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Neosho girls to play basketball for Team Missouri at 2014 Special Olympics USA
Four Neosho girls will travel to New Jersey this summer as members of Team Missouri at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.
Missouri official manual returning to print
Missouri’s official state manual is returning to print after several years as an online-only publication.
Sales tax renewal committee working on list of street projects
A nine-member committee studying proposals for the possible renewal of a sales tax for capital projects will rank a list of needs for street and road projects as part of its work. The Capital Improvements Sales Tax Renewal Committee held its second meeting on Tuesday to talk about the steps for its work and discuss potential projects that could be done if the tax were renewed.
Voters in two Ottawa County school districts split on similar bond issues
Residents in two Ottawa County school districts voted in opposite directions Tuesday on similar bond issues for construction projects.
Chamber group supporting Joplin recycling proposal
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network has launched its campaign to promote curbside recycling, which is subject to voter approval next month in Joplin. Its members say the service would make recycling more convenient, as residents would be able to set their recyclable materials out with their trash instead of taking it themselves to the city’s recycling center.
Advanced Placement test-takers rising in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma
Drew Cox has already passed four Advanced Placement exams, and if he succeeds in the five that he will take later this spring — as he hopes — he will have netted a significant amount of college credit before he even sets foot on a college campus.
‘Victory 4 Haiti’ to pack up 280,000 meals for hungry kids
Wanted: about 120 tables and 1,600 volunteers. The organizers of the second meals for Haiti project in Joplin would like to borrow a few tables from local churches and other organizations to set up the work stations where volunteers will assemble the meals — approximately 280,000 of them.
Mike Pound: Scammon fish fry back in action this Friday
I received an email Tuesday from a nice lady by the name of Jane Wilson. Jane wanted to know if St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon, Kan., was kicking off its annual Famous Fish Fry this Friday, seeing how it would be the first Friday of Lent.
Interim superintendent named in Diamond after superintendent placed on leave
The Diamond Board of Education has placed Superintendent Trisha Wilson on paid leave and named an interim superintendent to lead the district for the rest of the school year. Minutes of a board meeting held behind closed doors last Thursday note a unanimous vote to place Wilson on paid leave effective March 1.
County Commission accepts bids for nearly $2 million in road work
Bids that will translate to nearly $2 million in road improvements were approved Tuesday by the Jasper County commission.
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