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Volunteer to help save trees >> Community l-onstot
Mike McDaniel, aborist for the city of Joplin, is asking for volunteers to help water the newly planted trees in the Joplin and Duquesne areas. The trees lost in the Joplin tornado of May 2011 have been replaced in the parks and right-of-ways for the redevelopment of green space in the communities. About 10,000 new plantings were made.

The watering schedule may be flexible but a commitment to water is required. Volunteers should contact McDaniel at the Joplin Parks and Recreation office by phoning (417) ...more

SW Democrats speak about ballot issues >> Community staff

Southwest Missouri Democrats recently gathered to debate Amendment One and held a vote on all August Primary Ballot Amendments. Informational packets with arguments for and against each amendment were provided.

Representative Bill Reiboldt (R), sponsor of Amendment One, spoke in favor, and Bob Glenn, candidate for Dade County presiding commissioner, spoke against. After both presented their arguments, questions from the audience were moderated by Quentin Cooper, intern for the Southwest Missouri Democrats and president of the Carthage High School Young Democrats.

Elliott Denniston, a member of the SWMO Democrats, called ...more

Bettine Clemen returns in concert >> Calendar of Events staff

International solo flutist Bettine Clemen, pictured, accompanied by San Francisco guitarist Richard Patterson will perform "A Love Song for All Life" featuring light classics, Latin, pop and ethnic music combined with film of nature taken all over the world. The event benefitting the Sensory Garden of the Springfield Botanical Center will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111E. Brookside Dr.

The concert will be followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvres ...more

Thoughts on Missouri Amendment 7 >> Op-Ed tshrout
Amend the Missouri Constitution to Impose a Statewide Transportation Sales Tax? Huh? by Jim Fitzpatrick One of the most audacious elements of Amendment 7 is that the proponents are so desperate ...more

Webcast is offered on common neurological disease >> Health staff
Those interested are encouraged to hook up to a free live webcast of a seminar hosted in Nashville, Tennessee by the International Essential Tremor Foundation. The seminar will take place on ...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

Lawsuit is filed against SAR program >> Government jbell
SAN FRANCISCO – Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on July 10, 2014, challenging the legality of the federal government’s controversial Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program. The lawsuit, ...more

Billie Jean King wows tennis fans in Springfield >> Sports mariwinn
Tennis legend Billie Jean King stresses her enthusiasm for tennis and her crusade for equality during a briefing at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. by Mari Winn Taylor A guy in the ...more

Springfield Lasers enter season as champions >> Calendar of Events jedwards
Tennis legend and Mylan WTT co-founder Billy Jean King, pictured, plans to attend the opening match between the Springfield Lasers and the Philadelphia Freedoms. The match on Sunday, Jul. 6, ...more

Let Route 66 inspire you >> Calendar of Events staff
The Springfield Regional Arts Council is calling all artists to submit work for an exhibition in honor of historic Route 66. The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Pkwy., Springfield, will host the ...more

Fall cycling benefits are scheduled >> Calendar of Events staff
Bike MS is looking for cyclists, age 12 and older, who not only enjoy the sport of biking but also want to help raise money for the MidAmerica Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride ...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

Pet advice made easy >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Finding reliable and readable advice in print is not always easy. Sometimes, alleged experts offer their vast or half-(v)ast knowledge in very authoritarian ways, as ...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

Do we need a right to farm amendment in Missouri? >> Editorial mariwinn
The voters of Missouri are asked to approve what to Section A. Article I, Constitution of Missouri? How many voters actually are familiar with the rest of Article I? (For more information about the ...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

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

#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

Joplin pools set opening day >> Calendar of Events l-onstot
The opening day for Schifferdecker, Ewert, and Cunningham Family Aquatic Centers is Saturday, May 24, 2014. The Family Aquatic Centers offer various amenities for children of all ages and their ...more

Debunking animal myths >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Some alleged experts often are “barking up the wrong tree” when they give advice about pets. There are many misconceptions (a.k.a. old wives tales but why not credit ...more

Missing money? >> Government meghan
JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today applauded the General Assembly for the passage of House Bill 1693, which passed Wednesday. If signed into law, House Bill 1693 would allow Zweifel ...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

What's art in New York City >> Entertainment mariwinn
No, I didn't think I'd be hooked into rubbing a guy's hairy chest so that the wish whispered in his ear would come true, but a seemingly innocent young girl led me past some rather suggestive photos ...more

Religious debate: How much of a skeptic are you? >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Author Ean W. Burchell knows what book he distrusts the most: the Holy Bible...anyone’s view or translation of it. The onetime educator/skeptic has compiled his ...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07-25Thoughts on Missouri Amendment 7tshrout
07-25August 2014 events/Springfield areastaff
07-24Aids are available for stutterersstaff
07-24Webcast is offered on common neurological diseasestaff
07-23Blood donors are neededstaff
07-23Life expectancy may be slowingsmurrow
07-23Volunteer to help save treesl-onstot
07-22Joplin Homebuyers Assistance Program relocatesl-onstot
07-22Pot sellers should get lighter sentencesmgroob
07-22SW Democrats speak about ballot issuesstaff
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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
06-02Cobb is not wanted heretrevor
Not wanted here in MO or anywhere else. He is a violent man. Fugitive from justice in Canada. He
05-06Shame on the legislatorsa-blouin
The service cuts that will be required as a result of SB 509 will devastate Missourians’ quality of
04-23Great reviewsafkhet
Thanks so much for this great review! When we took on this series, we didn't know we were getting a
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
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Open border rampage“The joint criminal and humanitarian crisis at our southern border is a tragedy that lies squarely with the President. It is also a tragedy that could have been avoided. Along with many of my conservative colleagues, I have long said that any talk of immigration reform must first start with securing the border. This demand wasn’t punitive or mean spirited. It was commonsense. We knew that if we changed the pathway to citizenship before closing the gaping holes in our border security we would have a flood of new illegal immigrants. We were right....."

---Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)

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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
05-13Free 2014 wood chip giveawaystaff
2014 Free Wood Chip Giveaway Dates (weather permitting): 8 a.m.-3 p.m. or until supply is
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


Joni D. from Hy-Vee Delivery Service was just at my door. Some times companies go all out to please the customer and this was a time when it was least expected. Prices being what they are, I was a bit upset when I found that three items were not edible that I had just bought. Actually, who's to know what's inside a melon or the avocado that I had selected. Generally, that is a case of win some, lose some. It was an afterthought to include them when I called the 800-number on the bag of...More

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