|JLT stages final show of their 76th season >> Calendar of Events|| mariwinn|
Randle Patrick McMurphy (Joel Moore) explains to Dr. Spivey (Richard Roberts) how he contrived to serve a short stay in a mental institution as his scam to avoid prison time and hard labor. He is surrounded by two patients, L-R, William "Billy" Bibbit, a stutterer (Alex Chesney) and Frank Scanlon (Robert Myers), known in the place as the "bombmaker." In the background is Nurse Rached (Marilyn Marshall-Miller) who isn't happy with McMurphy's attitude from the start. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is Joplin Little Theatre's latest production.
The setting, designed by director Lisa Wood, and lighting, managed ...more
|Butterfly sculptures are unveiled >> Community|| bruffett|
|To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado, two butterfly sculptures were unveiled at Freeman Hospital West and Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. More than 20 large butterfly sculptures have been placed around the Joplin community as a symbol of growth and transformation.
Surrounding the Freeman Butterfly sculpture are (left to right) Lage Grigsby, tornado survivor; Paula F. Baker, Freeman president and chief executive officer; Mason Lillard, tornado survivor; Dr. Raymond Vetsch, Freeman cardiothoracic surgeon.
“No one will forget the aftermath of the May 2011 tornado,” said Paula F. ...more
|Joplin tornado: How recovery funds were used >> Community|| jwang|
JOPLIN RESILIENCY AND SUPPORT STILL LINGERS
As part of the Joplin community, The Salvation Army joins other survivors this week in commemorating the passing of five years since one of the deadliest tornadoes in US history struck the Southwest Missouri area.
Continuing in its commitment to the survivors of the Joplin Tornado, The Salvation Army Midland Division is nearing the final allocation of recovery funds raised from the tornado that struck Joplin on May 22,2011. In all, The Salvation Army raised $6.8 million in donations on behalf of survivors of the deadly storm. In the immediate aftermath of the destruction, The ...more
|Joplin synagogue celebrates with open house >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The public is invited to a centennial celebration at the United Hebrew Congregation of Joplin. The event, an open house and tour co-hosted by Historic Murphysburg Preservation, will take place from 1-4 p.m. on June 12, 2016, at 702 S. Sergeant Ave., Joplin.
Featured will be a sampling of traditional foods, architectural and religious artifact tours, explanations of customs for wedding and bar mitzvah ceremonies and a take-home card with guest's name printed in Hebrew.
"Guests will have the rare opportunity to view the beautiful handcrafted wooden ark, which houses the Torah scrolls, and features the hand carved Hebrew letters representing the ...more
|Podcast features "Tornado Talk" >> Business|| dholiday|
|KANSAS CITY, MO—The Storm Report Radio Network, an award-winning nationally-syndicated custom weather service, announced recently that they have launched a new podcast series, "Tornado Talk." The ...more|
|Crime Stoppers needs help finding Michael Skibo >> Community|| bkeene|
|HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?
Update: Michael Skibo is believed to be back in the Springfield, MO area. If you see him, contact Crime Stoppers immediately.
Crime Stoppers is asking help in ...more|
|Broadway shows come to Springfield >> Calendar of Events|| dgallion|
|"Now, I've had the time of my life" is what audiences will be saying about the Broadway shows coming to Springfield! The 2016-2017 Broadway Season at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts ...more|
|Senator Richard discusses passed bills >> Government|| richard|
Legislative NewsSenator Ron Richard (R-MO 32)Majority Floor Leader
The 2016 legislative session has officially concluded. From day one, my Senate colleagues and I set out to tackle some of the ...more|
|Working to save the Shoal Creek Low Water Bridge >> Letters to the Editor|| staff|
|To the editor:
Thanks to some great research done by Kevin Martin, we now know a lot more about the history of the Low Water Bridge on Shoal Creek.
According to a Joplin News Herald article ...more|
|How to sign up for curbside recycling >> Community|| l-onstot|
|Joplin customers still may register for curbside recycling from Republic Services. The additional cost of $4.75 per month added to the monthly trash charge of $11.73 would bring the total cost to ...more|
|Kiosk is set up to search for unclaimed property >> Government|| meghan|
|State treasurer Clint Zweifel is encouraging residents in and around Joplin to check for unclaimed property, five years after the devastating tornado struck the community. Missouri laws require ...more|
|Join conservatives at Faith 'N Freedom Festival >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|A Faith 'N Freedom Festival/political fundraiser will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Ashcroft Family Farm, 5603 W. Farm Rd. 54, Willard. The event will feature an evening ...more|
|Stopping just one more "hit" >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy--
Warfare uses many weapons, and internal battles are the most difficult.
That is the major lesson perhaps in The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit are REAL by longtime ...more|
|Think secondhand, think Experimac >> Business|| lweir|
|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.
|Joplin's drug drop-off boxes are permanent >> Community|| stafff|
|All citizens---regardless of residency---have the option to dispose of unused, unwanted, surplus, orphaned and expired medicines by depositing them in the permanent drug drop-off boxes located at ...more|
|What's in your vehicle and A/C systems? >> Environment|| dbryan|
|WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of the ...more|
|Celebrate National Trails Day® >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|While plenty of Americans eagerly await the coming of spring, many hiking clubs, non-profits, and land managing agencies are already busy planning special outdoor events for the onset of summer. ...more|
|Ozark Mountain Daredevils to perform in Ozark >> Calendar of Events|| stafff|
|OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS
US Baseball has announced its first concert in the newly renovated U.S. Baseball Park, 4400 N. 19th Street, just off Highway 65 and W. State Hwy. J in Ozark.
|Home repairs are available for low income owners >> Community|| mbyeakey|
|Economic Security Corporation (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for their home rehabilitation programs in Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald counties. A special priority has been established to ...more|
|Three children's books are recommended >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Using the right ingredients is important when choosing or writing books. But when introducing the power of the printed page to a younger audience, three varied new volumes show ...more|
|Bull Mills outing combines nature with history >> Environment|| mariwinn|
|Calling attention to a section of the trunk of a downed tree, retired Ferrell- Duncan gastroenterologist and dedicated Master Naturalist Dr. Bob Kipfer explained the process of determining the tree's ...more|
|When gene manipulation is warranted >> Health|| mariwinn|
The human spirit or heart can trump bad genes. That's one of the conclusions reached by Paul Durham, Ph.D, pictured, Missouri State University Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology. He spoke at ...more|
|Singer/songwriter contest is announced >> Miscellaneous|| grambo|
|The 69th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, that will take place from October 13 – 15, 2016, in the Basin Park Band Shell in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is accepting submissions for the ...more|
|Galloway audits $8.8 billion in federal funding >> Government|| gena|
|JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on March 30, 2016, issued an audit of the state's management and spending of billions of federal dollars administered by state agencies. The ...more|
|Know the truth about the Benghazi attack >> Education|| mariwinn|
|Fred Burton, a foremost auhority on security and terrorism, answers questions about the Benghazi attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He had completed ...more|
|Ozark Center launches Super Me! >> Health|| bruffett|
The Ozark Center in Joplin launches Super Me!, an app for Apple devices. Super Me! helps children develop resilience and positive coping skills through a series of in-game and out-of-game ...more|
|Thousands welcome Bernie Sanders to Springfield >> Government|| mariwinn|
What a wonderful thing it would be if Missouri led this country to the political revolution. That comment was what Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said to encourage those who ...more|
|Volunteers needed for new Joplin program >> Community|| l-onstot|
|The city of Joplin has started a volunteer program called Citizens in Action (CIA) to help connect and engage citizens with their community. Citizens will be able to volunteer as an individual or ...more|
|Join a book discussion; learn about Oklahomans >> Calendar of Events|| stafff|
|"Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma" is the name of a free five-session book discussion that will take place at the Har-Ber Village Museum this spring. The books, personal memoirs of ordinary people, ...more|
|Experience the history and beauty of the Ozarks >> Travel & Leisure|| mariwinn|
|The entrance to Smallin Cave in Christian County, Missouri is seen from several hundred yards within.
by Mari Winn Taylor
Six miles south of Springfield near the town of Ozark is a cave that ...more|
|Reading the Sweet Oak >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|FACINATION WITH A RIVER
Recommending a particular book specifically for holiday gift-giving could be a limiting idea given that every day is a good excuse for buying a book. For any excuse and ...more|
|Missouri veterans' comments wanted >> Health|| staff|
|Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is soliciting comments from veterans regarding their experiences at Missouri VA facilities.
"I've always said the best way to ensure our veterans receive the care ...more|
|Support the JLT with history book order >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|Fantasy books: the great escape >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Benor Dorfinngil embraces the term “virgin territory” from both human and geographic perspectives.
The lusty, life-loving lead character in British fantasy ...more|
|New way to discover risk for high blood pressure >> Health|| doshea|
|Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on ...more|
|Dystopia--denial in survival >> Op-Ed|| staff|
|ISIS' evil gets thumbs up >> Op-Ed|| mpolka|
|“Slow down, I can’t understand you,” the Prince of Darkness uttered, as his nefarious cohort babbled on. ...more|
|Music fills SLT 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
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 2015-16 season.
For season ...more|
|Joplin Little Theatre announces its 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Bertha Bancroft (Ashley Trotnic) is shown in a happier moment with her unscrupulous boss Daniel Desboro Desmond (Roscoe Miller), president of the National Farmers' and Merchants' Loan, Mercantile ...more|
|Stone's Throw 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|NEW YEAR'S EVE 2014 AT STONE'S THROW DINNER THEATRE
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the 2015-2016 season (subject to changes). Season tickets are now on ...more|
|MADD move over; cellphone deaths require attention >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|While driving, 4 out of 10 smartphone users tap into social media, about 3-in-10 surf the net and 1-in-10 video chat, according to new research from major mobile service provider AT&T. This survey of ...more|
|Black? Five ways to avoid altercations with cops >> Op-Ed|| mmadill|
|by Matthew R. Drayton
During the past few months, there has been numerous incidents— some tragic—where police officers were accused of brutality and abuse of power against African Americans, ...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|
|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|
|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|