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Joplin will go to the next step in the city's COVID-19 recovery plan today after it was approved by the City Council with an amendment Monday night to lift a restriction on outdoor sports.

Dear Athletic Support: My 8-year-old son’s baseball team started practicing again a week or so back. The sound of bats cracking and gloves popping fit perfectly with the warm, almost-summer day. For one brief moment, things finally felt like they were back to “normal.”

If there’s one thing Webb City coaches learned about Terrell Kabala, it’s that he’s a guy of few words. However, the two-sport senior let his actions on the football field and basketball court speak more than enough for him.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after a carefully orchestrated declaration by President Donald Trump to send out the military and “dominate the streets,” American cities were engulfed in more violence and destruction that overshadowed peaceful protests demanding justice after generations of racism.

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LAMAR, MO - Norma Lee Hart, 90, formerly of Sheldon, MO, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020. She retired from Nevada State Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

WEBB CITY, MO - Jimmy D. Stapleton, 62, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Webb City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin.

COLUMBUS, KS - Virginia C. Rockers, 90, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020. Private family mass will be at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.. Rosary 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Columbus, visitation to follow.

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