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A Carthage man was killed and his four passengers injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2 a.m. Sunday on Kafir Road, 2 miles north of Oronogo in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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PITTSBURG, Kan. — A pocket of Southeast Kansas has been transformed this week into a cultural destination where people can hear live music and feast their eyes on galleries and classic movies in person for the first time in two years.

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The Joplin Public Library has installed a StoryWalk, a new outdoor activity, for June in its outdoor classroom area at the northwest corner of the building.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Allowing new plaintiffs to join a lawsuit over whether Missouri must provide Medicaid coverage to an expanded population of low-income adults could delay resolution of the case beyond the July 1 start date for that coverage, attorneys told a Cole County judge Monday morning.


WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Cooking for a Cause fundraiser at the Webb City Farmers Market, set for Saturday, will benefit the Lion Co-op at Missouri Southern State University.


The Joplin Globe publishes summaries of routine and follow-up inspections performed by the Joplin Health Department. Businesses that are inspected either pass or fail based on violations found during the time of inspection. Those violations fall into two categories:

Kansans with a driver’s license or identification card that expired between March 12, 2020, and March 30, 2021, have until June 30 to renew those credentials.

The Joplin Historic Preservation Commission will present its 2021 awards at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the main lobby of Joplin City Hall, 602 S. Main St. The public is invited to attend.


PITTSBURG, Kan. — Crawford County residents eager to get out of the house can enjoy a free weeklong event that will showcase area talent including music, art and theater in venues at Pittsburg State University and at Block22 in downtown Pittsburg.


The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation has announced its 2021 award recipients, including two Southwest Missouri buildings. The awards, which were announced virtually last week, recognize people and projects that have advanced the field of historic preservation in Missouri.

The Bible is the most read book in the world. It’s also the most recognizable book ever published by human hands. In the past 50 years alone, more than 3.9 million copies have been sold.

The structure of St. Baglan’s Church in North Wales is simple, with plastered stone walls and whitewashed timbers between the slate slabs of its roof and floor.

A frequently asked question of authors in “The New York Times Book Review” goes something like this: “You’re hosting a literary dinner party. Which authors do you invite?” From the answers, we are to glean literary leanings. To me, what’s also being revealed is authors’ ideas of a dinner party.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Administrators at Webb City High School have released the names of students earning a place on the school’s honor rolls for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year.

LAMAR, Mo. — During the summer of 2020, Joplin-area drive-in theaters had to reinvent themselves to cater to the entertainment-starved masses — staging live, safe concerts via their big screens.

Jasper County has long celebrated naturalist Marlin Perkins, of Carthage, but Webb City’s native son, Ernest J. Palmer, was another naturalist renowned for his work in botany, geology and archaeology. Despite not having a college degree, through diligent hard work he carved out a career as a…

With more curves and creases added, the new Lexus RX continues to dominate the midsize luxury SUV segment. It was never the fastest set of wheels out there, but its whisper-quiet ride and posh interior continue to win over consumers.

A truck driver from Wichita, Kansas, was killed in a two-vehicle collision at 3:15 p.m. Thursday on Route M, about 10 miles north of Joplin, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 100,000 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid since enrollment began this month under an expansion of the program that voters approved last year, state officials said Friday.


Some motorcyclists marred a Main Street cruise night Saturday by blocking intersections to other motorists and lashing out at police who tried to stop them.

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FORT SCOTT, Kan. — A Joplin student has been named one of 11 winners of the sixth annual Art- Effect Project, an international art competition for middle and high school students hosted by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. The contest challenges students to honor unsung heroes thro…

LAMAR, Mo. — Cox Barton County Hospital announced this week that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction places the hospital in the top 15% of hospitals in the nation for patient experience.

A Carthage man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 96, about 7 miles east of Avilla in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A 50-year-old man was placed on probation with a requirement to complete anger management counseling when he pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge in an assault of his wife.

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