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New patients wanted for primary care doctor >> People bruffett
Dr. Ashley Broce, pictured, a southwest Missouri native who specializes in internal medicine, recently joined Freeman Primary Care at Webb City Neighborhood Care. She will work alongside Dr. Heath ...more

Dr. McIntire receives MAOPS award >> People mkungle
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) recently named Dr. Larry McIntire, pictured, Freeman Ear, Nose and Throat Program Director, Physician of the Year at the ...more

New leadership positions for Joplin Schools >> People kprice
Dr. Kerry Sachetta has been named the new assistant superintendent of operations and Brandon Webb has been named human resources director, according to an announcement from Joplin Schools. Both ...more

Emma Frogge joins United Way >> People dhagedor
Local resident Emma Frogge, pictured, has joined the United Way as the director of Success by 6. She brings experience fundraising and networking in the Joplin business community along with a ...more

SI of Joplin announces annual awards >> People lea-s
Local women were honored recently at the Annual Awards Banquet of Soroptimist International (SI) of Joplin. The Live Your Dream Awards were presented to two women who are primary wage earners for ...more

Former Spiva director to be recognized >> People amysusan
Jo Mueller of Joplin, executive director of the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts until her recent retirement, has been selected to receive the Leadership in the Arts award from the Missouri Arts ...more

JACC names Lipscomb to create next art project >> People staff
James Karl Lipscomb of Joplin has been selected as the artist who will create the fourth project in the Art in Public Places Project sponsored by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC). The ...more

Missourian breaks 50-year drought >> People l-onstot
Joplin Council Member Melodee Colbert-Kean has been chosen president of the National League of Cities. She will assume the role at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition that currently is ...more

New MoDOT director assumes role Dec. 7 >> People staff
Patrick McKenna, pictured, the recent deputy commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, has been named the new MoDOT director. He will take office on December 7, 2015, ...more

Meet Gary Smith >> People staff
Working on a new album release with Boxcar Willie Jr., pictured at left, is artist/producer Gary Smith, pictured at right, of Nottingham Studios in Springfield. Containing mostly original music, the ...more

MSSU outstanding teachers are named >> People s-smith
Dr. Charles Curtis, a mathematics professor, and Terry Marion, professor of business administration and management, were presented the Outstanding Teacher awards during the Fall 2015 faculty meeting ...more

Local student to participate in farmer program >> People staff
Jade Morgan of Lamar, an agriculture student at Crowder College in Neosho, was one of four Missouri students to be part of a larger national group to participate in the 2015 New Century Farmer ...more

Mueller to retire from Spiva >> People staff
The Board of Directors of the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is forming a search committee after the announcement by Jo Mueller's retirement as director, effective September 19, 2015. "Since ...more

Stripsearched mother is awarded $40K >> People isarda
DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement in its lawsuit filed on behalf of Shoshana Hebshi, a mother of two who was pulled off an airplane at gunpoint, arrested, ...more

Cotten soon here no more >> People staff
Chris Cotten, pictured, director of the Joplin Parks and Recreation, has announced that he has accepted a similar position with the city of Normal, Illinois. He will stay in Joplin until the ...more

McKean is named MoDot assistant district engineer >> People staff
Laurel McKean, pictured, a 19-year veteran, has been named assistant district engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation's southwest district, including the counties of Jasper, ...more

Dr. Al Cade loses battle with cancer >> People staff
DR. AL CADE (1960-2015) Joplin — Missouri Southern State University recently lost a longtime faculty member, senior administrator and good friend with the death of Dr. Alfred R. Cade, dean of the ...more

Joplin native has sea legs >> People gsircy
YOKOSUKA, Japan – A 2012 Warsaw High School graduate and Joplin native is serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), living and working at the Navy’s forward-deployed base south ...more

Furgerson gets official title >> People staff
James Furgerson, pictured, has been named fire chief, according to an announcement by Joplin City Manager Sam Anselm. He had been serving as interim fire chief since Mitch Randles’ retirement in ...more

Barksdale is chosen Maple Leaf Grand Marshal >> People nmyers
Jeanine Poe, Maple Leaf Festival committee chair, is shown with Bill Barksdale, recently selected as the 2014 Maple Leaf Grand Marshal. CARTHAGE – The Maple Leaf committee has selected Bill ...more

The Kennedys celebrate 50th anniversary >> People staff
Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Kennedy of Pittsburg, pictured, will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8, 2014. They were married August 8, 1964, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Pittsburg, ...more

Phoenix Fired Art hires new studio manager >> People staff
Geoffrey Kunkler, pictured, a Joplin native, has become the new studio manager of Phoenix Fired Art. He returns to his home town accompanied by his wife Tiffany who finished her Master of Fine ...more

INTEGRIS welcomes Dr. Joel Kraft to staff >> People kristi-w
Family medicine physician Joel Kraft, M.D., pictured, has been welcomed by INTEGRIS Grove Hospital after being its chief resident. He joins the practice of Kyle Schauf, MD. and will begin seeing ...more

4-H takes on new significance >> People staff
Joni Houghton of Neosho, pictured, has been named the new University of Missouri Extension education program assistant for Newton County. A career 4-H member, Houghton was hired to develop and ...more

Democrats honor recent Joplin High graduate >> People staff
Laela Zaidi, pictured, was awarded Missouri’s Young Democrat of the Year. The presentation by Doug Brooks, chairman of the 32nd Democratic Senatorial District, took place at the Jefferson Jackson ...more

Major blog recognizes former Chart reporter >> People s-smith
Exposure to the legislative process at a young age can either turn you off or really get its hooks into you, according to Aaron Deslatte, pictured. For him, it was the latter. A former ...more

Nancy Good to receive service award >> People klandwer
Nancy Good of Joplin, pictured, will be presented the Drum Major for Service Award, the highest honor offered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The presentation will take place ...more

MSSU instructor contributes to book about beer >> People s-smith
Joplin – People tend to be particular about the beer that they drink, says Dr. Charles Yeager, pictured, an assistant professor of geography at Missouri Southern State University who admits to ...more

Whitehead assumes Audubon Center directorship >> People klandwer
Donna Whitehead has been named the executive director of the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center by the center's board of directors. Whitehead, the center's former business manager, served ...more

Karen Fink is elected to MCCA Board of Directors >> People c-brown
Karen Fink, pictured, agriculture division administrative assistant at Crowder College, recently was elected to the Missouri Community College Association Board of Directors at the MCCA annual ...more

Missouri Southern benefactor dies >> People s-smith
Wanda Sue Billingsly, pictured, former director of the Missouri Southern Foundation, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Joplin. Mrs. Billingsly, 89, was the widow of the late Dr. Leon Billingsly, ...more

Ike Skelton dies after brief illness >> People staff
Ike Skelton, pictured, a Democratic congressman from Missouri who was ousted in 2010 by Tea Partyer Vicky Hartzler after serving his district for more than 30 years, died on Monday, Oct. 28, ...more

Ryan Stanley to seek Joplin Council seat >> People mitchell

Heatherly named to Joplin post >> People l-onstot
Nicholas (Nick) Heatherly, P.E., C.F.M., pictured, has been hired as the public works director for Joplin, according to an announcement by Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr. He will start on October ...more

Senator Dole turns 90 >> People s-little
Happy Birthday, Bob Dole Kansans love Bob Dole. We are drawn to his humor. We know him from his presidential campaign, for his work on behalf of the disabled. Many more still know him for his ...more

Local soldier receives medal for heroics >> People staff
Staff Sergeant (SSG) Michael Byers, a local soldier from Diamond will receive the Soldier’s Medal for life saving heroics during an EF5 tornado that struck Joplin on May, 2011. The Soldier’s Medal ...more

MSSU assistant professor has poem published >> People s-smith
Olive Sullivan, pictured, of Pittsburg, Kansas, an assistant professor of communications at Missouri Southern State University-Joplin, has a poem included in one of the 15 books chosen for the ...more

Father Kapaun receives Medal of Honor postumously >> People s-little
WASHINGTON, DC – A ceremony took place at the White House to award the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for bravery, to Father Emil Kapaun, pictured, a Kansas priest who served ...more

Long-time MSSU prof to be honored >> People s-smith
Longtime Missouri Southern State University professor Terry Marion, pictured, is the recipient of the 2013 Governor's Award for Excellence in Education. He will receive the award on April 3, 2013 ...more

Blunt joins committee beneficial to MoDOT >> People staff
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) announced recently that he will serve as the Ranking Member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, ...more

Hope for a passing highway angel >> People mnellen
In view of the horrific accident that recently occurred on Interstate 44, it is always good to hear that people were saved from potentially life-threatening injury thanks to a Good ...more

Lewis becomes scouting museum curator >> People djeslick
Russ Lewis, pictured, has been appointed curator of The Dr. Michael J. Clarke Museum of Ozarks Scouting, according to an announcement by Dr. Clarke. Lewis had formerly served as a cabinet ...more

Linda Knodel to be 2013 AONE president >> People ncorbett
Linda Knodel, pictured, vice president and chief nursing officer of Mercy's Springfield, Missouri region, was named president-elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) for ...more

Chuck Surface loses battle with cancer >> People s-smith
JOPLIN – The Missouri Southern State University community reacted with sadness today to news of the death of Chuck Surface, pictured, a presiding member of the MSSU Board of Governors and veteran ...more

Andy Williams succumbs to cancer >> People staff
Staff and students in Dr. Scott Cragin's marketing strategy class at Missouri Southern State University-Joplin are shown gathered around Andy Williams while working on a project involving the now ...more

Democrat vies for legislative seat >> People staff
Nothing like the spirit of youth to knock on 9500 doors and still smile about it. Although running unopposed in the August primary, Democratic candidate James M. Owen says he was able to garner over ...more

Quinn to promote Joplin at D.C. conference >> People staff
(Photo courtesy of Gera Irwin, Creative Lifetime Memories) Savana “Quinn” Smith, 11, pictured, the daughter of Kirstie and Brady Smith, will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in ...more

Derfelt to join Heartland Girl Scouts board >> People l-enyart
Community volunteer JoAnna Derfelt, pictured, has been named to the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland. She is an attorney with the Derfelt Law Office and assistant ...more

Alumni association picks "outstanding grad" >> People s-smith
JOPLIN – Michelle Dimza, pictured, of St. Louis has been named “Outstanding Graduate” by the Missouri Southern Alumni Association. The award was formally announced at the Honors Convocation on ...more

Emery announces candidacy for Missouri Senate >> People staff
Lamar - Former Missouri Representative Ed Emery has announced his candidacy for Missouri State Senate in the newly formed 31st District comprising Barton, Bates, Cass, Henry and Vernon ...more

Successor to Cynthia Schwab is named >> People staff
UPDATE: Jospeh Newman, the president of the ProMusica Board of Directors, released the following news today (Mar. 28, 2012): "As of March 22, 2012, Kelli Clevenger will no longer be acting as ...more

Rudy Farber of Neosho heads MoDOT commission >> People sally-o
Rudy Farber of Neosho and Grace Nichols of St. Charles switched roles as Farber took on the position of chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. "I want to thank Grace for her ...more

Alice Walton to receive honorary degree >> People voorhies
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas received international attention even before it opened last November, but it is only the most recent example of Alice Walton’s ...more

Former MSSU administrator signs on at Crowder >> People c-brown
Dr. Glenn Coltharp, pictured, has been chosen as the new Crowder College vice president of academic affairs, according to an announcement by Dr. Alan Marble, Crowder president. His selection was ...more

Groesbeck is named dean of business at MSSU >> People s-smith
Dr. John Groesbeck, pictured, has been named Dean of the Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration at Missouri Southern State University-Joplin, according to an announcement made today by ...more

Dr. Todd Redfearn joins Carlson Chiropractic >> People staff
Dr. Todd Redfearn, pictured, a chiropractor from McKinney, Texas, has joined the team at the Carlson Chiropractic Center, according to an announcement by Melissa Miller, spokesperson for the ...more

Simpson graduates nursing program with honors >> People c-brown
NEOSHO - Graduating with a 4.0 grade point average is a big accomplishment, and completing the nursing program at Crowder College with a 4.0 is what Denisa Simpson, pictured, a December 2011 ...more

Woods is Harvard-bound >> People staff
Dave Woods, pictured, market development manager for The Joplin Globe and, will attend the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education's Media Academy. It will be held January 9-14 ...more

Lattimer joins Sunrise Media >> People mmiller
Local videographer Dustin Lattimer, pictured, a Joplin native, has joined the Sunrise Media Group, Inc. as the firm's production associate. He will be assisting with video and audio production ...more

Cary McKee heads Church Army Branson >> People staff
Cary McKee, has been named the new director of Church Army Branson, according to a release by their board of directors. The appointment was made October 28, 2011, and follows the resignation of Steve ...more

Tankersley rejoins Southwest Missouri Bank staff >> People staff
Craig A.Tankersley of Webb City, pictured, has rejoined the staff of Southwest Missouri Bank (SMB). He will be a vice president/lender at the 32nd and Indiana branch. Tankersley, 40, got his ...more

The Weather Channel to honor Gabe Allen >> People staff
The Joplin High School Marching Band will perform tonight at the home of Joplin Police officer Gabe Allen. Allen was chosen as a weather channel "Epic Christmas" hero and will receive a holiday home ...more

The Missouri Bar chooses officers for 2011-12 >> People gtoohey
Lynn Whaley Vogel of St. Louis, pictured, has been elected president of The Missouri Bar for 2011-2012. Her selection to lead the 30,000-member organization recently was made during the 130th ...more

New director named for Rebuild Joplin >> People staff
Kate Massey has been named executive director of Rebuild Joplin, according to an announcement by Kim Vann, executive director of Bright Futures of which Rebuild Joplin is an initiative. Massey will ...more

MSSU VP Parsons accepts new position >> People s-smith
JOPLIN - Missouri Southern State University Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the Missouri Southern Foundation Dr. Mark Parsons has accepted the position of vice chancellor for ...more

Crime Stoppers:::Bennett and Jones are wanted >> People pbone
Heartland Crime Stoppers is asking for help in locating Bobby J. Bennett and James P. Jones. Bennett is a DWI-Alcohol-Aggravated Offender and Jones is wanted for theft and two counts of 1st Degree ...more

Mertens joins Audubon Center board >> People rmca
Blake Mertens, general manager of energy supply at Empire District Electric Company, will join the board of directors for the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center beginning March 2011. A ...more

Grad student benefits from MoDOT award >> People sally-o
James Berglund, a graduate student at Missouri State University in Springfield, was presented a check for a $10,000 fellowship today (Feb. 16, 2011) by the Missouri Department of Transportation ...more

St. Peter's Fr. Friedel increases duties >> People moore
Bishop James V. Johnston has announced that Fr. Frederick J. Lutz, pastor of St. Mary's parish in Lamar, has been granted his request for retirement from the responsibilities of active ministry as a ...more

Catholic Charities' director steps down >> People rmoore
Don Emge has announced that he will be stepping down as executive director of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, effective February 28, 2011. Emge has served as executive director since the ...more

Hall of fame inductees to include Miami woman >> People dfinnie
Ardina Moore of Miami, Oklahoma, pictured, chairperson of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Cultural Committee, is one of eight women who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall Of Fame on April ...more

Stark to join Carver Birthplace Association staff >> People kpalacio
George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to announce that George Washington Carver Birthplace Association (CBA) has selected Krista L. Stark as their new director and development ...more

Brubaker becomes part of Joplin CVB staff >> People l-onstot
The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the hiring of a director of sales. Lenny Brubaker, pictured, assumed the role last September. Brubaker's previous experience ...more

Randle's role as Joplin Fire Chief is official >> People l-onstot
MITCH RANDLES, JOPLIN'S NEW FIRE CHIEF City Manager Mark Rohr announced recently that Mitch Randles has been selected as the Joplin Fire Chief. Randles will assume this position immediately. He ...more

Pearson Prize awarded to Joplin woman >> People s-smith
JOPLIN - Brenda K. Barger-Saunders of Joplin, pictured, is one of the recipients of The Pearson Prize For Higher Education. A respiratory therapy major at Missouri Southern State University, she ...more

Teed to join Jasper County race as Independent >> People staff
Carthage – Timothy “T.J.” Teed (pictured), a councilman for the city of Carthage, officially will be announcing his candidacy for Jasper County Presiding Commissioner. The event will take place on ...more

Progressive Party of Missouri falls short >> People staff
Springfield - The Progressive Party of Missouri recently announced that they were not able to accumulate the 10,000 valid petition signatures necessary for an unrecognized party to get placed on the ...more

St. Louis attorney joins Missouri commission >> People sally-o
JEFFERSON CITY - St. Louis attorney Kenneth H. Suelthaus was sworn in recently as the newest member of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. Suelthaus took the commission oath from ...more

Stiles receives influential woman status >> People staff
JOPLIN - Judy Stiles, pictured, general manager of KGCS-TV at Missouri Southern State University, is among the 15 most influential women of 2010, according to an announcement by the Joplin ...more

JACS and Catholic Diocese make announcements >> People staff
Joplin Area Catholic Schools (JACS) has announced the appointment of Renee Motazedi, pictured, as their development director. She begins her official duties July 1, 2010 after having been interim ...more

Miami, OK native joins ILC staff >> People staff
Lisa Walser, pictured, a native of Miami, OK, has become the new community relations coordinator for the Independent Living Center, a private, not-for-profit corporation devoted to meeting the ...more

Local ARC gets new executive director >> People staff
Kerstin Landwer of Joplin, pictured, is the new executive director of development of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross, Joplin office. With more than 12 years of service at ...more

Tarrant named MSSU Board student representative >> People s-smith
Ezekiel "Zeke" Tarrant, senior biology and biochemistry major from Joplin, has been appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon as the new student representative to the Board of Governors at Missouri ...more

Jason Klumb assumes GSA post >> People chris-h
WASHINGTON — Jason Klumb of Kansas City today (Feb. 24, 2010) takes over as the regional administrator of the General Service Administration's Heartland Region, one of 11 regional divisions ...more

Dr. Honey receives ATHENA Award >> People s-smith
JOPLIN - Dr. Delores Honey, pictured at left, assistant vice president for assessment and institutional research at Missouri Southern State University, was recently presented the 2009 ATHENA Award ...more

Duffield is awarded nursing scholarship >> People s-smith
Lynne Duffield of Joplin, pictured left, a junior nursing major at Missouri Southern State University, will receive a $2,000 Missouri League of Nursing scholarship. Dr. Mari Beth Linder, head ...more

Carl Junction teen is honored at Eagle Scout Court >> People staff
Adam Roy, 18, pictured left, a member of Boy Scout Troop 10 of Joplin, was cited recently at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at the First Presbyterian Church of Joplin. Only two percent of the ...more

Catholic Charities names new director >> People staff
Don Emge, a native of St. Paul, MO (correction made), has accepted the position of Director of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. The announcement was made by Ray McMenamy, president of the ...more

Opera and motherhood are Youngs' forte >> People s-porte
When Jennifer Youngs, pictured, soprano and mother of four, sang as Clorinda in La Cenerentola at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., she was five months pregnant. "My son Noah kicked every ...more

Williams elected state association president >> People s-smith
Dr. Jerry Williams of Joplin, pictured left, assistant vice president for lifelong learning at Missouri Southern State University, was elected president of the Missouri Distance Learning ...more

Neosho businessman moves up to vice chair of MHTC >> People staff
Rudy Farber of Neosho became vice-chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, the governing board that oversees MoDot, after the seat was vacated by David Gach of St. Joseph. ...more

Williams to become a family of lawyers >> People staff
Hampton Williams of Carthage, pictured right, the son of Thomas L. and the Honorable M. Keithley Williams will be following in his parents' footsteps. In August he will attend the University of ...more

Potts announces US Senate candidacy >> People staff
Missouri Progressive Party co-chair Midge Potts, at left, is shown with US Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat who successfully campaigned to break the chain of Republican victories by defeating ...more

Oxford Hospice adds Rev. Christman to staff >> People kathy-t
Oxford Hospice announces the addition of Rev. Dr. Bill Christman, pictured, as hospice chaplain, with responsibility for meeting the spiritual-care needs of patients and families facing ...more

Taylor retires from TAMKO after 34-years >> People kim-e
After 34 years of service, Richard Taylor, pictured, has retired from TAMKO’s High Street manufacturing facility in Joplin. “Richard has been a valuable member of the TAMKO team for many ...more

Loveland becomes municipal court judge >> People dbridges
Patricia A. Brock Loveland, pictured left, is the new municipal court judge, according to an announcement by the city of Neosho. She replaces Judge Dwight Douglas who is retiring. A lawyer ...more

Charlie Davis throws his hat into the ring >> People staff
Charlie Davis of Webb city recently has declared himself a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives 128th district seat in 2010. With him, at left, is US Representative Roy Blunt ...more

Reddin awarded Truman State teaching internship >> People tmiles
Rebecca Reddin, pictured here in Hong Kong, is not a stranger to the Orient. Joplin native Rebecca Reddin will be spending the next few months in China as part of a program at Truman State ...more

Roughton moves up to fire marshall >> People l-onstot
Andy Roughton, pictured at right, has been appointed to the position of fire marshal according to an announcement by Joplin Fire Chief Gary Trulson. Roughton, previously a captain in the fire ...more

MSSU student to perform with Valdosta Symphony >> People s-smith
JOPLIN - Anna Buckley of Neosho, pictured at right, a senior music performance/German major at Missouri Southern State University recently was invited to perform a keyboard part for a series of ...more

Joplin residents to serve the state of Missouri >> People keithb
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt recently announced appointments of members who will serve on several boards, commissions and councils. Among them several are from Joplin. Allen R. Shirley (R), ...more

George Hill is still on the loose >> People cniess
CRIME STOPPERS is asking for help in locating George Hill, pictured above. Hill is wanted on a US Marshall's warrant for a probation violation. He originally was on supervision for felon in ...more

Blunt adds Love to MSSU Board >> People s-smith
JOPLIN - Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt has appointed Ivy Love, pictured, senior French and Spanish major from Greenfield, as the new student representative to the Board of Governors at Missouri Southern ...more

Baker to join autism commission >> People hfoster
Paula F. Baker, CEO of the Ozark Center, is one of 13 civilians who, subject to Senate confirmation, will join several Missouri government representatives on a 24-member commission that will meet to ...more

Dr. McClendon reappointed to mental health board >> People staff
Phillip W. McClendon, pictured left, a senior pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Joplin, has been reappointed to the Mental Health Commission by Gov. Matt Blunt. His new term will end on June 28, ...more

Joplin lawyer named top MATA attorney >> People jeannie
Edward J. Hershewe, at left, is with outgoing MATA President Grant Davis after becoming the recipient of the Thomas G. Strong Award. It was presented to him at the 50th Annual Convention Banquet on ...more

Cpl. Allen receives medal for himself and Cezar >> People cniess
The Joplin Police Department announced that Corporal Gabe Allen received the Medal of Valor from the North American Police Work Dog Association during their annual national conference in Indianapolis ...more

Steelman espouses pro life stance >> People mariwinn
Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, pictured at right, visited the Life Choices Clinic in Joplin today to launch her campaign for the Republican slot for governor and to promote her "Life Is ...more

Bargen named first Missouri Poet Laureate >> People robinson
(Photo compliments of JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today appointed Walter Bargen, pictured at left, as the state's first official Missouri Poet Laureate. Through executive ...more

New revenue head is named >> People hfoster
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt recently announced that Omar Davis will head the Department of Revenue and Todd Smith will replace him as the director of the Department of Labor and Industrial ...more

Springfield's Cordonnier becomes a judge >> People hfoster
An attorney at Lathrop & Gage, LC of Springfield has been appointed circuit judge for the 31st Judicial Circuit. Gov. Matt Blunt chose Michael J. Cordonnier, 50, to fill the opening created by the ...more

Six non-violent offenders are pardoned >> People hfoster
JEFFERSON CITY - Based upon the unanimous recommendation of the Missouri Probation and Parole Board, Gov. Matt Blunt recently announced his decision to pardon Alicia Allison-Brown, Jesse Barnes, ...more

Actor and former Joplinite, Lonnie Chapman dies >> People s-smith
Lonny Chapman, pictured remember-when, who went from Joplin to become a stage and screen actor and North Hollywood repertory theatre founder and artistic director, has died. He was 87. The Los ...more

Branson music show pioneer passes away >> People jmccullo
Bessie Mae Presley1923-2007 Bessie Mae Presley, 84, of Branson, passed away peacefully at Skaggs Community Health Center on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. The matriarch of Branson’s nationally ...more

Neosho's Rudy Farber sets precedent >> People keithb
NEOSHO - Gov. Matt Blunt today announced Rudolph (Rudy) E. Farber (R) of Neosho will serve on the State Highway and Transportation Commission, marking the first time ever a Newton County resident ...more

Jackie O's estate benefits from local artist >> People s-smith
It was around two oclock in the morning. Missouri Southern State University alumnus T. Crowe (Terry) Semler was having problems with the thesis he was writing for his master's degree at the ...more

Randy Turner's media circus, Small Town News >> People mariwinn
Randy Turner signs his new novel, Small Town News for students gathered at a booksigning, October 20, 2005, at the Neosho/Newton County Library. Seated is Ashley Nickolaisen, a Diamond High School ...more

Irish Johnny Copeland's final glory >> People mariwinn
"10-bells" rang at the end of the Service of Celebration for the Life of former lightweight boxer Irish Johnny Copeland. It was a sad moment for the crowd who came to say good-bye, and especially ...more

Ernest Bloch's life and music are illuminated >> People mariwinn
If someone asked me who I thought Ernest Bloch was, I would have answered--a manufacturer of Swiss chocolates? I would have had the correct nationality, of course, but the wrong man. My answer also ...more

Meet George A. Spiva >> People mariwinn
Have you had a chance to say hello to George A. Spiva...or, at least to wave in his direction when you've driven past Spiva Memorial Park at 4th and Main? He won't be waving back, but he should ...more






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