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Why You Should Consider a Membership with CARES Magazine 25th Birthday Celebration CASA of Southwest Missouri


Support Scouting Boy Scouts of America Ozark Trails Council


Start Something...Again with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

10 75 Years


Membership Directory Springfield CARES members listing

Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield

11 2013 Nonprofit Communication Conference 11 dvWEB Services 12 Merge Mania

14 Annual Plan of Work: Why Nonprofits Should Have One Training By Design


Letters from the editor and publisher

The Center for Nonprofit Communication

15 Taste of Victory

17 Game Day 2013

Victory Trade School

16 5th Annual Ozark Mountain Monopoly Tournament Stone County OACAC

Lost & Found Grief Center

18 Sneak Peak on Addressing an Emerging Need Consumer Credit Counseling Service

18 Sip & Shop Champagne Brunch Foundation for Springfield Public Schools


20 Business Profile University Plaza Hotel

27 How Can I Help? Women and Philanthropy Women Connect 4 Good

28 An Evening of Beauty

21-26 Calendar of Events For September

Pregnancy Care Center

Harmony House

30 Crime Does Not Discriminate The Victim Center

33 September is National Preparedness Month American Red Cross|Southern Missouri Region

34 Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival

32 The Best Kept Secret in Southwest MO

Isabel’s House


35 Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival

37 2013 ANPAC Car Show for Kids ANPAC

Community Partnership

35 3rd Annual OACAC Scavenger Hunt 38 2013 National Night Out Community Partnership


36 Mercy Sunshine Run 5k

39 SWMO Super Shoot The Arc of the Ozarks

Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks

40 Need Supplies for Your Animal Friends? Why You Should Support Smaller Pet Stores.

41 PAC MAN for Pups

42 Exploring Your Creative Side

43 Word Fest. Words–Everybody Uses ‘Em!

Upcoming Events

“What Day Is It?” Fun Calendar

46 Games Fun Stuff

29 National Domestic Violence Month

Isabel’s House

31 Revealed: Getting Kids to Eat More Vegetables. 31 Walk 4 Life & 5k Run


The Killuminati Foundation

Springfield-Greene County Libraries

staff Amy Michael Publisher Kaitlyn Jaeger Editor Phil Dellasega Creative Director Tom Mezzacapa Graphic Design Michelle DeWitt Graphic Design/ Web Maintenance

advisory panel Gerry Catapang PT, DPT Ken Childers Peter Edwards CIA Rebbecca Fenton COTA/L Jeff Gossman Becky Overend Beverly Roberts Chris Shaefer Cara Trask Mary Valloni

our mission CARES Magazine is committed to providing our nonprofit community with a resource to inform and educate the public about their organizations. It is our goal to create awareness of charitable giving in the area as well as give to individuals and businesses that show they CARE. © 2013 Springfield Metro CARES Magazine. All rights reserved. Contents of this magazine may not be reproduced in any manner without written consent from the publisher.


122 Park Central Square Springfield, MO 65806 417.869.4175

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Springfield CARES would like to introduce the following Members of the magazine. Members must have nonprofit status and provide services to our community. If you are interested in becoming a member, please call us at 417-869-4175 for more information.

900 N Benton Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-873-7879

Equi-Librium Therapy Center 8710 E State Hwy AD Rogersville, MO 65742 417-830-1409

Ambassadors For Children An Operating Agency of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks 500 W Battlefield, Suite B Springfield, MO 65807 417-708-0565 ext. 202

Female Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP) 320 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-863-7700

American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region

Foundation for Springfield Public Schools

1545 N West Bypass Springfield, MO 65803 417-832-9500

1131 Boonville Springfield, MO 65802 417-523-0144

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)

GYN Cancers Alliance (GYNCA)

3372 W Battlefield St Springfield, MO 65807 417-889-9136

3023 S Fort, Suite B Springfield, MO 65807 417-869-2220

Boys and Girls Club 1410 N Fremont Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-862-9249

Boy Scouts of America Ozark Trails Council 1616 S Eastgate Ave Springfield, MO 65809 P 417.883.1636 x233 Giving Help & Hope to Families Impacted by Breast Cancer

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2750 W Bennett Springfield, MO 65802 417-865-CARE

Bridges for Youth

Killuminati Foundation

1039 W Nichols Springfield, MO 65802 417-864-4167

Lost & Found Grief Center

330 N Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65806 417-888-2020

Consumer Credit Counseling Service 1515 S Glenstone Springfield, MO 65804 417-889-7474

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 1111 S Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO 65804 417-864-6202


3161 W Norton Rd Springfield, MO 65803 417-833-2526

Isabel’s House

Community Partnership

of Springfield • Joplin West Plains

The Humane Society

330 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-862-3838

3525 S National Ave Suite 203 Springfield, MO 65807 417-269-5437


Harmony House

519 E Cherry St Springfield, MO 65806 417-837-7700

Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO)

Children’s Miracle Network


Harmony House

2840 E Chestnut Expressway, Suite C Springfield, MO 65802 417-865-9998

March of Dimes 1722 S Glenstone W110 Springfield, MO 65804 417-889-9397

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) 215 S Barnes Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-862-4314

Pregnancy Care Center 1342 E Primrose Street Springfield, MO 65804-4224

United Way of the Ozarks 320 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-863-7700

The Victim Center 819 N Boonville Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-863-7273

Victory Trade School 1715 N Boonville Springfield, MO 65803 417-864-2221

Women Connect4Good

Women in Need (WIN) P.O. Box 4626 Springfield, MO 65808 417-234-7338

Youth of the Ozarks Thrift Store (YOTO) 1731 N Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO 65803 417-890-7283

The following persons or businesses have sponsored our members: Women Speak, William H Darr, Tom Slaight and Southwestern Womens Health

Letter from the Editor Hello Springfield! It’s hard to believe that it’s already September. The summer seems to have just flown by. It seems like just yesterday we were pulling out our shorts and making plans for a beautiful, fun-filled summer. And who can say that it hasn’t’ been? Looking back at the last few month’s that I’ve been with CARES, I can honestly say that the nonprofits of Springfield have made this summer a memorable one and I can only expect them to continue to do so as we transition into fall. This month, there’s a lot going on around Springfield. From community events to charity run/walks, there is sure to something for you in the September issue of CARES. We’re also taking a look at what it means to be a CARES member as well as how women have influenced philanthropic events throughout history.

Kaitlyn Jaeger

Happy September everyone!

Contributing Editor

Letter from the Publisher

Ron Penney CFP®, ChFC® Private Wealth Advisor

Helping you create the future you envision.

Hello Springfield! August was a great month! Kids went back in school, the weather was beautiful, and there were many wonderful events and stories shared in our August issue. September promises to be another interesting and information packed issue of CARES. There are a lot of great events happening this month, so be sure to take a look and find some fun ways to help support our wonderful nonprofits. I am very excited to announce that we have hired Matthew Evans, previously with

Penney, Murray & Associates

CASA, to head up our Membership and Sales Department. Matthew has had

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

seven years of experience in the nonprofit sector with emphasis on development, communications, public relations, and strategic planning. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our team and we are very excited to have him! If you are interested in a Membership with CARES and would like to apply, please call our office and we will be happy to visit with you!

Amy Michael

Have a beautiful September!


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While the Get Involved section lets you know how you can help, the Let’s Get Local section educates and explains what Springfield’s nonprofits have been doing lately to help our community.


empowering women

Our community is full of strong, independent women whose actions inspire us to be better people everyday. This section is dedicated to those women. Through their words and the words of the nonprofits that support their cause, this section is meant to empower and give advice to the women of Springfield.

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Springfield CARES works with so many nonprofit organizations that we can’t help but provide them with a section that not only educates the community on nonprofit work, but also provides nonprofits with helpful advice. This can vary from fundraising to community engagement and so much more.

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CARES Magazine and provide online and print resources to nonprofits in order to create awareness of charitable giving and healthy living in the Springfield and Kansas City areas as well as give acknowledgement to local businesses that give back to these communities. It is our goal to promote local businesses, provide information and savings to consumers, and support the work of the charities where we live.

What does it mean to be a member of CARES? CARES members are 501(c)(3) organizations that are well established, respected by their peers, and meet significant needs within the community. As a CARES member, we provide YOU with the opportunity to connect, promote, and spread awareness about the things nonprofits are doing within the community. What are the benefits of becoming a member? As a member, you’ll receive a wealth of benefits, including: A full year of marketing within the pages of CARES An online profile on our website Access to the our online calendar Access to our online volunteer database Email blast inclusion Addition to the membership directory in CARES Magazine Event coverage in CARES 20 subscriptions to CARES for board members and volunteers 50 copies of CARES magazine per month

How do I become a member? In order to become a member of CARES, a nonprofit must request an application by emailing An application form will then be sent that must be filled out completely and returned to CARES via email or at: 122 Park Central Square Springfield, MO 65806 What are current members saying about CARES? CARES Magazine has provided a wonderful avenue for the community to know more about the tremendous amount of assistance provided by not-for-profit agencies and how many supporters and volunteers rs are making it possible. -Harmony House CARES is a great value and continues to come up with new ways to make marketing g our organization successful. -Community Partnership of the Ozarks


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, promotes a nationwide campaign to locate and reunite former Bigs, Littles, donors and staff, and board and family members of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The reunion effort is an extension of Start Something®, an initiative Big Brothers Big Sisters unveiled two years ago that invites all adults—not just volunteers—to support quality mentoring to change the odds for children facing adversity.

person as well. We all are busy and have things to do, but there is nothing more rewarding than changing someone’s life. I ask people, ‘What will you be remembered for?’ Jacob has said that when he can, he will become a Big. I know someday he will have children of his own and he will share his story and our relationship to his Little Brother and his children. My hope is that his kids and Little will share their story and start impacting others and that is a legacy to be proud of!”

David Coutchie has been a loyal supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks since 2001. David and Jacob were matched in 2001 when Jacob was 5. They shared a love for the outdoors and also enjoyed playing or watching sports. They were typical boys. When Jacob’s family moved to Florida several years ago, their match officially closed, but David was determined to stay in Jacob’s life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks is excited to be part of this nationwide search for alumni. “The Reunite Now campaign extends our mission to hundreds of thousands of people who have an affinity with Big Brothers Big Sisters, but have not been asked to stay or become re-engaged with the organization. Our hope is that by bringing our alumni together and showing them how much we appreciate them, we will open avenues for people who are already invested in our work to ‘Start Something [Again]’ to help kids succeed in school and life,” said Katie Davis, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.

“Jacob and I are really close. I was there for every event, situation, and was involved with him in every way while he was growing up,” David remarked. “We talk a bunch and see each other several times per year.” David Coutchie has not only served as a Big Brother with the BBBSO organization, but has volunteered his time at many fundraising events including Bowl for Kids’ Sake and Taste of the Ozarks. Over the past 12 years Jacob and David have made many memories. They’ve spent hours playing sports, traveling, or just talking. Jacob attended David’s wedding and has grown to be part of the family, which now includes David’s son.

People who register via to join the alumni network will have opportunities to be recognized in local marketing efforts and be invited to special events with other local Big Brothers Big Sisters alumni in the Ozarks. Through these efforts, alumni will also be able to reconnect personally with their former Bigs, Littles, staff or board members, and friends.

When asked what being a Big Brother has meant to David he responded, “It is a must do! There is no better gift you could give to yourself, the child, or your community like being involved with this organization. Jacob’s mother told me I changed his life and helped him be the amazing person he is today, but I feel he has changed my life and made me a better

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks has 60 boys on the waiting list, hoping to be matched with a Big Brother soon. If you or someone you know would like more information on becoming a Big Brother, contact BBBSO at 417-889-9136.

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ince 1938, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield enriches the lives of young people and provides a safe haven in which they can learn and grow. They are now celebrating 75 years of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield (which began as the Boys Club). The clubs have made a great, positive effect on thousands of local children throughout the decades. The organization was officially chartered as a “not for profit” corporation in 1939 as the “Northside Boys Club”. The first Boys Club capital funds drive was launched in the early spring of 1945. The National Boys Club Association chartered the

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“Springfield Boys Club” on April 15, 1946. Mr. William (Bill) Henderson was hired as Executive Director in February 1947. He served in this position for 38 years — retiring in 1983. The Boys Club operation was moved from the basement of the Community Building (located on Commerical Street) to the new Boys Club building on Boonville on December 8, 1949. In 1975, ground was broken to build the Musgrave Boys Club Unit. Also that year, the original club on Boonville was renamed the “Bill Henderson” Unit. Tom Hough was hired as the next Executive Director in 1983. Then, Bill Stalnaker was named to the post in 1986. And in 2002, Pat Gartland became the fourth (and current) Executive Director. In 1991, the Boys Club merged

with the Girls Club to become the “Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield.” The new Stalnaker Unit was opened in June 2003. And the new Henderson Unit was built in 2008. Today, more than 4,000 boys and girls take advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by the Boys & Girls of Springfield. They benefit from trained, caring, professional staff and volunteers who help them take control of their lives, envision productive futures and achieve their individual goals. On October 25, 2013, there will be a big celebration at the White River Conference Center to mark this 75th anniversary. We want to invite all Boys & Girls Club Alumni, Board Members and supports of the last 75 years to join us in this celebration. Be a big part of the Boys & Girls Club birthday and become a sponsor, call 862-9249, or visit their web site at www.bgclubspringfield. org for details.


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There was a time, long ago, when it seemed nearly all organizations were thriving. Even nonprofit growth was rapid and sustainable. Then the bottom fell out of the economy. With government funding drastically reduced or eliminated, and as corporate dollars dwindled, nonprofit organizations were forced to re-evaluate their business model. To avoid cuts in services to clients, reductions in staff, or even dissolution, many organizations are now considering a merger. In fact, 12 percent of organizations responding to a recent national survey (McLean & Brouwer) about the effects of the economy in the nonprofit sector said they had restructured or merged with another organization to reduce their budgets.

What is a Merger? Why Merge? Quite simply, a merger is when two or more organizations become one entity. The assets, staff, and programs of the two organizations are joined together. The new alignment operates under the name of one of the existing merged organizations. In many cases, the board and executive leadership of the "surviving" group manage the new formation. Mergers typically fall into one these models: Consolidations - Two or more separate organizations combine to form a new corporate body. The assets, staff, and programs of the two organizations are joined together, as are the liabilities and obligations of both organizations. Alliances - No change to formal structure of the organizations, rather a sharing of administrative and programming services to accomplish similar missions.


Asset Acquisition - One organization dissolves by selling and transferring assets to another organization, which then assumes the liabilities for the transferred assets.

Many leaders choose mergers to improve efficiency, build capacity, or simply to survive. Some nonprofits find they can take the best of their programs, governance, and organizational cultures and create a new, more successful merged organization. In addition, mergers can strengthen the organizations’ ability to deliver on their missions and increase the depth and scope of services they provide. Another advantage of merging is increased community visibility. A recent Chronicle of Philanthropy report suggests more than 100,000 nonprofit organizations will fail in the next couple years. In many cases, these are smaller, relatively unknown groups that have limited ability to raise funds. A merger with a larger organization, or creating a new high-profile group, could create synergy and help leverage large donors. Communities can benefit from well-planned and executed mergers that result in stronger services. Limited resources can be used more effectively and efficiently, services can continue, and nonprofits can become more sustainable.

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Merger Pitfalls Those who have studied and participated in mergers warn that cost savings should not be the sole reason to merge. While mergers can result in efficiencies and new management practices, money should not be the principal motivation. For that reason, the merger of two financially unstable organizations is unlikely to succeed.

4. Underestimating costs Mergers almost always cost more than anticipated. In the longterm, mergers may save money—having one CEO rather than two, etc. But up front, there can be added expenses.

A 2009 report by MAP for Nonprofits identified five common difficulties associated with the process of nonprofit mergers:

5. Understanding Due Diligence Mergers are complex business transactions. To help board members and leaders make an informed decision, there must be sufficient inquiry.

1. Understanding the importance of communication One of the goals in the merger process is to create a situation where nothing is hidden and there are no surprises. In other words, organizations must be transparent and make no assumptions. Clarify expectations. The more specific you are in the planning stages, the fewer surprises there will be deeper into the process.

Costs may include legal advice, significant facility changes, and PR material redesigns.

It will be necessary to examine IRS records, contracts, licenses, claims or litigation, audits, budget sheets, annual reports, governing structures, organizational policies/procedures, agreements and affiliations, real estate, marketing materials, program services, current and potential liabilities, etc.

Internally, talk of mergers can create anxiety among employees who fear loss of job, change in leadership, and other conditions beyond their control. To curb this (and to avoid rumors), it is important to communicate frequently with employees in every stage of the process—including after the merger has taken place.

It is deep within these documents that an organization's true health can be discovered.

Externally, it is important to communicate with stakeholders and the general public regarding the changes, helping them understand the logic and benefits.

• There are a large number of nonprofits in the market, with many small players;

2. Understanding the importance of organizational culture John Bonnell of JD Power and Associates says mergers fail for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest, he says, is "the same reason that marriages do—a clash of personalities and priorities." The "clash" often has to do with leadership styles. How will staff be managed? Who will lead? How will employees respond to new leadership and new/additional responsibilities? "Priorities" relate to the organization's mission and vision. When these don't align, there is little chance the merger can succeed. 3. Understanding the timeline Most mergers take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to complete. A written plan will help guide the organizations through each step of the process. When there are long, unexpected delays, parties can become disillusioned, costs can increase, and situations can become less favorable.

A study undertaken by the Bridgespan Group evaluated over 3,300 nonprofit merger filings over an 11-year period in four states, and identified three market characteristics that are favorable to successful nonprofit merger activity:

• There is a high degree of competitive pressure with variable performance factors that are measurable, and impersonal funding sources; • There are barriers to organic growth, including asset intensive missions, saturated markets, and highly-regulated environments. While some industry experts believe that a merger is one of the most powerful change agents available to nonprofit organizations, others see mergers and acquisitions as fundamental threats to the core of the population or niche. The truth probably lies somewhere in between these two views. Should you find yourself wondering whether your organization might be more effective and stable by merging, make sure you and your board approach the process with the utmost caution, understanding both the potential hazards and benefits that may lie ahead.


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Annual Plan of Work: Why Nonprofits Should Have One ‘We have a long-term strategic plan we review every three to five years. Isn’t that enough?’ Long term planning is good. But what about the short-term? How does your nonprofit know it will reach the long-term goals? What happens when you wake up three years from now and wonder why in the world you have not accomplished everything you set out to do long-term? Let’s say you plan on running a marathon in a year. That is your long-term goal. How are you going to get there? Just by running whenever you want, for whatever distance you want? What about nutritional aspects or strength training or the proper shoes? Without the plan of work to get you to your goal of a marathon, you will wake up that morning ill-prepared. If no one is setting short-term work to accomplish long-term goals, then why bother with a strategic plan? Staff, board members, program volunteers can all go off on their own agenda because no one has a directive for the near term. When it is time to develop your plan for the next five years, you will find you have not completed the previous strategic goals.

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Developing An Annual Plan Of Work Your plan of work should be driven by your long-term strategic plan. 1. Start by identifying the work the organization has to conduct based on contracts, current grants or the edicts of a national organization. 2. Plot out the work: • What needs to be accomplished • Who will do the work • When will this work be completed 3. Decide what new work the agency can take on that will move you forward to meet the goals of your strategic plan. • Identify what activities the staff will undertake • Determine how these activities will be completed • Set an end date for the activities If the agency has more than one department or program then a plan of work should be completed for all. Ok, your annual plan of work is up and moving. Now what? Plan the work then work the plan!

Check Your Progress One easy way is to have a monthly management report. With a heading for each activity the staff can place all the work they have done toward the goals. Disseminate this document to all staff, your board of directors and other volunteers. Seeing your forward progress is always motivational. In reality, an annual plan is a small chunk of work. Three months into it you can tweak parts. You come upon your five year deadline for your strategic plan and see that the agency will not meet significant goals, you have no time to go back and revamp your activities.

Times Are Changing Don’t be left behind. Different ways of work, new advances in technology every day, a new generation of staff and volunteers are knocking at your door. Stay Relevant. Be Smart. Plan! Patty Workman and Shelly Drymon are veterans of the non-profit world, with substantial experience in developing long and shortterm goals. With the ability to see the big picture they can help your organization with long-term strategic plans and a shortterm annual plan of work.




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Lost & Found Grief Center - Daily Operations Office 2840 E. Chestnut Expressway, Suite C. Springfield, MO 65802 417-865-9998 Lost & Found provides grief support services, at no charge, in a safe and supportive environment for children, young adults and their families grieving the death of a loved one. 17

SNEEK PEAK ON ADDRESSING AN EMERGING NEED For the first time in history student loan debt exceeds credit card debt. Nationally student loan debt is almost 1 trillion dollars, yes with a “t”, compared to $849.8 billion in credit card debt. That breaks down like this per household:

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asked how we can help with student loan debt. In the past, CCCS counselors didn’t really have an answer. Well, that is about to change. CCCS counselors and staff are gearing up to provide Student Loan Default counseling this fall. Missouri State’s financial aid department is assisting counselors in understanding the default options. “We are very excited to be addressing this national emerging need locally. Our mission is to maintain and restore financial wellness in the Springfield community,” says Tonya Raines, Development Director.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Springfield (CCCS) is stepping up to address an emerging need. For many years now, the community at large has


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We are so pleased to present this month’s Business Resource Guide! The following guide includes several of the businesses that work closely with our community’s nonprofits by offering both their time and special pricing and/or services. CARES is so thankful to have this opportunity to highlight these wonderful businesses as a part of our Business Resource Guide. We hope that this guide will lead you and the rest of the community to several local resources as well as provide support for these caring businesses.

In this month’s issue, we’re highlighting University Plaza, one of the region’s largest full-service hotel and convention centers with an impressive 39,000 square feet of versatile function space and 271 well-appointed guestrooms and suites. We’ve also included information about this month’s upcoming events as well as information about several other local businesses.

We hope you enjoy this month’s Business Resource Guide.

The CARES Team


Business Profile: University Plaza Hotel University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center is where style and hospitality meet. Located in Jordan Valley Park in downtown Springfield, visitors are just steps away from the Springfield Expo Center, Hammons Field, and other area attractions. They also get to experience the comfort and luxury found among the hotel’s 271 well-appointed guestrooms and suites. As one of the region’s largest full-service hotels and conventions centers, University Plaza offers 39,000 square feet of versatile function space, including 21 individual meeting rooms and banquet facilities for up to 4,000 guests. In addition, the adjacent Springfield Expo Center with 112,000 square feet of space

provides another location for events demanding exceptional proportions. University Plaza has always been supportive of Springfield’s nonprofits and this year, it is giving its guests the opportunity to do the same. Every time a guest books an event before December 31, University Plaza will donate 5% of the proceeds to Lost & Found Grief Center. So, if you’re planning event in the near future, be sure to book with University Plaza and help support local nonprofits like Lost & Found.

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September 1 7:30am nocharge.Childrenwelcome.SponsoredbytheSpringfieldGreene County Health Department and Springfield Urban Run Thru History ThisisaHalf Marathon & 5K. Event at Conco Quarry, 902 S. Quarry Rd, Willard, MO. Call 417-832-1200 for more information and to register.

September 3 5pm Farm 2 Table Cooking Class

Agriculture Coalition.

September 6 8:55pm I Pour Life 8K Run Event held at 1st & Calvary/Springfield, MO. For more information and to register call 417-581-3607 or email Debbie Hedgepeth at

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September 6-8 Friday 4:30p-Sunday 3pm

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Teams of two race at Lake Springfield during Outdoor Days. Bring your own canoe or rent one. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams! Ages 16 and up, $20 a team and $10 canoe rental.

September 7 7am Autism Speaks Run Autism Speaks Run before the Walk 5K at Jordan Valley Park/Springfield, MO. Contact Jason Holcomb at

September 7 1 pm Wild for Awarness Carnival Fundraiser Landanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LegOcypresentsWILDFORAWARENSSCarnival Fundraiser!! Landanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LegOcy Foundation is presenting

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Friends in Deeds 7th annual Car & Motorcycle benefiting Least of These Christian County Food Pantry. The event will be held at First Baptist Church in Nixa. Registration will begin at 8 am, and all vehicles must be ready for judging by 10:30 a.m. Contact Floyd Hammit at 417-581-3996, or by email at Pre-registration is $15 per vehicle, or $20 the day of the show.

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September 15 9am Natural Wonders of Lost Hill A guided walk in Lost Hill Natural Resource Park, including: cave and karst features, fossils, glades and cactus, loosing streams, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cozy Cave Clubhouseâ&#x20AC;? and Leave No Trace trail ethic. Registration required by 5 p.m. the Tues. before. Ages 7 and up, free admission.

September 15 & 22 11am-7pm

Outdoor Initiatives Open House Check out Outdoor Initiatives Open House at Sequiota Park. Find out about upcoming archery, bat flights, camping, canoeing, caving, geocaching, hunter safety, kayaking, Little Critters, long boarding, nature hikes, winter outdoor safety and preparedness, SUP and other Outdoor Initiatives programs. Dutch Oven Cookery samples alone are worth the trip! This event is free and for all ages.

September 21 8am Brain Injury Awarness Run Event at the Mo. Rehab Center in Mt. Vernon, MO. Contact John Klay at 417-766-1079 or 25

September 28 8 am 2nd Annual Vision Clinics World Sight Day 5K Eventwillbeheldat3440S.NationalinSpringfieldMO. Contact Katie McElvaine at for more information and to register for the run.


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History Of Women As Philanthropists Women in America have always been agents of change even when they had few officially recognized rights. In Colonial times, women tackled a host of issues like moral reform, care of widows, children and the mentally ill, conditions for women prisoners, aid for soldiers, temperance, abolition of slavery, suffrage, libraries, the environment, culture, health issues, and more. Women’s sense of their “place” changed dramatically in the 1800s. Women stretched to become skilled fundraisers, passionate advocates, powerful leaders, dedicated volunteers, irresistible forces for social change, and tireless workers. Women of every ethnicity joined voluntary associations to raise money and especially to care for women, widows, and girls.

Women Started Colleges And Charities Women started Mount Holyoke Seminary, Smith College, Women’s Christian Temperance Union, American Red Cross, and YWCA to name a few. Women established three-quarters of the public libraries in the United States, many before Andrew Carnegie became involved and later to raise the 10 percent match he required. Women in the Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families started the

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Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of Art. Despite a slump in women’s philanthropic activities from the 1920s to the 1960s, women took an active role in the Civil Rights effort, feminism, and infiltration of the workforce. The 1970s saw the formation of the Ms. Foundation, the first women’s fund in the United States.

1980 Supreme Court Forces Men’s Clubs To Admit Women The philanthropy arena expanded for women in the 1980s when the Supreme Court ruled groups like Jaycees, Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis could no longer exclude women. It wasn’t long before women were serving as the officers running these philanthropic clubs. More recently women have organized to support equal rights for women, drunk driving laws, breast cancer research, economic development, and employment opportunities for women and many more. In 2007, Women Moving Millions collected million dollar gifts from individual women around the world. In two years, 174 women had each made a large gift.

What Is The Status Of Women And Philanthropy Today? Today more than 140 women’s funds around the globe belong to the Women’s Funding Network, representing a collective $465 million in working assets. All across the USA, 131 United Ways have developed women’s leadership councils. Every year, more than 56,000 women volunteers in women’s leadership councils raise more than $155 million just from other women. The National Women’s Leadership Council of United Way Worldwide (NWLC) is the largest women’s philanthropic organization in the world. It raised $1 billion dollars from women during the last 10 years, half of it during the economic downturn 2007-2011. That’s power! Women—and the men who support their efforts—are clearly a powerful force in leadership, philanthropy, and advocacy. Because they live longer than men, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute predicts women will end up in charge of much of the $41 trillion expected pass from generation to generation over the next 50 years. Single women are more likely than single men to make a philanthropic gift and women’s inclination to give influences their husbands to be more generous as well. See more at:

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Tuesday, October 29th, 5-7pm to support

Featuring: Exclusive Pricing ; Demonstrations ; Deluxe Gift Bags ; Wine & Desserts ;

Where: Hammons Heart Institute 1325 E. Cherokee, Springfield MO Tickets: $25 Register: Call 417.887.3223 or visit

Keith A. LaFerriere, MD, FACS Matthew A. Kienstra, MD, FACS



Harmony House Activities and Involvement

Monday October 7, 2013 Night of Unity Gillioz Theatre 325 Park Central East Springfield, MO 6:00 p.m .

Friday October 11, 2013 Community Forum – STOP THE VIOLENCE Springfield Art Museum 1111 E. Brookside Dr. Springfield, MO 9 a.m. to noon

A night to celebrate those who have survived domestic violence and to remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Community is invited. Evening will include guest speakers and survivor stories.

Panel Discussion of Community Leaders Moderated by Sarah Forhertz

Please call Harmony House at (417) 837-7700 for more details. Thank you to our sponsor, Verizon Wireless.

“Nationally recognized speaker on Domestic Violence” Mark Winn

Monday October 28, 2013 Relationship Violence Intervention Summit Plaster Student Union on MSU Campus Springfield, MO 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Registration required. Please e-mail Lisa Cox at the Springfield Police Department Thank you to our sponsor, Verizon Wireless.

CEU’s available for various professions Nationally known Keynote Speakers from Jana’s Campaign: Curt & Christie Brungardt The Relationship Violence Intervention Summit will bring together community leaders and experts within the community-at-large to open a dialogue regarding the issues of relationship and sexual violence to identify services, struggles, and solution strategies to facilitate community-based problem solving for this social issue. For questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Debra Horn at 417-836-6933 or

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Revealed: Keys to Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies (BPT) - Incorporating veggies into your family's diet can be easier than you ever thought. How? Creative parents know that adding flavor and making veggies a crunchy, fun treat can result in pleas for "more veggies please!" Keep your kids busy with activities like picking vegetables out of the garden or creating a platter of your family's favorite veggies for dipping in fun-flavored dips.

Here are some tips to making certain those veggies will be eaten: * Nearly 80 percent of parents say veggie dip helps their kids eat more vegetables. Having dip handy in the fridge helps everyone in the family eat more vegetables, according to a recent study by the T. Marzetti Company. Marzetti Veggie Dips make veggies taste delicious with multiple flavors including light and fat-free varieties.

* Who says you can't play with your food? Build an edible veggie creation with your kids. Lay out an assortment of raw veggies and fruits and let imagination run wild with faces, figures, places and more. When your child's creation is finished, take a photo for posterity (share it socially), and then enjoy eating with delicious dips.

* Add some vegetable creativity to pasta salads this summer.

* Switch up your spreads. People often top their sandwiches with

Add Marzetti Ranch Veggie Dip to a chicken pasta salad mixed with apples, chopped celery, scallions, pecans and dried cranberries for an unforgettable taste.

mustard and mayonnaise. Add some zing to a turkey wrap with Marzetti Southwest Ranch Dip or try Dill Veggie Dip as a spread on a wheat roll with chicken and arugula.

Eat Fresh Tip! The summer months are when fresh vegetables taste best, so be sure to take advantage of the selection available from your garden, farmers markets and in the produce section at your grocery store. Consider introducing the family to a new vegetable each week or laying out a "dip bar," exploring new tastes in the process. Soon you'll have all members of your family asking for more vegetables.

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The Best Kept Secret in Southwest Missouri! On May 1, 2001, 12 women, who were personally experiencing the devastating consequences of gynecologic cancers (ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar), came together to form the New Hope Cancer Support Group --- in 2008 the name changed to GYN Cancers Alliance (GYNCA). The purpose which brought these ladies together was the establishment of a community-wide support group for all women, their families, and caregivers who were experiencing the unique circumstances of gynecologic cancers. Now, after twelve years of service, their mantra remains the same --- to find new hope while coping with gynecologic cancer by fostering an atmosphere of compassion, support, and learning. GYN Cancers Alliance is a collaborative effort between area communities and hospitals, including Springfield’s Cox Health and Mercy Hospitals, as they each have GYN Oncology physicians and staffs that treat gynecologic cancer survivors throughout GYNCA’s 22-county service area of southwest Missouri.

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GYN Cancers Alliance received 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 2001, and its governing board of directors is comprised of survivors,

Several times a week GYNCA receives calls from across the United States from patients in need of help and support, which regularly reminds us that this organization is filling a muchneeded service to the under served and uninsured women battling gynecologic cancers. GYNCA is a one-of-a-kind organization unique to the Ozarks and funding for all outreach/support services and operations are made possible through the generosity of both monetary and in-kind donors, grantors, and attendees at several “teal” events throughout the year.

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Every six minutes a women is diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. Each year more than 83,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cancers affecting the reproductive organs and more than 20,000 die. Women must take charge of their personal health and know their bodies; if you experience any of the gynecologic cancer symptoms listed at the right for more than two weeks, see your healthcare professional. GYN Cancers Alliance is a one-of-a-kind, grass roots organization sevring 22 counties in Southwest Missouri. Programs offered by GYN Cancers Alliance include peer-to-peer mentoring, monthly support group meetings, education and awareness and emergency non-medical financial assistance while women are in treatment for gynecologic cancer. For more information on gynecologic cancers or GYN Cancers Alliance, call 869-2220, or visit our website at


community leaders, health care professionals, and others who have been touched by gynecologic cancer. In addition to monthly support group meetings for its survivors and their caregivers, GYNCA works hard to educate and spread awareness about the “silent” symptoms and early detection of G-Y-N cancers. GYNCA also provides survivor-to-survivor mentoring for its clients as well as emergency non-medical financial support during a patient’s treatment, i.e. gas cards, rents, utilities, small repairs, etc.

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If you had questioned me regarding emergency preparedness 10 years ago, I probably would have given you a sly smirk and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, I have an emergency plan, the wine rack is stocked and I always have a backup bag of coffee in the house.â&#x20AC;? Fast forward to today, the same question would get you a flash of my panicked face as I begin to list the amounts of water, food, and supplies I have stockpiled in my garage. No, this change didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t occur gradually over a ten-year period of natural aging and maturing, it was brought on by one single change. It occurred 9 years ago when a doctor placed this screaming, six-pound blob of human being in my arms and pronounced, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Congratulations, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a boy.â&#x20AC;? Suddenly everything was different for me. I had a mission. My mission was to protect this tiny human being from all the evils of the world. What an overwhelming fear. Just getting through the 45 seconds it took to prepare his bottle while he was hungry was unnerving. Imagine if a horrible disaster occurred and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide food for days. Now I suppose I could have just planned to trade all the wine in my wine rack and back up coffee for food and supplies should something truly awful occur, but there had to be a less terrifying plan for disaster or at least a more grown up way. I thought back to a teacher who had told me once that the only reason I was afraid of test taking was because I was unprepared. If I had studied and knew what to expect on the test, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be scared. This holds true for most things in life. Today preparing for an emergency is even easier. The American Red Cross has introduced easy-to-use apps for your phone in the areas of tornado, earthquake, first aid, and fire safety. The Red Cross wants you to know not only how to be prepared if you are home when disaster strikes, but also encourages you to make a plan with your family for disasters that occur while you are at work or school.

Photos: American Red Cross Public Affairs

September is National Preparedness Month

Steph Burns, American Red Cross Volunteer

The American Red Cross is here to make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be


Team Up with Isabelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House & Participate in the

Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival!

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2013 National Night Out Promoting Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods More than 1,500 celebrated Springfield’s 2nd Annual National Night Out on August 6th at Meador Park. This citywide event gave families the opportunity to meet their local law-enforcement and safety officers while offering crime prevention and safety information as well as family friendly activities for all. “I’m riding the police bike,” said attendee Cruz Caswell, who’s dad, Shaun, was having just as much fun as he was. “As soon as we arrived, I was pointing to my wife saying, I want to ride that one. I definitely saw the little kid come out in me. It was a great time!” Between a dunk tank, bounce houses, mini golf, free food, and a chance to tour emergency vehicles, National Night Out was a great event for the whole family. “This is the one time of year where the kids and the parents get to come out and see us for who we really are,” said Springfield Police Officer David Snider. “We’re people too, and it gives the kids time to come up to us and talk to us. They get to see what we do and ask the questions they can’t normally ask.” National Night Out is a collaboration between Community Partnership of the Ozarks, the Springfield Police Department, and the City of Springfield. The 16th annual Neighborhood Night Out was held later in the month, giving individual neighborhoods a chance to turn their front porch lights on and unite in the name of crime prevention and awareness. Photos by: Amy Michael 38

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On Saturday, August 17, 100 participants made their way out to Ozarks Shooters Sports Complex in Branson for the 2013 SWMO Charity Super Shoot. Together they were able to raise in excess of $7,500 for disabled and at risk children. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event was a collaboration between the Arc of the Ozarks and the Brotherhood Fund of Masons to raise both funds and awareness. Because of its success, these two organizations hope to see the SWMO Charity Shoot continue to grow into one of the largest shooting events in Southern Missouri.


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Need Supplies for Your Animal Friends? Why You Should Support Smaller Pet Stores by: Chris A. Harmen Animal lovers have a lot of choices when it comes to deciding where to shop for their pets. Before you decide whether to shop in a small shop, in a big chain store, or solely online, learn about the benefits of shopping at smaller pet stores.

Shop Small. Shop Local. If you want to do your part to support the local economy, you can’t go wrong with smaller pet stores. Small businesses are often able to handle special requests for unusual products because products are purchased by the manager and not someone at the corporate level. While it depends on the town’s economy, local establishments typically pay higher wages than their corporate counterparts. Small businesses also infuse a larger percentage of revenue back into the town’s economy.

Small Pet Stores Can Get to Know Your Animals Have you ever walked into a store and had the clerk know exactly who you are and why you’re there? If you haven’t experienced the service that a local shop can give you, you might be surprised at just how quickly the employees there will get to know you—and your pets! This recognition means more than just a friendly face. The employees who work at a local store will be able to recommend specific products that will benefit your pets. Whether you need help choosing the right brand and variety of cat litter for your finicky feline friend or you want to know what kind of food is best for your new puppy, the employees here will likely be incredibly knowledgeable. This is especially useful if you have an older dog or indoor only cat since these animals will usually require a special type of food that’s lower in calories to make up for a decreased activity level. A r t i c l e S o u r c e : h t t p : / / E z i n e A r t i c l e s. c o m / 7 6 8 8 6 9 5


Don’t Wait A Week or More for Purchases If you need something for your pets, you probably don’t want to order it online, pay for shipping, and then wait a week or more for it to arrive. While online shopping can be convenient in some circumstances, many shoppers want the instant gratification that shopping in a brick and mortar store provides. Another benefit of shopping locally is that you’ll be able to actually see and touch comparable products in order to make a decision on which is right for your animal.

Small Businesses are Good for the Environment Lastly, small pet stores, like all small businesses, can be good for the environment. Local stores typically receive at least some of their products from distributors that are in the same geographic area, which means that the goods do not need to travel far. Reduced travel is good for the environment, but it also means that transportation costs are smaller. Shoppers do have quite a few choices when it comes to shopping for their animal. If you’re still not sure about the benefits of smaller pet stores, consider paying one in your area a visit. You might be surprised at how invested the employees are in making sure that you—and your pet—are taken care of.

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Springfield Little Theatre Presents:

First Friday Art Walk

Monty Python's: SPAMALOT

September 6 | Downtown Springfield, Missouri Time: 6–10PM | Admission: Free.

September 6–22 | 311 East Walnut Avenue Springfield, Missouri

16th Annual Cider Days September 21–22 | Springfield, Missouri

Historic Walnut Street | Time: 10AM–5PM

Admission: $4 per person; Children 10 and under FREE

Cider Days is a two-day fall festival that features regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, a free children’s area with inflatables, and of course – real apple cider! Experience the first few days of fall on Historic Walnut Street, among the tree-lined street and historic Victorian houses! For more information, email Sarah Hough ( or call 417-831-6200.

16th Annual C-Street Loftwalk September 29 | Commercial Street Springfield, Missouri | Time: Noon–4PM Experience a rarely seen side of historic Commercial Street, a view into the beautifully restored lofts. This self-guided walking tour of six lofts between Campbell and Jefferson Avenues offers a glimpse into the urban lifestyle enjoyed by Historic C-Street’s eclectic and artistic lofters.

Admission: Adults $28; Seniors (62+), Students, & Military $25; Children (14 and under) $15 To purchase tickets, call the box office at 417-869-1334.

Based off the book by Eric Idle with Grammy Award-winning score and lyrics by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, this outrageous comedy is lovingly ripped off from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. SPAMALOT tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features dancing divas, knights in tights, feisty Frenchmen, show stopping musical numbers, and a happy ending.

RSVPaint Classes Every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evening 402 South Campbell Ave, Suite 1 Springfield, Missouri Time: 6:30PM | Admission: $35 with reservation; $40 without reservation Bring a bottle of wine or your favorite beverage and enjoy an evening creating your own masterpiece with the help of a local artist! RSVPaint is located in the heart of the Queen City of the Ozarks, in downtown Springfield. You’ll have a great time and leave with a painting of which to be proud! For more information, call 417-569-4492.


Exploring Your Creative Side

First Friday Art Walk offers original art, live music, art demonstrations, food, fun, and more in 27 participating venues from 6–10PM on the First Friday of each month. Enjoy the art, meet the artists, and experience Springfield’s favorite FREE arts event. Also, as part of the Art Walk, enjoy Art Walk Live! featuring art, live music, cocktail specials, and a shuttle from University Plaza Hotel to Tag Media downtown.

Time: Thursday 7:30PM: September 13 & 19 Friday 7:30PM: September 6, 13, & 20 Saturday 7:30PM: September 7 Sunday 2:30PM & 7:30PM: September 14 & 21 Sunday 2:30PM & 7:30PM: September 8, 15, 22

Another Friday event from 6:30-7:30 p.m. is a Quentin Tarantino Adult Spelling Bee at Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 South Grant Ave.

The Springfield-Greene County Libraries and its community partners invite all ages to “Wordfest,” a celebration of words on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, in venues throughout downtown Springfield. The free events will feature wordsmiths of all kinds – authors, songwriters and poets – on stage and in workshops for all age groups. Gear up for a scrabble tournament, a visit with Ozark Mountain Daredevils’ Michael “Supe” Granda or Missouri Poet Laureate William Trowbridge. Friday’s highlight, the only ticketed event, is an evening with Carol McD. Wallace, author of 21 books and co-author of the book that helped inspire the PBS hit, “Downton Abbey.” (Wallace’s book “To Marry an English Lord” was a source used by the TV series creator Julian Fellowes.) As “Downton Abbey” enters its fourth season, Wordfest brings you “An Edwardian Evening” with Wallace from 7-10 p.m. at the Veridian, 309 South Ave. The night includes English sweets and savories, and prizes courtesy of Between Friends Gift Shops and Ozarks Public Television, which airs “Downton Abbey.” She will also sell and sign her book. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for non-students and are available at the Library Center beginning Sept. 9, Brentwood Branch, and Park Central Branch libraries. Limit eight tickets per person. Cash or check only. For information call 6160564 or 616-0566.


Wordfest is a project of the Library, with grants from the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri Literary Festival; and several community partners including Ozarks Public Television and the College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University. The complete Wordfest schedule is on the Wordfest blog, and on the Library’s home page,

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Words – everybody uses ‘em!

These and other wordsmiths will be featured on Saturday, Sept. 28: Brian Katcher, author of award-winning teen titles “Almost Perfect” and “Playing With Matches;” Lori Copeland, award-winning contemporary and historical Christian author; Kate Klise, “People” magazine correspondent and author of best-selling children’s books and an adult novel; Michael “Supe” Granda, songwriter/singer and author of a book about the Ozark Mountain Daredevils; William Trowbridge, Missouri Poet Laureate; Inge Chiles, songwriter/singer of band Plaid Dragon; and Jody Bilyeu, songwriter/ singer and formerly of Big Smith.

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