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Business as usual for Republican lawmakers >> Calendar of Events staff
Southwest Missouri Democrats will host a town hall meeting over the need for Governor Nixon's veto of "Right to Work " HB 116 to stand. The Missouri Assembly Veto Session is set to begin on September 16, 2015. Members of the House and Senate GOP in Missouri have signaled that they intend to override Governor Nixon's veto of HB 116.

"This issue is critically important to Missouri's middle and working class. When passed in other states, 'Right to Work' legislation has harmed economies and lowered wages. Governor Nixon has stood with Missouri workers by issuing this veto and we must express to our Missouri Legislators that it be allowed to stand", emphasizes Executive Director of Southwest Missouri Democrats and Chair of ...more

Patriotism overflowed in new memorial garden >> Features mariwinn
Avis Holloway (center) assists Helen Boutwell (at right) in positioning a wreath in front of the Blue Star Veteran's Memorial marker during a dedication ceremony at the Springfield Botanical Gardens on June 14, 2015. Boutwell is a true "Rosie the Riveter," having worked in a munitions factory during World War II.

Patriotic Americans like symbols. What better day to focus on them than yesterday, June 14, 2015, Flag Day.

The Blue Star Veterans' Memorial Dedication sponsored by the Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs (SCFGC) was held at the Springfield Botanical Gardens in a ceremony replete with ...more

July 2015 events for the Joplin area >> Calendar of Events staff
Events in the 4-state area for July 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 as ...more

Music fills SLT 2015-16 season >> 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 2015-16 season. For season ...more

Senator Richard comments on Supreme Court ruling >> Government lhieger
JEFFERSON CITY— Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced the latest in a series of opinions that expand the reach of the federal government into areas historically within the domain of individual ...more

Joplin farmer's market seeks new vendors >> Community staff
The Four States Farmer's Market is seeking additional merchants for their location at Ernie Williamson Music, 925 S. Range Line Rd., Joplin. The summer market open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 ...more

Learn about becoming a Springfield cop >> Calendar of Events l-cox
The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend the upcoming informational seminar. The meeting will be held at 6 ...more

Education is a lifetime process >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Many elements make good teachers, and learners – and the lifetime process never stops. That is the most evident, memorable message in A Teacher’s Tale by Joe Gilliland (True ...more

Churches asked to support Pope's message >> Environment swelch
San Francisco – Prominent faith leaders representing the world’s major religions on June 18, 2015, defended Pope Francis upon the Vatican’s release of “Laudato Sii (Be Praised): On the Care of Our ...more

The MARC calls for artists for September event >> Calendar of Events staff
A call has gone out to artists to enter The Not So Square Arts Festival sponsored by The MARC, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon. Painters, potters, authors, fabric artists, photographers, jewelry ...more

Joplin Little Theatre announces its 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events staff
Bertha Bancroft (Ashley Trotnic) is shown in a happier moment with her unscrupulous boss Daniel Desboro Desmond (Roscoe Miller), president of the National Farmers' and Merchants' Loan, Mercantile ...more

Nationally distributed cat food is recalled >> Health staff
Eleven reports of illness have been associated with a brand of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. The manufacturer and nationwide distributor of Rachel Ray Nutrish wet cat food has voluntarily recalled ...more

Spiva Center for the Arts adds assistant director >> People staff
The Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin has a new staff member. Kerstin Landwer, pictured, became an assistant director effective June 1, 2015, according to an announcement by Spiva Director Jo ...more

Stone's Throw 2015-16 season begins soon >> Calendar of Events staff
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2014 AT STONE'S THROW DINNER THEATRE Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the 2015-2016 season (subject to changes). Season tickets are now on ...more

Crowder social science course to have local appeal >> Education c-brown
In recognition of Southwest Missouri’s rural heritage, the Crowder College Social Science Division has announced that HIST 113, a comprehensive and in-depth study of agricultural, technological, and ...more

Trolly system routes are revised >> Community l-onstot
With new development in the southern part of Joplin, the city of Joplin has realigned some of its Sunshine Lamp Trolley routes to provide new stops, as well as relocating some existing ones. These ...more

Honor an older worker >> Miscellaneous pkampe
Missouri’s 25th Annual Outstanding Older Workers of the Year contest is underway and accepting nominations until July 4, 2015. Nominees must be Missouri residents who are age 60 or older; employed at ...more

Construction affecting I-44 >> Miscellaneous staff
Interstate 44 traffic at mile marker 67 in Greene County west of Springfield is being impacted. Contractor crews are tearing down the old Route N/T bridge which crosses the highway and will replace ...more

New Joplin park project to begin in autumn >> Community l-onstot
Construction of a naturalistic park in the southeast corner of 26th Street and McClelland Boulevard should begin this fall. The proposed park will be located on land that was part of the former ...more

MADD move over; cellphone deaths require attention >> Miscellaneous staff
While driving, 4 out of 10 smartphone users tap into social media, about 3-in-10 surf the net and 1-in-10 video chat, according to new research from major mobile service provider AT&T. This survey of ...more

Battling cynicism with faith >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Good real estate is often difficult to find today. The most elusive, debatable plot, perhaps, is “common ground,” Rachel Held Evans says, forcefully, faithfully and from ...more

To know Orbit is to know love >> Entertainment mariwinn
Guests at a concert with Bettine Clemen gather around Peter Longley as he signs copies of Orbit, Life with My People. The event recently was held at the Library Center in Springfield. It's not ...more

Show you're green >> Environment staff
A series of open houses has been scheduled in Southwest Missouri by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council. The Missouri Local Environmental Advisory ...more

Black? Five ways to avoid altercations with cops >> Op-Ed mmadill
by Matthew R. Drayton During the past few months, there has been numerous incidents— some tragic—where police officers were accused of brutality and abuse of power against African Americans, ...more

Neosho Arts Council announces contests >> Miscellaneous staff
The Neosho Arts Council has issued a call to two-dimensional artists (no photography, digital works or 3D works) to enter The Hermann Jaeger Juried Fine Art Competition. The regional contest is open ...more

Carthage announces art walk dates and themes >> Calendar of Events staff
The Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Committee has announced the dates for its fifth anniversary season presenting artists, musicians, entertainers and galleries on the Carthage Square. The dates ...more

Group aims to de-popularize Bradford pear trees >> Home and Garden staff
This is a section of the branch of an Eastern Redbud tree (Cercis canadensis). Distributed widely in Missouri and attractive when planted against the backdrop of evergreens, it is a suggested ...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

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

Marijuana proponents to circulate petition >> Government sfleming
MOST SOUGHT AFTER PLANT Jefferson City — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today (Feb. 9, 2015) announced that an initiative petition relating to legalizing marijuana met state standards ...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

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

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

06-30July 2015 events for the Joplin areastaff
06-29Music fills SLT 2015-16 seasonstaff
06-29July 2015 events for Springfield areastaff
06-26Cravens named acting superintendentkprice
06-26Mueller to retire from Spivastaff
06-26Senator Richard comments on Supreme Court rulinglhieger
06-26Joplin farmer's market seeks new vendorsstaff
06-23Business as usual for Republican lawmakersstaff
06-23Learn about becoming a Springfield copl-cox
06-20Education is a lifetime processjkennedy
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06-26Thanks for the helpj.brown
Thank you so much for posting an article about out growing market. Since I am just a girl with an
03-13New construction standardspjselman
While the article rightly mentions that "Mercy applied unheard of standards" in design and
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
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Eliminating the estate tax “The death tax disproportionately hurts states like Missouri, which relies heavily on agriculture revenue. This tax is often a crushing blow to family business owners and farmers who are trying to plan for the future, which is why I support permanently eliminating it altogether.”

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

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05-23Spiva Center seeks front desk volunteersstaff
Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St., Joplin, is seeking visitor services volunteers to work
04-29City of Joplin land salestaff
The city of Joplin is accepting bids for the purchase of a parcel of property located at 32nd &
04-13Seasonal workers are neededstaff
The City of Ozark’s Public Works Department is seeking hard working and self-motivated candidates
03-21Help wanted: Store managersstaff
Orscheln Farm & Home with over 160 stores in nine Midwest states is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus
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


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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