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SLIDE SHOW: Quapaw Tribe sets up cattle ranch near Downstream Casino
In a scene straight from a Frederic Remington painting of the Old West, cowboys on horseback drove a slow-moving herd of Angus cows and calves across a pasture.
But instead of wide-open grassland, the backdrop for a roundup Monday was the Downstream Casino Resort.
Joplin School Board adopts school calendar with longer days, shorter year
Joplin students will sit in class longer during the day but will have a shorter school year under a calendar adopted Monday night by the Board of Education. The 2014-15 academic year will start on Monday, Aug. 25, and end on Friday, May 15, excluding snow days, according to the calendar.
Changes in baseball plan disclosed at Joplin City Council meeting
There has been a change in the ownership group of Joplin’s new baseball team, and some of the initial plans for additions to the Joe Becker Stadium area have changed, the Joplin City Council was told Monday night.
Mike Pound: Annual trip for chocolate becoming bittersweet
She said she had a nice time, so I guess I should take her at her word. Our daughter, Emma, is 16, and it’s pretty hard to tell what a 16-year-old girl is thinking even if she tells you what she’s thinking.
Neosho School Board discusses August election on bond issue
The Neosho Board of Education may try again in August to get voter approval of a bond issue for a new junior high school. Monday night’s meeting was the first meeting back for board member Jonathan Russell since he was hospitalized with serious complications from the flu.
Creator of Joplin-based ‘Dear World’ exhibit features Boston bombing victims in new work
The messages written on the skin of some Boston Marathon victims may be different, but Joplin residents will recognize the handwriting. Robert X. Fogarty, the creator of the “Dear World: From Joplin with Love” exhibit, took his signature style of photography and inspiration to Boston. Fogarty traveled to Joplin in 2011 and took pictures of community members with inspirational messages written on their bodies in black ink.
CJ workshop to cover Affordable Care Act
In a free workshop Tuesday, University of Missouri Extension will offer information about the new health care law in an effort to help businesses understand their options and responsibilities so that they may make better planning decisions.
Donor makes $30k donation to PSU
The educational experience of Pittsburg State students in the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies recently received a modern makeover by an anonymous donor.
Money to area lawmakers slows down but doesn’t stop
With the Legislature back in session, the flow of campaign cash to local candidates has slowed. But in this election year, the money did not completely stop. All members of the local delegation to the Missouri General Assembly are on the ballot this year, but only two lawmakers are facing opposition.
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