|Crowder College sets sights on new fieldhouse >> Education|| c-brown|
Neosho, MO – The Crowder College Board of Trustees gave the go ahead for fundraising to begin on an indoor athletic fieldhouse, illustrated above.
John Sisemore, interim athletic director, provided drawings and fundraising plans to construct the $1.4M facility, which will house locker rooms for baseball and soccer, indoor practice area, training room, concessions and more. “The 15,600 square foot building will provide much needed space for the college’s athletic programs.
"This will not only provide space it will put us on the same playing field as our competitors in recruiting opportunities,” stated ...more
|Joplin Little Theatre stages Eleemosynary >> Calendar of Events|| mariwinn|
Three generations of women are portrayed in Lee Blessing's play, Eleemosynary. Starring (L-R) in the current Joplin Little Theatre production are: Samantha Green, Brenda Jackson and Marilyn Marshall Miller. (Photo by Vince Rosati)
Eleemosynary is the name of the play being staged at the Joplin Little Theatre. That's el-ee-Mahs-uh-n'ree--from Latin: eleemosyna, or "alms." It came into Latin from Greek: eleemosune, "compassion."--- and if you think that word is difficult to pronounce, try remembering the other words that the youngest in the cast must ...more
|Springfield policeman was shot >> Community|| l-cox|
|FOLLOW-UP: Aaron Pearson was the Springfield Police Officer who was shot. He sustained injuries, including to his brain, that will end his career and require long-term rehabilitation, according to Chief Williams.
Pearson had been highlighted in an episode of "Cops" seen here.
A suspect has been arrested in this incident. His name is Joshua Hagood. He was linked to a gun found at the scene and seen by witnesses running away after shots had been fired. If convicted, Hagood, 32, could receive a life sentence.
Chief of Police Paul F. Williams has issued the following statement:
Our police department has been struck by a tragic incident this ...more
|Message from Mizzou's Mike Alden >> Sports|| staff|
|University of Missouri Chancellor Bowen Loftin has issued a statement regarding the stepping down of Mike Alden as Mizzou Director of Athletics. While saddened by Alden's decision to give up the ...more|
|Noted entomologist to speak at conference >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
"Conserving Nature by Conserving Food-Webs" is the topic of Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., pictured, entomologist and plenary speaker at the Missouri Natural Resources Conference. His talk will be ...more|
|February 2015 event for Springfield area >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events for February 2015 appear below focusing on the cities of Springfield in Missouri and surrounding areas. Events are posted as we get them. Come back often for updates. To include your event of ...more|
|Create art from trash >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|The City of Joplin Recycling Department, Post Art Library and Connect2Culture are sponsoring a Trash-To-Art contest in celebration of the Joplin Recycling Center’s 15th anniversary. Categories ...more|
|What happened to Jody Bucklin? >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
History blends with mystery, nostalgia with charm in Craig Ewald’s historical novel, Only Jody Knows”. (Author House)
Anyone with a broad appetite for good writing, ...more|
|Crowder Quill wins award, solicits content >> Education|| c-brown|
|Neosho, MO - The Crowder Quill, the literary/art magazine of Crowder College, has again been awarded the prestigious top award of “Best Community College Literary-Art Magazine” for the 2500+ ...more|
|Expo offered for exotic animal enthusiasts >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals will be the feature of an expo sponsored by Repticon, a nationwide reptile and exotic animal promoter. The event ...more|
|Joplin area events for Feb. 2015 >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events in the 4-state area for February 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 ...more|
|Reading group discusses Route 66 titles >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|"Get Your Reading Kicks on Route 66" is the topic of a four session Let's Talk About It Oklahoma! reading and discussion program. The event will take place on Thursdays beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the ...more|
|50 Shades of Grey>: Blockbuster or dud? >> Op-Ed|| lynn-c|
|By Carla J. Hanna--
It’s fitting that a mommy porn fan fiction spawned from the "Twilight" books and movies will hit theaters in February 2015. As a 40-year-old mother who enjoyed the Twilight ...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|
|Will you be a cop or a robber? >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Captured are Wei Wei in pursuit of Ashley Taylor in the 2014 5K Foot Pursuit Race. Both are pharmacists at Cox Health in Springfield, MO.
The "Foot Pursuit," a 5K fun run featuring a cops and ...more|
|Celebrated African choir to perform on Feb. 10th >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The non-profit ...more|
|Joplin Trails Coalition membership perks offered >> Travel & Leisure|| staff|
|A selection of a tee is a perk for joining or extending membership in the Joplin Trails Coalition. Selection (from L-R) includes blue cotton, black cotton and neon yellow dryfit. Men's sizes.
|Surviving the RAGBRAI >> Book Reviews|| teverow|
|Brian David Bruns thought riding into the mist during the nearly 500-mile bike ride across Iowa "was cooling." Everyone else, he writes, thought it was like "riding into a steam bath."
by Paul ...more|
|Feeling blue? Federal employees do, too >> Op-Ed|| jruch|
|by Jeff Ruch, executive director PEER
The latest annual “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” survey results are in and they are dropping a big lump of coal in the stocking of the ...more|
|At RPI: Rich man, poor man... >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|by Lawrence Wittner
In a recent article about Shirley Jackson, the president since 1999 of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)--a private university located in Troy, New York--the Chronicle of ...more|
|ACLU sues Obama administration over intimidation >> Government|| isarda|
|WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children to ...more|
|Free speech gone too far: Anthony Elonis' rants >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|by Laura Finley
Like many in the U.S, I normally consider myself a staunch advocate of free speech and against most forms of censorship. I agree with a previous U.S court of appeals decision that ...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|
|New app is launched to check water quality >> Government|| jval|
|WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across ...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|