JOPLIN, Mo. —
BAXTER SPRINGS, KAN.: Annual ice cream social, 5 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 1310 East Ave. The event features Fuss and Feathers. Details: 620-856-5996.
CARTHAGE: Puzzle, game day, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison. Children and teens can participate. Details: 417-237-7040.
JOPLIN: Volunteer orientation, 1 p.m. today, Joplin Humane Society. Details: 417-623-3642.
WEBB CITY: Food pantry fundraiser, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Frisco Church, 908 W. Daugherty St. The event includes a concert featuring Duke Mason, Lowell Mason and Crawford and Co., a silent auction and dessert. Details: 417-627-2580.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
WEBB CITY: Sky Kings RC fun fly, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aylor and East streets. Details: 417-673-3414.
JOPLIN: Dogwood Trailblazers Walking Club, 5:30 p.m. today, St. PaulÕs United Methodist Church, 2423 W. 26th St. Details: 417-781-4474 or 417-624-0133.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
CARTHAGE: Story time, 10 a.m. today, Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison. Details: 417-237-7040.
NEOSHO: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
SENECA: Story time, 10:30 a.m. today, Seneca Branch Library, 1216 Cherokee St. Details: 417-776-2705.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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Sarah Coyne: Car rides make good times for talks
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Aisha Sultan: Three generations under one roof can be challenging
My mother walked in the back door of the house to find a pool of blood on the ground. There was a trail of blood leading to the family room couch, where my elderly aunt had dragged herself after falling down a flight of stairs.
- Parents' planner (April 3-9)
For Earth Day, parents' excitement about recycling can spread to kids
Karen Staggs was excited about a recent find. The mother of four found about a half dozen large, blue, glass bottles and several classic Coca-Cola bottles. She already had a project in mind for them and was at the Joplin Recycling Center Tuesday to look for more.
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Allergies are the real midlife crisis
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- Parents' planner (March 27-April 2)
Sarah Coyne: Teaching, not preaching, needed for choosing healthy foods
One of the benefits of not traveling during spring break was that the kids got to run errands with me all week, including a few trips to the grocery store. There, they begged for Pop Tarts, popcorn chicken and most other foods prefixed by "pop."
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