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VIDEO: Carterville company expands to third generation
What began as Ray “Mac” McCoy’s side job in his home 55 years ago has grown not only in square footage and reach, but in generations. This summer, a third generation took over the reins of MSW — Mac’s Specialty Woodwork — that now exceeds 90,000 square feet and creates custom furniture for chain restaurants coast to coast.
Shrine Bowl band, cheerleaders, players arrive in Pittsburg this week
Band members were the first Kansas Shrine Bowl participants to arrive at Pittsburg State University this week.
Galena council rescinds landfill decisions
The Galena City Council voted Wednesday to rescind decisions it made two weeks ago regarding a proposed landfill at Riverton.
Miami council waives fees for barbecue event
The Miami City Council voted Tuesday to waive $3,750 in usage fees for Miami Elks Lodge No. 1320 for an upcoming barbecue championship at the Miami Fairgrounds.
Carthage prepares for Marian Days
The 37th annual Marian Days celebration will start in two weeks, and planning is well under way for the event that will bring tens of thousands of Catholics of Vietnamese descent to Carthage.
Joplin couple indicted in child porn case
A federal grand jury indicted a Joplin couple Wednesday for alleged sexual exploitation of a second child in addition to a girl who was the subject of a preceding indictment of the husband for allegedly producing and distributing child pornography.
Mike Pound: It’s not Mayberry, but Carthage is close
When I was a kid, I wanted to live in Mayberry. In a way, I suppose I still want to live in Mayberry, the fictional town featured in the classic Andy Griffith show of the 1960s.
Missouri attorney general defends his support of Amendment 1
With a large cornfield behind him and campaign signs all around, Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster appeared Wednesday at the David Collard farm to tout Amendment 1, an Aug. 5 ballot measure that would make the “right to farm” part of the state constitution.
Joplin school board reviews audit procedures
A team from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office has begun requesting documents in its task to audit the operations and management of the Joplin School District, the audit manager told the Board of Education on Tuesday.
- SLIDESHOW: Pittsburg State commemorates 100th anniversary of fire “In many ways, Russ Hall is a physical reminder of the undying spirit of cooperation that exists between our city and our university,” said PSU Provost Lynette Olson. “As we commemorate this centennial, let us never forget the sacrifices and struggles of those who have come before us. Their courage and vision laid the groundwork for what has become an amazing university that is located in an incredible community.”
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