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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

Joplin Little Theatre stages Eleemosynary >> Calendar of Events mariwinn

Three generations of women are portrayed in Lee Blessing's play, Eleemosynary. Starring (L-R) in the current Joplin Little Theatre production are: Samantha Green, Brenda Jackson and Marilyn Marshall Miller. (Photo by Vince Rosati)

Eleemosynary is the name of the play being staged at the Joplin Little Theatre. That's el-ee-Mahs-uh-n'ree--from Latin: eleemosyna, or "alms." It came into Latin from Greek: eleemosune, "compassion."--- and if you think that word is difficult to pronounce, try remembering the other words that the youngest in the cast must ...more

Springfield policeman was shot >> Community l-cox
FOLLOW-UP: Aaron Pearson was the Springfield Police Officer who was shot. He sustained injuries, including to his brain, that will end his career and require long-term rehabilitation, according to Chief Williams.

Pearson had been highlighted in an episode of "Cops" seen here.

A suspect has been arrested in this incident. His name is Joshua Hagood. He was linked to a gun found at the scene and seen by witnesses running away after shots had been fired. If convicted, Hagood, 32, could receive a life sentence.

Chief of Police Paul F. Williams has issued the following statement:

Our police department has been struck by a tragic incident this ...more

Message from Mizzou's Mike Alden >> Sports staff
University of Missouri Chancellor Bowen Loftin has issued a statement regarding the stepping down of Mike Alden as Mizzou Director of Athletics. While saddened by Alden's decision to give up the ...more

Noted entomologist to speak at conference >> Calendar of Events staff
"Conserving Nature by Conserving Food-Webs" is the topic of Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., pictured, entomologist and plenary speaker at the Missouri Natural Resources Conference. His talk will be ...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

Crowder Quill wins award, solicits content >> Education c-brown
Neosho, MO - The Crowder Quill, the literary/art magazine of Crowder College, has again been awarded the prestigious top award of “Best Community College Literary-Art Magazine” for the 2500+ ...more

Expo offered for exotic animal enthusiasts >> Calendar of Events staff
Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals will be the feature of an expo sponsored by Repticon, a nationwide reptile and exotic animal promoter. The event ...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

Celebrated African choir to perform on Feb. 10th >> Calendar of Events staff
The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The non-profit ...more

Joplin Trails Coalition membership perks offered >> Travel & Leisure staff
A selection of a tee is a perk for joining or extending membership in the Joplin Trails Coalition. Selection (from L-R) includes blue cotton, black cotton and neon yellow dryfit. Men's sizes. The ...more

Surviving the RAGBRAI >> Book Reviews teverow
Brian David Bruns thought riding into the mist during the nearly 500-mile bike ride across Iowa "was cooling." Everyone else, he writes, thought it was like "riding into a steam bath." by Paul ...more

Feeling blue? Federal employees do, too >> Op-Ed jruch
by Jeff Ruch, executive director PEER The latest annual “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” survey results are in and they are dropping a big lump of coal in the stocking of the ...more

At RPI: Rich man, poor man... >> Op-Ed hastings
by Lawrence Wittner In a recent article about Shirley Jackson, the president since 1999 of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)--a private university located in Troy, New York--the Chronicle of ...more

ACLU sues Obama administration over intimidation >> Government isarda
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children to ...more

Free speech gone too far: Anthony Elonis' rants >> Op-Ed hastings
by Laura Finley Like many in the U.S, I normally consider myself a staunch advocate of free speech and against most forms of censorship. I agree with a previous U.S court of appeals decision that ...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

01-29Message from Mizzou's Mike Aldenstaff
01-29Noted entomologist to speak at conferencestaff
01-29Crowder College sets sights on new fieldhousec-brown
01-28Joplin Little Theatre stages Eleemosynarymariwinn
01-26Springfield policeman was shotl-cox
01-23February 2015 event for Springfield areastaff
01-21Create art from trashstaff
01-21What happened to Jody Bucklin?jkennedy
01-20Holder reforms violation of due processkgommel
01-20Blunt gains control of purse stringsroyblunt
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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
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
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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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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
01-02Home inspection service staff
For all your home inspection needs phone (800)


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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