|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|
|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 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|
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|