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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Movies are about moments – big moments that erase our cynicism about cinema and remind us of its capacity to dazzle as well as touch us. This happens in a way only possible with a medium that seamle...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Not everyone can hop on a plane to see the world, but you can travel the globe and beyond at a fraction of the cost and time with a visit to the big three indoor museums in St. Louis’ Forest Park.Yo...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 The Springfield Area Arts Council’s annual First Night celebration is a year-end smorgasbord of art, music, dance, fireworks, friends and fun. It is also a fundraiser to benefit the various pr...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

Preston Levon McCrary Sr. Oct. 28, 1919 - June 26, 2014

 I knew Mr. Preston at the earliest of ages; he was my dad’s (James Thomas Woodson) best friend and neighbor, and in childhood, his daughter, Cheryl, was my best friend as well. Needless to say...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

MARGE ROTH Aug. 25, 1941-Feb. 17, 2014

 The local theater community lost one of its finest treasures this past February when our beloved friend, Marge Roth, passed away suddenly. Marge was a talented costumer for local theater groups,...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

DAVID TEMPLETON KENNEY June 12, 1922-June 27, 2014

 A first impression of David Kenney revealed a fraction of the man. He was mild-mannered, openly friendly, never cursed, and his manners were almost Victorian. To those who discovered his career...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

Tayla Marie Skaggs-Cook Sept. 28, 1974 – Sept. 30, 2014

 All who knew this young lady would tell you she was an angel.  Tayla suffered a horrific accident at home on the night before her 40th birthday when she fell down her basement stairs, strik...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

J.D. WASHINGTON Jan. 12, 1929 – Sept. 24, 2014

 J.D. Washington was the first African-American principal in Springfield Public Schools. He was the first African-American recruiter for the U.S. Peace Corps. He was a 33rd degree Mason and an ed...

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