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That JLT floor controversy just won't go away >> Community mariwinn

What's this? Just a small reminder of the devastation of the Joplin Little Theatre's lobby floor that served as a memorial to those associated with the theatre past and present.

by Mari Winn Taylor, editor

Tony Flint, president of the Joplin Little Theatre's Board of Directors, doesn't like me very much. He wants long forgotten any reminder of the destruction of the theatre's lobby floor and the memorial tiles that for many years were part of it. Based on the sticker on his car [correction: truck], he has a tea party attitude. Most tea partyers that I've met push their own agenda and rile at any controversy. ...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

Joplin Schools will attempt Guiness world record >> Calendar of Events staff
An attempt to break a Guinness world record for the longest ribbon used in a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be made at 1 p.m. on October 3, 2014, at the dedication of Joplin High School and Franklin ...more

It's beer time again >> Calendar of Events staff
The Fifth Annual Ozarks Beerfest will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. A benefit of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Ozarks-Jasper & Newton counties, the event will be held ...more

Photo and mum purchases support JHS >> Calendar of Events staff
Photographer Bob Foos from Webb City will photograph you and your pet(s) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The event will take place in the education room at the Joplin Humane ...more

World of tennis is introduced to young readers >> Book Reviews mariwinn
Molly and Nick, two characters in a new children's book by Marissa Irvin Gould, can't wait to share their new presents with kids at school by Mari Winn Taylor Marissa Irvin started playing ...more

Kander announces recount for Amendment 1 >> Government mariwinn
by Mari Winn Taylor Missouri's 114 counties (and one independent city) are taking their time to respond to Secretary of State Jason Kander's announcement of the approval of a statewide recount of ...more

Springfield area events for September 2014 >> Calendar of Events staff
Events for September 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

Funds are awarded to extend Ruby Jack Trail >> Travel & Leisure staff
A Recreational Trails Program grant has been awarded to the Joplin Trails Coalition to fund surfacing of the Carl Junction segment of the Ruby Jack Trail. The funds administered by the Missouri ...more

Nightly delays expected on I-44 in Newton County >> Community jdmitch
Newton County – Drivers can expect nighttime lane closures and some traffic delays on I-44 in Newton County for a resurfacing project beginning the week of August 25, 2014, the Missouri Department of ...more

Historic quilts are wanted for festival >> Calendar of Events nmyers
CARTHAGE – It’s time to contact Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St., if you want to enter a historic quilt (made before 1950s-60s) in this year's Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show. The event will take place ...more

Learn a homicide detective's hidden relationships >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Life has many plot twists. Hidden Relationships of The Homicide Detective by Herman L. Hinton (XLibris) is not a typical detective story, although it is written as if it were ...more

Court ruling is favorable to drug manufacturers >> Health staff
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 24, 2014, that the Food and Drug Administration is not required to hold hearings that could end the use of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal ...more

Pot sellers should get lighter sentences >> Government mgroob
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Sentencing Commission on July 18, 2014, approved an amendment that retroactively applies reduced sentencing guidelines to people who are currently serving time for select ...more

Beyond the Abyss >> Op-Ed hastings
by Winslow Myers Nothing more clearly illustrates the absurdity of murder for political ends than this moment of chaos in Iraq and Syria. Imagine spaceships of an advanced alien civilization ...more

Ruling strengthens cell phone privacy rights >> Government jbell
MIAMI – For the first time, a federal appeals court has ruled that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to get people’s phone location histories from their cell service companies. “The court’s ...more

New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announced >> Calendar of Events staff
LANDERS THEATRE 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

Oh no, a tick! >> Health ashley
In the United States, ticks are responsible for more human disease than any other insect. They are very good at this because they feed on a large variety of mammals, reptiles, and even birds. Six ...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

EPA's new proposal generates partisanship >> Government mariwinn
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its Clean Power Plan proposal that as expected has created quite a furor, especially amongst Republican ranks. While the agency hopes the plan ...more

lily--a true hero of the Joplin tornado >> Book Reviews mariwinn
Many stories have been written about the ferocious tornado that cut through the center of our town, Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, but they were written mainly for an adult readership. Carolyn E. ...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

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

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

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

09-24That JLT floor controversy just won't go awaymariwinn
09-24Raising Abel, just what the doctor orderedjkennedy
09-24Joplin Schools will attempt Guiness world recordstaff
09-24It's beer time againstaff
09-24Blunt questions firearm application revisionstaff
09-24Course for farm women is scheduledjscheidt
09-16Library expands space for youngest patronsmariwinn
09-16Cable restraint trapping class is offeredstaff
09-16Photo and mum purchases support JHSstaff
09-01Pet Warehouse changes name to Petswaykkeller
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08-20it's not meawflint
Just to be clear: I AM NOT JLTPAL. Please read the original again. I will not be responding to
I forgot to sign my name to my last post "Rebuttal". I am Rebecca Perry - past Board member, past
What I find amazing is that you & others keep talking about how WE are hurting the theater. May I
08-19The show will go onsailfast
People, it’s time to cease and desist. Damage is being done and it’s not to a building. If the
08-19Defining progressmariwinn
JLTpal, whoever you are: Ceci is not alone. Destroying the floor has offended major contributors of
08-04Don't be swayed by phony commercialsstaff
Check this YouTube out: 2014-08-04
07-27Moms rally to support Clean Power Planafrank
More than 200 moms and their kids held a demonstration on Capitol Hill on July 9, 2014, to be a
07-27Whose right to farm is it?hnavarro
The "Right to Farm" amendment, Amendment 1, does not protect the rights of Missouri's long-standing
07-26Joplin offers measles vaccinationsl-onstot
Measles vaccinations are being offered by the Joplin City Health Department to all Missouri
06-17Update is appreciated; CDC often lags behindashley
Jeff, thanks for the update on Lyme disease. I hope I got across the point that anyone who is the
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What Isil doesn't embrace "Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people. Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me how much you love all His children. Before you preach to me of your passion for your faith teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give."

---Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

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09-01You can taste what you eat herestaff
The city of Joplin is helping to promote the establishment of smoke-free businesses by providing a
08-22Bids for trees wanted by city of Joplinl-onstot
The city of Joplin is accepting sealed proposals for trees for trail planting. The deadline for
08-20Set up a personalized Social Security accountstaff
As part of its 79th anniversary the Social Security Administration is encouraging everyone planning
07-05Electric bill scamstaff
It's highly unlikely that any of our readers would fall for a scam extorting money, but we are
07-05Help wanted: Administrativive assistanttgay
An administrative assistant is wanted to handle appointment, coordination, event and meeting
06-21Help wanted: Public works directorstaff
The city of Neosho is seeking a public works director reporting to the city manager. For a list of
06-18Help wanted: Executive directorstaff
The Greene County Democratic Central Committee is seeking a full-time executive director. Must
06-17Help wanted: Desing-build contractorstaff
The city of Joplin is accepting applications for a design-build contractor to work with CGA
06-17Help wanted: Civil engineerstaff
The city of Joplin is seeking a civil engineer to join the team working to improve Joe Becker
05-16Crowder College history is preservedc-brown
A book celebrating the 50 years of Crowder College has been published. The book contains


UPDATE: Amendment results: Amendment 1: Passes, 498,751 or 50,127% of vote 5: Passes, 602,076 or 50,970% of vote 7: Fails, 590,963 or 59,185% of vote 8: Fails, 538,575 or 55.016% of vote 9: Passes, 728,549 or 74,756% of vote In retrospect, I'm wondering how many people erroneously thought they were helping family farmers? What a sham perpetrated on the voters. I feel sad for the environment. Based on the results passage of the farm amendment...More

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