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Morning Jolt: Lupita Nyong'o named 'Most Beautiful' by People

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People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the “World’s Most Beautiful” for 2014. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave,” tops the magazine’s list, announced Wednesday. Commenting on being selected for this year’s cover, Nyong’o says: “It was exciting […]

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Carthage School Board advances funding for building projects

Financing for a series of building projects planned in the Carthage School District was advanced Monday by members of the Carthage School Board. The board approved a resolution authorizing the sale of $18 million in bonds to finance a series of building improvements and approved lease-purchase financing for the early childhood center currently under construction.

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Owner of the Joplin Blasters searches for new developer for Joe Becker Stadium

Joplin’s new independent professional baseball team The Blasters will soon call Joe Becker Stadium home, but stadium developments might have hit a small road block. Property developer Michael Wray is no longer a partner with the team’s owner, the Suarez Group. Wray was originally hired to construct parking lots and retail plaza in front of the stadium.