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Joplin School Board Seeks Input

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The school board looks for accurate and comprehensive input from the community More>>

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PSU Students Plug In to Furniture to Power Up Electronics

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PSU students find a newly renovated student center with a special feature: furniture that's powered. More>>

'Beljoy' provides jobs in Haiti

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Abby Clevenger's husband and his family have had a heart for Haiti for over 40 years through Haitian Christian Mission. Clevenger's husband brought her for her first trip in 1998 to the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. They had a hope to create jobs in a place where little exist.Clevenger, a fashion designer by trade, has since began Beljoy Haiti, a jewelry company that operates both out of her Joplin home and in Haiti. Clevenger contracts with four Haitian women, who she has ... More>>

Miami, OK Schools are Feeling the Effects of Statewide Teacher Shortage

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Across the state of Oklahoma schools are... More>>

Humane Society has an interesting guest Video included

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Stray animals are brought into the Humane Society every day. But today it had more than just its usual guests of cats and dogs. The workers at the shelter are used to the sounds of dogs barking, but with a new guest, the tune has changed.“He’s friendly, he's social, he's curious you know as most goats are. He wants to come visit with you," says Joplin’s Humane Society manager Lysa Boston.Animal control found the goat roaming in Joplin and they are hopeful that it... More>>

CHC SEK Receives Almost $100,000 Dollar Grant Award for Providing Quality Care

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The Community Health Center of Southeast... More>>

Joplin to become more neighborly

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Joplin city leaders have a challenge for you: get to know your neighbors.The department formerly known as Code Enforcement is now changed to the Neighborhood Services Division. The name is an appropriate shift with the new attitude to be neighborly. Joplin's Neighborhood Services Supervisor, Stephen Grindle, said the most common codes he is phoned about are unmowed grass and trash in yards. Grindle acknowledges there will still be code violations, but hopes to change the way they ... More>>

Funds for Memorial Hall coming slowly Video included

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Joplin's Memorial Hall has been abuzz the last two weekends, with Zerkapalooza music festival and Four States Franchise boxing match. Proceeds from beer sales at both events are to fund renovations needed to the historic building.Repairs are needed to the sewage system and the destruction of the ramp on the front of the building. Wheelchair ramps are still in place on the side of the hall. Funds are coming up shorter than expected and a projected five-figure donation may be r... More>>

Mural up at Joe Becker Memorial Stadium Video included

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A new mural went up at Joe Becker Memorial Stadium. Funded by Leadership Joplin and executed by four Missouri Southern State art students, the mural features Joe Becker, Mickey Mantle and Route 66.Leadership Joplin leaves a legacy in the community every year."This year, we thought there would be nothing better than a mural at the Joe Becker stadium," Stephanie Onstot of Leadership Joplin said.Originally scheduled to go up at the old Crosslines building, the group decided not ... More>>

Murdock gives back with Operation Jammies Video included

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Easton Murdock has fought cancer for more than half off his young life. But what makes him sad? Seeing other kids fighting illnesses in boring hospital gowns."When I'm usually in the hospital, I like being in my pajamas because, well, they're comfortable," Murdock said.Thus began Murdock's Operation Jammies.Murdock prefers flannel pajamas himself, but his mother, Megan Guodace says any new pajamas with tags, size infant to adult will do.To sweeten the deal, LaFerla Ortho... More>>

Ghost bikes honor cyclists killed while riding Video included

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You may have noticed white, deconstructed bikes in the 4 states area, they’re meant to grab your attention and bring awareness to bike safety in the area.Bikers solemnly gather to ride 3 miles in honor of Rhonda Thompson and create a memorial for her known as a ghost bike. More>>

Fight against Alzheimer's takes many roles Video included

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Joplin's Landreth Park served as a two-mile track for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The event is the largest one nation-wide for the Alzheimer's Association, serving as the branded event since 1989 in over 600 communities.Upon checking in, participants are given a pinwheel flower in a given color. Blue flowers represent those currently fighting Alzheimer's, yellow indicates loss of a loved one to the disease, etc. The flowers are then planted in a garden at the starting line. Kirk ... More>>

Boys and Girls Club raises money for art program Video included

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Supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri got to experience an activity that the kids do all while raising money for the organization. Many gathered at RSVPaint in Joplin to relax and paint.The participants followed along as they were taught how to paint a picture that just so happens to feature a boy and girl on a swing.The money raised at the event will go towards funding the Boys and Girls Club's art program. The organization provides a safe and fun place for kids ... More>>

The Miracle League of Joplin allows children with disabilities to play ball Video included

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It's opening day for the Miracle League of Joplin. This is the third year the league is being offered and it is open to any child with disabilities ages 5 to 20 years old. This year, nearly 60 baseball players will be up to bat every Saturday at the Will Norton Miracle Field. The field was specially built at the Joplin Athletic Complex to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. “A lot of these kids have watched their siblings play soccer, play basketball, play baseball, and the... More>>

New product used to plant trees along Historic Route 66 Video included

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Tourism drives the economy in the towns surrounding Historic Route 66. Volunteers planting 100 trees along the road hope that doing so will continue to attract people from around the world.“We're trying to do everything we can to take it back to its original experience. So people from Holland, England, wherever they come from, will experience the Route at its best and not just another worn out road. And that's really what Route 66 is all about, it's the mother road, it’s pa... More>>

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  • Carl Junction pulls out of partnership with Wi-Fi provider

    Carl Junction pulls out of partnership with Wi-Fi provider

    Friday, August 28 2015 9:32 PM EDT2015-08-29 01:32:19 GMT
    Carl Junction has pulled out of a deal with Wi-Fi provider Aire Fiber. The two had agreed to a public private partnership in March. Although the partnership is no longer, the city-wide Wi-Fi service will still be coming to town.More >>
    Carl Junction has pulled out of a deal with Wi-Fi provider Aire Fiber. The two had agreed to a public private partnership in March. Although the partnership is no longer, the city-wide Wi-Fi service will still be coming to town.More >>
  • Business launchpad coming to downtown Joplin

    Business launchpad coming to downtown Joplin

    Friday, August 28 2015 6:58 PM EDT2015-08-28 22:58:02 GMT
    People come to Callie Hudson with the Downtown Joplin Alliance with business ideas, products and services all the time. She can now give them a space in downtown Joplin with a multitude of resources they'll need for start up; including support, graphics, and PR."We want to alleviate that hurdle for people that are trying to get started," Hudson said.Hudson keeps a running list of businesses that reach out to her. Now she will reference it and group them by similar elements to...More >>
    People come to Callie Hudson with the Downtown Joplin Alliance with business ideas, products and services all the time. She can now give them a space in downtown Joplin with a multitude of resources they'll need for start up; including support, graphics, and PR."We want to alleviate that hurdle for people that are trying to get started," Hudson said.Hudson keeps a running list of businesses that reach out to her. Now she will reference it and group them by similar elements to...More >>
  • Portable Food Pantry Draws Hundreds in Chanute

    Portable Food Pantry Draws Hundreds in Chanute

    Monday, August 31 2015 11:14 AM EDT2015-08-31 15:14:26 GMT
    People lined up for hours, all waiting for...More >>
    People lined up for hours, all waiting for...More >>
  • Bicknell Center: Pitt State's Largest Educational Tool

    Bicknell Center: Pitt State's Largest Educational Tool

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:01 PM EDT2015-08-28 03:01:20 GMT
    Essentially, for each event, the university hands over a $34 million facility to a handful of students.More >>
    Essentially, for each event, the university hands over a $34 million facility to a handful of students.More >>
  • Independence murder leaves family in search of justice

    Independence murder leaves family in search of justice

    Thursday, August 27 2015 8:37 PM EDT2015-08-28 00:37:54 GMT
    The family of murder victim Angela Leis is searching for answers and justice. Leis' body was discovered by police in a vacant lot in the 600 block of North Park Blvd. in Independence, KS on Sunday morning.Four men have been arrested in connection with the victim's death: Cameron Lee Johnson (age 29), Sylvester Lynn Jones (age 33), Brandon Nicholas Peyton (age 25) and Tyler Blake Slaton (age 20). Johnson, Jones and Peyton have been charged with first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping...More >>
    The family of murder victim Angela Leis is searching for answers and justice. Leis' body was discovered by police in a vacant lot in the 600 block of North Park Blvd. in Independence, KS on Sunday morning.Four men have been arrested in connection with the victim's death: Cameron Lee Johnson (age 29), Sylvester Lynn Jones (age 33), Brandon Nicholas Peyton (age 25) and Tyler Blake Slaton (age 20). Johnson, Jones and Peyton have been charged with first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping...More >>
  • Rural Hospital Uses eEmergency Technology to Give Patients Specialized Care

    Rural Hospital Uses eEmergency Technology to Give Patients Specialized Care

    Thursday, August 27 2015 7:40 PM EDT2015-08-27 23:40:32 GMT
    In an emergency, every second counts...More >>
    In an emergency, every second counts...More >>
  • Police Warn Drivers to Stop for School Buses But Also Say Accidents are Caused When Some Should Keep Going

    Police Warn Drivers to Stop for School Buses But Also Say Accidents are Caused When Some Should Keep Going

    Thursday, August 27 2015 7:03 PM EDT2015-08-27 23:03:14 GMT
     Joplin police warn drivers to be on the lookout for school buses now that school is back in session.        It's not just important to know when drivers are supposed to stop for buses. There are times when drivers are supposed to keep going and police want to clear up confusion. More >>
     Joplin police warn drivers to be on the lookout for school buses now that school is back in session.        It's not just important to know when drivers are supposed to stop for buses. There are times when drivers are supposed to keep going and police want to clear up confusion. More >>
  • Webb City All Stars Return Home

    Webb City All Stars Return Home

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:25 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:25:17 GMT
    Main Street in Webb City shut down Wednesday evening as the town welcomed back the Webb City Little League All Stars.More >>
    Main Street in Webb City shut down Wednesday evening as the town welcomed back the Webb City Little League All Stars.More >>
  • NEO Receives Grant to Continue Student Support Services Program

    NEO Receives Grant to Continue Student Support Services Program

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 8:47 PM EDT2015-08-27 00:47:21 GMT
    NEO’s student support services program...More >>
    NEO’s student support services program...More >>
  • Pittsburg Schools Back in Session Under New State Funding System: Less Money

    Pittsburg Schools Back in Session Under New State Funding System: Less Money

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 4:59 PM EDT2015-08-26 20:59:08 GMT
    Kansas' new state funding system leaves Pittsburg schools challenged if enrollment increases.More >>
    Kansas' new state funding system leaves Pittsburg schools challenged if enrollment increases.More >>
  • Nevada shelter has to turn people away on a regular basis

    Nevada shelter has to turn people away on a regular basis

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 10:03 PM EDT2015-08-26 02:03:21 GMT
    There's a need in Nevada, Missouri that some are looking to fill. While there's a homeless shelter that opened in December, it has to turn people away on a regular basis.More >>
    There's a need in Nevada, Missouri that some are looking to fill. While there's a homeless shelter that opened in December, it has to turn people away on a regular basis.More >>
  • Neosho Animal Shelter Gears Up to Open & Seeks Volunteers

    Neosho Animal Shelter Gears Up to Open & Seeks Volunteers

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 7:39 PM EDT2015-08-25 23:39:47 GMT
    From foster parent to shelter adoption director Leanne Williams with Faithful Friends Animal Advocates is set to open a brand new facility in Neosho. "So this will be a huge help to the people who find themselves with strays, abandoned, and homeless animals. And need a place for them to go,” says Williams.But before they can open they are in desperate need of more volunteers, thirty to forty of them."We need 10-12 people per four hour shift, just to do the bare minimums...More >>
    From foster parent to shelter adoption director Leanne Williams with Faithful Friends Animal Advocates is set to open a brand new facility in Neosho. "So this will be a huge help to the people who find themselves with strays, abandoned, and homeless animals. And need a place for them to go,” says Williams.But before they can open they are in desperate need of more volunteers, thirty to forty of them."We need 10-12 people per four hour shift, just to do the bare minimums...More >>
  • Audit Critical of Golf Course and Airport Operating at a Loss

    Audit Critical of Golf Course and Airport Operating at a Loss

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 7:04 PM EDT2015-08-25 23:04:08 GMT
      The Joplin audit isn't just about the city's dealings with a master developer.     The bulk of it deals with city finances, policies and procedures including how Joplin's airport and golf courses both operate at a loss.More >>
      The Joplin audit isn't just about the city's dealings with a master developer.     The bulk of it deals with city finances, policies and procedures including how Joplin's airport and golf courses both operate at a loss.More >>
  • Mike Woolston asked to step down from City Council

    Mike Woolston asked to step down from City Council

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 3:45 PM EDT2015-08-25 19:45:36 GMT
    Last week's audit report involving the City of Joplin has raised plenty of questions. One of which includes the real estate endeavors of current city council member, and former mayor, Mike Woolston. It's something that was discussed during tonight's city council meeting.The Joplin City Council wants Mike Woolston to step down from his position.“He simply can...More >>
    Last week's audit report involving the City of Joplin has raised plenty of questions. One of which includes the real estate endeavors of current city council member, and former mayor, Mike Woolston. It's something that was discussed during tonight's city council meeting.The Joplin City Council wants Mike Woolston to step down from his position.“He simply can...More >>
  • The City of Seneca Steps in to Demolish Collapsed Building on Main St.

    The City of Seneca Steps in to Demolish Collapsed Building on Main St.

    Monday, August 24 2015 10:26 PM EDT2015-08-25 02:26:37 GMT
    The city of Seneca steps in to take care of a dilapidated...More >>
    The city of Seneca steps in to take care of a dilapidated...More >>
  • JOMO restaurant week has perfect timing

    JOMO restaurant week has perfect timing

    Monday, August 24 2015 7:03 PM EDT2015-08-24 23:03:45 GMT
    Eating out in Joplin this week could benefit a local family in need. JOMO restaurant week is offering discounts to your meals when you make a monetary donation or donate a non-perishable food item. Food and monetary donations directly benefit Crosslines Ministries. Crosslines has been hit hard with the start of school."At back to school time, parents are really focused on making sure the kids have what they need to go back to school. Their focus is on school supplies and new ...More >>
    Eating out in Joplin this week could benefit a local family in need. JOMO restaurant week is offering discounts to your meals when you make a monetary donation or donate a non-perishable food item. Food and monetary donations directly benefit Crosslines Ministries. Crosslines has been hit hard with the start of school."At back to school time, parents are really focused on making sure the kids have what they need to go back to school. Their focus is on school supplies and new ...More >>
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