Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge / Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

You’ve heard of rescued dogs and cats…but tigers?  The Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs has welcomed two tigers who needed a new home.

The tigers come from a privately owned zoo, and the owners voluntarily turned the tigers over to Turpentine Creek.

Emily McCormack is the main animal curator at the refuge.

Mercy has a fourth urgent care location in Springfield.  The new Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care Clinic, at 303 W. Sunshine, opened Friday.

The clinics treat adults and children six months and older with non-life threatening illnesses and injuries such as flu, asthma, allergies, emphysema, cuts, burns and more.

In a news release Mercy said the visits cost “substantially less than a trip to the emergency room.”

Each clinic has on-site x-ray and lab services.

The results of the Momentum State of the Workforce Survey are in.  This is the sixth survey done by the City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development.

Some highlights:  Nearly half of the businesses surveyed said they plan to increase hiring of full-time employees within the coming year. 

When asked if they were likely to expand operation within the Ozark region within the next 24 months, 27 percent said they were very likely to and 35 percent said they were somewhat likely to expand.

Sertoma Clubs of Springfield

The Missouri State Ice Hockey Bears will host Northern Illinois Friday and Saturday night (2/21-2/22) at 7 at Jordan Valley Ice Park.  

Science Sprouts:  Sports-ology, for kids under six-years-old, will be held Friday morning (2/21) at 10 at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis.  The program is free with museum admission.  

Missouri State University

In this segment of Engaging the Community, we hear from both MSU President Clif Smart and MSU's Vice President of Reserach, Economic Development and International Programs, Dr. Jim Baker.    They're discussing the university's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus that has brought parts of China to a standstill.   You can hear the episode by clicking the "Play" icon below.