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Ronald McDonald House announces holiday events >> Calendar of Events bjames

The tree and book displaying the donors for the 13th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of the Four States this year will be displayed from November 7 until December 31, 2014, in front of the Macy's women's store at the Northpark Mall. An official lighting for the tree whose theme is "Believe in the Miracle," will take place beginning at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

Donors may select among six levels of sponsorship. They are: Miracle, $10,000; Believe, $5,000; Peace, $2500; Wish, $1,000; Hope, $400 and Joy, up to $400. All donors will be recognized in the donor book at the base of the tree. Hope ...more

Final 3 of 40 vie for Joplin city manager job >> Community mariwinn
by Mari Winn Taylor

Interim city manager Sam Anselm is vying for the permanent title now with two contenders left, Steve Rasmussen of Jefferson City and Dean Kruithof of Bentonville, Arkansas. Randy Wetmore, city administrator from Marshalltown, Iowa has withdrawn his application for this position. Originally, about 40 applications for the position were received.

But according to the Littleton Gazette providing information on the background of that town's city manager finalists (Jennifer Smith, 8/8/11), Steve Rasmussen, a candidate for the current city manager opening in ...more

Joplin Little Theatre committee faces critics >> Community mariwinn
The Joplin Little Theatre now sporting its new marquee has been getting a facelift in celebration of its 75th season, representing the time-frame for the longest running theatre west of the Mississippi River. Funding for the lighted signage was provided by Bill and Rebecca Perry, long time supporters of the theatre.

by Mari Winn Taylor

Amid claps of thunder reverberating outside the Joplin Little Theatre about two dozen long-time theatre supporters met on the evening of October 1, 2014, to discuss their continuing concerns over the replacement of the memorial tile floor. Some, of course, were there to ...more

November 2014 calendar of events for Springfield >> Calendar of Events staff
Events for November 2014 appear below focusing on the cities of Springfield in Missouri and surrounding areas. Events are posted as we get them. Come back often for updates. To include your event of ...more

Missouri office offers scriptwriting fellowship >> Miscellaneous staff
The Missouri Film Office is looking for writers who have penned screenplays or TV pilot scripts set in the Show-Me State. The newly established Missouri Stories Screenwriting Fellowship Program is ...more

MSSU invites local artists for painting symposium >> Calendar of Events staff
Kyle McKenzie, an art instructor at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, discusses the current exhibition at the Spiva Gallery on campus. Painters from around the region have been ...more

Cellphone voyeurs get court approval >> Op-Ed hastings
By Laura Finley As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take ...more

Printmakers wanted for show >> Miscellaneous staff
Artists, ages 18 and older, are wanted to showcase hand-produced prints, paper books, monotypes, relief prints and zines. The exhibition, "Reconstruction the Ideas of Printmaking" will be held at  ...more

Author gains fame as military biographer >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Four words the reader might not readily associate with military subjects perhaps best describe both Hal Moore, A Soldier Once and Always and its young, widely recognized author, ...more

Robots join staff of MU Health Care >> Health sbaehman
COLUMBIA, MO — In the battle all hospitals fight to eliminate infections, University of Missouri Health Care is using a new technology — robots that emit ultraviolet light to kill germs. The Ebola ...more

Tobacco use with oral sex raises cancer risk >> Health vwasta
Johns Hopkins scientists have shown a strong association between tobacco use or exposure and infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), the sexually transmitted virus responsible for ...more

October 2014 events for the Joplin area >> Calendar of Events staff
Events in the 4-state area for October 2014 appear below focusing on the cities of Joplin in Missouri, Pittsburg in Kansas, Miami and Tulsa in Oklahoma and Fayetteville in Arkansas. Events are posted ...more

Raising Abel, just what the doctor ordered >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Raising Abel subtitled “The Life of Faith” by Ronald Ragotzy, M. D. (Balboa Press) has medicinal properties without even claiming them. It might be just what the doctor ...more

Kander announces recount for Amendment 1 >> Government mariwinn
UPDATE: The recount confirmed the passage of Amendment One. For details go here. by Mari Winn Taylor Missouri's 114 counties (and one independent city) are taking their time to respond to ...more

Funds are awarded to extend Ruby Jack Trail >> Travel & Leisure staff
A Recreational Trails Program grant has been awarded to the Joplin Trails Coalition to fund surfacing of the Carl Junction segment of the Ruby Jack Trail. The funds administered by the Missouri ...more

Historic quilts are wanted for festival >> Calendar of Events nmyers
CARTHAGE – It’s time to contact Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St., if you want to enter a historic quilt (made before 1950s-60s) in this year's Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show. The event will take place ...more

Learn a homicide detective's hidden relationships >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Life has many plot twists. Hidden Relationships of The Homicide Detective by Herman L. Hinton (XLibris) is not a typical detective story, although it is written as if it were ...more

Court ruling is favorable to drug manufacturers >> Health staff
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 24, 2014, that the Food and Drug Administration is not required to hold hearings that could end the use of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal ...more

Pot sellers should get lighter sentences >> Government mgroob
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Sentencing Commission on July 18, 2014, approved an amendment that retroactively applies reduced sentencing guidelines to people who are currently serving time for select ...more

Beyond the Abyss >> Op-Ed hastings
by Winslow Myers Nothing more clearly illustrates the absurdity of murder for political ends than this moment of chaos in Iraq and Syria. Imagine spaceships of an advanced alien civilization ...more

Ruling strengthens cell phone privacy rights >> Government jbell
MIAMI – For the first time, a federal appeals court has ruled that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to get people’s phone location histories from their cell service companies. “The court’s ...more

New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announced >> Calendar of Events staff
LANDERS THEATRE The Springfield Little Theatre, the oldest civic theatre operation of its size in Missouri, and one of the largest in mid-America, has announced its 2014-15 season. The nine ...more

Oh no, a tick! >> Health ashley
In the United States, ticks are responsible for more human disease than any other insect. They are very good at this because they feed on a large variety of mammals, reptiles, and even birds. Six ...more

#Twerking >> Entertainment lynn-c
How what is #trending influences pop culture and creates something new by Carla J. Hanna The lap dance and striptease once lived in the windowless night club in the shady part of town. Today, ...more

Joplin Little Theatre announces 2014-15 season >> Calendar of Events staff
Forrest Bunter (Tony) and Lindsey Daniels (Polly) perform a number from the upcoming show, The Boy Friend. They sang I could Be Happy with You during the second half of the Encore Awards ceremony at ...more

Stone's Throw announces 2014-15 season >> Calendar of Events staff
Volunteers gather in the kitchen during meal preparation and service at the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage. Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the ...more

EPA's new proposal generates partisanship >> Government mariwinn
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its Clean Power Plan proposal that as expected has created quite a furor, especially amongst Republican ranks. While the agency hopes the plan ...more

lily--a true hero of the Joplin tornado >> Book Reviews mariwinn
Many stories have been written about the ferocious tornado that cut through the center of our town, Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, but they were written mainly for an adult readership. Carolyn E. ...more

Alternative to tossing old electronics in a drawer >> Miscellaneous staff
There's a new ATM on the scene with a definitely different twist. ecoATM is a machine that swallows old cellphones, MP3 players and tablets like iPads and Kindles, checks them over, tells you what ...more

JPD has new crime reporting system online >> Government staff
The Joplin Police Department has announced a new online crime reporting system for the citizens of Joplin, according to Lt. Carla Geller. They have partnered with COPLOGIC to develop a comprehensive, ...more

Marijuana use - a victimless crime >> Op-Ed rvm2
We are told by our government and law enforcement agencies that marijuana is bad for us. They claim it makes us stupid, lazy, and that it leads people to harder drugs like heroine or cocaine. The ...more

New app is launched to check water quality >> Government jval
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across ...more

Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call List >> Government staff
JEFFERSON CITY – Legislation was signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Nixon that will allow cell phone users to block unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Co-sponsored by 154 ...more

10-23November 2014 calendar of events for Springfieldstaff
10-22SSI benefits to increase 1.7% in 2015llavelle
10-22Who's not a vegetarian after Pew report?staff
10-22Missouri office offers scriptwriting fellowshipstaff
10-22Final 3 of 40 vie for Joplin city manager jobmariwinn
10-21MSSU invites local artists for painting symposiumstaff
10-20Cellphone voyeurs get court approvalhastings
10-20'Coke is It!staff
10-20Ronald McDonald House announces holiday eventsbjames
10-16Printmakers wanted for showstaff
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08-20it's not meawflint
Just to be clear: I AM NOT JLTPAL. Please read the original again. I will not be responding to
I forgot to sign my name to my last post "Rebuttal". I am Rebecca Perry - past Board member, past
What I find amazing is that you & others keep talking about how WE are hurting the theater. May I
08-19The show will go onsailfast
People, it’s time to cease and desist. Damage is being done and it’s not to a building. If the
08-19Defining progressmariwinn
JLTpal, whoever you are: Ceci is not alone. Destroying the floor has offended major contributors of
08-04Don't be swayed by phony commercialsstaff
Check this YouTube out: 2014-08-04
07-27Moms rally to support Clean Power Planafrank
More than 200 moms and their kids held a demonstration on Capitol Hill on July 9, 2014, to be a
07-27Whose right to farm is it?hnavarro
The "Right to Farm" amendment, Amendment 1, does not protect the rights of Missouri's long-standing
07-26Joplin offers measles vaccinationsl-onstot
Measles vaccinations are being offered by the Joplin City Health Department to all Missouri
06-17Update is appreciated; CDC often lags behindashley
Jeff, thanks for the update on Lyme disease. I hope I got across the point that anyone who is the
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Stopping Ebola spread “As we were reminded this week with the third confirmed case of Ebola on American soil, we must do everything possible to contain this deadly disease at its source. Implementing reasonable travel restrictions is one way that Ebola can and should be contained. I support a temporary suspension of travel visas for passengers traveling from impacted countries in West Africa, and I urge the president to implement these common-sense restrictions immediately.”

---Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

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10-08Laughing Liberally publishes first bookjkrebs
Knock Knock, Who's There - The Mailman (Letters to the American Voter) has been published by
09-01You can taste what you eat herestaff
The city of Joplin is helping to promote the establishment of smoke-free businesses by providing a
08-22Bids for trees wanted by city of Joplinl-onstot
The city of Joplin is accepting sealed proposals for trees for trail planting. The deadline for
08-20Set up a personalized Social Security accountstaff
As part of its 79th anniversary the Social Security Administration is encouraging everyone planning
07-05Electric bill scamstaff
It's highly unlikely that any of our readers would fall for a scam extorting money, but we are
07-05Help wanted: Administrativive assistanttgay
An administrative assistant is wanted to handle appointment, coordination, event and meeting
06-21Help wanted: Public works directorstaff
The city of Neosho is seeking a public works director reporting to the city manager. For a list of
06-18Help wanted: Executive directorstaff
The Greene County Democratic Central Committee is seeking a full-time executive director. Must
06-17Help wanted: Desing-build contractorstaff
The city of Joplin is accepting applications for a design-build contractor to work with CGA
06-17Help wanted: Civil engineerstaff
The city of Joplin is seeking a civil engineer to join the team working to improve Joe Becker


UPDATE: Amendment results: Amendment 1: Passes, 498,751 or 50,127% of vote 5: Passes, 602,076 or 50,970% of vote 7: Fails, 590,963 or 59,185% of vote 8: Fails, 538,575 or 55.016% of vote 9: Passes, 728,549 or 74,756% of vote In retrospect, I'm wondering how many people erroneously thought they were helping family farmers? What a sham perpetrated on the voters. I feel sad for the environment. Based on the results passage of the farm amendment...More

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