JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
JOPLIN: Cat and dog adoption drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, Seventh Street and Range Line Road. The session is organized by Spare Cat Rescue. Details: 417-525-4898.
JOPLIN: PC Chess Club, 6 to 10 p.m. today, Hardee’s, 1641 W. Seventh St. The club offers classes, lectures, training and workshops for children and adults. Details: email@example.com.
CARTHAGE: Christmas Day family dinner, noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Carthage Crisis Center, 100 S. Main St. Transportation and delivery are available. Details: 417-358-3533.
NEOSHO: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN: Christmas bird count, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Volunteers will help with a nationwide scientific survey. Details: 417-782-6287.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
- Health & Family
Summer safety: Warm days remind parents to prepare chilldren
This week offered some of the warmest days of the year, signaling the start of sweltering summer days. Outdoor activities are a big part of the season.
Sarah Coyne: Summertime encourages outdoor activities
But getting outside can also be vital. Research has shown that by spending even just a few minutes outdoors in natural light and fresh air, moods and attitudes are improved and concentration is boosted.
Music to be part of season’s camp activities
As summer approaches, a series of seasonal camps will put an emphasis on art, and a few of those will focus on sweet sounds.
One in particular will introduce students across the area to the intricacies of jazz.
Aisha Sultan: Study shows popular kids peak too early
It was, of course, a popular mean girl who made my life miserable in middle school.
Sarah Coyne: Adults should respect kids' decisions like their own
The wind whipped her hair into a frenzy of ribbons and knots. She gripped the handrails at the bow of the boat, bouncing in the wake and smiling as wide as the lake before her.
Sweet summer: Candy factory opens floor for tours, tasting
When family from Kansas City came to visit Christy Albertson in her family's Webb City home, she wanted to find something entertaining for five kids.
Sarah Coyne: New rule keeps kids busy, mom productive
As a parent, I sometimes find it hard to remember that I am not always bound by the immediacy of my children's wants.
Singin' science: Dino O'Dell to bring silly, educational songs to library
O'Dell relies most upon his experience as a teacher when performing. He has experience as an elementary and preschool teacher and has taught ESL and theater courses.
Sarah Coyne: A little competition helps get playroom cleaned, almost
Although chore charts and allowance ideas always sound good on paper, I'm horrible at implementing them in our house. For the most part, I just nag the kids into submission once or twice per day, and it works.
Simple solution: All it takes to protect kids eyes from summer sun is sunglasses
Parents worry about how the sun will harm their children's skin during the summer months. But area opthamologists say the same rays that cause sunburns and long-term damage on the skin can be just as harmful to the eyes.
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