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Scale replica bomber could be on display soon
The replica of the Dauntless bomber won’t fly, but Darryl Coit is hoping it will make a child’s imagination soar. “It was a guy’s dream to build this thing,” said Joplin resident Coit. “We couldn’t just toss it out.”
Joplin council hears update on local job expansion plans
Economic development projects that are under way should bring about 500 new jobs to Joplin by year’s end, Rob O’Brian, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, told members of the City Council this week.
Missouri governor vetoes change to deer oversight
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation.
Council advances measures for Hope Valley TIF project
Measures allowing tax increment financing for a proposed commercial development in southeast Joplin were advanced by the Joplin City Council on Monday night, after members heard staff recommendations for the project and a report from an analyst who said public incentives were needed to make the development financially viable.
Government rules against Wyandotte Nation in land purchase
The federal government struck a crippling blow to the Wyandotte Nation’s plans to build a casino in suburban Wichita, Kansas, by refusing to accept a tract of land into the tribe’s trust.
Museum, Globe partnership seeks photos for history book
Work to create “Joplin Memories,” a pictorial history book of Joplin’s early years, was launched Monday with the first of several scanning sessions at The Joplin Globe and the Joplin Museum Complex.
Charge dismissed in Carthage murder case
The murder charge Juan Mendoza was facing in the machete slaying of Mario Gonzalez two years ago in Carthage has been dismissed. Mendoza, 47, was scheduled to go to trial July 14 on a count of second-degree murder.
Ribbons await exhibits by youths at county fairs across area
About 150 youngsters who showed off their cleaning skills on Monday will be showing livestock and exhibiting other skills at the annual Jasper County Youth Fair in Carthage. Though some competitions are completed, most fair activities will kick off Wednesday, when steers, sheep and goats are weighed in for judging later in the week.
Trevor Poulton, 23, remembered as courageous, loving, always smiling
In May 2011, Trevor Poulton posted a video to YouTube in which he talked about the first time he told his mother that he was going on a date with a guy. He talked about working up the courage to tell his younger sister, Mandi, that he was gay; “apologized” for his hair, which had just been cut and was still unstyled; and welcomed everyone, even the “haterz,” to watch his video.
Mike Pound: Wife’s ultimatum — either a dog bath or the dog house
When it was time my wife didn’t mince words.
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