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- SLIDESHOW: Lunar Eclipse turns moon red Globe readers sent in their photos of the lunar eclipse which could be seen early Tuesday morning in the Joplin area.
Schreiber Foods schedules Carthage plant expansion
Plans to expand a Schreiber Foods plant to eventually add 160 new jobs have been endorsed by a Carthage committee working with the company. Andrew Tobish, director of combinations for Schreiber, which is based in Green Bay, Wis., confirmed the project, which he said would be complete by late spring or early summer in 2015.
Local Jews offer reactions to Overland Park shooting
Jews in Joplin and throughout the region are struggling to come to terms with Sunday’s shooting at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement complex in suburban Kansas City, resulting in three deaths. The suspect has been identified as Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, of Aurora.
Suspect in Kansas shooting has long history as white supremacist
Frazier Glenn Cross drew the ire of Joplin residents in 2006 when several hundred copies of his white supremacist newspaper were landing on lawns in the city. The White Patriot Leader spouted the usual Cross diatribe. A race war was imminent. The “newspaper for white Americans,” as it billed itself, ranted against an invasion of the country by illegal Hispanic immigrants, the proliferation of black culture, and a purported takeover of the government, banks and the media by Jews.
Opening of nursing home another recovery milestone
Gladys Dutton has done a lot of things in her life, but Monday’s dedication of the Communities at Wildwood Ranch nursing home marked a first. “I’ve never cut a ribbon before,” she said. “I hope I do a good job.” Dutton was one of four residents to participate in the opening of the $8.5 million nursing center that eventually will be home to 120 people.
Thomas Hart Benton’s 125th birthday marked with exhibitions in area
The occasion of Thomas Hart Benton’s 125th birthday is being celebrated in several communities with ties to the famous 20th century artist. An exhibit of seldom-seen works by Benton goes on display on the main floor at Joplin City Hall today, the anniversary of Benton’s birth in 1889. Cake and punch will be served from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Mike Pound: Shopping with daughter can be embarrassing
The nice lady stared at me for a second as she walked into the store. “Just checking me out,” I said to myself and smiled as she passed by. A few seconds later, another nice lady — this one much younger than the first — also stared at me as she walked past and into the store. “Yep, I’ve still got it,” I said to myself.
Mother in starved-child case sentenced to 15 years
Quoting Scripture and begging for mercy and forgiveness, Beth Williams was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for her role in a child-abuse case that culminated two years ago with her severely underweight daughter clinging to life at a Joplin hospital.
Online petition seeks to help Shell Knob teacher get work visa
In less than 24 hours, more than 100 people have signed a petition asking for government assistance in getting a valid work visa for a man who is wrapping up his first year as physical education teacher in Shell Knob.
Sexual abuse of girl draws prison term
A Seneca man pleaded guilty Monday to the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl more than four years ago and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Jason C. Brown, 38, pleaded guilty in Jasper County Circuit Court to a single count of first-degree statutory sodomy in a plea deal that dismissed a second count that he was facing, limited the prison time he might receive to no more than 15 years and waived his right to a sentencing-assessment report.
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