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Patriot Guard honored in state event organize by Webb City legislator
SEDALIA, Mo. — The rev of a motorcycle’s engine broke the silence of a quiet day in Sedalia. The first engine was followed by another. And then another. Some 100 motorcycles moved across town on Saturday — a noise that many military families have heard in the last several years as the nation moved through more than a decade at war. It was the sound of the Patriot Guard rolling into town.
Joplin School District property purchases to go to Junge Field, technology center class
The Joplin School District has bought several properties since the beginning of the year, according to a record of votes from closed meetings of the Joplin Board of Education. Two properties in the 1400 block of South Jackson Avenue, both approved for purchase by the board in February, are part of the district’s effort to acquire additional lots around Junge Field, according to Paul Barr, the district’s chief financial officer.
Crash in Joplin claims two lives; charges being sought on driver
Two people were killed and a third occupant injured in a single-vehicle crash early today in Joplin, resulting in manslaughter charges being sought against the driver.
MSSU board tight-lipped about personnel vote
An attorney for the Board of Governors of Missouri Southern State University on Friday after a closed-door meeting said that the board had taken a vote on personnel matters, but would not give any more information on the subject of the vote.
Oklahoma FreeWheel to bring 600 riders to Joplin
In addition to Bike Across Kansas ending in Galena, Kan., today, bringing 800 riders to the area, Joplin will be the final stop today for the 2013 Oklahoma FreeWheel bicycle tour.
Bicyclists pedal Kansas — border to border
Kansas, according to a few of the 800 cyclists who just spent the last eight days crossing it, is not flat. “Get on a bicycle, and you’ll see,” advised Rick Younger, a 55-year-old Pittsburg native who now lives in Wichita.
Judge orders trial for infant’s mother; woman faces manslaughter charge
A judge has ruled that an Arma woman should be tried on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, and not murder, in the death of her 4-month-old baby. District Judge A.J. Wachter ordered Heather L. Buckalew, 25, bound over for trial on the manslaughter charge at the conclusion of a hearing this week in Crawford County District Court in Pittsburg.
MSSU board tight-lipped on personnel vote
An attorney for the Board of Governors of Missouri Southern State University said Friday that the board had taken a vote on personnel matters, but he would not give any more information about the subject of the vote.
Ceremony marks opening of new Joplin interchange
The opening of the $10 million interchange at North Main and Zora streets was observed at a 2 p.m. ceremony with speeches and a ribbon cutting by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.
Scouts, other groups participate in Flag Day event
Young people prepared care packages for troops stationed overseas during a Flag Day event today at the Joplin National Guard Armory.
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