JOPLIN, Mo. —
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.
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.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
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: Single moms group, 6 p.m. today, Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid Ave. Dinner at 6 p.m., fellowship 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children welcome, food and games provided. Details: 624-3366.
JOPLIN: Route 66 International Festival, today through Saturday, assorted Joplin locations. Events include displays, a photo exhibit, concerts, a marketplace and a quilt show. Details: 417-625-4789.
JOPLIN: Annual Park Day, Friday through Sunday, Ewert Park. Events include poetry, a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, giveaways and an Old School Jam. The event is organized by the Emancipation Park Day Celebration Committee. Details: 417-529-2891 or 417-483-1752.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
- Health & Family
Spring tuneup: Bicycle experts offer tips to get rides road-ready
Homeowners do spring cleaning. Gardeners do spring planting. Families, local bike shop owners say, should make it a point to do bike maintenance.
Sarah Coyne: Car rides make good times for talks
There is a special place we go to have conversations in this family, and it's a mostly inescapable venue: The car.
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)
Allergies are the real midlife crisis
One of the biggest mysteries is why the disease comes and goes, and then comes and goes again. People tend to experience intense allergies between the ages of 5 and 16, then get a couple of decades off before the symptoms return in the 30s, only to diminish around retirement age.
- 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."
Not your grandma's crafts: Market curator highlights modern trends
Emma Ball, curator of The Hip Handmade Market, has a vision for Southwest Missouri, and she's about to make it happen. She longs for a place where local artisans come together and fuse their talents with commerce.
Report shows warning signs for stroke can occur in younger women
Stroke prevention has long been a major focus between women and their doctors. A study released in February shows that there is good reason for that, and that younger women should also start to pay attention in order to reduce risk when they are older.
- Parents' planner (March 13-19)
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