|Judging to open PhotoSpiva 2014 >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Joplin - Spiva Center for the Art's national claim to fame, PhotoSpiva, will open this weekend with an exhibition of 82 images selected from 1,014 that were entered in the competitive by 176 photographers.
The 38th annual PhotoSpiva exhibition will open on Saturday, Mar. 8, and will run through May 4, 2014. Prior to an awards presentation at 7 p.m., Friday, Mar. 14, followed by the annual Juror's Lecture, Dornith Doherty, professor of photography at the University of North Texas-Denton, pictured, will judge the pre-selected photos hung in Spiva's gallery, awarding those chosen a share of $2,000 in prizes.
Doherty's lecture at Spiva will focus ...more
|Joplin Humane Society schedules 12th FurBall >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The Joplin Humane Society invites you to their 12th Annual FurBall "Jazz & Jeans." It is being held on Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014, at the Pavilion - Downstream Casino, located just west of Joplin at 69300 East Nee Rd., Quapaw, Oklahoma. Dress for fun.
Featured is a cocktail hour starting at 6 p.m., with dinner being served at 7 p.m. Entertaining jazz music from Jim Hunter and the Mellotones will follow a short presentation by Joplin Humane Society staff and board members. During the event there also will be live and silent auctions.
Admission is $60 per person or $550 for a table of 10. Tickets may be purchased at the Joplin Humane ...more
|Prosecution of incest is subject of gripping novel >> Book Reviews|| mariwinn|
by Mari Winn Taylor
"You know what they say about the Bootheel?" Elsie Arnold asks her police detective friend Bob Ashlock in a scene revealing the possible location of one of the abused ...more|
|Back by popular demand: Maple Leaf Bicycle Tour >> Sports|| staff|
|The Maple Leaf Bicycle Tour, a 15, 40, 62, 80 or 100-mile ride, will take place on May 17, 2014. The starting point is at Kellogg Lake In Carthage (Take US71/I49 to Central Avenue exit, go east for 2 ...more|
|New Joplin soccer league announces schedule >> Sports|| staff|
|The Joplin Athletic Complex is now home to the new minor league 4th division soccer team, the Joplin Demize. In the South Central Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the team ...more|
|Pierce City artist is featured at the MARC >> Calendar of Events|| kmillsap|
The exhibit, "Animals, Places, and Things," featuring the oil and pastels- paintings of artist Becky Golubski, pictured, will be on display during the month of March 2014 at the MARC in Mount ...more|
|Passage of cancer treatment fairness law is urged >> Letters to the Editor|| ctree|
|To the editor:
Senators Ryan Silvey and Brian Munzlinger and Representative Sheila Solon are sponsors of a bill to ease the financial burden of Missourians with cancer. The senators are working to ...more|
|GROOVE is ready to March on & spring forward >> Calendar of Events|| rmcarste|
|The General Registry of Ozarks Volkswagen Enthusiasts (G.R.O.O.V.E.), based in Springfield and actively preserving Volkswagens and their tradition in the Ozarks since 1993, has designated March as ...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|
|Crowder and Drury join forces for solar decathlon >> Education|| c-brown|
|Neosho, MO – Crowder College partnered with Drury University have been selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.
The Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program ...more|
|Need ideas for improving education? >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
If good books are a banquet, The Foxes of Caminus by Laura Burroughs (Burroughs Books) has something for all tastes and ages—with a dash of surprise and spice. There are enough ...more|
|Tennis star James Blake to join Lasers >> Sports|| jedwards|
In the recent Mylan World Team Tennis 2014 Marquee Player Draft the Springfield Lasers, the 2013 WTT Western Conference Champions, have drafted American tennis star James Blake, pictured. The ...more|
|Where's the Gay movement leading? >> Op-Ed|| p-atkins|
|So there I was playing a very disciplined game of blackjack and enjoying my Diet Coke, sadly-sans-Jack, when I looked up and had my attention assaulted by, hands-down, the ugliest woman I have ever ...more|
|Free tax filing offered again at MSSU >> Community|| s-smith|
|A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance team from Missouri Southern State University will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 8 through April 12, 2014, in Room 319 of the Robert W. ...more|
|Celebrate with everyday folk >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
by Jack L. Kennedy
Colorful, memorable characters and Lamar author Ben Reed all show strengths from which readers can benefit in Truth with Stretch Marks.
The Missouri Southern State ...more|
|Knowing Jim Tatum >> Education|| mariwinn|
|Jim Tatum, at left, looks over a plaque uncovered by Dr. Kent Farnsworth, Crowder College interim acting president, that details Tatum's pioneering efforts in community education and his long ...more|
|City of Joplin addresses NIST report findings >> Government|| l-onstot|
|After review of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report entitled “Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri” in which 16 recommendations for ...more|
|Chief Roberts plans to retire in March >> People|| mstewart|
|Update: Assistant Police Chief Jason Burns has been named the Joplin Police Chief.
Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts, pictured, announces his intention to retire from the Joplin Police Department ...more|
|Aspect of history often overlooked >> Book Reviews|| teverow|
|"To bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance."--George Washington
by Paul Teverow
My native Rhode Island claims the oldest Jewish religious structure in the United States, the Touro ...more|
|Marijuana use - a victimless crime >> Op-Ed|| rvm2|
|We are told by our government and law enforcement agencies that marijuana is bad for us. They claim it makes us stupid, lazy, and that it leads people to harder drugs like heroine or cocaine.
|Should vaccinations be mandatory or a choice? >> Health|| rvm2|
|For years, the Stay-at-home mom brigade and radical religious groups have kept their children from being vaccinated due to the fear that it would make their children autistic.
What’s been the ...more|
|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|
|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|
|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|