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  • r041414bentonprints3.jpg 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.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mike Pound 2010.jpg 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.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 14, 2014

  • 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.

    April 14, 2014

  • 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.

    April 14, 2014

  • Mike Seibert elected new mayor of Joplin

    Joplin’s new mayor pledged Monday night that the city will operate with more transparency and that work toward redevelopment will be the City Council’s priority. Mike Seibert, who withstood a challenge by another incumbent councilman in last Tuesday’s election to be the Zone 4 councilman, was elected mayor by a unanimous vote of the panel Monday night.

    April 14, 2014

  • Jazz concerts on tap this week at MSSU

    The Southern Jazz Combos from Missouri Southern State University will offer two performances this week.

    April 14, 2014

  • Webb City Farmers Market to open for season tomorrow
    Spring may have temporarily abandoned the area, but the Webb City Farmers Market is declaring tomorrow the beginning of the regular season.

    April 14, 2014

  • Joplin tanning salon owner opposes posed regulation

    A Joplin business owner spoke last week in opposition to legislation that would impose a fine on tanning salons if they don’t get parental consent before allowing minors to use their tanning beds.

    April 13, 2014

  • 040914 PHS Play1_72.jpg Original plays bring to life topics that can be all too real to teens

    The first line of Pittsburg High School’s coming theater production asks: “Do you ever take time to look around you? To truly see?” The answer, at least for students who have been in Greg Shaw’s theater classes for the past seven years, is “yes.”

    April 13, 2014 2 Photos

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A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects. The proposed constitutional amendment passed the House earlier this month. If passed by the full Senate, the measure would head to the November ballot for voter approval. Would you vote in favor of it?

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