|Free document shredding is offered >> Community|| staff|
|Free paper shredding is being offered by Arvest Bank and Shred-It. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 3, 2014, at Arvest's 4th & Range Line Rd. branch in Joplin. Five box ...more|
|Save tax on ENERGY STAR appliances >> Environment|| staff|
Did you know that from April 19 to April 25 is a Show-Me-Green Sales Tax Holiday for the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified new appliances? The event was created in Missouri after passage in 2009 of Section 144.526.1 making certain purchases of appliances exempt from state sales tax. Local jurisdictions, however, are not bound to participate, but if you can find an appliance store in Airport Drive, Aurora or Republic in Southwest Missouri, you do not have to pay any city tax. Check out a map here for other cities and ...more
|PhotoSpiva 2014 announces winners >> Miscellaneous|| jo-muell|
|"3PM" by Michael Joseph Dalton of Brooklyn, New York is one of the photographer's four digital images that took first place honors at PhotoSpiva 2014. The others may be found here.
Award winners have been announced for the 38th annual PhotoSpiva, which opened March 7, 2014, at Spiva Center for the Arts, 3rd & Wall in Joplin. The exhibit runs through May 4.
The winners were selected from 82 images that were chosen for the exhibit by juror Dornith Doherty, professor of photography at the University of North Texas, Denton. The 82 that she compiled for the exhibit ...more
|Artsfest on Walnut Street is May 3-4 >> Calendar of Events|| s-hough|
|Considered the largest fine arts festival in Southwest Missouri, the 34th annual Artsfest on Walnut Street will take place in Springfield on May 3 and 4, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on ...more|
|Escape to a galaxy far, far away >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy--
Do you ever feel worlds apart from someone? Or do you suspect those around you are from another planet at times?
Even those readers who may see science fiction as galaxies ...more|
|Master Gardeners will man phones starting April 14 >> Home and Garden|| vbryan|
|Do you have a problem with your lawn or garden and don't know where to turn for help? Then contact the Master Gardener Helpline.
A Master Gardener will be available to answer your questions on ...more|
|Please help this kid out! >> Letters to the Editor|| staff|
|To the editor:
Hello, my name is Max Herschel. I am a fifth grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, California. The reason I am writing to you is that my class is doing state reports and I ...more|
|Are you a descendant of Thomas Edward Lowe? >> Classifieds|| staff|
Do you know who this man was?
William Thomason is looking for descendants of his wife's uncle.
Thomas Edward Lowe (Eddie) was born in 1914 in England. His mother's name was Lily Bladon; his ...more|
|PGA Champions Tour will move to Southwest Missouri >> Sports|| sfoutes|
|by Tom Uhlenbruck
The PGA Champions Tour will be held in Southwest Missouri, according to an announcement by the Missouri Department of Tourism. Big Cedar Lodge's Top of the Rock golf course, ...more|
|Think twice before signing petitions >> Op-Ed|| tfuller|
|You have seen them in your community. Individuals who approach you in parking lots located outside grocery stores, gas stations and the post office. Clipboard in hand, they are looking for a ...more|
|New gun legislation passes Missouri House >> Government|| mkelley|
Commentary byRep. Mike Kelley of Lamar,
District 127 - Republican(serving the counties of Jasper, Barton, Dade and Cedar)
This week the Missouri House moved several pieces of legislation, but ...more|
|Maple Leaf Parade vendors should apply early >> Business|| nmyers|
|The Carthage Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for Maple Leaf Festival vendors. Art/craft vendors will be able to sell handcrafted items on the historic Carthage square before, ...more|
|Flashing yellow arrows are coming >> Government|| jdmitch|
|Joplin/Duquesne - Southwest Missouri drivers soon will encounter a new type of traffic signal indication - flashing yellow left-turn arrows -- with the first installation in Joplin along Route 66 ...more|
|Joplin voters have several choices, Apr. 8th >> Community|| staff|
|Registered Joplin voters at the general municipal election on April 8, 2014, will have several issues to decide. The ballot contains three city charter amendments, an advisory vote on a citywide ...more|
|Pro Musica-Joplin to present program of jazz >> Calendar of Events|| byetter|
|Pro Musica-Joplin has scheduled a program for lovers of jazz. Frederick Moyer & the Dave Brubeck Tribute Quartet will perform on Saturday, May 3, 2014, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The free event will take ...more|
|Photo contest captures images of Missouri >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|A photo contest celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been announced. Entries will be judged on subject matter, composition, artistry, drama and ...more|
|Stan Lee wouldn't lie to you >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|American comic book writer/publisher/actor and former president/chairman of Marvel Comics (think Spider-Man, X-Men, etc.) Stan Lee, 91, is reminding devoted fans that free comic book day is ...more|
|Bank robber is caught on camera >> Community|| staff|
This man, described as a Latino approximately 5'7" and of medium build in his mid to late 40s, is wanted by the Joplin Police Department as a suspect in the robbery of the Arvest Bank at 3291 ...more|
|Grab a life vest for a journey of a lifetime >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|The Northwest Passage is a sea route through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways amidst the ice-ridden Canadian Arctic Archipelago, connecting the Atlantic and ...more|
|Back by popular demand: Maple Leaf Bicycle Tour >> Sports|| staff|
|The Maple Leaf Bicycle Tour, a 15, 40, 62, 80 or 100-mile ride, will take place on May 17, 2014. The starting point is at Kellogg Lake In Carthage (Take US71/I49 to Central Avenue exit, go east for 2 ...more|
|New Joplin soccer league announces schedule >> Sports|| staff|
|The Joplin Athletic Complex is now home to the new minor league 4th division soccer team, the Joplin Demize. In the South Central Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the team ...more|
|Passage of cancer treatment fairness law is urged >> Letters to the Editor|| ctree|
|To the editor:
Senators Ryan Silvey and Brian Munzlinger and Representative Sheila Solon are sponsors of a bill to ease the financial burden of Missourians with cancer. The senators are working to ...more|
|JPD has new crime reporting system online >> Government|| staff|
|The Joplin Police Department has announced a new online crime reporting system for the citizens of Joplin, according to Lt. Carla Geller. They have partnered with COPLOGIC to develop a comprehensive, ...more|
|Crowder and Drury join forces for solar decathlon >> Education|| c-brown|
|Neosho, MO – Crowder College partnered with Drury University have been selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.
The Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program ...more|
|Free tax filing offered again at MSSU >> Community|| s-smith|
|A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance team from Missouri Southern State University will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 8 through April 12, 2014, in Room 319 of the Robert W. ...more|
|Marijuana use - a victimless crime >> Op-Ed|| rvm2|
|We are told by our government and law enforcement agencies that marijuana is bad for us. They claim it makes us stupid, lazy, and that it leads people to harder drugs like heroine or cocaine.
|Should vaccinations be mandatory or a choice? >> Health|| rvm2|
|For years, the Stay-at-home mom brigade and radical religious groups have kept their children from being vaccinated due to the fear that it would make their children autistic.
What’s been the ...more|
|Licking nursery order form is now online >> Home and Garden|| vbryan|
|The Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is the only pine native to Missouri. It does very well on dry, upland sites in the Ozarks and reaches a mature height of from 80-100 feet. Purchase seedlings from ...more|
|Joplin Little Theatre's 2013-14 season is chosen >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Theatre buffs are encouraged to support the Joplin Little Theatre, the oldest continuously running community theatre west of the Mississippi as it enters its 74th anniversary season.
The JLT's ...more|
|Stone's Throw announces 2013-14 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Attendees gather near a dinner table at Stone Throw's 2012 New Year's Eve celebration at the theatre in Carthage.
The 2013-14 season for the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre has been announced subject ...more|
|New app is launched to check water quality >> Government|| jval|
|WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across ...more|
|Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call List >> Government|| staff|
|JEFFERSON CITY – Legislation was signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Nixon that will allow cell phone users to block unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Co-sponsored by 154 ...more|