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Joplin Schools Foundation to launch Joplin Schools Alumni Association
The Joplin Schools Foundation on Friday will announce the development of the Joplin Schools Alumni Association, which will accept the class of 2013 as its first official members.
SEK Recycling Center to hold sale of items from PSU students
The SEK Recycling Center, 615 S. Joplin Ave., is hosting a "moveout madness" sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Water coalition seeks assistance in Washington, D.C.
A trip last month to Washington, D.C. by members of the Tri-State Water Resource Coalition was successful on multiple levels, coalition representatives said during a meeting Wednesday morning at Joplin City Hall.
Webb City High School ranks high in academic survey by magazine
Webb City High School placed 17th in an academic survey of the 560 Missouri high schools that was compiled recently by U.S. News & World Report.
Grand Lake boating accident victims identified
Two people who were killed in a boating accident on Grand Lake on Tuesday evening have been identified as Rachel Nicole Swetnam, of Grove, Okla., and William Lewis Varner III, of Texarkana, Ark., according to a statement released Wednesday by the Grand River Dam Authority.
Missouri capitalizes on unused railroads to build trails
Most of the great trails in American history — the Oregon, the Santa Fe, The Trail of Tears, even the route followed by Lewis and Clark — have one thing in common: Missouri. Now the state known as the gateway to the west in the 19th century is making a name for itself as a trail state of another kind in the 21st.
Land acquisition board agrees to add members
Three new members should be sought for the city board that is buying land for tornado redevelopment projects being overseen by the city’s master developer. That was the consensus by members of the Joplin Redevelopment Corp. who on Tuesday approved a change in bylaws to increase the panel by two new positions.
Miami bomb threat defendant granted probation
A federal judge granted probation Tuesday to a defendant who created a bomb scare at Miami High School on Sept. 11 of last year in an apparent attempt to extort money from a local bank. At a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Tulsa, Chief Judge Gregory Frizzell ordered that Bobby Ray Harris, 26, serve eight months of home detention and five years on probation on a conviction for willfully making a threat.
Shooting probe on hold; police wait to speak with wounded man
A young man who was shot in the chest during a confrontation with others at a Joplin residence early Monday morning is expected to survive. Police on Tuesday identified the man wounded in a shooting at a residence on East Sunny Acres Lane as Justin S. Johnson, 25, of Carterville.
House advances bill for vote on sales tax for road work
State lawmakers this week have advanced a call for voters to approve a one-cent sales tax to fund transportation projects. The bill, which passed the House on Tuesday morning, came as lawmakers moved forward on the dozens of bills remaining on their calendars in the final week of the General Assembly session.
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