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Prosecutor reduces charges alleging child endangerment
The Jasper County prosecutor has reduced child endangerment charges a father was facing in connection with allegedly driving under the influence of sleeping pills with his children in the car and crashing the vehicle into the Toys R Us store in Joplin.
Second piece of public art on display in Pittsburg damaged
For the second time in a week, one of the 24 colorful fiberglass footballs that compose SEK Art Fest in downtown Pittsburg has been vandalized. The first was created by Leslie Harris, chairwoman of this year’s SEK Art Fest.
Nearly 50 volunteers to help Baxter Springs tornado victims
A tornado that churned a path April 27 through Baxter Springs not only ripped away a section of the roof of Lawrence Logan’s house, but it also tore off the front porch and tossed it into the backyard.
SLIDE SHOW: Newton County Fair draws competitors from around county
On Thursday, Brylee Sage, 9, of Neosho, was crowned with the Junior Princess Award at the annual Newton County Fair. Sporting a blue satin sash with silver lettering, Brylee said she was excited to be recognized for putting so much into the fair.
Webb City Farmers Market adds two new vendors on Saturday
The Webb City Farmers Market will be open Friday and Saturday in King Jack Park with fresh, local produce, meals and music.
Jumping jack to become official Missouri exercise
Arms up! Legs out!
Carthage teacher receives national SkillsUSA honor
A long-time Carthage teacher has been named SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year.
Mark Sponaugle, vocational resource educator at Carthage Technical Center, accepted the award during the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference held in Kansas City in late June.
Webb City lawmaker tabbed to lead committee examining impact of military on Missouri
State Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Webb City, has been selected to lead a committee that will gauge the U.S. military’s impact on Missouri. Davis said he wants to hear from veterans about their problems with the Veterans Health Administration as well as examine the impact of the military in the state as it steps back from a war footing and downsizes.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe cited for recycling efforts
Leaders of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe will receive an award Friday from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for their participation in an areawide recycling event in May that secured more than 9,000 pounds of electronic equipment waste.
State farming amendment draws support, opposition
Since the 1940s, the family of state Rep. Bill Reiboldt has owned and operated a farm on the outskirts of Neosho. Before he sold his milk cows, Reiboldt had eight people working on the farm. These days, it is just he and his son. Wednesday — with mild morning temperatures following the previous day’s rain — was the kind of day farmers like Reiboldt look forward to.
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