|Have you seen this man? >> Community|| mstewart|
|The Joplin Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing male that suffers from blackouts due to a past head injury.
Missing since just before 2 p.m. on May 10, 2013, is Keelan Baker, white male, age 45. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing an AC/DC t shirt and blue jeans. He left his residence on foot and is not in a vehicle.
The photograph of Baker shows him with a beard and mustache. He is now clean shaven.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Keelan Baker please contact the Joplin Police Department at (417) 623-3131. ...more
|Crowder College celebrates the big 50 >> Education|| mariwinn|
At the podium Dr. Alan Marble, president of Crowder College, welcomes guests attending ceremonies in honor of the 50th anniversary of the community college. To Marble's left are James B. Tatum who was influential in establishing the school and Andy Wood, current president of the Crowder Board.
The outrageously wet weather on April 2, 2013, did not put a damper on festivities inside the Bob Sneller Gymnasium on the Neosho campus of Crowder College as speakers commemorated the school's 50th anniversary. Welcoming the large crowd that included educators and other school officials, students, ...more
|Searching for American pride >> Op-Ed|| ewoolsey|
|AMERICAN PRIDE… WHERE DID IT GO?
During my childhood, there existed an almost tangible awareness of pride in being “American!” In our classrooms, from our pulpits, on main street, and in our ...more|
|Stone's Throw announces 2013-14 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Attendees gather near a dinner table at Stone Throw's 2012 New Year's Eve celebration at the theatre in Carthage.
The 2013-14 season for the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre has been announced subject ...more|
|Jobs are available at the Northpark Mall >> Business|| staff|
|The Northpark Mall in Joplin is promoting openings at some of its retailers. They include: Abbey's Hallmark, Famous Footwear, Gordon's Jewelers, maurices, Motherhood Maternity, Old Navy, PacSun, ...more|
|Bullying among topics presented in kids' series >> Calendar of Events|| bhenders|
|This summer the Joplin Police Department will be presenting a series of free safety classes for children ages 4-8. The interactive classes taught by a Joplin Police officer will begin at 1 p.m. in ...more|
|Richard supports tax reduction bill >> Government|| staff|
Commentary by Senator Ron Richard (R-32)
Growth through tax relief
For our state to prosper, Missouri must remain competitive in attracting businesses. One of the best ways we can do that is by ...more|
|Has your pet been throwing up? >> Business|| jjudge|
|KANSAS CITY – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain Natura Pet Products food and treats after the company issued a recall due to ...more|
|Blunt: no, to Internet use tax; yes, to sales tax >> Government|| staff|
|WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Marketplace Fairness Act today, April 24, 2013, that will continue to protect ...more|
|Cutting Missouri's income tax is wrong-headed >> Op-Ed|| tgleason|
|The Missouri House today, April 24, 2013, chose ideology over Missouri’s economy and middle class. The expensive and ineffective tax bill (SB26) it passed will raise taxes for average families and ...more|
|Taut tale of terror is a must read >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
by Jack L. Kennedy
A Touch of Nerves (D. C. Hampton) has more twists and turns than a rutty Ozark roadway.
It is a well written tale of how nerve gas disappears from an army research ...more|
|Special. gallery features art from waste products >> Community|| s-wade|
|Keeping the environment clean, creating beautiful art and helping people with disabilities go hand-in-hand at a nonprofit organization in Springfield, MO.
Art Inspired provides secure document ...more|
|Play? >> Sports|| l-onstot|
|Professional baseball returns to Joplin on Sunday, May 12, 2013, as the Kansas City T-Bones and Wichita Wingnuts square off at historic Joe Becker Stadium. The announcement was made recently by ...more|
|Once is not enough >> Health|| lynn-c|
|by Ann Craig-Cinnamon
I remember vividly as a young child being so scared of my bedroom and of nighttime that I conjured up a way to calm myself. I checked every nook and cranny in my room. Then I ...more|
|Call to arms for Missouri teachers >> Letters to the Editor|| ewoolsey|
|To the editor:
I now make the request that all interested parties... especially Missouri teachers... become proactive in guaranteeing the future well-being of the Public School Retirement System. ...more|
|City of Joplin sponsors new art initiative >> Community|| staff|
|A new city of Joplin initiative to support the arts will begin in May 2013, according to an announcement by Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean. The project, entitled "Joplin Art Rocks" encourages the ...more|
|Where to retire or not >> Health|| mariwinn|
|Apparently good weather goes hand-in-hand with high life expectancy. So says the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the popular over 50 retirement organization and interest group that ...more|
|Hy-Vee found selling toxic dog food >> Business|| jjudge|
|KANSAS CITY – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food after the company issued a voluntary recall throughout ...more|
|Quilts needed for show in Grove in July >> Calendar of Events|| creyn|
|Quilt entries are being sought for The GLOC Quilt Guild's 2013 Quilt Show "Artisans on Display." This year's show will be held July 19-20, 2013, at the Grove Community Center located at 104 W. 3rd ...more|
|Group says, give back money to taxpayers >> Government|| staff|
|JEFFERSON CITY - A group whose mission is to be a voice for fiscal responsibility and maintaining low taxes has spoken out. Americans for Prosperity-Missouri is urging Governor Nixon and the state ...more|
|PCJF defines FBI ssurveillance >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Carl Messineo, pictured, claim to be labeled "the constitutional sheriffs for a new protest generation" by the Washington Post. They founded the Partnership for Civil ...more|
|EPA establishes rule to limit E. coli >> Health|| jval|
|WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public ...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|
|Joplin Little Theatre reveals its 2012-13 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Theatre buffs are encouraged to support the Joplin Little Theatre, the oldest continuously running community theatre west of the Mississippi as it enters its 73rd anniversary season.
The JLT's ...more|
|Stone's Throw announces 2012-13 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|A tempting buffet is laid out for the 2011-12 New Year's Eve performance of Funeral for a Gangster at the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage (Photo compliments of the theatre).
The 2012-13 ...more|