June 10, 2016
The Internet can be intimidating with headlines about hackers, cyberbullying and phishing scams. June is National Internet Safety Month, giving parents the opportunity to talk to their kids about ...more
May 17, 2016
Brothers Brandon and David Campbell now represent GSF Mortgage at their location in Suite A, 420 S. Main St., Joplin. Brandon Campbell has assumed the role of branch manager while David Campbell ...more
May 09, 2016
After living and working in five different states during a newspaper management career that spanned 20-plus years, Tim Holder decided it was finally time for his family to put down roots. “We ...more
April 01, 2016
Owens Corning employees on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016, will trade business attire for hard hats and construction tools to build a home with Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity. In addition to supplying a ...more
February 12, 2016
Branson IMAX has unveiled plans for a $1.7 million renovation. Now after nearly 22 years their IMAX® 15/70 film projection is being replace with a new cinematic experience, IMAX® with Laser - IMAX’s ...more
December 17, 2015
Jefferson City — Secretary of State Jason Kander recently issued an investor alert for Missourians considering digital currency investments. Bitcoin and other digital currencies are not issued by ...more
December 11, 2015
To celebrate the holiday charitable season U.S. Cellular today announced Joplin-based Bundles of Hope is the second of three organizations to receive support from its Future of Good campaign, which ...more
October 26, 2015
Whole Foods and Trader Joe's may have blown their opportunity to be the first such high end market in Springfield after an announcement that The Fresh Market had signed to be one of the tenants in ...more
October 07, 2015
Plans have been unveiled for a first-of-its-kind $10 million family adventure attraction to be open 365 days a year in Branson. Construction for Fritz's Adventure, an attraction that brings the ...more
September 04, 2015
Johnsonville has voluntarily recalled 89.235 pounds of their Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Flavor Grillers. The frozen pork sausage patties were produced on May 13, 2015 and include both the 24-oz. ...more
September 02, 2015
Hall’s Culligan Water of Joplin recently reached an agreement to purchase locally owned and operated Convenient Water of Pittsburg, Kansas. Effective immediately, Convenient Water customers will ...more
August 27, 2015
A grant of $487,000 was recently awarded to Access Family Care Medical and Dental Clinics, according to Sylvia M. Burwell, secretary of the United States Dept. of Health and Human Services. The ...more
August 18, 2015
DALLAS - Greyhound Lines Inc., today announced it is operating from a new location in Joplin. Greyhound customers can conveniently board at 6601 E. 7th St., about seven miles from the former location ...more
August 17, 2015
Heer’s Luxury Living, LLC, 138 Park Central Square, announced its grand opening of 80 units of luxury rental housing and 18,000 square feet of commercial space in downtown Springfield. The ...more
May 31, 2015
Walmart has asked its food suppliers of meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and eggs to implement the American veterinary Medical Association's principles on the judicious use of antibiotics by supplying ...more
May 23, 2015
The Bank of Little Rock Mortgage, in its 18th year in business serving as a residential mortgage provider for central Arkansas, has opened a new branch office in Joplin. Joplin residents Bob and ...more
September 01, 2014
Pet Warehouse has announced that it has officially changed its name to Petsway. The locally-owned pet supplies store will remain under the same owners as the company continues to grow throughout ...more
July 14, 2014
Training and Development Solutions (TDS), is now an official OSHA host site for Region 7 at Crowder College in Webb City. This means that OSHA training in areas of construction, general industry and ...more
July 11, 2014
Dawn Lafreeda of Den-Tex Central, Inc. is the franchisee behind a new Denny's restaurant location in Neosho, MO. (photo by Sarah Wilson) Dawn Lafreeda was only 23 in 1984 when she was able to ...more
June 21, 2014
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that Ford Motor Company (Ford) is revising the fuel economy (mpg) estimates for six vehicle models to correct errors ...more
June 08, 2014
The general contractor for the reconstruction of Harmony Heights Baptist Church on 20th Street, pictured, destroyed by the Joplin tornado in 2011, has won an award for this project. Branco ...more
May 13, 2014
The Missouri Association of Manufacturers, a nonprofit association representing manufacturers, has announced that they recently relocated their office to a larger space in south Springfield. MAM has ...more
March 22, 2014
SPRINGFIELD - For centuries, farmers have braved the elements to walk their land to check for problems ranging from wind damage and calving cows to pests and predators. Unmanned aerial vehicles ...more
March 05, 2014
RootMetrics (a.k.a. Root Wireless), a Bellevue, Washington company that specializes in wireless coverage mapping, for the first time has just produced a report on the nation's top mobile carriers. ...more
February 22, 2014
A new management team has been announced by the Northpark Mall in Joplin. Joan Ghani has been named general manager and DeLonte Colbert has been named assistant general manager. Responsible for ...more
February 17, 2014
Charissa Callaway, pictured, began her career as a hostess six years ago at Red Lobster. Two short years after joining the company, Callaway was quickly promoted into Red Lobster's management ...more
December 05, 2013
Rita Needham, pictured at left, CEO of the Missouri Association of Manufacturers, is retiring after almost 14 years serving Missouri manufacturers. Honoring her, on December 17 and 18, 2013, from ...more
November 06, 2013
The Joplin Humane Society was one of six non-profits to win the "Vetericyn Loves Animals" charity contest. The prize was a year's supply of Vetericyn wound and skin care products. The local group was ...more
October 21, 2013
Dyno Nobel Inc. with facilities in Carthage and Louisiana, Missouri has agreed to pay a $257,167 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA), Emergency Planning and ...more
September 20, 2013
Crowder College’s MARET Center (Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology) and the Neosho Chamber of Commerce announce a call for new business ideas that may be incubated and developed in ...more
August 25, 2013
AT&T plans to roll out 4G LTE in Joplin by the end of this year, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology and faster mobile Internet speeds. AT&T 4G LTE currently ...more
July 10, 2013
The Joplin Police Department has announced that it is utilizing fee generated services through Carfax to make accident reports accessible to citizens online. If a citizen is involved in an ...more
July 10, 2013
Columbia, MO - Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) filed a notice with their regulating agency, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC)on July 5, 2013, requesting permission to stop offering ...more
July 05, 2013
The National Rifle Association will celebrate the grand opening of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell, Springfield. The grand opening event will take place ...more
June 25, 2013
Randy Evans, pictured at left, has been named market president for U.S. Bank in Joplin, according to an announcement by Terry Mills, U.S. Bank community banking division manager. He succeeds ...more
May 23, 2013
The Joplin Tri-State Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is very proud to announce our 2013-2014 scholarship winners. Shelley Pritchett, Brenton Phillips and Taylor ...more
May 09, 2013
Scott King has been named executive director at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin. King has 22 years of healthcare management experience, including serving as a regional director of ...more
April 26, 2013
KANSAS CITY – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain Natura Pet Products food and treats after the company issued a recall due to ...more
March 29, 2013
The world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee, NPC International, Inc, that operates more than 1200 Pizza Hut restaurants in the United States, including the one in Joplin, has been sued by employees in ...more
March 15, 2013
In 1797 artist James Ward painted Lion and Tiger Fighting. In addition to going on safari, one may witness preservation of these majestic species locally at refuges in Arkansas and ...more
February 25, 2013
KANSAS CITY – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food after the company issued a voluntary recall throughout ...more
January 16, 2013
A court decision recently was cited as a victory for both the Public Service Commission and energy efficiency advocates like Renew Missouri and ratepayers set to enjoy the commission's rules that ...more
August 19, 2012
SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that a Springfield call center has been approved for state tax credits under the Enhanced Enterprise Zone program. ...more
August 18, 2012
BluCurrent Credit Union with a branch in Joplin at 2007 S. Sergeant, has announced that they will merge with Greater Ozarks Community Credit Union (GOCCU). This will result in expanding BluCurrent’s ...more
August 03, 2012
Verizon Wireless customers will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network when it is introduced in Joplin and Carthage, Missouri on August ...more
June 07, 2012
With the advent of laws banning horse slaughter, such as those enacted in 2007 in Illinois and Texas, the practice seemed to have gone underground, at least domestically. The difficulty in collecting ...more
June 04, 2012
The Villas on Monkey Island, a luxury real estate venture in Afton, Oklahoma, has officially changed hands from Cherokee Village, LLC, to the Kislak Organization. The two entities announced the ...more
May 08, 2012
Verizon Wireless customers can use their smartphones to share live video broadcasts of life’s special moments with their Facebook® friends using Color for Facebook, a free social camera application, ...more
April 29, 2012
COLUMBIA, MO — AT&T recently has announced completion of upgrades to its mobile Internet network along Interstate 70, Interstate 44 and Interstate 55 in Missouri, helping provide communities along ...more
March 20, 2012
David Leach, a division manager for Safelite AutoGlass® based in Denver, has been awarded one of the company's $5,000 Exceptional Customer Service Awards. Last year, Leach, pictured, came to ...more
March 12, 2012
America's airline service is collapsing fast, and business across Heartland America is taking the hit, according to a new article by Phil Longman and Lina Khan of New America Foundation's Markets and ...more
March 07, 2012
PITTSBURG, KS - Friends and customers of the Pittsburg Farmers’ Market will now be able to access information from the organization's new website. Founded in 2002, the market helps provide fresh, ...more
February 22, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – Thousands of concerned consumers have joined a grieving mother’s breaking campaign on Change.org calling on Enterprise Rent-A-Car to stop opposing proposed legislation that would ...more
February 20, 2012
Terry Hicklin, co-owner of the Candy House Gourmet Chocolates, oversees his candy operation as an employee marks each piece of chocolate by hand with his distinctive identifying mark. The Candy ...more
February 20, 2012
J&H Foods, parent company of Simple Simon's Pizza and CheeZies Pizza announces the re-opening of CheeZies Pizza at its new location: 1710 E. 32nd St. in Joplin. Franchise owners and operators Mandy ...more
January 27, 2012
JOPLIN – The National Federation of Independent Business, Missouri’s leading small-business association, has selected Nancy Good of Joplin to serve as vice chair of the NFIB/Missouri Leadership ...more
January 27, 2012
Historic drought conditions took a toll on the Texas cow herd in 2011 as more than 150,000 head left the state for greener pastures – three times more than the 45,000 recorded in 2010, according to ...more
November 30, 2011
Representatives from Panera Bread will present a check to the Hope 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation at a ceremony on December 1, 2011. During the first two weeks of October, Panera Bread sold their ...more
November 08, 2011
Columbus, GA – The Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to slap graphic labels on packaging of tobacco products – including artisan cigar boxes - suffered a setback today when U.S. District Judge ...more
November 02, 2011
Typically, design build contracts are awarded to large construction and engineering firms, but because of the emergency situation in Joplin after the May 22, 2011 tornado, the Federal Emergency ...more
October 28, 2011
The city of Joplin has announced that commercial property owners have until November 30, 2011 to have their lots cleared of debris or have a provable plan in place for the work to be completed ...more
October 25, 2011
The Oak Meadow Apartments on Michigan Avenue heavily damaged by the May 22, 2011 tornado will undergo renovation as the 1502 Michigan Place apartments.     Dominium, a nationally-known ...more
October 19, 2011
Convoy delivers more than 140 Pieces of equipment for rebuilding effort Equipment rental company United Rentals is working around the clock in Joplin, this week. Employees are providing ...more
October 19, 2011
SSE, does the name sound vaguely familiar? SSE, or Schultz and Summers Engineering, a Missouri-based engineering company founded by Stan Schultz with offices in Poplar Bluff, Branson and Lake Ozark, ...more
October 11, 2011
Verizon Wireless yesterday (Oct. 10, 2011) announced that on November 17, 2011, Springfield and Branson will be part of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in an expansion that will include 178 ...more
September 29, 2011
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on September 28, 2011, announced that Trident Seafoods Corp., one of the world’s largest seafood ...more
September 07, 2011
A group of national, regional and local construction and real estate professionals has organized Project Safe Home - Joplin, to assist homeowners and businesses who lost homes and buildings in the ...more
August 31, 2011
WASHINGTON – Today (Aug. 31, 23011), the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that four additional Missouri community banks have received $117.1 million as part of the next wave of funding ...more
August 16, 2011
It looks like a spaceship. Its futuristic design may be seen in many places. What is it? The Mega Fan Dome, an inflatable tent-like structure, is the proud creation of the Beimdiek Insurance ...more
July 21, 2011
Terry Hicklin, pictured at right, co-founder of Candy House, has been name president of Retail Confectioners International. He will serve for one year and in the role of past president for up to ...more
July 08, 2011
Joplin city officials remind commercial property owners that they must arrange for the pickup and disposal of tornado-generated commercial debris on their own properties and not push that debris to ...more
June 21, 2011
As many as 450 businesses were destroyed by the tenacious May 22, 2011 tornado that affected the employment of about 4500 people and claimed the lives of 155 people as of today. Citing that ...more
June 14, 2011
Verizon Wireless is continuing its commitment to assisting Joplin residents in their recovery from last month's devastating tornado. This includes the deployment of mobile cell towers to the area and ...more
June 10, 2011
LOCUST BUILDING - ST. LOUIS The Locust Building in St. Louis is up for auction but not necessarily for a bargain price. The owner has imposed a reserve that must be met and even apparently ...more
May 26, 2011
Academy Sports has issued an official statement in order to quell rumors being circulated. According to Elise Hasbrook, senior communications manager, there have been several inaccuracies ...more
May 25, 2011
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Missouri Southern State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the ...more
April 13, 2011
Experience Works, a nonprofit organization has funds available to help small businesses in Joplin grow by assisting them in the recruitment, training and employment of mature workers. Services are ...more
March 31, 2011
MAESTRO, a program provided by the U.S. Dept. of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is now available for eligible farmers. The program provides technical assistance in the ...more
March 24, 2011
LaBarge, Inc. (NYSE Amex: LB), a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), has been awarded contracts valued at $4.5 million from Raytheon Missile Systems to continue to provide complex ...more
March 24, 2011
JOPLIN - TAMKO recently has announced the promotion of Jamie Keller, pictured, to sales and marketing promotions manager. In her new role Keller will assist in the planning, creation and ...more
March 14, 2011
Equipment manufacturer Mid-Western Machinery Company, Inc., with over 65 years of experience, has been acquired in an asset purchase by Bramko Specialty Products, LLC. The new company will operate ...more
March 11, 2011
Joplin Farmers Market is currently accepting applications from vendors. The city is encouraging all vendors interested in selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers, locally raised beef, ...more
January 17, 2011
Demonstrating a plan to ensure clients have access to professional, financial and accounting services for many years to come, Stan Schmidt, president of Schmidt Associates PC of Carthage has ...more
November 08, 2010
Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 6.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.66/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.4 cents per ...more
October 29, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation has received two High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program grants totaling $4.1 million from the Federal Railroad Administration. The ...more
October 22, 2010
Joplin - The Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative, an arm of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, announced today that the AT&T Mobility Center in Joplin will be hiring 95 new people. The ...more
September 23, 2010
Kodiak Sports, LLC has been presented with Community Develoment Block Grant funding by the city of Joplin, according to an announcement by Kirstie Smith of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. Kodiak ...more
July 20, 2010
Historic businesses on Route 66 are encouraged to submit information to a directory being posted by John's Modern Cabins News. The site, offered free of charge by Carolyn Hasenfratz of Brentwood, ...more
May 26, 2010
Before you call that number or visit that website to order a free credit report, make sure you are not doing business with a company that claims to offer free credit reports, but requires you to ...more
April 08, 2010
KANSAS CITY, MO – David Johnson, a Missouri resident who was assessed hundreds of dollars of overdraft fees, recently filed a lawsuit against UMB Bank, N.A. (his bank since 1998) and UMB Financial ...more
February 18, 2010
Local bankers gather around Congressman Roy Blunt, second from right, to discuss how the economy is affecting their industry. (Photo by Vince Rosati) Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt (R-7) met ...more
February 08, 2010
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack last Friday (Feb. 5, 2010) announced the cancellation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) due to producer and consumer concerns. His agency instead will ...more
December 16, 2009
An on the job training program to help employees learn new skills has been introduced by the Joplin-based Economic Security Corporation of the Southwest Area. The agency serves Barton, Jasper, Newton ...more
October 27, 2009
Vintage Stock announced the October opening of their 36th store located in Joplin at the northwest storefront of Northpark Mall, formerly occupied by clothing retailer Steve and Barry’s. This marks ...more
October 16, 2009
The man came forward all smiles with a strong handshake that would make the most timid feel welcome. He wore a shirt with the IBT logo embroidered on it. A visitor would think he was just one of the ...more
August 26, 2009
Osborn Paper Company, the oldest member of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce with 67 years, was recognized with others with at least a decade of membership. The Milestone Members Awards Reception ...more
July 29, 2009
Standard & Poor’s “Ratings Direct” July report provided good news to the city of Joplin – the city received a two-step increase in its credit rating--from an A+ to an AA. Ratings range from AAA to C ...more
July 27, 2009
The farms of Bobbie and Carol Coble Sr. of Stafford and Randy and Jan Mooney of Rogersville will be joining 91 others recognized as century farms in Southwest Missouri. Family representatives will ...more
July 15, 2009
Joplin's economy is dynamic, companies here are diversified. These were reasons Jasen Jones executive director of the Workforce Investment Board, pictured at left, gave for Joplin's unemployment ...more
March 05, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. – If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1909, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm, according to an announcement by Andy Emerson, Missouri ...more
October 03, 2008
The new country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law has gone into effect on September 30, 2008, but food packages produced before this date may not be labeled and retail establishments selling less than ...more
September 18, 2008
A Joplin based grocery business celebrates its 25th year in operation this year. CNW Foods, owner of Food 4 Less in Joplin and Springfield was started in 1983 by Dick Casey, president, and partners ...more
October 17, 2007
Lafayette House, a private, not-for-profit organization that assists women and children in Southwest Missouri who are the victims of domestic violence or rape or have problems relating to alcohol or ...more
October 09, 2007
Washington, D.C.- Residents of certain sections of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia and surrounding states should be able to breathe a bit easier. American Electric Power has ...more
August 16, 2007
Ed Browning in an article for the September Ag News and Views Newsletter of the University of Missouri Extension has evaluated some of the alternative fuels and concluded that while ethanol and ...more
May 21, 2007
By-products of the ethanol industry may have caused the deaths of three yearlings in a short period of time in an area cattle herd. The veterinarian’s diagnosis was polioencepholomalacia or ...more
April 29, 2007
Add e-grocery to the list of time-saving services that Joplin residents can utilize online. PriceCutterOnline.com, which launched successfully in the Springfield area in July, is set to debut in ...more
March 23, 2007
JEFFERSON CITY – To better promote the diverse and culturally important contributions of Hispanic Missourians to the state, Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Greg Steinhoff ...more
March 21, 2007
The egg industry is currently fighting tooth and nail a federal rule-making petition being reviewed by the Food & Drug Administration that would mandate production-method labeling on egg cartons that ...more
February 02, 2007
Rep. Kate Meiners (D-Kansas City) has introduced a bill that is intended to make sure consumers get what they pay for at the fuel pump. HB105 would require a gallon of diesel or gasoline to have its ...more
October 28, 2006
Skepticism about wind energy in Missouri was blown away October 20, 2006, when legislators toured construction of the state’s first wind farm and developers announced that a third utility-scale ...more
March 05, 2006
Pittsburg, KS entrepreneur Gene Bicknell (at left) shakes the hand of Clair Goodwin who just recently retired as a full-time news correspondent for the Joplin Globe. Goodwin had the honor of ...more
November 18, 2005
The recent increase of cattle thefts in Barry, Christian and Stone counties has caused cattle producers to ask questions about branding cattle and the Missouri brand law. Eldon Cole, livestock ...more
May 27, 2005
St. Louis, MO — Missouri pickup truck drivers would have saved over $387 million at the gas pump last year and cut global warming pollution by over 3.2 million tons if U.S. automakers had used ...more
May 20, 2005
There are several common plants in southwest Missouri pastures that are considered poisonous to livestock according to Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. The good news ...more
April 23, 2005
Increased Goat Population Gives Rise to New Organization Residents of southwest Missouri have probably noticed a large increase in the number of goats grazing in area fields. As a result of ...more
June 05, 2004
Agriculture ranks as the second most dangerous occupation, just behind the mining and quarrying industry. In 2002, there were about 3.4 million Americans working in agriculture. There were 730 ...more
January 09, 2004
Does a cow give more milk because she eats more, or does she eat more because she gives more milk? Unlike the question pertaining to the chicken and the egg, this one has an answer, and it has a ...more
November 25, 2003
Calling the military model of leadership passé, Kyle Craig, guest speaker at a Leadership Joplin Symposium, outlined more effective dynamics for motivating people. The rapt audience, gathered ...more