Ann Leach: Prayer can affect your health
I've heard two analogies for two serious illnesses lately, and they have me continuing to think about the inner workings of our minds, bodies and spirits.
Rich Brown: Victory Ministry uses sports, entertainment as focal point
For many years, The Bridge focused on a youth ministry that carried a big impact not only in Joplin but also throughout the area. That same impact is being felt today but in a different and more encompassing capacity.
Lisa Brown: 'Blackfish' reveals darker side of marine attractions
It is a film that breaks hearts and angers people. It also changes the way people think -- something a good documentary should be able to do.
Frankie Meyer: Day trips give fresh perspective on old history
Family genealogies are most appreciated by loved ones who are interested in local and national history, too. When a person can imagine ancestors living during specific eras of history, the people come alive.
Ryan Richardson: Pets can pose problems for computers
When I started college back in the 1999, I was a computer science major. I had a promising job at a local cable service, working tech support and system-side support for our servers. I've always been the go-to guy when a computer breaks down with my friends and family.
Moving musical: Students involved with high school's last play proud to present it at MSSU
Mollie Sanders fell in love with "The Drowsy Chaperone" when she was in middle school.
The musical's wit and heart quickly snared Sanders' attention.
Topical play highlights ethical battle between brothers
Whether a play can be considered "timeless" is usually subjective. But a production at Pittsburg State University can easily and objectively be compared to headlines from the last few years, said Joey Pogue.
Trimmed 'Tale' gets to central action more quickly
It was the best of stories, it was the worst of -- no, "A Tale of Two Cities" is only the best of stories, said Jeremey Wolfe. The Charles Dickens story is one of his favorites by the author.
Joplin part of Israeli orchestra's first U.S. tour
Well established in its home country, a symphonic orchestra is making its first tour stops in the United States, and Joplin is on its itinerary.
Silver Dollar City highlights new creations, old favorites during spring break event
Joyce Burnett remembers her first roller coaster ride at Silver Dollar City. "I was just a kid," Burnett said, standing on Branson landing. "I might have been 10 or 11 years old. Fire in the Hole scared me so much. It was fun."
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