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Joplin School Board OKs surplus designation for former Duquesne school property

The Joplin Board of Education on Tuesday night voted to place the former Duquesne Elementary School property on its surplus list, the necessary first step to transferring it to another owner. The school has been vacant since the opening of Soaring Heights Elementary School earlier this month. The town of Duquesne wants the property to possibly convert the school into a community center.

Job seekers turn out in droves for Joplin fair

Ciera Karr was on a quest Tuesday. “I want to find a job and find one that will last,” said the 52-year-old Duenweg resident who has been unemployed since Christmas. She was among more than 2,000 Four-State Area residents who came through the doors of the Joplin Holiday Inn Convention Center to pick up applications and shake hands with prospective employers at Job Fest 2014.

Joplin High School presents new course catalog with focus on career pathways

The 2014-15 catalog of new and revised courses for students at Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center is ready for review by the Board of Education. The updated curriculum, which will be considered by the board at its meeting tonight, reflects the school district’s shift to a model of preparing high school students for college courses or a career in one of five identified career pathways: business and information technology, arts and communication, technical sciences, health sciences, and human services.

Drop in propane supply leads to price jump

Barbara Spencer, who lives near Brooklyn Heights, is thankful that she bought her propane when she did. “I bought it low when it was $2 a gallon,” she said. “I got 200 gallons. That cost me $400. It went to $3, and now it’s $3.50. “If I had waited, 200 gallons would have cost me $700. I don’t know how we are going to do it if prices stay this high.”