|Ronald McDonald House announces holiday events >> Calendar of Events|| bjames|
The tree and book displaying the donors for the 13th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of the Four States this year will be displayed from November 7 until December 31, 2014, in front of the Macy's women's store at the Northpark Mall. An official lighting for the tree whose theme is "Believe in the Miracle," will take place beginning at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Donors may select among six levels of sponsorship. They are: Miracle, $10,000; Believe, $5,000; Peace, $2500; Wish, $1,000; Hope, $400 and Joy, up to $400. All donors will be recognized in the donor book at the base of the tree. Hope ...more
|Missouri Century Farm owner fights eminent domain >> Op-Ed|| reichert|
This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean Line and its potential impact on a Missouri Century Farm.
A high voltage tower, part of the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean Line that is considering several routes across the state of Missouri, could be located just 400 feet from the front door of a Century Farm on Route 24 in Brunswick, Missouri. Tina Marie Reichert is questioning awarding ...more
|Final 3 of 40 vie for Joplin city manager job >> Community|| mariwinn|
|by Mari Winn Taylor
Interim city manager Sam Anselm is vying for the permanent title now with two contenders left, Steve Rasmussen of Jefferson City and Dean Kruithof of Bentonville, Arkansas. Randy Wetmore, city administrator from Marshalltown, Iowa has withdrawn his application for this position. Originally, about 40 applications for the position were received.
But according to the Littleton Gazette providing information on the background of that town's city manager finalists (Jennifer Smith, 8/8/11), Steve Rasmussen, a candidate for the current city manager opening in ...more
|Joplin Little Theatre committee faces critics >> Community|| mariwinn|
|The Joplin Little Theatre now sporting its new marquee has been getting a facelift in celebration of its 75th season, representing the time-frame for the longest running theatre west of the Mississippi River. Funding for the lighted signage was provided by Bill and Rebecca Perry, long time supporters of the theatre.|
by Mari Winn Taylor
Amid claps of thunder reverberating outside the Joplin Little Theatre about two dozen long-time theatre supporters met on the evening of October 1, 2014, to discuss their continuing concerns over the replacement of the memorial tile floor. Some, of course, were there to ...more
|WAR advocates a 'no' vote for Amendment 2 >> Miscellaneous|| vhenry|
|“Have you ever been accused of an offense but not charged? Maybe you were charged and proven not guilty? You were convicted but it was years ago?" asked Vicki Henry, president of Women Against ...more|
|Chemical from broccoli sprouts might treat autism >> Health|| ckolf|
|Broccoli spears are subject of clinical trial. (Photo compliments of Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Results of a small clinical trial suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts — and best ...more|
|November 2014 events for the Joplin area >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events in the 4-state area for November 2014 appear below focusing on the cities of Joplin in Missouri, Pittsburg in Kansas, Miami and Tulsa in Oklahoma and Fayetteville in Arkansas. Events are ...more|
|November 2014 calendar of events for Springfield >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events for November 2014 appear below focusing on the cities of Springfield in Missouri and surrounding areas. Events are posted as we get them. Come back often for updates. To include your event of ...more|
|Missouri office offers scriptwriting fellowship >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|The Missouri Film Office is looking for writers who have penned screenplays or TV pilot scripts set in the Show-Me State.
The newly established Missouri Stories Screenwriting Fellowship Program is ...more|
|MSSU invites local artists for painting symposium >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Kyle McKenzie, an art instructor at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, discusses the current exhibition at the Spiva Gallery on campus.
Painters from around the region have been ...more|
|Cellphone voyeurs get court approval >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|By Laura Finley
As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take ...more|
|Printmakers wanted for show >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|Artists, ages 18 and older, are wanted to showcase hand-produced prints, paper books, monotypes, relief prints and zines. The exhibition, "Reconstruction the Ideas of Printmaking" will be held at ...more|
|Author gains fame as military biographer >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Four words the reader might not readily associate with military subjects perhaps best describe both Hal Moore, A Soldier Once and Always and its young, widely recognized author, ...more|
|Robots join staff of MU Health Care >> Health|| sbaehman|
|COLUMBIA, MO — In the battle all hospitals fight to eliminate infections, University of Missouri Health Care is using a new technology — robots that emit ultraviolet light to kill germs. The Ebola ...more|
|Tobacco use with oral sex raises cancer risk >> Health|| vwasta|
|Johns Hopkins scientists have shown a strong association between tobacco use or exposure and infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), the sexually transmitted virus responsible for ...more|
|October 2014 events for the Joplin area >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events in the 4-state area for October 2014 appear below focusing on the cities of Joplin in Missouri, Pittsburg in Kansas, Miami and Tulsa in Oklahoma and Fayetteville in Arkansas. Events are posted ...more|
|Raising Abel, just what the doctor ordered >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Raising Abel subtitled “The Life of Faith” by Ronald Ragotzy, M. D. (Balboa Press) has medicinal properties without even claiming them.
It might be just what the doctor ...more|
|Kander announces recount for Amendment 1 >> Government|| mariwinn|
|UPDATE: The recount confirmed the passage of Amendment One. For details go here.
by Mari Winn Taylor
Missouri's 114 counties (and one independent city) are taking their time to respond to ...more|
|Funds are awarded to extend Ruby Jack Trail >> Travel & Leisure|| staff|
|A Recreational Trails Program grant has been awarded to the Joplin Trails Coalition to fund surfacing of the Carl Junction segment of the Ruby Jack Trail. The funds administered by the Missouri ...more|
|Learn a homicide detective's hidden relationships >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Life has many plot twists.
Hidden Relationships of The Homicide Detective by Herman L. Hinton (XLibris) is not a typical detective story, although it is written as if it were ...more|
|Court ruling is favorable to drug manufacturers >> Health|| staff|
|The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 24, 2014, that the Food and Drug Administration is not required to hold hearings that could end the use of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal ...more|
|Pot sellers should get lighter sentences >> Government|| mgroob|
|WASHINGTON – The U.S. Sentencing Commission on July 18, 2014, approved an amendment that retroactively applies reduced sentencing guidelines to people who are currently serving time for select ...more|
|Beyond the Abyss >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|by Winslow Myers
Nothing more clearly illustrates the absurdity of murder for political ends than this moment of chaos in Iraq and Syria. Imagine spaceships of an advanced alien civilization ...more|
|Ruling strengthens cell phone privacy rights >> Government|| jbell|
|MIAMI – For the first time, a federal appeals court has ruled that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to get people’s phone location histories from their cell service companies.
“The court’s ...more|
|New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announced >> 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 2014-15 season.
The nine ...more|
|Oh no, a tick! >> Health|| ashley|
|In the United States, ticks are responsible for more human disease than any other insect. They are very good at this because they feed on a large variety of mammals, reptiles, and even birds. Six ...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|
|Joplin Little Theatre announces 2014-15 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Forrest Bunter (Tony) and Lindsey Daniels (Polly) perform a number from the upcoming show, The Boy Friend. They sang I could Be Happy with You during the second half of the Encore Awards ceremony at ...more|
|Stone's Throw announces 2014-15 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Volunteers gather in the kitchen during meal preparation and service at the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the ...more|
|EPA's new proposal generates partisanship >> Government|| mariwinn|
|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its Clean Power Plan proposal that as expected has created quite a furor, especially amongst Republican ranks. While the agency hopes the plan ...more|
|lily--a true hero of the Joplin tornado >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|Many stories have been written about the ferocious tornado that cut through the center of our town, Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, but they were written mainly for an adult readership. Carolyn E. ...more|
|Alternative to tossing old electronics in a drawer >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|There's a new ATM on the scene with a definitely different twist. ecoATM is a machine that swallows old cellphones, MP3 players and tablets like iPads and Kindles, checks them over, tells you what ...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|
|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.
|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|