"The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is launching the first-of-its-kind, world-class National Bible Bee Competition. The competition will begin with local contests in communities nationwide on September 12, 2009. The top 100 finalists from each age group will advance to the National Contest in Washington D.C. to compete on November 5-6, 2009."
Visit the Web site linked above for more information, Bible Bee Study Materials, Calendar and Events, etc. It boasts over $260,000 in prizes!
I couldn't find a local Bible Bee host in Springfield. The closest Bible Bees were found in Hurley, Dadeville, Ava and Waynesville.