JOPLIN, Mo. —
CARTHAGE: Annual plant sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak St. The sale, organized by the Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners, includes plants, gardening items and books. Details: 417-483-5249.
JOPLIN: Coffee talk, 6 p.m. today, Joplin Public Library. Leslie Simpson will discuss her newest book featuring historic postcards. Details: 417-623-7953.
NEOSHO: Car and bike cruise night, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, downtown square. The event includes a disc jockey, door prizes and concessions. It is organized by the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce. Details: 417-451-1925.
WEBB CITY: Midwest Clay Artists spring show and sale, Friday through Sunday, City Pointe Shopping Center, 501 S. Madison St. The event includes demonstrations and sale items from more than a dozen artists.
JOPLIN: Rummage sale, 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Food 4 Less, 2800 E. 32nd St. All proceeds will benefit Joplin’s 2012 Relay for Life. Details: 417-438-2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOPLIN: Pancake breakfast fundraiser, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Applebee’s Restaurant, 2825 E. 32nd St. Organized by Temple Chapter No. 95, Order of the Eastern Star, Cost: $5 a person.
WEBB CITY: Sunday dinner, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Webb City Senior Center, 210 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Cost: $6; $3 for children. Taco salad, beans and dessert will be served. Proceeds benefit the center. Details: 417-673-1876.
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.
JOPLIN: Artist tales, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The program includes a session in which parents and children create art. Cost: $10. Details: 417-623-0183.
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.
CARTHAGE: Carthage Musical Devotees concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard St. The program features pianist Ryan Moore of Golden City High School. Details: 760-880-8714.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School band room. The band is open to area musicians, with no audition required. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Spring concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Taylor Performing Arts Center, Missouri Southern State University. The concert band and wind ensemble will perform. Details: 417-625-9634.
JOPLIN: Show-Me Harmony Chorus rehearsal, 7 p.m. today, Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. Seventh St. Area women may join the singing. Details: 417-782-4631 or 417-624-8951.
NEOSHO: Faculty voice recital, 7 p.m. Saturday, Elsie Plaster Community Center, Crowder College. Kierstin Bible will perform music by Brahms, Beethoven and more. Details: 417-455-5620.
GALENA, KAN.: Native plant walk, 1 p.m. Saturday, Schermerhorn Park. The guided hike will include study of native plants. Details: 417-439-3234.
JOPLIN: Naturescaping, rain garden workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Participants will learn about native plants and rain garden installation. Details: 417-782-6287.
WEBB CITY: Farmers winter market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison. Details: 417-439-4077.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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Frankie Meyer: List of historic sites offers plenty of research leads
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Achievements (July 20)
The following people were recognized in the Joplin Globe for the following achievements.
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I still see it around town, and it bothers me to see pets in a dangerous situation. But I don't think it is necessarily a product of intentional harm or neglect; I think it has more to do with understanding just how a dog ultimately deals with hot weather.
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Ann Leach: A truck for sale demonstrates how to chase dreams
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Rich Brown: Local church participates in national campaign to treat malaria
When you realize that malaria kills an African child every minute, you can't help but appreciate efforts by the United Methodist Church as part of a worldwide United Nations Foundation drive to eliminate the disease from Africa by 2015.
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