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Mike Pound: What if dogs were as smart as people
I’m rethinking my relationship with our German shepherd Shilo. For one thing, I need to discover why it is that I’m the only one who spells Shilo’s name without the “h” on the end.
Neosho mayor retains Webb City lawyer in lawsuit filed by councilman
Neosho Mayor Richard Davidson has retained Webb City attorney John Dolence to defend him against allegations brought forward by Neosho City Councilman Steve Hart.
Neosho lawmaker stands by ballot proposal on farming
After backing out of a debate posed by the same group last week, state Rep. Bill Reiboldt appeared before a tough crowd Wednesday night at the Southwest Missouri Democrats’ meeting in support of his “right to farm” amendment that will be on the Aug. 5 ballot.
Local churches team up to put on servant week with visiting churches
Lutheran churches in Oswego and Parsons have teamed up with visiting churches from across the U.S. for a “Servant Week” in several Southeast Kansas communities.
Neosho council attends to business, but factions continue to lash out
The Neosho City Council met for the first time Tuesday night since City Councilman Steve Hart filed suit against City Attorney Steven Hays and Mayor Richard Davidson.
Joplin man sent to prison for sexual abuse of girl
A rural Joplin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of molesting a 13-year-old girl and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
CID board votes to impose additional 1-cent sales tax at Joplin mall
An additional 1-cent sales tax will be collected at most stores in Northpark Mall beginning in January, directors of a newly formed community improvement district agreed Wednesday.
Baxter Springs storm victims welcome help from about 40 Iowa volunteers
Although the major debris has been removed from Kenneth McCumber’s yard in Baxter Springs, an EF-2 tornado that struck the town in April scattered glass, shingles and other small debris, leaving behind a mess he has since been working to clean up.
Local businessman donates $15,000 to Neosho animal shelter
If someone finds a lost pet in Carthage or Joplin, he or she can take it to the area Humane Society. But in some area communities where animal control has been lacking, that is not an option.
Mike Pound: There are good ways and bad ways to kill spiders
Sometimes, it’s important to dream big. Sometimes, you need to take a risk and try something different, to not settle for the status quo.
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