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Up until a few weeks ago, local businesses were functioning regularly. When the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended social and physical distancing due to COVID-19, businesses had to adjust accordingly. Read more

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In March, the White House set guidelines for Americans to follow in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. They restricted the congregation of groups larger than 250. This was later revised to 50, and then again to 10.       Read more

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In partnership with City of Joplin officials, Freeman Health Systems and Mercy Hospital have created a COVID-19 call center open to the community, as well as a drive-thru testing location.  The drive-thru testing site is located at the Thousand Oaks Imagining Center on 1905 West 32nd Street.… Read more

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The race for the White House is underway and heating up all the time. As of this week, both Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Michael Bloomburg have dropped out as Democratic candidates. There are currently four candidates on the Democratic ticket for the upcoming primaries.  Read more

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Tonight, 11 women take on the journey of enraged, enslaved and outraged women who explore what it means to have a vagina. The Dream Theatre Co. will perform its last showing of The Vagina Monologues.  Read more

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Joplin Little Theatre (JTL) presents Death Trap, a two-act comedic thriller holding the title for longest running Broadway installment of its genre. Death Trap, written by Ira Levin, is a play inside of a play with many twists, turns and even some blood. Read more

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Local artist, John Coleman, is the founder and sole operator of Joplin’s brand new Create N Sip Studios. Occupying the corner of 3rd Street, his downtown venue is part of a growing list of evening entertainment spots all within walking distance from Main Street.As he was formerly affiliated … Read more

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Joplin’s Golden Paw Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is gearing up for their annual Fall Festival on Sat., Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Golden Paw’s Fall Festival is a family-oriented event, which features different activities such as face painting, vendor booths, a pet costume contest and eve… Read more

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Julie Joplin Magazine will host Joplin’s first ever women’s arts and music festival: JulieFest. JulieFest will be begin at 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 on the 500 block of Joplin Avenue and features multiple women’s bands and artisans. Read more

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Bearded Lady Roasters, located at 218 S. Main St. in Joplin, is a local coffee shop that offers a wide variety of beverages, including coffee, tea, lemonade, and cold nitro brew. The shop also serves pastries supplied by a local bakery. Read more

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KCGS will celebrate 35 years of operation during homecoming weekend. Starting with a social at 6:30 p.m., an event honoring this milestone will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 in Connor Ballroom. Read more

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Officials with the Missouri Southern’s Harrison and June Kash International Film Society and Joplin’s Bookhouse Cinema recently joined together to create a film festival of “on the road” movies. Read more

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Missouri governor Eric Greitens made national headlines last week when he was indicted on charges of felony invasion of privacy and booked in his hometown of St. Louis. The charges stem from allegations that he photographed a woman with whom he was having an affair in a state of partial nudi… Read more

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Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed 10 percent cut to Missouri’s higher education budget for the 2019 fiscal year has university administrators concerned for the future of their schools, and Missouri Southern President Dr. Alan Marble is no exception. Marble has made several trips to Jefferson City… Read more

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With the winter months upon us winter fashions are in full force. As college students, especially men, affordable options are more appealing, but where exactly might we look for those options? Read more

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On January 10, 2017, Missouri Southern announced David and Debra Humphreys donated a $1 million scholarship to the Missouri Southern Foundation. A total of $100,000 will be divided amongst eligible students each year for a 10-year span. Eligibility requires a major in biology, physical scien… Read more

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            For many, October brings with it a sense of excitement and imminent holiday fun. A surprisingly pleasing spooky feel fills the air of the crisp October nights, and even the most ardent lovers of Halloween aren’t exempt from the nervous alertness that walking across a dark parking… Read more

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On Sept. 20 2016 in Charlotte, N.C an unarmed, African-American man Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by police. After the shooting the city of Charlotte rioted the streets. Unlike Charlotte, Tulsa, remained at peace when news broke that Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby shot and killed… Read more

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According to new Missouri state law, citizens will no longer need permits to carry concealed weapons as of January 1, 2017. The bill that makes it legal, Missouri Senate Bill 656, was originally vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon on June 27, but the state Senate overrode his decision on Sept. 14. Read more

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The month of October 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary for Carthage, Missouri’s Annual Maple Leaf Festival. Held every year in October, the Carthage Chamber of Commerce works to provide a fun-filled month of entertainment and events for the citizens of the city and members of the surroundi… Read more

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