Cora Scott

City of Springfield

This week, host Lisa Langley speaks with Springfield city clerk Anita Cotter, and Cora Scott, director of public information and civic engagement for City of Springfield.

“If you have a passion, we probably have a board or commission for you,” Scott says.  The City currently has more than 25 standing boards and commissions, providing numerous opportunities for residents to get involved.

City Of Springfield

A City of Springfield news release announced the passing of former City Councilman Ralph Manley as follows:

Ralph K. Manley, who parachuted into Normandy France on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and was a City Councilman, passed away May 6, 2019. Manley was an enthusiastic supporter of Springfield, known for his “public leaps of joy” and indefatigable optimism.

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A new program in Springfield aims to provide light labor day jobs, long-term employment opportunities or other assistance to panhandlers and reduce their reliance on seeking donations at busy intersections.  

The “Wheels to Work” initiative, announced Tuesday, is the result of months of discussions between the city and local organizations.

The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival is today through Sunday (8/14-8/16) in downtown Springfield. 

The event will feature a Route 66 parade, a vendor village, a two-day car and motorcycle show, a motorcycle poker run, concerts at the Gillioz, a 6.6 mile run and a confab or Route 66 authors, artists, collectors and association at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis.  For a schedule of events,

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Results of a campus and community climate study released this week shows Missouri State University data in line with that of other schools across the nation, according to President Clif Smart.

“The results of this study make two points clear,” Smart said. “First, we have made progress in the last five years; second, we still have lots of work to do.”