|Large cast splits show at Joplin Little Theatre >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
Due to the large number of talented performers responding to an audition call, the Joplin Little Theatre has announced that they have scheduled two showings of Yes, Virginia - The Musical. the first cast will perform on December 9 (7:30 p.m.), 11 (7:30 p.m.) and 12 (2:30 p.m.). The second cast will take the stage on December 10 (7:30 p.m.), 12 (7:30 p.m.) and 13 (2:30 p.m.).
This stage show with new songs by Macy's Emmy Award-winning songwriters, has been adapted from the animated special based on the story of Virginia O'Hanlon, who in 1897 was determined to find an answer to the question, "Does Santa Claus really ...more
|Scarves around Joplin: Yours for the taking >> Community|| staff|
|It’s a simple concept: help the community chase away winter’s chill by spreading a little warmth to those who need it most.
Citizens of Joplin will do just that during Chase the Chill, a free yarn bombing-type event that distributes scarves in public places so that those in need, regardless of income and without any qualifications or other criteria, can help themselves.
Scarves are draped on trees, over bridges and on other locations around town. They are tagged with an invitation to anyone to claim ownership of the scarf.
“I think its great that there isn’t any special requirement for receiving a scarf,” said Ann Leach, ...more
|Comedy musical to define Christmas >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
Fifteen holiday essays from Robert Fulghum, author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten have been converted into a holiday musical. Uh, Oh, Here Comes Christmas will be the next performance of the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre. Performances will take place on December 3-6 and 10-13, 2015.
The show with a cast of five will be directed by Neal Ruggeberg and Tom Brown. It takes a look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the usual avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that is more indicative of the season. Featured are Kaitlin Morrill as Peggy, Drew Girouard as Phil, Clint Dodson as Rusty, ...more
|Get ready for the Turkey Trot >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
Early Bird Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held in any weather beginning at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in downtown Springfield.
Turkey Trot is Springfield’s largest timed 5K run/walk of the year and the largest Thanksgiving Day 5K in Missouri, attracting 7,000-9,000 participants a year. Proceeds from the event benefit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Turkey Trot also serves as the largest one-day food drive for Ozarks Food Harvest, which collects about 7,000 pounds of food at ...more
|Sculpture needed for museum without walls >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|Sculpture artists, 18 or older, are encouraged to submit their work for Sculpture Walk Springfield 2016, a citizen driven initiative in collaboration with the city to create a museum without ...more|
|Master's in Management is offered at Southern >> Education|| staff|
|A new graduate business program has been approved by the Missouri Higher Learning Commission to be offered to undergraduates of any major in the fall 2016 at Missouri Southern State ...more|
|JACC names Lipscomb to create next art project >> People|| staff|
|James Karl Lipscomb of Joplin has been selected as the artist who will create the fourth project in the Art in Public Places Project sponsored by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC). The ...more|
|Missouri Senators say, no refugees in Missouri >> Government|| staff|
After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France over the weekend, 18 of the 34 Missouri Senators, including Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard are urging Democratic Governor Jay Nixon to ...more|
|Join the parade >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The Downtown Springfield Association is now accepting float and band applications for the 2015 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade presented by Penmac Staffing.
The parade begins at about 2 ...more|
|Lawsuit presses for lake water quality standards >> Environment|| staff|
|St. Louis - It has been four years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) rejected Missouri's proposed nutrient standards for lakes, and neither the State of Missouri nor US EPA has ...more|
|Joplin Christmas parade is scheduled >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The 45th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The parade route is from 15th Street to 3rd Street, north on Main.
Sponsored by Freeman ...more|
|Seasonal jobs available >> Business|| streptow|
|Walmart announced it will hire more than 1,800 seasonal associates in Missouri for the upcoming holiday season. In addition to offering a chance to earn extra money during the holidays at one of the ...more|
|High-end grocery store to open in Springfield >> Business|| staff|
|Whole Foods and Trader Joe's may have blown their opportunity to be the first such high end market in Springfield after an announcement that The Fresh Market had signed to be one of the tenants in ...more|
|Pay your tax bill online >> Government|| staff|
|St Louis – Thousands of taxpayers are now using the successful web-based system — IRS Direct Pay — on IRS.gov, which lets taxpayers pay their tax bills or make estimated tax payments directly from ...more|
|Missouri veterans' comments wanted >> Health|| staff|
|Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is soliciting comments from veterans regarding their experiences at Missouri VA facilities.
"I've always said the best way to ensure our veterans receive the care ...more|
|Recycle iris rhizomes >> Home and Garden|| staff|
In celebration of Joplin's official flower, the Joplin Recycling Center is again accepting iris rhizomes, pictured at left.
“The Center makes many items available for reuse such as books, ...more|
|Unique adventure is under construction in Branson >> Business|| staff|
Plans have been unveiled for a first-of-its-kind $10 million family adventure attraction to be open 365 days a year in Branson. Construction for Fritz's Adventure, an attraction that brings 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|
|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|
|Dystopia--denial in survival >> Op-Ed|| staff|
|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|
|Music fills SLT 2015-16 season >> 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 2015-16 season.
For season ...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|
|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|