|Order your Maple Leaf Forever Flag now >> Community|| staff|
MAPLE LEAF FOREVER FLAG
A design submitted by Tom Jones has been chosen for the Maple Leaf Forever Flag, according to an announcement by Neely Myers, membership director for the Carthage Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above, it features a swag of maple leaves and a clear blue sky framing the Jasper County Courthouse, the focal point of the downtown Carthage Square.
"The flag represents what Carthage is all about--fall, fun, tradition and the Maple Leaf Festival," Myers said. She called attention to the timelessness of the flag, meant to be used year-round.
Several sizes of flags, including a ...more
|Why Missouri governor needs to be a Democrat >> Government|| mariwinn|
|by Mari Winn Taylor
Democrats gather at a local labor union hall in Springfield for good bar-b-cue, comraderie and to become acquainted with Democratic candidates on the August 2, 2016 ballot.
Organized chaos is the way one might perceive events promoted by area Democrats. While the media receives notice of an event, we have no expectation of being greeted. Not alone this time we stood exchanging smiles with another local reporter who recognized the same aloofness.
Attorney General Chris Koster was the featured speaker at the Democratic fundraiser that took place at the I.B.E.W. Hall in Springfield on ...more
|Help law enforcement get body armor >> Miscellaneous|| jmerritt|
|The raffle of a unique quilt featuring patches from sheriffs' offices in Missouri's 114 counties is being sponsored by the MSA Wives' Auxiliary with assistance from Southern Uniform. The proceeds ...more|
|Take part in Joplin's budget process >> Government|| l-onstot|
|Joplin taxpayers may be interested in attending one or several work sessions planned by the Joplin City Council as they begin their work on the 2016-17 budget.
The first work session, scheduled ...more|
|Next trip to Tlaquepaque is planned >> Calendar of Events|| staff |
|The Friends of the Garden and Springfield Sister Cities announce that their next fund-raising trip to Tlaquepaque, Mexico will take place from February 3-10, 2017. The trip includes a visit to ...more|
|NOW demands resignation of Larry Kay >> Letters to the Editor|| jtomek|
|To the editor:
Missouri National Organization for Women (NOW) has learned that the executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission has just resumed his job after a court found that he had ...more|
|Foodie/critic writes first culinary thriller >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Mark Spivak, author of Friend of the Devil (Black Opal Books) instantly proves to hungry skeptics that it Is possible for a journalist to cook, eat, drink fine wine and write ...more|
|Springfield Public Works tries to lesson crashes >> Community|| kmilam|
|Springfield Public Works is testing out the safety benefits of a new right-turn lane design with a pilot study at the intersection of Battlefield Road and Campbell Avenue. The design with a tighter ...more|
|Prepare to dance with Zorba >> Calendar of Events|| jduffey|
|For eight years, the congregation of St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church has provided the public with a Greek party and celebration of life. This year, the ninth annual Greek Festival will be held ...more|
|Who will speak for the voiceless? >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|by Rivera Sun
The forest sways in ripples of green. Wind sends the dappled sunlight sparkling through the branches. These are the things we forget in the heat of the political season. There are ...more|
|Recognize the retirement of Fr. Wolff >> Religion|| jkennedy|
|The Rev. William G. Wolff, priest at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburg since 2005, will lead his final Holy Communion service Sunday Aug. 7, 2016, at the church, 306 W. Euclid,
|Joplin High School principal is named >> Education|| kprice|
Dr. Brandon Eggleston, pictured, has been named Joplin High School’s new principal. He will begin the position August 1.
Eggleston has served as principal for North Middle School in Joplin since ...more|
|SLT announces its 2016-17 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
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 2016-17 season.
The eight ...more|
|Stones's Throw announces 2016-17 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|This is a scene from the opening night hilarious performance of The Near-Sighted Knight and the Far-Sighted Dragon performed at the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage on June 23-26, ...more|
|Dates announced for next Citizens Police Academy >> Community|| staff|
|The 14-week Citizens Police Academy hosted by the Joplin Police Department will begin on August 11, 2016, and conclude on November 10, 2016, with a closing ceremony and dinner. The classes held ...more|
|Butterflies and miracles >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Pain, comfort, relief and recovery are terms which often vary in meaning, and may take years to adequately discern and define. But butterflies, even broken humans depending ...more|
|Immerse yourself in nature and art >> Entertainment|| mariwinn|
|A garden party was hosted by Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) board member April Davis-Brunner and her husband Larry at their property, Historical Cox Springs. They had purchased the 17-acre ...more|
|Joplin community learns about Jewish traditions >> Religion|| mariwinn|
|A visitor to the centennial celebration of the United Hebrew Congregation in Joplin looks over plaques containing photos of religious leaders at this Jewish house of worship dating back to 1916.
|Hikers, bikers, join the Joplin Trails Coalition >> Community|| staff|
|The Joplin Trails Coalition has launched their 2016-17 membership drive. The dues are needed funds for maintaining and improving the Frisco Greenway and Ruby Jack trails.
"We appreciate the ...more|
|Joplin Little Theatre announces its 2016-17 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|At right the directors of the Joplin Little Theatre 2015-16 shows gather during the 33rd Annual Encore Awards Night held on June 4, 2016, in order to hand out awards to those volunteers whom they ...more|
|Crime Stoppers needs help finding Michael Skibo >> Community|| bkeene|
|HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?
Update: Michael Skibo is believed to be back in the Springfield, MO area. If you see him, contact Crime Stoppers immediately.
Crime Stoppers is asking help in ...more|
|Broadway shows come to Springfield >> Calendar of Events|| dgallion|
|"Now, I've had the time of my life" is what audiences will be saying about the Broadway shows coming to Springfield! The 2016-2017 Broadway Season at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts ...more|
|Senator Richard discusses passed bills >> Government|| richard|
Legislative NewsSenator Ron Richard (R-MO 32)Majority Floor Leader
The 2016 legislative session has officially concluded. From day one, my Senate colleagues and I set out to tackle some of the ...more|
|Working to save the Shoal Creek Low Water Bridge >> Letters to the Editor|| staff|
|To the editor:
Thanks to some great research done by Kevin Martin, we now know a lot more about the history of the Low Water Bridge on Shoal Creek.
According to a Joplin News Herald article ...more|
|How to sign up for curbside recycling >> Community|| l-onstot|
|Joplin customers still may register for curbside recycling from Republic Services. The additional cost of $4.75 per month added to the monthly trash charge of $11.73 would bring the total cost to ...more|
|Kiosk is set up to search for unclaimed property >> Government|| meghan|
|State treasurer Clint Zweifel is encouraging residents in and around Joplin to check for unclaimed property, five years after the devastating tornado struck the community. Missouri laws require ...more|
|Butterfly sculptures are unveiled >> Community|| bruffett|
|To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado, two butterfly sculptures were unveiled at Freeman Hospital West and Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. More than 20 large ...more|
|Stopping just one more "hit" >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy--
Warfare uses many weapons, and internal battles are the most difficult.
That is the major lesson perhaps in The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit are REAL by longtime ...more|
|Think secondhand, think Experimac >> Business|| lweir|
|After living and working in five different states during a newspaper management career that spanned 20-plus years, Tim Holder decided it was finally time for his family to put down roots.
|Joplin's drug drop-off boxes are permanent >> Community|| stafff|
|All citizens---regardless of residency---have the option to dispose of unused, unwanted, surplus, orphaned and expired medicines by depositing them in the permanent drug drop-off boxes located at ...more|
|What's in your vehicle and A/C systems? >> Environment|| dbryan|
|WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of the ...more|
|Home repairs are available for low income owners >> Community|| mbyeakey|
|Economic Security Corporation (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for their home rehabilitation programs in Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald counties. A special priority has been established to ...more|
|Three children's books are recommended >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Using the right ingredients is important when choosing or writing books. But when introducing the power of the printed page to a younger audience, three varied new volumes show ...more|
|Bull Mills outing combines nature with history >> Environment|| mariwinn|
|Calling attention to a section of the trunk of a downed tree, retired Ferrell- Duncan gastroenterologist and dedicated Master Naturalist Dr. Bob Kipfer explained the process of determining the tree's ...more|
|When gene manipulation is warranted >> Health|| mariwinn|
The human spirit or heart can trump bad genes. That's one of the conclusions reached by Paul Durham, Ph.D, pictured, Missouri State University Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology. He spoke at ...more|
|Singer/songwriter contest is announced >> Miscellaneous|| grambo|
|The 69th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, that will take place from October 13 – 15, 2016, in the Basin Park Band Shell in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is accepting submissions for the ...more|
|Know the truth about the Benghazi attack >> Education|| mariwinn|
|Fred Burton, a foremost auhority on security and terrorism, answers questions about the Benghazi attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He had completed ...more|
|Ozark Center launches Super Me! >> Health|| bruffett|
The Ozark Center in Joplin launches Super Me!, an app for Apple devices. Super Me! helps children develop resilience and positive coping skills through a series of in-game and out-of-game ...more|
|Volunteers needed for new Joplin program >> Community|| l-onstot|
|The city of Joplin has started a volunteer program called Citizens in Action (CIA) to help connect and engage citizens with their community. Citizens will be able to volunteer as an individual or ...more|
|Experience the history and beauty of the Ozarks >> Travel & Leisure|| mariwinn|
|The entrance to Smallin Cave in Christian County, Missouri is seen from several hundred yards within.
by Mari Winn Taylor
Six miles south of Springfield near the town of Ozark is a cave that ...more|
|Reading the Sweet Oak >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|FACINATION WITH A RIVER
Recommending a particular book specifically for holiday gift-giving could be a limiting idea given that every day is a good excuse for buying a book. For any excuse and ...more|
|Support the JLT with history book order >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|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|
|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|
|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|