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Learn about Charles Schifferdecker >> Calendar of Events staff

Learning about Charles Schifferdecker, pictured at right, one of Joplin's notable businessmen and philantropists, will be the focus of an event, dubbed an historical reenactment, sponsored by Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. "Mr. Charles Schifferdecker, Remembered and Revisited" will be a two-day event, including:

  • 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, with a tour of the Schifferdecker home at 422 S. Sergeant in Joplin decked out in elaborate Halloween decorations and including entertainment by The American Opera Studio and refreshments. (Admission is $20 per person);

  • ll a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, with a tour ...more

The Lucile James story >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy

Determination, dedication to others and lack of prejudice in any sense are good qualities for anyone. Their development help make The Lucile James Story a broad, universal tale and not just the biography of a long-time Fort Scott, Kansas teacher by a colleague named Marcel Normand.

Normand shows simply and directly through testimonials and recollections by admirers that Ms. James in her teaching transfered basic tenets with joy, not ego and that this method of teaching should be the standard or framework for anyone who wants to develop communication and personal relations skills--to "teach" at any level be it in ...more

Info on becoming a Springfield cop >> Calendar of Events l-cox
The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the ...more

Support the JLT with history book order >> Miscellaneous staff
In celebration of its 75th anniversary the Joplin Little Theatre is offering a deluxe coffee table history book. The limited edition book with over 400 pages features information about all the shows ...more

Fantasy books: the great escape >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Benor Dorfinngil embraces the term “virgin territory” from both human and geographic perspectives. The lusty, life-loving lead character in British fantasy ...more

Chateau on the Lake is setting for military gala >> Calendar of Events staff
The 19th Annual Military Gala & Banquet saluting those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan will take place at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., ...more

Photo walk is planned for Webb City >> Calendar of Events staff
A Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk will take place locally in Webb City on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, according to an announcement by Danny Wilson, walk leader. The meeting point for the event that will ...more

Missouri's number of critical bridges is growing >> Community staff
City of carthage Route 96 BNSF Railroad Bridge hits warning list. Six Missouri bridges have been added to a list of closures or restricted use due to problems revealed during regular routine ...more

New way to discover risk for high blood pressure >> Health doshea
Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on ...more

Master vs. dog: Who really wins? >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Anyone who likes dogs, colorful characters and good writing will read A Dog’s Choice by Allan Meyer. (Arizona Vintage Investments) The book is the perfect prescription for ...more

Golden Prairie: A place of continuing inspiration >> Environment mariwinn
Just off of SE 80th Lane and SE 90th Road about two miles south of Golden City in Barton County is an entrance to the Golden Prairie. The parking area isn't paved and no sign greets you at the dirt ...more

Dystopia--denial in survival >> Op-Ed staff

Greyhound moves to Route 66 >> Business asears
DALLAS - Greyhound Lines Inc., today announced it is operating from a new location in Joplin. Greyhound customers can conveniently board at 6601 E. 7th St., about seven miles from the former location ...more

Heer's becomes downtown living option >> Business staff
Heer’s Luxury Living, LLC, 138 Park Central Square, announced its grand opening of 80 units of luxury rental housing and 18,000 square feet of commercial space in downtown Springfield. The ...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

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

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

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

Stone's Throw 2015-16 season >> 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

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

#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

09-29Info on becoming a Springfield copl-cox
09-29October 2015 events - Joplin areastaff
09-29Learn about Charles Schifferdeckerstaff
09-27Support the JLT with history book orderstaff
09-08Fantasy books: the great escapejkennedy
09-06Chateau on the Lake is setting for military galastaff
09-06October 2015 events for the Springfield areastaff
09-06Missouri's liberal gun laws are questioneddoshea
09-06Too broke to pay attentionhastings
09-04Metal found in Johnsonville Griller packagesstaff
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08-25Regarding Lillian Benthammariwinn
Janet, thanks for the compliment. It's great to see that an article written more than nine years
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
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
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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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09-06Free counseling thru textingstaff
Something on your mind? Do you have issues with: Alcohol or substance abuse Suicidal
09-02Help Wanted: Custodianstaff
The City of Ozark Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking applications for the
08-18Restaurant choice you never thought ofstaff
Did you know that the cafeteria and the Roughrider Grill on the Neosho campus of Crowder College
08-17Download GoSpringfieldMOstaff
In case you missed the announcement last spring the city of Springfield launched its first mobile
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


A crash involving multiple tractor trailers blocked all lanes of Interstate 44 in Phelps County, an auspicious event for September 11. Back in the day Route 22 in New Jersey for me earned the moniker of "Death Highway." I-44 seems a serious competitor for the title without the congestion of the Garden State highway that allowed access to parking lots from two lanes. I can't be alone in cringing when having to drive I-44, especially on days when truck traffic is heavy and some of the drivers...More

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