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Hundreds of Laws Take Effect in Missouri, Including Access to Opioid Overdose Antidote

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More than 100 laws go into effect today in Missouri. One could help save lives, allowing families and emergency personnel to better help a person overdosing on opioids. 

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Restaurant week wraps up

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One of Joplin's food pantries is getting loads of canned goods from area restaurants.  Today marks the end of JOMO restaurant week. Local eateries like Carmines Pizza offered discounts to visitors who brought in non perishable food items that will be donated to Crosslines ministries in Joplin. This years collection was timed to coincide with kids going back to school as families rely on the food pantry for supplies.  "Restaurant week was very good we had a great turno... More>>

Photo Shoot Focuses on Breastfeeding Month

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August is world breast feeding month, and local mothers celebrate with a photo shoot. A group of local mothers tried to shake the sexualizing of breast-feeding by having a photo shoot at Landreth Park Sunday. 

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Community contributes at East Town Mural

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The East Town Mural sits at Joplin's intersection of Broadway and Mineral streets and is a piece of pride for all those who contributed. Artist Devon Estes is a professor at Missouri Southern and wanted the mural to serve as a metaphor for the people in East Town. Large painted hummingbirds scale the wall of an old white building, formerly a grocery store. "Well, really what we wanted to do was bring people together. and to have people remember all the great things about East T... More>>

Hundreds Come to Joplin for Hamfest

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Hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts from all over the region were in Joplin this afternoon for Hamfest hosted by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. It’s an opportunity for vendors to show off new products and for people to buy sell and trade different radio parts. 

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Parents Get Information for if a Child Goes Missing

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Nearly 2000 children are reported missing or abducted in the US each day. A local masonic lodge helps to better prepare parents in case they find themselves in that situation. The Missouri Child Identification Program, or MO Chip, gathers all of the information police would need if a child goes missing.

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Mercy Park Opens in Joplin

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Joplin residents can now enjoy 16 more acres of land within city limits. Mercy Park officially opened this morning with a ribbon cutting. Residents are already walking on the trails and enjoying the views.

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Deadline up for 20th Street overpass

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Construction to the 20th Street overpass by Joplin High School has been going on for over a year. The deadline on the contract for completing the project is August 27. For every day the company goes past the deadline, the company will pay the city a daily fine of $2800 to $2900. "Starting on August 27, the contract goes into liquidated damages and that means because the contractor is late, they'll be paying somewhere between $2800 and $2900 a day for being late," city of Jo... More>>

Jake's Fireworks Impacted by Louisiana Flooding, Helping Community

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Flooding in Louisiana has killed 13 people and damaged tens of thousands of homes and businesses. One business has roots in Pittsburg, Kansas. 

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Pittsburg native hired to lead Lord's Diner Video included

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(PITTSBURG, KS) - Pittsburg native Matt O'Malley has been hired by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita to oversee the operations of the Lord's Diner. The Diocese of Wichita announced in May that a Pittsburg Lord’s Diner was planned. The Pittsburg Diner, located at 406 N. Locust, will be modeled after the Wichita Diner locations. The two buildings in Pittsburg now being renovated were chosen for their accessibility and because of the need for minimal construction. The mission of th...

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Anderson Elementary Wing Dedicated to Needs of Students with Autism Video included

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With more children being diagnosed on the autism spectrum, a local school district dedicates classrooms to focus on their special needs.

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Trail Connecting MSSU to Northpark Mall Area Closer to Reality Video included

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FEMA rules regarding flood plains put a temporary halt to plans for a trail connecting Missouri Southern State University to Northpark mall. The project started in 2013. But the ball is rolling again.

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Kansas Adopts Service for Crime Victims Video included

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Sheriff's departments across Kansas are implementing a new system to notify crime victims of the status of their offenders.

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MSSU Board of Governors Approves Switch to Self-Funded Insurance Video included

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A big change in insurance at Missouri Southern State University designed to save its five hundred and thirty-eight employees money. The MSSU board of governors unanimously  said yes to a switch to a partially self- funded insurance plan. 

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United Way bus could leave Pittsburg Video included

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The United Way bus may be having its last summer in Pittsburg. The "Success by 6" lend-and-learn library visits Pittsburg's Schlanger Park every other Tuesday morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Typically. 6 or 7 children come through to rent an educational toy and receive a free book each week. United Way wants to increase that figure to around 15 children to justify funds needed to continue the service in Pittsburg. "By the time we put gas in the bus and time and travel, ... More>>

Proposed Joplin Budget Projects Deficit

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City officials in Joplin are looking at the city's first deficit budget in more than 15 years.

 

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Summer '16 JOMO Restaurant Week kicks off Video included

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Back-to-school means bare shelves at Crosslines food pantry, because clients are using their funds elsewhere and turning to the pantry more. JOMO Restaurant Week aims to help replenish those shelves. Held twice a year at times when supply is low, 21 local restaurants participate and incentivize for customers to give back while eating local. "We recognize the need to fill the pantries at a crucial time. I mean this is the end of summer, people typically think about the pantry ov...

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Joplin Shooting Survivor Who Wasn't Expected To Live Speaks About Recovery Video included

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The survivor had only two liters of blood in his body when he was rushed to the hospital, and he was given 18 units of blood.

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Sammons Charged Video included

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The Cherokee County Attorney files charges against Jacoby Sammons, who's accused of robbing a couple and trying to run over an officer with his truck.  

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Lowe's Employees Build Wheelchair Ramp for Local Woman in Need

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A group of Lowe’s employees help to make a local woman more comfortable in her home. Today, working on home improvements as she recovers from an accident that left her paralyzed.

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  • Local gymnast gets rare opportunity

    Sunday, August 21 2016 7:19 PM EDT2016-08-21 23:19:35 GMT
    Ten-year-old Anna Pearl Stanley is bouncy in all forms of the word; a spunky girl with an enormous talent.  Stanley got the rare opportunity to make TOPS national testing, an acronym for Talent Opportunity Program which discovers young athletes. After passing state testing, the top 100 athletes in each age group from around the country are invited to test at the National Team Training Center. Stanley is among them, and the first gymnast from Amplify Gymnastics in Duquesne to rec...More >>
    Ten-year-old Anna Pearl Stanley is bouncy in all forms of the word; a spunky girl with an enormous talent.  Stanley got the rare opportunity to make TOPS national testing, an acronym for Talent Opportunity Program which discovers young athletes. After passing state testing, the top 100 athletes in each age group from around the country are invited to test at the National Team Training Center. Stanley is among them, and the first gymnast from Amplify Gymnastics in Duquesne to rec...More >>
  • Pittsburg State University Students Move In

    Pittsburg State University Students Move In

    Saturday, August 20 2016 5:03 PM EDT2016-08-20 21:03:48 GMT

    It’s that time of year for students to start thinking about school. Pittsburg State University's campus was bustling today as students moved back into the dorms. 

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    It’s that time of year for students to start thinking about school. Pittsburg State University's campus was bustling today as students moved back into the dorms. 

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  • Scouts recruit new members

    Scouts recruit new members

    Saturday, August 20 2016 3:42 PM EDT2016-08-20 19:42:17 GMT
    Cub scouts in the Baxter Springs/Riverton/Lowell troop are actively seeking new members. A no-cost, no-obligation event to recruit new scouts took place in Riverton's Anchor Point Indoor Archery. Current cub scouts demonstrated archery and water rockets to give potential scouts a taste of the cub scout life. "What cub scouts does is it helps the families come together and it helps develop them and helps build character in them so that they can become men, responsible men. But w...More >>
    Cub scouts in the Baxter Springs/Riverton/Lowell troop are actively seeking new members. A no-cost, no-obligation event to recruit new scouts took place in Riverton's Anchor Point Indoor Archery. Current cub scouts demonstrated archery and water rockets to give potential scouts a taste of the cub scout life. "What cub scouts does is it helps the families come together and it helps develop them and helps build character in them so that they can become men, responsible men. But w...More >>
  • Locals audition for part in Moscow Ballet's 'Nutcracker'

    Locals audition for part in Moscow Ballet's 'Nutcracker'

    Saturday, August 20 2016 3:34 PM EDT2016-08-20 19:34:45 GMT
    Thirty-eight local girls with the Y Academy of Dance auditioned for a role in the Moscow Ballet Company's "Nutcracker" to be performed at the Bicknell Center later this fall. Auditions were closed, but Moscow Ballet can accept up to 60 dancers for roles as snowflakes and mice in the November 28 performance. "This is a great opportunity for local dancers and performers because this is a professional touring group and this opportunity may never come again for them....More >>
    Thirty-eight local girls with the Y Academy of Dance auditioned for a role in the Moscow Ballet Company's "Nutcracker" to be performed at the Bicknell Center later this fall. Auditions were closed, but Moscow Ballet can accept up to 60 dancers for roles as snowflakes and mice in the November 28 performance. "This is a great opportunity for local dancers and performers because this is a professional touring group and this opportunity may never come again for them....More >>
  • Spring River Medical Clinic closing

    Spring River Medical Clinic closing

    Saturday, August 20 2016 2:40 PM EDT2016-08-20 18:40:08 GMT
    The Spring River Medical Clinic will be temporarily closing effective August 19th. We hope to be offering services again at this location; however it will not be in the immediate future. We will continue to be available to you by telephone by calling 620-848-2380 until September 30, 2016 to answer questions and/or arrange for your medical records to be transferred. After that time your records will be available through Spring River Mental Health & Wellness, Inc. by calling 62...More >>
    The Spring River Medical Clinic will be temporarily closing effective August 19th. We hope to be offering services again at this location; however it will not be in the immediate future. We will continue to be available to you by telephone by calling 620-848-2380 until September 30, 2016 to answer questions and/or arrange for your medical records to be transferred. After that time your records will be available through Spring River Mental Health & Wellness, Inc. by calling 62...More >>
  • Area Law Enforcement Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Area Law Enforcement Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Friday, August 19 2016 10:28 PM EDT2016-08-20 02:28:44 GMT

    Several area law enforcement agencies search for a man that allegedly drove his vehicle at an Oklahoma officer. Authorities are actively searching for 19 year old Neosho resident Jacoby Sammons. 

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    Several area law enforcement agencies search for a man that allegedly drove his vehicle at an Oklahoma officer. Authorities are actively searching for 19 year old Neosho resident Jacoby Sammons. 

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  • Galena Fire Department Loans Engine

    Friday, August 19 2016 10:22 PM EDT2016-08-20 02:22:34 GMT

    The Baxter Springs Fire Department has sent an engine in desperate need of repair to the shop. Faced with being down a truck for several months it's found some help from Galena.

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    The Baxter Springs Fire Department has sent an engine in desperate need of repair to the shop. Faced with being down a truck for several months it's found some help from Galena.

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  • Deputies: Children Were Forced To Cover-Up Parents' Drug Use

    Deputies: Children Were Forced To Cover-Up Parents' Drug Use

    Friday, August 19 2016 5:24 PM EDT2016-08-19 21:24:48 GMT

    "Pretty bad," says a county deputy.  "I mean, I've seen a lot worse, but this is near the top."

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    "Pretty bad," says a county deputy.  "I mean, I've seen a lot worse, but this is near the top."

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  • Special Report: Distracted Driving

    Special Report: Distracted Driving

    Thursday, August 18 2016 5:02 PM EDT2016-08-18 21:02:31 GMT

    Distracted driving kills 8 people and injures more than 1 thousand people every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Authorities say distracted driving is a growing problem, especially with advances in technology. It is the leading cause of all traffic crashes in the state of Missouri, accounting for about 25 percent of accidents. 

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    Distracted driving kills 8 people and injures more than 1 thousand people every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Authorities say distracted driving is a growing problem, especially with advances in technology. It is the leading cause of all traffic crashes in the state of Missouri, accounting for about 25 percent of accidents. 

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  • Back to School Traffic Flows Smoothly Despite Construction on 20th

    Back to School Traffic Flows Smoothly Despite Construction on 20th

    Thursday, August 18 2016 4:05 PM EDT2016-08-18 20:05:18 GMT

         The first day of school means facing traffic for many Joplin parents. Drivers turning into the Joplin high school drive use simple courtesy on the first day of school, taking turns. 

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         The first day of school means facing traffic for many Joplin parents. Drivers turning into the Joplin high school drive use simple courtesy on the first day of school, taking turns. 

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  • CJ Alternative School Moving Back on Campus:Building for Sale on Main St.

    CJ Alternative School Moving Back on Campus:Building for Sale on Main St.

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 6:10 PM EDT2016-08-17 22:10:45 GMT

         New storm shelters open up space that allows the Carl Junction Alternative School known as CJ Unlimited, to move off Main street and back onto campus. The CJ Unlimited building downtown is up for sale. 

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         New storm shelters open up space that allows the Carl Junction Alternative School known as CJ Unlimited, to move off Main street and back onto campus. The CJ Unlimited building downtown is up for sale. 

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  • Joplin Humane Society Exceeds Capacity

    Joplin Humane Society Exceeds Capacity

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 10:31 PM EDT2016-08-17 02:31:20 GMT

    The Joplin Humane Society is overcrowded. It's to the point that the facility is offering animals for adoption at just $10, through Sunday. 

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    The Joplin Humane Society is overcrowded. It's to the point that the facility is offering animals for adoption at just $10, through Sunday. 

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  • Firefighters combat PTSD; seek legislation

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 7:20 PM EDT2016-08-16 23:20:10 GMT
    Firefighters maintain some of the more jarring and emotionally-scarring jobs in society and the haunting, graphic scenes they deal with often come home with them. New research shows that responding to traumatic calls like pulling a child from a mangled automobile, to extinguishing  a house fire with multiple victims has an impact on firefighters and paramedics and is causing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at rates similar to those found in combat veterans a...More >>
    Firefighters maintain some of the more jarring and emotionally-scarring jobs in society and the haunting, graphic scenes they deal with often come home with them. New research shows that responding to traumatic calls like pulling a child from a mangled automobile, to extinguishing  a house fire with multiple victims has an impact on firefighters and paramedics and is causing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at rates similar to those found in combat veterans a...More >>
  • Galena Re-Paves Main

    Galena Re-Paves Main

    Monday, August 15 2016 9:45 PM EDT2016-08-16 01:45:57 GMT

    Folks driving through Galena have probably noticed street renovations along Main Street, downtown. There's more to come. 

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    Folks driving through Galena have probably noticed street renovations along Main Street, downtown. There's more to come. 

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  • Charges Filed In Cleffman Death

    Charges Filed In Cleffman Death

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 6:11 PM EDT2016-08-16 22:11:46 GMT

    Death Investigation On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm, officers responded to a wooded area south of Caruthers Auto Salvage, 702 E. 4th street, for a deceased male adult being found. The body has been transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, KS for an autopsy. A death investigation is currently underway, with additional information being released later today. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231...

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    Death Investigation On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm, officers responded to a wooded area south of Caruthers Auto Salvage, 702 E. 4th street, for a deceased male adult being found. The body has been transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, KS for an autopsy. A death investigation is currently underway, with additional information being released later today. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231...

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  • Victims Describe Being Attacked by a Joplin Gunman

    Victims Describe Being Attacked by a Joplin Gunman

    Sunday, August 14 2016 10:50 PM EDT2016-08-15 02:50:46 GMT

    There are now six victims of the shootings in Joplin on Saturday along with two comfort dogs. Don and Debbie Pugh became targets of the gunman on 32nd street. But they are finding a miracle in what happened.

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    There are now six victims of the shootings in Joplin on Saturday along with two comfort dogs. Don and Debbie Pugh became targets of the gunman on 32nd street. But they are finding a miracle in what happened.

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  • Comfort Dogs Help Residents Heal After Shooting

    Comfort Dogs Help Residents Heal After Shooting

    Sunday, August 14 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-08-14 22:14:21 GMT

    One of the 2 vehicles shot at yesterday was an Immanuel Lutheran Church van. Five people and 2 comfort dogs were in the van, traveling to St. Louis. Today, comfort dogs from all over the Midwest are in Joplin to support those affected by the shooting. 

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    One of the 2 vehicles shot at yesterday was an Immanuel Lutheran Church van. Five people and 2 comfort dogs were in the van, traveling to St. Louis. Today, comfort dogs from all over the Midwest are in Joplin to support those affected by the shooting. 

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  • Charges Filed Against Shooter in Joplin, No Fatalities

    Charges Filed Against Shooter in Joplin, No Fatalities

    Saturday, August 13 2016 8:41 PM EDT2016-08-14 00:41:48 GMT

    Charges are filed against a Joplin man after he opened fire at several locations leaving 3 people and a dog with gunshot wounds.  Joplin residents are stung by a string of shootings early this morning. Police are still searching for the reason why Tom Mourning went on the shooting spree in the city that touched Newton and Jasper Counties. 

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    Charges are filed against a Joplin man after he opened fire at several locations leaving 3 people and a dog with gunshot wounds.  Joplin residents are stung by a string of shootings early this morning. Police are still searching for the reason why Tom Mourning went on the shooting spree in the city that touched Newton and Jasper Counties. 

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  • Wife Of Joplin Shooting Survivor Talks About Shock Then Reality

    Saturday, August 13 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-08-13 22:44:18 GMT

    "I was in shock.  I just asked if they were going to fix him."

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    "I was in shock.  I just asked if they were going to fix him."

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  • Mourning Pleads Not Guilty For Joplin Shooting

    Mourning Pleads Not Guilty For Joplin Shooting

    Friday, August 19 2016 4:31 PM EDT2016-08-19 20:31:00 GMT

    Mourning entered a not guilty plea. The case is set for September 7, 2016 @ 9 AM.

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    Mourning entered a not guilty plea. The case is set for September 7, 2016 @ 9 AM.

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  • Downtown Pttisburg Bridal Crawl - September 9th

    Downtown Pttisburg Bridal Crawl - September 9th

    Thursday, August 25 2016 4:39 PM EDT2016-08-25 20:39:50 GMT
    In the past five years, Downtown Pittsburg has seen a revitalization: Businesses and restaurants have opened, special events have taken root, and beautification efforts have bloomed. Now, one of the largest entities in the downtown area, historic Memorial Auditorium at 503 N. Pine, is planning a unique, first-ever event in order to showcase itself and Downtown Pittsburg as a destination for everything a bride and groom could dream of leading up to their wedding. The area’s fir...More >>
    In the past five years, Downtown Pittsburg has seen a revitalization: Businesses and restaurants have opened, special events have taken root, and beautification efforts have bloomed. Now, one of the largest entities in the downtown area, historic Memorial Auditorium at 503 N. Pine, is planning a unique, first-ever event in order to showcase itself and Downtown Pittsburg as a destination for everything a bride and groom could dream of leading up to their wedding. The area’s fir...More >>
  • Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival Seeks Vendors

    Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival Seeks Vendors

    Thursday, August 25 2016 4:31 PM EDT2016-08-25 20:31:59 GMT
    The Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that they are now seeking vendors for the upcoming 19th Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival. The all-day festival will be held in Center Creek Park on Saturday, September 24. The annual festival attracts over 15,000 people to the free admission, family-oriented event. Bands and food vendors are already booked, but arts & crafts vendor applications are now being accepted. Twenty crafts spaces are still available. Booth f...More >>
    The Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that they are now seeking vendors for the upcoming 19th Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival. The all-day festival will be held in Center Creek Park on Saturday, September 24. The annual festival attracts over 15,000 people to the free admission, family-oriented event. Bands and food vendors are already booked, but arts & crafts vendor applications are now being accepted. Twenty crafts spaces are still available. Booth f...More >>
  • Public Open House to discuss widening of East Zora Avenue set for August 30

    Public Open House to discuss widening of East Zora Avenue set for August 30

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 4:43 PM EDT2016-08-24 20:43:15 GMT
    Widening Zora Avenue from Range Line Road to I-49 is one of the Capital Improvements projects passed by Joplin voters in 2014, and City officials are seeking input on the design of this project. An Open House Public Meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 in Room K120 of College Heights Christian Church located at 4311 Newman Road.  Those attending should enter from the west side of the building coming from Lot F and entering Door #1...More >>
    Widening Zora Avenue from Range Line Road to I-49 is one of the Capital Improvements projects passed by Joplin voters in 2014, and City officials are seeking input on the design of this project. An Open House Public Meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 in Room K120 of College Heights Christian Church located at 4311 Newman Road.  Those attending should enter from the west side of the building coming from Lot F and entering Door #1...More >>
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