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Cut trees still going strong during Christmas season
Two days after Thanksgiving, Karl Glassman, of Carthage, made his annual trip to Millsap Produce to pick out a live Christmas tree for his home. After much debate between family members, the Glassmans settle on a dark green, 10-foot-tall Fraser fir that his family will decorate.
Mike Pound: Smart alecks mostly just misunderstood
I was asked what I thought was a good question on Thanksgiving.
Wally Kennedy: Main Street's twinkles eye-catching
It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Joplin, especially at night. That’s when Main Street sparkles and twinkles with the glow of holiday lights.
Chain retailers, local merchants look to ‘important’ holiday shopping season
For Erik Bartlett, Black Friday doesn’t hold a candle to today’s “shopping holiday” — Small Business Saturday. “I feel like that should be more of a special day for us than Black Friday,” said Bartlett, owner of The Run Around on Joplin’s Main Street. “We can’t match the sales that Black Friday has; we don’t have that capability.”
Carl Junction boy to compete in contest at Arrowhead Stadium
Even though only 7 years old, Jack Spencer is an ardent fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and will be at the game on Sunday when they take on the Denver Broncos.
Grandson establishes scholarship in honor of deceased Columbus man
At Louie Nicoletti’s funeral on Nov. 22, his only grandson spoke of three things Nicoletti had taught him, then surprised family and friends by announcing he had created a scholarship in his grandfather’s honor.
State awards Carl Junction $4 million for sewer project
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $4 million in funding to the city of Carl Junction to expand the city’s wastewater treatment plant and rehabilitate the sewer collection system.
Local legislative delegation welcomes Nixon call for Boeing-pursuit session
Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday called the Missouri General Assembly into a special session next week when he will call on lawmakers to consider an incentive package to lure Boeing to build its new 777X commercial aircraft in Missouri.
Court appearance set for suspect in Parsons murders
An initial court appearance for David C. Bennett Jr., 22, of Cherryvale, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Labette County Courthouse in Oswego, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Carl Junction youth to compete in P, P & K contest at Arrowhead
An ardent fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Jack Spencer, 7, of Carl Junction, will be at the game on Sunday when the Chiefs take on the Denver Broncos.
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