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FFA Students Teach 5th Graders at School Farm During Food for America Day Video included

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Neosho fifth graders celebrate Food for America day with a trip to the school farm.

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Special Olympians to Represent Kansas Video included

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In 6 months, Ashley Spriggs and Jared Leatherman will have their first shot at winning Olympic gold.

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Pittsburg schools unveil tennis courts Video included

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The Pittsburg school district’s newest addition should pay back dividends. On Wednesday, the district revealed its 10 doubles-tennis courts at the high school with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Over half the $888,000 project came from private donors, according to Superintendent Destry Brown. The new courts will benefit the community, the high school tennis team and the newly-founded middle school girls’ team. “We used to play on the courts by Lakeside,” said Au...

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Federal Overtime Law Puts MSSU Child Development Center Out of Baby Business: Adds to Infant Care Demand Video included

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The demand for infant care is getting a little greater in Joplin as Missouri Southern State University’s Child Development Center halts that part of its program. Parents look for alternatives as federal overtime law doesn't cover teachers of infants zero to twelve months. 

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Joplin School district administrators take part in cognitive coaching training. School board to vote on funding it for more teachers. Video included

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 Joplin School district administrators take part in cognitive coaching training. School board to vote on funding it for more teachers. 

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PSU experiences slight enrollment dip Video included

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### Pittsburg State University today reported a fall 2016 headcount enrollment of 7,102, a decline of 142 from 2015. It was a similar story at most public universities across the state. Of the six state universities, Emporia State University, Pittsburg State University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University all reported declines. The University of Kansas reported an additional 310 students, of which 126 were at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Fort Hay...

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Students Take Over Radio Station

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Broadcasting students at Pitt State have a new piece of equipment at their disposal, in the form of a 1,000-watt radio tower

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Local poli-sci class has watchful eye on debate Video included

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Dr. William Delehanty teaches political science at Missouri Southern State University. The department is hosting a debate watch party later tonight, but these students are watching the debate with a close eye. Delehanty's department constructed an informal ballot poll during Joplin's most recent Third Thursday celebration, asking passerby's to cast their vote with a ballot on their most favorable candidate. Their findings as well as national polls show the same cards; many undec... More>>

Neighbors, churches take to streets for Joplin's "great day of service" Video included

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The city of Joplin's 15th annual "great day of service" took place this weekend over Saturday and Sunday, where city leaders, neighbors and area churches got their hands dirty to beautify several neighborhoods. "I think anytime the faith community or civic organizations come and are supportive of and work with the city of Joplin, it's a huge plus and win for both sides," Stephen Grindle, Joplin's neighborhood services supervisor said. Impact Life Church helped be... More>>

Neosho Fire and Police Departments Raise Funds for Children's Miracle Network Video included

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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serve 10 million sick and injured children across North America. Neosho first responders do what they can to help locally, this weekend hitting the streets to raise money and awareness for the cause. Dozens of cars are stopping at the intersection of Highways 60 and 49 despite there being a green light, reaching out a hand to drop spare change into a fireman's boot. The money goes directly to help people like 14 year old Yszabehl Stauffer. “... More>>

Business owner hosts appreciation event

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Mary Grissom owns "Inside Out Designs" at 14th and Virginia and shut down the block Saturday afternoon to show appreciation for those who serve. "We support our police and our fireman, my son's a fireman. We support the veterans, we're just behind them all the way," Grissom said. The event showcased the K-9 unit dogs from Newton County Sheriff's office and Joplin PD. Kids were allowed to come up and interact with the dogs. Proceeds from the day's raffle are to be... More>>

CJ honors 19th annual bluegrass festival

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By now, it's a time-honored tradition in Carl Junction: the 19th annual CJ bluegrass festival put on by the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. Last year, 12,000-15,000 people filled Center Creek Park to hear the sounds of bluegrass. Numbers for this year are not official yet. "When something is built by tradition, it just naturally grows because first of all, bluegrass music is a big part of our community in this area and this region. I don't really have to look hard to fi... More>>

Alliance hosts downtown dash kids run

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The Alliance of SWMO is encouraging safe and healthy lifestyles in their second annual Downtown Dash fun run for kids. "We call it a fun run for a reason. We want them to go out there and have a good time. Yes there is first, second and third place medals and we want to congratulate those top-place winners but the whole thing we want them to walk away with is get out there, have fun, and do something with your family," communications coordinator Christine Boyd said. About ... More>>

NALA Trains Tutors to Better Serve Low Literate Adults Video included

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30 million adults in the country are low literate. It's a challenge many in the Four States face. Joplin NALA helps adults strengthen their skills, today training tutors to best help those students. 

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  • 20th Street Overpass Set to Open

    20th Street Overpass Set to Open

    Friday, September 23 2016 9:26 PM EDT2016-09-24 01:26:39 GMT
    The 20th Street overpass in Joplin is expected to improve safety and keep traffic flowing. But some residents and business owners haven't been happy with it. However, that could soon change. The clothing racks at New to Me Consignment are full but customers haven't been in to shop. Owner Donna Bundy says construction on the 20th street overpass is to blame. “It’s just such a heavy construction area that everyone’s tired of it and they don’t know what&rsquo...More >>
    The 20th Street overpass in Joplin is expected to improve safety and keep traffic flowing. But some residents and business owners haven't been happy with it. However, that could soon change. The clothing racks at New to Me Consignment are full but customers haven't been in to shop. Owner Donna Bundy says construction on the 20th street overpass is to blame. “It’s just such a heavy construction area that everyone’s tired of it and they don’t know what&rsquo...More >>
  • Former JPD officer charged with misconduct

    Former JPD officer charged with misconduct

    Friday, September 23 2016 7:37 PM EDT2016-09-23 23:37:57 GMT

    On the morning of December 28, 2015, the Joplin Police Department was made aware of possible misconduct that involved one of the current members of the Police Department. We immediately began an internal investigation into the allegations. During the course of our internal investigation, we learned that the officer had made contact with a female subject that he had previously arrested for DWI. The court case for this charge was still pending in City Court. We located text messages...

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    On the morning of December 28, 2015, the Joplin Police Department was made aware of possible misconduct that involved one of the current members of the Police Department. We immediately began an internal investigation into the allegations. During the course of our internal investigation, we learned that the officer had made contact with a female subject that he had previously arrested for DWI. The court case for this charge was still pending in City Court. We located text messages...

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  • New Mobile Business Comes to Neosho

    New Mobile Business Comes to Neosho

    Thursday, September 22 2016 9:27 PM EDT2016-09-23 01:27:17 GMT

    A new type of business has opened in Neosho. However, it has no store front. This one's all mobile and its focus is entertainment. 

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    A new type of business has opened in Neosho. However, it has no store front. This one's all mobile and its focus is entertainment. 

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  • Carthage Bilingual Classrooms Successful;Program Expanding

    Carthage Bilingual Classrooms Successful;Program Expanding

    Thursday, September 22 2016 7:04 PM EDT2016-09-22 23:04:05 GMT

    The Carthage School district continues to grow its bilingual learning opportunities for elementary students.      A program piloted last year with kindergarten and first grades at Fairview elementary now includes 2nd graders. 

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    The Carthage School district continues to grow its bilingual learning opportunities for elementary students.      A program piloted last year with kindergarten and first grades at Fairview elementary now includes 2nd graders. 

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  • City of Pittsburg Land Bank Encourages Redevelopment

    City of Pittsburg Land Bank Encourages Redevelopment

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-09-22 01:40:44 GMT

    The City of Pittsburg Land Bank is now open for business, this week releasing a website with all of the properties for sale. It's a way to redevelop unused land in the city. 

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    The City of Pittsburg Land Bank is now open for business, this week releasing a website with all of the properties for sale. It's a way to redevelop unused land in the city. 

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  • Construction Begins to Create New MSSU Child Development Center

    Construction Begins to Create New MSSU Child Development Center

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 5:13 PM EDT2016-09-21 21:13:39 GMT

    Construction Begins to Create New MSSU Child Development Center RE Smith construction crews are in demolition mode. They’re taking down ceilings and walls of the once residential area of the  Joplin Regional Center. MSSU is leasing about two thirds of the building and moving its early childhood development center here.

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    Construction Begins to Create New MSSU Child Development Center RE Smith construction crews are in demolition mode. They’re taking down ceilings and walls of the once residential area of the  Joplin Regional Center. MSSU is leasing about two thirds of the building and moving its early childhood development center here.

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  • "Blessing Box" Mission Grows In Southeast Kansas

    "Blessing Box" Mission Grows In Southeast Kansas

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 12:53 PM EDT2016-09-21 16:53:42 GMT

    Many people are talking about a new mission they've seen in Pittsburg to care for local people in need.  There's no sign-up sheets, or strict guidelines to become involved.

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    Many people are talking about a new mission they've seen in Pittsburg to care for local people in need.  There's no sign-up sheets, or strict guidelines to become involved.

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  • Joplin City Council Members Discuss Giving Money To Joplin Area Chamber Of Commerce

    Joplin City Council Members Discuss Giving Money To Joplin Area Chamber Of Commerce

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 7:15 PM EDT2016-09-20 23:15:09 GMT

    In 2015, state auditors said the City of Joplin was giving too much money towards the chamber.

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    In 2015, state auditors said the City of Joplin was giving too much money towards the chamber.

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  • Columbus postmaster completes unique feat

    Columbus postmaster completes unique feat

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 7:05 PM EDT2016-09-20 23:05:49 GMT

    Judy Adams swears in at the Columbus post office with a unique work history: she's worked at or managed every post office in Cherokee County. Adams began her career in Baxter Springs back when post offices were open seven days a week. Since then, she guesses she's sorted millions of letters." "This accumulates my career and hopefully Columbus will accept me as well as any of the other places I've served," Adams said. Adams has served nearly 40 years for the post offi...

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    Judy Adams swears in at the Columbus post office with a unique work history: she's worked at or managed every post office in Cherokee County. Adams began her career in Baxter Springs back when post offices were open seven days a week. Since then, she guesses she's sorted millions of letters." "This accumulates my career and hopefully Columbus will accept me as well as any of the other places I've served," Adams said. Adams has served nearly 40 years for the post offi...

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  • Deadline Friday to Apply for Superintendent of Joplin Schools

    Deadline Friday to Apply for Superintendent of Joplin Schools

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 5:51 PM EDT2016-09-20 21:51:23 GMT

     A firm helping coordinate the superintendent search for Joplin school district reports thirty people have already applied and twenty more applications are in the works.

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     A firm helping coordinate the superintendent search for Joplin school district reports thirty people have already applied and twenty more applications are in the works.

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  • Local Running Enthusiasts Gear-Up For Possible Marathon Returning To The Area

    Local Running Enthusiasts Gear-Up For Possible Marathon Returning To The Area

    Monday, September 19 2016 5:00 PM EDT2016-09-19 21:00:30 GMT

    There are also talks of moving Joplin's Zerkapalooza music festival to coincide with the Mother Road Marathon.

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    There are also talks of moving Joplin's Zerkapalooza music festival to coincide with the Mother Road Marathon.

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  • Local Girl Scouts Give Back to Elementary School

    Local Girl Scouts Give Back to Elementary School

    Sunday, September 18 2016 7:54 PM EDT2016-09-18 23:54:12 GMT

    McDonald County Girl Scouts give back to their elementary school. They just completed a project that will help younger students with math. 

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    McDonald County Girl Scouts give back to their elementary school. They just completed a project that will help younger students with math. 

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  • Miner's Hall hosts political open house

    Miner's Hall hosts political open house

    Sunday, September 18 2016 7:04 PM EDT2016-09-18 23:04:16 GMT
    Sunday at the Miner's Hall Museum meant celebrating the history of politics in the area with an exhibit and getting more informed on local candidates.  "For me, it's about making sure that our schools get a fair shake, that our kids are on a level playing field with the rest of the state. Making sure that we not only get the first section of Highway 69 but we get the rest of it completed, it's a very important project. We need to make sure that Pitt State is getting a ...More >>
    Sunday at the Miner's Hall Museum meant celebrating the history of politics in the area with an exhibit and getting more informed on local candidates.  "For me, it's about making sure that our schools get a fair shake, that our kids are on a level playing field with the rest of the state. Making sure that we not only get the first section of Highway 69 but we get the rest of it completed, it's a very important project. We need to make sure that Pitt State is getting a ...More >>
  • Annual Cat Show Draws Large Crowd

    Annual Cat Show Draws Large Crowd

    Sunday, September 18 2016 5:40 PM EDT2016-09-18 21:40:03 GMT

    Cat lovers unite in Joplin this weekend for the annual cat show. 25 different breeds of cats are judged on standards specific to their breed, including head shape, coat length and body structure. 

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    Cat lovers unite in Joplin this weekend for the annual cat show. 25 different breeds of cats are judged on standards specific to their breed, including head shape, coat length and body structure. 

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  • Downtown Joplin tests out "parklet"

    Downtown Joplin tests out "parklet"

    Friday, September 16 2016 5:12 PM EDT2016-09-16 21:12:22 GMT
    There's one less parking space in downtown Joplin and in its place sits a fenced-in sitting area intended for people to stop and stay awhile. The concept, a "parklet", is not original to Joplin, but the Downtown Joplin Alliance hopes to see one in the future. "It's basically just kind of a preliminary process, we'd like to see more in the future but we're working with the city as far as moving forward. They've been very gracious in working with us because this is very...More >>
    There's one less parking space in downtown Joplin and in its place sits a fenced-in sitting area intended for people to stop and stay awhile. The concept, a "parklet", is not original to Joplin, but the Downtown Joplin Alliance hopes to see one in the future. "It's basically just kind of a preliminary process, we'd like to see more in the future but we're working with the city as far as moving forward. They've been very gracious in working with us because this is very...More >>
  • Lead Poisoning a Concern in Ottawa County

    Lead Poisoning a Concern in Ottawa County

    Thursday, September 15 2016 8:47 PM EDT2016-09-16 00:47:38 GMT

    The 18th annual Tar Creek Conference just wrapped up in Miami. The event addresses local environmental issues. Officials who put on the conference say Ottawa County residents should still be worried about lead on their properties.

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    The 18th annual Tar Creek Conference just wrapped up in Miami. The event addresses local environmental issues. Officials who put on the conference say Ottawa County residents should still be worried about lead on their properties.

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  • Child Development Lab at NEO Educates Preschool Students and Collegians

    Child Development Lab at NEO Educates Preschool Students and Collegians

    Thursday, September 15 2016 5:46 PM EDT2016-09-15 21:46:04 GMT

      Northeastern Oklahoma A & M is the only community college in the state of Oklahoma to have a preschool on campus. In fact, it's been there since the 1970's. The child development lab school is educating both little and big students. 

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      Northeastern Oklahoma A & M is the only community college in the state of Oklahoma to have a preschool on campus. In fact, it's been there since the 1970's. The child development lab school is educating both little and big students. 

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  • Local Police Chief Worries About Eliminating Concealed Gun Permit Requirements

    Local Police Chief Worries About Eliminating Concealed Gun Permit Requirements

    Thursday, September 15 2016 4:10 PM EDT2016-09-15 20:10:54 GMT

    A new concealed carry law goes into effect in 30 days.  

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    A new concealed carry law goes into effect in 30 days.  

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  • Woman's Struggle Brings "Hope Walk" to Joplin

    Woman's Struggle Brings "Hope Walk" to Joplin

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 10:51 PM EDT2016-09-15 02:51:43 GMT

    More than 100 locals to join national fund raising effort

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    More than 100 locals to join national fund raising effort

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  • Parsons outreach house seeks donations

    Parsons outreach house seeks donation

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 7:13 PM EDT2016-09-14 23:13:38 GMT

    John Hamsher has been staying at the Save Haven outreach house in Parsons for awhile, but his things are all packed up on his bed to move in to his new apartment. He credits the work of Safe Haven for getting him back on his feet. "I came to Parsons and I was very, very down and out. Through the community's kindness and everybody in this area actually, it seems like every time there is a need, it's met," Hamsher said. This time, the need comes in the form of donations...

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    John Hamsher has been staying at the Save Haven outreach house in Parsons for awhile, but his things are all packed up on his bed to move in to his new apartment. He credits the work of Safe Haven for getting him back on his feet. "I came to Parsons and I was very, very down and out. Through the community's kindness and everybody in this area actually, it seems like every time there is a need, it's met," Hamsher said. This time, the need comes in the form of donations...

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  • Employees React to Scholastic Renewed Lease Through 2022 in Neosho

    Employees React to Scholastic Renewed Lease Through 2022 in Neosho

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 6:49 PM EDT2016-09-14 22:49:12 GMT

    Scholastic books is extending its lease for its Neosho facility through 2022.                 

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    Scholastic books is extending its lease for its Neosho facility through 2022.                 

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  • Pitt State Faculty and Staff Continue 95 Year Tradition

    Pitt State Faculty and Staff Continue 95 Year Tradition

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 11:39 AM EDT2016-09-14 15:39:12 GMT

    Pittsburg State University faculty members come together, tonight, for a dinner on campus. It continues a tradition that was started in 1921. It’s the 95th time Pitt State staff members prepare steaks for their colleagues.

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    Pittsburg State University faculty members come together, tonight, for a dinner on campus. It continues a tradition that was started in 1921. It’s the 95th time Pitt State staff members prepare steaks for their colleagues.

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  • Collective Goods - October 3rd & 4th

    Collective Goods - October 3rd & 4th

    Thursday, September 29 2016 6:04 PM EDT2016-09-29 22:04:07 GMT
    Collective Goods (Books are Fun) Via Christi Hospital To Benefit Via Christi October 3rd Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. October 4th Tuesday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. More >>
    Collective Goods (Books are Fun) Via Christi Hospital To Benefit Via Christi October 3rd Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. October 4th Tuesday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. More >>
  • Smart Growth Workshop - October 11th & 12th

    Smart Growth Workshop - October 11th & 12th

    Thursday, September 29 2016 5:55 PM EDT2016-09-29 21:55:21 GMT
    Smart Growth America Workshop to be held in the lower level of Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, October 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 12th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Downtown Advisory Board (DAB) in Pittsburg, Kansas is pleased to announce they were awarded a grant-funded technical assistance workshop delivered by Smart Growth America, a national organization dedicated to helping communities manage growth in a way that su...More >>
    Smart Growth America Workshop to be held in the lower level of Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, October 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 12th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Downtown Advisory Board (DAB) in Pittsburg, Kansas is pleased to announce they were awarded a grant-funded technical assistance workshop delivered by Smart Growth America, a national organization dedicated to helping communities manage growth in a way that su...More >>
  • Missouri Redesigning Motor Vehicle License Plates

    Missouri Redesigning Motor Vehicle License Plates

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 3:49 PM EDT2016-09-28 19:49:05 GMT
    Why are we changing our motor vehicle license plate? This change is to commemorate Missouri's 200th anniversary of statehood.  State law requires the Department of Revenue to begin a full reissuance of license plates with the new plate design no later than January 1, 2019.  The new design commemorating our bicentennial will replace the current Missouri bluebird license plate. Who decides on the new plate design? According to state law (301.125, RSMo), an Advisory Committee ...More >>
    Why are we changing our motor vehicle license plate? This change is to commemorate Missouri's 200th anniversary of statehood.  State law requires the Department of Revenue to begin a full reissuance of license plates with the new plate design no later than January 1, 2019.  The new design commemorating our bicentennial will replace the current Missouri bluebird license plate. Who decides on the new plate design? According to state law (301.125, RSMo), an Advisory Committee ...More >>
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