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St. Peter’s Munch Madness to feature tasty treats from variety of cuisines
St. Peter’s Middle School in Joplin is gearing up for its annual Munch Madness fundraiser, which is being billed as “a food sampler’s smorgasbord.” Offerings from Italian, German, Polish, Chinese, Mexican and Greek cuisines will be available, said Lisa Green, president of the St. Peter’s home and school association and mother of a sixth-grader.
Joplin woman worries about tense situation in Ukrainian homeland
Liliya Moos can’t help but think about her friends and family in the Ukraine as she concentrates on a repair to a pea coat. “I was on Skype to call my friend in the Ukraine this morning to see if there was anything new,’’ she said. “It’s very sensitive now. They just want life to be peaceful and easier.’’
PSU professor assesses Russian action in Ukraine
A Pittsburg State University professor describes Russia’s takeover of Crimea in Ukraine as a “huge rupture in the international system.” Paul Zagorski, professor of history, philosophy and social sciences at PSU, said the U.S. and the rest of the world have no easy options in terms of a response.
Opponents of power line waiting to see next step
It’s a waiting game this week, say Missouri landowners, lawmakers and an Arkansas group that has campaigned for the past year to stop a 345,000-volt transmission line from being built. The line is to be built by Arkansas-based Southwestern Electric Power Co. and would cross 164 properties in McDonald and Barry counties in addition to a similar number of properties in Benton and Carroll counties in Arkansas, according to Save the Ozarks, a group of residents who are fighting the transmission line.
Wyandotte, Afton district votes to ballot on school bond issues
Voters in the Wyandotte and Afton school districts in Ottawa County will go to the polls today to vote on bond issues for construction projects. The Wyandotte School District is looking to secure voter approval for a $1.62 million bond issue for a new cafeteria that will double as a Federal Emergency Management Agency approved safe room. The Afton School District is asking for $1.6 million to construct a new middle school.
MSSU organization to be host for shoe drive for Soles4Souls
Students in the Public Relations Student Society of America at Missouri Southern State University will collect shoes through April 1 to donate to Soles4Souls. The shoes will be sent to children and adults in need in Haiti, which suffered a devastating earthquake in 2010 that affected millions and killed at least 100,000.
Mike Pound: Stocking up for storms causing problems
If we get another winter storm, I’m going to have to move. It’s not because I don’t like cold weather (although I don’t). It’s because if we get another winter storm, there won’t be anywhere in our house for me to live.
St. Louis-area woman wins $750,000 in Lottery
A suburban St. Louis woman has won $750,000 in a Missouri Lottery scratcher game, and better yet, she won’t have to pay taxes.
Guest speaker to discuss with Pittsburg, Kan., students the dangers of social media
Josh Ochs, author of the bestselling book “Light, Bright and Polite,” will be in Pittsburg Tuesday to talk with middle school and high school students about some of the dangers on social media and to share techniques in developing a clean social media identity.
2016 race for governor stirring in Missouri
The 2014 bids are just beginning — filing for county and statewide offices opened Tuesday — but the 2016 race to be Missouri’s next governor is in full swing.
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