On my way to school

REMINDER: Here’s a reminder from the Springfield Imagination Library committee: United Way of the Ozarks is participating in Give Ozarks 2016! The event, a 24-hour online fundraising marathon, is off and running and we are looking for help reaching our goal! Will you be one of the 680 who donates $25? We must raise $17,000 to continue serving these children into the coming year. Your donation of $25 will sponsor one child to continue receiving their books each month for one year. We will hit our goal if 680 people sponsor a child; giving books…giving hope for a brighter future! You can support our effort by making a secure donation at giveozarks.org/2016/uwozarks anytime from midnight to midnight on May 3, 2016.

Hi everyone,
David from 417 Magazine
By 8:00 this morning I’ll be at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri speaking to Junior elementary education majors about children’s poetry. My host, associate professor of education Julie Bryant, has urged me to get the group involved in writing poems so I’ll make a pitch for Word of the Month. Who knows? We might discover some new talent!