Coronavirus in the Ozarks

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Greene County Commission Votes To Approve Declaration Of Local Emergency As COVID Spreads

A Declaration of Local Emergency is now in effect in Greene County. The Greene County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve it as the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads throughout southwest Missouri. According to county officials, the declaration is a way to further support community efforts to respond to the growing cases of COVID-19. They say it will help expedite area responses allowed by law during a crisis. It opens up additional channels for the Springfield-Greene...

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The Western Wildfires Are Affecting People 3,000 Miles Away

Smoke traveling from the Western wildfires is reaching all the way across the U.S., bringing vibrant red sunsets and moon glow to the East. But it's also carrying poor air quality and harmful health effects thousands of miles away from the flames. Large fires have been actively burning for weeks across the Western U.S. and Canada. Currently, the largest in the U.S. is the Bootleg Fire in Oregon, which has now burned more than 600 square miles of land and become so large it generates its own...

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Missouri Government

The latest news from Jefferson City

SMS and You News Update 08/21/01

Aug 20, 2001

Randy Russell of Springfield Public Schools talks about "Celebrating the American Ideal", a collaboration between SMSU, OTC, and Springfield Public Schools which will highlight events and programs exploring the culture and heritage of the Ozarks.

Women's Equality Day

SMS and You News Update 08/14/01

Aug 13, 2001

SMSU's Web Coordinator Sara Clark explains the new SMS Master Calendar of Events.

Alliance Program

SMS and You News Update 08/07/01

Aug 6, 2001

Earl Doman, Dean of Students, discusses the new student convocation and festival.

Ozarks Literacy Council

SMS and You News Update 07/31/01

Jul 30, 2001

Michael Burns, Proffessor of English, talks about the impact of poetry on the public.

Racial Profiling

SMS and You News Update 07/24/01

Jul 23, 2001

On this edition of SMS AND YOU, we hear more about Ozarks Public Television at SMSU from Arlen Diamond, Director of the Public Broadcasting Services Unit at SMSU.