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Free trolley rides are offered in Joplin >> Community staff
The city of Joplin is offering free rides on the Sunshine Lamp Trolley in recognition of Earth Day. The event takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014. Take a tour of Joplin or see how leaving your car at home may feel. Regular trolley hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. You are on your own in getting to church on Sundays. For trolley routes go ...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

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. The ...more

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

04-18MSSU floats bonds for new residence hall s-smith
04-18Escape to a galaxy far, far awayjkennedy
04-17Save tax on ENERGY STAR appliancesstaff
04-15Free trolley rides are offered in Joplinstaff
04-15Coin business observes national coin weekwavydavy
04-07High crash stats shown in work zonesstaff
04-07Master Gardeners will man phones starting April 14vbryan
04-07Precious Moments design is festival choicenmyers
04-07Lt. Stewart graduates from FBI National Academyblewis
04-05Please help this kid out!staff
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04-02Author explains writing stylescaesar
As stated in the preface, this book was written, admittedly poorly at times, and left that way
03-20Black Dutchsfcduff
I appreciate the comment about the "Black Dutch"! I'm a native "Okie", currently serving as an
I love Larry as Cloud Dancing and surley hope all I've read about him isn't
The contact information is Springfield and not Columbia. Is there a reason for
01-13Reminiscence of unityjkennedy
Excellent story on early Jewish presence in US reminds me as an ole Joplin boy of Rabbi Chas. Latz
I was just looking at articles and saw this one. I know it was posted awhile ago, but could we
11-13Check out moviemambo
The movie, "The Road To Wellville," is worth finding and the look see. Pretty much tells the
11-06Funeral to take place in Pella, Iowas-smith
The Missouri Southern Athletic Department has released information on funeral arrangements for
You have no idea what they cover up and get away with. You need to do more..a little more work. She
10-20Answer this
Why are members of the Joplin Charter Commission all men? Why after looking at the names of the men
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Stressing religion is the Republican response "...So, tonight I simply offer a prayer..."

---Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) giving the Republican response to Obama's State of the Union address.

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04-05Are you a descendant of Thomas Edward Lowe?staff
Do you know who this man was? William Thomason is looking for descendants of his wife's
04-05Services wanted: Proposal writerl-onstot
The city of Joplin, Missouri is seeking written proposals from qualified firms/providers to
04-04Autism is on the rise; seek an assessmentlross
New statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control reports one in 68 children in the United
03-20Help wanted: Seasonal parks laborerstaff
Seasonal laborer, 18 and older, is needed from May to September for mowing, trimming, trash pickup,
03-20Help wanted: P/T admin. ass't.pedersen
Administrative assistant wanted, Joplin area: Duties include event planning, making travel
03-05Join the funtilt
Come see us at Tilt Studio located in the Joplin Northpark Mall. We have a lot of new fun games
02-19Help Wanted: Outreach coordinatorabuening
Exciting opportunity for an experienced marketing professional. The Independent Living Center is
02-06Buy chances for a red Vespa scooterbrowning
Raffle tickets for a chance to win this red Vespa scooter ($4500 value) are being sold to support
01-25Help the poor, sign this petitionstaff
Democratic Party member Elliott Denniston of the Joplin area would like the Missouri General
01-21Help wanted: Opening for airport managerstaff
The city of Neosho is looking to hire a manager for its municipal airport. The position that


I can't believe that I made the mistake of thinking that, like Andersen, Pella Windows were the cream of the crop. I was so brainwashed into believing this that I neglected to Google "Pella window complaints" before making a purchase at Lowe's. Afterwards, did I get an eyeful, but knowledge, albeit garnered on the Internet, too late seldom benefits even a wise man. What prompted this situation was in discovering that the six windows that recently were installed in my new home leaked air....More

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