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New airport directory is available >> Miscellaneous linda.wh
JEFFERSON CITY – The new 2014-2015 Missouri Airport Directory is now available. The directory offers aerial photographs and detailed descriptions of all 124 Missouri public-use airports. It includes ...more

Security warning issued for unpatched Microsoft IE >> Miscellaneous staff
If you use Microsoft's Internet Explorer versions before updated 10 or 11 with Enhanced Protected Mode to surf the net, especially if you have Microsoft XP, you might want to stop, according to a ...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

High crash stats shown in work zones >> Miscellaneous staff
Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the ...more

Be prepared for changing weather >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
With the weather bureau's prediction of a significant ice/sleet/snow storm in Missouri beginning tomorrow (Dec. 5, 2013) MoDot is readying their snowplows and salt spreading equipment. Check the link ...more

Tornado video is wanted >> Miscellaneous staff
A new television documentary series is looking for real time video of anyone's experience before/during/after the Joplin Tornado for a one-hour special to be shown on The Weather Channel. Home ...more

What's App? >> Miscellaneous staff
The website Hoaxslayer is warning cellphone users that a message is circulating that masquerades as a notification from the cross platform IM application WhatsApp when it is not. The message includes ...more

Weather trends in Southwest Missouri >> Miscellaneous staff
An interesting article posted by David L. Burton of the Southwest Region News Service may be found here. The article discusses with the assistance of Pat Guinan, associate professor of climatology ...more

ACLU releases report on marijuana usage >> Miscellaneous mpotter
NEW YORK – Black people are 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people despite comparable usage rates, according to a report released today (June 4, 2013) by the ...more

Song is symbol of Joplin relief effort >> Miscellaneous bev-s
A youth group from Jacksonville, Illinois that had traveled to Joplin to help out in the aftermath of the tornado of 2012 wrote and now has had produced a song about their experiences. Turn Us ...more

PCJF defines FBI surveillance, ce >> Miscellaneous staff
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Carl Messineo, pictured, claim to be labeled "the constitutional sheriffs for a new protest generation" by the Washington Post. They founded the Partnership for Civil ...more

Work is sought from disabled writers/artists >> Miscellaneous staff
VSA Missouri, an affiliate of The John F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, wants to showcase some of the best contemporary work of artists and writers in Missouri who have disabilities. A call ...more

Libertarians gain votes in last election >> Miscellaneous staff
Despite minimal funding and media, and debate exclusions, the Libertarian Party nationally and in Missouri shattered several of its previous records Tuesday. The Johnson/Gray ticket garnered over 1.1 ...more

Check out these photos of Lower Manhattan >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
For interesting shots of New York City post Sandy go with a humorous twist go ...more

Super PACs influence: Rolling in dough >> Miscellaneous staff
MapLight, a non-partisan political money tracker, has created a list of the top five super PACS by spending and the huge amounts they have contributed to influence voters in the 2012 election cycle. ...more

Commentaries by Marines are being solicited >> Miscellaneous staff
Short Rations: Ready-to-Read Stories from the Battlefield and the Homefront of the United States Marines is the tentative title of an anthology to be published in 2013 by Major Ralph Stoney Bates, ...more

Cochran firm to take on Chavis Carter case >> Miscellaneous jbakken
MEMPHIS, TN - As the controversy surrounding the mysterious shooting death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter continues to build with the release of videos from police car dashboard cameras, the victim’s ...more

Entries wanted for contest >> Miscellaneous s.mcniff
Artists, get ready to “Express & Impress” at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre. The art show and competition, which takes place from October 12 to December 3, 2012, encourages artists to create ...more

Homeowners win solar panel lawsuit >> Miscellaneous hschoen
ST. LOUIS - The Cole County Circuit Court entered judgment recently in favor of James and Frances Babb and the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA) in a lawsuit filed against the ...more

Globe to partner with Humane Society >> Miscellaneous gmcgriff
"The Joplin Globe Newspaper in Education" has partnered with the Joplin Humane Society to sponsor a 2013 pet calendar contest. If you or someone you know has the "perfect" pet to register in the ...more

Online disaster guide has been updated >> Miscellaneous staff
“The Use of Social Media for Disaster Recovery, an online guide authored by Rebecca and Genevieve Williams of Neosho and founders of Joplin Tornado Info, and David Burton of the Greene County ...more

Missouri's job growth tops that of neighbors' >> Miscellaneous jfougere
JEFFERSON CITY – According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs data, Missouri employers added 27,500 jobs in the first quarter of 2012 – more than all of our neighboring states, the ...more

Facebook asks users to share organ donor status >> Miscellaneous sdesmon
When Harvard University friends Sheryl Sandberg and Andrew M. Cameron, M.D., Ph.D., met up at their 20th college reunion last spring, they got to talking. Sandberg knew that Cameron, a transplant ...more

Report will focus on status of Missouri women >> Miscellaneous staff
More than one-third, or 36%, of women in Missouri live in poverty today, 5% more than Missouri men. This is one finding in the soon to be released "Missouri Women's Report." The report, commissioned ...more

Need support for a cause? Go to Change.org >> Miscellaneous staff
Change.org is a website that empowers people to fight for what they believe is right. With corporate personhood an issue, the site, dubbed a "grassroots campaign for change" has shown that they are ...more

MoDOT travel info map app is now available >> Miscellaneous sally-o
JEFFERSON CITY - Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the Missouri Department of Transportation has launched a smartphone application that will allow users to check state road conditions ...more

MoDot warns of growing number of pedestrian deaths >> Miscellaneous staff
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri transportation officials are concerned. After just nine months in 2011, the number of pedestrian traffic deaths is nearly equal to those experienced in 2010. In fact, during ...more

Family gatherings are a wealth of information >> Miscellaneous d-burton
by David Burton Young and old family members typically get together for holidays between mid-November and the end of the year. That makes this the perfect time of the year to collect oral ...more

Hunters reserve deer meat for the needy >> Miscellaneous mkelley
Deer hunters can help the needy by participating in a state-run program. The Share the Harvest program provides a way for deer hunters to donate venison to the many Missouri families who are in need ...more

Graham/Talent report raises alarms >> Miscellaneous kjsmith
Washington, D.C.— Former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) and former Senator Jim Talent (R-MO), chair and vice chair of the Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center (The WMD Center), today (Oct. 12, 2011) ...more

Poor are getting poorer >> Miscellaneous staff
The number of Missourians living in poverty or without health insurance increased dramatically, while earnings dropped, according to preliminary state Census Bureau figures released today (Sept. 13, ...more

Defining personhood legislatively >> Miscellaneous staff
When faced with a question of protecting human life, on the issue of the personhood of the child in the womb, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was the only candidate to back down, according to ...more

Bidding for Sheryl Crow's roadster tops estimate >> Miscellaneous staff
The vintage car, pictured at right, a sexy white convertible with a 1,897 CC SC 4-cylinder engine, that singer Sheryl Crow bought in 2005 that became a family favorite was auctioned off today ...more

POETRY app now is available on all mobile devices >> Miscellaneous staff
CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce that its POETRY app is now available for the first time for Android and iPad. The free app has been updated for ...more

Vegephobia at Walmart >> Miscellaneous moneta
It troubles me some when the Walmart cashier isn't able to identify mushrooms, asparagus, or sweet potatoes. I don't think of those as strange vegetables, but apparently ALL vegetables were strange ...more

Photography contest winners are announced >> Miscellaneous jduffey
More than 60 entries from photographers aged 6 through 60 (and then some) made up the field of the first annual Nature in the Park Photography Competition held in Springfield. Winners were announced ...more

Marijuana initiatives are presented for approval >> Miscellaneous niandra
Two measures which would regulate cannabis for adults in a manner similar to alcohol, allow medical use with the approval of a physician and create an agricultural hemp industry, were filed with the ...more

In defense of Joplin >> Miscellaneous staff
We received this letter addressed to the Hon. Eric Cantor (R-VA), majority leader of the House of Representatives Dear Congressman:I live close to Joplin, Missouri as well as do business there. My ...more

Federal support for storm shelters petitioned >> Miscellaneous staff
Lisa Bondeson a nurse from Maine and a MoveOn member, has created a petition that should be of interest to people in our area. Believing that storm shelters provide a high level of protection from ...more

Accusations against St. Louis priest are true >> Miscellaneous rmoore
The Archdiocesan Review Board has concluded that the recent charge of abuse against Father John Wieberg, a priest at the Archdiocese of St. Louis who died in 1963, is "serious and credible," ...more

Tweet - danger in singing like a bird >> Miscellaneous beres
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will be in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, for a hearing in a legal battle over the ...more

Help national parks solve their problems >> Miscellaneous kpalacio
A new Web-based program is helping national park enthusiasts to track and comment on projects at parks nationwide. Using this tool, the George Washington Carver National Monument would like to invite ...more

Are you LinkedIn? >> Miscellaneous d-burton
LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for savvy small business owners. Although LinkedIn doesn't get the headlines Facebook does, this social networking site offers opportunities to increase business ...more

MADD seeks to re-define image >> Miscellaneous staff
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) currently is in the process of analyzing results from an online attitude and awareness survey. According to Chris Orzechowski, vice president of marketing for ...more

NAACP condemns Tea Party bigotry >> Miscellaneous cfleming
KANSAS CITY, MO – Over 2,000 NAACP delegates recently unanimously passed a resolution—as amended—called “The Tea Party Movement,” asking for the repudiation of racist Tea Party leaders. The ...more

Akin finds dead bodies exhibit objectionable >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
by Mari Winn Taylor Ethical debate regarding Body Worlds and its breakaway version BODIES - The Exhibition has been festering since their first appearances in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Dr. ...more

Edited film shows illegal alien protestors >> Miscellaneous staff
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is releasing a video clip today that shows an illegal alien supporter in Arizona claiming that shovels and axes will be used against Americans. It was said just ...more

Book about rural schools has been updated >> Miscellaneous staff
The book, A History of the Rural Schools in Greene County, Mo., has been updated by the author, David Burton, pictured at right, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the book's original release in ...more

MoDOT archives maps for public use >> Miscellaneous staff
Missouri's historical road maps are now available online. Thanks to the Missouri Department of Transportation's mapping and engineering policy groups that built the archive highway maps for ...more

Creating DVDs from VHS tapes >> Miscellaneous staff
A simple way to convert old VHS tapes to DVDs has been a popular question for the CNET Community, according to comments from Lee Koo, CNET Community manager. Most responses from members of the ...more

Did this man case one bank but rob another? >> Miscellaneous blewis
A lone white male entered the Commerce Bank, 1311 S. Madison, Webb City on July 10, 2009, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the bank tellers. After retrieving the money and placing it in ...more

Spam is circulating from IRS inpersonators again >> Miscellaneous staff
Beware of spam whose origin is apparently outside of the country (various return paths noted). The message is entitled "Notice of Underreported Income" and it suggests that it is coming from the ...more

Impaired driving: what inhibits the practice? >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
Effective August 28, 2009, new legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon and sponsored by Rep. Darrell Pollock (R-146) requires the Missouri Department of Transportation to establish a drunk driving risk ...more

MoDot striping crews face narrow escapes >> Miscellaneous staff
JEFFERSON CITY - MoDOT crews will be out improving Missouri roads throughout the summer months. Drivers have been asked to buckle up, watch for signs, slow down and stay alert when driving through ...more

Bicknell organizes junket to Middle East >> Miscellaneous staff
Branson entertainers Stephen Feemster, Bristol Sosa, Kim Barber and Gene Bicknell, owner of The Mansion, are members of a group on a humanitarian junket to the Middle East. Pittsburg, KS ...more

Bird counts reveal decreasing populations >> Miscellaneous hugh
Washington, D.C. – The first ever comprehensive report on bird populations in the United States recently was released by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. It shows shows that nearly a third of ...more

Agencies tout the need for flood insurance >> Miscellaneous a.hunter
JEFFERSON CITY — Flooding can occur almost anywhere if enough rain falls in a short period of time. Residents of Missouri know only too well the devastating effects that flood can have on lives and ...more

Two motorists killed in I-44 crash >> Miscellaneous blewis
Joplin Police received a call of a collision occurring just west of the Hearne's Blvd exit of I-44. The accident occured just before 10 a.m. on October 6, 2008. A motorist was driving eastbound in ...more

How clean and green is your vehicle? >> Miscellaneous staff
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the SmartWay Leaf Campaign to encourage consumers to purchase SmartWay-certified cars and trucks. SmartWay is an ...more

Off your butt; create a disaster plan >> Miscellaneous robinson
Are you one of the ones who have procrastinated in developing a tornado disaster plan? Gov. Matt Blunt in the wake of the recent string of tornadoes that hit Southwest Missouri wants to remind ...more

Be on the look-out for the spotted knapweed >> Miscellaneous d-burton
Spotted knapweed, a weed that produces a toxin via the roots that kills plants within its root zone, has been showing up in the Ozarks with the potential to be a major problem by displacing native ...more

Tropical plant discovered in Newton County >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
The first sighting of Impatiens pallida for Newton County has been made. Dr. Stephen L. Timme, admittedly while not really looking for it, discovered it on June 26, 2006, along the wooded trail on ...more

Oklahoma museum receives large comics donation >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
Michael Vance, noted author and curator of the Oklahoma Cartoonist's Collection, displays the newest additions. The Toy and Action Figure Museum, home of the Oklahoma Cartoonist's Collection, ...more

Telemarketer-solicited charity calls piss me off >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
My phone doesn't disturb me very often these days. The number is on the State of Missouri's No Call List, the brainchild of Attorney General Jay Nixon. So, when it rang the other day with a ...more

CODEPINK calls for voter reforms >> Miscellaneous jeanb
Many citizens believe that our electoral system is in dire need of an overhaul from unreliable electronic voting machines and millions of uncounted ballots to partisan secretaries of state and ...more

Blogging is mainstream now >> Miscellaneous d-burton
Personal web blogs may challenge the news media,” said Chris Dean, coordinator of University of Missouri Extension’s Tri-Lakes TCRC in Reeds Spring, MO, back in October of 2003. It was ...more

Tips for genealogy research provided >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
Where to Start Family History in This Technological Age-- Perhaps, no hobby or research effort has benefited more from the Internet than genealogy, according to David Burton, civic ...more

Like 45-rpms, floppies are becoming antiques >> Miscellaneous d-burton
Floppy disk drives will soon be history on computers from Dell and other manufacturers. Apple's iMac computers eliminated floppy disks when they were introduced nearly five years ago. Now Dell plans ...more

Blogs--the new technology >> Miscellaneous d-burton
One of the most interesting trends to surface on the Internet is known as the blogging, according to Chris Dean, coordinator of University Outreach and Extension's Tri-Lakes TCRC in Reeds Spring. ...more

Links >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
Joplin Links City of Joplin Joplin Police Department Joplin Chamber of Commerce Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau Joplin Public Library Joplin Little Theatre Joplin Museum Joplin R-8 ...more

Quote of the moment >> Miscellaneous anonymou
I know there is something like a cold fish, but when a person like that starts to warm up a bit, he still stinks. "You read about all these terrorists, most of them came here legally, but they ...more

 

 

 

 

 

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