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Get your kicks at the Route 66 Festival >> Calendar of Events staff

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The 5th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival will take place in Springfield on August 14-16, 2015. A highlight of the event will include a gathering of Route 66 aficionados at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis St., Springfield. They will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 15 and 16th. While tickets for the August 14 performance of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Gillioz have sold out, the city is considering showing the concert on a large screen in Park Central Square Park.

“After the Friday night concert featuring the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Pure Prairie League sold out so quickly, we realized ...more


Vietnam revisited via memorial wall >> Features mariwinn


American Legion Vietnam Memorial Post 639 in Springfield was host to The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. An introduction to the wall told us the exhibit was "in memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service" and is to "honor and remember their sacrifice."

Anthony Gutterrez, at right, saw action in the Mekong Delta in late 1965-66. Visibly moved, he is standing in front of the memorial wall where he had found the name of a friend he had lost track of. Unfortunately, ...more


Salute century farms >> Calendar of Events staff
Put on your jeans and boots and join the agricultural community in a Salute to Century Farms. The event sponsored by the Greene County University of Missouri Extension will take place from 6-9 p.m. ...more

Republicans stuff funding bill with riders >> Op-Ed jruch
Riders on the Storm I am not referring to the classic Doors song (“Into this world we're thrown…”) but to the welter of anti-environmental provisions (aka “riders”) Republicans have inserted into ...more

2nd Walmart Neighborhood Market to open in Joplin >> Business bschultz
Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this summer at 26th and Maiden Lane in Joplin. A temporary hiring center has opened at the Pavilion ...more

Blunt asked to support safe rental car act >> Government jbray
ST. LOUIS, Mo – The Consumers Council of Missouri announced yesterday that it is calling upon Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, to co-sponsor legislation to bar rental car companies from renting or selling ...more

Senate Bill 5 is signed by Gov. Nixon >> Government f-fite
Missouri Bar President Reuben Shelton of St. Louis commended Gov. Jay Nixon’s signing today (July 9, 2015) of legislation aimed at improving citizens’ experiences within Missouri’s municipal courts. ...more

MSSU book club discusses Still Alice >> Calendar of Events staff
The book Still Alice by Lisa Genova is the next title to be discussed at the Literary Lions Book Club. The moderator for the book about early onset Alzheimer's disease, will be librarian Amber ...more

ISIS' evil gets thumbs up >> Op-Ed mpolka
“Slow down, I can’t understand you,” the Prince of Darkness uttered, as his nefarious cohort babbled on. ...more

Construction begins on Campbell at Primrose >> Community staff
Construction is beginning for the intersection improvement project at Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street in Springfield. The $2.3 million project funded by the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements ...more

Ghost author probes the unconscious mind >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Life can be a dream, or a nightmare, a varied and vivid cast tells readers in Lucid—Othernaturals Book Two self published by author Christina Harlin, pictured at left. ...more

Senator attempts to gather data on dog treat >> Letters to the Editor staff
To the editor: Dogs are more than just pets--they're family members. That's why when I first learned about a product reportedly harming our four-legged friends, i didn't need to be convinced this ...more

July 2015 events for the Joplin area >> Calendar of Events staff
Events in the 4-state area for July 2015 appear below focusing on the cities of Joplin in Missouri, Pittsburg in Kansas, Miami and Tulsa in Oklahoma and Fayetteville in Arkansas. Events are posted as ...more

Music fills SLT 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events staff
LANDERS THEATRE The Springfield Little Theatre, the oldest civic theatre operation of its size in Missouri, and one of the largest in mid-America, has announced its 2015-16 season. For season ...more

Joplin farmer's market seeks new vendors >> Community staff
The Four States Farmer's Market is seeking additional merchants for their location at Ernie Williamson Music, 925 S. Range Line Rd., Joplin. The summer market open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 ...more

Education is a lifetime process >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Many elements make good teachers, and learners – and the lifetime process never stops. That is the most evident, memorable message in A Teacher’s Tale by Joe Gilliland (True ...more

Churches asked to support Pope's message >> Environment swelch
San Francisco – Prominent faith leaders representing the world’s major religions on June 18, 2015, defended Pope Francis upon the Vatican’s release of “Laudato Sii (Be Praised): On the Care of Our ...more

The MARC calls for artists for September event >> Calendar of Events staff
A call has gone out to artists to enter The Not So Square Arts Festival sponsored by The MARC, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd., Mt. Vernon. Painters, potters, authors, fabric artists, photographers, jewelry ...more

Patriotism overflowed in new memorial garden >> Features mariwinn
Avis Holloway (center) assists Helen Boutwell (at right) in positioning a wreath in front of the Blue Star Veteran's Memorial marker during a dedication ceremony at the Springfield Botanical Gardens ...more

Joplin Little Theatre announces its 2015-16 season >> Calendar of Events staff
Bertha Bancroft (Ashley Trotnic) is shown in a happier moment with her unscrupulous boss Daniel Desboro Desmond (Roscoe Miller), president of the National Farmers' and Merchants' Loan, Mercantile ...more

Nationally distributed cat food is recalled >> Health staff
Eleven reports of illness have been associated with a brand of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition. The manufacturer and nationwide distributor of Rachel Ray Nutrish wet cat food has voluntarily recalled ...more

Stone's Throw 2015-16 season begins soon >> Calendar of Events staff
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2014 AT STONE'S THROW DINNER THEATRE Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the 2015-2016 season (subject to changes). Season tickets are now on ...more

Crowder social science course to have local appeal >> Education c-brown
In recognition of Southwest Missouri’s rural heritage, the Crowder College Social Science Division has announced that HIST 113, a comprehensive and in-depth study of agricultural, technological, and ...more

Trolly system routes are revised >> Community l-onstot
With new development in the southern part of Joplin, the city of Joplin has realigned some of its Sunshine Lamp Trolley routes to provide new stops, as well as relocating some existing ones. These ...more

New Joplin park project to begin in autumn >> Community l-onstot
Construction of a naturalistic park in the southeast corner of 26th Street and McClelland Boulevard should begin this fall. The proposed park will be located on land that was part of the former ...more

MADD move over; cellphone deaths require attention >> Miscellaneous staff
While driving, 4 out of 10 smartphone users tap into social media, about 3-in-10 surf the net and 1-in-10 video chat, according to new research from major mobile service provider AT&T. This survey of ...more

To know Orbit is to know love >> Entertainment mariwinn
Guests at a concert with Bettine Clemen gather around Peter Longley as he signs copies of Orbit, Life with My People. The event recently was held at the Library Center in Springfield. It's not ...more

Black? Five ways to avoid altercations with cops >> Op-Ed mmadill
by Matthew R. Drayton During the past few months, there has been numerous incidents— some tragic—where police officers were accused of brutality and abuse of power against African Americans, ...more

Carthage announces art walk dates and themes >> Calendar of Events staff
The Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk Committee has announced the dates for its fifth anniversary season presenting artists, musicians, entertainers and galleries on the Carthage Square. The dates ...more

Research reveals carcinogen in soda >> Health natalie
Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people’s exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. Caramel color is a ...more

#Twerking >> Entertainment lynn-c
How what is #trending influences pop culture and creates something new by Carla J. Hanna The lap dance and striptease once lived in the windowless night club in the shady part of town. Today, ...more

JPD has new crime reporting system online >> Government staff
The Joplin Police Department has announced a new online crime reporting system for the citizens of Joplin, according to Lt. Carla Geller. They have partnered with COPLOGIC to develop a comprehensive, ...more

Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call List >> Government staff
JEFFERSON CITY – Legislation was signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Nixon that will allow cell phone users to block unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Co-sponsored by 154 ...more

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07-30August 2015 Springfield area eventsstaff
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07-27Defibrillators, meds and special pacemakers doshea
07-27Registration is open for manufacturing summitk-inman
07-27GMO labeling shouldn't be voluntarywildblue
07-20Get your kicks at the Route 66 Festivalstaff
07-20Republicans stuff funding bill with ridersjruch
07-20Ruan names terminal of 2014tmeier
07-13Vietnam revisited via memorial wallmariwinn
 
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07-13Convention of Statestbrick
The COS is a great idea. It's the only way We The People" can truly fight the entrenched power
07-08A Teacher's Taleameyer
Mr. Kennedy, your review of Joe Gilliland's memoir, "A Teacher's Tale" is clear evidence that long
06-26Thanks for the helpj.brown
Thank you so much for posting an article about out growing market. Since I am just a girl with an
03-13New construction standardspjselman
While the article rightly mentions that "Mercy applied unheard of standards" in design and
02-23Modern Roundaboutsscottrab
The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate
02-17Forida detox center warns against legalizing potkjhelms
When Congress passed a massive spending bill on December 13, 2014, it effectively voted to end the
02-16Feminist Absurditybill
Thanks! This needs to be pointed out, but we must never power of denial by
01-14TwiHardkbells
As a twihard I just wanted to point out that Edward was a virgin. So yes he was 100+ trapped in a
11-17Kellogg and Biologic Livingkal777
If you want to learn more about Dr. Kellogg, check out the new book by Brian C. Wilson, "Dr. John
10-29multistate opposition5399454
Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas and Kansas also have many citizens who are also opposing transmission
 
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Eliminating the estate tax “The death tax disproportionately hurts states like Missouri, which relies heavily on agriculture revenue. This tax is often a crushing blow to family business owners and farmers who are trying to plan for the future, which is why I support permanently eliminating it altogether.”

---Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

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07-09Missouri road map is informativestaff
To find out what roads may be closed due to flooding go here for the Missouri Depart of
05-23Spiva Center seeks front desk volunteersstaff
Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St., Joplin, is seeking visitor services volunteers to work
04-29City of Joplin land salestaff
The city of Joplin is accepting bids for the purchase of a parcel of property located at 32nd &
04-13Seasonal workers are neededstaff
The City of Ozark’s Public Works Department is seeking hard working and self-motivated candidates
03-21Help wanted: Store managersstaff
Orscheln Farm & Home with over 160 stores in nine Midwest states is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus
10-08Laughing Liberally publishes first bookjkrebs
Knock Knock, Who's There - The Mailman (Letters to the American Voter) has been published by
09-01You can taste what you eat herestaff
The city of Joplin is helping to promote the establishment of smoke-free businesses by providing a
08-20Set up a personalized Social Security accountstaff
As part of its 79th anniversary the Social Security Administration is encouraging everyone planning
07-05Electric bill scamstaff
It's highly unlikely that any of our readers would fall for a scam extorting money, but we are
05-16Crowder College history is preservedc-brown
A book celebrating the 50 years of Crowder College has been published. The book contains

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I just heard a message on TV this morning imploring people to raise objections to President Obama's proposal called "Net Neutrality" and how it would impose fees for the use of the Internet that weren't already imposed. I said to myself, "Hey, wait a minute. Is that like being subjected to rate hikes by utility companies because the government's Federal Utilities Commission generally doesn't object to higher rates, especially if taxes are computed proportionally? The message obviously was...More

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