Author Archives: Susan Wade

Company Recycles Mattresses, Carpet, Etc.

Heads up, hoteliers! If you need to get rid of old mattresses, carpet, carpet pads and plastics, BedHead Mattress Recycling can take care of it for you. Materials can be taken to the business at 304 Southwest Main St. in Billings or pick up can be scheduled. For details about fees or to schedule a […]
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Expect Road Closures, Traffic Delays Downtown During Route 66 Festival

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting Friday morning and lasting until Sunday evening. Below is a comprehensive list of the closures. Barricades will be in place at several downtown intersections by Friday afternoon, with the exception […]
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Food Network Seeking Chefs for Competition

Calling all local chefs and professional cooks! Do you have what it takes to win $20,000? “Guy’s Grocery Games” on “The Food Network” is conducting a nationwide search for cooks who can make mincemeat out of the competition. Casting also is underway for the following special episodes: Firefighters, police officers, first responders and military veterans […]
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Don’t Miss the Deadline this Friday for the State Travel Guide!

Friday, June 10, is the deadline to update information that could be included in the 2017 Official Missouri Travel Guide produced by the Missouri Division of Tourism. If you have not updated your listing since Jan. 1, 2014, your business will not be included in the 2017 Official Missouri Travel Guide and will be deleted […]
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Classic Car Museum Opening in Springfield

Guy Mace knows his cars – all 67 of them – and soon the public can get to know them, too. On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the “birth” of Route 66, Mace announced he plans to open the Route 66 Car Museum June 15 on “The Mother Road” at at 1624 W. […]
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Several Downtown Streets to be Closed for Color Run on April 30

The Downtown Springfield Association announced the 2016 Color Run set to begin at 9 a.m. April 30 will affect portions of several streets. Trafficway Street between Kimbrough Avenue and John Q. Hammons Parkway closes at 4 a.m. with local traffic only allowed to enter Mediacom Ice Park. Other portions of the course route will be […]
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Vote for Fantastic Caverns!

“USA Today” is hosting a contest allowing readers to vote for the best cave in the country and Fantastic Caverns is on the list. Please take a moment each day until April 11 to help get this wonderful attraction to first place! It’s currently at number 3. Click here to vote! 
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CVB Wants to Send Journalists and Bloggers to Your Business

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with US Family Guide to bring bloggers to Springfield for stories about the city. The bloggers, who often bring family members, receive a press pass that provides complimentary admission for up to two adults and two children to area attractions, including Dickerson Park Zoo, Discovery Center, Fantastic Caverns, […]
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Route 66 Festival Grows in 2016

If you like classic cars, music, motorcycles, parades, ice cream, movies, games, food, books, history, art, fireworks or baseball, mark your calendar for the sixth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 12-14 in Springfield. The festival that drew an estimated 23,000 people to downtown Springfield last year offers family fun and entertainment revolving around […]
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Journalists Visiting Springfield in February

Two travel journalists are scheduled to visit Springfield in February and another was in the city earlier this month. Candacy Taylor was in Springfield along with a film crew from the new TV network VICE filming a documentary about Route 66. Taylor is an author, photography and cultural documentarian whose work has been featured in […]
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