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Wistrom: Statewide Closing Provides “Clarity” for Schools

Republic school superintendent Chance Wistrom believes a statewide shutdown of schools provides needed “clarity” to educators. Governor Mike Parson announced Thursday that all schools in Missouri will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. “It basically verified what we all felt was inevitable as different states throughout

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Q&A: City Administrator David Cameron

Republic City Administrator David Cameron spoke to me about city government’s response to the coronavirus shutdown and how the new health guidelines have changed how the city does business. Despite big changes in the way the city operates, Cameron said maintaining a sense of community is “paramount” to its approach.

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Republic Community Foundation Points to Nonprofit Funding Opportunities

The Republic Community Foundation is encouraging eligible Republic agencies to apply for funding to a new COVID-19 response grant established by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The CFO established the fund for nonprofits serving vulnerable citizens affected by the coronavirus outbreak in southern and central Missouri. You can donate

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Republic Launches Online Learning Effort in Response to Shutdown

Monday, Republic schools will launch an unprecedented and unplanned experiment in online learning. They’ll do it with less than two weeks of preparation in response to the spread of the new coronavirus. And Superintendent Chance Wistrom said it will be a “learning process” for everyone when teachers and families begin

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Schools Ready for Increased Demand as Meal Distribution Continues

The Republic School District wraps up its first week of drive-through meal distribution today, and Superintendent Chance Wistrom said he expects demand for the meals to continue growing as the effort expands next week. The school district provided 230 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesday, the first day of distribution. More

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Republic Businesses Come Together in “Online Mall”

Several Republic businesses are joining forces in what the organizer calls an “online mall” to generate revenue during the coronavirus-related economic downturn. Sandy Higgins, owner of apparel-maker The Crackerjack Shack, is enlisting other businesses to offer merchandise at an online store she calls The Local Market. “The Local Market is

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Greene County, Springfield Issue 30-day “Stay at Home” Order

Greene County (in conjunction with the City of Springfield) has issued a “stay at home” order for residents except for what it considers “essential” businesses and tasks. The details are on the City of Springfield’s Facebook page here. (The Greene County Health Department’s Facebook page shared the release.) “The order

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Republic Businesses Adjust to Outbreak

Update: 3/24 4:00 pm Greene County (in conjunction with the City of Springfield) has issued a “stay at home” order for residents except for what it considers “essential” businesses and tasks. The details are here. As I become aware of changes or special procedures at local businesses, I will try

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