|Critics of the new JLT floor speak out >> Community|| mariwinn|
Members of the Board of the Joplin Little Theatre suspend their meeting to allow comments from those opposed to the destruction of the lobby's memorialized black and white tile floor. Shown is the new ceramic-based tile plank floor, simulating rough-hewn wood, selected to be in keeping with the stained ceiling beams above.
by Mari Winn Taylor
For what could have been a nasty heated event turned out to be a civil exchange. Two members of the Friends of Joplin Little Theatre /Park Playhouse accompanied by 14 sympathetic supporters assembled at the theatre to lay out their concerns during ...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
|43rd Joplin Police Academy is announced >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The fall session of the Citizens Police Academy will begin on August 21, 2014, and be held every Thursday evening for 12 weeks, according to an announcement by the Joplin Police Department. The free ...more|
|The Kennedys celebrate 50th anniversary >> People|| staff|
Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Kennedy of Pittsburg, pictured, will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8, 2014. They were married August 8, 1964, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Pittsburg, ...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|
|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 ...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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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.
|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|