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E-mail from Cynthia Jordan >> Miscellaneous mariwinn
Warning: If you receive an e-mail whose return address is Cynthia Jordan from Missouri Southern State University, do not open the document it contains. According to Jordan, who obviously didn't send it to you, it is a ...more

Analysis of the Christmas Truce, a mutiny >> Op-Ed hastings
by Arnold J. Oliver

A Christmas truce by opposing sides on December 24, 1914 depicts British and German soldiers exchanging headgear. (The Illustrated London News)

On the evening of December 24th a century ago, peace broke out in the most unlikely of places. In the blasted, putrid trenches of Belgium and France, soldiers fighting on the Western Front put aside their arms in what became known as the Christmas Truce. Although World War I was then only a few months old, there had already been a million combat deaths. Many soldiers were weary of the futility and horrific costs of the ...more

Plan now to attend Springfield's First Night >> Calendar of Events s-hough

Tickets for First Night Springfield 2015 are now available for purchase. First Night, held predominately on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, from 6 p.m. to midnight, is an all-ages, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve event that takes place at multiple venues in downtown Springfield. With more than a dozen performances at 10 different venues, activities for children, and a fireworks finale, First Night will ring in 2015 with a focus on the visual and performing arts.

Highlights of this year’s event include performances from Nick, Ruell and Ned the Band, Springfield Improv, Lyal Strickland, activities for kids including ...more

Exploring St. Louis and the Ozarks in pictures >> Book Reviews mariwinn
Gift-giving can be a frustrating experience: What to get that person who has everything. Two books have crossed our desk that solve gift-giving for someone who also enjoys art books.

"Days of Gold and Glory" is a water color rendition by Marilynne Bradley of the St. Louis riverfront and the Golden Showboat, now a century-old craft current preservationists have been hard at work raising money to save and move back home.

A person with a fond connection to St. Louis will enjoy the work of water colorist Marilynne Bradley, who, together with writer David Baugher, has recreated ...more

Author pens new poem for Christmas >> Book Reviews mariwinn
Molly McAme with her pet mouse, Nibbles, confronts Santa on Christmas Eve.

Is there a child, preferably a little girl, whom you would like to become excited over the reading of books? Well, 'tis the Christmas gift-giving season, and William Thomas Thach has written a tale that rivals the time worn The Night Before Christmas . It definitely is just as captivating. The Girl Who Saved Christmas written in rhyme in the style of the classic credited to Clement Clark Moore in the mid nineteenth century, not only introduces Santa and one of his elves to the reader, but also a young girl named Molly McAme and her pet ...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

GBE agent makes presumptuous comments >> Letters to the Editor reichert
To the editor: We will begin surveying in the spring,” a neighbor was told by a Grain Belt Express (GBE) land agent. GBE land agents continue to give the impression they will receive a Certificate ...more

Dr. Huff vies for state commissioner position >> Education mariwinn
Update: Following interviews with five finalists, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to select Dr. Margaret Vandeven as the next Commissioner of Education, effective January 1, 2015. ...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

Legislation is passed securing ties with Israel >> Government royblunt
WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) praised the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage last night of the “United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of ...more

Letter to God >> Humor staff
This bit of holiday cheer appears to be circulating or recirculating around the Internet: There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had ...more

New academic position for MSSU library director >> Education staff
Dr. Wendy McGrane, pictured, has been named Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice Provost of Missouri Southern State University. McGrane came to Missouri Southern ...more

Senators request delay in USPS consolidation >> Government staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (MO) and Claire McCaskill (MO) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues on December 1, 2014, to demand a delay in the planned consolidation of up to 82 ...more

December 2014 events for Springfield, MO area >> Calendar of Events staff
Events for December 2014 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

Food for thought this holiday season >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Those wanting to lose pounds while gaining hope, common sense and good humor will find the perfect recipe in Slim by Design by Brian Wansink (William Morrow.) Any parent, food ...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

Senate majority caucus selects leaders >> Government staff
JEFFERSON CITY — The majority caucus today endorsed once again Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, to serve a second session as President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate for the 98th General Assembly. ...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

Cellphone voyeurs get court approval >> Op-Ed hastings
By Laura Finley As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take ...more

Ronald McDonald House announces holiday events >> Calendar of Events bjames
The tree and book displaying the donors for the 13th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of the Four States this year will be displayed from November 7 until ...more

Raising Abel, just what the doctor ordered >> Book Reviews jkennedy
by Jack L. Kennedy Raising Abel subtitled “The Life of Faith” by Ronald Ragotzy, M. D. (Balboa Press) has medicinal properties without even claiming them. It might be just what the doctor ...more

New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announced >> 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 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

45560Greetings, friends....mariwinn
42724BTK killer incarcerated but still a mysteryjkennedy
39875Joplin woman is Fear Factor contestantmariwinn
37049Females swoon over Aaron Buergeashley
35297Apply SCRATCH to diagnose insect-bite rashesjhu-ps
30683Missouri's meth addiction: out of controlmariwinn
24578Just who benefits from ethanol?e-emery
23788Drink, drive, be stupidmariwinn
21143Cuba sí, Castro quien sabemariwinn
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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
10-29multistate opposition5399454
Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas and Kansas also have many citizens who are also opposing transmission
10-29Local Solar Powerlean-doc
We love farmers and all they do for us. Private property rights are the basis of our way of life.
08-20it's not meawflint
Just to be clear: I AM NOT JLTPAL. Please read the original again. I will not be responding to
I forgot to sign my name to my last post "Rebuttal". I am Rebecca Perry - past Board member, past
What I find amazing is that you & others keep talking about how WE are hurting the theater. May I
08-19The show will go onsailfast
People, it’s time to cease and desist. Damage is being done and it’s not to a building. If the
08-19Defining progressmariwinn
JLTpal, whoever you are: Ceci is not alone. Destroying the floor has offended major contributors of
08-04Don't be swayed by phony commercialsstaff
Check this YouTube out: 2014-08-04
07-27Moms rally to support Clean Power Planafrank
More than 200 moms and their kids held a demonstration on Capitol Hill on July 9, 2014, to be a
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On President Obama's Cuba announcement "I oppose this move, and I believe it is a mistake. It's hard--if not impossible--to normalize relations with a Castro-led Cuba. And I don't see anything in the president's announcement to persuade me otherwise....."

---Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

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10-08Laughing Liberally publishes first bookjkrebs
Knock Knock, Who's There - The Mailman (Letters to the American Voter) has been published by
09-01You can taste what you eat herestaff
The city of Joplin is helping to promote the establishment of smoke-free businesses by providing a
08-22Bids for trees wanted by city of Joplinl-onstot
The city of Joplin is accepting sealed proposals for trees for trail planting. The deadline for
08-20Set up a personalized Social Security accountstaff
As part of its 79th anniversary the Social Security Administration is encouraging everyone planning
07-05Electric bill scamstaff
It's highly unlikely that any of our readers would fall for a scam extorting money, but we are
07-05Help wanted: Administrativive assistanttgay
An administrative assistant is wanted to handle appointment, coordination, event and meeting
06-21Help wanted: Public works directorstaff
The city of Neosho is seeking a public works director reporting to the city manager. For a list of
06-18Help wanted: Executive directorstaff
The Greene County Democratic Central Committee is seeking a full-time executive director. Must
06-17Help wanted: Desing-build contractorstaff
The city of Joplin is accepting applications for a design-build contractor to work with CGA
06-17Help wanted: Civil engineerstaff
The city of Joplin is seeking a civil engineer to join the team working to improve Joe Becker


UPDATE: Amendment results: Amendment 1: Passes, 498,751 or 50,127% of vote 5: Passes, 602,076 or 50,970% of vote 7: Fails, 590,963 or 59,185% of vote 8: Fails, 538,575 or 55.016% of vote 9: Passes, 728,549 or 74,756% of vote In retrospect, I'm wondering how many people erroneously thought they were helping family farmers? What a sham perpetrated on the voters. I feel sad for the environment. Based on the results passage of the farm amendment...More

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