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Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open.Families gathered Monday for the first time at the new mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a religious holy that marks the end of the holy month.Navid Zaidi, a pulmonologist originally from Pakistan, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UzldC6 ) that the mosque means a lot to the small Muslim community in the southw…

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Humane Society of Missouri Regarding Amendment 1

Statement from Humane Society of Missouri Regarding Amendment 1 St. Louis, MO – On August 5th Missourians will be asked to make an important decision about the future of Missouri’s companion animals. The Humane Society of Missouri urges all voters who care about the welfare of defenseless animals to vote “no” on Amendment 1. Deceptively named “Right to Farm,” if passed, this unnecessary amendment to Missouri’s constitution will open the door to those who want to dismantle hard-won animal …

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Northpark Mall and BLUE JEANS GO GREEN " Lose Your Blues Recycling Drive

Joplin, MO – Northpark Mall and Blue Jeans Go Green™ Invite you to Lose Your BluesDenim Recycling Drive Benefits Communities in Need from July 28-August 31 Northpark Mall, in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, invites you to Lose Your Blues by contributing your old blue jeans and any other denim apparel items to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program. From July 28 through August 31, simply drop off your denim for recycling in the designated receptacle in the Food Court. Denim …