Missouri State is letting its lease lapse on The Q Hotel & Suites, a closed hotel that it was using as a place to isolate students who had contracted COVID-19. The university said that due to a downturn in the number of cases that peaked at the start of the semester and gone down since, they don't need the space.
The cold and snowy weather of winter is right around the corner, and there are some unusual and fun ways to try to guess what winter could bring. Two of the more popular folklore items here in southwest Missouri are woolly worms and persimmon seeds.
With the holidays just around the corner, some families are already planning their celebrations to guard against the spread of the coronavirus. Churches and nonprofits that typically offer free holiday meals are making plans too.