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‘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.
PSU Apple Days kick off Wednesday
Apple Day activities kick off on Wednesday and continue Thursday at Pittsburg State University with ceremonies and award recognition.
RadioShack announces plans to close 1,100 of its stores as revenue, earnings plummet
RadioShack will close up to 1,100 stores nationwide, the company announced Tuesday. That is about one fifth of its U.S. locations.
Former Joplin city manager calls for ‘higher order’ in city; Rohr says ‘maverick’ investigation full of ‘rumors’
Mark Rohr called on Joplin residents Monday night to overcome the “good old boys” and restore a “higher order” in City Council leadership. Rohr, who had served as Joplin city manager for nine years, filed a request to speak to the City Council at its Monday night meeting in response to his firing Feb. 4.
Rented TV’s memory source of child pornography charges
A Cassville man was charged Monday in federal court with receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet following the discovery of illicit pictures on a rented television. The U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Missouri filed a criminal complaint on Matthew Casas, 25, in U.S. District Court in Springfield.
St. Peter’s Munch Madness to feature tasty treats from variety of cuisines
St. Peter’s Middle School in Joplin is gearing up for its annual Munch Madness fundraiser, which is being billed as “a food sampler’s smorgasbord.” Offerings from Italian, German, Polish, Chinese, Mexican and Greek cuisines will be available, said Lisa Green, president of the St. Peter’s home and school association and mother of a sixth-grader.
Joplin woman worries about tense situation in Ukrainian homeland
Liliya Moos can’t help but think about her friends and family in the Ukraine as she concentrates on a repair to a pea coat. “I was on Skype to call my friend in the Ukraine this morning to see if there was anything new,’’ she said. “It’s very sensitive now. They just want life to be peaceful and easier.’’
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