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  • Disney's "Frozen" characters and ninja turtles among most popular costumes in the Four States

    Disney's "Frozen" characters and ninja turtles among most popular costumes in the Four States

    Friday, October 31 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-11-01 02:44:01 GMT
    Passing out candy tonight, you may have noticed quite a few Disney's "Frozen" princesses at your door. The National Retail Federation estimates 2.6 million children purchased costumes based on the film this year.More >>
    Passing out candy tonight, you may have noticed quite a few Disney's "Frozen" princesses at your door. The National Retail Federation estimates 2.6 million children purchased costumes based on the film this year.More >>
  • Oklahoma Law Helps Victims of Domestic Violence

    Oklahoma Law Helps Victims of Domestic Violence

    Friday, October 31 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-10-31 23:46:54 GMT
    A new Oklahoma state law takes effect on Saturday that sets a standard for police to address domestic violence cases.Part of the domestic rights act,it requires officers to ask people eleven questions to gauge the amount of danger the victim faces.Police Administrator Linda Johnson says, "I think the first step is letting them know who to call and where to go and that there is help out there and when they're ready to accept it."The new Oklahoma state law put into place these notification card...More >>
    A new Oklahoma state law takes effect on Saturday that sets a standard for police to address domestic violence cases.Part of the domestic rights act,it requires officers to ask people eleven questions to gauge the amount of danger the victim faces.Police Administrator Linda Johnson says, "I think the first step is letting them know who to call and where to go and that there is help out there and when they're ready to accept it."The new Oklahoma state law put into place these notification card...More >>
  • Judge denies man's request to withdraw guilty plea to murders

    Judge denies man's request to withdraw guilty plea to murders

    Friday, October 31 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-10-31 20:38:24 GMT
    Kevin Sweat is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.More >>
    Kevin Sweat is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.More >>
  • Suspect arrested in Joplin for improvised explosive device

    Suspect arrested in Joplin for improvised explosive device

    Friday, October 31 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-10-31 19:05:34 GMT
    An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives responded to the scene.More >>
    An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives responded to the scene.More >>
  • Paranormal Investigators Check for Ghosts in Haunted Route 66 Theater

    Paranormal Investigators Check for Ghosts in Haunted Route 66 Theater

    Thursday, October 30 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-10-30 22:21:07 GMT
    Loud footsteps, creaky noises, and strange sounds...all had employees at the Route 66 Theater wondering if their was another presence lurking nearby..."There was one Friday afternoon. no one had been here all week. I came in alone. Right after I shut the door and locked it the paper towel dispenser in the r...More >>
    Loud footsteps, creaky noises, and strange sounds...all had employees at the Route 66 Theater wondering if their was another presence lurking nearby..."There was one Friday afternoon. no one had been here all week. I came in alone. Right after I shut the door and locked it the paper towel dispenser in the r...More >>
  • Joplin mayor does not expect new city manager to make big changes

    Thursday, October 30 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-10-31 00:25:06 GMT
    Joplin's mayor hopes the City Council will meet in closed session Monday night and vote for a candidate.More >>
    Joplin's mayor hopes the City Council will meet in closed session Monday night and vote for a candidate.More >>
  • Increase in Halloween spending

    Increase in Halloween spending

    Thursday, October 30 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-10-30 22:19:00 GMT
    Total spending on Halloween is expected to hit $7.4 billion this year, with the average American spending $77.52 on costumes alone, according to the National Retail Federation. Some residents in the Four States have already exceeded those numbers.More >>
    Total spending on Halloween is expected to hit $7.4 billion this year, with the average American spending $77.52 on costumes alone, according to the National Retail Federation. Some residents in the Four States have already exceeded those numbers.More >>
  • Spanking a Controversial Issue among Parents and Paddling Still Allowed in Some Schools

    Spanking a Controversial Issue among Parents and Paddling Still Allowed in Some Schools

    Thursday, October 30 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-10-30 21:57:58 GMT
    To spank or not to spank.To spank or not to spank.
    It's a parent's legal right to discipline a child. And some do that with spanking. But parents can take corporal punishment too far. Andrea Huckabay is a mother of four. She uses time out but also believes in spanking. She says, “I make sure that I sit down, take them to a separate room. I explain to them why I'm spanking them and that I love them. And that I'm doing it cause God told me to help teach you to obey. And then I spank them and then we resolve it. We hug. We say sorry, all that st...More >>
    It's a parent's legal right to discipline a child. And some do that with spanking. But parents can take corporal punishment too far. Andrea Huckabay is a mother of four. She uses time out but also believes in spanking. She says, “I make sure that I sit down, take them to a separate room. I explain to them why I'm spanking them and that I love them. And that I'm doing it cause God told me to help teach you to obey. And then I spank them and then we resolve it. We hug. We say sorry, all that st...More >>
  • The Carl Junction Post Office puts a big stamp on breast cancer awareness

    The Carl Junction Post Office puts a big stamp on breast cancer awareness

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-10-30 00:59:53 GMT
    Post master Sharon Clark and her team have decorated the office in all things pink to entice folks to purchase breast cancer awareness stamps. The post office led the nation in awareness stamps sold last year, close to $28,000 worth,More >>
    Post master Sharon Clark and her team have decorated the office in all things pink to entice folks to purchase breast cancer awareness stamps. The post office led the nation in awareness stamps sold last year, close to $28,000 worth,More >>
  • Professional first baseman player Adam LaRoche visits his state-of-the-art baseball complex in Fort Scott

    Professional first baseman player Adam LaRoche visits his state-of-the-art baseball complex in Fort Scott

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-10-30 00:42:10 GMT
    It's a ball player's dream: a state-of-the art, 500-seat stadium in one's home town. "It goes back a long way," said Adam LaRoche. "My wife and I always said that if we were ever in a position to put a stadium in Fort Scott, we wanted to do it."More >>
    It's a ball player's dream: a state-of-the art, 500-seat stadium in one's home town. "It goes back a long way," said Adam LaRoche. "My wife and I always said that if we were ever in a position to put a stadium in Fort Scott, we wanted to do it."More >>
  • Nevada Children's Center Wants Help Building/Offers Businesses NAP Tax Credits

    Nevada Children's Center Wants Help Building/Offers Businesses NAP Tax Credits

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:39:03 GMT
    The children's center in Nevada Missouri wants to expand into a permanent home. Its building project is getting a boost from the state through the Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program or NAP tax credits. The children's center in Nevada sits right off the square on Main street next to Curtis and Sons Realty which is donating the property for a new children's center. Monte Curtis says, “Seeing the families that go in, the small children that have been abused. A lot of sexual abuse and stu...More >>
    The children's center in Nevada Missouri wants to expand into a permanent home. Its building project is getting a boost from the state through the Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program or NAP tax credits. The children's center in Nevada sits right off the square on Main street next to Curtis and Sons Realty which is donating the property for a new children's center. Monte Curtis says, “Seeing the families that go in, the small children that have been abused. A lot of sexual abuse and stu...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part V)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part V)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:45:21 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part IV)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part IV)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:40:04 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part III)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part III)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:16:51 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part II)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part II)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:47:16 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
    The Joplin Police Department releases its quarterly use of force report. Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often. The current report covers July 1 to September 30 of this year and compares data to the same time period last year.Officers have made close to 2,000 arrests so far this year, compared to a little more than 2,000 arrests last year. But officers have used some type of force in 45 cases this year, compared to 38 cases la...More >>
  • Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part I)

    Joplin Police report shows more use of force (Part I)

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-10-29 22:13:48 GMT
    Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often.  More >>
    Despite the number of total arrests being down from 2013, police have used some type of force more often.  More >>
  • Officials work to cut costs and increase revenue at Schifferdecker Golf Course

    Officials work to cut costs and increase revenue at Schifferdecker Golf Course

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-10-29 20:38:51 GMT
    City of Joplin officials are working to cut costs and increase revenue at Schifferdecker Golf Course, after the 2015 budget leaves nearly a $140,000 deficit, about one-fifth of the course's overall budget. The 92-year-old course averages around 23,000 rounds each year, and is in need of some improvements.More >>
    City of Joplin officials are working to cut costs and increase revenue at Schifferdecker Golf Course, after the 2015 budget leaves nearly a $140,000 deficit, about one-fifth of the course's overall budget. The 92-year-old course averages around 23,000 rounds each year, and is in need of some improvements.More >>
  • Crow Autopsy Complete

    Crow Autopsy Complete

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-10-29 20:08:27 GMT
    The Newton County sheriff says he hopes to know more details of the case after autopsy results are released.More >>
    The Newton County sheriff says he hopes to know more details of the case after autopsy results are released.More >>
  • The Great Deer Hunt Kicks Off October 30th

    The Great Deer Hunt Kicks Off October 30th

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-10-29 19:51:21 GMT
    MIAMI -- The River Bottom Sportsmen and Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America are in the final days of preparation for The Great Deer Hunt which kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in downtown Miami.The Great Deer Hunt, held annually in Miami, allows disabled American veterans an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of food, fun and fellowship, as well as the thrill of the hunt.“This event has grown from a grass-roots effort into an annual labor of love for the 50-member volun...More >>
    MIAMI -- The River Bottom Sportsmen and Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America are in the final days of preparation for The Great Deer Hunt which kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in downtown Miami.The Great Deer Hunt, held annually in Miami, allows disabled American veterans an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of food, fun and fellowship, as well as the thrill of the hunt.“This event has grown from a grass-roots effort into an annual labor of love for the 50-member volun...More >>
  • Jasper County Farms Recognized by Century Farm Programs

    Jasper County Farms Recognized by Century Farm Programs

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-10-29 17:00:40 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Mo. –The Missouri Century Farm Program annually recognizes Missouri farms that are still productive and have been in the same family for 100 years or more. The newest addition to the Century Farm Program includes one farm in Jasper County.Robert Rees and his wife Norma, Jasper, own 240 acres that have been in his family since 1905. The farm was originally owned by Mr. Rees' great-grandparents, Freeman and Sarah Rees.To qualify for the Missouri Century Farm designation, farms must ha...More >>
    CARTHAGE, Mo. –The Missouri Century Farm Program annually recognizes Missouri farms that are still productive and have been in the same family for 100 years or more. The newest addition to the Century Farm Program includes one farm in Jasper County.Robert Rees and his wife Norma, Jasper, own 240 acres that have been in his family since 1905. The farm was originally owned by Mr. Rees' great-grandparents, Freeman and Sarah Rees.To qualify for the Missouri Century Farm designation, farms must ha...More >>
  • Project 17 Small Business Marketing and E-Commerce Assistance Kickoff Event

    Project 17 Small Business Marketing and E-Commerce Assistance Kickoff Event

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-10-29 16:41:35 GMT
    SE Kansas - Project 17 is hosting a Small Business Marketing and E-Commerce Assistance Kickoff Event. The Kickoff will take place Friday, November 7th at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola, Kansas.The event is for small, local businesses that grow, produce, process, or manufacture food or agribusiness products or those who create unique, locally produced artisan products in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montg...More >>
    SE Kansas - Project 17 is hosting a Small Business Marketing and E-Commerce Assistance Kickoff Event. The Kickoff will take place Friday, November 7th at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola, Kansas.The event is for small, local businesses that grow, produce, process, or manufacture food or agribusiness products or those who create unique, locally produced artisan products in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montg...More >>
  • Carl Junction family reflects on hosting Royals's Eric Hosmer seven years ago

    Carl Junction family reflects on hosting Royals's Eric Hosmer seven years ago

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-10-29 02:57:12 GMT
    Here's one thing you may not know about Eric Hosmer:"Bit chocolate milk drinker," says Claire Adrian. "Um, yeah, a lot of chocolate milk. I didn't know anyone could drink that much chocolate milk."More >>
    Here's one thing you may not know about Eric Hosmer:"Bit chocolate milk drinker," says Claire Adrian. "Um, yeah, a lot of chocolate milk. I didn't know anyone could drink that much chocolate milk."More >>
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul visits Pittsburg for endorsement

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul visits Pittsburg for endorsement

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-10-28 22:51:24 GMT
     U.S. Senator Paul at the rally called for less government control, and wants Gov. Brownback and U.S. Senator Roberts to end up winning their elections by at least ten points.
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     U.S. Senator Paul at the rally called for less government control, and wants Gov. Brownback and U.S. Senator Roberts to end up winning their elections by at least ten points.

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  • Kruithof named Miami City Manager

    Kruithof named Miami City Manager

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-10-28 22:14:32 GMT
    (Miami, OK) –Dean Kruithof has been named as Miami's new city manager. City officials made the announcement Tuesday.Kruithof brings more than 30 years of government management experience to Miami including a stint as city administrator for the City of Branson, MO. Kruithof said he comes prepared to tackle the challenges facing Miami in the areas of economic and community development and plans to place an emphasis on public participation in the process of designing future growth.“We believe th...More >>
    (Miami, OK) –Dean Kruithof has been named as Miami's new city manager. City officials made the announcement Tuesday.Kruithof brings more than 30 years of government management experience to Miami including a stint as city administrator for the City of Branson, MO. Kruithof said he comes prepared to tackle the challenges facing Miami in the areas of economic and community development and plans to place an emphasis on public participation in the process of designing future growth.“We believe th...More >>
  • Owner offers $5,000 reward for information in current Joplin arson and vandalism investigation

    Owner offers $5,000 reward for information in current Joplin arson and vandalism investigation

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-10-28 21:32:02 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department and Joplin Fire Department are currently investigating an arson and vandalism at a professional building located near 32nd Street and Connecticut Avenue.More >>
    The Joplin Police Department and Joplin Fire Department are currently investigating an arson and vandalism at a professional building located near 32nd Street and Connecticut Avenue.More >>
  • Celebration Highlights Success of Guaranteed Housing Waiver

    Celebration Highlights Success of Guaranteed Housing Waiver

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-10-28 21:00:15 GMT
    JOPLIN, MO, October 28, 2014 - Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning hosted an event in Joplin, Missouri today at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. The event celebrated the success of the Guaranteed Rural Housing Waiver in contributing to recovery efforts from the devastating tornado experienced by the community on May 22, 2011.State Director Dunning said, "The City of Joplin, along with Jasper and Newton Counties, has worked diligently to repair the damage done by the tornado. Co...More >>
    JOPLIN, MO, October 28, 2014 - Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning hosted an event in Joplin, Missouri today at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. The event celebrated the success of the Guaranteed Rural Housing Waiver in contributing to recovery efforts from the devastating tornado experienced by the community on May 22, 2011.State Director Dunning said, "The City of Joplin, along with Jasper and Newton Counties, has worked diligently to repair the damage done by the tornado. Co...More >>
  • Southeast students learn about construction related careers

    Southeast students learn about construction related careers

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-10-28 20:34:50 GMT
    Over the next three days more than 550 eighth grade students are expected to take part in the 6th Annual Careers in Construction Week event at the Fort Scott Community College satellite campus in Pittsburg.“We celebrate careers in construction hoping to inspire these young minds as they are getting ready to go into high school because in high school, especially as juniors and seniors, they can come and take college construction classes and get college credit and start on their degree or certi...More >>
    Over the next three days more than 550 eighth grade students are expected to take part in the 6th Annual Careers in Construction Week event at the Fort Scott Community College satellite campus in Pittsburg.“We celebrate careers in construction hoping to inspire these young minds as they are getting ready to go into high school because in high school, especially as juniors and seniors, they can come and take college construction classes and get college credit and start on their degree or certi...More >>
  • Social Justice Advocate, now 90, Speaks at PSU

    Social Justice Advocate, now 90, Speaks at PSU

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-10-28 20:21:40 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Holocaust survivor and lifelong social justice advocate Hedy Epstein will speak at Pittsburg State University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in 103 Whitesitt Hall as part of PSU's Women's Studies Lecture series.Now 90 years old, Epstein arrived in the U.S. in 1948. She had survived the Holocaust because she was one of nearly 10,000 Jewish children who English families took in the months before the beginning of war in September 1939. With war on the horizon, Epstein's family m...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Holocaust survivor and lifelong social justice advocate Hedy Epstein will speak at Pittsburg State University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in 103 Whitesitt Hall as part of PSU's Women's Studies Lecture series.Now 90 years old, Epstein arrived in the U.S. in 1948. She had survived the Holocaust because she was one of nearly 10,000 Jewish children who English families took in the months before the beginning of war in September 1939. With war on the horizon, Epstein's family m...More >>
  • Joplin Love's Travel Stop raises funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

    Joplin Love's Travel Stop raises funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-10-28 16:32:19 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo - More than $13,000 was raised for Children's Miracle Network Hospital during the Joplin Love's Travel Stop fundraising campaign during August and September.The campaign kicked off August 25 at Love's Travel Stop, Highway 43, to support children at Freeman Health System, the Joplin Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Several fundraisers were held throughout the month, with the local travel stop taking first place in the district for raising the most money. They doubled the amount ...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo - More than $13,000 was raised for Children's Miracle Network Hospital during the Joplin Love's Travel Stop fundraising campaign during August and September.The campaign kicked off August 25 at Love's Travel Stop, Highway 43, to support children at Freeman Health System, the Joplin Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Several fundraisers were held throughout the month, with the local travel stop taking first place in the district for raising the most money. They doubled the amount ...More >>
  • Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Receives Award

    Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Receives Award

    Tuesday, October 28 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-10-28 16:21:51 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri (CCEM) recently honored the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce with the Award of Excellence in Programs Campaigns for the Chamber's Young Professionals Network (YPN) Curbside Recycling Campaign.Following the 2011 tornado, YPN saw a need for recycling options in the area and championed a ballot initiative in 2014 for curbside recycling. With the support of the Joplin Chamber they led a campaign to educate citizens on the value of recyc...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri (CCEM) recently honored the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce with the Award of Excellence in Programs Campaigns for the Chamber's Young Professionals Network (YPN) Curbside Recycling Campaign.Following the 2011 tornado, YPN saw a need for recycling options in the area and championed a ballot initiative in 2014 for curbside recycling. With the support of the Joplin Chamber they led a campaign to educate citizens on the value of recyc...More >>
  • City of Duquesne seeks funding to begin next phase of housing project

    City of Duquesne seeks funding to begin next phase of housing project

    Monday, October 27 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-10-27 22:52:00 GMT
    The City of Duquesne, MO is seeking more funding to begin the next phase of construction in a housing project that aims to add 25 new home within city limits.More >>
    The City of Duquesne, MO is seeking more funding to begin the next phase of construction in a housing project that aims to add 25 new home within city limits.More >>
  • Leaf Pick Up Slated for November 17th

    Leaf Pick Up Slated for November 17th

    Monday, October 27 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-10-27 21:39:09 GMT
    Joplin, MO - This year the City of Joplin will begin the Residential Leaf Pick Up Program two weeks earlier, in hopes of beating the colder, wet weather that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter bring us in December. The program will begin on Monday, November 17, weather permitting, instead of the traditional first Monday after Thanksgiving.For residents that wish to dispose of leaves now, bring them to the Joplin Compost Facility next to the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant at 6457 Eddy ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - This year the City of Joplin will begin the Residential Leaf Pick Up Program two weeks earlier, in hopes of beating the colder, wet weather that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter bring us in December. The program will begin on Monday, November 17, weather permitting, instead of the traditional first Monday after Thanksgiving.For residents that wish to dispose of leaves now, bring them to the Joplin Compost Facility next to the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant at 6457 Eddy ...More >>
  • Holderby named Executive Director of American Red Cross chapter

    Holderby named Executive Director of American Red Cross chapter

    Monday, October 27 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-10-27 19:42:45 GMT
    Springfield, MO — Nigel Holderby has been named the Executive Director for southern Missouri as the American Red Cross realigns boundaries within the state to most efficiently meet its mission goals. The appointment is effective immediately.“I am excited to remain as part of the team here in southern Missouri and look forward to continuing my service to the communities we serve,” Holderby said.The Red Cross changes will result in increased assistance to people depending on the organization af...More >>
    Springfield, MO — Nigel Holderby has been named the Executive Director for southern Missouri as the American Red Cross realigns boundaries within the state to most efficiently meet its mission goals. The appointment is effective immediately.“I am excited to remain as part of the team here in southern Missouri and look forward to continuing my service to the communities we serve,” Holderby said.The Red Cross changes will result in increased assistance to people depending on the organization af...More >>
  • High Prairie United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar & Supper

    High Prairie United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar & Supper

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:46:28 GMT
    Altoona, KS - Saturday November 8thDinner 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMCountry Store 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMAuction 7:30 PMHomemade Food Handmade CraftsHighway 75 1800 Road, Altoona, KSSee Photo for Menu PricesMore >>
    Altoona, KS - Saturday November 8thDinner 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMCountry Store 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMAuction 7:30 PMHomemade Food Handmade CraftsHighway 75 1800 Road, Altoona, KSSee Photo for Menu PricesMore >>
  • Veteran's Day Coin Auction Promotion

    Veteran's Day Coin Auction Promotion

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:34:10 GMT
    MINDENMINES, MO… In honor of Veteran's Day, In God We Trust LLC is offering a free silver Eisenhower Dollar to every active duty military personnel or U.S. Veteran attending the Coin Auction to be held on November 11 at Border Town Auction House. The auction is the regularly scheduled Second Tuesday Coin and Currency Auction at 611 Main, Mindenmines, MO.“As the son of a Disabled American Veteran, I have long held our veterans in high regard. Due to my father's sacrifice, I was able to attend ...More >>
    MINDENMINES, MO… In honor of Veteran's Day, In God We Trust LLC is offering a free silver Eisenhower Dollar to every active duty military personnel or U.S. Veteran attending the Coin Auction to be held on November 11 at Border Town Auction House. The auction is the regularly scheduled Second Tuesday Coin and Currency Auction at 611 Main, Mindenmines, MO.“As the son of a Disabled American Veteran, I have long held our veterans in high regard. Due to my father's sacrifice, I was able to attend ...More >>
  • Bike Presentation at Fort Scott is this Wednesday

    Bike Presentation at Fort Scott is this Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 29 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-10-29 19:43:28 GMT
    Fort Scott, KS - Payton Bowling, 7, is one of the three winners from the Southeast Kansas Region in the annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Poster Contest sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol and other safety/transportation organizations.Payton will receive his prizes of a bicycle and helmet during a special presentation scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Winfield Scott Elementary School in Fort Scott. The school is located at 316 W...More >>
    Fort Scott, KS - Payton Bowling, 7, is one of the three winners from the Southeast Kansas Region in the annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Poster Contest sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol and other safety/transportation organizations.Payton will receive his prizes of a bicycle and helmet during a special presentation scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Winfield Scott Elementary School in Fort Scott. The school is located at 316 W...More >>
  • Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation announces Distinguished Citizen Award Winners

    Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation announces Distinguished Citizen Award Winners

    Monday, October 27 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-10-27 16:19:57 GMT
    The Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation is pleased to announce Dave Collard as their 2014 Distinguished Citizen. A banquet will be held in his honor on Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Webb City Junior High School. Tickets are available at the Webb City R-7 School District's Administration Building at 411 N. Madison, Webb City. Tickets are $30.00/each. All proceeds from the banquet are used for scholarships.Dave received...More >>
    The Webb City R-7 Schools Foundation is pleased to announce Dave Collard as their 2014 Distinguished Citizen. A banquet will be held in his honor on Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Webb City Junior High School. Tickets are available at the Webb City R-7 School District's Administration Building at 411 N. Madison, Webb City. Tickets are $30.00/each. All proceeds from the banquet are used for scholarships.Dave received...More >>
  • Pets compete for top honors in Halloween costume contest

    Pets compete for top honors in Halloween costume contest

    Sunday, October 26 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-10-27 01:00:46 GMT
    The event is an annual tradition, held at Atwoods for the past 19 years.Pets of all shapes and sizes came out to strut their stuff and were judged in four weight group categories.More >>
    The event is an annual tradition, held at Atwoods for the past 19 years.Pets of all shapes and sizes came out to strut their stuff and were judged in four weight group categories. More >>
  • Fatal crash in Labette County, Kansas kills one man

    Fatal crash in Labette County, Kansas kills one man

    Sunday, October 26 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-10-27 00:20:25 GMT
    The man was ejected from his car after it left Cherryvale Parkway, entered a ditch and overturned.More >>
    The man was ejected from his car after it left Cherryvale Parkway, entered a ditch and overturned.More >>
  • Fatal crash in Carl Junction kills motorcyclist and injures child

    Fatal crash in Carl Junction kills motorcyclist and injures child

    Sunday, October 26 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-10-26 22:34:26 GMT
    Around 5:00 pm Saturday, 30-year-old Ashley Larose of Carl Junction was traveling north on Joplin Street in a Ford Taurus. She made a left turn into the path of a motorcycle, driven by 30-year-old Tylin Smith of Carl Junction, traveling south at a high rate of speed. The two vehicles collided killing Smith and seriously injuring 9-year-old Mason Scott of Carl Junction, a passenger in Larose's vehicle.More >>
    Around 5:00 pm Saturday, 30-year-old Ashley Larose of Carl Junction was traveling north on Joplin Street in a Ford Taurus. She made a left turn into the path of a motorcycle, driven by 30-year-old Tylin Smith of Carl Junction, traveling south at a high rate of speed. The two vehicles collided killing Smith and seriously injuring 9-year-old Mason Scott of Carl Junction, a passenger in Larose's vehicle.More >>
  • Cyclists travel almost 300 miles to raise funds for tornado victims

    Cyclists travel almost 300 miles to raise funds for tornado victims

    Saturday, October 25 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-10-26 02:06:29 GMT
    Reported by Diane Gerstenfeld.They call themselves the Mojo riders.Twenty three cyclists biked along route 66 for three days. More >>
    Reported by Diane Gerstenfeld.They call themselves the Mojo riders.Twenty three cyclists biked along route 66 for three days. More >>
  • 15 businesses fail compliance check for alcohol sales to minors by Jasper County authorities

    15 businesses fail compliance check for alcohol sales to minors by Jasper County authorities

    Saturday, October 25 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-10-26 00:56:05 GMT
    Six deputies with three minors and a representative from the Alliance of southwest Missouri checked 51 businesses Thursday night.15 sold to minors, one store, Take A Break in Webb City, doing so twice.More >>
    Six deputies with three minors and a representative from the Alliance of southwest Missouri checked 51 businesses Thursday night.15 sold to minors, one store, Take A Break in Webb City, doing so twice.More >>
  • Joplin council members hold closed session for city manager search

    Joplin council members hold closed session for city manager search

    Saturday, October 25 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-10-26 00:57:44 GMT
    Council members met behind closed doors to interview two of the three finalists for the position once held by Mark Rohr.More >>
    Council members met behind closed doors to interview two of the three finalists for the position once held by Mark Rohr.More >>
  • 92-year-old Royals fan from Joplin gains many fans herself

    92-year-old Royals fan from Joplin gains many fans herself

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-10-25 01:09:10 GMT
    A loyal fan of 92 years of age makes an extra effort to support the Kansas City Royals. The longtime Royals fan from Joplin has gained quite a few fans herself, after being deemed a crowd favorite at Wednesday's World Series game.More >>
    A loyal fan of 92 years of age makes an extra effort to support the Kansas City Royals. The longtime Royals fan from Joplin has gained quite a few fans herself, after being deemed a crowd favorite at Wednesday's World Series game.More >>
  • Official Dedication held for Miami's New Multi-Purpose Event Complex at Red Robertson Field

    Official Dedication held for Miami's New Multi-Purpose Event Complex at Red Robertson Field

    Friday, October 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-10-24 21:05:02 GMT
    Miami, OK - A dedication ceremony for the new City of Miami Multi-Purpose Event Complex at Red Robertson Field was held Thursday on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma AM College.The ceremony featured speakers representing the Miami Community Facilities Authority, City of Miami, OSU AM Board of Regents, Miami Public Schools, Citizens Group for a Progressive Miami and Northeastern Oklahoma AM College. Project partners recognized included Architects in Partnership, Norman; Crossland Constructio...More >>
    Miami, OK - A dedication ceremony for the new City of Miami Multi-Purpose Event Complex at Red Robertson Field was held Thursday on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma AM College.The ceremony featured speakers representing the Miami Community Facilities Authority, City of Miami, OSU AM Board of Regents, Miami Public Schools, Citizens Group for a Progressive Miami and Northeastern Oklahoma AM College. Project partners recognized included Architects in Partnership, Norman; Crossland Constructio...More >>
  • Changes could be coming for those who operate food trucks in Joplin area

    Changes could be coming for those who operate food trucks in Joplin area

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-10-24 01:40:03 GMT
    Some changes could be coming for those who operate food trucks in the Joplin area.More >>
    Some changes could be coming for those who operate food trucks in the Joplin area.More >>
  • An investigation continues in McDonald county following a home invasion that left one man dead.

    An investigation continues in McDonald county following a home invasion that left one man dead.

    Thursday, October 23 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-10-23 23:00:56 GMT
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    An investigation continues in McDonald county following a home invasion that left one man dead.Several dogs bark where crime scene tape remains.. The mobile home in rural jane missouri was the site of an invasion. Three people broke in tied up a woman and younger man and then shot a 35 year old man several times.. . A friend of the family says the woman who lived here is in here 60's or 70's and it was her son who was killed.Sheriffs officials say looking for three suspects but two were mask...More >>
    An investigation continues in McDonald county following a home invasion that left one man dead.Several dogs bark where crime scene tape remains.. The mobile home in rural jane missouri was the site of an invasion. Three people broke in tied up a woman and younger man and then shot a 35 year old man several times.. . A friend of the family says the woman who lived here is in here 60's or 70's and it was her son who was killed.Sheriffs officials say looking for three suspects but two were mask...More >>
  • Mountain Lion Confirmed in SEK

    Mountain Lion Confirmed in SEK

    Thursday, October 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-10-23 20:14:54 GMT
    PRATT – A deer hunter from Labette County got a surprise recently when he checked his trail camera he had set up for deer. He found a single image of a mountain lion walking away, down the trail, the characteristic long tail prominently displayed. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff visited the site last week and verified the photo's authenticity. This is the tenth mountain lion verified by KDWPT since 2007, but th...More >>
    PRATT – A deer hunter from Labette County got a surprise recently when he checked his trail camera he had set up for deer. He found a single image of a mountain lion walking away, down the trail, the characteristic long tail prominently displayed. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) staff visited the site last week and verified the photo's authenticity. This is the tenth mountain lion verified by KDWPT since 2007, but th...More >>
  • City accepts trees from the DOC Restorative Justice Program

    City accepts trees from the DOC Restorative Justice Program

    Thursday, October 23 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-10-23 17:18:40 GMT
    Mayor Mike Seibert joined Parks and Recreation officials at Cunningham Park to greet the Missouri Department of Corrections in accepting a tree donation to help with the Joplin recovery effort.Warden Ryan Crews of Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph made the presentation of the donation of 155 healthy trees.“We are truly appreciative for this donation,” said Mayor Seibert. “Having lost nearly 18,000 trees in the disaster, our community appeared bare through the...More >>
    Mayor Mike Seibert joined Parks and Recreation officials at Cunningham Park to greet the Missouri Department of Corrections in accepting a tree donation to help with the Joplin recovery effort.Warden Ryan Crews of Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph made the presentation of the donation of 155 healthy trees.“We are truly appreciative for this donation,” said Mayor Seibert. “Having lost nearly 18,000 trees in the disaster, our community appeared bare through the...More >>
  • McDonald County Sheriff investigating shooting and home invasion

    McDonald County Sheriff investigating shooting and home invasion

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-10-23 13:22:42 GMT
    The McDonald County Sheriff's office is investigating a shooting death and home invasion on the 200 block of Donnely Lane in rural Jane, MO.More >>
    The McDonald County Sheriff's office is investigating a shooting death and home invasion on the 200 block of Donnely Lane in rural Jane, MO.
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  • Four-state royals fans admit to World Series superstitions

    Four-state royals fans admit to World Series superstitions

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-10-23 02:55:47 GMT
    It's go-time for Kansas City Royals fans and for many, winning the World Series is all in the details. "You get your superstitions," said Chris Kelly, "You get your pre-game routine." For Kelly, this involves a lucky hat. More >>
    It's go-time for Kansas City Royals fans and for many, winning the World Series is all in the details. "You get your superstitions," said Chris Kelly, "You get your pre-game routine." For Kelly, this involves a lucky hat. More >>
  • Joplin Schools Adopt MSBA Policy to use Religious Texts in Elective classes

    Joplin Schools Adopt MSBA Policy to use Religious Texts in Elective classes

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-10-22 23:03:19 GMT
    The Joplin school board has adopted a policy recommended by the state school board association urging scrutiny when using religious texts in the classroom. Joplin high constitution team students debate religion's role in shaping our nation's founding document. But the policy clarifies that when classes such as literature and history incorporate works of world religions -- those sources should be checked. The principal says it's important that schools don't teach religion, but about re...More >>
    The Joplin school board has adopted a policy recommended by the state school board association urging scrutiny when using religious texts in the classroom. Joplin high constitution team students debate religion's role in shaping our nation's founding document. But the policy clarifies that when classes such as literature and history incorporate works of world religions -- those sources should be checked. The principal says it's important that schools don't teach religion, but about re...More >>
  • G.A.R Cemetary to host British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony

    G.A.R Cemetary to host British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-10-22 20:38:24 GMT
    (Miami, OK) - The public is invited to attend the City of Miami Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery's Fifth Annual British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. A reception at the Coleman Theatre Ballroom will follow immediately after the ceremony.This event is held to honor the 15 Royal Air Force pilots that were killed in training accidents while attending Spartan School of Aeronautics Miami B.F.T.S. #3 during the early 1940's. These pilots are interred ...More >>
    (Miami, OK) - The public is invited to attend the City of Miami Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery's Fifth Annual British Flyers Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. A reception at the Coleman Theatre Ballroom will follow immediately after the ceremony.This event is held to honor the 15 Royal Air Force pilots that were killed in training accidents while attending Spartan School of Aeronautics Miami B.F.T.S. #3 during the early 1940's. These pilots are interred ...More >>
  • PSU hosts first of two career fairs for students

    PSU hosts first of two career fairs for students

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-10-22 19:51:48 GMT
    An improving economy and tight space on campus have combined to move Pittsburg State University's Office of Career Services to offer two separate career fairs this fall. The first will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The second is scheduled for Nov. 6 in the same location.Mindy Cloninger, director of the Office of Career Services, said she expects about 100 companies and organizations to participate in ...More >>
    An improving economy and tight space on campus have combined to move Pittsburg State University's Office of Career Services to offer two separate career fairs this fall. The first will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. The second is scheduled for Nov. 6 in the same location.Mindy Cloninger, director of the Office of Career Services, said she expects about 100 companies and organizations to participate in ...More >>
  • Residents in Oronogo say increased animal population is causing damage to homes

    Residents in Oronogo say increased animal population is causing damage to homes

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-10-21 23:03:43 GMT
    Residents near the Oronogo Circle mining pit, say clean up efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency are displacing animals out of their natural habitats and into their homes to do damage.More >>
    Residents near the Oronogo Circle mining pit, say clean up efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency are displacing animals out of their natural habitats and into their homes to do damage.More >>
  • Public invited to Welcoming Receptions for City Manager candidates

    Public invited to Welcoming Receptions for City Manager candidates

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-10-21 22:51:30 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert and members of the City Council are pleased to announce that four candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of City Manager and have been invited for an interview with the City Council. Candidates include Sam Anselm of Joplin, Mo., Dean Kruithof from Bentonville, Ark., Stephen Rasmussen from Jefferson City, Mo., and Randy Wetmore of Marshalltown, Iowa. A brief biography of each candidate is included with this release. More than 40 appli...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert and members of the City Council are pleased to announce that four candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of City Manager and have been invited for an interview with the City Council. Candidates include Sam Anselm of Joplin, Mo., Dean Kruithof from Bentonville, Ark., Stephen Rasmussen from Jefferson City, Mo., and Randy Wetmore of Marshalltown, Iowa. A brief biography of each candidate is included with this release. More than 40 appli...More >>
  • Department of Corrections set to donate new trees to Joplin

    Department of Corrections set to donate new trees to Joplin

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-10-21 20:14:08 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections announced today that it will donate 155 healthy trees to help with the Joplin recovery effort. The city lost more than 15,000 trees in the EF-5 tornado that swept through the city in May 2011. In an effort to help with the recovery, volunteer offenders in the Restorative Justice Program at the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph, Mo., began tending to a variety of trees in 2011 that were donated by th...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections announced today that it will donate 155 healthy trees to help with the Joplin recovery effort. The city lost more than 15,000 trees in the EF-5 tornado that swept through the city in May 2011. In an effort to help with the recovery, volunteer offenders in the Restorative Justice Program at the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in St. Joseph, Mo., began tending to a variety of trees in 2011 that were donated by th...More >>
  • Jayawardhana elected to national office

    Jayawardhana elected to national office

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-10-21 17:50:51 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Ananda Jayawardhana, a professor in Pittsburg State University's Department of Mathematics, was recently elected vice president of Mu Sigma Rho, the national statistics honorary society. His three-year term began on July 1.Jayawardhana was instrumental in the establishment in 2012 of the Kansas-Western Missouri chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA), which includes Pittsburg State University, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of K...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Ananda Jayawardhana, a professor in Pittsburg State University's Department of Mathematics, was recently elected vice president of Mu Sigma Rho, the national statistics honorary society. His three-year term began on July 1.Jayawardhana was instrumental in the establishment in 2012 of the Kansas-Western Missouri chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA), which includes Pittsburg State University, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of K...More >>
  • McCune council member to speak at USD 247 Board of Education Special Meeting

    McCune council member to speak at USD 247 Board of Education Special Meeting

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-10-21 17:35:50 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - A Special Meeting has been called for this Thursday for the USD 247 Southeast Board of Education. A council member from the City of McCune has requested to speak with school board members regarding a possible lease agreement for the school campus there.The USD 247 Board of Education has offered to lease the campus to the City of McCune for $1 per year but a letter submitted to the city provided no other details.McCune City Council member Cherie Schenker is on Thursday's agenda ...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - A Special Meeting has been called for this Thursday for the USD 247 Southeast Board of Education. A council member from the City of McCune has requested to speak with school board members regarding a possible lease agreement for the school campus there.The USD 247 Board of Education has offered to lease the campus to the City of McCune for $1 per year but a letter submitted to the city provided no other details.McCune City Council member Cherie Schenker is on Thursday's agenda ...More >>
  • Hospice Compassus Recognizes Local Chaplain

    Hospice Compassus Recognizes Local Chaplain

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-10-21 17:20:54 GMT
    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Joplin, Lamar and the surrounding areas recognizes Danny Mullins during National Pastoral Care Week October 19-25 for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for patients and their families.“We are proud to recognize Danny for his tireless efforts to provide our patients and their families with exceptional spiritual counseling that goes beyond fulfilling medical and emotional needs, by delivering a more meaningful end-of-l...More >>
    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Hospice Compassus program serving Joplin, Lamar and the surrounding areas recognizes Danny Mullins during National Pastoral Care Week October 19-25 for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for patients and their families.“We are proud to recognize Danny for his tireless efforts to provide our patients and their families with exceptional spiritual counseling that goes beyond fulfilling medical and emotional needs, by delivering a more meaningful end-of-l...More >>
  • Allen County animal rescue shelter faces closing due to lack of funding

    Allen County animal rescue shelter faces closing due to lack of funding

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-10-21 02:45:24 GMT
    At the front of the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility, also called ACARF, sits Mac, a a one-year bloodhound mix. He will soon be New Orleans-bound to live with his new family. "We've adopted all over the country," said Robyn Porter. More >>
    At the front of the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility, also called ACARF, sits Mac, a a one-year bloodhound mix. He will soon be New Orleans-bound to live with his new family. "We've adopted all over the country," said Robyn Porter. More >>
  • Joplin City Council to vote on request for more early childhood care funding

    Joplin City Council to vote on request for more early childhood care funding

    Monday, October 20 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-10-20 22:37:53 GMT
    Tonight the Joplin City Council will vote on the filing of a request for more federal funds to go towards the early childhood programs at Joplin Schools. If approved, the district could receive $5 million to fund construction of an entirely new early childhood center.More >>
    Tonight the Joplin City Council will vote on the filing of a request for more federal funds to go towards the early childhood programs at Joplin Schools. If approved, the district could receive $5 million to fund construction of an entirely new early childhood center.More >>
  • Shooting in Jasper County

    Shooting in Jasper County

    Monday, October 20 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-10-20 22:22:12 GMT
    Jasper County (MO) - On October 20, 2014 at 524 S. Club, Joplin, MO, Jasper County Missouri, Montez D Powell committed the crime of Assault in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action and the facts to support that are as follows:On October 20, 2014, Officers with the Joplin Police Department were called to 524 S. Club Ave. in reference to a shooting. The victim, Quincy Wells, reported being shot by his cousin, the suspect, Montez Powell. Wells stated that he was asleep and woke up to someon...More >>
    Jasper County (MO) - On October 20, 2014 at 524 S. Club, Joplin, MO, Jasper County Missouri, Montez D Powell committed the crime of Assault in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action and the facts to support that are as follows:On October 20, 2014, Officers with the Joplin Police Department were called to 524 S. Club Ave. in reference to a shooting. The victim, Quincy Wells, reported being shot by his cousin, the suspect, Montez Powell. Wells stated that he was asleep and woke up to someon...More >>
  • Coca-Cola Announced as Official Bottler of the Joplin Blasters

    Coca-Cola Announced as Official Bottler of the Joplin Blasters

    Monday, October 20 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-10-20 20:19:24 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin Blasters today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Coca-Cola to become the Official Soft Drink of Joe Becker Stadium.?"What's better than combining America's past time with America's number one brand? Nothing at all! We are proud to announce the partnership with Joplin's newly renovated Joe Becker Stadium and Coca-Cola," said Nicholas Brondel, Area Sales Manager, FSOP for Coca-Cola," Both Joe Becker Stadium and Coca-Cola pride themselves on creating a...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin Blasters today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Coca-Cola to become the Official Soft Drink of Joe Becker Stadium.?"What's better than combining America's past time with America's number one brand? Nothing at all! We are proud to announce the partnership with Joplin's newly renovated Joe Becker Stadium and Coca-Cola," said Nicholas Brondel, Area Sales Manager, FSOP for Coca-Cola," Both Joe Becker Stadium and Coca-Cola pride themselves on creating a...More >>
  • Salon 707's Halloween Bash

    Salon 707's Halloween Bash

    Monday, October 20 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-10-20 19:59:59 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Free hot dogs (while they last), games and prizes will be featured at Salon 707's Annual Halloween Bash from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at 707 Brownell, just east of 7th and Florida. Parents are invited to bring their children for a fun and safe Halloween party. For more information, call 417-622-0363.Salon 707 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salon707?fref=tsMore >>
    Joplin, MO - Free hot dogs (while they last), games and prizes will be featured at Salon 707's Annual Halloween Bash from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at 707 Brownell, just east of 7th and Florida. Parents are invited to bring their children for a fun and safe Halloween party. For more information, call 417-622-0363.Salon 707 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salon707?fref=tsMore >>
  • Alcohol Compliance Checks in Missouri

    Alcohol Compliance Checks in Missouri

    Monday, October 20 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-10-20 19:45:37 GMT
    Pineville, MO - The McDonald County Sheriff's Office conducted an Alcohol Compliance check of businesses that sell Alcohol. We concentrated in the Southwest City, Tiff City, and Goodman areas for this check. We complied with The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and their checklist and used 18-19 year old kids. The kids had a youthful appearance and had to provide their own ID's if asked. All of their ID's were Missouri and said that they were "Under 21 until (Date/Year)".The kids were ...More >>
    Pineville, MO - The McDonald County Sheriff's Office conducted an Alcohol Compliance check of businesses that sell Alcohol. We concentrated in the Southwest City, Tiff City, and Goodman areas for this check. We complied with The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and their checklist and used 18-19 year old kids. The kids had a youthful appearance and had to provide their own ID's if asked. All of their ID's were Missouri and said that they were "Under 21 until (Date/Year)".The kids were ...More >>
  • Seneca community helps single mother of five

    Seneca community helps single mother of five

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-10-20 04:04:18 GMT
    In Seneca, Missouri, a mother and her five children watched as volunteers tore down their home after an apparent electrical fired caused severe damage to it earlier this week. More >>
    In Seneca, Missouri, a mother and her five children watched as volunteers tore down their home after an apparent electrical fired caused severe damage to it earlier this week. More >>
  • Joplin Police authorities stop more than 1,000 cars during checkpoint

    Joplin Police authorities stop more than 1,000 cars during checkpoint

    Sunday, October 19 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-10-20 03:57:36 GMT
    It took place at the corner of 7th Street and Illinois Street. Mothers Against Drunk driving, graduates of Joplin's Citizens Academy program, and criminal justice students from Missouri Southern assisted the Joplin Police Department. Police handed out 27 tickets, 47 warnings, and 18 warrants.More >>
    It took place at the corner of 7th Street and Illinois Street. Mothers Against Drunk driving, graduates of Joplin's Citizens Academy program, and criminal justice students from Missouri Southern assisted the Joplin Police Department. Police handed out 27 tickets, 47 warnings, and 18 warrants.More >>
  • High School Football Scores (10-17)

    High School Football Scores (10-17)

    Saturday, October 18 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-10-18 04:16:38 GMT
    High School Football Scores from October 17, 2014More >>
    High School Football Scores from October 17, 2014More >>
  • November ballot question in Kansas aims to legalize raffles

    November ballot question in Kansas aims to legalize raffles

    Friday, October 17 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-10-18 00:37:04 GMT
    A measure on the November ballot in Kansas aims to legalize raffles for non-profits in the state.More >>
    A measure on the November ballot in Kansas aims to legalize raffles for non-profits in the state.More >>
  • Joplin welcomes new postmaster

    Joplin welcomes new postmaster

    Friday, October 17 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-10-18 00:33:16 GMT
    Danny Bishop has been sworn in as the new Joplin postmaster.More >>
    Danny Bishop has been sworn in as the new Joplin postmaster.More >>
  • MSSU Board hears updates on proposed sexual assault legislation, smoke-free campus

    MSSU Board hears updates on proposed sexual assault legislation, smoke-free campus

    Friday, October 17 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-10-17 21:12:12 GMT
    Joplin, MO (SNS) - During a meeting held Friday, Oct. 17, the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors heard updates on proposed legislation dealing with sexual assault on college and university campuses as well as a student-supported effort to create a smoke-free campus.Darren Fullerton, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, updated the board on proposed legislation aimed at combating sexual violence.On Oct. 8, Missouri Southern was one of nearly 50 colleg...More >>
    Joplin, MO (SNS) - During a meeting held Friday, Oct. 17, the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors heard updates on proposed legislation dealing with sexual assault on college and university campuses as well as a student-supported effort to create a smoke-free campus.Darren Fullerton, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, updated the board on proposed legislation aimed at combating sexual violence.On Oct. 8, Missouri Southern was one of nearly 50 colleg...More >>
  • Newton County Mural Dedication

    Newton County Mural Dedication

    Friday, October 17 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-10-17 20:51:59 GMT
    (Neosho, MO): The Newton County Tourism Council unveiled the newest addition to the Murals of Newton County at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The mural, entitled Fish Train:Pathway to the Future, is the creation of award-winning Neosho artist Jeff Jones who recently won 1st Place in the Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition.The mural, which measures 6 feet by 8 feet, was commissioned by the Newton County Tourism Council and will be presented to the citizens of Newton County as a gift from the Newton ...More >>
    (Neosho, MO): The Newton County Tourism Council unveiled the newest addition to the Murals of Newton County at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The mural, entitled Fish Train:Pathway to the Future, is the creation of award-winning Neosho artist Jeff Jones who recently won 1st Place in the Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition.The mural, which measures 6 feet by 8 feet, was commissioned by the Newton County Tourism Council and will be presented to the citizens of Newton County as a gift from the Newton ...More >>
  • Downtown Joplin Alliance seeks alternative sources of funding for Third Thursday events next year

    Downtown Joplin Alliance seeks alternative sources of funding for Third Thursday events next year

    Thursday, October 16 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-10-17 00:21:56 GMT
    Tonight marks the final Third Thursday of the season in downtown Joplin. Organizers say they are seeking alternative sources of funding to keep the event growing next year.More >>
    Tonight marks the final Third Thursday of the season in downtown Joplin. Organizers say they are seeking alternative sources of funding to keep the event growing next year.More >>
  • CCAG Files Grand Jury Petition

    CCAG Files Grand Jury Petition

    Thursday, October 16 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-10-16 23:28:11 GMT
    Riverton KS, October 15, 2014: The Cherokee County Action Group (CCAG) filed a Grand Jury Petition today at the County Courthouse in Columbus, KS. The petition asks the State of Kansas to investigate potential Official Misconduct, as cited in Kansas Statute KSA 21-3092(a)(3)*, by the elected officials of The City of Galena.This petition is the second attempt by CCAG to call for an official investigation into the government, business and personal relationships of Mayor Oglesby and members of t...More >>
    Riverton KS, October 15, 2014: The Cherokee County Action Group (CCAG) filed a Grand Jury Petition today at the County Courthouse in Columbus, KS. The petition asks the State of Kansas to investigate potential Official Misconduct, as cited in Kansas Statute KSA 21-3092(a)(3)*, by the elected officials of The City of Galena.This petition is the second attempt by CCAG to call for an official investigation into the government, business and personal relationships of Mayor Oglesby and members of t...More >>
  • Garrison Charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse

    Garrison Charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse

    Thursday, October 16 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-10-16 20:35:37 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On October 15, 2014 at approximately 10:05 PM, the Joplin Police Department received a call for a two-month-old child that had been brought into Freeman West Emergency Room. The infant had sustained serious physical injuries consistent with physical abuse. The mother of the child along with the boyfriend transported the child to Freeman West. The victim was later transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO and is currently listed in stable condition. It was later ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On October 15, 2014 at approximately 10:05 PM, the Joplin Police Department received a call for a two-month-old child that had been brought into Freeman West Emergency Room. The infant had sustained serious physical injuries consistent with physical abuse. The mother of the child along with the boyfriend transported the child to Freeman West. The victim was later transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO and is currently listed in stable condition. It was later ...More >>
  • Pittsburg Farmers Market - October 18, 2014 KIDS' DAY

    Pittsburg Farmers Market - October 18, 2014 KIDS' DAY

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:22:11 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Farmers' Market welcomes you to our NEW pavilion-style building at our NEW address of 11th and Broadway in Pittsburg, Kansas. Our hours will be Saturday mornings 7:30 - 12:00 noon. Vendors who sell out of product may leave the premises early.Kids' Day - On the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Pittsburg Farmers' Market will provide a special activity for kids at the market. These activities will vary from month to month, so make sure to come back each month for som...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Farmers' Market welcomes you to our NEW pavilion-style building at our NEW address of 11th and Broadway in Pittsburg, Kansas. Our hours will be Saturday mornings 7:30 - 12:00 noon. Vendors who sell out of product may leave the premises early.Kids' Day - On the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Pittsburg Farmers' Market will provide a special activity for kids at the market. These activities will vary from month to month, so make sure to come back each month for som...More >>
  • Enactus store earns innovation award

    Enactus store earns innovation award

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:19:14 GMT
    Krimson Kultuur, the student-run store created by Pittsburg State's Enactus program, recently earned high honors in an innovation awards competition.The Mid-American Business Deans Association (MABDA) announced that Krimson Kultuur earned second place in the Innovation in Business Education Award program, a program aimed at encouraging “innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education.”“We were very excited to receive this award from MABDA,” said Enactus adviser Suzanne Hurt. “Th...More >>
    Krimson Kultuur, the student-run store created by Pittsburg State's Enactus program, recently earned high honors in an innovation awards competition.The Mid-American Business Deans Association (MABDA) announced that Krimson Kultuur earned second place in the Innovation in Business Education Award program, a program aimed at encouraging “innovation in the pursuit of excellence in business education.”“We were very excited to receive this award from MABDA,” said Enactus adviser Suzanne Hurt. “Th...More >>
  • Parents in East Newton School District want to opt out of new SBAC assessment test

    Parents in East Newton School District want to opt out of new SBAC assessment test

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-10-15 23:34:39 GMT
    The East Newton R-VI School District will be giving students a pilot version of the SBAC, a new assessment test aligned with Common Core standards. Several parents spoke out at last night's school board meeting and say they want their kids to have the option to opt out of the test.More >>
    The East Newton R-VI School District will be giving students a pilot version of the SBAC, a new assessment test aligned with Common Core standards. Several parents spoke out at last night's school board meeting and say they want their kids to have the option to opt out of the test.More >>
  • Former Joplin Attorney Held in Contempt of Court

    Former Joplin Attorney Held in Contempt of Court

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:50:05 GMT
    Newton County Sheriff's Department picked up Daniel Whitworth on a warrant today from a 2006 estate case. According to court documents a judgement of contempt of court was placed on Whitworth in April but was delayed to give him a chance to repay and make it right. Today Whitworth informed the court he has not repaid the estate.He will spend 60 days in Newton County Jail. Whitworth will begin his two year federal prison sentence in January on wire fraud, money laundering and false statement o...More >>
    Newton County Sheriff's Department picked up Daniel Whitworth on a warrant today from a 2006 estate case. According to court documents a judgement of contempt of court was placed on Whitworth in April but was delayed to give him a chance to repay and make it right. Today Whitworth informed the court he has not repaid the estate.He will spend 60 days in Newton County Jail. Whitworth will begin his two year federal prison sentence in January on wire fraud, money laundering and false statement o...More >>
  • Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn, Face 12 Years in Prison

    Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn, Face 12 Years in Prison

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:49:37 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography after he assumed a false online identity as a woman and persuaded a teenage girl in Georgia to send him pornographic images of herself.Curtis Bowman, 43, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to receiving child pornography over the Internet.Law enforcement officers in...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography after he assumed a false online identity as a woman and persuaded a teenage girl in Georgia to send him pornographic images of herself.Curtis Bowman, 43, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to receiving child pornography over the Internet.Law enforcement officers in...More >>
  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

    Joplin Man Sentenced for Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:47:12 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Dustin Joe Showalter, 36, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 months in federal prison without parole. Th...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Dustin Joe Showalter, 36, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 months in federal prison without parole. Th...More >>
  • No recount in USD 247 Special Election

    No recount in USD 247 Special Election

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-10-15 16:15:03 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - On Wednesday morning the Crawford County Clerk's Office confirmed there will not be a recount following last week's USD 247 Special Election. The election to determine whether or not USD 247 would be able to collect Capital Outlay was close enough that the provisional ballots had to be counted Monday morning. The final results - Yes-723, No-699. Opponents of the resolution then had until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to determine if they wanted to front the money for a recount. That deadli...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - On Wednesday morning the Crawford County Clerk's Office confirmed there will not be a recount following last week's USD 247 Special Election. The election to determine whether or not USD 247 would be able to collect Capital Outlay was close enough that the provisional ballots had to be counted Monday morning. The final results - Yes-723, No-699. Opponents of the resolution then had until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to determine if they wanted to front the money for a recount. That deadli...More >>
  • Joplin tenant voices concern over SWAT damage

    Joplin tenant voices concern over SWAT damage

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-10-15 03:28:29 GMT
    On October 9th, Joplin Police and S.W.A.T. team responded to a home on south McKinley after receiving information that armed and dangerous subject, Joseph Shane Endicott, was there. More >>
    On October 9th, Joplin Police and S.W.A.T. team responded to a home on south McKinley after receiving information that armed and dangerous subject, Joseph Shane Endicott, was there. More >>
  • Amendment 2 on Missouri November ballot focuses on prosecution of child sex crimes

    Amendment 2 on Missouri November ballot focuses on prosecution of child sex crimes

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-10-14 23:26:24 GMT
    Amendment 2 on the November ballot in Missouri aims to constitutionally protect the right to allow prior evidence to be admissible in a courtroom during child sex abuse cases.More >>
    Amendment 2 on the November ballot in Missouri aims to constitutionally protect the right to allow prior evidence to be admissible in a courtroom during child sex abuse cases.More >>
  • Nevada, MO, Woman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Over Employees' Payroll Taxes

    Nevada, MO, Woman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Over Employees' Payroll Taxes

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-10-14 21:23:34 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a Nevada, Mo., business pleaded guilty in federal court today to failing to pay over more than $357,000 in federal taxes.Dana L. Thompson Cavener, 51, of Nevada, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to failure to pay over employment taxes.Cavener was corporate secretary of Cavener's Library and Office Supplies...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a Nevada, Mo., business pleaded guilty in federal court today to failing to pay over more than $357,000 in federal taxes.Dana L. Thompson Cavener, 51, of Nevada, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to failure to pay over employment taxes.Cavener was corporate secretary of Cavener's Library and Office Supplies...More >>
  • Charges Dropped against Prier

    Charges Dropped against Prier

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:56:55 GMT
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
  • Probable Cause in Vernon County Murders

    Probable Cause in Vernon County Murders

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:26:54 GMT
     Vernon County (MO) - According to probable cause Logan's father found his parents dead. Herman was in recliner with two gun shot wounds -- one to the head -- one to the chest. Rosie was found in the hallway, she was shot twice with small caliber. Logan and his 15 year old brother lived at grandparents house at 30747 E Quantrill Rd El Dorado Springs, Vernon County, MO.More >>
     Vernon County (MO) - According to probable cause Logan's father found his parents dead. Herman was in recliner with two gun shot wounds -- one to the head -- one to the chest. Rosie was found in the hallway, she was shot twice with small caliber. Logan and his 15 year old brother lived at grandparents house at 30747 E Quantrill Rd El Dorado Springs, Vernon County, MO.
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  • BaconFest to raise funds for KXMS

    BaconFest to raise funds for KXMS

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-10-14 19:41:32 GMT
    Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Friends of KXMS will stage BaconFest – its annual fundraiser for the Missouri Southern radio station – at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. Fourth St.KMXS BaconFest will feature delicious offerings from Granny Shaffer's, Hackett Hot Wings, MM Bistro, Red Onion Café and Twin Hills Country Club. Samples of Lester's Fixins Bacon Soda will also be available.Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available ...More >>
    Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Friends of KXMS will stage BaconFest – its annual fundraiser for the Missouri Southern radio station – at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. Fourth St.KMXS BaconFest will feature delicious offerings from Granny Shaffer's, Hackett Hot Wings, MM Bistro, Red Onion Café and Twin Hills Country Club. Samples of Lester's Fixins Bacon Soda will also be available.Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available ...More >>
  • Liberal Man Sentenced For Child Porn

    Liberal Man Sentenced For Child Porn

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-10-14 19:01:37 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberal, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography over the Internet.Matthew W. Splitter, 25, of Liberal, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to seven years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Splitter to pay $2,000 in restitution to one of the victims portrayed in the child pornography images.On March 11...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberal, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography over the Internet.Matthew W. Splitter, 25, of Liberal, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to seven years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Splitter to pay $2,000 in restitution to one of the victims portrayed in the child pornography images.On March 11...More >>
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalists Named

    March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalists Named

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-10-14 18:25:54 GMT
    Joplin, Mo: Approximately 1,200 guests are expected to attend the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. This year the presenting sponsor is the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Maryville University. Mercy Joplin and Carthage have a total of 20 nurses advancing as finalists. The event is October 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance St.Louis Grand Hotel.The March of Dimes will present awards to 20 nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer se...More >>
    Joplin, Mo: Approximately 1,200 guests are expected to attend the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. This year the presenting sponsor is the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Maryville University. Mercy Joplin and Carthage have a total of 20 nurses advancing as finalists. The event is October 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance St.Louis Grand Hotel.The March of Dimes will present awards to 20 nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer se...More >>
  • Probable Cause information for Madden released (Part 2 of 2)

    Probable Cause information for Madden released (Part 2 of 2)

    Monday, October 13 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-10-14 03:57:55 GMT
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    Update:A probable cause affidavit in the case against Larry Madden was released today. According to court documents. He met the girl at a local batting cage while he was a hitting coach. The two then had sex on several occasions, and the teen became pregnant with his child. He's scheduled for trial next year.Attached is pages 5-9 of that Probable Cause.More >>
    Update:A probable cause affidavit in the case against Larry Madden was released today. According to court documents. He met the girl at a local batting cage while he was a hitting coach. The two then had sex on several occasions, and the teen became pregnant with his child. He's scheduled for trial next year.Attached is pages 5-9 of that Probable Cause.More >>
  • Probable Cause information for Madden released (Part 1 of 2)

    Probable Cause information for Madden released (Part 1 of 2)

    Monday, October 13 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-10-14 03:47:41 GMT
    Update: A probable cause affidavit in the case against Larry Madden was released today. According to court documents. He met the girl at a local batting cage while he was a hitting coach. The two then had sex on several occasions, and the teen became pregnant with his child. He's scheduled for trial next year.More >>
    Update: A probable cause affidavit in the case against Larry Madden was released today. According to court documents. He met the girl at a local batting cage while he was a hitting coach. The two then had sex on several occasions, and the teen became pregnant with his child. He's scheduled for trial next year.More >>
  • Residents react to double homicide in Vernon County

    Residents react to double homicide in Vernon County

    Monday, October 13 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-10-14 00:02:48 GMT
    A double homicide in Vernon County leaves a community in grieving. Residents say the tragedy has taken a toll on the small town of El Dorado Springs, MO. 17-year-old Logan Ellison is charged with the murders of his grandparents, 76-year-old Herman Ellison and 67-year-old Rosie Ellison. Both victims were found dead inside their home on Friday evening, with gunshot wounds.More >>
    A double homicide in Vernon County leaves a community in grieving. Residents say the tragedy has taken a toll on the small town of El Dorado Springs, MO. 17-year-old Logan Ellison is charged with the murders of his grandparents, 76-year-old Herman Ellison and 67-year-old Rosie Ellison. Both victims were found dead inside their home on Friday evening, with gunshot wounds.More >>
  • USD 247 Capital Outlay passes

    USD 247 Capital Outlay passes

    Monday, October 13 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-10-13 19:36:01 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - Nearly a week after a Special Election, the USD 247 Board of Education has learned the final results. With 723 Yes votes and 699 No votes, the voters have granted the school district the authority to collect up to 8 mils for Capital Outlay. Possible capital expenses include the district's required share of a tornado safe room grant at the Southeast Elementary School, handicap accessibility compliance improvements, payment towards the 2008 energy efficiency and remodeling loan, ...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - Nearly a week after a Special Election, the USD 247 Board of Education has learned the final results. With 723 Yes votes and 699 No votes, the voters have granted the school district the authority to collect up to 8 mils for Capital Outlay. Possible capital expenses include the district's required share of a tornado safe room grant at the Southeast Elementary School, handicap accessibility compliance improvements, payment towards the 2008 energy efficiency and remodeling loan, ...More >>
  • Ozark Center expands access with opening of behavioral health clinic in Carl Junction

    Ozark Center expands access with opening of behavioral health clinic in Carl Junction

    Monday, October 13 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-10-13 19:29:47 GMT
    What: Ozarks Center increases access to behavioral healthcare services with opening of a clinic in Carl JunctionWhen: 10:00 am Tuesday, October 14Where:Carl Junction Ozark Center Clinic106 S. Main St.Carl Junction, Mo.Carl Junction residents have greater access to quality behavioral health services with the opening of an Ozark Center clinic at 106 S. Main St., Carl Junction. The center provides outpatient treatment for individuals who have experienced trauma, suffer from mental health symptom...More >>
    What: Ozarks Center increases access to behavioral healthcare services with opening of a clinic in Carl JunctionWhen: 10:00 am Tuesday, October 14Where:Carl Junction Ozark Center Clinic106 S. Main St.Carl Junction, Mo.Carl Junction residents have greater access to quality behavioral health services with the opening of an Ozark Center clinic at 106 S. Main St., Carl Junction. The center provides outpatient treatment for individuals who have experienced trauma, suffer from mental health symptom...More >>
  • McDonald’s USA invites nationwide questions about its food, responds with launch of “Our Food. Your Questions.”

    McDonald’s USA invites nationwide questions about its food, responds with launch of “Our Food. Your Questions.”

    Monday, October 13 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-10-13 18:46:17 GMT
    JOPLIN, MO – Oct. 13, 2014 – “What is in my hamburger?” “What part of the chicken is a Chicken McNugget™?” “Why are the fries so good?”McDonald's USA will answer these questions and more from customers, fans and food skeptics through a multifaceted effort called “Our Food. Your Questions.” Starting today, the company invites people to submit their food questions via social media. McDonald's will respond with behind-the-scenes webisodes and other social content that provides facts on ingredien...More >>
    JOPLIN, MO – Oct. 13, 2014 – “What is in my hamburger?” “What part of the chicken is a Chicken McNugget™?” “Why are the fries so good?”McDonald's USA will answer these questions and more from customers, fans and food skeptics through a multifaceted effort called “Our Food. Your Questions.” Starting today, the company invites people to submit their food questions via social media. McDonald's will respond with behind-the-scenes webisodes and other social content that provides facts on ingredien...More >>
  • Crowder Debate Earns Top Honors

    Crowder Debate Earns Top Honors

    Monday, October 13 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-10-13 18:37:42 GMT
    Pictured (L-R) front row: Elizabeth Sanders (Neosho), Shelby Musgrave (Seneca), Kayla Williams (Neosho), Hope Gutierrez (Neosho), Taylor Powell (Sarcoxie)   Back row (L-R): Jason Edgar, Instructor, Ginelle Esry (El Dorado), Tom Younker (Monett), Drew YounPictured (L-R) front row: Elizabeth Sanders (Neosho), Shelby Musgrave (Seneca), Kayla Williams (Neosho), Hope Gutierrez (Neosho), Taylor Powell (Sarcoxie) Back row (L-R): Jason Edgar, Instructor, Ginelle Esry (El Dorado), Tom Younker (Monett), Drew Youn
    Neosho, MO –The Crowder Debate team placed 1st in Debate Sweepstakes, 3rd Place in Overall Sweepstakes, and was also named Top Community College at the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Season Opener last weekend in Bolivar, Missouri. Crowder College competed against eleven universities, which included: University of Central Missouri, Drury University, and Northwest Missouri State University.Individual awards went to:Gabby Francisco (Neosho) and Olga Martinez (Neosho) - 1st Place Novice Forum with a...More >>
    Neosho, MO –The Crowder Debate team placed 1st in Debate Sweepstakes, 3rd Place in Overall Sweepstakes, and was also named Top Community College at the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Season Opener last weekend in Bolivar, Missouri. Crowder College competed against eleven universities, which included: University of Central Missouri, Drury University, and Northwest Missouri State University.Individual awards went to:Gabby Francisco (Neosho) and Olga Martinez (Neosho) - 1st Place Novice Forum with a...More >>
  • St Ann's Chili Dinner

    St Ann's Chili Dinner

    Monday, October 13 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-10-13 17:08:53 GMT
    Carthage, MO -St. Ann's Catholic Parish annual Chili DinnerThursday, November 13th at 1156 Grand Ave.Serving Times are 11AM to 1:30PM 5PM to 7PMCost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for childrenCarry Out orders and Bulk Chili and Soup availableGreat to freezeCall (417)-358-4902 or (417)-358-1841stannschurch@sbcglobal.netwww.stannscarthage.orgMore >>
    Carthage, MO -St. Ann's Catholic Parish annual Chili DinnerThursday, November 13th at 1156 Grand Ave.Serving Times are 11AM to 1:30PM 5PM to 7PMCost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for childrenCarry Out orders and Bulk Chili and Soup availableGreat to freezeCall (417)-358-4902 or (417)-358-1841stannschurch@sbcglobal.netwww.stannscarthage.orgMore >>
  • Forks & Corks - A Taste of Fort Scott

    Forks & Corks - A Taste of Fort Scott

    Monday, October 13 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:53:33 GMT
    FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 11th Annual “Forks Corks – A Taste of Fort Scott” on Saturday, November 1st from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, at Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main Street.Prepare to raise your fork, pop a cork and savor samples at Fort Scott's premiere food and beverage celebration showcasing area restaurants and caterers. Buy your tickets in advance for just $20 at the Chamber and Tourism Center or over the phone at 620.223.3566. Tickets will also be availab...More >>
    FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 11th Annual “Forks Corks – A Taste of Fort Scott” on Saturday, November 1st from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, at Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main Street.Prepare to raise your fork, pop a cork and savor samples at Fort Scott's premiere food and beverage celebration showcasing area restaurants and caterers. Buy your tickets in advance for just $20 at the Chamber and Tourism Center or over the phone at 620.223.3566. Tickets will also be availab...More >>
  • Registration for Joplin Christmas parade is now open

    Registration for Joplin Christmas parade is now open

    Monday, October 13 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:49:33 GMT
    Joplin, Mo. - “A Storybook Christmas” is the theme of the 44th annual Joplin Christmas Parade set for 6 pm Tuesday, December 2, in downtown Joplin, according to Freeman Health System Vice President of Hospitality and Services Shawn McGrew.
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    Joplin, Mo. - “A Storybook Christmas” is the theme of the 44th annual Joplin Christmas Parade set for 6 pm Tuesday, December 2, in downtown Joplin, according to Freeman Health System Vice President of Hospitality and Services Shawn McGrew.

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  • Holiday Festival presented by Fair Acres Family YMCA

    Holiday Festival presented by Fair Acres Family YMCA

    Monday, October 13 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:46:48 GMT
    Carthage, MO -What: Holiday FestivalWhere: Fair Acres Family YMCA (2600 S. Grand Ave, Carthage, MO)When: Saturday, November 8th, 6PMLive and Silent AuctionsFood VendorsTickets are $10 eachFor any more questions call (417)-358-9995 head over to www.fairacresymca.orgMore >>
    Carthage, MO -What: Holiday FestivalWhere: Fair Acres Family YMCA (2600 S. Grand Ave, Carthage, MO)When: Saturday, November 8th, 6PMLive and Silent AuctionsFood VendorsTickets are $10 eachFor any more questions call (417)-358-9995 head over to www.fairacresymca.orgMore >>
  • Official Charges in Thomas Murder Made

    Official Charges in Thomas Murder Made

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-10-15 16:09:51 GMT
    Corbin Joseph Spragg: charged with first degree murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery;
    Bryan Levi Bridges: charged with first degree murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery; 



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    Corbin Joseph Spragg: charged with first degree murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery;
    Bryan Levi Bridges: charged with first degree murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery; 




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  • Dexter's Haunted Funeral House

    Dexter's Haunted Funeral House

    Monday, October 13 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:10:11 GMT
    Where: 323 SO,. Kansas - Columbus, KSWhen: Doors open Every Friday Saturday at 7PM til MidnightConcessions served by Columbus Mini CheerMore >>
    Where: 323 SO,. Kansas - Columbus, KSWhen: Doors open Every Friday Saturday at 7PM til MidnightConcessions served by Columbus Mini CheerMore >>
  • SEK Art Fest auctions off fiberglass footballs

    SEK Art Fest auctions off fiberglass footballs

    Sunday, October 12 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-10-13 00:30:37 GMT
    The SEK Art Fest held its auction for the 24 large-scale art pieces. Designed by regional artists, the footballs were part of SEK Art fest's public art installation to inspire and support art in the area. More >>
    The SEK Art Fest held its auction for the 24 large-scale art pieces. Designed by regional artists, the footballs were part of SEK Art fest's public art installation to inspire and support art in the area. More >>
  • Kids get a view from above with a free airplane ride at Pittsburg Airport

    Kids get a view from above with a free airplane ride at Pittsburg Airport

    Saturday, October 11 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-10-12 02:29:01 GMT
    Area flight instructors and pilots offered kids 8 to 17-years-old the chance to learn about aviation. More >>
    Area flight instructors and pilots offered kids 8 to 17-years-old the chance to learn about aviation. More >>
  • Hot air balloon regatta held in Columbus, KS

    Hot air balloon regatta held in Columbus, KS

    Saturday, October 11 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-10-12 00:51:00 GMT
    17 balloonists from across the Four States take on the overcast skies for a hot air balloon regatta in Columbus, KS.More >>
    17 balloonists from across the Four States take on the overcast skies for a hot air balloon regatta in Columbus, KS.More >>
  • Fatal crash east of Miami kills pedestrian

    Fatal crash east of Miami kills pedestrian

    Saturday, October 11 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-10-12 01:05:33 GMT
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is currently working the scene of a found body located on Highway 10, east of Miami. No other details are currently available.More >>
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is currently working the scene of a found body located on Highway 10, east of Miami. No other details are currently available.More >>
  • New ice cream shop in Galena puts a unique twist on the sweet treat

    New ice cream shop in Galena puts a unique twist on the sweet treat

    Monday, October 13 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-10-13 13:28:25 GMT

    A new ice cream shop in downtown Galena, Kan. adds a mad science twist to a traditional treat.

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    A new ice cream shop in downtown Galena, Kan. adds a mad science twist to a traditional treat.

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  • New pre-game tradition established at Pittsburg State University

    New pre-game tradition established at Pittsburg State University

    Saturday, October 11 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-10-11 21:45:50 GMT
    The Pittsburg State University football team now has a new pre-game tradition. As part of homecoming festivities, university officials held a formal unveiling of the new Champions Plaza outside the football stadium.More >>
    The Pittsburg State University football team now has a new pre-game tradition. As part of homecoming festivities, university officials held a formal unveiling of the new Champions Plaza outside the football stadium.More >>
  • Route 66 Mother Road Bike Tour draws out nearly 100 cyclists

    Route 66 Mother Road Bike Tour draws out nearly 100 cyclists

    Saturday, October 11 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-10-11 16:05:30 GMT
    Nearly 100 bicyclists battled the rainy weather this morning to tour the Mother Road. Beginning in Carthage, MO, participants in the Route 66 Mother Road Bike Tour chose between five different routes, ranging from 15 to 100 miles.More >>
    Nearly 100 bicyclists battled the rainy weather this morning to tour the Mother Road. Beginning in Carthage, MO, participants in the Route 66 Mother Road Bike Tour chose between five different routes, ranging from 15 to 100 miles.More >>
  • 2nd Arrest Made in Pittsburg Homicide

    2nd Arrest Made in Pittsburg Homicide

    Saturday, October 11 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-10-11 21:09:29 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - A second arrest has been made in connection to the October 9, 2014 Taylor Thomas homicide. Darius Euell Rainey, age 21 of Pittsburg, KS was arressted, transported to the Crawford County Jail and booked in for the following offences:
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    Pittsburg, KS - A second arrest has been made in connection to the October 9, 2014 Taylor Thomas homicide. Darius Euell Rainey, age 21 of Pittsburg, KS was arressted, transported to the Crawford County Jail and booked in for the following offences:More >>
  • Flash flooding in Miami, OK leaves nearly 10 side streets closed

    Flash flooding in Miami, OK leaves nearly 10 side streets closed

    Friday, October 10 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-10-10 23:37:22 GMT
    Flash flooding in Miami, OK leaves more than a dozen roads closed. City emergency management officials estimate they have received more than five inches of rain since 2:00 this morning. Highway 69-A and the truck route are now open, but eight to ten side streets throughout the city remain closed.More >>
    Flash flooding in Miami, OK leaves more than a dozen roads closed. City emergency management officials estimate they have received more than five inches of rain since 2:00 this morning. Highway 69-A and the truck route are now open, but eight to ten side streets throughout the city remain closed.More >>
  • Labette Health Home Care Earns an Excellence Through Insight Award for Overall Outpatient Satisfaction

    Labette Health Home Care Earns an Excellence Through Insight Award for Overall Outpatient Satisfaction

    Friday, October 10 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-10-10 21:20:22 GMT
    PARSONS, Kan.—Labette Health Home Care was recently recognized with an Excellence through Insight award for “Overall Outpatient Satisfaction” for small hospitals by HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM).Labette Health Home Care was awarded this honor for its commitment to excellence in patient care. To qualify for an award, a hospital must have been a patient satisfaction-tracking client of HealthStream in 2013, scored in the 75th percentile or higher, and surveyed a minimum of 100 patients. Labe...More >>
    PARSONS, Kan.—Labette Health Home Care was recently recognized with an Excellence through Insight award for “Overall Outpatient Satisfaction” for small hospitals by HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM).Labette Health Home Care was awarded this honor for its commitment to excellence in patient care. To qualify for an award, a hospital must have been a patient satisfaction-tracking client of HealthStream in 2013, scored in the 75th percentile or higher, and surveyed a minimum of 100 patients. Labe...More >>
  • Pittsburg Airport Young Eagles Event

    Pittsburg Airport Young Eagles Event

    Friday, October 10 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-10-10 21:17:58 GMT
    What: Free Airplane RideWhere: Pittsburg AirportWho: For kids between the ages of 8 and 17Sponsored by EAA Young Eagles, the kids will get to see some cool planes on display, talk to local pilots, learn about flying, and get a short ride. After their ride they get a certificate that makes them official “Young Eagles”!Registration starts at 8:00 am and the flights begin at 9:00 and go on until 2:00 pm. Parents/guardians must be present to complete a consent form. Flights are on a first-come, f...More >>
    What: Free Airplane RideWhere: Pittsburg AirportWho: For kids between the ages of 8 and 17Sponsored by EAA Young Eagles, the kids will get to see some cool planes on display, talk to local pilots, learn about flying, and get a short ride. After their ride they get a certificate that makes them official “Young Eagles”!Registration starts at 8:00 am and the flights begin at 9:00 and go on until 2:00 pm. Parents/guardians must be present to complete a consent form. Flights are on a first-come, f...More >>
  • Integrity Home Care Employees Receive Awards; Welcome new employees

    Integrity Home Care Employees Receive Awards; Welcome new employees

    Friday, October 10 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-10-10 21:11:48 GMT
    Award Recipients: Joni Blake & Rebecca WallaceAward Recipients: Joni Blake & Rebecca Wallace
    Joplin, MO - Integrity Home Care is pleased to announce that Joni Blake and Rebecca Wallace received the Administrative Support Staff Award from the Missouri In-home Council at their annual banquet. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Integrity Home Care staff has been the recipients of this prestigious award, and wants to congratulate Joni and Rebecca on this top honor.Integrity Home Care participated in the American Heart Association Four States Heart Walk held on September 27, 2014 at th...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Integrity Home Care is pleased to announce that Joni Blake and Rebecca Wallace received the Administrative Support Staff Award from the Missouri In-home Council at their annual banquet. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Integrity Home Care staff has been the recipients of this prestigious award, and wants to congratulate Joni and Rebecca on this top honor.Integrity Home Care participated in the American Heart Association Four States Heart Walk held on September 27, 2014 at th...More >>
  • Carl Junction man wanted by federal authorities now in custody

    Carl Junction man wanted by federal authorities now in custody

    Thursday, October 9 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-10-10 02:04:28 GMT
    A Carl Junction man wanted by federal authorities is now in custody. A standoff this morning in a Joplin neighborhood results in three arrests, one of which was of a suspect under a federal warrant. Some residents in the neighborhood are concerned about their safety.More >>
    A Carl Junction man wanted by federal authorities is now in custody. A standoff this morning in a Joplin neighborhood results in three arrests, one of which was of a suspect under a federal warrant. Some residents in the neighborhood are concerned about their safety.More >>
  • Missouri Arts Council awards 337 annual grants statewide

    Missouri Arts Council awards 337 annual grants statewide

    Thursday, October 9 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-10-09 20:40:52 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —The Missouri Arts Council is awarding 337 annual grants for fiscal year 2015 for a total of $4.3 million. In addition to the annual grant awards, approximately $350,000 will be awarded for monthly grants this fiscal year.In addition to the annual grant awards, approximately $350,000 will be awarded for monthly grants during the 2015 fiscal year from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. One type of monthly grant, the Big Yellow School Bus, helps schools meet the transportation c...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —The Missouri Arts Council is awarding 337 annual grants for fiscal year 2015 for a total of $4.3 million. In addition to the annual grant awards, approximately $350,000 will be awarded for monthly grants this fiscal year.In addition to the annual grant awards, approximately $350,000 will be awarded for monthly grants during the 2015 fiscal year from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. One type of monthly grant, the Big Yellow School Bus, helps schools meet the transportation c...More >>
  • Walmart Hiring for Approximately 30 Jobs for New Anderson Walmart Neighborhood Market

    Walmart Hiring for Approximately 30 Jobs for New Anderson Walmart Neighborhood Market

    Thursday, October 9 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-10-09 19:46:08 GMT
    Neosho, MO -WHAT: Walmart will hire approximately 30 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this winter in Anderson. A hiring kiosk is available inside the Neosho Walmart Supercenter at 3200 Lusk Drive.Applications will be accepted 24 hours, seven days a week. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.Through Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably...More >>
    Neosho, MO -WHAT: Walmart will hire approximately 30 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this winter in Anderson. A hiring kiosk is available inside the Neosho Walmart Supercenter at 3200 Lusk Drive.Applications will be accepted 24 hours, seven days a week. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.Through Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably...More >>
  • Southeast Debate/Forensics named among top 10% nationwide

    Southeast Debate/Forensics named among top 10% nationwide

    Thursday, October 9 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-10-09 19:40:27 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - The Southeast Debate/Forensics learned on Wednesday that the National Speech and Debate Association has ranked them among the top 10% of schools nationwide. The honor came after the team amassed over 100 degrees last year, earning membership in the NSDA's prestigious 100 Club.Students earn points and Degrees in the NSDA's honor society based on competitive and service-related activities. Degrees range from the Degree of Merit at 25 points to the Degree of Premier Distinction at...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - The Southeast Debate/Forensics learned on Wednesday that the National Speech and Debate Association has ranked them among the top 10% of schools nationwide. The honor came after the team amassed over 100 degrees last year, earning membership in the NSDA's prestigious 100 Club.Students earn points and Degrees in the NSDA's honor society based on competitive and service-related activities. Degrees range from the Degree of Merit at 25 points to the Degree of Premier Distinction at...More >>
  • 12th Annual "Too Cold for Ice Cream" Chili Run

    12th Annual "Too Cold for Ice Cream" Chili Run

    Thursday, October 9 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-10-09 19:09:03 GMT
    What: Chili RunWhen: Sunday, October 26, 2014; 10AM to 3PMWhere: North Side of the Neosho SquarePublic sampling and voting will determine who has "the best chili".Open to the public Anyone can win.Cash Prizes to winner and first runner upPublic sampling is only $5; Sampling starts at 10AMFor more information call Brother Paul at (417)-389-3301 or Brother Tim (417)-499-2481Entry form can be picked up at Hideout Harley Davidson, West 60 Cycle, Oak Ridge Pawn, and Neosho City Hall. Team entry fe...More >>
    What: Chili RunWhen: Sunday, October 26, 2014; 10AM to 3PMWhere: North Side of the Neosho SquarePublic sampling and voting will determine who has "the best chili".Open to the public Anyone can win.Cash Prizes to winner and first runner upPublic sampling is only $5; Sampling starts at 10AMFor more information call Brother Paul at (417)-389-3301 or Brother Tim (417)-499-2481Entry form can be picked up at Hideout Harley Davidson, West 60 Cycle, Oak Ridge Pawn, and Neosho City Hall. Team entry fe...More >>
  • PSU Student Broadcasters Receive Regional Recognition

    PSU Student Broadcasters Receive Regional Recognition

    Thursday, October 9 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-10-09 17:31:15 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Student broadcasters from Pittsburg State University were honored seven times at the 2014 South Central Regional Broadcasting Conference in Edmond, Okla.Students from PSU competed in a variety of audio and video production categories against students from several other states including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas.Assistant Professor Trent Kling said the showing represents the growth of the program over the last several years.“We are starting to turn some...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Student broadcasters from Pittsburg State University were honored seven times at the 2014 South Central Regional Broadcasting Conference in Edmond, Okla.Students from PSU competed in a variety of audio and video production categories against students from several other states including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas.Assistant Professor Trent Kling said the showing represents the growth of the program over the last several years.“We are starting to turn some...More >>
  • U.S 69 project will complete 4-Lane connection between KC & Pittsburg

    U.S 69 project will complete 4-Lane connection between KC & Pittsburg

    Thursday, October 9 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-10-09 17:25:28 GMT
    Arma, KS - A project that will achieve the long-sought goal of a four-lane highway the entire length of U.S. 69 between Kansas City and Pittsburg was announced today at Arma.The six-mile project on U.S. 69 known as the “Arma Connection” was announced by Gov. Sam Brownback during a special event within sight of the highway.“Today we are keeping the promise we made to deliver funding for the ‘Arma Connection,'” said Gov. Brownback. “As a result, the decades-old vision of a four-lane U.S. 69 bet...More >>
    Arma, KS - A project that will achieve the long-sought goal of a four-lane highway the entire length of U.S. 69 between Kansas City and Pittsburg was announced today at Arma.The six-mile project on U.S. 69 known as the “Arma Connection” was announced by Gov. Sam Brownback during a special event within sight of the highway.“Today we are keeping the promise we made to deliver funding for the ‘Arma Connection,'” said Gov. Brownback. “As a result, the decades-old vision of a four-lane U.S. 69 bet...More >>
  • Standoff in Joplin

    Standoff in Joplin

    Thursday, October 9 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-10-09 16:59:41 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin SWAT team ended a standoff this morning near 8th McKinley. Joseph Endicott was taken into custody shortly after 9AM. He is wanted on a U.S. Marshall's warrant for weapons violations. Authorities say Endicott is a known associate of the Joplin Honkeys.Statement from Lt. Matt Stewart:"We just received some information that he was in this house. He is a suspect that we have been looking for for a little while. This suspect was also involved in an altercation in Lawrence ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The Joplin SWAT team ended a standoff this morning near 8th McKinley. Joseph Endicott was taken into custody shortly after 9AM. He is wanted on a U.S. Marshall's warrant for weapons violations. Authorities say Endicott is a known associate of the Joplin Honkeys.Statement from Lt. Matt Stewart:"We just received some information that he was in this house. He is a suspect that we have been looking for for a little while. This suspect was also involved in an altercation in Lawrence ...More >>
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks resurgence of the state's auto industry

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon talks resurgence of the state's auto industry

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-10-09 02:36:03 GMT
    "It's a pattern we're seeing in every corner of our state, up and down the automotive assembly line," said Governor Jay Nixon. Four years ago, the state of Missouri was losing auto industry jobs, said the governor. Now, it's creating them. More >>
    "It's a pattern we're seeing in every corner of our state, up and down the automotive assembly line," said Governor Jay Nixon. Four years ago, the state of Missouri was losing auto industry jobs, said the governor. Now, it's creating them. More >>
  • Mt Vernon VA Clinic Update

    Mt Vernon VA Clinic Update

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-10-08 23:15:11 GMT
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement after the VA's announcement that it has reached an interim agreement to keep open the VA's community-based outpatient clinic in Mt. Vernon, which was scheduled to close this month:“This agreement to keep open the Mt. Vernon facility is a real victory for the many veterans who depend on it for quality, specialized care. The clinic is home to a variety of critical rehabilitative services, including treatment for t...More >>
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today released the following statement after the VA's announcement that it has reached an interim agreement to keep open the VA's community-based outpatient clinic in Mt. Vernon, which was scheduled to close this month:“This agreement to keep open the Mt. Vernon facility is a real victory for the many veterans who depend on it for quality, specialized care. The clinic is home to a variety of critical rehabilitative services, including treatment for t...More >>
  • PSU updates internal investigation

    PSU updates internal investigation

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-10-08 22:34:00 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University announced today that it had accepted the resignation of Professor and former MBA Program Director Michael Muoghalu. The resignation comes after an internal review involving the program's financial affairs.“We discovered some questionable financial procedures during an internal inquiry in May,” said Chris Kelly, associate vice president for university marketing and communication. “Dr. Muoghalu was placed on unpaid administrative leave shortly after th...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg State University announced today that it had accepted the resignation of Professor and former MBA Program Director Michael Muoghalu. The resignation comes after an internal review involving the program's financial affairs.“We discovered some questionable financial procedures during an internal inquiry in May,” said Chris Kelly, associate vice president for university marketing and communication. “Dr. Muoghalu was placed on unpaid administrative leave shortly after th...More >>
  • U.S.S. Missouri Sailors return to tour city's recovery area

    U.S.S. Missouri Sailors return to tour city's recovery area

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-10-08 22:12:32 GMT
    Joplin, MO - In the aftermath of May 22, 2011, eight sailors from the U.S.S. Missouri (SSN-780) volunteered to come to Missouri to help their namesake state. They were assigned to the AmeriCorps unit (under the direction of Bruce Bailey, Missouri Coordinator) and provided leadership and "muscle “in cleaning up several areas in and around Joplin.Moving forward - The Captain of the U.S.S. Missouri (Commander) Mike Luckett, his wife, Natasha, and three sailors from the current crew will visit Jo...More >>
    Joplin, MO - In the aftermath of May 22, 2011, eight sailors from the U.S.S. Missouri (SSN-780) volunteered to come to Missouri to help their namesake state. They were assigned to the AmeriCorps unit (under the direction of Bruce Bailey, Missouri Coordinator) and provided leadership and "muscle “in cleaning up several areas in and around Joplin.Moving forward - The Captain of the U.S.S. Missouri (Commander) Mike Luckett, his wife, Natasha, and three sailors from the current crew will visit Jo...More >>
  • PSU mourns death of contract employee in traffic accident

    PSU mourns death of contract employee in traffic accident

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-10-08 22:02:59 GMT
    Lamar, MO - Michael Breneman, who worked as contracted energy conservation specialist, died in a one-car traffic accident late Tuesday night on 126, 20 miles west of Lamar, MO.Accident occurred as his vehicle travelled off the left side of the road, and struck a driveway embankment causing the vehicle to overturn and strike a utility pole.Breneman, 37 of Asbury, MO, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dr. Tucker Jostra. Next of kin was notified.Statement from Dr. Steve Scott, PSU Presiden...More >>
    Lamar, MO - Michael Breneman, who worked as contracted energy conservation specialist, died in a one-car traffic accident late Tuesday night on 126, 20 miles west of Lamar, MO.Accident occurred as his vehicle travelled off the left side of the road, and struck a driveway embankment causing the vehicle to overturn and strike a utility pole.Breneman, 37 of Asbury, MO, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dr. Tucker Jostra. Next of kin was notified.Statement from Dr. Steve Scott, PSU Presiden...More >>
  • Children's Fall Festival

    Children's Fall Festival

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-10-08 20:43:59 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Abundant Life Campus is hosting a children's Fall Festival for children 3 years old -13 years old on Friday, October 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Abundant Life Campus is located at 6863 E. Newman Road. This FREE event will feature pizza, games, prizes, bounce house, painting, candy,cotton candy, popcorn, and lots of fun!!!! Abundant Life Campus is located at 6863 E. Newman Road. This event is co-sponsored by Cathedral High school, a volunteer group coming to Joplin for this event. This is...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Abundant Life Campus is hosting a children's Fall Festival for children 3 years old -13 years old on Friday, October 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Abundant Life Campus is located at 6863 E. Newman Road. This FREE event will feature pizza, games, prizes, bounce house, painting, candy,cotton candy, popcorn, and lots of fun!!!! Abundant Life Campus is located at 6863 E. Newman Road. This event is co-sponsored by Cathedral High school, a volunteer group coming to Joplin for this event. This is...More >>
  • Route 66 Sweet Street

    Route 66 Sweet Street

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-10-08 20:37:47 GMT
    Who: Miami First Assembly of GodWhat: Route 66 Sweet StreetWhen: October 31st, 5:30PM to 8:30PMWhere: Main Street in Miami (Route 66)A family focused event that is a safe alternative to trick or treating from house to house.There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, and a ton of candy for the whole family. There will also be vendors available like big daddy's BBQ, Pizza Hut, and other tasty treats. Some of the attractions will be the 20+ inflatab...More >>
    Who: Miami First Assembly of GodWhat: Route 66 Sweet StreetWhen: October 31st, 5:30PM to 8:30PMWhere: Main Street in Miami (Route 66)A family focused event that is a safe alternative to trick or treating from house to house.There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, and a ton of candy for the whole family. There will also be vendors available like big daddy's BBQ, Pizza Hut, and other tasty treats. Some of the attractions will be the 20+ inflatab...More >>
  • Lt. Govenor Recognizes 2014 Kansas Health Champions

    Lt. Govenor Recognizes 2014 Kansas Health Champions

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-10-08 20:16:44 GMT
    MANHATTAN— Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., presented the 2014 Kansas Health Champion Awards to the following individuals and organizations today during the third annual Kansas Obesity Summit:Individual Health Champion: Karla Stenzel (Wichita)Organizational Health Champion: Thrive Allen County (Iola)Partner Health Champion: Kansas Health Foundation (Wichita)Individual Honorable Mention: Ellen Young (Lawrence)Organizational Honorable Mention: Standard Motor Products (Independence)...More >>
    MANHATTAN— Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., presented the 2014 Kansas Health Champion Awards to the following individuals and organizations today during the third annual Kansas Obesity Summit:Individual Health Champion: Karla Stenzel (Wichita)Organizational Health Champion: Thrive Allen County (Iola)Partner Health Champion: Kansas Health Foundation (Wichita)Individual Honorable Mention: Ellen Young (Lawrence)Organizational Honorable Mention: Standard Motor Products (Independence)...More >>
  • MO Auditor cites issues with closed meetings

    MO Auditor cites issues with closed meetings

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-10-08 19:27:42 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) says too many public entities are violating state laws about closed meetings.Schweich released a report Tuesday showing that about 15 percent the nearly 300 entities he audited over the previous two years had some of sort of problems complying with the state's Sunshine Law.That's an improvement from the nearly 20 percent problem rate during audits conducted in 2010 and 2011. But Schweich says there is plenty of room for more improveme...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) says too many public entities are violating state laws about closed meetings.Schweich released a report Tuesday showing that about 15 percent the nearly 300 entities he audited over the previous two years had some of sort of problems complying with the state's Sunshine Law.That's an improvement from the nearly 20 percent problem rate during audits conducted in 2010 and 2011. But Schweich says there is plenty of room for more improveme...More >>
  • Bennett Pre-Trial

    Bennett Pre-Trial

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-10-08 19:01:42 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - 1:22PM - Judge Finds probable cuase to bind Bennett on all counts. Arrainment to be held Feb. 19th in Parsons 1:13PM - Court Back In Session 11:48AM - Defense calls no witnesses; Court in recess.More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - 1:22PM - Judge Finds probable cuase to bind Bennett on all counts. Arrainment to be held Feb. 19th in Parsons 1:13PM - Court Back In Session 11:48AM - Defense calls no witnesses; Court in recess.More >>
  • Nine Joplin residents among those indicted in meth conspiracy

    Nine Joplin residents among those indicted in meth conspiracy

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-10-08 16:58:36 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 11 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Joplin, Mo., area.Miriam Deleon, 33, of Brownsville, Texas, her brother, Jose Luis Deleon, Jr., 35, and Jack Holguin, 45, Ashley Lynn Mobley, 30, Brian Ashton, 29, Jeremy McClean, 32, Billy Duane Henson, 60, Eric Allen Meyer, 31, Brian Stark, 40, and Ju...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 11 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Joplin, Mo., area.Miriam Deleon, 33, of Brownsville, Texas, her brother, Jose Luis Deleon, Jr., 35, and Jack Holguin, 45, Ashley Lynn Mobley, 30, Brian Ashton, 29, Jeremy McClean, 32, Billy Duane Henson, 60, Eric Allen Meyer, 31, Brian Stark, 40, and Ju...More >>
  • Couple Pleads Guilty to $99,000 Social Security Fraud

    Couple Pleads Guilty to $99,000 Social Security Fraud

    Tuesday, October 7 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-10-07 19:54:39 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, MO – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., husband and wife pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements as part of a $99,000 scheme to defraud Social Security.Reta Jo Carpenter, 53, and her husband, Oren Daniel Carpenter, 52, both of Nevada, each waived their right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty in separate appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to making false statement...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, MO – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., husband and wife pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements as part of a $99,000 scheme to defraud Social Security.Reta Jo Carpenter, 53, and her husband, Oren Daniel Carpenter, 52, both of Nevada, each waived their right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty in separate appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to making false statement...More >>
  • 4-H members get a taste of college life while participating in a clothing competition

    4-H members get a taste of college life while participating in a clothing competition

    Tuesday, October 7 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-10-07 19:04:16 GMT
    CARTHAGE, MO –Hannah Andrews, Abigail Dumm, Livia Dumm, MaKensey Dumm and Reagan Dumm from Jasper County were among 107 Missouri youth that participated in a clothing construction and consumerism contest during State 4-H Fashion Review on September 13 on the University of Missouri campus.“This contest is designed to be fun, while helping youth enhance their skills and knowledge about sewing, garment selection, knitting and crotchet and the importance of setting and achieving goals,” said Alis...More >>
    CARTHAGE, MO –Hannah Andrews, Abigail Dumm, Livia Dumm, MaKensey Dumm and Reagan Dumm from Jasper County were among 107 Missouri youth that participated in a clothing construction and consumerism contest during State 4-H Fashion Review on September 13 on the University of Missouri campus.“This contest is designed to be fun, while helping youth enhance their skills and knowledge about sewing, garment selection, knitting and crotchet and the importance of setting and achieving goals,” said Alis...More >>
  • Southwest Missouri man expresses concern over misuse of handicapped parking spaces

    Southwest Missouri man expresses concern over misuse of handicapped parking spaces

    Monday, October 6 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-10-07 01:40:33 GMT
    To use a disabled parking space or access aisle, there are rules. More >>
    To use a disabled parking space or access aisle, there are rules. More >>
  • Local healthcare professionals discuss Joplin's plan of action on Ebola

    Local healthcare professionals discuss Joplin's plan of action on Ebola

    Monday, October 6 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-10-06 23:55:25 GMT
    The Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa and six cases have now been reported in the United States. While it is not an airborne virus, local healthcare professionals say isolation and containment are key in preventing its spread.More >>
    The Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa and six cases have now been reported in the United States. While it is not an airborne virus, local healthcare professionals say isolation and containment are key in preventing its spread.More >>
  • Joplin Planning Department Looks To Separate from Public Works Department

    Joplin Planning Department Looks To Separate from Public Works Department

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:08:54 GMT
     The joplin city council considers some re-organization in city government. After changes to the joplin public works department caused some setbacks, officials are looking to fix the problem. At tonight's city council meeting, members will discuss how to make the city structure more traditional  -- and that means separating one division into its own department.

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     The joplin city council considers some re-organization in city government. After changes to the joplin public works department caused some setbacks, officials are looking to fix the problem. At tonight's city council meeting, members will discuss how to make the city structure more traditional  -- and that means separating one division into its own department.

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  • NEO announces Bobby Carder as the 2014 Award of Merit recipient

    NEO announces Bobby Carder as the 2014 Award of Merit recipient

    Monday, October 6 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-10-06 20:36:31 GMT
    Miami, Okla. – Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 – Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) announced Bobby Carder as this year's Award of Merit recipient. Carder will be honored during NEO's homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. This year's homecoming theme is “There is No Place Like Homecoming.”“Bobby is a great ambassador for NEO AM College and more than deserving of this honor,” said Jennifer Hessee, executive director of the NEO Development Foundation. “He is a very passionate...More >>
    Miami, Okla. – Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 – Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO) announced Bobby Carder as this year's Award of Merit recipient. Carder will be honored during NEO's homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. This year's homecoming theme is “There is No Place Like Homecoming.”“Bobby is a great ambassador for NEO AM College and more than deserving of this honor,” said Jennifer Hessee, executive director of the NEO Development Foundation. “He is a very passionate...More >>
  • Prescribed Burn at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Prescribed Burn at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Monday, October 6 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-10-06 18:18:45 GMT
    Diamond, Missouri – Superintendent James Heaney announced today that George Washington Carver National Monument is making plans for a prescription burn, likely to be held this week. Because prescribed burns are so dependent on weather conditions, a block of time has been identified for the month of October to conduct the burn.Approximately 3 acres will be burned at the park. The burn will be conducted under the guidance of National Park Service fire personnel. The objective of the controlled ...More >>
    Diamond, Missouri – Superintendent James Heaney announced today that George Washington Carver National Monument is making plans for a prescription burn, likely to be held this week. Because prescribed burns are so dependent on weather conditions, a block of time has been identified for the month of October to conduct the burn.Approximately 3 acres will be burned at the park. The burn will be conducted under the guidance of National Park Service fire personnel. The objective of the controlled ...More >>
  • Registration is Underway 2014 Neosho Christmas Parade

    Registration is Underway 2014 Neosho Christmas Parade

    Monday, October 6 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-10-06 17:49:37 GMT
    Neosho, MO - Registration is underway for the 2014 Neosho Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. Entry forms are available online at www.neoshocc.com or at the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, 216 W. Spring Street.Last year's lighted parade was an overwhelming success. All floats and commercial entries should be lighted. The theme for this year's parade is “Christmas Around the World”. We would like each float to represent Christmas traditions in ano...More >>
    Neosho, MO - Registration is underway for the 2014 Neosho Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. Entry forms are available online at www.neoshocc.com or at the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, 216 W. Spring Street.Last year's lighted parade was an overwhelming success. All floats and commercial entries should be lighted. The theme for this year's parade is “Christmas Around the World”. We would like each float to represent Christmas traditions in ano...More >>
  • USD 247 Special Election Tomorrow

    USD 247 Special Election Tomorrow

    Monday, October 6 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-10-06 17:33:45 GMT
    Special Election DetailsSummary of question for voters: Should the USD 247 Board of Education be allowed to collect up to 8 mils for Capital Outlay expenses?Date: Tuesday October 7, 2014Open to registered voters living within USD 247 territoryAdvanced ballot voting available at Crawford County courthouseIn person voting at designated locations for each precinct on day of Special ElectionWhy the resolution is being proposed now$450,000 lost in past two years alone due to state cuts and declini...More >>
    Special Election DetailsSummary of question for voters: Should the USD 247 Board of Education be allowed to collect up to 8 mils for Capital Outlay expenses?Date: Tuesday October 7, 2014Open to registered voters living within USD 247 territoryAdvanced ballot voting available at Crawford County courthouseIn person voting at designated locations for each precinct on day of Special ElectionWhy the resolution is being proposed now$450,000 lost in past two years alone due to state cuts and declini...More >>
  • Two suspects involved in early morning stabbing

    Two suspects involved in early morning stabbing

    Monday, October 6 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-10-06 16:52:19 GMT
    Authorities in Benton County (Arkansas) say 21-year-old Toby Hernandez allegedly stabbed a man 68 times and struck him with a baseball bat. A sheriff deputy spotted the reported stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Officers arrested Hernandez and female juvenile also in the vehicle. The deputies say there was blood on the girl's clothing. Hernandez is charged in Benton County with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and first degree battery.He is also facing charges in Ottawa County (Okla...More >>
    Authorities in Benton County (Arkansas) say 21-year-old Toby Hernandez allegedly stabbed a man 68 times and struck him with a baseball bat. A sheriff deputy spotted the reported stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Officers arrested Hernandez and female juvenile also in the vehicle. The deputies say there was blood on the girl's clothing. Hernandez is charged in Benton County with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and first degree battery.He is also facing charges in Ottawa County (Okla...More >>
  • 5th Annual Circuit Riding Preacher

    5th Annual Circuit Riding Preacher

    Monday, October 6 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-10-06 16:39:27 GMT
    Who: Chetopa-Bartlett-Edna charge of the United Methodist ChurchWhat: Heritage SundayWhen: Sunday, November 2, 2014Schedule:8:00 Breakfast at Chetopa8:30 Chetopa Service9:00 Begin 9 Mile Trail Ride to Bartlett11:15 Arrive at Bartlett End of Trail Ride11:30 Bartlett Service12:30 Lunch at Bartlett4:00 Gunfight Downtown Edna4:30 Concert and Service at Edna UMC6:00 Chili Feed/Cookoff at Edna UMC6:30 Raffle DrawingsFor more information call: Pastor Lane Roberts at (620)-922-3306More >>
    Who: Chetopa-Bartlett-Edna charge of the United Methodist ChurchWhat: Heritage SundayWhen: Sunday, November 2, 2014Schedule:8:00 Breakfast at Chetopa8:30 Chetopa Service9:00 Begin 9 Mile Trail Ride to Bartlett11:15 Arrive at Bartlett End of Trail Ride11:30 Bartlett Service12:30 Lunch at Bartlett4:00 Gunfight Downtown Edna4:30 Concert and Service at Edna UMC6:00 Chili Feed/Cookoff at Edna UMC6:30 Raffle DrawingsFor more information call: Pastor Lane Roberts at (620)-922-3306More >>
  • Joplin pet owners gather in celebration of Feast Day

    Joplin pet owners gather in celebration of Feast Day

    Sunday, October 5 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-10-06 02:36:16 GMT
    The holiday was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi who is remembered for his kindness to animals.More >>
    The holiday was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi who is remembered for his kindness to animals.More >>
  • Pro-life supporters form giant life chain along Range Line Road

    Pro-life supporters form giant life chain along Range Line Road

    Sunday, October 5 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-10-06 02:23:16 GMT
    They gathered peacefully as they held up signs condemning abortion. Their efforts were to protect the well-being of child life in and out of the wombOne couple brought their grand children along to spread their personal message."I myself have lost a child," said Cameilla Prosser, protester, "I've actually lost two. So I can't even fathom, you know, destroying a human life."More people formed life chains throughout the region and country today.More >>
    They gathered peacefully as they held up signs condemning abortion. Their efforts were to protect the well-being of child life in and out of the wombOne couple brought their grand children along to spread their personal message."I myself have lost a child," said Cameilla Prosser, protester, "I've actually lost two. So I can't even fathom, you know, destroying a human life."More people formed life chains throughout the region and country today.More >>
  • Chanute woman dies in two car crash

    Chanute woman dies in two car crash

    Sunday, October 5 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-10-06 02:28:42 GMT
    A crash north of Erie at the intersection of Highway 59 and 160th Road leaves one woman dead.Sharon Rice, 57, died when she failed to yield and collided with another vehicle. More >>
    A crash north of Erie at the intersection of Highway 59 and 160th Road leaves one woman dead.Sharon Rice, 57, died when she failed to yield and collided with another vehicle. More >>
  • 10 layoffs and higher taxes hit Galena in order to balance budget

    10 layoffs and higher taxes hit Galena in order to balance budget

    Sunday, October 5 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-10-06 00:42:14 GMT
    In Galena, KS, 10 city employees are losing their jobs as city officials deal with budget woes and Galena residents will face higher taxes.More >>
    In Galena, KS, 10 city employees are losing their jobs as city officials deal with budget woes and Galena residents will face higher taxes.More >>
  • Via Christi Hospital holds blessing and dedication of new surgery center

    Via Christi Hospital holds blessing and dedication of new surgery center

    Sunday, October 5 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-10-06 00:26:36 GMT
    Board members, staff, construction workers and family and friends gathered to commemorate the hard work put into the state-of-the-art facility. More >>
    Board members, staff, construction workers and family and friends gathered to commemorate the hard work put into the state-of-the-art facility. More >>
  • Two juveniles charged in recent Galena arsons

    Two juveniles charged in recent Galena arsons

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:32:46 GMT
    Galena Police charge a 12-year-old and 13-year-old in connection with two recent arsons of abandoned homes.More >>
    Galena Police charge a 12-year-old and 13-year-old in connection with two recent arsons of abandoned homes.More >>
  • SWMO soldiers receive special farewell

    SWMO soldiers receive special farewell

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:30:55 GMT
    Southwest Missouri soldiers receive a special farewell before heading overseas.More >>
    Southwest Missouri soldiers receive a special farewell before heading overseas.More >>
  • MSSU celebrates homecoming with circus themed parade

    MSSU celebrates homecoming with circus themed parade

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:29:16 GMT
    Missouri Southern State University celebrates homecoming with a circus themed parade this year. More than 30 floats and cars participated, a long with 11 different marching bands from area schools.More >>
    Missouri Southern State University celebrates homecoming with a circus themed parade this year. More than 30 floats and cars participated, a long with 11 different marching bands from area schools.More >>
  • Galena Police Department raises donations at 5K run

    Galena Police Department raises donations at 5K run

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:27:23 GMT
    The Galena Police Department collects donations for its annual Toys for Tots drive at a 5K run in downtown Galena this evening.More >>
    The Galena Police Department collects donations for its annual Toys for Tots drive at a 5K run in downtown Galena this evening.More >>
  • Joplin Library hosts more than 20 local authors for book signing

    Joplin Library hosts more than 20 local authors for book signing

    Saturday, October 4 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-10-05 01:06:56 GMT
    Regional scribes represented their books, keeping copies on hand for purchase. The genres covered the spectrum, from kids reads to romance to suspense.More >>
    Regional scribes represented their books, keeping copies on hand for purchase. The genres covered the spectrum, from kids reads to romance to suspense.More >>
  • SEK Art Fest to Auction Off Footballs

    SEK Art Fest to Auction Off Footballs

    Friday, October 3 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-10-04 02:06:32 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Southeast Kansas Art Fest will host their second annual live auction on Sunday, October 12 at Meadowbrook Mall's commons area in Pittsburg, KS at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.Twenty-four large fiberglass footballs that were decorated by local artists will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the auction will go to fund future art projects and festivals in Crawford County.The footballs lined the streets of downtown Pittsburg from June o...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Southeast Kansas Art Fest will host their second annual live auction on Sunday, October 12 at Meadowbrook Mall's commons area in Pittsburg, KS at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.Twenty-four large fiberglass footballs that were decorated by local artists will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the auction will go to fund future art projects and festivals in Crawford County.The footballs lined the streets of downtown Pittsburg from June o...More >>
  • Library hosting local authors book signing event in Saturday, Oct. 4

    Library hosting local authors book signing event in Saturday, Oct. 4

    Friday, October 3 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-10-04 02:03:00 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On Saturday, October 4th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Joplin Public Library is pleased to host a local authors book signing event. Twenty-three authors from the surrounding area will be present with copies of their books available for purchase and signing.Authors who will be here are Lindsey Bell, Kasi Blake, Rodney Blaukat, LeAnn Campbell, Calvin Cassady, Matt Deighton, Sheila Dool, Meghan Fanning, Camille Faye, Sheila Gunlock, Dale Hoggatt, Nancy Hughes, Tierney James, Stewart J...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On Saturday, October 4th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Joplin Public Library is pleased to host a local authors book signing event. Twenty-three authors from the surrounding area will be present with copies of their books available for purchase and signing.Authors who will be here are Lindsey Bell, Kasi Blake, Rodney Blaukat, LeAnn Campbell, Calvin Cassady, Matt Deighton, Sheila Dool, Meghan Fanning, Camille Faye, Sheila Gunlock, Dale Hoggatt, Nancy Hughes, Tierney James, Stewart J...More >>
  • Habitat application period open

    Habitat application period open

    Friday, October 3 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-10-04 01:57:19 GMT
    Crawford County (KS) - Habitat for Humanity of Crawford Co is accepting applications for home ownership until Oct 31st. Applications can be downloaded at hfhcrawford.com, or I'll be happy to mail one.Interested folks can leave name, number, and mailing address at 232-3588.We do have a one-year Crawford Co residency requirement.Thanks so much for your support!More >>
    Crawford County (KS) - Habitat for Humanity of Crawford Co is accepting applications for home ownership until Oct 31st. Applications can be downloaded at hfhcrawford.com, or I'll be happy to mail one.Interested folks can leave name, number, and mailing address at 232-3588.We do have a one-year Crawford Co residency requirement.Thanks so much for your support!More >>
  • Vice President Delivers Message to Students and Joplin Citizens: You are the Heart & Soul of America

    Vice President Delivers Message to Students and Joplin Citizens: You are the Heart & Soul of America

    Friday, October 3 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-10-03 23:03:26 GMT
    The dedication of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology center drew dignitaries at the local state and federal level including Vice President Joe Biden who had a message not just for students but the city as a whole.Biden explained why it was important for him to come to Joplin calling the students, the citizens and all present, the heart and soul of America because we never bend or break.Biden said, "I'...More >>
    The dedication of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology center drew dignitaries at the local state and federal level including Vice President Joe Biden who had a message not just for students but the city as a whole.Biden explained why it was important for him to come to Joplin calling the students, the citizens and all present, the heart and soul of America because we never bend or break.Biden said, "I'...More >>
  • Vice President Biden praises JHS

    Vice President Biden praises JHS

    Friday, October 3 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-10-03 21:08:33 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Vice President Joe Biden praised Joplin at the dedication of a combined Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center that replaces one destroyed by a deadly tornado more than three years ago.More >>
    Joplin, MO - Vice President Joe Biden praised Joplin at the dedication of a combined Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center that replaces one destroyed by a deadly tornado more than three years ago.More >>
  • Carthage fire leaves home a total loss

    Carthage fire leaves home a total loss

    Thursday, October 2 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-10-03 00:29:29 GMT
    Fire officials say weather conditions created a challenge in responding to a house fire in Carthage this afternoon.More >>
    Fire officials say weather conditions created a challenge in responding to a house fire in Carthage this afternoon.More >>
  • JHS Prepares for Dedication and World Record Ribbon Cutting

    JHS Prepares for Dedication and World Record Ribbon Cutting

    Thursday, October 2 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-10-02 23:31:57 GMT
    The Joplin School District prepares for guests from Washington D.C. and a world record ribbon-cutting ceremony.On Friday, the district dedicates its newly built high school and technical center . Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arnie Duncan are scheduled to speak.The big event will include a six and half mile long ribbon.Students at Joplin high school are decorating doors for a homecoming competition....More >>
    The Joplin School District prepares for guests from Washington D.C. and a world record ribbon-cutting ceremony.On Friday, the district dedicates its newly built high school and technical center . Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arnie Duncan are scheduled to speak.The big event will include a six and half mile long ribbon.Students at Joplin high school are decorating doors for a homecoming competition....More >>
  • March of Dimes recognizes Freeman

    March of Dimes recognizes Freeman

    Thursday, October 2 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-10-02 23:22:21 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Freeman Health System is one of 19 hospitals in Missouri recognized by the March of Dimes for having zero elective early inductions or Cesarean deliveries performed before the 39th week of pregnancy.The March of Dimes said this gives more babies a healthy start in life, noting that babies delivered before full term are at increased risk of serious health problems and death in their first year of life.Freeman President and CEO Paula Baker said she is proud to see this recognition ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Freeman Health System is one of 19 hospitals in Missouri recognized by the March of Dimes for having zero elective early inductions or Cesarean deliveries performed before the 39th week of pregnancy.The March of Dimes said this gives more babies a healthy start in life, noting that babies delivered before full term are at increased risk of serious health problems and death in their first year of life.Freeman President and CEO Paula Baker said she is proud to see this recognition ...More >>
  • Joplin Memorial Half and Rebuild Joplin to Present New House to the Farren Family

    Joplin Memorial Half and Rebuild Joplin to Present New House to the Farren Family

    Thursday, October 2 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-10-02 23:17:26 GMT
    oplin, Mo, -- At 1004 E. Central St. in Joplin, the Joplin Memorial Half Operations Committee and Rebuild Joplin will present the Farren family with keys to their new home.The Joplin Memorial Half donated $30,000 to Rebuild Joplin in July of this year following the 2014 Joplin Memorial Run. Of that amount, $25,000 was matched by a grant from Rebuild Joplin, making it possible to build the Farren's new home.Audie Dennis, President of Active Lifestyle Events said "Active Lifestyles and the Jopl...More >>
    oplin, Mo, -- At 1004 E. Central St. in Joplin, the Joplin Memorial Half Operations Committee and Rebuild Joplin will present the Farren family with keys to their new home.The Joplin Memorial Half donated $30,000 to Rebuild Joplin in July of this year following the 2014 Joplin Memorial Run. Of that amount, $25,000 was matched by a grant from Rebuild Joplin, making it possible to build the Farren's new home.Audie Dennis, President of Active Lifestyle Events said "Active Lifestyles and the Jopl...More >>
  • Pedestrian hit in Crosswalk at busy Intersection

    Pedestrian hit in Crosswalk at busy Intersection

    Thursday, October 2 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-10-02 20:19:23 GMT
    PARSONS, KS — On Thursday morning, Parsons Police responded to the intersection of 16th Street and Main Street for a car-pedestrian accident.Dorothy Dietsche, 70, of Parsons was making a turn onto south 16th Street (US 59) from Main when she struck 66-year-old, Mary Cavitte also of Parsons. Cavitte was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.Cavitte was transported to Labette Health with unknown injuries. The accident is under investigation.More >>
    PARSONS, KS — On Thursday morning, Parsons Police responded to the intersection of 16th Street and Main Street for a car-pedestrian accident.Dorothy Dietsche, 70, of Parsons was making a turn onto south 16th Street (US 59) from Main when she struck 66-year-old, Mary Cavitte also of Parsons. Cavitte was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.Cavitte was transported to Labette Health with unknown injuries. The accident is under investigation.More >>
  • Governor Brownback announces $4 million in grants for domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Kansas

    Governor Brownback announces $4 million in grants for domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Kansas

    Thursday, October 2 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-10-02 19:36:42 GMT
    Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the grant recipients of the 2015 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Grant program. This $4 million state general funds program provides funds to support services, outreach, and training for community-based sexual and domestic violence victims and direct service providers.2015 SGF for DV/SA Grant AwardsAllen- Hope Unlimited $98,691Barton- Family Crisis Center, Inc. $165,308Butler- Family Life Center $71,969Cowley- Safe Homes $13...More >>
    Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the grant recipients of the 2015 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services Grant program. This $4 million state general funds program provides funds to support services, outreach, and training for community-based sexual and domestic violence victims and direct service providers.2015 SGF for DV/SA Grant AwardsAllen- Hope Unlimited $98,691Barton- Family Crisis Center, Inc. $165,308Butler- Family Life Center $71,969Cowley- Safe Homes $13...More >>
  • Joplin Blasters Officially Join American Association

    Joplin Blasters Officially Join American Association

    Thursday, October 2 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-10-02 17:52:06 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The American Association League Meetings have concluded after two days in Sioux City, Iowa and of the major decisions made was to officially include the Joplin Blasters as a member beginning immediately for the 2015 season.The Joplin Blaster will play in the South Division of the American Association along with the Amarillo Sox, Grand Prairie Airhogs, Laredo Lemurs and 2014 AA League Champions Wichita Wingnuts. The Blasters' will play a 100 game schedule beginning in May of 2015,...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The American Association League Meetings have concluded after two days in Sioux City, Iowa and of the major decisions made was to officially include the Joplin Blasters as a member beginning immediately for the 2015 season.The Joplin Blaster will play in the South Division of the American Association along with the Amarillo Sox, Grand Prairie Airhogs, Laredo Lemurs and 2014 AA League Champions Wichita Wingnuts. The Blasters' will play a 100 game schedule beginning in May of 2015,...More >>
  • Oxford Caregivers Recognized at Statewide Conference

    Oxford Caregivers Recognized at Statewide Conference

    Thursday, October 2 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-10-02 16:52:17 GMT
    Springfield, MO—Two outstanding Oxford HealthCare employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the annual conference of the Missouri Council for In-Home Services on September 16, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A.Janet Dean, an In-Home Aide in Springfield, was given the “Above and Beyond Caregiver” award, and Regina Bass, an In-Home LPN in Joplin, was recognized with the Professional Caregiver Award.The Missouri Council for In-Home Services advocates for community and in-home services for ...More >>
    Springfield, MO—Two outstanding Oxford HealthCare employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication at the annual conference of the Missouri Council for In-Home Services on September 16, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A.Janet Dean, an In-Home Aide in Springfield, was given the “Above and Beyond Caregiver” award, and Regina Bass, an In-Home LPN in Joplin, was recognized with the Professional Caregiver Award.The Missouri Council for In-Home Services advocates for community and in-home services for ...More >>
  • Arvest One Million Meals Campaign Reaches Halfway Point

    Arvest One Million Meals Campaign Reaches Halfway Point

    Thursday, October 2 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-10-02 16:37:52 GMT
    JOPLIN, Missouri - In early September, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its fourth annual 1 Million Meals campaign, which challenges bank associates, customers and communities to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need. Today, the bank announces the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to the goal of one million meals.Doug Doll, president of Arvest Bank for the Joplin region, said, “We are excited ...More >>
    JOPLIN, Missouri - In early September, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its fourth annual 1 Million Meals campaign, which challenges bank associates, customers and communities to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need. Today, the bank announces the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to the goal of one million meals.Doug Doll, president of Arvest Bank for the Joplin region, said, “We are excited ...More >>
  • Erie High School implements more modern family and consumer science program

    Erie High School implements more modern family and consumer science program

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-10-02 00:24:33 GMT
    Step into in Jill Goodwin's class and you'll see it's about life. Parenting. Finances. Cooking a healthy meal. Interior design. And even, preparing for birth.More >>
    Step into in Jill Goodwin's class and you'll see it's about life. Parenting. Finances. Cooking a healthy meal. Interior design. And even, preparing for birth.More >>
  • 3.0 Earthquake Rattles Residents in Southeast Kansas

    3.0 Earthquake Rattles Residents in Southeast Kansas

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:09:49 GMT
    While they aren't as common as tornadoes...earthquakes do have a history in Kansas. Tuesday's earthquake is considered minor, but it still leaves some a bit shaken up.More >>
    While they aren't as common as tornadoes...earthquakes do have a history in Kansas. Tuesday's earthquake is considered minor, but it still leaves some a bit shaken up.More >>
  • Oklahoma Grades Schools and Many Score D's and F's

    Oklahoma Grades Schools and Many Score D's and F's

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-10-01 22:28:52 GMT
    Some Oklahoma schools have received D's and F's on a state report card. It's a problem across the state where only sixteen percent of schools earned "A's" while eleven percent failed. That includes Wyandotte middle school.School officials hope to change that and their elementary scored higher than many others. At Wyandotte middle the principal says getting an “F” is, "It's a gut wrencher but on the flip side we kind...More >>
    Some Oklahoma schools have received D's and F's on a state report card. It's a problem across the state where only sixteen percent of schools earned "A's" while eleven percent failed. That includes Wyandotte middle school.School officials hope to change that and their elementary scored higher than many others. At Wyandotte middle the principal says getting an “F” is, "It's a gut wrencher but on the flip side we kind...More >>
  • Amazon Center in Coffeyville set to close

    Amazon Center in Coffeyville set to close

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-10-01 17:00:05 GMT
    Coffeyville, KS -The Amazon Center in Coffeyville will be closing its doors. In a statement from Amazon, "This is not a decision we made lightly, and we are committed to support our employees through this transition. We regularly evaluate our network to ensure we're placing fulfillment centers as close to our customers as possible."The official date of the closing is February 2015. Employees at the Coffeyville location we will have the option to transfer. Amazon will help with funding for...More >>
    Coffeyville, KS -The Amazon Center in Coffeyville will be closing its doors. In a statement from Amazon, "This is not a decision we made lightly, and we are committed to support our employees through this transition. We regularly evaluate our network to ensure we're placing fulfillment centers as close to our customers as possible."The official date of the closing is February 2015. Employees at the Coffeyville location we will have the option to transfer. Amazon will help with funding for...More >>
  • Amnesty Day to be held on November 14 for the Joplin Municipal Court

    Amnesty Day to be held on November 14 for the Joplin Municipal Court

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:37:40 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Because the Joplin Municipal Court recognizes the difficulties many citizens may have in meeting their obligations with the Municipal Court, it will hold an Amnesty Day on Friday, November 14, 2014. Warrant Fees and Failure to Appear Fees will be waived for anyone wishing to turn themselves in on warrants on this day at the Municipal Court, Which is located at 303 East 3rd Street. The Amnesty Day hours are from 11a.m. to 5p.m. This program is for Joplin Municipal warrants only.“H...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Because the Joplin Municipal Court recognizes the difficulties many citizens may have in meeting their obligations with the Municipal Court, it will hold an Amnesty Day on Friday, November 14, 2014. Warrant Fees and Failure to Appear Fees will be waived for anyone wishing to turn themselves in on warrants on this day at the Municipal Court, Which is located at 303 East 3rd Street. The Amnesty Day hours are from 11a.m. to 5p.m. This program is for Joplin Municipal warrants only.“H...More >>
  • Missouri state auditor puts Joplin Fire and Police Departments pension plan on watch list

    Missouri state auditor puts Joplin Fire and Police Departments pension plan on watch list

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-10-01 02:31:51 GMT
    The office of the Missouri State Auditor considered three criteria when reviewing the financial health of the Joplin police and fire pension plan, as well as others across the state.More >>
    The office of the Missouri State Auditor considered three criteria when reviewing the financial health of the Joplin police and fire pension plan, as well as others across the state.More >>
  • Suspects charged in SW MO Burglary

    Suspects charged in SW MO Burglary

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-09-30 22:07:22 GMT
    Carthage, MO - At approximately 10:56 pm on 9/29/2014, Officers of the Carthage Missouri Police Department responded to a residence in the south west part of town in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival the Officer's discovered that a 37 year old Carthage male and a 22 year old Carthage female had been assaulted by two subjects who had entered the residence without permission and who had since fled the scene. The male received blunt force trauma to the head and face and the female receive...More >>
    Carthage, MO - At approximately 10:56 pm on 9/29/2014, Officers of the Carthage Missouri Police Department responded to a residence in the south west part of town in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival the Officer's discovered that a 37 year old Carthage male and a 22 year old Carthage female had been assaulted by two subjects who had entered the residence without permission and who had since fled the scene. The male received blunt force trauma to the head and face and the female receive...More >>
  • ESC Launches Emergency Heating Assistance Program

    ESC Launches Emergency Heating Assistance Program

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-09-30 20:53:33 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) will be offering winter utility assistance to low-income families in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald Counties.The Community Action Agency will be taking applications for households who have an elderly or disabled household member. All other households can apply for the program in the month of November. Households must be must be low income and also meet eligibility criteria.People who b...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) will be offering winter utility assistance to low-income families in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald Counties.The Community Action Agency will be taking applications for households who have an elderly or disabled household member. All other households can apply for the program in the month of November. Households must be must be low income and also meet eligibility criteria.People who b...More >>
  • Public Pensions Watch List

    Public Pensions Watch List

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-30 18:53:37 GMT
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich released a report Tuesday examining the financial health of 89 public pension plans set up to pay defined contributions to 546,000 people.He placed 15 pension plans on a "watch list" based on concerns about their financial health. Those pension plans either had assets equal to less than 70 percent of the present value of their future retirement payments (their funded ratio), or received less than 95 percent of the funding that actuaries...More >>
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich released a report Tuesday examining the financial health of 89 public pension plans set up to pay defined contributions to 546,000 people.He placed 15 pension plans on a "watch list" based on concerns about their financial health. Those pension plans either had assets equal to less than 70 percent of the present value of their future retirement payments (their funded ratio), or received less than 95 percent of the funding that actuaries...More >>
  • Business of the Year Awards Nominations Due Tomorrow

    Business of the Year Awards Nominations Due Tomorrow

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-09-30 18:04:43 GMT
    The Business of the Year Award nominations are due Tomorrow, October 1st by 3PM! Please take a few minutes and consider what businesses are making a positive impact on our community! We know there are many! Self-Nominations are encouraged! We will be awarding in 3 categories: Small Business (Less than 10 Employees) , Large Business (More than 10 Employees) and Non-Profit Organization.Small Business of the Year•Be a member of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce for 2 years and be in good stand...More >>
    The Business of the Year Award nominations are due Tomorrow, October 1st by 3PM! Please take a few minutes and consider what businesses are making a positive impact on our community! We know there are many! Self-Nominations are encouraged! We will be awarding in 3 categories: Small Business (Less than 10 Employees) , Large Business (More than 10 Employees) and Non-Profit Organization.Small Business of the Year•Be a member of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce for 2 years and be in good stand...More >>
  • 'The Trojan Women' to be staged Oct. 7-11

    'The Trojan Women' to be staged Oct. 7-11

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-09-30 17:29:36 GMT
    Joplin, MO – Southern Theatre will present Eurpides' “The Trojan Women” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Bud Walton Theatre. Ten years of war have ended. Troy has fallen. The mothers, wives and daughters of the slain wait to be doled out as spoils of war to the victorious Greeks. Euripides' mighty play about the horrors and costs of war continues to shout its message to us across the centuries. Directed by Jim Lile, the cast includes Mollie Sanders as Hecuba; V...More >>
    Joplin, MO – Southern Theatre will present Eurpides' “The Trojan Women” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Bud Walton Theatre. Ten years of war have ended. Troy has fallen. The mothers, wives and daughters of the slain wait to be doled out as spoils of war to the victorious Greeks. Euripides' mighty play about the horrors and costs of war continues to shout its message to us across the centuries. Directed by Jim Lile, the cast includes Mollie Sanders as Hecuba; V...More >>
  • Neosho Fall Festival Oct. 4th-5th

    Neosho Fall Festival Oct. 4th-5th

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-09-30 17:27:06 GMT
    SATURDAY, OCT 47 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Lions Club Pancake Feed @ Neosho Civic, 109 W Main. $5.8 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Free for 15 and under. $10 16 and over. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Art Exhibition and Sale @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Food and Craft Vendors @ Neosho Square.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Free Inflatable Rides @ Neosho Square9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Live Mus...More >>
    SATURDAY, OCT 47 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Lions Club Pancake Feed @ Neosho Civic, 109 W Main. $5.8 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Free for 15 and under. $10 16 and over. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Art Exhibition and Sale @ Neosho Civic, 109 W. Main. Contact Neosho Arts Council at 417-592-0427.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Food and Craft Vendors @ Neosho Square.9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Free Inflatable Rides @ Neosho Square9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Live Mus...More >>
  • Neosho Fall Festival this weekend!!

    Neosho Fall Festival this weekend!!

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-09-30 17:24:48 GMT
    Neosho, MO - Prepare for two days of family fun in Neosho this weekend as the Neosho Fall Festival hits downtown Neosho on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5.New to Fall Festival this year is the scarecrow contest. Groups and individuals are creating scarecrows to be displayed in downtown Neosho during fall festival and which will be judged for cash prizes. The scarecrows will be auctioned off at 3 p.m. Sunday, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to the scarecrow creators, 10 percent to ne...More >>
    Neosho, MO - Prepare for two days of family fun in Neosho this weekend as the Neosho Fall Festival hits downtown Neosho on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5.New to Fall Festival this year is the scarecrow contest. Groups and individuals are creating scarecrows to be displayed in downtown Neosho during fall festival and which will be judged for cash prizes. The scarecrows will be auctioned off at 3 p.m. Sunday, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to the scarecrow creators, 10 percent to ne...More >>
  • Mutombo Family & Crowder College grieving

    Mutombo Family & Crowder College grieving

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-09-30 17:02:16 GMT
     Mutombo came to Crowder from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in January 2012 to pursue a degree in Biology/Pre-Nursing. He was an exemplary student achieving recognition twice on the Dean's List. Mutombo had already obtained his CNA certification. His nurturing nature is what lead him to study to become a CNA and continue to pursue a nursing degree.
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     Mutombo came to Crowder from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in January 2012 to pursue a degree in Biology/Pre-Nursing. He was an exemplary student achieving recognition twice on the Dean's List. Mutombo had already obtained his CNA certification. His nurturing nature is what lead him to study to become a CNA and continue to pursue a nursing degree.

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  • Attorney General Koster obtains judgment against contractor

    Attorney General Koster obtains judgment against contractor

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:54:28 GMT
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today announced a consent judgment against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design, Inc. for failing to provide construction materials and home-repair services paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado. Under the order, signed by Jasper County Circuit Court Judge Gayle Crane, Baxter will pay a total of $26,000 in restitution and fines, and will permanently be banned from doing business in the state of Missouri in the future.According to Koster, t...More >>
    Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today announced a consent judgment against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design, Inc. for failing to provide construction materials and home-repair services paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado. Under the order, signed by Jasper County Circuit Court Judge Gayle Crane, Baxter will pay a total of $26,000 in restitution and fines, and will permanently be banned from doing business in the state of Missouri in the future.According to Koster, t...More >>
  • Campus Christians minister runs free-of-charge bike service to give PSU students a means to get around

    Campus Christians minister runs free-of-charge bike service to give PSU students a means to get around

    Monday, September 29 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-09-30 02:25:48 GMT
    For more than 30 years, don smith has supplied a big demand on campus: two wheels. He fixes up old bikes and loans them to students. More >>
    For more than 30 years, don smith has supplied a big demand on campus: two wheels. He fixes up old bikes and loans them to students. More >>
  • Dangerous railroad crossings in SWMO lead to safety enhancements

    Dangerous railroad crossings in SWMO lead to safety enhancements

    Monday, September 29 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-09-30 01:12:19 GMT
    This week is Railroad Safety Week in the state of Missouri. A dangerous crossing in Southwest Missouri has led to some safety enhancements.More >>
    This week is Railroad Safety Week in the state of Missouri. A dangerous crossing in Southwest Missouri has led to some safety enhancements.More >>
  • Drug Take Back Event Yields Over 200 Pounds

    Drug Take Back Event Yields Over 200 Pounds

    Monday, September 29 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-09-29 22:54:31 GMT
    COLUMBUS, KANSAS – On September 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Columbus Apple Market, Marvin's IGA in Baxter Springs or the Galena City Hall. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps,...More >>
    COLUMBUS, KANSAS – On September 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Columbus Apple Market, Marvin's IGA in Baxter Springs or the Galena City Hall. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps,...More >>
  • Joplin: The tenth most dangerous city in Missouri?

    Joplin: The tenth most dangerous city in Missouri?

    Monday, September 29 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-29 22:06:02 GMT
    Numbers are so accurate, police say, that they can be misleading.More >>
    Numbers are so accurate, police say, that they can be misleading.More >>
  • Cowgill Sentenced

    Cowgill Sentenced

    Monday, September 29 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-09-29 19:47:17 GMT
    Kenton Cowgill took a plea deal in Jasper County. The Court, therefore, accepts the plea of guilty to the charge of Unlawful Use of a weapon a class D felony and finds the Defendant guilty thereof. Defendant requests a sentencing assessment report. Defendant waives right to SAR. The plea agreement is accepted. Allocution is granted.Suspended 4 year prison sentence for 5 years of probation. Court costs to also be paid.Originally charged with:3 counts domestic assault2 counts armed criminal ac...More >>
    Kenton Cowgill took a plea deal in Jasper County. The Court, therefore, accepts the plea of guilty to the charge of Unlawful Use of a weapon a class D felony and finds the Defendant guilty thereof. Defendant requests a sentencing assessment report. Defendant waives right to SAR. The plea agreement is accepted. Allocution is granted.Suspended 4 year prison sentence for 5 years of probation. Court costs to also be paid.Originally charged with:3 counts domestic assault2 counts armed criminal ac...More >>
  • McDonald County Pedestrian Fatal

    McDonald County Pedestrian Fatal

    Monday, September 29 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-09-29 18:58:42 GMT
    Anderson, MO - This morning at 7:15 AM, 3 miles west of Anderson, Mark Carr was struck by a Dodge Pickup. Carr, 20 years old, passed away at 9:10 AM by coroner Tracy Doud.Carr, from Lanagan, MO, was taken to Ozark Funeral home in Anderson. Next of kin was notified.Corporal Tyler Moreland was assisted by SGT Bruce Kiler, Trooper Kotter Kasischke, and Crash Team Corporal Greg Curnes.More >>
    Anderson, MO - This morning at 7:15 AM, 3 miles west of Anderson, Mark Carr was struck by a Dodge Pickup. Carr, 20 years old, passed away at 9:10 AM by coroner Tracy Doud.Carr, from Lanagan, MO, was taken to Ozark Funeral home in Anderson. Next of kin was notified.Corporal Tyler Moreland was assisted by SGT Bruce Kiler, Trooper Kotter Kasischke, and Crash Team Corporal Greg Curnes.More >>
  • City to hold annual auction on Saturday, October 4

    City to hold annual auction on Saturday, October 4

    Monday, September 29 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-09-29 18:09:31 GMT
    Joplin, MO - The City of Joplin will hold its annual Auction on Saturday, October 4, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. The Auction will be held in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center, 1301 West 2nd Street. Parking will be available at the parking lot adjacent to the Center.The merchandise will be available to the public for viewing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3, and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, October 4, prior to the start of the auction.Numerous ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - The City of Joplin will hold its annual Auction on Saturday, October 4, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. The Auction will be held in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center, 1301 West 2nd Street. Parking will be available at the parking lot adjacent to the Center.The merchandise will be available to the public for viewing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3, and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, October 4, prior to the start of the auction.Numerous ...More >>
  • Sheriff's Office Operations to Get "Hairy"

    Sheriff's Office Operations to Get "Hairy"

    Monday, September 29 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-29 17:39:31 GMT
    Lawrence County (MO) - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will become a "Hairy" place for the next three months. Deputies will once again be joining a fundraiser for area children during the Christmas Holidays.During normal operations, deputies must be cleanly shaven and in full uniform. As part of the fundraiser, deputies may go unshaven until January 1, 2015 by paying a fine for being out of uniform.Deputies who cannot go unshaven may "dress down" in different types of appropriate uniform...More >>
    Lawrence County (MO) - The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will become a "Hairy" place for the next three months. Deputies will once again be joining a fundraiser for area children during the Christmas Holidays.During normal operations, deputies must be cleanly shaven and in full uniform. As part of the fundraiser, deputies may go unshaven until January 1, 2015 by paying a fine for being out of uniform.Deputies who cannot go unshaven may "dress down" in different types of appropriate uniform...More >>
  • The Independent Living Center Hosts Inaugural Benefit Sale

    The Independent Living Center Hosts Inaugural Benefit Sale

    Monday, September 29 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-09-29 16:56:54 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On Friday, October 3rd The Independent Living Center will be hosting its first ever Benefit Sale starting at 8:00AM and going until about 2:00PM! Hundreds of items will be for sale including: Children's clothes (sizes 0-4T); household items ranging from furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, and decorative items; men's and women's accessories, and TONS of other miscellaneous items! Come find some treasures and help TILC celebrate 20 Years of Inspiring Independence! Each depart...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On Friday, October 3rd The Independent Living Center will be hosting its first ever Benefit Sale starting at 8:00AM and going until about 2:00PM! Hundreds of items will be for sale including: Children's clothes (sizes 0-4T); household items ranging from furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, and decorative items; men's and women's accessories, and TONS of other miscellaneous items! Come find some treasures and help TILC celebrate 20 Years of Inspiring Independence! Each depart...More >>
  • Fatal Crash claims Life of Nevada Woman

    Fatal Crash claims Life of Nevada Woman

    Sunday, September 28 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-29 02:28:31 GMT
    A Nevada woman is dead after being thrown from a car. 26 year old Whitney York of Nevada died Saturday night on Route E, five miles east of Milo, Missouri.The car driven by 33 year old Gary Drake left the road and became airborne, hitting a utility pole and overturning and ejecting York who was not wearing a seatbelt. The crash occurred around 5:30pm Saturday. Drake was wearing a seatbelt and was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.The Missouri Highway Patrol, Vernon County Sheri...More >>
    A Nevada woman is dead after being thrown from a car. 26 year old Whitney York of Nevada died Saturday night on Route E, five miles east of Milo, Missouri.The car driven by 33 year old Gary Drake left the road and became airborne, hitting a utility pole and overturning and ejecting York who was not wearing a seatbelt. The crash occurred around 5:30pm Saturday. Drake was wearing a seatbelt and was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.The Missouri Highway Patrol, Vernon County Sheri...More >>
  • Hickory Creek Farms: Fun Fall Festive Activities!!

    Hickory Creek Farms: Fun Fall Festive Activities!!

    Friday, September 26 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-26 21:32:57 GMT
    McCune, KS - How about celebrating the new Fall season with a peaceful hay ride through scenic timberland or a thrilling jaunt through a ripe corn maze bordered by growing pumpkins!Wow! Sound inviting? Where can you find a place like that close to home? Well, look no further! Hickory Creek Farms IS just such a place! What a great get-away for the whole family! A real pumpkin farm with a real farm atmosphere, complete with lots of space and fun stuff! Where else can you see live chickens race ...More >>
    McCune, KS - How about celebrating the new Fall season with a peaceful hay ride through scenic timberland or a thrilling jaunt through a ripe corn maze bordered by growing pumpkins!Wow! Sound inviting? Where can you find a place like that close to home? Well, look no further! Hickory Creek Farms IS just such a place! What a great get-away for the whole family! A real pumpkin farm with a real farm atmosphere, complete with lots of space and fun stuff! Where else can you see live chickens race ...More >>
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