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45th Annual Shrine Bowl Game Video included

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The 45th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl is set for Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at 7:00pm at PSU's Carnie Smith Stadium.

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Tank or Bank: "The Equalizer 2" Preview plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of July 20-22) Video included

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It’s the weekend of the sequels at the Hollywood Box Office with all five of Tawnya’s Top Five “Tank or Bank” picks aiming to beat their predecessors.

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Surprise Crew: A Girl & Her Horse Video included

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The KOAM Surprise Crew returns with the story of a little girl... and her horse!

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Pet Connection: Shiloh & Stanley Video included

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Golden Paw’s Pete and Mary Ann join KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to show off two of the sweetest little dogs for this Wednesday’s edition of Pet Connection. 

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Wildcat Cooking: Corn Basil Cakes Part 2 Video included

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Wildcat Extension Agent Katrina Even and  KOAM's Tawnya Bach put the finishing touches on their Corn Basil Cakes w/ Balsamic Dressing.

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Wildcat Cooking: Corn Basil Cakes w/ Balsamic Dressing Video included

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Wildcat Extension Agent Katrina Even shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make Corn Basil Cakes with Balsamic Dressing in this morning's Wildcat Cooking Segment...

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Tank or Bank: "Hotel Transylvania 3" Sends Ant-Man Packing... Box Office (Weekend of July 13-15) Video included

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“Hotel Transylvania 3” Tops the weekend Box Office and KOAM’s Tawnya Bach lands another perfect score in her Tank or Bank predictions!

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Tank or Bank: "Hotel Transylvania 3" & "Skyscraper" Previews plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of July 13-15) Video included

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Two new movies open in 4-State theaters this weekend... But Tawnya predicts only one will steal the top ranking from the latest Marvel feature. 

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Erie Youth Rodeo Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Chris Inman and Bill Thompson to find out more about this weekend’s youth rodeo in Erie, Kansas. 

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Wildcat Wednesday: County Fair Preview (7-11-18) Video included

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From interviewing to livestock presentation, Wildcat Extension Agent Will Morris sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk 4-H projects, competitions, and the awarding system you’ll find at your local county fair this summer. 

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Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Tomato Pie Video included

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Alicia Shoemaker with the Pittsburg Farmer's Market shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make a Tomato Pie!

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Tank or Bank: "Ant Man and the Wasp" buzzes to #1... Box Office (Weekend of June 6-8)

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"Ant-Man and the Wasp" buzzes to number one... while "Jurassic World" falls two spots at the Box Office. 

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Tank or Bank: Antman and the Wasp Preview & Tawnya's Top 5 Predictions (Weekend of July 6-8) Video included

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How do you make the superhero sequel to “Antman” double what the 2015 film brought in at the box office just three years ago?  You don’t kill off the main character in “Avengers: Infinity War”. KOAM's Tawnya Bach releases her Top 5 Movie Predictions!

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Surprise Crew: Will White & Compass Quest Video included

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It’s a special KOAM Surprise Crew this Independence Day Holiday.  It’s about the story of a military veteran whose road to recovery...both physically and emotionally, has meant service to others. 

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Pet Connection: Rocco & Hector Video included

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Meet Rocco and Hector!  Two sweet boys who are ready to find their forever home. 

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Tank or Bank: Tawnya's predictions are a perfect score...Box Office (Weekend of June 29-July 1) Video included

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Five for Five!  Tawnya’s top five ‘Tank or Bank’ movie predictions at the Hollywood Box Office gain a perfect score.  And now after its second weekend “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” remains in the top spot, pulling in an additional $60 Million.  

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Hepler Ruritan Club 48th Annual Rodeo Video included

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Celebrate Independence Day with a rodeo, dance, parade, kids’ games, hillbilly games, and of course…fireworks!  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Kim Harris and Karla Tersinar to find out what the Hepler Ruritan Club has store for this year’s 48th Annual Rodeo! 

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Tank or Bank: "Sicario" & "Uncle Drew" Previews and Tawnya's Top 5 Predictions (Weekend of June 29-July 1)

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Two new films open in 4-State theaters this weekend: “Sicario: Day of Soldado” and “Uncle Drew” but Tawnya doesn’t predict either will take the top spots at the Hollywood Box Office. 

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Surprise Crew: Miami Boys & Girls Club Video included

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The KOAM Surprise Crew heads to the Miami Boys and Girls Club to help the kids stay "cool" this summer!

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Wildcat Wednesday: Identifying Poison Ivy Video included

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If you’re out an about this summer, you need to be on the lookout for poison ivy.  Wildcat Extension Agent Jacob Weber joins KOAM’s Michael Hayslip this morning to show us what to look for and a couple of look-alike plants.  Here is more information about poison ivy from the Kansas State Extension Service:

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Soy Lady: Tropical Layered Salad Video included

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Tropical Layered Salad Ingredients: (Salad) 4 cups torn lettuce 2 cups cubed roasted chicken 1 can (15 oz.) black soybeans 2 cups watermelon balls 2 cups fresh chunked pineapple 2 cups quartered strawberries 1 cup peeled and chopped mango (Dressing) 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup lime juice ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons sugar, as desired ¼ teaspoon salt, optional Soynuts, optional Directions: Layer ingredients in 3-quart trifle bow...

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Tank or Bank: "Jurassic World" surpasses expectations...Box Office (Weekend of June 22-24) Video included

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"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" surpasses expectations.... bringing in $150 Million in its debut weekend. 

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Troop 77 Chili Cook-off Video included

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Joplin’s BSA Troop 77 is hosting a chili cook off to raise funds for new camping equipment.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Christopher Anderson and Kaius Legg to get the details and find out what being a boy scout means to them. Troop 77 Chili Cook Off Saturday, June 30th 10:00am – 2:00pm College Heights Christian Church $3 for a tasting kit, $25-40 to enter the contest For more info: (417) 434-4172

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Carl Junction 4th of July Parade (2018) Video included

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The Carl Junction 4th of July Parade returns for 2018!

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Tank or Bank: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Preview & Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of June 22-24) Video included

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Just a week after "Incredibles 2" breaks box office records, the dinosaurs are following close behind.      

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Bike the US for MS 2018 Video included

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Bike the U.S. for MS organizes cross country bike trips to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis research & volunteer for patients. Next Tuesday (June 26th, 2018) the TransAmerica tour will stop in Pittsburg, Kansas for two nights of rest.  On Wednesday the group of cyclists will volunteer at local homes of individuals who are dealing with the progressive disease.  If you would like to meet the riders, you can join them at a reception at Pittsburg&rsquo... More>>

Pet Connection: Frito & Faith (6-20-18) Video included

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Meet Frito and Faith, our guests (along with Pete and Marianne) from Golden Paw Animal Rescue in Joplin. Frito is a Doxi-mix.  He will soon be available for adoption and Golden Paw is currently accepting deposits that would hold him until he is ready to go. He is super sweet and looking for his ‘furever’ home. Faith is a Beagle/Corgi/Dachshund mix. She has been spayed and is up to date with her rabies, Bordatella, and DAAP shots. She is also on a heartworm prevent...

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Wildcat Wednesday: Sericea Lespedeza Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Keith Martin from the Wildcat District to learn more about Sericea Lespedeza and steps you can take to control the noxious weed in your pastures. Here is information about Sericea Lespedeza from the Crawford County, KS website: Sericea Lespedeza · Lespedeza cuneata (Dumont) G. Don · is a very aggressive, drought-hardy perennial. It was introduced as a forage crop in the Southeastern United States. As early as the 1930s, Ser... More>>

Wildcat Cooking: Quinoa Vegetable Salad Video included

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Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing INGREDIENTS: 1 cup quinoa, uncooked 2 cans (5 oz each) chicken, drained 20 cherry tomatoes 1 cucumber 1½ cups corn, frozen, thawed ¼ cup purple onion ¼ cup reduced fat feta cheese 2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Tablespoons lemon juice Fresh basil DIRECTIONS: Cook quinoa as directed on the box. Allow quinoa to cool completely (~30 minutes). While the quinoa is cooking, mix the lemon juice, oil, and ba...

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Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Berry Salad 6-12-18

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Berry Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint dressing 1 lb fresh strawberries 1 pint fresh blueberries 1 pint fresh blackberries 1/2 pint fresh raspberries 1/4 CUP OF honey 1/4 CUP OF fresh squeezed lime juice 1/4 CUP OF chopped fresh mint

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Ottawa County Elder Day Video included

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A fashion show, a king and queen coronation, games, door prizes (including 2 recliners), and health screenings – you can find it all this weekend at the Ottawa County Elder Day Round Up.  The event is Tuesday, June 12th, from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Showplace at Buffalo Run Casino.  Graves Menu Maker is sponsoring a free lunch and The Northeastern Tribal Health is sponsoring the event’s health screenings. More>>

Medday Thursday: Wound Care Awareness Week Video included

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6.7 Million American are living with a chronic, non-healing wound and 25% of people living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer. Via Christi Hospital joins the state in recognizing Wound Care Awareness Week in the State of Kansas.  Michael Hayslip sits down with Dr. Michael Nagle to find out how visiting with a wound care specialist can improve your quality of life. More>>

Medday Thursday: Stick it to Diabetes Video included

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Michael Hayslip sits down with Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Gretchen Shull to find out about this year’s Stick if to Diabetes event in Joplin.   She explains how local restaurants are challenged to bring “food on a stick”…. But here’s the catch, it’s all healthy diabetic friendly eats. STICK IT TO DIABETES Friday, June 8th 6:00-8:00pm Hope City Church 1258 Jaguar Rd., Joplin Ticket Info Call: (417) 556-2267

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Pet Connection: Xander & Clementine (6-6-18)

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Pete and Marianne introduce Tawnya Bach to a couple of feline friends at the Golden Paw Animal Rescue this morning. Xander has a unique marking on his face! A whale! He is 3-5 years old, has been neutered and is fully vaccinated including a negative combo test! He is good with kids, men, women, and other cats but not quite sure about dogs. Xander loves to be petted and loved on!  Clementine is 3-4 years old, has been neutered and his also up to date on his vaccines but i...

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Tank or Bank: "Solo" Hang On... Box Office (Weekend of June 1-3)

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“Solo” hangs onto its top spot at the Hollywood Box Office, but suffers a 65% dip in weekend numbers.   Disappointing numbers following an even more disappointing debut last weekend.  The Disney and Lucasfilm’s production raked in $29.4 Million in its second weekend with a total gross just under $149 Million.  Here’s a look at how the film compared to the other weekend openers: Box Office Leaders (Weekend of June 1-3, 2018) Solo: A Sta... More>>

Tank or Bank: "Adrift" & "Action Point" Preview and Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of June 1-3)

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ADRIFT Based on the true story of survival, a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. “Adrift” stars Shailene Woodley (Divergent) and Sam Claflin (Hunger Games) and is rated PG-13. It’s showing in Pittsburg, Joplin and Monett. ACTION POINT Johnny Knoxville’s writes and stars in his latest comedy where daredevil designs and... More>>

4th Annual Kansas Legacy Run

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The 4th Annual Kansas Legacy Run kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday.  This year’s run begins in Hutchinson and finishes in Derby, Kansas.  Participants will ride 800 miles, stop at seven Legion Posts, and pay their respects during wreath laying ceremonies at a dozen memorials.  The event raises money for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.  On Saturday the Legion riders will travel from Olathe to Coffeyville and stop at memorials in Iola, Ch... More>>

Surprise Crew: Soaring Heights Elementary

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At KOAM we consider ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to give tours to 4-State students and let them sit in during our newscasts to see what it's like behind the scenes.There's one school in particular, Joplin’s Soaring Heights Elementary, that we get to enjoy an entire day with, complete with the station tour, as well as lunch, outdoor games...even some face painting.This year when the kids arrived, we devised a plan to beat the may heat we've been in the midst of -- and ... More>>

Wildcat Wednesday: Favorite Foods Show Video included

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The Favorite Food Show is an exhibit and contest to encourage 4-H’ers to learn about meal planning, food preparation, and presentation.KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Wildcat agent Cheri Nelson to find out more about the contest and the work the kids put into it. If you’d like to participate, entries are due May 21st with the actual contest on Tuesday, May 29th at 10:00am in the Fredonia Courthouse Basement. For more information click here for a link to t... More>>

Marriage Minimum Preview Video included

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Current Missouri allows individuals between the ages of 15 and 17 to get a marriage license with the signature and consent of a parent.  But a new proposed law takes that decision out of the hands of parents and into the hands of a judge.  KOAM’s Lisa Olliges previews her special report Marriage Minimum where she talks with teen brides, with different reasons for marrying, with different outcomes, and different opinions of the proposed Missouri law that would limit tee... More>>

Soy Lady: Grilled KC Strip Steak w/ Herbs Video included

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Grilled K.C. Strip Steak with Herbs INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola 2 tablespoon soy cream cheese 2 tablespoons margarine 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs (Rosemary, Thyme, Chives) ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 – 8 oz. beef boneless K.C. Strip Steak DIRECTIONS: Combine Gorgonzola, soy cream cheese and margarine in small mixing bowl; set aside.  Brush both sides of beef steak with vegetable oil... More>>

Risk on the Rails Preview

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KOAM’s Chris Warner’s special report Risk on the Rails airs tonight on the KOAM News at 6 and 10pm.  This morning Tawnya Bach sat down with Chris to get a preview.

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Surprise Crew: Mother's Day

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As we draw closer to Mother's Day, kids get to show off their crafty side.  This week the KOAM Surprise crew went to the Pumpkin Patch daycare to help the kids make the perfect gift just in time for mom's special day. More>>

DASH Diet: Fabulous Frittata Video included

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Fabulous Frittata INGREDIENTS: 6 eggs (or egg substitute) 1 cup frozen extra-sweet sweet corn 1 cup sliced pepper strips 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half 1/4 cup sliced onion 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon dry basil ( or 1 tablespoon diced fresh basil) 4 ounces shredded colby/Jack cheese or other cheese blend DIRECTIONS: Lightly stir eggs, add basil. Pour canola oil into In non-stick frying pan with metal handle, over medium heat. When oil is hot, add peppe... More>>

Diets: Mediterranean Video included

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If you like fish, nuts, fruits and veggies, and olive oil.....the Mediterranean Diet may be for you!  Via Christi's Jill Shriver breaks down the key points of the Mediterranean Eating Plan today on the KOAM Morning News. For more info on healthy eating Via Christi has great resources online.... click here for a link.  More>>

Tank or Bank: "Avengers" Dominates the Box Office (Weekend of May 4-6)

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Avenger: Infinity War continues to dominate at the Box Office!  At $112.5 Million, the Disney/Marvel film topped its nearest competitor by nearly $100 Million and delivered the second largest second weekend ever!  Here’s a look at the top five movies at the Box Office. Hollywood Box Office (Weekend of May 4-6, 2018) Avengers: Infinity War                     &nb... More>>

Tank or Bank: "Tully" Preview and Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of 5-4 thru 5-6)

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A comedic remake, a quirky tale of motherhood, and an R-rated horror flick.  Three new movies try to take on those box-office super star avengers.  While they probably won't even come close.... here’s what’s new in theaters this weekend. OVERBOARD An 80’s comedic remake with a twist hopes to make a big splash in theaters. "Overboard" stars Anna Faris.  This version puts a gender swap on the Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell original as this time i... More>>

Surprise Crew: Classroom Tablet

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From the abacus to the old T-I calculator, math class is not like you and I remember it today.  So we found a teacher that's continually thinking about evolving technology, and that's when we sent in the KOAM Surprise Crew.

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Summer Camp: Joplin Family Y Video included

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Joplin Family YMCA Summer Adventure Day Camp Program runs May 22 - August 15 Ages 5-14 Traveling Day Camp with daily field trips Breakfast, Lunch, and an Afternoon meal provided Weekly Payment Plan/Daily Drop Option/Scholarships Available Questions Call: 417-781-9622 For more details click here! More>>

Summer Camp: Kids Can Cook Video included

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KIDS CAN COOK For students who have completed 2ND – 5TH Grades 3 Day Camps offered June-August Classes offered in both mornings and afternoons (2.5 sessions) Pittsburg, Cherokee, Girard, McCune, Arma, Arcadia, Frontenac, Caney, Coffeyville, Independence, Cherryvale, Edna, Altamont, Mound Valley, Oswego, and Chetopa For specific dates and times and online registration is available here. More>>

Summer Camp: Sewing Camp, 4-H Camps (Wildcat District) Video included

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4-H Summer Camps! (Wildcat District) Sunny Hills Camp -- June 3-6 Sewing Camp -- June 11-15 Greenbush Camp -- June 19-20 Cedar Bluff Camp -- June 19-20 (for Montgomery County residents) For registration information go to the Wildcat District website and click on the county where you live! More>>

Summer Camp: Greenbush Video included

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KOAM’s Tawnya Bach sits down with Greenbush Camp Enrichment Coordinator Emily Roth to find out what the education center has in store for kids this summer.  Registration is open now and thanks to donors, the cost for many of the camps is reduced this year.  For more details log onto www.greenbush.org/summercamps/. Questions? Call: 620-724-6281 More>>

Avengers: Infinity War Breaks Records at the Box Office (Weekend of April 27-29, 2018)

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Audiences assemble worldwide as Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War breaks both the domestic opening weekend box office record and worldwide opening records!  In its wake, other films at box office dropped their numbers significantly, except for Black Panther which move up from 8th last weekend to the 5th spot.  Here’s a look at this weekend’s Box Office Top Five: Box Office Top 5 (Weekend of April 27-29, 2018) Avengers: Infinity War  ... More>>

Summer Camp: Salvation Army

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For Missouri Residents: Camp Mihaska Bourbon, MO June-July 2018 -Sports Camp, Kids Camp -TSAO Camp, Teen Camp -Jr. Soldier Camp, Tween Camp -Music Camp, Family Camp For specific dates: www.midlandyouth.com/summer-camp/ or Call Sgt. Beckie Stearns @ the Joplin Salvation Army 417-624-4528 For Kansas Residents: Call Lt. Mylie Hadden @ the Pittsburg Salvation Army 620-231-0415

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Surprise Crew: Angel Sense for Levi

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Most parents make the safety of their children priority number one, and while parenting brings a myriad of challenges, those with children on the autism spectrum face many you may not be familiar with.  Our KOAM crew was fortunate enough to meet a young boy who captured our hearts, and illustrated the curiosity of any child...culminating with a visit from the KOAM Surprise Crew.

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Pet Connection: Avery & Reese (4-26-18) Video included

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Meet Avery and Reese!  Both of these Sheltie Mixes were rescued along with 13 other dogs from a Southwest Missouri home and are now in need of forever homes. Avery is black and white with brown markings. She weighs 19 pounds and is about two years old. She is up to date with all of her vaccines and is spayed. Avery may be a little shy, but nothing a little socializing won’t fix!  Avery needs a lot of love and a bone to chew… Reese is just a little older than... More>>

Ryan Sims Performs "American Things" (Part 2) Video included

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Country artist Ryan Sims performs his new single, “American Things”. Click here to watch our interview with Ryan. You can find more of his music at ryansimsmusic.com.

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Ryan Sims Interview (Part 1)

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KOAM’S Michael Hayslip sits down with country music artist Ryan Sims to find out the inspiration behind his new album, “My Side of the Story.” Click here to watch Ryan perform his new hit single “American Things”.

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3rd Annual Hammer In

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Next weekend (April 28, 2018) the Ritchey Mansion in Newtonia, Missouri will play host for a gathering of blacksmiths.  Visitors can watch local artists at work at their forges, creating useful and decorative items.  Other craftsmen will be on-site selling handcrafted items.  Musicians and Civil War re-enactors will also be on-site with performances throughout the day.  3rd Annual Hammer In Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00am-4:00pm Ritchey Mansion, Newtonia, M... More>>

Medday Thursday: Walk MS Video included

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Every step counts!  This morning we finds out how money raised from this year’s WALK MS event in Joplin will help in the battle against multiple sclerosis.  Joplin’s walk starts this Saturday at 9:00am at Landrith Park.  For fundraising questions call 1-855-372-1331 or to find an WALK MS even in your area click here. More>>

Wildcat Wednesday: 4H Parliamentary Procedure Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Katie Townsend from the K-State Extension Service to find out how 4H kids are learning parliamentary procedure.  To learn more about the 4H program in your county click here.

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Soy Lady: Cool Crunchy Soy Wrap Video included

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Cool Crunchy Soy Wrap Ingredients:  1 cup frozen shelled edamame, cooked and cooled 1 cup frozen baby white and gold corn, cooked and cooled 1 cup soy veggie crumbles, cooked and cooled ¼ cup chopped green onions ¼ cup chopped red pepper 1 cup creamy Italian salad dressing ½ cup roasted salted soy nuts Leaf Lettuce or flour tortillas Directions: Combine in large bowl edamame, corn, veggie crumbles, green onions, red pepper and Italian salad dr...

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Gift of Life Event Video included

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KOAM's Michael Haylsip sits down with Cathy Lucchi from the Midwest Transplant Network to talk about the importance or organ donation. She also gives us details on an organ donation event where donors and recipients will share their stories. Gift of Life Tuesday, April 17th 6:00 p.m. Freeman Business Center 3220 McClelland Boulevard Joplin, MO For more information visit: www.freemanhealth.com or www.mwtn.com

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Medday Thursday: Via Christi Dr. Jenkins - Robotics & Colon Care Video included

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In this morning’s Medday Thursday segment, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Via Christi Doctor Xavier Mohan Jenkins to find out how robotics surgery can help patients suffering from colorectal cancer. More>>

Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Veggie Pizza (Part 2) Video included

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Nutrition Facts Serves 16  (Amount Per Serving)              (% Daily Value) Calories                                             244 Total Fat           &...

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Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Veggie Pizza (Part 1) Video included

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Veggie Pizza Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 2 hours Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes Servings 16 servings Calories 244 kcal Ingredients 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese softened 1 cup mayonnaise 1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix or make it from scratch 1 cup chopped broccoli 1 cup chopped cauliflower 1 cup chopped or shredded carrots 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ¼ cup each additional chopped vegetables such as bell pepper,...

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Pittsburg Lions Club Bake Sale Video included

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The Pittsburg Lions Club hosts its Big Spring Bake Sale at the Meadowbrook Mall this weekend.  You’ll find lots of goodies at the North entrance from 10:30am - 2:00pm both Friday and Saturday (April 13-14th).  The money raised will help fund PHS band members attend Lions Band and a week-long leadership experience.   More>>

Tank or Bank: "A Quiet Place" Tops Box Office (weekend of 4-6 thru 4-8)

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Movie-goers give a shout out to “A Quiet Place” helping the thriller rake in $50 Million in its debut weekend!  Here’s a look the other movies rounding out the top five according to Box Office Mojo. BOX OFFICE TOP FIVE (Weekend of 4-6 thru 4-8) A Quiet Place                     $50 Million Ready Player One         ... More>>

Tank or Bank: "A Quiet Place" Preview & Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of 4-6 thru 4-8)

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Four new movies open in the 4-states this weekend…. The new thriller “A Quiet Place” is written and directed by John Krasinski and opens in wide release this weekend.  The suspense grows as a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.  “A Quiet Place” is rated PG-13. Also out in wide release, the comedy “Blockers”.  It’s about the parents of three girls, who basically flip... More>>

St. Ann's Auction Video included

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It’s your chance to “Ante Up” for St. Ann’s Catholic School.  The Carthage church is sponsoring a Vegas Style Fundraiser tomorrow (April 7, 2018) at 6:00pm at the CRM Auditorium.  St. Ann's Charity Auction is an annual event to help raise funds for the Mission Based Church and School in Carthage, Missouri.  This morning Michael Hayslip is joined by Amber Jewett and her daughter Aubrey, a 3rd grader at St. Ann’s. RELATED LINKS: Find even... More>>

Wildcat Wednesday: Aging With Attitude Video included

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Aging with Attitude Regional Expo April 27, 2018 9:00am – 3:30pm Iola, Kansas Keynote Speaker, Dr. Erin Yelland “So now what? Picking up the Pieces in Later Life” Registration: $15 before April 16th (includes lunch and door prizes) , $25 at the door, and after the 16th Click here for more information and a link to register More>>

USAF Academy Concert Band Part 2 Video included

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Airman First Class Brett Kirby performs "America the Beautiful".  He will be performing with the United States Air force Academy Concert Band next Tuesday (April 10) at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.  For more details about the FREE Concert Click here.

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USAF Academy Concert Band Video included

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Next Tuesday, April 10th, the United States Air Force Academy Concert Band will be performing for FREE at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.   The band from Colorado Springs is under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Daniel L. Price.  Tuesday’s performance “A Celebration of Excellence” will highlight our men and women in uniform.  In this morning’s interview Airman First Class Brett Kirby talks about how his musical background encour...

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Tank or Bank: "Ready Player One" Tops Box Office (weekend of 3-30 thru 4-1)

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Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Play One” topped the weekend box office and delivered the director's largest opening weekend in ten years! The weekend also saw a strong second place debut for Lionsgate's “Acrimony”, the latest film from Tyler Perry, while “Black Panther” and “I Can Only Imagine” remain in the top five with their continued impressive runs.  Hollywood Box Office (weekend of 3/30-4-1) Ready...

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1st Thursday April Artwalk Video included

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Thursday Artwalks kicked off in 2008 as a fun way to show off Joplin’s historic downtown district by bringing in entertainment and artists.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip chats with event organizer Linda Teeter to find out more about this month’s First Thursday Artwalk. Here is a map and breakdown of the venues you'll find this Thursday, April 5, from 5:30-8:30pm.  

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Tank or Bank: "Ready Player One" & "Tyler Perry's Acrimony" Previews ... Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (3-30 thru 4-1)

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BIG NUMBERS: “Ready Player One”, Stephen Spielberg’s newest creation is already showing big numbers at the Box Office.  The virtual reality flick opened Wednesday night in more than 3,500 locations bringing in $3.75 Million.  It’s now showing in well over 4,000 theaters.   THE STORY: “Ready Player One” is based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller by the same name.  The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of ch... More>>

Move & Shake for MS Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Gina Peak to found out how you can help 4-staters who are living with Multiple Sclerosis.  Next Saturday’s (4/7/18) “Move & Shake” event will be held at the Frontenac Sr. High School from 9:00am-12:00pm and will include a zumbathon, a silent auction, face painting and vendors.  For more information about the Hope for MS Foundation and “Move & Shake for MS 2018” click here: More>>

Stop the Bleed Training Video included

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March 31, 2018 is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Day.  On Saturday, the nationwide campaign will highlight the importance of Stop the Bleed training and provide the public with information and education through local fire, EMS, and health care professionals. Via Christi Hospital now offers B-Con (bleeding control) classes to help businesses and other places of work keep its employees alive in the event of a mass casualty or accident.  Open Training Dates: Sunday... More>>

Pet Connection: Sadie & Ozzie (3-28-18) Video included

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Meet Sadie and Ozzie! Sadie is an 8-year old Corgi Mix!  She is very energetic and loves to run and play. If it weren't for the gray on her face, you almost couldn't tell she wasn't still a puppy!  Sadie knows commands like lay down, get down, spin, roll over and shake. She’s crate trained and potty-trained. She has never met a person she didn't like and is great with kids. However Sadie is kind of picky about her dog friends and we suggest a meet and great if you hav...

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Cyber Awareness 360 Event Video included

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The internet is key for small businesses to succeed, but you need to know how to protect yourself and your investment from cyber thieves.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Jason Rincker and Karma Wright find out where you can become Cyber Aware this Friday. Cyber Awareness 360 Event Friday, March 30th 7:30am – 1:00pm MSSU, North Endzone $20 to register (includes snacks & lunch) For more information visit Cyber Awareness 360 or call 417-625-3128

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Box Office Results (Weekend of 3-23 thru 3-25)

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The Black Panther’s reign at the Box Office is over as the new film “Pacific Rim Uprising” takes over the top spot.   Here’s a look at the top five from boxofficemojo.com Pacific Rim Uprising                            $28 Million Black Panther            ... More>>

Medday Thursday: Diabetes Alert Day - Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups Video included

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Tuesday is the American Diabetes Association Alert Day.  This morning Freeman dietician Susan Pittman shares an easy breakfast quiche that is diabetic friendly.  Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups Ingredients: 4 oz. turkey sausage or crumbled turkey bacon 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1/4 onion, chopped 5 large eggs 1 can (12 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 6...

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Wildcat Wednesday: Pasture Management & Raising Goats Video included

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Spring is here!  That means it’s time to talk about pasture management.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Keith Martin from the K-State Extension Service to get the details on an upcoming program dealing with pasture management and brush control.   The Wildcat District is also delving into new territory as the popularity of raising sheep and goats continues to grow in Southeast Kansas. For more information and details on upcoming events sponsore...

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The King from Wakanda continues his reign at the box office.

Tank or Bank: Weekend Box Office (March 16-18)

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For a fifth weekend in a row '"Black Panther" takes the top spot at the Hollywood Box Office.  This is a first for a film since "Avator" in 2009.  The movie is also only the 7th film to ever gross $600 Million at the domestic box office and it continues to dominate, now only $18 Million shy of topping "The Avengers" and becoming the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time. Here’s a look at the numbers from boxofficemojo.com for the w...

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Tank or Bank: "Tomb Raider" and "Love, Simon" previews and Tawnya's Predictions (Weekend of March 16-18)

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Three new movies open in 4-State theaters this weekend.  “Tomb Raider” returns to the big screen replacing the beloved Angelina Jolie with the young and super fit Alicia Vikander as Laura Croft.  The remake returns 17 years after the original live action feature was inspired by a video game character.  In this version the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself in the island where her f...

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Greater Tuna Video included

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Joplin Little Theatre presents “Greater Tuna.”  Director (and KOAM Anchor/Reporter) Lisa Olliges explains how this production has a little bit of everything; scandal, affairs, murder, controversy, a humane society population problem….and a whole lot of comedy.  The play features two actors who play a total of 20 characters based in Tuna, Texas….the third smallest town in Texas. Greater Tuna opens next Wednesday, March 21st and runs thru Sunday, M... More>>

Pet Connection: Jasmine and Dallas (3-14-18) Video included

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Pete and Mary Ann Schlau talk about the importance of Heartworm prevention this week on the KOAM Morning News.   Meet Jasmine, an 18-month old Husky Mix.  She is a very sweet and gets along well with other animals and children.  It's no surprise Jasmine loves attention and would make a great family pet! Dallas is between four and six years old.  He is a Min Pin Mix, very friendly, but will take some time to warm up to you.  Golden Paw is currently t... More>>

Soy Lady: Soy Blessing Bread Video included

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Soy Blessing Bread Ingredients: ¾ cup coconut oil 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 ½ cup brown sugar 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 cup mashed banana 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup soy flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon cinnamon 1 ½ cup mukimame, cooked and ground (edamame) Directions: Combine oils, sugars and egg in large bowl.  When these are creamed well add banana an... More>>

Watoto Children's Choir

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The sweet sounds of the Watoto Children's Choir are headed to Joplin, Missouri tomorrow night.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Debbie Beck and Kathy Cowley from the Byers Avenue United Methodist Church to get details on Tuesday evening's performance plus find out how church members are serving as host families for the traveling children. For more details on the Watoto Children's Choir head over to the Byers Avenue UMC Facebook site. More>>

Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (March 9-11)

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“Black Panther” eclipses $1 Billion worldwide! Even better, the Disney and Marvel film remains #1 at the box office for a fourth straight weekend.   But that superhero success also means Disney’s new release “A Wrinkle in Time” didn’t fair so well.   Here’s a look at numbers from boxofficemojo.com: Hollywood Box Office (weekend of March 9-11) Black Panther                  ... More>>

Tank or Bank: "A Wrinkle in Time" Preview and Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of March 9-11)

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Tawnya makes a bold move in her top 5 movie predictions this week placing “A Wrinkle in Time” in front of “Black Panther” at the box office!  The new film brings the 1962 children’s classic novel to the big screen with a number of big name actors including Reece Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Chris Pine! Tawnya’s ‘Tank or Bank’ Top Five (Weekend of March 9-11, 2018) A Wrinkle in Time Black Panther Red Sparrow The Strangers... More>>

Medday Thursday: World Kidney Day! March O' the Kidney Video included

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It's World Kidney Day!  This morning Freeman Hospital’s Teri Williams talks about Chronic Kidney Disease and how a dialysis machine can keep a patient alive.  Researchers find women are much more likely to donate a kidney than men.  Data from Europe shows 36% of women who are suitable donors give their kidney to their husband, but only 7% of men who are suitable donate to their wife.  The March O’ the Kidney 1-Mile Walk honors dialysis patients. ...

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United Way: St. Patty's Breakfast Video included

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Get your tickets now to support the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas.  The non-profit is hosting a St. Patty’s Breakfast at Colton’s Steakhouse this Friday, March 9th at Colton’s Steak House.  This morning KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Duane Dreiling and Julie Reams to discuss the event now in its second year! More>>

Wildcat Wednesday: Walk Kansas Video included

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Looking for a great way to get fit and connect with others?  Walk Kansas to a Healthier You!  The program kicks of March 18th and runs thru May 12th, but you can click here to join today. More>>

Bootlegger Bash Video included

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The Miner's Hall Museum presents its 1st Annual Bootlegger Bash!  Tickets are on sale for the St. Patty's Day event now.  You can find them at the Pittsburg Chamber, the Miner's Hall Museum or online at eventbrite.com. This morning KOAM's Michael Hayslip sat down with Angela Meyer to find out more about the exciting new event.

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Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of March 2-4) & "Red Sparrow" Preview

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Two weeks in a row with a perfect score!  KOAM's Tawnya Bach makes 'Bank' with her Hollywood Box Office predictions.  No surprise, "Black Panther" remains in the #1 spot.  After a mere three weekends, the blockbuster hit surpassed $500 Million!  "Red Sparrow" comes in 2nd in its debut weekend.  This morning Jennifer Lawrence talks about the film that she spent the last three years shooting. Here's a recap of the Box Office Top 5 (Weekend...

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  • Wildcat WednesdayMore>>

  • Wildcat Wednesday: County Fair Preview (7-11-18)

    Wildcat Wednesday: County Fair Preview (7-11-18)

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-11 11:49:34 GMT

    From interviewing to livestock presentation, Wildcat Extension Agent Will Morris sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk 4-H projects, competitions, and the awarding system you’ll find at your local county fair this summer. 

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    From interviewing to livestock presentation, Wildcat Extension Agent Will Morris sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk 4-H projects, competitions, and the awarding system you’ll find at your local county fair this summer. 

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  • Wildcat Wednesday: Identifying Poison Ivy

    Wildcat Wednesday: Identifying Poison Ivy

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-06-27 12:33:58 GMT

    If you’re out an about this summer, you need to be on the lookout for poison ivy.  Wildcat Extension Agent Jacob Weber joins KOAM’s Michael Hayslip this morning to show us what to look for and a couple of look-alike plants.  Here is more information about poison ivy from the Kansas State Extension Service:

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    If you’re out an about this summer, you need to be on the lookout for poison ivy.  Wildcat Extension Agent Jacob Weber joins KOAM’s Michael Hayslip this morning to show us what to look for and a couple of look-alike plants.  Here is more information about poison ivy from the Kansas State Extension Service:

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  • Wildcat Wednesday: Sericea Lespedeza

    Wildcat Wednesday: Sericea Lespedeza

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:58:07 GMT
    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Keith Martin from the Wildcat District to learn more about Sericea Lespedeza and steps you can take to control the noxious weed in your pastures. Here is information about Sericea Lespedeza from the Crawford County, KS website: Sericea Lespedeza · Lespedeza cuneata (Dumont) G. Don · is a very aggressive, drought-hardy perennial. It was introduced as a forage crop in the Southeastern United States. As early as the 1930s, Ser...More >>
    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Keith Martin from the Wildcat District to learn more about Sericea Lespedeza and steps you can take to control the noxious weed in your pastures. Here is information about Sericea Lespedeza from the Crawford County, KS website: Sericea Lespedeza · Lespedeza cuneata (Dumont) G. Don · is a very aggressive, drought-hardy perennial. It was introduced as a forage crop in the Southeastern United States. As early as the 1930s, Ser...More >>
  • Medday ThursdayMore>>

  • Medday Thursday: Wound Care Awareness Week

    Medday Thursday: Wound Care Awareness Week

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-06-07 11:51:33 GMT
    6.7 Million American are living with a chronic, non-healing wound and 25% of people living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer. Via Christi Hospital joins the state in recognizing Wound Care Awareness Week in the State of Kansas.  Michael Hayslip sits down with Dr. Michael Nagle to find out how visiting with a wound care specialist can improve your quality of life.More >>
    6.7 Million American are living with a chronic, non-healing wound and 25% of people living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer. Via Christi Hospital joins the state in recognizing Wound Care Awareness Week in the State of Kansas.  Michael Hayslip sits down with Dr. Michael Nagle to find out how visiting with a wound care specialist can improve your quality of life.More >>
  • Medday Thursday: Stick it to Diabetes

    Medday Thursday: Stick it to Diabetes

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-06-07 11:46:18 GMT

    Michael Hayslip sits down with Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Gretchen Shull to find out about this year’s Stick if to Diabetes event in Joplin.   She explains how local restaurants are challenged to bring “food on a stick”…. But here’s the catch, it’s all healthy diabetic friendly eats. STICK IT TO DIABETES Friday, June 8th 6:00-8:00pm Hope City Church 1258 Jaguar Rd., Joplin Ticket Info Call: (417) 556-2267

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    Michael Hayslip sits down with Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Gretchen Shull to find out about this year’s Stick if to Diabetes event in Joplin.   She explains how local restaurants are challenged to bring “food on a stick”…. But here’s the catch, it’s all healthy diabetic friendly eats. STICK IT TO DIABETES Friday, June 8th 6:00-8:00pm Hope City Church 1258 Jaguar Rd., Joplin Ticket Info Call: (417) 556-2267

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  • Medday Thursday: Walk MS

    Medday Thursday: Walk MS

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:03:04 GMT
    Every step counts!  This morning we finds out how money raised from this year’s WALK MS event in Joplin will help in the battle against multiple sclerosis.  Joplin’s walk starts this Saturday at 9:00am at Landrith Park.  For fundraising questions call 1-855-372-1331 or to find an WALK MS even in your area click here.More >>
    Every step counts!  This morning we finds out how money raised from this year’s WALK MS event in Joplin will help in the battle against multiple sclerosis.  Joplin’s walk starts this Saturday at 9:00am at Landrith Park.  For fundraising questions call 1-855-372-1331 or to find an WALK MS even in your area click here.More >>
  • Pet ConnectionMore>>

  • Pet Connection: Shiloh & Stanley

    Pet Connection: Shiloh & Stanley

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:00:09 GMT
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    Golden Paw’s Pete and Mary Ann join KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to show off two of the sweetest little dogs for this Wednesday’s edition of Pet Connection. 

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    Golden Paw’s Pete and Mary Ann join KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to show off two of the sweetest little dogs for this Wednesday’s edition of Pet Connection. 

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  • Pet Connection: Rocco & Hector

    Pet Connection: Rocco & Hector

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-07-03 15:08:49 GMT
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    Meet Rocco and Hector!  Two sweet boys who are ready to find their forever home. 

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    Meet Rocco and Hector!  Two sweet boys who are ready to find their forever home. 

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  • Pet Connection: Frito & Faith (6-20-18)

    Pet Connection: Frito & Faith (6-20-18)

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:46:22 GMT

    Meet Frito and Faith, our guests (along with Pete and Marianne) from Golden Paw Animal Rescue in Joplin. Frito is a Doxi-mix.  He will soon be available for adoption and Golden Paw is currently accepting deposits that would hold him until he is ready to go. He is super sweet and looking for his ‘furever’ home. Faith is a Beagle/Corgi/Dachshund mix. She has been spayed and is up to date with her rabies, Bordatella, and DAAP shots. She is also on a heartworm prevent...

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    Meet Frito and Faith, our guests (along with Pete and Marianne) from Golden Paw Animal Rescue in Joplin. Frito is a Doxi-mix.  He will soon be available for adoption and Golden Paw is currently accepting deposits that would hold him until he is ready to go. He is super sweet and looking for his ‘furever’ home. Faith is a Beagle/Corgi/Dachshund mix. She has been spayed and is up to date with her rabies, Bordatella, and DAAP shots. She is also on a heartworm prevent...

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  • Recipes from the KOAM Morning NewsAll RecipesMore>>

  • Wildcat Cooking: Corn Basil Cakes Part 2

    Wildcat Cooking: Corn Basil Cakes Part 2

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:38:49 GMT

    Wildcat Extension Agent Katrina Even and  KOAM's Tawnya Bach put the finishing touches on their Corn Basil Cakes w/ Balsamic Dressing.

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    Wildcat Extension Agent Katrina Even and  KOAM's Tawnya Bach put the finishing touches on their Corn Basil Cakes w/ Balsamic Dressing.

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  • Wildcat Cooking: Corn Basil Cakes w/ Balsamic Dressing

    Wildcat Cooking: Corn Basil Cakes w/ Balsamic Dressing

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:43:58 GMT

    Wildcat Extension Agent Katrina Even shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make Corn Basil Cakes with Balsamic Dressing in this morning's Wildcat Cooking Segment...

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    Wildcat Extension Agent Katrina Even shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make Corn Basil Cakes with Balsamic Dressing in this morning's Wildcat Cooking Segment...

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  • Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Tomato Pie

    Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Tomato Pie

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:31:31 GMT

    Alicia Shoemaker with the Pittsburg Farmer's Market shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make a Tomato Pie!

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    Alicia Shoemaker with the Pittsburg Farmer's Market shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make a Tomato Pie!

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  • Surprise CrewMore>>

  • Surprise Crew (11/16/17)

    Surprise Crew (11/16/17)

  • Surprise Crew: A Girl & Her Horse

    Surprise Crew: A Girl & Her Horse

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:23:50 GMT

    The KOAM Surprise Crew returns with the story of a little girl... and her horse!

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    The KOAM Surprise Crew returns with the story of a little girl... and her horse!

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  • Surprise Crew: Ewert Pool

    Surprise Crew: Ewert Pool

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:13:37 GMT

    The KOAM Surprise Crew helps 4-State families save a couple dollars and cool off at the same time at Joplin’s Ewert pool.

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    The KOAM Surprise Crew helps 4-State families save a couple dollars and cool off at the same time at Joplin’s Ewert pool.

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