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Sale of library books, tool belts and bow ties and radiothon results

Tool belts and bow ties April 11

The 19th annual Tool Belts & Bow Ties Gala, hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Springfield and presented by John Deere Remanufacturing, will be held at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center on April 11 at 5:30 p.m. The theme ‘License to Build’ is a tribute to 007/James Bond.

The event brings together more than 300 HFHS advocates, supporters and volunteers to raise enough money in one night to build a six-bedroom home for a local family – a hardworking mother of four. Her elderly father will join them in the house.

Attendance is not required to participate in the Tool Belt’s & Bow Ties silent auction, view the raffle, or donate to the Tool Belts sponsored house. Visit: tbbtgala.org to participate.

Springfield veteran gets new roof

Ronald Clermont, a U.S. Air Force veteran from Springfield, received a new roof from Storm Restorations of America, an Owens Corning Platinum Roofing Contractor, on March 21 as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.

Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri Inc. Clermont was selected and approved as the recipient for the roof replacement.

The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project is a nationwide effort to show gratitude and honor the veterans who have served our country and the families who support them. Since the start of this program in 2016, more than 525 soldiers have received new roofs.

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The LAD Foundation awards seven scholarships

The LAD Foundation has awarded $54,485 to seven nonprofits supporting the conservation of natural and cultural resources in its 12-county service area. The LAD Foundation, based in St. Louis, manages the Pioneer Forest and owns lands of natural, geological, cultural or historic significance in Carter, Crawford, Dent, Madison, Maries, Oregon, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Ste. Genevieve, Shannon and Texas Counties.

The recipients of the LAD Foundation’s 2024 grant program, distributed by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, are:

  • Cave Research Foundation: $9,070 for interpretive signage about the karst landscape in Perry County;

  • Greater Ozarks Audubon Society: $6,000 for the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems;

  • Montauk State Park: $6,280 for nature and cultural education programming;

  • Missouri Coalition for the Environment: $10,000 for mining education and outreach in the Missouri Ozarks;

  • Missouri Environmental Education Association: $8,065 for the Roots to Canopy project with Salem Public Library;

  • Ozark Riverways Foundation: $5,170 for new equipment and materials for the Round Spring Visitor Center at the Ozark National Scenic Riverways;

  • Salem Area Community Betterment Association: $9,900 for a master plan to guide campus improvements.

Established in 1962, the LAD Foundation is a private Missouri foundation committed to the responsible management of Pioneer Forest as a working demonstration of renewable resource use that is compatible with the carrying capacity and health of the land and water on the long term. The foundation also acquires and conserves special areas of natural, geological, cultural or historical interest in the public interest. In addition, the foundation provides support for several projects consistent with its conservation goals, with a particular focus on the Missouri Ozarks region.

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Radiothon raises $92,468 for ‘Miracles’ at CoxHealth

Zimmer Midwest Communications stations in Springfield presented a check to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth for $92,468 on Friday evening.

One hundred percent of the money raised during the two-day Miracles for Kids Radiothon with Team Tools stays local to help kids right here in the Ozarks, with proceeds from listeners of 98.7 The Dove, 101.3 Real Country, 93.3/AM 560 KWTO and JOCK 96-9 who during the event became Miracle Makers for $20 per month and Super Miracle Makers for $1 per day.

The two-day event, the first for Zimmer stations in Springfield, featured interviews with CMN “Miracle Kids” and CoxHealth employees and administrators, along with dozens of “story songs” from children and their parents who have benefited from Children’s Miracle Network services.

The Friends of the Library spring sale is coming soon

Find the perfect book to read this summer by the lake or in the air conditioning on a warm day at the Friends of the Library’s Spring Book Sale.

The sale includes new and used hardcover and paperback books, CDs, movies, vinyl records, audiobooks, games and puzzles – and now works of art. Books for adults, young adults and children and most audiovisual materials cost $1 or less; better books cost $2 and up.

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The sale will take place April 24-28 at the E*Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave.

Opening hours are Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 8pm. Saturday is Half Price Day, 10am – 5pm; and Sunday is bag day, from 1 to 5 p.m., when everything you can put in a bag costs just $1, or $5 from better books. The Friends only accept cash or checks and parking is free.

Take advantage of the bargains early! The Friends Night Preview Sale is on April 23 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Friends members have free admission; or pay $5 at the door to shop and convert that to a Friends membership at no extra cost.

For more sales information, please call 417-850-1999 or email Friends@thelibrary.org.

The Salvation Army is seeking urgent food donations

As the community faces the challenge of food insecurity, The Salvation Army of Springfield is urgently calling for community support for its Customer Choice Food Pantry, which it says has seen an overwhelming increase in demand.

“We are calling on individuals, businesses, churches and community groups to come together and support our Customer Choice Food Pantry during this critical time,” said Chris Brumett, director of social services. “Every donation, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the lives of those struggling to put food on the table.”

Needs include dry pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, oatmeal, dry beans, canned vegetables, pancake mix, canned fruit and ramen noodles. To donate, please visit the Salvation Army at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway. Donations are accepted daily from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Alternatively, money for food can be donated directly by sending a check or going online to https://bit.ly/TSASringfieldMO.

This article originally appeared on Springfield News-Leader: People Are Awesome: Radiothon Raises $92K-Plus for Miracle Network

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