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  • Kansas Lawmakers Cancel Debate On Gun Course For Elementary Schools

    Kansas Lawmakers Cancel Debate On Gun Course For Elementary Schools

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-02-23 05:16:13 GMT
         Kansas legislators canceled debate Thursday on a proposed firearms safety course at elementary schools.     The proposal drew fire from some Democrats and GOP moderates because it would give preference to an NRA gun-safety program as it authorized local schools to offer such courses to their students.     They said it was inappropriate to steer schools to the NRA's curriculum so soon after the fatal Valentine's Day shootings of 17 peop...More >>
         Kansas legislators canceled debate Thursday on a proposed firearms safety course at elementary schools.     The proposal drew fire from some Democrats and GOP moderates because it would give preference to an NRA gun-safety program as it authorized local schools to offer such courses to their students.     They said it was inappropriate to steer schools to the NRA's curriculum so soon after the fatal Valentine's Day shootings of 17 peop...More >>
  • Everybody Plays Donation, Pittsburg

    Everybody Plays Donation, Pittsburg

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-02-22 23:29:55 GMT
    From the City of Pittsburg: Everybody Plays receives $150,000 donation Pittsburg, KS – February 22, 2018 – For more than a decade, the Everybody Plays committee has been working with the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department to create an inclusive community play space for children and families of all abilities to enjoy. Thanks to a generous $150,000 donation from an anonymous donor, the group’s vision is taking a big step forward. The funds will go...More >>
    From the City of Pittsburg: Everybody Plays receives $150,000 donation Pittsburg, KS – February 22, 2018 – For more than a decade, the Everybody Plays committee has been working with the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department to create an inclusive community play space for children and families of all abilities to enjoy. Thanks to a generous $150,000 donation from an anonymous donor, the group’s vision is taking a big step forward. The funds will go...More >>
  • Circles Joplin Volunteer & Donor Appreciation

    Circles Joplin Volunteer & Donor Appreciation

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-02-22 23:09:14 GMT
    Circles Joplin, an initiative of the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas, thanks its volunteers and donors. A banquet was held this evening (Feb 22).  Circles Joplin has been in operation for five years.  The organization aims to eliminate poverty in our community.  It provides education, training, and relationships to people living in poverty to equip them to escape generational cycles of poverty. More >>
    Circles Joplin, an initiative of the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas, thanks its volunteers and donors. A banquet was held this evening (Feb 22).  Circles Joplin has been in operation for five years.  The organization aims to eliminate poverty in our community.  It provides education, training, and relationships to people living in poverty to equip them to escape generational cycles of poverty. More >>
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  • Child Found: McDonald County Authorities Search for 5-year-old

    Child Found: McDonald County Authorities Search for 5-year-old

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:44 PM EST2018-02-22 23:44:21 GMT

    ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY For further information please contact:     McDonald County Sheriff's Department (417) 223-4318   02/22/2018 EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory   State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory   The McDonald County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 21140 US 71, Jane, MO at 11:45 PM on 02/20/2018.   Missing Is:   Cory ...

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    ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY For further information please contact:     McDonald County Sheriff's Department (417) 223-4318   02/22/2018 EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory   State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory   The McDonald County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 21140 US 71, Jane, MO at 11:45 PM on 02/20/2018.   Missing Is:   Cory ...

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  • Young California Woman's Service Dog Goes Missing in Joplin

    Young California Woman's Service Dog Goes Missing in Joplin

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:00 PM EST2018-02-23 01:00:25 GMT

    "He knows when I'm going to have a seizure. So he comes up to me and he'll lick me on the face. That's kind of how I know, and I can feel it in my head, I see stars" 19-year-old Abigail Schick-Johnson was diagnosed with Epilepsy after she graduated high school, her beloved service dog Tank can tell when she's about to have a seizure and lets her know. "He's my best friend he follows me everywhere. He goes upstairs with me and he goes downstairs with me....

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    "He knows when I'm going to have a seizure. So he comes up to me and he'll lick me on the face. That's kind of how I know, and I can feel it in my head, I see stars" 19-year-old Abigail Schick-Johnson was diagnosed with Epilepsy after she graduated high school, her beloved service dog Tank can tell when she's about to have a seizure and lets her know. "He's my best friend he follows me everywhere. He goes upstairs with me and he goes downstairs with me....

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  • Commissioner Talkington Resigns

    Commissioner Talkington Resigns

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-02-19 23:58:27 GMT
    Allen Count Commissioner Jim Talkington has resigned.  He was County Commissioner District 3. In a statement regarding his letter of resignation he said, "It is with great regret that I have decided to resign my position as Allen County Commissioner due to potential concerns with my private communications. I can only offer my deepest apologies to those affected by my mistake. While I disagree with the accuracy of the statements made in local media reports, I still support t...More >>
    Allen Count Commissioner Jim Talkington has resigned.  He was County Commissioner District 3. In a statement regarding his letter of resignation he said, "It is with great regret that I have decided to resign my position as Allen County Commissioner due to potential concerns with my private communications. I can only offer my deepest apologies to those affected by my mistake. While I disagree with the accuracy of the statements made in local media reports, I still support t...More >>
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  • Crawfish Stew: Part 2

    Crawfish Stew: Part 2

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 9:04 AM EST2018-02-13 14:04:16 GMT

    KOAM’s Tawnya Bach helps New Orleans native Tracy Smith put the finishing touches on her grandmother’s Crawfish Stew.   If you missed the recipe or Part 1 click here. Tracy’s family traditionally serves their Crawfish Stew over rice and with peas and sweet cornbread. SWEET CORNBREAD Ingredients: 1 pkg jiffy cornbread mix ¾ cup sugar ½ tsp vanilla 1 egg 1/3 cup milk Directions: Mix all ingredients. Let rest for five minutes....

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    KOAM’s Tawnya Bach helps New Orleans native Tracy Smith put the finishing touches on her grandmother’s Crawfish Stew.   If you missed the recipe or Part 1 click here. Tracy’s family traditionally serves their Crawfish Stew over rice and with peas and sweet cornbread. SWEET CORNBREAD Ingredients: 1 pkg jiffy cornbread mix ¾ cup sugar ½ tsp vanilla 1 egg 1/3 cup milk Directions: Mix all ingredients. Let rest for five minutes....

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  • Crawfish Stew: Part 1

    Crawfish Stew: Part 1

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-02-14 18:31:20 GMT

    The KOAM Morning News is Celebrating Mardi Gras…. and “Fat Tuesday” in style with New Orleans transplant, Tracy Smith, and her family’s recipe for Crawfish Stew! Tracy says this recipe also works great after you make a traditional boil – using up all your leftover shrimp, crawfish and sausage. TRACY’S GRANDMA’S CRAWFISH STEW Ingredients: 1 med yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 cup fresh parsley 1 garlic clove, minced...

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    The KOAM Morning News is Celebrating Mardi Gras…. and “Fat Tuesday” in style with New Orleans transplant, Tracy Smith, and her family’s recipe for Crawfish Stew! Tracy says this recipe also works great after you make a traditional boil – using up all your leftover shrimp, crawfish and sausage. TRACY’S GRANDMA’S CRAWFISH STEW Ingredients: 1 med yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 cup fresh parsley 1 garlic clove, minced...

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  • Joplin Business Expo 2018

    Joplin Business Expo 2018

    Monday, January 22 2018 8:43 AM EST2018-01-22 13:43:18 GMT
    Joplin’s Business Expo 2018 opens to the public this Wednesday! KOAM’S Michael Hayslip sits down to with Freeman Hospital CEO Paula Baker and Business Expo Committee Chair Reggie Powers to find out what’s new at this year’s big event.  Admission to the Business Expo at Downstream Casino is $5 and free for children 5 & under.More >>
    Joplin’s Business Expo 2018 opens to the public this Wednesday! KOAM’S Michael Hayslip sits down to with Freeman Hospital CEO Paula Baker and Business Expo Committee Chair Reggie Powers to find out what’s new at this year’s big event.  Admission to the Business Expo at Downstream Casino is $5 and free for children 5 & under.More >>
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