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Joplin board to pursue sponsorship, naming proposal
The Joplin Board of Education plans to move forward with a proposal to allow sponsorship opportunities, advertising and naming rights around the school district.
Cherryvale man in custody in deaths of mother, children
A 22-year-old Cherryvale man was in custody Tuesday night after being arrested in Independence in connection with the deaths of a Parsons woman and her three children.
Area groups, churches sharing food, community for Thanksgiving holiday
Area residents can skip the shopping and cooking and still have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. A number of churches and other organizations throughout the region will sponsor holiday dinners open to anyone in the community.
Newton County Food Basket Brigade kicks off 26th year
The Newton County Food Basket Brigade launched its 26th year on Tuesday, with a goal of providing Christmas food to 1,200 families in the county.
Tree, window ceremonies kick off holiday season
Dozens of people braved the cold to kick off the holiday season Monday night by observing the “Holiday Tree Lighting” in Spiva Park at Fourth and Main streets. “This is our first time,” said Traci McCain, a Joplin resident who brought her three boys along with her.
Terminally ill Carterville man afforded wish
Christmas came a little early for a Star Wars collector this year, but his days are limited and he knows it. “It’s just hard coming down this road, you know,” Carterville resident Todd Humbard said Monday morning from a lift recliner in his home.
Transformer bushing cited by Empire in power outage
A bushing on a transformer in Carl Junction is what caused a power outage Saturday that affected about 4,500 customers of Empire District Electric Co.
Winter weather advisory in effect for region
A winter weather advisory with the possibility of snow, sleet and freezing rain has been issued today by the National Weather Service forecast office at Springfield.
VIDEO: Master passes candy-making craft on to staff of historic shop
In little more than an hour Saturday morning, 60 pounds of sugar, corn syrup and water almost magically transformed into a holiday icon under the direction of a former third-generation candy store owner and those he was tutoring.
Watered Gardens opens women’s shelter addition
When James Whitford looked at expanding the Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission in 2012, it started off as just an expansion of the kitchen. After cutting the ribbon at a ceremony Saturday, the director of Watered Gardens was opening up a 7,000-square-foot addition.
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