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  • Win prizes, help put the brakes on fatalities

    Win prizes, help put the brakes on fatalities

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:32:08 GMT
    Topeka, KS - If you're a Kansas kid age 5-13, you could win some great prizes in the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest! Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City and $50 gift cards from Dillon's of Kansas.Also, 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13) will each receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.The deadline to enter the contest is less than a month away. Entries mus...More >>
    Topeka, KS - If you're a Kansas kid age 5-13, you could win some great prizes in the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest! Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City and $50 gift cards from Dillon's of Kansas.Also, 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13) will each receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.The deadline to enter the contest is less than a month away. Entries mus...More >>
  • Man Enters Home Near Golden, MO

    Man Enters Home Near Golden, MO

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:09:49 GMT
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
  • Congresswoman Jenkins Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Congresswoman Jenkins Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:55:26 GMT
    Topeka, KS - Communications Director Thomas Brandt announced yesterday Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday. The Congresswoman nominated Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast, Washburn University President Dr. Jerry Farley, and Topeka Capital-Journal editor Tomari Quinn. They now have 24 hours to complete the #ALSIceBucketChallenge or donate to ALS.More >>
    Topeka, KS - Communications Director Thomas Brandt announced yesterday Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday. The Congresswoman nominated Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast, Washburn University President Dr. Jerry Farley, and Topeka Capital-Journal editor Tomari Quinn. They now have 24 hours to complete the #ALSIceBucketChallenge or donate to ALS.
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  • Last Flick-N-Float of the Summer

    Last Flick-N-Float of the Summer

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:21:00 GMT
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be shown starting at 9:00pm. This is a pre-teen night for children ages 8-12 to attend!An additional screening will be shown on Saturday, August 16th for the Teen Night for children ages 13 and older.Admission for the event is $5 per child and $7 per adult; admission includes swimming and movie. More >>
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be shown starting at 9:00pm. This is a pre-teen night for children ages 8-12 to attend!An additional screening will be shown on Saturday, August 16th for the Teen Night for children ages 13 and older.Admission for the event is $5 per child and $7 per adult; admission includes swimming and movie. More >>
  • 8th Annual Dog Swim

    8th Annual Dog Swim

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:09:48 GMT
    Dogs and their owners are invited to take a dip before the pool is drained for the summer. The Dog Swim is a great way for your pup to get relief from the summer heat.


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    Dogs and their owners are invited to take a dip before the pool is drained for the summer. The Dog Swim is a great way for your pup to get relief from the summer heat.

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  • City reminds residents of the tree limb disposal options

    City reminds residents of the tree limb disposal options

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:10:30 GMT
    Joplin, KS - The City will continue to open the tree limb drop-off site for free tree limb and brush drop-off on the third Saturday of the every month, until further notice. On August 16, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits.More >>
    Joplin, KS - The City will continue to open the tree limb drop-off site for free tree limb and brush drop-off on the third Saturday of the every month, until further notice. On August 16, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits.
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  • Children's Haven Receives an $18,000 Grant

    Children's Haven Receives an $18,000 Grant

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:53:18 GMT
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLSTO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN Joplin, MO –Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri has received an $18,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation on behalf of the Joplin General Mills Community Action Council, to support their crisis care services for children in Southwest Missouri. “We are grateful to General Mills for their on-going support and this year's grant will help continue our mission of making area children safer.” sai...More >>
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLSTO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN Joplin, MO –Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri has received an $18,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation on behalf of the Joplin General Mills Community Action Council, to support their crisis care services for children in Southwest Missouri. “We are grateful to General Mills for their on-going support and this year's grant will help continue our mission of making area children safer.” sai...More >>
  • Free Furniture and Appliance Giveaway at Carthage Crisis Center

    Free Furniture and Appliance Giveaway at Carthage Crisis Center

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:01:12 GMT
    The Carthage Crisis Center is holding a Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution on Saturday September 6th, 8-10 AM.Come if you need Furniture and Appliances to furnish your home.House Fire Victims WelcomeBring a truck or trailer to haul items always.Location: 100 South Main St. Carthage, Missouri (parking lot on the east side of the Building)We need volunteers to help us on distribution day. Bring your family, small group or youth group and serve!!! Give Tim or Connie a call.Call 417-358-3533More >>
    The Carthage Crisis Center is holding a Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution on Saturday September 6th, 8-10 AM.Come if you need Furniture and Appliances to furnish your home.House Fire Victims WelcomeBring a truck or trailer to haul items always.Location: 100 South Main St. Carthage, Missouri (parking lot on the east side of the Building)We need volunteers to help us on distribution day. Bring your family, small group or youth group and serve!!! Give Tim or Connie a call.Call 417-358-3533More >>
  • White Wins Two Competitions

    White Wins Two Competitions

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:35:02 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Jerah White, a student and resident of Joplin Mo was recently crowned the 2014 Liberty Girl and the National Little Miss for All American Girl, a youth development program. Jerah was crowned earlier this spring as the 2014 Little Miss Missouri, earning the chance to advance to the national competition held in Portland Oregon. The programs’ platform is Autism and her personal platforms are bullying and childhood obesity. Jerah has spent most of her summer participating in communit...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Jerah White, a student and resident of Joplin Mo was recently crowned the 2014 Liberty Girl and the National Little Miss for All American Girl, a youth development program. Jerah was crowned earlier this spring as the 2014 Little Miss Missouri, earning the chance to advance to the national competition held in Portland Oregon. The programs’ platform is Autism and her personal platforms are bullying and childhood obesity. Jerah has spent most of her summer participating in communit...More >>
  • Local Florist Is Giving Away 1500 Flowers

    Local Florist Is Giving Away 1500 Flowers

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:04:52 GMT
    Local FTD Florist Plans to Give Away 1500 Free Flowers for the 20th Anniversary of FTD Good Neighbor DayResidents of Joplin and surrounding communities will have the unique opportunity to meet each other and develop new friendships when Don Davis Florist hosts the 20th annual FTD Good Neighbor Day event on September 10, 2014. Beginning at 8:30AM, Don Davis Florist at 1710 E 32nd St will give away 1500 flowers in bunches of a dozen, absolutely FREE to anyone who visits the shop, while supplies...More >>
    Local FTD Florist Plans to Give Away 1500 Free Flowers for the 20th Anniversary of FTD Good Neighbor DayResidents of Joplin and surrounding communities will have the unique opportunity to meet each other and develop new friendships when Don Davis Florist hosts the 20th annual FTD Good Neighbor Day event on September 10, 2014. Beginning at 8:30AM, Don Davis Florist at 1710 E 32nd St will give away 1500 flowers in bunches of a dozen, absolutely FREE to anyone who visits the shop, while supplies...More >>
  • Backpack Giveaway For Two Pittsburg Elementary Schools

    Backpack Giveaway For Two Pittsburg Elementary Schools

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:52:09 GMT
    Press ReleaseFlag Church held a backpack giveaway for all students at Westside and Meadowlark Elementary Thursday evening. Students were given necessary school supplies as well as offered a new pair of shoes for the Spring. Gifts were also given to the teachers and the principal. This is the second year the church has done this event. Birthed last year by Youth and Outreach Pastor Anthony Navaratnam, this year's event was led by by Christine Hess and Meagan Swafford."We see this as an amazing...More >>
    Press ReleaseFlag Church held a backpack giveaway for all students at Westside and Meadowlark Elementary Thursday evening. Students were given necessary school supplies as well as offered a new pair of shoes for the Spring. Gifts were also given to the teachers and the principal. This is the second year the church has done this event. Birthed last year by Youth and Outreach Pastor Anthony Navaratnam, this year's event was led by by Christine Hess and Meagan Swafford."We see this as an amazing...More >>
  • Public events on Saturday, August 16 to increase roadway traffic

    Public events on Saturday, August 16 to increase roadway traffic

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:38:01 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On Saturday, August 16, the public will see numerous dragsters, motorcycles and cyclists along our roadways as several events take place in and around Joplin.Members of the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Joplin Police Department will hold a Press Conference at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13 to discuss several important factors with these events that can help citizens and visitors be safe while enjoying these events or other Saturday activities. The press conference...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On Saturday, August 16, the public will see numerous dragsters, motorcycles and cyclists along our roadways as several events take place in and around Joplin.Members of the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Joplin Police Department will hold a Press Conference at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13 to discuss several important factors with these events that can help citizens and visitors be safe while enjoying these events or other Saturday activities. The press conference...More >>
  • Cherokee, KS Girl Wins National Pageant

    Cherokee, KS Girl Wins National Pageant

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:11:18 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - Southeast Elementary second grader Kaydynce Ruddick was crowned Mini Miss Kansas this past May, and on Friday August 8, she was crowned All American Girl Mini Miss Royalty at the national competition in Portland, Oregon.“I am so proud of my Kaydynce,” said mom, Trisha Ruddick. “Our blonde hair, blue eyed, freckle faced country girl from Southeast Kansas went to Oregon and competed against girls who go every year trying to get that title and she won it.”Mom said Kaydynce is exci...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - Southeast Elementary second grader Kaydynce Ruddick was crowned Mini Miss Kansas this past May, and on Friday August 8, she was crowned All American Girl Mini Miss Royalty at the national competition in Portland, Oregon.“I am so proud of my Kaydynce,” said mom, Trisha Ruddick. “Our blonde hair, blue eyed, freckle faced country girl from Southeast Kansas went to Oregon and competed against girls who go every year trying to get that title and she won it.”Mom said Kaydynce is exci...More >>
  • Burrows Named NEO Equestrian Coach

    Burrows Named NEO Equestrian Coach

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:08:08 GMT
    Miami, Okla. – Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 – Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) is pleased to announce that Amanda Burrows, current horse judging coach, will take on the role of NEO’s equestrian coach starting this fall. Burrows succeeds former equestrian coach Chelsie Huseman. Burrows will coach both horse judging and equestrian teams. NEO has been holding a reputable standing in its agriculture department, let alone equine coaching, and now Burrows will be its second coach since its beginnin...More >>
    Miami, Okla. – Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 – Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) is pleased to announce that Amanda Burrows, current horse judging coach, will take on the role of NEO’s equestrian coach starting this fall. Burrows succeeds former equestrian coach Chelsie Huseman. Burrows will coach both horse judging and equestrian teams. NEO has been holding a reputable standing in its agriculture department, let alone equine coaching, and now Burrows will be its second coach since its beginnin...More >>
  • K-126 Crack Seal & Chip Seal Postponed until August 25th

    K-126 Crack Seal & Chip Seal Postponed until August 25th

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-11 16:59:27 GMT
    Kansas - On Monday, Aug. 25, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin a crack sealing project on K-126 east of Pittsburg. The project will run from the east city limits of Pittsburg to the Kansas-Missouri state line. The work is expected to be finished in one week, weather permitting. This project was originally scheduled to begin on August 11 but has been postponed.After the crack sealing is completed the contractor will leave the project and return in September to place...More >>
    Kansas - On Monday, Aug. 25, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin a crack sealing project on K-126 east of Pittsburg. The project will run from the east city limits of Pittsburg to the Kansas-Missouri state line. The work is expected to be finished in one week, weather permitting. This project was originally scheduled to begin on August 11 but has been postponed.After the crack sealing is completed the contractor will leave the project and return in September to place...More >>
  • Watco Railroad receives Award from KDHE

    Watco Railroad receives Award from KDHE

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:12:27 GMT
    KDHE Presented Awards for Waste Railroad Tie Clean Up WICHITA, Kan.—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) presented three awards to railroad companies who have cleaned up significant piles of railroad ties in Kansas. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the 2014 Kansas Environmental Conference, held August 5-7 at the Wichita Marriott Hotel. John Mitchell, KDHE Division of Environment Director, presented the awards to Cimarron Railroad, WATCO Railroad Company and Un...More >>
    KDHE Presented Awards for Waste Railroad Tie Clean Up WICHITA, Kan.—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) presented three awards to railroad companies who have cleaned up significant piles of railroad ties in Kansas. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the 2014 Kansas Environmental Conference, held August 5-7 at the Wichita Marriott Hotel. John Mitchell, KDHE Division of Environment Director, presented the awards to Cimarron Railroad, WATCO Railroad Company and Un...More >>
  • Pittsburg Parks & Rec to Open Burn Site

    Pittsburg Parks & Rec to Open Burn Site

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:48:17 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be opening the burn site this Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon.The burn site is located 1 ½ miles east of Rouse on Quincy Street. This site is for tree limbs and brush; please no household trash, landscape timbers, etc.In the event of inclement weather, please call our cancellation hotline at 620-232-PARK (7275) for the current status of the burn site or possible closing.Contact the Pittsburg Parks Recreation office a...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be opening the burn site this Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon.The burn site is located 1 ½ miles east of Rouse on Quincy Street. This site is for tree limbs and brush; please no household trash, landscape timbers, etc.In the event of inclement weather, please call our cancellation hotline at 620-232-PARK (7275) for the current status of the burn site or possible closing.Contact the Pittsburg Parks Recreation office a...More >>
  • Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma National Night Out

    Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma National Night Out

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-07 16:04:40 GMT
    The Wyandotte Nation Tribal/Municipal Police Department hosted its 3rd Annual National Night Out with a Community Block Party Tuesday evening, Aug. 5.The event ran from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the recently opened Heritage Acres Splash Pad, 14400 S. Porcupine Rd., in Wyandotte and drew a crowd of around 250 people who enjoyed music, food, inflatables, the newly opened splash pad and a chance to dunk the DARE officer.“National Night Out is our annual event hosted by the Police Department where all...More >>
    The Wyandotte Nation Tribal/Municipal Police Department hosted its 3rd Annual National Night Out with a Community Block Party Tuesday evening, Aug. 5.The event ran from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the recently opened Heritage Acres Splash Pad, 14400 S. Porcupine Rd., in Wyandotte and drew a crowd of around 250 people who enjoyed music, food, inflatables, the newly opened splash pad and a chance to dunk the DARE officer.“National Night Out is our annual event hosted by the Police Department where all...More >>
  • Project 17 Quality of Life Video Contest

    Project 17 Quality of Life Video Contest

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-08-05 15:43:35 GMT
    Project 17 is pleased to announce a video contest to promote all the reasons why it is great to live in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson counties. Video entries should focus on all of the positive aspects that contribute to a great quality of life in these 17 counties. The goal of the Project 17 Quality of Life Video Contest is to strengthen a sense of belonging and highlig...More >>
    Project 17 is pleased to announce a video contest to promote all the reasons why it is great to live in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson counties. Video entries should focus on all of the positive aspects that contribute to a great quality of life in these 17 counties. The goal of the Project 17 Quality of Life Video Contest is to strengthen a sense of belonging and highlig...More >>
  • This Week's Joplin Farmers Market downsizes, relocates

    This Week's Joplin Farmers Market downsizes, relocates

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:15:36 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Due to an event in Ewert Park this weekend, Joplin Farmers Market will not be held in its usual location. Instead, several vendors will move to the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot on Thursday from 4:30 – 7 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.This week’s market will include fresh produce including tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, cucumbers and green beans. Not all of the vendors will at the market this week.City officials say the Farmers Market will resume its normal operat...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Due to an event in Ewert Park this weekend, Joplin Farmers Market will not be held in its usual location. Instead, several vendors will move to the Joplin Memorial Hall parking lot on Thursday from 4:30 – 7 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.This week’s market will include fresh produce including tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, cucumbers and green beans. Not all of the vendors will at the market this week.City officials say the Farmers Market will resume its normal operat...More >>
  • Two suspects in a apprehended in Montgomery County

    Two suspects in a apprehended in Montgomery County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:46:50 GMT
    Montgomery County (KS) - Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that two suspects of recent Burglary were apprehended by Deputies today. The first suspect was taken into custody at Ashcraft Tire in Independence. The 2nd suspect was apprehended a short time later on North 5th Street after he attempted to elude Deputies. Both suspects have been booked into Montgomery County Jail with Sheriff Dierks recommending Burglary and Theft.Sheriff Dierks would like to thank his Deputies ...More >>
    Montgomery County (KS) - Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that two suspects of recent Burglary were apprehended by Deputies today. The first suspect was taken into custody at Ashcraft Tire in Independence. The 2nd suspect was apprehended a short time later on North 5th Street after he attempted to elude Deputies. Both suspects have been booked into Montgomery County Jail with Sheriff Dierks recommending Burglary and Theft.Sheriff Dierks would like to thank his Deputies ...More >>
  • 'Milky' Water in Neosho, MO

    'Milky' Water in Neosho, MO

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:08:58 GMT
    Low water table causing ‘milky’ water Neosho, MO - Neosho Public Works has received reports of “milky” water in some neighborhoods. This is being caused by the water well at Dewey and Finney Street drawing air into the lines because the water table is too low. Lines are currently being flushed out and the well at Dewey and Finney has been shut down until Neosho receives enough rainfall to bring the water table back up. If you have any questions, please call Neosho Public Works at 451-8071More >>
    Low water table causing ‘milky’ water Neosho, MO - Neosho Public Works has received reports of “milky” water in some neighborhoods. This is being caused by the water well at Dewey and Finney Street drawing air into the lines because the water table is too low. Lines are currently being flushed out and the well at Dewey and Finney has been shut down until Neosho receives enough rainfall to bring the water table back up. If you have any questions, please call Neosho Public Works at 451-8071More >>
  • Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque

    Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:25:30 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open.Families gathered Monday for the first time at the new mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a religious holy that marks the end of the holy month.Navid Zaidi, a pulmonologist originally from Pakistan, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UzldC6 ) that the mosque means a lot to the small Muslim community in the southw...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open.Families gathered Monday for the first time at the new mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a religious holy that marks the end of the holy month.Navid Zaidi, a pulmonologist originally from Pakistan, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UzldC6 ) that the mosque means a lot to the small Muslim community in the southw...More >>
  • Northpark Mall and BLUE JEANS GO GREEN " Lose Your Blues Recycling Drive

    Northpark Mall and BLUE JEANS GO GREEN " Lose Your Blues Recycling Drive

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:30:44 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Northpark Mall and Blue Jeans Go Green™ Invite you to Lose Your BluesDenim Recycling Drive Benefits Communities in Need from July 28-August 31 Northpark Mall, in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, invites you to Lose Your Blues by contributing your old blue jeans and any other denim apparel items to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program. From July 28 through August 31, simply drop off your denim for recycling in the designated receptacle in the Food Court. Denim ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Northpark Mall and Blue Jeans Go Green™ Invite you to Lose Your BluesDenim Recycling Drive Benefits Communities in Need from July 28-August 31 Northpark Mall, in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, invites you to Lose Your Blues by contributing your old blue jeans and any other denim apparel items to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program. From July 28 through August 31, simply drop off your denim for recycling in the designated receptacle in the Food Court. Denim ...More >>
  • Joplin City Council names Edwards to City Attorney position

    Joplin City Council names Edwards to City Attorney position

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:56:02 GMT
     Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert has announced that the Joplin City Council recently voted to hire Peter Edwards as the Joplin City Attorney.
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     Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert has announced that the Joplin City Council recently voted to hire Peter Edwards as the Joplin City Attorney.

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  • Joplin Police Department Receives Advanced Accreditation

    Joplin Police Department Receives Advanced Accreditation

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:24:04 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department is pleased to announce that it has received the Advanced Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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    The Joplin Police Department is pleased to announce that it has received the Advanced Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.


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  • Nomination Deadline for Maple Leaf Grand Marshal Approaching

    Nomination Deadline for Maple Leaf Grand Marshal Approaching

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:54:34 GMT
     Nominations are currently being accepted for the 48th Annual Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal.
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     Nominations are currently being accepted for the 48th Annual Maple Leaf Festival Grand Marshal.

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  • Joplin Police Department announces its 43rd Citizens Police Academy

    Joplin Police Department announces its 43rd Citizens Police Academy

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:31:59 GMT
     The Joplin Police Department is proud to announce the upcoming fall session of the Citizens Police Academy.
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     The Joplin Police Department is proud to announce the upcoming fall session of the Citizens Police Academy.

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  • MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

    MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:26:29 GMT
    Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert. More >>
    Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert. More >>
  • Capital Improvement Sales Tax Projects Aired to Residents

    Capital Improvement Sales Tax Projects Aired to Residents

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:10:54 GMT
    Joplin voters will address the question of whether to renew a capital improvement sales tax dedicated to major road projects within the city at the upcoming August 5 election.More >>
    Joplin voters will address the question of whether to renew a capital improvement sales tax dedicated to major road projects within the city at the upcoming August 5 election. More >>
  • High graduation rate earns Pittsburg school program national award

    High graduation rate earns Pittsburg school program national award

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:17:56 GMT
    In its inaugural year, the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program at Pittsburg High School is receiving national recognition. JAG-Kansas nominated Pittsburg for this award based on graduation rate, academic improvement and over-all first year review.More >>
    In its inaugural year, the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program at Pittsburg High School is receiving national recognition. JAG-Kansas nominated Pittsburg for this award based on graduation rate, academic improvement and over-all first year review. More >>
  • Neighborhood Watch is going high-tech in Coffeyville, KS

    Neighborhood Watch is going high-tech in Coffeyville, KS

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:53:13 GMT
    The Coffeyville Police Department has partnered with RAIDSOnline in an effort
    to better serve the community.
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    The Coffeyville Police Department has partnered with RAIDSOnline in an effort
    to better serve the community.
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  • Joplin Chamber announces support of transportation efforts

    Joplin Chamber announces support of transportation efforts

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:18:15 GMT
    A news conference was held Thursday with representatives of the City of Joplin and supporters of Amendment 7 to announce the Chamber's support of the City of Joplin's Capital Improvement Sales Tax renewal and MoDOT's Amendment 7.More >>
    A news conference was held Thursday with representatives of the City of Joplin and supporters of Amendment 7 to announce the Chamber's support of the City of Joplin's Capital Improvement Sales Tax renewal and MoDOT's Amendment 7.More >>
  • Joplin leadership program hosts first graduation

    Joplin leadership program hosts first graduation

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:14:31 GMT
    Circles Joplin hosted it's first ever graduation ceremony for participants of its inaugural Circle Leader Training on Thursday. The event was a celebration of the effort put forth by the first class of Circles - Joplin.More >>
    Circles Joplin hosted it's first ever graduation ceremony for participants of its inaugural Circle Leader Training on Thursday. The event was a celebration of the effort put forth by the first class of Circles - Joplin. More >>
  • Refill stations reduce plastic use on PSU campus

    Refill stations reduce plastic use on PSU campus

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:45:34 GMT

    In an effort to reduce consumption of plastic bottles at Pittsburg State, nearly 20 water refill stations have been installed across campus. And there's more where that came from.

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    In an effort to reduce consumption of plastic bottles at Pittsburg State, nearly 20 water refill stations have been installed across campus. And there's more where that came from.

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  • MSSU PBL club members recognized at national conference

    MSSU PBL club members recognized at national conference

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:22:08 GMT
    Missouri Southern State University Phi Beta Lambda club received several national honors during the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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    Missouri Southern State University Phi Beta Lambda club received several national honors during the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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  • Parsons Teen electrocuted in Tree Trimming Accident

    Parsons Teen electrocuted in Tree Trimming Accident

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:18:27 GMT
    A 17-year-old Parsons boy was lifeflighted to a Springfield, Mo. after being electrocuted.More >>
    A 17-year-old Parsons boy was lifeflighted to a Springfield, Mo. after being electrocuted.
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  • A student and teacher from Nevada High School attended the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference

    A student and teacher from Nevada High School attended the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:01:29 GMT
     More than 350 delegates represented the state of Missouri out of 7500 people that attended this years conference. 

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     More than 350 delegates represented the state of Missouri out of 7500 people that attended this years conference. 


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  • NEO’s Phi Beta Lambda Business and Technology Club places at nationals

    NEO’s Phi Beta Lambda Business and Technology Club places at nationals

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:51:05 GMT
    From left: Brandi Black, Clarissa Davis, Sydney Reynolds, Kyla Guinn, Kongmeng Xiong, Josh Wheeler, Daniel Hocker and Pat Creech, PBL sponsorFrom left: Brandi Black, Clarissa Davis, Sydney Reynolds, Kyla Guinn, Kongmeng Xiong, Josh Wheeler, Daniel Hocker and Pat Creech, PBL sponsor
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) had the privilege of seven students competing in the National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference.
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    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) had the privilege of seven students competing in the National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference.

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  • Roper Honda, In Joplin, Donates $10,000 to the American Red Cross

    Roper Honda, In Joplin, Donates $10,000 to the American Red Cross

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:46:01 GMT
     On July 9th, Roper Honda donated a check to the American Red Cross in the amount of $10,000.
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     On July 9th, Roper Honda donated a check to the American Red Cross in the amount of $10,000.

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  • Cottey college approved to offer additional bachelor degrees

    Cottey college approved to offer additional bachelor degrees

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:27:05 GMT
     Beginning in fall 2014, students may work towards a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences.
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     Beginning in fall 2014, students may work towards a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences.

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  • Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved a list of hundreds of transportation projects

    Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved a list of hundreds of transportation projects

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:00:36 GMT
    When Missourians head to the polls on Aug. 5, they will know exactly what their tax dollars will bring to the state if they approve Constitutional Amendment 7.
    More >>
    When Missourians head to the polls on Aug. 5, they will know exactly what their tax dollars will bring to the state if they approve Constitutional Amendment 7.

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  • Joplin Health Department offering Measles Vaccination

    Joplin Health Department offering Measles Vaccination

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:36:28 GMT
    The Joplin City Health Department will be offering measles vaccination at no cost to Missouri residents.More >>
    The Joplin City Health Department will be offering measles vaccination at no cost to Missouri residents. More >>
  • New Pre-K and Superintendent Coming to Neosho Christian School

    New Pre-K and Superintendent Coming to Neosho Christian School

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:31:13 GMT
     Lowell McInturff has been hired as the new superintendent of the Neosho Christian School.
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     Lowell McInturff has been hired as the new superintendent of the Neosho Christian School.

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  • Coffeyville Police Investigate Shooting

    Coffeyville Police Investigate Shooting

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:23:05 GMT
    On July 8th, 2014, at approximately 10:30 pm the Coffeyville Police Department responded to the area of 1st and Grant Street to investigate a shooting.
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    On July 8th, 2014, at approximately 10:30 pm the Coffeyville Police Department responded to the area of 1st and Grant Street to investigate a shooting.

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  • Seneca R-7 has hired a new Superintendent of Schools

    Seneca R-7 has hired a new Superintendent of Schools

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:11:55 GMT
     Jim Cummins, EdD has been chosen to lead Seneca R-7 School District. 

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     Jim Cummins, EdD has been chosen to lead Seneca R-7 School District. 


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  • Jasper County Collector of Revenue announced today the taxes that were collected for the month of June, 2014

    Jasper County Collector of Revenue announced today the taxes that were collected for the month of June, 2014

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:58:51 GMT
    Stephen H. Holt, Jasper County Collector of Revenue announced today that $664,113.99 was collected by his office for the month of June, 2014.More >>
    Stephen H. Holt, Jasper County Collector of Revenue announced today that $664,113.99 was collected by his office for the month of June, 2014.
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  • A Joplin family refiles a lawsuit in federal court in connection with the suicide death of their daughter.

    A Joplin family refiles a lawsuit in federal court in connection with the suicide death of their daughter.

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:08:37 GMT
    The family alleges two Joplin officers assaulted family members as the family attempted to get medical attention for the teen.

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    The family alleges two Joplin officers assaulted family members as the family attempted to get medical attention for the teen.


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  • KDOT to begin testing strength of the asphalt in SEKS

    KDOT to begin testing strength of the asphalt in SEKS

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:08:54 GMT
    Starting Monday, July 7 and continuing through Thursday, July 11, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will run tests of pavement strength on the following highways in southeast Kansas
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    Starting Monday, July 7 and continuing through Thursday, July 11, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will run tests of pavement strength on the following highways in southeast Kansas

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  • Carthage Technical Center Teacher Wins National Award

    Carthage Technical Center Teacher Wins National Award

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:26:20 GMT
     A local teacher has won the prestigious SkillsUSA Advisor of the
    Year award.
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     A local teacher has won the prestigious SkillsUSA Advisor of the
    Year award.

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  • Family with ties to PSU donates collection of art

    Family with ties to PSU donates collection of art

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-04 01:45:52 GMT
    The family of Dr. William and Norma Reals presented a significant gift of artwork in their parents’ name to Pittsburg State University on Thursday. The gift, which will become part of the university’s permanent collection, includes 31 works by two well-known artists, Birger Sandzen and Lester Raymer.More >>
    The family of Dr. William and Norma Reals presented a significant gift of artwork in their parents’ name to Pittsburg State University on Thursday. The gift, which will become part of the university’s permanent collection, includes 31 works by two well-known artists, Birger Sandzen and Lester Raymer.More >>
  • Scam Alert from Joplin PD

    Scam Alert from Joplin PD

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:01:07 GMT
    In December 2013, the Joplin Police Department along with Empire District Electric made the community aware of a scam involving an individual attempting to extort money from businesses by portraying themselves as an Empire District Electric representative. The Joplin Police Department has recently received some reports of this activity occurring again.More >>
    In December 2013, the Joplin Police Department along with Empire District Electric made the community aware of a scam involving an individual attempting to extort money from businesses by portraying themselves as an Empire District Electric representative. The Joplin Police Department has recently received some reports of this activity occurring again.More >>
  • New Joplin trolley to begin service on July 7

    New Joplin trolley to begin service on July 7

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:07:05 GMT
    The original Sunshine Lamp Trolley which was placed into operation in July 2007 will be officially retiring from service. Since giving its ceremonial first ride along Main Street from the Joplin Public Library to the Newman Building, this trolley has traveled more than 198,000 miles and provided over 226,934 rides.More >>
    The original Sunshine Lamp Trolley which was placed into operation in July 2007 will be officially retiring from service. Since giving its ceremonial first ride along Main Street from the Joplin Public Library to the Newman Building, this trolley has traveled more than 198,000 miles and provided over 226,934 rides. More >>
  • July fourth safety tips from the Red Cross

    July fourth safety tips from the Red Cross

    Thursday, July 3 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-03 17:48:16 GMT
    This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.
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    This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.

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  • Christmas in July at the Hospital

    Christmas in July at the Hospital

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-07-03 14:28:08 GMT
     The NRMC Auxiliary and NRMC Foundation collaborated on a project to purchase two new anesthesia machines for the operating suites at Nevada Regional Medical Center.
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     The NRMC Auxiliary and NRMC Foundation collaborated on a project to purchase two new anesthesia machines for the operating suites at Nevada Regional Medical Center.

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  • Special Response Team in Nevada, MO raids house, two wanted felons arrested.

    Special Response Team in Nevada, MO raids house, two wanted felons arrested.

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:57:25 GMT
    Edward HallamEdward Hallam
    Two wanted felons were arrested early Wednesday morning after a search warrant was served in Nevada.More >>
    Two wanted felons were arrested early Wednesday morning after a search warrant was served in Nevada.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with DUI checkpoints July 2nd - July 5th

    Joplin Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with DUI checkpoints July 2nd - July 5th

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:59:46 GMT
    Joplin Police Department to conduct DUI checkpoints on the upcoming 4th of July holiday week.More >>
    Joplin Police Department to conduct DUI checkpoints on the upcoming 4th of July holiday week.
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  • Joplin Humane Society hopes vintage dogs and classic cats will help shelter find pets forever homes

    Joplin Humane Society hopes vintage dogs and classic cats will help shelter find pets forever homes

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:43:15 GMT
     Joplin Humane Society is overflowing with wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, and, in an effort to
    entice adopters through the door and into the kennels and cattery rooms, they will be offering a great deal
    on pets that have been overlooked for more than 30 days.
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     Joplin Humane Society is overflowing with wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, and, in an effort to
    entice adopters through the door and into the kennels and cattery rooms, they will be offering a great deal
    on pets that have been overlooked for more than 30 days.
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  • ROAD CLOSURE: Joplin Street north of Fir Rd., Carl Junction, MO - No thru traffic

    ROAD CLOSURE: Joplin Street north of Fir Rd., Carl Junction, MO - No thru traffic

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:08:04 GMT
    On Monday, June 30th, Joplin Street will be closed a half-mile north of Fir Road in Carl Junction, Missouri, for six weeks, depending on weather (location map below). Location of the road cut is between Garland Lane and Green Acres Lane.More >>
    On Monday, June 30th, Joplin Street will be closed a half-mile north of Fir Road in Carl Junction, Missouri, for six weeks, depending on weather (location map below). Location of the road cut is between Garland Lane and Green Acres Lane.More >>
  • Celebrate Neosho is Saturday

    Celebrate Neosho is Saturday

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:05:53 GMT
    The City of Neosho kicks off the area's Independence Day festivities on Saturday with its Celebrate Neosho event.On Friday we got a preview of what's to come.More >>
    The City of Neosho kicks off the area's Independence Day festivities on Saturday with its Celebrate Neosho event.On Friday we got a preview of what's to come.More >>
  • Joplin residents announce campaign to help tornado victims in Nebraska community

    Joplin residents announce campaign to help tornado victims in Nebraska community

    Friday, June 27 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-06-27 20:44:19 GMT
    Joplin is reaching out to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger, which was torn apart by a tornado last week. Joplin residents announced a "Joplin Loves Pilger" campaign to help victims of the June 16 tornado in Pilger.More >>
    Joplin is reaching out to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger, which was torn apart by a tornado last week. Joplin residents announced a "Joplin Loves Pilger" campaign to help victims of the June 16 tornado in Pilger.More >>
  • No trash pick up Friday, July 4th in the City of Joplin

    No trash pick up Friday, July 4th in the City of Joplin

    Friday, June 27 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-06-27 16:43:05 GMT
    The City of Joplin residential trash pickup schedule will change due to the Independence Day holiday. More >>
    The City of Joplin residential trash pickup schedule will change due to the Independence Day holiday.  More >>
  • The old shuffleboard courts inside Kelce Hall were uncovered recently during a remodel of the Office of Information Services offices.

    The old shuffleboard courts inside Kelce Hall were uncovered recently during a remodel of the Office of Information Services offices.

    Friday, June 27 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-06-27 16:31:21 GMT
    A remodeling project inside the Kelce College of Business has uncovered a portion of the building’s rich history.More >>
    A remodeling project inside the Kelce College of Business has uncovered a portion of the building’s rich history. More >>
  • Free Spay/Neuter for Pets every Wednesday in July!

    Free Spay/Neuter for Pets every Wednesday in July!

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:18:23 GMT
    Joplin Humane Society is excited to announce that we will be offering FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS
    EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JULY!
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    Joplin Humane Society is excited to announce that we will be offering FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS
    EVERY WEDNESDAY IN JULY!
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  • Team Kansas Returns from 2014 USA Special Olympics Games

    Team Kansas Returns from 2014 USA Special Olympics Games

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:13:33 GMT
    The delegates representing Team Kansas at the 2014 USA Special Olympics Games have returned home after a week of competition, events, and pin trading.More >>
    The delegates representing Team Kansas at the 2014 USA Special Olympics Games have returned home after a week of competition, events, and pin trading.More >>
  • Two familiar faces return to Russ Hall

    Two familiar faces return to Russ Hall

    Thursday, June 26 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-06-26 20:22:07 GMT
    Something has been missing from Pittsburg State University’s Russ Hall since its renovation more than a decade ago. That’s not the case any longer. On Thursday, just in time for the university’s observance of the Russ Hall fire centennial on Monday, PSU workers reinstalled busts of two U.S. presidents that had spent more than a decade in storage.More >>
    Something has been missing from Pittsburg State University’s Russ Hall since its renovation more than a decade ago. That’s not the case any longer. On Thursday, just in time for the university’s observance of the Russ Hall fire centennial on Monday, PSU workers reinstalled busts of two U.S. presidents that had spent more than a decade in storage.More >>
  • Neosho PD warns of scam

    Neosho PD warns of scam

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:36:35 GMT
    The Neosho Police Department received information of a scam that is being conducted by phone in Neosho, MO.
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    The Neosho Police Department received information of a scam that is being conducted by phone in Neosho, MO.
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  • Two people are in custody today after a vehicle pursuit.

    Two people are in custody today after a vehicle pursuit.

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:40:13 GMT
    Sheriff Jason Mosher and Chief Deputy Shayne Simmons were conducting drug interdiction patrolling late Wednesday morning when they attempted to stop a pickup driven by a suspect they recognized as a felony revoked driver along with a passenger who had outstanding felony warrants.More >>
    Sheriff Jason Mosher and Chief Deputy Shayne Simmons were conducting drug interdiction patrolling late Wednesday morning when they attempted to stop a pickup driven by a suspect they recognized as a felony revoked driver along with a passenger who had outstanding felony warrants. More >>
  • Area Agency on Aging faces funding cuts after Missouri governor vetoes more than $1B in spending

    Area Agency on Aging faces funding cuts after Missouri governor vetoes more than $1B in spending

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:44:50 GMT
    A southwest Missouri nutrition program is facing funding cuts after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoes more than $1 billion in state spending. The Area Agency on Aging serves meals to seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties. Meals are delivered to area senior centers and homes.More >>
    A southwest Missouri nutrition program is facing funding cuts after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoes more than $1 billion in state spending. The Area Agency on Aging serves meals to seniors in Jasper, Newton, Barton and McDonald counties. Meals are delivered to area senior centers and homes.More >>
  • Last call - NEO seeking recommendations for area Veterans and Military personnel to be honored during Patriots’ Night on Sept. 6

    Last call - NEO seeking recommendations for area Veterans and Military personnel to be honored during Patriots’ Night on Sept. 6

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-06-25 20:34:15 GMT
    The athletic department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), is seeking recommendations for area Veterans and Military personnel to be honored during Patriots’ Night on Sept. 6 at Red Robertson Field in conjunction with its first home football game against Southeast Prep. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.More >>
    The athletic department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), is seeking recommendations for area Veterans and Military personnel to be honored during Patriots’ Night on Sept. 6 at Red Robertson Field in conjunction with its first home football game against Southeast Prep. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.More >>
  • Impaired Driving Could Mean a Deadly Holiday Weekend

    Impaired Driving Could Mean a Deadly Holiday Weekend

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-06-25 17:16:51 GMT
    If you’re thinking about drinking and driving, those lights may be flashing from a patrol car - and the view of the fireworks is not so good from a local jail cell.
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    If you’re thinking about drinking and driving, those lights may be flashing from a patrol car - and the view of the fireworks is not so good from a local jail cell.
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  • Crowder College –Webb City Continues to Receive Donations for Building Project

    Crowder College –Webb City Continues to Receive Donations for Building Project

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-06-25 16:00:19 GMT
    Ed Scorse, Southwest Missouri Bank & Freeman Health System made check presentations to the Crowder College Foundation – Webb City building campaign today in the amounts of $25,000, $20,000 and $70,000 respectively.More >>
    Ed Scorse, Southwest Missouri Bank & Freeman Health System made check presentations to the Crowder College Foundation – Webb City building campaign today in the amounts of $25,000, $20,000 and $70,000 respectively.More >>
  • June 30 marks 100 years since fire at Pittsburg State's Russ Hall

    June 30 marks 100 years since fire at Pittsburg State's Russ Hall

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:21:27 GMT
    On Monday, June 30, Pittsburg State University will pause for a moment to recall one of the most dramatic and pivotal moments in its history. As part of the ceremony, the university will honor Rex Tanner, the student who died fighting a fire at Russ Hall; the brave firefighters who risked their lives in the endeavor and the community that rallied around the young school to ensure that it would continue.More >>
    On Monday, June 30, Pittsburg State University will pause for a moment to recall one of the most dramatic and pivotal moments in its history. As part of the ceremony, the university will honor Rex Tanner, the student who died fighting a fire at Russ Hall; the brave firefighters who risked their lives in the endeavor and the community that rallied around the young school to ensure that it would continue.More >>
  • Kids hip hop dance camp underway in Pittsburg

    Kids hip hop dance camp underway in Pittsburg

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-06-24 20:43:10 GMT
    The Hip Hop Dance Camp hosted by Pittsburg Parks and Rec started today for kids ages five and up. They learned stretches to start off with followed by some hip hop moves and a choreographed dance.More >>
    The Hip Hop Dance Camp hosted by Pittsburg Parks and Rec started today for kids ages five and up. They learned stretches to start off with followed by some hip hop moves and a choreographed dance.More >>
  • Route 43/Route 171 Roundabout Construction

    Route 43/Route 171 Roundabout Construction

    Friday, June 13 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-06-13 18:29:35 GMT
    Building of a  two-lane roundabout at Route 171/Route 43 intersection in Airport DriveMore >>
    Building of a  two-lane roundabout at Route 171/Route 43 intersection in Airport Drive More >>
  • Free wood chip giveaways June 20 and 21 in Joplin

    Free wood chip giveaways June 20 and 21 in Joplin

    Friday, June 13 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-06-13 15:47:23 GMT
    The City of Joplin will resume its free wood chip giveaways on June 20 and 21 and various Fridays and Saturdays until the chips are gone.More >>
    The City of Joplin will resume its free wood chip giveaways on June 20 and 21 and various Fridays and Saturdays until the chips are gone. More >>
  • Structure Fire 328 N Joplin

    Structure Fire 328 N Joplin

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-06-13 14:54:20 GMT
    Joplin Firefighters quickly contain a residential fire Thursday night .More >>
    Joplin Firefighters quickly contain a residential fire Thursday night .
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  • Flock a Friend Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser June 16th-July 11

    Flock a Friend Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser June 16th-July 11

    Thursday, June 12 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-06-12 22:15:42 GMT
    Silver Creek assisted living by Americare and The Arbors at Silver Creek memory care assisted living by Americare Present the 2nd Annual Flock a Friend Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser...More >>
    Silver Creek assisted living by Americare and The Arbors at Silver Creek memory care assisted living by Americare Present the 2nd Annual Flock a Friend Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser...
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  • Joplin Humane Society: Full Moon Madness Adoption Special

    Joplin Humane Society: Full Moon Madness Adoption Special

    Thursday, June 12 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-06-12 22:15:22 GMT
    Joplin Humane Society will be offering select pets for adoption to approved families for just $13 during the FULL MOON MADNESS ADOPTION SPECIAL. All pets will be altered, current on all age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, treated for fleas, ticks and internal parasites.More >>
    Joplin Humane Society will be offering select pets for adoption to approved families for just $13 during the FULL MOON MADNESS ADOPTION SPECIAL. All pets will be altered, current on all age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, treated for fleas, ticks and internal parasites.
    More >>
  • McCarthy Building to host charity golf tournament - June 13 in Joplin

    McCarthy Building to host charity golf tournament - June 13 in Joplin

    Thursday, June 12 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-06-12 21:06:55 GMT
    Joplin, Mo: McCarthy Building Companies will be hosting a charity golf tournament tomorrow Friday June 13th, 2014 at Twin Hills Country Club. The 18 hole golf classic will include a shotgun start at 9:00am, and include lunch, putting and chipping contest, door prizes, a silent auction and contest throughout the day.More >>
    Joplin, Mo: McCarthy Building Companies will be hosting a charity golf tournament tomorrow Friday June 13th, 2014 at Twin Hills Country Club. The 18 hole golf classic will include a shotgun start at 9:00am, and include lunch, putting and chipping contest, door prizes, a silent auction and contest throughout the day.
    More >>
  • Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

    Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters

    Thursday, June 12 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-06-12 20:47:46 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes.More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. More >>
  • Suspicious death in Northeast Oklahoma ruled accidental

    Suspicious death in Northeast Oklahoma ruled accidental

    Thursday, June 12 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-06-12 18:30:47 GMT
    Authorities say the body of Andrew Joel Olsen, 27 of Grove, Oklahoma, was found December 31, 2013 in a stream off of the Neosho River in the Fairland area.  A bridge goes over the stream.  The autopsy report says there is no evidence of foul play, but shows evidence of alcohol and drug use and multiple skull fractures, most likely due to a fall from the bridge.More >>
    Authorities say the body of Andrew Joel Olsen, 27 of Grove, Oklahoma, was found December 31, 2013 in a stream off of the Neosho River in the Fairland area.  A bridge goes over the stream.  The autopsy report says there is no evidence of foul play, but shows evidence of alcohol and drug use and multiple skull fractures, most likely due to a fall from the bridge.More >>
  • City of Joplin will open tree limb drop-off site on regular basis

    City of Joplin will open tree limb drop-off site on regular basis

    Thursday, June 12 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-06-12 18:03:08 GMT
    Due to the ongoing demand, the City of Joplin will open tree limb drop-off site for free tree limb and brush drop-off on the third Saturday of the every month starting with Saturday, June 21, until further notice. The hours will also be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits. Leaves, grass clippings, trash, etc. will not be accepted.More >>
    Due to the ongoing demand, the City of Joplin will open tree limb drop-off site for free tree limb and brush drop-off on the third Saturday of the every month starting with Saturday, June 21, until further notice. The hours will also be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits. Leaves, grass clippings, trash, etc. will not be accepted.
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  • Missouri company recalls 4K pounds of beef

    Missouri company recalls 4K pounds of beef

    Thursday, June 12 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-06-12 15:20:13 GMT
    A Missouri company is recalling beef products because of possible problems with its butchering. The USDA said in a release Wednesday that Jackson-based Fruitland American Meat is recalling about 4,012 pounds of beef because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed.More >>
    A Missouri company is recalling beef products because of possible problems with its butchering. The USDA said in a release Wednesday that Jackson-based Fruitland American Meat is recalling about 4,012 pounds of beef because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed.More >>
  • PSU hosting annual MIAA University Advancement Summer Conference

    PSU hosting annual MIAA University Advancement Summer Conference

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-06-12 14:02:12 GMT
    More than 90 professionals from 12 universities will be at Pittsburg State this week for the annual MIAA University Advancement Summer Conference. The event, which features a variety of networking and professional development sessions, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12, with a welcoming reception at the Wilkinson Alumni Center.More >>
    More than 90 professionals from 12 universities will be at Pittsburg State this week for the annual MIAA University Advancement Summer Conference. The event, which features a variety of networking and professional development sessions, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12, with a welcoming reception at the Wilkinson Alumni Center.More >>
  • Pittsburg State student design earns top advertising honor

    Pittsburg State student design earns top advertising honor

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-06-12 14:00:34 GMT
    It started with local awards. Then came regional honors. And now Matt Heflin has received the highest honor awarded in the 2014 American Advertising Awards (AAA). Heflin, a Pittsburg State graphic design major who graduated in May, recently received a Gold Award for his design of Brew Chew, a product he describes as “an after-beverage gum.”More >>
    It started with local awards. Then came regional honors. And now Matt Heflin has received the highest honor awarded in the 2014 American Advertising Awards (AAA). Heflin, a Pittsburg State graphic design major who graduated in May, recently received a Gold Award for his design of Brew Chew, a product he describes as “an after-beverage gum.”More >>
  • 10-Year Project List Captures Transportation Needs Throughout Missouri

    10-Year Project List Captures Transportation Needs Throughout Missouri

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-06-11 21:57:35 GMT
    Starting on June 13, the complete draft list of projects and priorities as outlined in the Constitutional Amendment 7 legislation will be released by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The list, a schedule of open house meetings, and an online comment form will be available at www.modot.org/movingforward.More >>
    Starting on June 13, the complete draft list of projects and priorities as outlined in the Constitutional Amendment 7 legislation will be released by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The list, a schedule of open house meetings, and an online comment form will be available at www.modot.org/movingforward.
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  • Joplin road closure

    Joplin road closure

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:56:12 GMT
    Railroad Street will be closed at the intersections of Hill, Furnace and North Streets starting immediately thru Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The road closure is due to the MNA Railroad making repairs to their tracks.More >>
    Railroad Street will be closed at the intersections of Hill, Furnace and North Streets starting immediately thru Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The road closure is due to the MNA Railroad making repairs to their tracks.
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  • Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Donates $6,100 to Local Charities

    Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Donates $6,100 to Local Charities

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:23:47 GMT
    Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) announced today that its employee-funded JCS Community Fund donated $6,100 to two local charities in the first quarter of 2014.More >>
    Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) announced today that its employee-funded JCS Community Fund donated $6,100 to two local charities in the first quarter of 2014.More >>
  • The Parsons Farmers Market is growing, so are the zucchinis

    The Parsons Farmers Market is growing, so are the zucchinis

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-06-11 16:12:25 GMT
    The Parsons Farmers Market continues to grow as more and more summer vegetables are starting to make their appearances. This week, there were lots of zucchini, yellow summer squash, homegrown tomatoes, asparagus, beets and a variety of other fresh veggies.More >>
    The Parsons Farmers Market continues to grow as more and more summer vegetables are starting to make their appearances. This week, there were lots of zucchini, yellow summer squash, homegrown tomatoes, asparagus, beets and a variety of other fresh veggies.More >>
  • Carthage police trying to return recovered stolen property to rightful owners

    Carthage police trying to return recovered stolen property to rightful owners

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-06-11 15:35:05 GMT
    Two men have been taken into custody as a result of an investigation into burglaries in Southwest Missouri.  Authorities are now inventorying suspected stolen property and working to identify victims so those items can be returned.More >>
    Two men have been taken into custody as a result of an investigation into burglaries in Southwest Missouri.  Authorities are now inventorying suspected stolen property and working to identify victims so those items can be returned.More >>
  • Read the label: Nutritionist offers advice on vitamins, dietary supplements

    Read the label: Nutritionist offers advice on vitamins, dietary supplements

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-06-11 15:02:56 GMT
    Before taking a daily vitamin or dietary supplement, you might want to think about what you're really consuming, says a Kansas State University human nutritionist.More >>
    Before taking a daily vitamin or dietary supplement, you might want to think about what you're really consuming, says a Kansas State University human nutritionist.More >>
  • Celebrate Summer: Taste the Difference in Local Foods

    Celebrate Summer: Taste the Difference in Local Foods

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:58:47 GMT
    Area farmers markets are finally kicking off after a long hard winter. Warm weather means plenty of fresh produce, making summer a great time to take advantage of the remarkable supply of fresh food at farmers markets throughout the Ozarks. What should you expect from a farmer's market?More >>
    Area farmers markets are finally kicking off after a long hard winter. Warm weather means plenty of fresh produce, making summer a great time to take advantage of the remarkable supply of fresh food at farmers markets throughout the Ozarks. What should you expect from a farmer's market?More >>
  • Safety should be observed when using Fireworks

    Safety should be observed when using Fireworks

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:47:36 GMT
    As we approach the Fourth of July holiday weekend, residents are reminded of the Parsons City Ordinances regarding fireworks sales and discharges. Fireworks can only be sold and enjoyed in the city of Parsons from June 30 to July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily.More >>
    As we approach the Fourth of July holiday weekend, residents are reminded of the Parsons City Ordinances regarding fireworks sales and discharges. Fireworks can only be sold and enjoyed in the city of Parsons from June 30 to July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily.More >>
  • Grand Lake State Park (Bernice) swim area to remain closed

    Grand Lake State Park (Bernice) swim area to remain closed

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-06-10 22:08:46 GMT
    Due to continued elevated levels of E.Coli and Enterococci in water samples taken from Grand Lake State Park (Bernice), the swim area of the park will remain closed.More >>
    Due to continued elevated levels of E.Coli and Enterococci in water samples taken from Grand Lake State Park (Bernice), the swim area of the park will remain closed. More >>
  • Northbound lane of U.S. 69 bypass just south of 20th St in Pittsburg to be closed to repairs on Wednesday afternoon

    Northbound lane of U.S. 69 bypass just south of 20th St in Pittsburg to be closed to repairs on Wednesday afternoon

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-06-10 21:17:26 GMT
    Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, beginning at approximately 12:00 p.m. the City of Pittsburg Street Division will be closing the north bound lane of US 69 Bypass just south of the intersection of US 69 Bypass and 20th Streets to make road repairs.More >>
    Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, beginning at approximately 12:00 p.m. the City of Pittsburg Street Division will be closing the north bound lane of US 69 Bypass just south of the intersection of US 69 Bypass and 20th Streets to make road repairs. More >>
  • USD 250 Board of Education Approves Negotiated Agreement

    USD 250 Board of Education Approves Negotiated Agreement

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-06-10 18:53:20 GMT
    During the June 9, 2014 Board of Education Meeting, the USD 250 Board of Education approved the negotiated agreement between teachers and the district. The agreement includes a “fair dismissal” clause, which will continue giving teachers a fair process when dismissal becomes necessary.More >>
    During the June 9, 2014 Board of Education Meeting, the USD 250 Board of Education approved the negotiated agreement between teachers and the district. The agreement includes a “fair dismissal” clause, which will continue giving teachers a fair process when dismissal becomes necessary.More >>
  • Pittsburg State announces student rights, responsibilities appointment

    Pittsburg State announces student rights, responsibilities appointment

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:03:49 GMT
    Steve Erwin, associate vice president for campus life and auxiliary services, has announced the appointment of C. Jason Kegler as Pittsburg State University’s director of student rights and responsibilities.More >>
    Steve Erwin, associate vice president for campus life and auxiliary services, has announced the appointment of C. Jason Kegler as Pittsburg State University’s director of student rights and responsibilities.
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  • Pittsburg State University launches new, secure Wi-FI system

    Pittsburg State University launches new, secure Wi-FI system

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:02:47 GMT
    A new Wi-FI system at Pittsburg State is boosting online security for students, employees and campus guests. GusNET Secure Wi-FI opened to the campus June 2, in time for the 2014 summer session. The new system, which will replace the previous open network, requires a username and password to access.More >>
    A new Wi-FI system at Pittsburg State is boosting online security for students, employees and campus guests. GusNET Secure Wi-FI opened to the campus June 2, in time for the 2014 summer session. The new system, which will replace the previous open network, requires a username and password to access.More >>
  • Broadcast Scholarships Given to Students in Kansas

    Broadcast Scholarships Given to Students in Kansas

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-06-10 16:00:54 GMT
    The Kansas Association of Broadcasters will award $16,000 in scholarships to Kansas students attending colleges and universities in the state next school year. That brings the total scholarships provided broadcast students since 1988 to $296,000.More >>
    The Kansas Association of Broadcasters will award $16,000 in scholarships to Kansas students attending colleges and universities in the state next school year. That brings the total scholarships provided broadcast students since 1988 to $296,000.
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  • Temporary Closure Of The Driver Examination Station In Ozark, Mo

    Temporary Closure Of The Driver Examination Station In Ozark, Mo

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:56:13 GMT
    Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces the temporary closure of the driver examination station in Ozark, MO, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, for training. The public is encouraged to use the Springfield location, which tests daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ozark examination station will resume normal testing hours on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.More >>
    Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces the temporary closure of the driver examination station in Ozark, MO, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, for training. The public is encouraged to use the Springfield location, which tests daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ozark examination station will resume normal testing hours on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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  • Joplin Lane Closure – 20th St. from Davis Blvd. to Range Line Rd.

    Joplin Lane Closure – 20th St. from Davis Blvd. to Range Line Rd.

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:54:52 GMT
    Effective tomorrow, June 10, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a lane closure on the outer westbound lane of 20th St. Crews will be adjusting the manhole lids.
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    Effective tomorrow, June 10, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a lane closure on the outer westbound lane of 20th St. Crews will be adjusting the manhole lids.

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  • Joplin Street Closure: St. Louis Avenue between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway

    Joplin Street Closure: St. Louis Avenue between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:50:15 GMT
    Due to the weather, the date for this project has been moved from June 9, 2014 to June 16, 2014...More >>
    Due to the weather, the date for this project has been moved from June 9, 2014 to June 16, 2014...More >>
  • Safe Kids Kansas and Kansas Department for Children and Families offer ‘home alone’ safety tips

    Safe Kids Kansas and Kansas Department for Children and Families offer ‘home alone’ safety tips

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:39:06 GMT
    The summer months represent fun in the sun for school-aged children, but they also signal a shift in the family’s daily routine. Are you considering leaving your child home alone during the summer instead of taking him/her to a sitter? Safe Kids Kansas and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) have some tips on how to decide if your child is ready to be home alone.More >>
    The summer months represent fun in the sun for school-aged children, but they also signal a shift in the family’s daily routine. Are you considering leaving your child home alone during the summer instead of taking him/her to a sitter? Safe Kids Kansas and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) have some tips on how to decide if your child is ready to be home alone.More >>
  • Joplin Insider focuses on summer activities offered by Parks and Recreation

    Joplin Insider focuses on summer activities offered by Parks and Recreation

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:31:42 GMT
    In the next program of Joplin Insider, viewers will learn more about numerous activities offered through the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department and a summer camp opportunity for youth here in Joplin.More >>
    In the next program of Joplin Insider, viewers will learn more about numerous activities offered through the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department and a summer camp opportunity for youth here in Joplin.
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  • Commercial Bank completes acquisition of three Southeast Kansas bank branches

    Commercial Bank completes acquisition of three Southeast Kansas bank branches

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:05:20 GMT
    Commercial Bank is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of three banking locations in southeast Kansas from Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). The acquisition will add new locations in Independence, Coffeyville, and Caney, KS, and will result in more convenient banking options for customers.More >>
    Commercial Bank is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of three banking locations in southeast Kansas from Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). The acquisition will add new locations in Independence, Coffeyville, and Caney, KS, and will result in more convenient banking options for customers.More >>
  • Westar Energy Awarded EEI’s 2014 Edison Award

    Westar Energy Awarded EEI’s 2014 Edison Award

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-06-10 14:54:20 GMT
    Westar Energy today received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2014 Edison Award, the electric power industry’s most prestigious honor, for engineering and constructing a full-scale wetland to treat wastewater at its coal-based generating facility, the Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC), in northeast Kansas.More >>
    Westar Energy today received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2014 Edison Award, the electric power industry’s most prestigious honor, for engineering and constructing a full-scale wetland to treat wastewater at its coal-based generating facility, the Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC), in northeast Kansas.More >>
  • Wilson County Health Department receives $16,889 grant from Kansas Health Foundation

    Wilson County Health Department receives $16,889 grant from Kansas Health Foundation

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-06-10 14:52:49 GMT
    The Wilson County Health Department has been awarded a $16,889 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Recognition Grants program.More >>
    The Wilson County Health Department has been awarded a $16,889 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Recognition Grants program.More >>
  • Empire Electric: Be alert for utility scams

    Empire Electric: Be alert for utility scams

    Friday, June 6 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-06-06 20:43:16 GMT
    The Empire District Electric Company reminds customers to be on the alert for possible utility scams. There are very limited occasions when Empire employees need to enter the home of a customer. If an employee should need access, they will provide their Empire photo ID. Customers should call our Contact Center at 800-206-2300 to verify the employee.More >>
    The Empire District Electric Company reminds customers to be on the alert for possible utility scams. There are very limited occasions when Empire employees need to enter the home of a customer. If an employee should need access, they will provide their Empire photo ID. Customers should call our Contact Center at 800-206-2300 to verify the employee.More >>
  • Grand Lake State Park swim beach to remain closed through weekend

    Grand Lake State Park swim beach to remain closed through weekend

    Friday, June 6 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-06-06 18:59:01 GMT
    Though the most recent water samples have indicated a decline in the bacteria levels, the swim beach at the park remains closed and the situation will be reassessed on Tuesday (June 10) when results from water samples collected over the weekend will be available.More >>
    Though the most recent water samples have indicated a decline in the bacteria levels, the swim beach at the park remains closed and the situation will be reassessed on Tuesday (June 10) when results from water samples collected over the weekend will be available.More >>
  • Bella Vista woman charged with possession, intent to deliver, and more

    Bella Vista woman charged with possession, intent to deliver, and more

    Friday, June 6 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-06-06 17:47:17 GMT
    On 6/05/2014 Officers from the Bella Vista Police Department received a call to do a welfare check on a small child who lives at 12 Grinstead Ln. in Bella Vista.  While the Officers were speaking to the mother of the child they could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.More >>
    On 6/05/2014 Officers from the Bella Vista Police Department received a call to do a welfare check on a small child who lives at 12 Grinstead Ln. in Bella Vista.  While the Officers were speaking to the mother of the child they could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.
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  • Four drug related arrests in Jasper County

    Four drug related arrests in Jasper County

    Friday, June 6 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-06-06 17:37:34 GMT
    On 06-05-2014 Jasper County Drug Task Force served a total of 4 Search Warrants. The first warrant was in Carterville at 514 N. Washington. One adult female was arrested for possession of methamphetaminesMore >>
    On 06-05-2014 Jasper County Drug Task Force served a total of 4 Search Warrants. The first warrant was in Carterville at 514 N. Washington. One adult female was arrested for possession of methamphetaminesMore >>
  • Parsons tree dump hours extended

    Parsons tree dump hours extended

    Friday, June 6 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-06-06 15:04:17 GMT
    The Parsons Tree Dump will be open today (Friday) until 6 p.m. We plan to have it open tomorrow (Saturday) for extended hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., unless it rains. If it rains, the tree dump will close at its regular time of 1 p.m. Monday, it will go back to the regular schedule of Mondays and Saturdays.More >>
    The Parsons Tree Dump will be open today (Friday) until 6 p.m. We plan to have it open tomorrow (Saturday) for extended hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., unless it rains. If it rains, the tree dump will close at its regular time of 1 p.m. Monday, it will go back to the regular schedule of Mondays and Saturdays.
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  • Statement from Gov. Nixon on 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Statement from Gov. Nixon on 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:47:13 GMT
    Governor Jay Nixon: "June 6, 1944 is a watershed date that carries great significance not only for our country, but also for freedom-loving peoples around the world."More >>
    Governor Jay Nixon: "June 6, 1944 is a watershed date that carries great significance not only for our country, but also for freedom-loving peoples around the world."More >>
  • Red Cross aids 41 in Jasper and surrounding counties

    Red Cross aids 41 in Jasper and surrounding counties

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:46:39 GMT
    The Southern Missouri Region (SOMO) of the American Red Cross helped 41 individuals during May in Jasper and surrounding counties of the Southwest Area (SWMO). There were at least 16 children under the age of 18, while four of the people were age 60 or older. Disaster can affect us all, no matter our age.More >>
    The Southern Missouri Region (SOMO) of the American Red Cross helped 41 individuals during May in Jasper and surrounding counties of the Southwest Area (SWMO). There were at least 16 children under the age of 18, while four of the people were age 60 or older. Disaster can affect us all, no matter our age.More >>
  • Branco receives Project of the Year Finalist Award at AGC Awards Banquet

    Branco receives Project of the Year Finalist Award at AGC Awards Banquet

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:44:37 GMT
    Branco Enterprises Inc., a general contractor in Neosho, MO., received an award for the Project of the Year by a General Contractor (Under $5 Million) Finalist. The award was presented at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Awards Banquet in Kansas City, MO.More >>
    Branco Enterprises Inc., a general contractor in Neosho, MO., received an award for the Project of the Year by a General Contractor (Under $5 Million) Finalist. The award was presented at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Awards Banquet in Kansas City, MO.More >>
  • Stone's Corner Roundabout Update

    Stone's Corner Roundabout Update

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:36:18 GMT
    Reminder: Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.More >>
    Reminder: Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.
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  • Kansas State University hosts national summit June 9-10 to improve rural access to healthy food

    Kansas State University hosts national summit June 9-10 to improve rural access to healthy food

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:18:20 GMT
    Local grocery stores are vital to rural America. But as small towns lose population to larger cities, the issue of finding healthy food in rural areas is a growing concern. To help small grocery store owners create sustainable solutions, Kansas State University is hosting the fourth National Rural Grocery Summit, June 9-10, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S. Third St., Manhattan.More >>
    Local grocery stores are vital to rural America. But as small towns lose population to larger cities, the issue of finding healthy food in rural areas is a growing concern. To help small grocery store owners create sustainable solutions, Kansas State University is hosting the fourth National Rural Grocery Summit, June 9-10, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S. Third St., Manhattan.More >>
  • Neosho and Pineville Kid’s Summer Program Focuses on Building Character and Life Skills

    Neosho and Pineville Kid’s Summer Program Focuses on Building Character and Life Skills

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:13:14 GMT
    Do your kids enjoy learning about bugs, trees, art, and robots? Are you looking for fun ways they can learn this summer? Have you ever wished that local summer programs went beyond sports and babysitting?More >>
    Do your kids enjoy learning about bugs, trees, art, and robots? Are you looking for fun ways they can learn this summer? Have you ever wished that local summer programs went beyond sports and babysitting?More >>
  • Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters: Three Lakes Under Warning, Two Under Advisory

    Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters: Three Lakes Under Warning, Two Under Advisory

    Friday, June 6 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-06-06 14:11:24 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes.More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes.More >>
  • City of Joplin to open tree limb drop-off site next week due to recent weather

    City of Joplin to open tree limb drop-off site next week due to recent weather

    Thursday, June 5 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-06-05 21:21:48 GMT
    Due to the recent wind storm, the City of Joplin will open the tree limb drop-off site from June 9 through June 13 with hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Joplin residents. The drop-off site is located at 1702 North Schifferdecker Avenue, six tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road on the west side of Schifferdecker.More >>
    Due to the recent wind storm, the City of Joplin will open the tree limb drop-off site from June 9 through June 13 with hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Joplin residents. The drop-off site is located at 1702 North Schifferdecker Avenue, six tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road on the west side of Schifferdecker.
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  • Chat with MSSU author covers Gothic literature, films

    Chat with MSSU author covers Gothic literature, films

    Thursday, June 5 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-06-05 20:32:51 GMT
    Gothic literature and films provide the framework for a wide-ranging discussion between Dr. Michael Howarth and Jeff Skibbe, host of KXMS Radio’s “Missouri Southern Live!”More >>
    Gothic literature and films provide the framework for a wide-ranging discussion between Dr. Michael Howarth and Jeff Skibbe, host of KXMS Radio’s “Missouri Southern Live!”More >>
  • Railroad repairs and stormwater work to close St. Louis Avenue

    Railroad repairs and stormwater work to close St. Louis Avenue

    Thursday, June 5 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-06-05 20:02:54 GMT
    Starting Monday, June 9, 2014, St. Louis Avenue will be closed between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway until Friday, June 20. The City of Joplin will be replacing an existing culvert that is located just south of the railroad tracks on St Louis as well as repairing the railroad crossing.More >>
    Starting Monday, June 9, 2014, St. Louis Avenue will be closed between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway until Friday, June 20. The City of Joplin will be replacing an existing culvert that is located just south of the railroad tracks on St Louis as well as repairing the railroad crossing.
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  • ESC Program Provides Funding for Rehabilitation of Disaster Damaged Homes Within the City Limits of Joplin and Within the Boundaries of the Tornado Path

    ESC Program Provides Funding for Rehabilitation of Disaster Damaged Homes Within the City Limits of Joplin and Within the Boundaries of the Tornado Path

    Thursday, June 5 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-06-05 18:39:23 GMT
    Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for the Joplin Homeowner Rehabilitation Program (J-HRP) for homeowners living within the boundaries of the Tornado Path (Disaster Zone) and live within the City Limits of Joplin.More >>
    Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) is currently seeking applicants for the Joplin Homeowner Rehabilitation Program (J-HRP) for homeowners living within the boundaries of the Tornado Path (Disaster Zone) and live within the City Limits of Joplin. More >>
  • Joplin Traffic Alert: Lane Closure – Maiden Lane South of 26th Street

    Joplin Traffic Alert: Lane Closure – Maiden Lane South of 26th Street

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-06-05 14:54:56 GMT
    Effective today, June 5, 2014 at 7:30 am until Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 5 pm, the northbound outside lane on Maiden Lane – south of 26th St. will be intermittently closed. Crews will be repairing a waterline.More >>
    Effective today, June 5, 2014 at 7:30 am until Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 5 pm, the northbound outside lane on Maiden Lane – south of 26th St. will be intermittently closed. Crews will be repairing a waterline.
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  • Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on waiting lists at Veteran's Administration facility in Wichita

    Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on waiting lists at Veteran's Administration facility in Wichita

    Thursday, June 5 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-06-05 14:50:22 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement in response to reports that 385 Kansas veterans were on a 'wait list' for healthcare at the Veterans' Affairs medical facility in Wichita.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement in response to reports that 385 Kansas veterans were on a 'wait list' for healthcare at the Veterans' Affairs medical facility in Wichita.More >>
  • Boil advisory issued for Anderson, Missouri

    Boil advisory issued for Anderson, Missouri

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-06-04 23:33:30 GMT
    Mayor John Sellers says they were unable to pump water for six waters and they are asking residents to boil water for 15 minutes before drinking it.  Mayor Sellers says residents should heed this advisory until further notice.More >>
    Mayor John Sellers says they were unable to pump water for six waters and they are asking residents to boil water for 15 minutes before drinking it.  Mayor Sellers says residents should heed this advisory until further notice.More >>
  • JPD: Possible scam alert

    JPD: Possible scam alert

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-06-04 20:39:34 GMT
    JPD:  On June 3, 2014 we received information of a possible scam that is going on in our community. A citizen received a call from an individual stating that he was selling ads for the Joplin Fire Department to be put into a tree service brochure. The company was asking for $500 for a 2”X2” ad in a brochure. The phone number associated with this scam is 407-990-1600 and the person calling indicated that his name was David.More >>
    JPD:  On June 3, 2014 we received information of a possible scam that is going on in our community. A citizen received a call from an individual stating that he was selling ads for the Joplin Fire Department to be put into a tree service brochure. The company was asking for $500 for a 2”X2” ad in a brochure. The phone number associated with this scam is 407-990-1600 and the person calling indicated that his name was David.
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  • Construction everywhere makes it a typical summer at Pittsburg State

    Construction everywhere makes it a typical summer at Pittsburg State

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-06-04 19:45:05 GMT
    For Lindell Haverstic (left), project architect, and Paul Stewart, director of Facilities Planning, the construction going on all around them means it's summer at PSU.For Lindell Haverstic (left), project architect, and Paul Stewart, director of Facilities Planning, the construction going on all around them means it's summer at PSU.
    Never in Pittsburg State University’s history has so much construction been going on at the same time. But for Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning, and Lindell Haverstic, project architect, this is pretty much a typical summer on campus.More >>
    Never in Pittsburg State University’s history has so much construction been going on at the same time. But for Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning, and Lindell Haverstic, project architect, this is pretty much a typical summer on campus.
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  • State temporarily closes Grand Lake State Park area of Grand Lake

    State temporarily closes Grand Lake State Park area of Grand Lake

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-06-03 19:59:04 GMT
    Wednesday, June 4 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-06-04 18:43:23 GMT
    The Grand River Dam Authority is reporting that its latest round of water samples -- taken from the Grand Lake State Park (Bernice) swimming area on Tuesday (June 3) -- continued to show elevated levels of E.coli and Enterococci bacteria.More >>
    The Grand River Dam Authority is reporting that its latest round of water samples -- taken from the Grand Lake State Park (Bernice) swimming area on Tuesday (June 3) -- continued to show elevated levels of E.coli and Enterococci bacteria. More >>
  • Missouri Southern releases spring 2014 Deans’ List

    Missouri Southern releases spring 2014 Deans’ List

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-06-04 16:49:38 GMT
    Attached is the Deans’ List, which has been released for the spring 2014 semester at Missouri Southern State University.The list recognizes full-time students from Missouri Southern who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale.More >>
    Attached is the Deans’ List, which has been released for the spring 2014 semester at Missouri Southern State University.The list recognizes full-time students from Missouri Southern who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale.
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  • Tribe, State Reach Agreement For Additional Tar Creek Superfund Clean-Up Projects

    Tribe, State Reach Agreement For Additional Tar Creek Superfund Clean-Up Projects

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-06-04 16:41:38 GMT
    The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has entered into a cooperative agreement with the State Of Oklahoma and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to perform remediation of additional contaminated properties within the Tar Creek Superfund site.More >>
    The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has entered into a cooperative agreement with the State Of Oklahoma and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to perform remediation of additional contaminated properties within the Tar Creek Superfund site.More >>
  • NEO receives $10,000 endowed scholarship to benefit students majoring in equine

    NEO receives $10,000 endowed scholarship to benefit students majoring in equine

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-06-04 15:06:14 GMT
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Development Foundation recently received a $10,000 endowed scholarship to benefit students majoring in equine. The scholarship was endowed by NEO’s equine department, with the majority of the funding provided through revenue generated from colts enrolled in the college’s Equine Training Management classes.More >>
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Development Foundation recently received a $10,000 endowed scholarship to benefit students majoring in equine. The scholarship was endowed by NEO’s equine department, with the majority of the funding provided through revenue generated from colts enrolled in the college’s Equine Training Management classes.More >>
  • Senior Citizen Advice: Tips for Letting Loneliness Go

    Senior Citizen Advice: Tips for Letting Loneliness Go

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-06-04 14:59:59 GMT
    “Growing old can bring people into the situations that make them feel and live in emotional and social isolation,” said Dr. Jim Wirth, a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.More >>
    “Growing old can bring people into the situations that make them feel and live in emotional and social isolation,” said Dr. Jim Wirth, a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
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  • NIH grant benefits PSU student research

    NIH grant benefits PSU student research

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-06-04 14:50:24 GMT
    PSU is one of 10 campuses in Kansas and Oklahoma that are part of the Kansas Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE). K-INBRE is a multi-disciplinary program to enhance Kansas’ research capacity through faculty development, retention and infrastructure, as well as inspire undergraduate researchers to pursue careers in biomedical research.More >>
    PSU is one of 10 campuses in Kansas and Oklahoma that are part of the Kansas Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE). K-INBRE is a multi-disciplinary program to enhance Kansas’ research capacity through faculty development, retention and infrastructure, as well as inspire undergraduate researchers to pursue careers in biomedical research.
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  • Monett Driver Examination Station Temporarily Relocated

    Monett Driver Examination Station Temporarily Relocated

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-06-04 14:46:32 GMT
    The Monett Driver Examination Station will relocate for two days in June. On June 11, 2014, and on June 18, 2014, the Monett DE Station will move from the National Guard Armory to the Monett Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, located at 200 East Broadway, Monett, MO.More >>
    The Monett Driver Examination Station will relocate for two days in June. On June 11, 2014, and on June 18, 2014, the Monett DE Station will move from the National Guard Armory to the Monett Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, located at 200 East Broadway, Monett, MO. More >>
  • Joplin traffic alert: Part of High Street to close Wednesday

    Joplin traffic alert: Part of High Street to close Wednesday

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-06-03 17:38:08 GMT
    High Street will be closed to outside traffic most of Wednesday from Susan Place to US Highway 60 for scheduled road repairs. Local traffic will have access. Work will start at approximately 7:30 a.m. and wrap up at around 3:30 p.m.More >>
    High Street will be closed to outside traffic most of Wednesday from Susan Place to US Highway 60 for scheduled road repairs. Local traffic will have access. Work will start at approximately 7:30 a.m. and wrap up at around 3:30 p.m.More >>
  • State of Missouri releases May 2014 General Revenue Report

    State of Missouri releases May 2014 General Revenue Report

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:40:34 GMT
    State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today that 2014 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 0.2 percent compared to 2013, from $7.30 billion last year to $7.32 billion this year.More >>
    State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today that 2014 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 0.2 percent compared to 2013, from $7.30 billion last year to $7.32 billion this year.More >>
  • "Decade of Difference" campaign celebrates 10 years

    "Decade of Difference" campaign celebrates 10 years

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-06-03 16:30:38 GMT
    Life of Hope Ministries, a local Christian ministry, works to support mission efforts with children in Guatemala City, with a special focus on the ghettos and the city landfill.  This landfill is the largest landfill in Central America.More >>
    Life of Hope Ministries, a local Christian ministry, works to support mission efforts with children in Guatemala City, with a special focus on the ghettos and the city landfill.  This landfill is the largest landfill in Central America.
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  • Teens gather on MU Campus for 69th State 4-H Congress

    Teens gather on MU Campus for 69th State 4-H Congress

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-06-03 14:45:38 GMT
    Photo:  from left to right, Sam Anibal, Breanna Osterdyk, Isaiah Chandler, Hannah Rockers, Matthew Meyer, Anne Marie Anibal, Ethan Chandler.Photo: from left to right, Sam Anibal, Breanna Osterdyk, Isaiah Chandler, Hannah Rockers, Matthew Meyer, Anne Marie Anibal, Ethan Chandler.
    Youth from every corner of the state gathered on the University of Missouri campus May 28-30 for the 69th annual State 4-H Congress. In all, 294 teens ages 14-18 participated in a variety of hands-on workshops that fit their interests. Choices ranged widely, from leadership development to acting, writing, and meteorology.More >>
    Youth from every corner of the state gathered on the University of Missouri campus May 28-30 for the 69th annual State 4-H Congress. In all, 294 teens ages 14-18 participated in a variety of hands-on workshops that fit their interests. Choices ranged widely, from leadership development to acting, writing, and meteorology.
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  • Joplin traffic alert: St. Louis Avenue between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway

    Joplin traffic alert: St. Louis Avenue between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-06-03 14:27:49 GMT
    Starting Monday, June 9, 2014, St. Louis Avenue will be closed between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway for a period of 2 weeks. The City of Joplin will be replacing an existing culvert that is located just south of the railroad tracks on St Louis.More >>
    Starting Monday, June 9, 2014, St. Louis Avenue will be closed between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway for a period of 2 weeks. The City of Joplin will be replacing an existing culvert that is located just south of the railroad tracks on St Louis.More >>
  • PSU workshop shows elementary teachers how to use chocolate to teach economic lessons

    PSU workshop shows elementary teachers how to use chocolate to teach economic lessons

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-06-03 14:22:57 GMT
    A two-day workshop at Pittsburg State University will teach elementary school teachers how they can use chocolate to teach students some basic lessons about economics. Kenny McDougle, a professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, will teach “The Economics of Chocolate” from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on June 4-5 in 214 Hughes Hall.More >>
    A two-day workshop at Pittsburg State University will teach elementary school teachers how they can use chocolate to teach students some basic lessons about economics. Kenny McDougle, a professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, will teach “The Economics of Chocolate” from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on June 4-5 in 214 Hughes Hall.More >>
  • USD 250 Board of Education Votes on New Assistant Superintendent

    USD 250 Board of Education Votes on New Assistant Superintendent

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-06-03 14:19:04 GMT
    On Monday, June 2, the USD 250 Board of Education held a special meeting to vote on a new assistant superintendent. They voted to hire Ronda Fincher to fill the vacancy left by Dr. Brian Biermann, who will be leaving USD 250 to be the superintendent in Louisburg, Kan.More >>
    On Monday, June 2, the USD 250 Board of Education held a special meeting to vote on a new assistant superintendent. They voted to hire Ronda Fincher to fill the vacancy left by Dr. Brian Biermann, who will be leaving USD 250 to be the superintendent in Louisburg, Kan.More >>
  • MSSU Board of Governors approves budget for Fiscal Year 2015

    MSSU Board of Governors approves budget for Fiscal Year 2015

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-06-03 14:16:11 GMT
    The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University approved a budget of $77.1 million for the Fiscal Year 2015 during a meeting held Monday, June 2. Financial aid and scholarship expenses account for $16.2 million of that total, resulting in a net operating expense budget of $60.9 million.More >>
    The Board of Governors at Missouri Southern State University approved a budget of $77.1 million for the Fiscal Year 2015 during a meeting held Monday, June 2. Financial aid and scholarship expenses account for $16.2 million of that total, resulting in a net operating expense budget of $60.9 million.More >>
  • OnStar used to find vehicle stolen from Vernon County

    OnStar used to find vehicle stolen from Vernon County

    Monday, June 2 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-06-02 23:16:20 GMT
    The Sheriff’s Office is working an investigation of two cars that were reported as stolen from the Schell City area Thursday morning. According to a press release form the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, both cars were stolen from the same residence sometime during the early morning hours on Thursday.More >>
    The Sheriff’s Office is working an investigation of two cars that were reported as stolen from the Schell City area Thursday morning. According to a press release form the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, both cars were stolen from the same residence sometime during the early morning hours on Thursday. More >>
  • Adaptive signal timing system to be activated along Route 66 (7th Street) in Joplin/Duquesne

    Adaptive signal timing system to be activated along Route 66 (7th Street) in Joplin/Duquesne

    Monday, June 2 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-06-02 23:10:33 GMT
    Drivers in Joplin will soon experience new timing for traffic signals along 7th Street (Route 66) between Rangeline Road and Route 249, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.The Adaptive Timing System is scheduled to be activated by the end of this week (June 2) or the beginning of the week of June 9. The system uses a combination of cameras and computers to gauge traffic and adjust signal timing to allow for optimal traffic flow through the intersection.
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    Drivers in Joplin will soon experience new timing for traffic signals along 7th Street (Route 66) between Rangeline Road and Route 249, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.The Adaptive Timing System is scheduled to be activated by the end of this week (June 2) or the beginning of the week of June 9. The system uses a combination of cameras and computers to gauge traffic and adjust signal timing to allow for optimal traffic flow through the intersection.

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  • Boys & Girls Club of Joplin receives $2,000 grant to support summery literacy

    Boys & Girls Club of Joplin receives $2,000 grant to support summery literacy

    Monday, June 2 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-06-02 23:09:22 GMT
    This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Boys and Girls Club of Joplin a $2,000 grant to support summer literacy.“We are very honored to receive this grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Children run the risk of summer learning loss and the Club takes a serious approach to combating that issue during the summer months,” says Development Director Mackenzie Garst.
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    This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Boys and Girls Club of Joplin a $2,000 grant to support summer literacy.“We are very honored to receive this grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Children run the risk of summer learning loss and the Club takes a serious approach to combating that issue during the summer months,” says Development Director Mackenzie Garst.

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  • Newton County Health Department recognized for IBCLC Care Award

    Newton County Health Department recognized for IBCLC Care Award

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:53:35 GMT
    The Newton County Health Department has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and providing a lactation program that is available 2-5 days a week for breastfeeding families.More >>
    The Newton County Health Department has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and providing a lactation program that is available 2-5 days a week for breastfeeding families.More >>
  • Miami’s G.A.R. Cemetery receives new Memorial Markers

    Miami’s G.A.R. Cemetery receives new Memorial Markers

    Friday, May 30 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-05-31 01:13:22 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM MIAMI CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: In the G.A.R. Cemetery, there is field of honor unlike most that you will find in the United States. This field of honor contains the remains of British aircrew that were killed in training accidents while training to become pilots during WWII. Number 3 British Flying Training School was in the Miami, Oklahoma area. During WWII, Royal Air Force personnel were a common fixture in Miami. They became a part of the community and lasting rela...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM MIAMI CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: In the G.A.R. Cemetery, there is field of honor unlike most that you will find in the United States. This field of honor contains the remains of British aircrew that were killed in training accidents while training to become pilots during WWII. Number 3 British Flying Training School was in the Miami, Oklahoma area. During WWII, Royal Air Force personnel were a common fixture in Miami. They became a part of the community and lasting rela...More >>
  • CARES sessions for incoming Pittsburg State freshmen begin June 2

    CARES sessions for incoming Pittsburg State freshmen begin June 2

    Friday, May 30 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-05-30 20:00:50 GMT
    There’s a new generation of Gorillas on their way to Pitt State and the university is working this summer to make sure they’re excited and ready for the adventure ahead. That goes for their families, too!More >>
    There’s a new generation of Gorillas on their way to Pitt State and the university is working this summer to make sure they’re excited and ready for the adventure ahead. That goes for their families, too!
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  • Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters: Two lakes under warning, two under advisory

    Public Health Advisories, Warnings Concerning Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Waters: Two lakes under warning, two under advisory

    Friday, May 30 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-05-30 19:55:47 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes.More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes.More >>
  • Local Senior Citizens May Apply to Receive Checks for use at Local Farmers Markets in Labette County

    Local Senior Citizens May Apply to Receive Checks for use at Local Farmers Markets in Labette County

    Friday, May 30 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-05-30 17:47:11 GMT
    The Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will provide low-income seniors with $30 of benefits for use during the 2014 harvest season to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at local farmers markets between June 1 and October 15, 2014.More >>
    The Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will provide low-income seniors with $30 of benefits for use during the 2014 harvest season to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at local farmers markets between June 1 and October 15, 2014.More >>
  • Route 43/Route 171 Roundabout Construction: Update for the week of June 2

    Route 43/Route 171 Roundabout Construction: Update for the week of June 2

    Friday, May 30 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-05-30 17:33:24 GMT
    Widening pavement along Route 171. Crews are working westbound on Route 171 from Route 43 and then will work their way back east to the intersection.More >>
    Widening pavement along Route 171. Crews are working westbound on Route 171 from Route 43 and then will work their way back east to the intersection.More >>
  • Tulsa man arrested, accused of forcing victim to withdraw funds from ATM

    Tulsa man arrested, accused of forcing victim to withdraw funds from ATM

    Thursday, May 29 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-05-29 21:56:45 GMT
    Jeffery A. SmithJeffery A. Smith
    On May 25, 2014 at approximately 6:22AM officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to 701 S Main St (Arvest Bank) on a report of an armed robbery of an individual.More >>
    On May 25, 2014 at approximately 6:22AM officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to 701 S Main St (Arvest Bank) on a report of an armed robbery of an individual.
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  • State of Kansas Unveils Redesigned Website

    State of Kansas Unveils Redesigned Website

    Thursday, May 29 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-05-29 20:39:34 GMT
    Kansas.gov has launched a redesigned version of the state’s official website. Developed at no cost to the state through a unique self-funded model, the new Kansas.gov site, http://www.Kansas.gov, benefits from a number of enhancements including a fresh look and feel, content reorganization, and integration of new technologies.More >>
    Kansas.gov has launched a redesigned version of the state’s official website. Developed at no cost to the state through a unique self-funded model, the new Kansas.gov site, http://www.Kansas.gov, benefits from a number of enhancements including a fresh look and feel, content reorganization, and integration of new technologies.More >>
  • Miami’s G.A.R. Cemetery receives new Memorial Markers for the British RAF Cadets

    Miami’s G.A.R. Cemetery receives new Memorial Markers for the British RAF Cadets

    Thursday, May 29 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-05-29 20:07:58 GMT
    In the G.A.R. Cemetery, there is field of honor unlike most that you will find in the United States. This field of honor contains the remains of British aircrew that were killed in training accidents while training to become pilots during WWII. Number 3 British Flying Training School was in the Miami, Oklahoma area.More >>
    In the G.A.R. Cemetery, there is field of honor unlike most that you will find in the United States. This field of honor contains the remains of British aircrew that were killed in training accidents while training to become pilots during WWII. Number 3 British Flying Training School was in the Miami, Oklahoma area. More >>
  • SAFE Grand Prize Winners Announced

    SAFE Grand Prize Winners Announced

    Thursday, May 29 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-05-29 20:04:04 GMT
    Congratulations to Riverton High School and Columbus High School for being the 2013-2014 SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) Grand Prize Winners. Riverton High School students finished the school year with the highest seatbelt usage rate in the county at 83.8% Columbus High School finished the school year with the highest percentage of improvement by increasing their seatbelt usage rate to 81.3%.More >>
    Congratulations to Riverton High School and Columbus High School for being the 2013-2014 SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) Grand Prize Winners. Riverton High School students finished the school year with the highest seatbelt usage rate in the county at 83.8% Columbus High School finished the school year with the highest percentage of improvement by increasing their seatbelt usage rate to 81.3%.More >>
  • New Sunshine Law Training Available for Missouri Municipal Officials

    New Sunshine Law Training Available for Missouri Municipal Officials

    Thursday, May 29 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-05-29 19:18:25 GMT
    The Missouri Municipal League now offers a training class for Missouri municipal officials detailing the requirements of the Missouri Open Meetings and Records Law, aka the Sunshine Law.More >>
    The Missouri Municipal League now offers a training class for Missouri municipal officials detailing the requirements of the Missouri Open Meetings and Records Law, aka the Sunshine Law.More >>
  • Joplin Parks offers swim lessons

    Joplin Parks offers swim lessons

    Thursday, May 29 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-05-29 17:40:46 GMT
    Looking for a way to cool down and learn to swim in a safe environment? Joplin Parks Department is offering swim lessons for the 2014 swim season. There will be three waves of sessions throughout the summer, and morning and evening times are available.More >>
    Looking for a way to cool down and learn to swim in a safe environment? Joplin Parks Department is offering swim lessons for the 2014 swim season. There will be three waves of sessions throughout the summer, and morning and evening times are available.
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  • June 8 deadline to Pick-Up Flowers at Oakwood Cemetery

    June 8 deadline to Pick-Up Flowers at Oakwood Cemetery

    Thursday, May 29 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-05-29 16:58:51 GMT
    The City of Parsons requests that all flowers in the mowing path at Oakwood Cemetery should be removed by Sunday, June 8. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to keep Oakwood Cemetery maintained.More >>
    The City of Parsons requests that all flowers in the mowing path at Oakwood Cemetery should be removed by Sunday, June 8. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to keep Oakwood Cemetery maintained.More >>
  • Neosho firefighters raise $9,500 for CMN

    Neosho firefighters raise $9,500 for CMN

    Thursday, May 29 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-05-29 16:50:22 GMT
    Volunteers from the Neosho Fire Department raised $9,535.52 for Children’s Miracle Network at their annual boot block earlier this month. Firefighters spent three days at the intersection of US Highway 60 and Missouri Highway 59 in Neosho asking passing motorists for donations.More >>
    Volunteers from the Neosho Fire Department raised $9,535.52 for Children’s Miracle Network at their annual boot block earlier this month. Firefighters spent three days at the intersection of US Highway 60 and Missouri Highway 59 in Neosho asking passing motorists for donations.
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  • Ducommun to be honored by Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support of Employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves

    Ducommun to be honored by Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support of Employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves

    Thursday, May 29 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-05-29 16:44:59 GMT
    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, will recognize Chuck Baughman, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, and Ducommun with a Patriot Award in recognition of their extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.More >>
    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, will recognize Chuck Baughman, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, and Ducommun with a Patriot Award in recognition of their extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.More >>
  • Important dock safety reminder from GRDA: Is your dock’s electric system working properly?

    Important dock safety reminder from GRDA: Is your dock’s electric system working properly?

    Thursday, May 29 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-05-29 16:41:46 GMT
    With summer’s arrival, many people are not only spending more time in the water but also more time on their docks. With that in mind, the Grand River Dam Authority wants to remind all dock owners of the importance of maintaining compliance with dock electrical systems to ensure they are in proper working order.More >>
    With summer’s arrival, many people are not only spending more time in the water but also more time on their docks. With that in mind, the Grand River Dam Authority wants to remind all dock owners of the importance of maintaining compliance with dock electrical systems to ensure they are in proper working order.More >>
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