   “When you become our
                                “We have great carpenters who
                                have been with us for 20 years.
                                They can make it perfect when they are
                                working, regardless of the situation. We
                                really hire and maintain a skilled, quality
                                                                                 ”          percent

                                                                                               “We cover quite a bit of
                                                                                            residential repair,” Vaughn
                                                                                            said. “You name it, we do
                                                                                                                               expand, relocating the
                                                                                                                               business to its current
                                                                                                                               location at 1846 E.
                                                                                                                               Meadowmere Street.
                                                                                                                                  “We moved due to
                                                                                                                                                              tomer,” he said.“It bothers
                                                                                                                                                              us if a customer’s project
                                                                                                                                                              didn’t turn out the way
                                                                                                                                                              they envisioned.”
                                                                                                                                                                 He said the company
customer you may have to                                                                    it. We do maintenance, re-         expansion,” Vaughn said.       understands and knows
wait for us to get out and      workforce. And our attention to detail, if                  roofing, painting, and             “We added in a shop in         residential construction
begin work, but that is         you will, also helps.”                                      more. Big or small, we are         the back where we can          and enjoys commercial
because our focus is on                                                                     glad to do it all.”                do carpentry and have          construction.
                                              –Matt Vaughn, co-owner, Oak Grove
you,” he added. “We don’t                                                                      They also do kitchen,           storage for materials and         “We feel we are good at
                                                        Construction Service Inc.
want to be spread thin                                                                      bath and whole house               tools. Before we were          it,” he said. “We want to
and want to give our cus-                                                                   remodels as well as room           using three or four differ-
tomers 100 percent. In                                                                      additions. Projects can            ent storage units around
construction, there is a       worked over 11 years          tion and oversee a crew        range from $200 to $1.5            town, which was a pain
term called the critical       with the company.Vaughn       of five workers.Two other      million.                           sometimes if you needed
path. That essentially         said that kind of experi-     workers, expediters, are          Many of their commer-           something for a job. Here
means the project from         ence is important in their    expert laborers who assist     cial projects are infills.         we have consolidated to
foundation to finish and       business.                     with carpet clean-ups,            “When we moved here,            streamline the operation.
all the steps in between.        Oak Grove features 25       trash pick-ups and other       this was basically a ware-         So far it has served us well
All of our superintendents     full-time employees, many     areas important to com-        house,” Vaughn said. “We           and we have really
and crews have a firm          who have years of experi-     pleting the job.               did the electric, HVAC,            enjoyed it.”
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Something for everyone at Relics Antique Mall                                                                                   Local establishment offers family atmosphere and entertainment
By James Hanson                                                                                                                 By Tyler Thompson                      Wednesday is Karaoke night, local
   Antique lovers and collectors alike won’t have to                                                                              When Brighton Creek, a new           band Tripwire performs every
travel far to seek out their desired items, with the                                                                            sports bar and grill, opened on        Thursday, and there is a different
June 17 opening of Relic’s Antique Mall at 2015 W.                                                                              June 18, those involved wanted to      band lineup every Friday and
Battlefield Road.                                                                                                               change the public’s view of the        Saturday. The entertainment
   The 90,000 square foot building is the largest                                                                               location at 2251 E. Kearney.           comes with a nice twist, which
Antique Mall in Missouri, with the next largest being                                                                             “We had heard that this place        separates Brighton from other
77,000 square feet, located near St. Louis.                                                                                     has not been any good since it         establishments—there is never a
   Matthew and Beverly Robb are the owners of the                                                                               was the Repair Shop,” said man-        cover charge.
new Antique Mall and have been in the antique busi-                                                                             ager Linda Moody. “We’re trying          Lunch specials are offered every
ness for many years.                                                                                     Photo by Angie Henry   to take it back to that level.”        day and range from $5.99 to
   “We started in our own apartment during college,”                                                                              One thing that separates             $6.49.
                                                          Many booths are full at Relics, but some are still available.
Beverly Robb said. “We then got a shelf at a little                                                                             Brighton Creek from other bar            Items include fried pizza,
flea market in Springfield and that is how we got            She said the                                                       and grills is the atmosphere. The      Southern fried pickles, house
started.”                                                 new store is fully                                                    business has three rooms for           bacon burger dog and fried
                                                                                  Relics Antique Mall                                                                  Twinkies.
   From there, the couple moved to Fort Worth,            air-conditioned                                                       patrons, depending on their inter-
                                                                                  Owners: Mathew and
Texas after college and rented booths in antique          and features nice                                                     est.                                     The kitchen is open until mid-
                                                                                  beverly Robb
malls and they haven’t looked back since.                 lighting for ven-                                                       Moody said that the front part       night six days a week and the
                                                                                  Phone: 417-885-0007
   The new store makes their third location, with one     dors and cus-                                                         of the restaurant is totally smoke-    business is closed on Sundays.
                                                                                  Address: 2115 W.
in Fort Worth, Texas and one in Mount Vernon,             tomers alike.                                                         free and is for families. The back
                                                                                  Battlefield Rd.
which just opened last year.                                 “It’s a very                                                       room is complete with a full-serv-
                                                                                  Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
   Beverly Robb said the store features everything        pleasant retail                                                       ice bar and stage. The middle
                                                                                  Monday-Saturday; 12                                                                    Brighton Creek Sports
from 70s Vintage, fun antiques all the way to invest-     environment,” she                                                     room is a game room for children.
                                                                                  p.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday.                                                                 Bar and Grill
ment quality $10,000 lamps.                               said. “We have                                                          “The back part is specifically for
   “We aren’t a flea market,” she said. “We are an        had droves of                                                         adults,” Tammy Kaeder, assistant         Owner/operator: Paul Doke
antique mall that features great antiques and col-        customers coming in so far. It’s hopping.”                            manager.                                 Phone: 882-9200
lectibles that you don’t ordinarily see in this area of      The Robb’s have a plan to open a Tea Room in the                     The back room is the entertain-        Address: 2251 E. Kearney
the country.”                                             next six to eight months.                                             ment wing of the place. Every

                                                                                                                                               The Chinese auto market is booming. Last years sales
An investment better than gold or silver                                                                                                     jumped 46 percent, making China the world’s largest
                                                                                                                                             auto market. But it still has only 24 cars per 1,000 peo-
  “It’s like gold, only better.” That’s what Forbes                rises and falls like a seesaw. If you                                     ple,compared with 748 vehicles per 1,000 people in the
Magazine said about palladium.                                     know when this switch takes place                                         G-7 nations. The Chinese government recently decreed
  You may have never heard of palladium, or you may                you can lock on to a great invest-                                        that all autos built in China or imported into China, must
have thought it was some kind of radioactive substance.            ment opportunity.                                                         be equipped with catalytic converters.
Actually, palladium is twice as rare as platinum and 15               Here’s how it has worked in the                                          Business Week recently reported that Russia, the
times as rare as gold.                                             past.Prior to 1996,auto makers used                                       world’s leading producer of palladium, has exhausted its
  It is used in fuel cells, electronics, water treatment,          only platinum in catalytic convert-                                       above ground inventories of the metal, removing a key
medical equipment, petroleum refining, jewelry, catalyt-           ers. By then the demand had driven                                        source of supply.Increasing demand and decreasing sup-
ic converters and several other things. However, the               the price of platinum up to $430 an Kelsey Garman                         ply leads to higher prices.
main price driver for palladium is its use in catalytic con-       ounce. Palladium, on the other hand,     FINANCIAL INSIGHTS                 You can invest in palladium in three ways.You can buy
verters.                                                           was trading at only $120 an ounce.                                        palladium coins or bars from precious metals dealers. If
  The only two metals that can be used in catalytic con-           Automakers then began to retool to use palladium.                         you do, you will have to pay a premium of about $25 to
verters are platinum and palladium. Both are among the                After a few years, with environmental laws expanding                   $35 an ounce to pay for minting and dealers profits.
rarest metals in the world. Fortunately, they are com-             and more cars being made, palladium prices shot up to                       You can also invest in shares of the exchange traded
pletely interchangeable for use in converters.                     about $1,100 an ounce. Meanwhile, platinum prices                         fund, Palladium Physical Shares (Symbol PALL), which
  The auto industry uses one until it gets too expensive           dropped by about 25 percent.                                              buys and holds the physical metal.
and then switches to the other.When that happens, the                 Then, with platinum prices just over $300 the carmak-                    Your third option is to invest in shares of mines that
price of the one switched out of drops and the price of            ers switched again.By 2008,platinum prices had risen to                   produce palladium. Palladium is mined only in Russia,
the one switched to rises. So the price of both metals             $2,200 an ounce and palladium prices had plummeted                        South Africa and North America. The only palladium
                                                                   to the $200 range.At that point, the auto manufacturers                   mine in the U.S. is the Stillwater Mining Company in
                                                                   began switching back to palladium again. Now platinum                     Montana.You’ll find a lot of useful information about pal-
                                                                   prices have dropped back to about $1,600 and palladi-                     ladium on the company website at www.stillwatermin-
                                                                   um prices have risen to just under $500. Even though                      ing.com. The stock trades on the New York Stock
                                                                   palladium prices are up in the last 18 months, they still                 Exchange under the symbol SWC.
                                                                   have a long way to go before carmakers switch back to
                                                                   platinum.                                                                  Kelsey Garman is a former financial consultant
                                                                      With each new cycle, the price of both metals goes                     who writes a column for the Community Free Press. E-
                                                                                                                                             mail him at klgarman@live.com.
                                                                   higher due to the increase in the number of cars being
                                                                   made in the world.
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Home & Garden
                                                                                                                                    July planting tip: Now is the
                                                                                                                                    time to sow seeds of carrots,
                                                                                                                                    beets, turnips and winter

                                                                                                                    Fact:           radish for fall harvest. Source:

Off the wall design
■   Area offers a wide range of services in interior design

By Janice Mason                      have gone to a lodge or some
   When people consider inte-        kind of retreat when they go to
rior       decorating      ideas,    their lake homes,” she said.
Springfield offers a broad spec-        “A lot of our products are
trum of choices in design from       reclaimed woods, so it’s in a
“rustic chic” to the “sacred.”       sense going green. We try to
Four designers offer a unique        focus on locally made when
blend of local flavor and con-       we can, American made when
temporary concepts, decorat-         we can. We focus on heirloom
ing spaces to match the indi-        quality furniture so that it can
vidual.                              be passed down.
   Rustic chic                          “We like to coin the phrase,
   Kristy Sloan and Heather          ‘Bringing the beauty of nature
Ameye co-owner of Rusty              into your home.’”
Moose Lodge Décor, offer fine           Interior redecorating
log and handcrafted furniture,          Bonnie Church, owner of
rugs and wall hangings, decora-      Affordable Dreams Home
tive lamps, candles and other        Décor, repurposes items found
home décor items.                    in her client’s homes. She calls
   “The great thing about the        the practice interior redecorat-
style is that you can go to vari-    ing.
ous degrees,” said Sloan. “We           “So we go shopping in their
like to call it ‘rustic chic’        house and see what they have
because it can be so many dif-       in closets and other rooms,”
                                                                          Rusty Moose Lodge
ferent things.                       Church said. “I do a survey
   “Not everything has to be a       with them to see what their          1722 South Sieger Dr.
‘log something.’ Some people         problems are, if a room is not       890-7777. rusty-
like to add a few things into        functioning the way they need        mooselodgedecor.com
their existing décor just to give    it to, or if they have a hobby. I
it a warm and comfy feeling. Or      just try to use basic design         Affordable Dreams
they want to create what they        principles to make their house       Home Décor
call, ‘a man room,’ where they       as comfortable as it can be          823-0484
are redoing a basement area, so      with what they already have;
                                                                          Seminole Décor
they want to make that rustic.       and      then     recommending
                                                                          Center, Inc.
People are expanding to a pre-       maybe some low cost enhance-         1815 East Seminole St.
viously unused space in their        ments to tie everything togeth-      881-5559. semi-
basement or another part of          er.                                  noledecorcenter.com                                                                Photos by Janice Mason
their home and they want to             “People have a lot of treas-                               Top: Co-owner Kristy Sloan offers “rustic chic” at Rusty Moose Lodge
                                                                          Touche’ Design Group     Décor. Middle: Jeannie Waters-Hill, owner of Touche’ Design Group,
do       a   different     style.”   ures that they don’t know                                     enjoys designing spaces for children. Bottom: Sharon Cates, owner and
   Sloan said they draw a large      about. Maybe they have grand-        2009 South National
                                                                                                   color consultant at Seminole Decor Center, specializes in Feng Shui.
                                                                          Ave. 883-8633.
clientele from the five-lake                                              touchedeigngroup.com
region, “so they feel like they                          see DESIGN, 13
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DESIGN, from 12              That’s just one example.     rugs, curtains and, Lord        and enjoy decorating
                             They might have this         knows, there’s enough           stages for area entertain-
ma’s China in a box          beautiful piece of antique   thrift shops in town            ers.
somewhere… China can         furniture… in a back bed-    where you can go and get          “We got started in the
be an excellent way of       room and it can be used      things. And that’s some-        theatrical     world      in
decorating. You can put      to become a focal point      thing else that I do is per-    Branson, so we are very
hangers on the wall, it      in a room.”                  sonal shopping for peo-         familiar with stages and
can tie rooms together; it     “There’s a lot of things   ple.”                           performance and making
can be beautiful artwork.    you can do with pillows,       “The little tag line I like   things happen along with
                                                          to use is, ‘Get a fresh         interior design.”
                                                          designer look using the           “Something we always
                                                          accessories and furnish-        say is… ‘We’re here to
                                                          ings you already have.’”        make you look good.’”
                                                            Bringing playfulness            Creating          sacred
                                                          to design                       space                                                                              Photo by Janice Mason
                                                            Jeannie Waters-Hill, has        Sharon Cates, owner          Seminole Decor Center is an independent locally owned
                                                          owned and operated              and color consultant at        Benjamin Moore Paint and Decorating Store.
                                                          Touche’ Design Group            Seminole Decor Center
                                                          for 30 years. Two years         (since 1972), specializes
                                                          ago, she stopped offering       in Benjamin Moore Paint
                                                          retail products at the          and custom interior                                               What is the difference
                                                          location to specialize in       design. She practices the        Painting Tips                    between an alkyd and an
                                                                                                                           Compliments Seminole
                                                          designing homes and             art of Feng Shui, an             Décor Center, Inc.
                                                          businesses outside of the       ancient Chinese system                                            Acrylic holds color better
                                                                                                                                                            and is easy to work with
                                                          office.                         of placement and design.         m
                                                                                                                                                            but is not as durable.
                                                            “What I like to do is           “My definition [of Feng                                         Alkyds have harder finish
                                                          bring a little bit more art     Shui] would be, it’s a way       What can I do with left-
                                                                                                                                                            and are self-leveling but
                                                                                                                           over paint?
                                                          and playfulness to a            of creating sacred space                                          it also yellows with time,
                                                          space,” said Waters-Hill.       and being in harmony                                              and takes more time to
                                                                                                                           Do not pour it down the
                                                                                                                                                            dry and smells.
                                                          “When people walk into          with your environment,”          drain. If it is a latex paint,
                                                          one of the places that          said Cates.“It helps in fur-     leave open until dry and
                                                                                                                                                            What interior sheens are
                                                          we’ve done, we want             niture arranging; it helps       throw it away in the reg-
                                                                                                                           ular trash. Recycle oil-
                                                          them to feel very wel-          in balancing shapes and          based paints and stains
                                                                                                                                                            Flat, matte, eggshell,
                                                          come; we want them to           colors. There are some                                            pearl, satin and semi-
                                                                                                                           at the Household
                                                          feel very approachable to       things that you just             Chemical Collection
                                                                                                                                                            What exterior sheens are
                                                          the business.”                  change and you have to           Center, 1226 W. Nichols.
                                                                                                                                                            available? Flat (Super
                                                            Waters-Hill said they         keep it in harmony with          Call (417) 864-2000 for
                                                                                                                                                            Spec only), low luster
                                                                                                                           hours and to make an
                                                          specialize in decorating        the land it’s built on.”         appointment.
                                                                                                                                                            and soft gloss.
                                                          children’s spaces for             “Americans have a love
                                                                                                                                                            Which paint is recom-
                                                          churches and libraries,         affair    with       clutter     How many square feet
                                                                                                                                                            mended for trim?
                                                                                          because they like to accu-       does one gallon of paint
                                                                                                                                                            Satin Impervo for its
                                                                                          mulate stuff. Of course          cover?
                                                                                                                           It covers between 300
                                                                                          now, there’s a big move-         and 400 square feet
                                                                                          ment on de-cluttering. My                                         What sheen is recom-
                                                                                                                           depending on the color
                                                                                                                                                            mended for kitchens or
                                                                                          main goal is when people         of the paint, surface tex-
                                                                                          decide to take charge of         ture and application
                                                                                                                                                            Pearl finish because of its
                                                                                          their space, to make it          process.
                                                                                          fun, to make it enjoyable,       How do I figure square
                                                                                          to make it pleasant.”                                             What is a faux finish?
                                                                                                                                                            Faux interior painting is a
                                                                                            Cates       incorporates       Measure the length of
                                                                                                                                                            do-it-yourself project to
                                                                                          Feng Shui design con-            the wall and the height
                                                                                                                                                            achieve a great look.
                                                                                          cepts when choosing col-         of the wall. Then multiply
                                                                                                                                                            Enhance the look of a
                                                                                                                           the two numbers togeth-
                                                                                          ors for a space. She said        er.
                                                                                                                                                            room with a variety of
                                                                                          she often shops for paint-                                        simple applications. One
                                                                                                                                                            easy way is ragging off:
                                                                                          brushes when traveling           What materials do I
                                                                                                                                                            step 1) mix paint and
                                                                                          abroad.                          need to paint with?
                                                                                                                                                            glaze together (one part
                                                                                            “I’m in love with paint-       Paint, primer, brush, drop
                                                                                                                                                            paint to four parts
                                                                                                                           cloth, roller, roller frame,
                                                                                          brushes... I say, ‘I’m           tape, lacquer thinner,
                                                                                                                                                            glaze/extender recom-
                                                                                          changing the world one                                            mended); step 2) brush
                                                                                                                           rags and caulk.
                                                                                                                                                            on glaze/paint mixture;
                                                                                          paint brush at a time!’”
                                                                                                                                                            and, step 3) dab.
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Christian Alternatives to Health Insurance
■ Christian families share medical expenses
through various ministries
By Kelsey Garman               grams, the basic principles

           n March 22,         of operation are the same.
           President           Those who join the min-
           Obama signed        istries pledge to contribute
the Health Care Reform         a specific monthly amount
Act into law.The legislation   to meet the needs of other
requires most Americans to     members. Members who
purchase government reg-       have medical expenses
ulated health insurance by     send the bills to the min-
2014.                          istry office where medical
                                                                                                                                                               Photo courtesy samaratanministries.org
   Among the exemptions        specialists verify the infor-
to this mandate are            mation. Sometimes the
Christians who participate     ministry negotiates with        four or more in good            they agree to work with a      provision for expenses         80 percent of lost income.
in health care sharing min-    the health care provider to     health would make month-        health coach.                  above $250,000 through            The ministry’s Healthy
istries.A provision on page    reduce the charges.             ly contributions ranging          Medi-Share only pays for     special contribution pro-      Church program organiza-
128 of the bill allows peo-       The expenses for all         between $300 and $500,          medical treatments that fall   grams or major medical         tion is dedicated to educat-
ple who participate in         claims filed during the         depending on the plan it        under the guidelines voted     group insurance policies       ing churches on healthy
such programs to be            month are then allocated        chooses. At a time when         on by the members. For         with      a       $250,000     living by providing well-
exempt from the require-       among members for pay-          the average monthly health      example, unwed women’s         deductible.                    ness planning and coach-
ment to purchase health        ment. Payments are made         insurance premiums for a        maternity care is accepted       Medi-Share also spon-        ing to church leaders.
insurance.                     either directly to the needy    family of four can amount       for payment only in rape       sors the Manna Program,           For more information on
   Organized       Christian   members or sent to the          to $1,200 or more, the sav-     cases.                         which facilitates Christians   Samaritan Ministries and
health sharing networks,       ministry office for pay-        ing can be substantial.           Normal payments are          helping Christians when        Medi-Share,            visit
which first cropped up in      ment. Contributing mem-            However, there are           made only for bills of less    income is lost due to ill-     www.samaritanmin-
the 1980s as an alternative    bers also pledge to pray for    restrictions. The ministries    than $250,000. However,        ness or injury. The goal of    istries.org and www.medi-
to health insurance, now       those in need.                  accept only people who          the ministries do make         the program is to replace      share.org.
serve more than 100,000           The networks also offer      attend church regularly as
American families. They        health education and may        verified by church officials.
range from church and          reduce the monthly contri-      They refuse to accept
denominational        based    bution rate as a reward for     members with high risk
groups to large nationwide     good health. Monthly con-       lifestyles, such as those
ministries such as Medi-       tributions range up to 75       who use tobacco or illegal
Share and Samaritan            percent less than health        drugs, and may turn down
Ministries International.      insurance         premiums      applicants who are obese.
   These ministries empha-     would be for similar cover-     Medi-Share will accept
size that they don’t pro-      age.                            people with chronic
vide health insurance.            For example, a family of     health problems only if
Rather they are networks
of believers who pledge to
help one another pay med-
ical expenses based on
such biblical mandates as
“Do not forget to do good
and share with others”
(Hebrews 13:16).
   Although there are some
variations between pro-

    In the Ozarks
     Faith and religion
    are cornerstones of
      life in Springfield
       and the Ozarks.
          If you have a
         faith-based or
    religion-based story
        you would like
        considered for
     publication in the
      Community Free
          Press, e-mail:

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Health & Fitness

          Art for life
 ■   Bringing beauty into the lives of cancer patients
                                                                                                                                                                                             Photos by Janice Mason
                                                                             Art lines the hallway, seen through the glass upon entering the Hulston Cancer Center from the elevator.

By Janice Mason                                    “It’s just been a
                                                                                                                                                          “Everybody always

         n exhibit of fine art greets              wonderful program and we                          very uplifting and very colorful, in that
         patients visiting the Hulston             rotate the art about every                        respect.”                                            comments that it
         Cancer Center. For one                    month and a half to two                             Patients are often interested in pur-              lifts their spirits and that it’s
moment, persons going through the                  months out of there and                           chasing the art after viewing pieces dur-            something to focus on other
most difficult time in their lives can see         put new stuff in.                                 ing their visits to the center.                      than why they are there.”
something beautiful before they under-                “We hear a lot from the                          “We’ve had several patients that have
go treatments for cancer.                          employees that work there.                        bought them,” said Adams. “We had a
                                                                                   Kylee Allen                                                                      — Kylee Allen, artist liaison,
  Steven D’Lack, owner of Hawthorn                 They love it because it just                      patient, he called me up and said,‘I want
Galleries downtown, began installing art           puts a big smile on a patient’s face. It’s all    to get this piece that’s over there for my
at the Hulston Cancer Center more than             positive. Everybody’s excited when we             wife for Mother’s Day because I don’t
three years ago. He and his friend Dr.             get there to put up new artwork. It’s just        think I’m going to be here next year for           they don’t have words to put on the dif-
Robert Carrolla, now retired, decided to           a wonderful relationship that we have             Mother’s Day.’ After Mother’s Day, I sent          ficult experiences they are going
install the art in the center, “just to            with the people there and I think it just         him a card thanking him for the pur-               through. What art does, it offers a really
brighten up people’s lives,” D’Lack said.          works out great.”                                 chase and his wife called me and said              relaxing medium to explore what’s
                                                      Kylee Allen, artist liaison at Hawthorn        that he passed away three days after               going on inside of them… to recognize
                                                   Galleries, has heard nothing but positive         Mother’s Day. She came in and bought               and acknowledge what kind of personal
                                                   feedback from everyone at the clinic.             two more pieces very similar to those by           problems they are dealing with at the
                                                      “…Every time we go over there, peo-            the same artist…”                                  time.”
                                                   ple are walking past; the doctors and the           Adams said the installations at the cen-            David Hart, clinic administrator, moni-
                                                   patients and everybody always stop to             ter allow patients the opportunity to              tors programs offered at the Hulston
                                                   see what [art] we are [installing],” said         view art that they would not otherwise             Cancer Center.
                                                   Allen.“Everybody always comments that             see due to their illness.                             “If people are going through this hall-
                                                   it lifts their spirits and that it’s some-          “A lot of these times, people can’t get          way to see their doctor, it breaks up the
                                                   thing to focus on other than why they             into the gallery,” Adams said, “so this            monotony,” said Hart.“You don’t see that
                                                   are there.”                                       gives them a little piece of it.”                  in doctors’ offices too much. It’s a differ-
                                                      Carol Adams has been the manager of              Emily Marshall, licensed personal                ent approach and it’s with the patients
                                                   Hawthorn Galleries for six years.                 counselor, provides art therapy sessions           in mind.Art and art therapy is very heal-
                                                      “They are just so grateful                     through her business, Center for                   ing and we just promote that concept.”
                                                   and appreciative that we                          Resolutions.
                                                   bring the artwork over                              “Art therapy in general, especially any                     »   cfpmidweek.com
                                                   there,” said Adams. “This is                      expressive art therapy, is based on the
                                                   not a good doctor to have                         belief that creativity can help people                        Art Lover?
                                                   to go to.This is where they                       cope with difficult experiences,” said                        For more up-to-date
                                                   do chemotherapy and radi-                         Marshall.“So anytime you have any kind                        information on art and
                                                   ation, so these people are Carol Adams            of creative medium to assist your                             culture in and around
                                                                                                                                                                   Springfield, visit
                                                   going through a bad space in their life.          patients in expressing themselves, it’s
             Heaven Scent by Renee Knight                                                                                                                          www.cfpmidweek.com.
                                                   We always try to take something that’s            going to be really beneficial because

                                         more. There is no charge for this        opportunities are available. The       Red Cross encouraging blood donors        23-25, 30 and 31 from 8-3 p.m.; July
 HEALTH NOTES                            program, but registration is             tournament begins with a 1 p.m.           Summer vacations and school            1, 6-8, 13-15, 19-22, and 26-29 from
                                         required. Call 269-LADY for more         shotgun start and ends with dinner     holidays can mean lower donor par-        11-6 p.m.; and July 12, from 1-6 p.m
CoxHealth offers advice to parents of    information.                             and an awards ceremony.                ticipation and a reduced supply of
                                                                                    Proceeds from the tournament
toddlers                                                                                                                 blood available to patients in need.      Get Fit Springfield for free
  Parenting a toddler can be chal-       Scramble for Miracles benefits           will benefit the Children’s Miracle    Giving blood normally takes a little        Springfield residents have a
                                                                                  Network of CoxHealth. These funds
lenging, to say the least. The           Children’s Miracle Network               are used to purchase lifesaving
                                                                                                                         more than an hour of one’s time,          chance to “get fit” for free during
Women’s Center at CoxHealth can            The Children’s Miracle Network                                                but could help save the lives of up       Cox Fitness Center North’s “Get Fit
                                                                                  equipment, provide education and       to three people. The Red Cross
help. If you have a 15-month to 3-       will hold the Annual Scramble for                                                                                         Springfield” event. Join fitness cen-
                                                                                  wellness programs and literally        encourages current eligible donors
year-old child, join us at 7-9 p.m.,     Miracles Golf Tournament Monday,                                                                                          ter staff at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays
                                                                                  deliver “health care on wheels” with   and new donors to make a commit-
Tuesday, July 20, in Meeting Room        July 26 at the Fremont Hills Golf                                                                                         through Aug. 2, for a variety of fun
                                                                                  the C.A.R.E. Mobile. This mobile       ment to donate regularly and to
2 at Cox South, 3801 S. National, for    Course, 1953 Fremont Hills Dr., in                                                                                        circuit-type fitness activities includ-
                                                                                  health clinic provides free health     make an appointment to give blood
“As Your Child Grows ... Toddler         Nixa.                                                                                                                     ing cardio and strength building
                                                                                  screenings and immunizations to        by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-
Times.”                                    The tournament features a four-                                                                                         exercises. The outdoor fitness class-
                                                                                  children who have no access or         GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).
  Parents will learn from Cox Child      person scramble format. The indi-                                                                                         es are held at Cox Fitness Center
                                                                                  cannot afford health care. Call 269-      Give blood at the Springfield
Life Specialists and representatives     vidual entry fee is $125 and team                                                                                         North, 1423 N. Jefferson in
                                                                                  KIDS to sign up and help make mir-     Blood Donation Center, 313 E.
from Parents as Teachers how to          entries are $500. The fee includes                                                                                        Springfield. Call 269-8882 for more
                                                                                  acles happen right here in the         Battlefield, Ste. B on the following
help toddlers with the skills of shar-   green fees, golf cart, lunch and a                                                                                        information.
                                                                                  Ozarks.                                dates and times: July 2-5, 9-11, 16-18,
ing, peer interaction and much           gift bag. Tournament sponsorship
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Eighth annual Taste of
the Ozarks event
                             The music
  Taste of the Ozarks, a
benefit event for Big
Brothers Big Sisters,
will take place on
Thursday, July 29, at 6
p.m. at University Plaza
Convention Center, 333
S. John Q. Hammons
Pkwy. The eighth annu-
al event will feature
                             the movie
food from several of
Springfield’s dining         ■ Soundtrack for ‘Winter’s
establishments, a wine
pull, live and silent auc-   Bone’ features local musicians
tions, a $20,000 raffle
and live music by local
group Pearl.
  Tickets are $100 each.     By Janice Mason
Call Big Brothers Big

                                       haunting sound echoes                                                                                                              Photo by Nancy Underhill
Sisters of the Ozarks at
889-9136 or visit taste-
                                       through the movie                  Blackberry Winter musicians attended the June 18 premiere at the Campbell 16. Left to right: Marideth
oftheozarks.com to                     “Winter’s      Bone”—a             Sisco, Billy Ward, Tedi May, Linda Stoffel, Dennis Crider, Bo Brown, Victoria Stewart (videographer), and
become a sponsor, pur-       score with symphonic melodies                Jonathan Scheuer (executive producer). Not pictured – Van Colbert, banjo.
chase a raffle ticket or     laced with bluegrass instrumen-
for more information         tals. Musicians perform in the        father. Along with the house            because she sings such good har-                Rockaway Beach to be in the bar
about the event.
                             film—familiar faces singing songs     scene, Sisco begins the movie           mony, and she and Bo together                   scene featured in the movie.Ward
                             heard throughout the Ozarks for       singing the “Missouri Waltz” and        are just dynamite on harmony.”                  and other musicians formed
South Side Senior Center
                             generations.                          ends with “Farther Along.”                Brown is featured in several                  White River Music Company for
presents garage sale            A select group of local blue-        The “Winter’s Bone” sound-            songs on the soundtrack, per-                   the band scene. He also collabo-
  The South Side Senior
Center will present a        grass musicians collaborated          track includes songs that didn’t        forming background mandolin,                    rated with the other musicians
garage sale indoors at       with the makers of “Winter’s          make it into the movie but will         dobro and vocals. He has been                   on songs in the movie and on the
the air-conditioned          Bone”—a movie filmed in the           represent the film. Sisco suggest-      playing music and collaborating                 soundtrack.
facility to raise funds      Ozarks.The film recently showed       ed to the filmmakers that some of       with area musicians for 40 years.
for the center, located
                             in Springfield after winning Best     her band members and other                 “Marideth and I played in a

at 2215 S. Fremont.
Proceeds from the sale       Picture and Best Screenplay at        local musicians join in on the          band 20 years ago or more…                       “Everybody I talk
will help seniors contin-    the Sundance Film Festival in         making of the soundtrack.               doing old swing stuff,” said                     to likes this
ue operations and pro-       Park City, Utah. Being called “the      Armed with a toolbox of old           Brown. “Anything Marideth does
grams offered at the                                                                                                                                        movie for a different
                             movie of the year” by CBS com-        Ozarkian tunes, a band specifical-      is going to be top notch. She’s
South Side Senior
                             mentator David Edelstein, the         ly formed for the soundtrack            such a wealth of musical knowl-                  reason.”
Center. The sale will
take place on Saturday,      soundtrack is sure to attract         named Blackberry Winter, began          edge and has such a great voice.                                  - Billy Ward,
July 31 from 8 a.m. to 2     attention when it is released later   recording songs with Sisco at the       She pulled together just the right                            champion fiddler
p.m. For more informa-       this month.                           Nick Sibley Music studio in             people for that [soundtrack].”
tion or to reserve a            When Executive Producer            Springfield. Blackberry Winter            The house party scene in the
table, call 890-1313.
                             Jonathan        Scheuer,        his   includes local musicians Bo             movie featured a mix of local                      “Everybody I talk to likes this
                             wife/Director Debra Granik and        Brown, Tedi May, Billy Ward, Van        contributors to the soundtrack.                 movie for a different reason,” said
Arts Council launches
                             the other filmmakers arrived in       Colbert, Linda Stoffel and Dennis         “I’ve been to that jam session                Ward.“It’s wild to me. I’ve never
mobile media promo-          the Ozarks to look for movie          Crider.                                 so many times with a bunch of                   seen anything like that.”
tion                         locations, they asked around,           “Bo and Billy go back decades,”       those same people… in a house                      Ward is currently working on
  The Springfield
Regional Arts Council        hoping to listen to some local        said Sisco. “She [Stoffel] is the       just like that,” Brown said.                    another project with Scheuer
announces a new              music. They heard that West           harmony singer. When we put               Ward, champion fiddler, audi-                 and Granik called “America’s
mobile media effort to       Plains resident Marideth Sisco        this band together, we put her in       tioned in his hometown of                       Waltz.” He and his partner, Tedi
promote local live the-      and her band, the Davis Street                                                                                                May, are traveling the country
atre and galleries called
                             Rounders, play every Thursday                                                                                                 interviewing long-time musicians
GoArtWalla. Utilizing a
mobile, GPS-based            night at band member Rick                                                                                                     and historians for the project.
social media platform        Cochran’s house.The filmmakers                                                                                                   “It’s the journey of America
called Gowalla, smart-       walked into the house and lis-                                                                                                with the fiddle,”he said,“and how
phone users can              tened to the band.                                                                                                            America grew with the fiddle.”
become friends with
                                “Then they thanked us and left,                                                                                               Composer Dickon Hinchliffe
the Springfield
Regional Arts Council        and that was the last we heard of                                                                                             wrote and played the instrumen-
on Gowalla, then com-        them for two years,” said Sisco.                                                                                              tal score for the film “independ-
plete trips to First         “Two years later, as they were                                                                                                ently from the other local musi-
Friday Art Walk loca-        getting ready to go into produc-                                                                                              cians who sing and play the
tions, live local theatres
                             tion, Anne Rosellini called and                                                                                               songs in the film,” he said.
and more, all for the
chance to win rewards        said, ‘we just can’t get that one                                                                                             “Affonzo Goncalvez, the editor,
including a free small       song out of our heads, would you                                                                                              introduced me to Debra and I
coffee at The Coffee         mind doing it for the movie?’”                                                                                                worked on the film in New York
Ethic or theatre tickets.       Sisco agreed and Rosellini, the                                                                                            and England where I live.
  For more information,
                             script co-writer, added that they                                                                                                “I wrote a score using instru-
springfieldarts.org/goA      had written a scene into the                                                                                                  ments popular in the Ozarks—
RTwalla.                     movie for Sisco.The scene shows                                                                                               violin, banjo, guitar—but played
                             Sisco and band playing music in a                                                                     Photo by Sarah Denton   in a quite different way, often
                             living room when lead character,      West Plains resident Marideth Sisco opens the movie singing the song, the
                             Ree, pops in looking for her          “Missouri Waltz.”                                                                                            see SOUNDTRACK, 17
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 COMMUNITY EVENTS                                                                                                 July 14-27, 2010

Through July 30 – Kids Café,                   July 14-18 – Tent Theatre presents       night of food, fun and facts.                   July 16, 23, 24 – Little Acorns:           the informational meeting will follow     8:15 p.m. - Icon Cadence; and 8:30-
Monday through Friday, serving free            “Guys and Dolls” at 8:15 p.m.            Questions will appear sporadically              Busy Beavers 11-11:45 a.m. or 1:30         at 3:30 p.m. The programs are free        10 p.m. - Quantum Jazz. 831-6200.
lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at                Wednesday through Saturday in the        within the 10 trivia categories to test         to 2:15 p.m. Ages 3-6. Registration        of charge and open to the public. The     www.itsalldowntown.com.
National Heights Baptist Church,               Craig Hall Plaza at Missouri State       your sports knowledge. Register a               required. Call the Nature Center at        historic site is located 1.5 miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             July 23 – Make A Splash; 10 a.m.
3050 North National Avenue for all             University. Set in Damon Runyon’s        team of 8 for $200 with Kathryn                 888-4237 to register.                      north of Ash Grove on State Highway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to 12 p.m. Enjoy a virtual fishing trip,
kids 18 years and younger and their            mythical New York City, this oddball     Pinkley at (417) 895-5636. Entry fees                                                      V. (417) 751-3266.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             fish crafts, water-related stories, and
guardian/supervisor. No income                 romantic comedy—considered by            benefit Ozarks Literacy Council and             July 16 – Sounds on the Square 5           mostateparks.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             more fish fun at the Nature Center,
requirements. Preschool and elemen-            many to be the perfect musical com-      its programs.                                   p.m. - The Spacetones; 6 p.m. - The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4601 S. Nature Center Way. No reg-
tary kids must be accompanied by a             edy—soars with the spirit of                                                             Jackson Hunt Band; 7:15 p.m. - Nigel       July 17 – Book Signing with author
                                                                                        July 15 and 17 – Babes In The                                                                                                        istration required.
guardian/supervisor. Call 833-4111             Broadway as it introduces a cast of                                                      and the Ghosts; and 8:30 p.m.- Capt’n      Iris Paris for “Once Upon a Chariot”
                                                                                        Woods Celebrates Shapes In Nature
to reserve space. Meals include                vivid characters who have become                                                         Black’s Sea Dogges. 831-6200.              10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ABC Books,           July 23 and 24 – Schwagstock 44:
                                                                                        11-11:45 a.m. Bring your 0-2-year-
USDA commodities.                              legends in the canon. Tickets are                                                                                                   2109 N. Glenstone. Paris will be          Camp Zoe. From Springfield, take
                                                                                        old and a stroller for a guided nature.
                                               $12-22 and can be purchased by                                                                                                      cycling from her home in Chadron,         Hwy 60 east to Hwy 19 in Winona.
Through July 30 – Camp Bear                                                             Registration required. Call the Nature                   Submit Events:
                                               calling the Missouri State TIX box                                                                                                  Neb. to Amarillo, Texas, beginning        Zoe is located at the Sinking Creek
presents summer programs for youth                                                      Center at 888-4237.                                         events@
                                               office at 836-7678 or (toll free) 888-                                                                                              the Route 66 portion of her trip in       Bridge 26 miles north of Winona.
entering grades K-9 at various loca-                                                                                                            cfpmidweek.com
                                               476-7849 or by visiting www.mis-         July 15 – The Nature Team 9 a.m. to                                                        Springfield. “Once Upon a Chariot” is     Many bands including Grateful Dead
tions throughout the Missouri State
                                               souristatetix.com.                       12 p.m. (for ages ages 12-17). Hike                                                        the personal story of her mother,         Tribute band, The Schwag and Pink
University campus. Cost is $151-
                                                                                        at the nature center with Volunteer                                                        Norma Jean Belloff, who traveled          Floyd tribute, Think Floyd playing on
$190. Camp Bear is an exciting mix             July 14 – Wednesday Noon Concert
                                                                                        Naturalists Amy Short and Steve                 July 17 – James River Float, 8 a.m.        alone on her bicycle from San Diego,      two stages of music. Onsite camping,
of academic enrichment classes and             Series at Founders Park featuring
                                                                                        Craig. Topic: Challenge your nature             to 2:30 p.m. (for adults only). Cost       Calif. to New London, Conn. in 1948.      vendors and drum circles. Tickets are
recreation activities for all youth from       Super Charge. 330 E. Water St.,
                                                                                        observation skills. Bring water and             for canoe rental is $15 per person.        ABC Books, 831-3523.                      $60 for the weekend including camp-
the community. For more informa-               864-1049.
                                                                                        wear comfortable hiking shoes.                  Meet at the nature center and car-                                                   ing. www.campzoe.com.
tion, contact Diana Moad, Camp Bear                                                                                                                                                July 17 – Scientist Saturdays 2 to 4
                                               July 15 – Peanuts, Cracker Jacks         Registration required. Call the Nature          pool. Ages 18-adult. Registration
director, at 836-3141.                                                                                                                                                             p.m., Discovery Center, 438 E. St.        July 24 – Hiking Club 8 a.m. to 12
                                               and Trivia! Food at 5:30 p.m.; trivia    Center at 888-4237.                             required. Call the Nature Center at
                                                                                                                                                                                   Louis St. Dr. Roger Young, associate      p.m. (for ages 12 to adult). Hike
Through July 31 – Finley River Art             at 6:30 p.m. at Ramada Oasis                                                             888-4237.
                                                                                        July 16 – Movies at Founders Park,                                                         professor of biology, Drury               Ozark Greenways and travel four
Gallery abstract/contemporary art              Convention Center. Ozarks Literacy
                                                                                        “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,”            July 17 – Discover Nature Women:           University, will present “Be a GENE-      miles along the South Creek
exhibit. 205 E. South Street, Ozark,           Council announces its 9th annual
                                                                                        (PG) 8 p.m., 330 E. Water St. Get free          Trout Fishing 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (for        ius Matching DNA.” 862-9910.              Greenway led by Volunteer Naturalist
Mo. (417) 581-3235.                            Trivia Night, “Take Me Out to the
                                                                                        tickets at the Ice Park, Doling or              women and girls ages 12-17 accom-                                                    Doug Gilliam. Meet at the nature
                                               Ballgame!” Get a team together for a                                                                                                July 17 – Sounds on the Square 6
                                                                                        Chesterfield or the Busch Building.             panied by an adult). Participants 16                                                 center and carpool. Bring water and
                                                                                                                                                                                   p.m. - The Scribbles; 7:15 p.m.
                                                                                        Admission without a free ticket is $5;          years of age or older must have a                                                    wear comfortable hiking shoes.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Steven Spalding; 8:30 p.m. - Lyal
                    CR O SSWO R D
                      ■    ■      ■   ■    ■      ■    ■    ■                           children age 5 and under watch free.
                                                                                                                                        valid fishing permit. Registration
                                                                                                                                        required. Call the Nature Center at
                                                                                                                                                                                   Strickland. 831-6200.
                                                                                                                                                                                   July 18 – Jane A. Meyer Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Registration required. Call the Nature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Center at 888-4237.
                                                                                        July 16 – USA Dance Ozarks Chapter                                                                                                   July 24 – Frontier Days 10 a.m. to 4
 ACROSS                                                                                                                                                                            Carillon Concert at 6 p.m. at the
                                                                                        # 2044, 8 to 11 p.m. “Formal                    July 17 – Bluegrass Festival, 9 a.m.                                                 p.m. Saddle up for a western celebra-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Meyer Carillon on the grounds of
                                                                                        Anniversary Dance” with entertain-              to 9 p.m. at Snyder Music Park,                                                      tion at Rutledge-Wilson Farm, 3825
 1 Post                                                                                                                                                                            Meyer Library, sponsored by College
                                                                                        ment by the Moonlighters and a                  South Dogwood Drive and Main                                                         West Farm Road 146. Take a journey
 5 Eyelashes                                                                                                                                                                       of Arts and Letter (COAL). The event
                                                                                        Garden Theme of Flowers and                     Street, Halltown, Mo. The festival                                                   through hundreds of years of history
 10 Rom.                                                                                                                                                                           is free and open to the public. The
                                                                                        Butterflies. The dance will be held at          presents SAC River Bluegrass, The                                                    as we explore the ways of the old
 Furies                                                                                                                                                                            concert features Missouri State
                                                                                        the Northview Community Center, 301             Flying Buzzards, Flat Creek                                                          west. (417) 837-5949.
 11                                                                                                                                                                                University Carillonist Jeremy
                                                                                        East Talmage. Cost: $10 for students            Bluegrass, Hard Times, Nighthawk
 Astringent                                                                                                                                                                        Chesman. Bring lawn chairs and            July 24 – Sounds on the Square; 6-
                                                                                        and members; $15 for non-members.               Express, Sage Grass Revival, Ripplin
 12 Farewell                                                                                                                                                                       blankets. Tours of the Carillon will be   7 p.m. - The Doerfels and 7:15-10
                                                                                        Dress: After 5 attire (dark suits or Tux        Creek and Red Bridge. Admission:
 (2 words)                                                                                                                                                                         held following the concert. 836-6605.     p.m. - Big Smith. 831-6200.
                                                                                        for the men). Bring snacks and dance            $10; concessions, craft booths and
                                                                                        to your favorite tunes.                         camping available. 882-6621.               July 19 to 23 – Growing Up Farm           July 24 – Pancakes in the Park, 7 to
                                                                                                                                                                                   Summer Camp (for ages 4 to 5) 9           10 a.m. at Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401
 15 E. Indian                                                                           July 16 – Fun Family Fishing Night              July 17 – Movies at Founders Park,
                                                                                                                                                                                   a.m. to 12 p.m. at                        W. Norton Rd. 833-1570. Admission:
 tanning tree                                                                           6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of fun             “Julie and Julia” (PG-13), 8 p.m., 330
                                                                                                                                                                                   Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W.        $5 adults; $4 children ages 3-12
 16 Scheme                                                                              and relaxation at Rutledge-Wilson               E. Water St. Get free tickets at the Ice
                                                                                                                                                                                   Farm Rd. 146. Learn about farm ani-       (plus zoo admission). Village Inn
 18                                                                                     Farm, 3825 West Farm Road 146.                  Park, Doling or Chesterfield or the
                                                                                                                                                                                   mals. $35. Call 417-837-5945 to           Restaurants prepares a pancake and
 Modernist                                                                              Bring the whole family and partici-             Busch Building. Admission without a
                                                                                                                                                                                   register.                                 sausage breakfast at the zoo’s Bush
 19 Civil War                                                                           pate in a fishing contest to win fun            free ticket is $5; children age 5 and
                               44 Heath evergreen          14 S.A. toucan                                                                                                                                                    Country Café.
 commander                                                                              prizes or relax by the bonfire. Cost is         under watch free. 864-1049.
 20 With joy                   45 “Fra Diavolo” com-       17 Recline                                                                                                              July 21 – Wednesday Noon Concert
                                                                                        $5 per person (age 4 and under free),                                                                                                July 24-25 – Butterfly Festival
 21 Bluish-white metal         poser                       20 Small flute                                                               July 17 – Nature hike at Nathan            Series at Founders Park featuring
                                                                                        registration is required. For more                                                                                                   Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday,
 22 Ant                        46 Silk substitute          21 Ardor                                                                     Boone Homestead State Historic Site        Springfield Symphony Association.
                                                                                        information about scheduled activi-                                                                                                  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nathanael
 24 Hundred (pref.)            47 Ogle                     23 Prayer beads                                                              near Ash Grove. The two-mile guided        330 E. Water St., 864-1049.
                                                                                        ties please call (417) 837-5949.                                                                                                     Greene Park and Close Memorial
 25 Rear                                                   24 Principal                                                                 nature hike will begin at 1 p.m., and
                                                                                                                                                                                   July 23 – Movies at Founders Park,        Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave.
 26 Council for Econ.          DOWN                        26 Axis deer                                                                                                            “Planet 51” (PG), 8 p.m., 330 E.          Friends of the Garden guides will
 Advisors (abbr.)                                          27 Top                                                                                                                  Water St. Get free tickets at the Ice     help answer butterfly questions at the
 27 Soap plant                 1 Swed. sculptor            28 First                                                                                                                Park, Doling or Chesterfield or the       Bill Roston Butterfly House. Take a
 30 Wine vessel                2 Venezuelan copper         29 Planetarium                                                                                                          Busch Building. Admission without a       class, tour the park and gardens, and
 34 Dear (Ital.)               center                      30 Circuit (abbr.)                                                                                                      free ticket is $5; children age 5 and     visit the caterpillar petting zoo.
 35 Song (Ger.)                3 John, Gaelic              31 Once (2 words)                                                                                                       under watch free. 864-1049.               www.friendsofthegarden.org.
                               4 Shin (2 words)            32 Pole in Gaelic
 36 Federal Aviation
 Admin. (abbr.)                5 Stick used in hurl-       games                           <RXQJ3HRSOH                                                                            July 23 – Sounds on the Square; 5-
 37 Russ. community            ing                         33 Male noble                                                                                                           5:45 p.m. - Anne Dezort; 6-7 p.m. -
 farm                          6 Sacred image              35 Rom. poet                                                                                                            Ernie Biggs Dueling Pianos; 7:15-
 38 Unadulterated              7 Went first                38 ____ Rivera, CA
 39 Fever (pref.)              8 Peaceful                  39 Gooseberry
 40 Heavenly                   9 Off                       41 Nothing                                                                                                              SOUNDTRACK, from 16
                               10 Jap. news agency         43 Herb of grace                                                                                                                                                  guitar track to Sisco and
 42 Roam
                               12 Oceanic tunicate                                                                                                                                   using drones and slow                   she sang to the track and
                                                                                                                                                                                   repetitive motifs. The                    sent it back to him.
                                                                                                                                                                                   score is closely tied in to                  “There’s quite a good
  SUDUKO                                                        Here’s How
                                                                It Works:                  Gangs start recruiting boys AND girls, sometimes as early
                                                                                                                                                                                   the suspense of the film
                                                                                                                                                                                   and the emotional jour-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             variety of stuff to be lis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tened to,” Sisco said. “I
                                                                To solve a sudoku,         as the age of 7 or 8. Help keep your children safe by. . .
                                                                the numbers 1                                                                                                      ney of Ree’s quest to find                think everybody’s going
                                                                through 9 must fill        •   talking to your child about gangs                                                   her father.”                              to enjoy it. The sound-
                                                                each row, column           •   setting curfews and enforcing them                                                    Sisco collaborated with                 track… has inspired such
                                                                and box. Each              •   knowing neighbors, your child’s friends & their parents
                                                                number can appear                                                                                                  Hinchliffe on the song,                   creativity on the part of
                                                                only once in each
                                                                                           •   sharing and modeling positive values                                                “Hardscrabble Elegy.”                     everybody… that we are
                                                                row, column and            •   questioning any graffiti on notebooks, changes in
                                                                                                                                                                                     “That piece really                      sort of evolving into a bet-
                                                                box. You can figure            clothing preferences, or unexplained income
                                                                out the order in                                                                                                   speaks to the soul of the                 ter version of ourselves.
                                                                which the numbers                                                                                                  movie, I think,” she said.                It’s just wonderful fun to
                                                                will appear by                                                                                                       Sisco also worked with                  work with people that
                                                                using the numeric
                                                                clues already pro-                                                                                                 Hinchliffe on the song,                   creative.”
                                                                                               To report graffiti outside of Springfield, contact your local law enforcement.
                                                                vided in the boxes.                                                                                                “Angel Band.” After Sisco                    Information on the
                                                                The more numbers                                                                                                   sent the old version of the               soundtrack can be found
                                                                you name, the easi-                                                                Funding provided by the
                                                                er it gets to solve                                                                    Missouri Division of
                                                                                                                                                                                   song to Hinchliffe in                     online      at     winters-
   See puzzle answers on page 20                                the puzzle!                                                                        Alcohol and Drug Abuse          England, he sent back a                   bonemovie.com.
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                                   View art in Springfield libraries through July                    Brentwood Branch Library, 2214 South
                                     The following displays will be on exhibit                     Brentwood Boulevard, is showing a pot-
                                   throughout the month of July at the four                        tery collection by Mary Weltha. The
                                   branches of the Springfield-Greene                              Library Center, 4653 South Campbell, has
                                   County Library District:                                        two- and three-dimensional artwork by
                                                                                                   members of the Springfield Visual Arts
                                                                                                   Alliance on display. Visit the Library
                                                                                                   Station, 2535 North Kansas Expressway,
                                                                                                   to view tole and decorative paintings by
                                                                                                   Between Friends Decorative Painting
                                                                                                   Group, antique surveying equipment by
                                                                                                   the Ozark Chapter of the Missouri
                                                                                                   Society of Professional Surveyors, and
                                                                                                   paintings by Richard Pidwell. Stroll down
                                                                                                   to the Park Central Branch Library, 128
                                                                                                   Park Central Square, and see unique
                                                                                                   paintings by Erin Hughes. For more infor-
                                                                                                   mation, call 616-0566.

                                                                Photos by Janice Mason
    Top: Various artwork, by the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance can be
    seen at the Library Center. Bottom: View “Matsu at Dawn” by Erin
    Hughes at the Park Central Branch Library.

Get your mojo workin’
  Mojo Theory from
Cincinnati, Ohio will per-
form as part of the Blues
Down Under Concert
Series when they take the
stage at Archie’s Lounge
on Friday, July 23, at 9 p.m.
Mojo Theory, featuring
songwriter/lead singer
Mark Richards, performed
at the 2010 International
Blues Competition in
Memphis, Tenn. in January.
Tickets for the July 23 per-
formance are $10 in
advance at Kaleidoscope
and Archie’s Lounge and
$12.50 at the door.

                                                                                                                          Photo courtesy Monte Lorts

                                                                                                        Pure acoustic, no salt
                                                                                                          Tequila, Lime, No-Salt
                                                                                                        performs on Friday, July
                                                                                                        23, from 9 to 12 p.m. at
                                                                                                        Millies Café, 313 S.
                                                                                                        Jefferson. Tequila, Lime,
                                                                                                        No-Salt plays live acoustic
                                                                                                        rock covers offering a mix
                                                                                                        of country, rock and blues.
                                                                                                        The band consists of Mark
                                                                                                        Sebastian on vocals, guitar
                                                                                                        and harmonica; Rick
                                                                                                        Scherer on vocals, guitar
                                                                                                        and harmonica; and Mark
                                                                                                        McManus on vocals, bass
                                                                                                        and keyboard.

                                                                     Photo courtesy Rick Scherer
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Catch some fun at the Butterfly Festival                                                                                                 Butterfly Festival         tricks for your own but-
                                                                                                                                                                    terfly photos.
Compiled by Janice Mason       visit the caterpillar petting
   It’s time for the Friends   zoo. The free tram service                                                                                                           Sunday Class Offerings
                                                                                                                                         Saturday Class Offerings   1 p.m. - Butterfly
of the Garden Butterfly        will be available and admit-                                                                              10 a.m. - Butterfly        Identification
Festival at Nathanael          tance to the Mizumoto                                                                                     Photography                Get to know your back-
Greene Park and Close          Japanese Stroll Garden will                                                                               Pick up expert tips and    yard visitors.
Memorial Gardens, 2400 S.      be free during the festival                                                                               tricks for your own but-
Scenic Ave.The festival will   from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.                                                                                  terfly photos.             1 p.m. - Butterfly
take place on Saturday, July                                                                                                             11 a.m. - Butterfly        Pick up expert tips and
24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;      In the Butterfly House                                                                                  Identification             tricks for your own but-
and Sunday,July 25,from 11     The expanded Bill Roston                                                                                  Get to know your back-     terfly photos.
a.m. to 4 p.m.                 Butterfly House lets you get                                                                              yard visitors.
   Friends of the Garden       an up-close look at native                                                                                                           2:30 p.m. - Gardening
                                                                                                                                         1 p.m. - Gardening for     for Butterflies
guides will answer ques-       butterflies as they lay eggs                                                   Photo by George Deatz
                                                                                                                                         Butterflies                Learn to attract butter-
tions at the Bill Roston       and transform from egg to                                                                                 Learn to attract butter-   flies to your home land-
Butterfly House. Take a        caterpillar, from caterpillar   from chrysalis to butterfly.    butterfly host plants, art                flies to your home land-   scape.
class, tour the gardens or     to chrysalis, and finally                                       and garden accents.                       scape.
                                                               In the Butterfly Garden                                                                              For more information,
                                                                                                                                         2 p.m. - Butterfly         visit www.friendsofthe-
                                                               Explore a garden of host          Free Tram Service                       Photography                garden.org
                                                               plants for caterpillars and     The tram picks up from the                Pick up expert tips and
                                                               butterflies. This garden        main parking lot at the
                                                               showcases plants to attract     Rose Garden and the Bill
                                                               an amazing variety of but-      Roston Butterfly House.                 east toward the Butterfly    new $4.3 million Botanical
                                                               terflies to the home land-      The tram makes a loop                   House. It continues along    Center, which will open in
                                                               scape. Chase a butterfly or     around the northern edge                the northern edge of Close   October 2010, and back
                                                               two and pick up some            of Lake Drummond, then                  Park near the site of the    toward the parking lot.
                                                               ideas to try at home.

                                                               In        the           Park                                           PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
                                                               Take a tour of the botanical
                                                               gardens. Get friendly with
                                                               live animals at the
                                                               Caterpillar Petting Zoo.
                                                               Make your own butterfly
                                                               and caterpillar crafts. Learn
                                                               about butterflies and but-
                                                               terfly gardening. Shop for
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