Eldon Howery will be remembered by many in Joplin as the caretaker of the Bird Tree on 20th Street that — like the nearby Spirit Tree — became a symbol of hope in the wake of the 2011 tornado.
While calls for service continue to climb, the Joplin Police Department is seeing its ranks slowly rebuild after pay increases and changes in retirement funding helped attract new officers.
As they made their way across the Missouri Southern State University campus Friday, three Carthage High School freshmen — Marissa Boyer, Olivia Pierce and Madison Riley — were turning more than a few heads.
Members of the Joplin Interfaith Coalition will gather at the Islamic Society of Joplin on Saturday to host a bake sale and luncheon with one goal in mind — to pay off Joplin students’ meal debt.
The PTAs of McAuley Catholic High School and St. Peter’s Middle School will hold their annual Munch Madness fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in McAuley’s multipurpose room, 930 Pearl Ave.
Hundreds of young archers will compete in the Academy Sports and Outdoors Shootout, set for Saturday in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at Missouri Southern State University.
Alex Martinez, of Joplin, was living on the streets and struggling to maintain his health for years before he visited Mercy Hospital Joplin and was referred to a new respite care shelter at Watered Gardens, an opportunity he described as…
NEVADA, Mo. — Magdalene Anima Asare, a student at Cottey College, has been named one of 290 students from across the country to be part of the 2020-21 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.
Missouri Southern State University has formed a task force to monitor the spread of the new COVID-19 coronavirus.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A southern Missouri lawmaker said Thursday that he doesn’t want to get rid of a popular program that lets hunters donate venison to the hungry in the state. In fact, he said he wants to expand…