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CARTHAGE, Mo. — Abi Almandinger has been named the new executive director of Vision Carthage, a non-profit organization aimed at beautifying and revitalizing the Carthage community.

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SARCOXIE, Mo. — The Sarcoxie Fire Department has been holding a series of fundraisers this year to pay for the restoration its 1950 Ford firetruck and is slowly inching toward its $50,000 goal.

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Having these things laid out ahead of time, and sharing them with your family and close friends, is a very thoughtful and mature thing to do for those who would be left behind in the event of your death.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday sued Missouri's top election official, alleging his actions and state laws denied them the right to put one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program. Read more

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GOLDEN CITY, MO - Verdenal J. Cooley, 58, a Walmart employee, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin, MO.

WEBB CITY, MO - Mary J. Woodard, 84, a homemaker, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, Webb City.

LAMAR, MO - Andy Compton, 56, a truck driver, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, with visitation following immediately after the service.

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