The Neosho Board of Education on Monday night approved bids for construction of Federal Emergency Management Agency storm shelters totaling $8.8 million. The low bidder was Branco Enterprises Inc., of Neosho. The total bid was 3.8 percent over the district’s estimate of $8.5 million.
As applications for the position of president are expected to start coming in, members of the presidential search committee at Missouri Southern State University on Monday reviewed their screening procedures. A nine-member subcommittee will be responsible for the initial screening of all applicants, using a document created internally specifically for this search.
The Joplin City Council on Monday night again heard criticism from residents upset about the dismissal of Mark Rohr as city manager and related issues, and one resident said he has asked for an investigation by the state. Kim Seavy told the council that he had contacted the attorney general and the state auditor’s office. To questions after the meeting, Seavy said he was waiting to hear if the auditor would undertake a probe or if petitions would have to be circulated to demand a petition audit by the state.
A new store that specializes in restored furniture, lamps, picture frames and “old stuff” is opening in a storefront at the southwest corner of Fourth Street and Murphy Boulevard. Simply Vintage, 604 E. Fourth St., is set to open this week in connection with the launch of Third Thursday in downtown Joplin, which is starting its seventh year.
Celebrate spring during March 15 – 23 at any of the eight southwest Missouri or southeast Kansas nature centers or historic sites. Visit a site, enjoy an activity, and complete a passport page for a stamp. Collect six stamps and you earn at special PEEP patch! Some activities have a fee, but the passports are free. Check with the sites below for event details.
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Fashion designer and stylist L’Wren Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Monday. Police are investigating the death of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend as a possible suicide.
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The word was “elucubrate,” to work out or express by studious effort. Then the word was “milacre,” an area equal to a thousandth of an acre. And with those two correctly spelled words, Shrihari Nagarajan, a fourth-grader at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, was declared the winner of the 37th annual Joplin Globe Spelling Bee.
NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF PARSONSHeady to be honored at retirement receptionPARSONS, KS — The public is invited to join the City of Parsons as they celebrate the 32 years of service from Parsons Fire Department Battalion Chief, Brett Heady, who has announced his retirement effective Thursday, March 20.Heady had been a member of the Parsons Fire Department since September 15, 1982. He has served in his current role as a Battalion Chief in the department for the past 13 years.A public recep…