Benji Tunnell: 'Muppets Most Wanted' suffers usual sequel issues
I've been a Muppet fan since my childhood. From "The Muppet Movie" on, they have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
Marta Churchwell: PhotoSpiva juror chose photos based on trends
There are plenty of times when I've scratched my head over the reasons a piece of art was selected as a competitive exhibit winner. As an amateur, I sometimes fail to grasp the artistic elements that were so obvious to the juror. I know I'm not alone in this.
Joe Hadsall: 'Cosmos' reboot lives up to hopes
Three episodes in, "Cosmos" has surpassed my expectations and captivated me all over again.
Ann Leach: Simple game helps get what you want
Let's play a game: Think of three things you'd like to have in your life within the next six months.
Rich Brown: Caring People advancing ministry for single mothers
The Caring People, which uses the theme, "Walking the love of Jesus into the hearts of single moms," began a Joplin chapter with an informational meeting in 2010, and despite being blown off course by the 2011 tornado, the group is now seeing a resurgence.
Frankie Meyer: Berries were big business in Southwest Missouri history
Recently, I noticed some blooms on my strawberry plants on the patio, and I was reminded of my youth in the Ozarks when children often earned money by picking strawberries in the fields of local farmers. I, along with my sisters, brother and all the other children in the area, looked forward to the experience each summer.
Cari Rerat: Story captures brilliantly what it's like to get bullied
In "Everybody Sees the Ants," by A. S. King, Lucky's life at school is almost unbearable. Not only did he get into see-the-guidance-counselor-regularly kind of trouble for a social studies assignment, he also has to endure Nader McMillan.
Ryan Richardson: Search for living space complicated by pets
I am a pretty laid-back guy when it comes to most everything in life, except when it comes to moving.
Spirited surprise: Artist's discovery about imaginary friends leads to exhibit
Those friends can now be seen by everyone. They are featured in an exhibit called "Les Morts et Les Mysteres," on display until Saturday at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company.
"Grapes of Wrath" a stage adaptation of novel
Tickets are on sale for a production of an adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
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