SLIDESHOW: Friday night football, Sept. 14
McAuley Catholic, Carl Junction and Pittsburg are highlighted this week.
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Crowder names new campus for board member James Tatum
Crowder College on Thursday announced the name of its new McDonald County campus: James B. Tatum Hall, honoring a longtime member of its Board of Trustees. “It’s basically a small portion of acknowledging the tremendous contributions that Mr. Tatum has made to Crowder College,” board President Andy Wood said.
Children evacuated from two Lamar schools due to gas leak
School officials in Lamar ordered the evacuation of West Elementary and Middle School today after a natural gas leak was discovered.
Mother, daughter among December graduates at MSSU
Among the nearly 300 students who are set to graduate from Missouri Southern State University on Saturday are a pair with a special connection — Rose Dominguez and her mother, Virginia Wiseman.
Joplin mayor presenting NLC in Washington
Joplin’s mayor, Melodee Colbert-Kean, is in Washington, D.C., one of several mayors representing the National League of Cities for the release today of a report the organization has done regarding common problems afflicing cities.
Several area communities cancel Christmas parades set for Saturday
Several area communities have canceled Christmas parades set for Saturday.
Freezing rain possible for morning commute
Motorists heading to work or school this morning should give themselves some extra time because the roads could be slick. The Joplin area could see a mixture of rain, sleet, snow and freezing rain this morning and on Saturday as the latest in a series of wintry storms moves across the region.
Southeast Kansas school board votes to close McCune school
In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, the remaining four members of the Southeast of Cherokee School Board sealed their decision to close McCune Attendance Center, one of five possible options for reorganization of USD 247.
Couple’s quarrel ends in fatal shooting
A 54-year-old man is believed to have shot and killed his wife, and then called 911 and waited for deputies to arrive at their home east of La Russell. Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay said David K. Holman was arrested Monday night after the fatal shooting of Radonna L. (Roland) Holman, 55, inside their home at 6504 Highway 97.
Cold weather, holidays raise risk for house fires
The combination of cold weather extremes and Christmas decorating should have residents watching out for fire danger. Improperly placed space heaters and overloaded electrical circuits are common causes for house fires when temperatures drop, and Christmas trees, burning candles and holiday decorating can increase the risk, fire officials said this week.
3 To Get Ready
Three things coming your way in Thursday’s Joplin Globe.
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