|PhotoSpiva 2014 calls for entries >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|This digital image, "Maybelline Model" was part of a group of work by Gloria Feinstein of Kansas City, Missouri that took first place honors in the 2013 competition. Other winning entries appear here.
A call for entries has gone out for the 38th annual photography competition, PhotoSpiva 2014. Hosted annually by the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri, the competition is open to all U.S. photographers, amateur or professional. This year's juror is Domith Doherty, professor of ...more
|Dickensfest to offer special performance >> Calendar of Events|| phillips|
Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. will present the fourth annual DickensFest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-15, 2013, from 6-8:30 p.m. This event will be centered on Moffet and Sergeant Avenues between Third and Fourth Street in Joplin’s residential historic district. Admission to the festival is complimentary, but donation buckets will be available.
New this year, HMP will present a theatrical play titled, "The Night Before Christmas Carol," a historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by renowned ...more
|Everyone loves a tale of the rich and famous >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
| The Nation of Brunei, with a population nearing a half million in 2012 and extensive petroleuum and natural gas fields--Forbes ranks it as the fifth richest nation out of 182 with such resources--is ...more|
|Free Advent & Christmas mobile app >> Classifieds|| dkindy|
|Family Rosary of Easton, Massachusetts has created a free Advent & Christmas mobile app to help people stay focused on keeping Christ in Christmas. Featuring meditative music with scripture and ...more|
|Learn all about sports concussions at seminar >> Calendar of Events|| abuening|
|"Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers" is the topic of a seminar presented by the Brain Injury Association of Missouri. The event that features national and local experts discussing ...more|
|Spy vs. spy is a page turner >> Book Reviews|| sbranch|
by Susan Branch
Spycraft and insider medical knowledge combine to give the reader of this thriller something special. In the book Osprey (EXLIBRIS, 2012) Peter Williamson has dedicated his ...more|
|Where were you when...? >> Letters to the Editor|| ewoolsey|
|To the editor:
Regarding monumental events, the question is often asked, “Where were you when…?”
Well, I was sitting in Mrs. Violet Miller’s first-grade classroom at Mountain View Elementary… ...more|
|Kenny Rogers joins Branson Landing's festivities >> Entertainment|| mariwinn|
|Santa and the cast of The Toy Shoppe gather around Kenny Rogers and his family. Helping to cut the ribbon are Kenny's two twin sons, Jordan and Justin and Chloe Channell, a star in the show. In the ...more|
|Crowder Quill opens contest >> Miscellaneous|| c-brown|
|Neosho – The Crowder Quill art and literary magazine is now accepting submissions for its annual contest.
Crowder students as well as area high school students and adult community members may ...more|
|Hattie Kauffman surmounts a difficult life >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
by Jack L. Kennedy
Sometimes, a few words can describe modest but powerful books.
Falling Into Place by Hattie Kauffman, pictured, (Baker Books) is such a volume. Yes, she is an Emmy ...more|
|PSU grad opens bookstore in Meadowbrook Mall >> Business|| jkennedy|
|A new, versatile bookstore with a tasty coffee shop and an African arts and crafts section has just opened in the main building of Pittsburg’s Meadowbrook Mall, 202 E. Centennial.
|Licking nursery order form is now online >> Home and Garden|| vbryan|
|The Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is the only pine native to Missouri. It does very well on dry, upland sites in the Ozarks and reaches a mature height of from 80-100 feet. Purchase seedlings from ...more|
|I didn't know that!: Corn flakes' origin >> Features|| ataylor|
|by Ashley Taylor
Ever sit at your kitchen table in the morning and wonder, who invented your cereal? Well, if you are eating corn flakes, it was John Harvey Kellogg, pictured at left.
|What's App? >> Miscellaneous|| staff|
|The website Hoaxslayer is warning cellphone users that a message is circulating that masquerades as a notification from the cross platform IM application WhatsApp when it is not. The message includes ...more|
|Ryan Stanley to seek Joplin Council seat >> People|| mitchell|
|Slaughtering horses becomes center stage again >> Business|| mariwinn|
|The home of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Joshua Willis Alexander (1919-1921), Missouri Governor Alexander Monroe Dockery (1901-1905), and the notorious outlaw Johnny Ringo who briefly was a resident, ...more|
|Got a clunker you want removed? >> Community|| staff|
|The Greene County Extension Council in Springfield, Missouri is hoping to generate money for educational programs and office operations thanks to a partnership with AutoWranglers, a national vehicle ...more|
|Joplin Little Theatre's 2013-14 season is chosen >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Theatre buffs are encouraged to support the Joplin Little Theatre, the oldest continuously running community theatre west of the Mississippi as it enters its 74th anniversary season.
The JLT's ...more|
|Searching for American pride >> Op-Ed|| ewoolsey|
|AMERICAN PRIDE… WHERE DID IT GO?
During my childhood, there existed an almost tangible awareness of pride in being “American!” In our classrooms, from our pulpits, on main street, and in our ...more|
|Stone's Throw announces 2013-14 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Attendees gather near a dinner table at Stone Throw's 2012 New Year's Eve celebration at the theatre in Carthage.
The 2013-14 season for the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre has been announced subject ...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|