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Freckled Fig Catering LLC
A former longtime business executive transitioned to the food industry with the March 23 start of Freckled Fig Catering LLC in Nixa. Pam Hedgpeth leads a three-employee staff at the catering company that serves the southwest Missouri area. Hedgpeth declined to disclose startup costs, which included the purchase of a 1,000-square-foot house zoned for commercial use at 425 N. Main St. Menu options include pastas, tamales, quiches, soups and sandwiches. The property can host small events up to 35 people, she said, adding Freckled Fig currently offers curbside and delivery service amid the coronavirus pandemic. A daily inventory of pies, cupcakes and cookies is available, as well as a take-and-bake menu. Hedgpeth worked for 18 years with Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems, most recently as director of business services.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: 417-848-7344

417 Rheumatology LLC
Dr. David True and Ryan Cady teamed up for the Feb. 12 opening of 417 Rheumatology LLC, an independent rheumatology clinic and infusion center at 4350 S. National Ave., Ste. C100. The clinic shares space in National Park Plaza with Clinvest Research LLC, a medical research facility also owned by Cady. Six employees staff the clinic, Cady said, providing care for those with rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, lupus and gout, as well as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Cady said True is board-certified in rheumatology and previously practiced at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic before working at Clinvest Research, where he still serves as medical director. The private practice clinic is in-network with most insurance companies, Cady said, along with Medicare and Medicaid. He declined to disclose startup costs.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday
Phone: 417-501-2644

Alpha House
Bolivar-based pregnancy resource center Alpha House moved May 4 to 419 W. Broadway St. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, had operated for 19 years at 469 W. Albany Ave. in Bolivar, said Executive Director Amanda Smith. Alpha House is overseen by a nine-member board of directors and provides free services to those faced with an unplanned or crisis pregnancy, she said. Services include pregnancy testing, prenatal ultrasounds and material resources, such as diapers, wipes and baby clothing, as well as new parent education until the child’s first birthday. The service area is Polk, Cedar, Dade, Dallas and Hickory counties. Smith said the new 3,200-square-foot building was built for roughly $435,000 by Shelenhamer Construction LLC and designed by Design Group Architects Ltd., both Bolivar companies. Nearly double the nonprofit’s prior space, it was mostly funded through community donations, she said.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday
Phone: 417-777-5433


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