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December Is A BUSY Month, Not Just Because Of Christmas!

This month we can enjoy some fun and festivities. Check this out: National Cookie Day is this Saturday . . . National Ice Cream Day is the 13th . . . Ugly Sweater Day is the 17th . . . the first day of winter is December 21st . . . Festivus is the 23rd . . . Kwanzaa starts on the 26th . . . and December 31st is New Year's Eve, when we finally say goodbye to 2021.

Springfield Santa Run 2021

Come share some holiday cheer at Springfield's biggest Christmas party, the Springfield Santa Run! Run or Walk this festive 5k in a Santa Suit with your friends and family! Post race stay for a Christmas Party! It's an indoor Christmas Party complete with live holiday music by Dallas Jones, gourmet snacks, hot chocolate, and fun photo booth for you to take selfies with! Each participant receives…


Do you have a Christmas list full of difficult to buy for people? The fix is easy, CHOCOLATE! In a new poll people reported that chocolate is "universally accepted" when it comes to gifts. Following the sweet treat is holiday gift baskets and gift cards.

What's NEW In Nixa?

Scooters Coffee has hit Nixa!  Currently there are 2 Scooter locations in Springfield and now they have moved south to Nixa! Unlike Springfield locations, the new Nixa "Scooters" will be nice and roomy, but will continue to serve the hot and iced coffee drinks, smoothies,  fresh sandwiches, muffins, cookies and breakfast burritos!   You will find Scooters Coffee, soon-to-be open later this month,…

No Winner Yet in the Powerball Jackpot!

What a great way to kick in December with a winning Powerball ticket!  It should be fairly easy to pick 6 balls that will match the lottery balls, right?  It's difficult, hence no winner yet of the jackpot which for tonight's drawing will be close to $264 MILLION DOLLARS! Pick up a ticket for a shot at the big bucks. The drawing is at 9 pm tonight!  

Operation Santa Is Ready To Go!

The holiday program -- “Operation Santa” from the U.S. Postal service is up and running! This special program will have the chance to make the 2021 holiday season special for families and children that are in need. For the last 3 weeks USPS has been delivering letters from all across the United States to Santa’s workshop, located at 123 Elf Road. Now with this program underway, those letters are…

The Discovery Center Could Win $1 Million Grant

The Discovery Center has a chance to win a $1 million grant. The Springfield, MO nonprofit is being recognized as one of the top 20 most promising educational institutions in the country. That honor comes with an opportunity to receive a $1 million grant from Forbes and the Center for Education Reform. The Discovery Center was one of only two science centers in North America to offer services to…

What NEW Business is in 417-Land? Gourmet Soda's!

 How about a delicious gourmet soda?  Welcome, "Fizz Sips-N-Sweets Food truck!" The yummy addictive drinks can be found inside a food truck at 2336 South Campbell. Gourmet Soda is the new "trend" and one of the most ordered "Fizz Sips-N-Sweets" flavors, is called the “Butter Beer”! What is exactly is in a "Butter Beer?" This sounds delish?   Root Beer   - Butterscotch    - Vanilla   - Cream!…

How To Wash Your Christmas Stockings And Tree Skirt!

Now that you've taken down the Christmas decorations, stockings and tree skirt, you notice, they aren't as clean and vibrant in color as they were last year. How do you clean those stockings? Here’s what to know. How to wash holiday stockings Stockings come in a variety of materials, learn more here: Velvet: Stockings made from velvet should be dry cleaned by a professional cleaner.…

Republic Animal Shelter at Full Capacity

The Republic shelter is desperately trying to find the animals new homes. The animal control center is off Highway 174 and opened in December 2020 and the new place is already at capacity with 21 dogs and 61 cats. The adoption fee for dogs is $40 and cats are $20, but if you get two cats it’s only $30. The center also needs help to supply food and other supplies for the animals.