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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.
Agency seeks input from SEK communities on issues
The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), in partnership with Project 17, is seeking input from Southeast Kansas residents through an online survey.
PSU Nature Reach summer overnight camp accepts registrations
Pittsburg State University’s Nature Reach program will host a summer overnight camp in August.
Lawrence County community gardens set for public tours
The annual Lawrence County Horticulture Tour, which this year will focus on three community gardens around the county, kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10. The public is invited to attend.
Little Blue Bookshelf project growing in Joplin; expansion being planned
Little Blue Bookshelves are popping up everywhere. Since launching in Joplin a month ago, the project operated by the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas has been gaining traction in getting books into the hands of youngsters.
Pittsburg panel to consider pseudoephedrine restrictions aimed at throttling meth cooks
When it comes to one law, Pittsburg is an island. In Missouri, Joplin and Branson have adopted ordinances in recent years requiring those who purchase medicine with pseudoephedrine — a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine — to have a prescription. Pittsburg, the last city with a pharmacy in this area that does not have such a law on the books, has yet to formally consider an ordinance for restricted sale. But the time is coming.
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