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Get ready for the Turkey Trot >> Calendar of Events staff

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held in any weather beginning at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in downtown Springfield.

Turkey Trot is Springfield’s largest timed 5K run/walk of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, attracting 7,000-9,000 participants a year. Proceeds from the event benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Turkey Trot also serves as the largest one-day food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest, which collects about 7,000 pounds of food at ...more

Learn about Charles Schifferdecker >> Calendar of Events staff

Learning about Charles Schifferdecker, pictured at right, one of Joplin's notable businessmen and philantropists, will be the focus of an event, dubbed an historical reenactment, sponsored by Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. "Mr. Charles Schifferdecker, Remembered and Revisited" will be a two-day event, including:

  • 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, with a tour of the Schifferdecker home at 422 S. Sergeant in Joplin decked out in elaborate Halloween decorations and including entertainment by The American Opera Studio and refreshments. (Admission is $20 per person);

  • ll a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, with a tour ...more

Recycle iris rhizomes >> Home and Garden staff
In celebration of Joplin's official flower, the Joplin Recycling Center is again accepting iris rhizomes, pictured at left. “The Center makes many items available for reuse such as books, ...more

Public input is needed for mitigation plan >> Community staff
The Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council is seeking public comment regarding its Jasper-Newton Bi-County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The deadline for receipt of public comment is October 20, ...more

Unique adventure is under construction in Branson >> Business staff
Plans have been unveiled for a first-of-its-kind $10 million family adventure attraction to be open 365 days a year in Branson. Construction for Fritz's Adventure, an attraction that brings the ...more

Proposed park needs a name >> Community staff
The landscape at the southeast corner of 26th and McClelland Boulevard in Joplin will soon change as construction of the city's newest park begins with a completion date of May 2016. What to name ...more

Community orchestra to perform in new arts center >> Calendar of Events staff
The opening of the 36th season of the Ozark Festival Orchestra will take place beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the new Monett High School Performing Arts Center, East Cleveland Lane ...more

Temple Israel presents annual Arts Fest >> Calendar of Events staff
The 12th annual Arts Fest at Temple Israel, 5910 S. Farm Road 193, in Springfield will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. The festival features the largest collection of ...more

Danger hidden in artificial turf >> Health staff
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has withdrawn its safety endorsement for artificial turf. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is taking credit for having exerted ...more

Info on becoming a Springfield cop >> Calendar of Events l-cox
The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the ...more

Support the JLT with history book order >> Miscellaneous staff
In celebration of its 75th anniversary the Joplin Little Theatre is offering a deluxe coffee table history book. The limited edition book with over 400 pages features information about all the shows ...more

Fantasy books: the great escape >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Benor Dorfinngil embraces the term “virgin territory” from both human and geographic perspectives. The lusty, life-loving lead character in British fantasy ...more

Chateau on the Lake is setting for military gala >> Calendar of Events staff
The 19th Annual Military Gala & Banquet saluting those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan will take place at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., ...more

Missouri's number of critical bridges is growing >> Community staff
City of Carthage Route 96 BNSF Railroad Bridge hits warning list. Six Missouri bridges have been added to a list of closures or restricted use due to problems revealed during regular routine ...more

New way to discover risk for high blood pressure >> Health doshea
Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on ...more

Dystopia--denial in survival >> Op-Ed staff

ISIS' evil gets thumbs up >> Op-Ed mpolka
“Slow down, I can’t understand you,” the Prince of Darkness uttered, as his nefarious cohort babbled on. ...more

Music fills SLT 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events staff
LANDERS THEATRE The Springfield Little Theatre, the oldest civic theatre operation of its size in Missouri, and one of the largest in mid-America, has announced its 2015-16 season. For season ...more

Joplin Little Theatre announces its 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events staff
Bertha Bancroft (Ashley Trotnic) is shown in a happier moment with her unscrupulous boss Daniel Desboro Desmond (Roscoe Miller), president of the National Farmers' and Merchants' Loan, Mercantile ...more

Stone's Throw 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events staff
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2014 AT STONE'S THROW DINNER THEATRE Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the 2015-2016 season (subject to changes). Season tickets are now on ...more

MADD move over; cellphone deaths require attention >> Miscellaneous staff
While driving, 4 out of 10 smartphone users tap into social media, about 3-in-10 surf the net and 1-in-10 video chat, according to new research from major mobile service provider AT&T. This survey of ...more

Black? Five ways to avoid altercations with cops >> Op-Ed mmadill
by Matthew R. Drayton During the past few months, there has been numerous incidents— some tragic—where police officers were accused of brutality and abuse of power against African Americans, ...more

#Twerking >> Entertainment lynn-c
How what is #trending influences pop culture and creates something new by Carla J. Hanna The lap dance and striptease once lived in the windowless night club in the shady part of town. Today, ...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

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

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10-07Public input is needed for mitigation planstaff
10-07Unique adventure is under construction in Bransonstaff
10-07Proposed park needs a namestaff
10-07Community orchestra to perform in new arts centerstaff
10-06Meet Gary Smithstaff
10-05Get ready for the Turkey Trotstaff
10-05Temple Israel presents annual Arts Feststaff
10-05Danger hidden in artificial turfstaff
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Eliminating the estate tax “The death tax disproportionately hurts states like Missouri, which relies heavily on agriculture revenue. This tax is often a crushing blow to family business owners and farmers who are trying to plan for the future, which is why I support permanently eliminating it altogether.”

---Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

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