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The Breast Cancer Awareness Tea Is Set For September Springfield, MO—The Women in the NAACP will hold their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Tea September 14, at the Executive Conference Center at 910 W. Battlefield in Springfield. The goal is to educate, raise awareness of breast cancer, and celebrate our survivors. This is also a fund raiser for the Striving for the Cure Walkathon to be held October 28th. In lieu of a guest speaker there will be a fashion show featuring Macy's Department Store.

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Local Events Planned For 50th Anniversary of 1963 March On Washington

During this event, Martin Luther King delivered his memorable ''I Have a Dream'' speech. Springfield, MO—The Ozarks Race and Faith Collaborative announces plans for a local, yearlong commemoration of the historic events a half-century ago that advanced civil rights in our country. In all corners of the globe, Martin Luther King, Jr. is viewed as one of humanity’s most resonant voices for freedom, justice and equality. Throughout the year, activities sharing these lessons will be

hosted throughout the community. August 28 marks the 50th Anniversary of the march on Washington and Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. A kickoff event at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2013 will begin with a march across the Martin Luther King, Jr. bridge, concluding at Park Central Square with a celebration and viewing of the iconic speech. The Ozarks Race and Faith

Collaborative is made up of Springfield area clergy and community leaders who first met in May 2013 hosted by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks in collaboration with the City of Springfield, the Center for Diversity and Reconciliation and Missouri State University. The group was formed to have conversations in the faith community that can lead to greater understanding of race and race relations.

2013 Sweet Summertime Ozark Empire Fair SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Organizers of the Ozark Empire Fair announce the 2013 Ozark Empire Fair. The theme for 2013 is “Sweet Summertime.” The fair will open at 4 p.m.11 p.m. Thursday, July 25 and will run until Saturday, August 3. The fairground is on Norton Road at Grant Avenue. About 200,000 people are expected to attend. The fair includes a midway with carnival rides and games of skill and chance, food stands, wildlife, art and photograph contests, farm animal shows and concerts on several small stages throughout the

day. Be sure and stop by Rudy’s Bar BQ for smoked beef, pork, ham, and ribs. In 1952, Rudy and Hattie Ingram began what is now one of the longest running eateries at the Ozark

Empire Fair. It is still operated by family members. View the website calendar for times of everything going on at the fair. For more information go to: www.ozarkempirefair. com/events/event-calendar


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2013 ParkDay Reunion Weekend Schedule Sponsored by Springfield Reunion Club, Inc. & Springfield Greene County Park Board

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8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Hospitality Featuring "Smooth" DJ Hunt from St. Robert, MO Howard Johnson Convention Center, 3333 S. Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO (417) 883-6550 Ages 5-17 - $5.00, Ages 18 and above - $10.00

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8:00 AM Skins Game Tee Time Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course, 1825 E. Norton Road, Springfield, MO Contacts: Tommy Bedell (417) 830-3760, Gene Johnson (417) 869-1308 9:00 AM Tennis Tournament Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton Avenue, Springfield, MO Contacts: Randy Smith (417) 886-3430, Vincent Stout (417) 886-2682 11:00 AM Bowling Tournament Sunshine Lanes, 1500 W. Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO Contacts: Sidney Needem (417) 865-1203, Skip Thompson (417) 826-7725 Richard Young (417) 882-1737 12:00 PM Park Day Reunion Parade Sponsored by the Ladies Civic League/N.A.A.C.P. of Springfield Contact: Carlene Ferguson (417) 869-1443 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Park Day Reunion Picnic Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton Avenue, Springfield, MO Contact: Nora England (417) 887-7440 Swimming $1.00 (Youth Only -1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Park Day Reunion Dance Featuring: "Raw Dawgs" from St. Louis, MO Howard Johnson Convention Center, 3333 S. Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door

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continued from page 3 Some examples: The Adobe Creative Suite software package will let you design a brochure the way you like, and you can print it on the new color LaserJet printer. A 27-inch digital wall monitor in the Grisham Room will allow a small group to Skype, or to collaborate and project their work on the screen. Come and try out the new additions. Librarians will also show you how to access the existing electronic research databases. You can use them to find new markets for your services, learn about your competitors, search for grants and other funding op-

portunities, and so much more. The Library also provides free access to lynda.com, an online learning company that offers an extensive library of instructional videos. ••• Have you seen the new DVD dispenser at Park Central Branch? Biblioteca will hold up to 2,000 DVDs, allowing the branch to expand your entertainment choices. Patrons browse DVD covers on a shelf, and use their library card to check out the disc from the dispenser. If this pilot project is successful, you may see machines at other branches. ••• Love trying new recipes, or

Apple Acquires HopStop From Tech Entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo In a bid to shore up its mobile industry-leading Google Maps service. and Web mapping infrastrucAs an entrepreneur, Echeruo ture, Apple has confirmed a has founded both Hoppurchase of Nigerian Stop and Tripology, entrepreneur Chinedu after stints working as Echeruo‘s (pictured) an analyst for J.P. MorHopStop.com appligan Chase. Echeruo cation. With Google also made his mark in buying the Israel-based the hedge fund world, Waze map application working for AM Infor a reported $1.1 billion, it has been Chinedu Echeruo vestment Partners for a time. Echeruo grew rumored that HopStop’s up in Eastern Nigeria and was a acquisition was worth a similar student at Kings College in Laamount. But thus far, Apple has gos. He later came to the States not revealed the terms of the to attend Syracuse University deal. and Harvard Business School As reported by the Wall before founding his businesses. Street Journal’s “All Things Although the sale of HopStop. Digital” blog, HopStop empowcom should be lucrative as exers Apple’s map program by pected, Echeruo has no intenproviding access to a portion of the mapping landscape it had yet tions of becoming a boardroom to cover: mass transit directions. fat rat. He is already at work on another small business with a foThe move has been seen by many analysts as the tech-giant’s cus on working with companies largest push to compete with the in his homeland.

just enjoy reading cookbooks? The Friends of the Library is sponsoring a first-ever Summer Cookbook Sale Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, in the auditorium of the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Hours are 1-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. This special summer sale features more than 2,000 cookbooks for $1 and $3; better books are individually priced. Proceeds will benefit the Brentwood Branch Renovation Project. Kathleen O’Dell is community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.

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continued from page 9 good fortune with tomatoes, canteloupe, squash for starters. Ima as the kids say a fresh veggie junkie and each year I try a new way of creating or enjoying my favorites. I will drop a hint on you if you check out That Lebanese Place go for the lamb kebab....how about that ? Many of our readers enjoy lamb and we know that this is a staple in many Mediterranean dishes and when you get to try it in an authentic recipe it is amazing. Isn't it great that the landscape is changing for cuisine and we can get more and more variety right at home? Go Stown and Happy Summer! We can try some or all of these places right after we go to the park for Park Day weekend and have the best grilled and Bar-BQ food in town!!!!

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Health & Mental Fitness Fatherhood: What Makes A Man A Father? Washington, DC (July 15, 2013) Fatherless Sons and -- On Sunday, July 7, viewers Daddyless Daughters has tuned in to the follow up to focused on the aftermath and Oprah's LifeClass presentahealing for the children of tion of Fatherless Sons and fatherless homes. Dr. Dwayne Daddyless Daughters, advocates for not siman OWN network ply to drawing attention series tackling the to the fatherless, but epidemic of fatherlessto begin re-building ness in America. The families by building series, which had its fathers. His six obserfirst installments earvations learned from lier this year and will his practice of what continue for the rest makes a man a father Dr Dwayne of July, addresses the are designed to provide Buckingham trend that has affected the basic foundation for all communities, but transitioning fatherless has taken the black community men into fatherhood: by storm. Fatherless children 1. A man becomes a Father become at risk in higher numwhen he takes responsibility for bers for everything from incarraising his children. ceration to chemical abuse to Any man can create a child, suicide. With more than 72% of but a Father will not forsake African American children being his child. A man becomes a born out of wedlock, the impact Father when he not only clams of fatherless homes in the black his child, but also takes care of community isn't just a trend, it's his child. Any man can donate an epidemic. sperm, but fathers nurture and It is an epidemic that Dr. raise their seed. Dwayne Buckingham, psycho2. A man becomes a Father therapist and author, knows when he connects with his chilall too well. In his work with dren. Children, especially young African American males as a boys need male role models therapist and the product of a with whom they can share their fatherless home himself, Dr. feelings with and learn from. Buckingham has seen first-hand Feeling connected is a basic the psychological damage that human need. It is difficult to absentee fathers help create. show affection when one does "My mother did her best not feel connected. Fathers to educate me about the chalenjoy the time they spend lenges that I would face as a with their children. They eat man, but she could not educate together, play together, and pray me about the role of a father. As together. I ventured through childhood 3. A man becomes a Father I found it difficult to respect when he learns to feed his chiland connect with men," Dr. dren before he eats. Buckingham says. "My brothers This fundamental lesson is critiand uncles served as role modcal to help young boys and girls els, but they could not give me understand the importance of the attention that I needed as engaging in selfless behavior. a young boy because they had Young boys will also come to sons of their own." understand that they will be

expected to provide as they journey into manhood. Young girls will come to understand the importance of giving their hearts to men who are family oriented. 4. A man becomes a Father when he leads by word and example. A father understands that he must command wisely in order to be obeyed cheerfully. He realizes that he sets the tempo for his children. He strives to be optimistic, empathic, resilient and inspirational. A man will demand respect, but a Father will demonstrate respect. A man will tell you how to live, but a Father will show you. A man will tell you what to do, but a Father will guide you. 5. A man becomes a Father when he demonstrates affection toward his children. A father looks for the good in his children and openly acknowledges it when it is found. He celebrates their successes and communicates in a positive and nurturing manner. Hugs and kisses are given in addition to words of encouragement. 6. A man becomes a Father when he respects the mother of his children. A father is committed to helping the mother of his children succeed and there is an attitude of "one for all, and all for one." In short there is allegiance to the children and family life is a priority. Dr. Dwayne Buckingham is a psychotherapist, mentor and author of five books including "A Black Man's Worth: Conqueror and Head of Household". Visit his website at www.realhorizonsdlb.com for more information.

by Kathleen O’Dell , Springfield-Greene County Library District It isn’t always easy or affordable for entrepreneurs, nonprofits and small business owners to publicize their services, create brochures, research grants or find new markets for their products. The Library is ready to help. Thanks to a grant from the Missouri State Library, we have enhanced the equipment, technology and services in the Funding and Business Information Center of the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. We consider it a one-stop shop for businesses and nonprofits, with the addition of dedicated computer work stations, an Apple MacBook Pro and more. With the upgrades, you can now imagine, research, design, fund and market your next great idea. continued on page 11

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encouraged by this trend. If you haven't been to this side of town in awhile you might be surprised. Three restaurants have opened recently and they are producing some taste treats from other parts of the world. That Lebanese Place which was originally was a food truck on Glenstone moved to a bricks and mortar facility on C Street as the locals affectionately call it. Have you had Lebanese cuisine.... if not you should try it... the eatery was so popular at first that they couldn't quite keep up with the customers... but things have settled down and some tasty and unique treats await you inside. But the good food doesn't stop there... the latest is Cafe Cusco which opened at the corner of Commercial and Robberson early in July. The owners have previous restaurant experience which will be very helpful in getting a loyal following and working through all the kinks of a new eatery. And I didn't say but the cuisine here is South American... Peruvian to be exact. Goat burger anyone? The space is in the former Savor space which is a neat really attractive restaurant with turn of the century features.

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They have made some minor changes to the space lightening it up and adding some decorative touches. There are some unique Peruvian dishes that are very interesting and flavorful as well. The reviews from the locals have been very good and there is a brunch on Sunday from 11 to 3. Finally completing the scene is The Artisan Oven which of course was located on the South side and has now moved north... that is a trend which I personally hope to see more of. The Oven primarily makes bread wholesale for an ever growing list of people in town but they also have a retail section for fresh bread and pastries and a sandwich selection. What can be better than the smell of fresh bread and taking a loaf home for your favorite meal? The neat thing is that all of these cool and interesting places are within a few blocks of each other which lends itself to stopping at each one and sampling the delights. I would love to hear about your favorite dish and the North side and C street in particular need your support. Now let's give a shout out to Fat Tony's which will be our next review of a formal sense which is the brainchild of Tony Fewell and family located at

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“When I was in school I didn’t disciplinary issues. have the opportunity to be reLuckily, teachers took inspected and appreciated for my terest in Anderson’s success differences so I had to conform and motivated him to achieve to the norm, Anderson said. I beyond what he knew he was believe everyone has to be a capable of. part of the process for it to be Today, Anderson’s hard work effective. It’s a relationship.” has paid off. He has accepted Anderson said he considers the position of Manager of diversity and inclusion to be Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, so much more than race. He a vacancy left by Nate Quinn’s believes diversity encompasses retirement. socio-economic, political, reli“I believe people are the most gious differences important investment, Anderson “I want to be a voice as well as sexual said. I’m interfor diversity in any orientation. “I want to be ested in taking care form. I hope students a voice for diverof them.” experiences will be sity in any form. He will be better because of I hope students responsible for culthis office and the tural diversity and resources that are experiences will be inclusion, volunteer available to them,” better because of this office and the programs, liaison resources that are available to for homeless students, and rethem,” Anderson said. cruitment of minority educators. Anderson said parents can “I plan to have a hands -on expect him to work with them approach, Anderson said. I will to encourage an environment be in the hallways of schools in where teachers and students are the district.” respected and educational needs Anderson believes there are met. should be a respect for student’s “I know parents want to be culture and experiences because heard and I intend to give them it is a part of their individual an opportunity to be heard ,” identities. He goes on to say he Anderson said. believes teachers and students Anderson said he is passionate benefit from diversity and incluabout teaching others . sion. “I want to see students arrive “I want to be a resource for where they are trying to go,” students, teachers and parents, ” Anderson said. Anderson said. The Office of Diversity & Anderson comes to SPS from Inclusion attempts to increase Drury where he spent 16 years knowledge and awareness of working as: a volleyball coach, cultural differences, as well as Coordinator of Disability Serviceliminating subtle and overt es, and Coordinator of Diversity bigotry. Services. Lawrence Anderson can be Anderson believes his own reached at 417-523-0064 or ltandexperiences has uniquely preerson@spsmail.org. pared him for his new position.

now and getting a lot of opportunities in film and in television so it was cool to support him. Rounding out the cast are Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day. Check it our for yourself and let me know what you think! We will fill you in on Denzel next month. Happy Park Day... and 82 out of 100 for Pacific Rim!

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inner city St. Louis neighborhood he had called home. Anderson recalls the distinct Lawrence Anderson has contrast between his inner city spent his life making school experience and the case for cultural that of Parkway South diversity. located in Manchester, For Anderson, it all an affluent suburb of began in the mid-80’s St. Louis. He rememwhen he opted to leave bers being shocked at his urban St. Louis how clean the school neighborhood and ride was, the windows the bus 1 hour each without bars, and above Lawrence Anderson morning and afternoon all teachers who really in pursuit of opportucared about their stunity. It was a gamble to attend dents receiving a quality educasuburban Parkway South High tion and having a bright future School, a world away from the as opposed to just eliminating

same idea. It was and is an old fashioned monster movie with all the latest special effects. Ultimately it is the latest in a never ending barrage of end of the world in some fashion movie... except this time they come from deep beneath the sea and they aren't playing. The world responds with an

and think it was great. I wished the monsters had stayed in the sea and the attempt to connect them with prehistoric times must have come from an all nighter in the plot development department. The director is acclaimed Guillermo del Toro and it fits the bill of a modern monster movie. Idris plays a very strong character that is developed pretty well and he is an actor that is real popular

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bootleg copy. It is nice to get a chance to see Denzel having some fun while he is making the August at the Movies!!! big bucks. The heat is on and the sumKevin Hart meanwhile has mer heat is sending folks to the had a record breaking run with movies and back again.....ever his new movie "Let me Explain". wonder why that popcorn costs He is explaining all the way to so much? Yea I know there the bank apparently with the ought to be a law. biggest comedy live This month I want to show movie opening mention a few movin history. Kevin who ies and tell you to get just celebrated his your quarters out for 33rd birthday basiDenzel's new movie cally financed his flick after Park Day celwhich cost about 2.5 ebrating is over. His million to make and Lyle Foster new movie is one that I brought in 17 million am waiting to see....yes the first weekend... I know about Wolverine and it Now you can easily do the math has its fans....but after the biting and figure it out for yourself and is over.....I want to see Denzel in keep in mind this was opening this fast paced action comedy. weekend and DVD sales and He stars with Mark Wahlberg other residuals are still down who can always be counted the road. Sounds like he will on to deliver. It is directed by be explaining to the IRS how a dude from Iceland which is he made so much money and interesting all by itself and in how big a check he has to write. case you didn't know is based His success if further a big deal on a comic strip by the same when the sales per location are name. Let's support Denzel factored in as the movie was not at the box office and not the in as many locations as the typi-

cal movie that has major distribution rights is so the numbers are even more stellar. I'm not going to mislead and I am not a hater but I didn't go to see it nor recommend it and the reviews are actually mixed with quite a few fans feeling like his previous movie was better. When it comes to comedy I am a little bit more in the Sinbad camp....I don't pay to hear language that I consider unacceptable and women degraded....so now you know. Folks I have 2013 Warner Brothers been to quite a few movies this month but I can not even tell you about them because I want you to save your hard earned coins for the ones that are worth it and one of them I couldn't even suggest you see it on Red Box. I did check out the popular

monster movie Pacific Rim to see what all of the hype was about and this movie has quite a few fans.....but if you ever find yourself in your seat munching your popcorn and at the same time wondering if should I stay or stick it out you will know how I felt watching it. I had seen an interview with one of the main actors in the film Idris Elba and he did a great job promoting it and seeing it in 3D. I bought it hook, line and sinker. I knew the plot was based on super monsters coming out of the sea....and yes they had a name but I don't want to tell you everything. I actually don't mind a good monster movie every now and then and I approached this from the continued on page 9

Food Review: Local Eating Scene Heats Up!!! by Lyle Foster Unite Contributing Writer

We have said many times in this column and it is no secret that we live in an eating town. Obviously one of the advantages of all of that is we get a lot of new and evolving concepts... some that are great and awesome and some that still need to get some

more work on the drawing board. I hope from reading this column that you will continue to stay on the journey of enjoying new food and trying cuisines that you have never had before. Because I have a food allergy I have historically stayed on the cautious side sometimes but I have been pushing the envelope doing

the Vietnamese and Thai as well as Korean. You may see a theme there but it is also a reflection of the emerging demographics of our region as well. There has been a quiet but emerging trend in one part of our city that is very interesting and hopeful as well. Those who know me know that I am fiercely sup-

portive of the northside of our fair town as it has had its share of detractors and naysayers. But on colorful Commercial Street there has been an interesting slightly quiet trend of some international cuisine developing. Those who are the foodies in town have been slightly surprised but nevertheless continued on page 9

Springfield, MO— On August 16, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Washington Avenue Baptist Church will sponsor a “Back to School Bash” on the church grounds at 1722 N. National,

Springfield, MO. The event is in celebration of the end of summer and the return to school. There will be food, music, fun and games for all ages. School supplies will also

be given away at this time. The event is free and open to the community. For more information contact Washington Avenue Baptist Church at 417.866.2750

Back-To-School Bash August 16, 2013 Washington Ave Baptist 1722 N. National Ave 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Grand Opening of National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro On Aug. 2, 2013, the National Rifle Association will celebrate the grand opening of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum located at the Bass Pro Shops store in Springfield, Mo. “We are thrilled to bring such a wonderful collection of firearms to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World,” said NRA Museum Director Jim Supica. “Featuring treasured guns from the NRA collection along with special exhibits from Remington and others, this museum promises to showcase a sporting arms collec-

tion the world has never seen.” Covering approximately 7,500 square feet, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum brings to life an illustration of hunting, conservation and freedom. With more than a thousand guns on display, the exhibits include original prototypes and paintings from the Remington Arms Company, shotguns from the American Trapshooting Association’s Hall of Fame, and the full collection of guns from the Pachmayr Foundation. “Visitors to the NRA National

Sporting Arms Museum are in for a treat. They’ll see firearms that figure significantly in the history of our country and trace the evolution of hunting and conservation,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. “This museum houses a fantastic collection, from the firearms of Theodore Roosevelt and John Wayne to historic U.S. military pistols and engraved Colt revolvers of the Old West. It has

something for every firearms enthusiast.” To see this one-of-a-kind collection, come to the grand opening of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 2. The museum, which is located at 1935 S. Campbell in Springfield, Mo., will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with extended hours during the Fall Hunting Classic. Admission is free.

"Diva For A Cure" October 28th

Springfield, MO—Jalen's and the Women in the NAACP will hold the 3rd annual musical benefit for the "Diva's for a Cure" Team, August 24 at 7:00 pm. The funds raised will be donated to the October 28th, Striving for the Cure Walkaton. The evening will feature several local bands and door

Queen of the Tea

continued from page 1 We are excited about including the Queen of the Tea contest again. We are again asking our table hostesses this year to raise money and the hostess who raises the most money will be the Queen of the Tea. If you are interested in being a table hostess, please contact the NAACP at 417-873-6386. This is an invita-

prizes will be drawn randomly throughout the evening. Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Join us at Jalens 1611 N. Campbell, the first band will take the stage at 7:00. Come out and join us as we raise money to continue to strive for a cure for breast cancer.

Commerce is a super-community bank who seeks employees committed to preserving and enhancing our core values and business practices. We recruit the best and brightest people to join our team and support their efforts to excel by providing resources to enable them to do so. Our commitment

tional only event if you wish to attend please contact the NAACP office, there is a small luncheon fee. As mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, and friends, so many of our lives have been touched by breast cancer. The impact can be overwhelming at times. It draws us closer to the ones we love and motivates us to live meaningful lives.

to diversity extends to each employee, customer, business partner and community in which we live and work. We are Commerce. You make the difference. Please visit www.commercebank.com to view current career opportunities. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V


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A Directory of free or low cost Business Assistance Minorities In Business Monthly Networking Meeting 417.861-0760 Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce www.spfldchamber.com 417.862.5567 Small Business Administration (SBA) www.sba.gov 417.890.8501 Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) www.score.org 417.837.2619 Drury University - Breech Center / Student in Free Enterprise www.drury.edu 417.873.7243 Ozarks Technical Community College www.otc.edu 417.895.7158 The Library Center Business Reference thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org 417.874.8110

Small Business & Technology Development Center

sbtdc.missouristate.edu 417.836.5685 • Loan assistance • Financial analysis • Business planning • Marketing products • Trademark searches • Training seminars (business planning, business valuation, business management, finance, human resources, QuickBooks, marketing and international trade)

The MoneySection MIB Explores New Business Opportunities by Lola Butcher Mnorities In Business Business owners who wish to add new clients are encouraged to attend a special Minoritiesin-Business (MIB) meeting at 5:15 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Q Enoteca, 308 W. Commercial St. “I really want to encourage members and friends to attend this important meeting as there is growing interest in providing vendor opportunities to diverse businesses. If you have an existing business or are considering starting one, this is a chance to learn what is available now and

in the near future,” said MIB President John Oke-Thomas. MIB is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes economic development and business opportunities through advocacy, networking, community development and capacity-building for minority businesses and entrepreneurs in the greater Springfield area. MIB leaders have been working with officials at several public entities to identify potential vendor opportunities for minority-owned businesses. Among other things, there may be opportunities for building trades and florist services and

businesses that provide food products including coffee, dessert items, spices and barbeque sauce. The August MIB meeting will be devoted to a report about the opportunities that are emerging and how businesses can position themselves to succeed with these opportunities. A complimentary meal furnished by Crosstown Barbecue will be served starting at 5:15 pm. For more information about this important meeting, contact John Oke-Thomas at 417-8636262 or john@oke-thomas.com.

Understanding Title Insurance at your home closing can protect and give you peace of mind When real estate is purchased, it was obviously previously owned by another party. During that ownership, there You’ve found a may have been circumhome, made an offer stances which resulted and finally the big day in judgments, liens or has arrived. . .closother family interest in ing! As you sit at the the property. The title conference table in company will conduct the title company, the a thorough title search processor unveils a (a Seller expense at stack of documents Kim Jones closing) which will unand you begin to sign. cover any claims to the property One of the documents will be available through public rea Settlement Statement (often cords. If such items are found, referred to as the ‘HUD’). This they must be cleared before document details all of the costs closing and before transfer of associated with the transaction property ownership can occur. for both Buyer and Seller. One Once the title company has conof the line items included in the cluded that the title is clear of all borrower (Buyer) column will claims evident through public be ‘Title Insurance” along with record, the transfer of ownera corresponding fee of approximately $450. What is it and what ship may take place. Title insurance offers peace does it cover? by Kim Jones Unite Contributing Writer

of mind that the buyer is receiving a clean title to their property free of any encumbrances. Also, if a claim should arise which was not discovered by examination of the public records, the title insurance will cover the defense of title in court if necessary and also bear the cost of settling a valid claim. Any contingencies should be reviewed in the insurance policy to determine the extent of the coverage. Unlike other insurance premiums, the title insurance premium is paid one time at closing. There is no monthly or annual payment and it remains in force as long as you own the property. Please feel free to contact me with any real estate related questions: 417-861-5025 or kjones@ caroljones.com.

Ready to Make the U.S. Government Your Small Business Next Customer? by U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA.com Did you know that the federal government is the world's largest buyer of goods and services? It's a lucrative market – and small businesses play a big part. Learn how to get started or compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace with these resources. • Free Online Training – SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom offers a series of free courses to help you each step of the way. There are even specialized courses for women- and veteran-owned businesses. Government Contracting Classroom Did you know the US Federal Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with governmental agencies. So whether you’re just getting started or looking for ways to compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace, check out the courses below. Featured Courses Before entering some courses, you will be prompted to complete an online registration form. The registration process is simple, asks only a couple of questions, and will take less than

a minute to complete. Pre-8(a) Business Development Program Training Multi-Part Training Series Government Contracting 101 Part 1 Overview of contracting basics & certification programs Government Contracting 101 Part 2 How the Government Buys Government Contracting 101 Part 3 How to Sell to the Government HUBZone Program: How to qualify and apply to the HUBZone Program Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer: A Guide for Contracting Officers WOSB Advantage: A Guide to the Women Owned Small Business Program Market Research: A Guide for Contracting Officers Veteran Owned Small Business - Contracting Programs

About These Courses These self-paced courses are easy to use and understand. Each one will take about 30 minutes to complete, and you can exit a course at any time. All of the courses feature audio explanations. Please make sure your computer speakers are turned on. Go to: http://www.sba. gov/gcclassroom

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African American Community Organizations Directory Mark A. Dixon Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center 918 E. Calhoun Springfield, MO 65802 417-719-4300 www.bartley-decatur.org

Lynette Adams, Worthy Matron Missouri Jurisdiction PHA Order Of Eastern Star Greater Truth Chapter #88 P.O. Box 8804 Springfield, MO 65801 417-866-6878

American Legion Post Norvel Stafford 1339 E. Division St Springfield, MO 65803 417-862-9123

Calvin L. Allen, Exec. Director Springfield Community Center- Family Achievement Academy 911 E. Division St Springfield, MO 65803 417-866-4359

Conzy Mitchell-Burns, President Ladies Civic League Provides scholarships for youth P. O. Box 8296 Springfield, MO 65801 417-894-0399 Robert Looney, Ozarks Golf Club, Inc Spfld. Community Center 618 N. Benton Springfield, MO 65806 Sherman Avenue Project Committee, Inc. Housing Org. 1228 N. Sherman Springfield, MO 65802 417-865-1203 W.M. Herman Burkett, Jr. Prince Hall Masons Truth Lodge #151 P.O. Box 8063 Springfield, MO 65801 417-890-5180 Wesley Pratt The Gathering A Community Action Group For more information call 417-987-7809 Shelia Burton, President Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Board, Inc. P.O. Box 9282 Springfield, MO 65801 417-877-0668 Dennis Davis Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Springfield Alumni P.O. Box 6287 Springfield, MO 65801-6287 417-496-7365

Cheryl Clay, President Springfield Branch N.A.A.C.P. P.O. Box 8983 Springfield, MO 65801 Meetings are every third Saturday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. 417-873-6386 Flora (Pat) Looney, President Our Night Out Social & Charitable Org. 417-866-2387 James Pike, President Springfield Reunion Club Organizes the Annual Park Day/ Reunion Weekend 1447 N. Hampton Springfield, MO 65802 417-869-0183 Meeting every first Monday Willie Carter, Director Victory Circle Peer Support Inc 2101 W. Chestnut Expwy Springfield, MO 65802 417-894-0188 Support group for men in recovery Samuel G. Knox Unite of SWMO, Inc. Publishes the Unite Publication; presenters of the Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival 2101 W. Chestnut Expwy. Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: 417-864-7444 unitepublication@yahoo.com www.unitenewsonline.org

If you are a part of a Springfield African American Community Organization, we want to hear from you. Please send the name of your organization, address, phone number and a contact person to Unite., P. O. Box 1745, Springfield, MO 65801


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A Directory of free or low cost Business Assistance Minorities In Business Monthly Networking Meeting 417.861-0760 Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce www.spfldchamber.com 417.862.5567 Small Business Administration (SBA) www.sba.gov 417.890.8501 Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) www.score.org 417.837.2619 Drury University - Breech Center / Student in Free Enterprise www.drury.edu 417.873.7243 Ozarks Technical Community College www.otc.edu 417.895.7158 The Library Center Business Reference thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org 417.874.8110

Small Business & Technology Development Center

sbtdc.missouristate.edu 417.836.5685 • Loan assistance • Financial analysis • Business planning • Marketing products • Trademark searches • Training seminars (business planning, business valuation, business management, finance, human resources, QuickBooks, marketing and international trade)

The MoneySection MIB Explores New Business Opportunities by Lola Butcher Mnorities In Business Business owners who wish to add new clients are encouraged to attend a special Minoritiesin-Business (MIB) meeting at 5:15 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Q Enoteca, 308 W. Commercial St. “I really want to encourage members and friends to attend this important meeting as there is growing interest in providing vendor opportunities to diverse businesses. If you have an existing business or are considering starting one, this is a chance to learn what is available now and

in the near future,” said MIB President John Oke-Thomas. MIB is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes economic development and business opportunities through advocacy, networking, community development and capacity-building for minority businesses and entrepreneurs in the greater Springfield area. MIB leaders have been working with officials at several public entities to identify potential vendor opportunities for minority-owned businesses. Among other things, there may be opportunities for building trades and florist services and

businesses that provide food products including coffee, dessert items, spices and barbeque sauce. The August MIB meeting will be devoted to a report about the opportunities that are emerging and how businesses can position themselves to succeed with these opportunities. A complimentary meal furnished by Crosstown Barbecue will be served starting at 5:15 pm. For more information about this important meeting, contact John Oke-Thomas at 417-8636262 or john@oke-thomas.com.

Understanding Title Insurance at your home closing can protect and give you peace of mind When real estate is purchased, it was obviously previously owned by another party. During that ownership, there You’ve found a may have been circumhome, made an offer stances which resulted and finally the big day in judgments, liens or has arrived. . .closother family interest in ing! As you sit at the the property. The title conference table in company will conduct the title company, the a thorough title search processor unveils a (a Seller expense at stack of documents Kim Jones closing) which will unand you begin to sign. cover any claims to the property One of the documents will be available through public rea Settlement Statement (often cords. If such items are found, referred to as the ‘HUD’). This they must be cleared before document details all of the costs closing and before transfer of associated with the transaction property ownership can occur. for both Buyer and Seller. One Once the title company has conof the line items included in the cluded that the title is clear of all borrower (Buyer) column will claims evident through public be ‘Title Insurance” along with record, the transfer of ownera corresponding fee of approximately $450. What is it and what ship may take place. Title insurance offers peace does it cover? by Kim Jones Unite Contributing Writer

of mind that the buyer is receiving a clean title to their property free of any encumbrances. Also, if a claim should arise which was not discovered by examination of the public records, the title insurance will cover the defense of title in court if necessary and also bear the cost of settling a valid claim. Any contingencies should be reviewed in the insurance policy to determine the extent of the coverage. Unlike other insurance premiums, the title insurance premium is paid one time at closing. There is no monthly or annual payment and it remains in force as long as you own the property. Please feel free to contact me with any real estate related questions: 417-861-5025 or kjones@ caroljones.com.

Ready to Make the U.S. Government Your Small Business Next Customer? by U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA.com Did you know that the federal government is the world's largest buyer of goods and services? It's a lucrative market – and small businesses play a big part. Learn how to get started or compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace with these resources. • Free Online Training – SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom offers a series of free courses to help you each step of the way. There are even specialized courses for women- and veteran-owned businesses. Government Contracting Classroom Did you know the US Federal Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with governmental agencies. So whether you’re just getting started or looking for ways to compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace, check out the courses below. Featured Courses Before entering some courses, you will be prompted to complete an online registration form. The registration process is simple, asks only a couple of questions, and will take less than

a minute to complete. Pre-8(a) Business Development Program Training Multi-Part Training Series Government Contracting 101 Part 1 Overview of contracting basics & certification programs Government Contracting 101 Part 2 How the Government Buys Government Contracting 101 Part 3 How to Sell to the Government HUBZone Program: How to qualify and apply to the HUBZone Program Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer: A Guide for Contracting Officers WOSB Advantage: A Guide to the Women Owned Small Business Program Market Research: A Guide for Contracting Officers Veteran Owned Small Business - Contracting Programs

About These Courses These self-paced courses are easy to use and understand. Each one will take about 30 minutes to complete, and you can exit a course at any time. All of the courses feature audio explanations. Please make sure your computer speakers are turned on. Go to: http://www.sba. gov/gcclassroom

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African American Community Organizations Directory Mark A. Dixon Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center 918 E. Calhoun Springfield, MO 65802 417-719-4300 www.bartley-decatur.org

Lynette Adams, Worthy Matron Missouri Jurisdiction PHA Order Of Eastern Star Greater Truth Chapter #88 P.O. Box 8804 Springfield, MO 65801 417-866-6878

American Legion Post Norvel Stafford 1339 E. Division St Springfield, MO 65803 417-862-9123

Calvin L. Allen, Exec. Director Springfield Community Center- Family Achievement Academy 911 E. Division St Springfield, MO 65803 417-866-4359

Conzy Mitchell-Burns, President Ladies Civic League Provides scholarships for youth P. O. Box 8296 Springfield, MO 65801 417-894-0399 Robert Looney, Ozarks Golf Club, Inc Spfld. Community Center 618 N. Benton Springfield, MO 65806 Sherman Avenue Project Committee, Inc. Housing Org. 1228 N. Sherman Springfield, MO 65802 417-865-1203 W.M. Herman Burkett, Jr. Prince Hall Masons Truth Lodge #151 P.O. Box 8063 Springfield, MO 65801 417-890-5180 Wesley Pratt The Gathering A Community Action Group For more information call 417-987-7809 Shelia Burton, President Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Board, Inc. P.O. Box 9282 Springfield, MO 65801 417-877-0668 Dennis Davis Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Springfield Alumni P.O. Box 6287 Springfield, MO 65801-6287 417-496-7365

Cheryl Clay, President Springfield Branch N.A.A.C.P. P.O. Box 8983 Springfield, MO 65801 Meetings are every third Saturday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. 417-873-6386 Flora (Pat) Looney, President Our Night Out Social & Charitable Org. 417-866-2387 James Pike, President Springfield Reunion Club Organizes the Annual Park Day/ Reunion Weekend 1447 N. Hampton Springfield, MO 65802 417-869-0183 Meeting every first Monday Willie Carter, Director Victory Circle Peer Support Inc 2101 W. Chestnut Expwy Springfield, MO 65802 417-894-0188 Support group for men in recovery Samuel G. Knox Unite of SWMO, Inc. Publishes the Unite Publication; presenters of the Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival 2101 W. Chestnut Expwy. Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: 417-864-7444 unitepublication@yahoo.com www.unitenewsonline.org

If you are a part of a Springfield African American Community Organization, we want to hear from you. Please send the name of your organization, address, phone number and a contact person to Unite., P. O. Box 1745, Springfield, MO 65801


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LifeStyle&EntertainmentNews Movie Review: “Pacific Rim” by Lyle Foster Unite Contributing Writer

bootleg copy. It is nice to get a chance to see Denzel having some fun while he is making the August at the Movies!!! big bucks. The heat is on and the sumKevin Hart meanwhile has mer heat is sending folks to the had a record breaking run with movies and back again.....ever his new movie "Let me Explain". wonder why that popcorn costs He is explaining all the way to so much? Yea I know there the bank apparently with the ought to be a law. biggest comedy live This month I want to show movie opening mention a few movin history. Kevin who ies and tell you to get just celebrated his your quarters out for 33rd birthday basiDenzel's new movie cally financed his flick after Park Day celwhich cost about 2.5 ebrating is over. His million to make and Lyle Foster new movie is one that I brought in 17 million am waiting to see....yes the first weekend... I know about Wolverine and it Now you can easily do the math has its fans....but after the biting and figure it out for yourself and is over.....I want to see Denzel in keep in mind this was opening this fast paced action comedy. weekend and DVD sales and He stars with Mark Wahlberg other residuals are still down who can always be counted the road. Sounds like he will on to deliver. It is directed by be explaining to the IRS how a dude from Iceland which is he made so much money and interesting all by itself and in how big a check he has to write. case you didn't know is based His success if further a big deal on a comic strip by the same when the sales per location are name. Let's support Denzel factored in as the movie was not at the box office and not the in as many locations as the typi-

cal movie that has major distribution rights is so the numbers are even more stellar. I'm not going to mislead and I am not a hater but I didn't go to see it nor recommend it and the reviews are actually mixed with quite a few fans feeling like his previous movie was better. When it comes to comedy I am a little bit more in the Sinbad camp....I don't pay to hear language that I consider unacceptable and women degraded....so now you know. Folks I have 2013 Warner Brothers been to quite a few movies this month but I can not even tell you about them because I want you to save your hard earned coins for the ones that are worth it and one of them I couldn't even suggest you see it on Red Box. I did check out the popular

monster movie Pacific Rim to see what all of the hype was about and this movie has quite a few fans.....but if you ever find yourself in your seat munching your popcorn and at the same time wondering if should I stay or stick it out you will know how I felt watching it. I had seen an interview with one of the main actors in the film Idris Elba and he did a great job promoting it and seeing it in 3D. I bought it hook, line and sinker. I knew the plot was based on super monsters coming out of the sea....and yes they had a name but I don't want to tell you everything. I actually don't mind a good monster movie every now and then and I approached this from the continued on page 9

Food Review: Local Eating Scene Heats Up!!! by Lyle Foster Unite Contributing Writer

We have said many times in this column and it is no secret that we live in an eating town. Obviously one of the advantages of all of that is we get a lot of new and evolving concepts... some that are great and awesome and some that still need to get some

more work on the drawing board. I hope from reading this column that you will continue to stay on the journey of enjoying new food and trying cuisines that you have never had before. Because I have a food allergy I have historically stayed on the cautious side sometimes but I have been pushing the envelope doing

the Vietnamese and Thai as well as Korean. You may see a theme there but it is also a reflection of the emerging demographics of our region as well. There has been a quiet but emerging trend in one part of our city that is very interesting and hopeful as well. Those who know me know that I am fiercely sup-

portive of the northside of our fair town as it has had its share of detractors and naysayers. But on colorful Commercial Street there has been an interesting slightly quiet trend of some international cuisine developing. Those who are the foodies in town have been slightly surprised but nevertheless continued on page 9

Springfield, MO— On August 16, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Washington Avenue Baptist Church will sponsor a “Back to School Bash” on the church grounds at 1722 N. National,

Springfield, MO. The event is in celebration of the end of summer and the return to school. There will be food, music, fun and games for all ages. School supplies will also

be given away at this time. The event is free and open to the community. For more information contact Washington Avenue Baptist Church at 417.866.2750

Back-To-School Bash August 16, 2013 Washington Ave Baptist 1722 N. National Ave 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Grand Opening of National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro On Aug. 2, 2013, the National Rifle Association will celebrate the grand opening of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum located at the Bass Pro Shops store in Springfield, Mo. “We are thrilled to bring such a wonderful collection of firearms to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World,” said NRA Museum Director Jim Supica. “Featuring treasured guns from the NRA collection along with special exhibits from Remington and others, this museum promises to showcase a sporting arms collec-

tion the world has never seen.” Covering approximately 7,500 square feet, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum brings to life an illustration of hunting, conservation and freedom. With more than a thousand guns on display, the exhibits include original prototypes and paintings from the Remington Arms Company, shotguns from the American Trapshooting Association’s Hall of Fame, and the full collection of guns from the Pachmayr Foundation. “Visitors to the NRA National

Sporting Arms Museum are in for a treat. They’ll see firearms that figure significantly in the history of our country and trace the evolution of hunting and conservation,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. “This museum houses a fantastic collection, from the firearms of Theodore Roosevelt and John Wayne to historic U.S. military pistols and engraved Colt revolvers of the Old West. It has

something for every firearms enthusiast.” To see this one-of-a-kind collection, come to the grand opening of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 2. The museum, which is located at 1935 S. Campbell in Springfield, Mo., will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with extended hours during the Fall Hunting Classic. Admission is free.

"Diva For A Cure" October 28th

Springfield, MO—Jalen's and the Women in the NAACP will hold the 3rd annual musical benefit for the "Diva's for a Cure" Team, August 24 at 7:00 pm. The funds raised will be donated to the October 28th, Striving for the Cure Walkaton. The evening will feature several local bands and door

Queen of the Tea

continued from page 1 We are excited about including the Queen of the Tea contest again. We are again asking our table hostesses this year to raise money and the hostess who raises the most money will be the Queen of the Tea. If you are interested in being a table hostess, please contact the NAACP at 417-873-6386. This is an invita-

prizes will be drawn randomly throughout the evening. Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Join us at Jalens 1611 N. Campbell, the first band will take the stage at 7:00. Come out and join us as we raise money to continue to strive for a cure for breast cancer.

Commerce is a super-community bank who seeks employees committed to preserving and enhancing our core values and business practices. We recruit the best and brightest people to join our team and support their efforts to excel by providing resources to enable them to do so. Our commitment

tional only event if you wish to attend please contact the NAACP office, there is a small luncheon fee. As mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, and friends, so many of our lives have been touched by breast cancer. The impact can be overwhelming at times. It draws us closer to the ones we love and motivates us to live meaningful lives.

to diversity extends to each employee, customer, business partner and community in which we live and work. We are Commerce. You make the difference. Please visit www.commercebank.com to view current career opportunities. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V


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encouraged by this trend. If you haven't been to this side of town in awhile you might be surprised. Three restaurants have opened recently and they are producing some taste treats from other parts of the world. That Lebanese Place which was originally was a food truck on Glenstone moved to a bricks and mortar facility on C Street as the locals affectionately call it. Have you had Lebanese cuisine.... if not you should try it... the eatery was so popular at first that they couldn't quite keep up with the customers... but things have settled down and some tasty and unique treats await you inside. But the good food doesn't stop there... the latest is Cafe Cusco which opened at the corner of Commercial and Robberson early in July. The owners have previous restaurant experience which will be very helpful in getting a loyal following and working through all the kinks of a new eatery. And I didn't say but the cuisine here is South American... Peruvian to be exact. Goat burger anyone? The space is in the former Savor space which is a neat really attractive restaurant with turn of the century features.

940 South National Avenue in Stown !!! The store specializes in sandwiches and caters to the college crowd with its location right across from Missouri State University and is open to 3 a.m... for all the late night crawlers you have somewhere to crawl to!!! Way to go Brother Tony... let's give him some support and

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They have made some minor changes to the space lightening it up and adding some decorative touches. There are some unique Peruvian dishes that are very interesting and flavorful as well. The reviews from the locals have been very good and there is a brunch on Sunday from 11 to 3. Finally completing the scene is The Artisan Oven which of course was located on the South side and has now moved north... that is a trend which I personally hope to see more of. The Oven primarily makes bread wholesale for an ever growing list of people in town but they also have a retail section for fresh bread and pastries and a sandwich selection. What can be better than the smell of fresh bread and taking a loaf home for your favorite meal? The neat thing is that all of these cool and interesting places are within a few blocks of each other which lends itself to stopping at each one and sampling the delights. I would love to hear about your favorite dish and the North side and C street in particular need your support. Now let's give a shout out to Fat Tony's which will be our next review of a formal sense which is the brainchild of Tony Fewell and family located at

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“When I was in school I didn’t disciplinary issues. have the opportunity to be reLuckily, teachers took inspected and appreciated for my terest in Anderson’s success differences so I had to conform and motivated him to achieve to the norm, Anderson said. I beyond what he knew he was believe everyone has to be a capable of. part of the process for it to be Today, Anderson’s hard work effective. It’s a relationship.” has paid off. He has accepted Anderson said he considers the position of Manager of diversity and inclusion to be Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, so much more than race. He a vacancy left by Nate Quinn’s believes diversity encompasses retirement. socio-economic, political, reli“I believe people are the most gious differences important investment, Anderson “I want to be a voice as well as sexual said. I’m interfor diversity in any orientation. “I want to be ested in taking care form. I hope students a voice for diverof them.” experiences will be sity in any form. He will be better because of I hope students responsible for culthis office and the tural diversity and resources that are experiences will be inclusion, volunteer available to them,” better because of this office and the programs, liaison resources that are available to for homeless students, and rethem,” Anderson said. cruitment of minority educators. Anderson said parents can “I plan to have a hands -on expect him to work with them approach, Anderson said. I will to encourage an environment be in the hallways of schools in where teachers and students are the district.” respected and educational needs Anderson believes there are met. should be a respect for student’s “I know parents want to be culture and experiences because heard and I intend to give them it is a part of their individual an opportunity to be heard ,” identities. He goes on to say he Anderson said. believes teachers and students Anderson said he is passionate benefit from diversity and incluabout teaching others . sion. “I want to see students arrive “I want to be a resource for where they are trying to go,” students, teachers and parents, ” Anderson said. Anderson said. The Office of Diversity & Anderson comes to SPS from Inclusion attempts to increase Drury where he spent 16 years knowledge and awareness of working as: a volleyball coach, cultural differences, as well as Coordinator of Disability Serviceliminating subtle and overt es, and Coordinator of Diversity bigotry. Services. Lawrence Anderson can be Anderson believes his own reached at 417-523-0064 or ltandexperiences has uniquely preerson@spsmail.org. pared him for his new position.

now and getting a lot of opportunities in film and in television so it was cool to support him. Rounding out the cast are Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day. Check it our for yourself and let me know what you think! We will fill you in on Denzel next month. Happy Park Day... and 82 out of 100 for Pacific Rim!

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inner city St. Louis neighborhood he had called home. Anderson recalls the distinct Lawrence Anderson has contrast between his inner city spent his life making school experience and the case for cultural that of Parkway South diversity. located in Manchester, For Anderson, it all an affluent suburb of began in the mid-80’s St. Louis. He rememwhen he opted to leave bers being shocked at his urban St. Louis how clean the school neighborhood and ride was, the windows the bus 1 hour each without bars, and above Lawrence Anderson morning and afternoon all teachers who really in pursuit of opportucared about their stunity. It was a gamble to attend dents receiving a quality educasuburban Parkway South High tion and having a bright future School, a world away from the as opposed to just eliminating

same idea. It was and is an old fashioned monster movie with all the latest special effects. Ultimately it is the latest in a never ending barrage of end of the world in some fashion movie... except this time they come from deep beneath the sea and they aren't playing. The world responds with an

and think it was great. I wished the monsters had stayed in the sea and the attempt to connect them with prehistoric times must have come from an all nighter in the plot development department. The director is acclaimed Guillermo del Toro and it fits the bill of a modern monster movie. Idris plays a very strong character that is developed pretty well and he is an actor that is real popular

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advanced form of machinery that seems to be our only hope. The monsters we made to fight the sea monsters were a bit problematic for me but you can't please everybody and the mad scientists were just over the top. The acting was not bad and the computer graphics accomplished what they needed to but the overall plot didn't make it for me and I left wanting a slightly different movie. You may see it

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Health & Mental Fitness Fatherhood: What Makes A Man A Father? Washington, DC (July 15, 2013) Fatherless Sons and -- On Sunday, July 7, viewers Daddyless Daughters has tuned in to the follow up to focused on the aftermath and Oprah's LifeClass presentahealing for the children of tion of Fatherless Sons and fatherless homes. Dr. Dwayne Daddyless Daughters, advocates for not siman OWN network ply to drawing attention series tackling the to the fatherless, but epidemic of fatherlessto begin re-building ness in America. The families by building series, which had its fathers. His six obserfirst installments earvations learned from lier this year and will his practice of what continue for the rest makes a man a father Dr Dwayne of July, addresses the are designed to provide Buckingham trend that has affected the basic foundation for all communities, but transitioning fatherless has taken the black community men into fatherhood: by storm. Fatherless children 1. A man becomes a Father become at risk in higher numwhen he takes responsibility for bers for everything from incarraising his children. ceration to chemical abuse to Any man can create a child, suicide. With more than 72% of but a Father will not forsake African American children being his child. A man becomes a born out of wedlock, the impact Father when he not only clams of fatherless homes in the black his child, but also takes care of community isn't just a trend, it's his child. Any man can donate an epidemic. sperm, but fathers nurture and It is an epidemic that Dr. raise their seed. Dwayne Buckingham, psycho2. A man becomes a Father therapist and author, knows when he connects with his chilall too well. In his work with dren. Children, especially young African American males as a boys need male role models therapist and the product of a with whom they can share their fatherless home himself, Dr. feelings with and learn from. Buckingham has seen first-hand Feeling connected is a basic the psychological damage that human need. It is difficult to absentee fathers help create. show affection when one does "My mother did her best not feel connected. Fathers to educate me about the chalenjoy the time they spend lenges that I would face as a with their children. They eat man, but she could not educate together, play together, and pray me about the role of a father. As together. I ventured through childhood 3. A man becomes a Father I found it difficult to respect when he learns to feed his chiland connect with men," Dr. dren before he eats. Buckingham says. "My brothers This fundamental lesson is critiand uncles served as role modcal to help young boys and girls els, but they could not give me understand the importance of the attention that I needed as engaging in selfless behavior. a young boy because they had Young boys will also come to sons of their own." understand that they will be

expected to provide as they journey into manhood. Young girls will come to understand the importance of giving their hearts to men who are family oriented. 4. A man becomes a Father when he leads by word and example. A father understands that he must command wisely in order to be obeyed cheerfully. He realizes that he sets the tempo for his children. He strives to be optimistic, empathic, resilient and inspirational. A man will demand respect, but a Father will demonstrate respect. A man will tell you how to live, but a Father will show you. A man will tell you what to do, but a Father will guide you. 5. A man becomes a Father when he demonstrates affection toward his children. A father looks for the good in his children and openly acknowledges it when it is found. He celebrates their successes and communicates in a positive and nurturing manner. Hugs and kisses are given in addition to words of encouragement. 6. A man becomes a Father when he respects the mother of his children. A father is committed to helping the mother of his children succeed and there is an attitude of "one for all, and all for one." In short there is allegiance to the children and family life is a priority. Dr. Dwayne Buckingham is a psychotherapist, mentor and author of five books including "A Black Man's Worth: Conqueror and Head of Household". Visit his website at www.realhorizonsdlb.com for more information.

by Kathleen O’Dell , Springfield-Greene County Library District It isn’t always easy or affordable for entrepreneurs, nonprofits and small business owners to publicize their services, create brochures, research grants or find new markets for their products. The Library is ready to help. Thanks to a grant from the Missouri State Library, we have enhanced the equipment, technology and services in the Funding and Business Information Center of the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. We consider it a one-stop shop for businesses and nonprofits, with the addition of dedicated computer work stations, an Apple MacBook Pro and more. With the upgrades, you can now imagine, research, design, fund and market your next great idea. continued on page 11

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8:00 AM Skins Game Tee Time Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course, 1825 E. Norton Road, Springfield, MO Contacts: Tommy Bedell (417) 830-3760, Gene Johnson (417) 869-1308 9:00 AM Tennis Tournament Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton Avenue, Springfield, MO Contacts: Randy Smith (417) 886-3430, Vincent Stout (417) 886-2682 11:00 AM Bowling Tournament Sunshine Lanes, 1500 W. Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO Contacts: Sidney Needem (417) 865-1203, Skip Thompson (417) 826-7725 Richard Young (417) 882-1737 12:00 PM Park Day Reunion Parade Sponsored by the Ladies Civic League/N.A.A.C.P. of Springfield Contact: Carlene Ferguson (417) 869-1443 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Park Day Reunion Picnic Silver Springs Park, 1100 N. Hampton Avenue, Springfield, MO Contact: Nora England (417) 887-7440 Swimming $1.00 (Youth Only -1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Park Day Reunion Dance Featuring: "Raw Dawgs" from St. Louis, MO Howard Johnson Convention Center, 3333 S. Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door

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portunities, and so much more. The Library also provides free access to lynda.com, an online learning company that offers an extensive library of instructional videos. ••• Have you seen the new DVD dispenser at Park Central Branch? Biblioteca will hold up to 2,000 DVDs, allowing the branch to expand your entertainment choices. Patrons browse DVD covers on a shelf, and use their library card to check out the disc from the dispenser. If this pilot project is successful, you may see machines at other branches. ••• Love trying new recipes, or

Apple Acquires HopStop From Tech Entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo In a bid to shore up its mobile industry-leading Google Maps service. and Web mapping infrastrucAs an entrepreneur, Echeruo ture, Apple has confirmed a has founded both Hoppurchase of Nigerian Stop and Tripology, entrepreneur Chinedu after stints working as Echeruo‘s (pictured) an analyst for J.P. MorHopStop.com appligan Chase. Echeruo cation. With Google also made his mark in buying the Israel-based the hedge fund world, Waze map application working for AM Infor a reported $1.1 billion, it has been Chinedu Echeruo vestment Partners for a time. Echeruo grew rumored that HopStop’s up in Eastern Nigeria and was a acquisition was worth a similar student at Kings College in Laamount. But thus far, Apple has gos. He later came to the States not revealed the terms of the to attend Syracuse University deal. and Harvard Business School As reported by the Wall before founding his businesses. Street Journal’s “All Things Although the sale of HopStop. Digital” blog, HopStop empowcom should be lucrative as exers Apple’s map program by pected, Echeruo has no intenproviding access to a portion of the mapping landscape it had yet tions of becoming a boardroom to cover: mass transit directions. fat rat. He is already at work on another small business with a foThe move has been seen by many analysts as the tech-giant’s cus on working with companies largest push to compete with the in his homeland.

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During this event, Martin Luther King delivered his memorable ''I Have a Dream'' speech. Springfield, MO—The Ozarks Race and Faith Collaborative announces plans for a local, yearlong commemoration of the historic events a half-century ago that advanced civil rights in our country. In all corners of the globe, Martin Luther King, Jr. is viewed as one of humanity’s most resonant voices for freedom, justice and equality. Throughout the year, activities sharing these lessons will be

hosted throughout the community. August 28 marks the 50th Anniversary of the march on Washington and Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. A kickoff event at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2013 will begin with a march across the Martin Luther King, Jr. bridge, concluding at Park Central Square with a celebration and viewing of the iconic speech. The Ozarks Race and Faith

Collaborative is made up of Springfield area clergy and community leaders who first met in May 2013 hosted by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks in collaboration with the City of Springfield, the Center for Diversity and Reconciliation and Missouri State University. The group was formed to have conversations in the faith community that can lead to greater understanding of race and race relations.

2013 Sweet Summertime Ozark Empire Fair SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Organizers of the Ozark Empire Fair announce the 2013 Ozark Empire Fair. The theme for 2013 is “Sweet Summertime.” The fair will open at 4 p.m.11 p.m. Thursday, July 25 and will run until Saturday, August 3. The fairground is on Norton Road at Grant Avenue. About 200,000 people are expected to attend. The fair includes a midway with carnival rides and games of skill and chance, food stands, wildlife, art and photograph contests, farm animal shows and concerts on several small stages throughout the

day. Be sure and stop by Rudy’s Bar BQ for smoked beef, pork, ham, and ribs. In 1952, Rudy and Hattie Ingram began what is now one of the longest running eateries at the Ozark

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