|Recent Crowder event enhances scholarship fund >> Education|| mariwinn|
NEOSHO, MO – The Crowder College Foundation raised over $101,000 at the 12th Annual Festival of Wreaths held Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus, according to news supplied by Cindy Brown, Crowder Director of Public Information .
The event was attended by more than 450 people including first time attendees and those who have been supporters since the inaugural event in 2003. Festival of Wreaths is the Foundation’s largest single fundraising event for scholarships. Two recipients who spoke at the event expressed their gratitude for receiving financial assistance that allowed them to continue ...more
|Author pens new poem for Christmas >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
|Molly McAme with her pet mouse, Nibbles, confronts Santa on Christmas Eve.
Is there a child, preferably a little girl, whom you would like to become excited over the reading of books? Well, 'tis the Christmas gift-giving season, and William Thomas Thach has written a tale that rivals the time worn The Night Before Christmas . It definitely is just as captivating. The Girl Who Saved Christmas written in rhyme in the style of the classic credited to Clement Clark Moore in the mid nineteenth century, not only introduces Santa and one of his elves to the reader, but also a young girl named Molly McAme and her pet ...more
|Anselm is selected as Joplin city manager >> Community|| l-onstot|
Samuel Anselm, pictured, has been selected as city manager for the city of Joplin, according to an announcement by Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert. Anselm has held the position of assistant city manager since March 2011, and most recently served as the interim city manager for Joplin since February of this year.
“Sam demonstrates strong leadership and communication skills, and knows how to get things done,” Seibert said. “In Joplin’s post-tornado era, it is evident of the work we have before us. We’ve heard from the citizens in various manners, including through CART (Citizens Advisory Recovery Team) and know the priorities our citizens would ...more
|Missouri Century Farm owner fights eminent domain >> Op-Ed|| reichert|
This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean Line and its potential impact on a Missouri Century Farm.
A high voltage tower, part of the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean Line that is considering several routes across the state of Missouri, could be located just 400 feet from the front door of a Century Farm on Route 24 in Brunswick, Missouri. Tina Marie Reichert is questioning awarding ...more
|Mastering the Diverging Diamond Interchange >> Community|| staff|
|The drawing represents the latest Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Springfield at Battlefield Road and US 65.
Work contracted with Hartman and Company of Springfield at a cost of ...more|
|Chris Pistole again to portray John James Audubon >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
| Chris Pistole, current education director at the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center in Joplin, is shown in character as John James Audubon.
Chris Pistole, education director at the ...more|
|Enjoy Christmas on Main Street >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
A free holiday event will take place at Har-Ber Village, 4404 West 20th St., Grove, Oklahoma, starting Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. Christmas lights, festive music, hot chocolate and ...more|
|Where on the Niche list is your school? >> Education|| staff|
|The Niche Best K-12 Schools 2015 rankings have been announced with Joplin High School receiving a ranking of 362nd in Missouri with an overall Niche grade of C-. However, the score was based on ...more|
|Senate majority caucus selects leaders >> Government|| staff|
|JEFFERSON CITY — The majority caucus today endorsed once again Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, to serve a second session as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate for the 98th General Assembly. ...more|
|Bids for Joplin skatepark are being solicited >> Community|| staff|
|Bids are being solicited for a new skatepark to be located in Ewert Park, northeast of the tennis courts, a location that was once a softball field near School Avenue. While the Joplin Parks and ...more|
|Chemical from broccoli sprouts might treat autism >> Health|| ckolf|
|Broccoli spears are subject of clinical trial. (Photo compliments of Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Results of a small clinical trial suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts — and best ...more|
|November 2014 events for the Joplin area >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events in the 4-state area for November 2014 appear below focusing on the cities of Joplin in Missouri, Pittsburg in Kansas, Miami and Tulsa in Oklahoma and Fayetteville in Arkansas. Events are ...more|
|November 2014 calendar of events for Springfield >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events for November 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|
|Missouri office offers scriptwriting fellowship >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|The Missouri Film Office is looking for writers who have penned screenplays or TV pilot scripts set in the Show-Me State.
The newly established Missouri Stories Screenwriting Fellowship Program is ...more|
|MSSU invites local artists for painting symposium >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Kyle McKenzie, an art instructor at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, discusses the current exhibition at the Spiva Gallery on campus.
Painters from around the region have been ...more|
|Cellphone voyeurs get court approval >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|By Laura Finley
As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take ...more|
|Ronald McDonald House announces holiday events >> Calendar of Events|| bjames|
The tree and book displaying the donors for the 13th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of the Four States this year will be displayed from November 7 until ...more|
|Printmakers wanted for show >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|Artists, ages 18 and older, are wanted to showcase hand-produced prints, paper books, monotypes, relief prints and zines. The exhibition, "Reconstruction the Ideas of Printmaking" will be held at ...more|
|Author gains fame as military biographer >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Four words the reader might not readily associate with military subjects perhaps best describe both Hal Moore, A Soldier Once and Always and its young, widely recognized author, ...more|
|Robots join staff of MU Health Care >> Health|| sbaehman|
|COLUMBIA, MO — In the battle all hospitals fight to eliminate infections, University of Missouri Health Care is using a new technology — robots that emit ultraviolet light to kill germs. The Ebola ...more|
|Tobacco use with oral sex raises cancer risk >> Health|| vwasta|
|Johns Hopkins scientists have shown a strong association between tobacco use or exposure and infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), the sexually transmitted virus responsible for ...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|
|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|
|New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announced >> 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 2014-15 season.
The nine ...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.
|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|