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Terra Haff and News Producer | December 21, 2011
This time of year most high schoolers are looking forward to Christmas vacation but some students were a little excited to get to class today.        The new high school in Sparta was officially opened.       It's been a long process to get to this day. A 2009 voter passed bond issue helped fund the multi million dollar building.       The new building is energy efficient, equipped with new computers and LED projectors in each classroom, not to mention more room for the students to roam the halls.
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | May 21, 2013
LEBANON, Mo. -- The city of Lebanon has no city-sanctioned storm shelters. When severe weather strikes, the Laclede County Emergency Manager warned, people need to be ready. "There are no public pre-disaster tornado shelters that are engineered in Laclede County other than the one in Conway," said Randy Rowe. "We're going to ask that the citizens take a little responsibility and seek relationships with your neighbor. Maybe your church has a basement or grade school has a basement. Make a plan.
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By Melody Pettit and mpettit@kspr.com | June 11, 2013
Dallas County officials have come up with a new plan to save lives during severe weather. They want all residents to fill out a form that pinpoints where they will be in the house or where their storm shelter is located so emergency crews can locate people quickly after a damaging storm. A Buffalo City alderman thought of the idea after watching Oklahoma search and rescue crews on television. “To me it seemed logical. I was concerned if someone would know we were in there if a big tornado hit...
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Terra Haff and News Producer | May 7, 2011
KSPR and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have teamed up to give away another beautiful home. This year’s Dream Home was built by Jeff Fahrlander of Fahrlander Custom Homes. The house is 3,800 square feet and valued at approximately $400,000. It has four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, three car garage, walkout basement with web bar and wine cabinet, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, over-sized master closet and walk-in shower, custom moldings and trim, storm shelter, alarm system, Energy Star foam insulation, playroom with mural, screened-in porch, and so much more.
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KSPR News | June 15, 2010
More than 200 of you called in, 100 more went on-line and bought a St. Jude Dream Home ticket today (6-16). KSPR held a special promotion during our morning, 4 pm and 6 pm newscasts. Anyone who bought their $100 Dream Home ticket today was automatically entered to win a Wii gaming console. During the mini telethon the phones kept ringing. Everyone who bought their ticket today is also entered to win the $400,000 Dream Home and a dozen other prizes, including a storm shelter.
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Lauren Matter and Anchor/Reporter | April 15, 2012
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. - If you live in Christian County and a tornado watch or warning is in effect, there is a safe place for you to go. The FEMA storm shelter at OTC Richwood Valley Campus is open to the community when a tornado watch or tornado warning is issued for Christian County. The shelter has bathroom facilities and can house nearly 1,400 people. It is rated to withstand winds up to 250 miles per hour. It is recommended that individuals bring a chair, snacks and water.
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Natalie Swallow | March 25, 2010
A Polk County school district says it needs to build a new high school and is asking voters for the money to do it. Marion C. Early School District in Morrisville has two issues on the ballot April 6. One would rollback Proposition C, allowing the district to increase its operating levy. The other is a $3.9 million bond. The district says voters need to pass both for a new high school. Students grades six through 12 currently share the same halls in the Marion C. Early School District.
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Lauren Matter and Anchor/Reporter | January 1, 2012
One year ago, soldiers at Ft. Leonard Wood came face to face with the weather. An EF-3 tornado hit base New Year's Eve morning and left an entire neighborhood in shambles. And one year later, that neighborhood is getting a new life. For Ft. Leonard Wood families, the memories from last year are still fresh in their minds. "We heard rumblings and we heard the thunder, kind of like the roar of a train," one Lieutenant recalls. "That's when all the windows broke in the house, our bedroom was ripped apart," recalls another soldier.
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KSPR News | May 12, 2010
The St. Jude Dream Home countdown clock is now at three. The grand opening of the home is this Saturday, May 15. This year's Dream Home is in the Kelby Creek subdivision in Nixa. It features four bedrooms, three and a half baths and two garages that can fit three cars. There's a huge kitchen, two living areas, and even a hidden storm shelter. As for the master bath, it's something you have to see to fully appreciate. It has his and her sinks, a jacuzzi tub, and a shower that has six different shower heads.
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KSPR News | June 28, 2010
Thanks to the Ozarks, KSPR raised $581,600 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! While thousands of people bought tickets, only a lucky few won prizes. Here is the complete list of winners: Dream Home: Eric Edlund, Springfield, MO Ashley Furniture (Open House Prize): Kay Donovan, Sikeston, MO Groceries for a Year (Early Bird Prize): Jason Harmon, Nixa, MO Storm shelter: Elise Crain, Ozark, MO $1,000 Gift Card to Carnahan White: Craig Schmidt, Rogersville, MO $1,000 Gift Card to Back Yard Burger: James Brickley, Bruner, MO $1,000 Gift Card to Hancock Fabric: Brian Brosseak, Enterprise, AL $1,000 Visa Gift Card: Deborah Davis, El Dorado Springs, MO $1,000 Gift Card to Flame and Touch: Joyce Minasian, Springfield, MO Framed Fine Art: Jodi Bolton, Nixa, MO $1,000 Vicki Byerley Photography Package: Eric Vahle, Buffalo, MO Brizo Kitchen Accessories: Samantha Miller, Brookline, MO Blinds, Etc. Gift Certificate: Sheila Vantrease, Carl Junction, MO $1,000 Gift Card to Flooring America: Jim Valezquez, Strafford, MO
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By Melody Pettit and mpettit@kspr.com | June 11, 2013
Dallas County officials have come up with a new plan to save lives during severe weather. They want all residents to fill out a form that pinpoints where they will be in the house or where their storm shelter is located so emergency crews can locate people quickly after a damaging storm. A Buffalo City alderman thought of the idea after watching Oklahoma search and rescue crews on television. “To me it seemed logical. I was concerned if someone would know we were in there if a big tornado hit...
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | May 28, 2013
The Springfield Fire Department is telling the city what firefighters need to do their jobs. Chief David Hall laid out his five year plan at the city council lunch today. It includes methods to hire good firefighters, train them and buy equipment that will last through 2018. Also among the chief's recommendations is putting storm shelters in the fire stations. He says that would not only save the lives of the firefighters stationed there during a tornado but also make sure there are trained emergency personnel on hand for residents who take shelter there.
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Aaron Boll and Ben Knaup, KSPR News and aboll@kspr.com | May 22, 2013
Joplin, MO--"This window was busted out and there's another big window in the back that was all busted out. " says Morgan Neal who suffered extensive damage to her home after the Joplin Tornado hit her house two years ago. Neal and her son were not at home when the tornado struck.  They were at a restaurant. "Houses were basically in the roads.  You couldn't get anywhere. " says Neal. The houses in the neighborhood where gone but that couldn't keep her from rebuilding.  "I felt like I needed to come back because my son was three weeks old at the time and this was where I brought him home to. " says Neal.
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Lauren Pozen, KSPR News Reporter and lpozen@kspr.com | May 22, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Most of us have seen the images from Oklahoma's deadly tornado. The pictures from the aftermath have increased the interest in storm shelters. It is what Charlie Williams hopes will keep his wife and two dogs safe if and when bad weather strikes. He's lived in Springfield for over 60 years. He has never bought one until now. He calls it: insurance. "We chose it to be in here because we didn't think we would go outside when it is lightening and hailing," says homeowner Charlie Williams.
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | May 21, 2013
LEBANON, Mo. -- The city of Lebanon has no city-sanctioned storm shelters. When severe weather strikes, the Laclede County Emergency Manager warned, people need to be ready. "There are no public pre-disaster tornado shelters that are engineered in Laclede County other than the one in Conway," said Randy Rowe. "We're going to ask that the citizens take a little responsibility and seek relationships with your neighbor. Maybe your church has a basement or grade school has a basement. Make a plan.
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Sheena Elzie, KSPR News Reporter | August 29, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo - More schools are trying to turn their buildings into storm shelters for the public, but local leaders say getting to them in a storm could be a problem. FEMA grants money to schools built tornado safe and can also be used as a public storm shelter. You can find many of those public shelters at schools like this one in fair grove. Nixa, Republic, and Drury schools were also built tornado safe so they can be used as public shelters. In Marshfield school leaders are waiting to hear back from FEMA to start building one there too. If you are within five minutes of any of the locations FEMA guidelines suggests heading there in a storm.
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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | May 17, 2012
One Ozarks school district hoped to have something safe to show off for the three year anniversary of a tornado that ripped through school grounds.  Fair Grove anticipated having a 1,000 square foot concrete shelter ready for use by now. In May 2009 a large chunk of Fair Grove High School was taken out by a tornado while students cowered inside.  The event fast-tracked an idea to build a community shelter on school grounds but the finished product...
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | May 4, 2012
NIXA, Mo. -- Where would you go if a tornado headed your way? It's a question many in the Ozarks ask, especially after the Leap Day and Joplin tornadoes. The need for storm shelters and safe rooms are on the rise in Branson, Joplin, and across the country in Tennessee and Alabama. Manufacturers can barely keep up with demand. "We in our industry get inundated in the spring time and unfortunately we have to disappoint people by telling them that they have to wait for their storm shelter to get built," said Jeff Olsen, founder of Missouri Storm Shelters.
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Lauren Matter and Anchor/Reporter | April 15, 2012
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. - If you live in Christian County and a tornado watch or warning is in effect, there is a safe place for you to go. The FEMA storm shelter at OTC Richwood Valley Campus is open to the community when a tornado watch or tornado warning is issued for Christian County. The shelter has bathroom facilities and can house nearly 1,400 people. It is rated to withstand winds up to 250 miles per hour. It is recommended that individuals bring a chair, snacks and water.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | February 23, 2012
More than a million dollars in grant money is coming to Hollister to build saferooms at two schools.     One will be built between the high school and middle school. The other will be built at the Hollister Early Childhood Center. It's a plan that's been in place for nearly two years now. Construction must begin by April first. The district hopes the project will be complete in time for the 2012-13 school year.
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