|Susi Ettinger: Ciphers & glyphs >> Features|| mariwinn|
Excitement filled the Weisel and Kelly Galleries of the Springfield Art Museum on May 15, 2015, as folks gathered to meet diminutive Susi Ettinger, pictured with her companion. In her 92nd year (born 1922), the mixed media artist had returned to Springfield where from 1964-84 she had been an instructor at what was then Southwest Missouri State. She often also contributed her knowledge to the Springfield Art Museum, making many acquaintances along the way.
Born in Berlin, thanks to the sponsorship of a relative Ettinger as a teenager came with her Jewish family to the United States escaping the Nazis in 1939. She attended high school in New ...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 every day that a dog, however posthumously, collaborates to write a book and gets it published. And certainly it takes a special dog to have his work promoted in part by an internationally known flutist.
"A Concert with Bettine Clemen" took place at the Library Center in Springfield on May 6, 2015, to launch the book, Orbit, Life with My People (iUniverse). Orbit was a fluffy white Great ...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|
|Bio-containment facility opens in Kansas >> Health|| staff|
|Ground breaking ceremonies are scheduled to take place soon in Manhattan, Kansas for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). The Kansas State University location was selected after an ...more|
|Addressing gun violence with GVROs >> Miscellaneous|| asamuels|
|Gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) are a promising strategy for reducing firearm homicide and suicide in the United States, and should be considered by states seeking to address gun violence, ...more|
|Was this TSA worker nailed? >> Crime Stoppers|| staff|
|Have you seen Dustin Reynolds? >> Community|| staff|
Nixa Police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing teen. Dustin Reynolds, 16, pictured, was last seen at Nixa High School on May 14, 2015. The police believe that Reynolds left on his ...more|
|Battling cynicism with faith >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Good real estate is often difficult to find today.
The most elusive, debatable plot, perhaps, is “common ground,” Rachel Held Evans says, forcefully, faithfully and from ...more|
|Kids' fishing day at Kellogg Lake is June 6 >> Kidz Korner|| staff|
|The 14th annual Kids' Fishing Day will take place at Kellogg Lake in Carthage on June 6, 2015. The event allowing kids ages 15 and under to learn about fishing and catch fish, will be from 8 a.m. ...more|
|Job fair is scheduled >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The Missouri Career Center is planning a manufacturing hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The event will take place at 2900 E. Sunshine, Springfield.
Employers from a ...more|
|Show you're green >> Environment|| staff|
|A series of open houses has been scheduled in Southwest Missouri by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council. The Missouri Local Environmental Advisory ...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|
|Help wanted: Reporters >> Classifieds|| staff|
|The Joplin Independent and the Voice of the Ozarks need people interested in attending musical events in exchange for submission of reviews and photos. Concerts of differing genres may be located in ...more|
|Romantic novelist Inglath Cooper woos fans >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Working together builds individual strengths, but life is not always harmonious, even for rising music groups.
If you like country music, romance and “soap operas,” you ...more|
|Neosho Arts Council announces contests >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|The Neosho Arts Council has issued a call to two-dimensional artists (no photography, digital works or 3D works) to enter The Hermann Jaeger Juried Fine Art Competition. The regional contest is open ...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|
|Group aims to de-popularize Bradford pear trees >> Home and Garden|| staff|
|This is a section of the branch of an Eastern Redbud tree (Cercis canadensis). Distributed widely in Missouri and attractive when planted against the backdrop of evergreens, it is a suggested ...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|
|Judged July quilt show is seeking entrants >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|This "Heart to Hands " Christmas quilt will be offered in a drawing at the 2015 Grand Lake O' the Cherokees quilt show. The drawing is one of many events featured that also include workshops and ...more|
|Construction project to begin on I-44/I-49 >> Community|| staff|
|Proposed new interchange for the Crossroads Business and Distribution Park in Joplin
Travel will be impacted on I-44/I-49 beginning March 2 through November 1, 2015, according to the Missouri ...more|
|Marijuana proponents to circulate petition >> Government|| sfleming|
|MOST SOUGHT AFTER PLANT
Jefferson City — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today (Feb. 9, 2015) announced that an initiative petition relating to legalizing marijuana met state standards ...more|
|Not yet Custer's Last Stand... >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Literary treasures worth digging into are often hard to find.
Custer’s Gold by M. John Lubetkin (Bookstand Publishing/2014) is an exceptional excursion down many roads. The ...more|
|Enjoying a good blow to the skull >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
Motivation is a powerful force, and propels colorful characters to do often questionable things under pressure.
That is certainly the case with Mike Tyson, pictured at ...more|
|Mastering the Diverging Diamond Interchange >> Community|| staff|
|The drawing represents the latest Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Springfield at Battlefield Road and US 65.
Work contracted with Hartman and Company of Springfield at a cost of ...more|
|Where on the Niche list is your school? >> Education|| staff|
|The Niche Best K-12 Schools 2015 rankings have been announced with Joplin High School receiving a ranking of 362nd in Missouri with an overall Niche grade of C-. However, the score was based on ...more|
|Chemical from broccoli sprouts might treat autism >> Health|| ckolf|
|Broccoli spears are subject of clinical trial. (Photo compliments of Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Results of a small clinical trial suggest that a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts — and best ...more|
|New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announced >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
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 2014-15 season.
The nine ...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|
|Joplin Little Theatre announces 2014-15 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Forrest Bunter (Tony) and Lindsey Daniels (Polly) perform a number from the upcoming show, The Boy Friend. They sang I could Be Happy with You during the second half of the Encore Awards ceremony at ...more|
|Stone's Throw announces 2014-15 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Volunteers gather in the kitchen during meal preparation and service at the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the ...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|