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The Missouri Arts Council awarded a $3,000 grant to The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County. The funds will support the creation of a video collage of the visual, performing and grassroots arts in Springfield.

In 1997-98 the total amount contributed to the Southwest Missouri State University Foundation reached $5,463,415, exceeding $5 million for the third consecutive year. A record number of 19,274 gifts were made to the SMSU Foundation last year.

The Nike Ozarks Open presented $276,000 to six children's charities. They include Special Olympics, $59,500; Ronald McDonald House, $59,500; A Sporting Chance, $59,500; Boys & Girls Club, $64,500; Branson Youth Life, $16,500; and Camp Barnabas, $16,500.

The Boys and Girls Club of Springfield received a grant award from the Binnie Clements Foundation, allowing it to hire staff for a music instruction program for the children. Along with the grant, the Boys and Girls Club has been selected as one of 100 sites nationwide to receive guitars through the Bonnie Raitt Music Foundation.

The Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library will match funds for the money raised through six mini book sales held at the Springfield-Greene County Libraries. Totals raised at each branch were: Republic, $1,199.60; Brentwood, $2,170.30; Main Library, $2,500; Fair Grove, $655.75; Kearney, $2,433.70; Kickapoo Prairie, $2,913.15. The donated funds will be used for special equipment.

St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin has been awarded with a Partnership for Health: Rural Health Initiatives grant by New York-MultiPlan Inc. and the National Rural Health Association. St. John's MedMobile project was the recipient of the $5,000 grant.

More than $90,000 was raised for Ozarks Public Television at the Connie Morris Memorial Golf Tournament Aug. 28. Chuck Tice won the Men's Individual with a score of 67, and Lisa Tinkler won the Ladies Individual with a score of 72.

Broemmer Automotive Technologies has donated a Pontiac 6000 to the Louisburg Vocational School. Broemmer Automotive has begun to support local trade schools in various ways because of the dwindling number of automotive technicians.

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