Ryan Richardson: Preventing heat stroke can save your pet's life
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.
Shared palette: Married couple Steve and Cindy Head create art, show exhibits together
Steve Head is pretty good with cameras and video editing. Cindy Head is an expert quilter. Neither one had painted much a few years ago -- Cindy painted tulle and furniture for repurposing projects, but that was about it.
Ann Leach: A truck for sale demonstrates how to chase dreams
My neighbor is selling a pretty sharp Ford truck. It is sitting in front of his house and is adorned with signs indicating its availability, along with a contact number for more information.
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.
Benji Tunnell: Great CGI, solid writing make 'Apes' a near-perfect blockbuster
A couple of weeks ago, we saw "Transformers 4," a big, computer-driven blockbuster film that was symbolic of all that is wrong with filmmaking today.
Marta Churchwell: New Mexico marimba group returns for concert Sunday
They're back. Polyphony Marimba, the Santa Fe, New Mexico, band that wowed the crowd with African music during a Downtown Joplin Third Thursday last summer, received such a response to that performance that they're coming back on Sunday.
Dave Woods: Nevada regatta makes for a birthday escape
In just three weeks, I'll spend my 50th birthday floating down the Colorado River with 35,000 of my closest friends.
New festival focuses on short independent films
As Jack Truman saw his films play in festivals around the world, one lingering thought persisted: He wished that such festivals existed in his hometown area.
Glory Days Music to resume weekly in-store concerts
The staff at Glory Days Music have been working their business as usual. Musicians demonstrate guitars, drums and other instruments. Music is sold; lessons are taught. But something has been missing.
Stretching out: Whiskey Dick's can do more in a bigger downtown location
For the Whiskey Dick's owners, it isn't a matter of what's in a name but more of a place where everybody knows your name.
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