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COLUMBUS, Kan. — This week's farmers market will move to Discovery Park at the southeast corner of the Columbus square for a special event.

A new, three-week summer enrichment program is being offered in Joplin to help middle school students avoid the summer slide and return to their schools in the fall ready to learn.

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Approximately 40 middle school students got a crash course Monday in health care professions thanks to the regional MASH Camp, a two-day event sponsored by the Springfield-based Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center.

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A law that extends the time for Joplin to create a museum and cultural arts district was signed into law Monday by Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe.

As surging floodwaters receded, cities in Newton and McDonald counties continued Monday to take stock of damage left behind.

Jack Ballard pleaded guilty Monday to the beating of Michael Osborne with a baseball bat in a deal requiring Ballard to serve 120 days of shock time in prison in the Sept. 26 assault on the streets of Joplin.

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Opening of a new four-lane section of U.S. 69 was celebrated Monday, leaving slightly more than 11 miles of construction to do in Bourbon County to extend the widened expressway from Pittsburg to Kansas City.

MIAMI, Okla. — Mark Rasor has been named the interim president of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College by the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical Colleges.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Monday ruled that the state's lone abortion clinic can continue performing abortions through Friday but kicked the clinic's lawsuit out of court.

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For many, having enough feminine hygiene products each month is something taken for granted. But for women living in shelters or incarcerated in county jails, having enough supplies can be daunting.

A new community health assessment prepared by members of the Ozark Health Commission's Joplin region suggest that heart and lung disease and mental health continue to afflict residents in the Four-State Area at higher rates than the national average.

Any mention of the word “robot” today can bring no more than a shrug or perhaps a question about what movie you are talking about. That was not the case 70 years ago. “Robot,” “mechanical man,” “automaton,” “mannequin” and “tin can” were all popularly used to refer to moving figurines.

Some teacher education students at Missouri Southern State University are going back to high school after the Higher Learning Commission recently approved an off-site program in the McDonald County School District.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Sarah James and Andrea Wald have big plans for their Hello Sunshine event. After a successful run, the two are developing a new vision for their pop-up market, which is focused on helping women feel good about themselves.

A Diamond truck driver was pronounced dead Thursday night after a fiery four-vehicle crash on Interstate 44, less than a mile east of Duenweg, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two more employees of a company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people.

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For Navy veterans Maghan and Jamie Alberts, of Oronogo, the GI Bill not only let them pursue a higher education after returning home from the service in 1997, it also gave them the opportunity to start a new life together.


Construction will begin this fall on a 600-megawatt wind project in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas, following approval of the plan by the Missouri Public Service Commission. 

Those covered by the city of Joplin's Police and Firemen's Pension Fund will be asked next month to vote on a change to the plan that would allow a city sales tax to pay into the fund.

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The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and Jasper County CASA have been named recipients of the first two $50,000 grants available from the Joplin Regional Community Foundation's Philanthropic Society.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic, already facing the threat of losing its license, says it will defy the state by refusing to perform a required pelvic examination days before an abortion.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Tuition for undergraduate students at Pittsburg State University will remain flat next year following approval Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents, the university's governing body.

This Week's Circulars


CARTHAGE, MO - Samantha Lyn Harr, 34, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Carthage. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

NEOSHO, MO - Max E. Chester, 86, a former Milnot Company employee, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Swars Prairie Baptist Church, Seneca, MO.

NEOSHO, MO - Lois Ann Schafer, 80 a clinical psychologist, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Memorial visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Medicalodges Neosho.