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  • Tank or Bank: Halloween & The Hate U Give.. Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Oct. 19-21)

    Tank or Bank: Halloween & The Hate U Give.. Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Oct. 19-21)

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-10-19 12:58:44 GMT

    KOAM's Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip preview two new movies opening in 4-State Theaters this weekend.  Plus why Tawnya predicts the new Halloween remake starring Jamie Lee Curtis is the only film that will make more than $20 Million this weekend at the Box Office.

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    KOAM's Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip preview two new movies opening in 4-State Theaters this weekend.  Plus why Tawnya predicts the new Halloween remake starring Jamie Lee Curtis is the only film that will make more than $20 Million this weekend at the Box Office.

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  • Tank or Bank: Hell Fest & Smallfoot... Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 28-30)

    Tank or Bank: Hell Fest & Smallfoot... Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 28-30)

    Friday, September 28 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-09-28 13:19:18 GMT

    Warner Bros. releases a family friendly animation and thrill seekers don't have to wait until October to check out "Hell Fest".  Plus KOAM's Tawnya Bach only puts movies showing in 3,000 plus theaters in her top five 'tank or bank' predictions.

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    Warner Bros. releases a family friendly animation and thrill seekers don't have to wait until October to check out "Hell Fest".  Plus KOAM's Tawnya Bach only puts movies showing in 3,000 plus theaters in her top five 'tank or bank' predictions.

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  • Festa Italiana (Part 2)

    Festa Italiana (Part 2)

    Friday, September 28 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-09-28 13:21:14 GMT

    What you need to know about Festa Italiana 2018! 

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    What you need to know about Festa Italiana 2018! 

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  • Festa Italiana (Part 1)

    Festa Italiana (Part 1)

    Friday, September 28 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-09-28 13:22:24 GMT

    KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Ann Brown and Matt Frankenberry to find out what's on the menu for this year's Festa Italiana celebration.

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    KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Ann Brown and Matt Frankenberry to find out what's on the menu for this year's Festa Italiana celebration.

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  • Hope Auction

    Hope Auction

    Thursday, September 27 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-09-27 13:43:37 GMT

    KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Kim Scripsick, Dennis Burke, and Allison McCormick to find out more about this weekend's HOPE Auction and Dinner held to benefit the Our Lady of Lourdes Church and schools.

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    KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Kim Scripsick, Dennis Burke, and Allison McCormick to find out more about this weekend's HOPE Auction and Dinner held to benefit the Our Lady of Lourdes Church and schools.

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  • 4-States HeartWalk 2018

    4-States HeartWalk 2018

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-09-20 12:52:39 GMT

    The 4-States HeartWalk is set for Saturday, September 29th at MSSU’s Leggett & Platte Center.

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    The 4-States HeartWalk is set for Saturday, September 29th at MSSU’s Leggett & Platte Center.

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  • Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival

    Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-09-18 12:24:34 GMT

    Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Director Gary Stubblefield sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk about what’s on tap for this weekend’s CJ Bluegrass Festival. 

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    Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Director Gary Stubblefield sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk about what’s on tap for this weekend’s CJ Bluegrass Festival. 

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  • Tank or Bank: "Predator" takes top spot, but worst ever opening for live-action film... Box Office (Weekend of Sept. 14-16)

    Tank or Bank: "Predator" takes top spot, but worst ever opening for live-action film... Box Office (Weekend of Sept. 14-16)

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-09-17 13:08:52 GMT

    FOX Studios “The Predator” takes the top spot at the Hollywood Box Office this weekend, but the film has little to celebrate.  

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    FOX Studios “The Predator” takes the top spot at the Hollywood Box Office this weekend, but the film has little to celebrate.  

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  • Connect2Culture: Cornell Complex

    Connect2Culture: Cornell Complex

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-09-17 12:55:36 GMT

    KOAM’s Tawnya Bach gets the latest on fundraising and plans for Joplin’s soon-to-be new performing arts complex from Connect2Culture’s Clifford Wert.  The 46,000 square foot Cornell Complex will include a 450-seat indoor multipurpose performance hall, a new home for the Spiva Center for the Arts, and an outdoor festival plaza with 1,500-person capacity. 

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    KOAM’s Tawnya Bach gets the latest on fundraising and plans for Joplin’s soon-to-be new performing arts complex from Connect2Culture’s Clifford Wert.  The 46,000 square foot Cornell Complex will include a 450-seat indoor multipurpose performance hall, a new home for the Spiva Center for the Arts, and an outdoor festival plaza with 1,500-person capacity. 

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  • Connect2Culture: Best of The Second City

    Connect2Culture: Best of The Second City

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-09-17 12:48:35 GMT

    Connect2Culture’s Clifford Wert sits down with KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to talk about an upcoming comedy show coming to Joplin’s Memorial Hall. 

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    Connect2Culture’s Clifford Wert sits down with KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to talk about an upcoming comedy show coming to Joplin’s Memorial Hall. 

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  • Tank or Bank: "A Simple Favor" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 14-16)

    Tank or Bank: "A Simple Favor" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 14-16)

    Friday, September 14 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-09-14 14:27:36 GMT

    The new movie “A Simple Favor” is anything but simple. Here’s a preview to straighten out the twisted tale. Plus KOAM’s Tawnya Bach presents her top five 'Tank or Bank' predictions at the box office.

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    The new movie “A Simple Favor” is anything but simple. Here’s a preview to straighten out the twisted tale. Plus KOAM’s Tawnya Bach presents her top five 'Tank or Bank' predictions at the box office.

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  • Central States Hammer In & Knife Show

    Central States Hammer In & Knife Show

    Thursday, September 13 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-09-13 12:33:48 GMT

    The Central States Hammer In & Knife Show, featuring several former contestants of the History Channel’s ‘Forged and Fire’ is coming up this Saturday, September 15, 2018.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip get the details from event organizer Phil Evans.

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    The Central States Hammer In & Knife Show, featuring several former contestants of the History Channel’s ‘Forged and Fire’ is coming up this Saturday, September 15, 2018.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip get the details from event organizer Phil Evans.

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  • Joplin Arts Fest

    Joplin Arts Fest

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:48:24 GMT

    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Joplin Arts Fest organizer Steve Doerr to find out more about the festivities planned for this weekend at Mercy Park. 

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    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Joplin Arts Fest organizer Steve Doerr to find out more about the festivities planned for this weekend at Mercy Park. 

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  • Tank or Bank: "The Nun" Sets a New Franchise Opening Weekend Record... Box Office (Weekend of Sept. 7-9)

    Tank or Bank: "The Nun" Sets a New Franchise Opening Weekend Record... Box Office (Weekend of Sept. 7-9)

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-09-11 13:22:26 GMT

    Warner Brothers’ “The Nun” makes good on expectations, setting a new franchise opening weekend record, both globally and domestically, and delivering the second largest September opening ever.  

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    Warner Brothers’ “The Nun” makes good on expectations, setting a new franchise opening weekend record, both globally and domestically, and delivering the second largest September opening ever.  

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  • Tank or Bank: "The Nun" & "Peppermint" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 7-9)

    Tank or Bank: "The Nun" & "Peppermint" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 7-9)

    Friday, September 7 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-09-07 16:14:24 GMT

    KOAM's Tawnya Bach lays out her Top 5 movie predictions and explains why Warner Brothers Studios is about to make bank... across the board!

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    KOAM's Tawnya Bach lays out her Top 5 movie predictions and explains why Warner Brothers Studios is about to make bank... across the board!

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  • Cyber Awareness 360 Series

    Cyber Awareness 360 Series

    Thursday, September 6 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-09-06 13:36:31 GMT

    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Jason Rincker to talk about the importance of protecting your business online. 

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    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Jason Rincker to talk about the importance of protecting your business online. 

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  • Decades of Wheels: Part 2

    Decades of Wheels: Part 2

    Monday, September 3 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-09-03 12:21:15 GMT

    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip finds out more about The Decades of Wheels museum along Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

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    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip finds out more about The Decades of Wheels museum along Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

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  • Decades of Wheels: Part 1

    Decades of Wheels: Part 1

    Monday, September 3 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-09-03 12:20:07 GMT

    “Decades of Wheels” Dave Hickmott stops outside our KOAM studios to chat with Michael Hayslip about three days of rock and roll and classic cars coming to Baxter Springs, Kansas this October.  

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    “Decades of Wheels” Dave Hickmott stops outside our KOAM studios to chat with Michael Hayslip about three days of rock and roll and classic cars coming to Baxter Springs, Kansas this October.  

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  • Tank or Bank: Warner Brothers "Crazy Rich Asians" continues its stellar run... Box Office (Weekend of Aug. 31-Sept. 2)

    Tank or Bank: Warner Brothers "Crazy Rich Asians" continues its stellar run... Box Office (Weekend of Aug. 31-Sept. 2)

    Monday, September 3 2018 7:15 AM EDT2018-09-03 11:15:32 GMT

    Warner Brothers "Crazy Rich Asians" continues its stellar run, finishing at the top of the Hollywood Box Office for the third weekend in a row. 

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    Warner Brothers "Crazy Rich Asians" continues its stellar run, finishing at the top of the Hollywood Box Office for the third weekend in a row. 

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  • Tank or Bank: "Operation Finale" & "Searching" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Aug 31-Sept. 2)

    Tank or Bank: "Operation Finale" & "Searching" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Aug 31-Sept. 2)

    Friday, August 31 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-08-31 12:53:00 GMT

    Watch previews of new movies "Operation Finale" and "Searching".  Plus KOAM's Tawnya Bach reveals her top five predictions at the box office and explains why neither new film on her 'Tank or Bank' list.  

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    Watch previews of new movies "Operation Finale" and "Searching".  Plus KOAM's Tawnya Bach reveals her top five predictions at the box office and explains why neither new film on her 'Tank or Bank' list.  

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  • 2018 Walk To End Alzheimer's

    2018 Walk To End Alzheimer's

    Thursday, August 30 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-08-30 12:48:19 GMT

    The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up Saturday, September 15 behind the PSU Carnie Smith Stadium.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Cassie Wilson to find out how you can help in the battle against Alzheimer’s. 

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    The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up Saturday, September 15 behind the PSU Carnie Smith Stadium.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Cassie Wilson to find out how you can help in the battle against Alzheimer’s. 

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  • Little Balkans Days 2018

    Little Balkans Days 2018

    Thursday, August 30 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-08-30 12:40:33 GMT

    KOAM’S Tawnya Bach sits down with Angela Meyer and J.T. Knoll to find out what’s on tap for this year’s Little Balkans Day festival in Pittsburg.

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    KOAM’S Tawnya Bach sits down with Angela Meyer and J.T. Knoll to find out what’s on tap for this year’s Little Balkans Day festival in Pittsburg.

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  • Tank or Bank: Another Crazy Weekend for "Crazy Rich Asians"... Box Office (Weekend of Aug. 24-26)

    Tank or Bank: Another Crazy Weekend for "Crazy Rich Asians"... Box Office (Weekend of Aug. 24-26)

    Monday, August 27 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-08-27 12:48:33 GMT

    Warner Bros. Studios gets even richer after another crazy weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” at the Hollywood Box Office. 

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    Warner Bros. Studios gets even richer after another crazy weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” at the Hollywood Box Office. 

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  • Tank or Bank: "A.X.L." & "Scotty" Previews Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Aug. 24-26)

    Tank or Bank: "A.X.L." & "Scotty" Previews Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Aug. 24-26)

    Friday, August 24 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-08-24 12:31:46 GMT

    Tawnya predicts another strong weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” and does *not* put the new family friendly flick “A.X.L.” in her top 5 ‘Tank or Bank’ selections. 

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    Tawnya predicts another strong weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” and does *not* put the new family friendly flick “A.X.L.” in her top 5 ‘Tank or Bank’ selections. 

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  • Ernte-Fest 2018

    Ernte-Fest 2018

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:37 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:37:17 GMT

    Time to get your German on... the 45th Annual Ernte-Fest kicks off Friday, August 17th, 2018

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    Time to get your German on... the 45th Annual Ernte-Fest kicks off Friday, August 17th, 2018

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  • Coffeyville Inter-State Fair & Rodeo

    Coffeyville Inter-State Fair & Rodeo

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-08-16 11:19:39 GMT

    The Coffeyville Inter-State Fair and Rodeo is underway this week.  Thursday's activities include an afternoon parade, a bean and watermelon feed, and a PRCA Rodeo!  

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    The Coffeyville Inter-State Fair and Rodeo is underway this week.  Thursday's activities include an afternoon parade, a bean and watermelon feed, and a PRCA Rodeo!  

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  • Tank or Bank: "The Meg" reels in more than $44 Million.. Box Office (Weekend of Aug. 10-12)

    Tank or Bank: "The Meg" reels in more than $44 Million.. Box Office (Weekend of Aug. 10-12)

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-08-13 13:08:19 GMT

    Tawnya predicted the top three movies at the Hollywood Box Office… but she left out a key film, one that has created a bit of controversy in parts of the nation.                                     ...

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    Tawnya predicted the top three movies at the Hollywood Box Office… but she left out a key film, one that has created a bit of controversy in parts of the nation.                                     ...

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  • Back2School Haircuts: Sign Up Now!!!

    Back2School Haircuts: Sign Up Now!!!

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-08-10 13:51:10 GMT

    This year's Back2School Haircut Event is Monday, August 13, 2018!  Sign up your kids today!

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    This year's Back2School Haircut Event is Monday, August 13, 2018!  Sign up your kids today!

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  • Tank or Bank: "Dog Days" & "BlacKkKlansman" Previews plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Aug. 10-12)

    Tank or Bank: "Dog Days" & "BlacKkKlansman" Previews plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Aug. 10-12)

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:28 AM EDT2018-08-10 13:28:29 GMT

    Warner Bros. casts out a massive promotion schedule for "The Meg". It’s also one of the biggest August releases ever, opening in 4,118 theaters nationwide.  That’s why I’m putting “The Meg” at the top of my Tank or Bank predictions.

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    Warner Bros. casts out a massive promotion schedule for "The Meg". It’s also one of the biggest August releases ever, opening in 4,118 theaters nationwide.  That’s why I’m putting “The Meg” at the top of my Tank or Bank predictions.

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  • 3rd Annual Kavfest

    3rd Annual Kavfest

    Friday, August 10 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-08-10 12:23:00 GMT

    KOAM’S Michael Hayslip sits down with Lieutenant Colonel Kirk Duncan and his wife Becky to learn more about VETLINKS and services for veterans suffering from PTSD.  

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    KOAM’S Michael Hayslip sits down with Lieutenant Colonel Kirk Duncan and his wife Becky to learn more about VETLINKS and services for veterans suffering from PTSD.  

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  • Brimstone Coolers Return to The Colonial Fox Theatre

    Brimstone Coolers Return to The Colonial Fox Theatre

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:11 PM EDT2018-08-09 16:11:13 GMT

    After 23 years the Brimstone Cooler re-unite for a one-night only concert at Pittsburg's Colonial Fox Theatre! 

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    After 23 years the Brimstone Cooler re-unite for a one-night only concert at Pittsburg's Colonial Fox Theatre! 

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  • 45th Annual Shrine Bowl Game

    45th Annual Shrine Bowl Game

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:33:47 GMT

    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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    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)

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

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:22:55 GMT

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

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

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:53:54 GMT

    “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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    “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)

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

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:48:43 GMT

    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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    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

    Erie Youth Rodeo

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-07-12 13:27:21 GMT

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

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

    Monday, July 9 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-07-09 14:14:49 GMT

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

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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)

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

    Friday, July 6 2018 5:57 AM EDT2018-07-06 09:57:08 GMT

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

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

    Monday, July 2 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-07-02 12:49:56 GMT

    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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    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

    Hepler Ruritan Club 48th Annual Rodeo

    Friday, June 29 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-06-29 13:04:16 GMT

    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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    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)

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

    Friday, June 29 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-06-29 12:40:12 GMT

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

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

    Monday, June 25 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:17:00 GMT

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

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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

    Troop 77 Chili Cook-off

    Monday, June 25 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:02:45 GMT

    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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    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)

    Carl Junction 4th of July Parade (2018)

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:15:46 GMT
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    The Carl Junction 4th of July Parade returns for 2018!

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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)

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

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:32:41 GMT

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

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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

    Bike the US for MS 2018

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:36:21 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Ottawa County Elder Day

    Ottawa County Elder Day

    Friday, June 8 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-06-08 14:52:51 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Tank or Bank: "Solo" Hang On... Box Office (Weekend of June 1-3)

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

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-06-06 13:38:52 GMT
    “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 >>
    “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)

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

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-06-06 13:33:43 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    4th Annual Kansas Legacy Run

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-06-06 13:05:36 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Tank or Bank: "Avengers" Dominates the Box Office (Weekend of May 4-6)

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

    Monday, May 7 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-05-07 12:38:34 GMT
    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 >>
    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)

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

    Friday, May 4 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-05-04 13:58:40 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Summer Camp: Joplin Family Y

    Summer Camp: Joplin Family Y

    Thursday, May 3 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-05-03 11:22:30 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Summer Camp: Kids Can Cook

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 10:41 AM EDT2018-05-02 14:41:46 GMT
    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 >>
    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)

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

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-05-02 14:07:46 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Summer Camp: Greenbush

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:20 AM EDT2018-05-01 14:20:50 GMT
    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: 620-724-6281More >>
    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: 620-724-6281More >>
  • Avengers: Infinity War Breaks Records at the Box Office (Weekend of April 27-29, 2018)

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

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-05-01 14:08:15 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Summer Camp: Salvation Army

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-05-01 14:23:42 GMT

    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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    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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  • Ryan Sims Performs "American Things" (Part 2)

    Ryan Sims Performs "American Things" (Part 2)

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-04-25 12:48:15 GMT

    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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    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)

    Ryan Sims Interview (Part 1)

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-04-25 12:50:45 GMT

    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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    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

    3rd Annual Hammer In

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:24:41 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Gift of Life Event

    Gift of Life Event

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:52:42 GMT

    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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    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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  • Pittsburg Lions Club Bake Sale

    Pittsburg Lions Club Bake Sale

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:03 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:03:47 GMT
    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 >>
    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)

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

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:47 AM EDT2018-04-09 13:47:30 GMT
    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 >>
    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)

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

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:03:22 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    St. Ann's Auction

    Friday, April 6 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-04-06 12:59:52 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • USAF Academy Concert Band Part 2

    USAF Academy Concert Band Part 2

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-04-03 14:35:52 GMT

    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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    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

    USAF Academy Concert Band

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-04-03 14:34:53 GMT

    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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    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)

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

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-04-03 14:09:50 GMT

    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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    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

    1st Thursday April Artwalk

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-04-03 13:49:16 GMT

    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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    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)

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

    Friday, March 30 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-03-30 13:34:54 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Move & Shake for MS

    Friday, March 30 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-03-30 12:25:08 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Stop the Bleed Training

    Thursday, March 29 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-03-29 13:54:35 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Cyber Awareness 360 Event

    Cyber Awareness 360 Event

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-03-27 12:15:00 GMT

    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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    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)

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

    Monday, March 26 2018 8:54 AM EDT2018-03-26 12:54:46 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • The King from Wakanda continues his reign at the box office.

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

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

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-03-20 12:46:58 GMT

    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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    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)

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

    Friday, March 16 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-03-16 13:30:00 GMT

    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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    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

    Greater Tuna

    Thursday, March 15 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-03-15 13:56:46 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Watoto Children's Choir

    Watoto Children's Choir

    Monday, March 12 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-03-12 12:49:19 GMT
    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 >>
    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)

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

    Monday, March 12 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-03-12 12:43:27 GMT
    “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 >>
    “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)

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

    Friday, March 9 2018 8:31 AM EST2018-03-09 13:31:35 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • United Way: St. Patty's Breakfast

    United Way: St. Patty's Breakfast

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 8:40 AM EST2018-03-07 13:40:58 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Bootlegger Bash

    Bootlegger Bash

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 8:34 AM EST2018-03-06 13:34:35 GMT

    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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    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

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

    Monday, March 5 2018 9:46 AM EST2018-03-05 14:46:16 GMT

    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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    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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  • Tank or Bank: Tawnya's Top 5 Predictions (Weekend of March 2-4)

    Tank or Bank: Tawnya's Top 5 Predictions (Weekend of March 2-4)

    Monday, March 5 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-03-05 14:48:09 GMT

    Two new movies open this weekend in 4-State Theaters.  “Red Sparrow” and “Death Wish”.  In this morning’s Tank or Bank movie predictions, Tawnya pits “Red Sparrow” in the number two spot.  The film re-teams “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence in an R-rated adaptation of the first book in Jason Matthews' trilogy of novels. Tawnya predicts “Red Spa...

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    Two new movies open this weekend in 4-State Theaters.  “Red Sparrow” and “Death Wish”.  In this morning’s Tank or Bank movie predictions, Tawnya pits “Red Sparrow” in the number two spot.  The film re-teams “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence in an R-rated adaptation of the first book in Jason Matthews' trilogy of novels. Tawnya predicts “Red Spa...

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  • Carl Junction Business Expo

    Carl Junction Business Expo

    Friday, March 2 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-03-02 15:37:00 GMT
    If you're looking for paradise... you might find it in Carl Junction this Saturday.  This morning KOAM's Tawnya Bach sat down with Gary Stubblefield to discuss this year's CJ Business Expo theme, "Welcome to Paradise".  Click here for a link to the event website.More >>
    If you're looking for paradise... you might find it in Carl Junction this Saturday.  This morning KOAM's Tawnya Bach sat down with Gary Stubblefield to discuss this year's CJ Business Expo theme, "Welcome to Paradise".  Click here for a link to the event website.More >>
  • Shrek the Musical

    Shrek the Musical

    Friday, March 2 2018 9:46 AM EST2018-03-02 14:46:41 GMT
    Shrek the Musical opens in Galena, Kansas tonight!  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Sydney Shannon and Louis Morgan for a preview.  Get your tickets in advance by clicking here.More >>
    Shrek the Musical opens in Galena, Kansas tonight!  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Sydney Shannon and Louis Morgan for a preview.  Get your tickets in advance by clicking here.More >>
  • First Thursday Artwalk

    First Thursday Artwalk

    Thursday, March 1 2018 8:54 AM EST2018-03-01 13:54:46 GMT
    Joplin's First Thursday Artwalk kicks off this evening in downtown Joplin. This morning KOAM's Michael Hayslip sat down with event organizer, Linda Teeter, to talk about what's in store for this season of art walks! Click here for a link to the event's Facebook Site.More >>
    Joplin's First Thursday Artwalk kicks off this evening in downtown Joplin. This morning KOAM's Michael Hayslip sat down with event organizer, Linda Teeter, to talk about what's in store for this season of art walks! Click here for a link to the event's Facebook Site.More >>
  • NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships

    NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 7:50 AM EST2018-02-28 12:50:23 GMT
    This weekend The 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be in Pittsburg, KS! KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Devin Gorman with the Crawford County CVB to get details and how you can score a free shirt and free admission by volunteering. More >>
    This weekend The 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be in Pittsburg, KS! KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Devin Gorman with the Crawford County CVB to get details and how you can score a free shirt and free admission by volunteering. More >>
  • NCAA Div. II Track & Field Championships

    NCAA Div. II Track & Field Championships

    Monday, February 26 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-02-26 14:59:34 GMT
    The NCAA Division II National Track & Field Championships is coming to Pittsburg in two weeks!  We sit down with PSU Track and Field Head Coach Russ Jewett and champion jumper, Emilee Iverson, to talk about what it means to have this caliber of event on their home turf! NCAA DIV. II NATIONAL INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS March 9th-10th Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University Events begin at 10am on both days Tickets are $12 adults, $7 child/seniors ...More >>
    The NCAA Division II National Track & Field Championships is coming to Pittsburg in two weeks!  We sit down with PSU Track and Field Head Coach Russ Jewett and champion jumper, Emilee Iverson, to talk about what it means to have this caliber of event on their home turf! NCAA DIV. II NATIONAL INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS March 9th-10th Plaster Center at Pittsburg State University Events begin at 10am on both days Tickets are $12 adults, $7 child/seniors ...More >>
  • Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 2-23 thru 2-25)

    Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 2-23 thru 2-25)

    Monday, February 26 2018 9:31 AM EST2018-02-26 14:31:21 GMT
    "Black Panther" continues to dominate at the Box Office raking in another 100+ in its 2nd weekend. And guess who nailed her Tank or Bank Top 5 Predictions? Here’s a look at the Hollywood Box Office Top Five (Weekend Estimates from Feb. 23-25th): Black Panther                                    ...More >>
    "Black Panther" continues to dominate at the Box Office raking in another 100+ in its 2nd weekend. And guess who nailed her Tank or Bank Top 5 Predictions? Here’s a look at the Hollywood Box Office Top Five (Weekend Estimates from Feb. 23-25th): Black Panther                                    ...More >>
  • Girl Scout Cookie Sales

    Girl Scout Cookie Sales

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-02-23 17:40:00 GMT
    It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach discusses the top sellers and more with Lori Enyart from the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland.More >>
    It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach discusses the top sellers and more with Lori Enyart from the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland.More >>
  • Tank or Bank: "Game Night" "Annihilation" "Every Day" Previews, (Weekend of Feb. 23-25)

    Tank or Bank: "Game Night" "Annihilation" "Every Day" Previews, (Weekend of Feb. 23-25)

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:29 PM EST2018-02-23 17:29:47 GMT
    You’ll find a lot of new options opening in 4-state theaters this weekend, but “Black Panther” will no doubt once again steal the numbers at the Hollywood Box Office.  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip preview three new movies: “Game Night”, “Annihilation”, and “Every Day”….. And Tawnya presents a few changes to her weekend predictions. Tank or Bank? Weekend of Feb. 23-25 Predictions Black Panther Game ...More >>
    You’ll find a lot of new options opening in 4-state theaters this weekend, but “Black Panther” will no doubt once again steal the numbers at the Hollywood Box Office.  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip preview three new movies: “Game Night”, “Annihilation”, and “Every Day”….. And Tawnya presents a few changes to her weekend predictions. Tank or Bank? Weekend of Feb. 23-25 Predictions Black Panther Game ...More >>
  • Neosho Bluegrass Showcase

    Neosho Bluegrass Showcase

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:05 AM EST2018-02-20 16:05:29 GMT
    The Neosho Bluegrass Showcase kicks off this weekend in Neosho, Missouri.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with the city's PIO, Paul Richardson, to learn more about the big event. Saturday, February 24th 9:30am-8:30pm Neosho Civic Center 109 W. Main, Neosho, MO Tickets: $6 per session/$10 day long pass For more information call (417) 451-8050 or visit neoshomo.org.More >>
    The Neosho Bluegrass Showcase kicks off this weekend in Neosho, Missouri.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with the city's PIO, Paul Richardson, to learn more about the big event. Saturday, February 24th 9:30am-8:30pm Neosho Civic Center 109 W. Main, Neosho, MO Tickets: $6 per session/$10 day long pass For more information call (417) 451-8050 or visit neoshomo.org.More >>
  • Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 2-16 thru 2-18)

    Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 2-16 thru 2-18)

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-20 15:35:20 GMT

    “Black Panther” rakes in an estimated $192 Million domestically in its debut weekend.  It’s the 5th highest grossing opening weekend in Hollywood history!  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip break down the number for the remaining Top Five. Click here for a link to Box Office results for the Weekend of Feb. 16-18th.

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    “Black Panther” rakes in an estimated $192 Million domestically in its debut weekend.  It’s the 5th highest grossing opening weekend in Hollywood history!  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip break down the number for the remaining Top Five. Click here for a link to Box Office results for the Weekend of Feb. 16-18th.

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  • Tank or Bank: "Black Panther" Preview & Tawnya's Top 5

    Tank or Bank: "Black Panther" Preview & Tawnya's Top 5

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:49 PM EST2018-02-16 17:49:30 GMT
    The long awaited arrival for the “Black Panther” is over!  The Disney and Marvel film is expected to be a record breaker.  In fact, the Hollywood Box Office reports the “Black Panther” raked in more than $25 Million on its Thursday opening alone.  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach ranks it number one in her Top 5 predictions… saying no doubt it will Bank at the Box Office. Black Panther Fifty Shades Freed Peter Rabbit Jumanji: Welcome to th...More >>
    The long awaited arrival for the “Black Panther” is over!  The Disney and Marvel film is expected to be a record breaker.  In fact, the Hollywood Box Office reports the “Black Panther” raked in more than $25 Million on its Thursday opening alone.  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach ranks it number one in her Top 5 predictions… saying no doubt it will Bank at the Box Office. Black Panther Fifty Shades Freed Peter Rabbit Jumanji: Welcome to th...More >>
  • Western Farm Show 2018

    Western Farm Show 2018

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:39 AM EST2018-02-16 14:39:47 GMT
    The Western Farm Show kicks off next weekend at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with event manager, Ken Dean, to find out how the latest in farm and ranch technology will be displayed at this year's event. For more details here is a direct link to the Western Farm Show's website.More >>
    The Western Farm Show kicks off next weekend at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with event manager, Ken Dean, to find out how the latest in farm and ranch technology will be displayed at this year's event. For more details here is a direct link to the Western Farm Show's website.More >>
  • Steel Magnolias

    Steel Magnolias

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:50 PM EST2018-02-14 17:50:45 GMT

    The Joplin Little Theatre's production of "Steel Magnolias" opens tonight, February 14th.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with our very own Lisa Olliges who is staring in the play in the role of Ouiser Boudreaux.  The play runs through Sunday with show times at 7:30pm each night and at 2:30pm on Sunday. For more information call (417) 623-3638 or go to www.joplinlittletheatre.org

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    The Joplin Little Theatre's production of "Steel Magnolias" opens tonight, February 14th.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with our very own Lisa Olliges who is staring in the play in the role of Ouiser Boudreaux.  The play runs through Sunday with show times at 7:30pm each night and at 2:30pm on Sunday. For more information call (417) 623-3638 or go to www.joplinlittletheatre.org

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  • Colonial Fox Theater Concert Series

    Colonial Fox Theater Concert Series

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:11 PM EST2018-02-12 17:11:13 GMT
    The Colonial Fox Theater Foundation is off to a great start for the 2018 season.  The Theater’s Valentine’s Day concert, “Dana Louise and The Glorious Birds”, is already sold out!  But as KOAM’s Michael Hayslip finds out, there are plenty more shows to check out.  For more information visits COLONIALFOX.ORG or call 620-235-0622.More >>
    The Colonial Fox Theater Foundation is off to a great start for the 2018 season.  The Theater’s Valentine’s Day concert, “Dana Louise and The Glorious Birds”, is already sold out!  But as KOAM’s Michael Hayslip finds out, there are plenty more shows to check out.  For more information visits COLONIALFOX.ORG or call 620-235-0622.More >>
  • Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 2/9 thru 2/12)

    Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 2/9 thru 2/12)

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:07 PM EST2018-02-12 17:07:34 GMT
    Close but no cigar!!!!!   KOAM’s Tawnya Bach missed her Top Five movie predictions by a mere $400,000!!!!!  Leading the way, “Fifty Shades Freed”, the third film in the erotic franchise, which raked in an expected $38.9 Million in its opening weekend.  Here’s a look at the other top moneymakers: Fifty Shades Freed                      ...More >>
    Close but no cigar!!!!!   KOAM’s Tawnya Bach missed her Top Five movie predictions by a mere $400,000!!!!!  Leading the way, “Fifty Shades Freed”, the third film in the erotic franchise, which raked in an expected $38.9 Million in its opening weekend.  Here’s a look at the other top moneymakers: Fifty Shades Freed                      ...More >>
  • 2018 Polar Plunge -- A Freezing Success!!!

    2018 Polar Plunge -- A Freezing Success!!!

    Monday, February 12 2018 11:00 AM EST2018-02-12 16:00:44 GMT
    Folks in Pittsburg braved the cold this weekend to raise money for the Kansas Special Olympics.  The fun started early Saturday morning for a very chilly Polar Strut 5K run.    Afterward participants headed to the Crimson Villas Apartments for the Polar Plunge, and a chance to jump into a freezing cold pool.  100% percent of the money raised will go towards Special Olympic expenses such as travel and equipment.  Event organizers say this year’s event...More >>
    Folks in Pittsburg braved the cold this weekend to raise money for the Kansas Special Olympics.  The fun started early Saturday morning for a very chilly Polar Strut 5K run.    Afterward participants headed to the Crimson Villas Apartments for the Polar Plunge, and a chance to jump into a freezing cold pool.  100% percent of the money raised will go towards Special Olympic expenses such as travel and equipment.  Event organizers say this year’s event...More >>
  • Tank or Bank: "15:17 to Paris" Preview and Tawnya's Top Five

    Tank or Bank: "15:17 to Paris" Preview and Tawnya's Top Five

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:25 PM EST2018-02-09 17:25:59 GMT
    February kicks off with three new wide releases including the final chapter in the Fifty Shades franchise, “Fifty Shades Freed”, alongside Sony's live-action animated hybrid “Peter Rabbit” and Clint Eastwood's true life thriller “The 15:17 to Paris”.  This last film stars the actual heroes (not actors) who helped stop a possible terror attack on a train heading to Paris.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip and ...More >>
    February kicks off with three new wide releases including the final chapter in the Fifty Shades franchise, “Fifty Shades Freed”, alongside Sony's live-action animated hybrid “Peter Rabbit” and Clint Eastwood's true life thriller “The 15:17 to Paris”.  This last film stars the actual heroes (not actors) who helped stop a possible terror attack on a train heading to Paris.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip and ...More >>
  • Connect2Culture: Annie Moses Band

    Connect2Culture: Annie Moses Band

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 8:27 AM EST2018-02-06 13:27:26 GMT
    Connect 2 Culture presents the Annie Moses Band and its performance of "The art of the love song" this Saturday, February 10th.  It’ll be held at the Joplin High School Performing Arts Center.  Doors open at 7:00pm with the concert beginning at 7:30pm.  For more information and to purchase tickets call 1-800-514-3849 or visit connect2culture.com.More >>
    Connect 2 Culture presents the Annie Moses Band and its performance of "The art of the love song" this Saturday, February 10th.  It’ll be held at the Joplin High School Performing Arts Center.  Doors open at 7:00pm with the concert beginning at 7:30pm.  For more information and to purchase tickets call 1-800-514-3849 or visit connect2culture.com.More >>
  • Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 2/2 thru 2/4)

    Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 2/2 thru 2/4)

    Monday, February 5 2018 9:19 AM EST2018-02-05 14:19:04 GMT

    Jumanji takes back its Box Office reign.  This week KOAM’s Tawnya Bach predicted all five top weekend earners on the silver screen, just not in the right order.  Hollywood Box Office Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle      $11 Million Maze Runner: The Death Cure           $10.2 Million Winchester                &...

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    Jumanji takes back its Box Office reign.  This week KOAM’s Tawnya Bach predicted all five top weekend earners on the silver screen, just not in the right order.  Hollywood Box Office Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle      $11 Million Maze Runner: The Death Cure           $10.2 Million Winchester                &...

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  • HBA Home Show

    HBA Home Show

    Monday, February 5 2018 8:30 AM EST2018-02-05 13:30:42 GMT
    Looking to do a kitchen or bathroom remodel... or maybe even build a new house? You'll want to know the latest trends! This weekend the Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri hosts the 2018 HBA Home Show.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Valery Searcy to find out more about Friday and Saturday’s event.More >>
    Looking to do a kitchen or bathroom remodel... or maybe even build a new house? You'll want to know the latest trends! This weekend the Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri hosts the 2018 HBA Home Show.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Valery Searcy to find out more about Friday and Saturday’s event.More >>
  • Tank or Bank: "Winchester" Preview and Tawnya's Top 5

    Tank or Bank: "Winchester" Preview and Tawnya's Top 5

    Friday, February 2 2018 9:07 AM EST2018-02-02 14:07:14 GMT
    Ever been inside the infamous Winchester hotel?  There’s a new horror film out this weekend (in limited release) that highlights the structure rumored to have rooms built for ghosts!  Also KOAM’s Tawnya Bach announces her Top 5 predictions…. And says she has learned her lesson when it comes to counting out “The Greatest Showman”.   Tawnya’s Top 5 Predictions for the Weekend of February 2-4: Maze Runner Jumanji Hostiles Wi...More >>
    Ever been inside the infamous Winchester hotel?  There’s a new horror film out this weekend (in limited release) that highlights the structure rumored to have rooms built for ghosts!  Also KOAM’s Tawnya Bach announces her Top 5 predictions…. And says she has learned her lesson when it comes to counting out “The Greatest Showman”.   Tawnya’s Top 5 Predictions for the Weekend of February 2-4: Maze Runner Jumanji Hostiles Wi...More >>
  • 2018 Pittsburg Polar Plunge

    2018 Pittsburg Polar Plunge

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 10:17 AM EST2018-01-31 15:17:39 GMT

    Time to get your COOL on at this year’s Polar Plunge!  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves and Sergeant Chris Moore with the Pittsburg P.D. to find out more about this year’s event.  The Benefit for the Kansas Special Olympics will be held on February 10th, 2018 at the Crimson Villas at 1904 S. Rouse Road in Pittsburg. Here’s a rundown of this year’s activities: POLAR PLUNGE Feb. 10, 2018 Registration ...

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    Time to get your COOL on at this year’s Polar Plunge!  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves and Sergeant Chris Moore with the Pittsburg P.D. to find out more about this year’s event.  The Benefit for the Kansas Special Olympics will be held on February 10th, 2018 at the Crimson Villas at 1904 S. Rouse Road in Pittsburg. Here’s a rundown of this year’s activities: POLAR PLUNGE Feb. 10, 2018 Registration ...

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  • Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 1/26 thru 1/28)

    Tank or Bank: Box Office Results (Weekend of 1/26 thru 1/28)

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-01-31 14:59:43 GMT
    The “Greatest Showman” keeps on showing strong numbers at the Hollywood Box Office.  After six weeks the 20th Century Fox film holds onto its top five ranking.  In fact, moving up one spot from last week.  Fox produced three of the five top five movies, including the #1 “Maze Runner”, from the weekend of January 26 thru the 28th.  Hollywood Box Office Maze Runner: The Death Cure         &nb...More >>
    The “Greatest Showman” keeps on showing strong numbers at the Hollywood Box Office.  After six weeks the 20th Century Fox film holds onto its top five ranking.  In fact, moving up one spot from last week.  Fox produced three of the five top five movies, including the #1 “Maze Runner”, from the weekend of January 26 thru the 28th.  Hollywood Box Office Maze Runner: The Death Cure         &nb...More >>
  • TANK OR BANK: "Hostiles" preview and Tawnya's Top 5

    TANK OR BANK: "Hostiles" preview and Tawnya's Top 5

    Friday, January 26 2018 12:55 PM EST2018-01-26 17:55:26 GMT
    Tawnya's Top 5 Predictions for the Weekend of January 26-28 1. Maze Runner 2. Hostiles 3. Jumanji 4. 12 Strong 5. The Post Be sure to tune into the KOAM Morning News Monday morning to see which of Tawnya's Predictions "Tanked or Banked"!More >>
    Tawnya's Top 5 Predictions for the Weekend of January 26-28 1. Maze Runner 2. Hostiles 3. Jumanji 4. 12 Strong 5. The Post Be sure to tune into the KOAM Morning News Monday morning to see which of Tawnya's Predictions "Tanked or Banked"!More >>
  • Guns & Hoses Charity Basketball Game

    Guns & Hoses Charity Basketball Game

    Friday, January 26 2018 12:51 PM EST2018-01-26 17:51:08 GMT
    Come watch KOAM Sports Director, Jacob Lenard and FOX 14's Mike Olmstead join the Joplin Police Department's basketball team and they take on the Joplin Fire Department on the hardwood this Saturday night.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip finds out more about the fun planned to start at 6:00pm at Joplin High School and how this year's Guns & Hoses matchup will benefit Joplin's Bright Futures program.More >>
    Come watch KOAM Sports Director, Jacob Lenard and FOX 14's Mike Olmstead join the Joplin Police Department's basketball team and they take on the Joplin Fire Department on the hardwood this Saturday night.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip finds out more about the fun planned to start at 6:00pm at Joplin High School and how this year's Guns & Hoses matchup will benefit Joplin's Bright Futures program.More >>
  • Marine Albers 12th Annual Hunting & Fishing Show

    Marine Albers 12th Annual Hunting & Fishing Show

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:17 AM EST2018-01-23 14:17:55 GMT

    As the temps outside warm up, 4-starers are getting the fishing itch! This morning, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with angler Glenn Harrison to find out all the details about this weekend’s Albers Marine 12th Annual Fishing and Hunting Show at Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. The show is FREE to attend and runs from 9am-6pm on Saturday and from 10am-3pm on Sunday.

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    As the temps outside warm up, 4-starers are getting the fishing itch! This morning, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with angler Glenn Harrison to find out all the details about this weekend’s Albers Marine 12th Annual Fishing and Hunting Show at Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. The show is FREE to attend and runs from 9am-6pm on Saturday and from 10am-3pm on Sunday.

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  • Tank or Bank: Previews and Predictions 1-19

    Tank or Bank: Previews and Predictions 1-19

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:14 AM EST2018-01-23 14:14:17 GMT

    From criminals to American patriots -- KOAM’S Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip preview three new movies hitting 4-state Movie Theaters this weekend.  Tawnya also lays out her Box Office Top 5 Predictions: Tawnya’s Predictions 12 Strong Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Den of Thieves The Post(very close to Den of Thieves!) Proud Mary(w/ Greatest Showman very close at 6)

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    From criminals to American patriots -- KOAM’S Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip preview three new movies hitting 4-state Movie Theaters this weekend.  Tawnya also lays out her Box Office Top 5 Predictions: Tawnya’s Predictions 12 Strong Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Den of Thieves The Post(very close to Den of Thieves!) Proud Mary(w/ Greatest Showman very close at 6)

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  • Parsons Main Street Concert

    Parsons Main Street Concert

    Friday, December 22 2017 8:34 AM EST2017-12-22 13:34:35 GMT
    KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with the Executive Director of the Parsons Chamber of Commerce, Ashley Duncan, and the Parsons Entertainment Director, Matt Hoisington, to find out more about tonight's free Main Street Christmas Concert.  It starts at 7:00pm at the Parsons Municipal Building and features the music of the Duke Mason Band.   For more information call 620-421-6500 or visit the Parsons Chamber Facebook site.More >>
    KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with the Executive Director of the Parsons Chamber of Commerce, Ashley Duncan, and the Parsons Entertainment Director, Matt Hoisington, to find out more about tonight's free Main Street Christmas Concert.  It starts at 7:00pm at the Parsons Municipal Building and features the music of the Duke Mason Band.   For more information call 620-421-6500 or visit the Parsons Chamber Facebook site.More >>
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