Police in Joplin, Carthage, Carl Junction and other local communities plan to be out in force looking for drunk or impaired drivers over the holidays.
Bitter cold did not hinder the Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday.
Most people in the Carthage school district feel good about the schools and that gives a potential bond issue, that would not raise patrons’ taxes, a good chance of passage in April.
The 43rd annual Joplin Christmas parade got rave reviews on Tuesday night from 12-year-old Jazzmyne Eveland and her mom, Janet Cusick, of Oronogo.
The praise came from different perspectives, however.
Course offerings and scheduling in the new Joplin High School are expected to be more fluid and available in multiple formats when the building opens in August.
A political action committee has been formed to contribute money to City Council and Joplin School Board races. The Joplin Progress Committee has begun advertising that it wants to interview candidates for those elections to determine to whom it would contribute money.
Without discussion, the Joplin Charter Commission on Tuesday night voted to approve a report of its findings that will be forwarded to the Joplin City Council. The commission was appointed by the council to review nine questions. Of those, the panel endorsed three charter changes.