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Do you have roundabout hysteria? >> Calendar of Events jdmitch
Redings Mill – Drivers interested in the rules of the road when it comes to navigating a roundabout are invited to a free meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Redings Mill Fire Station #1 located at 344 Redings Mill Rd. (Route 86).

The presentation, sponsored by the Redings Mill Fire Protection District, is open to the public.

MoDOT Senior Traffic Studies Specialist Dave Taylor will provide information and answer questions about how to drive through the new dual-lane roundabouts found in the Joplin area. ...more

Construction project to begin on I-44/I-49 >> Community staff

Proposed new interchange for the Crossroads Business and Distribution Park in Joplin

Travel will be impacted on I-44/I-49 beginning March 2 through November 1, 2015, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot). Planned is a new interchange east of Exit 11 (where I-49 turns south toward Arkansas) in order to provide direct access to the Crossroads Business and Distribution Park at Prigmor Avenue north of Route FF.

The project will ...more

Marijuana proponents to circulate petition >> Government sfleming

Jefferson City — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today (Feb. 9, 2015) announced that an initiative petition relating to legalizing marijuana met state standards for circulation.

The official ballot title for the initiative petition, 2016-013, reads:

"Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

legalize marijuana for personal, medical, and commercial purposes; release all persons who have non-violent, marijuana-related offenses from incarceration, probation, and parole, and expunge the records of their offense; and prohibit state funds and law enforcement from being used to ...more

Crowder College sets sights on new fieldhouse >> Education c-brown

Neosho, MO – The Crowder College Board of Trustees gave the go ahead for fundraising to begin on an indoor athletic fieldhouse, illustrated above.

John Sisemore, interim athletic director, provided drawings and fundraising plans to construct the $1.4M facility, which will house locker rooms for baseball and soccer, indoor practice area, training room, concessions and more. “The 15,600 square foot building will provide much needed space for the college’s athletic programs.

"This will not only provide space it will put us on the same playing field as our competitors in recruiting opportunities,” stated ...more

Model train show and swap meet is scheduled >> Calendar of Events s-wade
The Ozarks Model Railroad Association's 37th Annual Model Train Show and Swap Meet, will be going for a new attendance record when the doors open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015, at ...more

Joplin area events for March 2015 >> Calendar of Events staff
Events in the 4-state area for March 2015 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

Want to list an event in the Maple Leaf brochure? >> Miscellaneous staff
An application form is available for creating an event listing in the official 2015 Maple Leaf Festival brochure. The deadline for submission of the form is April 1, 2015. The event listing will ...more

Voters urged to support healthcare expansion >> Letters to the Editor staff
To the editor: According to a study done by the University of Missouri in 2012 (The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Missouri): In it's first year Medicaid Expansion would create 1769 ...more

Research reveals carcinogen in soda >> Health natalie
Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people’s exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. Caramel color is a ...more

Walk MS is scheduled for April 2015 >> Calendar of Events msozarks
Multiple sclerosis pulls us away from our lives and destroys connections. So it’s only fitting that our connections would be its greatest enemy. At Walk MS, our connections become more powerful than ...more

Judged July quilt show is seeking entrants >> Calendar of Events staff
This "Heart to Hands " Christmas quilt will be offered in a drawing at the 2015 Grand Lake O' the Cherokees quilt show. The drawing is one of many events featured that also include workshops and ...more

Road closure on Lone Elm to take effect on Feb. 23 >> Community staff
The Road Closure on Lone Elm Road between Murphy Boulevard and Zora Avenue will occur for three weeks starting Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at 7 a.m. The road will be completely closed to thru traffic ...more

Catch-and-keep trout season opens March 1 >> Sports staff
With the opening of catch-and-keep season on March 1, 2015, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding trout anglers that hard sole shoes, boots or wadlers are required apparel. ...more

Politcs, money and oil >> Government staff
Congress by a 270-152 vote gave final approval today (Feb. 11, 2015) to the Keystone XL pipeline bill, paving the way for an expected presidential veto. The legislation, S.1 allows TransCanada to ...more

Court orders Empire to pay solar rebates >> Environment staff
COLUMBIA, MO – In a 5-2 decision released February 10, 2015, by the Missouri Supreme Court, citizens and solar customers won their appeal against Empire District Electric and the Public Service ...more

Not yet Custer's Last Stand... >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Literary treasures worth digging into are often hard to find. Custer’s Gold by M. John Lubetkin (Bookstand Publishing/2014) is an exceptional excursion down many roads. The ...more

NAMI 5K run/walk is April 11 >> Calendar of Events mvaughn
The 9th Annual Spring Fundraiser of the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI) will be a 5k run/walk on Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015. It will be at Landreth Park (4th and Murphy Blvd.) in Joplin. ...more

February 2015 event for Springfield area >> Calendar of Events staff
Events for February 2015 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

Create art from trash >> Miscellaneous staff
The City of Joplin Recycling Department, Post Art Library and Connect2Culture are sponsoring a Trash-To-Art contest in celebration of the Joplin Recycling Center’s 15th anniversary. Categories ...more

What happened to Jody Bucklin? >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy History blends with mystery, nostalgia with charm in Craig Ewald’s historical novel, Only Jody Knows”. (Author House) Anyone with a broad appetite for good writing, ...more

Joplin area events for Feb. 2015 >> Calendar of Events staff
Events in the 4-state area for February 2015 appear below focusing on the cities of Joplin in Missouri, Pittsburg in Kansas, Miami and Tulsa in Oklahoma and Fayetteville in Arkansas. Events are ...more

Reading group discusses Route 66 titles >> Calendar of Events staff
"Get Your Reading Kicks on Route 66" is the topic of a four session Let's Talk About It Oklahoma! reading and discussion program. The event will take place on Thursdays beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the ...more

50 Shades of Grey: Blockbuster or dud? >> Op-Ed lynn-c
By Carla J. Hanna-- It’s fitting that a mommy porn fan fiction spawned from the "Twilight" books and movies will hit theaters in February 2015. As a 40-year-old mother who enjoyed the Twilight ...more

Enjoying a good blow to the skull >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Motivation is a powerful force, and propels colorful characters to do often questionable things under pressure. That is certainly the case with Mike Tyson, pictured at ...more

Will you be a cop or a robber? >> Calendar of Events staff
Captured are Wei Wei in pursuit of Ashley Taylor in the 2014 5K Foot Pursuit Race. Both are pharmacists at Cox Health in Springfield, MO. The "Foot Pursuit," a 5K fun run featuring a cops and ...more

Mastering the Diverging Diamond Interchange >> Community staff
The drawing represents the latest Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Springfield at Battlefield Road and US 65. Work contracted with Hartman and Company of Springfield at a cost of ...more

Where on the Niche list is your school? >> Education staff
The Niche Best K-12 Schools 2015 rankings have been announced with Joplin High School receiving a ranking of 362nd in Missouri with an overall Niche grade of C-. However, the score was based on ...more

Chemical from broccoli sprouts might treat autism >> Health ckolf
Broccoli spears are subject of clinical trial. (Photo compliments of Johns Hopkins Medicine) Results of a small clinical trial suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts — and best ...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

#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

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

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

02-23Dr. Al Cade loses battle with cancerstaff
02-23Republican version of welfare reform goes to Housestaff
02-23Model train show and swap meet is scheduleds-wade
02-23Springfield area events for March 2015staff
02-23Joplin area events for March 2015staff
02-21Issue of LGBT rights restatedmjjarvis
02-21Want to list an event in the Maple Leaf brochure?staff
02-21Do you have roundabout hysteria?jdmitch
02-19Voters urged to support healthcare expansionstaff
02-18Joplin native has sea legsgsircy
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02-23Modern Roundaboutsscottrab
The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate
02-17Forida detox center warns against legalizing potkjhelms
When Congress passed a massive spending bill on December 13, 2014, it effectively voted to end the
02-16Feminist Absurditybill
Thanks! This needs to be pointed out, but we must never power of denial by
As a twihard I just wanted to point out that Edward was a virgin. So yes he was 100+ trapped in a
11-17Kellogg and Biologic Livingkal777
If you want to learn more about Dr. Kellogg, check out the new book by Brian C. Wilson, "Dr. John
10-29multistate opposition5399454
Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas and Kansas also have many citizens who are also opposing transmission
10-29Local Solar Powerlean-doc
We love farmers and all they do for us. Private property rights are the basis of our way of life.
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
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Fair and possibly unbalanced "Journalism that stimulates debates isn't enough because the powerful do not respond to debates. They respond to an informed people who are able to show them where power truly lies. While I do not suggest that journalists become activists, I believe journalists must enable the process of change. Thus I fear I am not a journalist content to just report the facts and walk away. Maybe that makes me a bad journalist. I don't think so....."

---Ameto Akpe, 2014 Nieman Fellow and director of online news for Business Day

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02-17Benefit upland habitatjwallace
Missouri Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is hosting their annual State Habitat Convention on
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
08-20Set 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
05-16Crowder College history is preservedc-brown
A book celebrating the 50 years of Crowder College has been published. The book contains
04-05Are you a descendant of Thomas Edward Lowe?staff
Do you know who this man was? William Thomason is looking for descendants of his wife's
04-04Autism is on the rise; seek an assessmentlross
New statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control reports one in 68 children in the United
03-05Join the funtilt
Come see us at Tilt Studio located in the Joplin Northpark Mall. We have a lot of new fun games
01-02Public service messagestaff
After the filing of 150 reports of thefts since November, including incidents where nine guns were


I just heard a message on TV this morning imploring people to raise objections to President Obama's proposal called "Net Neutrality" and how it would impose fees for the use of the Internet that weren't already imposed. I said to myself, "Hey, wait a minute. Is that like being subjected to rate hikes by utility companies because the government's Federal Utilities Commission generally doesn't object to higher rates, especially if taxes are computed proportionally? The message obviously was...More

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