|Recent Crowder event enhances scholarship fund >> Education|| mariwinn|
NEOSHO, MO – The Crowder College Foundation raised over $101,000 at the 12th Annual Festival of Wreaths held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus, according to news supplied by Cindy Brown, Crowder Director of Public Information .
The event was attended by more than 450 people including first time attendees and those who have been supporters since the inaugural event in 2003. Festival of Wreaths is the Foundation’s largest single fundraising event for scholarships. Two recipients who spoke at the event expressed their gratitude for receiving financial assistance that allowed them to continue ...more
|Author pens new poem for Christmas >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|Molly McAme with her pet mouse, Nibbles, confronts Santa on Christmas Eve.
Is there a child, preferably a little girl, whom you would like to become excited over the reading of books? Well, 'tis the Christmas gift-giving season, and William Thomas Thach has written a tale that rivals the time worn The Night Before Christmas . It definitely is just as captivating. The Girl Who Saved Christmas written in rhyme in the style of the classic credited to Clement Clark Moore in the mid nineteenth century, not only introduces Santa and one of his elves to the reader, but also a young girl named Molly McAme and her pet ...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
|Food for thought this holiday season >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Those wanting to lose pounds while gaining hope, common sense and good humor will find the perfect recipe in Slim by Design by Brian Wansink (William Morrow.) Any parent, food ...more|
|Murpheysburg's DickensFest is Dec. 12-14 >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The fifth annual Dickensfest in Joplin promises to be a fun for the whole family festival, according to historic Murpheysburg Preservation, Inc., sponsor of the event. Everyone is encouraged to come ...more|
|Mastering the Diverging Diamond Interchange >> Community|| staff|
|The drawing represents the latest Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Springfield at Battlefield Road and US 65.
Work contracted with Hartman and Company of Springfield at a cost of ...more|
|Chris Pistole again to portray John James Audubon >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
| Chris Pistole, current education director at the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center in Joplin, is shown in character as John James Audubon.
Chris Pistole, education director at the ...more|
|Enjoy Christmas on Main Street >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
A free holiday event will take place at Har-Ber Village, 4404 West 20th St., Grove, Oklahoma, starting Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. Christmas lights, festive music, hot chocolate and ...more|
|Where on the Niche list is your school? >> Education|| staff|
|The Niche Best K-12 Schools 2015 rankings have been announced with Joplin High School receiving a ranking of 362nd in Missouri with an overall Niche grade of C-. However, the score was based on ...more|
|Senate majority caucus selects leaders >> Government|| staff|
|JEFFERSON CITY — The majority caucus today endorsed once again Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, to serve a second session as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate for the 98th General Assembly. ...more|
|Bids for Joplin skatepark are being solicited >> Community|| staff|
|Bids are being solicited for a new skatepark to be located in Ewert Park, northeast of the tennis courts, a location that was once a softball field near School Avenue. While the Joplin Parks and ...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|
|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 ...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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|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|
|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|