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Menu makeover at McDonald's adds all-day breakfast options

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It could be a golden opportunity for the golden arches.  

Tuesday marked the the first day for all-day breakfast at McDonald's restaurants across the Ozarks.  The company is using the market as a test bed for the menu options.

"I really like it because I am not a fan of hamburgers. So, I am glad to have another choice," said Susan King, a Springfield resident.

The company is banking on breakfast by rolling it out in select markets like the Ozarks.  In the last year, sales at some McDonald's nationwide have seen a slump, thanks to competition from fast casual restaurants- and customers changing tastes. So, a lot of changes are being made.

"Just basically changing the whole way McDonalds operates to keep up with the times," stated Kerri Wilmeth, General Manager of the McDonald's on E. Sunshine in Springfield. 

"McDonalds is trying to be the cutting edge and give the consumers what they want,' explained Kristen Bergman, spokesperson for McDonald's of the Ozarks.

Catching up with the times by spending millions of dollars on renovations of the buildings.  Also, new computer kiosks allow you customize your burger with different condiments, vegetable toppings, and cheeses.

"We actually deliver to the tables now-with full dining service," said Wilmeth.

"What is neat about it is- being transparent; showing you exactly the ingredients that is in the food all day long, Bergman said.  "With all day breakfast, being able to customize ordering, we will be able to change the perception of McDonalds here."

When you roll up to order, you will see the new menus.  But, you may quickly see some differences in which breakfast items are available all day..

"It is the most popular items," said Wilmeth.

A limited breakfast menu.  Some things, like sausage biscuits, still morning-only, for now.  And, some of the lunch and dinner items are gone.

"They want to do the simplification so that the crew people- they can still be speedy and make their sandwiches quickly so they took away some of the less popular items," said Wilmeth.

Menu items that will no longer be available include the Premium Chicken McWraps.

The golden arches sees this as the golden opportunity to keep its spot on top...

Wilmeth said,"It is a whole different experience. it is very tasty. it is just nothing like McDonald's has ever done before."

Pedestrian in critical condition; hit near Missouri State Campus

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:46pm

A pedestrian is in critical condition after an accident on National Ave. at Bear Blvd. That's near the Missouri State Campus. The pedestrian was hit shortly before 10 pm. Tuesday night. One north-bound lane of National Ave. was blocked during the investigation. Stay with KY3 News for updates as we receive them.

Scattered showers possible Thursday evening

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:40pm

Warm temperatures will lead to a chance for rain Thursday evening. Find out how much rain may fall by watching the forecast.

Proposed NFL stadium in St. Louis secures naming rights deal

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:39pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The proposed riverfront NFL stadium in St. Louis has a naming rights deal worth $158 million.

National Car Rental has reached a 20-year agreement with the St. Louis Regional Sports Authority for what will become "National Car Rental Field." Officials with the stadium task force and National told The Associated Press about the deal on Tuesday.

The St. Louis-based company will pay $6.5 million in the first year, with a 2 percent annual inflation escalator every year after that. But the stadium is no sure thing and wouldn't open until 2019 at the earliest.

The deal also hinges on St. Louis actually having a team when the facility opens. That's no certainty as Rams owner Stan Kroenke is seeking to move to Los Angeles. A league decision on relocation isn't expected until early next year at the earliest.

Neighbors upset over plans for mental health center

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:38pm

Residents of Springfield's Grant Beach Neighborhood have plenty of problems when it comes to the homeless.

"We had a lot of homeless people camping in our park, there's been a lot of drinking, there's been drug use and we've had some fighting in the park so it has affected out community and our safety," Anita Kuhns said. Kuhns is the president of the Grant Beach Neighborhood Association. 

That's why Kuhns was frustrated when she heard about plans to turn the nearby Bailey School building into a center for the homeless. She says she and her neighbors don't hate the homeless, but with several outreach programs in or near the neighborhood, the area has become overrun.

"We just don't want to be bombarded, we don't understand why another neighborhood cant share in some responsibility in helping the homeless," Kuhns said. Kuhns said over the summer reports of homeless camps being set up in backyards and open lots have become more common. 

The plan, proposed by a group led by Burrell Behavioral Health, would convert the bailey school into a center for people with mental health issues, many of them homeless. Burrell Behavioral Health said it wants to use the former bailey school building because its size and its location near Central and Grand streets are perfect fro the services they want to provide.

"What we envision is a place where people who suffer from mental illness, and some of which are homeless, can find meaningful work during the day and can find a meaningful place to grow and to learn," Burrell Vice President Shawna Morris said. Morris said the center would be similar to ones across the nation, including one in St. Louis. 

Those services could help the homeless get off the streets and out of Grant Beach Park. Neighbors say they love the idea, just not down the street from their homes.

"We know there's a need we just want it moved out of the residential area," Kuhns said. Kuhns said they have not ruled out petitioning city council to block the move. 

The plan is in it's very early stages, and Morris said if for any reason they are unable to buy or use the Bailey building they will find another place for the center.   

Mizzou student removed from campus over racial slur

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 9:17pm

University of Missouri authorities say a student has been removed from campus during an investigation into reports of racial slurs being directed at black students rehearsing for homecoming.

University spokesman Christian Basi said the person is suspected of disrupting a Legion of Black Collegians Royalty Court rehearsal after midnight Sunday. Members of the group said the white man began shouting racial slurs when he interrupted them.

Basi says the student was removed under the school's code of student conduct and could face a multi-step disciplinary process.

The Columbia Missourian reports Basi says student privacy rules prohibit the releasing information on the student, where he is now, and whether the student can attend classes.

Consumer Reports: Latest sleep medicine

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 8:18pm

For people with insomnia, there’s a new prescription sleep drug called Belsomra. It acts differently on the brain than current medications like Ambien. Consumer Reports worked with medical experts at the Dartmouth Medical School to analyze Belsomra’s effectiveness and safety. The research found that people taking 15 or 20 milligrams of Belsomra got an average of about 16 minutes more sleep per night and fell asleep about 6 minutes faster compared with those who took a placebo. The studies also showed that the small improvements in sleep didn’t necessarily translate into people feeling more refreshed. One of the most common side effects was next-day drowsiness. That happened more than twice as often with people who were in the test group vs. people who took a placebo. Along with drowsiness, there were rare reports of hallucinations and temporary paralysis while falling asleep or waking up. Bottom line: Because all prescription sleep medications can have serious side effects and offer only a limited benefit, Consumer Reports recommends trying other strategies first and avoiding drugs if at all possible. For people with occasional insomnia, quitting smoking, cutting back on caffeine and alcohol in the afternoon and evening, and not watching TV or using a computer in bed can help. And for those with more persistent sleeplessness, working with a cognitive behavioral therapist may help. Up to 80 percent of those with chronic insomnia found relief. Complete Ratings and recommendations on all kinds of products, including appliances, cars and trucks, and electronic gear, are available on Consumer Reports’ website. Subscribe to

Angie's List: Repair or replace?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 8:16pm

What do you do when the coffee pot stops brewing, the leaf blower stops blowing or the laptop goes haywire? Repair or replace? It's easy to toss the toaster that keeps burning your toast - it's a convenient excuse to upgrade. Buying disposable products actually dates back to the 1950s, but did we really become a throw-away society with no room for repair?

"You might be surprised to find out that the repair industry is doing just fine. Across the 30 categories related to repair over the last 10 years, they're holding steady or even growing," said Angie Hicks. U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics back this up, showing virtually no change in employment with the repair industry. And Angie's List records indicate a steady stream of repair jobs for things like gas grills and musical instruments. Repairs for screens, large appliances and furniture have dropped only slightly. "There are a couple of items people tend to replace rather than repair and they include VCRs and watches. Let's face it, VCRs are becoming more outdated, even though I still have one myself. Watches still get repaired periodically, but not as much as they did 10 years ago," said Hicks.

When it comes to electronics and appliances, Angie's List recommends using its cost-plus-age formula to determine whether to replace or repair. Replace any item if the repair will cost more than half the price of buying a new one AND if it's nearing the end of its useful life. Apply similar logic to expensive clothing and jewelry. "If the consumer made an initial investment in that that was pretty large - not saying a refrigerator - and they can get it fixed for a couple hundred dollars, they may opt to repair," said Ryan Wagner, Appliance store manager. Worried you can't find a repair man - or woman? Don't be. Employment experts and Angie's List show there are plenty of them out there still going strong. When it comes to vacuums, Angie cautions people about tossing out that old one too quickly. Company research shows a decline in these repairs, but she says a number of members report repairs costing as little as five dollars made their 10-to-20-year-old machines as good as new.

Consumer Reports: Should you buy an Ultra HD TV?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 7:07pm

Sales of ultra high-definition TVs are up sharply this year. With their great picture quality, it’s no wonder. Ultra high-def TVs offer four times the pixels of regular HD TVs, which means four times the detail.

The best models Consumer Reports tested offer superior picture quality, and the vast majority are smart TVs with access to Internet content. But Consumer Reports says if you don’t really need a new set, you should wait to buy an ultra high-definition TV. Even though prices have fallen recently, some of the larger flagship models from major brands still cost $3,000 to $4,000. And prices may be significantly less by this time next year. Another reason to put off a purchase? Industry standards for ultra high-def are still evolving. Some features haven’t been finalized yet, such as high dynamic range, which produces more vivid images by heightening the difference between the darkest and lightest points on the screen.

That’s why it makes the most sense to wait until all of the standards for TVs, streaming media, and Blu-ray players are set to make sure that your TV will take advantage of all that UHD has to offer. Consumer Reports also says right now there’s still not much 4K content out there. And what does exist is primarily from streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix. More streaming options are coming in 2016, and the first 4K Blu-ray players and discs are expected later this year. So when is the right time to buy an ultra high-definition set? Consumer Reports says that will be sometime next year after UHD standards are set, prices have fallen, and there’s more 4K content.

Consumer Reports: Financial scams target older people

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 6:52pm

Scam artists are targeting older people more than ever, making off with huge amounts of money.

Consumer Reports has investigated fraud against seniors and interviewed victim after victim. Some fall for IRS imposters claiming they owe money. Others are fooled by bogus promises of big prizes or mail notifications of a huge sweepstake win. And then there are people defrauded by unscrupulous financial advisers. The elderly are vulnerable to financial abuse for several reasons. They have money in retirement savings, they may be lonely or isolated, and in some cases, there’s cognitive decline. To protect against fraud, Consumer Reports advising using caller ID and don’t answer calls with numbers you don’t recognize. That will thwart many robocallers with phony offers. You can also opt out of commercial mail solicitations for five years through the website And always check out contractors through the Better Business Bureau and local licensing agencies. Families should make sure that seniors are out there in the community and aren’t isolated. Isolation is a major reason people are victimized. If you or someone you know has been defrauded, contact the government’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at : You can report the scam and get resources for seniors and family members. Another resource is the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which as a toll-free fraud hotline at (855) 303-9470. You can get more tips on protecting seniors at:

Burglar faces charges after homeowners chase him out of homes

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 6:30pm

Greene County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in the 500 block of West Rivendale Street last Saturday afternoon after the homeowner saw an unfamiliar man walking through her home while she was working in the backyard.  The homeowner confronted the man, who was armed with a knife, and he fled the home prior to deputies' arrival.

Deputies located Adam Graver, 36, standing in the driveway of a home nearby. Graver became uncooperative and combative; he was arrested and taken into custody after an electric stun gun was deployed by a deputy.  He received medical attention prior to being transported to the Greene County jail.

Later, deputies determined Graver had crawled under a partially open garage door of a different home, where that homeowner also confronted him. The homeowner told Graver to leave several times before crawling back underneath the garage door.

"We are grateful none of the citizens were hurt or injured during either incident," said Sheriff Jim Arnott.  "Unfortunately, it's cases like these which remind us to stay alert and be aware of our surroundings. Criminals seek out crimes of opportunity, using daily distractions to their benefit from leaving garage doors open for your pets or while you're doing yard work to leaving your car running unattended to warm up on those chilly fall mornings."

Court documents reveal gruesome details in child abuse case

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 6:19pm

Boone County prosecutors said two people charged last week with child abuse admitted to taking out their rage out on their 7-week-old son and 14-month-old son multiple times.  Rachel Clayton and Steven Simmons are in jail, and newly-released court documents reveal gruesome details.

Investigators said Rachel Clayton and Steven Simmons lived in a trailer in Omaha without running water or electricity.  They said the two parents repeatedly abused their children, and admitted it when they were interviewed.

A detective's affidavit says the mother took the 7-week-old boy to the hospital in Branson for treatment on Sept. 19.  Prosecutors say that's when doctors discovered a skull fracture, a compression fracture of his spine, seven rib fractures, a broken finger, deep bruises on the front lobe of the brain, and brain tissue injuries.  The child was transferred to a hospital in Springfield, and put in Pediatric Intensive Care.

When a Taney County, Mo., sheriff's deputy questioned the parents at the hospital in Branson, they said the infant had fallen 1.5 feet off a futon-style bed onto the floor.

"They also advised that there were times that they had walked into a wall or doorframe striking the child's head as well," the deputy said.

A doctor in Branson didn't think the infant's severe injuries could have happened as the parents described.  Doctors in Springfield also told detectives "that these injuries were in various stages of healing and showed evidence that they occurred during separate acts at separate times during the child's life," according to the affidavits.  Some injuries were "weeks old" while others were recent.

Detectives interviewed two older children, a 7-year-old daughter of Clayton, and a 13-year-old cousin.  The girls told detectives about seeing the parents "strike, slam, drop, and otherwise abuse" the baby on several occasions because he wouldn't stop crying.   They also said Simmons held the baby by the head and pushed it down onto the bed.

According to the affidavit, Clayton later told investigators that she had shaken the baby and tossed him during episodes of rage.  She also admitted to striking his head on door frames. Clayton also said she had seen the baby's father violently shake the baby and slam the baby's head onto furniture.

Simmons said he wished the baby had never been born, according to investigators.  The affidavit also says Simmons admitted to forcing the baby's face into a pillow and repeatedly screaming, "I hate you!"  He also showed with a doll how he violently shook the baby, slammed it onto the bed, and struck the baby's head on a door frame. 

Simmons also said he yelled at the baby to shut up, and said he would look at the baby and say, "God, I wish we could get rid of you," according to the affidavits.  He told detectives that Clayton had been present during several "incidents of rage" and that he had also seen her "toss" the baby from her lap onto the bed.

The mother said she repeatedly screamed at the baby, "I don't want you!" and "I wish you weren't here," according to the affidavits.  She said she let the baby "roll off of her arms" onto the furniture during "episodes of rage and frustration when the baby would not be quiet."

Clayton said "this baby has been the hardest thing she has ever had to deal with," a  detective wrote in the affidavit.  She also said she saw Simmons, at least four times, violently shake the baby "and admitted that this was not good for the baby."  She also said she saw Simmons "slam the baby head first onto furniture and then hold the baby's head face down into the pillows to attempt to quiet the baby," and did nothing to stop his actions, and did not seek medical treatment when his skull became swollen and bruised.

Simmons also admitted that he had struck the 14-month-old toddler because he had soiled his diaper and then played in it.

"Bring that child to the sheriff's office; we will find a home for that child.  But to treat it worse than you would an animal, it doesn't make sense.  It doesn't!  You can't understand the mental state that someone has to be in to do that," said Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore.

Doctors in Branson  also noticed excessive bruising on the older child.  The baby tested positive for methamphetamine. 

Both Clayton and Simmons are in jail.   Clayton is charged with first-degree battery and permitting the abuse of a minor.  Simmons is charged with first-degree battery, second-degree battery, and permitting the abuse of a minor.  If they're convicted of first-degree battery, they could get prison sentences of 10 to 40 years, or life.  Second-degree battery could bring a prison sentence up to six years, and permitting the abuse of a minor carries a prison sentence of five to 20 years.

Future health care providers training in new MSU building

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 6:10pm

A new facility at Missouri State University is the place where many of our future nurses and other health care providers are learning how to care for your family.  They're studying inside the new O'Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center.

It's an exciting time for students studying clinical health sciences at MSU.  "We got big rooms, new study areas, our own clinic," says  Andrew Elli, a student in physician assistant studies. The new building houses the nursing, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and nurse anesthesia programs, as well as the brand new occupational therapy program. "When I interviewed, they told us that we'd be getting a new building, so that was an influence on coming here, plus I know quite a few people who've come here and speak highly of it," says Elli. Kathyrn Hope, head of the MSU Nursing program says, "We have our labs over here and a big lecture hall for our students, and they just love it. And we can spread out.  The learning is incredible.  You can just tell the excitement of the students and the faculty here." The building includes multiple new high tech labs.  In one simulation lab, someone can sit at a computer and control a life size manequin in the hospital bed, for instance, giving it the symptoms of pneumonia.  The person in the control booth can observe the students' interactions with the patient.  Now, six different simulations can happen at the same time, a huge expansion of equipment and space.   "We could only do two simulations at a time, and they used the same control booth, so it didn't work well," says Hope. The facility will soon have a clinic where students can get experience with real patients.  It will all bring more health care providers to fill the need in the Springfield community.  "We probably have 60 to 70 percent of our students come from out of the area, such as St. Louis and Kansas City, and I would guess 85% of our students stay here to work after graduation," says Hope. MSU president, Clif Smart says, "The two things that drive the economy of our community are higher education, with 40,000 students studying here, and healthcare, with two major hospitals and all of the physicians that work there.  That's really a huge piece of what Springfield is."

The O'Reilly Health Sciences Center was funded with a combination of funding from the O'Reilly family, state funding, university reserve funding, and students in the programs are also covering some of the cost.

New family attraction in Branson could open next summer

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:56pm

Fritz's Adventure would be an indoor playground next to Dixie Stampede on Missouri 76.

Clouds keeping the sun away

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:54pm

The cloud cover is keeping temperatures cooler than they should be. Find out if the clouds will clear or if they will bring rain by watching the forecast.

Pursuit led to arrest of driver in hit-and-run chase; police have several crime scenes

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:29pm

A driver is in custody after crashing an SUV into a semi truck during a police pursuit through busy Springfield streets Tuesday afternoon.

The chase started in south Springfield on Glenstone after the driver struck a motorcyclist near Glenstone Avenue at Sunshine Street.  That motorcyclist suffered minor injuries.

 The SUV driver then took off north on the wrong side of Glenstone.  That is when police initiated the pursuit.  Police say the driver then drove through a yard at O'Hara Avenue at Division Street.  Police say he tried to hit officers with his car during the chase.  Police say he also threw bricks at officers.

Police laid down spikes strips that slowed the driver down.  That is when he crashed into a semi near West Bypass at Division.  Both the driver of the SUV and the semi were not injured.

Police said they have five or more crime scenes throughout the city, including three car crashes.

Pictures: Police arrest man after chase and crash near West Bypass at Division

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:13pm

A driver is in custody after crashing an SUV into a semi truck during a police pursuit through busy Springfield streets on Tuesday afternoon.

The chase started in south Springfield on Glenstone Avenue after the driver struck a motorcyclist near Sunshine Street.  That motorcyclist suffered minor injuries.  

The SUV driver then took off on the wrong side of Glenstone with police in pursuit.  Police say the driver then drove through a yard near O'Hara Avenue at Division Street.  Police say he then tried to hit officers with his car during the chase.  Police say he also threw bricks at officers.

Police laid down spikes strips that slowed the driver down.  That is when he crashed into a semi on West Bypass at Division.  Both the driver of the SUV and the semi were not injured.

Police said they have five or more crime scenes throughout the city, including three car crashes, that go along with the chase, crash, and arrest.

Crime Stoppers fugitive of the week: Cody Keller

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:06pm

Crime Stoppers of Greater Springfield is looking for Cody Keller.  He's wanted on charges of violating conditions of his parole after being convicted of possession of a controlled substance; failure to appear in court to face a charge of possession of a controlled substance; conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance; and failure to appear in court to face a misdemeanor stealing charge.

Keller is known to be armed and dangerous.  Anybody who knows anything about his location can call Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS or submit a tip via its website.

Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a fugitive with a felony warrant.

SHARE: Schedule of fall festivals and crafts shows in the Ozarks

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:02pm

It's fall Y'all.  All around the Ozarks towns big and small are coming together to celebrate their heritage.

Each festival has it's own unique traditions. Many take place over multiple days and include signature food, crafts, and parades. So, break out your fall sweaters and get those walking shoes on. You've got a lot of festivals to chose from. You'll want to print this list! 

*Please keep in mind most of these festivals occur on the weekends only. This list is just intended to be a time-frame guide.

If we missed any festivals e-mail and we'll get your festival on the list we don't want to leave anyone out. 

August 2015 

Crane Broiler Festival, August 21, 2015 details 

September 2015 

Sole Old Judge Days (Mammoth Springs, AR), September 3-4, 2015 detailsCrocker Railroad Day, September 5, 2015 detailsMiller Fall Festival, September 5, 2015 detailsCole Camp Fair, September 10-12, 2015 details  Seymour Apple Festival, September 10-12, 2015 details MSU Ozarks Celebration Festival, September 11-16, 2015 details St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church's (Springfield) Harvest Home: September 11-12, 2015 details  Not so Square Arts Festival (Mt. Vernon), September 12, 2015 details Celtic Heritage Festival, September 11-12, 2015 detailsJapanese Fall Festival (Springfield), September 11-13, 2015 details  Conway Community Days, September 11-12, 2015 details  Junk on Blunk in Galena, September 11-12, 2015 details Greek Festival (Springfield) September 11-13, 2015 details Wickman's Garden Fall Festival (Springfield), September 12-13, 2015 details Bolivar Country Days, September 12, 2015 detailsOzark Fall Fest, September 12, 2015 detailsStrafford Route 66 Days, September 12, 2015 details Lockwood September Days, September 12, 2015 detailsHootin an Hollarin (Gainesville), September 17-19, 2015 details  Branson Autumn Daze, September 17-19, 2015 details Steam-O-Rama (Republic), September 17-20, 2015 details Dixon Cow Days, September 18-19, 2015 details Marshfield Harvest Days, September 18-19, 2015 details Marionville Applefest, September 18-19, 2015 details Rutledge-Wilson Farm Fall Fest (Springfield) September 19-Oct. 25, 2015 (weekends) details Crafters and Artisans Market (Springfield) September 19, 2015 detailsMansfield's Wilder Days, September 19, 2015 detailsCider Days on Walnut Street in Springfield, September 19-20, 2015 details  Shakin' in the Shell Festival & Car Show (Shell Knob), September 19, 2015 detailsJunkfest (Mountain Grove, Mo), September 19, 2015 detailsJoplin Festival of the Arts, September 19, 2015 detailsThe 1860's Lifestyle Expo at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead (Nathaniel Greene Park, Springfield), September 19-20, 2015 details Stockton Black Walnut Festival, September 23-26, 2015 details Romance in the Garden (Springfield), September 25-26, 2015 detailsFair Grove Heritage Reunion Festival, September 26-27, 2015 details Norwood Farmers Day, September 26, 2015 details Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival, September 26, 2015 details  Ozarks Model Railroad Association Fest (Springfield), September 26, 2015 details Pioneer Day (Mountain View, Mo), September 26, 2015 detailsExeter Corn Maze Fall Festival, September 26, 2015 detailsPurdy Craft Show, Septemeber 26, 2015 email for infoPhillipsburg Fall Festival, September 26, 2015 email for info7C's Winery Mead Festival, September 27, 2015 details

October 2015

Maple Leaf Festival (Carthage), October 1-31, 2015 detailsThe Junk Ranch (Prairie Grove, Ar), October 2-3, 2015 detailsOzark Arts and Craft show In Ozark, October 2-4, 2015 details  Ozark Farm Fest at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, October 2-4, 2015 detailsOctoberfest Faith Lutheran Church (Branson) October 3-4, 2015 detailsHarvest Homecoming Festival (Harrison), October 2-3, 2015 detailsTable Rock Art Guild Annual Show, October 3-4, 2015 detailsAutumn Fest in Mountain Grove, October 3, 2015 details Republic Pumpkin Daze, October 3, 2015 details Pagan Pride Day (Springfield), October 3, 2015 detailsWhispering Oaks Vineyard Grape Stomp & Harvest Fest (Seymour), October 3, 2015 detailsTaste of Springfield and Octoberfest, October 3, 2015 detailsBear City Fall Festival (Willow Springs) October 3, 2015 details Sacred Heart Fall Craft Show (Bolivar) October 3, 2015 detailsSouthern Stone County Fire District Chili Cook-off (Reeds Spring High School), October 4, 2014 detailsOriginal Ozarks Folk Festival (Eureka Springs), October 6-10, 2015 detailsRusty Wheels Fall Show (Harrison, Ar), October 9-10, 2015 detailsPop-Up Vintage Market (Springfield), October 10, 2015 detailsYellville Turkey Trot, October 9-10, 2015 detailsApple Butter Makin' Days (Mt. Vernon), October 9-11, 2015 details Galena River Roast, October 10, 2015 detailsGalena Glow Run, October 10, 2015 detailsThe Beer and BBQ Fundraiser at St. Joseph Catholic Academy (Springfield), October 10, 2015 details 8 Shell Knob Falling for Art, October 10, 2015 details Hollister Grape and Fall Festival, October 10, 2015 details Circle B Campground Arts and Craft Show (Eminence), October 10-11, 2015 details Buffalo Pioneer Day, October 10, 2015 details7C's Annual Octoberfest, October 11, 2015 detailsArt in the Park (Springfield) October 11-12, 2015 detailsOctoberfest (Springfield) October 11, 2015 detailsFall Plein Aire Event (Steeleville), October 14-17, 2015 details War Eagle Mill Fall Arts and Craft Show, October 15-18, 2015 detailsPets and Pumpkins on C-Street (Springfield), October 17, 2015 details Appleton Apple Festival, October 17, 2015 email for info Homestead Days Festival (Ash Grove), October 17, 2015 detailsBack Roads to Main Street Heritage Festival (Ash Grove), October 17, 2015 detailsSummersville Trail Ride and BBQ, October 17, 2015 detailsHurley Fall Festival, October 17, 2015 detailsRaymondville Yesteryear Festival, October 17, 2015 detailsArts in the Park (Rogersville) October 17, 2015 detailsWarsaw Heritage Days, October 17-18, 2015 detailsSpringfield Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show, October 17-18, 2015 detailsC&S Farm Berry Farm and Pumpkin Patch, October 17, 2015 detailsGlade Top Trail Flaming Fall Review, October 18th, 2015 detailsThe Great Pumpkin Carnival at Covenant Presbyterian Church (Springfield), October 24, 2015 details Fall Festival at Willard Intermediate School. October 24, 2015 detailsCassville Chili Cook-off, October 24th, 2015 details Dade County October Festival, October 24, 2015 details   Sparta Persimmon Days, October 24-26, 2015 detailsCape Fair Homemakers Craft Fair, October 24, 2015 details2nd Annual Slippin N Sawin Chainsaw Festival (Springfield) October 31-November 1, 2015 details 

November 2015

Rosewood Farms Christmas Open House (Hartville), November 2-7, 2015 detailsChristmas Craft Show at St. Paul Lutheran Church (West Plains), November 5-6, 2015 email for detailsAsbury United Methodist Holiday Show (Springfield), November 7, 2015 detailsWomen in Business Shopping Event (Springfield), November 7, 2015 detailsNewburg Children's Museum Craft Bazaar (Rolla), November 7, 2015 details Historical Society of Maries County Craft Show, November 7, 2015 email for infoThe American Made Pop Up Market (Springfield), November 7, 2015 detailsSkills from the Hill Craft Show  (Harrison, Ar), November 7, 2015 emailPomona Fire Fish Fry (Howell Co), November 7, 2015 detailsApostolic Craft Bizarre, November 7, 2015 email for infoFall Festival and Craft Bazaar at Walnut St. Christian Church (Springfield), November 7, 2015 details 2 Friends and Junk (Springfield), November 13-14, 2015 details  Carver Craft Show (Neosho), November 13-14, 2015 detailsBillings Craft Show, November 14, 2015 email for details The Rolla Junior Club Holiday Bazaar, November 14, 2015 detailsThe Frisco Craft Fair (Willard), November 21, 2015 details8th Annual Ozark Craft Show in the OC (Ozark), November 20-21, 2015 detailsQueen City Craft Show (Springfield), November 28, 2015 details Marshfield Shop Local Christmas Bazaar, November 28, 2015 details

December 2015

Sacred Heart Craft Show (Springfield) December 4-5, 2015 detailsNixa Jr. High Craft Show, December 5, 2015 details Cumberland Presbyterian Craft Show (Springfield), December 5, 2015 details

Is your town festival missing? Please e-mail to get it on the list.

Specialty grocer plans store in southeast Springfield

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:53pm

A company based in Greensboro, N.C., with a chain of specialty grocery stores says it's signed a lease for a yet-to-be built building in Springfield.  The Fresh Market says it will open a store in fall 2016 at Glenstone Marketplace, which will be at the site of a demolished hotel between Friendly Ford and Target on the west side of South Glenstone Avenue.

This will be The Fresh Market's third store in Missouri.  The first is in St. Louis and the second is under construction in Liberty, a suburb of Kansas City.

The Glenstone Market will have 80,000 square feet of retail space.  It will be at the site of the former Clarion Hotel/Howard Johnson Inn that closed several years ago.  Crews started demolishing it in late August.

From company's website:  "Founded in 1982, The Fresh Market, Inc. is a specialty grocery retailer focused on providing high-quality products in a unique and inviting atmosphere with a high level of customer service. The company currently operates 178 stores in 27 states across the U.S."